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The Columbo Confab Podcast

May 13, 2019

In "By Dawn's Early Light" (1974), Colonel Lyle Rumford (Patrick McGoohan) rigs a cannon to eliminate the man who wants to turn he beloved military academy into a boarding school.  It looks like an accident...at least until Lieutenant Columbo arrives on the scene and strips away Rumford's slick veneer like an...


May 6, 2019

In "The Most Dangerous Match" (1973) chess champion Emmett Clayton (Laurence Harvey) realizes he's going to be outmatched by his Russian opponent Dudek, so he tries killing him in the most accessible way possible: pushing him down the hotel's industrial-sized garbage disposal machine.  This doesn't kill the man,...


Apr 29, 2019

In "Murder in Malibu" (1990), greedy gigolo Wayne Jennings (Andrew Stevens) bumps off his fiance after she dumps him over the phone.  Or did he?  What does the victim's sister Jess (Brenda Vaccaro) know that Columbo doesn't know?  Where did Andrew Stevens go to acting school and should he get a refund?  Listen in and...


Apr 22, 2019

In "Double Shock" (1973) a wealthy uncle is killed in the bathtub on the eve of his wedding by one of his twin nephews (both played by Martin Landau)...but which one?  Columbo goes on a cooking show, fixes a television set, and even eats health cookies to solve the crime.  But is "Double Shock" twice the pleasure?  Or...


Apr 15, 2019

In "Murder is a Parlor Game", former Scotland Yard detective Ian A. Morly (Donald Pleasence) is confronted by a falsely-bearded old enemy, an encounter that concludes with Morly's enemy shot dead and a rubber in the fireplace.  One of Morly's students in his uncomfortably hands-on self-defense course, Kate Columbo....