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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!

Jan 5, 2014

We kick off 2014 with an hour of "the Robin Hood of modern crime" - The Saint.  Leslie Charteris' debonair detective premiered on American radio on January 6, 1945, and we're celebrating his anniversary with an extra-large episode.  Vincent Price stars as Simon Templar in "Greed Causes Murder" (originally aired on Mutual on August 14, 1949) and "The Case of the Previewed Crime" (originally aired on NBC on July 30, 1950).