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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 26, 2014

The big screen and best-seller worlds collide this week when Glenn Ford and Erle Stanley Gardner team up to bring you Christopher London.  Ford stars as the globe-trotting private detective created by Gardner, the author behind Perry Mason.  In this short-lived series (curtailed by Ford's success in Hollywood), London takes cases all around the world and finds danger wherever he goes.  We'll hear him in "The Adventure of the Emerald Ring," originally aired on NBC on February 5, 1950.