Five Minute Question

Five Minute MysteryI received this email by Todd White from Oakland, California.

Hello Ron, I love the podcast and your highly different format. There is no one out there doing what you do. Keep doing it. I do have a question about the Five Minute Mysteries. Not that I am getting tired of them and they are kind of your podcast signature but are you ever going to drop them?  Todd from Oakland

Well, Todd, I think you right on about the Five Minute Mysteries being a RAS signature. I really don’t foresee dropping them, but I do have the idea of doing original versions employing the listeners to help me do it. Folks like Mark Nelson, David Larson, and just recently Cody (Mustache) Apedaile have all expressed interested in doing just that. I am a big fan of the short-story concept with an OTR element thrown in. Doing a full-scale radio show is a lofty goal, but I think the five-minute model seems doable.

Last October I created brand new versions of The Five Minute Mysteries using the backbone of the original programming, and the response was pretty good. I hope to do more of that in the future. I have said this before and say it again now. If anyone wants to write an original Five Minute Mystery Script I would love to read it. You can find examples of the scripts on the website, The OTR script library. They have over 177 vintage radio series online. You can find those scripts here!

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time Sylvia is back with another Ghost Stories Segment. We have two more tales from you guys! One of which is a real head-scratcher. Tune in to find out. Also, I promise a special surprise. 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.

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Mommy, What Is Twitter?

Mommy, What is Twitter?I received this email this week:

Hey Ron, love the podcast and my favorite segments are A Moment in Time and the OTR commercials.  I can’t get enough history and both of those really hit home reminding us what life was like before social media swallowed us whole. People could react to what was happening in their own homes but really had to think about what they would do or say about it. Letters to the editor had to be well thought out and concise in order to get into print, but your voice was heard. Here is to simpler times and to you for reminding us of our past. – Brian Kano from Austin, Texas

I love how you think Brian. You hit the nail on the head as to why I play the old stuff. We are good people, but we have become lost in how we communicate with each other. I wonder what our president’s approval rate would have been in the 1940s. Twitter did not exist back and then, and the Russians were one of our allies. Just a random thought from your friendly podcaster.

Thank you for your great comment, Brian, I do appreciate it.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we have a mini Horror Express with Jason Dowd. Jason gives us an update on his trip to graveyard he told us about in episode #361. Also on the program, Angela shares two stories from her family’s Haitian heritage. 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:
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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:
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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:
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

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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

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