I received this email from Josh Gilbert who writes to us from Clarksville, Tennessee.
Hello Ron, I love the podcast and never miss a show. I do know that you have a lot of links on your main page. Can you take a moment and explain the ones that are important and what they do? Also, what is the difference between an HTTPS address and HTTP? – Josh
Very happy to do this. I thought this would be better as a blog than on the show so that you can follow the links to see what they are for yourself. First, let me say that at the bottom of every blog post and the show notes are most of the important links. Also, there really are only two locations for the show. The main website and then the blog page. Most of the links are shared between the two. The one exception is the archive page which is hosted by archive.org.
Here are the important ones:
http://ronsamazingstories.com – The podcast is hosted by Liberated Syndication (Libsyn). They do all of the work of distributing the show. From here it goes to places like iHeartRadio, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Spotify and many other locations including YouTube. There is a simple blog page, but that is most of the show’s material is at the second site.
https://ronsamazingstories.blog – This is the site where all of your comments, stories and informational material originates. When you send me a comment or submit a story you are taken to this location. Also, each week I repost the show notes here (Libsyn automagically does that for me too – BTW). This is the true location of Ron’s Amazing Stories. Also, it is the only place where you can subscribe by using your email address.
https://archive.org/details/archived-RAS-episodes – This address simply is the archive of the first 100 shows. I have donated these episodes to the public domain.
As for the difference between HTTP and HTTPS? HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol. It is the underlying procedures used by the World Wide Web. It defines how messages are formatted, and what actions your browser should take in response to various commands. The “S” on the end simply means that the site is secured. You will note that the Libsyn site is not secured. That is because it would cost me cash to secure it. Since there is nothing at the site that requires your input securing it is redundant and is enforced at the blog site.
Well Josh. I hope this answers your question.
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