Aug 27, 2013
On the show
this week we are going to the dark side with an episode of the
classic radio series, The Whistler. We
have had many tales from this program in the past. So, I am not
going to spend a lot of time talking about this old time radio gem.
However, I will tell you why The Whistler is one of my favorites.
It is the plot. The writers take ordinary people and put them into
extraordinary situations. The main character is always given way
out, but in the end, it is something truly silly or simple trips
them up. The amazing thing is that this plotline works over and
over again. The 692 episodes of The Whistler prove that.
Our story has a bit of a twang to it and is called “Tell-Tale Brand”. It first aired on the CBS Radio Network on January 9, 1949.