Agatha Christie Radio Mysteries

Podcasting is a new form of media distribution that’s done a good job of reviving old forms of media, particularly old radio shows. In the past, we’ve pointed you to several old radio broadcasts, including Orson Welles’ famous 1938 radio drama that led many Americans to hunker down in basements, desperately hoping to avoid an unfolding martian invasion. Today, we’re highlighting a vintage radio collection (iTunesFeedWeb Site) that features dramatizations of mysteries written by Agatha Christie, the ‘Queen of Crime.’ Here, at your leisure, you can listen to the adventures of Hercule Poirot, the fictional Belgian detective who appeared throughout much of her writing. To be precise, he figured into 33 of her novels, and 54 of her short stories. Right now, you can access 27 individual recordings of Christie’s work, and there’s seemingly more to come.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for more old time media, I’d encourage you to visit this producer’s larger collection of podcasts on iTunes. Among other things, you’ll find revived productions of Abbott & Costello, Jack Benny, Flash Gordon and more.

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