Best American radio shows

2000 Plus
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Science fiction anthology series presenting short stories by the most popular scifi authors of the era.

Calling All Cars
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Calling All Cars

Police drama reconstructing the true cases of Los Angeles Police Department and hosted by Chief James E. Davis of LAPD.

Dimension X
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Dimension X

Science fiction anthology radio drama series containing different stories in each episode. Among the authors were Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury.

Dragnet
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Dragnet

The everyday hardships of Los Angeles Police Department officers, who face criminals in the streets of City of Angels.

Five Minute Mysteries
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Five Minute Mysteries

Is five minutes enough to setup the perfect mystery and then solve it? Find out for yourself...

Fort Laramie
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Fort Laramie

Captain Lee Quince and his 400 men in Fort Laramie are guarding Sioux warriors in nearby reservation, facing all the hardship of life in the Old West.

Grand Central Station
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Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station in New York City, the place where trains from whole United States arrive bringing the passengers and their stories.

Inner Sanctum Mystery
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Inner Sanctum Mystery

Anthology series that presented stories of mystery and suspense, not to mention the creaking door that were not fixed throughout the 10 years of program original broadcasting.

It’s Higgins, Sir
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It’s Higgins, Sir

Average American family suddenly learns they have inherited a British butler.

Lux Radio Theatre
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Lux Radio Theatre

Radio anthology series that had unique approach to the genre - instead of digging up unknown short stories or adapting classics they took up Broadway and Hollywood.

Murder at Midnight
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Murder at Midnight

Radio series of macabre and supernatural stories surrounding people, who think murder is the way ahead.

Murder by Experts
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Murder by Experts

Anthology show presenting stories of murder and suspense written by the best writers of detective and crime stories.

One Man’s Family
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One Man’s Family

One of the longest running American radio soap operas spanning 27 years and 3,256 episodes.

Radio Mystery Theater
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Radio Mystery Theater

Radio drama anthology similar in style to classics like The Mysterious Traveler and The Whistler, but produced in 1970s and early 1980s and with more broad variety of genres.

Space Patrol
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Space Patrol

Commander Corry and Cadet Happy of the United Planets Space Patrol keep the space lanes a safe place and rush to help anyone in trouble.

Suspense
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Suspense

One of the longest running suspense and mystery anthology radio series that ran from 1940 (or rather 1942) until 1962 and had the biggest stars of Hollywood appearing in different episodes.

The Adventures of Nero Wolfe
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The Adventures of Nero Wolfe

Nero Wolfe is an eccentric - he never leaves his house, drinks lots of beer and is a gourmet cook. But when it comes to crime he is the best.

The Mysterious Traveler
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The Mysterious Traveler

Mystery and supernatural anthology series featuring Mysterious Traveler, who each week arrived by train to another place, where strange and unexplained things have happened.

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Radio adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle stories about famous detective.

The Orson Welles Show
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The Orson Welles Show

One of the few anthology radio shows directed and hosted by Orson Welles. Show presented wide range of material, from drama to comedy, poetry and commentary on current events.

The Second Mrs. Burton
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The Second Mrs. Burton

One of the six soap operas that ran until 1960 when last such shows were cancelled by American radio networks.

The Story of Dr Kildare
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The Story of Dr Kildare

Young Doctor Kildare is idealistic surgeon working in one of the New York City hospitals, where every day he deals with life-changing decisions.

Whitehall 1212
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Whitehall 1212

Old time radio show presenting true stories from Scotland Yard’s Black Museum.

X Minus One
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X Minus One

Science fiction radio drama series containing different stories in each episode. Among the authors were Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick.

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