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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!

Aug 11, 2013

Before he itemized an expense account as Johnny Dollar, Bob Bailey solved radio mysteries in Let George Do It.  Freelance sleuth George Valentine finds his clients through a newspaper ad, offering to take on the jobs that are too dangerous for regular folks.  We'll listen as somebody new writes him about a gig in "Cry Murder," first broadcast on Mutual on July 19, 1948.