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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Aug 30, 2013

Five years of In the Treasure Corner under my belt! 

In this annual birthday show, I discuss which shows have been listened to most, who's listening, and where those listeners are. 

The most-listened-to show of the past three years?  A bit of a curiosity!  But the show in second place is no surprise at all.  We take a...


Aug 26, 2013

Orson Welles, comedian?

This little-known talent of the master was exhibited in his radio show, The Orson Welles Almanac, which was broadcast in 1944. 

Each week, Orson did both comedy and drama.  His show also featured musical numbers, random facts, and guest stars. 

This episode features actress Mary Boland, and it...


Aug 19, 2013

Mystery writer John Dickson Carr published 45 novels under his own name and 25 more under the pen name Carter Dickson. 

He also hosted this radio mystery show.  Murder By Experts was on the air from 1949 to 1951. 

Each week, a different mystery novelist recommended his or her favorite mystery story, and that story was...


Aug 16, 2013

Three times her design for the new Washington quarter was recommended for approval by the George Washington Bicentennial Committee and the United States Fine Arts Commission.

Three times the Secretary of the Treasury turned her down without explanation.

This is the story of Laura Gardin Fraser, and the United...


Aug 14, 2013

Arch Oboler was the second - and best known - host of the horror show Lights Out. 

He also wrote and directed Arch Oboler's Plays.  When that show became popular, the name was changed to Everyman's Plays.

This episode, Cat Woman, first aired on October 18, 1940.