RAS #427 – The Meteor Man

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we debut a brand new segment called Not So Important Times In History. We have three new listener stories;  A bike ride through a cemetery gets creepy, A floating ghost, and Bigfoot are disappearing. Then we have a classic horror story about aliens who come to earth via meteors. And we end the show with old-time radio commercials from our past.

Featured Story – The Meteor Man

Our featured story this week comes from one of the earliest horror series of the golden age of the radio. Lights Out ran from 1934 to 1947. It was created, directed and written by Wyllis Cooper and Arch Oboler.  What we will hear is one of Arch’s stories called The Meteor Man and it first aired on December 22, 1942

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Request For Your Help

Detective RiddlesThe support that I receive for the show has been amazing. I ask for stories, you send them. I ask for feedback, you give it. Now, I am going to ask for more! Am I crazy? I don’t think so. I have two new segments that I am looking for help with. 

The New Two And Half-Minute Mystery – What I am looking for here are your short Locked Room or Detective Riddles. Reader’s Digest made their fame on these in the early years of their magazine. They are short mysteries that ask the reader to solve a crime using only the clues given. If you have any of these or want to write your own. I would love to have them.

Not So Important Times In History – This is a brand new segment that makes its debut on this week’s podcast. It will take the strange, unbelievable, and funny events in history and tell them as a story. Your job is to help me find track down these tales. I will take care of the rest. 

If you want to help you can send your ideas and submissions to ronsmazingstories@gmail.com. That’s it!  I want to thank you for reading my requests and for listening to Ron’s Amazing Stories.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have a podcast chock full of stories. We also debut a brand new segment called Not So Important Times In History. 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 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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RAS #426 – The Thunderbird Story

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we have something pretty special. We have a complete segment of your stories on the cryptid The Thunderbird. We also return to our roots and play an old-time radio story from X-Minus One called, The Reluctant Heroes The Two and a Half Minute Mystery is back with a brand new story.  

Program note: The song Lost Frontier by Kevin MacLeod was used in the Thunderbird segment. You can find out more here and the license to use it is here. Also, if you want to see the video of a Thunderbird in flight, it can be found here.

Featured Story – The Reluctant Heroes

Our story for this week comes from X-minus One. It was one of the best science fiction series that came from the golden age of radio. It tells a story that we just might be exploring for real, man’s first base on the moon. It first appeared in the pages of Galaxy Science Fiction in January of 1951 later adapted to radio on December 19, 1956. It is titled The Reluctant Heroes and was written by Frank M Robinson.

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RAS #425 – Beyond Lies The Wub

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we feature a crazy pig that can read your mind and much more. We have three listener stories that include a time-traveling wood carving, a forest rangers story, and a strange encounter at Big Bear Rock. Johnny Is It True is back with a brand new segment and we end the show with dinosaurs. 

Featured Story – Beyond Lies The Wub

Our story for this week is one of my favorites from the classic pulp mags of the 1950s. It is called Beyond Lies the Wub and is a science fiction short story written by Philip K. Dick. This was his first published story, originally appearing in Planet Stories in July of 1952. The tale follows a crew of Earthmen who have sent a ship to bring Martian goods back to Earth. While on Mars, one of the crew members buys a creature for what he considers to be a ridiculously low price. The Martian natives call this creature a wub. When the Captain decides to kill and eat it the wub speaks up to voice its disagreement.

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The Age Of Podcasting

We are currently living in the age of podcasts, but are they really that new? 

PodcastingPhotoPodcasting, previously known as “audio blogging”, has its roots dating back to the 1980s. With the advent of broadband Internet access and portable digital audio playback devices, such as the iPod, podcasting began to catch hold in late 2004. As of February 2020, there are over 820,000 podcasts and over 28 million episodes available on the Internet. A survey done in 2017 suggests that 42 million Americans above the age of twelve listen to podcasts at least on a weekly basis.

It may surprise you to know that podcasting began much earlier than all of this. Back in the late 1910’s ham radio operators would spend their days broadcasting the news over the airwaves. Each had its own format. Some would write it and others would simply read the morning newspaper. They would provide their own views on news events and in so doing aren’t they really podcasting? 

The first radio news program was broadcast August 31, 1920, by station 8MK in Detroit, Michigan, which survives today as all-news format station WWJ under the ownership of the CBS network. Of course, this changed the world as we know and lead to the golden age of radio.

Podcasting has become a place to express yourself. You are able to say what you believe, are passionate about, and gives everyone an equal platform to vocalize their views.

This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we will play one of my favorite classic stories of all time. It comes from the pen of Philip K. Dick and looks at a food source that is not all that excited about being eaten. We also present an all-new Johnny Is It True segment. This time we visit strange but true stories. 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 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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