Retro Radio Memories: Sleep No More – “The Waxwork/The Man And The Snake” (1956)

Welcome back to a new installment of Retro Radio Memories! This week for your listening pleasure we have the first episode of the Sleep No More radio series that originally aired on the NBC Radio Network back in 1956.

Narrated by Nelson Olmsted (Diary of a Madman, She Waits) from adaptations he did himself of horror and science-fiction stories, this first episode has two segments, the first is entitled “The Waxwork” and the second “The Man and the Snake”. Until this evening I had not had the pleasure of listening to this particular show before but after this first episode I’ve gone ahead and snatched up the remaining 19 episodes.

So turn down the lights and grab your favorite beverage and join us on Retro Radio Memories as we prepare to “Sleep No More”!


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