Category Archives: Old Time Radio AWESOME

The Art of the Hard-Boiled Simile

Hard-boiled fictional detectives are famous for, among other things: Getting double-crossed Having a rather gray moral code Dames. It’s always the dames. Sassy one-liners There are varying degrees of all of the above in any given example (Sam Spade, Philip … Continue reading

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Ticklish Words

One of the reasons I’m so thoroughly obsessed with old radio dramas lately (as I think I’ve mentioned here before) is their language. They are sometimes cheesy, true, but often they’re just devilishly clever, and I can usually count on … Continue reading

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Loving Ghost Voices

I’ve recently been listening to a lot old radio detective shows, mostly via The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio podcast (one of many run by Adam Graham out of Boise, Idaho). It’s instructive to listen to these shows alongside … Continue reading

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