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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!

Sep 6, 2015

When mystery writer Dan Holiday faced writer's block, he turned to an unusual solution - a classified ad reading "Adventure wanted. Will go anyplace, do anything. Write Box 13." Alan Ladd starred as Holiday in this syndicated mystery drama that found Holiday up to his neck in trouble with each letter he opened. We'll hear him in "Look Pleasant, Please" and "Hunt and Peck."