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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, Bulldog Drummond, Broadway's My Beat, 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, Anthony Ross, Karl Swenson, Ned Wever, and Jack Webb. Other actors featured within the past 1,000 include Howard Duff, Glenn Langan, Herbert Marshall, Gerald Mohr, Joel McCrea, Les Tremayne, Jackson Beck, Santos Ortega, and more.

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Boise, ID

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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, Bulldog Drummond, Broadway's My Beat, 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, Anthony Ross, Karl Swenson, Ned Wever, and Jack Webb. Other actors featured within the past 1,000 include Howard Duff, Glenn Langan, Herbert Marshall, Gerald Mohr, Joel McCrea, Les Tremayne, Jackson Beck, Santos Ortega, and more.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Dragnet: The Big Fake (EP4448)

7/20/2024
Today's Mystery: A man accuses a police officer of robbing and beating him. Original Radio Broadcast Date: June 1, 1950 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Jim, Patreon Supporter Since January 2019 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 @radiodetectives Join us again on Monday for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:32:47

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Ming Toy Murphy Matter (EP4447)

7/19/2024
Today's Mystery: Johnny is called in by an eccentric insured man to find his missing "talking" Pekinese dog. Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 14, 1957 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; G. Stanley Jones; Herb Ellis; Joseph Kearns; Jay Novello; Bill James; Howard McNear 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: Alana, Patreon Supporter since September 2015 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:36:41

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Mr. Chameleon: The Case of the Snarling Corpse (EP4446)

7/18/2024
Today's Mystery: Mr. Chameleon is called in when a doctor suspects that a man who died of lockjaw was actually murdered. Original Radio Broadcast Date: September 7, 1949 Originating from New York City Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon; Frank Butler as Sergeant Dave Arnold Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Diane, Patreon Supporter since July 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 Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:40:21

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Broadway's My Beat: The Rita Rondell Murder Case (EP4445)

7/17/2024
Today's Mystery: A young businessman from Arkansas reports that a woman tried to blackmail him. Then she's found dead. Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 1, 1949 Originating in New York CityStarring: Anthony Ross as Lieutenant Danny Clover; Jeanne Carson; John Forsyth Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Harold, Patreon Supporter since September 2017. 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 @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:41:34

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Bulldog Drummond: Help Wanted (EP4444)

7/16/2024
Today's Mystery:Captain Drummond leaves town on a train. A man dies while asking him to be paged at the train station. Denny hires his own valet and sets out to solve the case himself. Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 13, 1945 Originating in New York Starring: Luis Van Rooten as Denny Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Cathy, Patreon Supporter since February 2024 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 @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:39:03

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The Falcon: The Case of the Unsilent Butler (EP4443)

7/15/2024
Today's Mystery:Mike has to protect a model for a new oil detector from an unscrupulous private investigator. Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 11, 1951 Originating from New York Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ralph Bell; Maurice Tarplin; Elspeth Eric Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Steve, Patreon Supporter since May 201 9Support 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 @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:35:55

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Ellery Queen: The Vanishing Magician (Encore) (EP4442e)

7/14/2024
An old vaudeville magician makes a wager for $25,000 that he can disappear from a house under the nose of New York’s finest. Original Air Date: November 6, 1943 Originating in New York Starring Sidney Smith as Ellery Queen Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net 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 our friends on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter@radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:36:53

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Ellery Queen: Adventure of the Circus Train (Encore) (EP4442)

7/13/2024
A long-time circus owner is murdered on a train. Original Air Date: March 27, 1943 Originated in New York Stars: Carleton Young as Ellery Queen Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net 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 ourfriends on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter@radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:38:12

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Alvin Summers Matter Omnibus (Encore) (EP4441)

7/12/2024
Today's Mystery:Johnny goes to Mexico in search of a man who embezzled $75,000 Original Radio Broadcast Dates:October 24-28, 1955 Originated from HollywoodStars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar, Virginia Gregg, Marvin Miller, Don Diamond, Tony Barrett, Parley BaerIncludes portion of interview with John Abbott. Listen to the full interview here. When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Become one of our Patreon Supporters at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call 208-991-4783 Become one of our friends on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:01:23:26

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Valentine Matter Omnibus (Encore) (EP4440)

7/11/2024
Today's Mystery: Johnny initially comes to New Orleans to investigate a hotel theft but becomes involved in finding out who’s making attempts on life of a retired Prohibition-era Racketeer Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 31-November 4, 1955 Originated from Hollywood Stars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar, Lillian Buyeff, Betty Lou Gerson, Barney Phillips, Will Wright, Forrest Lewis, Marvin Miller, Jay Novello, Jack Moyles When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Become one of our Patreon Supporters at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call 208-991-4783Become one of our friends on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:01:13:59

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Forecast: Deductions Deluxe: The Problem of the Painted Poddle (Encore) (EP4439)

7/10/2024
Private Detective Roger Boon is called in to find out why a wealthy woman’s poodle was painted green. Originated in Hollywood Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Verree Teasdale Original Air Date: July 28, 1941 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net 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 Become one of our friends on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter@radiodetectives

Duration:00:40:09

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The Thin Man: Nora's Night Out (Encore) (EP4438)

7/9/2024
Nora is out all night, breaks a mirror, and asks another man to marry her. Nick suspects she's been drugged. Things get even more serious when they find a corpse. Original Air Date: October 6, 1944 Originating in New YorkStarring David Gothard as Nick Charles, Claudia Morgan as Nora Charles Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net 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 @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:28:53

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The Thin Man: The Case of the Wandering Corpse (Encore) (EP4437)

7/8/2024
A corpse disappears along with a necklace, Nick bought for Nora as an anniversary present, and its place is another corpse. Original Air Date: October 10, 1943 Originating in New YorkStarred: Les Damon as Nick Charles, Claudia Morgan as Nora Charles Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net 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 @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:32:52

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Lux Radio Theater: The Thin Man (Encore) (EP4436e)

7/7/2024
Nick Charles, a retired private detective, is drawn back to detection with the insistence of his wife, Nora, when a former client is suspected of several murders. Original Air Date: June 8, 1936 Originating in Hollywood Starring: William Powell as Nick Charles; Myrna Loy as Nora Charles Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net 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 @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:01:08:22

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Dragnet: The Big Key (EP4436)

7/6/2024
Todays Mystery:The big clue to who left a woman's body in a churchyard is a key found near her body. Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 25, 1950 Originating from HollywoodStarring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Shannon, Patreon Supporter since August 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 @radiodetectives Join us again on Monday for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:35:48

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Clever Chemist Matter (EP4435)

7/5/2024
Today's Mystery:Johnny is sent to New Jersey to investigate an allegation by an insured's daughter that her father, a famous chemist, was pressured into changing his beneficiary to his research partner. Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 17, 1957 Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Harry Bartell; Howard McNear; Forrest Lewis; Jack Kruschen; Russell Thorson; Frank Gerstle; Bob Bruce When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Become one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Thank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Bill, Patreon Supporter since November 2020 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:36:51

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Mr. Chameleon: The Mistreated Wife Murder Case (EP4434)

7/4/2024
Today's Mystery:Mr. Chameleon investigates the murder of a wealthy abusive husband. Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 31, 1941 Originating from New York CityStarring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon; Frank Butler as Sergeant Dave Arnold Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Loren, Patreon Supporter since September 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 @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:41:56

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Broadway's My Beat: A Fixed Prize Fight (EP4433)

7/3/2024
Today's Mystery:Danny suspects a prize fight involving a promising young boxer is going to be fixed. Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 27, 1949 Originating in New York CityStarring: Anthony Ross as Lieutenant Danny Clover; Gilbert Mack; Jean Carson; Julie Stevens; William Quinn; James Goss; Peter Capell; Paul Luther; Ted Jewett Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Lisa, Patreon supporter since October 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 @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:39:56

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Bulldog Drummond: The Dinner of Death (EP4432)

7/2/2024
Today's Mystery:The District Attorney is poisoned with a cocktail before a banquet honoring a crusading reporter. Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 23, 1945 Today’s program was provided by Radio Archives. Email detectives@radioarchives.com to get a free audiobook, a free ebook, and free old time radio collection. Originating in New YorkStarring: Ned Wever as Bulldog Drummond; Luis Van Rooten as Denny; Larry Haines Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Jovan, Patreon supporter since November 2018 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 @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:38:13

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The Falcon: The Case of the Gangster's Girl (EP4431)

7/1/2024
Today's Mystery:The girlfriend of a man in the numbers racket hires The Falcon to get her boyfriend sent to prison so she can get away from him. Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 4, 1951 Originating from New YorkStarring: Les Damon as The Falcon; Jan Miner; Larry Haines; Bill Zuckert Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Ken, Patreon Supporter since November 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 @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:31:27