BW – EP66: An Interactive History of Suspense—Radio’s Outstanding Theater Of Thrills

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In Breaking Walls episode 66, we weave the history of radio’s outstanding theater of thrills, Suspense, into an story told by producer and directors William Spier, William N. Robson, and Elliot Lewis, and actors and actresses June Havoc, Cary Grant, Vincent Price, Hans Conreid, Howard Duff, Robert Taylor, and Cathy Lewis.

Suspense aired on CBS Radio from June 17, 1942 to September 30, 1962. Over 900 of the 945 episodes survive, many in high quality. The production value for the shows between December of 1943 and June of 1954 was amongst the highest in radio. CBS featured Suspense in a prime-time time slot for over a decade. These shows offer the best scripts starring the best actors and actresses. They’re definitely worth a listen, especially with Halloween coming up. You can find the complete series through the Old Time Radio Researcher’s Library at

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