Hosted by Jim Romanovich. Retro cool, refreshingly new. A series of podcasts under several genres relating to the retro pop culture field and how these features are relevant to everyone today. Retro doesn't mean old. It's about style. These podcasts will consist of classic radio drama and exclusive behind the scenes commentary, new interviews from individuals who contributed to the pop culture experience, and high end audio documentaries.
When we last checked in on Jimmy, Poco and professor Twiddle, the Radar Rocket had fallen off the beam which left the trio suspended in outer space with limited oxygen and very little time before it’s depleted. Commentary on Jimmy’s bright idea to send his pigeons back to earth to get a note to Superman.
Keith Thibodeaux, who played Little Ricky, shares memories of working on the series, his relationship with Desi and Lucy, meeting Superman, and life after the series ended.
A gang has hijacked and robbed a bank truck that contains $100,000. Commentary on Jack Webb friend and frequent guest star Herb Ellis.
Jimmy, Poco, and Professor Twiddle are about to embark along the radar beam to the far side of the moon. Commentary on how they travel in space that defies even comic book logic.
This is considered the best Suspense episode of all time and ranks among the finest radio broadcasts in the history of all radio performances. It’s the story of an invalid who overhears a phone conversation about a murder that is to take place that night. Commentary on what elements make for great dramatic suspense and why this episode rightly qualifies as not only the best Suspense episode of all time, but one of the top radio p...
A gambling czar who was accused of murdering his first wife marries another woman who learns of his past. She contacts Lamont and Margot for protection in fear that history may repeat itself. Commentary on violence in radio and the comics which led the industry to quickly self regulate itself before the government intervened.
A waiter overhears a plot to murder a man and warns the intended victim. But the police captain believes the waiter orchestrated the murder attempt. When the man eventually winds up dead, the captain believes he now has the evidence to put the waiter away for good. Commentary on why this was a great episode, but not a great Inner Sanctum episode.
Jimmy and Poco go to the home of Professor Twiddle who claims he has built a rocket to take them all to the moon. Commentary on the change of style in this serial and not necessarily for the better.
I Love Lucy is the greatest television sitcom in history. In this series of podcasts, we hear for the first time exclusive interviews conducted back in 2000 ands 2001 that have never been heard until now.
The first- STEVE ALLEN shares his view on the success of Lucille Ball. The interview was recorded just two months before his death in 2000 and heard here for the first time.
An organized gang of pick pockets is targeting the city including robbing an old man of his life savings of $5,200 cash. Commentary on the phone exchanges in use at that time when Friday gives his as Michigan 5211. Also, character actor Herb Vigran.
JR welcomes you to a brand new season of Radio Retropolis starting tonight!
Two convicts escape from a nearby penitentiary. According to reports they are heading towards Los Angeles and are both armed and dangerous. In the meantime, Friday is given some shattering news. His partner of 11 years Ben Romero died that morning of a massive heart attack. As Romero’s portrayer, Barton Yarborough, died in the same manner just a week before this episode, Jack Webb wanted an episode to pay tribute to his close fr...
A twenty-two-year-old girl has been abducted and her family receives an anonymous message demanding $30,000 for her safe return. This is Barton Yarborough’s very last episode of Dragnet. Commentary revisiting the history of how Dragnet came to be. Plus guest star Whit Connor who usually would have been an unlikely casting choice of Jack Webb's.
Friday and Romero discover a woman and two dead canaries killed in the same manner in the same house. Commentary on the brilliant performance of guest actress Joyce McCluskey and why this is one of Dragnet's top episodes.
Friday and Romero investigate carefully planned robberies are carefully planned in which the bandit commits brutal attacks on each of the victims. Commentary on guest actors Virginia Gregg and Vic Perrin. Plus, a popular phrase of the 1950's is explained.
Friday and Romero investigate the murder of a woman strangled in a hotel room. Commentary on the nature of the procedural drama and the brilliant every day obstacles Webb creates for his characters.
A grandmother and her 9 year old grandson are struck down and killed by a hit and run truck driver. Commentary on how the excellent performances turned this average plot line into a magnificent episode with an unexpected conclusion. Plus, Yogi Berra's malapropisms.
A depressed businessman who recently lost his wife is suddenly missing and Friday and Romero investigate whether suicide or foul play was involved. Commentary on the Hispanic gardener in the finale scene with Friday and Romero. Plus a look at real killers who used their homes for their brutal murders.
A pair of criminals engage in a non-stop series of holdups throughout the city managing to stay one step ahead of the LAPD. Commentary on character actor Jonathan Hole whom is believed to have been featured in several of the last podcasts in different roles.
Several church safes are robbed of parish money leaving very little behind to track the robbers' next hit. Commentary on the dangers of the chemical dye anthracene used by Friday and Romero to bust their suspect.
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This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.
It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.
You know what's long, tedious and boring? Surgery. You know what isn't? This new podcast! Join Scrubs co-stars and real-life best friends Zach Braff and Donald Faison for a weekly comedy podcast where they relive the hit TV show, one episode at a time. Each week, these BFFs will discuss an episode of Scrubs, sharing behind-the-scenes stories and reminiscing on some of their favorite memories from filming. They’ll also connect with Scrubs super fans and feature beloved show cast members for exclusive interviews.