The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio
By Wizzard Media
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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 in Version 2.1.4
More accessibility improvements with voiceover and stability improvements
Great content; user interface could use work
This app gives access to Adam Graham's Great Detectives of Old Time Radio podcast. I love the podcast. Graham plays the available episodes of many old time detective radio shows, in order from start to finish. Graham generally releases the podcast five or six nights per week, with each night associated with a different radio show. I especially enjoy when he provides commentary about the actors, production, historical context, etc. of the shows. I also enjoy that he reads listener comments on the show, which fosters a sense of community.
The app makes it convenient to listen to the archives of the show, especially when listening to radio shows that had more episodes than fit on the regular podcast feed. I like to listen to the entire run of a radio show and then move on to the next, and the app makes it easier to do this.
The app does have some user interface issues, which is why this is a four star review instead of a five. For example, when you go into an episode and hit play, then continue listening into another episode, the display does not update to show you are on a different episode. There are a number of small issues like this.
Excellent source for OTR
The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio is the best source for detective shows Adam Graham is an excellent source for information about the shows, the featured series', the stars, the era, and OTR in general. He has a strict method for playing the shows which is a phenomenal source for following how programs and characters develop across their on air run. Great Detectives and Adam are essential listening for anyone interested in the field for research, general knowledge, or just plain enjoyment. The app simplifies the downloading and listening process. Get the app, download, and start listening and learning. Best bang for the buck
The BEST way to hear those wonderful classic detective radio shows!
Easy to navigate from oldest to newest or newest to oldest. You can stream OR download episodes for off-line listening. Keeps track of favorites and played vs unplayed. Even allows you to share episodes with friends. You also learn the background on these shows through Adam's interesting commentary. If you are an old-time radio junkie, you need this app.
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- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Apr 06, 2016
- Version: 2.1.4
- Size: 15.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Wizzard Software
- © 2009 Wizzard Media
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.