Travel back in time and listen to Old Time Radio’s greatest sleuths with this app, the way they were meant to be enjoyed. The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio features five new episodes each week, following five series from their first radio appearance to their final bow. Thus, you get to hear them week-to-week like the original fans did.

In This App
* Streaming access to play episode from anywhere
* Always updated with the latest episodes- and an archived back catalog
* Download the episodes and play them when offline
* Playback resume (when interrupted by a call or other distraction)
* Favorites (mark the episodes you want to return back to over and over)
* Quick access to all the contact methods for the show

About The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio
Your guide on this tour is Adam Graham, a vintage radio fan who like an old friend shares his everyman commentary with listeners before inviting you to enjoy the show. Adam is tireless in his efforts to find the best public domain detective radio program for your consumption.
Our current line-up features Alan Ladd as Dan Holiday on Monday, Jack Webb in Pat Novak for Hire, Bob Bailey in Let George Do It, Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, and Charles Russell as Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

(Please note, not all features are available for all episodes. This app is compatible with the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone, but the call-in feature is only available on the iPhone)

What's New

Version 2.5.7

New episode layouts

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

109 Ratings
109 Ratings

Long time listener


Adam's knowledge of OTR is very impressive, and the nuggets of information he shares adds to the fun. I started listening around episode 700, and started from the beginning after getting the app. Being all caught up now (with a break to listen to all of The War; also great), it's interesting to hear how the program has changed over time. I love all the shows to one degree or another, with a special spot in my heart for Philip Marlow; if I'm ever in a jam, I want that tough but tender guy on my side. Thank's Adam for all you do. Can I put one vote in for a Green Llama episode? I heard an ad on a show once and thought "That I've gotta hear.... ". I'm imagining a combination of The Green Hornet and Mr. Mojo; how far off base am I? Thanks again. Nancy in the Chicago area.

Old Time Radio / Great Detectives


I was born in 1958 my father although having a television repair business loved radio and the old shows we had a ham set and my father had numerous old radios from the 30s and 40s I grew to love these old shows my father bought a lot of them through the Reader's Digest program so I was exposed to these at a young age, I am so glad that you are doing this with these old detective shows I find this very enjoyable it brings me peace reminds me of years gone buy . XM also has a station dedicated to old radio shows and there is a station in Hamilton Ontario that plays them but I really like what you are doing Adam and the personal touch you give it thanks again .

Great content but flawed app


Version 2.5.7 removed useful controls to step forward or back 30 seconds. The layout of the ui continues to get more cluttered and just plain ugly. Adam! Hire new developers before they kill your show!

Five stars for content but one star for the app.
I love the podcast but the app has serious flaws.
There is no way to filter content or hide listened-to content, which wasn't much of a problem when the program list was under 1000. Now, with over 2000 podcasts, scrolling to the middle of the playlist is frustratingly tedious.


Wizzard Software
32.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
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