Horror in Radio – It Began There!

“The first step to believing something is true is wanting to believe it is true… or being afraid it is”. – Terry Goodkind

Today folks sit around the TV watching Sleepy Hallow, The Walking Dead or Supernatural to get terrified. Some even think with the arrival of TV came the advent of horror. This could not be further from the truth. Before TV, there was radio and it did a pretty good job of making folks run into the night to hide in themselves in bunkers of doom. You only have to go back to 1938, on a certain Halloween night, to learn all about this. Yes, much of early radio was made up of comedies or dramas, just like television programs today, but there were also shows dedicated to the macabre — they made goosebumps rise and sent shivers down the spine. It’s has been often said that what you can’t see is scarier than what you can. Old time radio exceled in this. They created a comprehensive spooky world right inside your own head.

We have played many of these wonderful stories on Ron’s Amazing Stories. Shows for series like Suspense, Lights Out, Quiet Please, The Mysterious Traveler and many others. We have had guests come on the show to talk about the subject. A short list of these can found at this link. Of course the granddaddy of them all is the second podcast I do with Jason Dowd, The Horror Express. This one is dedicated to all things horror.

I leave you with a quote from Stephen King. His thoughts on horror are summed up by saying, “We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” I fear this is very true.

This Week’s Podcast:

On the show this week we have a ghost that steals pants, ghosts that decide the fate of a kingdom and finally a short email about helpful ghost that protects and serves. So tune in this Thursday to hear all about it

You can listen to this podcast this Thursday (12/03) at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or listen on your radio Friday night at 8pm Eastern time. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

January 28, 2016 – Mendez Genesis with Ed Hancock (RAS230)
February 04, 2016 – Flight Nurse (RAS231)
February 11, 2016 – Specter of Tappington (RAS232)
February 18, 2016 – (RAS233)
February 25, 2016 – (RAS234)

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