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The Columbo Confab Podcast

Oct 21, 2019

Ruth Lytton (Joyce Van Patten) commits a double murder to keep her beloved museum of antiquities open in "Old Fashioned Murder" (1976).  Columbo will need to brush up on his knowledge of relics and drag out a few skeletons in the Lytton family's closet to solve this crime.  Is "Old Fashioned" hip in a mid-century sort...


Oct 14, 2019

In "Now You See Him" magician The Great Santini (Jack Cassidy) is in a dilemma when his manager discovers he's a former Nazi and his holding his feet to the fire for a bigger share of the profits.  When Santini kills him to keep his secret safe during his own performance, everyone's favorite rumpled detective is hot on...


Oct 7, 2019

When professional photographer Paul Galesko (Dick Van Dyke) bumps off his nagging wife and makes it look like the work of a kidnapper, Columbo must focus to bring down a killer who is as ornery as he is talented.  Is this episode suitable for framing?  Or should it be discarded into the fireplace?  Listen in and find...


Sep 30, 2019

In "Short Fuse" (1972) chemical genius Roger Stanford (Roddy McDowell) rigs an exploding cigar box to kill his uncle and inherit his position and stay within his aunt's good graces.  But when Columbo appears on the scene, does Roger become too clever for his own good?  Was this episode a blast?  Or was it a bomb? ...


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...