Category Archives: Podcasts

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 244 – Johnny Dollar – Stripped Bare

Within the world of radio detectives, including those based upon fictional detectives, we rarely got to know much about the detective himself. When you think about those you might have heard, you could ask yourself the question – just who is Sam Spade, or Philip Marlowe, or Richard Diamond and others? We hear them think through monologue as they work,… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 243 – A Crime to Fit the Punishment

This time we hear again from the script writer voice of Ken Crossen who wrote many scripts for a number of suspense and mystery thriller series including this one from the Molle’ Mystery Theater in 1944. Crossen was also a well-known pulp and mystery fiction writer under the name of M.E. Chaber, whose Milo March series were best sellers. This… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 242 – Candy Matson

Originally conceived as a series with a male Private Eye, creator Monte Masters switched it to a female private cop starring his wife, Natalie Masters, in the role. This San Francisco-based series was possibly the best female radio cop series, though there are some close contenders. I look at this plus women as radio P.I.’s in general. Natalie Masters voice… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 241 – Fly by Night

A thrill-packed story written by George and Gertrude Fass and adapted by Mort Fine and David Friedkin with Elliott Lewis directing. A convergence of talent that also stars screen actor, Joseph Cotten (right) in a well acted understated role as Micky Manning. Manning is trying to clear his name but finds himself a scapegoat in a crime with some interesting… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 240 – Police Line-Up

Welcome back to another new year of the Radio Detective Story Hour now beginning ten years. As promised from the previous podcast, I am presenting a rarely heard audition of what became a three-year radio police procedural called The Line-Up. This audition is identified in the drama as Police Line-Up though that was a working title. The series was one… (more…)

Film Noir and news reporting – The Underworld Story

Another great Dan Duryea performance about a small town and a city newspaper which go after the criminal element. The film is based upon a Craig Rice story. The author has been featured here before in radio adapatations. Like this:Like Loading…

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 239 – Broadway Is My Beat

A Christmas gift – one of my favorite police detective series is Broadway Is My Beat with Larry Thor as Danny Clover and Charles Calvert (right) as Sgt. Tataglia. The series had at least one Christmas themed episode which is offered here in this last podcast of 2014. Enjoy and Merry Christmas. Music under is “New York at Christmas” sung… (more…)

Changes to Podcast site

I made some more changes to the site and it now looks as it always has in the past. The location of the sound files are still in a new location, but it should be transparent to what you see on the site. Hopefully, this will resolve some of the issues, some of you have noticed. As always, let me… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 238 – Motive for Murder

A well-constructed radio play by veteran scripter E. Jack Neuman and based on a Pulp fiction piece by Ward and John Hawkins. A rare convergence of talented radio people in E. Jack Neuman, William Spier, Norman MacDonnell, Ward and John Hawkins make this a must listen. And a great performance by Alan Ladd and a veteran cast of radio actors.… (more…)

Testing out a different delivery system for my podcast

I am trying a different delivery system for my podcast. For some time, it was delivered with the help of an outside service, but I wanted to be less dependent upon it. I have the last two podcasts using a different method which appears to be working as I haven’t heard of any issues. If you listen directly from this… (more…)

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