60 Best Old Time Radio Podcasts
Old Time Radio Podcasts
Here are 60 Best Old Time Radio Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. Old Time Radio Mystery, Suspense, & Horror
OTR Mystery, Suspense, & Horror is a podcast dedicated to exploring, analyzing, commentating and critiqing old time radio programs and plays that fall into the genre of mystery, suspense, & horror.
Play⋅ 15K ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 36 min Get Email Contact
2. The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio
Welcome to the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio! A podcast featuring the best vintage detective radio programs. Each week from Monday through Saturday, we feature six of Old Time Radio's great detective series from the beginning of the show to its very last episode. And as a bonus, twice a month we also post a public domain movie or TV mystery or detective show video.
Also in Detective Podcasts
Play⋅ 8.4K⋅ 1.4K ⋅5 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 42 min ⋅ Aug 2011 Get Email Contact
3. Best Old Time Radio Podcast
Your host, Bob Bro, has been publicly playing classic radio programs for more than ten years. Programs like Gunsmoke, Dragnet, Jack Benny, Fibber McGee & Molly, Our Miss Brooks -- and many, many more. Bob's show uniquely combines an assortment of the greatest comedies, dramas, westerns and mysteries from the golden age of radio. Along the way he throws in a few nostalgic songs and some wonderful stories and memories. It's great fun! So come along and give a listen. But watch out! You will quickly be hooked on the Best Old Time Radio Podcast!
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 119 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
4. Old Time Radio Westerns
First of its kind to bring you Old Time Radio Westerns. Westerns that include The Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid, Challenge of the Yukon, Have Gun Will Travel, The Six Shooter, Tales of the Texas Rangers, Gunsmoke, Hopalong Cassidy, and many many more.
Play⋅ 2.7K⋅ 226 ⋅15 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 31 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
5. The Horror
Old Time Radio is filled with ghost stories, monsters, creatures who walk the earth, and other tales of the unexplained. Join me as we explore these stories born from the depths of hell itself. But leave those lights on!
Play⋅ 1.1K⋅ 1.2K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Dec 2008 Get Email Contact
6. Relic Radio Thrillers
The best Old Time Radio adventures in crime, mystery, espionage and suspense! Relic Radio Thrillers delivers the ticking time bombs, mysterious crime scenes, and the cloak and dagger action that today's armchair adventurer demands!
Also in Thriller Book Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.1K⋅ 1.2K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Mar 2009 Get Email Contact
7. Strange Tales
Tales of the strange and bizarre, the weird and the wicked. Stories not necessarily of the supernatural, but of the unnatural. Radio drama at its most mysterious and unusual. Abnormal old time radio every Sunday.
Also in Drama Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.1K⋅ 1.2K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Jan 2010 Get Email Contact
8. Science Fiction
Relic Radio Science Fiction brings you old time radio stories from sci-fi's greatest writers, as well as original stories for shows like Dimension X, X Minus 1, 2000 Plus, Beyond Tomorrow, and much more! Travel through space and time as they saw it all those years ago.
Also in Time Travel Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.1K⋅ 1.2K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Dec 2008 Get Email Contact
9. Case Closed
Crime stories from the golden age. Old Time Radio is filled with cops, robbers, and private investigators. Podcast reopen and investigate the cases of old detectives.
Play⋅ 1.1K⋅ 1.2K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Jul 2008 Get Email Contact
10. A Legacy Of Laughs
A Legacy Of Laughs is a comedy from radio's golden age.
Play⋅ 1.1K⋅ 1.2K ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Jan 2019 Get Email Contact
11. Down These Mean Streets
Presenting the best detectives from the Golden Age of Radio. Each week, we'll bring you an episode starring one of Old Time Radio's greatest detectives and the story behind the show. Join us for adventures of Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Johnny Dollar, and many more.
Play⋅ 621⋅ 1.6K ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 111 min ⋅ Apr 2013 Get Email Contact
12. Great Detectives Present Yours Truly Johnny Dollar
Each Friday, we'll post a different episode of Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, playing every episode of the 1949-62 series. Host Adam Graham is your guide, providing commentary on each episode as well as a dash of humor and responding to listener comments and feedback. This feed is part of the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio and you can subscribe to the main feed to enjoy five other detective programs each week.
Play 4 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 43 min ⋅ Dec 2016 Get Email Contact
13. Stars on Suspense
Welcome to Stars On Suspense, presenting legends of Hollywood in 'radio's outstanding theater of thrills.' For twenty years, Suspense presented some of the greatest mysteries and thrillers on radio - legendary plays like 'Sorry, Wrong Number,' 'The Hitch-Hiker,' and 'The House in Cypress Canyon.' Each week, tune in for a new podcast episode spotlighting a star of stage, screen, or radio in old time radio mysteries that are 'well calculated to keep you in Suspense!'
Play⋅ 220 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 82 min ⋅ Sep 2016 Get Email Contact
14. Detective OTR
Old Time Radio Network Detectives Stories, continues America's love affair with private eyes. Each week we give you 'Just the facts' with all detective and cop shows. We will listen to Dragnet, unraveling another murder mystery, Richard Denning and Barbara Britton in Mr. and Mrs. North telling the story of intrigue. Crime dramas include Treasury Men in Action, Dick Tracy, Sherlock Holmes, Broadway is My Beat,Night Beat,Richard Diamond, Boston Blackie, and The Adventures of Sam Spade.
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 72 min ⋅ Jul 2017 Get Email Contact
15. The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society
The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society Podcast revisits the great horror and suspense shows from the golden age of radio, including tales from Suspense, Lights Out Everybody, The Witch's Tale, The Shadow, and more. Each episode features a classic, or maybe-not-so classic story from the scary old-time radio vault, complete with historical notes and nerdy trivia. At the end of each podcast, your hosts, Tim, Joshua and Eric discuss the merits of the story and decide whether or not it stands the test of time.
Play⋅ 1.4K⋅ 84 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 55 min ⋅ Sep 2016 Get Email Contact
16. Mystery & Comedy Old Time Radio Podcast
Welcome to the mystery comedy old Time radio podcast on this podcast we are going to be going back to the golden age of radio to the sound stages of Hollywood and exploring the variety of different actors and actresses who not only appeared on the big screen but also appeared behind the microphone. In such shows as suspense the Whistler and many others. Also welcome a variety of writers and directors who brought their talents to the sound stages of Hollywood. Please join us every Tuesday and Friday night at your local time zones.
Play 3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 66 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
17. MPIR Old Time Radio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US
MPIR Old Time Radio is all about podcasting old time radio from the nostalgia days of radio. Audio plays from the 30's, 40's and 50's. Horror, sci-fi, drama, mystery, comedy, westerns, when radio was all we had!
Play⋅ 2.6K ⋅7 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 39 min ⋅ Apr 2021 Get Email Contact
Long Beach, California, US
Old time Radio broadcasts from otrnow.com.We feature all types of Old Radio programs from our growing collection of over 50,000 shows including comedy, mystery, drama, serials, news, adventure, game shows etc. Many of our shows are reprocessed for the best sound quality possible and because our collection is so vast you will hear programs you won't hear anywhere else.
Play⋅ 514 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 175 min ⋅ Sep 2020 Get Email Contact
19. Attaboy Clarence
Join Adam for talk about classic movies and old-time radio shows, featuring a specially selected episode each week.
Play⋅ 2.8K⋅ 3.1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 65 min Get Email Contact
20. Theater of Thrills
Waukegan, Illinois, US
Spooky Old Time Radio shows, inspired by 'Inner Sanctum Mysteries' and featuring great audio Drama like 'Suspense'.
Play⋅ 2.9K ⋅22 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 28 min ⋅ Sep 2017 Get Email Contact
21. The Old-Time Radio Hour
The Old-Time Radio Hour is a popular & rare vintage radio programs with brief commentary which is posted weekly.
Play 1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 62 min ⋅ Nov 2020 Get Email Contact
22. Good Old Radio - Vintage Radio Shows
The Good Old Radio is the old-time radio era, sometimes referred to as the Golden Age of Radio, was an era of radio programming in the United States during which radio was the dominant electronic home entertainment medium.
Play⋅ 531⋅ 49 ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 29 min ⋅ May 2021 Get Email Contact
23. Ron's Amazing Stories
Vancouver, Washington, US
Ron's Amazing stories is a weekly podcast which presents truly amazing tales. These will range from dramatic readings to old time radio. We also have interviews with authors, radio personalities and even sports legends.
Play⋅ 214⋅ 403 ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 57 min ⋅ Jul 2019 Get Email Contact
24. Tuned to Yesterday
Decades ago, WRVO Public Media began broadcasting old time radio with a small collection comprising 20 reel to real tapes. Today the collection includes nearly 5,000 reels and over 16,000 broadcasts. 'Tuned to Yesterday' is public radio's premier old time radio show, hosted by Mark Lavonier. The highest quality broadcasts are restored and played as they were heard years and years ago. You'll hear programs like 'The Whistler,' 'The Jack Benny Show,' 'Fibber McGee and Molly,' 'Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy,' and 'Gunsmoke' -- spanning all genres.
Play 2 episodes / day ⋅ Avg Length 52 min ⋅ May 2021 Get Email Contact
25. Harold's Old Time Radio
Radio shows from the Golden Age of Radio. The time before television and the family all sat around the radio and listened to the shows of the time like ,The Shadow,Abbott & Costello, Amos & Andy,Dragnet and many more.
Play⋅ 570 ⋅4 episodes / day ⋅ Avg Length 15 min Get Email Contact
26. Old Time Radio Listener
You don't need to sit around the radio any longer to listen to radio programs. Now a days you can put in ear plugs and listen via your cell phones, or iPods. I just want to share some of my favorite OTR programs that I personally enjoy listening too. You will find comedy, drama, new casts and a host of other programs that our grandparents listened too.
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 74 min ⋅ Sep 2020 Get Email Contact
27. Retro Radio Podcast
The Retro Radio Podcast is a daily family-friendly podcast where old-time radio fan, Keith Heltsley shares classic radio dramas with his own insights and input.
Play⋅ 319⋅ 766 ⋅2 episodes / day ⋅ Avg Length 24 min ⋅ Apr 2010 Get Email Contact
28. Judy Garland and Friends
Beverley, England, UK
Journey with Judy through time in her chronological Radio appearances.
Play⋅ 1.8K ⋅4 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 74 min ⋅ Mar 2020 Get Email Contact
29. Jack Benny Show
Gig Harbor, Washington, US
The #1 most popular Jack Benny and OTR Podcast on the internet! Listen to the most talented actors and comedians in radio history, new audio intros on many episodes. Every week we are celebrating the episodes that are exactly 60, 65, 70 and 75 years old from 1952, 1947, 1942, and 1937! Come get a ton more podcasts from my website!
Play⋅ 585 ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 91 min Get Email Contact
30. Bureau 42
Bureau 42 is the podcast where various old time radio shows are hosted.
Play⋅ 23 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 30 min ⋅ Jan 2013 Get Email Contact
31. Radio Theater Channel
Radio Theater Channel is a podcast with a mix of classic & modern radio shows ,mostly with restored audio.
Play⋅ 914⋅ 1.6K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 65 min ⋅ Apr 2012 Get Email Contact
32. Those Old Radio Shows
Welcome to Those Old Radio Shows. Travel back in time and listen to great radio mysteries, dramas and comedies from yesteryear like Gunsmoke, Amos & Andy and Dimension X.
Play 4 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 30 min ⋅ Jun 2019 Get Email Contact
33. Choice Classic Radio Mystery, Suspense, Drama and Horror | Old Time Radio
Choice Classic Radio brings to you old time radio tales sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! Tune in for the most thrilling mystery, suspense, drama and horror stories the Golden Age of Radio has to offer!
Play 6 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 36 min ⋅ Mar 2021 Get Email Contact
34. Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod originates from the 'Heart Of Historic Germantown,' Philadelphia, Pa. Bob Camardella began podcasting at Podomatic in October 2005 and at the Radio Nostalgia Network at Libsyn.com in January 2006. From 2006 through 2009, in addition to the top ranked Boxcars711 show at Podomatic and Libsyn,
Play⋅ 574 ⋅2 episodes / day ⋅ Avg Length 31 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
35. New West Radio Theatre
Original 'old time radio' style productions mixed with the old time radio shows of the past! Also, audio dramas from various online producers.
Play⋅ 99 ⋅3 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 26 min ⋅ Jul 2017 Get Email Contact
36. Classic Streams : Old Time Retro Radio
Classic Streams has popular radio programs of the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
Play 7 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 27 min ⋅ Jul 2020 Get Email Contact
37. RADIO Then
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Broadcast Dramas, Documentaries and interviews about old time radio series and celebrities from the golden age of radio broadcasting. Primarily in the United States. Purloined or recycled from various sources and contributors. Enjoy!
Also in Documentary Podcasts
Play⋅ 38 ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 30 min ⋅ Jun 2019 Get Email Contact
38. Video Theater : The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio
Great Detectives of Old Time Radio is a podcast focusing on Detective stories, originating from the heartland in Boise, Idaho. Rather than show random stories as most podcasts do, or only doing one series, Great Detectives will focus on following the best detectives from the earliest available episode to the last.
8.4K⋅ 1.4K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Feb 2010 Get Email Contact
39. John's Old Time Radio Show
Welcome to John's Old Time Radio Show!!! Listen To John Heneghan play and talk about 78 rpm records from his collection. Each episode features a different theme and style and some will feature special guests playing records from their collections.
Play⋅ 1.4K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 65 min ⋅ Apr 2012 Get Email Contact
40. The Old Radio Companion
A comedy show dedicated to Old Time Radio. Hosted by Jay Lewis. The podcast gives us funny stories and Old Time Radio shows. The radio shows are primarily comedies ranging from Jack Benny to Our Miss Brooks and The Great Gildersleeve.
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 59 min ⋅ May 2020 Get Email Contact
41. Old Time Radio Comedy
A podcast that features 'audio enhanced' old time radio plays of the comedy genre, and gives insightful background information behind many of the actors and actresses!!!
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 29 min ⋅ Jan 2020 Get Email Contact
42. Big Variety Old Time Radio Podcast
I play a variety of Old Time Radio shows (OTR) from the golden age of Radio. I consistently Play Lux, Suspense, Jack Benny, Dragnet, Gunsmoke, The Great Gildersleeve, Phil Harris , The Aldrich Family and plenty of other shows from my library. I try to upload at least ten shows a day with a big variety for all listeners. Shows are from all genres.
Play 4 episodes / day ⋅ Avg Length 28 min Get Email Contact
43. Relic Radio Show
Unearthing audio artifacts from radio's golden age. Relic Radio features a variety of old time radio including horror, science fiction, comedy, adventure, and anything else you would like to hear!
Play⋅ 1.1K⋅ 1.2K ⋅5 episodes / week ⋅ Jun 2009 Get Email Contact
44. Orson Welles On The Air
Orson Welles had quite a career in radio, from his days as The Shadow and his Mercury Theatre On The Air, to the radio version of his Third Man character from the movie, and beyond. This podcast will replay his radio performances from his various series and guest appearances.
Play⋅ 1.1K⋅ 1.2K ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ Oct 2008 Get Email Contact
45. I Love Old Time Radio
If you love old time radio shows then listen to the I Love Old Time Radio podcast. We play a variety of genres. Mondays are action-adventure, Tuesdays are Comedies, Wednesdays are Detective-Mysteries, Thursday Suspense-Horror, and Fridays are Game/Variety Shows. There is something for everyone.
4.1K⋅ 311 ⋅30 episodes / year ⋅ Sep 2018 Get Email Contact
46. Old Time Radio Forever
Join host Matthew Perry every week as he brings you the best in Old Time Radio Programs throughout the Golden Age between the 1930s and 1960s.
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 45 min ⋅ Dec 2018 Get Email Contact
47. Classic Comedy of Old Time Radio
Classic Comedy of Old Time Radio is an audio time-travel excursion to the 1930's, 40's, and 50's. A simpler time before the advent of the personal computer or cell phone, and, for some of these programs, even before the dawn of television. A time when radio was king. This podcast brings old time radio comedy shows to the public, because we can all use a good laugh.
Play⋅ 47 ⋅2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 30 min ⋅ Sep 2018 Get Email Contact
48. The Old Time Radio Superman Show
Host Adam Graham is your guide on this journey through the Man of Steel adventures in Old TIme Radio. This looks like a job for Superman. Join him as he faces all-comers from ordinary racketeers, bigots, spies to alien dictators, and even a Kryptonite-powered Nazi. Enjoy the first appearances of Jimmy Olsen and hear Superman and Batman team up long before ever they did in comics.
Play 23 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 17 min ⋅ Jan 2008 Get Email Contact
49. ComicWeb: Old Time Radio Podcast
ComicWeb.com presents old time radio programs and shows from the 30's 40' and 50's. Featuring such characters as Superman, The Green Hornet, The Shadow, the Lone Ranger, and more.
Play 16 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 60 min ⋅ Jan 2006 Get Email Contact
50. Rikki Gins Old Time Radio
Pahrump, Nevada, US
Rikki Gins Old Time Radio is the historic old time radio broadcasts cleaned up and served to you weekly.
Play⋅ 599⋅ 272 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 61 min ⋅ Mar 2021 Get Email Contact
51. Brunch With The Brits
A podcast hosted by an American devoted to the rpeservation of British old time radio.
Play 2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 169 min Get Email Contact
52. Nutmeg Junction
A new 'old time radio' program. This audio theater program pays homage to the golden age of scripted radio programs. The show airs on 23 community radio stations in 13 states and online! Nutmeg Junction features exceptional vocal actors from the talented theater community in northwest Connecticut. The show is written and created by J. Timothy Quirk.
Play⋅ 1.1K⋅ 259 ⋅11 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 29 min ⋅ Apr 2018 Get Email Contact
Old Time Radio Podcasters
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
Old Time Radio Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|Relic Radio Science Fiction||31|
|Relic Radio Thrillers||27|
|LR Season 44||16|
|Cbs Radio Mystery Theater||11|
|X Minus One||10|
|Legacy Of Laughs||8|
|Tales Of The Texas Rangers||6|
|COTY Season 50||6|
|Adventures Of Philip Marlowe||5|
|Relic Radio Show||5|
|GS Season 55||5|
|HC Season 51||5|
|Challenge Of The Yukon||5|
|The Six Shooter||5|
|TSS Season 54||5|
|TTR Season 51||5|
|Have Gun Will Travel||5|
|HGWT Season 60||5|
|Adventures Of Wild Bill Hickok||5|
|AWBH - Season 51||5|
|This Is Your Fbi||4|
|Yours Truly Johnny Dollar||4|