On the show this week it is all about the Stainless Steel Rat. The character was introduced in Harry Harrison’s short story The Misplaced Battleship, first published in 1960 in Astounding Magazine. You will hear parts one and two read by the talented Phil Chenevert. Parts three and four will play Thanksgiving day.
Last Friday we introduced the blog version of These Are Your Stories. It quickly became apparent to me that friday is not a good day to publish. Not many of you took advantage of this. Of course, the post is still there and it is titled These Are Your Stories #1.
What is this project? While it is starting as a blog for now, plans are in the works for a brand new podcast by the same name. This will be a live callin show. I am working on the logistics and will be doing some test runs which will be posted as blogs. What I am looking for right now are folks who like to be part of the testing process. If you want to be a guinea pig please let me know by heading to the main website and using the contact tab. All manner of stories are welcome, so please consider taking part. One last thing about These Are Your Stories. I like to learn from my mistakes. So, it will be moving to Tuesdays. That means there will not be a new post until November 24th.
The 2020 Halloween Contest has ended and Sylvia has picked two winners this year. Ee will announce these lucky folks in early December. Thank you to everyone that sent in a guess.
Welcome to the very first edition of the new, These Are Your Stories. This is starting out as a blog post, but I hope that one day it will become a full hour podcast of its own. I told you a few weeks ago that I would be doing this and here we are. Long term this will be a live call-in show. I will host it and you will call with your stories. I am working on the logistics and will be doing some test runs of which will be posted as blogs right here. What I am looking for right now are folks who like to be part of the testing process. If you want to be a guinea pig please let me know by heading to the main website and using the contact tab. All manner of stories are welcome, so please consider taking part.
Now let’s get to our first story. All you have to do is click the play button below and enjoy These Are Your Stories.
OnRon’s Amazing Storiesit is Western Week and all our stories have that old west feel Including theFive Minute Mystery. Listener Gary Richards asked me to revisit a story from years ago calledStampede Mesaand then we head to Fort Laramie to hear Captain Quince’s encounter with Yellow Horse at an officer’s ball.
Featured Story – The Stagecoach
Our featured story comes from the classic OTR seriesFort Laramie. Captain Quince is faced with a troubling problem. Yellow Horse is being held in the stock house for murder and his followers want to break him out. At the same time, the women of Fort Laramie are holding an Officer’s Ball that Quince is ordered to attend. Our tale is calledThe Stagecoachand it first aired on April 14, 1956.
It is western week on Ron’s Amazing Stories. All of the tales on the show have a western theme to them including the Five Minute Mystery. Louis L’Amour is the focus of the Audible segment and we revisit a story from years ago called Stampede Mesa. Then we head to Fort Laramie to hear Captain Quince’s encounter with Yellow Horse and an officer’s ball at the fort. There is also an announcement that I think is going to be a game changer. So please tune in this week.
On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have an eclectic collection of stories. We will begin with a tale that has its origins in Arizona, but was told to me in person in a park right here in Vancouver, Washington. Then we have a brand new Johnny Is This True that returns to its roots in the strange and unusual. To end the show we have a classic science fiction tale titled With Folded Hands. I think you are going to enjoy it.
Featured Story – With Folded Hands
Our featured story this week comes from the OTR series Dimension X. Underhill, a seller of Mechanicals is startled to find a new competitor’s store on his way home. His robots are unthinking and are designed to perform menial tasks. These sleek black robots who appear more advanced than anything Underhill has encountered before are simply amazing. They describe themselves as Humanoids. But is there something sinister about them? Listen and find out.