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Welcome to Stars On Suspense, presenting legends of Hollywood in "radio's outstanding theater of thrills." For twenty years, Suspense presented some of the greatest mysteries and thrillers on radio - legendary plays like "Sorry, Wrong Number," "The Hitch-Hiker," and "The House in Cypress Canyon." During its long radio run, Suspense attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood to its microphones to play the hunter and the hunted, heroes and villains, and victims and killers. 

Each week, tune in for a new podcast episode spotlighting a star of stage, screen, or radio in old time radio mysteries that are "well calculated to keep you in Suspense!"

Oct 18, 2019

He was one of Hollywood's brightest stars - obsessively committed to bringing his characters to life and a master of make-up to transform himself on screen, and Paul Muni's devotion to his craft earned him five Oscar nominations and one win. We'll hear the star of Scarface as a composer haunted by a mysterious rival in...


Oct 10, 2019

After she came to Hollywood and made her American movie debut at age 72, Dame May Whitty carved out a niche (and earned two Oscar nods) by playing outwardly cranky dowagers with hearts of gold. In two of her visits to Suspense, she played to and against that type. First, in "The Black Shawl," she's a woman seeking...


Oct 3, 2019

In his final appearances on Suspense, William Powell played against type as characters far removed from debonair drunkard Nick Charles of The Thin Man. We'll hear him as a Soviet embassy clerk desperately trying to defect in "The Man Who Cried Wolf" (originally aired on CBS on February 9, 1953) and as a doctor hunting a...


Sep 26, 2019

Lloyd Bridges' name may conjure up memories of goofy comedy in Airplane! and Hot Shots!, but long before those films he was a busy dramatic actor on the big and small screens. We'll hear the father of actors Beau and Jeff in a pair of radio thrillers: "Chicken Feed" (originally aired on CBS on April 21, 1957)...


Sep 19, 2019

For the 150th episode of the podcast, we welcome another star to our "five-timer's club." Vincent Price is back in the Suspense spotlight in two more old time radio thrillers. We'll hear him as a psychic sleuth in "The Green and Gold String" (originally aired on CBS on June 9, 1957). Then, Price stars in an adaptation...