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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!

Apr 15, 2015

In honor of the late Stan Freberg, “Down These Mean Streets” presents a bonus episode showcasing some of the radio work of this legendary comedian. First, he presents “An Analysis of Satire” – featuring several of his signature routines – on The CBS Radio Workshop (originally aired on August 31, 1956). Then, Freberg takes a dramatic starring turn in “Alibi Me” from Suspense (an Armed Forces Radio Service rebroadcast of an episode from April 20, 1958).