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Sleep No More Old Time Radio Program

½ hour horror show

 

Sleep No More is a horror program, but with a bit of a twist. It is narrated by Nelson Olmsted (often times spelled Olmstead, or Almsted). in which he narrated his own adaptations of terror tales and science-fantasy stories. Ben Grauer was the program's announcer. There is no cast of actors, Olmsted plays all the parts. In order for this to work, Olmsted has to be very engaging, and lucky for us, he is. Olmsted was such a good teller of tales that he was NBC's resident storyteller, a position he held for over a decade, beginning with The World's Greatest Short Stories and Dramas by Olmsted (1940-41).

Each episode of Sleep No More is a half hour, but each episode consists of two 15 minute unrelated stories.

How did Olmsted get his start narrating stories? When he wanted to break into the field in the 1930s he noted that dramatic shows were expensive and there were no budgets, but the “cheapest drama for radio I could think of was good literature, read aloud.” And he made quite a career of it.

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All of our Old Time Radio Programs are in MP3 format. You can play them on your computer, you can transfer them to MP3 players (like the IPod), but, by and large, you cannot play them on stereos, walkmen, or car radios.

The sound quality of Old Time Radio Programs can vary greatly. Some episodes are excellent, others you have to turn up the volume a little and ignore the static. All of the episodes can be listened to and enjoyed. You can listen to our free samples to get a feel for how the programs sound.
You can purchase these episodes on CD or you can download them.
To purchase on CD: To download:

Click on the Buy on CD button. A few dollars will be added for shipping depending on your zip code and how many CDs you order. Pay with Paypal (you can use a credit card even if you do not have a Paypal account). You will receive a receipt from Paypal. We will mail you the CD(s) within a few days. Usually we get the CDs in the mail the next day. Shipping usually takes 2-3 days via USPS. The episodes will be in mp3 format.

 

 

  • You save money on the cost of the episodes and you don't pay any shipping.
  • Click on the Download button. Pay with Paypal (you can use a credit card even if you do not have a Paypal account).
  • After you pay you will be returned to our site to a page with a series of links to zip files. Click on the links to download the zip files. These episodes are downloadable in large zip files.
  • To open a zip file you need software to "unzip" it. Your computer may already have unzip software, if this is the case, just click on the file and your software will automatically open up and you can unzip the files. If your computer doesn't have an unzip program, you can get one from the internet. The most popular is probably winzip (www.winzip.com), however, we use Zip Wizard by Coffeecup Software because its pretty good, easy to use, and free. (http://www.coffeecup.com/zip-wizard/)
  • The files are large - it will take you a few minutes to download each file. Each zip file is around 40MBs. A full CD worth of episodes takes about 14 large files. if you are on a dial-up connection, we highly recommend you buy a CD.
  • You will receive an e-mail receipt from Paypal, and we will send you an additional e-mail with the links.

 

Buy on CD: $4.50

Download only $3.50

561107 - 01 - The Waxwork.mp3
561114 - 02 - Marius.mp3
561121 - 03 - Conquerer's Isle.mp3
561128 - 04 - Mr Mergenthurker's Loblies - August Heat.mp3
561205 - 05 - Over the Hill - Man in the Black Hat.mp3
561212 - 06 - Three O'Clock.mp3
561219 - 07 - The Storm.mp3
561226 - 08 - Death of Olivia Bicai - Fishhead.mp3
570109 - 10 - The Man and the Snake.mp3
570123 - 11 - I Am Waiting - Browdian Farm.mp3
570130 - 12 - The Jilting of Granny Weatherall - Escape.mp3
570206 - 13 - Banquo's Chair - The Coward.mp3
570227 - 14 - To Build a Fire - Three Skeleton Key.mp3
570306 - 15 - Thus I Refute Bealsley - The Book Shop.mp3
570313 - 16 - The Escape of Mr Trimm.mp3
570320 - 17 - Woman in Gray - A Suspicious Gift.mp3
570403 - 18 - The Bet - The Clerk's Quest.mp3
570410 - 19 - A Passenger to Bali.mp3
570417 - 20 - Homecoming - Aunt Tessie.mp3
570424 - 21 - The Evening - Flowering of the Strange Orchid.mp3


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