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Presenting the best detectives from the Golden Age of Radio. Each week, we'll bring you an episode starring one of Old Time Radio's greatest detectives and the story behind the show. Join us for adventures of Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Johnny Dollar, and many more.

Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives) Mean Streets Podcasts

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Presenting the best detectives from the Golden Age of Radio. Each week, we'll bring you an episode starring one of Old Time Radio's greatest detectives and the story behind the show. Join us for adventures of Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Johnny Dollar, and many more.

    Episode 372 – Amazing Race (Adventures of Frank Race)

    Episode 372 – Amazing Race (Adventures of Frank Race)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," we're on the road for excitement and intrigue with international man of mystery Frank Race in three syndicated radio mysteries: "The Istanbul Adventure," "The Adventure of the Garrulous Bartender," and "The Adventure of the House Divided."

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 371 – My Funny Valentine (Let George Do It)

    Episode 371 – My Funny Valentine (Let George Do It)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," George Valentine helps us celebrate February 14th with two old time radio mysteries from "Let George Do It" - "The Seven Dead Years" (9/25/48) and "Mayhem by Experts" (1/31/49).

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 370 - Thank the Academy (Rex Saunders, Rocky Fortune, & Johnny Dollar)

    Episode 370 - Thank the Academy (Rex Saunders, Rocky Fortune, & Johnny Dollar)

    Today in a bonus episode of "Down These Mean Streets," we'll hear from three radio detective stars who took home Oscars: Rex Harrison as Rex Saunders in "Worth More Than Its Weight in Murder" (7/25/51); Frank Sinatra as Rocky Fortune in "The Catskills Cover-up" (2/9/54); and Edmond O'Brien as Johnny Dollar in "The Jackie Cleaver Matter" (3/31/51).

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 369 – Above the Fold (Night Beat)

    Episode 369 – Above the Fold (Night Beat)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," Frank Lovejoy stars as intrepid reporter Randy Stone in "Night Beat." We'll hear "The Night is a Weapon" (2/13/50) and "Marty" (7/3/50).

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 368 – Number, Name, and Charge (The Line-Up)

    Episode 368 – Number, Name, and Charge (The Line-Up)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," we'll hear three exciting police dramas from "The Line-Up" starring Bill Johnstone as Lt. Ben Guthrie: "Yudo in Ypsilanti" (1/18/51); "The Senile Slugging Case" (2/8/51); and "The Fresno Break Case" (9/17/52).

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 367 – I’m Just a Poe Boy (Weird Circle, Suspense, & NBC University Theatre)

    Episode 367 – I’m Just a Poe Boy (Weird Circle, Suspense, & NBC University Theatre)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," we're celebrating Edgar Allan Poe's birthday with old time radio adaptations of three of his mysteries: "Murders in the Rue Morgue" from "The Weird Circle;" "The Mystery of Marie Roget" from "Suspense" (12/14/53); and "The Purloined Letter" from "The NBC University Theatre" (9/17/48).

    • 1 hr 35 min

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Great Episodes

Please put out some episodes of Calling All Cars , one of the best crime dramas from the Golden Age of Radio

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