RAS #410 – A Gun For Dinosaur

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we travel back in time to the age of the Dinosaur. Reggie Rivers is a safari guide who goes after the really big game. Really Big! Also, we have two stories from the best of your stories. One is about a dorm room ghost and the other tells about creepy midnight callers. So sit back, relax, and prepare to be amazed.

Featured Story – A Gun For Dinosaur

Our featured story comes from the golden age of radio. It is titled A Gun for Dinosaur, and It tells the tale of four men who travel into the distant past to hunt dinosaurs. It was written by L. Sprague de Camp and It was first published in Galaxy Science Fiction in March of 1956.

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Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
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The Coffers Are Bare

Ron's Amazing CoffersIf you listened to the podcast last week you know that we used a lot of stories for The Month Of Spooky 2019.  So many in fact that the coffers are bare, and I need your help to refill them. But, what is a coffer? It is a box or chest, especially one for valuables, a treasury, or governmental funds. In our case, I think the best definition is a treasury. After all, to me, nothing is more valuable than a well-told story. 

Normally I get roughly two stories a week (Sometimes more …sometimes less).  During the month of spooky, the number stayed about the same. However, the usage rate was off the charts. Hence my plea. I need your stories to rebuild the coffers. So, if you have a story please share it with us. It can be about anything and everything. Do you have one to share?

Best Regards,
Ron

This Week’s Podcast: We travel back to the days of the Dinosaurs and join a team of hunters as they go on safari to bag the truly big one. The story is called A Gun For Dinosaur. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

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RAS #409 – Solomon’s Orbit

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we travel back to 1962 during the height of the space race. The phrase one man’s junk is another’s treasure plays a huge role in our story. We have a tale of fiction from Abigail that I think is quite clever and pokes fun at our gadgets. Add in a leftover Halloween story, a short one about a static shadow and a brand new helping of, Johnny Is It True? So sit back relax and enjoy the show.

Featured Story – Solomon’s Orbit

Our featured story comes from Analog Science Fiction Magazine – November 1962. It was the height of the space race where Russia and the United States were locked in a battle for outer space dominance. However, Old Man Solomon had other notions. I quote the tagline for our story: 

There will, sooner or later, be problems with “space junk,” and the right to dump in space. 

The tale is called Solomon’s Orbit and was written by William Carroll.

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Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

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The News – November 2019

We begin the blog with this email from Marvin Dell who lives in Chicago. He writes:

Hey Ron, thank you for your work on the podcast. I love it. I have just started following your art for the shows. It is also very interesting. You really have to look at it to see what you have hidden in it. Like last week you had the dancing girl in the snow. Very cool. Is there a way to view the older panels from previous shows? – Marvin

Well, Marvin, the answer is yes. If you go to our Facebook page you will have access to over 100 of them. Just click on the Photos menu item and you will see them on the timeline album. Also, I have had enough interest in them that I am creating a gallery in google photos that will include them all. Thank you, Marvin!

Next up, I have received a couple of comments that while Ron’s Amazing Stories – Blog Site is nice, it is dated. Several people have offered to modernize it. I have to say, I like it the way it is. I am asking you guys to stop by the blog site and check it out and let me know what you think. Drop me a thumbs up or thumbs down on what you think.

The month of spooky was a huge success. The best numbers in the history of the podcast. We went from ~5,500 hits to “very close” to 9000 per show. That is fantastic and I thank everyone that listened. The cool thing is that those numbers keep going up as people catch up on the shows.

We Want Your Stories!As a consequence of having so many stories last month, the coffers are bare. I need stories to share and I just don’t have them. How many stories do you think we presented in the month of spooky? I counted them up and we played 36 last month. The downside is that we are heading into the month of November without any left! So, please if you have a story to share do it now! I really need it. It can be fiction, scary, paranormal, funny, sad or even head-scratcher I am looking for anything and everything. Just head to the main website or use the links below.  

Thank you to everyone that had stories in the month of spooky!

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have a work of fiction sent in by Abigail Atkinson titled Future Devices. Also the Month Of Spooky spills over into November with some scary stuff. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

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RAS #408 – Poltergeist

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we end of the Month Of Spooky 2019. On this show, we are jammed packed with great stories. We have an original fiction tale from Heather who asks the question, “What if no one notices me?” Dave plays a game of Ding Dong Ditching, and the guy from Iowa sent in a creepy tale for Halloween. Then we head to the realm of Lights Out! for one of the golden age of radio’s scariest ever. It is titled Poltergeist. We also complete the month-long series of special five-minute mysteries. This last one has a special actor and friend who plays the part of Sherlock Holmes.

Featured Story – Poltergeist

Do you believe in Poltergeists? Our story just might change your mind. It comes from the OTR series Lights Out! and just might be the freakiest tale we have had yet during our Month Of Spooky. Arch Obler had a way of telling stories that make you want to run and hide. Not that it will do any good. This is one of the top 30 scariest stories ever of the golden age of radio. It is titled Poltergeist and first aired on December 16th, 1936.

Program note: I had the pleasure of appearing on Jim Harold‘s Halloween Party this past week and you can see how it went. – Link to Jim Harold’s Halloween Video Party 2019

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Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

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