Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


5144. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. August 4, 1947. NBC net. Sustaining. Gregory Abbott hosts a show devoted to witchcraft, including one of the strangest witchcraft trials ever. Gregory Abbott. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5145. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. August 5, 1947. NBC net. Sustaining. Gregory Abbott hosts an artistic show, including the story of Hogarth the painter and Fielding the writer and the Portrait Of A Ghost. Gregory Abbott. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5146. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. August 6, 1947. NBC net. Gregory Abbott tells a story about George Washington and his mother's horses, how Abe Lincoln first met Jefferson Davis, how FDR was annoying the Germans at the age of eleven. Gregory Abbott. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5147. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. August 7, 1947. NBC net. Sustaining. Gregory Abbott tells the story of the most patient man in the world and the largest cab fare in history. Gregory Abbott. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5148. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. August 8, 1947. NBC net. Sustaining. Bob Ripley is broadcasting from his junk, the Mon Lei, in Albany, New York. He describes his Chinese junk and people in the Albany area tell their own "Believe It Or Nots." Robert Ripley. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20032. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. October 28, 1947. NBC net. Sustaining. Where is sneezing a crime punishable by death? A drama about a dead little girl who was brought back to life by lightning! Robert Ripley (host), Gregory Abbott (announcer), Bob Miehle (writer), George Lefferts (writer). 14:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5149. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. December 8, 1947. NBC net. Sustaining. Gregory Abbott tells a strange story about the composer Offenbach and the song written on the shirt of a beggar. Gregory Abbott. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5150. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. December 9, 1947. NBC net. Sustaining. Gregory Abbott tells a story about the Louisiana swamps and a missing son. Gregory Abbott. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5151. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. December 10, 1947. NBC net. Sustaining. Bob Ripley tells strange stories about India, including the $10-million-dollar chicken. Robert Ripley. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5152. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. December 11, 1947. NBC net. Sustaining. Gregory Abbott tells about honor among thieves. A robber once accepted his victim's check. After 37 years, the robber himself was robbed by his onetime victim. Gregory Abbott. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5153. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. December 12, 1947. NBC net. Sustaining. Gregory Abbott tells about the most fantastic Rube Goldberg type contraption ever used to catch a chicken. Gregory Abbott. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106938. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. 1948. NBC net. Sustaining. Today's quiz question: Why was Napoleon painted with his hand inside his shirt? Charles Lindbergh was actually the 67th person to cross the Atlantic non-stop. The story of Thomas Kincaid who joined the Air Force after Pearl Harbor and flew over 300 hours of combat...when he was only 15 years old! Gregory Abbott (narrator), William Griffis (narrator), George Lefferts (writer), Jack Wilson (writer). 14:31. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

5154. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. May 10, 1948. NBC net. Sustaining. How Douglas MacArthur won an important battle for the Japs and was made a hero by them. Ripley speaks from Tokyo from the radio studio Tokyo Rose used to use. Robert Ripley. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5155. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. May 11, 1948. NBC net. Sustaining. Gregory Abbott tells about a cruel Japanese Emperor of the past who valued his vase collection more than the lives of his subjects. Ripley describes the devastation still visible as he broadcasts from Hiroshima. Gregory Abbott, Robert Ripley. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5156. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. May 12, 1948. NBC net. Sustaining. Gregory Abbott tells how the fabulous Golden Cathedral of Quito, Ecuador was built, with gold donated by an Indian slave. Gregory Abbott. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5157. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. May 13, 1948. NBC net. Sustaining. Gregory Abbott tells a story about a young man with a burning curiosity who ran into a streak of bad luck. Gregory Abbott. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5158. Believe It Or Not Radio Odditorium. May 14, 1948. NBC net. Sustaining. Gregory Abbott tells a story of old Hawaii and the volcano god Pele. The program includes a message from Ripley shortwaved from Hawaii. Gregory Abbott, Robert Ripley. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 17 programs.