A Thank You Note!

RAS Thank YouI thought that I would take a moment to thank you all for sharing your stories with the show. It is such a pleasure each day to open my mailbox and see what you have sent me. Of course, I don’t get new stories every day, but it’s not too far off that mark. That you want to support the podcast means the world to me and I truly do appreciate it.

I do get emails asking why it takes so long for some of your stories to air. I try to group them together in a theme if I can, and unfortunately, some of the stories are not appropriate for young people. I have been asked to start a podcast for the harder tales and call it Ron’s Naughty Stories. I may do that someday!

Sincerely,

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we complete our story The Moon Weed By by Harl Vincent. Also, we have another story from Tom Williams, and Earl Patrick Ross shares an adventure he had with a haunted door! 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 listings 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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Five Minute Question

Five Minute MysteryI received this email by Todd White from Oakland, California.

Hello Ron, I love the podcast and your highly different format. There is no one out there doing what you do. Keep doing it. I do have a question about the Five Minute Mysteries. Not that I am getting tired of them and they are kind of your podcast signature but are you ever going to drop them?  Todd from Oakland

Well, Todd, I think you right on about the Five Minute Mysteries being a RAS signature. I really don’t foresee dropping them, but I do have the idea of doing original versions employing the listeners to help me do it. Folks like Mark Nelson, David Larson, and just recently Cody (Mustache) Apedaile have all expressed interested in doing just that. I am a big fan of the short-story concept with an OTR element thrown in. Doing a full-scale radio show is a lofty goal, but I think the five-minute model seems doable.

Last October I created brand new versions of The Five Minute Mysteries using the backbone of the original programming, and the response was pretty good. I hope to do more of that in the future. I have said this before and say it again now. If anyone wants to write an original Five Minute Mystery Script I would love to read it. You can find examples of the scripts on the website, The OTR script library. They have over 177 vintage radio series online. You can find those scripts here!

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time Sylvia is back with another Ghost Stories Segment. We have two more tales from you guys! One of which is a real head-scratcher. Tune in to find out. Also, I promise a special surprise. 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

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The News – May 2019

RAS News Update - Blog PostNo big headlines this month. I did want to report out on the progress of the UFO podcast. I have given up on snagging a top-shelf UFOlogist for the show. I am moving on to plan B. If that fails I will host the show with Jason Dowd or possibly another well-known podcaster. I will keep you posted. I do have all of the UFO stories I need from you guys. My thanks to everyone that sent one in. Believe it or not, UFO stories are the hardest to come by and we had six of them. Very nice. Since I only needed four for the show, I will read one these in this week’s podcast.

I am still waiting to hear about if or when Ron’s Amazing Stories will be available on Pandora’s podcast service. We are still be adding to most new podcast catchers and the list now is no longer something I can manage. I do track fourteen of the top podcast players out there to make sure all is well. So far no issues.

There have been some fluctuations in the internet numbers. The month of April was up about 7%, but so far the month of May is down about 4%. I have learned you can’t really know how things are until the month is complete, so I am not worried about May. On the radio side, I have not heard of any changes, so I assume that means they are consistent. I am not sure often they even get rating updates.

That is all I have for this time,

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we have a few stories from you guys, I talk about how I produce the podcast and we have a science fiction episode from The Mysterious Traveler. 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

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Mommy, What Is Twitter?

Mommy, What is Twitter?I received this email this week:

Hey Ron, love the podcast and my favorite segments are A Moment in Time and the OTR commercials.  I can’t get enough history and both of those really hit home reminding us what life was like before social media swallowed us whole. People could react to what was happening in their own homes but really had to think about what they would do or say about it. Letters to the editor had to be well thought out and concise in order to get into print, but your voice was heard. Here is to simpler times and to you for reminding us of our past. – Brian Kano from Austin, Texas

I love how you think Brian. You hit the nail on the head as to why I play the old stuff. We are good people, but we have become lost in how we communicate with each other. I wonder what our president’s approval rate would have been in the 1940s. Twitter did not exist back and then, and the Russians were one of our allies. Just a random thought from your friendly podcaster.

Thank you for your great comment, Brian, I do appreciate it.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we have a mini Horror Express with Jason Dowd. Jason gives us an update on his trip to graveyard he told us about in episode #361. Also on the program, Angela shares two stories from her family’s Haitian heritage. 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

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When You’ve Been Gone

Ron's Amazing StoriesYou may have noticed that the blog has been missed a few times the last few weeks. That was because of personal issues where I had to make some time-based choices. To me, it was a no brainer. Take care of family, produce the show or write a blog. I’ll bet you can guess the order I choose.

While I don’t promise that from now on there will be a blog each week I will always try to make that happen.

-Ron

BTW: Yes I am aware that this is not the best blog I could have written. It was one of those weeks!x

This Week’s Podcast:

Sylvia Shults is back this week with another installment of Ghost Stories With Sylvia. We have an amazing Orb story from Alabama,  A classic short story, and OTR Commercials with an automotive theme. 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:
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