In the latest college show, Scott talked about radio dramas. I almost hesitate to say it, because it's so obvious, but if you're interested at all in old time radio, try and find some episodes of The Shadow
In the early 80s, NPR would play a lot of radio drama. They had NPR Theater, in which they would alternate between regular drama, science fiction, mystery, horror, and fantasy. The closest I've ever come to finding any of these shows available to own was a catalog I received sometime in 1987 in which a lot of the shows were only available in collections that I couldn't afford at the time. I've never really found them on the internet. I remember one show in particular in which a guy who had a flat bed tractor trailer was forcibly kidnapped back in time so that he could use his "flat bed dragon" to transport giant stones to Stonehenge. Those shows had a lot of variety and they were very well produced, written, and acted.
They ran a radio series of The Hobbit
and The Lord of the Rings
that was pretty decent. They also did a really cool version of The Iliad
and The Odyssey
. They also played The Incredible Adventures of Jack Flanders, Star Wars,
and Word Jazz,
which can all be found on various torrent sites. I found one BBC radio drama on Demonoid that did a steampunk Star Wars that was pretty cool.
To this day my favorite radio remains the BBC Radio version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy
. It was much better than any other version, including the books.
Be sure to try 2000X.