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The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

  • Mr. Chameleon: The Bought and Paid For Murder Case (EP4398)

    23 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery: A wealthy fifty-nine year-old woman, married to a man twenty-five years her junior, is poisoned. Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 20, 1949 Originating from New York City Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Ronnie, Patreon Supporter since May 2021 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/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    35m 26s
  • Dangerous Assignment: Stolen Computer Blueprints (EP4397)

    22 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery: From the bustling streets of Oslo to the shadowy corners of Hamburg, Mitchell races against time to intercept a stolen set of top-secret blueprints before they fall into the wrong hands. Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 20, 1953 Originated in HollywoodStars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Brian Donlevy, Dan Riss, GeGe Pearson, Herb Butterfield, Jan Arvan, Paul Frees, Tom Holland Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Q, Patreon Supporter since March 2024 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…http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Become one of ourhttp://www.facebook.com/radiodetectives Follow us on Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    31m 37s
  • Bulldog Drummond: Hijackers (EP4396)

    21 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery: Bulldog Drummond takes on a gang of hijackers who are robbing trucks. Audition Date: September 28, 1941 Today’s program was provided by Radio Archives. Email mailto:detectives@radioarchives.com to get a free audiobook, a free ebook, and free old time radio collection. Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day:Dianne, Patreon Supporter Since July 2022 Originating in New York Starring: George Colouris as Bulldog Drummond, Everett Sloan as Denny 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…http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call 208-991-4783Become one of our http://www.facebook.com/radiodetectives Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    41m 38s
  • The Falcon: The Case of the Substitute Target (EP4395)

    20 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery:To protect the girlfriend of a man murdered by the mob, the Falcon sets himself up as a target. Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 21, 1951 Originating from New York Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ken Paxton at Sergeant Corbett Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Leslie, Patreon supporter since November 2018 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/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    34m 46s
  • Dragnet: The Big Book (EP4394)

    18 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery:Friday and Romero investigate the flood of filthy books into Los Angeles high schools. Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 6, 1950 Originating from HollywoodStarring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Stacy Harris; Harry Morgan Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Ronnie, Patreon supporter since May 2021 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/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again on Monday for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    35m 28s
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Desalles Matter (EP4393)

    17 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery:Johnny goes out west when an insurance agent is suspicious of a $100,000 death claim that another investigator was assigned to look into. Original Radio Broadcast Date: Original Air Date: January 13, 1957 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Harry Bartell; John Stephenson; Will Wright; James McCallion; Ben Wright Today's Show sponsored by https://amzn.to/4biJjsb by Daniel Weizzmann, the upcoming release in the https://amzn.to/4byqr86. (Released May 28) (Affiliate LInks) Become one of our Patreon Supporters at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net. Thank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Lisa, Patreon Supporter since May 2021 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    42m 36s
  • Mr. Chameleon: The Hasty Marriage Murder Case (EP4392)

    16 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery:A young wealthy man who just married a woman after a two-week romance is murdered. Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 13, 1949 Originating from New York CityStarring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Tacy, Patreon Supporter Since October 2023 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/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    39m 17s
  • Dangerous Assignment: The Jade Dagger (EP4391)

    15 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery: Sent to Cairo on a mission to clear the United States' name, Steve must navigate a treacherous path of false accusations and political machinations. From the bustling bazaars to the shadowy backstreets, join Steve as he unravels a conspiracy that could sabotage vital international talks. Tune in for a tale of espionage where asking to see a knife might just get you one in the back! Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 13, 1953 Originated in : Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Robert Boone, Paul Dubov, Byron Kane, Jan Arvan, Betty Lou Gerson Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Tom, Patreon Supporter since August 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 Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Become one of ourhttp://www.facebook.com/radiodetectives Follow us on Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    30m 35s
  • Squad Room: Ferris Wheel (EP4390)

    14 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery: A woman is found murdered on a Ferris wheel. Original Radio Broadcast Date: Around New Years Day in the mid-1950s Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Originating in New York Starring: Wynn Wright as Lt. John Douglas; Dan Ocko as Sergeant Allen; George Tanner; Sam Gray Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Ken, Patreon Supporter since March 2020 Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    24m 51s
  • The Falcon: The Case of the Happy Hoodlum (EP4389)

    13 MAY 2024 · Today's Mystery:Sergeant Corbett wants The Falcon to find out why a man made an insane attempt to rob an express company with a gun that couldn't fire. Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 14, 1951 Originating from New YorkStarred: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ken Paxton as Sergeant Corbett Support the show monthly at https://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day 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/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives Join us again tomorrow for another detective drama from the Golden Age of Radio.
    36m 7s

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...

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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, Squad Room, 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, Bill Zuckert, and Jack Webb. Other actors featured within the past 1,000 include Howard Duff, Glenn Langan, Herbert Marshall, Santos Ortega, Gerald Mohr, Joel McCrea, Les Tremayne, Jackson Beck, and more.
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