Los Angeles, 1935. It’s the heart of the Great Depression and Philip Marlowe is broke. He’s contemplating whether he should pawn his .38, give up his Private Investigator’s license, and find another profession. He stops into his friend Lou’s automat for a sandwich. Lou tells Marlowe he’s got some work for him to do. It sounds like it’s Marlowe’s lucky day… or is it?
Author Raymond Chandler set The Big Sleep, the first of his novels involving famous private detective Philip Marlowe in (then) present-day 1936, but who was Marlowe before The Big Sleep? In A Man Named Marlowe, we’ll find out.
It’s a story with an empowered woman, heinous crimes, back room deals, gruesome murders, hundreds of thousands of dollars of gold, and two long-dead ghosts that teach us heroes can live forever. Premiering May 15th, 2018, a new episode will debut every two weeks for twelve weeks.
Heard in this episode:
Christopher Bradley as Lou Parker
Javan Ivey as Joe Briggs
Nancy Pop as Ruth Moriarity
James Scully as Philip Marlowe
Can The Circle Be Unbroken by The Carter Family
A Man Named Marlowe is available in the same feed as Breaking Walls. Subscribe on itunes and everywhere else you get your podcasts by searching for Breaking Walls or at TheWallBreakers.com.
… and if you enjoy A Man Named Marlowe, tune in to Breaking Walls, a documentary series on the history of American Radio Broadcasting. The most recent episode—number 79—chronicles the career of Orson Welles between 1931 and 1941. Both of these shows are available in the same feed, by searching for Breaking Walls wherever you get your podcasts or at TheWallBreakers.com
To support these shows for as little as $1 per month, please go to patreon.com/TheWallBreakers.
Nancy Pop’s website is - http://www.nancympop.com … Go check her out! She’s Director of Media and Production at The Theater Collective, and the host of both “SHEbang,” a monthly variety show in New York City featuring an all-female line up of comedians and poets, and "In Cold Read", a monthly playwriting workshop at Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
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