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Breaking Walls

By The WallBreakers

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

  1. 1.
    How Elliott Lewis Advanced the Radio Western When He Took Over Suspense04/18/2019
    38:52
  2. 2.
    How Escape Revolutionized The Radio Western04/17/2019
    38:36
  3. 3.
    NBC's Answer To The CBS Talent Raids of 1948-4904/15/2019
    24:10
  4. 4.
    Eve Arden On How She Got Her Stage Name04/14/2019
    0:49
  5. 5.
    Mel Brooks Tells Johnny Carson About a Prank He Pulled on General Sarnoff, Head of RCA/NBC04/13/2019
    2:34
  6. 6.
    Luke Slaughter of Tombstone: O'Brien Paints Commercial—05/04/195804/12/2019
    1:28
  7. 7.
    The Story Behind The Birth Of Gunsmoke04/11/2019
    38:24
  8. 8.
    Fort Laramie: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar Promo—05/06/195604/10/2019
    1:44
  1. 9.
    Raymond Burr On His First Paid Acting Role at Age Eleven04/09/2019
    0:46
  2. 10.
    The Story Behind James Stewart's The Six Shooter04/08/2019
    22:15
  3. 11.
    Frontier Gentleman — JB Kendall Speaks with an Outlaw On Death Row04/07/2019
    4:34
  4. 12.
    The Radio Life And Tragic Death Of Jeff Chandler04/05/2019
    18:58
  5. 13.
    CBS World News Roundup Promo Spot — 01/18/195904/04/2019
    1:09
  6. 14.
    Words From The Famed Late 1940s Hollywood Radio Character Actors04/03/2019
    9:30
  7. 15.
    Bill Conrad Jokes About How He Was Cast as Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke04/02/2019
    0:31
  8. 16.
    BW - EP90: The Hollywood People Behind Radio’s Baby Boomer Boom (1945 - 1954)03/31/2019
    3:54:25
  9. 17.
    Anne Seymour And The Story Behind A Woman Of America03/29/2019
    13:22
  10. 18.
    Don Ameche And The Story Behind The Empire Builders03/29/2019
    11:27
  11. 19.
    Lucille Ball Remembers Her Mother; Talks Working Too Much with Joan Rivers03/27/2019
    2:20
  12. 20.
    CBS Afternoon Program Bumpers—2/23/195803/26/2019
    4:02
  13. 21.
    CBS President Frank Stanton on the CBS Differences Before and After World War II03/24/2019
    0:47
  14. 22.
    Gunsmoke Director Norman Macdonnell On Gunsmoke's Dead Air SFX03/23/2019
    3:09
  15. 23.
    Eve Arden On Jeff Chandler03/21/2019
    1:26
  16. 24.
    Night Beat NBC Sales Promo—02/06/195003/20/2019
    2:04
  17. 25.
    Byron Kane On Working with Orson Welles and Hans Conried03/19/2019
    6:05
  18. 26.
    William S. Paley On The Importance of Radio03/18/2019
    1:32
  19. 27.
    Fred Allen Jokes About Jack Benny on St. Patrick's Day—03/17/193703/17/2019
    9:39
  20. 28.
    Gracie Allen Marches in the St. Patrick's Day Parade—03/17/194103/16/2019
    8:29
  21. 29.
    Harry Bartell On Not Rehearsing When Working for Jack Webb on Dragnet03/15/2019
    2:47
  22. 30.
    Herb Vigran on What Happened to Radio Actors during the 1960s after TV Killed Dramatic Radio03/12/2019
    4:38
  23. 31.
    Byron Kane Tells a Self-Proclaimed X-Rated Radio Story About a Funny Line Flub03/11/2019
    4:04
  24. 32.
    Jack Benny Struggles with Daylight Savings Time—09/30/194503/09/2019
    6:01
  25. 33.
    The Life And Death Of Buck Jones03/09/2019
    12:17
  26. 34.
    Luke Slaughter—03/09/1958—CBS Network Mid-Show Frontier Gentlemen Promo03/08/2019
    0:47
  27. 35.
    William N. Robson On The Death of Dramatic Radio03/07/2019
    2:06
  28. 36.
    More Doctors Smoke Camels Commercial from Richard Diamond—02/09/195103/06/2019
    1:28
  29. 37.
    John Wayne, John Ford, Claire Trevor, and Ward Bond close the NBC Theater—01/09/194903/04/2019
    4:17
  30. 38.
    Jeanette Nolan On Her Radio Beginnings03/03/2019
    3:30
  31. 39.
    Ruth Woodman, Creator of Death Valley Days Talks with Ida Blackburn in 196103/02/2019
    1:07
  32. 40.
    BW - EP89: The Birth of The Adult Radio Western (1929 - 1945)02/28/2019
    2:20:50
  33. 41.
    CBS 1952 Promo for Gunsmoke02/25/2019
    8:27
  34. 42.
    Al Jolson and Bing Crosby at NBC's Hollywood Opening—12/7/193502/24/2019
    3:40
  35. 43.
    Thomas Edison Thanks America For Their Birthday Well Wishes—02/11/192902/23/2019
    1:05
  36. 44.
    Joan Fontaine On Radio Paying Well and Her Anthology Roles02/22/2019
    1:07
  37. 45.
    Don Ameche On Chicago Radio of the 1930s and The Early SFX of Empire Builders02/20/2019
    2:15
  38. 46.
    William N. Robson on The Power of "Three Skeleton Key"02/18/2019
    1:48
  39. 47.
    Director Jack Johnstone Tells a Funny Story about Al Jolson Being an Asshole02/17/2019
    1:18
  40. 48.
    William Conrad Tells a Funny Story About a Fan Interaction02/16/2019
    2:04
  41. 49.
    Virginia Gregg Tells a Funny On-The-Air Romance Story About John Dehner02/15/2019
    1:09
  42. 50.
    Jimmy Stewart On His Love of Radio & Westerns02/13/2019
    1:30
  43. 51.
    John Dehner on Leaving a Disney Animation Job for Radio Acting02/11/2019
    3:26
  44. 52.
    Director Jack Johnstone On Marilyn Monroe Being an Awful Actress02/10/2019
    2:26
  45. 53.
    James Stewart's Open as The Six Shooter in The Hollywood Star Playhouse—4/13/195202/09/2019
    4:10
  46. 54.
    Bob Hope and Johnny Carson Talk Radio, Golf, Funny Presidents02/09/2019
    11:55
  47. 55.
    When Dennis Day Returned From The Navy On St. Patricks Day, 194602/08/2019
    17:06
  48. 56.
    Director Norman Macdonnell on Gunsmoke's Rise as Dramatic Radio in Hollywood Died02/06/2019
    2:32
  49. 57.
    William Conrad Tells a Beautiful Story About Howard McNear's Funeral02/05/2019
    2:23
  50. 58.
    Escape—12/06/1949—CBS Network Mid-Show 60-Second Spot02/03/2019
    1:07
  51. 59.
    Don Wilson Remembers Jack Benny02/02/2019
    0:58
  52. 60.
    BW - EP88: I Can't Stand Jack Benny—The Story Behind His 1945-46 Season01/31/2019
    3:17:52
  53. 61.
    A Portion of Bob Hope's Eulogy for Jack Benny from December of 197401/28/2019
    1:57
  54. 62.
    NBC's Monitor Debut Episode — 06/12/195501/26/2019
    44:24
  55. 63.
    Vincent Price PSA For Tolerance On The Saint's Show Close — 07/30/195001/25/2019
    2:37
  56. 64.
    Van Johnson Guest Stars on The Jack Benny Program — 04/07/194601/24/2019
    3:04
  57. 65.
    Fletcher Markle On How Orson Welles Helped Him Conquer His Speech Impediment01/23/2019
    2:13
  58. 66.
    Fred Allen On Ad Execs; Jack and Mary Benny01/22/2019
    2:21
  59. 67.
    Jack Benny Gets Beat Up While Joe Louis Watches—11/11/194501/20/2019
    3:23
  60. 68.
    Dennis Day Talks About the Various Singers on Jack Benny's Program01/18/2019
    1:31
  61. 69.
    Lucille Ball on Getting Homesick at the Beginning of Her Career01/16/2019
    2:10
  62. 70.
    Singer Kate Smith on How She Broke into Radio with CBS01/15/2019
    1:08
  63. 71.
    Jack Benny on Why He Preferred Television Over Radio01/13/2019
    1:20
  64. 72.
    The Story Behind Our Miss Brooks01/13/2019
    16:44
  65. 73.
    Radio Director Himan Brown on Bringing Dick Tracy to Radio01/12/2019
    3:32
  66. 74.
    The Danny Kaye Program—10/26/1945 Jack Benny and His Cast Guest Host on CBS01/11/2019
    29:48
  67. 75.
    Radio Director Jack Johnstone Explains His In-Studio Directing Methods01/09/2019
    1:06
  68. 76.
    Jack Benny On The Importance of Organic Character Development01/07/2019
    1:32
  69. 77.
    Ingrid Bergman on the Jack Benny Program—10/14/194501/07/2019
    8:45
  70. 78.
    Dennis Day on How His Character Was Written to Annoy Jack Benny01/05/2019
    2:07
  71. 79.
    Radio Actress Shirley Mitchell On How She Got Started in Hollywood01/04/2019
    1:53
  72. 80.
    Press Agent Steve Bradley's First Appearance on The Jack Benny Program—09/30/194501/04/2019
    3:20
  73. 81.
    The Story Behind On Stage With Cathy and Elliott Lewis01/02/2019
    15:24
  74. 82.
    BW - EP87: New Year's Day On the Air (1946 - 1956)12/31/2018
    1:52:16
  75. 83.
    Norman Corwin, Byron Kane, and Bethel Merriday on CBS' Forecast—8/26/194012/29/2018
    9:52
  76. 84.
    The Story Behind Frank Sinatra's Rocky Fortune and To Be Perfectly Frank12/28/2018
    7:56
  77. 85.
    Radio Programming From The Week Between Christmas and The New Year—194512/26/2018
    16:28
  78. 86.
    Elliott Lewis on How He Got Into Radio Directing12/25/2018
    2:11
  79. 87.
    The Great Gildersleeve—12/23/1945—The Family and Leila Open Their Christmas Gifts12/24/2018
    2:06
  80. 88.
    Radio Announcer Tony Marvin on the Importance of Announcer Flexibility12/23/2018
    1:14
  81. 89.
    Radio Stories From Christmas Week 194512/21/2018
    10:30
  82. 90.
    Musical Director Rex Koury on Writing Gunsmoke's Famous Theme12/21/2018
    4:05
  83. 91.
    Duffy'sTavern—12/21/1945—The Gang Performs A Christmas Carol12/20/2018
    8:35
  84. 92.
    Jack Webb New Year's Day Dragnet/Chesterfield 60-Second Promo Spot—1/1/195612/19/2018
    0:57
  85. 93.
    Vincent Price On The Lux Radio Theatre and Working With Bette Davis12/18/2018
    1:09
  86. 94.
    Gunsmoke Director Norman Macdonnell On How Executive Committees Hurt Radio in the 1950s12/17/2018
    1:59
  87. 95.
    Red Skelton on How Ed Wynn Got Him Started in Comedy12/15/2018
    3:17
  88. 96.
    Elliott Lewis on Working With Jack Benny12/14/2018
    4:01
  89. 97.
    William Conrad on the Importance of Charisma & Gunsmoke12/13/2018
    1:47
  90. 98.
    When Bing Crosby's NBC Strike Opened The Ratings Door for CBS and Suspense—12/194512/12/2018
    12:28
  91. 99.
    Announcer Don Wilson on Jack Benny's Comedic Philosophy & Christmas Shows in Palm Springs12/11/2018
    1:32
  92. 100.
    Radio Director William N. Robson Explains Why Gunsmoke And Other Adult Westerns Came Late To Radio12/10/2018
    1:01
  93. 101.
    Stories From Radio's Christmas Day Programming—12/25/194512/08/2018
    15:15
  94. 102.
    Radio Legend Elliott Lewis Explains Why He Called Ad Execs The League of Frightened Men12/07/2018
    1:31
  95. 103.
    Radio Announcer Tony Marvin on Life as a CBS Staff Announcer in the 1940s12/06/2018
    1:15
  96. 104.
    Radio Actor John Gibson on When He Knew TV was Going To Kill Radio Drama12/05/2018
    1:00
  97. 105.
    Stories From NBC's Tuesday Night Comedy Lineup—December 194512/04/2018
    9:09
  98. 106.
    Eve Arden On How Our Miss Brooks Was Created12/03/2018
    2:05
  99. 107.
    Network Radio's Soap Opera Programming in December of 194512/03/2018
    17:52
  100. 108.
    Radio's Involvement in the US Victory Bond Drive—December 194512/02/2018
    4:59
  101. 109.
    BW - EP86: Home For the Holidays—December 1945 On the Air11/30/2018
    2:58:15
  102. 110.
    Ventriloquist Dummy Charlie McCarthy Flirts With Susan Hayward on His Radio Program—12/16/194511/30/2018
    6:00
  103. 111.
    Actress Jan Miner Tells a Funny Radio Drama SFX Flub Story11/28/2018
    1:13
  104. 112.
    The Open of NBC/RCA's First Television Broadcast—07/07/193611/27/2018
    1:50
  105. 113.
    Jackson Beck's Thoughts on the Radio industry of the 1970s11/25/2018
    2:08
  106. 114.
    ABC's Mr. District Attorney 30-Second Promo Spot, 195111/24/2018
    0:32
  107. 115.
    Bob Hope's Opening Monologue—12/04/194511/23/2018
    4:48
  108. 116.
    Mercedes McCambridge On Radio's Imaginative Power11/22/2018
    1:13
  109. 117.
    Director Jack Johnstone Tells a Funny Story about a Superman Radio SFX Flub11/21/2018
    2:09
  110. 118.
    Writer Carroll Carroll Tells a Funny Story About Bing Crosby Forgetting His NBC Pass During WW211/20/2018
    1:34
  111. 119.
    WOR's Anti-Isolationist Christmas Message on MBS' Year in Review—12/25/194511/18/2018
    1:52
  112. 120.
    Fiorello La Guardia Rails On Gangsters and Corruption on His Talk To the People Radio Show—1/28/194511/16/2018
    4:47
  113. 121.
    Writer E Jack Neuman On Johnny Dollar And The Death Of Dramatic Radio11/15/2018
    2:14
  114. 122.
    Voice Actor Mel Blanc on Getting Hired by Jack Benny and His Many Voices11/14/2018
    1:45
  115. 123.
    Jim Jordan on the Origin of Fibber McGee and Molly11/12/2018
    2:39
  116. 124.
    Announcement: Burning Gotham—A New Audio Drama Set in 1830s New York City11/10/2018
    2:31
  117. 125.
    Radio Actor Staats Cotsworth On The Power Behind A Compelling Voice11/09/2018
    1:43
  118. 126.
    Jack Benny's 1946 New Year's Message—12/30/194511/09/2018
    2:53
  119. 127.
    Actor Mandel Kramer On CBS and NBC Networking and Camaraderie During the Golden Age of Radio11/07/2018
    1:13
  120. 128.
    The Announcement of the "I Can't Stand Jack Benny" Contest—11/25/194511/06/2018
    8:00
  121. 129.
    How Frank Sinatra Got the Role of Maggio in From Here to Eternity11/04/2018
    11:09
  122. 130.
    Mary Livingston Red Cross PSA & Lucky Strike Commercial — Jack Benny Program 12/2/194511/03/2018
    1:41
  123. 131.
    When Jack Benny Got Robbed—10/28/194511/02/2018
    7:09
  124. 132.
    How Frank Sinatra Broke Free From Tommy Dorsey in 194211/02/2018
    14:18
  125. 133.
    BW - EP85: From Hoboken to Eternity—Frank Sinatra's Radio Career (1935 - 1955)10/31/2018
    2:51:53
  126. 134.
    Sammy Davis Jr. On His Friendship with Frank Sinatra and Being Jealous10/28/2018
    1:33
  127. 135.
    Frank Sinatra's Appearance on the Bing Crosby Show Three Days After Winning An Oscar—03/28/195410/26/2018
    11:01
  128. 136.
    Nancy Sinatra on Her Relationship with Ava Gardner10/24/2018
    1:33
  129. 137.
    Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, and Lauren Bacall on Command Performance—08/30/194510/23/2018
    16:23
  130. 138.
    Vincent Price Tells a Funny Story About Jack Benny and Ronald Colman10/22/2018
    1:35
  131. 139.
    The Story Behind Orson Welles' Prolific 1937 That Led to the War of the Worlds10/20/2018
    15:32
  132. 140.
    Frank Sinatra Remembers A Concert Where Screaming Girls Scared His Grandfather To Death10/19/2018
    0:39
  133. 141.
    Songstress Jo Stafford On Mitch Miller's Bad Material Selection Capabilities10/17/2018
    1:14
  134. 142.
    Frank Sinatra on The Jack Benny Program 10/08/194410/16/2018
    7:58
  135. 143.
    Frank Sinatra Tells a Hilarious Story About Don Rickles Embarrassing Him at a Restaurant10/13/2018
    2:20
  136. 144.
    Andre Baruch On The Sponsor's Tight Control of Your Hit Parade10/12/2018
    0:40
  137. 145.
    Rudy Vallée Explains The Importance of Being Different—How He Started Out10/10/2018
    2:00
  138. 146.
    Frank Sinatra Remembers Visiting a Heroin Dry Out Clinic To Prepare for The Man With The Golden Arm10/07/2018
    1:34
  139. 147.
    The Story Behind Bill Spier's Exit From Suspense10/06/2018
    7:42
  140. 148.
    Orson Welles Reflects on War Of The Worlds—Admits He Scared People On Purpose10/05/2018
    2:36
  141. 149.
    Frank Sinatra Tells A Joke About What Misery Is10/04/2018
    0:47
  142. 150.
    The Story Behind Lights Out—The Most Gruesome Radio Show of the 1930s10/03/2018
    8:33
  143. 151.
    The Story Behind Escape and The Saint, as told by Vincent Price and William N. Robson10/02/2018
    15:12
  144. 152.
    BW - EP84: The Simple Art of Macabre—Mystery, Suspense, and Horror from Radio’s Best (1931 - 1982)09/30/2018
    2:19:42
  145. 153.
    Harry Bartel Tells a Funny Jeanette Nolan Crime Classics Story09/29/2018
    0:33
  146. 154.
    Actress Peggy Webber Tells Funny Radio Script Stories About Orson Welles and Peter Lorre09/27/2018
    1:11
  147. 155.
    Roxy Rothafel, Lew Fields, and Joe Weber Rehearse For the Opening of Radio City's Music Hall in NYC09/25/2018
    3:06
  148. 156.
    Radio Actress Jan Miner Explains How She Got Started in New York Radio09/24/2018
    1:03
  149. 157.
    Director William N Robson Explains How War SFX Were Achieved On Radio During the 1940s09/22/2018
    1:54
  150. 158.
    Arch Oboler Explains Why He Punched Lou Merrill During a Rehearsal09/20/2018
    3:31
  151. 159.
    Radio Actor John Dehner Tells a Funny Story About Forgetting He Was Supposed To Be On The Air09/19/2018
    1:56
  152. 160.
    Announcer Ken Roberts on How He Became The Shadow's Announcer09/17/2018
    0:59
  153. 161.
    Arch Oboler on Giving Of Yourself When Listening To Radio09/14/2018
    1:44
  154. 162.
    CBS, Alfred Hitchcock and The Story Behind The Birth Of Suspense09/13/2018
    9:31
  155. 163.
    Vincent Price On How He Broke Into Radio Acting09/11/2018
    1:13
  156. 164.
    Inner Sanctum Host Raymond Edward Johnson on the Power of the Radio Mystery09/11/2018
    0:39
  157. 165.
    E.G. Marshall on How Doing Different Dialects Helped You Get Voice Acting Work09/09/2018
    1:02
  158. 166.
    Hans Conried Explains The Dangers of An Actor Doing Free Work—Even When Desperate09/08/2018
    1:46
  159. 167.
    Orson Welles Explains Why He Hired an Ambulance To Take Him To Radio Gigs09/07/2018
    2:46
  160. 168.
    Vincent Price on How to Get Started in The Acting Business Through Radio Drama09/06/2018
    0:47
  161. 169.
    Elliott Lewis on the Importance of Understanding All Aspects of the Creative Process09/05/2018
    1:09
  162. 170.
    The Story Behind RCA/NBC's Development of TV in the 1920s-1930s09/03/2018
    9:30
  163. 171.
    The Story Behind The CBS Talent Raids Of 1948-4909/02/2018
    9:46
  164. 172.
    BW - EP83: Sarnoff & Paley: Tainted Friendships, Tall Tales, Talent Raids, and TV (1934 - 1952)08/31/2018
    1:39:27
  165. 173.
    Director William N. Robson On When The Golden Age of Radio Truly Was08/30/2018
    2:25
  166. 174.
    Famed Horror Playwright and Director Arch Oboler On How He Got on NBC08/28/2018
    0:46
  167. 175.
    Himan Brown On The Origin of Inner Sanctum Mysteries08/27/2018
    2:07
  168. 176.
    Actress June Havoc on Her Radio Acting Career08/25/2018
    1:59
  169. 177.
    Radio Actress Fran Carlon Explains Why You Had To Be On Your Toes When Acting During World War II08/23/2018
    0:59
  170. 178.
    David Sarnoff's NBC-TV Introduction at the 1939 World's Fair in New York—4.20.193908/22/2018
    9:04
  171. 179.
    Arthur Godfrey Reports from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Funeral—April 14, 194508/18/2018
    1:11
  172. 180.
    On the Korean War Front Line with Soldiers Talking About Their Experience—195208/17/2018
    1:26
  173. 181.
    Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis with Guest Marilyn Monroe—02.24.195308/16/2018
    8:28
  174. 182.
    NBC Announcer Ben Grauer On Fast News Relays During World War II08/10/2018
    1:08
  175. 183.
    Douglas Edwards & Charles Osgood On Live Radio Flubs of the 1940s08/08/2018
    2:48
  176. 184.
    The Story Behind The 1933 Press-Radio War08/06/2018
    10:27
  177. 185.
    An Interview With Best-Selling Author David Shields08/04/2018
    1:05:21
  178. 186.
    The Story Behind Bing Crosby's Lawsuit and Jump From NBC to ABC08/02/2018
    6:58
  179. 187.
    BW - EP82: Depression, War, And The Birth of ABC (1932 - 1946)07/31/2018
    1:44:54
  180. 188.
    New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia reads Dick Tracy on Radio—7.194507/29/2018
    1:12
  181. 189.
    CBS Head William Paley on Early CBS Struggles07/28/2018
    1:23
  182. 190.
    D-Day: First Radio Bulletin on NBC—6.6.1944 3:30AM Eastern War Time07/26/2018
    4:23
  183. 191.
    Bing Crosby Explains Why He Left NBC for ABC in 194607/25/2018
    1:15
  184. 192.
    Edward R. Murrow's Full Report from Buchenwald07/24/2018
    10:41
  185. 193.
    Edward R. Murrow Condensed Report from Buchenwald Concentration Camp—4.15.194507/23/2018
    1:41
  186. 194.
    A Man Named Marlowe Episode 6—The Finale: The Windup & The Phoenix07/21/2018
    28:18
  187. 195.
    Bob Hope on Performing The Night England Entered World War II07/20/2018
    1:00
  188. 196.
    Arthur Godfrey Shares How He Began in Radio in 192907/18/2018
    0:59
  189. 197.
    NBC Engineer Aldo Gizalbert On Studio Problems at Radio City's Opening07/16/2018
    2:59
  190. 198.
    TRAILER: A Man Named Marlowe—The Finale: The Windup & The Phoenix—Coming July 22nd07/14/2018
    1:01
  191. 199.
    NBC Announcer Ben Grauer On NBC Stuffiness in the 1930s07/13/2018
    0:50
  192. 200.
    Radio Announcer Andre Baruch on his Coney Island Radio Beginnings07/13/2018
    1:10

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