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Atomic Platters

Tom Lehrer Interview

Stan Freberg Interview

Brother Theodore Interview

Walt Disney's UB Iwerks Interview

DAVID OSSMANof theFiresign Theater

Ward Kimball Interview

Dayton Allen Interview

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Highlights from the Crazy College Tv Show from 1975. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry...

Sites we like:

Act Three Broadway Theater ReviewsMr. Firstnighter tells you what to see on the Great White Way
Greenbreir Picture Show John McElwee’s daily bog on the early days of Hollywood Cinema
News From Me Mark Evinier's essential blog for listeners of Crazy College.

Paley Center for Media (Museum of Television and Radio) Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. So go.

Tv Worth Watching David Bianculli’s daily blog lives up to its name.

Cartoon Research Animation historian Jerry Beck curates this daily blog

Dedicated to all music odd, silly or forgotten, Crazy College has been hitting the airways since 1984. Hosted by Geo. Stewart, it's a fun way to look at the whole panoply of American social attitudes and what them change, sometime even evolving for the better. Spike Jones, Stan Freberg, Allan Sherman, they all have a home here, as do Brother Theodore, Bob & Ray, Raymond Scott and more.
"Never underestimate the potency of cheap music."

- Amanda Prynne, Private Lives

Chris White heard me talk about my chemistry set on the air one day a while back and surprised me a few weeks later with an original copy of the Experiment Book that came with the set. There were two schools when it came to Chem Sets: you were either a Gilbert person or a Perfect boy, I the latter. At its peak, my lab had nearly a hundred bottles of chemicals, bought at

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November 19

“Take The A Train”

This week we salute one leg of America’s aging infrastructure, the rail road with David Seville and his chipmunks, Slim Gallard and Georgie Jessel. Then we hang out at the Gap — the Cumberland Gap — with Stan Freberg and Lonnie Donegan, only to find ourselves left up the Petticoat Junction with Burl Ives and The Who.

November 26

“To the King!”

This week we salute the British Music Hall and American Vaudeville. We’ll hear from the likes of Webber & Fields, Stanley Holloway, Sir Harry Lauder and even more obscure names! Experts Bill Chamless and Mick Moloney will stop by to give us a bit of history, too. Plus, we'll also hear the vocal stylings of the Philadelphia Nightingale, Murray Callahan.

December 3

"It's Planes to Sea"

Comedy takes flight this week as we salute the Wright Brothers righteous invention, the airoplane. We’ll hear about Snoopy’s adventures during the great war, then drop in for something to eat at Rosemary Clooney’s house: mostly chicken lips and lizard hips, Ugh! Maybe that’s why we end up getting some medical attention from Dr Grouch Marx.

December 10


We’re hitting the highway this week when the Who give us a lift in their Bucket T, Jerry Lewis speed-races with Spike Jones and Weird Al, Then Leo Kotke gets a visit from the Magliozzi Brothers.

December 17

“Crazy College looks at the Lighter Side of the Holidays”

It’s a special "Crazy College Christmas" this week so be prepared for some seasonal salutations from the likes of Spike Jones, Stan Freberg, The Three Stooges, and Mae West.

December 24

“Amal & the Night Visitors”

This one-act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti was commissioned by NBC and first performed by the NBC Opera Theatre on December 24, 1951, live as the debut production of the Hallmark Hall of Fame. Here is the cast recording for you to enjoy once again this Chirstmas Eve some 66 years later.

December 31

“Alice in Wonderland”

We start the new year off saluting Lewis Carroll and his two greatest books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. We’ll survey some of the many film adaptations and we’ll hear the First State’ Children’s Theater radio production of Alice and Wonderland. Plus we’ll finally get the answer as to why a raven is like a writing desk.

January 7, 2018

"Stan “the Man” Freberg"

A very special edition of Crazy College as we salute to the works of Stan Freberg. From his soap opera parody "John & Marsha," to his skewering of Rock and Roll, Stan Freberg was the Wield Al Yankavick of his day, only with a lot more of an edge. We'll be playing a heaping helping his classic recordings and talk with Stan Freberg himself, next time on Crazy College.

Another great Christmas gift, again from mom, back in the early 1970s. The copyright reads "1922-1924 King Features"

Frequent Crazy College guest Chris White's model of the Invisible Man
And below is a curio that Chris White made for the annual Blobfest held in Phoenixville,PA. It's really a bar of soap, which is what you would be if the Blob got ya.

This is the limited edition Crazy College T Shirt from 1989.

>The people who put together My Book House did a multi-volume set on the history of the world – just like Will and Ariel Durant, but for kids and with better illustrations. This is the cover of Volume One.


From the "Mr. Wizard's Worst Nightmare" Dept:

My best Christmas gift ever. There was a rivalry between those who had Gilbert Chemistry Sets and those of us that had Porter. What I wouldn't give to find a copy of the old lab manual of instructions....

To me a house without squeaky floors can never be a home.

Professor Emeritus Dr. Soupy Sales with eager student:

More News You Can Loose...Check out the interview section for insightful conversations with satirists Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, comedian Dayton Allen, Disney animator and founder of The Firehouse Five plus Two, Ward Kimball, and satanic madmad (he was really a nice guy) Brother Theodore and more!.

From the G. Stewart/C. Healy Archives: A 7 year old Andrew Warhola does his first silk screen: "36 Wax Coke Bottles."

Hey, all you big time public radio stations!

You can get a free Crazy College Special on SPIKE JONES and/or a National edition of Crazy College featuring DAVID OSSMAN of FIRESIGN THEATER or our Silly Seasonal Christmas Songs Fest: merry music from the likes of Stan Freberg, Allan Sherman, Tom Lehrer, and the like. Or the Halloween Special...Or get the Stan Freberg Special featuring interviews with June Foray, Daws Butler, Peter Leeds, Dr. Demento and Stan the man himself. Plus lots of musical tracks from Stan! Available to any and all by contacting Crazy College. You can run it anytime you want as often as you want until the end of time or the end of the next millennium, whichever comes first! Perfect fun come fund raising time. No salesmen will call. Act now! No unpleasant bending; no visible panty lines. email at or call [302] 994 - 7571 for details. Get any or all: The Spike Jones Special, The Firesign Theater special, the Tom Lehrer special, the Stan Freberg AND The Halloween and Christmas Specials for the incredibly low price of ABSOLUTLY FREE! You can't get a better deal ANYWHERE!! As seen on television! Not available in stores!!!

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