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April 9th in Shep History

1960 Radio Coney Island

1963 Radio Imponderables, Baseball Fans

1965 Radio Upstaged!

1973 Radio Bizzare Behavior At The Coffee Shop

1976 Radio Popeye, Crossword Puzzles, Private Games

1984 Radio "Jean Shepherd's America" returning to PBS
Recent News
January 27, 2020

Today we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this website
If one person has appreciated this work, then I am satisfied. is 20 years old today. The growth of the website over the last 20 years is only a small part of what has evolved in the Shep community during that time. Eugene Bergmann has published several books and a play about Shep. We have had several conferences at the FOTR convention thanks to Max Schmid who has also contributed his talents on the radio, replaying old Shep shows and providing a wide selection of audio tapes for sale. Yahoo groups brought the fans together in a sometimes heated chat group, and when things settled down there were all the Shepfests to sit down, drink, eat, and share stories about Shep. The most popular Christmas movie has played on TBS for the 24 hour maraton for it's 22nd year and has become a stage play and a major Musical. And the list goes on. I would like to personally thank each and every one of you who have enjoyed this site over the years for visiting and spreading the word, and to those who contributed over the years to help build the content and unravel some of the mysteries of our hero. Thank you everyone for coming Excelsior, you fatheads! Jim
December 4, 2019

The "Old Man's" Favorite Drink
Houston Texas based Karbach micro-brewery presents a seaonal treat: "Just like the old man's "major award," our seasonal red ale will light up the neighborhood. Loaded with smooth caramel malt and a citrus twist, we triple-dog dare you to find a better holiday ale. Ohhhh fuuudge, it's only here for a limited time!"
February 1, 2019

Shep and the Fab Four
Playboy Magazine - Jim George
In 1982 Jim George was working for the Reading Eagle and interviewed Shep. This is an excerpt of that interview that was printed recently in the December issue of Playboy magazine.
December 23, 2018

Mad Magazine
"A Christmas Story"
The February 2019 issue of Mad Magazine presents a parady of "A Christmas Story" as only Mad Magazine could do. Grab a copy and read "A Listless Story"
December 19, 2018

Shep podcast featuring Gene Bergmann and Tom Lipscomb
Jay Douglas did an interview between Gene Bergmann and publisher Tom Lipscomb who published "Ferrari in the Bedroom" and Leigh's book "Show Gypsies". The discuss "A Chrismas Story"


Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: April 08, 2020
New York Scroungers
Airdate: January 4, 1969

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Notes 04-8-2020

December 30, 1974
Search for Tradition / Brand Names
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Public Service Announcement (PSA)
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
Notes 04-5-2020

June 17, 1975
Sense Memory - Smell
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February 20, 1975
Trains and Railroads
Notes 03-29-2020

October 1975
Harper's Magazine:
Today's Students
Notes 03-25-2020

November 11, 1974
First DJ Experience
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