Perry Mason aired from 1943 to 1955. Although it is ostensibly a crime drama, Perry Mason sounds and feels like a soap opera. With 15-minute shows every weekday for years on end, the famous defense lawyer handled a myriad of cases, each one blending into the next.
The shows presented here give the flavor of this serial, with Perry pulling every sort of trick to prove his client innocent. Hardly the staid courtroom drama of the popular TV show, the Perry Mason of radio was a much wilder affair. Have a listen and judge for yourself.
Here is a sample of the online episodes currently available at The Old Time Radio Fan: