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Detective and Mystery – Retro Radio Podcast

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Sharing family friendly entertainment through old time radio, and more.

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Sharing family friendly entertainment through old time radio, and more.

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53 Ratings
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By Sportschef1 - Oct 29 2017
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My favorite show — I love that you occasionally post the later version. Hope you will share more moving forward.

Good idea but....

By TheColorBug - Oct 12 2017
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Sound quality is awful. About 2/3 of the way into an episode it started skipping and never stopped. Music is too loud at times as well.

iTunes Ratings

53 Ratings
Average Ratings
35
6
6
2
4

More Nero Wolf!

By Sportschef1 - Oct 29 2017
Read more
My favorite show — I love that you occasionally post the later version. Hope you will share more moving forward.

Good idea but....

By TheColorBug - Oct 12 2017
Read more
Sound quality is awful. About 2/3 of the way into an episode it started skipping and never stopped. Music is too loud at times as well.
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Detective and Mystery – Retro Radio Podcast

Latest release on Nov 25, 2020

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Sharing family friendly entertainment through old time radio, and more.

The Adventures of Sam Spade – The Terrified Turkey Caper. ep223, 501124

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Sam and Effie compare notes on their family Thanksgiving celebrations, then Sam shares how his became the subject of his next report. A knock on the door reveals a little bald man with a pink birthmark under his ear, and the unfortunate name of Tom Turkey.

Nov 25 2020

28mins

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Dragnet – The Big Little Jesus. 541221 .

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The story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. Joe Friday is working the Burglary department, when they have to investigate the theft from a church at Christmas time. Joe, and partner, Frank Smith set out to mail Christmas cards, and talk about their Christmas shopping, but are interupted to go on a case. A priest reports that baby Jesus has been stolen. Joe gives an elaborate description of the cathedral, it's decorations, and the custom behind the decorations. It's not so much the monetary value of the missing statue, but the sentiment behind it.

Nov 25 2020

26mins

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Casey, Crime Photographer – After Turkey, The Bill. ep213, 471127

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We listen in to a drama of a gal being accused by her boyfriend of cheating on him while he spent time behind bars. Does he have anything to worry about? Cut to the action in the Blue Note and Casey talking with Ethylbert and Ann. Their Thanksgiving evening is interupted with the report of a murder. Might it be the jealous boyfriend? Casey heads out to investigate. The evidence isn't looking good for the boyfriend, but Casey isn't leaving any stones unturned. Is someone trying to set up the young lover? Casey smells a rat in the whole situation. Listen in to get the

Nov 23 2020

29mins

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Dragnet – The Big Squealer. ep300, 550517

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Juvenile Department: In the squad room, Frank Smith talks with his partner Joe Friday about their upcoming plans for Christmas. Joe is suspicious that Frank may be trying to play matchmaker and get him married off. Before Joe can commit to any promises, the phone rings with the next case. Working the Juvenile Department, they go on a call regarding a teenager who was spotted at the scene of a stabbing. The patrolmen hit the streets, and Joe interviews the area businessmen. A cantankerous tobacco shop owner with overly simplistic iews, tells of a frightened teen who came in to use his pay phone. The

Nov 17 2020

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Dragnet – Big Key. ep50, 500525

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Assigned to homicide detail, a woman has been brutally killed, and it's up to Joe Friday to get her killer. Examining the church grounds where the woman was found, Joe observes all the clues. There isn't much to identify the woman with, but which of the other clues will prove important? With the new case, it looks like Joe, and partner Ben Romero, will be giving up their Christmas plans. Lab reports indicate that alcohol was involved. The first major lead comes when her fingerprints are on record as a former defense plant worker. The cops try to learn more about Maria from friends from

Nov 11 2020

29mins

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Mr. and Mrs. North – The Norths Get Wired For Sound. ep82, 440719

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The Norths go for a walk to cool off on a hot Summer day. After seeing a record shop where you cqan make recordings, and trying to be romantic, they decide to record themselves for posterity. They do their best to recite poetry and make love to the other. Pam doesn't think the record will turn out like they expect. Before they can get home, gun shots rring out, and their driver crashes into a lamp posst. Finally home, the record shop worker is waiting to say they have the wrong record. Jerry insists on playing the record to be sure. Who was on the

Oct 28 2020

23mins

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Barry Craig – Ghost of a Chance. 511219

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A claims agent calls on barry Craig to investigate an insurance claim. The policy has already been paid out, but a tip has come in that it may have been fraudulent. Barry sets out to interview the widow. He also has a court order to exhume the body. The old caretaker at the cemitary claims he has seen ghosts. Does he know who had already dug up the grave? Barry makes the rounds and ends up in a tavern. As he trails his suspect,Barry rescues a dame, and knocks out a ghost. Although the dame claims the man was definitely not her late husband. Waiting

Oct 26 2020

28mins

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Barry Craig – Death and the Purple Cow. 511212

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Visiting a coffee shop, Barry is on hand when a job comes his way. He also has his messenger shot down before he knows who his client is supposed to be. Discussing the corpse with the cops, Barry returns to his office building. Will the dozing elevator man shine some light on who the client might be? Barry is sorry to have kept the dame in his office waiting. Sally needs a good private detective to help her brother out of a jam. He turns down the job of protecting him. Why not go to the cops for that? But somehow the dame convinces him.

Oct 19 2020

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21st Precinct – The Baker. ep30, 540203

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A phonecall into the police nerve center sends the cops on an emergency call. At a restaurant, the baker is found shot to death. A robbery has also been found. Was the crook after the money, and the shooting was unfortunate? Or was the murder the object, and the robbery meant as a cover up? Captain Canelli offers voiceover to move the drama along, sharing actions the police have taken. Questioning turns up a waitress who is married, and having a fling with the baker. As things move towards the obvious suspect, her husband insists that he's innocent. If his alibi is solid, things sure

Oct 17 2020

27mins

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Barry Craig – Paper Bullet. 511205

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Working with a newspaperman, Barry Craig is given his choice of two cases to investigate. He begins gathering facts about a missing manuscript. The rare book carries a high price tag when a film company is interested in it. So far, all it gets Barry is a thump on the head. Later, on the street, a clue is delivered to Barry in a fancy car. Who is the man with the tattoo of a British flag? In his search, Barry manages to find a blonde dame instead. Will he find answers to why there was only one copy of this important manuscript? Why does an

Oct 12 2020

29mins

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21st Precinct – The Cure. ep33, 540224

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Working the night shift, Captain Canelli faces a quiet night. A patrol car is sent out to check on a crime in progress. The young woman claims to be single, but the drunken man the cops pick up claims he lives there. Of course, the man is taken in to the precinct. Is he a prowler, or just too drunk to have found his place? There's a minor scuffle, but in voiceover Captain Canelli describes police procedure in handling unruly prisoners, and reporting policy in those cases. The next morning, the man is questioned and he tells the truth about his name, and what he

Oct 10 2020

26mins

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Richard Diamond – Gibson Murder Case. ep24, 491008

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Though Richard beefs about the high price of groceries, its the hot weather that plays a part in the world of crime. Mr Gibson is an old man who is tired of his blackmailers, and when he confronts them a fight ensues. Black mail is the least of their problems when old man Gibson ends up dead after the struggle. Elsewhere, Hellen Asher phones her favorite detective boyfriend to arrange for a date. Word of the corpse comes across the desk of Richard Diamond, and he kjoins the cops on the scene. The main witness, a confused school teacher provides the comic relief as clues

Oct 08 2020

29mins

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Sam Spade – Adam Figg Caper. 471005

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A small, leprichan of a man, and valet to the Exxon family enters to take Sam on his next case. Mr Figg delivers Sam to the distraught Hillary Exxon. Gunshots have the household in disarray. The old man has plenty of enemies, and he tells Sam as much as he can on the confusing ordeal. Sam has his hands full as he meets the houseful of suspects. Might it be the nurse, the neighbor, or any number of the relatives? Before Sam has time to wonder, another murder attempt is made. The killer has fled, and Sam trails him to the house next door. Schemes

Oct 05 2020

31mins

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21st Precinct – The Day. ep45, 540519

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Sometimes during the routine day of a police precinct of uniformed officers, there's no story with a beginning, middle, or closure. Sometimes it's just a long chain of events. Join Captain Canelli as he takes us on a routine inspection for cleanliness, and other administrative duties at police headquarters. A priest who wants to join the Navy as a chaplain. stops in to have his fingerprints taken and registered. A Juvenile delinquent is picked up for robbery. The captain heads out to the scene of a car crash to comfort a woman who is in shock, and unaware of the death of the other person

Oct 03 2020

25mins

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21st Precinct – The Shooting Gallery. ep13, 530929.

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It all starts with a phone call to the precinct desk, and a case is followed through the course of it's investigation and resolution. Captain Canelli presents the scene as his uniformed police officers respond to a false fire alarm. His voiceover message shares statistics on hazards to firemen when alarms are misused. What would cause a person to purposely make a false alarm? Listen to learn this man's story, and about his problem with shooting up on drugs. Besides getting the story, Canelli has to deal with the internal duties of his office. He deals with shift changes, coordinating with detectives, and the like.

Sep 29 2020

25mins

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Tales of the Texas Rangers – Open and Shut. ep12, 500923

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Connie Meston reports a murder at her ranch that gets the attention of the Texas Rangers. Talking to her dad, Jase learns about a love interest, Brady. The case seems to be an open and shut robbery that went awry. It doesn't take long though, for Jase to see that all the clues, and motive don't match up. Circumstantial evidence is enough to hold Jose Morales for the charges for now. Detailed investigation of the stories of the players raise flags of doubt for the rangers. Comopelling evidence places Morales at the scene, but his reason for the crime is thin. What about Brady? Will

Sep 23 2020

30mins

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Philo Vance – Oxford Murder Case. ep61, 490906

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On a horse drawn cab ride, Philo Vance has a confusing conversation with a forgetful cabbie. There's something awful funny going on between an old couple in the park. What can Vance do to help>? Who is Jason, and why will he be killed if Vance tries to help? Elsewhere, Jason is being coerced by thugs to open his bosses safe. Meeting with District Attorney Markham, Vance has his casual game night interupted by murder. Billy and Jane were in the house when the butler let in some men. They don't know who they were, but they killed Jane's uncle. Is there still secrets for

Sep 22 2020

26mins

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21st Precinct – The Homecoming. ep12, 530922

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A phone call sets the stage as the uniformed cops of the 21st Precinct take us on a case from start to finish. Captain Canelli is faced with a manpower shortage as he works to cover his caseload. Co-worker, and friend, Sgt Burns is called in for Captain Canelli to deliver bad news. Sgt Burns teenage son who is in the Army, has been killed. Telling the news is never easy, and even more difficult when it comes to someone you know. Canelli does what he can to give room for his friend to grieve. Getting down to business, the cops keep watch for their

Sep 22 2020

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Mr Keen – The Case Of Murder and The Bloodstained Necklace. 490915

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In the hallway of a hotel, a man knocks desperately at a door. A bellboy arrives to deliver some ice water. They enter to find the body of the woman inside. The unusual case gets the attention of Mr Keen. One puzzling factor is the string of pearls in the hand of the dead woman. Was she killed over the jewlery? She is said to have not owned anything expensive, and the pearls are of a low grade, not worth much. First up, Mr Keen talks to the man who found her, the jewel appraiser who was called to her room, and was beating on

Sep 15 2020

28mins

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21st Precinct – The Dog Day. ep11, 530915

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A phone call about a dog bite comes into the Precinct, and we follow another case from start to finish as it unfolds under the watchful eye of Captain Canelli. The cops are on the job to look into the matter of the possibly vicious dog. Captain Canelli assures the father of the dog bite victim that measures are being taken. In voiceover, Frank Canelli describes the chain of events as they unfold. Is rabies going to be a problem? Modern science, and laws governing animal licensing have gone far to erradicate the problem, but sometimes cases can fall through the cracks. Is that the

Sep 15 2020

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iTunes Ratings

53 Ratings
Average Ratings
35
6
6
2
4

More Nero Wolf!

By Sportschef1 - Oct 29 2017
Read more
My favorite show — I love that you occasionally post the later version. Hope you will share more moving forward.

Good idea but....

By TheColorBug - Oct 12 2017
Read more
Sound quality is awful. About 2/3 of the way into an episode it started skipping and never stopped. Music is too loud at times as well.