Exploring Tomorrow

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.


60271. Exploring Tomorrow. December 11, 1957. Mutual net. "The Convict". Commercials deleted. A convict accepts permanent exile to Mars rather than a fifteen-year prison sentence on Earth. After ten years, the convict steals a spaceship to return to Earth. John Campbell Jr. (host), John Fleming (author). 17:53. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

72693. Exploring Tomorrow. December 18, 1957. Mutual net. "The Happiness Effect". An artist moves to the small town of Benton, which disturbs the local "brain writer" very much. Framing the artist for a robbery leads to him having his creativity removed. The story is also known as, "The Gift" and "Do It and Like It." John Campbell Jr. (host), Bill Mahr (announcer), Raymond E. Banks (author), Sanford Marshall (producer, director), Charles Holmes, Lawson Zerbe, Mason Adams. 19:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

60277. Exploring Tomorrow. December 25, 1957. Mutual net. "Desert Object". Commercials deleted. A beachball-shaped alien lands on Earth and communicates its needs in an unusual fashion. The story is also known as "The Alien" and "Nago." John Campbell Jr. (host), Gordon Dickson (author). 17:57. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

60273. Exploring Tomorrow. January 3, 1958. Mutual net. "Dreams". Commercials deleted. While it is possible to recognize something you've seen long ago, you cannot recognize what you have not yet seen! The date is approximate. John Campbell Jr. (host). 19:17. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

11142. Exploring Tomorrow. January 15, 1958. Program #9. Mutual net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "First Contact". An spaceship from Earth meets an alien spaceship, far from any planet. Murray Leinster (author), John Campbell Jr. (host), Sanford Marshall (producer, director), Lon Clark, Lawson Zerbe, Bill Mahr (announcer), Peter Irving (adaptor). 20 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60279. Exploring Tomorrow. January 17, 1958. Mutual net. "The Liar". Commercials deleted. Meet Herbie, a telepathic robot who tells lies! Remember Asimov's laws of robotics! John Campbell Jr. (host), Isaac Asimov (author). 21:06. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

23812. Exploring Tomorrow. January 22, 1958. Mutual net. "The Moon Is Red". Commercials deleted. The first American astronaut lands on the Moon, to find the first Russian already there...and claiming the Moon as Soviet property! The story may be titled, "The Moon Is New." John Campbell Jr. (host), Bill Mahr (announcer), Robert Silverberg (author). 18 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

60276. Exploring Tomorrow. February 5, 1958. Mutual net. "The Gift". Commercials deleted. A busy scientist meets a strange woman in an elegant restaurant ("Le Maison Blanche"). She has the same unusual last name as his. She's a very strange woman indeed, with a most unusual gift. Raymond E. Banks (author), Charles Holmes, Lawson Zerbe, Mason Adams, Bill Mahr (announcer). 19:18. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

105781. Exploring Tomorrow. February 12, 1958. Mutual net. "The Mutant". After an atomic war in the year 2019, the mutants that have resulted have some strange abilities. . 18:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

60308. Exploring Tomorrow. February 19, 1958. Mutual net. "The Last Physician". Commercials deleted. The last doctor left alive on Earth gets his first patient in over fifty years! John Campbell Jr. (host). 18:58. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

13257. Exploring Tomorrow. February 21, 1958. Program #20. Mutual net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Adventure Of The Beauty Queen". A beautiful woman receives a message from 1000 years in the future. John Campbell Jr. (host), Bret Morrison, Charlotte Sheffield (Miss U.S.A.), Sanford Marshall (producer and director), Guy Wallace (announcer), John Fleming (author). 20 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

97430. Exploring Tomorrow. March 5, 1958. Program #7. Mutual net origination, AFRTS #7 rebroadcast. "Look Out, Duck!". A space ship blasts off for the swampy planet of "Okeefenoke." The ship's cargo is 50 ducks and a veterinarian named Dr. Drake! The story first appeared in the September, 1957 edition of "Astounding." John Campbell Jr. (host), Bill Mahr (announcer), Randall Garrett (David Gordon, author), Bill Goodwin (AFRTS psa), Maurice Tarplin, Sanford Marshall (producer, director), Bill Lipton, Roger De Koven, Peter Irving (adaptor). 19:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60269. Exploring Tomorrow. March 12, 1958. Mutual net. "War Games". Commercials deleted. A fascinating story about a war-like people who plan to conquer the Earth with friendliness...using the toys of the Earth children. The story is also known as, "War Game," "Fair Fight" and "Made in Avak." John Campbell Jr. (host), Philip K. Dick (author). 18:06. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

60272. Exploring Tomorrow. March 19, 1958. Mutual net. "The Mimic". Commercials deleted. A story about an impossible monster from outer space who has returned to Earth...to visit his sister! The monster's name is Ted Kennedy! Can you guess why this monster is impossible? The date is approximate. John Campbell Jr. (host), Mason Adams, Robert Silverberg (author). 18:45. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

23816. Exploring Tomorrow. April 2, 1958. Mutual net. "Sound Decision". Commercials deleted. The "Martian Queen" is hurtling toward Earth, out of control! It's heading right toward New York City! The body of the show only, the opening has been added from another program. The story is also known as, "The Martian Queen" and "Do It and Like It." Poul Anderson (possible author), John Campbell Jr. (host), Sanford Marshall (producer, director), Bill Mahr (announcer), Robert Silverberg (author), Randall Garrett (author). 17 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

23815. Exploring Tomorrow. April 9, 1958. Mutual net. "No Way Out". Sponsored by: *Reader's Digest, L & M, other commercials deleted. In the year 2180, the Earth's teaming billions need a place to go, but Mars, Venus, and Callisto refuse further colonization. Where to put fourteen billion people, will a star drive help? The story is also known as, "Overpopulation," "Solution Impossible" and "Immigration Impossible." John Campbell Jr. (host), Bill Mahr (announcer), George Petrie, Sam Grey, Robert Silverberg (author), Sanford Marshall (producer, director). 22:36. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

11144. Exploring Tomorrow. April 16, 1958. Program #18. Mutual net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Genius". If you want a planet of geniuses to do tricks for you, you must be smarter than they are. Poul Anderson (author), John Campbell Jr. (host), Guy Wallace (announcer). 20 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60278. Exploring Tomorrow. April 23, 1958. Mutual net. "The Secret". Commercials deleted. An FBI agent is assigned to a super-secret government installation at Eden Valley. A group of spies are trying very hard to discover the secret. An interesting idea. Adapted from the story, "With All The Trappings." John Campbell Jr. (host), Randall Garrett (author). 18:29. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

23814. Exploring Tomorrow. April 30, 1958. Mutual net. "Stowaway". Commercials deleted. The first mission to the Moon is not only off course, but is being subjected to several changes in plans. The story is also known as, "Cold Equation." John Campbell Jr. (host), Bill Mahr (announcer). 18 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Good to very good. Otherwise complete.

11143. Exploring Tomorrow. May 7, 1958. Program #13. Mutual net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Telepaths". Alan and Lorrain are both telepaths, but have a basic difference of opinion, and a unique solution. The story is also known as, "Telepathic" and "Speak No More." Gordon R. Dickson (author), John Campbell Jr. (researcher), Mandel Kramer, Bryna Raeburn. 20 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

13255. Exploring Tomorrow. May 14, 1958. Mutual net. "Time Heals". Sponsored by: L & M, Kraft foods, Cape Coral. A man with an incurable disease is sent into the future, where the problem has surely been solved. Sam Grane (?), Sanford Marshall (director and producer), Lawson Zerbe, Bill Mahr (announcer), Poul Anderson (writer), John Campbell Jr. (host), Connie Lembcke. 24:59. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

23813. Exploring Tomorrow. May 21, 1958. Mutual net. "Meddler's Moon". Commercials deleted. A man from the year 2008 returns fifty years into the past to visit his grandfather-to-be and make sure he gets born. The body of show only, with the opening added on. The story may be titled, "Meddler's Dream" or "The Time Traveler," or none of the above. John Campbell Jr. (host), Bill Mahr (announcer), George O. Smith (author). 18 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

11145. Exploring Tomorrow. May 28, 1958. Program #19. Mutual net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Hunting Lodge". The country of Transylvania is now being run by robots and a mad Baron. The title may be, "New Transylvania" or "The Trouble With Robots." Larry Haines, Don Douglas, Bill Mahr (announcer), John Campbell Jr. (host), Randall Garrett (author). 20 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

23817. Exploring Tomorrow. June 4, 1958. Program #12. Mutual net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Inferiority". Two spacemen from Earth on the planet Venus are climbing a mountain made of diamond...when savage natives attack! A lesson is superiority and race relations. John Campbell Jr. (host), Mason Adams, Donald Buka, Guy Wallace (announcer), John Fleming (author). 20 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60270. Exploring Tomorrow. June 11, 1958. Mutual net. "Vincent Deem, 1997". Commercials deleted. Vincent Deem travels from the year 1979 to the year 1997. He comes with flowers and a gun...both items outlawed! The date is approximate. The story may also be titled, "The Man From The Past," "The Meddler" or "The Stranger With Roses." . 15:24. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

11146. Exploring Tomorrow. June 18, 1958. Mutual net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Space Baby". Where do you find an incubator in a manned space station when one is needed in a hurry? The story is also known as, "The First Baby In Space." Guy Wallace (announcer), Randall Garrett (author), Lawson Zerbe, Carol Teitel. 20 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60275. Exploring Tomorrow. October 29, 1958. Mutual net. "Flashback". Commercials deleted. A battle against the "Kinoys," not-quite-human creatures. Could this be a reference to Ernest Kinoy, who adapted science fiction stories at this time for NBC? Is this a time travel adventure? John Campbell Jr. (host). 18:37. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

60274. Exploring Tomorrow. December 17, 1958. Mutual net. "Country Boy". Commercials deleted. A farm boy from Montana is robbed by a beautiful woman in the New York City of the future. The rube decides to become a policeman...to help the poor girl. John Campbell Jr. (host), Robert Silverberg (author). 18:26. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

Report contains 28 programs.