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Mystery is My Hobby

Author Barton Drake in Mystery is My Hobby goes around solving murders almost on a whim.

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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Adele Jergens and Glenn Langan
Crime/Detective Series (1947-1948)

Glenn LanganSet in the late 1940s, Mystery is My Hobby featured author Barton Drake, portrayed by Glen Lagan, and a case from his files. Drake is a mystery writer with a penchant for getting himself in trouble. Even though he was often searching for trouble and finding it, the show was never hard-boiled like Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe. Mystery is my Hobby's Drake was more like Lord Peter Wimsey, a worldly, man-about-town type of detective.

old time radio pictureIn an interesting twist, his side kick is police officer Noah Danton. Danton goes everywhere with Drake including trips out of the country to investigate mysteries. Either he worked for a very tolerant department or Drake paid his salary! As police officer's go, Danton is a bit dim. At the end of each episode, Drake has to explain to Danton how he solved the mystery.

Broadcast by the Mutual Radio Network, Mystery is My Hobby was performed before a live audience. The show was on the air from 1945 to 1947. The original title was Murder is My Hobby but the sponsor thought the title was a bit harsh, especially since the sponsor was the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company of Omaha --a life insurance company sponsoring a show with murder in the title just didn't seem right!

 

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    78 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 31 hours, 16 min
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      78 shows - total playtime 31 hours 16 minutes
      1. MIMH 000 Buried Treasure Map.mp3
      2. MIMH 000 Case of 65 Women.mp3
      3. MIMH 000 Faithless Wife.mp3
      4. MIMH 000 Gold Prospector.mp3
      5. MIMH 000 Kid Brown is Ko'd.mp3
      6. MIMH 000 Millionaire Threatened.mp3
      7. MIMH 000 Murder at a Magic Show.mp3
      8. MIMH 000 Oil King Murdered.mp3
      9. MIMH 000 Stolen Rembrandts.mp3
      10. MIMH 000 Ticket to Murder.mp3
      11. MIMH 000 Wife Poisoned.mp3
      12. MIMH 001 Allen Fisher is Murdered.mp3
      13. MIMH 002 Monica Feels Threatened.mp3
      14. MIMH 003 Snowbound.mp3
      15. MIMH 004 Dude Ranch.mp3
      16. MIMH 005 Murder in the Ring.mp3
      17. MIMH 006 Who Killed David Austin.mp3
      18. MIMH 007 Murder Bound.mp3
      19. MIMH 008 Short Distance to Murder.mp3
      20. MIMH 009 Blackmail.mp3
      21. MIMH 010 Walking Corpse.mp3
      22. MIMH 011 Death in Mark Adrian's Studio.mp3
      23. MIMH 013 Shots at Curtis Window.mp3
      24. MIMH 014 Eternal Triangle.mp3
      25. MIMH 015 Waiting Game.mp3
      26. MIMH 016 Clearing Peter Wade.mp3
      27. MIMH 017 Father Son.mp3
      28. MIMH 018 Mystery of the Burning Light.mp3
      29. MIMH 019 Arthur Gideon's Memoirs.mp3
      30. MIMH 020 Phony Husband.mp3
      31. MIMH 021 Cinderella for a Day.mp3
      32. MIMH 022 Mink Coat.mp3
      33. MIMH 023 Stella Dix is Murdered.mp3
      34. MIMH 024 Hit Plan Gone Astray.mp3
      35. MIMH 025 Murder at Asa Clark's House.mp3
      36. MIMH 026 Wife Her Friends.mp3
      37. MIMH 027 Woman Shoots Self.mp3
      38. MIMH 028 Andrew Bradford Runs for Gov.mp3
      39. MIMH 028 Ex-Con Candidate.mp3
      40. MIMH 029 Murder the Folsom Point.mp3
      41. MIMH 031 Ben Cramer.mp3
      42. MIMH 032 Chris Pomeroy.mp3
      43. MIMH 033 Sally Anders is Murdered.mp3
      44. MIMH 034 Uncle Howard's Treasure Map.mp3
      45. MIMH 035 Murder at the Arnold House.mp3
      46. MIMH 037 Death of an Old Prospector.mp3
      47. MIMH 038 Thief the Paintings.mp3
      48. MIMH 039 Fishing Trip Ends in Murder.mp3
      49. MIMH 040 Voice of Doom.mp3
      50. MIMH 041 Fugitive Brother.mp3
      51. MIMH 042 Feuding Radio Comedians.mp3
      52. MIMH 043 Stephanie Brent Murdered.mp3
      53. MIMH 045 Body in the Trunk.mp3
      54. MIMH 045 John Crain Murder.mp3
      55. MIMH 046 Morini the Formula.mp3
      56. MIMH 047 Hudson Family Deaths.mp3
      57. MIMH 048 Coin Collector Mystery.mp3
      58. MIMH 048 Murder With a Boomerang.mp3
      59. MIMH 049 Tom Torelli.mp3
      60. MIMH 050 Kenneth Prengle, Polo Player.mp3
      61. MIMH 051 Estelle Wainwright.mp3
      62. MIMH 072 Engaged to Death.mp3
      63. MIMH 112 Two Hours to Live.mp3
      64. MIMH 114 Bullets Make Holes.mp3
      65. MIMH 116 Death is a Twin.mp3
      66. MIMH 117 Murder Can Sometimes Be Pleasant.mp3
      67. MIMH 118 Death Paints With Purple.mp3
      68. MIMH 122 Death Buys Flowers.mp3
      69. MIMH 123 Death Speaks With 10 Fingers.mp3
      70. MIMH 126 471119 Death Asks Questions.mp3
      71. MIMH 127 471126 Death is a Grain of Sand.mp3
      72. MIMH 129 Death Has Blue Eyes.mp3
      73. MIMH 129 Madame Valentine is Fearful (no opening).mp3
      74. MIMH 130 Death Has a Hot Foot.mp3
      75. MIMH 132 471231 Death is 1 3.mp3
      76. MIMH 133 480107 Death Loses the Body.mp3
      77. MIMH 134 Death Goes Before Pride.mp3
      78. MIMH 135 Death Writes an Epitath.mp3
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    78 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 31 hours, 16 min
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      78 shows - total playtime 31 hours 16 minutes
      1. MIMH 000 Buried Treasure Map.mp3
      2. MIMH 000 Case of 65 Women.mp3
      3. MIMH 000 Faithless Wife.mp3
      4. MIMH 000 Gold Prospector.mp3
      5. MIMH 000 Kid Brown is Ko'd.mp3
      6. MIMH 000 Millionaire Threatened.mp3
      7. MIMH 000 Murder at a Magic Show.mp3
      8. MIMH 000 Oil King Murdered.mp3
      9. MIMH 000 Stolen Rembrandts.mp3
      10. MIMH 000 Ticket to Murder.mp3
      11. MIMH 000 Wife Poisoned.mp3
      12. MIMH 001 Allen Fisher is Murdered.mp3
      13. MIMH 002 Monica Feels Threatened.mp3
      14. MIMH 003 Snowbound.mp3
      15. MIMH 004 Dude Ranch.mp3
      16. MIMH 005 Murder in the Ring.mp3
      17. MIMH 006 Who Killed David Austin.mp3
      18. MIMH 007 Murder Bound.mp3
      19. MIMH 008 Short Distance to Murder.mp3
      20. MIMH 009 Blackmail.mp3
      21. MIMH 010 Walking Corpse.mp3
      22. MIMH 011 Death in Mark Adrian's Studio.mp3
      23. MIMH 013 Shots at Curtis Window.mp3
      24. MIMH 014 Eternal Triangle.mp3
      25. MIMH 015 Waiting Game.mp3
      26. MIMH 016 Clearing Peter Wade.mp3
      27. MIMH 017 Father Son.mp3
      28. MIMH 018 Mystery of the Burning Light.mp3
      29. MIMH 019 Arthur Gideon's Memoirs.mp3
      30. MIMH 020 Phony Husband.mp3
      31. MIMH 021 Cinderella for a Day.mp3
      32. MIMH 022 Mink Coat.mp3
      33. MIMH 023 Stella Dix is Murdered.mp3
      34. MIMH 024 Hit Plan Gone Astray.mp3
      35. MIMH 025 Murder at Asa Clark's House.mp3
      36. MIMH 026 Wife Her Friends.mp3
      37. MIMH 027 Woman Shoots Self.mp3
      38. MIMH 028 Andrew Bradford Runs for Gov.mp3
      39. MIMH 028 Ex-Con Candidate.mp3
      40. MIMH 029 Murder the Folsom Point.mp3
      41. MIMH 031 Ben Cramer.mp3
      42. MIMH 032 Chris Pomeroy.mp3
      43. MIMH 033 Sally Anders is Murdered.mp3
      44. MIMH 034 Uncle Howard's Treasure Map.mp3
      45. MIMH 035 Murder at the Arnold House.mp3
      46. MIMH 037 Death of an Old Prospector.mp3
      47. MIMH 038 Thief the Paintings.mp3
      48. MIMH 039 Fishing Trip Ends in Murder.mp3
      49. MIMH 040 Voice of Doom.mp3
      50. MIMH 041 Fugitive Brother.mp3
      51. MIMH 042 Feuding Radio Comedians.mp3
      52. MIMH 043 Stephanie Brent Murdered.mp3
      53. MIMH 045 Body in the Trunk.mp3
      54. MIMH 045 John Crain Murder.mp3
      55. MIMH 046 Morini the Formula.mp3
      56. MIMH 047 Hudson Family Deaths.mp3
      57. MIMH 048 Coin Collector Mystery.mp3
      58. MIMH 048 Murder With a Boomerang.mp3
      59. MIMH 049 Tom Torelli.mp3
      60. MIMH 050 Kenneth Prengle, Polo Player.mp3
      61. MIMH 051 Estelle Wainwright.mp3
      62. MIMH 072 Engaged to Death.mp3
      63. MIMH 112 Two Hours to Live.mp3
      64. MIMH 114 Bullets Make Holes.mp3
      65. MIMH 116 Death is a Twin.mp3
      66. MIMH 117 Murder Can Sometimes Be Pleasant.mp3
      67. MIMH 118 Death Paints With Purple.mp3
      68. MIMH 122 Death Buys Flowers.mp3
      69. MIMH 123 Death Speaks With 10 Fingers.mp3
      70. MIMH 126 471119 Death Asks Questions.mp3
      71. MIMH 127 471126 Death is a Grain of Sand.mp3
      72. MIMH 129 Death Has Blue Eyes.mp3
      73. MIMH 129 Madame Valentine is Fearful (no opening).mp3
      74. MIMH 130 Death Has a Hot Foot.mp3
      75. MIMH 132 471231 Death is 1 3.mp3
      76. MIMH 133 480107 Death Loses the Body.mp3
      77. MIMH 134 Death Goes Before Pride.mp3
      78. MIMH 135 Death Writes an Epitath.mp3
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    78 recordings on 37 Audio CDs
    total playtime 31 hours, 16 min

    Disc A001

    1. MIMH 000 Buried Treasure Map
    2. MIMH 000 Case of 65 Women

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    Disc A002

    1. MIMH 000 Faithless Wife
    2. MIMH 000 Gold Prospector

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    Disc A003

    1. MIMH 000 Kid Brown is Ko'd
    2. MIMH 000 Millionaire Threatened

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    Disc A004

    1. MIMH 000 Murder at a Magic Show
    2. MIMH 000 Oil King Murdered

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    Disc A005

    1. MIMH 000 Stolen Rembrandts
    2. MIMH 000 Ticket to Murder

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    Disc A006

    1. MIMH 000 Wife Poisoned
    2. MIMH 001 Allen Fisher is Murdered

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    Disc A007

    1. MIMH 002 Monica Feels Threatened
    2. MIMH 003 Snowbound

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    Disc A008

    1. MIMH 004 Dude Ranch
    2. MIMH 005 Murder in the Ring

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    Disc A009

    1. MIMH 006 Who Killed David Austin
    2. MIMH 007 Murder Bound

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    Disc A010

    1. MIMH 008 Short Distance to Murder
    2. MIMH 009 Blackmail

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    Disc A011

    1. MIMH 010 Walking Corpse
    2. MIMH 011 Death in Mark Adrian's Studio

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    Disc A012

    1. MIMH 013 Shots at Curtis Window
    2. MIMH 014 Eternal Triangle

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    Disc A013

    1. MIMH 015 Waiting Game
    2. MIMH 016 Clearing Peter Wade

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    Disc A014

    1. MIMH 017 Father Son
    2. MIMH 018 Mystery of the Burning Light

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    Disc A015

    1. MIMH 019 Arthur Gideon's Memoirs
    2. MIMH 020 Phony Husband

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    Disc A016

    1. MIMH 021 Cinderella for a Day
    2. MIMH 022 Mink Coat

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    Disc A017

    1. MIMH 023 Stella Dix is Murdered
    2. MIMH 024 Hit Plan Gone Astray

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    Disc A018

    1. MIMH 025 Murder at Asa Clark's House
    2. MIMH 026 Wife Her Friends
    3. MIMH 027 Woman Shoots Self

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    Disc A019

    1. MIMH 028 Andrew Bradford Runs for Gov
    2. MIMH 028 Ex-Con Candidate

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    Disc A020

    1. MIMH 029 Murder the Folsom Point
    2. MIMH 031 Ben Cramer

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    Disc A021

    1. MIMH 032 Chris Pomeroy
    2. MIMH 033 Sally Anders is Murdered

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    Disc A022

    1. MIMH 034 Uncle Howard's Treasure Map
    2. MIMH 035 Murder at the Arnold House

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    Disc A023

    1. MIMH 037 Death of an Old Prospector
    2. MIMH 038 Thief the Paintings
    3. MIMH 039 Fishing Trip Ends in Murder

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    Disc A024

    1. MIMH 040 Voice of Doom
    2. MIMH 041 Fugitive Brother

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    Disc A025

    1. MIMH 042 Feuding Radio Comedians
    2. MIMH 043 Stephanie Brent Murdered
    3. MIMH 045 Body in the Trunk

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    Disc A026

    1. MIMH 045 John Crain Murder
    2. MIMH 046 Morini the Formula
    3. MIMH 047 Hudson Family Deaths

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    Disc A027

    1. MIMH 048 Coin Collector Mystery
    2. MIMH 048 Murder With a Boomerang

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    Disc A028

    1. MIMH 049 Tom Torelli
    2. MIMH 050 Kenneth Prengle, Polo Player

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    Disc A029

    1. MIMH 051 Estelle Wainwright
    2. MIMH 072 Engaged to Death

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    Disc A030

    1. MIMH 112 Two Hours to Live
    2. MIMH 114 Bullets Make Holes

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    Disc A031

    1. MIMH 116 Death is a Twin
    2. MIMH 117 Murder Can Sometimes Be Pleasant

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    Disc A032

    1. MIMH 118 Death Paints With Purple
    2. MIMH 122 Death Buys Flowers

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    Disc A033

    1. MIMH 123 Death Speaks With 10 Fingers
    2. MIMH 129 Death Has Blue Eyes

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    Disc A034

    1. MIMH 129 Madame Valentine is Fearful (no opening)
    2. MIMH 130 Death Has a Hot Foot

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    Disc A035

    1. MIMH 134 Death Goes Before Pride
    2. MIMH 135 Death Writes an Epitath

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    Disc A036

    1. MIMH 126 471119 Death Asks Questions
    2. MIMH 127 471126 Death is a Grain of Sand

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    Disc A037

    1. MIMH 132 471231 Death is 1 3
    2. MIMH 133 480107 Death Loses the Body

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