The News – November 2019

We begin the blog with this email from Marvin Dell who lives in Chicago. He writes:

Hey Ron, thank you for your work on the podcast. I love it. I have just started following your art for the shows. It is also very interesting. You really have to look at it to see what you have hidden in it. Like last week you had the dancing girl in the snow. Very cool. Is there a way to view the older panels from previous shows? – Marvin

Well, Marvin, the answer is yes. If you go to our Facebook page you will have access to over 100 of them. Just click on the Photos menu item and you will see them on the timeline album. Also, I have had enough interest in them that I am creating a gallery in google photos that will include them all. Thank you, Marvin!

Next up, I have received a couple of comments that while Ron’s Amazing Stories – Blog Site is nice, it is dated. Several people have offered to modernize it. I have to say, I like it the way it is. I am asking you guys to stop by the blog site and check it out and let me know what you think. Drop me a thumbs up or thumbs down on what you think.

The month of spooky was a huge success. The best numbers in the history of the podcast. We went from ~5,500 hits to “very close” to 9000 per show. That is fantastic and I thank everyone that listened. The cool thing is that those numbers keep going up as people catch up on the shows.

We Want Your Stories!As a consequence of having so many stories last month, the coffers are bare. I need stories to share and I just don’t have them. How many stories do you think we presented in the month of spooky? I counted them up and we played 36 last month. The downside is that we are heading into the month of November without any left! So, please if you have a story to share do it now! I really need it. It can be fiction, scary, paranormal, funny, sad or even head-scratcher I am looking for anything and everything. Just head to the main website or use the links below.  

Thank you to everyone that had stories in the month of spooky!

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have a work of fiction sent in by Abigail Atkinson titled Future Devices. Also the Month Of Spooky spills over into November with some scary stuff. 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 Month Of Spooky 2019

The Return of the VampireIt is that time of year again where we put on our masks and celebrate all things spooky. For those of you who are new to Ron’s Amazing Stories each October we dedicate the show to Halloween.  All of the stories you will hear this month will follow the scary theme. We begin the season with episode 400! Obviously a landmark show. It will include four brand new UFO stories sent in by Margarito, Barbara, Scott and my brother Jim. Also, as an added treat Jim Harold host of Campfire, The Paranormal Podcast, and Podlords will join me to co-host the show. 

Jim Harold - Podcaster

During the month I will be testing a new idea out. Starting on October 8th we will have two shows per week. The first publishing on Tuesday. This show will focus on your submitted stories and should be about 30 minutes. Then on Thursday the second podcast will publish and will be a scary story from either Old Time Radio or horror magazines of the ’50s and ’60s. It will also have the interviews for the month

I hope this turns out, because if it does I may go to it later on. We will return to the normal one podcast per week in November.  Please let me know what you think.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week the show is titled, Project Hush. Why? Tune in and see. We have a creepy story about a maid and her encounter with a pushy Shadowman, 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 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?

These Are Your Stories!

Update For JanuaryOn the podcast this week I think we have an amazing show. We won’t be featuring any stories that didn’t come from you. This will be the first time we have ever done a complete show dedicated to your stories.

Here’s how it will work.

On the show, we will have three brand new stories. These will include a creepy tale about a shaggy shadow beast, A real non-ghost story, and our featured story comes from LBJ Lake, Texas. It is a tale of a 1950s time-slip that occurred in 1984. Then we will reach back into the archives and play some of your favorite listeners submissions. This will be based on the feedback I received from you over the past few years.  

So, be looking for all of this to happen Thursday, August 15, 2019

-Ron

This Week’s 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 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 News – July 2019

It has been an eventful time here at Ron’s Amazing Stories.

We have opened Pandora’s box:

Pandora LogoRon’s Amazing Stories is now on Pandora. The music giant has opened its doors to podcasts. I signed up several months ago to be part of the beta release program but failed to make the cut. However, my service provider, Libsyn, Just informed me that our podcast was picked up and now can be heard there. This completes a project that I have been working on for a long time, which was to have the show on the major radio platforms. I called them the big 5. We are now on Tune In Radio, Stitcher Radio, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Pandora. I want to thank all of you that listen to the show on these services because you made this happen! If you listen to the show on Pandora please be sure to hit that thumbs up for Ron’s Amazing Stories.

Audible:

Audible LogoIn addition to the Pandora news, we are also been added to the Audible family. Each week on the blog I will make a recommendation of an audiobook from their huge library. Did you know that they have over 180,000 different titles to choose from? As you know I am a huge fan of short stories. My latest joy is, Can Such Things Be?, By Ambrose Bierce. Bierce was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and Civil War veteran. The book contains twenty-four short stories in the typical Bierce tradition. They are ghostly, spooky, and best listened to in the dark. Can Such Things Be? was released in 1893, but don’t let the age fool you. The stories remind us that anything is possible, and at any time. You can have this book today! Audible is offering us a free audiobook and 30 days to give you the opportunity to check out their service. To download your free audiobook today go to audibletrial.com/ronsmazingstories.

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week Sylvia Shults is back with another round of Ghost Stories With Sylvia.  This time we talk about Crystals and their uses. Also, on the show more of your stories and a few surprises. 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?

Audible Joins The Family

Audible LogoWell, I have to say we have some pretty big news this week. I am very excited to tell you that Ron’s Amazing Stories has a brand new sponsor in Audible.Com. I have been trying to get them to sponsor the show since 2015. I have been rejected every time and was beginning to think that it would never happen. I tried again this past week and was given the green light to be a member of Audible’s Creators Affiliate Program.  What does this mean to you? I will be rolling out a campaign this next week, but my plan is to redo the featured story segment with Audible as the sponsor.  

Now, what is Audible? Audible is the world’s largest seller and producer of audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment. They have opened the world to us by producing quality books that you can listen to anywhere. They reinvented the media category and is the driving force behind today’s audio entertainment revolution.

I have been a member of Audible since the year 2000. The first book I ever bought from them was  The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century. I bought that on September 1st of 2000. At that time I was a commuter spending up to three hours a day driving to and from work. Audiobooks were my life. They helped pass the time and took me to places that I could only imagine.

So, do you want to get a jump on this new program? This week in the podcast show notes I will have a special link to Audible. Click on this link and you will have the opportunity to get a free audiobook and a month free of audible. Try it out to see if works for you and keep the book for taking a chance on it. 

I  want you to know that I will not turn Ron’s Amazing Stories into an advertising event. But, I do have to pay the bills and the costs keep going up. While I love providing everything for free I can only do that if I take on a few sponsors to help me along the way. Your support and understanding are much appreciated.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the show, this week Jason Dowd is back will another mini-Horror Express. We answer some of your emails and discuss the plans for the terror train going forward. Oh, and the conductor is back with a brief cameo. Also, on the show will be stories from you guys 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 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?