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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!

Jan 3, 2016

The Saint hit radio in January 1945, but Leslie Charteris’ “Robin Hood of Modern Crime” didn’t find long-lasting success on the air until 1947 when big screen star Vincent Price donned Simon Templar’s halo. In honor of his radio anniversary, we’ll hear two mysteries starring the Saint. Price is Templar in “No Hiding Place” (originally aired on November 19, 1950). Then, Tom Conway steps in as the heavenly hero in “Death of a Cowboy” (originally aired on July 1, 1951).