29 episodes

Audio dramas from the era of classic radio. Chills, thrills, Suspense, ghost stories, and dark fantasy. Get your fix for creepy tales just like your grand parents used to do. Turn out the light and listen in the dark, if you dare.

Suspense and Horror – Retro Radio Podcast Keith Heltsley

    • Kids & Family

Audio dramas from the era of classic radio. Chills, thrills, Suspense, ghost stories, and dark fantasy. Get your fix for creepy tales just like your grand parents used to do. Turn out the light and listen in the dark, if you dare.

    Mysterious Traveler – Beware of Tomorrow. ep19, 440409

    Mysterious Traveler – Beware of Tomorrow. ep19, 440409

    a young scientist is dropped off at the country home of a former mentor, Dr. Clark, and his latest assistant. Does his experimets in artificial intelligence, and a robotic man really have the locals upset? Alpha is a hulking machine capable of both feats of strength and delicacy.

    As if the news of Alpha isn't enough, Dr. Clark assures that a superior achievement will be revealed in the morning. As the docctor turns in for the night, Barton drops hints that Alpha is already obsolete, and will soon be dismantled. Does the rdimentary thinking machine know about this development?

    A scream in the night sends Barton and Dr. Dale to find a murdered Dr. Clark. Has an inferior sample of human brain tissue been used in Alfa's intelligence?

    In the morning Barton shares the new project, Beta, the new robot has an improved skin that looks human, an d other streamlined features to make it better. Will Dr. Dale stick around to help build an army of these super machines? Is Alpha really the murderous culpri?Will the townsfolk sit still, and allow the experiments to conti nue? What's Barton's final secret about the new robot?

    • 28 min
    Mysterious Traveler – The Good Die Young. ep13, 440227

    Mysterious Traveler – The Good Die Young. ep13, 440227

    Children live in a world all their own. Sandra is daddy's little pet, but causes grief for all her housekeepers. When daddy is to be married, Sandra hates the intrusion on the monopoly to her affections, even before meeting her new mom.

    The girl puts on an angelic front of happiness when daddy is around. Behind the scenes, she becomes passive aggressive, and even outright hateful. Steve just can't believe his girl can behave badly. Is Helen just being unreasonable, and not used to dealing with kids? Is she being impatient with the spoiled little schemer?

    Patience, and faith in Sandra is pushed to Helen's limits. The girl knows how to pull daddy's strings, and even resorts to running away. Are all the barbs, small and large doing their trick? Is the marriage on the rocks?

    When a dose of Helen's nerve medication is prescribed for Sandra, an unfortunate accident brings the battle to an end, for everybody.

    Suspense – The Pit and the Pendulum. ep24, 430112

    Suspense – The Pit and the Pendulum. ep24, 430112

    Edgar Allen Poe's classic tale, formatted for radio with a script by John Dixon Carr.

    In the times of the Inquisition, a prisoner of war faces his sentence, after untold days of confinement in the dungeon. His charges involve a proposed marriage to a young lady. Does military law supersede God's law in these troubled times?

    In the darkness of his prison cell, the voice of his young lover comes to him for encouragement. John is free to explore his pitch dark environment. Will his visions lead only to getting his hopes up? Will he find his way around the dangers in the dark? Is it rats, or something worse that awaits?

    Later in another cell, John finds himself on his back, and tied down, will the voices in his head continue to comfort him in his weakness? Will he survive the swarm of rats that stream over him? His inquisitors move him to his next torture. The sound of the pendulum ticks ever closer. The mental anguish of the wait might last hours, or days.

    Close escapes only mean a new kind of agony awaits. Is there any hope for a rescue for John?

    • 28 min
    The Whistler – Blind Alley. ep71, 430924

    The Whistler – Blind Alley. ep71, 430924

    After an auto accident, only Jerry, Henry, and Nalla know the truth. Henry stands to hold the bag and is being blackmailed by Jerry.

    Grandfather is upset with Henry but isn’t sure why Henry has once again overdrawn his account.

    Details about the blackmail scheme Nalla’s brother Jerry has over Henry come out, and grandfather is willing to help. Nalla tells how the accident went down, and the case of manslaughter. Is there anything to be done, even if the truth comes to light?

    When cops come round to get the story on the accident, Henry and Nalla decide to get married in order to keep her from having to testify against her husband. A cigarette case seems to seal the doom of Henry, but Nalla is wise enough to overthrow the dirty deal between her brother Jerry, and a cop on the take.

    Grandfather is proud of his spunky new granddaughter and turns the matter over to the captain of the police. Just to make the matter is clear, and all the twists are untangled, the Whistler explains all.

    • 29 min
    Mysterious Traveler 0- House of Death. ep9, 440130

    Mysterious Traveler 0- House of Death. ep9, 440130

    A pair of old ladies have to move out of their home, and under the care of their nephew and his wife. Though they are being treated well, its just not home, and the ladies want to pack up their cats and go back to the life they are used to. Reading about friends who have died, or who have had to be sent to the poor house for care, Martha and Elouisse begin to think their nephew is mishandling their estate.

    Are the younger relatives up to no good? It doesn't help matters when each of their cats die from eating food meant for them. Why won't the nephew let them leave, and limit contact with the outside world. How long might they hold out on a hunger strike? If only the terrified ladies might contact their long time business manager.

    suspicions rise. Plans are made to escape. Even a message through the postman ends up in a mysterious death. desparate and determined, Martha and Elouisse get help the only way they know how. they burn the house down and wait for the fire department outside. It isn't until then that they learn their fears were unfounded, but the things they feared even more than this have become their final fate.

    • 27 min
    Whistler — Notes in the Night. ep7, 420627

    Whistler — Notes in the Night. ep7, 420627

    Ambrose begins finding notes written in his own hand, urging him to kill his best friend Henry. Going to a doctor, he is advised to stop over working himself, and is prescribed nerve pills. Soon his friend and business partner, Henry, recommends he take a vacation. Frustrations build, and Ambrose is ready to get away, and packs his bags.

    Getting away to his mountain cabin, will Henry get rest, or continue to slowly go insane? When the doc arrives, he brings word that Henry has been shot, and it was Ambrose who shot him. Will he go back to the city to stand trial? Will the doc have him committed to a home?

    Has Ambrose messed his life up bhy fleeing? It doesn't take long for the fugitive to encounter a road block on the stormy night. Investigators at the murder scene turn up an important clue to bring justice to the real killer. But wait, there's still one more detail the Whistler knows to add an extra twist.

    • 29 min

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