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Looking for that perfect gift for the nostalgia buff in your life? Well, just in time for Christmas, Nostalgia Digest begins its 41st year of publication with its new Winter 2015 issue--and between the cover story about Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall to the articles about radio, television, movies, music and more that are a staple of every issue--not to mention the complete three-month schedule for our two weekly radio shows, Those Were the Days and Radio's Golden Age--it makes an excellent gift for the nostalgia buff in your life!

To get a subscription--for yourself or as a gift--click here!

By the way, we're pleased to announce that Nostalgia Digest is now in more than 600 stores in North America, including select Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, and Hastings Bookstores.


At the beginning of 2012, in response to many requests, the Nostalgia Digest Podcast made its debut at this site! Devoted to people, performers, topics and shows that have been featured in the pages of Nostalgia Digest magazine, the Nostalgia Digest podcast lets you take the fun and memories of the Digest anywhere you go — and our new December Podcast takes a look at three little men who were created to help Santa and became a holiday tradition of their own: Hardrock, Coco and Joe. All of our Podcasts are available as free downloads for 12 months; to download the Decmber 2014 Podcast or to get our past Podcasts, click here or check us out at iTunes.

And if you missed our early Podcasts, you get the first two dozen Podcasts on compact disc. Our 2012 and 2013 editions each contain 12 mp3 files. The new 2013 CD features our conversations with Bob and Ray's Bob Elliott, award-winning comic book artist Alex Ross, comedian Robert Klein, and Jack Benny's daughter Joan, and another eight podcasts devoted to people, performers, topics and shows that we've featured within the pages of Nostalgia Digest--including Danny Kaye, Sherlock Holmes, The Great Gildersleeve, Henry Morgan, Kay Kyser, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, science fiction on radio and much more! To get our Nostalgia Digest Podcast: 2013 CD, click here.


Some of you know that every Saturday, Steve Darnall is on the air at WDCB, looking back at the Golden Age of Radio as host of Those Were the Days. As a self-professed "musical omnivore," Steve has not only a sizable collection of radio shows, but a good-sized collection of holiday music from all decades and genres--and he'll be taking to the WDCB airwaves on Christmas Eve at 7:00 pm CST for a three-hour musical extravaganza, Christmas Eve With Steve!

"Based on my own experience, it seems as though there are holiday songs for every mood, in every style: sacred and secular, serious and silly, loud and soft," Steve says. "We'll be featuring some songs that exemplify the amazing programming WDCB offers throughout the year--and, as with any Xmas present, maybe a surprise or two."

To hear Christmas Eve With Steve, tune in to WDCB on Christmas Eve from 7-10 pm CST... and whatever you celebrate, and however you celebrate it, we wish you nothing but the best for this season and the year ahead!


Over the last year, thousands of old-time radio fans have turned out to hear Nostalgia Digest publisher and Those Were the Days host Steve Darnall talk about the Golden Age of Radio, sharing some stories and sound clips from some of the era's most memorable stars and shows! We've had a wonderful time in 2014 talking about our favorite subject and we'll have more such engagements coming up in 2014. Hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods before too long. (And if you'd like to book Steve Darnall to give a presentation to your group, click here).



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