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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

    • Performing Arts

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 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
    Episode 366 – It’s a Miracle (The Saint)

    Episode 366 – It’s a Miracle (The Saint)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," Vincent Price stars as the Robin Hood of modern crime - "The Saint" - in two radio mysteries: "The Frightened Author" (7/23/50) and "Simon Carries the Ivy" (4/1/51).

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 365 – Queen of Smarts (Ford Theatre)

    Episode 365 – Queen of Smarts (Ford Theatre)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," super sleuth Ellery Queen solves a sixty-minute mystery in an installment of "The Ford Theatre" (1/4/48).

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 364 – Auld Lang Crime (Casey, Crime Photographer & The Whistler)

    Episode 364 – Auld Lang Crime (Casey, Crime Photographer & The Whistler)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," we bid goodbye to 2019 and ring in 2020 with a pair of New Year's Eve radio mysteries. We'll hear "Casey, Crime Photographer" in "Hot New Year's Party" (1/1/48) and "The First Year" from "The Whistler" (12/31/47).

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 363 – Yule Be Laughing (My Favorite Husband & Our Miss Brooks)

    Episode 363 – Yule Be Laughing (My Favorite Husband & Our Miss Brooks)

    Enjoy a pair of Christmas comedies as we celebrate the holiday season! We'll hear Lucille Ball in "My Favorite Husband" (12/16/49) and Eve Arden as "Our Miss Brooks" (12/18/49).

    • 1 hr 5 min

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