Best hardboiled podcasts we could find (Updated September 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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The Failed Cities Monologues
Daily
 
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
Monthly+
 
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.
Rare
 
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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Mike Detective
Daily+
 
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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adventures of philip marlowe
Weekly
 
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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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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Pulp Masters Audio
Daily+
 
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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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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Hothouse Bruiser
Daily+
 
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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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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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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Adventures of Bulldog Drummond
Monthly
 
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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Sniff, P.I.
Monthly+
 
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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Trouble's Up in Alphabet Town
Daily+
 
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
Weekly+
 
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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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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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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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
 
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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Sam Skorr: Credit Detective
Daily+
 
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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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 Int ...
 
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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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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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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
 
Release Date 52/06/07. 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 ...…
 
In our thirtieth Minute, Daisy and Charlie go for a brief joyride before the latter's Porsche gets a flat, instantly transforming the stylish young couple into hitchhiking vagabonds. Your faithful Mystic Pizza viewing companions and returning guest Marshall improvise the start of a hardboiled detective novel and swap sordid stories of working i ...…
 
Hardboiled crime fiction in a sci-fi city, where everyday people grapple with superhuman abilities and ordinary lives.In today's tale, the origin of The Free Radical!Written & produced by Hank Pattison
 
Episode #181! This week your hosts DLNelson, Scott Sackett and Barry Burris are back with an all-new "Cool Stuff" episode. First up DL talks a little bit about this years San Diego Comic-Con. After that he talks about his recent reads of "The Complete Machine Man" by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, "2001 A Space Odyssey" - Treasury Edition and "200 ...…
 
This week's podcast Marty and Rick watched Rodey's pick, a John Woo classic action film, Hard Boiled. The film nerds in them were so excited! If you have never seen the movie you can actually find it on YouTube, with subtitles thankfully. Next week is the first three episodes of the TV series, Please Like Me! So watch that and let us know what ...…
 
Release Date 52/04/26. 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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David Boles: Human Meme
 
How do we know when we are a fully realized Human Being? How do we know we are not just a ghost of a person, or the suggestion of a living thing? In this Human Meme podcast, David Boles unravels our soft code for the hard-boiled truth!
 
Remember when Seattle had an NBA team?!? This week, the guys are on the case of the disappearing Seattle SuperSonics like two hardboiled private dicks. A coffee billionaire, the commissioner, Frasier, and Kevin Durant are all pieces of this puzzle of intrigue set in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Season 2 Kennedy Roundhouse: Moon Detective! ​ A hard-boiled detective investigates strange happenings on the moon. Plots of the past arise while she's buried in a bottle. Can she uncover the truth without being buried herself?
 
Season 2 Kennedy Roundhouse: Moon Detective! ​ A hard-boiled detective investigates strange happenings on the moon. Plots of the past arise while she's buried in a bottle. Can she uncover the truth without being buried herself?
 
Season 2 Kennedy Roundhouse: Moon Detective! ​ A hard-boiled detective investigates strange happenings on the moon. Plots of the past arise while she's buried in a bottle. Can she uncover the truth without being buried herself?
 
Season 2 Kennedy Roundhouse: Moon Detective! ​ A hard-boiled detective investigates strange happenings on the moon. Plots of the past arise while she's buried in a bottle. Can she uncover the truth without being buried herself?
 
Hardboiled crime fiction in a sci-fi city, where everyday people grapple with superhuman abilities and ordinary lives.In today's tale, we're given an introduction to the weirdness that is... Terminal City.Written & produced by Hank Pattison
 
This week on the podcast, Marty had Rick and Rodey watch the one of his favourite films, The Boondock Saints. Lots was said but we wanna know what you think of the movie! Also next week we will be watching John Woo's classic, Hard Boiled! So if you have seen the film then comment below your own review.Music by https://soundcloud.com/kelleybates ...…
 
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