The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society

Episode 71: Dark Journey

It’s Valentine’s Day and we celebrate by welcoming Eric’s wife, Shanan Custer, as our special guest! She’s brought us a Lucille Fletcher-penned episode of Suspense entitled “Dark Journey!” A young woman claims that she can manipulate people and events by the sheer power of her will. Does she truly possess such supernatural powers? Who is truly to blame for the consequences that ensue? Sasquatch, why haven’t you called? Listen for yourself and find out! (During this episode we mention a couple links that we encourage you to check out: ghoulishdelights.threadless.com and thewallbreakers.com. Have a look!) Then vote and let us know what you think!

Does Dark Journey stand the test of time?
14 Feb 2018 1 comment

Episode 70: The Horla

Guy de Maupassant’s classic short story was adapted by Mystery in the Air for this week’s episode, “The Horla!” Peter Lorre stars in this story a man tormented by an invisible presence. Where did this shadowy nightmare come from? How far will this narrator go to rid himself of this creature? Is this secretly a really disturbing episode of the Shadow? Would you book a flight to Lorretown? Listen for yourself and find out! Then vote and let us know what you think!

Does The Horla stand the test of time?
08 Feb 2018 3 comments

Episode 69: The Yellow Wallpaper

This week we’re listening to the earlier of Agnes Moorehead’s two performances of “The Yellow Wallpaper” from Suspense! Our thanks to Mark for recommending this adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story! A new mother is being kept by her husband in a room adorned with yellow wallpaper, allegedly for her health. Is her madness causing her to see things in the wallpaper’s pattern? Are the things hiding in the pattern driving her mad? Is this secretly a really disturbing episode of the Shadow? Listen for yourself and find out! Then vote and let us know what you think!

Does The Yellow Wallpaper stand the test of time?
02 Feb 2018 2 comments

Episode 68: Weekend Vacation

Listener Jamie recommended this week’s episode, “Weekend Vacation” from The Darkness! Thanks, Jamie! A vacationing family winds up in a strange old motel operated by an elderly woman and her child-like brute of a grandson. What dark fate awaits the guests on their vacation? Is this story as simple as it seems? Has our hearing really gotten that bad? I SAID HAS OUR HEARING REALLY GOTTEN THAT BAD? Listen for yourself and find out! Then vote and let us know what you think!

Does Weekend Vacation stand the test of time?
25 Jan 2018 2 comments

Episode 67: The Iron Coffin

Our thanks to Ryan for suggesting “The Iron Coffin” from The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, part of our Listener Library series! Raymond Chandler’s famous hard-boiled detective investigates a 16th century castle moved stone by stone from Spain to California, including the coffins that store the castle’s ancient family. What are the strange sounds that have been heard in the castle’s crypt? Is a haunted castle not a suitable location for a Philip Marlowe story? OR IS IT? Listen for yourself and find out! Then vote and let us know what you think! (Tim is a little sick this episode. It’s winter in Minnesota so please bear with his ragged voice. Also! We briefly mentioned the Cowles Center, known as the Shubert when it moved, in Minneapolis. Learn all about it!)

Does The Iron Coffin stand the test of time?
19 Jan 2018 4 comments