Mushroom Escape

Welcome to Mushroom Escape!

Listen to Mushroom Escape

You are entering a world where the pictures are created by sounds; where things happen that could never happen on a screen. It's a world that will make you laugh; it will make you cry; it will make you think; and it will stretch your imagination.

The world of radio drama and comedy is vast. From the zany antics of Fibber McGee and Molly and the Goon Show, to the mystery and intrigue of Suspense, to the science fiction of EarthSearch, and so very much more, Mushroom Escape brings this world to you seven days a week in a way that will keep you coming back again and again for more.

The Mushroom Escape Difference

Why Mushroom Escape when there are already stations out there broadcasting old-time radio? Well, our difference is twofold.

First, there's dependability. We schedule our broadcasts by hand, so the series you here one day and time, you'll hear again the following week at that same day and time. Just like listeners knew they could tune in to Jack Benny every Sunday night at 7:00, we also have a schedule that you can refer to from week to week. Where possible, we even move chronologically through the series we present.Also, unlike most other old-time radio stations, we're not just american in scope. At least twenty-five percent of programming each and every day comes from the BBC. We also have programming from Australia, and who knows where we'll go for our programming in the future.

So have a look at our schedule, find something you like and enjoy Mushroom Escape.

A word About Stereotypes

Many of the programs heard on Mushroom Escape originated a half a century or more ago. Attitudes and social standards were different in those times from what they are today. In the course of your listening to Mushroom Escape, you may hear comments which were felt to be just fine back then, but which are totally unacceptable in today's world. Please view these instances in their context. Mushroom Escape does not in any way advocate the perpetuation of stereotypes or discrimination on any grounds. We want the Mushroom Escape experience to be an entertaining one, so if something we play really bothers you, please contact our operations manager at

Program Schedule

Each day of programming is presented in a four-hour block, starting at 12:00 AM Eastern, and repeated a further five times throughout the following twenty-four-hour period. Following is the schedule for each day's show times.



Time (America/New_York)Show Title
12:00 AMGreat Plays
1:00 AMLeft Behind
1:30 AMUnshackled!
2:00 AMYou Bet Your Life
2:30 AMQuiz Kids
3:00 AMFibber McGee and the Good Old Days of Radio
4:00 AMGreat Plays
5:00 AMLeft Behind
5:30 AMUnshackled!
6:00 AMYou Bet Your Life
6:30 AMQuiz Kids
7:00 AMFibber McGee and the Good Old Days of Radio
8:00 AMGreat Plays
9:00 AMLeft Behind
9:30 AMUnshackled!
10:00 AMYou Bet Your Life
10:30 AMQuiz Kids
11:00 AMFibber McGee and the Good Old Days of Radio
12:00 PMGreat Plays
1:00 PMLeft Behind
1:30 PMUnshackled!
2:00 PMYou Bet Your Life
2:30 PMQuiz Kids
3:00 PMFibber McGee and the Good Old Days of Radio
4:00 PMGreat Plays
5:00 PMLeft Behind
5:30 PMUnshackled!
6:00 PMYou Bet Your Life
6:30 PMQuiz Kids
7:00 PMFibber McGee and the Good Old Days of Radio
8:00 PMGreat Plays
9:00 PMLeft Behind
9:30 PMUnshackled!
10:00 PMYou Bet Your Life
10:30 PMQuiz Kids
11:00 PMFibber McGee and the Good Old Days of Radio


Time (America/New_York)Show Title
12:00 AMThe Dusty Attic with Ryan O.
1:00 AMCBS Radio Mystery Theater
2:00 AMTake It From Here
2:30 AMJourney into Space
3:00 AMThe Jack Benny Program
3:30 AMThe Shadow
4:00 AMThe Dusty Attic with Ryan O.
5:00 AMCBS Radio Mystery Theater
6:00 AMTake It From Here
6:30 AMJourney into Space
7:00 AMThe Jack Benny Program
7:30 AMThe Shadow
8:00 AMThe Dusty Attic with Ryan O.
9:00 AMCBS Radio Mystery Theater
10:00 AMTake It From Here
10:30 AMJourney into Space
11:00 AMThe Jack Benny Program
11:30 AMThe Shadow
12:00 PMThe Dusty Attic with Ryan O.
1:00 PMCBS Radio Mystery Theater
2:00 PMTake It From Here
2:30 PMJourney into Space
3:00 PMThe Jack Benny Program
3:30 PMThe Shadow
4:00 PMThe Dusty Attic with Ryan O.
5:00 PMCBS Radio Mystery Theater
6:00 PMTake It From Here
6:30 PMJourney into Space
7:00 PMThe Jack Benny Program
7:30 PMThe Shadow
8:00 PMThe Dusty Attic with Ryan O.
9:00 PMCBS Radio Mystery Theater
10:00 PMTake It From Here
10:30 PMJourney into Space
11:00 PMThe Jack Benny Program
11:30 PMThe Shadow


Time (America/New_York)Show Title
12:00 AMThe Phil Harriz/Alice Faye Show
12:30 AMCBS Radio Workshop
1:00 AMHancock's Half Hour
1:30 AMThis Is your FBI
2:00 AMMutual Radio Theater
2:45 AMYours Truly, Johnny Dollar
3:00 AMOur Miss Brooks
3:30 AMFibber McGee and Molly
4:00 AMThe Phil Harriz/Alice Faye Show
4:30 AMCBS Radio Workshop
5:00 AMHancock's Half Hour
5:30 AMThis Is your FBI
6:00 AMMutual Radio Theater
6:45 AMYours Truly, Johnny Dollar
7:00 AMOur Miss Brooks
7:30 AMFibber McGee and Molly
8:00 AMThe Phil Harriz/Alice Faye Show
8:30 AMCBS Radio Workshop
9:00 AMHancock's Half Hour
9:30 AMThis Is your FBI
10:00 AMMutual Radio Theater
10:45 AMYours Truly, Johnny Dollar
11:00 AMOur Miss Brooks
11:30 AMFibber McGee and Molly
12:00 PMThe Phil Harriz/Alice Faye Show
12:30 PMCBS Radio Workshop
1:00 PMHancock's Half Hour
1:30 PMThis Is your FBI
2:00 PMMutual Radio Theater
2:45 PMYours Truly, Johnny Dollar
3:00 PMOur Miss Brooks
3:30 PMFibber McGee and Molly
4:00 PMThe Phil Harriz/Alice Faye Show
4:30 PMCBS Radio Workshop
5:00 PMHancock's Half Hour
5:30 PMThis Is your FBI
6:00 PMMutual Radio Theater
6:45 PMYours Truly, Johnny Dollar
7:00 PMOur Miss Brooks
7:30 PMFibber McGee and Molly
8:00 PMThe Phil Harriz/Alice Faye Show
8:30 PMCBS Radio Workshop
9:00 PMHancock's Half Hour
9:30 PMThis Is your FBI
10:00 PMMutual Radio Theater
10:45 PMYours Truly, Johnny Dollar
11:00 PMOur Miss Brooks
11:30 PMFibber McGee and Molly


Time (America/New_York)Show Title
12:00 AMMeet the Meeks
12:30 AMBeyond Our Ken
1:00 AMLife with the Lyons
1:30 AMBox Thirteen
2:00 AMNight Beat
2:30 AMSuspense
3:00 AMFather Knows Best
3:30 AMThe Creaking Door
4:00 AMMeet the Meeks
4:30 AMBeyond Our Ken
5:00 AMLife with the Lyons
5:30 AMBox Thirteen
6:00 AMNight Beat
6:30 AMSuspense
7:00 AMFather Knows Best
7:30 AMThe Creaking Door
8:00 AMMeet the Meeks
8:30 AMBeyond Our Ken
9:00 AMLife with the Lyons
9:30 AMBox Thirteen
10:00 AMNight Beat
10:30 AMSuspense
11:00 AMFather Knows Best
11:30 AMThe Creaking Door
12:00 PMMeet the Meeks
12:30 PMBeyond Our Ken
1:00 PMLife with the Lyons
1:30 PMBox Thirteen
2:00 PMNight Beat
2:30 PMSuspense
3:00 PMFather Knows Best
3:30 PMThe Creaking Door
4:00 PMMeet the Meeks
4:30 PMBeyond Our Ken
5:00 PMLife with the Lyons
5:30 PMBox Thirteen
6:00 PMNight Beat
6:30 PMSuspense
7:00 PMFather Knows Best
7:30 PMThe Creaking Door
8:00 PMMeet the Meeks
8:30 PMBeyond Our Ken
9:00 PMLife with the Lyons
9:30 PMBox Thirteen
10:00 PMNight Beat
10:30 PMSuspense
11:00 PMFather Knows Best
11:30 PMThe Creaking Door


Time (America/New_York)Show Title
12:00 AMThe Weird Circle
12:30 AMThe Mysterious Traveler
1:00 AMThe Goon Show
1:30 AMFamily Theater
2:00 AMDuffy's Tavern
2:30 AMEscape
3:00 AMI'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again
3:30 AMX Minus One
4:00 AMThe Weird Circle
4:30 AMThe Mysterious Traveler
5:00 AMThe Goon Show
5:30 AMFamily Theater
6:00 AMDuffy's Tavern
6:30 AMEscape
7:00 AMI'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again
7:30 AMX Minus One
8:00 AMThe Weird Circle
8:30 AMThe Mysterious Traveler
9:00 AMThe Goon Show
9:30 AMFamily Theater
10:00 AMDuffy's Tavern
10:30 AMEscape
11:00 AMI'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again
11:30 AMX Minus One
12:00 PMThe Weird Circle
12:30 PMThe Mysterious Traveler
1:00 PMThe Goon Show
1:30 PMFamily Theater
2:00 PMDuffy's Tavern
2:30 PMEscape
3:00 PMI'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again
3:30 PMX Minus One
4:00 PMThe Weird Circle
4:30 PMThe Mysterious Traveler
5:00 PMThe Goon Show
5:30 PMFamily Theater
6:00 PMDuffy's Tavern
6:30 PMEscape
7:00 PMI'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again
7:30 PMX Minus One
8:00 PMThe Weird Circle
8:30 PMThe Mysterious Traveler
9:00 PMThe Goon Show
9:30 PMFamily Theater
10:00 PMDuffy's Tavern
10:30 PMEscape
11:00 PMI'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again
11:30 PMX Minus One


Time (America/New_York)Show Title
12:00 AMDragnet
12:30 AMPaul Temple
1:00 AMLet George Do It
1:30 AMSherlock Holmes
2:00 AMBoston Blackie
2:30 AMRichard Diamond, Private Detective
3:00 AMdangerous assignment
3:30 AMHave Gun – Will Travel
4:00 AMDragnet
4:30 AMPaul Temple
5:00 AMLet George Do It
5:30 AMSherlock Holmes
6:00 AMBoston Blackie
6:30 AMRichard Diamond, Private Detective
7:00 AMdangerous assignment
7:30 AMHave Gun – Will Travel
8:00 AMDragnet
8:30 AMPaul Temple
9:00 AMLet George Do It
9:30 AMSherlock Holmes
10:00 AMBoston Blackie
10:30 AMRichard Diamond, Private Detective
11:00 AMdangerous assignment
11:30 AMHave Gun – Will Travel
12:00 PMDragnet
12:30 PMPaul Temple
1:00 PMLet George Do It
1:30 PMSherlock Holmes
2:00 PMBoston Blackie
2:30 PMRichard Diamond, Private Detective
3:00 PMdangerous assignment
3:30 PMHave Gun – Will Travel
4:00 PMDragnet
4:30 PMPaul Temple
5:00 PMLet George Do It
5:30 PMSherlock Holmes
6:00 PMBoston Blackie
6:30 PMRichard Diamond, Private Detective
7:00 PMdangerous assignment
7:30 PMHave Gun – Will Travel
8:00 PMDragnet
8:30 PMPaul Temple
9:00 PMLet George Do It
9:30 PMSherlock Holmes
10:00 PMBoston Blackie
10:30 PMRichard Diamond, Private Detective
11:00 PMdangerous assignment
11:30 PMHave Gun – Will Travel


Time (America/New_York)Show Title
12:00 AMStars Over Hollywood
12:30 AMSaturday Night Theatre
2:00 AMSaturday at the Described Movies: Pretty Woman
4:00 AMStars Over Hollywood
4:30 AMSaturday Night Theatre
6:00 AMSaturday at the Described Movies: Pretty Woman
8:00 AMStars Over Hollywood
8:30 AMSaturday Night Theatre
10:00 AMSaturday at the Described Movies: Pretty Woman
12:00 PMStars Over Hollywood
12:30 PMSaturday Night Theatre
2:00 PMSaturday at the Described Movies: Pretty Woman
4:00 PMStars Over Hollywood
4:30 PMSaturday Night Theatre
6:00 PMSaturday at the Described Movies: Pretty Woman
8:00 PMStars Over Hollywood
8:30 PMSaturday Night Theatre
10:00 PMSaturday at the Described Movies: Pretty Woman