The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

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, Ellery Queen,   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 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...

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 35m. Bisher sind 1484 Folge(n) erschienen. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 37 days 23 hours 28 minutes


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episode 1: Sam Spade The Civic Pride Caper (EP4215)

Today's Mystery:Sam is hired to investigate the collapse of a civic auditorium, for which his client is being blamed. Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 13, 1951 Originated from HollywoodStarred Steven Dunne as Sam Spade, Lurene Tuttle as Effie...


 October 23, 2023  36m

episode 2: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Laughing Matter, Episodes One and Two (EP4216)

Today's Mystery: Johnny goes to Ensenada, Mexico to investigate threats against a beloved TV comedy star who's not beloved by anyone who works with him. Original Radio Broadcast Dates: June 11 and 12, 1956 Originated from Hollywood Stars: Bob Bailey...


 October 24, 2023  38m

episode 3: Dangerous Assignment: The Butterfly Chasers (EP4217)

Today's Mystery:Steve parachutes into Brazil in pursuit of a party of lepidopterists, one of whom has a sensitive document that belongs to the US and has been auctioned off to the highest bidder. Original Radio Broadcast Date: October 22, 1952...


 October 25, 2023  37m

episode 4: Mr. Chameleon: The Case of Death and the Talking Parrot (EP4218)

Today's Mystery:A fashion model is murdered in her apartment. The only witness? Her pet parrot. Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 29, 1948 Originated in: New York CityStarred: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon Support the show monthly at...


 October 26, 2023  39m

episode 5: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Laughing Matter, Episodes Three, Four, and Five (EP4219)

Today's Mystery:A comedian is taking threats on his life more seriously after there was an attempt on his life.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: June 13, 14, 15, and 1956 Originated from HollywoodStars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar, Virginia Gregg, John...


 October 27, 2023  47m

episode 6: Dragnet: Production 11 (aka: Sixteen Jewel Thefts) (EP4220)

Todays Mystery:Friday and Romero investigate a series of nightly jewelry thefts. Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 18, 1949 Originated from Hollywood Starred: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday, Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero, Raymond...


 October 28, 2023  38m

episode 6: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter, Episodes Three, Four, and Five (EP4267)

Today's Mystery:Johnny is in a quaint Michigan town on Christmas Eve and has to find a witness to a murder before a hired killer does. Original Radio Broadcast Dates: December 21, 22, and 23, 1955 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Bob Bailey as...


 December 22, 2023  51m

episode 7: The Weird Circle: Murders in the Rue Morgue (Encore) (EP4220e)

The episode begins with a look at a story of the Prophet Daniel that many think is the first detective story. From "Can You Imagine That?" Original Radio Braodcast Date: 1940 A woman and her daughter are brutally killed after withdrawing 50,000...


 October 29, 2023  41m

episode 8: Sam Spade: The Rowdy Dowser Caper (EP4221)

Today's Mystery:Sam goes to a rural county to investigate the theft of $53,000 from a bank where an ex-client works. Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 20, 1951 Originated from HollywoodStarred Steven Dunne as Sam Spade, Lurene Tuttle as Effie,...


 October 30, 2023  34m

episode 8: Mr. Chameleon: The Firebug Murder Case (EP4290)

Today's Mystery:A grocery store owner is found dead in a fire, but he had been shot to death. Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 16, 1949 Originating from New York CityStarring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon Support the show monthly at...


 January 18, 2024  34m