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The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio's Pat Novak series, featuring 19 episodes of Pat Novak and two episodes of Johnny Madero, all starring Jack Webb as the master of hard boiled narration. Adam Graham is your guide to each similie in this iconic pre-Dragnet Jack Webb series.

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The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio's Pat Novak series, featuring 19 episodes of Pat Novak and two episodes of Johnny Madero, all starring Jack Webb as the master of hard boiled narration. Adam Graham is your guide to each similie in this iconic pre-Dragnet Jack Webb series.

    EP2218: Pat Novak for Hire: John St. John

    EP2218: Pat Novak for Hire: John St. John

    An old man is killed and with his dying last word, he asks Novak to deliver a letter to John St. John. Original Air Date: October 13, 1946 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715…

    • 34 min
    EP1348: Pat Novak: Little Jake Siegel

    EP1348: Pat Novak: Little Jake Siegel

    An altar boy is shot and killed in a church saving Novak’s life. Novak’s goal: get the killer. Original Air Date: June 26, 1949

    • 39 min
    EP0097: Johnny Madero: The Fatal Auction

    EP0097: Johnny Madero: The Fatal Auction

    Johnny Madero is offered $50 to buy an item at an auction. His client disappears and before he knows it, Warchek from homicide is breathing down his neck. Original Air Date: June 2 Read more ...

    • 39 min
    EP0092: Johnny Madero: Pete Sutro

    EP0092: Johnny Madero: Pete Sutro

      A rich man from Nob Hill hires Johnny to find a man whose name he keeps hearing in his dreams. Original Air Date: June 19, 1947 Quote of the Show: You have enough probl Read more ...

    • 33 min
    EP0087: Pat Novak for Hire: Little Jake Siegel

    EP0087: Pat Novak for Hire: Little Jake Siegel

    An altar boy is shot and killed in a church saving Novak’s life. Novak’s goal: get the killer. Original Air Date: June 26, 1949

    • 36 min
    EP0082: Pat Novak for Hire: Joe Dineen

    EP0082: Pat Novak for Hire: Joe Dineen

      Two men kidnap Pat Novak from a wrestling match and demand he take them to a man Novak doesn’t know by the name of Joe Dineen. Original Air Date: June 19, 1949

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

KnackerMan ,

Enjoyable shows

I really enjoy the episodes AND the host's insights and historical info. If Mr Graham's commentary becomes irritating to you, a few seconds on the ff button should solve that problem.
;-}

WordsWorthlessness ,

Long winded intro and outro

Dude talksss wayyyy tooo much just play the program

Zoo2u2 ,

excellent

all stories in order with good background information on original radio programs

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