Arch Oboler's Plays

Arch Oboler (1909-1987) was a innovative writer, director, and producer, whose works always command attention. A controversial figure in the ealy days of radio drama, Oboler's radio plays sometimes polarized audiences. He was a relentless crusader against the rise of Hitler, and many Americans objected to his shows. The prevailing attitude at the time was to stay out of the fight.

But Arch Obloler was a true radio pioneer. He is credited with bringing the "stream-of-consciousness" style to the airwaves.

Also see: Lights Out

External Link: Wikipedia: Arch Oboler

Here is a sample of the online episodes currently available at The Old Time Radio Fan:

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Crazy Town
1939-05-20  (12.57 MB)  [27:27]

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This Precious Freedom
1939-12-30  (12.52 MB)  [27:20]

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Night
1945-06-07  (13.28 MB)  [29:00]

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The Truth
1945-06-28  (13.05 MB)  [28:31]

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My Chicago
1945-07-26  (8.28 MB)  [18:05]

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Mirage
1945-09-06  (13.29 MB)  [29:02]

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This Living Book
1945-10-11  (13.48 MB)  [29:27]

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