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Breaking Walls

By James Scully

Breaking Walls: The Podcast on the History of American Network Radio Broadcasting.

  1. 1.
    The Dennis Day Show: Dennis Thinks Mildred Has a New Boyfriend—10/23/194810/22/2020
    29:08
  2. 2.
    Luke Slaughter of Tombstone: O'Brien Paints Commercial—05/04/195810/21/2020
    1:28
  3. 3.
    Have You Been Enjoying Breaking Walls?10/20/2020
    0:14
  4. 4.
    Halloween 1948 With Phil Harris And Alice Faye10/18/2020
    22:10
  5. 5.
    Halloween 1948 With WOR for the Mutual Broadcasting System10/16/2020
    29:08
  6. 6.
    Thomas Edison Thanks America For Their Birthday Well Wishes—02/11/192910/15/2020
    1:05
  7. 7.
    Rocky Jordan: The Bartered Bridegroom—10/31/194810/13/2020
    29:46
  8. 8.
    George Burns On How Gracie Changed His Life & Saved His Career10/11/2020
    0:34
  1. 9.
    Jack Benny Program: Listening To The World Series On Radio—10/10/194810/09/2020
    29:30
  2. 10.
    Andre Baruch on How He Helped Thwart Axis Sally During World War II10/08/2020
    0:55
  3. 11.
    Bret Morrison On How He Got The Role of The Shadow10/06/2020
    1:42
  4. 12.
    John B. Gambling (1897 – 1974) Talks about Early WOR Programming10/04/2020
    1:26
  5. 13.
    Shirley Mitchell and Jack Kruschen On The Unsung Backup Actors Who Hung out in the Hall10/02/2020
    1:51
  6. 14.
    Milton Berle On His First Showbiz Gig At Five Years Old09/30/2020
    0:53
  7. 15.
    Hans Conried Explains The Dangers of An Actor Doing Free Work—Even When Desperate09/29/2020
    1:46
  8. 16.
    BW - EP108: Halloween 1948—Dewey Vs. Truman09/27/2020
    2:54:32
  9. 17.
    William Conrad Tells a Beautiful Story About Howard McNear's Funeral09/25/2020
    2:23
  10. 18.
    Sears Radio Theater Opening Show Promo—02/05/197909/24/2020
    0:51
  11. 19.
    The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Red Wind—09/26/194809/22/2020
    29:32
  12. 20.
    Ken Carpenter On Bing Crosby Quitting NBC and Kraft in 194509/21/2020
    0:37
  13. 21.
    The Mysterious Traveler: Death Has a Thousand Faces—09/21/194809/20/2020
    29:06
  14. 22.
    Lorenzo Jones: Lorenzo Plans a Model Town—09/21/194809/18/2020
    13:35
  15. 23.
    When Dennis Day Was Irresistible to Women09/17/2020
    22:47
  16. 24.
    Suspense: Hitchhike Poker w/Gregory Peck—09/16/194809/15/2020
    29:40
  17. 25.
    Phil Harris On Working The Jack Benny Show and His Own Show Back-to-Back09/11/2020
    1:22
  18. 26.
    Our Miss Brooks: At the Mechanic—10/31/194809/08/2020
    4:15
  19. 27.
    Jean Shepherd Tells a Funny Coney Island Story About An Old Man—04/09/196009/05/2020
    8:38
  20. 28.
    Bob and Ray: Wally Ballou Reports From The New Quiet Subway—196309/03/2020
    2:17
  21. 29.
    Suspense: Too Little To Live On, Starring Ozzie & Harriet Nelson—12/26/194708/31/2020
    29:28
  22. 30.
    Radio and TV Actor Jack Wagner On Ricky Nelson Being Funny08/29/2020
    1:13
  23. 31.
    BW - EP107: Back to School with The Nelsons (1933-1954)08/27/2020
    3:08:58
  24. 32.
    Ozzie Nelson Tells a Funny Story About Being Handed a Lit Joint at a Rutgers Parade08/26/2020
    1:24
  25. 33.
    NBC Announcer Ben Grauer On Fast News Relays During World War II08/25/2020
    1:08
  26. 34.
    Conductor Howard Barlow Talks About CBS's First Night Confusion in 192708/24/2020
    1:58
  27. 35.
    Jean Shepherd Show: Jean is Locked Out of His WOR Office—04/16/196008/22/2020
    27:28
  28. 36.
    More Doctors Smoke Camels Commercial from Richard Diamond—02/09/195108/20/2020
    1:28
  29. 37.
    NBC Announcer Ben Grauer On NBC Stuffiness in the 1930s08/18/2020
    0:50
  30. 38.
    Don Quinn, The Colmans, And The Story Behind The Halls Of Ivy08/17/2020
    27:37
  31. 39.
    Ripley's Believe It Or Not w/Ozzie Nelson: Beautiful People—11/03/193508/16/2020
    29:45
  32. 40.
    Columbia Presents Corwin: Fourteen August—08/14/194508/14/2020
    16:09
  33. 41.
    Actress Virginia Gregg Tells a Funny Pregnancy Wardrobe Malfunction Story08/14/2020
    2:04
  34. 42.
    Theater Five: Jump, Jump—08/12/196408/12/2020
    21:40
  35. 43.
    Ozzie Nelson On Answering Advice Letters08/11/2020
    1:01
  36. 44.
    Royal Air Force Captain Leonard Cheshire on Seeing The Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki—08/09/194508/09/2020
    1:59
  37. 45.
    Philco Radio Time: Bing Crosby with Guests Ozzie & Harriet Nelson—11/05/194708/07/2020
    29:32
  38. 46.
    Hans Conried on the Differences between NYC, CHI, and Hollywood as Radio Broadcasting Hubs08/06/2020
    1:30
  39. 47.
    Ozzie Nelson On What His Family's Show Successful08/05/2020
    0:41
  40. 48.
    Mercedes McCambridge On Radio's Imaginative Power08/04/2020
    1:13
  41. 49.
    Willard Waterman On Having the Role of Gildersleeve While Radio Drama Was In Decline08/03/2020
    2:09
  42. 50.
    Ricky and David Nelson On Growing Up Normal Kids08/01/2020
    1:01
  43. 51.
    Eve Arden On Jeff Chandler07/30/2020
    1:26
  44. 52.
    BW - EP106: Summer Vacation with Our Miss Brooks (1948 - 1954)07/28/2020
    2:43:43
  45. 53.
    Gale Gordon On How Radio Stimulated The Imagination07/28/2020
    0:46
  46. 54.
    Introducing: The Crime Is Up Podcast07/27/2020
    4:59
  47. 55.
    Suspense: Voyage Through Darkness with Olivia De Havilland—09/07/194407/26/2020
    29:55
  48. 56.
    William N. Robson on The Death of Suspense in Hollywood07/25/2020
    0:46
  49. 57.
    The Martin & Lewis Show with Guest Marilyn Monroe—02/24/195307/24/2020
    29:20
  50. 58.
    Jeff Regan, Investigator: The Lonesome Lady—07/24/194807/24/2020
    29:39
  51. 59.
    Our Miss Brooks—04/09/1948 Audition Show with Shirley Booth07/23/2020
    30:28
  52. 60.
    Harold Peary On Why He Left Gildersleeve & His Relationship With Willard Waterman07/21/2020
    2:56
  53. 61.
    Director Jack Johnstone Tells a Funny Story about Al Jolson Being a Jerk07/19/2020
    1:18
  54. 62.
    When Vincent Price Was A Coney Island Fortune Teller on Suspense07/17/2020
    23:09
  55. 63.
    Hans Conried Explains Why NBC, CBS, and ABC Killed Radio Drama in the 1950s07/16/2020
    1:23
  56. 64.
    When Broadway Is My Beat Went To Coney Island07/15/2020
    23:40
  57. 65.
    The Sounds of Coney Island In 193207/14/2020
    1:58
  58. 66.
    Irma And Jane Visit Coney Island on My Friend Irma07/13/2020
    19:05
  59. 67.
    Eve Arden On Jack Benny Considering Offering Her Mary Livingston's Role07/11/2020
    0:32
  60. 68.
    Lurene Tuttle On Her First Radio Role07/10/2020
    0:48
  61. 69.
    The Radio Life And Tragic Death Of Jeff Chandler07/09/2020
    18:58
  62. 70.
    Alan Reed Tells a Hilarious Story About Strong-Arming His Way To An Early Acting Role07/08/2020
    2:57
  63. 71.
    The Story Behind Bill Spier's Exit From Suspense07/06/2020
    7:42
  64. 72.
    The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Missing Newshawk Caper—07/18/194807/05/2020
    29:33
  65. 73.
    Columbia Presents Corwin: Home for the Fourth—07/04/194407/04/2020
    28:25
  66. 74.
    CBS President Frank Stanton on the CBS Differences Before and After World War II07/03/2020
    0:47
  67. 75.
    Bill Spier On Starting Sam Spade07/01/2020
    1:59
  68. 76.
    Announcer Richard Joy Tells A Funny Jack Benny Radio Station Story06/30/2020
    3:37
  69. 77.
    BW - EP105: Sam Spade Comes to Radio (1946 - 1951)06/29/2020
    2:44:26
  70. 78.
    Jack Benny Explains How His Feud With Fred Allen Began06/27/2020
    1:25
  71. 79.
    Lawrence Dobkin On Playing Louie The Cabbie On The Saint06/26/2020
    0:34
  72. 80.
    Fiorello La Guardia Rails On Gangsters and Corruption on His Talk To the People Radio Show—1/28/194506/25/2020
    4:47
  73. 81.
    Claudia: A Visit To Coney Island—08/25/194806/24/2020
    14:06
  74. 82.
    BW - EP104: Orson Welles' Radio Career From Pearl Harbor to the End of Radio’s Peak (1941—1948)06/23/2020
    3:57:03
  75. 83.
    Lawrence Dobkin On Auditioning For Jack Webb06/22/2020
    0:41
  76. 84.
    Mel Blanc on Getting Hired by Jack Benny and His Many Voices06/21/2020
    1:45
  77. 85.
    Howard Duff On The Sam Spade Actors and Rehearsal Atmosphere06/20/2020
    1:15
  78. 86.
    BW - EP104: Part 5/5—Orson Welles' Radio Career From Pearl Harbor to the End of Radio’s Peak06/18/2020
    41:28
  79. 87.
    Shirley Mitchell and Jack Kruschen On Why Film Actors Struggled With The Pace of Radio Acting06/18/2020
    2:39
  80. 88.
    This Is My Best: Heart of Darkness w/Orson Welles—03/13/194506/16/2020
    28:56
  81. 89.
    Burning Gotham Teaser 004: The Penny Press War06/15/2020
    3:42
  82. 90.
    BW - EP104: Part 4/5—Orson Welles' Radio Career From Pearl Harbor to the End of Radio’s Peak06/14/2020
    45:57
  83. 91.
    Actress June Havoc on Her Radio Acting Career06/13/2020
    1:59
  84. 92.
    Jeanette Nolan On Orson Welles Asking Her To Star In MacBeth06/12/2020
    2:13
  85. 93.
    The Charlie McCarthy Show: Guest Orson Welles—10/29/194406/11/2020
    29:14
  86. 94.
    BW - EP104: Part 3/5—Orson Welles' Radio Career From Pearl Harbor to the End of Radio’s Peak06/09/2020
    41:21
  87. 95.
    Mercury Summer Theater: The Hitchhiker—06/21/194606/07/2020
    29:59
  88. 96.
    D-Day: First Confirmation of Invasion on NBC—6.6.1944 3:30AM Eastern War Time06/06/2020
    4:23
  89. 97.
    Jack Benny On The Importance of Organic Character Development06/05/2020
    1:32
  90. 98.
    Jack Benny Program: Orson Welles Guests as Jack Returns from Illness—04/11/194306/05/2020
    29:38
  91. 99.
    BW - EP104: Part 2/5—Orson Welles' Radio Career From Pearl Harbor to the End of Radio’s Peak06/04/2020
    58:10
  92. 100.
    The Screen Guild Theater: Between Americans—12/07/194106/02/2020
    29:58
  93. 101.
    Orson Welles Explains Why He Hired an Ambulance To Take Him To Radio Gigs06/01/2020
    2:46
  94. 102.
    BW - EP104: Part 1/5—Orson Welles' Radio Career From Pearl Harbor to the End of Radio’s Peak05/31/2020
    46:28
  95. 103.
    Hal Styles interviews Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth on their Wedding Day—09/07/194305/28/2020
    2:38
  96. 104.
    Orson Welles Radio Almanac: Guest Ann Sothern—02/09/194405/27/2020
    29:36
  97. 105.
    Night Beat NBC Sales Promo—02/06/195005/25/2020
    2:04
  98. 106.
    Orson Welles On Getting $55K From RKO President Harry Cohn To Finance Around The World in 80 Days05/24/2020
    1:05
  99. 107.
    Burning Gotham Teaser 003: Moving Day05/24/2020
    2:38
  100. 108.
    Theater Five: April Snowfall—03/05/196505/23/2020
    21:33
  101. 109.
    Actress Peggy Webber On Orson Welles Last Minute Script Cuts05/22/2020
    0:37
  102. 110.
    Vincent Price on How to Get Started in The Acting Business Through Radio Drama05/21/2020
    0:47
  103. 111.
    Orson Welles On Radio Imagination05/20/2020
    0:40
  104. 112.
    Douglas Edwards & Charles Osgood On Live Radio Flubs of the 1940s05/19/2020
    2:48
  105. 113.
    Breaking Walls: The Lora Lawton Collection05/18/2020
    25:49
  106. 114.
    Campbell Playhouse: June Moon w/ Jack Benny & Orson Welles—03/24/194005/16/2020
    59:40
  107. 115.
    Orson Welles On Primetime Soaps During His Last Interview05/15/2020
    1:02
  108. 116.
    Jack Benny Program: Orson Welles Guest Appearance—04/11/194305/14/2020
    12:53
  109. 117.
    NBC Engineer Aldo Gizalbert On Studio Problems at Radio City's Opening05/13/2020
    2:59
  110. 118.
    Bold Venture: Deadly Merchandise with Bogart and Bacall—03/26/195105/12/2020
    27:20
  111. 119.
    Rocky Fortune: The Oyster Shucker with Frank Sinatra—10/06/195305/11/2020
    24:59
  112. 120.
    Breaking Walls: The Jack Webb Collection05/10/2020
    1:06:21
  113. 121.
    Les Miserables Part I: The Bishop with Orson Welles—07/23/193705/09/2020
    29:15
  114. 122.
    Breaking Walls: The Eve Arden Collection05/09/2020
    52:57
  115. 123.
    Bob Hope and Johnny Carson Talk Radio, Golf, Funny Presidents05/08/2020
    11:55
  116. 124.
    Burning Gotham Teaser 002: The Letter05/06/2020
    1:57
  117. 125.
    Orson Welles Tells a Funny Radio Story Involving Irving Reis, Bernard Herrmann, and Hamlet05/05/2020
    1:10
  118. 126.
    Agnes Moorehead On The First Time She Met Orson Welles in 192205/04/2020
    2:23
  119. 127.
    The Shadow: The Temple Bells of Neban—10/24/193705/04/2020
    29:24
  120. 128.
    Orson Welles and H.G. Wells Discuss Impending World War—10/28/194005/03/2020
    1:30
  121. 129.
    Herb Vigran on What Happened to Radio Actors during the 1960s after TV Killed Dramatic Radio05/02/2020
    4:38
  122. 130.
    Gunsmoke: The Liar From Blackhawk—05/21/195505/02/2020
    29:43
  123. 131.
    Orson Welles & Rita Hayworth Interviewed On Their Wedding Day—09/07/194305/01/2020
    2:38
  124. 132.
    Words From The Famed Late 1940s Hollywood Radio Character Actors04/30/2020
    9:30
  125. 133.
    Burning Gotham Teaser 001: The New Audio Drama Set in 1835 New York City04/29/2020
    2:35
  126. 134.
    On the Korean War Front Line with Soldiers Talking About Their Experience—195204/29/2020
    1:26
  127. 135.
    The Jack Benny Program: Last New Radio Show—05/22/195504/27/2020
    29:22
  128. 136.
    The Clock: Bad Dreams—04/25/194804/25/2020
    27:57
  129. 137.
    Radio Drama Stories From May Of 195504/24/2020
    22:56
  130. 138.
    Our Miss Brooks: The Tape Recorder—04/23/195004/23/2020
    29:32
  131. 139.
    Suspense: Backseat Driver w/ Fibber McGee and Molly—02/03/194904/22/2020
    29:42
  132. 140.
    Don Quinn On The Best Radio Writing04/21/2020
    0:37
  133. 141.
    Jim Jordan on Why He Didn't Work Often After Marian Passed Away04/20/2020
    1:01
  134. 142.
    BW - EP103: A Weekend at the Malt Shop with Fibber McGee and Molly (1955)04/19/2020
    2:13:46
  135. 143.
    June Havoc and William Spier On The Death of Dramatic Radio04/17/2020
    1:31
  136. 144.
    Rocky Jordan: The Adventure in Zaqaziq—04/16/195004/16/2020
    29:52
  137. 145.
    Actor Staats Cotsworth on His Radio Beginnings04/15/2020
    1:43
  138. 146.
    Casey Crime Photographer: Special Presentation For Anchor Hocking—04/15/194704/15/2020
    27:35
  139. 147.
    Jim Jordan On People Calling Him "Fibber McGee"04/13/2020
    0:54
  140. 148.
    The Jack Benny Program: Fifty Cents to a Bum (Easter Program)—04/09/195004/12/2020
    30:00
  141. 149.
    CBS Dimension: Burgess Meredith Goes to The Old Drug Store—196004/11/2020
    1:55
  142. 150.
    The Jack Benny Program: The Easter Parade—04/10/195504/10/2020
    29:29
  143. 151.
    Fibber McGee and Molly: The Magic Act (Fibber Gets Robbed)—01/06/194804/08/2020
    29:19
  144. 152.
    Jim Jordan On Fibber Mcgee's Hall Closet04/07/2020
    1:51
  145. 153.
    How Bob Bailey Got The Role Of Johnny Dollar04/06/2020
    15:31
  146. 154.
    Vincent Price PSA For Tolerance On The Saint's Show Close — 07/30/195004/05/2020
    2:37
  147. 155.
    The Mysterious Traveler: The Man From Singapore—04/04/195004/04/2020
    29:44
  148. 156.
    Frank Sinatra Tells A Joke About What Misery Is04/03/2020
    0:47
  149. 157.
    Jean Shepherd On Letterman—03/10/198204/02/2020
    12:04
  150. 158.
    Elliott Lewis Explains Why A Creator Must Understand All Aspects of the Creative Process04/01/2020
    1:09
  151. 159.
    Jim Jordan On Not Bringing Fibber McGee and Molly Into TV03/31/2020
    0:25
  152. 160.
    Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Price of Fame Matter—02/02/195803/31/2020
    21:35
  153. 161.
    Roberta Bailey-Goodwin on Her Father Bob Bailey's Post-Radio Career Struggles03/29/2020
    1:08
  154. 162.
    The Jack Benny Program: Orson Welles Subs For Jack—03/28/194303/28/2020
    29:30
  155. 163.
    Scenes From The Early History Of Johnny Dollar03/26/2020
    16:34
  156. 164.
    New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia reads Dick Tracy on Radio—7.194503/25/2020
    1:12
  157. 165.
    Vincent Price On Why He Loves Radio Drama03/23/2020
    1:33
  158. 166.
    Jack Johnstone On Bob Bailey03/22/2020
    0:16
  159. 167.
    BW - EP102: The Return of Johnny Dollar (1955)03/20/2020
    2:31:20
  160. 168.
    Fort Laramie: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar Promo—05/06/195603/20/2020
    1:44
  161. 169.
    Phil Leslie On How Long He Wrote For Fibber McGee and Molly03/19/2020
    0:22
  162. 170.
    NBC's Monitor Debut Episode — 06/12/195503/18/2020
    44:24
  163. 171.
    Fred Allen Jokes About Jack Benny on St. Patrick's Day—03/17/193703/17/2020
    9:39
  164. 172.
    Gunsmoke Director Norman Macdonnell On How Executive Committees Hurt Radio in the 1950s03/16/2020
    1:59
  165. 173.
    X Minus One: Nightfall—12/07/195503/16/2020
    28:51
  166. 174.
    Director Jack Johnstone On The Johnny Dollar Recording Process03/14/2020
    0:40
  167. 175.
    Mel Brooks Tells Johnny Carson About a Prank He Pulled on General Sarnoff, Head of RCA/NBC03/13/2020
    2:34
  168. 176.
    Harry Bartell On Being the Announcer for Mutual's Sherlock Holmes03/12/2020
    1:31
  169. 177.
    Director William N. Robson Explains How War SFX Were Achieved On Radio During the 1940s03/11/2020
    1:54
  170. 178.
    The Story Behind The Birth Of Frontier Gentleman03/10/2020
    14:40
  171. 179.
    Gracie Allen Marches in the St. Patrick's Day Parade—03/17/194103/09/2020
    8:29
  172. 180.
    Frontier Gentleman: JB Kendall Speaks with an Outlaw On Death Row03/08/2020
    4:34
  173. 181.
    Director Jack Johnstone On Marilyn Monroe Being a Bad Actress03/06/2020
    2:26
  174. 182.
    Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: Gerald Mohr Auditions As Dollar—08/29/195503/04/2020
    28:01
  175. 183.
    What Was On CBS Radio—02/02/195802/29/2020
    27:19
  176. 184.
    CBS Western Shows Afternoon Program Bumpers—2/23/195802/29/2020
    4:02
  177. 185.
    John Dehner On Playing Paladin in Have Gun Will Travel02/27/2020
    0:30
  178. 186.
    BW - EP101: Frontier Gentleman and The Saga of Belle Siddons (1958)02/25/2020
    3:37:45
  179. 187.
    Jack Benny Praises His Writers and Talks About Why He's Easy To Write For02/24/2020
    0:46
  180. 188.
    More Doctors Smoke Camels Commercial from Richard Diamond—02/09/195102/20/2020
    1:28
  181. 189.
    Byron Kane Tells a Self-Proclaimed X-Rated Radio Story About a Funny Line Flub02/19/2020
    4:04
  182. 190.
    Roberta Bailey-Goodwin on Missing Dramatic Radio02/15/2020
    0:47
  183. 191.
    The Story Behind The Unreleased I Love Lucy Radio Pilot02/14/2020
    30:51
  184. 192.
    John Dehner on How He Became an Actor in the 1940s02/14/2020
    1:05
  185. 193.
    Harry Bartell On Escape and Bill Robson02/12/2020
    0:40
  186. 194.
    The Story Behind The Birth Of I Love Lucy02/11/2020
    18:40
  187. 195.
    Raymond Burr and The Story Behind Fort Laramie02/10/2020
    21:42
  188. 196.
    Vic Perrin Tells A Funny Story About a Writer Still Scriptwriting While On Air02/08/2020
    0:49
  189. 197.
    When Lucille Ball Guest-Starred On Suspense In 194402/08/2020
    13:52
  190. 198.
    Vincent Price On The Power of Radio Drama02/06/2020
    0:22
  191. 199.
    The Story Behind The Launch Of My Favorite Husband02/04/2020
    40:20
  192. 200.
    Gale Gordon On Doing My Favorite Husband with Lucille Ball02/02/2020
    0:19

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