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The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs
2 minutes | Apr 14, 2017
Thanks for a Fantastic Six Years - A Farewell Message
Click Here to Play Message Right Click Here to Download The Fantastic Worlds podcast is winding down - thank you for the fantastic times!
42 minutes | Apr 9, 2017
Episode 35 - The Mucker (Final)
Click Here to Play Episode 35 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – “You Are My Girl!” Billy has successfully rescued Barbara from the Piman encampment. Making their way back down the canyon in the dead of night, they almost reach safety when a sentry bars their way and fires his rifle at them.
27 minutes | Apr 5, 2017
Episode 34 The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 34 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Eddie Makes Good The fat’s now truly in the fire. Barbara kidnapped, Grayson exposed as a scoundrel and a fugitive. Billy, Eddie and most of the American hands out looking for Barbara. Jose the Indian has told Pesita that El Orobo is undefended and ripe for attacking. Bridge hears Pesita’s plans and escapes to head toward the ranch!
26 minutes | Mar 30, 2017
Episode 33 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 33 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Chapter XV – An Indian’s Treachery Barbara succeeds in releasing Billy from his imprisonment at the ranch. However, Grayson’s plot to kidnap Barbara also comes off that very night. Billy learns of the plot and turns his pony back toward El Orobo Rancho.
27 minutes | Mar 20, 2017
Episode 32 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 32 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Chapter XIV – ‘Twixt Love and Duty Billy has been apprehended by 3 Villistas while attempting to return the Brazos pony to the lady at El Orobo Rancho. Billy is brought to El Orobo for the night. Barbara insists on meeting the captive – and discovers it is Billy – who is convinced that she has fallen in love with Bridge!
25 minutes | Mar 13, 2017
Episode 31 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 31 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Chapter XIII – Barbara Again Word come to El Orobo Rancho that Bridge has been captured by Villa and is to be shot. Barbara gets word to “the American with Pesita” that a fellow American is in danger. Billy mounts a rescue for Bridge and breaks him out of jail. He kids Bridge about the lady who obviously loves him enough to get help for him, not realizing it is Barbara!
27 minutes | Mar 5, 2017
Episode 30 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 30 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Chapter XII – Billy to the Rescue Grayson, the foreman at El Orobo Rancho, has put 2 and 2 together and come up with 22. He believes Bridge robbed the bank in Cuivaca and plans to hand Bridge over to Villa. Barbara aids him to escape. Grayson then makes an improper advance to Barbara. He is spurned.
24 minutes | Feb 18, 2017
Episode 29 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 29 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Chapter XI – Barbara Releases a Conspirator Billy has successfully robbed the bank in Cuivaca. Bridge coincidentally is in town at the same time. He sees Billy escaping north and gives chase. He kills Billy’s mount but recognizes his friend at the last moment. He offers his pony to allow Billy to make good his escape.
32 minutes | Feb 14, 2017
Episode 28 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 28 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Chapter X – Billy Cracks a Safe Bridge has made his way to El Orobo Rancho and been hired as the bookkeeper. The ranch is owned by Anthony Harding – who has arrived at the ranch along with his daughter, Barbara! Meanwhile, Billy has been tasked by Pesita to reconnoiter the bank in Cuivaca, in preparation for the gang to rob it.
21 minutes | Feb 7, 2017
Episode 27 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 27 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Chapter IX – Barbara in Mexico Billy has outwitted Pesita and Rozales in their plot to kill Bridge and Miguel. To boot, he returns to Pesita’s camp and tells the bandit that the so-called escorts were all killed by Villa’s men. Pesita decides to bide his time – and to send Billy to Cuivaca to reconnoiter the bank where Villa keeps his ill-gotten gains.
20 minutes | Jan 29, 2017
Episode 26 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 26 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Chapter VIII – Billy’s First Command Billy and Bridge, prisoners of the bandit Pesita, have convinced him that Billy is no gringo, but from the Germanic country of “GrannAvenoo”. Admiring Billy’s size and strength, Pesita is willing to spare Billy’s life, He plots however to have Bridge and Miguel killed while “escorting” them to safety.
23 minutes | Jan 22, 2017
Episode 25 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 25 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Chapter VII – In Pesita’s Camp Billy and Bridge have crossed the border into Mexico. They stop briefly for food at an adobe hut and learn from Miguel of the current state of lawlessness there – with Pesita being the bandit who hates everyone epecially gringos. Lo and behold, five of Pesita’s men appear and take Billy, Bridge and Miguel captive!
25 minutes | Jan 17, 2017
Episode 24 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 24 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Chapter VI – Baby Bandits Billy and Bridge have rescued the farm woman, Mrs. Shorter, from being murdered by the two hoboes Dink and Crumb. In gratitude, she gives the police misleading information about Billy and Bridge, allowing them to escape south on the Missouri Pacific.
24 minutes | Jan 7, 2017
Episode 23 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 23 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Chapter V – One Turn Deserves Another Billy and Bridge have given the slip to a Chicago detective in Kansas City and are back on the road in the country. The two hoboes whom Billy thrashed come across the pair – and scheme to turn Billy in for the reward. Detective Flanagan hits the road in hot pursuit!
20 minutes | Dec 18, 2016
Episode 22 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 22 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Chapter IV – On the Trail Billy and Bridge have made their way as hoboes to Kansas City. Billy has found a newspaper clipping in Bridge’s pocket relating to his conviction and flight from the law. Now en route to a diner, Bridge escorts Billy down into the establishment. As they enter, someone steps from the shadows to follow them.
22 minutes | Dec 13, 2016
Episode 21 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 21 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Chapter III – Five Hundred Dollars Reward Billy Byrne is now a fugitive from justice. Hiking on the road, he discovers a hobo, Bridge, and befriends him. The two decide to cast their lot together – at least until they grow tired of each other.
24 minutes | Nov 28, 2016
Episode 20 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 20 Right Click Here to Download Part 2 – Chapter II – The Escape Billy Byrne has returned to Chicago, determined to clear his name and honor of the false murder charge against him. Instead, he is convicted and sent to Joliet for life. In the train taking him to life imprisonment, Billy finds an opportunity to leap from the train, dragging along the guard handcuffed to him.
22 minutes | Nov 21, 2016
Episode 19 - The Mucker
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29 minutes | Nov 5, 2016
Episode 18 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 18 Right Click Here to Download Chapter XVIII – The Gulf Between Billy has at last been rescued from the island of head hunters. Now in New York, Billy looks up Professor Cassidy, a fight manager he knows and agrees to trade sparring for food. Professor Cassidy pits Billy against his best fighter – and Billy coldcocks the guy! Cassidy has found his next champion!
19 minutes | Nov 2, 2016
Episode 17 - The Mucker
Click Here to Play Episode 17 Right Click Here to Download Chapter XVII – Home Again Billy has resced Billy Mallory and Mr. Harding from the village of Yoka. Grievously wounded in the escape, he sends the two men ahead to find and rescue Barbara while he holds off the pursuers. Moving on without him, Mallory and Harding take Billy for dead when they hear no more gunshots from his position. They push on to find Barbara and tell her the sad news.
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