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The Columbo Confab Podcast

Sep 16, 2019

In this very, very special episode, we take a peek at the Mrs. Columbo pilot, "Word Games", starring Robert Culp as a lawyer who pays a professional assassin to murder his wife and then finds himself becoming a murder victim himself.  Does Kate Columbo have the detective skills to outsmart this psychopath?  Or is this...


Aug 5, 2019

In "Dead Weight" (1971), Major General Martin J. Hollister (Eddie Albert) bumps off a former colleague to cover up his illegal doings and drops the body into the drink.  The problem is, someone saw him do it!  With no body and an eye witness who's slowly retracting what she saw as she becomes involved with the Major...


Jul 29, 2019

What happens when Columbo's boss commits murder?  We  find out in "A Friend in Deed" (1974), in which police commissioner Mark Halperin (Richard Kiley) covers up one murder to blackmail his neighbor in covering up the murder of Halperin's wife.  Is this one on the top ten most wanted list?  Or should it be relegated to...


Jul 22, 2019

In "A Deadly State of Mind" (1975), devious psychiatrist Dr. Mark Collier (George Hamilton) accidentally kills his lover's husband and uses the power of hypnotism to cover up.  As Columbo shuffles through clues involving lighters, tires, headlights, and socks, Dr. Collier slowly realizes he's as trapped as a mouse in a...


Jul 15, 2019

In "Murder by the Book" (1971) mystery novelist Ken Franklin (Jack Cassidy) bumps off his writing partner and finds himself harassed by everyone's favorite rumpled detective.  Will Franklin get away with not one - but two - murders?  I this episode worthy of the bestseller list or should it be relegated to the bargain...