Christmas Is Coming!

Santa Wants Your Stories!I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was spent in Molalla, Oregon with my family, and we had the best turkey dinner ever! My thanks to my sister for cooking!

For the podcast, I am looking ahead to Christmas and I need your help. Do you have a holiday story to tell? I am looking for them. They can be about anything, but what I want are scary, unusual or odd stories. Jason and I are planning a special holiday edition of the Horror Express. If you have one click on the story submission link on the main website. If you don’t want to write your story yourself we can set up a time to chat and I will write it for you. So, please think out telling your tale. The best move you could make is to tell your story. We want to hear it.

Happy Holidays!
-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On Ron’s Amazing Stories this week we finally tell the incredible 24-minute conclusion to Anything You Can Do. Also, Mark Nelson Joins us to talk about the book. Later in the program, Tom Williams is back with, Those Tom Sawyer Days. 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/
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?

What’s Next On The RAS?

Whats Next On Ron's Amazing StoriesWe are closing in on the end of our story Anything You Can Do by Randall Garrett. With its conclusion looming Wanda Snyder from Toronto asks this question:

Hello Ron, Thank you for the podcast! I love science fiction and I am enjoying Anything You Can Do. When we took the break from it during the month of October it was all I could to stop myself from going to listen to the rest of it. Now that we are back on track I am excited about the end. What will happen after we finish the book? My vote is for more science fiction. I think it is a good fit for your show.  – Wanda

Thank you, Wanda! I have been enjoying Anything You Can Do as well, and judging by the listener’s response you and I are not the only folks to know a great story. I have been looking for the next thing that we will be listening to on the podcast and to be honest I’m not sure what that will be. A lot of people love the old time radio, and a lot of you the idea of listening to a book. I do know I will be looking for more science fiction, maybe in the form of a novella. A novella is basically a shorter novel. I’ve also toyed with the idea of writing my own short stories and presenting them here. Whatever is next I promise you it will be amazing.

One of the things I am looking into is an Idea suggested to me from Mark Lopez.

Hi Ron: I love your podcast and I never miss an episode. I discovered that many of Philip K. Dick’s works are in the public domain and they are featured on LibriVox. One of my favorite stories by him is “Second Variety”. I think you and all of my fellow listeners will like it. It scared the heck out of me. Please keep up the good work. – Regards, Mark Lopez

Well, Mark, this is a strong contender for the show. It plays out in four 30 minute parts which fit the category of the novella perfectly. It was first published in Space Science Fiction in May of 1953, and is a classic Philip K. Dick story!

My question is to all of you. What do you think about this, and what do you want to hear on the podcast? I am open to all ideas and suggestions. Head to ronsamazingstories.com and leave your comment there, or better yet head to our Facebook page and let’s start a conversation there.  I want this podcast to be your podcast.

My thanks to Mark and Wanda for the great questions,

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have the beginning of the end to our story Anything You Can Do by Randall Garrett. Bart sits down with Doctor Yoritomo to discuss the actions of the Nipe and discover the truth about its races development hundreds of millions of years in the making. 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/
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?

The Blog – Why Is It? What Is It?

I have had a couple emails asking about the blog site.  What is it and why is it? Simply put it is the second home to the show.  I have found that while the main site does almost everything it needs to do, there are a few functions it lacks.  For example, the story submission page is not possible on the main site but works great on the blog. Also, special pages like the one I created for our current novel Anything You Can Do, can’t be done on the main site. I wanted to write a weekly blog along with the show. Of course, the main site can do this, but the WordPress site has the better tools to make it more available to be followed and seen. A lot of the links you press on ronsamazingstories.com take you to the blog. I’ll bet you have been there and didn’t even know it.

The Show Art

I have had people ask about how you can view the show art from the podcast. All of this art is posted on the Facebook fan page each week. How I create the show art is to a put together a wallpaper quality version of it and then break that down into the thumbnail and featured art you see travel with the podcast. To view the original art simply head to Facebook. The photo album with the most pictures is the timeline.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we have three brand new listener stories. We have one from me that I call The Haunted FitBit.  Anna sends in a short one of an experience she had at the Grant House and a ghost story from Grenada! We will continue with Tom’s Growing up series and Mark reads chapter 15 of Anything You Can Do. 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.

We Want Your Stories!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?

We Want Your Stories!

The eighth annual month of spooky is fast approaching and I am still a few stories short. I am looking for the really scary stuff! Do you have one to share? Maybe you don’t want to write it. I can help with that. Come to main the website and click on the contact tab and tell me all about it. We can set up a phone chat or just keep it in emails. However, you want to tell your story I am willing to listen.We Want Your Stories!

I have had people say that they don’t want anyone to know about their experience, but they do want to tell it. In these cases, I will keep your real name out of it and we can go from there. You would be surprised by how many names I have to make up!

Sylvia Shults is coming back for this year’s event and I want to be armed with the best stories I can get for that show. It will be her 5th time doing this, and we have a great time telling each other some of the best stories on the internet!

Thank you for reading!

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

On this week’s podcast, Tom Williams is back with one of his funniest Growing-Up stories yet! Also, we have a haunted organ, Ray Peyton tells about a helicopter crash and we continue with Anything You Can Do by Randall Garrett.  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/
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?

The Survey Says!

Survey SaysI have been asking you over that past few weeks to help me by filling out a survey of just who you guys are. I thought it was high time that I gave you the results of your labors. I still need to add more data to this, but enough of you have responded to get an idea of what I can show prospective sponsors.

Before we get to the results many of you have expressed concern that if I start to take on sponsors it will change the podcast. It won’t be as free flowing because of the restrictions having to meet commercial requirements. I can promise you this will not happen. I could have long ago signed up for advertising. However, in most cases, you don’t get to pick the adds or even decide where they are placed. With a sponsor, I decide who they are and I create the spots. Two very different scenarios. The problem is that the second one is harder to pull off.

So having said this here are some of your results:

What is your age?
18-24 ……….6%
25-34 ……….18%
45-54 ……….24%
55-64 ……….18%
65+ …………35%

What is your gender?
Male ………..77%
Female ………24%

What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
Some college …..41%
2-year college …6%
4-year college …6%
Masters ……….41%
Doctoral ………6%

What is your employment status?
Full-time ……53%
Retired ……..35%
Other ……….12%

I still need more of you to take the podcast survey. This will really help me out and you will get a better product in the end. Thank you for listening and a big thank you to those 30 of you that have taken the time to fill out the survey.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we have a cryptid wolf story from Yellowknife! We continue with Anything You can Do and Tom tells about making money in the old south. 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/
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?