THE SUSPENSE RADIO PODCAST
SATURDAYS at Midnight Eastern/9pm Pacific
One of the greatest and longest radio drama programs of all time. It was considered "radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" featuring many leading Hollywood actors of the era including Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Henry Fonda, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, Agnes Moorehead, Lena Horne, and Cary Grant. Even Jack Benny played against type for an episode.
In the beginning years, the program was hosted by "The Man in Black". One of the series' earliest successes and its single most popular episode is Lucille Fletcher's "Sorry, Wrong Number", about a bedridden woman who panics after overhearing a murder plot on a crossed telephone connection but is unable to persuade anyone to investigate.
Suspense received a Special Citation of Honor Peabody Award for 1946.
The series aired June 17, 1942 – September 30, 1962. Approximately 945 episodes were broadcast during its long run and more than 900 still exist. The final broadcasts of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Suspense, ending at 7:00 pm Eastern Time on September 30, 1962, are often cited as the end of the Golden Age of Radio.