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The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

Are you ready for a mystery? 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 Sam Spade, I Hate Crime, Dangerous Assignment, Philo Vance, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, and Tales of the Texas Rangers. Whether you're wanting 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.

Tracks

Tales of the Texas Rangers: The Blow Off (EP3878)
Today's Mystery:Jace investigates the murder of a gas station owner.Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 25, 1951Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Become one of our friends on Facebook.Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesListen on Monday for another old time radio detective audio drama.
40:17 09/24/2022
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Undried Fiddle Back Matter (EP3877)
Today's Mystery:Johnny travels to Portland, Oregon to investigate the theft of a lumber company payroll. The company owner has offered a suspect: his own son.Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 30, 1954When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Become one of our friends on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesJoin us back here tomorrow for another old time radio detective audio drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
37:31 09/23/2022
Philo Vance: The Johnny A Murder Case (EP3876)
Today's Mystery:A local crime boss commits murder and disappears and both the police and his rivals shows up at his girlfriend's house in hopes of capturing him. Then, the house explodes.Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 16, 1949Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesBecome one of ourfriends on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter@radiodetectivesJoin us back here tomorrow for another old time radio detective audio drama from the Golden Age of Radio
32:48 09/22/2022
Dangerous Assignment: Recover Underwater Demolition Secrets (EP3875)
Today's Mystery:Steve goes to Trinidad to help another agent recover some sunken military secrets.Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 10, 1950Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.'Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesJoin us back here tomorrow for an old time radio detective audio drama.
39:40 09/21/2022
I Hate Crime: Episode 6 (EP3874)
Today's Mystery:A wealthy woman hires Larry to recover a valuable diamond.Original Radio Broadcast Date: 1949 or 1950Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Become one of ourfriends on Facebook.Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter@radiodetectivesJoin us back here tomorrow for another old time radio detective audio drama.
34:33 09/20/2022
Sam Spade: The Missing Newshawk Caper (EP3873)
Today's mystery: Sam is hired to find a missing investigative reporter who had been writing exposes of major criminals.Original Air Date: July 18, 1948Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter@radiodetectivesJoin us back here for another old time radio detective story.
37:36 09/19/2022
EP3872: Tales of the Texas Rangers: Wild Crop
Today''s Mystery:Jace investigates the brutal murder of a ranch hand on a trail.Original Air Date: November 18, 1951Become one of our monthly Patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Become one of our friends on Facebook.Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesListen on Monday for another great old time radio detective program.
42:27 09/17/2022
EP3871: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Piney Corners Matter
Today's Mystery: Based on an anonymous note, Johnny goes to a small Pennsylvania town to investigate the murder of an insured woman.Original Air Date: March 23, 1954When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Become one of our friends on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesListen every day (Monday-Saturday) for another old time radio detective program.
46:17 09/16/2022
EP3870: Philo Vance: The Deep Sea Murder Case
Today's Mystery: A wealthy eccentric man disappears while going fishing.Original Air Date: August 9, 1949Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesBecome one of ourfriends on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter@radiodetectivesListen every day (Monday-Saturday) for another old-time radio detective program.
34:10 09/15/2022
EP3869: Dangerous Assignment: Renew Sheik Haroun's Uranium Deal
Today's Mystery: Steve is sent to Cairo where an old friend, a Sheik, who controls valuable uranium mines is threatening not to renew the lease held by the U.S. and its allies.Original Air Date: March 27, 1950Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.'Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesBecome one of our friends on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter@radiodetectivesListen every day for another old-time radio detective program.
42:08 09/14/2022
EP3868: I Hate Crime: Episode 5 (aka A Fashionable Murder)
Larry goes to a fashion show and meets a beautiful model who asks him for a simple favor - dispose of the body of a murder victim that inconveniently happens to be in her apartment.Original Air Date: 1949Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
36:58 09/13/2022
EP3867: Sam Spade: The Wheel of Life Caper
Today's Mystery: A woman with amnesia hires Sam to help with the murdered body she found.Original Air Date: July 11, 1948Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesListen every day for another old-time radio detective program.
37:14 09/12/2022
EP3866: Tales of the Texas Rangers: Open and Shut
Today's Mystery: A woman comes home in a panic and reports that her date was murdered.Original Air Date: November 11, 1951Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesListen every day for another old-time radio detective program.
38:08 09/10/2022
EP3865: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Berlin Matter
Today's mystery:Johnny goes to Berlin to investigate the killing of a consulting engineer who had just increased his insurance.Original Air Date: March 16, 1954When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesListen every day for another old-time radio detective program.
38:19 09/09/2022
EP3864: Philo Vance: The Tick-Tock Murder Case
A mobster is murdered. His partner is the prime suspect, but he has an airtight alibi.Original Air Date: August 2, 1949Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
33:52 09/08/2022
EP3863: Dangerous Assignment: International Blackmail
Steve goes to Switzerland to reclaim a forced confession that could destabilize a Central European government.Original Air Date: March 20, 1950Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.'Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
42:35 09/07/2022
EP3862: I Hate Crime: Episode 4
Larry Kent stops a man who was pursuing a beautiful blonde woman. She repays him by bashing him over the head with her purse, knocking him unconscious.Original Air Date: 1949Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
37:09 09/06/2022
EP3861: Sam Spade: The Rushlight Diamond Caper
Sam is hired to guard the presents at a loveless wedding, one of which is a priceless diamond with a reputation for bringing bad luck.Original Air Date: July 4, 1948Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
38:14 09/05/2022
EP3860s: Twice Told Tale: Michael Shayne and Gunsmoke
In the Case of the Crooked Wheel, the owner of a casino has Michael Shayne come to investigate an apparent case of fraud at his casino.Original Air Date: 1947In Mark Dillon Goes to Gougeye, the wife of a casino owner has Marshall Dillon travel to the town of Gougeye, where she fears rumors of a crooked wheel will lead to her husband getting hung.Audition Date: June 11, 1949Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
67:29 09/04/2022
EP3860: Tales of the Texas Rangers: The Helping Hand
A motorist is murdered by two "Good Samaritans" who help him get his car started and then decide to rob and kill him.Original Air Date: November 4, 1951Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
38:01 09/03/2022
EP3859: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Terrified Tuan Matter
Johnny travels to a terrorist hot zone in Malaysia, where the life of an insured couple may be at risk, with the wife already having disappeared.Original Air Date: March 9, 1954When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
40:30 09/02/2022
EP3858: Philo Vance: The Cheesecake Murder Case
The police think the killer of a photographer died in a car wreck, but Vance disagrees.Original Air Date: July 26, 1949Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
38:16 09/01/2022
EP3856: I Hate Crime: Episode 3
A British actor hires Larry Kent and immediately tries to kill him before being murdered himself.Original Air Date: 1949Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetective
33:57 08/30/2022
EP3857: Dangerous Assignment: Recover Wire Recorder Spool
Steve goes to San Diego to recover a stolen recorded wire of an international conference.Original Air Date: March 6, 1950Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.'With Retro Tech's video on the Wire Recorder at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90ihiTwJPCc&t=563sMail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
40:32 08/30/2022
EP3855: Sam Spade: The Bail Bond Caper
Sam is hired by an old flame whose bail bondsman husband is in trouble.Original Air Date: June 27, 1948Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
35:16 08/29/2022
EP3854s: Mystery Audio: First Nighter Sam Spade Spoof
Sam Spade is called in to protect Mister First Nighter from being killed.The real mystery is where this audio came from.Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter@radiodetectives
32:38 08/28/2022
EP3854: Tales of the Texas Rangers: The White Elephant
The Murder of a Salesman sets Ranger Jace Pearson on the trail of a hobo.Original Air Date: October 28, 1951Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
38:06 08/27/2022
EP3853: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Road-Test Matter
Johnny is called in to investigate when an insured auto manufacturer reports three failed road tests, one leading to death.Original Air Date: March 2, 1954When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
40:15 08/26/2022
EP3852: Philo Vance: The Racket Murder Case
A woman comes into Vance's office, but leaves when he calls her by name. Murder follows.Original Air Date: July 19, 1949Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter@radiodetectives
40:40 08/25/2022
EP3851:Dangerous Assignment: White Jade
Steve goes to Macao to bring back a fellow agent. Things get complicated when Steve finds a dead man in the agent's hotel and the agent is wanted for murder.Original Air Date: February 27, 1950Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.'Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter@radiodetectives
44:13 08/24/2022