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The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society Podcast revisits the great horror and suspense shows from the golden age of radio, including tales from Suspense, Lights Out Everybody, The Witch’s Tale, The Shadow, and more. Each episode features a classic, or maybe-not-so classic story from the scary old-time radio vault, complete with historical notes and nerdy trivia. At the end of each podcast, your hosts, Tim, Joshua and Eric discuss the merits of the story and decide whether or not it stands ...
 
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This week, special guest host Michael Bleeds has compiled a particularly spooky, scary and horrifying playlist of Halloween music for your ghoulish delight. To maximize your enjoyment of this Halloween journey, you won’t be hearing any chatter between songs. As you embark on this journey, do yourself a favor and reference artist and song links belo…
 
There’s a big event in the Listener Library this week! Our mysterious listener Jessica recommended we listen to “The Parade” from X Minus One. Thanks, Jessica! An ambitious promoter is hired to tease an impending event with the simple slogan, “The Martians are coming.” As more money gets spent to advertise the big day, the more mysterious what will…
 
It’s been a while, but this week brings us The Haunting Hour once again! In “The Hands of Mr. Smith,” a pair of criminals get a shot at one big payday. But when the moment comes, Smith can’t control his homicidal impulses. Will their partnership survive this murder? Is this ultimately a ghost story or not? How petty can Joshua possibly get in criti…
 
This week we’ve got an extremely eclectic show for ya. I went back through a bunch of pending emails and notes to myself to put together our playlist and I think you’re gonna be REAL pleased with the results. Keep an eye out for new tracks from Six One Tribe, New Bang, Lou Turner, Fogged and many many more. We always recommend you keep up each arti…
 
Before we dive into the music, a quick note to go follow The Groove Records over on Instagram to stay tuned in to all of their fantastic events throughout the month of October. Seriously, don’t miss out on Spooky Ghoul Fest. Last Friday was Bandcamp Friday, so we’ll be hearing a number of selections culled from that celebration as well as a bunch o…
 
For this trip to the Listener Library, we’re listening to Hume Cronyn in “Too Many Smiths” from Suspense! Our thanks to our Mysterious Listener Kimberly for recommending this tale of a man who believes he can make a fortune from a slogan writing contest for toothpaste. But complications soon demand that he go further than he intended to see the pla…
 
For episodes ending in a zero or five we usually try to switch up the theming of the playlist but with Halloween right around the corner, we’re going to stick to what we do best – a playlist comprised of local music from Nashville and surrounding areas that runs the gamut of styles and genres. It’s special and unique in it’s own way, you’ll hear it…
 
This week we launch ourselves into the world of Rod Serling’s Zero Hour for an episode entitled “Skylab, Are You There?” William Shatner and Casey Kasem contribute to this story of an astronaut who in desperate need of medical help. What mystery awaits when that help arrives? Why have we never heard the details of these strange events on Skylab? Is…
 
This week for the show, we’ve got another wonderfully varietal playlist. New music from Adia Victoria, The Blackson, Jessica Breanne, Halfnoise, The Nobility, Nickybaby and a ton of others. Loads of great music headed your way… just hit play. We always recommend you keep up each artist for more news and announcements directly from them. That said, …
 
Our Mysterious Listener Keith kindly sent us back into the Lights Out section of our Listener Library for an episode entitled “Bon Voyage!” Two elderly women have bought passage on a ship that departs at midnight, but they soon discover that the sea offers no refuge from the secret that haunts them. Why have these women left their home? What is the…
 
This week for the show, we’ve got a real special playlist. Sometimes we manage to impress even ourselves and this week fits the bill… we’re run the gamut of styles, genres and surprises here and are confident you’re gonna like it. It’s a great balance of new names and familiar ones coming your way… just hit play. We always recommend you keep up eac…
 
Thinking about changing the name of this show to “wonderfully eclectic varietal offerings of Nashville local music.” It has a certain ring to it, huh? Naw, we’ll stick with We Own This Town: Music but that might become our unofficial tagline. It’s what we strive for every week. We always recommend you keep up each artist for more news and announcem…
 
“In Flanders Fields” is an unusual episode of The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, featuring older versions of Holmes and Watson visiting the front lines of World War I! On the eve of a major offensive, a theatrical presentation has been planned to entertain the troops. But something sinister is waiting in the wings, a mystery that could only be …
 
This episode of the WOTT Music show contains tons of great new tracks. An astonishing load if we’re being honest. So dive in for a multitude of eclectic sets of offerings, all from Nashville creators. We always recommend you keep up each artist for more news and announcements directly from them. That said, go follow Revival Season, Slow Pass, Erin …
 
Our Mysterious Listener Todd has directed us to the more contemporary areas of the Listener Library, recommending “Tissue Memory” from the BBC’s Fear on Four! Thanks, Todd! This story, written by Judy Upton, features a young woman named Anna who begins to have visions of another life after receiving a donor heart. These visions seem to connect her …
 
Our installment this week was the final episode of the iconic series, Escape! “The Heart of Kali” features a down-on-his-luck veteran desperate to return to India to recover a temple's treasure. But to do so, he must sink to the depths of human brutality. How far will he go to claim his prize? What fate awaits him inside the temple? Will this break…
 
For this weeks episode, we switch things up a bit. We still serve up a load of wonderful local music across a variety of genres and styles but focus on the more dance-y, electronic, pop and unexpected offerings for a good portion of the show. There’s plenty of standard goodies peppered in as well but this is a special playlist, for sure. We always …
 
Where else you gonna hear hip-hop, soul, rock, folk, country and trance all from the Nashville area all in one show? Nowhere, that’s where! We’re here with fourteen new and notable tracks to bring you some mind-boggling variety. We always recommend you keep up each artist for more news and announcements directly from them. With that in mind, go fol…
 
It’s time to pay another visit to The Hermit’s Cave for an episode entitled “The House with a Past!” Our thanks to Roberta for recommending this particular contribution to our Listener Library. The story features a young couple who move into a house that has an eerie reputation in the neighborhood. Soon they begin to experience the seemingly supern…
 
Back with another playlist of stellar local tracks. No particular theme to tie everything together, just great local music that will surprise and delight you. It’s what we strive for every episode. We always recommend you keep up each artist for more news and announcements directly from them. With that in mind, go follow Intro, Jack Vinoy, Adia Vic…
 
This week we’re listening to a very modern adaptation of a classic story of sci-fi and horror, “Who Goes There?” from the BBC series, Chillers! The script is adapted from the novella of the same name written by John W. Campbell, Jr. (under the pen name Don A. Stuart). This tale of a small group of scientists in Antarctica who discover an alien crea…
 
We kick this episode off with a special track that serves as both tribute and fundraising effort for Fran’s East Side. If you haven’t seen the news about Fran’s, their lease is not being renewed by their landlord and they need some fundraising help. Sadly, this sort of situation is becoming much more common. With that bit of concerning news out of …
 
Our thanks to our Mysterious Listener Paul for recommending this adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Ring of Thoth" from Escape! Thanks, Paul! Inside the Louvre, an old Egyptian man tells the story of a near-immortal priest. To this day, the priest searches the world for a ring that will grant him his heart's fondest wish! What secret lies …
 
This episode we dip a heavy hand into the We Own This Town Mailbag and come back with a variety of songs that we might not have discovered on our own. Truth be told, there are plenty of selections here that didn’t come from submissions but, hey, it’s a healthy mix! If you’re interested in submitting your music, feel free to DM us on Twitter or Face…
 
We tend to treat our WOTT Music episodes like birthdays; try to do something special for those that end in five or zero. As such, we’re sharing a playlist of cover songs this go around. We’ve got a long list of covers from Nashville artists and think sharing a solid twelve of them is a nice refreshing break from the norm. You may know these songs b…
 
This week, The Shadow takes a trip to “The Village of Doom,” and we’re going with him! A small town reaches out to the crime-fighter when death itself seems to be holding the population hostage! Can the Shadow uncover the truth behind this mysterious threat before he becomes the next victim? Is this the most bizarre episode of The Shadow ever made?…
 
We're making a particularly special trip to the Listener Library this week for an episode of Defense Attorney, a series recommended to us by our long-time supporter, Chip! Thanks, Chip, and we wish you a speedy recovery! The show featured Mercedes McCambridge in the title role, and in this particular story, “The Hot Rod Accident,” Defense Attorney …
 
If you’re new to the show, every episode we play new music from the Nashville area spanning a wide variety of genres. We do our best to steer clear of the typical sound you might think of when considering the name “Nashville” – no commercial country, no songwriters in the round. We do our best to play tracks that might surprise you and, ideally, re…
 
Huge thanks to Lance Conzett and Negro Justice for bringing their guest hosting skills to the last two episodes while I was out on Summer Break. It’s good to be back but I’m a little rusty! Trust me, you can tell! The music in this episode is fifteen tracks culled from the massive influx of new music released during my time away from the Inbox. The…
 
This week we pay a visit to the early days of the legendary series, Dragnet! In this episode, “The Werewolf,” an elusive maniac is terrorizing the city with a series of seemingly random attacks on young women. Sergeant Joe Friday and the rest of the LAPD have been tasked to use every resource at their disposal to catch this menace! What will it tak…
 
The one and only Negro Justice joins us on this episode to talk about some of his favorite Nashville hip-hop artists, potential collaborators and loads of folks that inspire his work. It’s fifteen tracks all curated by our guest and we don’t shy away from talking about what makes Nashville hip-hop exactly so unique. We may not have the immediately …
 
This week’s visit to the Listener Library provides us with a startling view! Our thanks to our Mysterious Listener Keara for recommending “The Thing in the Window” from Suspense! This Lucille Fletcher-penned tale features an out-of-work actor who becomes fixated on a window across from his own. Despite what everyone else claims, he insists that a d…
 
We welcome back photographer, writer and friend-of-the-show Lance Conzett to supply this weeks playlist. We talk about the storytelling strength of Nashville hip-hop, getting over the spectacle of Nashville Pop and leaning in to the weird. As always, it’s a treat to have Lance on the show and provide his insights into Nashville’s music scenes. Go c…
 
Gentle listeners, please join us as we fondly recall the best episodes of 2020 and ruefully regret the worst! Based on listener polls, the learned opinions of esteemed special guests, and our own dubious blithering, one episode shall be declared a mighty champion and another shall be declared a raging dumpster fire. Which episode will take home the…
 
We’re calling this one a Mega episode! Though, honestly, it’s just one more track than what we normally play so that’s probably a bit of a misnomer. Regardless, it’s a jam packed episode of tracks and the playlists are refreshing. This episode also marks the start of We Own This Town Summer Break. We’re going to be a bit quieter over the next two w…
 
Another hour of local fueled music for your consumption. We do our best to keep things recent and relevant while also still mixing in plenty of eclectic choices from around the bend that you may have missed. If something doesn’t strike you immediately, just wait a few minutes and you’ll find a new treat on the way. We always recommend you keep up e…
 
Not much is known about The Key, the Australian series that produced this week's episode, “The Ghost!” The story features a puzzle master who is called upon to solve the mystery of a strange spirit haunting two elderly women. But he soon discovers that the supernatural details defy all rational explanation! (Note that the recording that your Myster…
 
If iTunes is to be trusted, there’s about an hours worth of music in here. Who doesn’t trust iTunes? Queue up this episode for a dose of local music that is refreshing, surprising, invigorating and satisfying – all at once. Most of all, enjoy. We always recommend you keep up each artist for more news and announcements directly from them. So, follow…
 
This week's visit to the Listener Library was requested by two Mysterious Old Radio fans from overseas! Thanks to both Katherine and Stuart for recommending we listen to "The Author and the Thing!" This recording of Arch Obloler's script served as the final episode of Lights Out in 1943. Of course, the series could never quite stay dead and it was …
 
On last weeks episode we played a track from an artist we stumbled upon named St. Slug. Turns out, we stumbled on a Bandcamp Burner account and ended up with early access to a Scrap Skreezy album not quite ready for public consumption. As penance, we’ll be playing some Skreezy again this episode with proper attribution. We’ll also be playing fourte…
 
Five sets of three songs from a wide variety of local musicians. We tried to segment things in a way so you get a themed set of songs followed by a set a little left of center; rinse and repeat. We get full on squishy at one point and manage to serve up a whiplash of genre hopping later on. Good stuff if we do say so ourselves. We always recommend …
 
This month includes Orson Welles’ birthday and we celebrate with this episode of The Lives of Harry Lime! The series chronicles the adventures of the notorious rogue before his famous appearance in the classic film, The Third Man. In this story, entitled “Ticket to Tangier,” Lime answers an enigmatic message inviting him to Tangier. This exotic loc…
 
To celebrate 250 episodes, we sit down with one of our favorite hip-hop artists. Negro Justice came on our radar in the summer of 2020 with the The Stimulus EP and has released a staggering body of work in the ensuing months. We talk about his latest collaboration EP Resplendent (done with WOTT favorite Gee Slab), his evangelism of Bandcamp and the…
 
Our thanks to James for sending us back to the Listener Library for this episode of Suspense! “One Hundred in the Dark” is a tale of mystery told to the members of a gentleman’s club for art appreciation. In this story, the hostess of a dinner party discovers that a crime has been committed and one of her guests is the guilty party! Will this myste…
 
This episode of the show is another varietal playlist of new releases and tracks that have caught our ear. You may be hearing loads of new local tracks over on WNXP and on the Nashville Scene and other blogs like No Country For New Nashville but I promise there’s enough to go around. It’s really magical how much great music there is in Nashville. W…
 
Another quality episode of varietal sounds from around the Nashville music scene. We strive to cover an interesting amount of genres so you’ll always find something up your alley. As always, dive in to more music from all these artists with the links below. We also recommend you keep up each artist for more news and announcements directly from them…
 
No, we’re not repeating ourselves (yet). You may recall that back in episode 166 we listened to the adaptation of Marie Bellic Lowndes' short story/novel, “The Lodger” that was used to launch Suspense! This week we are checking out a different interpretation, presented by Mystery in the Air and featuring Peter Lorre and Agnes Moorehead! Inspired by…
 
Another stellar episode for ya! Lots of interesting variety in this one, branching into some new genres and styles that we don’t typically feature on the show.. mixed with plenty of the local goodness (we hope) you know and love. We’ll always recommend you keep up each artist for more news. So, follow Wilby, Girls Write Nashville, Andi Marie, The B…
 
Despite Joshua’s illness, we’re making another trip to the Listener Library! This time we’re checking out an episode of The Mysterious Traveler, recommended to us by both Jeffery and Paul! Thanks to you both! This story, entitled “S.O.S.,” features three men who have been cast adrift recalling their supposedly fool-proof crime! What could have poss…
 
We find ourselves with an ever-growing backlog of wonderful local tracks. So much of a backlog that it’s anxiety inducing to not get it out into the world in a timely manner. Contained herein, fifteen tracks of WOTT Approved tracks for your discovery and enjoyment. We’ll always recommend you keep up each artist for more news. So, follow D1ON, The S…
 
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