BW – EP84: The Simple Art of Macabre—Mystery, Suspense, and Horror from Radio’s Best (1931 – 1982)

In Breaking Walls Episode 84, it’s the Simple Art of Macabre, to your ears from the mouths of some of the best who ever produced radio’s stuff of nightmares. Highlights: • Why Do We Like To Be Scared? • What pre-dated the radio horror program … Read MoreBW – EP84: The Simple Art of Macabre—Mystery, Suspense, and Horror from Radio’s Best (1931 – 1982)

BW – EP80: Forecast—The Most Important Forgotten Series in Radio History

Question? What do starlets Marlene Dietrich, Kay Thompson, Margaret Sullivan, and Loretta Young have in common? How about writers and directors Norman Corwin, Helen Deutsch, and Bill Spier. How about Danny Kaye, Mel Allen, Gerald Mohr, Elliot Lewis, Byron Kane, Lurene Tuttle, Paula Winslowe, Joseph … Read MoreBW – EP80: Forecast—The Most Important Forgotten Series in Radio History

BW – EP66: An Interactive History of Suspense—Radio’s Outstanding Theater Of Thrills

In Breaking Walls episode 66, we weave the history of radio’s outstanding theater of thrills, Suspense, into an story told by producer and directors William Spier, William N. Robson, and Elliot Lewis, and actors and actresses June Havoc, Cary Grant, Vincent Price, Hans Conreid, Howard … Read MoreBW – EP66: An Interactive History of Suspense—Radio’s Outstanding Theater Of Thrills

The House in Cypress Canyon 12/5/1946: The Most Morbidly Horrifying Radio Play Ever

If this is your first time visiting The WallBreakers, I should let you know that I am an old-time radio junkie. Old-time radio refers to the period in history (specifically between the 1930s-1950s), before television, when people would gather around the radio to listen to their favorite … Read MoreThe House in Cypress Canyon 12/5/1946: The Most Morbidly Horrifying Radio Play Ever