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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
    • 4.6, 431 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 - Seven Keys to Baldpate (Lux Radio Theatre)

    BONUS - Seven Keys to Baldpate (Lux Radio Theatre)

    In this week's bonus comedy episode, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, and Cecil B. DeMille star in a comedy mystery courtesy of The Lux Radio Theatre - "Seven Keys to Baldpate" (9/26/38).

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 386 – Capering Through Crime (Adventures of Sam Spade)

    Episode 386 – Capering Through Crime (Adventures of Sam Spade)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco sleuth Sam Spade is on the case. We'll hear "The Bail Bond Caper" (6/27/48); "The S.Q.P. Caper" (11/7/48); and "The Sure Thing Caper" (2/9/51).

    • 1 hr 32 min
    BONUS - Hope Floats (Screen Directors' Playhouse)

    BONUS - Hope Floats (Screen Directors' Playhouse)

    Bob Hope headlines a double feature in this week's bonus comedy episode. We'll hear radio recreations of "The Ghost Breakers" (4/3/49) and "The Paleface" (3/3/50) from "The Screen Directors' Playhouse."

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 385 – Cowardly Lyon (Jeff Regan, Investigator)

    Episode 385 – Cowardly Lyon (Jeff Regan, Investigator)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," "Jeff Regan, Investigator" tackles three old time radio crimes: "The Diamond Quartet" (8/14/48), "The Man Who Came Back" (8/21/48), and "No Sad Clowns for Me" (6/25/50).

    • 1 hr 36 min
    BONUS - Spring Fling (Fibber McGee and Molly & Milton Berle)

    BONUS - Spring Fling (Fibber McGee and Molly & Milton Berle)

    In this week's bonus comedy episode, Spring is in the air on "Fibber McGee and Molly" (originally aired on NBC on May 11, 1943) and "The Milton Berle Show" (originally aired on NBC on March 23, 1948).

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 384 – Freedom of the Press (The Big Story)

    Episode 384 – Freedom of the Press (The Big Story)

    This week on "Down These Mean Streets," "The Big Story" presents ripped-from-the-headlines tales of brave journalists who went above and beyond the call of duty: "The Deadline Murder" (5/19/48) and "The Bitterest Man on the Earth" (6/8/49).

    • 1 hr 9 min

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431 Ratings

431 Ratings

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