Episode Archive

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Big Maceo

You’re listening to Big Maceo, a pioneer of Chicago Blues, and you’re on the Sound Beat.

The Phonograph

A voice from two centuries away....

Swinging On A Star

What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot... if yours is Chester Babcock.

Casey…Mighty Casey

DeWolf Hopper was a favorite on the Vaudeville stage and starred in more than thirty Broadway musicals.

Stack O’Lee

Love, Loss and Cold-Blooded Killers…It’s Murder Ballad Week.

Young Blue Eyes

It’s funny to think it, but even Ol’ Blue Eyes had a first hit.

Ogden Nash’s Bankers

You’re listening to Ogden Nash read his poem: “Bankers Are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer”, and, You’re on the Sound Beat. What’s wrong ...

Beautiful Texas

Not all press is good press.

Slow and Low

Barbecue is the best thing to happen to picnics since sliced bread…though if you want to get technical about it, you’d reverse the two.

Rock Island Line

How did Huddie Ledbetter get his famous nickname?

Casey At the Bat…How About That?!

How about that?!

Calling Most Birds!