Breaking Walls & A Man Named Marlowe

Available through the same Breaking Walls podcast feed, an original audio drama: A Man Named Marlowe.

Los Angeles, 1935—The heart of the great depression, with glitz and glamour right next door to misery and suffering. It’s the kind of world where those with money don’t want to share it and those without it have no idea how to get it. It’s the kind of world where Philip Marlowe will take a case he’ll regret, but will he get to live with them?

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? In A Man Named Marlowe, we’ll find out.

It’s a story with an empowered woman, heinous crimes, back room deals, gruesome murders, hundreds of thousands of dollars of gold, and two long-dead ghosts that teach us heroes can live forever.

New Episodes release every other Tuesday, (beginning May 15th, 2018). There will be six episodes in total. Each show is available in the same feed as Breaking Walls, therefore if you subscribe to one show, you’re subscribed to both. You can subscribe below, listen here, or search for A Man Named Marlowe by searching for Breaking Walls wherever you get your podcasts.


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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