After releasing the Iphone App, the one complaint I ran into was this:

“I don’t have an Iphone. ”

On the show, I talk about App extras all the time to help promote the App. However, the fact of the matter is that the Iphone and the Ipod Touch are not universally owned devices, so many people could not take part. After receiving several requests to do something for users without the Iphone, I’ve created the Premium site.

The Premium site is in a password protected directory with all the show extras that can be accessed on the app, as well as links to the listener survey, Podcast alley, and contact information including voice mail,  Twitter, and Facebook.

Bonus audio can be downloaded right on to your computer where you can listen to it or manually transfer it to your mp3 player.

Bonus extra episodes include shows featuring:

  • Stars of Detective shows in other types of series. For example: Hear Basil Rathbone in Goodbye, Mr. Chips or Alan Ladd in Shane.
  • Police Theater: Examining the wide variety different old time radio shows made about law enforcement from Calling all Cars to Nightwatch

These bonus episodes are hosted with intro and outros and background on the show. In addition, commentary is provided for the video episodes.

Finally, I’ll also take the opportunity to share some of my old time radio episode discoveries. Preview shows that I’ve decided to add to the Great Detectives line-up, or just a fascinating old time radio show you might enjoy. (Note: Unhosted shows are only posted for 30 days to avoid cluttering the website.)

How It Works

Supporters of the show will be given access to Premium Content for both The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio and the Old Time Dragnet show by dropping a donation in the tip jar.

A donation of $7 will get you access as long as we have the Premium Site.

Once I receive your donation, I’ll send you the URL for the bonus site and the user name and password. (Password should be sent out within 1 business day unless I’m indisposed.) The password will change every 3 months and premium subscribers who are paid up will receive notification of the new password.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Do not share the username and password outside of your immediate family. Doing so voids your subscription.
  • Support for the site is limited to ensuring that users can log in and access the files on the site. Transferring the MP3 files to devices, etc. are not functions we support.
  • Terms may be modified with notice

  9 comments for “Premium”

  1. Carl P
    April 26, 2010 at 7:36 pm


    I made a contribution on 4/21 and have not received any confirmation, URL, username, password, etc. Can you check on this? I will be glad to supply the confirmation number when & where appropriate.

    Tnx – Carl

    Response from Adam

    Carl, I sent you the information and it bounced. E-mail me at and I’ll send you the password.

  2. Dan Dagen
    October 8, 2010 at 9:04 am

    How about a android app? They are Thanks love the show

  3. October 29, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Adam, in my infinite wisdom, I put my info for the premium site in a safe place on my computer. Now I can’t find it. Could you, would you send me the info again? Thanks.

  4. beverly isaacs
    February 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    adam, i love your old time dragnet and great detectives podcasts . i have watched dragnet on tv since i was about 7 years old. i put $4.00 in the donation jar today so i can get the premi bonus episodes for my mp3 player. i listen to these podcasts every day and even take them to bed with me at night to help me go to sleep. keep up the good work . you’re great.

  5. Nancy
    August 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Hi Adam,
    Thanks for both Great Detectives and Dragnet podcasts. Although your interest and enthusiasm have always been evident, your commentary and presentation have become increasingly professional over that time. Good job!


  6. Arlene Soule
    October 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    What you are doing here is so awesome! I have always loved detective shows, but mostly old time radio shows! I listen to them every night: sherlock holmes, SAM spade, nero wolfe, johnny dollar…I just enjoy it so much more than television! I have hundreds of shows on cd that I have now put on an ipod. I thought I was crazy, none of my friends listen to them. It’s nice to know other people like them too! I almost think that it was watching the Waltons on tv that got me started…they used to all gather round the radio. Thanks for doing what you do! Not sure how to contribute to this, but let me know. I kind of want to have high school kids bring back radio shows on local stations! I am a teacher. Arlene

  7. ash
    March 5, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Adam, I dig you and your show in a big way. I love the way you are as genuinely stoked on old time radio as I am. I love your accent and how excited you get from time to time. keep up the excellent work! any chance Broadway is my Beat might find its way to your show?either way, it’s your show and you are killing it daily. thank you, from Vangroovy, BC, Canada.

  8. Bob Platzer
    December 30, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    My wife loves you! I have always traveled extensively through our 27 years of marriage and fell into a bad habit of having the TV on at night to drown out motel noises so I could sleep. That translated to not being able to fall asleep at home without the TV on. A major contention with my fine wife. Since I found your website and can download Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, I put my headset on and 5 minutes later I am sawing logs! All of the episodes ought to last me decades. I will be sending a donation next week for your website. Keep up the good work and thank you for all that you do.

  9. Walleee
    June 30, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Found your website through TuneIn Radio ( thank you TuneIn) and ran right into ” the Man with the action packed expense account” … and was hooked. Enjoy your commentary “intros & outros” especially when to my horror one night you explained Mr Dollar’s “last show”(!) WASNT going away completely – it was morphing into a once a week format. ( like the multiple segment shows MUCH better )

    **** withe the FOURTH of July coming up hoping you’ll have some special themed shows — I’m sure there must be some.

    Keep up the good work ….. Late Night Radio beats up on Late Night TV BIGTIME !

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