Suspense is the subject of the next 10 Thursdays on The Golden Days of Radio podcast -- JOIN US!

Joe Webb

For the next 10 Thursdays, I am a guest of Golden Days of Radio host John Tefteller. He and his producer, Daniel Chase, have selected 10 episodes they enjoy... including a couple of my suggestions. We discuss the history of the series and that episode, you hear the episode in marvelous sound, and then we wrap up with some closing comments.

The podcast webpage is at 
You can click on "episodes" on the home page of the website and select podcasts individually
The podcasts are also on their YouTube page 

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Be sure to check the podcast notes for links to items we discuss -- in YouTube, the notes are included in the video description. There are lots of great resources for further enjoyment and exploration.

The first podcast runs a little over an hour, and the others are 45-50 minutes. That time includes the Suspense episodes which are 30 minutes. Each podcast is released on Thursdays at 3am ET.

Here is a list of the upcoming podcasts and the programs being played.
  • 2023-01-26 1942-11-10 Will You Make a Bet with Death? (a crazy uncle bets his nephew $25k that he can't escape the uncle's attempts to kill him for six months)
  • 2023-02-02 1945-05-31 August Heat (an artist's portrait subject predicts the artist's death - excellent performance by Ronald Colman)
  • 2023-02-09 1945-07-26 Fury and Sound (the wildest and craziest Suspense episode ever with an amazing history)
  • 2023-02-16 1945-09-27 The Earth is Made of Glass (a man is obsessed about committing the perfect murder and figuring out if karma exists)
  • 2023-02-23 1946-08-08 Dead Ernest (the classic and beloved broadcast about a cataleptic man who ends up on the autopsy table -- marvelous roller-coaster of a script, with an amusing ending)
  • 2023-03-02 1948-10-21 Give Me Liberty (a prisoner escapes from a train wreck but can't get out of his handcuffs)
  • 2023-03-09 1949-03-10 Three O'Clock (one of the greatest acting performances on radio by film star Van Heflin and a great script; this is my favorite Suspense broadcast ever)
  • 2023-03-16 1950-11-16 On A Country Road (superb one-hit-wonder script written by a Columbia U journalism student who became a well known newspaper reporter in the 1950s)
  • 2023-03-23 1956-11-18 Long Night (excellent performance by Frank Lovejoy and a haunting script about a private pilot in trouble from the perspective of the control tower)
  • 2023-03-30 1956-12-16 Eyewitness (Howard Duff's return to radio after being blacklisted at CBS... the backstory of Duff and CBS is really interesting. Duff gets them in the end...)