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Presenting the biggest legends of Hollywood starring in "Suspense," radio's outstanding theater of thrills! Each week, we'll hear two chillers from this old time radio classic featuring one of the all-time great stars of stage and screen.
 
Presenting the best detectives from the Golden Age of Radio. Each week, we'll bring you an episode starring one of Old Time Radio's greatest detectives and the story behind the show. Join us for adventures of Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Johnny Dollar, and many more.
 
Presenting the best detectives from the Golden Age of Radio. Each week, we'll bring you an episode starring one of Old Time Radio's greatest detectives and the story behind the show. Join us for adventures of Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Johnny Dollar, and many more.
 
Turn back the dial with the Firehouse Radio Players! Our cast of voice actors and sound effects artists present an evening of original comedies in the style of shows from the Golden Age of Radio. There's outer space excitement in "The Thrilling Adventures of Captain Fremulon," soft-boiled crime drama with "Cliff Hanger, Private Eye," and more! Recorded live at Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, Virginia.
 
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He was one of Hollywood's brightest stars - obsessively committed to bringing his characters to life and a master of make-up to transform himself on screen, and Paul Muni's devotion to his craft earned him five Oscar nominations and one win. We'll hear the star of Scarface as a composer haunted by a mysterious rival in "The Search for Henri Le ...…
 
From Kildare to New York, from Castlehaven to Cork, an exclusive two-part podcast celebrating Larry Tompkins' induction into the GAA's Hall of Fame, the first Cork footballer to receive the honour.Part 1 takes in... - The foul blow that left him in a coma and fearing his career was over- The hunger for improvement that left him scouring the cou ...…
 
Irish Examiner rugby writers Brendan O'Brien and Simon Lewis look ahead to the World Cup quarter-finals. Plus Johnny Sexton on negativity back home and his belief that Ireland have already had their customary World Cup no-show.In association with Nissan Ireland.By Irish Examiner.
 
It's the 350th episode of Down These Mean Streets, and to mark the occasion I'm celebrating with Gerald Mohr as Raymond Chandler's celebrated shamus Philip Marlowe. One of radio's best actors brings vibrant life to one of literature's greatest detectives in four old time radio mysteries: "Red Wind" (originally aired on CBS on September 26, 1948 ...…
 
It's the 350th episode of Down These Mean Streets, and to mark the occasion I'm celebrating with Gerald Mohr as Raymond Chandler's celebrated shamus Philip Marlowe. One of radio's best actors brings vibrant life to one of literature's greatest detectives in four old time radio mysteries: "Red Wind" (originally aired on CBS on September 26, 1948 ...…
 
Irish Examiner rugby writers Brendan O'Brien and Simon Lewis on a World Cup weekend in disarray. Plus Tony Leen gets Ronan O'Gara's thoughts on how the quarter-final picture is shaping up, as well as his own early struggles at La Rochelle. In association with Nissan Ireland.By Irish Examiner.
 
After she came to Hollywood and made her American movie debut at age 72, Dame May Whitty carved out a niche (and earned two Oscar nods) by playing outwardly cranky dowagers with hearts of gold. In two of her visits to Suspense, she played to and against that type. First, in "The Black Shawl," she's a woman seeking companionship from Maureen O'S ...…
 
If all he did was revive Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Jack Johnstone would still be a radio legend. But the multi-talented Johnstone brought listeners everything from true crime tales to offbeat western adventures. We're saluting the man who wrote scripts for Buck Rogers and Superman and who directed James Stewart in the Hollywood legend's only ...…
 
If all he did was revive Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Jack Johnstone would still be a radio legend. But the multi-talented Johnstone brought listeners everything from true crime tales to offbeat western adventures. We're saluting the man who wrote scripts for Buck Rogers and Superman and who directed James Stewart in the Hollywood legend's only ...…
 
Irish Examiner rugby writers Brendan O'Brien and Simon Lewis try hard to extract the positives from Ireland's scrappy World Cup win over Russia. But get the sinking feeling we're going to be back home after the quarter-final.In association with Nissan Ireland.By Irish Examiner.
 
In his final appearances on Suspense, William Powell played against type as characters far removed from debonair drunkard Nick Charles of The Thin Man. We'll hear him as a Soviet embassy clerk desperately trying to defect in "The Man Who Cried Wolf" (originally aired on CBS on February 9, 1953) and as a doctor hunting a rabid dog on the loose i ...…
 
Irish Examiner rugby writers Brendan O'Brien and Simon Lewis pick the bones out of Ireland's World Cup meeting with Japan. And we hear from CJ Stander on Ireland's options and stadium humidity.In association with Nissan Ireland.- Abysmal Ireland but Japan credentials can’t be dismissed- Do Ireland need a plan B, C or D?- Have Japan revealed the ...…
 
Travel back in time with Thomas Hyland - connoisseur of crime, student of violence, and teller of murders - in Crime Classics. One of the all-time great radio dramas, Crime Classics was the brainchild of actor, producer, and director Elliott Lewis, and it colorfully dramatized some of history's most notorious murders. Each week, Hyland (played ...…
 
Travel back in time with Thomas Hyland - connoisseur of crime, student of violence, and teller of murders - in Crime Classics. One of the all-time great radio dramas, Crime Classics was the brainchild of actor, producer, and director Elliott Lewis, and it colorfully dramatized some of history's most notorious murders. Each week, Hyland (played ...…
 
Irish Examiner rugby writers Brendan O'Brien and Simon Lewis look ahead to Ireland's World Cup meeting with Japan, along with local journalist Rich Freeman.In association with Nissan Ireland. - No media training in sight as refreshing Blossoms talk themselves up- Is this a legacy of the Eddie Jones era?- The meteoric rise of Jack Carty continue ...…
 
Lloyd Bridges' name may conjure up memories of goofy comedy in Airplane! and Hot Shots!, but long before those films he was a busy dramatic actor on the big and small screens. We'll hear the father of actors Beau and Jeff in a pair of radio thrillers: "Chicken Feed" (originally aired on CBS on April 21, 1957) and "Pigeon in the Cage" (originall ...…
 
Irish Examiner rugby writers Brendan O'Brien and Simon Lewis review the opening weekend of World Cup action with shellshocked Scottish writer David Barnes.- All Joe's promises come true- Streetwise Ireland, flustered Scots- Golden Gregor's halo dented- But Simon remains the voice of reason- Anything to fear from the Japanese?- Did we see the be ...…
 
"Enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend" is how Boston Blackie was introduced to radio listeners, and the former jewel thief turned detective proved week after week that he was always ready to lend a hand to a friend or throw a punch at a criminal. Richard Kollmar stars as the charming rogue who uses all of the ...…
 
"Enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend" is how Boston Blackie was introduced to radio listeners, and the former jewel thief turned detective proved week after week that he was always ready to lend a hand to a friend or throw a punch at a criminal. Richard Kollmar stars as the charming rogue who uses all of the ...…
 
Donal Lenihan and Ronan O'Gara join Tony Leen to preview RWC19. Brought to you by the 100% electric Nissan LEAF.- Timing of World Cup suits Southern Hemisphere sides - This weekend’s big opener could also be the final- All Blacks best at timing their run - The big question about England is mental- Green shoots for fitter France?- The humidity f ...…
 
For the 150th episode of the podcast, we welcome another star to our "five-timer's club." Vincent Price is back in the Suspense spotlight in two more old time radio thrillers. We'll hear him as a psychic sleuth in "The Green and Gold String" (originally aired on CBS on June 9, 1957). Then, Price stars in an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's terri ...…
 
Éamonn Fitzmaurice and Tony McEntee join Mike Quirke and Tony Leen to review the All-Ireland final replay. In association with Renault, official car partner of the GAA.- Is the five-in-a-row actually a monkey off Dublin's back?- Will they now get even better?- How the Dubs adjusted to the problems Kerry set- The rabbit in Kerry's hat didn't pro ...…
 
Travel to Cairo and make sure to grab a drink at the Cafe Tambourine - the nightclub owned and operated by Rocky Jordan. Jack Moyles stars as the expat and adventurer cut from the Casablanca cloth, with Jay Novello as the ever-watchful Captain Sam Sabayya of the Cairo police. We'll hear "Up in Flames" (originally aired on CBS on December 19, 19 ...…
 
Travel to Cairo and make sure to grab a drink at the Cafe Tambourine - the nightclub owned and operated by Rocky Jordan. Jack Moyles stars as the expat and adventurer cut from the Casablanca cloth, with Jay Novello as the ever-watchful Captain Sam Sabayya of the Cairo police. We'll hear "Up in Flames" (originally aired on CBS on December 19, 19 ...…
 
One of Hollywood's greatest leading men takes his final bow on the podcast as James Stewart headlines two more old time radio thrillers. First, he's a doctor faking his own death in "Consequence" (originally aired on CBS on May 19, 1949). Then, Stewart comes to the aid of a young woman in desperate trouble in "The Rescue" (an AFRS rebroadcast f ...…
 
Former Cork City players Neal Horgan and Darren Murphy interview FAI General Manager Noel Mooney about the League of Ireland's future.When Neal and Noel were roommates in their Cork City days, they shared frustrations about the FAI's lack of vision for the national league. Neal calls it 'neglect', Noel prefers 'lack of love'. Neal's anger hasn' ...…
 
Dan Holiday will beat writer's block even if it kills him. The reporter turned author offers his services as an adventurer for hire, and his only payment is to get fuel for his novels. Alan Ladd stars as Holiday in Box 13, and we'll hear three of his syndicated radio mysteries: "Three to Die," "The Biter Bitten," and "The Clay Pigeon."…
 
Dan Holiday will beat writer's block even if it kills him. The reporter turned author offers his services as an adventurer for hire, and his only payment is to get fuel for his novels. Alan Ladd stars as Holiday in Box 13, and we'll hear three of his syndicated radio mysteries: "Three to Die," "The Biter Bitten," and "The Clay Pigeon."…
 
After she broke into Hollywood at the age of 15, Linda Darnell established herself as a leading lady opposite Tyrone Power and in films from Otto Preminger and John Ford. Her only appearance on Suspense wasn't the best "radio's outstanding theater of thrills" had to offer, but it boasts a great performance from Darnell. The star of Forever Ambe ...…
 
Diarmuid Murphy and Cian O'Neill join Mike Quirke and Tony Leen to review the All-Ireland final.In association with Renault, official car partner of the GAA.- Why Jim Gavin will be seething- But Dubs workrate incredible- Kerry have no scar tissue- How Paul Murphy blocked the scoring zone- Kerry's bench now better?- Dubs have strength in depth b ...…
 
Released 70 years ago this week in the UK, The Third Man remains one of the greatest films ever made. It's an engrossing, morally ambiguous noir drama set in the ruins of postwar Vienna and it finds Joseph Cotten's Holly Martins searching for the truth behind the death (and alleged crimes) of his oldest friend. Cotten recreated his role in an a ...…
 
Released 70 years ago this week in the UK, The Third Man remains one of the greatest films ever made. It's an engrossing, morally ambiguous noir drama set in the ruins of postwar Vienna and it finds Joseph Cotten's Holly Martins searching for the truth behind the death (and alleged crimes) of his oldest friend. Cotten recreated his role in an a ...…
 
Declan O'Sullivan, Oisín McConville, Ray Cosgrove and Mike Quirke call Sunday's All-Ireland final between Dublin and Kerry. In association with Renault, the official GAA car partner.By Irish Examiner.
 
Oscar-winner William Holden stars in a wartime drama and a science fiction adventure in his final visits to Suspense. We'll hear the star of Stalag 17 and Sunset Boulevard in "Needle in the Haystack" (originally aired on CBS on November 9, 1953) and "The Outer Limit" (originally aired on CBS on February 15, 1954).…
 
Declan O'Sullivan, Ray Cosgrove, and Oisín McConville preview the All-Ireland football final with Mike Quirke.In association with Renault, official car partner of the GAA.- Big match routing: throwing teabags on the bus- Fenton the Dublin engine. Is Jack Barry the man to dismantle?- Who does Tom O'Sullivan pick up?- Cooper the best defender in ...…
 
Using stories from the files of Scotland Yard, writer-director Wyllis Cooper crafted an outstanding and authentically British crime drama with Whitehall 1212. Each episode followed the dedicated detectives of Scotland Yard as they tracked down and apprehended the guilty. We'll hear a pair of episodes: "The Case of Dr. Duncan Allen" (originally ...…
 
Using stories from the files of Scotland Yard, writer-director Wyllis Cooper crafted an outstanding and authentically British crime drama with Whitehall 1212. Each episode followed the dedicated detectives of Scotland Yard as they tracked down and apprehended the guilty. We'll hear a pair of episodes: "The Case of Dr. Duncan Allen" (originally ...…
 
Before he starred on screen in The Hitch-Hiker and In a Lonely Place, Frank Lovejoy was a busy radio actor. He played the Blue Beetle, menaced the Shadow, and narrated adventures of the FBI. Lovejoy could also be heard in supporting roles on Suspense, but he moved into the starring role in 1951. We'll hear him in a pair of radio thrillers: firs ...…
 
Ken Hogan, Derek McGrath and Ger Cunningham review Tipp's All-Ireland triumph with Anthony Daly. In association with Renault, official car partner of the GAA.- Liam Sheedy's business template, management by delegation- The Teneo factor- Head-high tackles: should Richie Hogan have seen red?- Ken Hogan's pride- But what has Hawkeye got against hi ...…
 
All-Ireland Day: Anthony Daly, Derek McGrath, Ger Cunningham and Kyle Hayes talk about the different ways of handling the final build-up.In association with Renault, official car partner of the GAA.By Irish Examiner.
 
No matter how baffling the crime appears, no matter how stumped the police may be, master detective Philo Vance will unmask the culprit. Jackson Beck - the man whose booming voice introduced Superman to a generation of radio listeners - stars as S.S. Van Dine's brilliant sleuth in three syndicated radio mysteries: "The Movie Murder Case," "The ...…
 
No matter how baffling the crime appears, no matter how stumped the police may be, master detective Philo Vance will unmask the culprit. Jackson Beck - the man whose booming voice introduced Superman to a generation of radio listeners - stars as S.S. Van Dine's brilliant sleuth in three syndicated radio mysteries: "The Movie Murder Case," "The ...…
 
Ger Cunningham, Derek McGrath and Kyle Hayes preview Tipp v Kilkenny with Anthony Daly. In association with Renault, official car partner of the GAA.- Who would have called this after the Munster and Leinster finals?- Kyle Hayes on Kilkenny's 'all-out war' in the semi.- How Tipp can cause Cody a problem- Can you afford a grey area around TJ Rei ...…
 
Character actor Lloyd Nolan returns to the podcast for two more visits to "radio's outstanding theater of thrills." The big screen Michael Shayne plays a salesman who stumbles into a murder mystery in his new rooming house in "Nineteen Deacon Street" (originally aired on CBS on November 22, 1945). Then, he's a murderer who bumps off his wife to ...…
 
The master of suspense was born 120 years ago today, and we're saluting Alfred Hitchcock with one of his classic films recreated for radio. Ray Milland and Frank Lovejoy star in the cautionary tale about talking to Strangers on a Train from the Lux Radio Theatre (originally aired on CBS on December 3, 1951).…
 
Éamonn Fitzmaurice and Ronan McCarthy review the All-Ireland finals with Mike Quirke and Tony Leen.In association with Renault, official car partner of the GAA.- Have Kerry got defenders after all?- But different horses needed for the Dublin course- The validation of Tommy Walsh's pain- How Walsh told Fitzmaurice his Kerry story wasn't over- Wh ...…
 
Over the course of two radio shows, Brett Halliday's Michael Shayne shifted from a happy-go-lucky gumshoe with a lovely secretary and a good rapport with the cops to a burned-out loner who regularly found himself short on money and up to his neck in trouble. Both were great, and this week we'll hear episodes from both of the shows. First, Wally ...…
 
Over the course of two radio shows, Brett Halliday's Michael Shayne shifted from a happy-go-lucky gumshoe with a lovely secretary and a good rapport with the cops to a burned-out loner who regularly found himself short on money and up to his neck in trouble. Both were great, and this week we'll hear episodes from both of the shows. First, Wally ...…
 
Orson Welles called her "the world's greatest living radio actress," and it's easy to see why when you hear Mercedes McCambridge at the microphone. The Oscar-winning actress cut her teeth in radio before bringing home an Academy Award for her turn in All the King's Men, and years later she'd put her voice to work scaring generations of moviegoe ...…
 
Tony McEntee and Cian O'Neill join Mike Quirke and Tony Leen to review the final weekend of Super 8 action and preview next weekend's All-Ireland semi-finals.In association with Renault, official car partner of the GAA. - Phenomenal Mayo and their intangible qualities - Have we seen the Connolly and Brogan swansong? - Dubs strength in depth deb ...…
 
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