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?

Hello And Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the podcast. This is Ron’s Amazing Stories, where we play tales to take you away from today. – Ronald Hood

One of the questions I get asked all of the time is, “Where did that opening come from?”

The Shadow KnowsI never really thought about it, but if I had to come up with a reason my answer would be… don’t all shows have one? I guess in fact they don’t, but in my humble opinion the good ones do. Take for example the phrase, “The Shadow Knows.” We all associate that with the famous radio series starring Orson Welles. How about, There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. That of course was from the Outer Limits anthology series.

I guess for me it is way of welcoming you home for an hour of entertainment. Starting the show the same way each week means you are ready to take your break and enjoy what I have to offer. It seems to work, because the comment I get the most is, I can’t wait to be taken away from today.

Thank you for all of your questions. It is a joy to be your podcast host!

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we will join a few professional ghost hunters going to the hospital. There is a driverless tractor and Mark Nelson gives us more information on the Nipe in our continuing story 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?

No More Replays!

No Replays on Ron's Amazing Stories!As a podcaster, it is important that the shows get done on time. However, there have been instances where I have taken time off and replayed an old podcast. I hate doing this. I would rather put a new product out each week for you to enjoy then rehash the old stuff. This is an impossible situation. After all, life happens, and you just can’t be there all the time.

I have found a fix for this and I am calling it, The Best of Ron’s Amazing Stories. While technically still a replay there is a difference. I get to handpick the best content from over 300 podcasts and put them together in a whole new way. In fact, I can even have new material to balance out the old. For example, right now we are playing the book Anything You Can Do by Randall Garrett. I can build around that new material with some of the best of the old. I think this makes sound sense.

You might be asking, “Wait Ron won’t that be just as much work?”

The answer is, not really. You see putting old stuff together with new takes far less time and I plan to create a number of these shows so, when I need some time off they will be ready to go. This concept feels better to me than a replay. So, this week we have a test pilot. I am calling it  the Best Of #1 and it will air this Thursday. Please be vocal and critical on this one. I want to know what works and what does not.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

We will have a “Best Of” this week, but not to worry we will also have not one, but two chapters of Anything You Can Do 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 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?