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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 Box 13, Dick Tracy, The Man Called X, Mystery is My Hobby, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, and T-Man. 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.

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  • 17.05.2021
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    EP3453: Casey, Crime Photographer: The Chivalrous Gunman

    A gunman lets a woman caught in the office during a safe robbery go free and she refuses to identify him out of gratitude. Original Air Date: Augu Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 16.05.2021
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    EP3452s: Escape: The Follower

    A husband returns early from an out of town trip to find his wife missing and a former romantic rival murdered in his home. Original Air Date: February 18, 1951 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 15.05.2021
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    EP3452: The Silent Men: Little White Lies

    A Federal Agent tries to find out how a wealthy merchant is smuggling jewels into the country. Original AIr Date: January 13, 1952 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 14.05.2021
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    EP3451: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Maynard Collins Matter

    Johnny goes to Colorado to investigate the death of an insured man who appeared to have died in a car accident, but may have been dead before the accident occurred. Original Air Date: December 22,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 13.05.2021
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    EP3450: Mystery is My Hobby: Death is Twin

    A disabled woman calls police when her twin sister locks herself in a room. The police find her dead in a locked room with a poisoned glass. Bart insists it was murder. Original Air Date: Sometime in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 12.05.2021
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    EP3449: The Man Called X: Warm Welcome, Sudden Death

    The Man Called X goes to Tibet to thwart a Communist plot to take control. Original Air Date: November 18, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 11.05.2021
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    EP3448: The Fat Man: Murder Writes a Story (AU)

    Brad is hired by the mother of a man convicted of murder nine years ago to find the real killer. Original Air Date: April 28, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 10.05.2021
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    EP3447: Casey, Crime Photographer: Death in Lover's Lane

    Couples have been murdered at Lover’s Lane by a killer who leaves a card behind saying, “I’m death.” Original Air Date: Au Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 08.05.2021
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    EP3446: The Silent Men: Visas for Sale

    An immigration agent goes undercover to break a ring that’s smuggling illegal aliens cross the Southern Border.Original Air Date: January 6, 1952Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 07.05.2021
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    EP3445: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Youngstown Credit Matter

    Johnny investigates a $48,000 payroll robbery that’s left one guard dead and another hospitalized. Original Air Date: December 8, 1951 Give your mom a meaningful gift with Storyworth go to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 06.05.2021
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    EP3444: Mystery is My Hobby: The Case of 65 Women

    Drake and Danot investigate the poisoning of multiple women. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 05.05.2021
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    EP3443: The Man Called X: Rendezvouz with Death

    Ken travels to Burma when a telegraph operator is shot in Rangoon to prevent him from sending a message. Original AIr Date: November 11, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 04.05.2021
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    EP3442: The Fat Man: Murder Makes Music (AU)

    A man asks Brad to confront his wife with her music teacher lover. They arrive to find the music teacher murdered.’ Original Air Date: April 21, 1955 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 03.05.2021
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    EP3441: Casey, Crime Photographer: Bright New Star

    A rising theater starlet is threatened by her mobster ex-boyfriend and then found murdered in her hotel room. Original Air Date: July 31, 1947 Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 01.05.2021
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    EP3440: The Silent Men: Souvenirs of War

    An ATF agent tries to investigate a ring that’s illegally selling confiscated German guns. Original Air Date: December 23, 1951 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 30.04.2021
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    EP3439: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Merrill Kent Matter

    Johnny goes to a small town after an anonymous tip comes in indicating that the death of an insured who was thrown from a horse might not have been an accident. Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 29.04.2021
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    EP3438: Mystery is My Hobby: Bullets Make Holes

    A man kills his business partner but claims he mistook him for a prowler. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 28.04.2021
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    EP3437: Man Called X: Professor Czorny Has Disappeared

    A famed scientist has disappeared and a music box sent in the mail sends Ken Thurston beyond the Iron Curtain to Czechoslovakia. Original Air Date: November 3, 1950 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 27.04.2021
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    EP3336: The Fat Man: Murder Makes a Silent Partner (AU)

    A young man comes into the Fat Man’s office with a gun and demands that Brad not take the case of a man looking for his missing daughter, so Brad takes the case. Original Air Date: April 14, 1955... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 26.04.2021
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    EP3435: Casey, Crime Photographer: Photo of the Dead

    Casey is determined to bring a phony spiritualist to justice who swindled an old friend out of his life savings and drove him to his death. Origin Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 23.04.2021
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    EP3434: The Silent Men: The Bogus G.I.

    A Department of Defense Agent enlists the help of a mother of a soldier killed in action to capture the gang that conned her out of her life savings. Original Air Date: December 16, 1951 Become one... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 23.04.2021
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    EP3433: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Birdy Baskerville Matter

    Johnny investigates a policy holder who has received death threats and the policy holder is shot and killed moments after Johnny leaves him. Original Air Date: November 10, 1951 When making your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 22.04.2021
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    EP3432: Mystery is My Hobby: Ghost Didn't Walk

    Barton Drake and Noah Danton are called in by a small-town constable to investigate a murder of an old man involving a ghost. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 21.04.2021
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    EP3331: The Man Called X: A Journey to Xenophon

    The Man Called X travels aboard a cattle boat to the Greek Island of Xenophon in hope of recovering stolen radioactive isotopes. Original Air Date: October 27, 1950This episode brought to you by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 20.04.2021
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    EP3430: The Fat Man: Murder Shows a Phantom Face (AU)

    The eldest daughter of a deceased wealthy man calls Brad in because she believes a member of the household murdered her father. Original Air Date: April 7, 1955 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 19.04.2021
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    EP3429: Casey, Crime Photographer: Casey and the Self-Made Hero

    Casey tries to help a young man who created a hoax to make himself look like a hero to impress a girl. Original Air Date: July 17, 1947 Sup Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 17.04.2021
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    EP3428: The Silent Men: Pirates, 20th Century Brand

    Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 16.04.2021
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    EP3427: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Hannibal Murphy Matter

    Johnny goes to Jamaica to investigate the death of an insured, only to find the police have already declared the death a murder. Original Air Date: November 3, 1951 When making your travel plans,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 15.04.2021
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    EP3326: Mystery is My Hobby: Two Hours to Live

    Barton Drake goes hunting in hopes of catching a murderer.This episode brought to you by Wooga and their podcast June's Journey: The Lost DiariesSupport the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 14.04.2021
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    EP3425: Man Called X: One Way to Makassar

    The Man Called X travels to Indonesia to board a freighter in hopes of catching the head of an international espionage ring. October Air Date: October 20, 1950 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 13.04.2021
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    EP3424: The Fat Man: Murder Makes a Black Moon (AU)

    A woman calls Brad in to prove her fiancé innocent of the murder of his old flame. Original Air Date: March 31, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 12.04.2021
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    EP3423: Casey, Crime Photographer: Lady Killer

    A serial killing is going after rich, uninhibited women. Original Air Date: July 10, 1947 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 10.04.2021
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    EP3422: The Silent Men: Death and Taxes

    A Treasury Agent goes undercover to try and find proof that a racketeer is evading taxes and then ends up a real spot when he finds out how he’s doing it. Original Air Date: December 2, 1951 Become... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 09.04.2021
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    EP3421: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Tolhurst Theft Matter

    Johnny takes a tip on a robbery case on the condition he not tell the police. Original Air Date: October 27, 1951 This episode brought to you by Wooga and their podcast June's Journey: The Lost... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 08.04.2021
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    EP3420: Mystery is My Hobby: Estelle Wainwright Murdered

    The wife of an infamous playboy dies of an apparent suicide. Barton Drake suspects murder. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 07.04.2021
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    EP3419: The Man Called X: Custom Cigarettes

    A woman dies on a train after handing Mr. X a box of custom cigarettes, sending Mister X to Ankara on the trail of a killer and atomic secrets. Original Air Date: October 13, 1950 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 06.04.2021
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    EP3418: The Fat Man: Murder Makes a King Coffin (AU)

    A woman call Brad and hires him to find out whose been watching her house. Brad arrives to find the house burned down and his client in the hospital. Original Air Date: March 10, 1955 Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 05.04.2021
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    EP3417: Casey, Crime Photographer: Acquitted

    A criminal is acquitted and he accuses a police officer of coercing his confession. Original Air Date: July 3, 1947 Support the show monthly a Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 03.04.2021
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    EP3416: The Silent Men: The Roping of Joe Landis

    A federal agent sets out to trap a printer and engraver who is suspected of counterfeiting. Original Air Date: November 25, 1951 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 02.04.2021
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    EP3415: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Millard Ward Matter

    Johnny goes to New Orleans to investigate potential insurance fraud in the death of an insured man aboard ship. Original Air Date: October 13, 1951 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 01.04.2021
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    EP3414: Mystery is My Hobby: Kenneth Prangle,Polo Player

    Barton Drake and Inspector Danton get word that a polo-playing playboy could be murdered, and go to a rich man’s house for the weekend to try and prevent it. Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 31.03.2021
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    EP3413: The Man Called X: The Laughing Lady

    Ken and Pegon go to Sicily to take on the mafia. The only clue they have is the last words of a dying circus performer. Original Air Date: September 26, 1948 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 30.03.2021
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    EP3412: The Fat Man: Murder Shows an Unfamiliar Face (AU)

    Brad picks up a young woman hitchhiking and agrees to search for her missing father. Original Air Date: March 3, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 29.03.2021
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    EP3411: Casey, Crime Photographer: Pick Up

    A woman meets Casey in a bar and offers him information on the killing of a jockey…in exchange for $10,000. Original Air Date: May 22, 1947 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 27.03.2021
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    EP3410: The Silent Men: Heroin Source X

    A Narcotics Bureau special agent travels to Turkey to find a source of heroin coming to the U.S. Original Air Date: November 18, 1951 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 26.03.2021
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    EP3409: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Douglas Taylor Matter

    When a private detective working for Johnny is murdered, Johnny ends up being drawn into the investigation in order to protect the insurance case he and the murdered detective were investigating.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 25.03.2021
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    EP3408: Mystery is My Hobby: Tov Morelli, Bank Robber

    Barton Drake matches wits with a child-killing bank-robber whose holding a police officer hostage at a snow-bound rural home. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 24.03.2021
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    EP3407: Man Called X: Madagascar Physicist

    Ken and Pegon travel to Madgascar to help rescue an atomic physicist on the verge of a great story from an unscrupulous gangster. Original Air Date: September 19, 1948 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 23.03.2021
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    EP3406: The Fat Man: Murder by Mail (AU)

    A woman for the country hires Brad to find her missing brother who disappeared and took all the money out of their joint checking account. Original Air Date: February 10, 1955 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 22.03.2021
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    EP3405: Casey, Crime Photographer: The Laughing Killer

    A band leader who was convicted of manslaughter is out of jail and drunk. Casey takes him home, only to find the bandleader is wanted for murder. Or Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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