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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Into the Time Warp #5 – Radio Priest (1/1/19)

1:34:24 – A brief history of the radio career of Father Charles E. Coughlin, who went from ardent supporter of FDR to one of his harshest critics, resulting in the loss of both his weekly radio show and his weekly magazine. Was he really anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi, as his enemies claimed, or were these charges merely Stalinist denunciations designed to de-platform him? Inquiring minds want to know!  Posted on the eightieth anniversary of Father Coughlin’s New Year’s Day message for the year 1939, which this episode analyzes in detail, providing extensive historical context.

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Released January 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel.

posted by Dave at 5:11 am filed in Dave,Jan19  


  1. The Meanderer is an immigrant to this country & has read or heard Fr. Coughlin’s name several times but never knew the backstory – thanks for your work!

    Comment by Meanderer — January 7, 2019 @ 7:00 am

  2. You’re welcome! It’s a pleasure, in fact. Glad somebody is listening.

    Comment by Dave — January 8, 2019 @ 7:21 am

  3. Excellent stuff! Sure sounds like he got railroaded…… Thanks for this one!!

    Comment by pqribber — January 8, 2019 @ 7:50 am

  4. scholarly work there Dave. I think you have unearthed another person bulldozed by mechanizations of culture.

    Comment by Chad Bowers — January 8, 2019 @ 8:16 am

  5. Thanks, guys. I do need to make one little correction: The Japanese balloon bombs were hydrogen balloons, not hot air balloons. See including the embedded video.

    Comment by Dave — January 8, 2019 @ 5:46 pm

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