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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Nov 26, 2013

Goodman Ace was a radio writer, a television writer, a magazine columnist, and a joke doctor. 

His show, Easy Aces, featured Goodman and his wife Jane, who was a scatterbrain much like Gracie Allen.

They were on the air from 1930 until his show was dumped after the 1945 season by its sponsor, Anacin, because Ace...

Nov 22, 2013

Yet another congressman has initiated a bill to do away with the dollar bill.  Instead, we would all use dollar coins. 

Hey, it works in Canada!  Would it work here?

Well, it WOULD save the government a cool 5 1/2 billion dollars over a 30-year period.

Find out who's for it, and who's against it, in this show.

Let me...

Nov 18, 2013

Leroy Ripley liked the name Robert better than Leroy, so he became Robert.  And he liked the idea of being born on Christmas Day better than being born on the day after, so he changed his birthday to December 25. 

Hopefully, he was more accurate with the truth of the claims he made in his Believe It or Not shows than...

Nov 12, 2013

Basil Rathbone was coming off a big success as Sherlock Holmes when Fatima cigarettes hired him to play a private detective named - Basil Rathbone. 

Rathbone was given clues to his cases by an otherworldly female voice named Fatima.  What a coincidence - just like the cigarettes!

And Rathbone even read the Fatima...

Nov 8, 2013

What do President Jimmy Carter, singer Cyndi Lauper, Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, and explorer Admiral Byrd have in common?

They all autographed books (or in Cyndi's case, a CD) that I found for sale in thrift shops.

This show tells you the secrets of finding valuable autographs where nobody would expect them to be -...