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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!

Oct 18, 2015

Enterprising ex-GI George Valentine embarked on a career as a troubleshooter for hire with a newspaper ad offering his services for any job - no matter how dangerous. From 1946 to 1954, clients in trouble decided to Let George Do It. Bob Bailey stars as George, with Frances Robinson as his girl Friday Brooksie, in "Death in Fancy Dress" (originally aired on Mutual on December 27, 1948) and "The Motif is Murder" (originally aired on March 14, 1949).