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/
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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

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I’ve Been Thinking!

I have been thinking a lot about the podcast and where I want to go with it. You have probably noticed some of the changes already. I am looking to have more guests on the show, do more stories that I don’t have to worry about the copyrights, and even creating new original content. The field is wide open and the only block I face is my lack of imagination.

We Want Your StoriesThis is where you can help. Do you have ideas for the podcast? Is there someone you know that tells a great story? Maybe you have a favorite author you would like to hear. All of these things are how you can help Ron’s Amazing Stories to move forward.

You guys are great about sending in your stories. For that, I am truly grateful. They have become the backbone of our programs and life’s blood of what we do. So please send more of them in because “We Want Your Stories!”.

I guess the most important thing I want to say is to thank you for all of the support you give to me and the podcast. You guys are the best and why I do this each week!

Best Regards,
-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we have a classic science fiction story that deals with the subject of prisons and how to deal with criminals in the future.  Also, on the show are two brand new listener tales of ghosts being ghosts. So tune in and 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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Christmas Is Coming!

Santa Wants Your Stories!I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was spent in Molalla, Oregon with my family, and we had the best turkey dinner ever! My thanks to my sister for cooking!

For the podcast, I am looking ahead to Christmas and I need your help. Do you have a holiday story to tell? I am looking for them. They can be about anything, but what I want are scary, unusual or odd stories. Jason and I are planning a special holiday edition of the Horror Express. If you have one click on the story submission link on the main website. If you don’t want to write your story yourself we can set up a time to chat and I will write it for you. So, please think out telling your tale. The best move you could make is to tell your story. We want to hear it.

Happy Holidays!
-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On Ron’s Amazing Stories this week we finally tell the incredible 24-minute conclusion to Anything You Can Do. Also, Mark Nelson Joins us to talk about the book. Later in the program, Tom Williams is back with, Those Tom Sawyer Days. 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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What’s Next On The RAS?

Whats Next On Ron's Amazing StoriesWe are closing in on the end of our story Anything You Can Do by Randall Garrett. With its conclusion looming Wanda Snyder from Toronto asks this question:

Hello Ron, Thank you for the podcast! I love science fiction and I am enjoying Anything You Can Do. When we took the break from it during the month of October it was all I could to stop myself from going to listen to the rest of it. Now that we are back on track I am excited about the end. What will happen after we finish the book? My vote is for more science fiction. I think it is a good fit for your show.  – Wanda

Thank you, Wanda! I have been enjoying Anything You Can Do as well, and judging by the listener’s response you and I are not the only folks to know a great story. I have been looking for the next thing that we will be listening to on the podcast and to be honest I’m not sure what that will be. A lot of people love the old time radio, and a lot of you the idea of listening to a book. I do know I will be looking for more science fiction, maybe in the form of a novella. A novella is basically a shorter novel. I’ve also toyed with the idea of writing my own short stories and presenting them here. Whatever is next I promise you it will be amazing.

One of the things I am looking into is an Idea suggested to me from Mark Lopez.

Hi Ron: I love your podcast and I never miss an episode. I discovered that many of Philip K. Dick’s works are in the public domain and they are featured on LibriVox. One of my favorite stories by him is “Second Variety”. I think you and all of my fellow listeners will like it. It scared the heck out of me. Please keep up the good work. – Regards, Mark Lopez

Well, Mark, this is a strong contender for the show. It plays out in four 30 minute parts which fit the category of the novella perfectly. It was first published in Space Science Fiction in May of 1953, and is a classic Philip K. Dick story!

My question is to all of you. What do you think about this, and what do you want to hear on the podcast? I am open to all ideas and suggestions. Head to ronsamazingstories.com and leave your comment there, or better yet head to our Facebook page and let’s start a conversation there.  I want this podcast to be your podcast.

My thanks to Mark and Wanda for the great questions,

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have the beginning of the end to our story Anything You Can Do by Randall Garrett. Bart sits down with Doctor Yoritomo to discuss the actions of the Nipe and discover the truth about its races development hundreds of millions of years in the making. 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?