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David Harding, Counterspy!

Follow the exciting "Counter Spies!"--the fictional unit of the Federal Government lead by David Harding.

Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!)

77 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 36 hours, 150 min)
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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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    77 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00. Total playtime 36 hours, 150 min
    77 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
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    1. Volume 1 – 42 shows – total playtime 19 hours, 44 minutes
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    2. Counterspy 420608 Washington Woman Spy.mp3
    3. Counterspy 420622 Nazis From Mexico.mp3
    4. Counterspy 420903 Counterfeit Gas Coupons.mp3
    5. Counterspy 420914 Spy Submarine Logansport.mp3
    6. Counterspy 421102 Case of the Gasoline Barge.mp3
    7. Counterspy 421214 German Spies.mp3
    8. Counterspy 430301 Nazi Radio Station.mp3
    9. Counterspy 430517 Confidential Messenger.mp3
    10. Counterspy 440925 Kidnapped War Worker (clip).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 470928 Continental Chase (2nd half).mp3
    16. Counterspy 471026 Title Unknown (2nd half).mp3
    17. Counterspy 480523 Dream House.mp3
    18. Counterspy 480530 Camera Happy Crook.mp3
    19. Counterspy 480606 Recruited Nurse.mp3
    20. Counterspy 490222 Mexican Rancho.mp3
    21. Counterspy 490224 Poison Peddler.mp3
    22. Counterspy 490503 Blackmailed Hijacker.mp3
    23. Counterspy 490505 Murmured Million.mp3
    24. Counterspy 490510 Statue Of Death.mp3
    25. Counterspy 490512 Desert Explosion.mp3
    26. Counterspy 490517 Bouncing Bank Robber.mp3
    27. Counterspy 490519 Murdering Messenger.mp3
    28. Counterspy 490524 Cold Blooded Professor Pt 1.mp3
    29. Counterspy 490526 Cold Blooded Professor Pt 2.mp3
    30. Counterspy 490531 Arrogant Arsonist.mp3
    31. Counterspy 490602 Courageous Comeon.mp3
    32. Counterspy 490607 Flatbush Fagin.mp3
    33. Counterspy 490609 Hot Car Killer.mp3
    34. Counterspy 490614 Postal Pirates Pt 1.mp3
    35. Counterspy 490616 Postal Pirates Pt 2.mp3
    36. Counterspy 490621 Visiting Vultures.mp3
    37. Counterspy 490623 Vicious Visitor.mp3
    38. Counterspy 490628 Sweepstakes Murder.mp3
    39. Counterspy 490630 Genuine Counterfeit.mp3
    40. Counterspy 490705 Society Swindler.mp3
    41. Counterspy 490707 High Class Hijacker.mp3
    42. Counterspy 490712 Photograph Furrier.mp3
    43. Counterspy 490714 International Intrigue.mp3

    1. Volume 2 – 35 shows – total playtime 16 hours, 17 minutes
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    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 500620 Psychic Secrets.mp3
    14. Counterspy 500622 Frozen Fortune.mp3
    15. Counterspy 500815 Foolish Father.mp3
    16. Counterspy 501013 Foreign Fires.mp3
    17. Counterspy 501020 Curious Conspiracy.mp3
    18. Counterspy 501027 Insidious Impersonation.mp3
    19. Counterspy 501103 Carbon Consul.mp3
    20. Counterspy 501112 Stolen Secret.mp3
    21. Counterspy 501119 Pseudo Spuds.mp3
    22. Counterspy 501126 Hideous Hijacker.mp3
    23. Counterspy 501203 Case of the Prattling Paper.mp3
    24. Counterspy 501203 Spectrograph.mp3
    25. Counterspy 501210 Infiltrating Agent.mp3
    26. Counterspy 501217 Invisible Insurrectionist.mp3
    27. Counterspy 501224 Pretty Plant.mp3
    28. Counterspy 510107 Kleptomaniac Clue.mp3
    29. Counterspy 510114 Captured Contact.mp3
    30. Counterspy 510121 Double Crossing Defender.mp3
    31. Counterspy 520214 Fight Against Narcotics.mp3
    32. Counterspy 521123 Corrupt Counselor.mp3
    33. Counterspy 530000 Flanagan Sisters Corn Syrup Co Coverup.mp3
    34. Counterspy 530000 MaisieBarfly.mp3
    35. Counterspy 531221 Diamond Thieves.mp3
    36. Counterspy Flanagan Sis Corn Syrup.mp3
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    77 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00. Total playtime 36 hours, 150 min
    77 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    994 MB – total playtime 36 hours, 2 min
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    1. Volume 1 – 42 shows – 547 MB – total playtime 19 hours, 44 minutes
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    2. Counterspy 420608 Washington Woman Spy.mp3
    3. Counterspy 420622 Nazis From Mexico.mp3
    4. Counterspy 420903 Counterfeit Gas Coupons.mp3
    5. Counterspy 420914 Spy Submarine Logansport.mp3
    6. Counterspy 421102 Case of the Gasoline Barge.mp3
    7. Counterspy 421214 German Spies.mp3
    8. Counterspy 430301 Nazi Radio Station.mp3
    9. Counterspy 430517 Confidential Messenger.mp3
    10. Counterspy 440925 Kidnapped War Worker (clip).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 470928 Continental Chase (2nd half).mp3
    16. Counterspy 471026 Title Unknown (2nd half).mp3
    17. Counterspy 480523 Dream House.mp3
    18. Counterspy 480530 Camera Happy Crook.mp3
    19. Counterspy 480606 Recruited Nurse.mp3
    20. Counterspy 490222 Mexican Rancho.mp3
    21. Counterspy 490224 Poison Peddler.mp3
    22. Counterspy 490503 Blackmailed Hijacker.mp3
    23. Counterspy 490505 Murmured Million.mp3
    24. Counterspy 490510 Statue Of Death.mp3
    25. Counterspy 490512 Desert Explosion.mp3
    26. Counterspy 490517 Bouncing Bank Robber.mp3
    27. Counterspy 490519 Murdering Messenger.mp3
    28. Counterspy 490524 Cold Blooded Professor Pt 1.mp3
    29. Counterspy 490526 Cold Blooded Professor Pt 2.mp3
    30. Counterspy 490531 Arrogant Arsonist.mp3
    31. Counterspy 490602 Courageous Comeon.mp3
    32. Counterspy 490607 Flatbush Fagin.mp3
    33. Counterspy 490609 Hot Car Killer.mp3
    34. Counterspy 490614 Postal Pirates Pt 1.mp3
    35. Counterspy 490616 Postal Pirates Pt 2.mp3
    36. Counterspy 490621 Visiting Vultures.mp3
    37. Counterspy 490623 Vicious Visitor.mp3
    38. Counterspy 490628 Sweepstakes Murder.mp3
    39. Counterspy 490630 Genuine Counterfeit.mp3
    40. Counterspy 490705 Society Swindler.mp3
    41. Counterspy 490707 High Class Hijacker.mp3
    42. Counterspy 490712 Photograph Furrier.mp3
    43. Counterspy 490714 International Intrigue.mp3

    1. Volume 2 – 35 shows – 448 MB – total playtime 16 hours, 17 minutes
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    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 500620 Psychic Secrets.mp3
    14. Counterspy 500622 Frozen Fortune.mp3
    15. Counterspy 500815 Foolish Father.mp3
    16. Counterspy 501013 Foreign Fires.mp3
    17. Counterspy 501020 Curious Conspiracy.mp3
    18. Counterspy 501027 Insidious Impersonation.mp3
    19. Counterspy 501103 Carbon Consul.mp3
    20. Counterspy 501112 Stolen Secret.mp3
    21. Counterspy 501119 Pseudo Spuds.mp3
    22. Counterspy 501126 Hideous Hijacker.mp3
    23. Counterspy 501203 Case of the Prattling Paper.mp3
    24. Counterspy 501203 Spectrograph.mp3
    25. Counterspy 501210 Infiltrating Agent.mp3
    26. Counterspy 501217 Invisible Insurrectionist.mp3
    27. Counterspy 501224 Pretty Plant.mp3
    28. Counterspy 510107 Kleptomaniac Clue.mp3
    29. Counterspy 510114 Captured Contact.mp3
    30. Counterspy 510121 Double Crossing Defender.mp3
    31. Counterspy 520214 Fight Against Narcotics.mp3
    32. Counterspy 521123 Corrupt Counselor.mp3
    33. Counterspy 530000 Flanagan Sisters Corn Syrup Co Coverup.mp3
    34. Counterspy 530000 MaisieBarfly.mp3
    35. Counterspy 531221 Diamond Thieves.mp3
    36. Counterspy Flanagan Sis Corn Syrup.mp3
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    77 recordings on 38 Audio CDs. Total playtime 36 hours, 2 min
    77 recordings on 38 Audio CDs
    total playtime 36 hours, 2 min

    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A001

    1. Counterspy Flanagan Sis Corn Syrup
    2. Counterspy 420608 Washington Woman Spy

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A002

    1. Counterspy 420622 Nazis From Mexico
    2. Counterspy 420903 Counterfeit Gas Coupons

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A003

    1. Counterspy 420914 Spy Submarine Logansport
    2. Counterspy 421102 Case of the Gasoline Barge

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A004

    1. Counterspy 421214 German Spies
    2. Counterspy 430301 Nazi Radio Station

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A005

    1. Counterspy 430517 Confidential Messenger
    2. Counterspy 440925 Kidnapped War Worker (clip)
    3. Counterspy 450613 Washington Woman Spy

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A006

    1. Counterspy 450620 Bag Of Dynamite
    2. Counterspy 450725 Explosive Dog

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A007

    1. Counterspy 460727 Stolen Car Racket Rehearsal
    2. Counterspy 470928 Continental Chase (2nd half)
    3. Counterspy 471026 Title Unknown (2nd half)

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A008

    1. Counterspy 480523 Dream House
    2. Counterspy 480530 Camera Happy Crook

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A009

    1. Counterspy 480606 Recruited Nurse
    2. Counterspy 490222 Mexican Rancho

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A010

    1. Counterspy 490224 Poison Peddler
    2. Counterspy 490503 Blackmailed Hijacker

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A011

    1. Counterspy 490505 Murmured Million
    2. Counterspy 490510 Statue Of Death

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A012

    1. Counterspy 490512 Desert Explosion
    2. Counterspy 490517 Bouncing Bank Robber

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A013

    1. Counterspy 490519 Murdering Messenger
    2. Counterspy 490524 Cold Blooded Professor Pt 1

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A014

    1. Counterspy 490526 Cold Blooded Professor Pt 2
    2. Counterspy 490531 Arrogant Arsonist

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A015

    1. Counterspy 490602 Courageous Comeon
    2. Counterspy 490607 Flatbush Fagin

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A016

    1. Counterspy 490609 Hot Car Killer
    2. Counterspy 490614 Postal Pirates Pt 1

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A017

    1. Counterspy 490616 Postal Pirates Pt 2
    2. Counterspy 490621 Visiting Vultures

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A018

    1. Counterspy 490623 Vicious Visitor
    2. Counterspy 490628 Sweepstakes Murder

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A019

    1. Counterspy 490630 Genuine Counterfeit
    2. Counterspy 490705 Society Swindler

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A020

    1. Counterspy 490707 High Class Hijacker
    2. Counterspy 490712 Photograph Furrier

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A021

    1. Counterspy 490714 International Intrigue
    2. Counterspy 500214 Counterfeit Traveler's Checks

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A022

    1. Counterspy 500404 Magic Murder
    2. Counterspy 500411 Mile High Murders

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A023

    1. Counterspy 500413 Hoodlums Hero
    2. Counterspy 500418 Fabulous Formula Pt 1

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A024

    1. Counterspy 500420 Fabulous Formula Pt 2
    2. Counterspy 500425 Hijacked Country

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A025

    1. Counterspy 500427 Murdered Confessor
    2. Counterspy 500502 Soaring Saucer

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A026

    1. Counterspy 500504 Crystalline Double Cross
    2. Counterspy 500613 Tattooed Eye

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A027

    1. Counterspy 500620 Psychic Secrets
    2. Counterspy 500622 Frozen Fortune

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A028

    1. Counterspy 500815 Foolish Father
    2. Counterspy 501013 Foreign Fires

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A029

    1. Counterspy 501020 Curious Conspiracy
    2. Counterspy 501027 Insidious Impersonation

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A030

    1. Counterspy 501103 Carbon Consul
    2. Counterspy 501112 Stolen Secret

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A031

    1. Counterspy 501119 Pseudo Spuds
    2. Counterspy 501126 Hideous Hijacker

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A032

    1. Counterspy 501203 Case of the Prattling Paper
    2. Counterspy 501203 Spectrograph

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A033

    1. Counterspy 501210 Infiltrating Agent
    2. Counterspy 501217 Invisible Insurrectionist

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A034

    1. Counterspy 501224 Pretty Plant
    2. Counterspy 510107 Kleptomaniac Clue

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A035

    1. Counterspy 510114 Captured Contact
    2. Counterspy 510121 Double Crossing Defender

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A036

    1. Counterspy 520214 Fight Against Narcotics
    2. Counterspy 521123 Corrupt Counselor

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A037

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

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    Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!) Disc A038

    1. Counterspy 531221 Diamond Thieves

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