Does Ron Know His Stories?

Rons PictureI received this email from Ora Parker, who lives in Honolulu. 

Hey Ron, these are strange times. I wanted to thank you for your podcast and ask a question. You play so many different types of stories and seem to know a lot about what you are presenting. How and why is that?  I get it if you don’t want to answer, but please do! – Ora.

First, let me say that I am an old guy. Being around awhile exposes you to a lot of stuff. Secondly, the first time I went to college I was an English major.  I took a lot of literature classes and in fact, loved every one of them. Later in life, I would audit writing and lit class just for fun. Yes, that makes me a nerd. I work as an editor now after years of working as an engineer. Both of these fields required me to do a lot of research. Think fact-checking, plagiarism checks, and general knowledge. Research is probably one of my favorite things to do. Every story that you hear on Ron’s Amazing Stories including those submitted by you guys I research as much as I can.  For example; I look at the town the person is from, look at the places they mention in their story, and verify as many facts as I can. I do this in the name of the podcast, but if the truth be told I love it all. Why? Because I am a nerd.

I think this answers how and why I know about the stories. But there is one more thing to add. I love reading and telling stories to people. I may not be an expert in everything I share, but I do that best I can to make sure I get it right.  Thank you for your question Ora.

Best Regards,

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have more ghost stories from you guys.  We have a big ghost from Texas, another kitty ghost, and a light switching shadow. Our featured story is called The Eternal Wall and was written by  Raymond Z. Gallun. 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:
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RAS Response to COVID-19

Whats Next On Ron's Amazing StoriesHello Guys,

I don’t have to tell you about what is going on in the world, we all know about, read about, and hear about it all day. I am not an expert and if you want to know the truth I really don’t want to be. I believe that it is my job to do what they tell me and hunker down. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have a way to support you. That is why when you listen to the podcast you won’t hear me talking about the virus or even try to make sense of it all. I will just keep doing my job of presenting stories to take you away from today. 

This week’s podcast is titled The Ghost Story. If you remember we have had Bigfoot Week, The Dogman Story, The Chupacabra Story, and The Thunderbird Story. A few weeks ago I asked for your ghost stories for an upcoming show with Alton Chung.  You came through in a big way and I have extras. This week we will use a few of those and have another edition of Ghost Stories with Sylvia. It should be a real spooky time!

So, please join me this week and tell your friends if they want and escape to join us as well. My very best to you and your family. Stay safe and healthy during these trying times.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: 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?

Request For Your Help

Detective RiddlesThe support that I receive for the show has been amazing. I ask for stories, you send them. I ask for feedback, you give it. Now, I am going to ask for more! Am I crazy? I don’t think so. I have two new segments that I am looking for help with. 

The New Two And Half-Minute Mystery – What I am looking for here are your short Locked Room or Detective Riddles. Reader’s Digest made their fame on these in the early years of their magazine. They are short mysteries that ask the reader to solve a crime using only the clues given. If you have any of these or want to write your own. I would love to have them.

Not So Important Times In History – This is a brand new segment that makes its debut on this week’s podcast. It will take the strange, unbelievable, and funny events in history and tell them as a story. Your job is to help me find track down these tales. I will take care of the rest. 

If you want to help you can send your ideas and submissions to ronsmazingstories@gmail.com. That’s it!  I want to thank you for reading my requests and for listening to Ron’s Amazing Stories.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have a podcast chock full of stories. We also debut a brand new segment called Not So Important Times In History. 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 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?

The Age Of Podcasting

We are currently living in the age of podcasts, but are they really that new? 

PodcastingPhotoPodcasting, previously known as “audio blogging”, has its roots dating back to the 1980s. With the advent of broadband Internet access and portable digital audio playback devices, such as the iPod, podcasting began to catch hold in late 2004. As of February 2020, there are over 820,000 podcasts and over 28 million episodes available on the Internet. A survey done in 2017 suggests that 42 million Americans above the age of twelve listen to podcasts at least on a weekly basis.

It may surprise you to know that podcasting began much earlier than all of this. Back in the late 1910’s ham radio operators would spend their days broadcasting the news over the airwaves. Each had its own format. Some would write it and others would simply read the morning newspaper. They would provide their own views on news events and in so doing aren’t they really podcasting? 

The first radio news program was broadcast August 31, 1920, by station 8MK in Detroit, Michigan, which survives today as all-news format station WWJ under the ownership of the CBS network. Of course, this changed the world as we know and lead to the golden age of radio.

Podcasting has become a place to express yourself. You are able to say what you believe, are passionate about, and gives everyone an equal platform to vocalize their views.

This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we will play one of my favorite classic stories of all time. It comes from the pen of Philip K. Dick and looks at a food source that is not all that excited about being eaten. We also present an all-new Johnny Is It True segment. This time we visit strange but true stories. 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 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?

Blog It Right!

Blog It Right!Recently I got a comment from a listener who wished to remain anonymous. His note was short and sweet. It read: 

“Ron, I love the show, but you need to edit your blog posts and show notes better. Please accept this critique in the spirit it was intended.” – Anonymous 

He or she left several examples of my failings. At first, I tried to defend myself by saying that it was just a blog and that gave me a pass to not write my best stuff. When I sat down and gave it more thought, it became clear to me that I was wrong. In the end, we are responsible for what we write and in some cases, it is the first impression we give of ourselves. I guess that means I owe Mr. Anonymous a debt of thanks. So, what is the real story here? I guess it is more of a “moral” than a story. No matter what you are writing for, you should always put forth your best effort.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have a treat. Listener and friend to the podcast Jose Munoz has written a science fiction story and has agreed to share it with us. It is titled Faster Than Light and it will be read for us by Mark Nelson. 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 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?