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Meet radio’s hottest new detective - Jack Cassidy, PI! She may be a dame, but she’s as tough and hard-bitten as the best in the biz. In thrilling weekly instalments, you can follow Jack’s adventures as she matches wits with gangsters and grifters, bootleggers and bolsheviks, fascists and femme fatales. Welcome to the mean streets of Edmonton, 1936. The prairies will never be quite the same…

Hardboiled is a queer noir mystery podcast from Empress of Blandings Productions, presented in association with the Edmonton Pride Centre, the Edmonton Heritage Council, the Edmonton Community Foundation, and the Edmonton Arts Council.

August 13, 2020

1. Is Your Washroom Breeding Bolsheviks?

Jack Cassidy, PI, is hired to investigate when the owner of a local meat packing plant and his beautiful young wife receive a mysterious threat. Is it a communist plot, or is there something else afoot? 

Cast: Ceris Backstrom, Lauren Hughes, Michael Vetsch, Trevor Duplessis, Ashley Mercia, Murray Farnell, Rory Turner, Kate Sheridan

Written and directed by Celia Taylor

Technical direction and editing by Tegan Siganski

Original score and sound design by Dave Clarke 

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