Detective Shows

The Dogcast: The Shadow Knows! Some Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane for your Old Radio Pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another Old Radio edition of The Dogcast. In honor of “The Marvels” releasing today, I have for your listening pleasure three episodes of the classic old radio series “The Shadow.” These episodes are from the premier season in 1937 featuring none other than the legendary Orson Welles as the voice of the Shadow, the man who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men. Delightfully campy with a solid score and some spooky stories, “The Shadow” is as close to an Old Radio superhero as you’re going to get! So Sayeth The Kendog!

The Dogcast: A Little Hercule Poirot For Your Old Radio Enjoyment In Honor Of “Death On The Nile!”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more old radio fun. Kenneth Branagh’s “Death On The Nile” has just opened featuring Branagh’s second go as Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot. In honor of this film, I thought it was a fun idea to see Hercule Poirot in old radio form. There was a short series in the forties featuring Harold Huber as Hercule Poirot in which he solved various cases. Unfortunately, “Death On The Nile” is not included but I’ve a couple of radio shows featuring Hercule Poirot at his confident best. Enjoy these classic offerings and as always, feel free to comment below or on my Facebook Page! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Hercule Poirot- The Adventure Of The Money Mad Ghouls- 9/13/1945
Hercule Poirot-The Trail Led To Death – 11/16/1945

The Dogcast: Some Nero Wolfe For Your Old Radio Enjoyment!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more old radio fun. This time we’re looking at “The Adventures Of Nero Wolfe. The legendarily cranky and overweight detective is at his best as portrayed by the legendary Sydney Greenstreet and his interactions with his assistant Archie Goodwin are among the most entertaining in old radio. The series only ran one season in 1950 but that in no way is a reflection on its quality. Check out these two episodes of Nero Wolfe and enjoy! So Sayeth The Kendog!

The Adventures Of Nero Wolfe- The Careless Cleaner – 11-17-1950
The Adventures Of Nero Wolfe – The Beautiful Archer – 11-24-1950

The Dogcast: A Little “Green Hornet” For Your Old Radio Listening Pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more old radio fun. In honor of the vigilante thriller “Without Remorse” releasing on Amazon Prime, I thought I’d give you a taste of one of the most popular vigilantes in old radio. “The Green Hornet” was one of the more popular series on the radio, premiering on 1936 and created by the same guy who brought the Lone Ranger to radio, George W. Trendle. In fact, Britt Reid, the crusading publisher who was actually the Green Hornet, is a distant relation to the Lone Ranger. Pretty cool, huh. In any event, the show is a lot of fun and not as adult oriented as other shows like The Shadow. I have two episodes here for your listening pleasure. Listen to the distinctive theme, which is “The Flight Of The Bumblebee” mixed with the sound of buzzing hornets. Enjoy and feel free to comment below or on my Facebook page. So Sayeth The Kendog!

The Green Hornet: The Ghost Who Talked Too Much
The Green Hornet: Sabotage Finds A Name

The Dogcast: A Little Dragnet To Brighten Your Day!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another couple of old radio shows for your listening pleasure. The are two episodes of “Dragnet” starring Jack Webb from the mid-1950s. Although the acting is a little dated these programs are fairly mature and deal with fairly weighty themes. Good fun for all! Feel free to leave a comment either here or on Facebook! So Sayeth The Kendog!