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The Mysterious Traveler

The Mysterious Traveler invites you to join him on another journey into the strange and terrifying...

Mysterious Traveler

57 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 27 hours, 2 min)
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Maurice Tarplin
Dramatic Anthology, stories of the strange and terrifying (1943 -52)

Maurice Tarplin
Maurice Tarplin

Mysterious Traveler radioThis is The Mysterious Traveler, inviting you to join me on another journey into the strange and terrifying. I hope you will enjoy the trip, that it will thrill you a little and chill you a little. So settle back, get a good grip on your nerves, and be comfortable--if you can!

The show featured shows ranging from science fiction, fantasy, horror, to crime drama.  Mysterious Traveler had no sponsor through the entire run of the series.  Written and directed by Robert Arthur and David Kogan, the radio series began on the Mutual Broadcasting System, December 5, 1943 and ran until September 16, 1952.

Marice Tarplin played the main role, as imparted in The Whistler or Raymond of Inner Sanctum Mysteries. Some of the most popular episodes include:

  • Mysterious Traveler radio showThey Who Sleep (45-01-06): An "ugly" woman with a heavy veil pays $10,000 to retired "Chadwin the Great Hypnotist Extraordinaire" to trade bodies with her beautiful sister who married the man she loved for 10 days.
  • Man the Insects Hated (44-10-07): Bugs in the jungle surround an inventor of a formula of "the perfect insect killer so much better than DDT." 
  • The Good Die Young (44-02-27): The beautiful and clever child, Saundra, rebels against her new stepmother.  Saundra pretends to be a sweet innocent cherub in front of her dad, but behind his back is a conniving, disturbing brat.
  • Behind the Locked Door (49-05-24): After their guide is viciously attacked, Archeologists are lost in a pitch-black cave and find the descendants of the wagon train are still living in the cave.
  • Death Comes For Adolph Hitler (45-03-24 066)—Created before the death of Adolph Hitler, in this story Hitler hops on a U-boat and escape to South America only to be haunted by his victims.

Also see Sealed Book, Murder by the Experts, and the Strange Dr. Weird. For more railroad themed old time radio shows, see also: Railroad Hour, Railroad Collection, Empire Builders & Grand Central Station, and Green Valley Line.

For a taut and thrilling half hour of entertainment, journey into the realm of mystery and the unknown with THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER, heard weekly over th world largest network ...

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    My favourite OTR show. Maurice Tarplins voice and persona did it for me. I think the mhsterious traveler was once a doctor Smith... then something happened.. he went nuts and spent his time telling strange stories to those who travelled on the train. I was instantly hooked

    John Verified Purchase

    Maurice Tarplin is equally good in The Strange Dr. Weird

    Patrick Verified Purchase

    "The Man the Insects Hated" is a great episode

    Chris Verified Purchase

    I just started listening to this recently. What an excellent series! It's too bad that more episodes aren't available.

    Daniel Verified Purchase

    A really good series with excellent well scripted stories as good as the inner sanctum series. I think most would enjoy these stories. Wish there were more of them to hear.

    Carl Verified Purchase

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    57 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00. Total playtime 27 hours, 2 min
    57 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 27 hours, 2 min
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    1. Volume 1 - 14 shows - total playtime 6 hours 44 minutes
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    2. Mysterious Traveler 440227 013 The Good Die Young.mp3
    3. Mysterious Traveler 440416 020 The Accusing Corpse.mp3
    4. Mysterious Traveler 450324 066 Death Comes For Adolph Hitler.mp3
    5. Mysterious Traveler 450331 067 Murder Goes Free.mp3
    6. Mysterious Traveler 451005 Death Rings Down The Curtain.mp3
    7. Mysterious Traveler 470112 086 No Grave Can Hold Me.mp3
    8. Mysterious Traveler 470420 100 Murder In Jazz Time.mp3
    9. Mysterious Traveler 470615 108 Death Is The Judge.mp3
    10. Mysterious Traveler 470706 111 The Locomotive Ghost.mp3
    11. Mysterious Traveler 470727 114 Man The Insects Hated.mp3
    12. Mysterious Traveler 480120 137 The Man In The Black Derby.mp3
    13. Mysterious Traveler 480224 142 Man Who Died Twice.mp3
    14. Mysterious Traveler 480511 153 I Won't Die Alone.mp3
    15. Mysterious Traveler 480608 157 Murder Is My Business.mp3

    1. Volume 2 - 43 shows - total playtime 20 hours 18 minutes
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    2. Mysterious Traveler 480622 159 Zero Hour.mp3
    3. Mysterious Traveler 480706 161 Man Who Vanished.mp3
    4. Mysterious Traveler 480810 166 The Visiting Corpse.mp3
    5. Mysterious Traveler 480921 171 Death Has A Thousand Faces.mp3
    6. Mysterious Traveler 481005 173 Death Rings Down The Curtain.mp3
    7. Mysterious Traveler 481111 177 Till Death Do Us Part.mp3
    8. Mysterious Traveler 490106 185 Devil The Deep Blue Sea.mp3
    9. Mysterious Traveler 490113 186 Accusing Corpse.mp3
    10. Mysterious Traveler 490329 197 Death Has A Cold Breath.mp3
    11. Mysterious Traveler 490419 200 Out Of The Past.mp3
    12. Mysterious Traveler 490524 205 Behind The Locked Door.mp3
    13. Mysterious Traveler 490614 208 No Grave Can Hold Me.mp3
    14. Mysterious Traveler 490802 215 Planet Zevius.mp3
    15. Mysterious Traveler 491011 225 The Last Survivor.mp3
    16. Mysterious Traveler 491025 227 No One On The Line.mp3
    17. Mysterious Traveler 500110 237 Survival Of The Fittest.mp3
    18. Mysterious Traveler 500207 241 Man Who Tried To Save Lincoln.mp3
    19. Mysterious Traveler 500314 246 Big Brain.mp3
    20. Mysterious Traveler 500404 249 Man From Singapore.mp3
    21. Mysterious Traveler 500411 250 Operation Tomorrow.mp3
    22. Mysterious Traveler 500418 251 Death At 50 Fathoms.mp3
    23. Mysterious Traveler 500425 252 I Died Last Night.mp3
    24. Mysterious Traveler 500502 253 S.o.s..mp3
    25. Mysterious Traveler 500523 256 The Lady In Red.mp3
    26. Mysterious Traveler 500606 258 Killer At Large.mp3
    27. Mysterious Traveler 500718 264 Killer Come Home.mp3
    28. Mysterious Traveler 510313 297 Knives Of Death.mp3
    29. Mysterious Traveler 510501 304 The Planet Zevius.mp3
    30. Mysterious Traveler 510828 319 Fire In The Sky.mp3
    31. Mysterious Traveler 511009 325 The Man Who Knew Everythin.mp3
    32. Mysterious Traveler 511106 329 Behind The Locked Door.mp3
    33. Mysterious Traveler 511113 330 Speak Of The Devil.mp3
    34. Mysterious Traveler 511120 331 Most Famous Man In World.mp3
    35. Mysterious Traveler 511211 334 Hide Out.mp3
    36. Mysterious Traveler 511225 336 Christmas Story.mp3
    37. Mysterious Traveler 520108 338 It's Only Money.mp3
    38. Mysterious Traveler 520115 339 Key Witness.mp3
    39. Mysterious Traveler 520122 340 Change Of Address.mp3
    40. Mysterious Traveler 520129 341 Stranger In The House.mp3
    41. Mysterious Traveler 520219 344 Strange New World.mp3
    42. Mysterious Traveler 520429 354 Murder In 2952.mp3
    43. Mysterious Traveler 520603 359 The Haunted Trailer.mp3
    44. Mysterious Traveler 520617 360 The Green Plague.mp3
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    57 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00. Total playtime 27 hours, 2 min
    57 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 27 hours, 2 min
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    1. Volume 1 - 14 shows - total playtime 6 hours 44 minutes
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    2. Mysterious Traveler 440227 013 The Good Die Young.mp3
    3. Mysterious Traveler 440416 020 The Accusing Corpse.mp3
    4. Mysterious Traveler 450324 066 Death Comes For Adolph Hitler.mp3
    5. Mysterious Traveler 450331 067 Murder Goes Free.mp3
    6. Mysterious Traveler 451005 Death Rings Down The Curtain.mp3
    7. Mysterious Traveler 470112 086 No Grave Can Hold Me.mp3
    8. Mysterious Traveler 470420 100 Murder In Jazz Time.mp3
    9. Mysterious Traveler 470615 108 Death Is The Judge.mp3
    10. Mysterious Traveler 470706 111 The Locomotive Ghost.mp3
    11. Mysterious Traveler 470727 114 Man The Insects Hated.mp3
    12. Mysterious Traveler 480120 137 The Man In The Black Derby.mp3
    13. Mysterious Traveler 480224 142 Man Who Died Twice.mp3
    14. Mysterious Traveler 480511 153 I Won't Die Alone.mp3
    15. Mysterious Traveler 480608 157 Murder Is My Business.mp3

    1. Volume 2 - 43 shows - total playtime 20 hours 18 minutes
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    2. Mysterious Traveler 480622 159 Zero Hour.mp3
    3. Mysterious Traveler 480706 161 Man Who Vanished.mp3
    4. Mysterious Traveler 480810 166 The Visiting Corpse.mp3
    5. Mysterious Traveler 480921 171 Death Has A Thousand Faces.mp3
    6. Mysterious Traveler 481005 173 Death Rings Down The Curtain.mp3
    7. Mysterious Traveler 481111 177 Till Death Do Us Part.mp3
    8. Mysterious Traveler 490106 185 Devil The Deep Blue Sea.mp3
    9. Mysterious Traveler 490113 186 Accusing Corpse.mp3
    10. Mysterious Traveler 490329 197 Death Has A Cold Breath.mp3
    11. Mysterious Traveler 490419 200 Out Of The Past.mp3
    12. Mysterious Traveler 490524 205 Behind The Locked Door.mp3
    13. Mysterious Traveler 490614 208 No Grave Can Hold Me.mp3
    14. Mysterious Traveler 490802 215 Planet Zevius.mp3
    15. Mysterious Traveler 491011 225 The Last Survivor.mp3
    16. Mysterious Traveler 491025 227 No One On The Line.mp3
    17. Mysterious Traveler 500110 237 Survival Of The Fittest.mp3
    18. Mysterious Traveler 500207 241 Man Who Tried To Save Lincoln.mp3
    19. Mysterious Traveler 500314 246 Big Brain.mp3
    20. Mysterious Traveler 500404 249 Man From Singapore.mp3
    21. Mysterious Traveler 500411 250 Operation Tomorrow.mp3
    22. Mysterious Traveler 500418 251 Death At 50 Fathoms.mp3
    23. Mysterious Traveler 500425 252 I Died Last Night.mp3
    24. Mysterious Traveler 500502 253 S.o.s..mp3
    25. Mysterious Traveler 500523 256 The Lady In Red.mp3
    26. Mysterious Traveler 500606 258 Killer At Large.mp3
    27. Mysterious Traveler 500718 264 Killer Come Home.mp3
    28. Mysterious Traveler 510313 297 Knives Of Death.mp3
    29. Mysterious Traveler 510501 304 The Planet Zevius.mp3
    30. Mysterious Traveler 510828 319 Fire In The Sky.mp3
    31. Mysterious Traveler 511009 325 The Man Who Knew Everythin.mp3
    32. Mysterious Traveler 511106 329 Behind The Locked Door.mp3
    33. Mysterious Traveler 511113 330 Speak Of The Devil.mp3
    34. Mysterious Traveler 511120 331 Most Famous Man In World.mp3
    35. Mysterious Traveler 511211 334 Hide Out.mp3
    36. Mysterious Traveler 511225 336 Christmas Story.mp3
    37. Mysterious Traveler 520108 338 It's Only Money.mp3
    38. Mysterious Traveler 520115 339 Key Witness.mp3
    39. Mysterious Traveler 520122 340 Change Of Address.mp3
    40. Mysterious Traveler 520129 341 Stranger In The House.mp3
    41. Mysterious Traveler 520219 344 Strange New World.mp3
    42. Mysterious Traveler 520429 354 Murder In 2952.mp3
    43. Mysterious Traveler 520603 359 The Haunted Trailer.mp3
    44. Mysterious Traveler 520617 360 The Green Plague.mp3
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    57 recordings on 29 Audio CDs. Total playtime 27 hours, 2 min
    57 recordings on 29 Audio CDs
    total playtime 27 hours, 2 min

    Mysterious Traveler Disc A001

    1. Mysterious Traveler 440227 013 The Good Die Young
    2. Mysterious Traveler 440416 020 The Accusing Corpse

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A002

    1. Mysterious Traveler 450324 066 Death Comes For Adolph Hitler
    2. Mysterious Traveler 450331 067 Murder Goes Free

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A003

    1. Mysterious Traveler 451005 Death Rings Down The Curtain
    2. Mysterious Traveler 470112 086 No Grave Can Hold Me

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A004

    1. Mysterious Traveler 470420 100 Murder In Jazz Time
    2. Mysterious Traveler 470615 108 Death Is The Judge

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A005

    1. Mysterious Traveler 470706 111 The Locomotive Ghost
    2. Mysterious Traveler 470727 114 Man The Insects Hated

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A006

    1. Mysterious Traveler 480120 137 The Man In The Black Derby
    2. Mysterious Traveler 480224 142 Man Who Died Twice

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A007

    1. Mysterious Traveler 480511 153 I Won't Die Alone
    2. Mysterious Traveler 480608 157 Murder Is My Business

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A008

    1. Mysterious Traveler 480622 159 Zero Hour
    2. Mysterious Traveler 480706 161 Man Who Vanished

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A009

    1. Mysterious Traveler 480810 166 The Visiting Corpse
    2. Mysterious Traveler 480921 171 Death Has A Thousand Faces

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A010

    1. Mysterious Traveler 481005 173 Death Rings Down The Curtain
    2. Mysterious Traveler 481111 177 Till Death Do Us Part

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A011

    1. Mysterious Traveler 490106 185 Devil The Deep Blue Sea
    2. Mysterious Traveler 490113 186 Accusing Corpse

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A012

    1. Mysterious Traveler 490329 197 Death Has A Cold Breath
    2. Mysterious Traveler 490419 200 Out Of The Past

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A013

    1. Mysterious Traveler 490524 205 Behind The Locked Door
    2. Mysterious Traveler 490614 208 No Grave Can Hold Me

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A014

    1. Mysterious Traveler 490802 215 Planet Zevius
    2. Mysterious Traveler 491011 225 The Last Survivor

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A015

    1. Mysterious Traveler 491025 227 No One On The Line
    2. Mysterious Traveler 500110 237 Survival Of The Fittest

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A016

    1. Mysterious Traveler 500207 241 Man Who Tried To Save Lincoln
    2. Mysterious Traveler 500314 246 Big Brain

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A017

    1. Mysterious Traveler 500404 249 Man From Singapore
    2. Mysterious Traveler 500411 250 Operation Tomorrow

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A018

    1. Mysterious Traveler 500418 251 Death At 50 Fathoms
    2. Mysterious Traveler 500425 252 I Died Last Night

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A019

    1. Mysterious Traveler 500502 253 S.o.s.
    2. Mysterious Traveler 500523 256 The Lady In Red

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A020

    1. Mysterious Traveler 500606 258 Killer At Large
    2. Mysterious Traveler 500718 264 Killer Come Home

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A021

    1. Mysterious Traveler 510313 297 Knives Of Death
    2. Mysterious Traveler 510501 304 The Planet Zevius

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A022

    1. Mysterious Traveler 510828 319 Fire In The Sky
    2. Mysterious Traveler 511009 325 The Man Who Knew Everythin

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A023

    1. Mysterious Traveler 511106 329 Behind The Locked Door
    2. Mysterious Traveler 511113 330 Speak Of The Devil

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A024

    1. Mysterious Traveler 511120 331 Most Famous Man In World
    2. Mysterious Traveler 511211 334 Hide Out

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A025

    1. Mysterious Traveler 511225 336 Christmas Story
    2. Mysterious Traveler 520108 338 It's Only Money

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A026

    1. Mysterious Traveler 520115 339 Key Witness
    2. Mysterious Traveler 520122 340 Change Of Address

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A027

    1. Mysterious Traveler 520129 341 Stranger In The House
    2. Mysterious Traveler 520219 344 Strange New World

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A028

    1. Mysterious Traveler 520429 354 Murder In 2952
    2. Mysterious Traveler 520603 359 The Haunted Trailer

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    Mysterious Traveler Disc A029

    1. Mysterious Traveler 520617 360 The Green Plague

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