OwlTail

Cover image of The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

On the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio, every day we feature a different detective program. Our current line-up is Casey Crime Photographer, Philip Marlowe, The Man Called X, Mister Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons,, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, and Squad Room. Podcast Award-nominated Host Adam Graham has been your guide through each series since 2009 as he provides insightful commentary and humor after each episode as well as responding to listener questions and feedback.

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Popular episodes

All episodes

The best episodes ranked using user listens.

Podcast cover

EP3072: Sherlock Holmes: The Return of the Jack of Diamonds

A 17th Century Highway Man haunts the Hampstead Heath. Original Air Date: April 25, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net 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 Read more ...

39mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #1

Podcast cover

EP3145: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Calgary Matter

Johnny is called up and offered a chance to solve a larger robbery. Original Air Date: July 13, 1950 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

34mins

22 May 2020

Rank #2

Similar Podcasts

Podcast cover

EP3115: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Caligio Diamond Matter

Johnny is called in when a man is murdered and a $200,000 diamond stolen. Original Air Date: June 8, 1950 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

34mins

17 Apr 2020

Rank #3

Podcast cover

EP3104: Dragnet: The Big Fraud (Jack Webb Centennial)

Friday and Smith investigate when two impersonate police offers and shake down a visiting businessman. Original Air Date: October 27, 1953 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Read more ...

33mins

4 Apr 2020

Rank #4

Most Popular Podcasts

Podcast cover

EP3097: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Earl Chadwick Matter

Johnny flies to England on a report that an insured, who was declared dead, may be alive. Original Air Date: May 23, 1950 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

34mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #5

Podcast cover

EP3085: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Harold Trandem Matter

Johnny goes to check on an insured man with a $1.5 million policy whose had an attempt on his life. Johnny soon finds himself investigating a murder. Original Air Date: May 9, 1950 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

34mins

13 Mar 2020

Rank #6

Podcast cover

EP3109: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Port-Au Prince Matter

Johnny goes to Port-Au Prince to investigate an insured whose reported to be dying…of a voodoo curse. Original Air Date: May 30, 1950 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

34mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #7

Podcast cover

EP3079: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Able Tackitt Matter (Rehearsal)

Johnny heads to Borneo to locate a missing insured man. Rehearsal for Program that Aired May 2, 1950 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

34mins

6 Mar 2020

Rank #8

Podcast cover

EP3121: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Arrowcraft Matters

Johnny Dollar investigates the fatal sinkings of several Arrowcraft Boats. Original Air Date: June 15, 1950 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.net Read more ...

35mins

24 Apr 2020

Rank #9

Podcast cover

EP3127: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The London Matter

Johnny boards a boat to London along with some insured cargo because a Treasury Man suspects there’s a cache of narcotics among the cargo. Original Air Date: June 22, 1950 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

33mins

1 May 2020

Rank #10

Podcast cover

EP3146: Dragnet: The Big Convertible

The only clue Friday and Smith have to a check forger is he left the scene of the crime driving a late model Ford convertible. Original Air Date: June 28, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Read more ...

33mins

23 May 2020

Rank #11

Podcast cover

EP3098: Dragnet: The Big Revision

Friday and Smith investigate a $200,000 house burglary. Original Air Date: May 10, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Read more ...

30mins

28 Mar 2020

Rank #12

Podcast cover

EP3091: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Sidney Rykoff Matter (Rehearsal)

Johnny searches for a missing insured prize fighter. Rehearsal for Program that Aired May 16, 1950 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

30mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #13

Podcast cover

EP3113: Man Called X: The Stolen Lavalier

When a mysterious woman kisses him, the Man Called X has to France to find her and the jewelry she was wearing. Original Air Date: July 23, 1946 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net 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…

34mins

15 Apr 2020

Rank #14

Podcast cover

EP3110: Dragnet: The Big Squealer

Friday and Smith investigate when a high schooler is knifed and won’t reveal who did it. Original Air Date: May 17, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Read more ...

34mins

11 Apr 2020

Rank #15

Podcast cover

EP3101: Jeff Regan: The Man in the Door (Jack Webb Centennial)

The Lyon sends Regan down to get a potential client to sign a contract. The client falls dead at Regan’s feet before he can sign it. Original Air Date: August 28, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Read more ...

33mins

1 Apr 2020

Rank #16

Podcast cover

EP3148: Casebook of Gregory Hood: Fifth Avenue

While on a tour bus, Gregory Hood encounters a beautiful brunette with a .32 automatic who leaves a package behind her. Original Air Date: May 5, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net 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 Read…

35mins

26 May 2020

Rank #17

Podcast cover

EP3133: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Barbara James Matter

Johnny searches for the insured wife of a wealthy man. Original Air Date: June 29, 1950 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

36mins

8 May 2020

Rank #18

Podcast cover

EP3139: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Belo-Horizonte Matter

Johnny goes to Brazil to investigate a series of “accidental” train wrecks that may not be so accidental. Original Air Date: July 6, 1950 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

32mins

15 May 2020

Rank #19

Podcast cover

EP3077: The Man Called X: Murder, Music, and a Blonde Madonna

An old friend is murdered in New York which leads Ken Thurston to Italy. Original Air Date: August 28, 1944 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net 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 Read more ...

39mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #20