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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 22, 2015

“Down These Mean Streets” marks its one hundredth episode with a king-sized, extra-large podcast starring four old time radio detectives. First, Alan Ladd is Dan Holiday in “Find Me, Find Death” from Box 13. Then, Dick Powell croons his way through a crime as Richard Diamond, Private Detective in “Lady in Distress” (originally aired on ABC on February 23, 1951). Howard Duff bats third as Sam Spade in “The Hot Hundred Grand Caper” (originally aired on CBS on September 19, 1948). Finally, Gerald Mohr is Philip Marlowe in “The Soft Spot” (originally aired on September 1, 1950). All that, plus find out who won our one hundredth episode contest!