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Episode 1 — “Treasure Island”, The Mercury Theatre On the Air

Based on the very positive response from our 2nd annual Christmas Special, Moonlight Audio is happy to present the full series of Old-Time Radio Essentials, a podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it meets the following criteria:

1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, “Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.”)

2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado’s private collection?

So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our first installment, the 2nd episode of Orson Welles’s Mercury Theatre series, “Treasure Island”, originally broadcast July 18th, 1938. We’ll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it! 

To comment or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com . Watch for monthly releases of Old-Time Radio Essentials, right here on Moonlight Audio!