The Mole People
Wednesday - February 21, 1962
WOR Show Original Airing
Early Shep radio - "Bing Sings" sponsored by Dr. Sam Pollack
Grandma's false teeth.
American expressions - "Hunky-Dory", "Chewing the fat"
WOR's 40th Anniversary
Mole People - have "passions that burn like low flames on an ancient stove, barely flickering"
George Ade describes the "Mole People"
Is the reverse of mole people ant people? And is it the giant grasshopper person who comes up over them both?
Birch Bark Canoes and being up the creek without a paddle.
More George Ade
Knickerbocker Beer commercial played preceding the show
Show starts with full Bahn Frei theme, with the original ending. No "Aahh" by Shep at the end.
Lowell Thelin sent in this note:
Shep's "mole people" are exemplified in the George Ade fable entitled The Regular Kind of Place and the Usual Way It Turned Out which he reads on the show. See p. 214 in The America of George Ade, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1961.
Shep ends the show by reading another George Ade fable - The Patient Toiler Who Got It in the Usual Place. See p.217 in the same reference.
Speaking of Mole People this is WOR AM and FM New York