RAS #502 – The 1904 Olympics

RAS #502 - The 1904 Olympics

On Ron’s Amazing Stories today it is one of those shows where you are going to hear a lot of stuff. We have no less than 12 different tales that range from ghost stories, to science fiction, to a memorial tale and even a brand new Johnny Is It True. We will even visit the 1904 olympiad. So sit back, enjoy, because I think you’re in for something completely different.

Featured Story – The 1904 Olympics

Well as you know these past two weeks we have been watching the 2020 Olympics from Japan. Something that I have really been enjoying. America’s first Olympics may have been its worst, or at least its most bizarre. Held in 1904 in St. Louis, the games were tied to that year’s World’s Fair, which celebrated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase. The Olympics’ signal event, the marathon, was conceived to honor the classical heritage of Greece and underscore the connection between the ancient and modern. But from the start, the 1904 marathon was less showstopper than a sideshow, a freakish spectacle that seemed more in keeping with the carnival atmosphere of the fair than the mood of the games. The outcome was so scandalous that the event was nearly abolished for good. On this podcast, we feature that story and you are not going to believe it.

Other Stories Include – The Needle Murder, Grand Theft Astro, Why don’t people believe, Don’t Touch My Batman Bank, My Rose Recorder, The Test Rocket, Johnny Is It True – Facebook Edition, Last Scene Of All, and The Marathon of The 1904 Olympics.

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