The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society

Episode 47: The Dunwich Horror

Our Listener Library series is being put on hold this week because the Society is celebrating the birthday of H.P. Lovecraft by listening to his story “The Dunwich Horror” as adapted by Suspense! (If you are a fan of the man, might we suggest checking out the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival?) Dark sorcery is underway in the wild hills of rural New England! Can Professor Armitage thwart this profane invocation of Yog-Sothoth? Why is Wilbur Whateley so determined to acquire the accursed Necronomicon? Is this just a bunch of gibberish designed to confuse Eric? Listen for yourself and find out! Then vote and let us know what you think:

Does The Dunwich Horror stand the test of time?
16 Aug 2017 no comments

Episode 46: The Wardrobe Trunk

We continue with our Listener Library series, catching up on recommendations from our listeners! This week, we check out “The Wardrobe Trunk” from NBC’s Radio City Playhouse, suggested to us by Jake! A small-time criminal finds himself in over his head and scrutinized by a threatening traveling companion. Can this desperate criminal elude the law? Does anything draw attention to yourself like not wanting to draw attention to yourself? What were dolls like back then? Listen for yourself and find out! Then vote and let us know what you think:

Does The Wardrobe Trunk stand the test of time?
08 Aug 2017 no comments

Episode 45: How Love Came to Professor Guildea

Our thanks to Keara who recommended this story from the series, Escape! This unusual tale is based on a short story by Robert Smythe Hichens and the production features the singular talents of the Man of a Thousand Voices, Paul Frees as the parrot. After a psychologist strikes up an unlikely friendship with a priest, the doctor finds himself being tormented by a strange invisible creature, which plagues him with a sickening, repugnant love! What is the true nature of this shadowy creature? Can a parrot sense the spiritual world? How hard was it to find a dinner date back then? Listen for yourself and find out! Then vote and let us know what you think:

Does How Love Came to Professor Guildea stand the test of time?
02 Aug 2017 no comments

Episode 44: Bunny Baumler–His Close Brush with Fame

This week the Society listens to a suggestion from Abby, who told us about an episode of Crime Classics! This series blends dark comedy and historical tales of true crime. In this episode, a German ne’er-do-well finds himself accused of four murders and he may not want to prove himself innocent. During the discussion afterwards, Tim makes a ridiculous claim that he found a link to the actual story that was the basis for this production. There is no such link. However, here’s a couple other bits of useful information:  Bad Luck Schleprock and schlemiel and schlimazel. What is the odd bit of trivia regarding this show? Why are people so fond of Baumler when death and destruction seem to follow in his wake? Is Bruno an appropriate name for a dog? Listen for yourself and find out! Then vote and let us know what you think:

Does Bunny Baumler–His Close Brush with Fame stand the test of time?
25 Jul 2017 no comments

Episode 43: The Thing That Cries in the Night, Parts 13–15

Our Summer Serial concludes with the shocking resolution to “The Thing That Cries in the Night” from I Love a Mystery! (Coming late to the series? Listen to Parts 1–3, Parts 4–6Parts 7–9, and then Parts 10–12!) Jack claims to know who is responsible for terrorizing the Martin family, but he won’t reveal what he suspects until he has undeniable proof. Can you figure out the solution before the final episode? Is anyone actually listening when Jack speaks out loud to an empty room? How many of us have friends that can cry like babies (not including actual babies)? Listen for yourself and find out! Then vote and let us know what you think:

Do parts 13–15 of The Thing That Cries in the Night stand the test of time?
19 Jul 2017 no comments