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April 13th in Shep History

1963 Radio Cook's Tour

1965 Radio Code School (and meeting Fred Allen)

1966 Radio Time

1967 Article Blind Boy to Be Special Guest At Jean Shepherd Program

1967 Live Shows Cranford High School

1968 Radio Easter Dinner

1972 Radio Trip Around the World in 7 days - Part 4

1973 Radio True Irony And Real Justice In A Dorm Shower Part 2

1976 Radio Allied Catalog

1977 Radio Show of Bad Taste TV_Vocabulary 5 Stages of Man

1978 Article New industry grows up around oil, chemical spills

1981 Live Shows National Association of Broadcasters

2015 Books The Camaro in the Pasture:
Recent News
January 3, 2021

Betrayal: Jean Shepherd and "A Christmas Story"
Interesting article posted on the Los Angeles Review of Books website by author Lee Vinsel. Thanks to Paul De Zan.
August 23, 2020
Pin given out by Shep in the 50's
Excelsior You Fathead!
Thanks to David Balkansky, we can now see a pin that was given out by Shep in the 50's. He wrote: "I attended several events in Washington Sq. with my kazoo, many others and of course Jean. At one of these gatherings he passed out a small, "Excelsior you fat head!" button."
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


Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: April 07, 2021
Great White Snowy Owl and Other Encounters With Wildlife
Airdate: January 1977

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Notes 04-7-2021

December 1976
The Great White Snowy Owl and Other Encounters With Wildlife
Notes 04-2-2021

November 30, 1970
Begin 9:15 AND 10:15 dual show schedule
Notes 03-31-2021

January 14, 1966
Old Newsmen of the Past
Notes 03-20-2021

Listen Baby
Notes 03-3-2021

July 28, 1966
Company Picnics - Job at Milk Company
Notes 02-25-2021

July 4, 1966
Bric-a-brac Night
Notes 02-18-2021

Alaska - The Nome Nugget Newspaper
Notes 02-14-2021

Intermezzo/The Third Man/Suicide Squadron Medley
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