Episode Archive

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Buskers Unite!

Some virtuoso musicians hone their craft with classical training in gilded music halls. And some…some take to the streets.

Pretty Polly

Love, loss and cold-blooded killers.

Canoe Song

How Paul Robeson started making one film, and ended up making another altogether.

Superman 1.0

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no…it’s a borderline-abusive superhero!

Netty Netty

Wait, they banned what?!

Swingmatism

Jay McShann gave birth to the “Kansas City Sound”, but this song has gone down in history as a beginning of another sort.

Now and Forever

You’re listening to Artie Wayne with Freddy Martin and His Orchestra and…   You’re on the Sound Beat.   While Howard Hughes’ aviation career ...

Transformation Scene from Jekyll and Hyde

"What a great costume, Dr. Jekyll..."
A candle flame

Light A Candle In The Chapel

Who doesn’t appreciate a good old-fashioned sappy song now and again? Well, John Welch, for one.

How Tom Whitewashed the Fence

This excerpt from Tom Sawyer, coming in the book’s second chapter shows Tom at his cunning, conniving best.

Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry

“Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry” was included in “Frankly Sentimental”, a four disc 78 set released by Columbia Records in 1949.

BANNED! Deep In The Heart Of Texas

Wait...they banned what?!