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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!

Dec 20, 2015

Billed at one time as “the handsomest man in the world,” silent screen idol Francis X. Bushman may seem a strange choice to play Rex Stout’s gargantuan gourmet Nero Wolfe, but in 1945 he lent his considerable stage presence to the role on radio. Bushman headlined The Amazing Nero Wolfe, a short-lived series that co-starred radio actor and director Elliott Lewis as Archie Goodwin. We’ll hear their take on the classic gumshoes in the show’s sole surviving episode – “The Shakespeare Folio,” originally aired on Mutual on November 30, 1945.