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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

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 32 Ratings

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.

    BONUS - See (and Hear) Some "New" Old Time Radio!

    BONUS - See (and Hear) Some "New" Old Time Radio!

    Hey,  radio fans! It's Jack with a quick message. I've written a Halloween old time radio spoof show, and it's being livestreamed this Saturday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm eastern.


    If you like the podcasts, I think you'll really dig the show. For tickets and information, visit https://www.ashlandtheatre.org/event/terror-on-the-tracks

    • 1 min
    Under the Cold, Glaring Lights (The Line-Up)

    Under the Cold, Glaring Lights (The Line-Up)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," we're on the case with the cops of "The Line-Up" in three mysteries: the series' audition program (5/27/50), "The Check Killer Case" (3/6/51). and "The Mirthless Moonshiner's Methyl Murders" (3/18/52).

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Last Laughs (Deductions Deluxe, Amazing Mr. Smith, and Results, Incorporated)

    Last Laughs (Deductions Deluxe, Amazing Mr. Smith, and Results, Incorporated)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," we'll hear a trio of comedic crime dramas with sleuths who find just as many laughs as clues: "The Case of the Painted Poodle" from Deductions Deluxe (7/28/41); "The Story of the Hooting Owl" from the Amazing Mr. Smith (11/5/46); and Results, Incorporated (12/30/44).

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Secret Agent Substitutes (Man Called X)

    Secret Agent Substitutes (Man Called X)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," Van Heflin, John Lund, and Joseph Cotten fill in for Herbert Marshall on "The Man Called X." We'll hear "A Man, A Girl, A Plot" (5/25/51), "Stalin Plus Seven" (6/1/51), and "The Casbah" (7/6/51).

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Private Eye Party (Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, & Richard Diamond)

    Private Eye Party (Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, & Richard Diamond)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," we're catching up with three of the best old time radio private detectives: Philip Marlowe in "The Panama Hat" (10/10/48); Sam Spade in "The Overjord Caper" (6/5/49); and Richard Diamond in "The Misplaced Laundry Case" (9/6/50).

    • 1 hr 36 min
    BONUS - The Dark Knight's Day Returns (Adventures of Superman)

    BONUS - The Dark Knight's Day Returns (Adventures of Superman)

    In this bonus episode, we're celebrating Batman Day a few days late with a complete old time radio adventure starring Batman, Robin, and Superman. We'll hear "Dr. Bly's Confidence Gang" (9/4 - 9/21/45).

    • 2 hrs 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Camus.. ,

Very Good

Great host, concise and informative intros followed by a great selection of shows. Thanks to the creator for opening my eyes to a lot of shows which I hadn’t previously heard of.

jimevans1982 ,

Five Stars

This has become my favourite podcast. Great informative intro, good choice of shows (with the original ads, jingles etc!), excellent quality audio on the shows. Thank you for making my miserable daily commute an absolute pleasure! Top stuff.

Brooksie59 ,

Crime or comedy?

Why are all the intros and details about crime but many of the episodes very very weak and outdated comedy shows????

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