October 14, 2011
Mystery is My Hobby
On the same theme of the Old Time Radio shows that I have been listening to lately (either from the Internet Archive or via Sirius/XM Radio Channel 82), I want to introduce you to "Mystery is My Hobby".
Mystery is My Hobby is a fun detective series that I first heard on Greg Bell's XM channel 82.
The program features Glen Langen as Barton Drake, a mystery writer who shares a single case from his book, "Mystery is My Hobby", each evening.
What is wonderful is the play between Barton Drake and the police detective, who never seems to know what is happening until Barton explains it to him.This entry was posted in the following categories: Old Time Radio
October 05, 2011
"This is the Librarian" - Crime Club (Old Time Radio)
OK - I could not be happier if I were twins.
I was playing a bit on Internet Archive and I came across Crime Club. This detective/crime series is a perfect confluence of my new interest in old time radio shows and my career as a librarian.
This show ran from December 1946 to October 1947 and started the same way for each episode. Barry Thomson is the host and he starts the episode by answering a call to the Crime Club by saying this:
“Hello I hope I haven’t kept you waiting. Yes...this is the librarian". He then tells the listener that he has the book that they would like. PERFECTION! From the Internet Archive page, they add that Crime Club episodes were "30-minute murder mystery stories adapted for radio by Stedman Coles or Wyllis Cooper from based on and featuring some of the stories from the Doubleday Crime Club books."
The stories are typical crime story fare - but having the framework be a librarian who is helpful (are there any other kinds?) - that is fab.Old Time Radio