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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!

Nov 15, 2015

Big screen cowboy star Joel McCrea came to radio in Tales of the Texas Rangers, a series of modern-day Western crime dramas adapted from the case files of the legendary lawmen. The Rangers used a combination of traditional methods and twentieth century police work to catch Texas’ most wanted. We’ll hear McCrea as Ranger Jayce Pearson in “The Trigger Men” (originally aired on NBC on July 29, 1950) and “Death in the Cards” (originally aired on NBC on January 14, 1951).