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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 24, 2016

When it comes to hard-boiled crime fiction, fewer did wrote it better than Raymond Chandler. One of the titans of the genre, Chandler penned dozens of pulp stories before he introduced his signature character of private eye Philip Marlowe. We’ll hear a pair of Marlowe’s radio adventures starring Gerald Mohr – “The Baton Sinister” (originally aired on CBS on September 17, 1949) and “The Long Way Home” (originally aired on CBS on August 4, 1951). Then we’ll hear “Pearls are a Nuisance,” an adaptation of a Chandler short story and originally aired on Suspense (originally aired on CBS on April 19, 1945).