Afoot!

Afoot!

www.theincomparable.com/afoot
A podcast about mysteries
11: When You Come to a Falk in the Road, Take It
Mar 10 • 84 min
Columbo - The original rumpled detective, Columbo, broke the mold of the urbane cogitator or hardboiled world-weary dick who merely needed to assemble all the clues — and keep from being killed. Nearly every episode of the long-running TV character…
10: Phryne with a Fringe on Top
Feb 9 • 72 min
Phryne Fisher Murder Mysteries - She’s smoothly sensual, a sharp dresser, and has a wicked uppercut. We travel to the Antipodes to visit with Phryne Fisher, the protagonist of a series of 20 murder mystery books and three seasons of an adaptation to…
9: Bugs Meany Was Framed
Dec 12, 2016 • 75 min
Kids’ mysteries - We talk about mysteries written for kids, which are often good reads for adults! Among panelists, we count six children at home and all of us remain kids at heart. The episode also features special guest Rex Fleishman for a brief…
8: And We Would Have Recorded Away with It, Too
Oct 30, 2016 • 47 min
Scooby-Doo - What’s more appropriate for Halloween than Scooby-Doo? Join Afoot as we recount the nearly 50-year history of the show, talk about our favorite and least-favorite eras, praise voice actors, and dissect the problem with the show switching from…
7: When a Man’s Partner Is Killed (Several Times)
Sep 25, 2016 • 96 min
Maltese Falcon - The Maltese Falcon is one of the noir books that defined the genre. But the first try at making this spare, grim book about a fancy bird into a novel didn’t take. Nor did the second. The third is the one we all recall, with Humphrey…
6: Veronica Mars: Season 1
May 13, 2016 • 78 min
marshmallows in an iron glove - Veronica Mars is the greatest detective series that many people watched, but clearly not enough! A determined, hard-nosed teenager, Veronica had absolutely no concern about invading the privacy of others in her pursuit of…
5: Heaping Helping of Holmes, Part 2
Feb 23, 2016 • 40 min
Sherlock adaptations - Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed, parodied, adapted, and extended detective in the history of the genre. In this episode (part 2 of 2), Afoot panelists discuss more of their favorite Holmes’ depictions and extensions. This…
4: Heaping Helping of Holmes, Part 1
Jan 31, 2016 • 41 min
Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed, parodied, adapted, and extended detective in the history of the genre. In this episode (part 1 of 2), Afoot panelists discuss their favorite Holmes’ depictions and extensions. This time: Jeremy…
3: Radio Mystery Shows
Dec 30, 2015 • 59 min
Old-time scripted radio mystery programs - From nearly the dawn of broadcast radio came scripted shows, and the biggest genre outside of soap operas were radio mysteries. Remarkably, these not only thrived across dozens and dozens of shows during radio’s…
2: Make Mine Marple!
Dec 2, 2015 • 60 min
Female mystery authors and protagonists - Miss Marple may have been a pioneer crime-tape crosser, but there are oodles of women writing detective fiction and starring in it. In this episode, we talk about our faves, what a woman detective brings to the…
1: Good Eve-a-Ning
Oct 31, 2015 • 48 min
Introducing Afoot! - Welcome to the latest member of The Incomparable family of podcasts: Afoot, the mystery podcast! What makes a mystery a mystery? It’s a genre with a puzzle at the middle, but which takes many forms across all media. Many mystery…