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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 26, 2013

As Johnny Dollar, "America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator," Bob Bailey itemizes another expense account and sums up "The Big Scoop Matter," first broadcast on CBS on November 11, 1956.

May 19, 2013

Nero Wolfe is on the case...just don't ask him to leave his house!  Sydney Greensteet is Wolfe and Lamont Johnson is Archie Goodwin in "The Case of the Careworn Cuff," first broadcast on NBC on October 27, 1950.

May 12, 2013

Sing along with Dick Powell as Richard Diamond, Private Detective in "Convict Louis Spence Escapes," first broadcast on NBC on March 5, 1950.

May 5, 2013

This week, it's hard-hitting, hard-boiled mystery with Gerald Mohr as Philip Marlowe in "The Hairpin Turn," first broadcast on CBS on January 28, 1950.