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Travel back in time and listen to Old Time Radio’s greatest sleuths with this app, the way they were meant to be enjoyed. The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio features five new episodes each week, following five series from their first radio appearance to their final bow. Thus, you get to hear them week-to-week like the original fans did.

In This App
* Streaming access to play episode from anywhere
* Always updated with the latest episodes- and an archived back catalog
* Download the episodes and play them when offline
* Playback resume (when interrupted by a call or other distraction)
* Favorites (mark the episodes you want to return back to over and over)
* Quick access to all the contact methods for the show

About The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio
Your guide on this tour is Adam Graham, a vintage radio fan who like an old friend shares his everyman commentary with listeners before inviting you to enjoy the show. Adam is tireless in his efforts to find the best public domain detective radio program for your consumption.
Our current line-up features Alan Ladd as Dan Holiday on Monday, Jack Webb in Pat Novak for Hire, Bob Bailey in Let George Do It, Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, and Charles Russell as Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

(Please note, not all features are available for all episodes. This app is compatible with the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone, but the call-in feature is only available on the iPhone)

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Primary: Entertainment

Secondary: Education

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Version History

Launched Jan 25, 2010 (almost 11 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 6 months, on average.

Oct 23
Version 2.5.37

Fixes for iOS 12

Feb 09
Version 2.5.7

New episode layouts

Mar 17
Version 2.2.24

Minor Bug Fixes

Apr 06
Version 2.1.4

More accessibility improvements with voiceover and stability improvements

Mar 18
Version 2.1.3

Corrected an issue with the sleep timer.

Mar 12
Version 2.1.1

-Native Support for iPhone6 and 6+
-Multitasking Support (certain iPad models only)
-Improved episode downloading
-Improved episode loading
-VoiceOver accessibility improvements

Jan 16
Version 2.0.31

Minor Bug Fixes

Jul 09
Version 2.0.22

Improved episode refresh. Better responsiveness with slow network.

May 02
Version 2.0.18

The App has been re-designed from the ground up and it's OH SOOOO much better looking with much easier functionality and accessibility!

Here are some of the super star updates!

- Car mode! Rotate your phone to display larger playback controls.
- The main menu and playback settings are now accessible via a slide out from the upper left corner button.
- Improved access to episode sorting features and the episode Star and Download options.
- Improved display of episodes, artwork, and post file type.

- Show contact features can now be accessed via the main menu or the upper right corner while viewing an episode.
- Its just prettier… who doesn't want pretty?

Please provide any bug reports via the troubleshooting button found under contact via the main menu.

We hope you love the spiffy new look and features!

Apr 08
Version 1.20.7

Iphone 5 support. Minor Bug Fixes

Mar 12
Version 1.19.2

- Adds the ability to rearrange starred items and sort oldest to newest or newest to oldest
- Support to sync played episodes via iCloud

Aug 13
Version 1.18.1

Corrects an issue on startup for some users.

Jul 13
Version 1.18

New and improved user interface.

Oct 17
Version 1.9.9

Bug fix for video playback, added a new tab bar interface, UI enhancements, faster show loading, stability improvements and minor bug fixes. Swiping to the left and right from the episode detail page will go to the next or previous episode.

Sep 21
Version 1.9.7

Added a new tab bar interface, UI enhancements, faster show loading, stability improvements and minor bug fixes. Swiping to the left and right from the episode detail page will go to the next or previous episode.

Apr 22
Version 1.9.2

Download this update for minor bug fixes and iPad compatibility.

Jun 23
Version 1.6.1

Download this update for a new in-app audio player. Now you can listen and use the other great features of the app!

Jan 25
Version 1.3

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