The History of Breaking Walls

Coming on May 15, 2018 and available through the same Breaking Walls podcast feed, an original audio drama: A Man Named Marlowe.

Author Raymond Chandler set The Big Sleep, the first of his novels involving famous private detective Philip Marlowe in (then) present-day 1936, but who was Marlowe before The Big Sleep?

We’ll meet Marlowe in 1935, one year before Marlowe was hired by General Sternwood. It’s a mystery so hair-raising that it involves a double-crossing friend, a cunning woman, a gangster and his hoods, a wealthy getaway in the San Bernardino Mountains, and two famous bank robbers thought to be long-dead. You’ll hear Marlowe younger and less case-hardened than ever before and get insight into what made Marlowe, Marlowe.

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I launched Breaking Walls in 2014 with a scalable and linear concept: sit-down conversations with luminaries, centered around helpful topics, all laddering up to a monthly theme.

The show has since expanded to include on-the-scene reporting at places like The American Museum of Natural History, The Maggie Flanigan Acting Studio, and Industry City.

It’s also expanded to include mini-documentaries about people, programs, and moments during the Golden Age of Radio. These shows include the history of Suspense: Radio’s Outstanding Theater of Thrills, how Jack Benny, Jell-O, and a tax code changed the network broadcast landscape, and Yours Truly Johnny Dollar and the death of American dramatic radio.

Today Breaking Walls is a once-per-month audio documentary on the history of American Radio Broadcasting.


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