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The Columbo Confab Podcast

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...


Jul 8, 2019

In "Troubled Waters", Columbo takes a busman's holiday while on a cruise with his wife.  Used car executive Hayden Danzinger (Robert Vaughn) comes aboard with murder on his mind, and kills his lounge singer lover to stop her from exposing their affair to his wealthy wife.  There's a frame-up, incriminating lipstick,...


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,...