Mushroom Escape

Welcome 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 bruce@mushroomfm.com.

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  • Amazon Alexa. Mushroom Escape has its own Alexa skill. You should first enable the Alexa skill by saying, "Alexa, enable Mushroom Escape". Some Alexa stores are more finicky than others. So if "enable Mushroom Escape" doesn't do the trick, you might try, "Alexa, enable Mushroom Escape skill". Once enabled, you can use our Alexa skill by saying, “Alexa, Open Mushroom Escape”. The station will start to play.
  • Google Assistant. Mushroom Escape has its own Google Action. Just say, "Hey Google, ask Mushroom Escape to play". Note that actions of this type take a long time to start the stream. This is normal and, sadly, out of our control.
  • Sonos. Search for us in TuneIn, or Sonos Radio and crank up the quality.
  • myTuner Radio.
  • TuneIn Radio.
  • ooTunes.
  • Victor Reader Stream.
  • Sonata.
  • LeaseyRadio.
  • Tapin Radio.
  • RSGames.

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.

TimeZones




Sunday


Time (America/New_York)Show Title
12:00 AMUnshackled!
12:30 AMThe Clu Crew
2:30 AMSaturday Night Theatre (two episodes)
4:00 AMUnshackled!
4:30 AMThe Clu Crew
6:30 AMSaturday Night Theatre (two episodes)
8:00 AMUnshackled!
8:30 AMThe Clu Crew
10:30 AMSaturday Night Theatre (two episodes)
12:00 PMUnshackled!
12:30 PMThe Clu Crew
2:30 PMSaturday Night Theatre (two episodes)
4:00 PMUnshackled!
4:30 PMThe Clu Crew
6:30 PMSaturday Night Theatre (two episodes)
8:00 PMUnshackled!
8:30 PMThe Clu Crew
10:30 PMSaturday Night Theatre (two episodes)

Monday


Time (America/New_York)Show Title
12:00 AMThe Dusty Attic with Ryan O.
1:00 AMCBS Radio Mystery Theater
2:00 AMBeyond Our Ken
2:30 AMDr. Christian
3:00 AMThe Lux Radio Theater
4:00 AMThe Dusty Attic with Ryan O.
5:00 AMCBS Radio Mystery Theater
6:00 AMBeyond Our Ken
6:30 AMDr. Christian
7:00 AMThe Lux Radio Theater
8:00 AMThe Dusty Attic with Ryan O.
9:00 AMCBS Radio Mystery Theater
10:00 AMBeyond Our Ken
10:30 AMDr. Christian
11:00 AMThe Lux Radio Theater
12:00 PMThe Dusty Attic with Ryan O.
1:00 PMCBS Radio Mystery Theater
2:00 PMBeyond Our Ken
2:30 PMDr. Christian
3:00 PMThe Lux Radio Theater
4:00 PMThe Dusty Attic with Ryan O.
5:00 PMCBS Radio Mystery Theater
6:00 PMBeyond Our Ken
6:30 PMDr. Christian
7:00 PMThe Lux Radio Theater
8:00 PMThe Dusty Attic with Ryan O.
9:00 PMCBS Radio Mystery Theater
10:00 PMBeyond Our Ken
10:30 PMDr. Christian
11:00 PMThe Lux Radio Theater

Tuesday


Time (America/New_York)Show Title
12:00 AMThe Phil Harriz/Alice Faye Show
12:30 AMFrontier Town
1:00 AMSteptoe and Son
1:30 AMThis Is your FBI
2:00 AMThe Lone Ranger
2:30 AMDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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 AMFrontier Town
5:00 AMSteptoe and Son
5:30 AMThis Is your FBI
6:00 AMThe Lone Ranger
6:30 AMDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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 AMFrontier Town
9:00 AMSteptoe and Son
9:30 AMThis Is your FBI
10:00 AMThe Lone Ranger
10:30 AMDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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 PMFrontier Town
1:00 PMSteptoe and Son
1:30 PMThis Is your FBI
2:00 PMThe Lone Ranger
2:30 PMDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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 PMFrontier Town
5:00 PMSteptoe and Son
5:30 PMThis Is your FBI
6:00 PMThe Lone Ranger
6:30 PMDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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 PMFrontier Town
9:00 PMSteptoe and Son
9:30 PMThis Is your FBI
10:00 PMThe Lone Ranger
10:30 PMDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
10:45 PMYours Truly, Johnny Dollar
11:00 PMOur Miss Brooks
11:30 PMFibber McGee and Molly

Wednesday


Time (America/New_York)Show Title
12:00 AMThe Life of Riley
12:30 AMHave Gun – Will Travel
1:00 AMLife with the Lyons
1:30 AMCalling All Cars
2:00 AMYou Are There
2:30 AMSuspense
3:00 AMFather Knows Best
3:30 AMThe Clock
4:00 AMThe Life of Riley
4:30 AMHave Gun – Will Travel
5:00 AMLife with the Lyons
5:30 AMCalling All Cars
6:00 AMYou Are There
6:30 AMSuspense
7:00 AMFather Knows Best
7:30 AMThe Clock
8:00 AMThe Life of Riley
8:30 AMHave Gun – Will Travel
9:00 AMLife with the Lyons
9:30 AMCalling All Cars
10:00 AMYou Are There
10:30 AMSuspense
11:00 AMFather Knows Best
11:30 AMThe Clock
12:00 PMThe Life of Riley
12:30 PMHave Gun – Will Travel
1:00 PMLife with the Lyons
1:30 PMCalling All Cars
2:00 PMYou Are There
2:30 PMSuspense
3:00 PMFather Knows Best
3:30 PMThe Clock
4:00 PMThe Life of Riley
4:30 PMHave Gun – Will Travel
5:00 PMLife with the Lyons
5:30 PMCalling All Cars
6:00 PMYou Are There
6:30 PMSuspense
7:00 PMFather Knows Best
7:30 PMThe Clock
8:00 PMThe Life of Riley
8:30 PMHave Gun – Will Travel
9:00 PMLife with the Lyons
9:30 PMCalling All Cars
10:00 PMYou Are There
10:30 PMSuspense
11:00 PMFather Knows Best
11:30 PMThe Clock

Thursday


Time (America/New_York)Show Title
12:00 AMYou Bet Your Life
12:30 AMThe Haunting Hour
1:00 AMThe Goon Show
1:30 AMThe Great Gildersleeve
2:00 AMFear On Four
2:30 AMEscape
3:00 AMLife with Luigi
3:30 AMThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
4:00 AMYou Bet Your Life
4:30 AMThe Haunting Hour
5:00 AMThe Goon Show
5:30 AMThe Great Gildersleeve
6:00 AMFear On Four
6:30 AMEscape
7:00 AMLife with Luigi
7:30 AMThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
8:00 AMYou Bet Your Life
8:30 AMThe Haunting Hour
9:00 AMThe Goon Show
9:30 AMThe Great Gildersleeve
10:00 AMFear On Four
10:30 AMEscape
11:00 AMLife with Luigi
11:30 AMThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
12:00 PMYou Bet Your Life
12:30 PMThe Haunting Hour
1:00 PMThe Goon Show
1:30 PMThe Great Gildersleeve
2:00 PMFear On Four
2:30 PMEscape
3:00 PMLife with Luigi
3:30 PMThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
4:00 PMYou Bet Your Life
4:30 PMThe Haunting Hour
5:00 PMThe Goon Show
5:30 PMThe Great Gildersleeve
6:00 PMFear On Four
6:30 PMEscape
7:00 PMLife with Luigi
7:30 PMThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
8:00 PMYou Bet Your Life
8:30 PMThe Haunting Hour
9:00 PMThe Goon Show
9:30 PMThe Great Gildersleeve
10:00 PMFear On Four
10:30 PMEscape
11:00 PMLife with Luigi
11:30 PMThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Friday


Time (America/New_York)Show Title
12:00 AMDragnet
12:30 AMThe Jack Benny Program
1:00 AMLet George Do It
1:30 AMThe Adventures of Philip Marlowe
2:00 AMI Was a Communist for the FBI
2:30 AMPaul Temple
3:00 AMBroadway is My Beat
3:30 AMThe Whistler
4:00 AMDragnet
4:30 AMThe Jack Benny Program
5:00 AMLet George Do It
5:30 AMThe Adventures of Philip Marlowe
6:00 AMI Was a Communist for the FBI
6:30 AMPaul Temple
7:00 AMBroadway is My Beat
7:30 AMThe Whistler
8:00 AMDragnet
8:30 AMThe Jack Benny Program
9:00 AMLet George Do It
9:30 AMThe Adventures of Philip Marlowe
10:00 AMI Was a Communist for the FBI
10:30 AMPaul Temple
11:00 AMBroadway is My Beat
11:30 AMThe Whistler
12:00 PMDragnet
12:30 PMThe Jack Benny Program
1:00 PMLet George Do It
1:30 PMThe Adventures of Philip Marlowe
2:00 PMI Was a Communist for the FBI
2:30 PMPaul Temple
3:00 PMBroadway is My Beat
3:30 PMThe Whistler
4:00 PMDragnet
4:30 PMThe Jack Benny Program
5:00 PMLet George Do It
5:30 PMThe Adventures of Philip Marlowe
6:00 PMI Was a Communist for the FBI
6:30 PMPaul Temple
7:00 PMBroadway is My Beat
7:30 PMThe Whistler
8:00 PMDragnet
8:30 PMThe Jack Benny Program
9:00 PMLet George Do It
9:30 PMThe Adventures of Philip Marlowe
10:00 PMI Was a Communist for the FBI
10:30 PMPaul Temple
11:00 PMBroadway is My Beat
11:30 PMThe Whistler

Saturday


Time (America/New_York)Show Title
12:00 AMSaturday @ the Described Movies: Grease, Xanadu, and The gruffallow.
4:00 AMSaturday @ the Described Movies: Grease, Xanadu, and The gruffallow.
8:00 AMSaturday @ the Described Movies: Grease, Xanadu, and The gruffallow.
12:00 PMSaturday @ the Described Movies: Grease, Xanadu, and The gruffallow.
4:00 PMSaturday @ the Described Movies: Grease, Xanadu, and The gruffallow.
8:00 PMSaturday @ the Described Movies: Grease, Xanadu, and The gruffallow.