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

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Planning A Podcast

We Want You StoriesI get asked how I go about planning a podcast. People have said that there are so many elements to my show that it must take quite a bit of time to plan, organize and produce each week. The truth is I love doing it, but there is a trick. I do the show in segments.  

A lot of what you hear is pre-recorded and stored so that all I have to do each week is to script the new material, record it, and overlay that with the saved stuff. After you have done this a few times it becomes almost like muscle memory. One of my favorite things to do is to create new segments. Finding the right music bed, sound effects and sound levels is “Geek Out Heaven” for me.

Another job I love to do is weekly art. That might be the most challenging part of the show. Selecting the art to use and doing the layouts so that they look good is something I look forward to each week. You might not know this, but I post a high-res version of the show art on the Facebook page each week for your enjoyment.

Thank You for Asking,

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we continue with Second Variety by Philip K. Dick. Also, we have another story from Herman Weaver about his time in the 1950’s high rise construction business. 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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Story Submissions – Use this link to submit your stories to the show.
Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?

On The Podcast – Feb 21, 2019

Dimension X IconOn Ron’s Amazing Stories this week we have a classic science fiction story for the series Dimension X. This tale is a recent find for me on the internet archives. I don’t know if I just missed it or if it was recently uploaded. It is a story about man’s attempt to break into deep space. If you think about it even though this story was written in 1950 we still know very little about what it out there. Could this story foretell what we will face? You can find out this Thursday.

Also on the show, we have three more of your stories. We have an interrupted funeral, angel visitation and good old fashioned UFO story from Roswell, New Mexico. I hope that you will join us as we find out what are Ron’s Amazing Stories!

-Ron

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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Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?

One Day Late!

Well, this blog is one day late. Why You might ask? Yesterday was just one of those days where there was just too much to do and I needed more time to do it. I actually like days that if I get everything accomplished. Unfortunately, the blog didn’t make the cut. To make matters worse I don’t even have a good topic to write about this week. So, I thought I would tell you about tomorrow’s podcast:

Test RocketI think it is going to be a good one. We have a new edition of Ghost Stories With Sylvia. This time her topic is helpful or friendly ghosts. Hard to believe, but true.  On These Are Your Stories, Katherine tells us about the loss of a brother and the ghost boy on the beach. We close the show with my first attempt at dramatic reading. I will share a classic science fiction tale called Test Rocket.  

It’s amazing how much you can learn about absolute strangers if you just stop to think about the kind of an animal they’ll put in a test rocket… – Jack Douglas 

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

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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Do You Like Science Fiction?

You may have noticed the increase of science fiction stories on the podcast. When I made the decision to limit the amount of OTR (old time radio) played I had to look to other sources for stories. What I found was a huge store of classic science fiction available in the public domain. Most of which has been read by volunteers for LibriVox.org.

Do You Like Science Fiction?I love these stories. Not only are they good fun to hear, but they reach out from our past to remind us just how far we have come with our own technology. What I find more often than not is that the writers of that time predicted pretty well what we would have today. Yes, they had us owning the stars by 1990, but the science was sound and gadgets were dead on. Even the idea of the internet was predicted with unbelievable accuracy.

My question is this? Do you like hearing these stories? Do you want to hear more from the pulp magazines of the 50s and 60s? The number of horror stories, westerns, and other genres has about the same amount of titles. The problem with these is they are quite dated and the language used is difficult to read let alone follow. For these types of you really need the flair of OTR to make them interesting.

So my question stands, Do you like Science Fiction? Do you want more of them? Or are want some of those classic horror stories thrown in? Please let me know what you think. My door is wide open on this subject.

Best Regards,
Ron

BTW: Listener stories will always trump any other type on Ron’s Amazing Stories!

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we will have a tribute to David Bowie with a story called Shipwreck In The Sky. There is a UFO Tale, a ghost story, and I answer several questions all sent in by you guys. 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?