Rons Amazing Categories

Ron's Amazing CategoriesI have been working on updating the podcast categories on the main website. That task has been completed and is ready for your review. What I have done is simplify the categories which should make it easier to find podcasts. Please keep in mind that I am limited one category per show, so the new system is based on what I am featuring on that episode. For example, all of the shows that feature a Ghost Stories With Sylvia are in their own group.  

The new categories are:

Blog: I don’t use the blog feature much on the main website. This actually just redirects to this WordPress website (https://ronsamazingstories.blog).
Featured – Interview:  This includes all interviews done on Ron’s Amazing Stories when it is the featured activity.
Featured – Old Time Radio:  This includes all podcasts when the featured story comes from the golden age of radio. This is the bulk of the shows and can be daunting when you are looking for a particular episode. When I first began the podcast every show had an OTR story. At some point, I may break this out by smaller categories.
Featured – Your Stories: This includes all podcasts where the featured story comes from you or was suggested by a listener.
Ghost Stories With Sylvia: This includes all shows that feature Sylvia Shults. You can find out more about her on her website
Old Time Horror with Jim Harold: This includes all shows that feature Jim Harold. You can find out more about Jim on his website
Ron’s Favorite Shows: Over the years I have done some shows that mean a lot to me or are just really good. You will find a few of those here. I will be adding more of them as they happen.
The Horror Express: This includes all shows that feature Jason Dowd and the Horror Express Conductor. You can find out more about Jason at his website.  If you want to know more about the conductor? Well, that’s tough because he is a fleshing eating train conductor who is part of the evil dead community. Fictionally speaking of course.

I hope that you enjoy these changes and that they help you sift through all of the amazing shows that we have done together over the years. Feedback on this project would be much appreciated.

Thank you,

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have a classic science fiction story called Accidental Death by Peter Baily. This story takes a look at man’s first contact with an alien race which has a very unusual weapon. 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?

RAS #391 – Spacemen Never Die!

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have quite the undertaking, or rather the undertaker. Stanley Swan is here to talk about his new book, Tales Unleashed and will read us a story from it. Alberto takes us to Old Mexico with a tale about a haunted ranch house, and we have a science fiction story called Spacemen Never die!  

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Featured – Stanley Swan and Tales Unleashed.

Knowing as a youngster that he would become an undertaker, Stanley has always been fascinated by tales of the unknown and unusual. He grew up in the fifties and sixties watching science fiction and reading stories by legends like Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling. After spending 35 years in the funeral business, Stan wrote his first book Undertakings of an Undertaker.  In this new book, Tales Unleashed,  you’ll experience the chill of a fortune teller, a pumpkin weeping for home, a crow who stands guard over his domain and being ‘lost’ at the drive-in. There are twenty-eight short stories in all and they are just that good.

Stanley’s Links:  Email, Amazon Author’s Page and Blog

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?

Spotlight on Stanley Swan

On Ron’s Amazing Stories – the blog this time we introduce Mr. Stanley Swan.

Author - Stanley SwanWhat do the following have in common?  A Funeral Director, an Undertaker and a Mortician. Quite simply they are the names for a job that is of huge significance to humanity but often shunned by society’s spotlight. The ironic thing is that everyone will one day become a paying client for this age-old industry. Stanley Swan was an undertaker for more than 30 years.

Stan was brought up with his three siblings on a dairy farm in the Southern Tier of New York State. At a very young age, he knew he was destined to be in the funeral business, but first, he spent 15 years as an on-air radio personality. At age 31, he returned to college and obtained his NYS directors license. He then, with his wife Sandra, purchased a small funeral home, which they operated for twenty years. Also during that time, Stan worked with the local Sheriff’s department in corrections. After having a bout of cancer Stan and Sandra sold their firm. However, a short time later they returned to the ‘calling’ he felt so strongly about. After thirty-seven years, Stan retired and began his new career as an author.

His first book was called Undertakings Of An Undertaker and it received critical success. It told stories about his life in the funeral business. In his newest book, Tales Unleashed,  you’ll experience the chill of a fortune teller, a pumpkin weeping for home, a crow who stands guard over his domain and being ‘lost’ at the drive-in. There are twenty-eight short stories in all and they are just that good.

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week Stanley Swan joins Ron and they talk about his new book, Tales Unleashed.  Also, we have a ghost story from Old Mexico and a short sci-fi story called Spacemen Never Die. 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?

RAS #390 – More Black Eyed Kids

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we have a full train ticket! We talk a bit more about radio series The Shadow as requested by Jarrod. Then we have two ghost stories from the listeners and our featured segment is The Horror Express with Jason Dowd. Jason and Ron discuss Black Eyed Kids. Are they an Urban Legend or Demons in disguise?

Featured – The Horror Express with Jason Dowd

On the Horror Train, Jason and I answer a listener’s question about what we think the Black Eyed Kids phenomenon really is. Also, we bring you up to date on what Jason and Ron are up to these days.

Jason’s Links: FaceBook, Twitter, Gladdy’s Goodies, AME Magazine, and Imagine-nation Art Studios.

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?

Where To Get OTR

Old Time Radio LogoOver the years I have received a number of requests to share where I get my old time radio shows.  I recently was asked by Jarrod Nichelous to relist where The Shadow can be found. When I first started the podcast every episode had an OTR story. Today with all of your stories coming in and the new segments, I don’t play them as often. But I still listen to OTR a lot.

But where is the treasure?  All you have to do is go to the Internet Archive and a whole century of classics is at your fingers. Everything that I have ever used on Ron’s Amazing Stories can be found there. This includes a whole more than just stories. The archive also contains most of the News Reports that you have heard from time to time. 

Here are some links to a few of my favorites:

GunSmoke – Classic Western Starring William Conrad.
Dimension X – Classic Science Fiction Stories.
Suspense – Probably the very best of all OTR series.
Richard Diamond – The Private Detective series by Blake Edwards.
The Shadow – America’s most popular hero ever!

I hope you find this useful. There is one more link that I will share. It is the Top Menu of all of the OTR shows available on the Internet Archive.

Enjoy,
-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week, Jason Dowd returns to the Horror Express train to chat with about Black Eyed Kids 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 listings 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?