William Ramsey of Procter & Gamble wanted to test a new show for American housewives and gave the green light to Sandra Michael to create Against the Storm. She began writing the script on September 3, 1939, the day that Great Britain declared war on Germany. As a pacifist and staunch anti-Nazi, this event had a great effect on the subject matter and ways in which Against the Storm was written. Michael also wanted to present the show "as if housewives were intelligent" rather than what she considered the formulaic droll of common soap operas. The show was a hit with critics and won the Peabody Award in 1942. The program pivoted around the activities of Professor Jason McKinley Allen (who taught classes at the fictional Harper University), his wife, daughters, and friends. Allen, who lived in Hawthorne, Connecticut, at Deep Pool Farm.
GSMC Classics presents some of the greatest classic radio broadcasts, classic novels, dramas, comedies, mysteries, and theatrical presentations from a bygone era. The GSMC Classics collection is the embodiment of the best of the golden age of radio. Let Golden State Media Concepts take you on a ride through the classic age of radio, with this compiled collection of episodes from a wide variety of old programs. ***PLEASE NOTE*** GSMC Podcast Network presents these shows as historical content and have brought them to you unedited. Remember that times have changed and some shows might not reflect the standards of today’s politically correct society. The shows do not necessarily reflect the views, standards, or beliefs of Golden State Media Concepts or the GSMC Podcast Network. Our goal is to entertain, educate, and give you a glimpse into the past.
AGAINST THE STORM