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The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

Adam Graham Radio Detective Podcasts

Are you ready for a mystery? Get ready to unleash your inner sleuth. Every day Monday-Saturday, we feature a different detective audio drama from the Golden Age of Radio. Our current mystery-solving line-up of radio detectives includes The Adventures of the Falcon, Bulldog Drummond, Dangerous Assignment, Mr. Chameleon, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, and Dragnet.

Whether you want to listen to a mystery before going to sleep or enjoy some drama while driving, or just feel nostalgia for old-school radio fiction, we have you covered with six audio dramas every week.


Podcast Award finalist Host Adam Graham has been your guide through dozens of old-time radio detective series since 2009. He provides insightful commentary and humor after each episode and responds to listener questions and feedback. You can subscribe to the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio from your favorite podcast app or by visiting our website at http://www.greatdetectives.net.

We are currently in our fifteenth season of provided suspenseful mystery dramas. Our podcast feed captures the last 1,000 episodes we've released including all of seasons thirteen and fourteen, and part of season twelve. We have created two archive feeds:Volume 1, which features our first three seasons and Volume 2, which will feature seasons four through six.

Our feed includes old time radio recorded in Los Angeles, New York, and also Australia.

The current actors featured in our old time radio detective podcast include Les Damon, Bob Bailey, Brian Donlevy, Karl Swenson, Ned Wever, and Jack Webb. Other actors featured within the past 1,000 include Howard Duff, Glenn Langan, Herbert Marshall, Gerald Mohr, Joel McCrea, Les Tremayne, Jackson Beck, Santos Ortega, and more.

3196 - Dragnet: The Big Badge (EP4418)
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  • 3196 - Dragnet: The Big Badge (EP4418)

    Today's Mystery:A man impersonating a police officer is robbing and assaulting couples in parked cars. Joe Friday and Ben Romero have to catch him.

    Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 4, 1950

    Originating from Hollywood

    Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Peggy Webber; Herb Butterfield

    Blog post about the real-life badge bandit

    Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net

    Patreon Supporter of the Day: Robert, Patreon Supporter since March 2024

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    Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715

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    Give us a call at 208-991-4783

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    Join us again on Monday for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

    Sat, 15 Jun 2024
  • 3195 - You Might Also Like: Car and Driver's Into Cars
    Sat, 15 Jun 2024
  • 3194 - Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Templeton Matter (EP4417)

    Today's Mystery:Johnny goes to Boston to investigate a burglary at the largest jewelry firm in Boston, which led to the shooting of a police officer.

    Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 10, 1957

    Originating from Hollywood

    Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; John Dehner; Peter Leeds; Vic Perrin; James McCallion; Stacy Harris; Virginia Gregg; Marvin Miller

    When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com

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    Thank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Kellie, Patreon Supporter Since September 2018

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    Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

    Fri, 14 Jun 2024
  • 3193 - Mr. Chameleon: The Case of the Murdered Girl's Ears (EP4416)

    Today's Mystery:The wife of a store buyer is murdered. But is it really her?

    Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 10, 1949

    Originating from New York City

    Starring: Karl Weber as Mister Chameleon

    Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net

    Patreon Supporter of the Day: James, Patreon Supporter since December 2022

    Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.

    Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715

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    Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

    Thu, 13 Jun 2024
  • 3191 - Dangerous Assignment: Find Anthony Targu (EP4415)

    Today's Mystery:Steve travels to Montreal to investigate the supposed death of notorious racketeer Anthony Targu and the mysterious disappearance of Dr. Franklin Dorberg, a well-known plastic surgeon.

    Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 1, 1953

    Originating in Hollywood

    Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Paul Frees; Vivi Janiss; Ben Wright; Peter Leeds; William Conrad

    Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net

    Patreon Supporter of the Day: Jeff, Patreon Supporter Since December 2015

    Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.

    Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715

    Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net

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    Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.

    Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

    Wed, 12 Jun 2024
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