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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!

Sep 22, 2013

Chester Morris reprises his screen role as Boston Blackie, reformed safe cracker turned sleuth, who operates outside of the law but always to help the innocent.  We'll hear Blackie in "Alice Manletter - Dead or Alive," originally broadcast on NBC on August 4, 1944.