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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!

Apr 10, 2016

Reformed thief turned private detective Michael Lanyard was known to friend and foe alike as “The Lone Wolf.” The debonair rogue thrilled readers from his first appearance in 1914, and he was a mainstay on the big screen from the silent film era through the 1940s. He made his first radio appearance not in his own series but in an episode of “radio’s outstanding theatre of thrills” – Suspense. Warren William recreated his big screen role as Lanyard, and he was joined by Eric Blore in his cinematic role of Lanyard’s valet Jamison. The duo stars in “Murder Goes for a Swim,” originally aired on CBS on July 20, 1943.