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December 25, 2007

Best wishes to all the Jean Shepherd fans who have visited and to the all the special people who have contributed to the content of this site from their own collections and memories. Jim
December 18, 2007

I am in the process of moving this week so there will be no Mass Backwards show or updates. I hope to be back up and running after the weekend. Jim
November 14, 2007

Mystery of the "Ahhh"
Thanks to Gary from Calif we now know Shep's version of what caused a 'new' theme to be created for the show.
November 6, 2007
The Poster Shot
Fred McDarrah
Village Voice Photographer
Fred W. Mcdarrah died on November 6, 2007. He was the head photographer for the Village Voice for many years. In the Shepherd community his work is most known for the famous "Poster Shot" of Shepherd in the studio in the sixties.
October 5, 2007

What's New
In the left hand menu I've added a "What's New" link to show what's been added to the database in the last 30 days.
September 25, 2005
King of the party!
It was Max Schmid's birthday and you can catch the WBAI celebration on youtube.
September 23, 2007

Saga Magazine - Jan 1957
The Rebellion of the Night People
I've been trying to locate a copy of this for quite some time and it was worth the wait. Note the references to many of the topics from the Sept 9, 1956 show Max just played. Also some interesting notes on the "I Libertine" hoax.
September 15, 2007

hmmm Were Ralph and Randy the original "Parker Brothers"?
Hasbro is releasing yet another version of their timeless classic Monopoly. This one is based on A Christmas Story. Who remembers the fun Shep had with the name of the game?
September 7, 2007

"Out of the stygian darkness"
A Very Special Mass Backwards
Tune in this Tuesday morning to Max's Mass Backwards show for a real treat. Jean Shepherd from September 9, 1956 - The earliest WOR show to be found! WBAI 99.5FM - 5am
August 16, 2007

The Swish of Windshield Wipers
Life Magazine
Jean Shepherd's America begins a second season - review Courtesy of Bruce Clark

Listen to Shep Again
Posted: April 05, 2014
Back to Witchcraft
Airdate: April 5, 1965

Posted: March 13, 2014
Dayak Curse - Flick's Tongue
Airdate: January 27, 1968

This day in history
  Date Description

April 19, 1962
WOR Show
Refinery Explosion

April 19, 1965
WOR Show
People Want Crud! Rise of the Neanderthal

April 19, 1966
WOR Show
A Woman's Work is Never Done

April 19, 1972
WOR Show
Men's Zipper Problems, Mayonnaise On Date's Lip

April 19, 1973
WOR Show
Instinct, heredity And Environment

April 19, 1974
WOR Show
Effective Mistakes

April 19, 1976
WOR Show
Adam and Eve Skit
What's New
  Date Description
Notes 03-5-2014

February 7, 1971 - Live Shows - University of Massachusetts
Notes 02-22-2014

December 25, 2013 - Article - Shepherd documentary to be narrated in radio host's own voice
Notes 02-17-2014

Possibly July 1959 - WOR Show - Clean H Bomb - Gothic NY Architecture
Notes 02-13-2014

January 29, 1963 - WOR Show - The Hunting of the Snark
Notes 12-2-2013

November 22, 2013 - Awards - Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia's "Hall of Fame"
Notes 11-27-2013

November 26, 1963 - WOR Show - The Ugly American
Notes 11-24-2013

- Music Used - The Sons of the Whiskey Rebellion
Notes 11-21-2013

1971 - Movies - The Race for the Yellow Jersey
Notes 11-15-2013

Unknown - WOR Show - Army - War Games, Maneuvers, Company K
Notes 11-13-2013

- People - Randy Shepherd
Notes 10-23-2013

November 1, 1969 - Live Shows - University of Missouri - Columbia
Notes 10-23-2013

1969 - Live Shows - Sweet Briar College
Notes 10-23-2013

October 14, 1970 - Live Shows - Montclair State College
Notes 10-23-2013

November 12, 1970 - Live Shows - New Haven College
Notes 10-13-2013

March 4, 1952 - Article - Jean Shepherd