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August 14th in Shep History

1956 Article Night People

1960 Radio The Importance of Being Important, Radio/TV, Story of Guy Grand, Maris Gets a Single, Mr Chips

1963 Radio No Blip on the Blimp

1964 Radio Morning - Fill in for Peter Lind and Mary Healy

1964 Radio No Talent, Army Piano Prodigy

1964 Radio Heinz Aviator (AM fill in show for PLH)

1966 Auto Rally Antique Auto Show

1969 Radio Super Chief Freight Train

1970 Radio Bad Pads

1973 Radio Nothing Like it Today

1975 Radio Rock Throwing

1975 Radio TV Make Believe Life, 3 ext. phones in a 1 rm apt
Recent News
June 2, 2020

Shep on Letterman - March 10, 1982
promoting "A Fistful of Fig Newtons"
A 12 minute segment of the David Letterman Show with Shep as a guest has surfaced on YouTube. He is here to promote his book "A Fistful of Fig Newtons" and tells some of the stories like 'Lost at C' and the 'Great Ice Cream Riots' as well as side tracking in his usual fashion.
May 6, 2020

Barry Farber Passes Away
WOR personality who 'sent' Shep to the Amazon
Barry Farber, radio personality, who among many radio venues, was on WOR radio from 1962 to 1977 during the time Shep was on. He was friends with Shep and was responsible for Shep's trip to the Amazon on behalf of the Ludens Candy company in September 1965. Barry told the story at the "Friends of Od Time Radio" convention in 2000 while speaking on a panel with Max Schmid. You can hear that interview on this weeks replay on the Dustbin of History. Barry did his last live radio show, from his home, celebrating his 90th birthday on May 5th, the day before his passing.
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.


Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: August 12, 2020
End of the World
Airdate: 1966

What's New
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October 17, 1972
Live Shows
Carnegie Hall
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November 2, 1971
Martha Deane Show
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September 8, 1971
Booksigning - "Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories..."
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September 9, 1971
'Inveterate Liar,' Humorist Quips
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September 22, 1971
Booksigning - "Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories..."
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February 21, 1973
Jean Shepherd Exercises Wit, Pen at Bamberger's
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December 7, 1976
Jersey Tales: Jean Shepherd Style
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April 15, 1975
Salute to dingbat, Ostrich theory, Flat Earther, Capt. Stickey & Evil Detector, anger, animal sounds, civilization ending
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