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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 24, 2016

Just in time for the Academy Awards, "Down These Mean Streets" presents a bonus episode featuring a trio of Oscar-winning radio detectives. First, Frank Sinatra is Rocky Fortune in “Shipboard Jewel Robbery” (originally aired on NBC on October 20, 1953). Then, Van Heflin is Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe in “Trouble is My Business” (originally aired on NBC on August 5, 1947). Finally, Rex Harrison stars in “Hidden Thoughts Of A Feminine Mind…Concerned With Murder” from The Private Files of Rex Saunders (originally aired on NBC on July 4, 1951).