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Are you ready for a mystery? Get ready to unleash your inner sleuth. Every day Monday-Saturday, we feature a different detective audio drama from the Golden Age of Radio. Our current mystery-solving line-up of radio detectives includes The Adventures of the Falcon, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, Dangerous Assignment, Mr. Chameleon, and Dragnet. Whether you want to listen to a mystery before going to sleep or enjoy some drama while driving, or just feel nostalgia for old-school radio fiction, we have you covered with six audio dramas every week. Podcast Award finalist Host Adam Graham has been your guide through dozens of old-time radio detective series since 2009. He provides insightful commentary and humor after each episode and responds to listener questions and feedback. You can subscribe to the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio from your favorite podcast app or by visiting our website at http://www.greatdetectives.net. We are currently in our fifteenth season of provided suspenseful mystery dramas. Our podcast feed captures the last 1,000 episodes we've released including all of seasons thirteen and fourteen, and part of season twelve. We have created two archive feeds: Volume 1, which features our first three seasons and Volume 2, which will feature seasons four through six. Our feed includes old time radio recorded in Los Angeles, New York, and also Australia. The current actors featured in the our old time radio detective podcast include Stephen Dunne, Bob Bailey, Brian Donlevy, Karl Swenson, and Jack Web. Other actors featured within the past 1,000 include Howard Duff, Glenn Langan, Herbert Marshall, Santos Ortega, Gerald Mohr, Joel McCrea, Jackson Beck, and more.

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Boise, ID

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Are you ready for a mystery? Get ready to unleash your inner sleuth. Every day Monday-Saturday, we feature a different detective audio drama from the Golden Age of Radio. Our current mystery-solving line-up of radio detectives includes The Adventures of the Falcon, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, Dangerous Assignment, Mr. Chameleon, and Dragnet. Whether you want to listen to a mystery before going to sleep or enjoy some drama while driving, or just feel nostalgia for old-school radio fiction, we have you covered with six audio dramas every week. Podcast Award finalist Host Adam Graham has been your guide through dozens of old-time radio detective series since 2009. He provides insightful commentary and humor after each episode and responds to listener questions and feedback. You can subscribe to the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio from your favorite podcast app or by visiting our website at http://www.greatdetectives.net. We are currently in our fifteenth season of provided suspenseful mystery dramas. Our podcast feed captures the last 1,000 episodes we've released including all of seasons thirteen and fourteen, and part of season twelve. We have created two archive feeds: Volume 1, which features our first three seasons and Volume 2, which will feature seasons four through six. Our feed includes old time radio recorded in Los Angeles, New York, and also Australia. The current actors featured in the our old time radio detective podcast include Stephen Dunne, Bob Bailey, Brian Donlevy, Karl Swenson, and Jack Web. Other actors featured within the past 1,000 include Howard Duff, Glenn Langan, Herbert Marshall, Santos Ortega, Gerald Mohr, Joel McCrea, Jackson Beck, and more.

Language:

English


Episodes

Dragnet: The Roseland Roof Murders (EP4322)

2/24/2024
Todays Mystery:Friday and Romero search for a trigger-happy gang of hold-up men. Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 29, 1949 Originating from HollywoodStarred: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday, Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero, Herb Butterfield Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day:James, Patreon Supporter since July 2022 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 Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call 208-991-4783Become one of ourfriends on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter@radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:32:51

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Picture Postcard Matter, Episodes Three, Four, and Five (EP4321)

2/23/2024
Today's Mystery: Johnny searches a quaint Swiss ski resort for $100,000 ski resort while trying to avoid being the next person murdered. Original Radio Broadcast Dates:October 3,4, and 5, 1956 Originated from Hollywood Stars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar.Lucille Meredith, Vic Perrin, Forrest Lewis, Stan Jones, Ben Wright When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Become one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.ne tThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Andy, Patreon Supporter since May 2018 Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call 208-991-4783 Become one of our friends on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:46:38

Mr. Chameleon: The Case of the Bewildering Body on the Bowery (EP4320)

2/22/2024
Today's Mystery: A man is found in rags in the Bowery but Chameleon finds evidence that the well-groomed man doesn't belong there. Original Radio Broadcast Date:April 20, 1949 Originated from New York City Starred: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Jim and Rachel, Patreon Supporter Since March 2016 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 Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Become one of our friends on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter@radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:34:45

Dangerous Assignment: Doctor Mitsuko Kidnapping (EP4319)

2/21/2024
Today's Mystery: Steve goes to Tokyo to get to the bottom of the kidnapping of a prominent scientist by Americans claiming to be with the U.S. government. Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 18, 1953 Originating in Hollywood Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Paul Frees, Paul Dubov, Peter Leeds, Rye Bilsbury, Sidney Miller Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Shawn, Patreon Supporter since June 2021 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 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:30:11

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Picture Postcard Matter, Episodes One and Two (EP4318)

2/20/2024
Today's Mystery:Johnny goes to Zurich on the trail of $100,000 in stolen, uncut diamonds. Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 1 and 2, 1956 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Lucille Meredith; Vic Perrin; Forrest Lewis; Stan Jones; Ben Wright When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Become one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Thank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day:Rob, Patreon Supporter Since December 2023 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:43:00

The Falcon: The Case of the Talented Twin (EP4317)

2/19/2024
Today's Mystery:A woman hires Mike Waring to find a hit-and-run driver. Original Radio Broadcast Date: October 1, 1950 Originating from New York Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ken Lynch as Sergeant Corbett; Mandel Kramer Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Lesley, Patreon Supporter Since November 2018 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 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:29:18

Dranget: .22 Rifle for Christmas (EP4316)

2/17/2024
Todays Mystery: A boy disappears before Christmas with his present - a .22 rifle. Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 22, 1949 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Peggy Webber; William Johnstone Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Paul, Patreon Supporter Since March 2016 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 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again on Monday for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:43:54

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Meg's Palace Matter, Episodes Three, Four, and Five (EP4315)

2/16/2024
Today's Mystery:After getting beat up outside of Meg's place, Johnny is even more determined to find out who's threatening to burn her out. Original Radio Broadcast Dates: September 26, 27, and 28, 1956 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Jack Kruschen; Byron Kane; Forrest Lewis; Bert Holland; Stan Jones; Bob Bruce; Austin Green; Harry Bartell When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Become one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Thank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Lori-April 2020 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:47:07

Mr. Chameleon: The Amazing Thomas and Blifton Murder Case (EP4314)

2/15/2024
Today's Mystery:Two business partners send letters to the police alleging that the other is going to kill them. They're found dead in their office, poisoned with different poisons. Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 13, 1949 Originating from New York CityStarring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Sean, Patreon Supporter since June 2018 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 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:38:13

Dangerous Assignment: Family Squabble (EP4313)

2/14/2024
Today's Mystery: Steve goes to the Belgian congo to resolve a family dispute between two women that's threatened the U.S. access to a strategic mineral mine. Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 11, 1953 Originated in HollywoodStars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Peter Leeds, Tony Barrett, Ben Wright, Betty Lou Gerson. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Shiralee-Patreon Supporter since March 2018 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 Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Become one of ourfriends on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter@radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:32:45

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Meg's Palace Matter, Episodes One and Two (EP4312)

2/13/2024
Today's Mystery:Johnny goes to a small New England seaside town where the feisty owner of a rundown cafe has been threatened with having her place burnt down. Original Radio Broadcast Dates: September 24 and 25, 1956 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar, Virginia Gregg, Jack Kruschen, Byron Kane, Forrest Lewis,Bert Holland, Stan Jones, Bob Bruce, Austin Green,Harry Bartell When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Become one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Thank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day:Garrick-Patreon Supporter since January 2018 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:35:00

The Falcon: The Case of the Friendly Target (EP4311)

2/12/2024
Today's Mystery:The Falcon is hired to find out who tried to kill an ex-crook. Original Radio Broadcast Date: September 24, 1950 Originating from New York Starring: Les Damon as The Falcon Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Jonathan, Patreon Supporter Since March 2020 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 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:29:38

Dragnet: The Garbage Chute Murder (EP4310)

2/10/2024
Today's Mystery:An organist is found murdered in her apartment, and the police can figure out the killer got in. Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 15, 1949 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Blaine, Patreon Supporter Since January 2017 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 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again on Monday for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:33:12

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Imperfect Alibi Matter, Episodes Four and Five (EP4309)

2/9/2024
Today's Mystery:Johnny digs through a string of lies and conflicting accounts in trying to solve the murder of a wealthy young executive. Original Radio Broadcast Dates: September 20 and 21, 1956 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Tony Barrett; Shirley Mitchell; Will Wright; Chester Stratton; Ted de Corsia; Barney Phillips; Lillian Buyeff; Harry Bartell When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Become one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Thank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Loren, Patreon Supporter Since September 2021 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:33:41

Mr. Chameleon: The Lost Bride Murder Case (EP4308)

2/8/2024
Today's Mystery:A bride is found murdered on the day of her wedding.Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 6, 1949 Originating from New York City Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.ne tPatreon Supporter of the Day: Garrick, Patreon Supporter of the Day Since January 2018 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 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:35:43

Dangeorus Assignment: Arnold Freed Kidnapped (EP4307)

2/7/2024
Today's Mystery:Steve goes to Greece, where he's to follow the trail of phony documents in hopes of finding a kidnapped American scientist. Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 4, 1953 Originating in Hollywood Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Jan Arvan; Paul Dubov; Paul Frees; Ramsay Hill; Tony Barrett Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Tom, Patreon Supporter Since April 2019 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 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:28:44

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Imperfect Alibi Matter, Episodes One and Three (EP4306)

2/6/2024
Today's Mystery:Johnny is called in when a young business executive's window is shattered by a bullet while he's driving. Original Radio Broadcast Dates: September 17 and 19, 1956 Plot details on Episode 2 from The Who Is Johnny Dollar Matter, Volume 1 by John Abbott (Affiliate link) Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Tony Barrett; Shirley Mitchell; Will Wright; Chester Stratton; Ted de Corsia; Barney Phillips; Lillian Buyeff; Harry Bartell When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Become one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Thank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Susan, Patreon Supporter Since October 2018 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:43:09

The Falcon: The Case of the Worried Champion (EP4305)

2/5/2024
Today's Mystery:A boxing champ trying to defend his title calls in the Falcon with suspicions that his opponent is concealing a gambling operation around the fights. Original Radio Broadcast Date: September 10, 1950 Originating from New YorkStarring: Les Damon as the Falcon Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Welcome to our latest Patreon supporter: Karen Patreon Supporter of the Day: Ken, Patreon supporter since March of 2020 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 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:33:07

Suspense: The Man Who Murders People (EP4304s)

2/4/2024
Today's Mystery:The commuter train to Roseville becomes the setting for a deadly game of cat and mouse, passengers grapple with the terror of a serial killer at large. With every twist and turn of the conversation, the line between hunter and prey blurs, leading to an electrifying climax that will leave listeners in suspense! Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 13, 1960 Originating in New York Starring: Vivian Smolen; George Petrie; Alan Manson; Maurice Tarplin Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Philip, Supporting the Podcast since June 2023 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 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:35:42

Dragnet: The Jade Thumb Rings (EP4304)

2/3/2024
Today's Mystery:Friday and his partner Romero race against the clock to recover $8,000 worth of stolen Chinese jade. The only lead? A vicious criminal and a six-year-old witness with a wild imagination. Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 8, 1949 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: George, Patreon Supporter Since October 2015 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 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives Join us again on Monday for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

Duration:00:39:12