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Super powers that cause others to shrug and think, "who cares." The super power to move clouds with your eyes, to turn oxygen into carbon dioxide...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2018
  • Length: 03:32:49
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In the early 1970’s, author Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people about their jobs. The result...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WHCP-LP, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, KGNU, Boise State Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 53
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Join Gloria Steinem, Jane Wyatt, Snow White, Lucille Ball, Rex Harrison, Diana Ross & the Supremes,George Burns & Gracie Allen, James Brown and a c...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2014
  • Length: 58:12
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Interview conducted by radio journalist Jake Feinberg with Roots Music Icon Taj Mahal. A discussion about the genesis of roots music and the music ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 11:13
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Friends and family talk about the life and music of Harry Nilsson

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Prairie Public, KPVL, WCAI / WNAN, KBYS 88.3 FM and more


  • Added: Aug 19, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Joe Bev hosts an hour of Popeye & Betty Boop 78s., Credit: Lorie B. Kellogg
Joe Bev hosts an hour of rare 78 RPM Jazz records of Helen Kane & Billy Costello, who were also cartoon voice actors.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, XRAY.fm, and Radio New Zealand


  • Added: Feb 09, 2013
  • Length: 55:16
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Willie "the Lion" Smith
He was a master ”Tickler”. Stride piano is the term attached later to a specific rhythmic style where the left hand follows the pattern of the rig...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 58:54
Caption: 1920s dancers
Remember Dick Powell the actor? How about Dick Powell the jazz banjo player? He’s just one of many obscure early jazz performers heard in this pro...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2012
  • Length: 58:55
Caption: Muggsy Spanier, Credit: photo by Charles Peterson
The origin of his nickname is disputed. Regardless of the reasons, Francis Joseph Julian Spanier was simply known as Muggsy. Before Bix Beiderbeck...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Harold Arlen
Harold Arlen wrote some of the greatest hits jazz and popular music, including the entire score to the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz. But there a...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: Bandleader Merle Johnston
This is a glimpse at some of those talented bands of the 1920s and ‘30s who only recorded a few sides in their brief careers. There is some buried...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2012
  • Length: 58:54
Caption: Harry Warren
In 1922 composer Harry Warren created his first hit, "Rose of the Rio Grande," with lyrics by Edgar Leslie. From that successful launch came a prod...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Louis Armstrong
There are three audible stages in the career of Louis Armstrong: The years prior to recording when he performed with Fate Marable, Oscar Celestin a...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Ted Lewis & his ubiquitous silk hat
He has one foot in vaudeville and one foot in jazz, and he was a show unto himself. Ted Lewis was the only popular bandleader who could show up wit...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Coconut Grove nightclub, Credit: soulsafari wordpress
In 1921, the Coconut Grove nightclub was the place to see and be seen. Hollywood stars frequently the club located in a peaceful rural setting sur...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: George Gershwin
In recognition of Hanukkah, this show is dedicated to the Jews who catapulted popular music to stage and radio from the 1900 to the early 1930s.

Bought by WNMU-FM


  • Added: Dec 12, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hoagy Carmichael
One of America's most creative and prolific composers and lyricists, Hoagy Carmichael.

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Dec 01, 2011
  • Length: 58:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mardi Gras festival on another planet
The 40 year old Star Trek episode, The Return of the Archons, features a society that celebrates a Mardi Gras festival and is lead by a guy named ...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jan 19, 2011
  • Length: 03:00:16
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Japanese Surrender, Credit: Marion Doss
A fictional account of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri.

  • Added: Nov 22, 2010
  • Length: 46:57
Caption: Santa Claus Jr.
A Holiday Classic! Join Howdy, Mickey, John, Paul, George & Ringo on this "wild and crazy joyride" to Santa's workshop in the northern most reaches...

Bought by KRZA, KVSC, KMXT, KFAI, KRZA and more


  • Added: Dec 16, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 14

  • Added: Jul 02, 2008
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 25
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George Carlin's 7 Dirty Words - RIP Mixes (clean)

Bought by XRAY.fm, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KGLT, Marfa Public Radio, and KVMR


  • Added: Jun 23, 2008
  • Length: 21:02
  • Purchases: 5
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Michael Palin presents a radio special about the Beatles? second movie Help!, which was first released in 1965.

Bought by WGDR, WCPN, KGLT, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 22, 2007
  • Length: 48:21
  • Purchases: 4
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Conversation and performance with New Orleans' Dr. John and legendary songwriter Doc Pomus.

Bought by Prairie Public, WCPN, WGBH Radio Boston, WCAI / WNAN, KERA and more


  • Added: Feb 28, 2007
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Music and interviews celebrating Spike Jones

Bought by WILL, WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KSFR, Northwest Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Dec 08, 2005
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6