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The Columbo Confab Podcast

Aug 27, 2018

Steve and Sean turn the dial on the Wayback Machine to 1968 and the premiere of Prescription: Murder (1968), starring Gene Barry as an adulterous psychiatrist who bumps off his wife with the help of his mistress.  Is this episode up to FDA standards?  Or is as toxic as diet pills?  Listen in and find out!

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Aug 20, 2018

In "Uneasy Lies the Crown" (1990), diabolical dentist Wesley Corman (played by James Read) has a creative plot to poison his wife's lover, but not exactly for the reason you expect: he wants to humiliate his wife and continuing practicing dentistry with his father-in-law.  Is this a story that's polished?  Or is it full...


Aug 13, 2018

Steve and Sean finish up the Robert Culp trifecta with "Double Exposure" (1973), in which Culp stars as a motivational research scientist who gets caught blackmailing clients with his named by unseen girlfriend's "fabulous body."  Audiotapes, film, nickels, and raisins abound when Culp bumps off another hapless...


Aug 6, 2018

"Grand Deceptions" (1989) stars Robert Foxworth as a colonel whose insider dealings may just land him in prison but for that pesky subordinate who insists on blackmailing him.  There's leaves, a flashlight, a toothbrush, and even a woman sitting on a well as Columbo matches wits with this clever military murderer.  But...


Jul 30, 2018

Season Seven of the podcast opens with "Death Lends a Hand" (1971) starring series regular Robert Culp as a private investigator whose attempt to blackmail a client's adulterous wife crashes like a corpse through a glass coffee table.  Signet rings, contact lenses, and shag carpeting abound in this early episode, but...