For More Listening

Posted August 23rd, 2014 by admin

The War Podcast is over.

You can download the whole series as a zip file. (4.4 GB) instead or you can download each episode.

Other Episodes

We played several episodes from a variety of programs in the course of this series. However, in 276 episodes, we couldn’t possibly cover every episode of some of War’s most beloved and most interesting programs.

Below are links to episodes of some of the War’s best programs:

1941 Radio News

1942 Radio News

1943 Radio News

1944 Radio News

1945 Radio News

Winston Churchill Speeches

Command Performance

Cavalcade of America

Words at War

GI Jive

Jubilee

Episode 276: Dear Mr. American

Posted August 23rd, 2014 by admin

The story of a baker in Europe who  lost…and then found faith.

Original Air Date: March 4, 1948

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Episode 275: Japan’s Food Crisis

Posted August 22nd, 2014 by admin

Pacific Story looks at the severe food shortages that gripped Japan after the war as a result of Japan’s disastrous war time policies.

Original Air Date: October 28, 1945

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Episode 274: The Flying Tigers Fly Again

Posted August 21st, 2014 by admin

Pilots from the American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers) return to the States with the goal of staring a freight airline but run into many obstacles. From Cavalcade of America.

Original Air Date: October 28, 1946

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Mayor LaTrivia is returning from the Pacific and Fibber McGee is jockeying for a prominent position in the welcoming but finds himself off the committee.

From Fibber McGee and Molly Original Air Date: October 2, 1945

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Stroke of Fate examines how history would have played out if France had opposed Germany’s invasion of the Rhineland.

Original Air Date: November 22, 1953

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Episode 271: House on 92nd Street

Posted August 18th, 2014 by admin

An American citizen of German descent infiltrates a Nazi spy ring for the FBI in this Screen Guild Theatre adaptation of the Lloyd Nolan movie.

Original Air Date: June 10, 1946

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Episode 270: Command Performance Victory Extra #2

Posted August 17th, 2014 by admin

Command Performance’s end of the war special continues.

Original Air Date: August 14, 1945

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Episode 269: Command Performance Victory Extra #1

Posted August 16th, 2014 by admin

Bing Crosby hosts an all-star extravaganza to celebrate the end of the war.

Original Air Date: August 14, 1945

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Episode 268: Fourteen August

Posted August 15th, 2014 by admin

Orson Welles stars in this play written by Norman Corwin for the day of victory.

Original Air Date: August 14, 1945

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Episode 267: V-J Day

Posted August 14th, 2014 by admin

Reaction to Japanese surrender on August 14, 1945 and the signing of the formal surrender ending the war on September 2, 1945.

Includes Harry Truman, General Douglas Macarthur, and coverage from Mutual and NBC News.

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Episode 266: Mr Hope and the Atom Bomb

Posted August 13th, 2014 by admin

William Laurence of the New York Times tells the story of the first atom bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima from The Quick and Dead.

Original Air Date: July 13, 1950

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Episode 265: A Chain Reaction

Posted August 12th, 2014 by admin

Bob Hope begins his investigation into atomic energy with an interview with William  Laurence of the New York Times talking about scientific advances that paved the way for the atomic age.

Original Air Date: July 6, 1950

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CBS World News Today from July 29, 1945 and  a statement by President Truman.

Bulletin on the bombing of Hirashima from August 6, 1945 and an account of the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.

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Adam’s Mailbag #4

Posted August 10th, 2014 by admin

Adam answers listener questions and comments on disabled pilots, internment, and Congressional hearings during World War II.

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