WBA Hall of Famer Bob Barry ruled Milwaukee's airwaves in the '60s and '70s. He interviewed the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Dolly Parton, Sophia Loren, Gregory Peck, Dick Clark, Cher and many more. If a band or musician came to town, he met them with a microphone. Barry has collected remarkable recordings of these encounters which he’s now sharing with the public. SUBSCRIBE! Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube | TuneIn | Stitcher | Google Play Music | Pocketcasts | RSS

Bob Barry’s Unearthed Interviews Podcast: Edgar Bergen

One of my first recollections of listening to the radio was the Edgar Bergen and “Charlie McCarthy Show.” Edgar was a vaudevillian, actor, comedian, and ventriloquist. His dummy characters included Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. Edgar spent 50 years on radio and television. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990. I caught up with Edgar in his later years. He gives some insight into how he got his start and a bit about his daughter, well-known actress Candice Bergen. By the way, in his will he left her nothing and gave his dummy Charlie $10,000. The dummy is in the National Museum of American History. 

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