Category Archives: Podcasts

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 12 … Michael Shayne

Another great pulp magazine detective is featured on this week’s podcast. This time – Brett Halliday’s (right) Michael Shayne, in the New Adventures of Michael Shayne. Running time: 30 minutes Podcast: Download | Embed

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 11….Gang Busters

The Radio Detective Story Hour looks at radio’s cops and robbers. We interview Martin Grams Jr., author of many books on old time radio including ‘Gang Busters: The Crime Fighters of American Broadcasting’ and listen to an episode from the series: ‘The Case of Bielanski and Tilotson’. Running time is about 60 minutes. Podcast: Download | Embed

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 10….Bob Bailey

The Radio Detective Story Hour visits once more with Bob Bailey, this time in his long running series as George Valentine in Let George Do It. This week’s episode is “Death in Blue Jeans.” Running Time: 35 minutes.” Podcast: Download | Embed

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode9….Jack French

Radio Detective Story Hour has an exclusive interview with Jack French, author of the Agatha Award winning Private Eyelashes: Radio’s Lady Detectives and ends with probably the best of the female detectives: Candy Matson in “The Cable Car Case.” Running time: about 60 minutes. Podcast: Download | Embed

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 8….The Saint

The Adventures of the Saint. We look at Leslie Charteris, Simon Templar, and its appearances on radio, television and film. This week’s episode: The Color Blind Murder on Shipboard. Total running time: about 31 minutes. Podcast: Download | Embed

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 7 – Charlie Chan

In 1925 a somewhat obscure writer wrote a mystery story set in Honolulu that was serialized in the The Saturday Evening Post. The writer was Earl Derr Biggers and the story, later published by Bobbs-Merrill was called The House without a Key. About a quarter into the book, a new character is introduced as the detective from the Honolulu Police… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 6 – Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar (pt. 2)

This week’s podcast continues with the Open Town Matter from Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar – the final three episodes. Podcast: Download | Embed

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 5 – Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

This week’s podcast is a real treat for me because my interest in old time radio evolved with this radio detective and I have been a fan ever since it was broadcast. Unlike the other radio detectives I have featured on past podcasts, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was not based on any work of fiction but rather was purely a… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 4 – Nero Wolfe

Today you will hear a detective who like Ellery Queen was very cerebral in solving crimes but not personally involved. Nero Wolfe was the creation of Rex Stout. His character’s persona is well known as extremely obese who rarely leaves his house and loves orchids and beer in that order. Podcast: Download | Embed

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 3 – Ellery Queen

Two cousins, Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee decided to try their luck and sat down to create a mystery novel. They wanted a name that would be remembered and roll off the tongue and slightly unusual. As they thought it through Dannay recalled his friend whose first name was Ellery. And so the first name was chosen. The last… (more…)