OTR for the Holidays

December 30, 2019

Happy Holidays! We're getting some snow finally after a pretty dry December. It was actually a green Christmas here, which as you can imagine is unusual for Quebec. But my wife and I have managed to get out and x-country ski a few times with what little we did get. So it hasn't been a total loss.

I've been doing a lot of old-time-radio (OTR) listening over the holidays, something I mentioned before and have continued to enjoy over the years. Archive.org has a huge (and growing) collection if you have an interest in sampling the shows. Some of the best series include Gunsmoke, Escape, Lights Out, CBS Radio Mystery Theater (CBSRMT), X Minus One, and Nightfall.

A recent fun episode I listened to was 'Olive Darling and Morton Dear', a CBSRMT episode from 1977 featuring the voice of Fred Gwynne (the same Fred Gwynne of Munsters fame). He was in over 80 of the CBSRMT episodes and apart from being an excellent actor, has one of those perfect radio voices. You can stream or download the episode on Archive.org.

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