Columboys is a podcast all about the rumpled, wood-paneled, murderous world of Lieutenant Columbo hosted by Mack and Ben. Mack has seen every episode and Ben is seeing them all for the very first time. Episodes are released every other Sunday. Come along on an episodic journey through the 35 year history of this beloved series.
A television executive murders her boss when he refuses to name her as his successor. Columbo stares at an osciliscope. The Columboys are driven to the brink of madness. You are entertained by this podcast. Three of these things have come to pass! Can the fourth be far behind?!
Columbo tries to track down a murderous food critic in between stuffing his face with delicious food. Honestly he eats so goddamn much in this episode. It's ridiculous. Meanwhile the Columboys try to unravel the mysteries of recording a podcast remotely, Mario's dead-eyed stare, and BANK CAKE.
Columbo must match wits with the delightful Ruth Gordon, who plays a mystery writer who murders her nephew in an act of cold blooded revenge. But she's actually very sweet. Also the Columboys discuss some upcoming changes to the podcast!
A member of a club for geniuses murders his business partner and uses his diabolical brain to devise the perfect cover-up. Can Columbo overcome this criminal conundrum? The Columboys are both recovering from trips so this one gets a little loopy folks, but it's a lot of fun!
The world's youngest old maid, Joyce Van Patten, murders her brother to keep him from selling off the family museum. Meanwhile the Columboys come to grips with one of the most baffling performances in television history.
This week Columbo must contend with the hammy William Shatner as the even hammier Ward Fowler as the positively porcine Lt. Lucerne. Is this episode a boar, or is it completely kosher? Only the Columboys can find out! This episode description courtesy of https://punpedia.org/pig-puns/
In this episode, a creepy stage magician (is there any other kind) murders a blackmailing club owner. Meanwhile the Columboys studio is falling apart! Mack goofed too hard on this one and broke furniture. Oops.
In this week's BONUS episode, The Columboys delve into the non-canonical world of Mrs Columbo starring Kate Mulgrew. This episode was made possible through the generosity of donors to the show but is available for all! If you'd like to hear more bonus episodes head to http://ko-fi.com/columboys and chip in and if we get enough donations we'll keep this bonus train rolling! Choo Choo?
Columbo heads south of the border to catch a matador who offs his business manager to hide his cowardice. The majority of this episode is spent raining praise upon the one and only Ricardo Montalban. We're not sorry. He deserves all of it!
A foreign dignitary hides behind diplomatic immunity when Columbo investigates a murder in an embassy. Listen as the Columboys attempt to discuss this well acted but problematically cast episode. Jeff Goldblum guest stars... sort of.
A retired film star murders her husband who's standing in the way of her big comeback. But is there more to this story than it seems? Watching the episode is STRONGLY SUGGESTED this time. It's a good one!
George Hamilton, a psychedelic psychiatrist with a penchant for playing around with patients painfully polishes off the paterfamilias of his paramour before persuading her into perishing in a perilous plunge into purgatory.
Columbo faces a master of mechanical mayhem who murders his matrimonial matriarch! Can the creased and crumpled cop catch the crafty criminal? Will our Dynamic Duo be able to release their podcast on time this week? Find out the answers to this and many other questions, this week on Columboys!
Columbo's cruise to Mexico is interrupted when he tries catch a wily car salesman who murders a singer to cover up an affair. Will he catch the killer and still make it to the Lido Deck in time for the limbo contest? Meanwhile the Columboys battle tone, pacing, and Morpheus the Dreamlord in their struggle to keep interested in this episode of the beloved 70's detective series.
An accident takes the life of the owner of a military academy, but Columbo suspects murder. He's right of course. I mean this is a Columbo after all! Meanwhile the Columboys are up to their old tricks in another episode of this mildly beloved podcast.
Columbo faces off against a fitness guru who murders a gym owner to cover up a scam. Meanwhile, the Columboys fight a war against themselves in the future, by including a bunch of stuff that made editing this episode a lot more involved. Curse you, Columboys of the past!
Columbo must catch a duplicitous police commissioner (Richard Kiley) and his hapless neighbor who trade murders. There are a lot of Jurassic Park references in this episode so hopefully people remember that Richard Kiley was in that. They do, right? Oh no. We've made a terrible mistake.
Columbo must catch a Man in Black whose plane plummets into a Ring of Fire. Now he must Walk the Line between good and evil in order to put this Wayfaring Stranger into Folsom Prison before Some else gets Hurt. It's Johnny Cash. Did you get what I was doing there? Johnny Cash is the murderer. Enjoy.
Columbo is on the trail of a scientist who murders his colleague to cover up plagiarism in this week's episode. Meanwhile, the Columboys confront an ancient evil that has arisen to confront our heroes once more.
Robert Culp returns for what might be his best episode, portraying an ad executive who murders a client. To catch him, Columbo must use every trick in the book, specifically the book "The Mind String and How To Pull It."
An egotistical winery owner kills his brother and tries to make it look like an accident and Columbo must struggle to uncover the truth. Meanwhile an exhausted podcaster struggles to type out yet another description for a show with incredibly similar plots. Will he manage to come up with a creative but interesting way to introduce this week's episode?
Columbo must catch a crafty surgeon (Leonard Nimoy) before his patient's heart gives out. Will Columbo catch this highly logical villain and exactly how many times can mack use "live long and prosper" as the 'one more thing'? At least two so far!
Columbo must solve a murder in Merry old England, or Southern California, depending on what scene you're talking about. Meanwhile, The Columboys must solve the mystery of exactly which podcast it is that they're doing.
A symphony's conductor murders a pianist and tried to make it look like a suicide. Will Columbo's investigation fall flat or will he be sharp? Hey I know that's an awful joke, but writing these things is hard and this podcast is free.
In the Season 1 Finale, Columbo must catch a devious architect who schemes to make his rich financier disappear. But when a costly and high-profile search turns up nothing, will Columbo ever catch his prey? Yes! Obviously he will. I can't believe you're asking that. This is the 9th episode of Columboys and you still haven't figured that part out? Sheesh.
Columbo struggles to catch a whiz-kid chemist who murders his uncle to take over the family business, and the Columboys struggle to not talk about Roddy McDowall's extremely tight pants for the entire episode. Spoiler alert: Columbo is successful, the Columboys, less so.
Columbo must crack the case when a wealthy heiress's plan to make her brother's murder look like a suicide goes awry. Meanwhile the Columboys must crack the case of just what the heck was up with that pool table in the department store.
In the first ever (sort of) Columbo movie broadcast on television (kinda), Columbo is on the case of a psychiatrist who murders his wife with the help of his patient/lover. Absolutely no medications are prescribed during this movie.