Tag: Audio Drama Podcast

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Royal Street Matter (EP4363)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to New Orleans to investigate why the owner of an insured, burnt-out antique shop hasn’t filed a claim, and has expressed no interest in doing so.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: November 25, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Forrest Lewis, Lou Merrill; Lawrence Dobkin; Frank Gerstle

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Mr. Chameleon: The Organ Grinder Murder Case (EP4362)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

A young man is shot to death after trying to quit stealing jewelry.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: June 8, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Dangerous Assignment: Boy Is Used as Courier (EP4355)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve is hired as tutor to a French boy with a near photographic memory whose father believes his current tutor is using him to smuggle top secret information.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 8, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Jeanne Bates; Paul Frees; Larry Dobkin; Jay Novello

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Ellery Queen: The Adventure of the Wounded Lieutenant (EP4360)

Today’s Mystery:

A former police detective is disabled while serving overseas and his battallion members are killed after a native waiter reports their planned attack. But how did the spy know?

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 18, 1943

Originating in New York from the Office of War Information, taken from the network broadcast of a 30 minute episode

Starring: Sydney Smith as Ellery Queen, Marian Shockley, Santos Ortega, Ted de Corsia

Armchair Detectives: Virginia Fields and Ed Sullivan

Website Referenced: Ellery Queen, A Website of Deduction

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The Falcon: The Case of the Stooge’s Errand (EP4359)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

The Falcon is hired to locate a boxing promoter who cheated two men out of a combined $40,000, but has a clever way to make sure they can’t collect.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 26, 1950

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ken Lynch as Sergeant Corbett; Mandel Kramer; Ralph Bell; Bill Zuckert

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Dragnet: The Big Grifter (EP4358)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero face off against a veteran con-man.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 23, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield

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Mr. Chameleon: The Case of the Murdered Gold-Digger (EP4356)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

A woman in flashy clothes is murdered in the driveway of a married man who swears he never ever saw her before.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: June 1, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Dangerous Assignment: Rescue Rick Perez (EP4355)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Venezuela to rescue a U.S. agent who was investigating a Latin American revolutionary organization.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 1, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Paul Frees; Paul Dubov; Ben Wright; Betty Lou Gerson; Don Diamond

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Ellery Queen: The Adventure of the Income Tax Robbery (EP4354)

Carleton Young
Today’s Mystery:

A private detective turns to Ellery for help when his income tax blank is stolen, along with sensitive information that could expose his wealthy clients to blackmail.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 12, 1942

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Originating in New York

Starring: Carleton Young as Ellery Queen; Marian Shockley; Ted De Corsia; Santos Ortega; Maurice Tarplin

Armchair Detectives: Manda Hedrom and Mayor Howard W. Jackson of Baltimore (Over the phone, not heard on broadcast)

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The Falcon: The Case of the Puzzling Pinup (EP4353)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

A reporter comes to The Falcon to ask him to take part in a blackmail scheme and then dies.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 19, 1950

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as The Falcon; Larry Haines

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Hollywood Star Time: Hot Spot (EP4352s)


Today’s Mystery:

Based on the movie I Wake Up Screaming, a Broadway promoter is suspected of murdering an up-and-coming actress, by a dogged police officer who always gets his man.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 27, 1946

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Frankie Christopher; Vincent Price as Ed Cornell; Lurene Tuttle; Gloria Blondell; Theodore Von Elt; Harry Bartell; David Ellis; Elliott Reid

My review of I Wake Up Screaming

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Dragnet: The Big Girl (EP4352)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero investigating a series of robberies, beatings, and shootings committed by a beautiful woman.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 9, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Big Scoop Matter (EP4351)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery: Johnny goes to New York to protect a friend, a reporter on the trail of a big story, who has already had multiple attempts on his life.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 11, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Russell Thorson, Barney Phillips, Stacy Harris, Larry Thor, Parley Baer, Les Tremayne

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Mr. Chameleon: Murder in the House of Torture (EP4350)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

Mr. Chameleon is called in to investigate a series of bizarre murders committed in a phony funeral home.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 25, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Dangerous Assignment: Find Antonina (EP4349)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Portugal to find a young woman who’d been in the U.S. illegally and find out why she intentionally had herself deported.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 25, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Bill Conrad; Virginia Gregg; Harry Bartell; Tony Barrett; Ralph Moody

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