Radio Detective Story Hour
By Jim Widner
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Get this and get it straight...Crime is a sucker's game... Tune into the detective broadcasts from the Golden Age of radio and the history behind them. Hear the actual radio broadcasts.
||CleanRadio Detective Story Hour Episode 278 – Richard Diamond, Private Investigator (Christmas show repeat)||It’s Christmas time and this week’s podcast is a special one! Eleven years ago, I featured this on the Radio Detective Story Hour. Staying in the vein of our detective theme, I present a variation on Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” with the pucki||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Detective Story Hour Episode 277 – Escape: Finger of Doom||Writer and critic Anthony Boucher was assembling short stories from current mystery writers in 1945 for a collection he was calling Great American Detective Stories and wanted to include one from mystery and noir writer Cornell Woolrich.||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Detective Story Hour Episode 276 – Philip Marlowe – Trouble Is My Business||Raymond Chandler’s early writing career was mainly as a poet and essayist for several publications while living in the United Kingdom. But Chandler was not happy with it and returned to the U.S. to become an accountant.||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Detective Story Hour Episode 275 – Escape – Crossing Paris||Every so often while listening to various crime radio episodes, I come across one that just really holds my attention and surprises me with a fuller, denser episode that makes listening to it a real pleasure.||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Detective Story Hour Episode 274 – Escape: I Saw Myself Running||Antony Ellis, a remarkable writer as well as producer his work is found all over Suspense and Escape especially. Being an ex-pat Englishman, he also produced and wrote the John Dehner vehicle Frontier Gentleman,||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Detective Story Hour Episode 273 – Dead Man Control||One of the best radio mystery series in the 1940s was the Crime Club which based its plays upon stories written by actual crime writers of the times. These were writers whose works were part of the Doubleday Crime Club imprints in the forties and were .||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Detective Story Hour Episode 272 – The Thimble||Eleazar Lipsky was a lawyer and prosecutor in the Bronx and Manhattan until his death in 1993. In the 1940s he turned to writing novels and plays while maintaining his legal work. It was natural that most of his stories revolved around the courtroom an.||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Detective Story Hour Episode 271 – Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper||This podcast offering is only tangentially a detective story of sorts. It does involve investigations by individuals, potential suspects, potential crimes, and a resolution of sorts. And like many of my features, it comes based upon a short story.||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Detective Story Hour Episode 270 – The Man in the Velvet Hat||In the introduction to Jerome and Harold Prince’s first detective short story, editors Ellery Queen called the piece a “strange, strange story.” The story was called “The Man in the Velvet Hat” and it became the best known of the writing duo w||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Detective Story Hour Episode 269 – Mystery Is My Hobby||Prior to and after the commercialization of radio, many people found entertainment in the many magazines and pulps which were ubiquitous at that time. By the time radio drama began to develop there were many short stories and serials from these magazin.||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Mr. Widner, Thanks for putting together such a well-researched gem of a look at a genre that has given so much to the mystery/suspense/crime dramas on our televisions and movie screens today. I look forward to the next podcast as soon as the one I'm listening to draws to a close. Keep up the good work!
Don't do it....
Although there is a show rebroadcasted almost half of the download time is talking about the show's origin or other stuff. What a waste of my byte space! If I wanted history of nonsense, then this would be it. Don't waste your time or bytes on this podcast.
This is my favorite OTR podcast
This podcast is excellent, especially for those who ARE interested in the history of pulp fiction and radio shows. I highly recommend subscribing to this one. I just wish there were more new ones coming out!!