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Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 194 – Boston Blackie

A return look at the creator of the Boston Blackie character. Little is known about Jack Boyle, who at one time probably faced obscurity were it not for the publication of a collection of his stories in 1919. You’ll hear a rarer radio version starring Chester Morris and Richard Lane. Most radio collectors know Richard Kollmar as the radio Blackie.… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 56 – Molle Mystery Theater: Raymond Chandler

I’m back with an all new podcast about a Raymond Chandler short story called “Spanish Blood.” The story is an integral one in Chandler’s development of his “tarnished knight” – Phillip Marlowe. A look at Raymond Chandler’s idea of the fictional detective and the radio play “Murder in City Hall” from the Molle Mystery Theater. Podcast: Download | EmbedLike this:Like… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 7 – Charlie Chan Redux

Repeat podcast while I am on leave from July 2005. Charlie Chan was the creation of author Earl Derr Biggers (right) whose famous detective was best known in a series of films. But Chan also had a modest run on radio as you will hear in this podcast. Podcast: Download | EmbedLike this:Like Loading…

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 14 – The Shadow

Repeat episode (Sep 2005) while I take some time off. A look at an unusual Radio Detective – one doesn’t always think of this radio character in the detective vein, though he was indeed the investigator as much as a crime fighter. The Shadow is one of the best remembered radio characters from his pulp creation to radio and films.… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 48 – Mike Hammer

A look at Mickey Spillane and his explosive private investigator – Mike Hammer. Hammer was a true pulp hero who was seen and heard in various media including film, radio, television and comic strips. Mickey Spillane was never respected by his peers, but laughed all the way to the bank as his hero was extremely popular with readers. Podcast: Download… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 32 – Nick Carter, Master Detective

From out of the pulps comes Nick Carter, Master Detective! This week “another case for that most famous of all man hunters – the detective whose ability at solving crime is unequal in the history of detective fiction – Nick Carter, Master Detective.” The character of Nick Carter goes back to 19th century detective stories as one of the staples… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 14 – The Shadow

This week we look at one of the more unusual radio detectives who not only uses deductive reasoning in solving crimes, but who also uses elements of the mystical. The pulp fictional detective Lamont Cranston, aka The Shadow. This episode is from the Orson Welles year. Podcast: Download | EmbedLike this:Like Loading…

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 | EmbedLike this:Like Loading…

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