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David Harding, Counterspy!

(update) now with additional episodes: follow the exciting "Counter Spies!"--the fictional unit of the Federal Government lead by David Harding.

71 old time radio show recordings
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"Fight Against Narcotics"



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Counterspy Poster

Espionage Adventure Drama (1942 - 50)

Washington calling David Harding, counterspy!
Washington calling David Harding, counterspy!

old time radio imageDavid Harding CounterspyDon McLaughlinPhillips H. Lord (of Gangbusters fame) was a radio production legend. One of his first successes was the creation of "Seth Parker", a composite of the Down East New England preachers Lord knew growing up. NBC picked up the character and ran "Sunday Evening at Seth Parker's" six days a week from 1929-39.

In 1933 Lord's came up with the idea of buying a sailing ship, then broadcasting his adventures via short wave to the network. A team of celebrities and scientists were to accompany Lord to exotic locations around the world, but the highly promoted project fell apart when Lord's ship, the Seth Parker, became unseaworthy in a storm off the coast of American Samoa.

The popular program Gang Busters was another creation of Lord's, running from 1935-57. Gang Busters was billed as "the Crime Fighters of American Broadcasting." Authentic case histories were used for script material, and opened with machine-gun fire and screeching tires. A feature of the show was up to the minute reports on the FBI's Most Wanted criminals.

The Counter Spies were a fictional unit of the Federal Government. Lead by Chief Counter Spy David Harding, the unit was tasked with investigating all reports of suspicious espionage activities funneled to them. Initially the program combined the crime drama thrills of Lord's Gang Busters with the nation's growing patriotism and security awareness in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. Promotional teasers for the show intimated that Lord had served in official but very confidential intelligence work for the government in the late 30s. His popularity with law enforcement resulting from Gang Busters allowed him access to files of police departments and the FBI, which became rich sources of plot material for Counter-Spy.

Lord held back as little in pursuing production quality. Two sound effects men were reported to spend 10 hours in rehearsal to get the atmosphere just right. Sound was more than background, the effects were vital to presenting the plot of each episode.

As WWII came to a close, and with it concerns about Gestapo and Japanese Black Dragon spies, the Counter-Spy unit still found much to do by foiling the activities of Cold War enemies as well as Narcotics thugs.

The early plots on Counterspy were counter espionage against Germany's Gestapo and Japan's Black Dragon while WWII plots focused on more generic counter-espionage plots like those Counterspy Advertisementof I was a Communist for the FBI, This is Your FBI, Intrigue, and FBI in Peace and War.

For more espionage and adventure see: The Silent Men, Spy Catcher, Cloak and Dagger, Counterspy - David Harding!, Dangerous Assignment, The Adventures of Frank Race, Harry Lime (The Third Man), Secret Agent K7 Returns, Top Secret, and The Man Called X.

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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.



    71 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 34 hours, 15 min
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    Volume 1 - 37 shows - total playtime 18 hours 21 minutes
    MP3 CD
    Volume 1: $5.00
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    1. Counterspy 420000 Matihari Type.mp3
    2. Counterspy 420608 Dream House.mp3
    3. Counterspy 420608 Washington Woman Spy.mp3
    4. Counterspy 420622 Nazis From Mexico.mp3
    5. Counterspy 420727 Camera Happy Crook.mp3
    6. Counterspy 420903 Counterfeit Gas Coupons.mp3
    7. Counterspy 420914 Recruited Nurse.mp3
    8. Counterspy 420914 Spy Submarine Logansport.mp3
    9. Counterspy 421102 Case of the Gasoline Barge.mp3
    10. Counterspy 421214 German Spies.mp3
    11. Counterspy 450613 Washington Woman Spy.mp3
    12. Counterspy 450620 Bag Of Dynamite.mp3
    13. Counterspy 450725 Explosive Dog.mp3
    14. Counterspy 460727 Stolen Car Racket Rehearsal.mp3
    15. Counterspy 490222 Mexican Rancho.mp3
    16. Counterspy 490224 Poison Peddler.mp3
    17. Counterspy 490809 Blackmailed Hijacker.mp3
    18. Counterspy 490811 Murmured Million.mp3
    19. Counterspy 490816 Statue Of Death.mp3
    20. Counterspy 490818 Desert Explosion.mp3
    21. Counterspy 490823 Bouncing Bank Robber.mp3
    22. Counterspy 490825 Murdering Messenger.mp3
    23. Counterspy 490830 Cold Blooded Professor Pt 1.mp3
    24. Counterspy 490901 Cold Blooded Professor Pt 2.mp3
    25. Counterspy 490906 Arrogant Arsonist.mp3
    26. Counterspy 490908 Courageous Comeon.mp3
    27. Counterspy 490913 Flatbush Fagin.mp3
    28. Counterspy 490915 Hot Car Killer.mp3
    29. Counterspy 490920 Postal Pirates Pt 1.mp3
    30. Counterspy 490922 Postal Pirates Pt 2.mp3
    31. Counterspy 490927 Visiting Vultures.mp3
    32. Counterspy 490929 Vicious Visitor.mp3
    33. Counterspy 491004 Sweepstakes Murder.mp3
    34. Counterspy 491006 Genuine Counterfeit.mp3
    35. Counterspy 491011 Society Swindler.mp3
    36. Counterspy 491013 High Class Hijacker.mp3
    37. Counterspy 491018 Photograph Furrier.mp3
    Volume 2 - 34 shows - total playtime 15 hours 53 minutes
    MP3 CD
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    1. Counterspy 491020 International Intrigue.mp3
    2. Counterspy 500214 Counterfeit Traveler's Checks.mp3
    3. Counterspy 500404 Magic Murder.mp3
    4. Counterspy 500411 Mile High Murders.mp3
    5. Counterspy 500413 Hoodlums Hero.mp3
    6. Counterspy 500418 Fabulous Formula Pt 1.mp3
    7. Counterspy 500420 Fabulous Formula Pt 2.mp3
    8. Counterspy 500425 Hijacked Country.mp3
    9. Counterspy 500427 Murdered Confessor.mp3
    10. Counterspy 500502 Soaring Saucer.mp3
    11. Counterspy 500504 Crystalline Double Cross.mp3
    12. Counterspy 500613 Tattooed Eye.mp3
    13. Counterspy 500815 Foolish Father.mp3
    14. Counterspy 501013 Foreign Fires.mp3
    15. Counterspy 501020 Curious Conspiracy.mp3
    16. Counterspy 501027 Insidious Impersonation.mp3
    17. Counterspy 501103 Carbon Consul.mp3
    18. Counterspy 501112 Stolen Secret.mp3
    19. Counterspy 501119 Pseudo Spuds.mp3
    20. Counterspy 501126 Hideous Hijacker.mp3
    21. Counterspy 501203 Case of the Prattling Paper.mp3
    22. Counterspy 501203 Spectrograph.mp3
    23. Counterspy 501210 Infiltrating Agent.mp3
    24. Counterspy 501217 Invisible Insurrectionist.mp3
    25. Counterspy 501224 Pretty Plant.mp3
    26. Counterspy 510107 Kleptomaniac Clue.mp3
    27. Counterspy 510114 Captured Contact.mp3
    28. Counterspy 510121 Double Crossing Defender.mp3
    29. Counterspy 520214 Fight Against Narcotics.mp3
    30. Counterspy 530000 Flanagan Sisters Corn Syrup Co Coverup.mp3
    31. Counterspy 530000 MaisieBarfly.mp3
    32. Counterspy 531221 Diamond Thieves.mp3
    33. Counterspy Flanagan Sis Corn Syrup.mp3
    34. Counterspy Nazi Radio Station.mp3
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    71 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 34 hours, 15 min
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    Volume 1 - 37 shows - total playtime 18 hours 21 minutes
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    1. Counterspy 420000 Matihari Type.mp3
    2. Counterspy 420608 Dream House.mp3
    3. Counterspy 420608 Washington Woman Spy.mp3
    4. Counterspy 420622 Nazis From Mexico.mp3
    5. Counterspy 420727 Camera Happy Crook.mp3
    6. Counterspy 420903 Counterfeit Gas Coupons.mp3
    7. Counterspy 420914 Recruited Nurse.mp3
    8. Counterspy 420914 Spy Submarine Logansport.mp3
    9. Counterspy 421102 Case of the Gasoline Barge.mp3
    10. Counterspy 421214 German Spies.mp3
    11. Counterspy 450613 Washington Woman Spy.mp3
    12. Counterspy 450620 Bag Of Dynamite.mp3
    13. Counterspy 450725 Explosive Dog.mp3
    14. Counterspy 460727 Stolen Car Racket Rehearsal.mp3
    15. Counterspy 490222 Mexican Rancho.mp3
    16. Counterspy 490224 Poison Peddler.mp3
    17. Counterspy 490809 Blackmailed Hijacker.mp3
    18. Counterspy 490811 Murmured Million.mp3
    19. Counterspy 490816 Statue Of Death.mp3
    20. Counterspy 490818 Desert Explosion.mp3
    21. Counterspy 490823 Bouncing Bank Robber.mp3
    22. Counterspy 490825 Murdering Messenger.mp3
    23. Counterspy 490830 Cold Blooded Professor Pt 1.mp3
    24. Counterspy 490901 Cold Blooded Professor Pt 2.mp3
    25. Counterspy 490906 Arrogant Arsonist.mp3
    26. Counterspy 490908 Courageous Comeon.mp3
    27. Counterspy 490913 Flatbush Fagin.mp3
    28. Counterspy 490915 Hot Car Killer.mp3
    29. Counterspy 490920 Postal Pirates Pt 1.mp3
    30. Counterspy 490922 Postal Pirates Pt 2.mp3
    31. Counterspy 490927 Visiting Vultures.mp3
    32. Counterspy 490929 Vicious Visitor.mp3
    33. Counterspy 491004 Sweepstakes Murder.mp3
    34. Counterspy 491006 Genuine Counterfeit.mp3
    35. Counterspy 491011 Society Swindler.mp3
    36. Counterspy 491013 High Class Hijacker.mp3
    37. Counterspy 491018 Photograph Furrier.mp3
    Volume 2 - 34 shows - total playtime 15 hours 53 minutes
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    Volume 2: $5.00
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    1. Counterspy 491020 International Intrigue.mp3
    2. Counterspy 500214 Counterfeit Traveler's Checks.mp3
    3. Counterspy 500404 Magic Murder.mp3
    4. Counterspy 500411 Mile High Murders.mp3
    5. Counterspy 500413 Hoodlums Hero.mp3
    6. Counterspy 500418 Fabulous Formula Pt 1.mp3
    7. Counterspy 500420 Fabulous Formula Pt 2.mp3
    8. Counterspy 500425 Hijacked Country.mp3
    9. Counterspy 500427 Murdered Confessor.mp3
    10. Counterspy 500502 Soaring Saucer.mp3
    11. Counterspy 500504 Crystalline Double Cross.mp3
    12. Counterspy 500613 Tattooed Eye.mp3
    13. Counterspy 500815 Foolish Father.mp3
    14. Counterspy 501013 Foreign Fires.mp3
    15. Counterspy 501020 Curious Conspiracy.mp3
    16. Counterspy 501027 Insidious Impersonation.mp3
    17. Counterspy 501103 Carbon Consul.mp3
    18. Counterspy 501112 Stolen Secret.mp3
    19. Counterspy 501119 Pseudo Spuds.mp3
    20. Counterspy 501126 Hideous Hijacker.mp3
    21. Counterspy 501203 Case of the Prattling Paper.mp3
    22. Counterspy 501203 Spectrograph.mp3
    23. Counterspy 501210 Infiltrating Agent.mp3
    24. Counterspy 501217 Invisible Insurrectionist.mp3
    25. Counterspy 501224 Pretty Plant.mp3
    26. Counterspy 510107 Kleptomaniac Clue.mp3
    27. Counterspy 510114 Captured Contact.mp3
    28. Counterspy 510121 Double Crossing Defender.mp3
    29. Counterspy 520214 Fight Against Narcotics.mp3
    30. Counterspy 530000 Flanagan Sisters Corn Syrup Co Coverup.mp3
    31. Counterspy 530000 MaisieBarfly.mp3
    32. Counterspy 531221 Diamond Thieves.mp3
    33. Counterspy Flanagan Sis Corn Syrup.mp3
    34. Counterspy Nazi Radio Station.mp3
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    71 recordings on 36 Audio CDs
    total playtime 34 hours, 15 min

    Disc A001

    1. Counterspy Flanagan Sis Corn Syrup
    2. Counterspy Nazi Radio Station

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    Disc A002

    1. Counterspy 420000 Matihari Type
    2. Counterspy 420608 Dream House

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    Disc A003

    1. Counterspy 420608 Washington Woman Spy
    2. Counterspy 420622 Nazis From Mexico

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    Disc A004

    1. Counterspy 420727 Camera Happy Crook
    2. Counterspy 420903 Counterfeit Gas Coupons

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    Disc A005

    1. Counterspy 420914 Recruited Nurse
    2. Counterspy 420914 Spy Submarine Logansport

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    Disc A006

    1. Counterspy 421102 Case of the Gasoline Barge
    2. Counterspy 421214 German Spies

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    Disc A007

    1. Counterspy 450613 Washington Woman Spy
    2. Counterspy 450620 Bag Of Dynamite

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    Disc A008

    1. Counterspy 450725 Explosive Dog
    2. Counterspy 460727 Stolen Car Racket Rehearsal

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    Disc A009

    1. Counterspy 490222 Mexican Rancho
    2. Counterspy 490224 Poison Peddler

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    Disc A010

    1. Counterspy 490809 Blackmailed Hijacker
    2. Counterspy 490811 Murmured Million

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    Disc A011

    1. Counterspy 490816 Statue Of Death
    2. Counterspy 490818 Desert Explosion

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    Disc A012

    1. Counterspy 490823 Bouncing Bank Robber
    2. Counterspy 490825 Murdering Messenger

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    Disc A013

    1. Counterspy 490830 Cold Blooded Professor Pt 1
    2. Counterspy 490901 Cold Blooded Professor Pt 2

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    Disc A014

    1. Counterspy 490906 Arrogant Arsonist
    2. Counterspy 490908 Courageous Comeon

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    Disc A015

    1. Counterspy 490913 Flatbush Fagin
    2. Counterspy 490915 Hot Car Killer

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    Disc A016

    1. Counterspy 490920 Postal Pirates Pt 1
    2. Counterspy 490922 Postal Pirates Pt 2

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    Disc A017

    1. Counterspy 490927 Visiting Vultures
    2. Counterspy 490929 Vicious Visitor

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    Disc A018

    1. Counterspy 491004 Sweepstakes Murder
    2. Counterspy 491006 Genuine Counterfeit

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    Disc A019

    1. Counterspy 491011 Society Swindler
    2. Counterspy 491013 High Class Hijacker

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    Disc A020

    1. Counterspy 491018 Photograph Furrier
    2. Counterspy 491020 International Intrigue

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    Disc A021

    1. Counterspy 500214 Counterfeit Traveler's Checks
    2. Counterspy 500404 Magic Murder

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    Disc A022

    1. Counterspy 500411 Mile High Murders
    2. Counterspy 500413 Hoodlums Hero

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    Disc A023

    1. Counterspy 500418 Fabulous Formula Pt 1
    2. Counterspy 500420 Fabulous Formula Pt 2

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    Disc A024

    1. Counterspy 500425 Hijacked Country
    2. Counterspy 500427 Murdered Confessor

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    Disc A025

    1. Counterspy 500502 Soaring Saucer
    2. Counterspy 500504 Crystalline Double Cross

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    Disc A026

    1. Counterspy 500613 Tattooed Eye
    2. Counterspy 500815 Foolish Father

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    Disc A027

    1. Counterspy 501013 Foreign Fires
    2. Counterspy 501020 Curious Conspiracy

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    Disc A028

    1. Counterspy 501027 Insidious Impersonation
    2. Counterspy 501103 Carbon Consul

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    Disc A029

    1. Counterspy 501112 Stolen Secret
    2. Counterspy 501119 Pseudo Spuds

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    Disc A030

    1. Counterspy 501126 Hideous Hijacker
    2. Counterspy 501203 Case of the Prattling Paper

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    Disc A031

    1. Counterspy 501203 Spectrograph
    2. Counterspy 501210 Infiltrating Agent

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    Disc A032

    1. Counterspy 501217 Invisible Insurrectionist
    2. Counterspy 501224 Pretty Plant

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    Disc A033

    1. Counterspy 510107 Kleptomaniac Clue
    2. Counterspy 510114 Captured Contact

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    Disc A034

    1. Counterspy 510121 Double Crossing Defender
    2. Counterspy 520214 Fight Against Narcotics

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    Disc A035

    1. Counterspy 530000 Flanagan Sisters Corn Syrup Co Coverup
    2. Counterspy 530000 MaisieBarfly

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    Disc A036

    1. Counterspy 531221 Diamond Thieves

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