RAS #503 – Ray Bradbury Day

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we celebrate Raymond Bradbury, author, poet, scriptwriter, and of course hero to anyone who has read one of his books. Ray was born on August 20th and this would have been his 101st birthday. I have tried to make him part of the show and I think you will enjoy the result. We have three stories from you guys, and an adaptation of probably his most famous work, The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury was a prolific and influential author with a career that spanned decades. From his first published story in 1938, Hollerbochen’s Dilemma, to his Hugo award-winning novel Fahrenheit 451, the author was a master of the science-fiction genre. What you may not know about him was just how much he loved the story, which of course makes him perfect for Ron’s Amazing Stories.

Featured Story – The Martian Chronicles

Our featured story is a radio adaptation of The Martian Chronicles. There were many of these throughout the golden age of radio, but most took individual chapters from the book and presented it as a complete story. What we have is the entire book in 30 minutes. Sounds impossible? Well …it should be, but they did it. The production comes from the OTR series Dimension X and comes complete with the original commercials and radio spots. So, what we really have is a time machine taking us back to August 18th, 1950.

Other Stories Include – The Tulip Murder, The Martian Chronicles – Audiobook, The Ghoulish Caller, My Walk On The Beach, Grandma’s Rocking Chair, and The Martian Chronicles – Story.

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RAS #502 – The 1904 Olympics

On Ron’s Amazing Stories today it is one of those shows where you are going to hear a lot of stuff. We have no less than 12 different tales that range from ghost stories, to science fiction, to a memorial tale and even a brand new Johnny Is It True. We will even visit the 1904 olympiad. So sit back, enjoy, because I think you’re in for something completely different.

Featured Story – The 1904 Olympics

Well as you know these past two weeks we have been watching the 2020 Olympics from Japan. Something that I have really been enjoying. America’s first Olympics may have been its worst, or at least its most bizarre. Held in 1904 in St. Louis, the games were tied to that year’s World’s Fair, which celebrated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase. The Olympics’ signal event, the marathon, was conceived to honor the classical heritage of Greece and underscore the connection between the ancient and modern. But from the start, the 1904 marathon was less showstopper than a sideshow, a freakish spectacle that seemed more in keeping with the carnival atmosphere of the fair than the mood of the games. The outcome was so scandalous that the event was nearly abolished for good. On this podcast, we feature that story and you are not going to believe it.

Other Stories Include – The Needle Murder, Grand Theft Astro, Why don’t people believe, Don’t Touch My Batman Bank, My Rose Recorder, The Test Rocket, Johnny Is It True – Facebook Edition, Last Scene Of All, and The Marathon of The 1904 Olympics.

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RAS #501 – Rocket Ship

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have a pretty odd collection of tales that range from strange music that has no source, to a haunting train whistle, and then a presence that really loves its pink shed. Our featured story comes from the OTR series Light’s Out. Now, I’ll bet you think it is going to be horror. You would be wrong! It is a science fiction classic titled Rocket Ship. So press that play button and enjoy the show.

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Featured Story – Rocket Ship

Our featured story comes from the classic OTR series Lights out. We take a trip to the moon and back, but not a happy one. This story is a real departure for the folks at Lights Out. The creators, In this case, Arch Obler, rarely did science fiction. The program leaned more towards horror and suspense. The good news is that this really shows just how talented the production crew of Lights Out was. Our story is titled Rocket Ship and it first aired on July 28th, 1947. 

Other Stories Include – No Leg To Stand On, Riders of the Purple Sage, The Music Never Stops, The Train Whistle, Little Pink Shed, and Rocket Ship

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RAS #500 – The 500th Episode

Well, this is the 500th episode of Ron’s Amazing Stories. What can I say about this week’s show? Of course, other than to thank you for allowing me to bring these to you each 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 there are so many people to thank for making this all happen. On this show, we play another round of Ghost Story Throwdown with Sylvia Shults. If you don’t remember the last one, they’re a lot of fun and this time we have a special guest who, I might add, is quite the character. So please press that play button and enjoy our 500th attempt to entertain you!

Stories Include – The Broken Wheel, Lake Superior Never Gives Up It’s Dead, The History Of Battle Ground, The Sigma Phi Fraternity Ghost, The Slocum House, The Cremation Aboard the Swift, and Park Hill Cemetery Strangeness.

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, and her latest release Fractured Souls. All of her books are available on Amazon and you can find out more at her WordPress Home Page.

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RAS #499 – Hall Of Mirrors

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we are going to set the groundwork for our 500th episode. But don’t fret or worry, we do have stories. We have two from you guys – The first is a freaky ghost story that just makes no sense, and then we have a response tale to a skinwalker tale from episode #495. Also, We have TWO mind-bending stories from the pages of the 1950s pulp magazines that were both written by the talented Fredrick Brown. And as an added bonus Sylvia Shults takes us on her latest ghost hunting trip.

Featured Story – Hall Of Mirrors

Our featured story is another mind-bending one set in 1954 and then moves to 2004. It has a unique time perspective that I found completely fascinating and I think you will too. It is titled Hall of Mirrors and was written by Frederick Brown. It first appeared on the pages of Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine in December of 1953.

Other Stories Include – Dinner Party Murder, Project Hail Mary, Sylvia’s Haunted Shock, The White Ghost, Hmm, I heard that too, Experiment, and Hall of Mirrors.

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, and her latest release Fractured Souls. All of her books are available on Amazon and you can find out more at her WordPress Home Page.

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