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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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  • 03.03.2021
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    EP3389: Man Called X: Contraband

    The Man Called X goes to Mexico to break up a contraband smuggling ring. Original Air Date: August 29, 1948 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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  • 02.03.2021
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    EP3388: Fat Man: Murder Rides a Wheelchair (AU)

    An ailing elderly man hires Brad to get his wild daughter out of trouble with the operator of a gambling den. Original Air Date: January 20, 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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  • 01.03.2021
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    EP3387: Casey, Crime Photographer: The Box of Death

    A woman finds opens a box and finds her husband’s dead body inside. Original Air Date: April 17, 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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  • 27.02.2021
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    EP3386: The Silent Men: The Empire of Pip the Blind

    A narcotics agent goes undercover to bust a West Coast drug kingpin. Original Air Date: October 21, 1951 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters 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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  • 26.02.2021
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    EP3385: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Lucky Costa Matter

    The wife of a detective friend calls Johnny in to look for her missing husband. Original Air Date: August 15, 1951 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 25.02.2021
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    EP3384: Mystery is My Hobby: John Crain Murdered

    Barton Drake and Inspector Danton investigate the murder of a wealthy recluse. 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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  • 24.02.2021
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    EP3383: Man Called X: The Burma Pennisula

    The Man Called X travels to Burma where war refugees have been stranded and are in conflict with local farmers. Original Air Date: August 22, 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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  • 23.02.2021
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    EP3382: The Fat Man: Murder Repeats Itself (AU)

    A woman comes to Brad because she’s afraid her hot-headed nephew will kill his stepfather. Original Air Date: January 13, 1955 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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  • 22.02.2021
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    EP3381: Casey, Crime Photographer: The Demon Miner

    Casey is asked to investigate a series of six deaths in a mine that have been tied to a phantom demon miner. Original Air Date: March 20, 1947 Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 20.02.2021
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    EP3380: The Silent Men: The Big Sneak

    An immigration agent travels to Sicily to prevent a deported mobster from re-entering the country. Original Air Date: October 14, 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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  • 19.02.2021
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    EP3379: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Horace Lockhart Matter

    An insured couple both die with different insurance beneficiaries and $200,000 in insurance money will be distributed based on who died last. Original Air Date: August 1, 1951 When making your travel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 18.02.2021
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    EP3378: Mystery is My Hobby: Henry Lawrence Murdered

    Barton Drake investigates the suspicious death of a retired millionaire. 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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  • 17.02.2021
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    EP3377: Man Called X: The Girl Who Couldn't Remember

    A young woman with amnesia is key to the Man Called X locating a stolen collection of paintings that’s needed to provide a good future to Italian war orphans. Original Air Date: August 15, 1948... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 16.02.2021
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    EP3376: The Fat Man: Murder Rings the Bell (AU)

    Brad is hired by antiques dealer to purchase a Chinese box with an ivory combination lock. Original Air Date: January 6, 1955 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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  • 15.02.2021
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    EP3375: Crime Photographer: The Mysterious Lodger

    An elderly landlady reports that her lodgers was found murdered in a locked room. Original Air Date: March 6, 1947 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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  • 13.02.2021
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    EP3374: Suspense: End of the Road

    A model turns to the assistant district attorney for help in dealing with an abusive husband. Original Air Date: January 31, 1960 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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  • 12.02.2021
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    EP3373: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Neel Breer Matter

    Johnny travels to a small town when a Doctor raises doubts about the cause of a death of a young man who supposedly died of a heart attack. Original Air Date: July 18, 1951 When making your travel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 11.02.2021
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    EP3372: Mystery is My Hobby: Stephanie Brent Murdered

    Barton Drake receives a call from a model telling him she was dying at 8:32:15. 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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  • 10.02.2021
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    EP3371: Man Called X: The Mekong River Dam

    Ken Thurston travels to Cambodia to prevent the sabotage of a major dam project. Original Air Date: August 8, 1948 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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  • 09.02.2021
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    EP3370: The Fat Man: Murder Makes a Statue (AU)

    A young woman comes to Brad for urgent help, faints, and then wake ups with amnesia. Original Air Date: December 16, 1954 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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  • 08.02.2021
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    EP3369: Crime Photographer: The Twenty Minute Alibi

    A man calls his insurance company to insure his soon-to-be expired life insurance policy is in effect. A shot goes off and the man is found dead. Captain Lo Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 06.02.2021
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    EP3368: Suspense: The Thimble

    The Assistant District Attorney investigates the death of a famous painter at the request of her mentally ill daughter. Original Air Date: November 22, 1959 Become one of our monthly patreon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 05.02.2021
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    EP3367: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Fairway Matter

    Johnny investigates the fatal bombing of an airplane. Original Air Date: July 11, 1951 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 04.02.2021
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    EP3366: Mystery is My Hobby: Radio Comedians Duel

    Inspector Danton is tipped off that a radio comedian is going to be murdered. 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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  • 03.02.2021
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    EP3365: Man Called X: Siam Tin Deposits

    Mr. X goes to Bangkok to search for the location of a large deposit of tin…and a murderer. Original Air Date: June 6, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 02.02.2021
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    EP3364: The Fat Man: Murder Seeks a Lost Penny (AU)

    Brad and his mother are held up at a drug store who demands that they hand over all their pennies. Original Air Date: December 9, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 01.02.2021
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    EP3363: Crime Photographer: Gray Kitten

    A woman reports her sister missing and suspects her much younger husband committed the crime. Original Air Date: February 6, 1947 Support the sh Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 30.01.2021
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    EP3362: Indictment: And Then There Was One

    An author comes to the Assistant DA, determined to get a man out of prison who has been serving a life sentence for a murder in the 1920s. Original Air Date: December 21, 1958 Become one of our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 29.01.2021
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    EP3361: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Alonzo Chapman Matter

    Johnny goes to Los Angeles to investigate the murder of a womanizer who was shot while leaving a bar with a young woman. Original Air Date: July 5, 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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  • 28.01.2021
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    EP3360: Mystery is My Hobby: Lake George Murder

    While returning from a fishing trip, Drake and Danton find a dead man killed by an apparent hit and run, but Barton Drake suspects there’s more to 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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  • 27.01.2021
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    EP3359: Man Called X: Mystery of the Indian Legend

    The Man Called X goes out West to investigate a fire that burned twenty-three boys at a camp to death. Original Air Date: May 8, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 26.01.2021
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    EP3358: The Fat Man: Murder and the Undertaker (AU)

    A wealthy man is murdered while trying to hire Brad to protect him and when Brad arrives, the body is missing. 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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  • 25.01.2021
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    EP3357: Crime Photographer: The Surprising Corpse

    A con man convinces a wealthy young woman to pretend to have murdered him to steal money from her uncle. When she arrives, the con man’s dead and Ca Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 23.01.2021
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    EP3556: Under Arrest: Ruth Cutter's Burglar

    A woman shoots an intruder and claims self-defense but Captain Scott doesn’t buy it. Original Air Date: August 21, 1948 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 22.01.2021
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    EP3355: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Hatchet House Matter

    Johnny heads to England to investigate the theft of $100,000 in jewels. When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 21.01.2021
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    EP3354: Mystery is My Hobby: Voice of Doom

    A wealthy man suspects he’s going to be murdered and invites Barton Drake to serve as his stepdaughter’s heir in order to protect her from the nieces he fears will murder Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 20.01.2021
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    EP3353: Man Called X: A Ruby for Pearl

    Ken goes to Paraguay on the trail of jewel thieves. Original Air Date: March 28, 1948 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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  • 19.01.2021
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    EP3352: The Fat Man: Murder and the Peacock (AU)

    When the member of an old gang is released, Brad is hired to find a necklace that was stolen fifteen years ago. His only clue? That whoever has it raises peacocks. Original Air Date: November 25,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 18.01.2021
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    EP3351: Crime Photographer: The Duke of Skidrow

    A man living in a skid row flop house, who just came into a large sum of money, is kidnapped. Original Air Date: September 19, 1946 Support the Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 17.01.2021
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    EP3350s: Forecast: Deductions Deluxe: The Problem of the Painted Poddle

    Private Detective Roger Boon is called in to find out why a wealthy woman’s poodle was painted green. Original Air Date: July 28, 1941 Support the show monthly at Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 16.01.2021
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    EP3350: Under Arrest: Evil Witness

    A man on death row pleads with Captain Scott to prove his innocence. Original Air Date: July 10, 1949 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters 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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  • 15.01.2021
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    EP3349: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Malcom Wish, MD Matter

    Johnny goes to San Francisco to investigate the disappearance of an insured missing physician. Original Air Date: June 20, 1951 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 14.01.2021
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    EP3348: Mystery is My Hobby: Fishing Trip Ends in Murder

    While on a fishing trip, Barton Drake and Inspector Danton find themselves investigating the murder of an oil millionaire after hearing his wife’s lover talking about wanting to kill him. Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 13.01.2021
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    EP3347: Man Called X: One Sailor Died Twice

    Pegon sees an old sailor friend who supposedly went down with a ship carrying medicine. Original Air Date: March 21, 1948 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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  • 12.01.2021
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    EP3346: The Fat Man: Murder Takes a Ham (AU)

    Brad is hired by an up and coming politician who’s being blackmailed with a compromising picture, and the woman he says is blackmailing him. Original Air Date: November 4, 1954 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 11.01.2021
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    EP3345: Crime Photographer: The Handkerchief

    The owner of a bar is murdered and $20,000 stolen. A loud handkerchief found at the scene of the crime points to a disgruntled employee. Original Air Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 09.01.2021
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    EP3344: Under Arrest: Sam Carver

    Captain Scott investigates the case of a man who was murdered at a seance, and the witnesses all insist the murder was his business partner who has been dead for four years. Original Air Date:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 08.01.2021
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    EP3343: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Arthur Boldrick Matter

    Johnny investigates the shooting of an insured man. Original Air Date: June 16, 1951 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 07.01.2021
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    EP3342: Mystery is My Hobby: Thief and the Paintings

    A wealthy man brings Bart and Inspector Danton to Florida to thwart a thief who wants to steal his valuable paintings. 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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  • 06.01.2021
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    EP3341: Man Called X: The Pickled Chemist

    The Man Called X follows a lead that indicates a friend of Pegon may have sold useless pesticides to be used in South America. Original Air Date: March 14, 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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