Category Archives: Old Time Radio

March 19

X Minus One – “The Martian Death March”

A man who was a boy at the time tells the story of the death march of the Martians in 1997. He tells the tale of how the spider-beings have escaped from the reservations and are making their way home to the mountains lead by an Earthman.  The story is an allegory detailing how native […]

February 26

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Dead Man’s Vengeance”

“We’re going to take a long trip to Czechoslovakia. But you won’t have time to enjoy the scenery, it’s dotted with Nazis and they don’t like other nationalities. Martin Gates, an Englishman, is married to a Czec girl living in Czechoslovakia is one of the leaders in the underground movement. The story opens in a […]

February 23

The Adventures of Superman – “Horatio F. Horn Detective Pt. 3”

Lois and Horn take Clarks cart o go to Maple Lodge while Clark stayed and talked with Bill Henderson. Lois and Horn drive into a storm and crashes off a bridge into a raging river. Only Superman man rescue them but without Clark knowing will he be able to save the day? The Adventures of […]

February 22

The Shadow – “Death from the Deep”

There is a submarine sinking ships and killing sailors. Peoples cargo are disappearing and nobody wants to ship anything overseas anymore making business hard. The Shadow has to put an end to these pirates or they will make it impossible for shipping companies to make money and run their business. Will the Shadow put an […]

February 21

Suspense – “The Pit and the Pendulum”

The suspense episode was adapted from an Edgar Allan Poe story. The narrator has to sit before seven judges that wants to torture him. As our narrator is waiting for his trial for death he can’t help but imagine the horror he is going through. The narrator soon becomes obsessed with the thought of it. […]

February 20

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century – “Willie and Black Barney are Testing Dr. Huer’s New Invention”

Someone stole their spaceship with one of Dr. Huer’s new inventions. They found out someone may have broken in and ransacked the laboratory and did it quick. Meanwhile, they are looking for clues Willie and Barney find themselves testing Dr. Huer’s new invention on accident. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century – “Willie and Black […]

February 19

X Minus One – “Shanghaied”

A man ends up on a spaceship right before his wedding. Jeff has been drugged and kidnapped only to be put on this ship that is getting st for liftoff. He will be forced to work as a crew member on this ship for 15 years unless he stops it. Will he stop the spaceship […]

February 16

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Death is a Joker”

Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff come together in this spooky tale about a man who murders his best friend over a woman.  Then the woman admits she loves the man and ended up killing his friend for no reason.  Will she still help him or perhaps help him run from justice?  Then another story about […]

February 15

The Adventures of Superman – “Horatio F. Horn Detective Pt. 2”

Clark, Lois, and Horn go out to find Professor Sturgeon and come across his butler Breckenridge tied up. They untie him and ask the whereabouts of Professor Sturgeon to find out that he has been kidnapped by Doctor Leon Carlos during a fight. Will Clark, Lois, and Horn find Professor Sturgeon and save him? The Adventures […]

February 14

The Shadow – “The Hypnotized Audience”

The governor has vanished. Has the governor been kidnapped or has he completely vanished without a trace. Can the Shadow find the governor safe and solve the mystery of his disappearance?   The Shadow – “The Hypnotized Audience” – March 27, 1938  

February 13

Suspense – “Nothing Up My Sleeve”

A man named “Shark” Morgan, who is missing his top lip and all his teeth are permanently exposed, walks into a bank and begins shooting the place up with this Tommy gun.  He makes off with $88,000 on New Years but who is really behind the bank robbery?  I wonder what happens if a bank could […]

February 12

Buck Roger & the 25th Century – “Gyro Cosmic Relativator Has Been Installed”

“Buck Rogers was born here right in our own times in the twentieth century. The story of how he got started on his adventure so far in the future is mighty interesting. So now we are going to turn the dial, which will project us ahead in time and find out all about it that […]

February 09

X Minus One – Cold Equations

Aboard an Emergency Dispatch Ship, a pilot named Barton is headed for the planet Woden. Shortly after leaving Barton discovers a young woman hiding in the stowaway hitching a ride to Woden to see her husband. Barton realized keeping her on the ship has ruined the mission by adding weight and not having enough fuel […]

February 08

Inner Sanctum – Death is a Joker

A man was deeply in love with his friend Julie. Julie was way out of this man’s league and knowing the truth drove him to murder his friend Robert. He is forced to cover his trail, regretting his mistake of uncontrolled anger. “Inner Sanctum” – Death is a Joke” – June 10, 1944

February 07

The Adventures of Superman – Horatio F. Horn Detective pt. 1

A detective name Horatio F. Horn has intercepted a telegram in Greenrun, Ohio. The telegram was meant for a man named Perry White. Horatio brings up the fact that the code of the telegram may be a threat. Clark and Louis must try to figure out the mystery of this Telegram. “The Adventures of Superman” […]

February 06

The Shadow – “The White Legion”

A man named William Deven has been kidnapped and murdered. The White Legion accused William of conspiring against the group and they killed him in retaliation. When the news reaches  Lamont Cranston, he has learned that the White Legion is a group of villains and they are threatening a man named Alton Parker for prosecuting […]

February 05

Suspense -“Two Sharp Knives”

“Two Sharp Knives” was adapted from the short story of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, which was first published in Colliers, January 13,1934. Stories for Men: an Anthology (1944), also published the story.  John Dickson Carr, a staple of the Suspense radio drama adapted this story for radio. As the story begins, early in the morning a […]

January 23

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century – “The Origin”

Imagine being able to watch a person’s memories like a television?   Buck Rogers was ahead of it’s time when it first talked about this possibility.  In this “Origin” episode of Buck Rogers, it gets quite technical with a ton of gobbly gook that a tech nerd will love. Such an experiment is performed on Buck […]

January 10

“Courtesy” – X Minus One

“This is the story of the second expedition to the planet of Landor. I’m recording it for any future expeditions which might land on this God forsaken sphere in the hope that they may learn from our tragic example. As I write there are two of us left – just two out of the original […]

January 09

“The Silent Hands” – Inner Sanctum Mystery

Police reports of a woman in white are appearing around town on a murderous rampage!   “The Silent Hands” – Inner Sanctum Mystery – May 13th, 1944

December 04

The Adventures of Superman – “Clark Kent Captured by The Wolf”

“The Wolf” captures Clark Kent and redoubles his effort to make “The Silver Clipper” vanish! The Adventures of Superman – “Clark Kent Captured by The Wolf” – February 2nd, 1940

October 31

Halloween Edition: “Mercury Theater – Dracula”

Requires no introduction!  Everyone either remembers or have heard about the War of the Worlds scare that happened back in the 1930’s when Orson Wells rocked the country with his martian excursion into terror.  But before that, he shocked the world with his portrayal of Dracula.  To this day it is probably one of the best-produced […]

October 24

Halloween Edition: “Whence Came You?” – Quiet, Please

An archaeologist is being tailed by a mysterious woman of almost supernatural beauty.  He moves through the streets of Cairo in an attempt to unearth an ancient and terrible horror. Quiet, Please isn’t as prolific as other radio drams in terms of pure horror, however, this episode is a masterpiece in using all the well-known […]

October 19

Halloween Edition: Escape – “How Love Came to Professor Guildea”

Professor Guildea is probably one of the most intelligent people on the planet.  He calculates that the human penchant for Love is a weakness.  However, something non-human decides to fall in love with him and becomes obsessed.  This episode of Escape is one our personal favorites in the series.  Escape – “How Love Came to […]

October 18

Halloween Edition: Escape “Evening Primrose”

“You are groping in the midnight dimness of a gigantic department store and suddenly you realize that you are not alone, but a hundred eyes are glaring at you from the shadows and a hundred hands are reaching for your throat and your most urgent desire is to … escape!” Escape – “Evening Primrose” November 5, […]

October 17

Halloween Edition: Suspense – “Ghost Hunt”

Think the “Found Footage” genre is new?  Think again, Suspense had that in the bag back in the 40’s and it was way scarier than Blair Witch Project.  In Ghost Hunt, a radio host decides it would be a great idea to spend the night in a haunted house that is infamous for being haunted.  Needless to say, he […]

October 16

Halloween Edition: Suspense – “The Dunwich Horror”

      Suspense brings to life one of H.P. Lovecraft’s most memorable and frightening stories.  Wilbur Whateley, the village weirdo, desperately needs to get his hands on the local Miskatonic university’s ultra-rare book, the Necronomicon.  Perhaps you’ve heard of it?   Suspense – “The Dunwich Horror” November 1st, 1945

October 12

Halloween Edition: Columbia Workshop – “Carmilla”

J.S. LeFanu’s famous vampire novel is brought to life by a master of horror scriptwriter Lucille Fletcher.  Voiced by Jeanette Nolan, she places a wicked sexy voice to the vampire and will seduce your cute little ears as you give it a listen.  Just be sure not to let her get too close right? Columbia […]

October 11

Halloween Edition: Lights Out – Valse Triste

Two women go on vacation to get away from it all.  Relaxation isn’t on the itinerary however when a psychopath with a talent for playing the violin falls in love with one of them and decides that he must marry her!  Of course, he has to kill the friend.  Arch Oboler is absolutely terrifying in this […]

October 10

Halloween Edition: Lights Out – “The Dream”

What if Boris Karloff, Legendary Master of Horror, keeps having a recurring dream about committing murder? Lights Out – “The Dream” – March 23rd, 1943