Category Archives: Audio

Listen to Houdini’s Final Seance (1936)

By Tom Interval Long before Harry Houdini died on Halloween (89 years ago this Saturday), he and his wife, Bess, purportedly made a pact that the first to die would try to contact the survivor from “the great beyond,” as … Continue reading

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Houdini’s Voice Recorded 100 Years Ago Today

By Tom Interval It was exactly 100 years ago today that Houdini recorded his voice on Edison wax cylinders. This particular version is one I put together a couple of years ago. It’s about 3½ minutes long and is different … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope: Houdini, 1960s Radio Show

By Tom Interval Ever heard of the 1960s radio show Kaleidoscope? Created and hosted by WJR Detroit radio personality Mike Whorf, the show, which received a George Foster Peabody award in 1968, offered a “skillful blend of recorded music and … Continue reading

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Houdini’s Voice

Have you ever heard Harry Houdini’s voice? If not, check out this new version I put together (about 3½ minutes); it’s different from the standard version online. Houdini made the recordings in 1914 on Edison wax cylinders, which weren’t found … Continue reading

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