RAS #543 – The Case Of The Three Frightened Policemen

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have a torso-less set of legs walking around. Not something you see every day! We review Andy Weir’s novel Artemis. Then we play an episode from the classic radio series The Shadow, which has one amazing ending. We will end with a brand new Johnny Is It True – Did You Know Edition. So to get this all going all you have to do is press that play button.

Featured Story – The Case Of The Three Frightened Policemen

Our featured story for this time comes from the classic radio series The Shadow. The title alone should make you want to listen. The Case Of The Three Frightened Policemen. This is a really good story and lends more to the original concept of The Shadow, which is the man about town sworn to protect the little guy. In this episode The Shadow is played by William Johnstone who happens to be my favorite with Orson Welles as a close second. The Case Of The Three Frightened Policemen first aired on November 16, 1941.

Other Stories Include – The Masquerade, Artemis, Disappearing White Ghost Legs, The Case Of The Three Frightened Policemen, and Johnny Is It True – Did you Know.

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RAS #542 – The Eyes Have It

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have a lot of stuff. In fact there are eight segments worth. We have three brand new ghost stories from you guys that include a visit from grandpa, and two shadow creatures. Then we have a new segment called, How Do I do That.?  In this first one we talk about how I go about restoring old time radio shows. We head to the great Northwest for an episode of Challenge Of The Yukon. King spots a murder and then must track down the killer. We end the show with a Philip K Dick classic titled The Eye’s Have It. So if you haven’t already …press that play button.

Featured Story – The Eyes Have It

Our featured story was written by Philip K. Dick.  We have had stories by this author dating back to Episode 62 when we first heard the short story, Beyond Lies the Wub (A true classic). This time our tale is titled The Eye’s Have It. It was first published in the magazine Science Fiction Stories in March, 1953. In this short Phillip takes a humorous look at writers and their perceptions. Ask yourself this: What if we took everything that was said literally? Well, what you would have would sound like this story.

Other Stories Include – The Fortune Teller, Pete Townshend: Somebody Saved Me,  Grandpa, Is That You?, But I saw It, Shadows Everywhere, How Do I Do That – Saved Recordings, King Spots Murder, and The Eye’s Have It.

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RAS #541 – Lt. Levinson Kidnapped

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have a pretty darn good detective story starring Dick Powell as Richard Diamond. We also have a ghost story about a school master who wasn’t there. Pretty Spooky. Then we end the show with a brand new Johnny Is It True – Movie Trivia Edition. If that sounds amazing then press that play button. 

Featured Story – Lt. Levinson Kidnapped

Our featured story is a classic detective drama from the series, Richard Diamond, Private Detective. Diamond was a slick, sophisticated detective, with a sharp tongue, and would often get knocked on the head with a revolver butt or other items. His counterpart on the police force was Lt. Levinson who often accepted Diamond’s help reluctantly. Although they always seem at odds with each other, Diamond and Levinson were best friends. Our story today takes a closer look at this relationship. It is titled, simply enough, Lt. Levinson Kidnapped. What we will hear first aired October, 18, 1950. 

Other Stories Include – The Diamond Heist, Forward: Stories of Tomorrow, The Old School Master, Lt. Levinson Kidnapped, and Johnny Is It True – Movie Edition. 

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RAS #540 – The Untouchable

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have shadow encounters sent in by you guys. A shadow with a hole, one with no face, and even one that can stab you. Then I read a story suggested by RedBill792 about an object so amazing it’s untouchable. We move on and visit the years 1950, 1880, and then back to the 50’s all in an instant. How is that even possible? Just press that play button and see.

Featured Story – The Untouchable

For our featured story we have a science fiction classic sent to me by RedBill792. He said that he loved it and wanted me to read it on the air. After checking it out I thought, “why not?”, and gave it a shot. It comes from the December 1960 issue of Analog Magazine. Do you know who King Tantalus is?  Hang around after the story and Ron will tell you.  It is titled The Untouchable and was written by Stephen A. Kallis, Jr.

You can see it—you can watch it—but you mustn’t touch it! And what could possibly be more frustrating when you need, most violently, to get your hands on it for just one second.

Other Stories Include – Murder on Diamond Row, Project Hail Mary, The Whole Shadow, The Man With No Face, Shadows Can Stab, The Untouchable, A Day In 1880, and Not So Important Times In History – 100% Mortality. 

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RAS #539 – Out Of The Past

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have three ghosts stories from you guys:  A cast party that is haunted, A child argues with a ghost, and smoking is bad for you. Our featured story is full of twists. In an episode of The Mysterious Traveler, a woman is being blackmailed. The resolution is … well… surprising. And finally, we have a new edition of Not So Important Times In History. Press that play button to enjoy the fun!

Featured Story – Out Of The Past

Our featured story comes from one of the best series of the golden age radio The Mysterious Traveler. One of the trademarks of the series was the plot twist. Our story has not ONE but TWO of these. Just when you think things are settled …well not so much. The story is titled Out Of The Past and stars some of the best character actors of the era. A woman is being blackmailed. The resolution is … well… surprising. It first aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System on April 20, 1944.

Other Stories Include – Mr. Hammond Killed, He Who Fights with Monsters, The Lavatory Ghost, The Terrible Two, The Haunted Washroom, Out Of The Past, and Not So Important Times In History – The Mail Story

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