Monday, October 13, 2008

Old Time Radio Shows

For the last couple of days, I've been laid up with a nasty cold, and haven't been in shape to do much of anything. Couldn't sleep, couldn't read, couldn't work. But one thing I could do was close my eyes and listen to my iPod. And luckily, I had something new to listen to: some old radio drama from the Old Time Radio Show Catalog. I'd only just learned of this site, and had just downloaded some sample tracks. I was glad I had.

They've got all the great old science fiction shows: Dimension X, Beyond Tomorrow, Buck Rogers, Tom Corbett, Superman, Space Patrol, and more. They've also got mystery shows (Mercury Theater, CBS Radio Workshop, and tons more), westerns, war, comedy, British...the list is long. They sell CD collections (in mp3 format, so you get a lot on a disc) for only $5 per CD. I listened to dramatizations of Heinlein's "Requiem," and Bradbury's "Marionettes, Inc.," and if you have any taste at all for the classic old work, it's great stuff. Take a listen. You can grab a free download, it would seem, from every CD—so sample before you buy.

Highly recommended!

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At 8:16 AM, Blogger Charlza said...

I seriously hate colds and hope you're better soon. I lay in bed miserable, wishing I could at least read, but the cold puts my mind in such a state that it can't comprehend anything in front of my eyes.

At 12:35 AM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

Doing much better, thanks, Charlza. That's pretty much how I felt. So the next time you get a some radio plays a day or two before. You'll be glad you did!

At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a subscription to XM satellite radio or is Sirius now that they've merged? Anyway I know they have a couple of stations on there that play some of the old time radio shows, they're fun to listen into from time to time.


At 8:39 AM, Blogger Charlza said...

On the chance you haven't seen these awesome sun photos...

At 12:49 AM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

I had not seen that collection, and it's astounding. That's my next blog topic. Thanks! :)


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