RAS #338 – Terror At Alamo Lake

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we have tales about space monsters, a back eyed kid and other mysteries. Also, we have another installment of growing up with Tom Williams and a special state of Washington edition of “Johnny Is It True?”

Featured Story – Chapter 3 of Anything You Can Do?

On last week’s podcast we listened to chapter two of Anything You Can Do By Randall Garrett. I asked the question if we wanted to continue the book or move on to something else. I received several responses from folks that said that we should continue with the book. This is a classic science fiction story written by Garrett and published in 1963. We have heard chapters one and two.

In the story so far we met an alien called a Nipe. His spaceship was struck by an object and crash-landed on a distant planet. He had his first encounter with humankind in form of a park ranger by the name, Wang Kulichenko. Who the Nipe quickly killed.

If you want to listen to the recordings of chapter one and two you can find it here.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood
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The Stuff Of Dreams

Did you know that some of the best stories that have been written were from the stuff dreams by their authors?

The Stuff Of DreamsOne of the most famous of these is The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was first published in 1886 and the idea for the story came from a dream. Upon awakening, he took that inspiration and used it for scenes that would appear in the story.

Another author that has her dreams to thank was Mary Shelley the creator of the classic tale Frankenstein. This book is often cited as the world’s first science fiction novel, but did you know that it was inspired by a vivid nightmare. She experienced what she described as a waking dream:

“I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion. Frightful must it be; for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavor to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world” – Mary Shelley

Not all stories that are the stuff of dreams have a scary theme. Stuart Little by E B White stemmed from a dream he had in the 1920s, although it took him nearly two decades to convert his notes into a novel. The result is one of the most beloved children’s stories ever written.

So why I am I taking the time to share these facts? I believe that dreams are a wonderous thing. For years I have kept journals of my own and I have to say there are some pretty good story ideas in those writings. Have you ever thought about tracking your dreams? If not…why not?

This Week’s Podcast:

We have another story filled podcast this week. We have a rare Black Eyed Kids story, Mark Nelson continues to read the book, Anything You Can Do, and we have a new installment of, Johnny Is It True? 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.

The Calendar:

June 21 – RAS #333 – Growing Up!
June 28 – RAS #334 – Mason Henry Blue
July 05 – RAS #335 – The Adolphus Bride
July 12 – RAS #336 – Replay of Episode #291
July 19 – RAS #337 – Growing Up 2!
July 26 – RAS #338 – Terror At Alamo Lake

RAS #337 – Growing Up 2

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this week we have a news update, a wedding gone horribly wrong, Pavlov the dog, another space adventure and, a freaky ghost hunter adventure. Also, Tom Williams is back with another installment of Growing Up.

Featured Story – Chapter 2 of Anything You Can Do?

Two weeks ago we played the opening chapter of the book, Anything You Can Do, by Randall Garrett. This week we are going to play chapter two of that same book. For those who missed chapter one here is a quick synopsis:

We met a creature called a Nipe. His spaceship was struck by an object and damaged. He realized his only hope was to murder his brother and crash-land the ship on a distant planet. There he would have to wait until rescued or make other plans.

If you want to listen to the recording of chapter one you can find it here.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
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The News – July of 2018

Twitter Kills Ron’s Amazing Stories!

Twitter Kills The RASDid you hear the news about Twitter this past week? They removed all of the fake accounts that people were using to make you believe they had followers. Unfortunately for me, my account was deleted. But, the kind folks at Twitter quickly restored it. While all of the people I follow (about 750) and all of my posts were restored those of you that followed me were gone. Please help me restore my good name and follow me again. I promise to follow you back… if I am not already. Before all of this happened we had about 1400 folks on twitter. In truth that is not very many, but I am sure they weren’t fake. While we are on the subject. If the truth is told. I would rather you follow the show on Facebook. It so much easier to interact with you.

The RAS Survey

I am looking to add a sponsor to pay the costs of servers and hardware. You can help with this by taking the “Listener Survey”.  It takes about five minutes to complete and asks questions about you, but requires no personal information. This information used to show to prospective sponsors my demographics. Please take a minute of your time to do this it would really help out a lot. If you have already taken the survey. Thank you so very much!

Ron’s Amazing Stories – Volume One

As you know I took a week off. What did I do? Well, one of the things was to organize and go through every story that has been sent in over the last the seven years of the podcast. There have been over 100 keepable stories sent in. I have always planned that when I got enough stories I was going to write a book. I think 100+ hits the mark and I have begun working on it in earnest. I am kind of excited.

Looking For Military Stories

I am planning a special military episode of the podcast and would like to include your stories. If you have an experience about your or a relative’s time in the military please share it with us. It can be funny, sad or exciting. Anything works! You can submit your stories here.

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we have four new stories from you the listener. Also, we have a return of the Nipe and this time he means business. 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.

The Calendar:

June 21 – RAS #333 – Growing Up!
June 28 – RAS #334 – Mason Henry Blue
July 05 – RAS #335 – The Adolphus Bride
July 12 – RAS #336 – Replay of Episode #291
July 19 – RAS #337 – Growing Up 2!
July 26 – RAS #338 – Detective Week

RAS #336 – Tales From Development Hell (Replay)

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this week we have a replay from July 17th, 2017. The podcast answers the question, “What about the Five Minute Mysteries?” Also, it has an OTR tale that stars our featured blog guest Boris Karloff and a listener’s tale from Mitch in North Carolina. Mitch faces danger in a story called, Development Hell.

Our OTR Story – Death For Sale

Our story today features Boris Karloff in a story called Death For Sale. It is about a clever insurance scheme which is delayed by a blackmailer and his wife. It comes from the great old time radio series Inner Sanctum.

Special Guest: we have a special guest on the RAS this week. Jim Harold lends his talents to the show for a skit about a wise guy! You can find out more about Jim at http://jimharold.com.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood
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