The Strange Dr Weird - Single Episodes

(4.5 stars; 47 reviews)


The Strange Dr. Weird was a radio program broadcast on Mutual from 1944 to 1945. Sponsored by Adam Hats, the drama is notable in part because it was a sister series to The Mysterious Traveler, both in theme and its narrator, Maurice Tarplin, who was also the creepy voice of the Mysterious Traveler. Many of the scripts were condensed 15 minute versions of scripts originally broadcast on The Mysterious Traveler. To the accompaniment of an organ. Spooky, strange Tarplin introduced each episode:
Adam's Hats presents The Strange Dr. Weird. "Good evening. Come in, won't you? Why, what's the matter? You seem a bit nervous."
The closing line never changed:
"Perhaps you'll drop in on me again soon? I'm always home. Just look for the house on the other side of the cemetery...the house of Dr. Weird!"
The 29 episodes were produced and directed by Jock MacGregor and written by Robert A. Arthur, who also scripted for The Mysterious Traveler. From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.



Loved these

(5 stars)

There should be sooo many more of these, why do we keep crap on t.v. for too many years yet give up on stuff like this!?! Bring 'em back!

Good but short

(4.5 stars)

these are all good stories and Dr. wired does make it funny but they are only 10-15 minutes long. would have preferred them to be longer but I still enjoyed them

Here are a few more mislabelled episodes

(0 stars)

Episode 4 (44-11-28) Death in the Everglades is really Episode 5 Murder Comes Home (44-12-05) and Episode 5 Murder Comes Home (44-12-05) is really Death in the Everglades (44-11-28) Episode 28 Picture of a Killer (45-05-15) is really Episode 29 Revenge from the Grave (45-05-22) Picture of a Killer is available at: (They have it dated May 8 though)

Fun little snippets

(4 stars)

These are a lot of fun and short enough for a quick fix. The last-listed episode is really another recording of Murder, One Million BC.

(5 stars)

This is another excellent series of shows from the imagination-rich early years of theatre of the mind... Great stories, strong acting and fun for the mind.

heaping helping of corn with a large slice of ham! enjoyed it.

(4 stars)


(5 stars)

Extremely good fun well worth a listen 👍

(5 stars)

I loved listening to this collection of radio plays!