Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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!

Nov 29, 2015

A talented actor and an innovative writer, director, and producer, Elliott Lewis earned the title of “Mr. Radio.” He was responsible for some of radio’s top dramas and kept audiences in stitches with his role on The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show. Lewis was one of the true legends of the Golden Age of Radio: a jack-of-all-trades who excelled in every aspect of radio production. Our salute to this master of the medium will feature him as both actor and director. First, he stars in “Gregory Hood, Suspect” from The Casebook of Gregory Hood (originally aired on Mutual on September 30, 1946). Then, he directs “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln” from Crime Classics (originally aired on CBS on December 9, 1953).