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Welcome to the Columbo Podcast, hosted by Gerry and Iain. This franchise show is an informal retrospective of both Columbo’s original run and the subsequent revival, as well as other related areas of interest. Hosted by a long-term fan of Columbo and a newcomer to the stories, the Columbo Podcast takes an affectionate look back at the detective’s investigations - from his first case to his last.

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    • 4.9 • 136 Ratings

Welcome to the Columbo Podcast, hosted by Gerry and Iain. This franchise show is an informal retrospective of both Columbo’s original run and the subsequent revival, as well as other related areas of interest. Hosted by a long-term fan of Columbo and a newcomer to the stories, the Columbo Podcast takes an affectionate look back at the detective’s investigations - from his first case to his last.

    Introducing Fascinating? A Star Trek Podcast

    Introducing Fascinating? A Star Trek Podcast

    The latest podcast project from Gerry & Iain sees them tackle the Original Series of Star Trek. Enjoy the first episode here.

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    The Columbo Podcast: Bonus Content

    The Columbo Podcast: Bonus Content

    This mini episode contains an excruciating outtake from the recording of the podcast for Season Ten's Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health.

    • 8 min
    Episode 71 – A Columbo Podcast Update

    Episode 71 – A Columbo Podcast Update

    Episode seventy one of the Columbo Podcast is a quick update and look forward for the show. In this podcast Gerry and Iain catch listeners up on what they've been doing lately, what their plans for the Columbo Podcast are and on their other upcoming shows.

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    Episode 70 – Just One More Thing…

    Episode 70 – Just One More Thing…

    Episode seventy of the Columbo Podcast looks back on the series, its highs and lows, triumphs and disasters. In this podcast Gerry and Iain revisit episode one, answer questions submitted by the listeners and cast their eyes forward to future endeavours.

     



     

    Amongst the mysteries tackled in this episode are:

     



    * Has Iain learned anything about Columbo during the first sixty nine episodes?





    * What goes into putting an episode of the podcast together?





    * Who was the show’s most sympathetic killer?





    * Which of Columbo’s tropes is the most appealing?





    * What will Iain and Gerry’s next project be?



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    * What next for the Columbo Podcast?



     

    If you have thoughts on the Columbo Podcast please share them below, or find us on Twitter at @columbopodcast.

     

    The Columbo Podcast is widely available – on iTunes, Stitcher, tunein, Pocket Casts or pretty much wherever you choose to receive and manage your podcasts. If you enjoy the show it would be greatly appreciated if you consider leaving ratings and reviews on these sites – particularly iTunes – as that can make a big difference to growing the podcast’s audience.

     



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    Episode 69 – Columbo Likes the Nightlife

    Episode 69 – Columbo Likes the Nightlife

    The sixty seventh episode of Columbo was titled Columbo Likes the Nightlife and was the final episode of the show’s final season. Columbo pursues a nightclub owner and sitcom actress when one man dies and another disappears. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider the last ever episode of Columbo.

     



     

    Welsh actor Matthew Rhys had the honour of portraying Columbo‘s final killer, as nightclub entrepreneur Justin Price. When his investor, Tony Galper (Carmine Giovinazzo), dies in an altercation with his ex-wife (and now Price’s partner)  Vanessa Farrow (Jennifer Sky), Justin and Vanessa conceal the death. Their dual motives are to avoid repercussions from Galper’s mob family and to ensure Justin’s new nightclub receives the funding Tony had arranged.

     

    Unknown to them, however, tabloid hack Linwood Coben (Douglas Roberts) has been spying on Vanessa from a neighbour’s garden and has photos of them moving the body. Knowing they’ll never be free from his blackmail, Justin persuades Vanessa that the only option is for Coben to die. Justin then meets Coben and arranges to reconvene at the journalist’s office, where he brutally kills his one-time associate.

     

    Julius Carry appears as Columbo’s primary LAPD support, while there is an entertaining cameo from The Sopranos actor Steve Schirripa as mob messenger Freddie. John Finnegan has a welcome cameo as Vanessa’s neighbour Sean Jarvis, while Lost star Jorge Garcia plays Justin’s doorman, Julius.

     

    Director Jeffrey Reiner and writer Michael Alaimo make their only contributions to the Columbo universe with this episode.

     

    If you have thoughts on any aspect of Columbo Likes the Nightlife, please share them below, or find us on Twitter at @columbopodcast.

     

    The Columbo Podcast is widely available – on iTunes, Stitcher, tunein, Pocket Casts or pretty much wherever you choose to receive and manage your podcasts. If you enjoy the show it would be greatly appreciated if you consider leaving ratings and reviews on these sites – particularly iTunes – as that can make a big difference to growing the podcast’s audience.

     

    Columbo Likes the Nightlife was released in 2003. It is 85 minutes long and originally aired on the ABC network. This episode is not available on Netflix, but can be found on the Season 10 or complete collection DVD box sets from Universal (all remaining episodes are considered ‘Season 10’ in the DVD collection).

     



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    Episode 68 – Murder with Too Many Notes

    Episode 68 – Murder with Too Many Notes

    The sixty sixth episode of Columbo was titled Murder with Too Many Notes and was the fourth episode of the show’s final season. Columbo calls the tune as a legendary film composer tries to lead him on a merry dance. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider the show’s third and final Scottish killer.

     



     

    Legendary Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly was handed the killer’s gloves as Columbo returned after a two-and-a-half year hiatus with a clunking, ill-conceived disaster of an episode. Connolly’s Findlay Crawford is a composer of film soundtracks who has been propped up in recent years by the uncredited work of his protégé Gabriel McEnery (Chad Willett) as his own talents waned. Threatened with exposure of this charade, Crawford kills McEnery using a long-abandoned elevator to knock him off the roof of a concert venue while apparently on-stage.

     

    Richard Riehle makes his second and final Columbo appearance as Sergeant Degarmo, while additional support is provided by Charles Cioffi as movie director Sidney Ritter and Hillary Danner as McEnery’s girlfriend Rebecca. Obi Ndefo plays sound engineer Nathaniel Murphy, while Miguel Pérez is uncredited as security guard Freddie.

     

    Patrick McGoohan returns for his final stint as director, working (and apparently heavily adapting) the work of writer Jeffrey Cava (who apparently was not best pleased at the result).

     

    If you have thoughts on any aspect of Murder with Too Many Notes, please share them below, or find us on Twitter at @columbopodcast.

     

    The Columbo Podcast is widely available – on iTunes, Stitcher, tunein, Pocket Casts or pretty much wherever you choose to receive and manage your podcasts. If you enjoy the show it would be greatly appreciated if you consider leaving ratings and reviews on these sites – particularly iTunes – as that can make a big difference to growing the podcast’s audience.

     

    Murder with Too Many Notes was released in 2001. It is 88 minutes long and originally aired on the ABC network. This episode is not available on Netflix, but can be found on the Season 10 or complete collection DVD box sets from Universal (all remaining episodes are considered ‘Season 10’ in the DVD collection).

     



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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

EliottRodos ,

Superb Runthrough

Despite being 6 years late to the party - I'm working my way through these and thoroughly enjoying them, I would have loved to have joined in the conversation at the time but I just wanted to say thanks for doing this. I might join in with the Star Trek one once I'm through as well as I enjoy the dynamic between you both!

Robomanjay997 ,

Great Show

First podcast I really got in to listening to 5 years ago and still go back and listen to episodes now as always loved Columbo and guys do a great job , only fault I find is Ian’s “woke” comments and how easily offended by things from a 40+ year old tv show he gets , like his “they don’t handle mental health in a 21st way”comment .... well it was never a sci-fi show so how could they know how mad the world would be by now inhabited by a snowflake generation of Ian’s and his constantly scanning everything to make sure no one is disparaged , come on Gerry you can do find a better partner than this !!!

The Quiz. ,

Excellent

Gerry, a seasoned Columbo fan, and Ian, who hasn’t watched Columbo before, chronologically critique every episode of the show.

Both hosts are charming and funny and have eye for detail that would make the rumpled detective proud.

The podcast is an enjoyable nostalgia trip through the much loved show riddled with interesting bits of trivia. A must listen for any Columbo fan.

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