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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!

Aug 14, 2016

Master jewel thief turned ace detective, the infamous Boston Blackie is an “enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend.” Much to the chagrin of Inspector Faraday, Blackie puts his criminal mind to work for the good guys, nabbing crooks, cons, and thieves with the same sleight of hand and crafty calculations that served him on the wrong side of the law. We’ll hear Chester Morris recreate his big screen role of Blackie in “Black Market Blackie,” originally aired on NBC on July 21, 1944. Then, Richard Kollmar takes over in the syndicated episode “The Undersea Murder.”