Best hardboiled podcasts we could find (Updated November 2017)
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Hard Boiled Adventure A Day Podcast
 
Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you The Hard Boiled Podcast.
 
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Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, & Detective Fiction
 
In each episode of Point Blank we discuss, analyze, and review works of crime fiction. We focus on the hardboiled, noir, and detective fiction sub-genres covering a featured novel each episode. Join us as we stroll down the dark, rain soaked alleys and into the dangerous corners of literature.
 
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The Failed Cities Monologues
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In a hardboiled dystopian future, one major American city has been divided in two. Separated by much more than a river, one side is an unfinished technological marvel populated by mega-skyscrapers where the wealthy live, work, and play.
 
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Neon Nights: The Arcane Files of Jack Tracer
 
Jack Tracer is a hard-boiled private eye out to solve the strange cases of Neon City, but under these bright lights, darkness looms.Co-Created by Rachel Craig and Will Snyder
 
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CrimeWAV Volume 1
Weekly+
 
CrimeWAV.com is a new podcast series of crime short stories by some of today's best contemporary writers in the genre. Call it detective fiction, hard boiled, action, mystery, whatever you want. This is the place for the stories you'll love!
 
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Behind the Black Mask: Mystery Writers Revealed
 
Writers of hard-boiled, pulp, mystery, and suspense reveal secrets about their fiction, and the writing life. All interviews are conducted by Clute and Edwards of Noircast.net.
 
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Rodney Spitz, P.I.
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Rodney Spitz PI is a bumbling, down-on-his-luck PI whose misfit gang of office buddies end up committing more crimes than they solve. Each episode of this scripted comedy podcast follows Rodney though the calamity of a brand new case. It's a modern day twist on the classic radio serial. He's a PI that can't seem to get anything right but that's never stopped him before!
 
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Rex Koko, Private Clown
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The adventures of Rex Koko, a tough joey with a deadly past and a nose for picking all the wrong fights. Step right this way! Smell the popcorn and the whiskey! Hear the elephants trumpet and the pistols explode, the laughter and the screams! And tell me that anyone with a heart beating in his chest can resist the siren’s call!
 
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adventures of philip marlowe
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The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a radio detective drama that aired from June 17, 1947 through September 15, 1951, first heard on NBC in the summer of 1947 starring Van Heflin. It appeared on CBS in the fall of 1948 starring Gerald Mohr. Philip Marlowe is a fictional character created by Raymond Chandler in a series of novels. The wisecracking, hard drinking, quietly contemplative, tough private eye, is from the genre of hardboiled crime fiction that originated in the 1920s.
 
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Mike Detective
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The continuing adventures of Mike Detective, unlicensed and uninsured private eye! This hard-boiled noir serial stars Rob Huebel and is perfect for the whole family... assuming your family enjoys dirty words and wiener jokes.�Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)
 
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Pulp Masters Audio
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Listen to your favorite Pulp Fiction classics
 
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Vulture Capital
Weekly
 
When Basis Ventures venture capitalist Ted Valmont is belatedly informed that the Chief Scientist of NeuroStimix—a biotech firm in which he has invested—is missing, it's not just business, it's personal. Not only is the scientist an old school chum, but his disappearance jeopardizes the development of NeuroStimix's most important product: a device intended to aid spinal cord injury victims. Since Valmont's twin brother, Tim, was paralyzed in a college diving accident, finding the scientist a ...
 
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Pizza Noir Book One
Daily+
 
Boilerplate fiction about a hardboiled homicide detective, and it all goes downhill from there
 
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The Pop Culture Juke Joint
Monthly+
 
Straight pop culture and showbiz talk from two hard-boiled writers. Grab a drink and settle in...
 
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Detective Dendro
Rare
 
Since its conception in 2004, Detective Dendro, the Diagnostic Sleuth, has been a highly popular printed series, with a regular feature in the Arborist News magazine. Now this educational and entertaining series is available in podcast form. Join Detective Dendro as he uses his professional knowledge of tree science, his expert diagnostic skills, and the gut instinct of a “hard-boiled detective” to investigate and identify his clients’ biotic and abiotic tree disorders. Assisted by his young ...
 
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Gunsmoke
Weekly
 
In the late 1940s, CBS chairman William S. Paley, a fan of the Philip Marlowe radio serial, asked his programming chief, Hubell Robinson, to develop a hardboiled Western series, a show about a "Philip Marlowe of the Old West". Macdonnell and Meston wanted to create a radio Western for adults, in contrast to the prevailing juvenile fare such as The Lone Ranger and The Cisco Kid. Gunsmoke was set in Dodge City, Kansas, during the thriving cattle days of the 1870s. Dunning, "The show drew criti ...
 
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CrimeWAV Seasons 1 and 2
Weekly
 
CrimeWAV.com is a new podcast series of crime short stories by some of today's best contemporary writers in the genre. Call it detective fiction, hard boiled, action, mystery, whatever you want. This is the place for the stories you'll love!
 
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Sniff, P.I.
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Hardboiled noir with a highly-enhanced sense of smell. Sniff Bloodhound is stepping out from his life as a shamed ex-cop and into the family Private Investigation business, left behind when his brother is murdered. visit our website at www.sniffpi.com, where you can find the cast list and the original scripts, un-edited and un-autocorrected. Also, check out our podcast Trailer Park, where you can get the latest trailers for definitely real movies, books and television. Available on any podca ...
 
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Adventures of Bulldog Drummond
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The British Hero Bulldog Drummond is a fictional character created by H. C. McNeile, as the hard boiled no nonsense-style detective. The stories followed Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond, D.S.O., M.C., a wealthy former WWI officer of the Loamshire Regiment, who, after the war, spends his new-found leisure time as a private detective. Drummond is a proto-James Bond figure and was a muscular man with a group of followers who helped him in his adventures. They rounded up crooks and took them to ...
 
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Hothouse Bruiser
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Do you like Blade Runner, Sin City, or LA Noire? What about OTR, Audio Books, classic thrillers or Film Noir of any decade? Then this is your show. Hothouse Bruiser is an intense audio drama with mind-blowing sound design and gritty, complex stories. The series follows hard-boiled Bruiser, one of the unfortunate souls trapped in the Los Angeles Quarantine. Follow Bruiser through this urban jungle nightmare as he goes toe-to-toe with every crooked thug and tricky dame the Hothouse has to offer.
 
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Trouble's Up in Alphabet Town
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A detective story so hard-boiled it's cracked. This serialized audio play by Jared Jeffries follows the adventures of private investigator Spencer Marx through the twisted maze of Alphabet Town.
 
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Death By Media Man
Weekly+
 
Short stories, audio-plays, and talking in funny voices. Some serialized sagas, with occasional one-offs. Pulped fictions, hardboiled dramas, stupefying sci-fi and capricious comedies! If you can dream it to be, you might find it here, at the Death By Media Man Podcast Show Thingy!Death By Media Man is a Hank Pattison joint. He writes and produces all this cool stuff. Even this sentence you're reading right now!
 
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Plazaville Series
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In a dystopian future New York, a computer enslaves the human race and is slowly erasing all emotions. Lemmy Caution, a hard-boiled detective investigates the situation. Based on Godard's Alphaville, it is a deconstructed media arts piece in short episodes. The piece is non-linear and will be presented as a video installation work when it is completed. Music by Bram Barker, Johan Van Barel, G.H. Hovagimyan, Stefan L. Smith. Plazaville is a 2009 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, In ...
 
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Sunny Side Nick
Weekly
 
Some say he's scrambled, others say he's just hard boiled. Nick adds Sunday Morning to his schedule, adding his breakfast buffet of topics to your morning coffee.
 
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CrimeWAV Volume 2
Daily+
 
CrimeWAV.com is a new podcast series of crime short stories by some of today's best contemporary writers in the genre. Call it detective fiction, hard boiled, action, mystery, whatever you want. This is the place for the stories you'll love!
 
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The Failed Cities Monologues
Weekly
 
In a hardboiled dystopian future, one major American city has been divided in two. Separated by much more than a river, one side is an unfinished technological marvel populated by mega-skyscrapers where the wealthy live, work, and play. The other is a forsaken wasteland where order is strictly maintained by a rogue group of cleric soldiers known as the street preachers. But this dichotomy is about to change. Slowly, quietly, clandestine forces are working to undermine the small piece of rede ...
 
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Frank Miller: Meet the Filmmaker
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Director Frank Miller talks about Sin City: A Dame to Kill For—the second film Miller has made based on his “Sin City” graphic novels. The sequel picks up the story of exotic dancer Nancy Callaghan (Alba) as she crosses paths with Sin City’s most hard boiled citizens and notorious inhabitants.
 
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Candy from Strangers
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Caroline Stockwell has a secret: she and her best friend Monica are "cam girls." Soliciting cash donations and gifts via Amazon.com wish lists from anonymous admirers, the young women have put up a web site featuring still photographs, video and blogs to help pay their way through art college. But when Caroline goes missing and her mother Ellen engages jazz bass-playing PI August Riordan to find her, Riordan discovers her secret and it appears to everyone that someone she met through the Int ...
 
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Sam Skorr: Credit Detective
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In the naked city, things aren't always as they seem – even when it comes to credit scores. Listen in as Sam Skorr, Credit Detective, follows the clues to uncover a story bigger than just one man. Tag along in Sam's world: a place of dark shadows, desperate needs and hard-boiled types who know the full power the business end of a credit score can have.
 
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On the Trail of the Space Pirates by ROCKWELL, Carey
 
Tom Corbett is the main character in a series of Tom Corbett — Space Cadet stories that were depicted in television, radio, books, comic books, comic strips, and other media in the 1950s.The stories followed the adventures of Corbett and other cadets at the Space Academy as they train to become members of the Solar Guard. The action takes place at the Academy in classrooms and bunkrooms, aboard their training ship the rocket cruiser Polaris, and on alien worlds, both within our solar system ...
 
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Spaceship Named McGuire, A by GARRETT, Randall
 
Can a spaceship go crazy? Well, yes it can if it has a brain. And the new MG (magnetogravitic drive) experimental robot space ship does indeed have a 'brain'. Completely bewildered as to why the first six models of their supposedly perfect new ship model, the MG-YR, nicknamed the McGuire, have gone totally bonkers after activation and before they could ever be used, the company has called in the services of Daniel Oak. They suspect sabotage of course. Daniel Oak is the hard boiled private in ...
 
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Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword
 
"Chicago, 1929. There are a thousand stories in the naked city; and when you're a dwarf at four-foot-one, they all look that much taller."It is The Era of Prohibition, where crime runs rampant in the streets and a city divided into territories serves as the ultimate prize.Somewhere in this Underworld of Chicago, an enchanted weapon holds the key to ending The Gangland Wars. In the wake of The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, only one is man enough to stand up against Al Capone......a four-foot- ...
 
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Candy from Strangers
Weekly
 
Caroline Stockwell has a secret: she and her best friend Monica are "cam girls."Soliciting cash donations and gifts via Amazon.com wish lists from anonymous admirers, the young women have put up a web site featuring still photographs, video and blogs to help pay their way through art college. But when Caroline goes missing and her mother Ellen engages jazz bass-playing PI August Riordan to find her, Riordan discovers her secret and it appears to everyone that someone she met through the Inte ...
 
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"What can I say about EZ? He's seen some rough times. Probably shouldn't still be alive. But he just keeps going."These are the Terminal City Stories. Hardboiled crime fiction in a sci-fi city, where everyday people grapple with superhuman abilities and ordinary lives.Written & produced by Hank Pattison…
 
The basic Thanksgiving dinner is pretty consistent throughout the US - turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and sides, however, there are significant differences in the ingredients and cooking methods used throughout the different regions in the country. Most of those differences live in peaceful harmony, but there is one dish that has prompted more ...…
 
(An excerpt from “The Strangest Secret Library” – available on Amazon.) Women and the Science of Belief – Magic of Believing As ideas for this book occurred to me, I frequently thought of the many famous women who had used the power of belief. Once Ben Hur Lampman specifically suggested that I write about them: “Many women may not realize they ...…
 
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Fireside Radio Theatre
 
Part of the Fireside Archive Collection, this original radio noir tale was written exclusively for Fireside Radio Theatre and was recorded in front of a live audience on April 8, 2016. Dirk Brannigan, a hardboiled private detective, takes on a case for blonde bombshell client Lottie Carlisle and soon finds himself up to his neck in graft, vice, ...…
 
Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and place ...…
 
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San Francisco Chronicle Sports - Spoken Edition
 
Hard-boiled and over easy... Hard to watch: The Warriors as spoiled kids.Please, Dubs, let the rest of the league envy and dislike you because you’re so good and you have so much fun, not because you’re petulant jerks.First, Draymond Green in GQ magazine mocks 29 teams for even dreaming they can challenge the Warriors.…
 
Dave Balzer and Pat Toner had the privilage of sitting down with Guy Royse at DogFoodCon 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Guy works for Nexosis in Columbus, Ohio as a Developer Evangelist. Combining his decades of experience in building software with a history of sharing what he has learned, Guy goes out into developer communities and teaches others how ...…
 
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Destination Mystery
 
I didn’t believe in ghosts or the supernatural…but that weird noise in the wall was testing my convictions. The unpleasant scratching sound that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand at attention had been going on for days. Look, I’m not some scaredy-cat to jump at every sound…But this? Ever since I moved into my shop-slash-house two week ...…
 
"Maybe two dozen people in the place. All dead. Torn apart. And in the middle of it all, is Larry. And he's gigging."These are the Terminal City Stories. Hardboiled crime fiction in a sci-fi city, where everyday people grapple with superhuman abilities and ordinary lives.Written & produced by Hank PattisonAdditional material provided by J Bravo…
 
Release Date 52/08/16. In the late 1940s, CBS chairman William S. Paley, a fan of the Philip Marlowe radio serial, asked his programming chief, Hubell Robinson, to develop a hardboiled Western series, a show about a "Philip Marlowe of the Old West". Macdonnell and Meston wanted to create a radio Western for adults, in contrast to the prevailing ...…
 
Selling drugs on the street is a dangerous job, and even more so in a city full of mutants, psychics, and other forms of weirdness.These are the Terminal City Stories. Hardboiled crime fiction in a sci-fi city, where everyday people grapple with superhuman abilities and ordinary lives.Written & produced by Hank Pattison…
 
Release Date 52/08/09. In the late 1940s, CBS chairman William S. Paley, a fan of the Philip Marlowe radio serial, asked his programming chief, Hubell Robinson, to develop a hardboiled Western series, a show about a "Philip Marlowe of the Old West". Macdonnell and Meston wanted to create a radio Western for adults, in contrast to the prevailing ...…
 
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Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, & Detective Fiction
 
We discuss Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, the detective as a modern knight, yogurt, Albuquerque as a Noir setting, and Chandler's poetry! Find a list of books we discuss on Facebook. Visit our website at: www.pointblankpodcast.com Send us comments or questions at: pointblanknoir@gmail.com
 
Release Date 52/08/02. In the late 1940s, CBS chairman William S. Paley, a fan of the Philip Marlowe radio serial, asked his programming chief, Hubell Robinson, to develop a hardboiled Western series, a show about a "Philip Marlowe of the Old West". Macdonnell and Meston wanted to create a radio Western for adults, in contrast to the prevailing ...…
 
Fall has been slowly creeping in, do ya’ll Feel it? Ever heard the metal super-group Down’s debut studio album NOLA? MiC will tell you all about it, as well as Dashiell Hammett’s 1929 Hard-boiled Detective novel The Maltese Falcon.
 
Release Date 52/07/26. In the late 1940s, CBS chairman William S. Paley, a fan of the Philip Marlowe radio serial, asked his programming chief, Hubell Robinson, to develop a hardboiled Western series, a show about a "Philip Marlowe of the Old West". Macdonnell and Meston wanted to create a radio Western for adults, in contrast to the prevailing ...…
 
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Rambling on with Jake and Sean
 
There is a moment at the end of this episode when Sean's dogs will run into his room and disrupt a pretty decent story. Luckily, we are pretty sure Sean has already told this story once before. So we're good. In this good, Jake rants about hard boiled eggs and Sean went to two different aquariums.other topics include: arachnophobia, coral for t ...…
 
Release Date 52/07/19. In the late 1940s, CBS chairman William S. Paley, a fan of the Philip Marlowe radio serial, asked his programming chief, Hubell Robinson, to develop a hardboiled Western series, a show about a "Philip Marlowe of the Old West". Macdonnell and Meston wanted to create a radio Western for adults, in contrast to the prevailing ...…
 
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Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, & Detective Fiction
 
Welcome to Episode 2! This episode we cover Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest. 5 Round Burst Books: The Cartel by Don Winslow Savage Season by Joe R Lansdale After Dark, My Sweet by Jim Thompson Seattle Noir Akashic Books The Invention of Murder: How the Victorian's Created Modern Crime by Judith Flanders For full show notes visit us at www.pointb ...…
 
Today's tale: a young man tells of a harrowing hookup he had with a unique young woman. These are the Terminal City Stories. Hardboiled crime fiction in a sci-fi city, where everyday people grapple with superhuman abilities and ordinary lives.Written & produced by Hank Pattison
 
In Episode 16, Sir Patrick Stewart is nowhere to be found and things are starting to seem really off. It’s probably all the crazy things the dudes have heard lately. Like mall security robots killing themselves, crack-fueled binges leading to million-dollar genius, and bloodthirsty squirrels terrorizing children in New York. Or maybe, just mayb ...…
 
Today's tale: two young men see if they can use their newfound superhuman abilities to get paid at a violent biker bar.These are the Terminal City Stories. Hardboiled crime fiction in a sci-fi city, where everyday people grapple with superhuman abilities and ordinary lives.Written & produced by Hank Pattison…
 
Release Date 52/07/05. In the late 1940s, CBS chairman William S. Paley, a fan of the Philip Marlowe radio serial, asked his programming chief, Hubell Robinson, to develop a hardboiled Western series, a show about a "Philip Marlowe of the Old West". Macdonnell and Meston wanted to create a radio Western for adults, in contrast to the prevailing ...…
 
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Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, & Detective Fiction
 
In each episode of Point Blank we discuss, analyze, and review works of crime fiction. We focus on the hardboiled, noir, and detective fiction sub-genres covering a featured novel each episode. Join us as we stroll down the dark, rain soaked alleys and into the dangerous corners of literature. For more information and show notes please visit ou ...…
 
Today's tale: a legal case is presented in court, to defend a young man with a troubled past.These are the Terminal City Stories. Hardboiled crime fiction in a sci-fi city, where everyday people grapple with superhuman abilities and ordinary lives.Written & produced by Hank Pattison
 
On this episode we discuss the chaos in Charlottesville, hard boiled eggs, and Megan being hit on by a man she is pretty sure was homeless.
 
Release Date 52/07/12. In the late 1940s, CBS chairman William S. Paley, a fan of the Philip Marlowe radio serial, asked his programming chief, Hubell Robinson, to develop a hardboiled Western series, a show about a "Philip Marlowe of the Old West". Macdonnell and Meston wanted to create a radio Western for adults, in contrast to the prevailing ...…
 
Release Date 52/05/31. In the late 1940s, CBS chairman William S. Paley, a fan of the Philip Marlowe radio serial, asked his programming chief, Hubell Robinson, to develop a hardboiled Western series, a show about a "Philip Marlowe of the Old West". Macdonnell and Meston wanted to create a radio Western for adults, in contrast to the prevailing ...…
 
Hardboiled crime fiction in a sci-fi city, where everyday people grapple with superhuman abilities and ordinary lives.In today's tale... did you ever hear what happened to Donny?Written & produced by Hank Pattison
 
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