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!
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
On the podcast this week we preview the 500th episode of Ron’s Amazing Stories. Sylvia Shults will be on the show to talk about the current book she is reading, Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Also, we have some wonderfully strange ghost stories including a recent adventure Sylvia had while investigating Malvern Manor. You won’t want to miss that.
Hello! Well if you have been watching the news and weather reports you know that we have had an incredible event here in the Northwest. Normal temperatures in this part of the world for June are in the 70’s. Also, more than likely it will be cloudy and rainy. None of that has been the case. In fact we have had record breaking heat. Two straight days of 115 degrees. With the 90’s in our foreseeable future. One more thing, most northwesternians don’t have air conditioners. I suspect that will change now.
Why am I telling this? There was no way I was going to try to work during this time and came to the decision to take some time off. So having said that, this week I have picked an episode from Aug of 2019 to update and present. It is one of my favorites and I know you are going to love it. It features your stories and nothing else. It is titled These Are Your Stories II. I look forward to returning to normal stuff next week.
I receive lots of responses to the stories I play on the show. Most of these are comments on whether the person liked it, was freaked out, or hated it. I also get responses that say that the events of the story triggered a memory of what happened to them. This week’s podcast is all about those.
The tales are usually short. In fact too short to use on the These are Your Stories segment. However, I am going to read a few of these and try to give them some context as a group of stories rather than by themselves. I call it the big-little experiment. What I am going to do is to string your listener experiences into, hopefully, a cohesive segment. Tune in this week to find out if it works.
Also on the podcast we will have an OTR story from the series Inner Sanctum. It is titled The Black Seagull and stars the great character actor Peter Lorre.
On the podcast this week Sylvia Shults returns in the role of Ghost Hunter to tell us more amazing stories. The topic for our discussion is Urban Legends. The term, as used by folklorists, has appeared in print since 1968. Jan Harold Brunvand, professor of English at the University of Utah, introduced the term in a series of popular books starting in 1981. He published the book, The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends & Their Meanings, to make two points: first, that legends and folklore do not occur exclusively in so-called primitive or traditional societies, and second, that one could learn much about urban and modern culture by studying such tales.