Paul Harvey: The Rest of the Story
The UNOFFICIAL Paul Harvey Archives!
The Rest of the Story
OVER 3000 Episodes!
Largest collection on the Internet
The Paul Harvey Unofficial Archives has over 3000 episodes of The Rest of the Story. We don’t know if we have every single episode that Paul ever did – but we’re sure it’s darn close!
The Rest of the Story (aka “TROTS”) had been a staple of Paul Harvey from the time it was introduced in May 1976 through Paul Harvey’s death in February 2009. This usually aired Monday through Friday of each week in the early to late afternoon, and sometimes was repeated in the early evening. Each broadcast started with “You know what the news is, in a minute you’re going to hear the REST of the STORY”. This was followed by a 30 second commercial and then the story itself. Without the intro and commercial. they are approxmiately 3 minutes and 45 seconds long.
These were normally pre-recorded well in advance, while the daily morning and noon news was recorded earlier in the day (with the exception of the Saturday news which was recorded usually the Friday before). TROTS stories were written by Paul Harvey Jr. and were hosted by either Paul, or in later years by Paul Jr. as a substitute host. Following Paul’s death, Doug Limerick was chosen to be the show’s new host, but it was cancelled three weeks after Paul’s death.
The reason why TROTS was unique was the fact that each story had a unique twist, and was “verified” to be true (though some question the validity of that statement). In any case, they were entertaining.
Often times Paul would do a revisit on the same subject. Most of the time they were the exact same script. However, there were times that the script was modified or completely rewritten. These are denoted with a version number following the subject name.
In order to save server space and for easier downloads, these files have been stored in ZIP format compressed files by the first letter of the story name (we’re not sure on the exact name for some of these, so it’s an educated guess).
The stories that were hosted by Paul Harvey Jr. are noted with (JR) in the file name. Otherwise they were by Paul Harvey. Those denoted by (HQ) are in high quality audio.
Click on a letter below for the download directory for each letter. The number in the parentheses is the number of files available for each letter.