Calling All Scary Stories!

We Want Your Stories!On Ron’s Amazing Stories – The Blog this week I am issuing this all points bulletin. I am looking for your scary stories. The ninth annual month of spooky is fast approaching and I am dangerously low on new stories. I am quite sure that I don’t have enough to carry us through the entire Month Of Spooky 2019. Do you have one to share? It can be about any spooky topic and can even be complete fiction. Need help writing your story? I can do that too.  

Just use the Story Submission below and let’s get started.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week Slyvia is back with another round of ghost stories. We also have a crazy dog and Ron reads a short sci-fi tale called The Last Supper. 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?

Rons Amazing Categories

Ron's Amazing CategoriesI have been working on updating the podcast categories on the main website. That task has been completed and is ready for your review. What I have done is simplify the categories which should make it easier to find podcasts. Please keep in mind that I am limited one category per show, so the new system is based on what I am featuring on that episode. For example, all of the shows that feature a Ghost Stories With Sylvia are in their own group.  

The new categories are:

Blog: I don’t use the blog feature much on the main website. This actually just redirects to this WordPress website (https://ronsamazingstories.blog).
Featured – Interview:  This includes all interviews done on Ron’s Amazing Stories when it is the featured activity.
Featured – Old Time Radio:  This includes all podcasts when the featured story comes from the golden age of radio. This is the bulk of the shows and can be daunting when you are looking for a particular episode. When I first began the podcast every show had an OTR story. At some point, I may break this out by smaller categories.
Featured – Your Stories: This includes all podcasts where the featured story comes from you or was suggested by a listener.
Ghost Stories With Sylvia: This includes all shows that feature Sylvia Shults. You can find out more about her on her website
Old Time Horror with Jim Harold: This includes all shows that feature Jim Harold. You can find out more about Jim on his website
Ron’s Favorite Shows: Over the years I have done some shows that mean a lot to me or are just really good. You will find a few of those here. I will be adding more of them as they happen.
The Horror Express: This includes all shows that feature Jason Dowd and the Horror Express Conductor. You can find out more about Jason at his website.  If you want to know more about the conductor? Well, that’s tough because he is a fleshing eating train conductor who is part of the evil dead community. Fictionally speaking of course.

I hope that you enjoy these changes and that they help you sift through all of the amazing shows that we have done together over the years. Feedback on this project would be much appreciated.

Thank you,

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have a classic science fiction story called Accidental Death by Peter Baily. This story takes a look at man’s first contact with an alien race which has a very unusual weapon. 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?

Where To Get OTR

Old Time Radio LogoOver the years I have received a number of requests to share where I get my old time radio shows.  I recently was asked by Jarrod Nichelous to relist where The Shadow can be found. When I first started the podcast every episode had an OTR story. Today with all of your stories coming in and the new segments, I don’t play them as often. But I still listen to OTR a lot.

But where is the treasure?  All you have to do is go to the Internet Archive and a whole century of classics is at your fingers. Everything that I have ever used on Ron’s Amazing Stories can be found there. This includes a whole more than just stories. The archive also contains most of the News Reports that you have heard from time to time. 

Here are some links to a few of my favorites:

GunSmoke – Classic Western Starring William Conrad.
Dimension X – Classic Science Fiction Stories.
Suspense – Probably the very best of all OTR series.
Richard Diamond – The Private Detective series by Blake Edwards.
The Shadow – America’s most popular hero ever!

I hope you find this useful. There is one more link that I will share. It is the Top Menu of all of the OTR shows available on the Internet Archive.

Enjoy,
-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week, Jason Dowd returns to the Horror Express train to chat with about Black Eyed Kids and much more. 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 listings 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?

The Truth About Fiction

Mark Twain QuoteWhat is the writer’s accountability to the truth? The very word fiction implies untruth. Do you remember as a child when you heard a story that scared you? Your parents probably told you not to worry because it was just a story. However, for some of them to work you must suspend your disbelief.

I have always believed that every story ever told has some truth in it. We learn by experience and then that experience applies to our stories. So, by default, they do have real components. Mark Twain is noted for saying, “Write what you know.” He wasn’t just talking about knowledge. He meant to write about something that we have experienced on an emotional level and then come out the other side. We have learned a lesson, and have been transformed by its experience. 

Yes, this concept is a little out there, but if you think about it, it is right on the money. So,  even though the tale didn’t really happen it is still partly true.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have three incredible stories sent in by you guys.  Rick tells us a fictional story about an alien visit. Duane has a creepy story about a family of shadow people. And Laura shares a story about caring. Also, The Shadow makes his debut on the podcast. 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 listings 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?

A Thank You Note!

RAS Thank YouI thought that I would take a moment to thank you all for sharing your stories with the show. It is such a pleasure each day to open my mailbox and see what you have sent me. Of course, I don’t get new stories every day, but it’s not too far off that mark. That you want to support the podcast means the world to me and I truly do appreciate it.

I do get emails asking why it takes so long for some of your stories to air. I try to group them together in a theme if I can, and unfortunately, some of the stories are not appropriate for young people. I have been asked to start a podcast for the harder tales and call it Ron’s Naughty Stories. I may do that someday!

Sincerely,

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we complete our story The Moon Weed By by Harl Vincent. Also, we have another story from Tom Williams, and Earl Patrick Ross shares an adventure he had with a haunted door! 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 listings 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?