You may have noticed the increase of science fiction stories on the podcast. When I made the decision to limit the amount of OTR (old time radio) played I had to look to other sources for stories. What I found was a huge store of classic science fiction available in the public domain. Most of which has been read by volunteers for LibriVox.org.
I love these stories. Not only are they good fun to hear, but they reach out from our past to remind us just how far we have come with our own technology. What I find more often than not is that the writers of that time predicted pretty well what we would have today. Yes, they had us owning the stars by 1990, but the science was sound and gadgets were dead on. Even the idea of the internet was predicted with unbelievable accuracy.
My question is this? Do you like hearing these stories? Do you want to hear more from the pulp magazines of the 50s and 60s? The number of horror stories, westerns, and other genres has about the same amount of titles. The problem with these is they are quite dated and the language used is difficult to read let alone follow. For these types of you really need the flair of OTR to make them interesting.
So my question stands, Do you like Science Fiction? Do you want more of them? Or are want some of those classic horror stories thrown in? Please let me know what you think. My door is wide open on this subject.
Best Regards, Ron
BTW: Listener stories will always trump any other type on Ron’s Amazing Stories!
This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we will have a tribute to David Bowie with a story called Shipwreck In The Sky. There is a UFO Tale, a ghost story, and I answer several questions all sent in by you guys. 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.
OnRon’s Amazing Storiesthis week we have classic science fiction tale on how to control criminals in the future. Also, we have a haunted phone, a shadow brother, and a new segment ofJohnny Is It True. Tom Williams is back and tells us that life is better than the movies. So, hang on for the ride and enjoy the show!
Featured Story – Prison Of A Billion Years
Adam Slade was a man who had nothing to lose by making a break for it. The trouble was, he knew that no one had ever escaped from the Prison of a Billion Years. –C.H. Thames
Sound like a good story? I thought so when I read it. It first appeared in the April 1956 issue ofImagination Science Fictionand It was Written by C.H. Thames. The story is rich with adventure, read by one of the best storytellers I know, Mark Nelson and is called Prison Of A Billion Years.
I have been thinking a lot about the podcast and where I want to go with it. You have probably noticed some of the changes already. I am looking to have more guests on the show, do more stories that I don’t have to worry about the copyrights, and even creating new original content. The field is wide open and the only block I face is my lack of imagination.
This is where you can help. Do you have ideas for the podcast? Is there someone you know that tells a great story? Maybe you have a favorite author you would like to hear. All of these things are how you can help Ron’s Amazing Stories to move forward.
You guys are great about sending in your stories. For that, I am truly grateful. They have become the backbone of our programs and life’s blood of what we do. So please send more of them in because “We Want Your Stories!”.
I guess the most important thing I want to say is to thank you for all of the support you give to me and the podcast. You guys are the best and why I do this each week!
Best Regards, -Ron
This Week’s Podcast:
On the podcast this week we have a classic science fiction story that deals with the subject of prisons and how to deal with criminals in the future. Also, on the show are two brand new listener tales of ghosts being ghosts. So tune in and 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.
OnRon’s Amazing Storieshave epic tales ranging from a trip to Woodstock in 1969 to a space alien roaming our skies. Tom is back to tell us about his first job and we debut a brand new segment ofGhost Stories with Sylvia Shults. Add in a spirit from Oak Park, a celebrity cameo, and I think you will find this one enjoyable.
Featured Story – The Good Neighbor
Our featured story is a story written byEdgar PangborncalledThe Good Neighbors. It was first published in his collection of short stories calledGood Neighbors and Other Strangersin 1972. It is expertly read for us by Gregg Margarite.
On the podcast this week we debut a brand new segment called Ghost Stories with Sylvia. This really isn’t a true debut, but more of a continuation of a good thing. Ghost Stories with Sylvia actually first appeared on the podcast in RAS #174 on October 7th, 2014.
Sylvia Shults is a Librarian and Author by day, but at night she becomes a Ghost Hunter. She has spent a lifetime in the pursuit of the weird and the strange. Her non-fiction works include Ghost of the Illinois River, Fractured Spirits, 44 Years in Darkness, Hunting Demons and The Spirits of Christmas. All of her books are available on Amazon and are well worth a read. You can find out everything she does on her WordPress Home Page.
This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we have a cool story from Random O’Malley about a Green Mist, and Tom is back with a story about his life as a popcorn salesman. 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.