The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, was a radio-TV comedy series which ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century comedy. Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois â December 26, 1974 in Beverly Hills, California), born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor. He was one of the biggest stars in classic American radio and was also a major television personalit ...
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 1953, 1948, 1943, and 1938! Come get a ton more podcasts from my website, www.buckbenny.com. Tell me what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org
There's Laughter in the Air! Radio's Top Comedians and Their Best Shows by Jack Gaver and Dave Stanley
There's Laughter in the Air takes readers on a sidesplitting romp through the world of old-time radio comedy. It gives a brief history of the medium and brief but intimate accounts of some of the biggest acts from the 1930s and 1940s. Gaver and Stanley give insight on several luminaries from the days of vintage radio: Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Fibber McGee and Molly, Burns and Allen, Amos 'n Andy, and more! (Summary by ChuckW)
Welcome to Reader's Corner, a weekly radio show hosted by Boise State University president emeritus Bob Kustra that features lively conversations with some of the nation's leading authors about issues and ideas that matter today.
Jack and Fred.
John Dehner and Parley Baer stop by for a fun visit to Fort Laramie.
Virginia Gregg and Vic Perrin in Tony Berrett's The Longshot Matter!
Last episode of the 1950-1951 season next week we carry on finishing of the 1940-1941 and 1935-1936 seasons!
Note: This is an encore edition of Reader's Corner. The episode originally aired June 2020.โดย Bob Kustra
Two more great westerns in outstanding sound for you today!
Mary Jane Croft in John Dawson's The Pearling Matter!
Well we've been talking about this for awhile, so here is Orson's production of Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne for radio with his original broadway cast.
The World Turned Upside Down: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership, by Clyde Prestowitz, identifies the challenges China’s growing power poses and how it must be confronted.โดย Bob Kustra
Friday fun with Fibber!
Two more great episodes with an insightful intro about Kathleen Hite by me!
John Dehner in Les Crutchfield's The Laughing Matter
SOrry for the inconsistency lately, but we have apacked show for you today! With Jack Benny, Speed Riggs, Ed Sullivan, Fred Allen, and Phil Harris!
Note: This is an encore episode that originally aired in July 2020.โดย Bob Kustra
Two more great westerns!
A real favorite of many!
Fibber and friends!
In Jack Devine's newest book, Spymaster’s Prism: The Fight Against Russian Aggression, the legendary CIA spymaster illustrates how Russia’s intelligence activities have continued uninterrupted throughout modern history.โดย Bob Kustra
You can watch this on Youtube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trWvc71fmk4. Kathy, John, Terry, Vincent, and Buck on Joan Benny and discussion of her appearances on Jack's TV show as well as the audio from the TV show.
Joan Benny daughter of Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone passed away this week. Here is a little tribute to her!
The Idaho Traveler explores the often ignored treasures of small-town Idaho, from historic buildings and sites to the mom-and-pop restaurants that offer the best pie and breakfast in the Gem State. Interviews with long-time residents and newcomers alike illustrate this paean to Idaho and capture the essence of what defines Idaho's unique character.…
Good title for Father's Day week!
RIchard Crenna stops by!
Jack and Fred are back!
In his latest book, Proof of Life, Daniel Levin dives deep into a shadowy world where few have access—an underground industry of war where everything is for sale, including arms, drugs, and even people.โดย Bob Kustra
Friday with Fibber and Friends!
A special presentation! Not heard by many, be one of the few, the proud, the true Jack Benny fans!
An outstanding episode of Fort Laramie today and Gunsmoke is no slouch as always!
William Conrad, radio's Matt Dillon, stops by!
Another great Johnny Dollar, but you may have heard this recently so I will share two this week!
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An interview with Amelia Pang, author of Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods. The book explores ethical consumption and how a cheap price tag typically hides a higher human cost.โดย Bob Kustra
Guest stars everywhere, but they are all Benny regulars!
Tall Cowboy Sketch Part 1
More Fibber and friends fun!
Three more great shows with Jack, Phil, and the whole gang!
Another Raymond Burr Fort Laramie and William Conrad Gunsmoke!
Jack Goes to Dennis House
FIbber and friends!
An interview with Samantha Silva about her latest book, Love and Fury, a moving account of Mary Wollstonecraft, mother to writer Mary Shelley and arguably the world’s first feminist.โดย Bob Kustra