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Oxford Classic Radio provides free streaming audio and MP3 downloads of classic mystery, suspense, and detective shows from the golden age of radio. Visit us at OxfordClassicRadio.com for more information.

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Oxford Classic Radio provides free streaming audio and MP3 downloads of classic mystery, suspense, and detective shows from the golden age of radio. Visit us at OxfordClassicRadio.com for more information.

iTunes Ratings

35 Ratings
Average Ratings
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11
3
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6

iTunes Ratings

35 Ratings
Average Ratings
12
11
3
3
6
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Oxford Classic Radio

Latest release on Jul 25, 2013

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 22 days ago

Rank #1: Suspense: The Night Reveals (3/2/1943)

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Suspense was subtitled "radio's outstanding theater of thrills," and focused on suspense thriller-type scripts, usually featuring leading Hollywood actors of the era.

Apr 19 2011

29mins

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Rank #2: I Love A Mystery: Million Dollar Curse, Episode 1 (12/12/1949)

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I Love a Mystery was a serialized radio drama series about three friends who ran a detective agency and traveled the world in search of adventure.

Apr 15 2011

13mins

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Rank #3: Ellery Queen: Armchair Detective (3/26/1946)

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Ellery Queen was introduced in The Adventures of Ellery Queen on CBS Radio on June 18, 1939, running on various networks until 1948. Each episod would end with a panel of celebrities would attempt to solve the mystery.

Mar 27 2011

30mins

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Rank #4: The Whistler: Golden Opportunity (5/15/1949)

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The Whistler, one of American radio's most popular mystery dramas, followed an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone either by an overlooked but important detail or by their own stupidity.

Mar 25 2012

30mins

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Rank #5: The Whistler: House of Fear (6/19/1943)

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The Whistler, one of American radio's most popular mystery dramas, followed an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone either by an overlooked but important detail or by their own stupidity.

Apr 20 2011

29mins

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Rank #6: The Mysterious Traveler: The Woman in Black (3/9/1947)

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The Mysterious Traveler was an anthology radio series that featured stories which ran the gamut from fantasy and science fiction to straight crime dramas of mystery and suspense.

Apr 05 2011

29mins

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Rank #7: Inner Sanctum: Island of the Dead (3/13/1945)

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Inner Sanctum was an anthology series featuring stories of mystery, terror and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler. The program's famed audio trademark was the eerie creaking door.

Apr 07 2011

29mins

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Rank #8: Escape: The Outer Limit (2/7/1950)

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Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high-adventure radio dramas. Many story premises involved a protagonist in dire life-or-death straits and the series featured more science fiction and supernatural tales than Suspense.

Apr 07 2011

29mins

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Rank #9: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Squared Circle Matter (12/30/1956)

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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was a radio drama of "the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account — America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator." The show aired on CBS Radio from January 14, 1949 to September 30, 1962.

Apr 01 2011

24mins

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Rank #10: I Love A Mystery: Million Dollar Curse, Episode 5 (12/16/1949)

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I Love a Mystery was a serialized radio drama series about three friends who ran a detective agency and traveled the world in search of adventure.

Apr 20 2011

12mins

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Rank #11: Let George Do It: Double Death (10/17/1949)

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Let George Do It starred Bob Bailey as detective George Valentine, with clients responding to his classified ad: Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine.

Jul 07 2012

29mins

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Rank #12: I Love A Mystery: Million Dollar Curse, Episode 6 (12/19/1949)

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I Love a Mystery was a serialized radio drama series about three friends who ran a detective agency and traveled the world in search of adventure.

Apr 20 2011

12mins

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Rank #13: Murder at Midnight: The Creeper (5/16/1947)

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Murder at Midnight features macabre tales of suspense often with a supernatural twist. Midnight, the witching hour when the night is darkest our fears the strongest and our strength at its lowest ebb. Midnight, when the graves gape open and death strikes.

Apr 06 2011

25mins

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Rank #14: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Duke Red Matter, Episode 1 (01/23/1956)

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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was a radio drama of "the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account — America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator." The show aired on CBS Radio from January 14, 1949 to September 30, 1962.

Mar 29 2013

14mins

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Rank #15: Let George Do It: Sabotage (8/25/1952)

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Let George Do It starred Bob Bailey as detective George Valentine, with clients responding to his classified ad: Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine.

Apr 02 2011

29mins

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Rank #16: Suspense: The Doctor Prescribed Death (2/2/1943)

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Suspense was subtitled "radio's outstanding theater of thrills," and focused on suspense thriller-type scripts, usually featuring leading Hollywood actors of the era.

May 11 2011

28mins

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Rank #17: Lights Out: State Executioner (3/17/1937)

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Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum.

Mar 27 2011

22mins

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Rank #18: Mystery Is My Hobby: Death Asks Questions (11/19/1947)

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Broadcast before a live audience, Mystery Is My Hobby is a detective show with Glen Langdon as Barton Drake.

Oct 05 2011

27mins

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Rank #19: The Whistler: The Weakling (1/3/1943)

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The Whistler, one of American radio's most popular mystery dramas, followed an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone either by an overlooked but important detail or by their own stupidity.

May 27 2011

29mins

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Rank #20: I Love A Mystery: Million Dollar Curse, Episode 7 (12/20/1949)

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I Love a Mystery was a serialized radio drama series about three friends who ran a detective agency and traveled the world in search of adventure.

Apr 22 2011

12mins

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