Why do I do it…podcasting I mean?

Ron In the park
Ron walking around the park in March. Yes, it does snow here in Vancouver.

I like taking a walk around the local park. I do this every day and every day new thoughts occur to me. Sometimes it is about what I can do for my next show, other times I worry about life issues. I put in a lot of time making these podcasts. I want to do them right and at the same time remember that I have a job to do. I have made it no secret that I would love to do this full time, but the numbers tell me that I have a long way to go before I can make that happen.

So why do I do this… podcasting I mean? If I am not making a living at it then it must be a hobby. I know that for the most part people around me just doesn’t get it. However, my brother is my biggest supporter and he reminds me that I am doing good work. The listeners tell me that they love the show and can’t wait to see what I do next. People I don’t even know send me their stories to take care of and share with the world. You have no idea how that makes me feel when I get a good story from someone out there.

In the end, it is because of you that I do this. I don’t want to let you down. I have to put out the best podcast I can for you to hear. You make it worth the effort. I will continue paying my dues and hope that one day Ron’s Amazing Stories goes viral.

Thank you for listening to the show it is pleasure to be your host.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week, Clarissa from Utah reads her short story live. She is only 14 years old. Also, we have a classic science fiction story from the 1930’s and another installment of, “Johnny, is it true?” 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.

The Calendar:

March 29 – The King of Bones and Ashes – RAS #321
April 05 – The Jovian Jest – RAS #322
April 12 – Suspense Week – RAS #323
April 19 – Science Fiction Week – RAS #324
April 26 – Listener Story Week – RAS #325

Internet Woes Strike The Podcast

pexels-photo-888992.jpegI have been without internet service since Saturday. A rather large tree limb came down and took the cable line with it. The cable company, while quite understanding, has been unable to restore the connection. Meaning they have not come by to put it back up. They are busy people with all the storms we had of late.

I am using my phone as a hotspot to get this blog out. This connection is not ideal for putting out any volume of work or a podcast for that matter. I hope to have it resolved soon and look forward to being able to do the simple things in life once again. For example being able to ask Alexa to turn on my desk lamp.

I will keep you posted!

-Ron

The Usual Stuff With A Twist

On the podcast this week we have all of the usual cool stuff like a ghost story from a guy who installs cable, Matt Dillon joins the fry with a story about a bear trap and of course we have a mixed-up Five Minute Mystery.  So, makes this podcast different? R.A. Salvatore. 

R.A. SalvatoreRobert Anthony Salvatore is an American author best known for The DemonWars Saga, his Forgotten Realms novels, and Vector Prime, the first novel in the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series. He has sold more than 15 million copies of his books in the United States alone and twenty-two of his titles have been New York Times best-sellers.

Why is this important? Listen to the show this week to find out.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer radio? We are heard every Saturday night at 6:00 pm (EST). Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

February 01 – Who is Helen Huber? – (RAS313)
February 08 – The Bear Trap – (RAS314)
February 15 – (HE #20 or RAS315)
February 22 – (HE #20 or RAS316)

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-Ron

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This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week there will be sled dogs, mysteries, science fiction scary stuff, stuff to make think, and even a famous speech. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer radio? We are heard every Saturday night at 6:00 pm (EST). Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

January 25 – Old Time UFOs – (RAS312)

February 01 – Who is Helen Huber? – (RAS313)
February 08 – (HE #20 or RAS314)
February 15 – (HE #20 or RAS315)
February 22 – (HE #20 or RAS316)

Old Time UFOs – The Prequel

This week we had planned to present a new episode of The Horror Express. It was going to be on the current state of UFOs around us. Unfortunately, Jason, my co-host has had an accident and is suffering a concussion. The good news is that he is on the mend and from what he tells me is doing well. The bad news is that we had to postpone the show.

Old Time UFOsBecause of my interest in UFO’s, and having a ton of amazing material, I am working on a special podcast for this week. I am calling it, Old Time UFOs. Without saying too much, this show could be one of my best. It will include an old-time radio news report from the famous, Ed Murrow. He was a CBS newsman and I will tell you all about him on the podcast. We will have two listener stories; one from Berlin and the other was sent to us anonymously. It is a strange UFO story sent to us by Richard. Richard is not his real name nor is he from any place in the United States. I received a cryptic email several months back and it basically said this:

“I have a story I to want tell on your show, but I don’t want you to know where it came from or who sent it. I will write the story down to the best of my ability, but you should know that English is not my first language. If this were known outside my country it could cause trouble. You are welcome to interpret and use it as you want. I only ask that you assign it to the name Richard. Do you agree?”Richard

I sent a reply and many weeks later I finally got the story. I am not even close to doing it justice by saying it is amazing!  You will hear Richard’s tale on the podcast this week.

This Week’s Podcast:

You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer radio? We are heard every Saturday night at 6:00 pm Eastern time. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

January 04 – Knock – (RAS309)
January 11 – Too Many Crooks – (RAS310)
January 18 – The Lancerford House – (RAS311)
January 25 – Old Time UFOs – (RAS312)

February 1 – (RAS313 or HE#20)