Monday, June 4, 2018

Radio Great Jean Shepherd

New World Notes #535, 29:09 (June 5)
Broadcast quality MP3 (40 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

Jean Shepherd (1959)

A tribute to the ad-lib art of late-night radio storyteller Jean Shepherd. Includes a condensed version of one of his great monologues, from October 1965. It's a humorous tale of grenade-replica cigarette lighters, the real George Washington, crime in real life vs. on TV, and life among the rednecks in Covington, Kentucky, in the 1950s. Introduction by KD.

Claire's "roscoe"? Smith & Wesson "Military & Police"
model revolver in .38 Special (1953)

Originally broadcast by NWN in 2009. Files downloaded from the links, above, are identified as NWN #232.

Shepherd recording courtesy of Radio Veronica. This and a few other Shepherd monologues are archived at

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