Skip to main content
Life in the Dark

Life in the Dark

By Life in the Dark
Life in the Dark is a podcast dedicated to discussing and enjoying classic movies and classic radio shows.
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo

Breaker

Castbox Logo

Castbox

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Stitcher Logo

Stitcher

TuneIn Logo

TuneIn

Life in the Dark July 4th Special
A very happy Independence Day from Life in the Dark!
1:40:57
July 3, 2020
Life in the Dark - Crime Classics and The Big Show
More Crime Classics and star-sighting variety today on Life in the Dark!  Stay subscribed to Life in the Dark for a special July 4th celebration show!
1:59:10
July 2, 2020
Life in the Dark - Crime Classics and The Big Show
Enjoy a classic crime story and the debut episode of the star-studded Big Show today on Life in the Dark!
1:57:23
June 30, 2020
Life in the Dark - Campbell Playhouse and the Burns and Allen Show
The classics (and laughs) continue today on Life in the Dark! Enjoy The Count of Monte Cristo and Burns and Allen today!
1:27:48
June 25, 2020
Life in the Dark - Campbell Playhouse and the Burns and Allen Show
Enjoy the Noel Coward classic "Private Lives" and some laughs from George and Gracie today on Life in the Dark!
1:28:05
June 23, 2020
Life in the Dark - Casey Crime Photographer and The Great Gildersleeve
Crime-fighting and laughs are on tap this week as Gildy and Casey take over Life in the Dark!
59:37
June 18, 2020
Life in the Dark - Casey Crime Photographer and The Great Gildersleeve
Crime-fighting and laughs are on tap this week as Gildy and Casey take over Life in the Dark!
59:44
June 16, 2020
Life in the Dark - Bold Venture and Our Miss Brooks
Laughs and thrills abound this week as we continue our week-long series with Bogie and Bacall on Bold Venture and Eve Arden in Our Miss Brooks!
57:44
June 11, 2020
Life in the Dark - Bold Venture and Our Miss Brooks
Laughs and thrills abound this week as we listen to Bogie and Bacall on Bold Venture and Eve Arden in Our Miss Brooks!
56:36
June 9, 2020
Life in the Dark - X Minus One and Fibber McGee
It's the second half of our week-long tribute to sci-fi and comedy series X Minus One and Fibber McGee and Molly! Enjoy the laughs and thrills.
53:25
June 4, 2020
Life in the Dark - X Minus One and Fibber McGee
Twice as nice this week on Life in the Dark! Both today and Thursday's edition of the podcast will feature episodes from the classic sci-fi series X Minus One and the comedy series Fibber McGee and Molly.
58:01
June 2, 2020
Life in the Dark - Campbell Playhouse and the Burns and Allen Show
Enjoy some laughs and classic tales today on Life in the Dark!
1:28:21
May 29, 2020
Life in the Dark - Chase And Sanborn and The Casebook of Gregory Hood
Variety and a whodunnit today on Life in the Dark!
1:21:44
May 4, 2020
Life in the Dark's Triple Play Week: Abbott and Costello, Candy Matson, and X Minus One
To round out this week of triple plays, we've got a variety of shows! Laugh along with Abbott and Costello, solve a mystery with Candy Matson, and blast along to another planet with X Minus One!
1:25:28
May 1, 2020
Life in the Dark's Triple Play Week: Crime Classics, Mystery Playhouse, and X Minus One
It's a tripe-threat of thrills today on Life in the Dark, while we present Crime Classics, Mystery Playhouse, and X Minus One!
1:23:11
April 29, 2020
Life in the Dark's Triple Play Week: Chase and Sanborn, The Great Gildersleeve, and You Bet Your Life
Smile a while with three great shows today on Life in the Dark: The Chase And Sanborn Show, The Great Gildersleeve, and You Bet Your Life!
1:19:40
April 27, 2020
Life in the Dark - Mystery Playhouse and The Great Gildersleeve
Chills and laughs are on the menu today as we enjoy classic episodes from Mystery Playhouse and The Great Gildersleeve today on Life in the Dark!
52:43
April 24, 2020
Life in the Dark - The Great Gildersleeve and The Crime Club
Prepare for some laughs and mystery today on Life in the Dark!
59:25
April 22, 2020
Life in the Dark - The Casebook of Gregory Hood and You Bet Your Life
We'll start with some mystery, then finish with the classic Groucho Marx-hosted quiz show You Bet Your Life today on Life in the Dark!
58:22
April 20, 2020
Life in the Dark - Abbott and Costello and Escape
The laughs and thrills abound today on Life in the Dark!
59:06
April 17, 2020
Life in the Dark - Crime Classics and the Eddie Cantor Show
A Crime Classics mystery episode and some laughs from Eddie Cantor (and special guest Al Jolson) are on deck today on Life in the Dark!
59:51
April 15, 2020
Life in the Dark - Chase And Sanborn and Escape
We're bringing the variety and the thrills today on Life in the Dark!
1:01:34
April 13, 2020
Life in the Dark - A Double-Play of Laughs
Abbott and Costello, plus the Water Commissioner of Summerville are bringing the laughs today on Life in the Dark!
57:39
April 10, 2020
Life in the Dark - Chase And Sanborn and Burns and Allen
Enjoy the King of Universal Horror as well as some laughs from Burns and Allen today on Life in the Dark!
1:29:08
April 8, 2020
Life in the Dark - Abbott and Costello and Candy Matson
We're bringing the laughs and crime-solving master sleuths today on Life in the Dark!
53:42
April 7, 2020
Triple Play Special on Life in the Dark!
Enjoy thrills and laughs today on Life in the Dark!  -The Casebook of Gregory Hood  -The Great Gildersleeve  -Crime Club
1:31:41
March 27, 2020
Life in the Dark - Chase And Sanborn and Mystery Playhouse
Enjoy the witty banter of Groucho Marx, then thrill to Creeps By Night!
59:24
March 25, 2020
Life in the Dark - Burns and Allen and Calling All Cars
Laugh along with George and Gracie, then thrills abound with Calling All Cars!
1:00:56
March 23, 2020
Life in the Dark: Chase and Sanborn and Crime Classics
Enjoy some variety, plus some mystery today on Life in the Dark!
57:17
March 20, 2020
Life in the Dark: Candy Matson and the Chase and Sanborn Show
Thrilling detective drama coupled with songs and dance? Yes please today on Life in the Dark!
1:29:52
March 18, 2020
Life in the Dark: Burns and Allen and Calling All Cars
Enjoy some laughs and thrills today from Life in the Dark!  A programming note: because of current events, I'll be looking to up the number of podcasts published every week for the next few months. Just to help us all pass the time while we do what is best for our health and the health of others. So if you're staying home a lot more often, turn up your speakers and subscribe for some great entertainment.
1:01:17
March 16, 2020
Life in the Dark Christmas Special: Campbell Playhouse and A Christmas Carol
From my house to yours, a very Merry Christmas!
53:16
December 24, 2019
Life in the Dark Christmas Special: Miracle on 34th Street
Drifting into the holiday, we've got the Lux Radio Theater classic adaption of Miracle on 34th Street!
1:01:52
December 23, 2019
Life in the Dark Christmas Special: Bing Crosby and Lux Radio Theater
Finishing up your Christmas shopping? Just starting to trim the tree? Baking Christmas cookies? No matter what you're doing, let Bing Crosby and the Lux Radio classic adaption of It's a Wonderful Life be the soundtrack to your holiday celebration.
1:51:19
December 22, 2019
Life in the Dark Christmas Special: Lux Radio Theater
On this edition of Christmas classics, we present the Lux Radio classic production of The Bishop's Wife.
1:01:18
December 19, 2019
Life in the Dark Christmas Special: Phil Harris/Alice Faye
The Christmas tradition starts anew this year with a classic Christmas-themed episode of the Phil Harris/Alice Faye show. Enjoy!
31:51
December 18, 2019
Lux Radio Thursdays: Death Takes a Holiday
It's mystery time here on Life in the Dark
59:51
December 5, 2019
Double-Play Tuesday: The Great Gildersleeve and Jimmy Durante
Laughs a-plenty today on Life in the Dark!
58:20
December 3, 2019
Lux Radio Thursdays: It Happened One Night
The comedy film classic gets a radio treatment today on Life in the Dark. 
59:18
November 28, 2019
Double-Play Tuesday: The Strange Dr Weird and Phil Harris
Weird and wild are the words of the day here at Life in the Dark
54:54
November 26, 2019
Lux Radio Thursdays: Captain Blood
It's a swashbuckler today on Life in the Dark!
59:49
November 21, 2019
Double-Play Tuesday: Suspense and Jack Benny
Chills and laughs abound today on Life in the Dark!
59:33
November 19, 2019
Lux Radio Thursdays: Mr Deeds Goes to Town
It's another Lux classic today on Life in the Dark!
1:00:47
November 14, 2019
Spooktober Special Episode: Orson Welles in Bram Stoker's Dracula
One of the greatest adaptions of Bram Stoker's classic tale of Gothic horror. Enjoy!
56:22
October 31, 2019
Life in the Dark Halloween Special Edition
KEEP READING FOR A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SHOW NOTES! Celebrating the spooky side of things, today it’s a supercut of great horror Old Time Radio. Enjoy: -Lights Out “Paris Macabre” -Quiet, Please “The Thing on the Fourble Board” -Suspense “The House in Cypress Canyon” and “Ghost Hunt” As promised, here’s our special announcement! If you don’t already have Life in the Dark set to automatically download the latest episode, you better do it now! We will be dropping the classic Mercury Theater production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula tonight at 6PM Eastern time (US). Keep an eye out for it!
1:48:16
October 31, 2019
Spooktober Special Episode: War of the Worlds, by HG Welles
This special edition of Life in the Dark is dedicated to the Halloween classic War of the Worlds, which starred Orson Welles and aired on the Mercury Theater.
58:00
October 30, 2019
Life in the Dark Spooktober: Pre-Halloween Edition
KEEP READING FOR A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SHOW NOTES! Celebrating the spooky side of things, today it’s a supercut of great horror Old Time Radio. Enjoy: -The Hall of Fantasy’s “The Shadow People” -Light’s Out “Valse Triste” -Quiet, Please “Whence Came You” -Suspense “August Heat” and “The Dunwich Horror” -The Weird Circle “The Werewolf”. As promised, here’s our special announcement! If you don’t already have Life in the Dark set to automatically download the latest episode, you better do it now! We will be dropping the classic Mercury Theater production of HG Welles’ War of the Worlds tonight at 6PM Eastern time (US). Keep an eye out for it!
2:48:04
October 30, 2019
Secret Play Tuesday... Horror Edition
That's right! We had so many great horror shows to play, we decided to share some of them now. Stay tuned, however, lots more to come this Spooktober!
1:53:20
October 29, 2019
Life in the Dark Spooktober - Special Edition Monday
Four classic horror shows on tap today! Enjoy Beyond Midnight, The Weird Circle, The Chase and Sanborn Show with Charlie McCarthy, and the Columbia Workshop.
1:54:40
October 28, 2019
Life in the Dark Spooktober: Triple-Threat Thursday
Three classic episodes sure to chill your blood today: Creeps By Night, Beyond Midnight, and Murder At Midnight!
1:21:13
October 24, 2019
Life in the Dark Spooktober: Tuesday Terror
We've got a special kind of chill-inducing terror today on Life in the Dark: two episodes from Lights Out and an experiment in horror from The Mysterious Traveler.
1:17:44
October 22, 2019
Life in the Dark Spooktober: Triple-Threat Thursday
It's sinister supreme this month on Life in the Dark! Today we listen in on Mystery Playhouse, The Shadow, and The Witches' Tale.
1:26:47
October 17, 2019
Double-Play Tuesdays: The Danny Kaye Show and Forecast
We'll start our episode with some laughs as Danny Kaye takes the stage in the Danny Kaye Show.  Then it's on to Forecast: a show that served as a "sounding board" for potential new shows at NBC. Today's episode of Forecast was dedicated to a new study in terror called "Suspense", and we will be hearing the Marie Belloc Lowndes/Alfred Hitchcock classic tale "The Lodger"
59:58
August 20, 2019
Lux Radio Theatre: Dragonwyck
Step into the classic world of Dragonwyck in this episode of Lux Radio Thursdays.
51:29
May 16, 2019
Single-Play Tuesday: Bell Telephone Hour
It's only one episode this week, but it's a good one: enjoy the piano stylings of Oscar Levant today on Life in the Dark!
29:37
May 14, 2019
Lux Radio Thursdays: The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Join Loretta Young and Brian Aherne as they become the Barretts of Wimpole Street today on Life in the Dark. 
59:52
May 9, 2019
Double-Play Tuesdays: Behind the Mike and Bell Telephone Hour
Find out what makes a script writer tick and enjoy the melodies of Nelson Eddy today on Life in the Dark.
1:00:24
May 7, 2019
Lux Radio Thursdays: Madame Butterfly
The classic story of Madame Butterfly is on deck today on Life in the Dark!
1:00:23
May 2, 2019
Double Play Tuesdays: Behind the Mike and Gang Busters
Go behind the scenes of both the radio world and the crime-fighting arena this week on double-play Tuesdays!
55:23
April 30, 2019
Lux Radio Thursdays
The story of Louis Pasteur is on today's Lux Radio Thursday!
1:00:27
April 25, 2019
Double-Play Tuesdays: Gangbusters and Behind the Mike
Fight the criminal underworld and go behind the scenes in radio world today on Life in the Dark! 
58:33
April 23, 2019
Lux Radio Thursdays - Love Crazy
William Powell leads the laughs on this adaption of Love Crazy, today on Life in the Dark!
58:55
April 18, 2019
Double Play Tuesdays - Academy Award Theater and The Black Museum
We start with Hitchcock and end with Orson Welles; it's mystery and intrigue today on Life in the Dark! 
54:14
April 16, 2019
Lux Radio Thursdays - Notorious
The Hitchcock classic Notorious is on today at Life in the Dark.
59:35
April 11, 2019
Double Play Tuesdays - Academy Award Theater and the Abbott and Costello Show
The romance of Brief Encounter and the comedy of Abbott and Costello is what you'll get today on Life in the Dark!
53:01
April 9, 2019
Lux Radio Thursdays - The Seventh Veil
The Seventh Veil is today's episode of Life in the Dark
59:38
April 4, 2019
Double Play Tuesdays - Academy Award Theater and Tales of the Texas Rangers
Two classic episodes today on Life in the Dark!
49:21
April 2, 2019
Lux Radio Thursdays - Meet Me in St Louis
This classic adaption of the Judy Garland musical is on deck today on Life in the Dark.
57:38
March 28, 2019
Double Play Tuesdays - Academy Award Theater and the Jack Benny Program
Before there was Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, before Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, even before Judy Garland and James Mason, there was A Star is Born. Listen to the radio adaption here, along with a classic film spoof from the Jack Benny Program!
1:00:21
March 26, 2019
Lux Radio Thursdays - Gaslight
The thriller classic "Gaslight" is on tap today on Life in the Dark.
44:35
March 21, 2019
Double Play Tuesdays - Academy Award Theater and Abbott and Costello
On this edition of Life in the Dark, it's My Man Godfrey in the Academy Award Theater, and a classic Abbott and Costello episode.
58:54
March 19, 2019
Lux Radio Tuesdays - Now, Voyager
A classic screen romance, it's Now, Voyager today on Life in the Dark.
45:37
March 14, 2019
Life in the Dark Episode 25: Double-Play Tuesday
On board today:  -Academy Award Theater: The Front Page  -Jack Benny: Murder at the Racquet Club
1:01:38
March 12, 2019
Life in the Dark Episode 24: Lux Radio Thursdays
Judy Garland and John Hodiak fall in love in this radio adaption of The Clock today on Life in the Dark.
47:30
March 7, 2019
Life in the Dark Episode 23: Lux Radio Thursdays
Fall into Alice's world with this adaption of Disney's Alice in Wonderland
57:05
February 28, 2019
Life in the Dark Episode 22: Fred Allen Double-Play
Twice the laughs today on Life in the Dark: two classic episodes of the Fred Allen Show!
57:57
February 26, 2019
Life in the Dark Episode 21: Lux Radio Thursdays
A classic adaption of Mr Deeds Goes to Town today on Life in the Dark.
1:00:57
February 21, 2019
Life in the Dark Episode 20: Fibber McGee and Molly Double-Play
Another 2-for-1 today on Life in the Dark! We visit Wistful Vista and the McGees today.
1:00:19
February 19, 2019
Life in the Dark Episode 19: Lux Radio Thursdays
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall reprise their original roles on this adaption of To Have and Have Not.
1:00:20
February 14, 2019
Life in the Dark Episode 18: Falcon Double-Feature
It's a 2-for-1 today here on Life in the Dark with these two episodes of The Falcon. 
59:20
February 12, 2019
Life in the Dark Episode 17: Lux Radio Thursdays
Is Zat So? originally aired September 7th, 1936.
1:00:11
February 7, 2019
Life in the Dark Episode 16: The FBI in Peace and War
This episode of The FBI in Peace and War originally aired on January 19th, 1955. 
24:00
February 5, 2019
Life in the Dark Episode 15: Lux Radio Thursdays
Warm up your January with the sparkling dialog between Nick and Nora in this audio version of The Thin Man, originally aired on June 8th, 1936.
59:56
January 31, 2019
Life in the Dark Episode 14: Famous Jury Trials
This episode of Famous Jury Trials originally aired May 3rd, 1947.
30:10
January 29, 2019
A Special Message from Life in the Dark
A thank you from Jake at Life in the Dark!
00:37
December 28, 2018
Life in the Dark Christmas Special #3: Christmas Eve with Bing
A very Merry Christmas from Life in the Dark! Here are four episodes of Bing Crosby's Kraft Music Hall. From my house to yours, a most merry of Christmases.
1:32:39
December 24, 2018
Life in the Dark Christmas Special #2: Jack Benny at Christmas
On this Christmas special edition of Life in the Dark, enjoy Christmas-themed episodes of the iconic Jack Benny program! Want more Christmas classics for your holiday drive and celebrations? Subscribe to Life in the Dark to get Christmas special episode compilations delivered to your favorite podcast app! This episode is the third of three Christmas specials.
3:59:12
December 24, 2018
Life in the Dark Christmas Special #1: Holiday Whodunnits?
It's all about the whodunnit here in this first of three Christmas special episodes of Life in the Dark! Episodes from Casey, Crime Photographer, Nick Carter Master Detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Richard Diamond Master Detective are all featured here. Want more Christmas classics for your holiday drive? Subscribe to Life in the Dark to get Christmas special episode compilations delivered to your favorite podcast app! This episode is the second of three Christmas specials.
1:58:35
December 23, 2018
Life in the Dark Episode 13: Christmas Double-Play
It's a two-for-one deal today on Life in the Dark! We start with a Christmas Sing with Bing from Christmas Eve in 1961, and finish with a holiday classic: It's a Wonderful Life from the Lux Radio Theatre. This episode originally aired on March 10th, 1947. Want more Christmas classics for your holiday drive? Subscribe to Life in the Dark to get Christmas special episode compilations delivered to your favorite podcast app! This episode is the first of three Christmas specials.
1:50:07
December 21, 2018
Life in the Dark Episode 12: Lux Radio Thursdays
Another Christmastime edition of Life in the Dark’s Lux Radio Thursdays! This classic broadcast of Miracle on 34th Street originally aired on December 20th, 1948.
1:00:27
December 20, 2018
Life in the Dark Episode 11: The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show
Jack Benny as Santa Claus? It's possible, only on this Christmas classic episode from the Phil Harris/Alice Faye show, originally aired on Christmas Day, 1949.
30:55
December 18, 2018
Life in the Dark Episode 10: Lux Radio Thursdays
Continuing the Christmas theme here on Life in the Dark, our Lux Radio Thursdays episode features The Bishops Wife, from December 19th, 1949.
1:00:22
December 13, 2018
Life in the Dark Episode 9: The Campbell Playhouse
A Christmastime classic, this episode of the Campbell Playhouse stars Lionel Barrymore in the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, and originally aired on Christmas Eve, 1939.
52:20
December 11, 2018
Life in the Dark Episode 8: Lux Radio Thursdays
We are kicking off a month of Christmastime classics here at Life in the Dark, starting with The Lemon Drop Kid; this originally aired on December 10th, 1951
47:56
December 6, 2018
Life In the Dark Episode 7: Nick Carter, Master Detective
Solve a mystery with Nick Carter and "Murder in a Decanter", this week on Life in the Dark.
30:52
December 2, 2018
Life In the Dark Episode 6: Lux Radio Thursdays
Dive into Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" on this week's edition of Lux Radio Thursdays here on Life in the Dark.
59:59
November 29, 2018
Life In the Dark Episode 5: The Bickersons
Join us as we visit The Bickersons today on Life in the Dark!
30:18
November 27, 2018
Life In the Dark Episode 4: Lux Radio Thursdays
On this edition of Lux Radio Thursdays, its "Test Pilot"
1:00:03
November 22, 2018
Life In the Dark Episode 3: Dimension X
On this episode of Life in the Dark, we visit Dimension X and "No Contact".
25:01
November 20, 2018
Life In the Dark Episode 2: Lux Radio Thursdays
On this episode: Lux Radio Theater's adaption of "Buck Privates" with Abbott and Costello.
1:00:07
November 15, 2018
Life In the Dark Episode 1: Richard Diamond
Welcome to the first Life in the Dark podcast! Here you'll find classic film talk and episodes from the Golden Age of Old Time Radio. Enjoy!
30:04
November 13, 2018