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9/23/2007


Can You Top This? - First Topic, Restaurants

Filed under: Old-Time Radio — Charlie Summers @ 8:03 pm

Recently on the Internet OTR Digest there was a discussion about the show Can You Top This?, an audience-participation program where the listeners could send in jokes to tell; the panelists would then try to top the laughter level as measured on the meter, which would determine how much money the joke-sender would receive.

Our friend Jim Widner, he of the Radio Days website, provided a collection of episodes he’s acquired from the Net for running on this podcast. This episode is labled from April 21, 1942 and has as its first topic “Restaurants.” (Note the original encoder [not Jim] did a rather poor encode, sampling at 11kHz and encoding a mono file in joint stereo, so apologies for the poor quality of the file. I’ve learned that trying to “fix” things like this makes it even worse, so I am providing the file as-is.)

You may stream the show using the player below, or download it with the link. Remember, by subscribing to this blog with any podcasting client (iTunes, Juice, etc.) the shows will be automatically downloaded to your computer or MP3 player!

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