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Welcome to Down These Mean Streets, a weekly trip back to the Golden Age of Radio where we rub elbows with the era's greatest private eyes, cops, and crime-fighters. Since 2013, I've been podcasting everything from cozy mysteries to police procedurals, spotlighting characters ranging from hard boiled gumshoes to amateur sleuths. 

Be sure to tune in each Sunday for adventures of a radio detective and the behind-the-scenes stories of their shows. Join me as we spend time with Sam Spade, Johnny Dollar, Sgt. Joe Friday, and more!

Jul 5, 2015

Nick and Nora Charles - Dashiell Hammett’s husband and wife detective duo from The Thin Man - charmed readers and later moviegoers with their flirtatious and funny approach to cracking a case of murder. In 1941, Nick and Nora moved radio in The Adventures of The Thin Man. This blend of comedic banter and crime-solving was a long-running hit with listeners, and it ran on radio for nearly a decade. We’ll hear Les Damon as Nick and Claudia Morgan as Nora in “The Case of the Wandering Corpse,” originally aired on CBS on October 10, 1943.