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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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)

History Can Tell Us Stories

I am constantly doing research. Whether it’s for the podcast or doing my work as an editor; I am always on the web or my nose is in a book. One thing that I have learned from this is that history is a good teacher, and also a very good teller of tales.

Famous Civil War Tree StumpI grew up as a total junkie for history. There is so much to be said for an interest in it. Not only can you learn how things came to be, but it also tells us how to avoid the pitfalls of the past. It can be a marvelous adventure or a total downer. No matter what you gain from it, you can never lose.

On the podcast this week we have a very special, “As Read By” and it deals with that strange picture you see to the right. Is that stump? Well according to the Smithsonian Museum it is not just any stump. It is a stump with an interesting story and even more historical significance.

Want to know more? Please tune in to the podcast this week and hear this stump’s story.

-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 6pm 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 – The Horror Express #20 – UFO Stories

Classic Science-Fiction – Knock

Aldrich and BrownThomas Bailey Aldrich (November 11, 1836 – March 19, 1907) wrote: Imagine all human beings swept off the face of the earth, excepting one man. Imagine this man in some vast city, Tripoli or Paris. Imagine him on the third or fourth day of his solitude sitting in a house and hearing a ring at the door-bell.

Fredric Brown (October 29, 1906 – March 11, 1972) condensed Aldrich’s text to a sweet little action story that is only two sentences long. He wrote: The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door…

Brown’s story was titled Knock and was published in the December 1948 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories. There have been three different radio adaptations (Dimension X, X Minus One and Sci-Fi Channel’s Seeing Ear Theatre).

Although, the first two lines are a complete story by themselves. Brown added to it just a bit. The Zan have killed off all life on Earth other than pairs of specimens for their zoo of exotic Earth fauna. Walter Phelan is the last man on Earth, but Grace Evans, the last woman, is not overly impressed with him and maintains her distance. The ageless Zan, become disturbed when, one by one, their captive animals begin to die. They turn to Walter for advice.

It is an amazing story and deserves to be heard on the podcast this week.  We will play the version from X-minus One. Also on the show, we have a Bigfoot tale from Atlanta.

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 6pm – Eastern time. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

January 04 – Knock – (RAS309 – S7E1)
January 11 – Detective Week – (RAS310 – S7E2)
January 18 – The Horror Express #20 – UFO Stories
January 25 – (RAS311 – S7E3)