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We return to the world of crusading journalism with “Big Town.” Edward J. Pawley takes over from Edward G. Robinson as Steve Wilson, managing editor of “The Illustrated Press,” the leading newspaper in some Big Town. This episode proves conclusively that crime doesn’t pay and there is no honor among thieves. Then on “Fibber McGee and Molly,” Fibber…
 
Isis "Now You See It..." October 16, 1976 ​Rick is accused of stealing a top secret weather control device and it's up to The Super Sleuths to prove his innocence. So how do Isis and Captain Marvel fit in all this? John and Richard begin the first of the two-part finale of The Secrets of Isis with "Now You See It..." In this episode, they discuss B…
 
On “Rogers of the Gazette,” Will Rogers, Jr. returns as the editor of that fictional small-town newspaper, the “Illyria Weekly Gazette.” Along with dispensing homespun common sense and aphorism-filled advice to the betterment of his readers and fellow citizens, this week he’s solving a minor mystery: is Abraham Lincoln complaining about the mainten…
 
"Living in Harmony" UK Airing: December 29, 1967 US Airing: No Network Airing The Prisoner is trapped in a town called Harmony after trying to resign as the sheriff of another town. Sound familiar? It does to the viewer, but the Prisoner isn't twigging to what's happening. John and writer Jim Beard discuss the Western and what it means to each of t…
 
"Bite-Sized" March 27, 1977 The alien Electro comes to Gotham City to shrink the Dynamic Duo and use them to discover America's defense systems prior to his invasion of the planet. John and Joe Stuber of Comic Book Central are back in the Batcave talking about this episode with a new villain with a familiar name. They discuss Nom Prescott possibly …
 
Shazam! "Out of Focus" October 16, 1976 ​An aspiring filmmaker captures a robbery on film. Now, the thieves are out to get the film, but he sees it as his ticket to success in a local film festival. Can Captain Marvel and Isis ensure this film makes it to the screen while keeping the young Spielberg safe? It's the final episode of the Shazam! serie…
 
Lucille Ball stars in a dramatic, criminal role on “Suspense.” She plays an ambitious woman who won’t let anything stand in her way – not even murder. Then, on “The Jack Benny Program,” Jack and the gang broadcast from Corona Naval Hospital. Tonight, they’re accompanied by the world-famous (really!) harmonica player Larry Adler, who amazes with his…
 
"Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling" UK Airing: December 22, 1967 US Airing: August 3, 1968 The Prisoner finds himself in another body, but back in London. He must convince the woman he loves that he is himself while tracking down the man who invented the process that put him in another body. John and writer Jim Beard discuss Jim's wanting to remove t…
 
We start off with more of Old Time Radio’s quintessential medical drama, “The Story of Dr. Kildare.” A tricky operation performed at a hospital is one thing, but a simple operation performed at in an unusual location is another. How will Dr. Kildare remove an appendix from a man who is miles away at sea? Then on “Duffy’s Tavern,” the Great Gildersl…
 
Isis "Year of the Dragon" October 9, 1976 ​A Chinese teen wins a prize for a competition at school and tries to avoid having her father show up for the awards ceremony. She goes to such lengths to avoid it that she places herself and her father in danger. John and Richard are back in the RV and making their final stops along the highways and byways…
 
1943 - Episode Thirteen "Eight Steps Down" Using some genuine detective skills, Batman and Robin are able to track the captured Linda to Daka's lair, but Batman falls into a deadly trap. Can he escape? ​John and writer Jim Beard are back in the Batcave as we're coming to the end of our look at the 1943 serial. In this episode, they discuss the well…
 
"A Change of Mind" UK Airing: December 15, 1967 US Airing: August 24, 1968 The Prisoner is subjected to a process that will lobotomize him when he refuses to conform with the Village and its people. John and writer Jim Beard discuss the episode that on the surface, is a perfect example of what the show is all about. And yet, there are elements that…
 
Isis "Dreams of Flight" December 13, 1975 Chala likes to design airplanes and wants to enter the school competition, but her competition is willing to go to any lengths to make sure she doesn't. To make matters worse, Chala's brother is not supportive of her "Dreams of Flight". We come to the end of the first season of Isis with a story whose moral…
 
"Professor Goodfellow's GEEC" Aired: September 23, 1973 Professor Goodfellow has developed the means to make humanity's life so much more simpler - the GEEC - a computer system that will run the world and handle all the tasks that occupy humanity and keep them from reaching their full potential. He offers it for free to the world when the US govern…
 
"Curses! Oiled Again!" March 20, 1977 Catwoman teams up with Clayface to steal all the oil in the world. John and Joe Stuber of Comic Book Central welcome Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension back into the Batcave where they discuss the first team-up of the 77 Filmation series. They discuss the potential for toys based on the characters and the vehicle…
 
"It's Your Funeral" UK Airing: December 8, 1967 US Airing: August 10, 1968 The Prisoner learns of a plot to kill Number Two on the eve of his retirement. Does he act on it or does he allow it to proceed? John and writer Jim Beard discuss the episode that has its good and bad points. They talk about the idea of previous Number Twos we haven't seen, …
 
We start off with another episode of “Information Please.” Are you up on the sizes of sports venues, the significance of ringing bells, and literary wives? Then on “Gunsmoke,” a criminal seeks revenge on a whole town for the shooting of his kid brother. Not every Western is about cowboys and Indians. Sometimes, like this episode, they can be tight,…
 
1943 - Episode Twelve "Embers of Evil" Having escaped another exploding building, Batman and Robin find themselves on the trail of the missing Linda. ​John and writer Jim Beard are back in the Batcave and the two are not at all impressed with this episode. There really isn't a whole lot to say as it's the shortest episode of the serials and of this…
 
"Hammer Into Anvil" UK Airing: December 1, 1967 US Airing: August 31, 1968 The Prisoner matches wits with the new Number Two as Two tries to be the Hammer to The Prisoner's Anvil. But who is really the Hammer? John and writer Jim Beard discuss the impact this episode had on Jim as a young person and why it is a favorite of Jim's father. Comment on …
 
"Jeff Regan, Investigator” is a Jack Webb series that just predates “Dragnet.” This P.I. has an even drier delivery than Detective Friday, but he’s much more sarcastically verbose. In tonight’s episode, movie cowboys and racehorses get entangled in a big-money scam. Then on “The Jack Benny Program,” Jack goes into Beverly Hills to try to buy a new …
 
Let’s return to “The Lux Radio Theater” for an adaptation of the brilliant 1944 film noir mystery, “Laura.” You can miss a lot in an audio adaptation of a film noir, but luckily this version features the two main stars and one of the supporting players. Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney return, as does Vincent Price. Otto Kruger Takes over Clifton Webb…
 
"THE TICKLER" September 25, 1976 Monster Squad was a one season NBC Saturday morning live action show for kids in 1976. In it, Walt, who worked in his uncle's wax museum, discovered that he could bring the figures of Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, and the Wolfman to life. Wanting to atone for the sins of their past, the trio, with Walt's crime co…
 
"Checkmate" UK Airing: November 24, 1967 US Airing: August 17, 1968 The Prisoner appears to have the upper hand as he manages to recruit a team to aid him in his quest to escape. But is a woman who loves him a little too easily the mole in the escape group or is the Prisoner just another pawn in a game he cannot win? John and writer Jim Beard discu…
 
Part two of our annual Christmas spectacular begins with the holidays coming to “The Jack Benny Program.” The whole gang is gathering for big party at Jack’s, and there’s lots of laughs, despite some faulty tree lights. Then it’s a week later on “The Great Gildersleeve,” and Gildy doesn’t want to go to the town’s big New Year’s Eve bash if he can’t…
 
1943 - Episode Eleven "A Nipponese Trap" As Chuck White, Bruce learns of one of Daka's hideouts, but the Dynamic Duo find themselves under attack as soon as they arrive. ​John and writer Jim Beard are back in the Batcave where Jim has serious issues with a number of elements that go against the unspoken rules of the Batman comic. John is simply tir…
 
"Dance of the Dead" UK Airing: November 17, 1967 US Airing: July 27, 1968 Normally, we include a brief synopsis of the episode to remind folks what it is we are talking about, but John and writer Jim Beard found themselves hard pressed to determine what exactly the plot was of this story. It appears that this is made up of several story threads tha…
 
We begin a month of Christmas episodes with America’s favorite teen-ager, the titular “Archie Andrews.” Archie and Jughead go Christmas shopping. Unbeknownst to them, the rest of the Andrews family and all their friends are also at the department store, resulting in all sorts of predicaments. Then on “Big Town,” Edward J. Pawley replaces Edward G. …
 
"The Bermuda Rectangle" March 13, 1977 Professor Bubbles is engaged in some real underwater deep sea piracy and it's up to Batman to stop him. Where is Aquaman when you need him? John and Joe Stuber of Comic Book Central are at odds with this fifth episodes of the 77 series and not in the way you would think. Usually, Joe can find the joy in the go…
 
The radio series “Claudia” was a daily slice-of-life drama centering on the low-stakes problems of the newly-married Claudia and David Naughton. A typical post-war couple, their greatest difficulties involve finding an apartment, Claudia learning to drive, and (eventually) what to name the baby. In these two episodes, Claudia and David host an unor…
 
Now we’re going to launch a whole month of Thanksgiving-related episodes. We start off with “The Jack Benny Program.” Jack and the gang are gathering at Mary’s place for a huge Thanksgiving dinner. There’s disagreements about Pilgrim history, Jack’s ancient tuxedo attracts attention, and the band displays uncouth table etiquette. Then on “The Abbot…
 
On “Let George Do It,” freelance detective and problem solver George Valentine is hired to prove that a spooky old house isn’t haunted. But is it? Then, it’s Election Day in Springfield on “The Great Gildersleeve,” and Gildy switches his allegiances back and forth between the two candidates for mayor. Episodes Let George Do It August 16, 1948 “The …
 
(N.B.: This episode was recorded with 2 Twitch streamers as contestants. In light of this, I elected to use the two streamers' Twitch handles instead of their real names, as that comprises a major part of their branding.) Complete the List is back! The Fall 2020 Gamers vs. MS charity marathon is October 17-24. To help promote, two streamers from th…
 
Tonight, we present our first medical show, and it’s the classic “The Story of Dr. Kildare.” The stars of the popular movie series, Lew Ayres as Dr. James Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as his friend and mentor Dr. Leonard Gillespie, reprised their roles for radio. Together, they interacted with people from all walks of life who had all manner of dif…
 
Shazam!"The Sound of aDifferent Drummer"October 9, 1976 Curtis is a young man blessed with great shortstop skills in baseball, but he prefers to focus his practice time on being a violinist. His teammates have other ideas and will stop at nothing to get him to play in an important game. Will Billy, Mentor, Captain Marvel, and Maury Wills himself be…
 
“The Judy Canova Show” was one of those radio sitcoms with a stage and radio star playing a heightened version of herself living in Hollywood hoping to made good. In this episode, Judy is eager to become the New Year’s Rose Queen. That leads to dream sequence, featuring Mel Blanc handling multiple voices, with Judy in a Queen of the Klondike pagean…
 
Isis "The Cheerleader" October 2, 1976 ​A student at school cheats on a chemistry test and then frames the head of the cheerleading squad in the hopes of taking over the position. John and Richard are back in the RV and making their final stops along the highways and byways of the land exploring those two Saturday morning series of the 70s we loved…
 
"Look Alike" Airdate: February 23, 1975 Written by Gustave Field (story), Richard Carr (teleplay) Directed by Jerry London Synopsis: A duplicate of Steve attempts to steal secret information that will be sold to enemy governments. John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by the Wonderful Bill Flynn of Geek Radio Daily as they discuss how sh…
 
"Taneha" Airdate: February 2, 1975 Written by Margaret Armen Directed by Earl Bellamy Synopsis: Steve is determined to save a wild cougar before it is killed by a mob and a young woman who wants revenge for it killing her father. John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by voice actor/writer Julie Hoverson as they discuss the different styl…
 
"Mr. Mephisto" September 18, 1976 Monster Squad was a one season NBC Saturday morning live action show for kids in 1976. In it, Walt, who worked in his uncle's wax museum, discovered that he could bring the figures of Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, and the Wolfman to life. Wanting to atone for the sins of their past, the trio, with Walt's crime c…
 
"Return of the Robot Maker" Airdate: January 26, 1975 Written by Del Reisman (story) and Mark Frost (story and teleplay) Directed by Phil Bondelli Synopsis: Dr. Dolenz returns with a plot to steal another top secret device with the aid of a robot duplicate of Oscar. John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by The Quick and the Dad writer/ar…
 
"Many Happy Returns" UK Airing: November 10, 1967 US Airing: July 20, 1968 The Prisoner awakens in a Village that is completely empty with all power cut off. After making sure it isn't a trick, he sets out to escape and makes his way back to London where his only ally is the woman who now lives in his home and drives his car. John and writer Jim Be…
 
"The Last Kamikaze" Airdate: January 19, 1975 Written by Judy Burns Directed by Dick Moder Synopsis: Steve is sent to a remote island to recover an experimental nuclear device and is captured by a lone survivor of a kamikaze plane from World War II. John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by OSI Files webmaster Todd Wiedemann as they discu…
 
We start off with the original old-time radio western, “Death Valley Days.” In this episode, a female prospector goes to extraordinary lengths to prevent claim jumpers. Then on “The Jack Benny Program,” Rochester is cleaning Jack’s den while Jack travels to the Department of Motor Vehicles to renew his driver’s license. Episodes Death Valley Days J…
 
"Lost Love" Airdate: January 17, 1975 Written by Melvin Levy (story), Richard Carr (teleplay) Directed by Arnold Laven Synopsis: Steve reconnects with an old flame only to find that her husband is still alive and wants her back. John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by longtime fan Mike Nelli as they discuss how this episode isn't as bad…
 
Episode 58—Geek Actors Live on Stage Science fiction writer and editor Scott Pearson’s cohost Ella Pearson puts the “geek” in “theatre geek,” sharing stories of living in London and seeing various plays live on stage which featured actors we all know and love from genre movies and TV. Segments 02:56 English Actors vs. American Actors 04:04 Scott’s …
 
1943 - Episode Ten "Flying Spies" After escaping from another death trap, Bruce dons the guise of Chuck White once again in order to learn about a dropped shipment of radium that they must recover before Daka's men. John and writer Jim Beard are back in the Batcave and talking about the possibility of there being more than one Batman, the frustrati…
 
"The General" UK Airing: November 3, 1967 US Airing: July 13, 1968 The Prisoner goes on a quest to find "The General", the force behind a learning method that is being adopted by the entire Village. But what is the purpose of this learning method and why does it seem more devious than it first appears? John and writer Jim Beard discuss applied lear…
 
"The Cross-Country Kidnap" Airdate: January 10, 1975 Written by Ray Brenner (story), Stephen Kandel (teleplay) Directed by Christian Nyby Synopsis: Steve is assigned as a bodyguard to an OSI Cryptologist who wants to try out for the Olympic Equestrian Team. John and co-host, artist Jerry Lange, are joined by Second Union's Jeff Andrews as they disc…
 
It's a special episode of the show that was recorded live in December of 2018. John and Jerry read contest entries of members of the audiences as they shared their holiday memories of receiving bionic gifts in the 70s. Winners from there were picked and it was Christmas all over again. Join us Sunday nights at 8:00EST as we discuss an episode of TH…
 
"The Scheme is Sound" Batman and Robin must foil a new plot by the United Underworld to create and use the world's largest loudspeaker in order to rob a bank. ​John and Robert Long sit down in the Batcave and discuss a film that is the complete polar opposite of the film they discussed in the last episode. The Parkview Elementary School Music Club …
 
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