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From Overlord to Mencken: Old-time radio listening, 7-8 June

The CBS Radio Workshop: Bring On the Angels (CBS, 8 June 1956)

H.L. Mencken himself before a radio microphone during the height of his career. (Photo: NBC.)

H.L. Mencken himself before a radio microphone during the height of his career. (Photo: NBC.)

In which H.L. Mencken’s “maddest, gladdest, damnedest existence ever enjoyed by a model youth”—his early professional life as a newspaper reporter having “a grand and gaudy time of it, with no call to envy any man”—is lent as effective a radio treatment as could be lent, even to the early days of the man once known as the Great Debunker.

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