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November 26th in Shep History

1957 Travel Postcard to Lois Nettleton from Zurich

1962 Radio That Little Corner House

1963 Article Jean Is My Shepherd

1963 Radio The Ugly American

1964 Radio Thanksgiving Day - Xmas Trees Make Broadway Debut Celebrating Holidays

1969 Radio Salute to News, Sankes, High School Football Game

1971 Radio Wet Cement

1974 Radio The Learned Phrenologist

1975 Radio Commerce

1976 Radio Denver - Part 1

2006 Article Jean Shepherd's voice reaching new generation

2007 Article A Christmas House

2009 Books America's Film Legacy:

2012 Article Jean Shepherd revisited! A Christmas Story - The Musical should not be missed
Recent News
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
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!"


Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: November 18, 2020
Whiners: One Born every Minute
Airdate: November 18, 1964

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Notes 10-20-2020

July 5, 1974
4 Songs By Abe Burrows, Panhandlers, Manhattan On A Holiday
Notes 10-15-2020

Wonderama Kids Cheering
Notes 10-8-2020

July 29, 1975
Scary flying story, Charley's Ice Cream Cone, gunny sack race contest w/Schwartz
Notes 10-8-2020

June 6, 1975
Scary flying story, Charley's Ice Cream Cone, gunny sack race contest w/Schwartz
Notes 10-7-2020

May 10, 1977
Literacy Today - Inferior Bobolink
Notes 10-7-2020

May 5, 1977
Army War Games - Maneuvers - Co K - Captured
Notes 10-7-2020

May 3, 1977
Unbelievable commercials, electronic pollution, change in critics
Notes 10-7-2020

April 27, 1977
Musical Influence
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