Month: January 2021

Audio Drama Review: The Crogan Adventures

In 2013, Decoder Ring Theatre, best known for producing Black Jack Justice and the Red Panda Adventures released the Crogan Adventures, an audio drama based on Chris Schweitzer’s graphic novel series following the adventures of the Crogan family throughout  history.  

Each of the six episodes has the framing device of the modern Crogan children doing something that sets their father into telling a story from the rich history of the Crogan family.

The Crogan Adventures are set in a variety of times and places. The interesting historical settings include South Africa during the booming diamond mining era, a foreign legion camp, and two boats out at sea. The productions have a strong repertory company feel with different casts outside of the framing scenes each week, so actors who were regulars in Decoder Ring Theatre’s regulator productions get an opportunity to play different parts. Each episode offers a nice combination of mystery, drama, and humor that’s relatively family friendly.

If I had one complaint, it was that the framing scenes did seem a bit cheesy, but that almost feels like the point.

Overall, if you like exciting adventure stories spread throughout history with amazing locations and outlandish protagonists, the Crogan Adventures are definitely worth a listen.

Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

The Crogan Adventures can be listened to here.

EP3562: Indictment: And Then There Was One

An author comes to the Assistant DA, determined to get a man out of prison who has been serving a life sentence for a murder in the 1920s.

Original Air Date: December 21, 1958
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EP3561 Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Alonzo Chapman Matter

Edmond O'Brien
Johnny goes to Los Angeles to investigate the murder of a womanizer who was shot while leaving a bar with a young woman.

Original Air Date: July 5, 1951
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EP3560: Mystery is My Hobby: Lake George Murder


While returning from a fishing trip, Drake and Danton find a dead man killed by an apparent hit and run, but Barton Drake suspects there’s more to it.

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EP3559: Man Called X: Mystery of the Indian Legend

Herbert Marshall

The Man Called X goes out West to investigate a fire that burned twenty-three boys at a camp to death.
Original Air Date: May 8, 1947
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