Sat, 23 March 2019
For the 100th episode of “Presenting the Transcription Feature,” we present two of the best programs from the radio’s golden age: “Dragnet” and “The Jack Benny Program.” First up, detectives Friday and Romero track a hold-up man all around town, using brains and patience while ducking bullets and punches. Then Jack and the cast have lunch at a drug store, providing plenty of opportunities for cheapness, mispronunciations, and a visit from entertainment legend Eddie Cantor.
December 14, 1950
“The Big Break”
The Jack Benny Program
May 8, 1949
“Jack is Upset with the Cast”
Direct download: Presenting__the_Transcription_Feature_-_DRAGNET_and_JACK_BENNY.mp3
Category:Presenting the Transcription Feature -- posted at: 9:06am EDT
Wed, 13 March 2019
November 29, 1975
Freddie is running for president of the Auto Club, but faces strong opposition from Mack. The two agree to a Relay Race to settle who would make a better president, but Mack has plans of his own on how the race should be run and won.
We continue our reviews of the DC Comics 1970s run of The Mighty Isis, looking at the penultimate issue, a story that really takes the series in a new direction, both story and character-wise.
Next, it's a look at the episode, "Girl Driver". Among the topics discussed are the progression of Cindy Lee as a character from the start of the series to now, why a general election wasn't held to determine who would be president of the club, Sid and Marty Kroft versus Filmation live action shows, and the new outfits everyone gets to wear in this episode.
It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode. Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.
Moral: "In today's story, Mac learned that Freddie can drive just as well as he can, even though she is a girl. Not too many years ago, there were a lot of jobs that people thought were just for men. But times are changing, and today there are no jobs that are not open to qualified people, whether they be men or women. Each of us should have the chance to do whatever we dream, be it mechanic, astronaut, or President of the United States."
Susan Lawrence as Feddie Charlton
Steve Doubet as Mac Lennard
Albert Reed as Doctor Barnes
Sat, 9 March 2019
"The Power Pirate"
Aired: September 8, 1973
The premiere of The World's Greatest Super Friends Podcast debuts with a look at the very first episode from 1973. Strange power drains have the Super Friends gathered to investigate and help in rescue caused by the power failures. What is causing it and how does Sir Cedric Cedric of Scotland Yard fit into all of this?
John is joined by 13th Dimension webmaster Dan Greenfield to discuss each and every episode of The Super Friends from 1973 to its conclusion in 1985 (strangely enough 93 episodes in total). In the premiere podcast, the two discuss the voice actors involved in the show, the tonal shift of Olan Soule and Casey Kasum in playing Batman and Robin compared to their run on Filmation's 68 Batman show, and the iconic theme song that still gets the heart racing with it plays.
Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.
Direct download: Super_Friends_-_Power_Pirate.mp3
Category:The World's Greatest Super Friends Podcast -- posted at: 8:00am EDT
Mon, 4 March 2019
After World War II, there was a severe housing shortage that criminals took advantage of. In this episode of “Boston Blackie,” our hero tries to right that wrong. Then on “Vic and Sade,” first young Rush wants to invest in a lifetime pass to the movies, then Vic is delighted to learn that his face will be on the cover of his industry magazine.
September 17, 1946
“The Apartment Swindler”
Vic and Sade
December 17, 1940
“A Bijou Lifetime Pass”
May 2, 1941
“Vic’s Picture on Quarterly Cover”
Direct download: Presenting_the_Transcription_Feature_-_BOSTON_BLACKIE_and_VIC_AND_SADE.mp3
Category:Presenting the Transcription Feature -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT
Fri, 15 February 2019
It’s the battle of the sexes on “The College Quiz Bowl,” with women’s college Mt Holyoke vs. then-men’s college Colgate (Colgate went co ed in 1970). How well do you know your famous men nicknamed “Fox,” Greek myths, and British poets? Then on “Our Miss Brooks,” Connie has to work hard to get her beau, Mr. Boynton, to ask her out for Valentine’s Day dinner.
The College Quiz Bowl
November 9, 1955
“Mt Holyoke vs. Colgate”
Our Miss Brooks
February 19, 1950
“Valentine’s Day Date”
Direct download: Presenting_the_Transcription_Feature_-_COLLEGE_QUIZ_and_OUR_MISS_BROOKS.mp3
Category:Presenting the Transcription Feature -- posted at: 6:04am EDT
Sun, 3 February 2019
Episode 52—Into the Trek Zone
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson welcomes back fellow sci-fi scribe William Leisner for the second part of his interview to chat about his books, including his original works, Star Trek stories and novels, upcoming projects, and other geeky things. Plus, Ella checks in with an update from across the pond in London, including her visit to Sherwood Forest!
Geek Roots: Star Trek 1:10
Other Sci-Fi 3:25
Birth of a Comic Strip Writer 4:51
Birth of a TV Writer 6:04
Trying to Break into Hollywood from New York 8:25
Pitching Star Trek Spec Scripts 9:17
Fan Fiction and Strange New Worlds 14:15
Called Up to the Show 18:05
Corps of Engineers: Out of the Cocoon 18:50
Slings and Arrows: The Insolence of Office 21:05
Myriad Universes: A Less Perfect Union 23:40
Losing the Peace 24:50
Shocks of Adversity 25:55
Favorites and Dream Trek Projects 26:40
Original Projects: A Dimension of Death 30:28
The ReDeus Series from Crazy 8 Press 34:54
A Return to the Ur-Bar 39:03
Period Pieces 41:30
So, You’re a Writer! 42:30
Current Projects 45:10
Contracts, Deadlines, and the Writing Game 47:10
Closing Comments 50:46
Ella Skypes in from London:
Hitchcock Films 52:00
Sherwood Forest 56:32
The Nottingham Caves 1:03:12
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Pub 1:05:45
Notting Hill 1:07:45
Star Trek: Discovery Season Premiere 1:13:38
Discoverage and Short Treks 1:16:40
Generations Geek in London 1:18:02
Sun, 13 January 2019
Let's start the new year with an episode of “Information Please.” It's 1939, and we're still in the middle of the Great Depression. Do you know your “Gulliver’s Travels,” love songs, and baseball pennant-winners? Then we’ll return to Wistful Vista for another visit with “Fibber McGee and Molly.” It’s a new year for them as well, and they’re planning to host a sleigh ride.
April 18, 1939
"Guest: H. V. Kaltenborn"
Fibber McGee and Molly
January 11, 1949
“Organizing a Sleigh Ride”
Direct download: Presenting_the_Transcription_Feature_-_INFORMATION_PLEASE_and_FIBBER_MCGEE_AND_MOLLY.mp3
Category:Presenting the Transcription Feature -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT