Old Radio Programs

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 Spooky Old Radio Fun In Honor Of Ghostbusters!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with some more old radio fun. This time we’re going with a couple of my favorites in the thriller genre. The first one’s a delightful little thriller entitled “The Bird Of Death” from the Haunting Hour program. The next is a neat creature feature from a program called The Hall Of Fantasy entitled “The Crawling Thing” from 1953 about a spider that has an unsual growth spurt. Both are wonderfully entertaining genre programs that are perfect for a dark evening in front of the fire. Enjoy and feel free to comment below or on my Facebook page. So Sayeth The Kendog!

“The Bird Of Death” Haunting Hour-1946
“The Crawling Thing” Hall Of Fantasy-1953

The Dogcast: “Counterspy” Old Radio In Honor Of James Bond!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some espionage old radio fun to honor the new James Bond film “No Time To Die.” This one is called “Counterspy” and deals with spycraft against the Nazis during World War II. It’s a fun little series and worth a listen. Enjoy it before or after you see Bond’s latest adventure and, as always, feel free to comment below or on my Facebook page. So Sayeth The Kendog!

The German Spy – Counterspy – 1942
Washington Woman Spy – Counterspy- 1945

The Dogcast: Some Classic Bogie, Bacall, And Orson For Your Old Radio Listening Pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more old radio classics for your listening enjoyment! This time we’ve some of the great movie stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood making there way to Radio. First there’s The Black Museum featuring the great Orson Welles as the narrator of a series of crime stories. Then we have Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Bold Venture, a series about a couple involved in intrigue in postwar Cuba. Both are fun yet underappreciated series that deserve a listen. Enjoy and feel free to comment below or on my Facebook page. So Sayeth The Kendog!

The Black Museum: Orson Welles – 1952
Bold Venture: Humphrey Bogart And Lauren Bacall – 1952

The Dogcast: “Nero Wolfe:” An Underappreciated Detective Series!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more weekly old radio fun! One of the more underappreciated series featured the portly detective Nero Wolfe. An incredible well-written series into only lasted 26 episodes between the years 1950 and 1951. I’ve got two for you here from late 1950 for your listening enjoyment. Listen to the banter between Nero (a remarkable Sidney Greenstreet) and his right-hand man Archie Goodwin (played by various talented actors). It’s really good stuff and the mysteries are pretty compelling too. As always, feel free to comment here or on my Facebook page. So Sayeth The Kendog!

Nero Wolfe: The Dear Dead Lady
Nero Wolfe: The Care Worn Cuff