A listener’s Question

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Every once in a while a listener writes in a question that is best answered via a blog post. That is the case for this week. Paz Vickery, from Montreal, Canada sent this in from the website:

Hello Ron, I want to thank you for your show. It is the best medicine out there right now for Covid-19. I have asthma so I stay at home. That makes your podcast my best friend. I have a question that I have been wanting to ask. How do you know that people are listening to your podcast? – Paz

That is a great question Paz. I have never had anyone ask that before. The answer is simple actually, because this day in time the internet tracks pretty much everything we do and interact with. How many times have you looked at a product on Amazon only to see that very same item show up in an email or as part of a Facebook post. The same holds true for podcasting. When you click on my link and listen to the show it tracks your visit. My provider counts those visits and gives me the number. I can drill down and find out where my most downloads are and even how long, on average, you listen. Did you listen to the whole show or quit at 70%. I can use that data to help me understand what you liked or didn’t like.

On the radio side it is much different. My radio producer can only guess at the number of people listening to the on-the-air broadcasts. However, they can count live connections to the radio’s internet live feed at any given time. The last time I asked, I was told that number is around 83,000 connections. Are they truly listening? Who Can say.

The Internet is my best source of reliable numbers that I can say for sure that people are out there listening. I do know this there must be someone out there listening because I get questions like yours, stories, comments and requests every day.

Thank you for your question Paz!  I love your name.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we have a brand new Johnny Is It True sent in by listener Kevin Bishop, A great ghost story from a prison is Australia, and OTR horror classic titled The Little People. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) 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/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

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RAS #451 – Into The Light

On past podcasts have been Into The Woods, Into The Unknown, Into The Darkness and now we head Into The Light. What is it really? Should we fear it? This time on Ron’s Amazing Stories Sylvia Shults and I talk about what it means to us and we have ghost stories to go with it. Also, we have two “Light” stories sent in by you guys that stars a creature of light and a ribbon of light. It is my hope that you find this show enlightening.

Program Note: Sylvia Shults is a Librarian, Author, and Ghost Hunter. She has spent a lifetime in the pursuit of the weird and strange. Her non-fiction works include Ghost of the Illinois River, Fractured Spirits, 44 Years in Darkness, Hunting Demons, The Spirits of Christmas, and her latest release Fractured Souls. All of her books are available on Amazon and you can find out more at her WordPress Home Page.

Ron’s Amazing Stories Sponsored by: Audible – You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at audibletrial.com/ronsamazingstories  and Gladdy’s Goodies – Good Treats for your dog to eat.

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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This week on The Podcast – Into The Light

Ghost Stories With Sylvia

On the podcast this week we have a new Ghost Stories with Sylvia. Sylvia will share two narratives called Hello Charlie and What the Dog Watched. We also talk about what “Into the Light” means to us and preview Silvia’s latest podcast, Lights Out: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, Wisconsin Dells. Also on the show are two listener stories that both come from Texas. So I hope that you will join both Sylvia and I as we explore the world of amazing stories.

About Sylvia: Sylvia Shults is a Librarian, Author, and Ghost Hunter. She has spent a lifetime in the pursuit of the weird and strange. Her non-fiction works include Ghost of the Illinois River, Fractured Spirits, 44 Years in Darkness, Hunting Demons, The Spirits of Christmas, and her latest release Fractured Souls. All of her books are available on Amazon and you can find out more at her WordPress Home Page.

You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the radio 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/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Helpful Links:
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RAS #450 – Unresolved Mysteries

This week on Ron’s Amazing Stories we follow the theme Unresolved Mysteries. We have four listener stories that do not answer the question of why. Twins Mick and Mike send in their encounters with cryptids, Lindsey has an orb story from Yellowstone National Park, and Brenda brings home a ghost. WE feature a classic sci-fi adventure called Nightmare and we end on a story from the cold war called Acoustic Kitty. I think you will enjoy yourself!

Featured Story – Nightmare

Our featured story this week started out as a poem written by Stephen Vincent Benét called The Revolt of the Machines. It was adapted by George Lefferts for the OTR series X-Minus One and was retitled Nightmare. It first aired on July 21, 1955.

Program Links:  Ron talked about the new home for the Horror Express Podcast. You can find it here. Want to read the poem The Revolt of the Machines? Read it Here.

Ron’s Amazing Stories Sponsored by: Audible – You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at audibletrial.com/ronsamazingstories  and Gladdy’s Goodies – Good Treats for your dog to eat.

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 Horror Express Archives

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A few years ago Jason Dowd and myself created a new podcast called The Horror Express. The idea behind it was that we would talk about all things horror and paranormal related. This was all done aboard a phantom ghost train run by the conductor. At first we didn’t know how well it would be received so we included these shows as part of the Ron’s Amazing Stories line-up. Jason and I loved doing these, but with our schedules it was difficult to do the hour and half programs. Add to the pot the post production that went into them we made only 21 episodes. We tried to do a shorter version of the podcast, but these just did not work. So, we came up with a new concept called The Paranormal With Jason. There are two completed episodes available.

We did not want to let The Horror Express die so we have donated these shows to the public domain and have posted them on Archive.org. There you will find all 21 of them waiting to be heard and enjoyed. You will find such topics as Black Eyed Kids, Vampires, and even Haunted Dolls. We are hoping to do more episodes, but for now the Horror Express is holding ground in the haunted trainyard.

You can listen to The Horror Express here – https://archive.org/details/TheHorrorExpress

Thank you to everyone that made these shows possible,

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have four amazing stories from you guys that range from Pumpkinhead to Bigfoot, Orbs to house sitting for a ghost. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) 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/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Helpful Links:
Podcast Survey – Help the podcast by taking this survey.
Story Submissions – Use this link to submit your stories to the show.
Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?