Bob Bailey & Virginia Gregg in front of an old Microphone

Bob Bailey & Virginia Gregg

Welcome to the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio! A podcast featuring the best vintage detective radio programs. Each week from Monday through Saturday, we feature six of Old Time Radio's great detective series from the beginning of the show to its very last episode. And as a bonus, twice a month we also post a public domain movie or TV mystery or detective show video.

Along the way, I'll provide you my commentary and offer you opportunities to interact.

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Philo Vance: The Thundering Murder Case (EP3942)

Today’s Mystery:

A man is murdered in a thunderstorm while talking to his niece.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 29, 1949

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Dangerous Assignment: Defeat African Hate (EP3941)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Africa to bring back an enemy agent who is stirring up anti-American sentiment.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 9, 1950

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I Hate Crime: Episode 134 (aka: Road To Gundagai) (EP3940)

Today’s Mystery:

On the road back from Gundagai, Steve encounters a woman who claims her car was stolen and her sister kidnapped.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: 1952

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Sam Spade: The Sugar Kane Caper (EP3939)

Today’s Mystery:

Sam is hired by a man to prevent his wealthy stepdaughter from marrying a gangster.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: October 3, 1948

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Racket Squad: The Christmas Caper (Encore) (Video Theater 239)

A lovable old man is roped into working for a fraudulent charity Santa ring.

OriginalĀ Air Date: December 25, 1952

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Tales of the Texas Rangers: Hitchhiker (EP3938)

Today’s Mystery:

Jace searches for a prisoner who escaped from jail and hitched a ride with a local rancher.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 10, 1952

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Patterson Transport Matter (EP3937)

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Today’s Mystery:

Johnny investigates a series of beatings and delivery truck robberies.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: June 15, 1954

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