Radio Shows & Other Audio Drama/Alphabetical

Old-time radio, new-time radio, straight-to-audio dramitizations, web broadcasts and podcasts. Whatever.

But they’re all audio dramas of some sort, centered on a private eye or two. Except for the ones that aren’t.

For more radio info, see Murder in the Library: Radio.


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NOTES

Since I’m not really a OTR guy (I just play one on the web), here are a few other radio shows that are crime/detective/police shows. I’m not sure if these are private eye shows or not, so any help would be greatly appreciated… if you’re not sure what a private eye is, or if a show qualifies, check out What is a Private Eye, anyway?

  • The Bishop and The Gargoyle
  • Chick Carter, Boy Detective
  • Crime Club (anthology)
  • Dan Holiday
  • Deadline Mystery
  • Defense Attorney
  • Eno Crime Club
  • The Five Mysteries Program
  • Hollywood Mystery Time
  • Hot Copy
  • Indictment
  • Johnny Nighthawk
  • Obsession
  • The Whisperer

When possible, I’ve tried to include complete listings all episodes and their original broadcast dates, but I’m by no means a radio expert. Many of the “episode logs” and reference material online and in print, particularly regarding the “Golden Age” of radio, are dated, incomplete and contradictory. Complicating matters is the cut-and-paste “research” of several on-line commercial purveyors of radio shows, who in many cases seem to shape their episode logs to fit their sales catalogues, and offer little, if any, provenance. As I update this site, I hope to rely of The Digital Deli Too, who boast they’re “Preserving the Golden Age of Radio for a Digital Future.” They can be a bit cranky, but they seem to really know their stuff.

Respectfully compiled by Kevin Burton Smith, with great thanks to Stewart Wright and Jack French for their invaluable help and expertise on this one.

 

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