Father Knows Best + Jack and the Beanstalk + Puss in Boots

FATHER KNOWS BEST “Watching the Dog” – Chaos comes to the Anderson household in the form of a mischeivous little dog that has the whole family in an uproar in this great episode of the classic radio sitcom from 1952!

FATHER KNOWS BEST: WALKING THE DOG

 

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK / PUSS IN BOOTS – Next, we have TWO great Grimm’s fairy tales, told by none other than The Great Gildersleeve (Harold Peary). These are warm and engaging retellings of these classic stories, but are faithful to the originals — so be warned, the giant and the ogre don’t make it out of the stories alive. And for those of you who are concerned about such things, there are no witches in these stories. These classic stories were originally released in a 78rpm children’s album in 1947.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

PUSS IN BOOTS

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The Story of Glass

So… Who invented glass anyway? Where did it come from? Find the answers in this amazing history dramatization from “Adventures in Research”. Great living history! (13 minutes)

The Story of Glass

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Robin Hood and the Black Knight!

Robin Hood and the Black Knight’s Challenge

In this classic kids’ adventure story, the legendary Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest comes to the aid of a boy who is compelled to answer the dreaded Black Knight’s challenge to joust to the death. Can Robin somehow intervene in this hopeless situation? Great fun for young listeners!

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Want more? For more great Robin Hood adventures, see the ebook “With Bow and Arrow” at our sister site, Homeschool Freebie of the Day!

I Scream You Scream We All Scream for…

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM! (MP3 audio)

Ever wonder where ice cream came from, or who first invented it? Listen to some of the fascinating and highly entertaining history of Ice Cream in this great 14 minute episode of the Adventures in Research radio program from 1943!

I Scream You Scream We All Scream for Ice Cream!

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The Little Mermaid

Here’s a lovely version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, “The Little Mermaid”, originally broadcast in 1942 on the great children’s program “Let’s Pretend”!

The Little Mermaid

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Youth

Youth by Joseph Conrad (MP3 audio dramatization + PDF listening guide)

This “Living Book for the Ears” audio drama is an exciting dramatization of the classic Joseph Conrad story, “Youth”. A young, idealistic sailor sets out on his first voyage as the second mate in a cargo ship, little dreaming of the troubles and dangers that await him. What do you do when your entire ship is full of a smouldering, burning load of coal, and you are out on the high seas? Listen and find out what happens…

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Want to get more out of this classic audio? Talk about it! To download the PDF Listening Guide for this program, RIGHT CLICK HERE.

America’s First Invention!

AMERICA’S FIRST INVENTION

The year is 1778, and the war of independence between Great Britain and the American colonies is in full swing. The British troops are highly disciplined, expertly trained, and equipped with plenty of food, clothing, and ammunition. The Americans are underfed, undisciplined, and constantly running short of gunpowder. How did this rag tag band of colonists win the war? The answer may surprise you in this great 15 minute “Living History for the Ears” audio!

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