Retro Radio Memories Ep. 89 (Giant Jungle Man)

Retro Radio Memories Ep. 89 (Giant Jungle Man)

Welcome back, friends. It has been a few months since out last podcast episode. We are back though and furthermore it is a listener request. Giant Jungle Man is an episode of the Bring ‘Em Back Alive old time radio shows. Yes, I am indeed aware that of late I have had more than a few posts about Bring ‘Em Back Alive. From the Ben Cooper Halloween costumes to the fact that it was based on the real life adventures of Frank Buck. With Giant Jungle Man – Frank and his aide Ali are hot on the trail of an Orangutan.
Giant Jungle Man - Frank Buck - Bring 'Em Back Alive

Giant Jungle Man appears to be one of two surviving episodes of the show. Or at the very least the only two I have been able to locate. Furthermore that was thanks to none other than the Retroist. He was able to find them in the Retroist Vault.

The Bring ‘Em Back Alive old time radio series was produced by RKO. Starting on October 30th and lasting until December 18th, 1932. It was in conjunction with the release of the Bring ‘Em Back Alive feature film at that time.
Giant Jungle Man - RKO - Frank Buck

So grab your favorite snack and beverage, friends. Let the glow of your monitor and phones ease your worries. And join us as we venture into the jungles of Sumatra with Frank Buck and Ali as they search for the Giant Jungle Man!

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While I mention it on the Giant Jungle Man episode. It bears pointing out that Frank Buck appeared in 1949’s Africa Screams with Abbott and Costello!

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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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