On The Podcast This Week – A Christmas Carol

On this program this week we will hear the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. It should come as no surprise that this is a holiday classic, but what might be a shocker is that we have never played this tale in the ten years of Ron’s Amazing Stories. That changes this Thursday. So why are we playing A Christmas Carol? Well, on December 23rd we will be presenting a follow-up to the story with a twist that you will only be able to hear on Ron‘s Amazing Stories. Sylvia Shults and I are going to take and turn this story on its head with real-life ghost stories and much, much more. So, be here that week to hear what should be a very different look at A Christmas Carol.

The Orignal Book Cover (1843)

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843. It recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Published on the 19th of December, the first edition sold out by Christmas Eve, and by the end of 1844 thirteen editions had been released.

Dickens wrote the story during a period when the British were exploring and re-evaluating past Christmas traditions, including carols, and newer customs such as Christmas cards and Christmas trees. He was influenced by the experiences of his own youth and by the Christmas stories of other authors, including Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Most critics reviewed the novella favorably. He went on to write four other Christmas stories in subsequent years. In 1849 he began public readings of the story, which proved so successful he undertook 127 further performances until 1870, the year of his death. A Christmas Carol has never been out of print and has been translated into several languages.

Such an amazing story and you can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio, or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link

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This Week’s Podcast – 10/28/21

We dedicate the podcast this week to a brand new book that just hit the shelves. It is titled Days of the Dead: A Year of True Ghost Stories. The author and friend of the podcast Sylvia Shults will be here for a special Ghost Stories With Sylvia to tell us all about it.

Are you brave enough to spend every day of the year with ghosts? Paranormal reporter Sylvia Shults has collected 366 ghost stories, one for every single day of the year, and has detailed them in this ambitious work. There’s a story for your birthday. There’s a story for your pet’s birthday. There’s a story to make every day spooky. Open the cover and peek inside – if you dare.

You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link

About Sylvia Shults:  Sylvia is a Librarian, Author, and Ghost Hunter. She has spent a lifetime in the pursuit of the weird and strange. Her non-fiction works include Ghost of the Illinois River, Fractured Spirits, 44 Years in Darkness, Hunting Demons, The Spirits of Christmas, Fractured Souls, and her latest release Days of the Dead: A Year of True Ghost Stories. All of her books are available on Amazon and you can find out more at her WordPress home page.

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The Month Of Spooky 2021

It is that time of year again where Ron’s Amazing Stories changes from a partially spooky show to an all out spookfest. Coming up during the month of October you will hear some of the creepiest stories from all manner of sources. I don’t want to give away all of the surprises, but I will tell you this. We will be taking our annual halloween story The Thing On The Fourble Board and doing a MST3K type take at it. Something I have never done and it should be …well amazing. Also during the month there will be extra podcasts, a crazy Ghost Stories with Sylvia, and much more. It all begins next week, but you can expect a taste of it on this Thursday’s podcast where we present a collection of your stories where the experiencers were forced to run away. Also, on the show we present a story from the mind of Arch Oboler titled Oxychloride X. This one just might destroy the world as we know it.

You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link

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Podcast Early This week!

Hello!

The podcast this week will be dropping one day early. My nephew is getting married this Thursday and for better or worse he and his lovely bride have asked me to attend. I am looking forward to it and am sure it is going to be very fun. It is an outside event with the backdrop being the Columbia River Gorge. Quite beautiful actually. 

On the podcast this week we have a tribute to the olympics (Kind of). We will take a look at the 1904 edition. The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in St. Louis, Missouri from August 29 until September 3, 1904. We will be focusing on the marathon which has gone down in history as one of the strangest events of all time.

Also, on the show will be a brand new Johnny Is It True – Facebook Edition, a story from Lord Dunsany titled Last Scene Of All, and of course stories from you guys.

You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link

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It’s Episode 500 this week!

If you would have told me in 2011 that I would still be making podcasts in 2021 I would have said that I highly doubt it. However, here we are and this Thursday we will present for the 500th time a brand new show. There are so many people I want to thank for making this all happen. My brother for being my most faithful listener, critic and supporter. Emma Lynn Dowd for deciding the show was good enough to be on the radio not once, but twice a week. Sylvia Shults for being the best darn storyteller on the planet and for being a good friend.  There are other people that I have met over the years and have helped the show, but there are too many to list here.

What can we expect in the next 100 shows? I know that I plan to get back to interviewing interesting people and bring new ideas. I have really shut down the interviews simply because my personal life has had issues. I really love talking to people and hearing their stories and that simply has to come back to the show. Also, I want to have more original fiction stories. Some ideas have been rolling around in my head for years and just need to be put down on paper.

So, there you have it. Thank you to all of you that listen to the show, send in your stories and share your feedback. This means the world to me and there would be no show if it weren’t for all of you. You are the reason I do this and will continue to do so!

Best Regards,

-Ron 

This Week’s Podcast:

This week’s podcast is the 500th episode of the show. Sylvia and I have some wild fun telling ghost stories. Also, we have a special guest to judge the whole affair. I promise nothing but a good time. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link

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