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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!

Feb 6, 2022

We're going to press with three heroic journalists from the radio era. First, we'll hear Casey, Crime Photographer mentor a rising star in "The Camera Bug" (originally aired on CBS on October 16, 1947). Then, Frank Lovejoy is Chicago columnist Randy Stone in Night Beat where he investigates the case of "The Juvenile Gangster" (originally aired on NBC on June 26, 1950). Finally, a real-life journalist and his efforts to clear an innocent man of murder are the subject of "Pillars of Society" on The Big Story (originally aired on NBC on May 5, 1948).