Retro Radio Memories: The Witch’s Tale – “The Flying Dutchman” (1930s)

Welcome back friends to another installment of Retro Radio Memories. This week we offer for your listening pleasure an episode from the 1931 – 1938 horror radio show, The Witch’s Tale, entitled “The Flying Dutchman”.

The show was not only created by Alonzo Deen Cole but he also wore the hats of writer and director of the popular program that aired on the Mutual Radio Network. The host of the show is of course the Witch ( Adelaide Fitz-Allen) who with her black cat naturally named Salem (Alonzo Deen Cole) shares one of her creepy tales by asking us to stare deeply into the flames of her fireplace…as we are taken back through time to find ourselves on the deck of a sailing ship caught in the wrath of a terrible storm and learn how the Flying Dutchman came to be.

So grab your favorite snack and beverage, turn down the lights low and join us on Retro Radio Memories as we gather to hear the Witch’s Tale!


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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