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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 29, 2014

Turn down the lights and enjoy a bonus episode just in time for Halloween. Two chilling stories from Suspense, “radio’s outstanding theater of thrills,” should help to get you in the trick-or-treating spirit. First, Orson Welles’ cross-country trip is hindered by “The Hitchhiker,” originally aired on CBS on September 2, 1942. Then, Ray Bradbury’s eerie story comes to radio life in “Zero Hour,” originally aired on April 5, 1955.