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Ron’s Amazing Stories is a weekly podcast. We play classic short stories, old-time radio and much more. Do you have a story that you want to tell? Ron will read it on the show or you can tell it for yourself! Also, we do interviews with authors, radio personalities, actors and even an NBA all-star

Apr 9, 2013

On this week’s episode we have a discussion of my favorite OTR genre, The Detective Drama.

Our story comes from “The Adventures of Frank Race”. This was an exciting syndicated series that focused on an attorney whose World War II service brought him into the O.S.S. After the war, rather than returning to the practice of the law, he became a freelance troubleshooter. The cases that Race took on ranged from insurance cases to international spying. Thus, Frank Race's adventures were a mixture of Johnny Dollar and the Man Called X. The show had a strong lead, was well-written and had a great side kick. Frank Race was played by Tom Collins and Tony Barrett provided the voice for Cabbie Marc Donovan. Also, the show also featured some of radio's best players as guest stars including Gerald Mohr, Frank Lovejoy, and Virginia Gregg.

The story we will hear first aired June 5, 1949. It is the sixth episode of the series and is called, “The Adventure of the Vanishing President”.