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The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

  • Dragnet: The Big Book (EP4394)

    18 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery:Friday and Romero investigate the flood of filthy books into Los Angeles high schools. Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 6, 1950 Originating from HollywoodStarring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Stacy Harris; Harry Morgan Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Ronnie, Patreon supporter since May 2021 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again on Monday for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    35m 28s
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Desalles Matter (EP4393)

    17 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery:Johnny goes out west when an insurance agent is suspicious of a $100,000 death claim that another investigator was assigned to look into. Original Radio Broadcast Date: Original Air Date: January 13, 1957 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Harry Bartell; John Stephenson; Will Wright; James McCallion; Ben Wright Today's Show sponsored by https://amzn.to/4biJjsb by Daniel Weizzmann, the upcoming release in the https://amzn.to/4byqr86. (Released May 28) (Affiliate LInks) Become one of our Patreon Supporters at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net. Thank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Lisa, Patreon Supporter since May 2021 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    42m 36s
  • Mr. Chameleon: The Hasty Marriage Murder Case (EP4392)

    16 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery:A young wealthy man who just married a woman after a two-week romance is murdered. Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 13, 1949 Originating from New York CityStarring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Tacy, Patreon Supporter Since October 2023 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    39m 17s
  • Dangerous Assignment: The Jade Dagger (EP4391)

    15 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery: Sent to Cairo on a mission to clear the United States' name, Steve must navigate a treacherous path of false accusations and political machinations. From the bustling bazaars to the shadowy backstreets, join Steve as he unravels a conspiracy that could sabotage vital international talks. Tune in for a tale of espionage where asking to see a knife might just get you one in the back! Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 13, 1953 Originated in : Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Robert Boone, Paul Dubov, Byron Kane, Jan Arvan, Betty Lou Gerson Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Tom, Patreon Supporter since August 2022 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Become one of ourhttp://www.facebook.com/radiodetectives Follow us on Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    30m 35s
  • Squad Room: Ferris Wheel (EP4390)

    14 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery: A woman is found murdered on a Ferris wheel. Original Radio Broadcast Date: Around New Years Day in the mid-1950s Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Originating in New York Starring: Wynn Wright as Lt. John Douglas; Dan Ocko as Sergeant Allen; George Tanner; Sam Gray Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Ken, Patreon Supporter since March 2020 Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    24m 51s
  • The Falcon: The Case of the Happy Hoodlum (EP4389)

    13 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery:Sergeant Corbett wants The Falcon to find out why a man made an insane attempt to rob an express company with a gun that couldn't fire. Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 14, 1951 Originating from New YorkStarred: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ken Paxton as Sergeant Corbett Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    36m 7s
  • Old Time Radio Con Games Special (EP4388s)

    12 MAY 2024 · Today, I'm joined by Jim Grinstead of the https://scamsandcons.com/ as we delve into two scam-related old time radio podcasts. Today's 1st Mystery:First up, there's no such thing as easy money. That's a lesson a rich young man learns as he's forced to lure his friends into the clutches of a big-time gambler to square his own debts. Can magician-turned-detective Mike Trent help? We find out in this episode of Easy Money, "The Gallopping Ivories" Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 14, 1954 Originating in New York Starring: Larry Haines as Mike Trent; Ralph Bell; Peter Fernandez; Maurice Tarplin Today's 2nd Mystery:Joe Friday and Ben Romero go after a gang of con-men who are victimizing the families of recently deceased people in the Big Betty. Original Air Date: November 23, 1950 Originating in Los AngelesStarring: Jack Webb as Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Ben Romero Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: hilip, Patreon supporter since June of 2023 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    1h 20m 30s
  • Dragnet: The Big Gangster, Part Two (EP4388)

    11 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery:When a notorious mobster is gunned down, sparking fears of a gang war, Joe Friday and Ben Romero race against time to find the killers. Smoke screens, false leads, and a mysterious woman are at the center of it all. Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 30, 1950 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Jack Kruschen; Virginia Gregg Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Ralph, Patreon Supporter since August 2022 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    34m 24s
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Ellen Dear Matter (EP4387)

    10 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery:Set sail on a treacherous journey with Johnny Dollar, the man with the action-packed expense account, as he embarks on a mission to safeguard a fortune in jewels. The sleek motor cruiser Ellen Dear carries a cargo worth over $300,000, but disaster strikes when the yacht sinks in deep waters. Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 6, 1957 Originated from Hollywood Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar,Virginia Gregg, Lawrence Dobkin, Howard McNear, Jay Novello, Jack Edwards, Barney Phillips, Raymond Burr http://www.andreadoria.org/ When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com/ Become one of our Patreon Supporters at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net. Thank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Eliza, Patreon Supporter of July 2021 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    44m 40s
  • Mr. Chameleon: The Ailing Wife Murder Case (EP4386)

    9 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery:Are you ready to crack the case with Mister Chameleon? In this week's suspenseful episode, a seemingly devoted husband is found dead, and the suspects are closer to home than you'd think. With a failed business, an ailing wife, and a love affair that could be the motive for murder, it's up to Mister Chameleon to untangle the web of lies. Will he find the killer before the trail goes cold? Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 6, 1949 Originating from New York CityStarring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Theresa, Patreon Supporter since October 2020 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    37m 9s

Are you ready for a mystery? Get ready to unleash your inner sleuth. Every day Monday-Saturday, we feature a different detective audio drama from the Golden Age of Radio. Our...

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Are you ready for a mystery? Get ready to unleash your inner sleuth. Every day Monday-Saturday, we feature a different detective audio drama from the Golden Age of Radio. Our current mystery-solving line-up of radio detectives includes The Adventures of the Falcon, Squad Room, Dangerous Assignment, Mr. Chameleon, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, and Dragnet.

Whether you want to listen to a mystery before going to sleep or enjoy some drama while driving, or just feel nostalgia for old-school radio fiction, we have you covered with six audio dramas every week.


Podcast Award finalist Host Adam Graham has been your guide through dozens of old-time radio detective series since 2009. He provides insightful commentary and humor after each episode and responds to listener questions and feedback. You can subscribe to the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio from your favorite podcast app or by visiting our website at http://www.greatdetectives.net.

We are currently in our fifteenth season of provided suspenseful mystery dramas. Our podcast feed captures the last 1,000 episodes we've released including all of seasons thirteen and fourteen, and part of season twelve. We have created two archive feeds: Volume 1, which features our first three seasons and Volume 2, which will feature seasons four through six.

Our feed includes old time radio recorded in Los Angeles, New York, and also Australia.

The current actors featured in our old time radio detective podcast include Les Damon, Bob Bailey, Brian Donlevy, Karl Swenson, Bill Zuckert, and Jack Webb. Other actors featured within the past 1,000 include Howard Duff, Glenn Langan, Herbert Marshall, Santos Ortega, Gerald Mohr, Joel McCrea, Les Tremayne, Jackson Beck, and more.
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