965 episodes

Are you ready for a mystery? Every day Monday-Saturday, we feature a different detective audio drama from the Golden Age of Radio. Our current mystery-solving line-up of radio detectives includes Sam Spade, I Hate Crime, Dangerous Assignment, Philo Vance, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, and Tales of the Texas Rangers.


Whether you're wanting to listen to a mystery before going to sleep or enjoy some drama while driving, or just feel nostalgia for old school radio fiction, we have you covered with six audio dramas every week.


Podcast Award finalist Host Adam Graham has been your guide through dozens of old time radio detective series since 2009. He provides insightful commentary and humor after each episode and responds to listener questions and feedback. You can subscribe to the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio from your favorite podcast app or by visiting our website at http://www.greatdetectives.net.

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Are you ready for a mystery? Every day Monday-Saturday, we feature a different detective audio drama from the Golden Age of Radio. Our current mystery-solving line-up of radio detectives includes Sam Spade, I Hate Crime, Dangerous Assignment, Philo Vance, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, and Tales of the Texas Rangers.


Whether you're wanting to listen to a mystery before going to sleep or enjoy some drama while driving, or just feel nostalgia for old school radio fiction, we have you covered with six audio dramas every week.


Podcast Award finalist Host Adam Graham has been your guide through dozens of old time radio detective series since 2009. He provides insightful commentary and humor after each episode and responds to listener questions and feedback. You can subscribe to the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio from your favorite podcast app or by visiting our website at http://www.greatdetectives.net.

    Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Sulphur and Brimstone Matter (EP3883)

    Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Sulphur and Brimstone Matter (EP3883)

    Today's Mystery:

    Johnny goes to Venezuela to investigate the sabotage of an insured hydro electric dam project after the sabotage turns deadly.

    Original Radio Broadcast Date:April 6, 1954

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    • 37 min
    Philo Vance: The Blue Penny Murder Case (EP3882)

    Philo Vance: The Blue Penny Murder Case (EP3882)

    Today's Mystery:

    A woman is found murdered at her piano in her home.

    Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 23, 1949

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    • 44 min
    Dangerous Assignment: Investigate Flying Saucers (EP3881)

    Dangerous Assignment: Investigate Flying Saucers (EP3881)

    Today's Mystery:

    Steve goes to Ecuador to look into crashes by a small cargo airline that are apparently caused by UFOs.

    Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 17, 1950

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    • 39 min
    I Hate Crime: Episode 19 (EP3880)

    I Hate Crime: Episode 19 (EP3880)

    Today's Mystery:

    A man wanted for murdering his business partner hides in Larry Kent's office and asks Larry to prove his innocence.

    Original Radio Broadcast Date: 1949 or 1950

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    • 50 min
    Sam Spade: The Mad Scientist Caper (EP3879)

    Sam Spade: The Mad Scientist Caper (EP3879)

    Today's Mystery:

    Sam is hired by an inventor who believes a wealthy industrialist has ripped off his invention.

    Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 25, 1948

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    • 41 min
    Tales of the Texas Rangers: The Blow Off (EP3878)

    Tales of the Texas Rangers: The Blow Off (EP3878)

    Today's Mystery:

    Jace investigates the murder of a gas station owner.

    Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 25, 1951

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Customer Reviews

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Great selection of Curated OTR Detective Shows

Adam finds and produces the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of this genre. He has lead to the Discovery

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Detective mysteries

Adam does a great job finding and sharing radio detective shows.

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I really love this podcast. The content and audio quality of the shows presented in this podcast is very good, but unlike other podcast which broadcast old radio shows, the host Adam Graham makes them come alive. I really enjoy his commentary and insights into each episode. If you are looking for a pod cast for old time radio shows, this is number 1 on my list. Well done Adam!!

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