Some radio receivers I recently built:

a) A Crystal receiver based on a kit by Chris Dorna (PE1DZX), with a few added frills for better reception..
At night I get 8 stations with a small 4m antenna in the attic ( at 12m altitude, in Naarden, Netherlands)

My latest crystal receiver

b) A ZN415E based receiver - a marvellous 12 transistors on a single chip, running on 1.2-1.5 volts.
One nice aspect of this chip is that it drives a standard 2x32Ohm headphone directly as one 64 Ohm phone.
This means that it uses any cheap leftover walkman, discman, mp3player headphone or earplug.
It gets some 20-30 stations at night without any external antenna, just using the  ferrite rod.
Note the plugs for the coil. I use this set to test the coils for my crystal radio's as well.

Radio built with ZN415 chip       ZN415 radio schematic

Another view of zn415 radio

c) My model 'Peppermill' - A genuine old peppermill. In the middle is a - slightly broken plastic (celluloid?) cylinder. 60 turns of 1mm copper wire, the variable condensator
hidden in the round cupola on top, and the diode on the bottom. Tuning is with the copper knob on the right. The antenna and ground connect to the back two round screws, and the headphones to the front. Very unselective, but driven with a simple ferrite rod antenna circuit it suddenly gives  a lot of power to the horn speaker I use together with an impedance transformer made from a cheap multi-voltage power supply. Enough to fill the room with music, even in daytime, from two near stations at 747 and 1008MHz,  402m and 298m wavelength at 32Km, distance, 400 KW power.
Peppermill crystal receiver

d) And finally, my current setup, using the above peppermill system as a detector system driving two horn speakers:
- From left to right: Small 22cm horn speaker, a simple antenna system of a tuned ferrite coil which drives the peppermill as a detector system in the middle. On the back two halogen 220V->12V transformators, used as impedance transformers for the two speakers. Far right a large 40cm horn speaker. Looks totally silly/impressive, but fills the room with sound.
Again: No batteries needed, powered by the near stations. It is really surprising how much sound this setup creates with just a 4m (13ft) indoor antenna. at 12m height in the top floor!
Power Peppermill Crystal Radio

And a few months before my 60th birthday, my first tube radio. A miniature battery tube radio with a large loop antenna I built in 2010. This is the real stuff: Single 55 year old tube, 70 year old headphone, plus some more modern parts.
CK5672 tube audion
Technically: A single tube regenerative AM receiver. And at night I can hear 30 to 50 stations clearly. Visually it needs some improving, but at least it works. The tube is here:
CK5672 tube audion