News Update – Feburary 2018

I have to say the response to last week’s podcast was… Amazing. I thank all of you for the warm well wishes to Tom and I am happy that you liked the new segment. I plan to polish it up and make it part of upcoming shows.  

Here are some updates for you!

-Ron

The Horror Express

For those of you that have been asking about, The Horror Express. I have confirmed with Jason and we will record the new episode on Friday (2/23). Jason and I appreciate your patience in this and we are excited to get back to work on the H.E. project.

Spotify

Spotify LogoDo you listen to Spotify? Did you know that Ron’s Amazing Stories can be heard on the Spotify mobile app? It’s  true and I need your help. If you use Spotify will you help out the show and follow us? Just search for Ron’s Amazing Stories and click on that follow button. Do you have friends that use the app, tell them about the show and maybe they will follow us too. Thank you for listening no matter how you do it.

PlayApod

PlayAPod LogoYou may have noticed that Ron’s Amazing Stories has a sponsor, sort of. I was asked to promote a new product called Playapod. It is a podcast player that syncs your podcasts to the cloud so you can pick up any device and go. It is a free download from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and Amazon Appstore. I took a look at it on my android phone and I like how it’s put together. It has a small footprint and is easy to use. I want to thank PlayApod for asking me to promote them. If you want to know more go to playapod.com

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we will have a science fiction story taken from Astounding Stories of Super-Science. We have a “thinker”, tale from Milton of San Francisco and our OTR story comes from Blackstone The Magician.  You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer radio? We are heard every Saturday night at 6:00 pm (EST). Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

February 01 – Who is Helen Huber? – (RAS313)
February 08 – The Bear Trap – (RAS314)
February 15 – A Killing In Abilene – (RAS315)
February 22 – Into Space – (RAS316)

RAS #315 – A Killing In Abilene

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we are packed with good stuff! We have stuff with Alan Ladd, stuff with Frankenstein and brand new stuff I call, “Johnny, is it true?” Add more stuff, a Five Minute Mystery, and you have a podcast.

Our OTR Story – A Killing in Abilene

Our OTR story has the feel of a classic Western. It also benefits greatly by a stellar performance by Alan Ladd. What we have is an episode of the classic series Suspense. It is sort of a ‘Revenge Western’, without the revenge part. The hero doesn’t want to kill his brother’s murderer but instead bring him to justice in a courtroom. A novel approach to be sure. The tale is called, A Killing in Abilene, and First aired on December 14, 1950.

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True or False with Alan Ladd

Alan Ladd - ActorOur target of this truth versus fiction exercise is known for being a Hollywood hunk, but that was not always the case. Who is our subject? It is Alan Ladd.  Alan Walbridge Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the only child of an actress and a freelance accountant. His father died when he was four and that left his mother in a bit of a pickle. How to raise a son when you have no income?

Q1 – While playing with matches he burnt down his apartment?

True – While playing with matches as a child, he burned down the apartment where he and his mother lived. By the time he was eight he had jobs picking fruit, delivering newspapers and sweeping floors. Their poverty also led to his suffering from malnutrition-related stomach ailments.

Q2 – With few opportunities available to him, Ladd opened his own restaurant?

True – Ladd opened a hamburger shop after graduating high school called Tiny’s Patio; “Tiny” had been a nickname given to him while in school due to his height.

Q3 – Ladd’s army career was cut short?

True – He was drafted in January 1943 and discharged in November with an ulcer and double hernia.

Q3 – Hollywood recognized his greatness right away and immediately gave him starring roles!

False –  His introduction to the entertainment industry included working as a grip for Warner Brothers and as a faceless reporter in the Orson Welles classic Citizen Kane. Throughout the 1940s his tough-guy roles packed audiences into theaters and he was one of the very few males whose cover photos sold movie magazines. After making a name for himself as a screen bad guy, he took on what proved to be his best-remembered role in the 1953 classic Shane.

Q4 – Despite his success, Alan Ladd was never considered one of the Hollywood Elite.

False – Ladd was among the top money-making stars in 1947, 1953 and 1954. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and two golden globe awards. I think that qualifies him for Hollywood elite.

Q4 – Alan Ladd died in 1964 from suicide.

False – In November 1962 he was found unconscious lying down with a bullet wound near his heart, a probable suicide attempt. In January 1964 he was found dead, apparently due to an accidental combination of alcohol and sedatives.

This Week’s Podcast:

On the show, we have a Suspense story starring Alan Ladd.  We also, debut a brand new segment called, Is it true? You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer radio? We are heard every Saturday night at 6:00 pm (EST). Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

February 01 – Who is Helen Huber? – (RAS313)
February 08 – The Bear Trap – (RAS314)
February 15 – Suspense Episode – (RAS315)
February 22 – (HE #20 or RAS316)

RAS #314 – Bear Trap

On this episode of Ron’s Amazing Stories, we have all of the usual cool stuff, like a ghost story from a guy who installs cable. Matt Dillon joins the fry with a story about a bear trap and of course, we have a mixed-up Five Minute Mystery.  So, makes this podcast different?

R.A. Salvatore – Robert Anthony Salvatore is an American author best known for The DemonWars Saga, his Forgotten Realms novels, and Vector Prime, the first novel in the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series. He has sold more than 15 million copies of his books in the United States alone and twenty-two of his titles have been New York Times best-sellers.

Why is this important? Listen to the show this week to find out.

Our OTR Story – Bear Trap

Our OTR story for this week comes from one of those long-running classic Old-Time Radio shows that everyone knows and remembers, Gunsmoke. The story I have for you this time is called, Bear Trap, which first aired on April 21, 1957

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The Usual Stuff With A Twist

On the podcast this week we have all of the usual cool stuff like a ghost story from a guy who installs cable, Matt Dillon joins the fry with a story about a bear trap and of course we have a mixed-up Five Minute Mystery.  So, makes this podcast different? R.A. Salvatore. 

R.A. SalvatoreRobert Anthony Salvatore is an American author best known for The DemonWars Saga, his Forgotten Realms novels, and Vector Prime, the first novel in the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series. He has sold more than 15 million copies of his books in the United States alone and twenty-two of his titles have been New York Times best-sellers.

Why is this important? Listen to the show this week to find out.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer radio? We are heard every Saturday night at 6:00 pm (EST). Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

February 01 – Who is Helen Huber? – (RAS313)
February 08 – The Bear Trap – (RAS314)
February 15 – (HE #20 or RAS315)
February 22 – (HE #20 or RAS316)