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The Columbo Confab Podcast

Sep 18, 2017

The penultimate episode ever of "Columbo" is "Murder with Too Many Notes" (2001), starring Billy Connolly as a Hollywood composer who murders his talented protege.  Is this story as worthy as a score by John Williams?  Or is it just a forgettable commercial ditty?  Listen in and see what Steve and Sean think!

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Sep 11, 2017

Steve and Sean raise their glasses and discuss "Any Old Port in a Storm" (1973), a popular episode featuring Donald Pleasance as a snobby winemaker who commits fratricide to protect his beloved business.  Should audiences find this one on the top shelf?  Or should it be relegated to the aisle with the boxed wine? ...


Sep 4, 2017

We begin our second season with Fisher Stevens playing a not-unlike-Steven-Spielberg Hollywood director whose secret past has him resorting to a shocking a murderous solution in "Murder, Smoke and Shadows".  Is this one worthy of an Academy Award?  Or does it belong on the cutting room floor?  Listen in and find out as...


Aug 21, 2017

In the opening episode of Season Two (and the first episode to expand to the two-hour running time on television), John Cassavetes stars as frustrated maestro who murders his lover when she threatens to expose him to his wife and mother-in-law and ruin his career.  Is this one a symphony to die for?  Or is just a...


Aug 14, 2017

"Strange Bedfellows" is arguably one of the worst "Columbo" episodes that exists, so naturally we were thrilled to talk about it.  George Wendt ("NORM!") stars as a race horse breeder who shoots his debt-ridden brother to protect the business.  Does this story score a trifecta?  Or is this just a case of a "bad actor"? ...