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April 26th in Shep History

1959 Television Steve Allen Show

1959 Radio Monster Feet and Style

1963 Radio Popping the Cork

1965 Radio Kids and Adults as subjects for study

1972 Radio Trivia, Shep's Style of Hockey

1973 Radio Charlie Chan And The Hindenburgh

1976 Radio Contemporary Culture 1850 Textbook - Old and New Ignorance

1980 Live Shows Dayton Amateur Radio Association

1989 Live Shows M.I.T.

2005 Books Adaptations:

2009 Books How Do You Know?:

Recent News
March 30, 2017

Shep at Drew University
According to Mark Adams who was there - "As I recall, the show started late afternoon and the bar was closed... just set up as a coffeehouse. I think that the crowd averaged 150-175 students and faculty with students coming and going to study. It felt very similar to the Limelight show that my parents took me to see in the mid 60s. My favorite part of the show is the Q&A session at the end. The obnoxiously loud whistling was my own. ;-)"
  Live performances page
March 9, 2017

Leg Lamp For Sale
On Season 6 Episode 11 of AMC's Comic Book Men, a leglamp and crate is brought into the shop and sold for $650.
  The Leg Lamp
>>> AMC - Watch Full Episode <<<
December 2016

The Man Behind the LEG LAMP
Jean Shepherd's Innovation Reflected His Crazy, Conflicted Genius
The December 2016 issue of Inventor's Digest contains a story about the famous Leg Lamp, it's inspiration and creation by Reid Creager.
>>> Inventor's Digest <<<
December 7, 2016

The Making of A Christmas Story
by Sam Kashner
The Holiday Issue of Vanity Fair features a story about the making of A Christmas Story
>>> Original Article <<<
September 7, 2016

New Features
Cross - Referencing
Two new sections have been added and affect most of the pages on the website. These are "Plots / Story Lines" and "General Topics." The 'Plots / Story Lines' section covers where the various items were used- movies, books, columns, radio, etc. and the 'General Topics' section covers things that Shep would often talk about on his radio shows such as Baseball, Poetry, Og and Charlie, etc. The purpose here is to cross reference the uses of the various subjects across all the mediums Shep used. This is a massive project that is going to take quite some time, but it will contine to grow and inform daily.
  Plots / Story Lines


Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: April 22, 2017
First Earth Day
Airdate: April 22, 1970

What's New
  Post Date Description
Notes 04-26-2017

April 23, 1962
Piano Factory Job
Notes 04-22-2017

October 2, 1988
Live Shows
Conversations with Indiana Authors
Notes 04-22-2017

May 20, 1960
What's Bugging You?' Quips Jean Shepherd
Notes 04-22-2017

June 5, 1985
Late Night America
Notes 04-22-2017

May 15, 1959
U.S. Has No Monopoly on Idiocy, Says Jean (the Sorehead) Shepherd
Notes 04-22-2017

May 19, 1960
Students Hear N.Y. Commentator
Notes 04-22-2017

December 24, 1967
Convocation Series Speakers Are Scheduled At Earlham
Notes 04-22-2017

January 11, 1968
Earlham Speaker Tells Students of Man's Alienation
What's New