Riley has his boss’ s bratty son over for Christmas. Riley and family are determined to show him a good Christmas despite himself. Original Air Date: December 24, 1944

Gracie has a dream about Santa and she and her duck have to rescue Santa’s toys from a pirate with a Russian accent. Original Air Date: December 22, 1942

An ex-con is fired from his job at a department store where a string of burglaries totaling $10,000 have occurred and decides to return to a life of crime. From the Whistler. Original Air Date: December 25, 1944  

Episode 027: We Hold These Truths

December 15th, 2013

A celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Bill of Right broadcast across all radio networks and featuring an all-star cast including Jimmy Stewart, Orson Welles, and Edward G. Robinson. Original Air Date: December 15, 1941  

Eddie Cantor hosts the first episode of Command Performance including the Joe Louis-Buddy Baer fight. Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye, and Bert Gordon appear. Original Air Date:  March 1, 1942

In the premier of Mayor of the Town, the son of the Mayor’s best friend asks the Mayor to get his father to support his enlistment in the Navy. Original Air Date: September 6, 1942

Daddy has become an air raid warden but wants to shield Baby Snooks.  Original Air Date: December 18, 1941 Rush is helping organize a scrap drive on Vic and Sade. Original Air Date:  April 6, 1942 While Grandpappy Spears tries to teach Abner to dance, Lum wants to send birthday cards to Pine Ridge servicement. […]

After Gildersleeve and family turn savings into defense bonds, they need some extra money for Christmas and all try to sell a statue of an iron deer. Original Air Date: December 14, 1941

On today’s program, we play the first post-Pearl Harbor episode of Fibber McGee and Molly that has Fibber offering everyone a great deal: 40%. Original Air Date: December 9, 1941  

Episode 021: Johnny Quinn, USN

December 9th, 2013

Today an episode of Plays for Americans. A woman is in love with a man who cares only about himself and joins the Navy to get into aviation to further his career and is assigned to Pearl Harbor. Original Air Date: February 1, 1942

Episode 020: Pearl Harbor

December 7th, 2013

News reports from December 7, 1941 on Pearl Harbor as well as President Roosevelt’s address to Congress. The March of Time from December 11, 1941 re-enacts the great events of Pearl Harbor and the days following. The program concludes with an episode of the Screen Guild Theatre, Between Americans from December 7, 1941.

CBS Newscast from the day before Pearl Harbor. Original Air Date: December 6, 1941

Adam’s Mailbag #1

December 5th, 2013

Adam answers listener comments and questions.

Nero Wolfe creator Rex Stout takes to interview guests in furtherance of his goals to promote democracy before World War 2 in Speaking of Liberty. Today, we feature two episodes from 1941 featuring: Frank Gervozzi (11/13/41) and  Dorothy Fisher (12/04/41)

In a Baby Snooks skit, Daddy urges Baby Snooks to buy defense stamps.  Original Air Date: November 6, 1941 Plus stars including Noel Coward, Frank Lovejoy, and Robert Montgomery urge listeners to buy defense bonds.  Original Air Date: October 21, 1941