from the 1950s,
available for free download. I've been listening to them lately, and they're interesting.
Besides being entertaining, they're like time capsules. Most obviously, they reflect the social attitudes of the time; the men are unapologetical womanisers, for example. The drinking, the casual violence... well, it is fiction.
But most interesting for me is the messages at the end.
At the end of most episodes, the starring actor, usually Vincent Price, will give voice to a social message.
One of these is an appeal for money to send food packages to undernourished families in Europe.
As I used to say a lot in my childhood, with no idea what it meant. War comics were still very popular when I was growing up.
Lucy lead us to a lot of shrines when were in Japan. Some were massive. Some contained museums. Several were hundreds of years old. We saw shrines with hundreds of Tori gates, one had Tori gates out a sea...
But this one was a bit different.
It was mentioned in Lucy's guide book, tucked away on a back street in Tokyo. So small that it took us a while to realise that this is what we were searching for.