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Buddha in Old Time Radio

Buddha sculptures in old time radio shows represent mystery and intrigue of the "orient."

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"Cloak and Dagger: Eyes of Buddha"



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Golden Buddhas

Buddhism is an ancient religion it was first practiced in the 5th century BCE. It spread from the Indian Subcontinent throughout Asia. It is estimated that between 350 million and 1.7 billion people follow Buddhism in some form. It is considered one of the fastest growing religions in the world, although Buddhism is not clearly understood by most Westerners.

BuddhaBuddhists follow the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, and the title Buddha means "Enlightened One". The Buddha taught that the way to end suffering was to eliminate ignorance and increase understanding or enlightenment.

Throughout Asia, there are many statues which represent the Buddha in many different forms and poses. These range from simple tourist trinkets to gigantic gold plated edifices, from priceless figurines to ordinary ceramic pieces. It is usually these statues that we find in Old time Radio Detective shows. Usually the figurine is more valuable than the characters realize. It could be the other way around- the Buddha might seem like a priceless treasure when it is actually a curio shop trinket.

Whichever way it goes, the Buddha statue on the Radio represents a mysterious connection to the Orient, as well as good fun for radio mystery and Detective Fans.

Johnny Dollar had a pair of Buddha encounters. The "Amida Buddha Matter" involved tiny statue send to a pair of newlyweds from an eccentric uncle who is making a movie in Korea, when the husband mysteriously dies in a house fire. Later, the "Man with the Action-packed Expense Account" investigates a valuable jade sculpture which is supposed to be locked up in Boston but shows up on the market in Paris in "The Meiling Buddha Matter".

Blackstone the MagicianChandu the Magician finds a treasure map hidden in a Buddha figure while Blackstone the Magic Detective and his companion Rhoda explain the secrets of "The Whispering Buddha" and how it involves black market gasoline smugglers.

On True Detective Mysteries, a weatherman seems to be the victim of a simple chloroform overdose until the detectives find a secret Buddhist temple in his house in "The Buddha Man Mystery". Charlie Chan travels from Honolulu to Maui chasing the thieves who stole a priceless ruby known as "The Eye Of Buddha".

A suspicious character on a neighboring yacht commissions Capt Carney to carry a booby-trapped Buddha statue ashore in Honolulu in the "White Jade Buddha" episode of Voyage of the Scarlet Queen. Cloak And Dagger's episode entitled "The Eyes Of Buddha" opens with a news bulletin about the War in Korea, a later describes a mission to Siam to seek Royal help to rescue an American flier from the Japanese.

The Falcon investigates a shady character named Bridges who wants to by a rare Buddha in the "Burning Bridges" episode.

So beware of the ways of the Mysterious East and enjoy our Buddha in Old Time Radio Collection!

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    19 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 50 min
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      19 shows - total playtime 6 hours 50 minutes
      1. Adventure, Inc. 480712 Curse Of Emerald Buddha.mp3
      2. Blackstone 481114 07 Whispering Buddah.mp3
      3. Chandu 330821 381 Preparing For Next Trip.mp3
      4. Charlie Chan 1945 Eye Of Buddha.mp3
      5. Chase 520921 17 Chinese Buddha.mp3
      6. Cloak And Dagger 500702 08 Eyes Of Buddha.mp3
      7. Falcon 520529 84 Burning Bridges.mp3
      8. Green Lama 490605 01 Man Who Never Existed.mp3
      9. Green Lama 490626 04 Million Dollar Chopsticks.mp3
      10. Gus Gray 11 Nine Ivory Buddah s Ep. 11.mp3
      11. Gus Gray 12 Nine Ivory Buddah s Ep. 12.mp3
      12. Gus Gray 15 Nine Ivory Buddah s Ep. 15.mp3
      13. Gus Gray 16 Nine Ivory Buddah s Ep. 16.mp3
      14. Man Called X 520205 70 Clicking Buddha.mp3
      15. Richard Diamond 530621 147 Missing Night Watchman.mp3
      16. True Detective Mysteries 370408 Buddha Man Mystery.mp3
      17. Voyage Of Scarlet Queen 470710 White Jade Buddha.mp3
      18. Ytjd 530929 182 Amita Buddha Matter.mp3
      19. Ytjd 590628 645 Meiling Buddha Matter.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    19 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 50 min
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      19 shows - total playtime 6 hours 50 minutes
      1. Adventure, Inc. 480712 Curse Of Emerald Buddha.mp3
      2. Blackstone 481114 07 Whispering Buddah.mp3
      3. Chandu 330821 381 Preparing For Next Trip.mp3
      4. Charlie Chan 1945 Eye Of Buddha.mp3
      5. Chase 520921 17 Chinese Buddha.mp3
      6. Cloak And Dagger 500702 08 Eyes Of Buddha.mp3
      7. Falcon 520529 84 Burning Bridges.mp3
      8. Green Lama 490605 01 Man Who Never Existed.mp3
      9. Green Lama 490626 04 Million Dollar Chopsticks.mp3
      10. Gus Gray 11 Nine Ivory Buddah s Ep. 11.mp3
      11. Gus Gray 12 Nine Ivory Buddah s Ep. 12.mp3
      12. Gus Gray 15 Nine Ivory Buddah s Ep. 15.mp3
      13. Gus Gray 16 Nine Ivory Buddah s Ep. 16.mp3
      14. Man Called X 520205 70 Clicking Buddha.mp3
      15. Richard Diamond 530621 147 Missing Night Watchman.mp3
      16. True Detective Mysteries 370408 Buddha Man Mystery.mp3
      17. Voyage Of Scarlet Queen 470710 White Jade Buddha.mp3
      18. Ytjd 530929 182 Amita Buddha Matter.mp3
      19. Ytjd 590628 645 Meiling Buddha Matter.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    19 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 6 hours, 50 min

    Disc A001

    1. Charlie Chan 1945 Eye Of Buddha
    2. Gus Gray 11 Nine Ivory Buddah s Ep. 11
    3. Gus Gray 12 Nine Ivory Buddah s Ep. 12
    4. Gus Gray 15 Nine Ivory Buddah s Ep. 15
    5. Gus Gray 16 Nine Ivory Buddah s Ep. 16

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    Disc A002

    1. Chandu 330821 381 Preparing For Next Trip
    2. True Detective Mysteries 370408 Buddha Man Mystery

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    Disc A003

    1. Voyage Of Scarlet Queen 470710 White Jade Buddha
    2. Adventure, Inc. 480712 Curse Of Emerald Buddha
    3. Blackstone 481114 07 Whispering Buddah

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    Disc A004

    1. Green Lama 490605 01 Man Who Never Existed
    2. Green Lama 490626 04 Million Dollar Chopsticks

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    Disc A005

    1. Cloak And Dagger 500702 08 Eyes Of Buddha
    2. Man Called X 520205 70 Clicking Buddha

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    Disc A006

    1. Falcon 520529 84 Burning Bridges
    2. Chase 520921 17 Chinese Buddha

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    Disc A007

    1. Richard Diamond 530621 147 Missing Night Watchman
    2. Ytjd 530929 182 Amita Buddha Matter

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    Disc A008

    1. Ytjd 590628 645 Meiling Buddha Matter

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