variety podcasts

The Milton Berle Show - A Salute To Relaxation (08-19-47)

A Salute To Relaxation (Aired August 19, 1947) Three Ring Time, a comedy-variety show sponsored by Ballantine Ale...

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The Abbott & Costello - Sam Shovel & The Russian Diplomat (11-18-48)

Sam Shovel & The Russian Diplomat (Aired November 18, 1948) Bud Abbott was born in Asbury Park, NJ, October 2, 1897...

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The Bob Hope Pepsodent Show - Special Guest Is Lana Turner (04-13-48)

Special Guest Is Lana Turner (Aired April 13, 1948) After five years on the Vaudeville circuit, by his own account...

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Duffy's Tavern - Archie Takes Up Reading (05-03-46)

Archie Takes Up Reading (Aired May 3, 1946) When the AFRN rebroadcast those episodes for U.S. servicemen during...

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The Milton Berle Show - A Salute To The American Farmer (09-09-47)

A Salute To The American Farmer (Aired September 9, 1947) In 1934–36, Berle was heard regularly on The Rudy Vallee...

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Chase & Sanborn Hour (Bergen & McCarthy) - Special Guest Is Zazu Pitts (07-04-37)

Special Guest Is Zazu Pitts (Aired July 4, 1937) Their initial appearance (December 17, 1936) was so successful that...

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Duffys Tavern - Duffy Wants To Sell The Tavern (Guest Is Boris Karloff) 10-05-51

Duffy Wants To Sell The Tavern (Guest Is Boris Karloff) 10-05-51 In the show's familiar opening, "When Irish Eyes...

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The Jack Benny Lucky Strike Program - Jack's Friend Stub Wilbur Visits (05-15-55)

Jack's Friend Stub Wilbur Visits (Aired May 15, 1955) Arriving at NBC on March 17, Benny did The Chevrolet Program...

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The Fred Allen Show - Special Guest Is Jack Eigen (06-06-48)

Special Guest Is Jack Eigen (Aired June 6, 1948) The show that became Town Hall Tonight was the longest-running...

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The Abbott & Costello Show - Driving Lessons (02-27-47)

Driving Lessons (Aired February 27, 1947) Bud Abbott was born in Asbury Park, NJ, October 2, 1897 and died April 24,...

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The Red Skelton Show - Deadeye Trades In His Horse (09-17-48)

Deadeye Trades In His Horse (Aired September 17, 1948) Skelton married Edna Marie Stillwell (b.1906 - d.1982), a...

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The Milton Berle Show - A Salute To The American Farmer (09-09-47)

A Salute To The American Farmer (Aired September 9, 1947) In 1934–36, Berle was heard regularly on The Rudy...

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Jack Benny Lucky Strike Program - Special Guest Is Van Johnson (04-07-46)

Special Guest Is Van Johnson (Aired April 7, 1946) Benny had been only a minor vaudeville performer, but he...

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The Chase & Sanborn Program - From Santa Monica (08-12-45)

From Santa Monica (Aired August 12, 1945) When Maurice Chevalier became the show's star, he received a...

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The Abbott & Costello Thanksgiving Show - Turkey Dinner (11-25-43)

Turkey Dinner (Thanksgiving) Aired November 25, 1943 Abbott and Costello William (Bud) Abbott and Lou Costello...

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The Fred Allen Town Hall Tonight Show - Harvest & Thanksgiving (11-02-38)

Harvest & Thanksgiving (Aired November 2, 1938) Allen's best-remembered feature was “Allen's Alley,” a weekly...

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The Mel Blanc Show - Muscle Man Contest (10-01-46)

Muscle Man Contest (Aired October 1, 1946) Brown introduced Blanc to animation directors Tex Avery, Bob...

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The Fred Allen Show - The Morgan Court Of Human Relations (05-02-48)

The Morgan Court Of Human Relations (Aired May 2, 1948) Fred Allen's first taste of radio came while he and...

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The Jack Benny Lucky Strike Program - Mean Old Man (03-21-54)

Mean Old Man (Aired March 21, 1954) Benny had been only a minor vaudeville performer, but he became a national...

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Duffy's Tavern - Archie Hires Madam Zooma (11-16-45)

Archie Hires Madam Zooma (Aired November 16, 1945) Early in the show's life, however, its name was changed —...

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