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Episode 117: Winter of Wayback, 1935 (John Dickson Carr)

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This week we set our literary time machine to 1935, a year that’s considered part of the “Golden Age of Detective Fiction.” That led us to author John Dickson Carr, who became famous as a writer of mystery and detective novels, particularly what’s now known as “locked room” mysteries.

Here’s a picture of him looking all mid-30’s dapper.


Other stuff happened in 1935, too. Some weird-sounding Australian animal went extinct. Philadelphia politics got real ugly. And monkeys ran amok in the streets of New York City, leading to headlines like this one.

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A real wacky year. And a very entertaining episode! Which we would say more about here, except a) you should just click on the player thingy below and listen to it, and b) one of us went out last night, ostensibly to “have a couple beers” and watch a televised college basketball game with a few friends, and was then talked into more beers, and even more beers, and two changes of venue, the second of which found your correspondent dancing to club remixes–“bangers,” we think the kids call them–at a Philadelphia gay bar. It was a good time, and yet also a reminder of why we rarely stay out till last call these days. Anyway: enjoy the episode!

Stream Episode 117:

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Thanks for listening! Come back next week, and tell your literature-loving friends!


Author: mikeingram25

writer, editor

One thought on “Episode 117: Winter of Wayback, 1935 (John Dickson Carr)

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