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Sep 18, 2019

December 1, 1940 - This is a great follow-up to the previous episode! Jack Benny had suggested to Don that he call his wife before inviting company over, so Don leaves jack in the bushes in front of his house. While waiting to be let in Jack gets rained on and mugged.

In this episode they mention the Vapour Rub, a cigar...


Sep 11, 2019

November 24, 1940 - Don Wilson has just gotten married and invited the whole gang to meet his new wife Peggy. In the episode they mention the coal miners of Scranton PA, movie producer Darryl F Zanuck, movie star Hedy Lamar and the songs "Now I Lay Me Down To Dream (Of You)", "Dream Valley", "Two Dreams Met", and "I'll...


Sep 4, 2019

The Jack Benny show is on hiatus and we are taking a week off. Next week we will be back with a new episode of This Day in Jack Benny. In the meantime enjoy an episode of another Old Time Radio podcast called Breaking Walls. This episode is about the season leading up to the "I Can't Stand Jack Benny" contest. Enjoy!


Aug 28, 2019

November 3, 1935 - Before Dennis Day there was Kenny Baker. This is a fun early episode of the Jack Benny program where Jack goes to the barber, meets Kenny and spoofs a movie studio.

In the episode they mention the Joe Louis vs Max Baer boxing match, college football, playwright George Bernard Shaw's beard, gowns by...


Aug 21, 2019

January 18, 1953 - Jack Benny goes with Mary to an auction and Dennis Day's brother, James McNulty, made plans to marry actress Ann Blyth. Plus references to Lady Godiva, the song Mademoiselle from Armentieres, Roy Rogers, and Bob Hope.