4 thoughts on ““The Investigator” (1954): An Audio Satire of Senator Joe McCarthy

  1. Mavis

    When my uncle visited from the USA, he brought a copy of this play on an LP. It had a plain white lable and was in a plain white sleeve. My parents didn’t have a record player, it was the fifties, but the record was put away carefully and forgotten. in the sixties, I was a teenager and was given a portable record player as a birthday present. We moved house when I was 17 and the record came out of its cupboard. I played it and was amazed and delighted by what I found. We were very politically aware. My family always were left wing. Later, when I was at university, I played the record for friends. I had no idea where my uncle had got it and there were no identifiable marks. Almost inevitably a fellow student borrowed the record and inevitably, I never saw it again. On and off over the years I have tried to locate a copy but never did. Today, I decided to Google it and was once again amazed and delighted to find it. The years have not made it any less effective. Thank you.


    1. ThinkWingRadio Post author

      My experience with this piece was similar in some ways to yours. I remember the blank record sleeve, and I think the only printing on the record label was the title; nothing more.

      I was equally delighted when I searched for this work in the web and was able to find a copy of it, and I’m glad to have been able to share it.

      Thanks for your note.



  2. Elizabeth Chilcott

    As a teenager I had an LP of this and cannot remember where it came from either. I loaned it out several times when in college and the last time it did not come back. I too investigated via computer and was delighted to find not only the back story and where it originated but to be able to listen to it once more.


    1. Thinkwing Radio Post author

      I first heard it at a friend’s house. It stuck with me and I was glad to be able to find it and share with others.

      You’re most welcome.

      What software did you use to listen to it?



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