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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael Richards (michaelc1) Anyone else listen to the hardboiled detective shows on satellite radio? I'm partial to "Sam Spade" (with Howard Duff), "Richard Diamond" and "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar."


message 2: by Franky (new)

Franky | 406 comments No, but this sounds very cool.


message 3: by William (new)

William | 59 comments When I was in the Navy and stationed in Japan, my wife and I used to listen to Spade, Johnny Dollar, Gunsmoke, Inner Sanctum and a bunch of other programs on the Far East Radio and TV Network. Johnny Dollar was Edmund O'Brien (D.O.A.), Gunsmoke was Bill Conrad (Frank Cannon on TV and Nero Wolfe in the show of the same name) and Howard Duff was Spade, with his wife, the great director, Ida Lupino, as Effie, his secretary and conscience. . . Great stuff!


message 4: by Michael (last edited Jan 30, 2015 02:57PM) (new)

Michael Richards (michaelc1) Some of the other detective shows that I've listened to are:

The Third Man (Orson Welles)
The Saint (Vincent Price)
Broadway Is My Beat
Nero Wolfe (Bill Conrad)
Box 13 (Alan Ladd)
Damon Runyon Theater
Philip Marlowe

There are also some police procedurals on this radio channel such as:

Dragnet
Gangbusters
This is Your FBI

And there's some pulp fiction "caped crusaders" as well:

The Shadow (various actors including Orson Welles)
The Green Hornet

I am constantly listening to something on this channel. It's better than TV!


message 5: by Jim (new)

Jim (jimmaclachlan) | 443 comments I love the OTR shows. I found a lot of them over on the Internet Archive & was listening to them a couple of months ago. I tend to come & go with them. Some are a real hoot in short doses, others are classics. There's a link to getting them & a list of those I listened to in my review here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 6: by Still (new)

Still (mantan) | 425 comments Mike wrote: "Anyone else listen to the hardboiled detective shows on satellite radio? I'm partial to "Sam Spade" (with Howard Duff), "Richard Diamond" and "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.""

As a long-time fan of OTR hardboiled detectives I don't access OTR detective shows via Sirius/XM.
There are free podcasts hosted by fellow OTR enthusiasts who in addition to running the shows also provide interesting commentary and background info on various actors appearing in them.

I too am a huge fan of the Howard Duff/Sam Spade shows and the Bob Bailey era of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

Most of the best shows I've accessed via the OTR Internet Archive but you can also download entire and unedited series runs from AppStation or through iTunes -look for The Great Detectives Of Old Time Radio hosted by Adam Graham.

Has anyone mentioned the great (if short lived -10 episodes only) hardboiled detective series The Fat Man with J. Scott Smart as Detective Brad Runyon?
I actually prefer this series to the Gerald Mohr as Philip Marlowe series.


message 7: by Jim (new)

Jim (jimmaclachlan) | 443 comments Archive.org has "The Fat Man" here:
https://archive.org/details/otr_fatman

Here is their main page for OTR programs. They have a LOT.
https://archive.org/details/oldtimeradio


message 8: by Paul (new)

Paul | 919 comments Jim wrote: "Archive.org has "The Fat Man" here:
https://archive.org/details/otr_fatman

Here is their main page for OTR programs. They have a LOT.
https://archive.org/details/oldtimeradio"


Thanks for that Jim.


message 9: by Jonesmikey (new)

Jonesmikey | 10 comments There's a noir radio drama from the BBC I found on youtube. It's "White Jazz" by James Ellroy. The Brits can get away with a lot more than us Yanks on air.


message 11: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Glasser | 58 comments Yes, I love Richard Diamond. I also enjoy Dick Powell's other short-lived detective show, Rogue's Gallery.


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