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Created and broadcasted on CBS Radio Network from 1974 to 1982, CBS Radio Mystery Theater was a beloved radio drama series with a wide range of audience members. Originally meant to remind older listeners of the nostalgic magic of classic radio, the series ended up capturing the interest of teenage and young adults listeners too, in addition to older folks. The audio stories told by host E.G. Marshall are actually not all mysteries, with the show broadening its scope to include science fiction,… Continue Reading >>
Created and broadcasted on CBS Radio Network from 1974 to 1982, CBS Radio Mystery Theater was a beloved radio drama series with a wide range of audience members. Originally meant to remind older listeners of the nostalgic magic of classic radio, the series ended up capturing the interest of teenage and young adults listeners too, in addition to older folks. The audio stories told by host E.G. Marshall are actually not all mysteries, with the show broadening its scope to include science fiction, horror, historical drama, and other genres. Get ready to be transported back in time through stories told with rich detail and timeless themes. << Show Less
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Audio: CBS Radio Mystery Theater: Berenice Derived from the Edgar Allen Poe classic, "Berenice" is an eerie radio mystery story about the distressed smile of a woman that seems to haunt her husband long after her death. Listen now as the woman's infamous feature sends her husband into a spiral. Things start to take a turn when the man discovers the same smile on the woman he is courting after the death of his wife. This episode is from 1975.
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Audiobooks & Stories - Intro to the Spooky CBS Radio Mystery Theater Story: The Oblong Box Get a taste of the macabre with this popular classic from the 1970s.
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Audio: CBS Radio Mystery Theater: Berenice Derived from the Edgar Allen Poe classic, "Berenice" is an eerie radio mystery story about the distressed smile of a woman that seems to haunt her husband long after her death. Listen now as the woman's infamous feature sends her husband into a spiral. Things start to take a turn when the man discovers the same smile on the woman he is courting after the death of his wife. This episode is from 1975.
Audio: CBS Radio Mystery Theater: Blue Justice "Blue Justice" is an episode of CBS Radio Mystery Theater, a popular 1970's radio drama series hosted by E.G. Marshall. In this specific episode, listen as mystery and crime come together to tell the story of a ghost who was unlawfully sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. He is now back for revenge. The man who prosecuted him does not find himself in trouble until he unearths two blue ribbons, a crucial piece of evidence in the case that will eventually reveal the truth.
Audio: CBS Radio Mystery Theater: Death Is So Trivial Listen now to CBS Radio Mystery Theater's "Death Is So Trivial" episode. Its plot revolves around not just death itself but the actual moment of dying, and how is should be approached and dealt with. For the main character, his death in a road accident causes him to devote his afterlife to stopping other people from dying the way he did.
Audio of CBS Radio Mystery Theater: Demon Lover In this episode of CBS Radio Mystery Theater, Professor Albert Morrison has a colleague with a deadly infatuation. Her obsession with the professor is borderline insane, and Morrison must find the root of her insanity before it is too late. What the two don't know however is that her passion is fueled by something neither of them can control. Listen now to hear E.G. Marshall narrate "Demon Lover".
Audio of CBS Radio Mystery Theater: Double Zero For this episode of CBS Radio Mystery Theater we see the struggle between love and money, but not in the way you would think. Oftentimes when we go looking for one thing, what we find might not be exactly what we're looking for. It might be even better. In this story a private investigator stumbles upon a murder case with unusual key pieces of evidence: five $20 bills with two zeroes written on each of them. What does this mean though? Listen now to "Double Zero" and find out.
Audio: CBS Radio Mystery Theater: Every Dog Has His Day E.G. Marshall narrates the power struggle between two brothers who argue over who will inherit their father's estate in the CBS Radio Mystery Theater episode "Every Dog Has His Day". Perhaps it will be neither of the sons, and will instead be their own dog. Meanwhile, the father's lawyer has a daughter who has fallen in love with both of the brothers and must make a choice. Listen now to hear how this story unfolds.
Audio: CBS Radio Mystery Theater: International Dateline First run on April 25, 1978, this episode of CBS Radio Mystery Theater follows the story of a Machiavellian World War II fighter pilot and his poor decisions in terms of infidelity. Courting both the woman who takes care of him after a severe head injury and his wife back at home, the pilot must ask himself if the ends really do justify the means. We won't spoil it for you, but let's just say his antics come back to "haunt" him. Listen now to "International Dateline".
Audio: CBS Radio Mystery Theater: Loser Takes All Listen to CBS Radio Mystery Theater's classic story of fatal attraction in this episode, "Loser Takes All". First broadcasted in 1976, the plot revolves around Jake Alexander, the world's top agent who discovers the beautiful Delphi Carr. Alexander is attracted to her talent but also attracted to her personally. Therefore when Carr gets married and wants her husband to be signed with the same agency, Alexander agrees, but with devious intent. Listen to "Loser Takes All".
Audio: CBS Radio Mystery Theater: Resident Killer The year is 2498. Violence has been completely eradicated from the nature of man and society. Five hundred years have passed and fighting is not permitted to exist in any form. Listen now as this utopian society gets turned upside down with the arrival of extraterrestrial invaders. How will the human race stay alive and defend Earth without violence or aggressive behavior?
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Tales of Terror and Mystery Audiobook LibriVox recording of Tales of Terror and Mystery, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his detective stories, he also wrote other short stories which are masterpieces of mystery and suspense. In some of the stories in "Tales of Terror and Mystery", a suppressed uneasiness gradually builds up and evolves into sheer terror. In others, the story line unexpectedly changes and comes to a horrific conclusion.

Sit back in the comfort of your armchair and let yourself be transported to the strange but compelling world created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (Summary by Igor Merfert and Dominic Bojarski)

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CBS Radio Mystery Theater 1976, page 2 | Old Time Radio Show | Audio CBS Radio Mystery Theater was a long-running series of radio dramas created by Himan Brown and hosted by E.G. Marshall. These programs were recorded from a public radio station in 1976. They do not contain news or commercials. 0446 Pandora; 0447 The Man Who Preyed on Widows; 0448 The Aliens; 0450 The Other Side of the Coin; 0451 A Matter of Love and Death; 0453 The Covered Bridge; 0455 The Transformation of Joebee; 0456 Extortion; 0458 The Intruders; 0459 The Spit and Image; 0460 The White Ghost; 0461 Vanity Dies Hard; 0462 Time Killer; 0465 Sleeping Dogs; 0467 Safe Judge; 0468 Wishes Can Be Fatal; 0469 Strange Passenger; 0472 The Love Song of Death (Romeo & Juliet); 0473 The Green-Eyed Monster; 0475 The Prince of Evil; 0476 The Serpent of the Nile; 0477 The Three Elders of Lifeboat Landing.

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I Love a Mystery | Old Time Radio Show | Audio WARNING!!
Do Not Fail to listen to the exciting program
â I LOVE A MYSTERYâ
Carlton E. Morseâs hair-raising, teeth-chattering
thrillers that have all America
on the edge of its chair!!!


The old-time radio series, "I Love A Mystery," written, produced and directed by Carlton E. Morse, is considered by many as the greatest radio adventure series ever!

The ILAM radio serial featured three memorable rough and tumble seekers of fun, mayhem and adventure; Jack, Doc and Reggie. A combination of the Three Musketeers and Robin Hood all rolled into one, the three considered themselves Soldiers of Fortune with a difference, ones with a conscience and a morality to adhere to. The nickname, "The Three Comrades" was an appropriate one for this triumvirate of They loved fighting of all types--fist fighting, gun fighting--and this handiness kept them in good stead in their many conflicts in the four quarters of the world.

The three had originally met while fighting for the losing side during the Japanese occupation of Manchuria , but they united again stateside after surviving that conflict against seemingly impossible odds in the story, THE ROXY GANG. After some amazing adventures together, they eventually formed the A-1 Detective Agency, located just off the main street, and one floor up, in Hollywood, California.

Jack Packard, a former Omaha Nebraska native, is the oldest at 37 and is the leader of the trio. Cool, tough as leather and smart, Jack is the brains behind the team and the others ultimately defer to him.

Jackhad been a medical student until he allegedly âgot some girl in troubleâ and then refused to marry her (I say allegedly, since not one of the 30+ scripts I have read has mentioned this). Kicked out of medical school, he went out to China to fight the Japanese occupying forces there, and there met up with the others. It was undoubtedly there that he picked up his skills as a pilot, handiness with firearms, and skills at unarmed combat. His past training allowed to perform rough doctoring in the field, being ept at splinting broken bones and removing bullets. One of the few areas he did not excel was in the world of romance; once burned by a woman, he was now twice shy, and left the girl chasing to his two close companions.

As the leader of the group, Jack takes no nonsense from anyone, and and scoffs at claims of the supernatural or occult as the explanation for all the mysterious happenings that occurred in their many adventures. There was always something logical and prosaic at the bottom of such strange occurrences, and Jack was always there to expose them for the frauds they were. At times, however, he gets disgusted at the credulity of his companions.

Ironically, for all his skepticism, Jack has a healthy danger sense, a hyper acute forewarning of trouble that the others would always pay attention too.

Doc Long is a 29 year old red-haired lanky-legged Texan, with an accent so thick you could pour it over grits and eat them for breakfast. The fun-loving, skirt-chasing, lock-picking card-playing red-headed Texan was the firebrand of the group, and his antics often brought him and the others much trouble and adventure. It was a good thing that his flying fists were as fast as his tongue, for the former helped compensate for the latterâs excesses. He can be occasionally irritated at Jackâs disgust at his logorrhea, but he has to admit that things would have gone a little more smoother if he just kept his mouth shut.

On the other hand, Docâs wagging tongue and stories about his youth spent in Texas with his cousin Winnie-Mae provided some needed humour during those many grim episodes that punctuated their many adventures together. But when he doesnât, his favourite, and signature "Texas Crude" phrases include âHonest to grandma!â, "Spank me for a baby!", and âWell, Iâll be a hippo-nauserus!â Doc always did get the best lines in the show.

Doc's real first name is "Corey", but this was only mentioned in passing in the very first episode of the very first ILAM story, The Roxy Gangsters, as well as in only several other stories when he is admitted to hospital. In the original run of the show, the last episode he made an appearance in was in I Am The Destroyer Of Women, during which he was badly injured trying to capture a homicidal maniac, and he required an urgent surgery followed by a long hospital convalescence.

Reggie York is the youngest of the trio at 24, and is a blonde giant of an Englishman (although the very first ILAM story, The Roxy Gangsters, mentions him coming from Quebec, Canada). He was the caboose of this three-car train of adventurers, whose mild manners and polite British way concealed a scrap-happy boxer who loves nothing better than a good fight! A large, sandy haired giant of a man, he liked children, and was susceptible to feminine tears to such extent that Doc once drawled, âReggie son...yer just a sucker for women.â Although not a misogynist as Jack was, Reggie was rather timid around the fairer sex.

Reggie was as grammatically correct as Jack, but too polite to point out Docâs malapropisms (unlike Jack, who always did so while rolling his eyes). One might almost think he was someone pretending to be British because he peppered his phrases with such overused clichés as âQuiteâ, âBally hoâ and âRather!â a good deal more often than any two real persons originating from the U.K.

Other than impeccable manners and politeness to women, his character was less defined than the others, but he is the brawn of the outfit. In the very first story, there is reference to him being a soldier of fortune since the age of 16. There's nothing better than he likes than a good fight.

Though famous as one of the ILAM three, Reggie actually appears in only about half of the stories after the original actor who played him, Walter Paterson, killed himself with an overdose of carbon monoxide in his car. Morse, who had been a friend of Paterson's, didn't have the heart to simply replace him with another actor. The last time Reggie's voice is heard is in SECRET PASSAGE TO DEATH, after which he is mentioned briefly in later episodes, then written entirely out of the series. The role of Jerry Booker, the Triple A-One's secretary, was instead enhanced to fill Reggie's part.
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CBS Radio Mystery Theater | Old Time Radio Show | Audio CBS Radio Mystery Theater 15 Episodes.

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Mystery in the Air | Old Time Radio Show | Audio Complete old-time radio series "Mystery in the Air", hosted by and starring Peter Lorre.

Lost Episodes:
1945 Season (Stonewall Jackson series starring Jackson Beck):
All 12 Episodes

1947 Season:
#1 The Tell-Tell Heart
#2 Leiningen Versus The Ants
#3 The Touch of Your Hand
#4 The Interruption
#5 Nobody Loves Me

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CBS Radio Workshop | Old Time Radio Show | Audio Entire set of episodes for the old-time radio series "CBS Radio Workshop".

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