The Fantastic Stories Podcast is a weekly podcast where your host, Jacob, introduces an hour of audio drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
Before television overtook it, radio wasn’t just a place for news, sports and music. Programming of all types was aired on the radio. We are lucky here in the United Kingdom that the BBC does maintain a limited drama output on Radio 4, but elsewhere, audio drama is not commonplace and the thousands of hours of audio drama that was produced in the 50s and 60s has been left behind with no-one interested in broadcasting it. Fortunately the work of a few enthusiasts means that recordings still exist of much of the best of the drama that was produced in that age, much of this is available on the internet and best of all, it’s in the public domain so I can bring it to you here for free. I hope you enjoy it.