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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 13, 2022

With Hercule Poirot back on the big screen in Death on the Nile, we're saluting Agatha Christie's brilliant Belgian sleuth with three of his old time radio adventures. Harold Huber stars as the magnificently mustachioed Poirot in "Murder Wears a Mask" (originally aired on Mutual on May 3, 1945); "The Trail Led to Death" (originally aired on Mutual on November 16, 1945); and "The Bride Wore Fright" (originally aired on Mutual on November 30, 1945).

Click here to listen to Orson Welles as Poirot in "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" from The Campbell Playhouse.

And click here for Maurice Tarplin as Poirot in "The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor" from Murder Clinic, plus another Harold Huber Poirot mystery.