I've paired these two episodes together because they both give us listeners insight into Lamont Cranston's powers to cloud men's minds. They also let us know how and where he learned these powers! Death House Rescue was the very first Shadow episode, so you'll want to pay attention to the very beginning of the show when Lamont and Margo are talking. Then, in The Temple Bells of Neban, someone from Cranston's past shows up and they challenge to take away The Shadow's powers in a mind-power showdown!
- The Shadow Challenged (January 19, 1941)
- Death Stalks The Shadow (October 9, 1938)
I've paired these two episodes together because in both of them, The Shadow's powers of invisibility almost bring his doom! In The Shadow Challenged, someone is killing professors that are translating an ancient manuscript. The murderer claims he is The Shadow! This story also gives some insight into how Lamont Cranston gained his powers. In Death Stalks The Shadow, a master mind criminal determines how to build a Shadow-proof trap that he uses to catch and kill The Shadow. Will he succeed? You'll have to listen to the episode and find out!
I've tried not to put too much information about the episodes here so that you can give them a listen and see how the stories all connect! I hope you enjoy these recommendations. I'll try to make this a regular (or semi-regular) feature here on the blog!