Recently I discovered a new podcast for old time radio mysteries and I am hooked! First of all, the OCD in me loves that he starts with the first episode he can find of any given detective and plays all known episodes in order until the show is complete. Second, he is running five shows at any given time, one a day each weekday. Third, he provides background information on the show/actors/writers and other random tidbits that appeal to the librarian in me. Who does all this you ask? Adam Graham of The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio. (For some reason I can't get the pretty html to work . . . go to www.greatdetectives.net for more details.)
I had to start at the beginning of course and I've caught up to almost June of his postings. I'm definitely listening to more than one a day and I'm getting nervous about going through withdrawals when I am caught up. But I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. As for now, he is currently starring Box 13 on Mondays, Jeff Reagon on Tuesdays, Let George Do It on Wednesdays, Sherlock Holmes on Thursdays and Johnny Dollar on Fridays. It is a toss-up as to which is my favorite, definitely Holmes or Dollar so I enjoy the latter part of the week best. But all of them are good, even George has grown on me as the show has matured.
And that is a very good point, listening to all known episodes in order - even when the show gets off to a rocky start - allows for the listener to enjoy the show's growth as well. So unlike today's television which will cancel a show after five episodes if the audience has not been found. Maybe that is why I don't bother watching much tv? Anyway, if you enjoy OTR mysteries at all and haven't yet discovered what Adam is doing, please check him out (available on iTunes for subscribing).