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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!

May 18, 2014

Frances Crane's married sleuths Pat and Jean Abbott brought their colorful capers to radio in The Adventures of the Abbotts. Pat is a private eye by trade, but she proves herself a very adept amateur as she joins him on his cases. We'll hear Claudia Morgan and Mandel Kramer as the Abbotts in "The Canary-Blonde Heiress," an Armed Forces Radio Services rebroadcast of an episode aired on NBC on May 15, 1955.