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Ron's Amazing stories is a weekly podcast which presents truly amazing tales. These will range from dramatic readings to old time radio. We also have interviews with authors, radio personalities and even sports legends.

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    • 4.8 • 80 Ratings

Ron's Amazing stories is a weekly podcast which presents truly amazing tales. These will range from dramatic readings to old time radio. We also have interviews with authors, radio personalities and even sports legends.

    SciFi Double Feature

    SciFi Double Feature

    On Ron’s Amazing Stories  it is a double feature day. This episode is packed with twice the excitement, just like a two-for-one deal. We're excited to present two captivating listener stories that are sure to transport you to other realms. And that's not all; we have a thrilling science fiction double header lined up—two incredible tales straight out of the golden age of pulp magazines in the 1950s. But before we dive into those, we take a short break for an audiobook review that we believe you'll thoroughly enjoy. So, sit back, relax, and prepare yourself for a double dose of storytelling magic! Sci-Fi Double Feature - Time Fuse and Keep Out! This week we have a science fiction double feature. Our first story comes from IF Worlds of Science Fiction, March of 1954. It is titled Time Fuze and was written by the great author Randall Garrett. The ultradrive had just one slight drawback: it set up a shock wave that made suns explode. Our second story was written by Fredric Brown. It comes from Amazing Stories March of 1954 and is titled Keep Out.  With no more room left on Earth, and with Mars hanging up there empty of life, somebody hit on the plan of starting a colony on the Red Planet. Stories Include - My Pal And The Cave, Review - Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World,  A Night Visit From The Faceless Girl, The Toil Bridge Train, Time Fuse, and Keep Out. Ron’s Amazing Stories Is Sponsored by: Audible - You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at . Your Stories: Do you have a story that you would like to share on the podcast or the blog? Head to the main website, click on Story Submission, leave your story, give it a title, and please tell me where you're from. I will read it if I can. Links are below. Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can download it from , stream it on or on the mobile version of . Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on . Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this . Social Links: Contact Links:  

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    The Battle Of The Magicians

    The Battle Of The Magicians

    On Ron's Amazing Stories we're kicking off the show with a review of the thrilling new audiobook series, Free Trader. Set in a distant future, this space opera follows the adventures of the Golden Warrior, a deadly and cunning sentient cat who navigates the treacherous world of interstellar trade. With its fast-paced action, intriguing characters, and captivating plot, Free Trader is a must-listen for any fan of science fiction and fantasy. Next up, we have a spine-chilling tale from Hoyt, a listener who lives in the remote Appalachian Mountains. Hoyt's story takes us to a secluded home deep in the woods. For our featured story, we turn to the classic old-time radio series Lights Out, known for its gripping tales of horror and suspense. In this episode, we'll be transported to a world of dark magic and necromancy, as two rival magicians engage in a fierce battle for control of a zombie. So, sit back, relax, and let Ron's Amazing Stories take you on a journey of wonder, excitement, and the unknown. Featured Story - Battle Of The Magicians Our featured story is a strange one from the demented mind of Arch Obler and the OTR series Lights Out. Two magicians battle for control of a zombie. This is a fascinating story that is quite creepy. The concept of zombies completing unspeakable acts has been the stuff of nightmares, and is quite terrifying. It is titled Battle Of The Magicians and it first aired on July 27, 1946. You may never want to fly again. Stories Include - The Collectors Item, Audiobook Review - Free Trader series by Craig Martelle, The House In The Appalachian Mountains, and Battle Of The Magicians Ron’s Amazing Stories Is Sponsored by: Audible - You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at . Your Stories: Do you have a story that you would like to share on the podcast or the blog? Head to the main website, click on Story Submission, leave your story, give it a title, and please tell me where you're from. I will read it if I can. Links are below. Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can download it from , stream it on or on the mobile version of . Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on . Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this . Social Links: Contact Links:  

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    Martian VFW

    Martian VFW

    On Ron's Amazing Stories, we have an exciting lineup of tales that will captivate your imagination. First up, we have a review of one of my favorite audiobooks, Moon - The Dragon Prince. This epic adventure combines a compelling storyline with superb narration. Next, we delve into the archives of These Are Your Stories for a special tale that will leave speechless. A seemingly ordinary encounter on a beach turns into an extraordinary experience that will challenge your beliefs and have your jaws dropping. For our featured stories, we turn to the pages of the classic pulp magazines. I'm a big fan of alien invasion adventures, and this one is not like anything you've heard before. And to close the show, we have a short but powerful piece of pulp fiction titled Resurrection. This captivating story explores the idea of reincarnation before the scientific understanding of DNA. So press that play button and Enjoy the show. Featured Story - Martian V.F.W. Our featured story comes from the 1950s pulp mag scene. It was written G.L. Vandenburg. He was one of those writers who would flourish during the golden age of science fiction. In this story we look at one possible way the world could be invaded, but it is not what you think. It is titled Martian V.F.W. and was first published in Amazing Science Fiction Stories in May of 1959. There's nothing like a parade, I always say. Of course, I'm a Martian. Stories Include - Murder Sounds An Alarm, Moon - The Dragon Prince (An audiobook review), Encounter By The Sea, Martian VFW, and Resurrection Ron’s Amazing Stories Is Sponsored by: Audible - You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at . Your Stories: Do you have a story that you would like to share on the podcast or the blog? Head to the main website, click on Story Submission, leave your story, give it a title, and please tell me where you're from. I will read it if I can. Links are below. Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can download it from , stream it on or on the mobile version of . Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on . Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this . Social Links: Contact Links:  

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    The Lost Race

    The Lost Race

    On Ron’s Amazing Stories we bring back a popular segment of These Are Your Stories. It features a collection of Bigfoot tales that left a lasting impression on me, and you the listeners. It aired on episode #418 back in January of 2020. Also, We have a review of an exclusive Audible audiobook titled Trapdoor. This one came as a complete surprise to me and I can't wait to share it with you. To end their show I discovered a lost episode of the classic OTR series Dimension X and will play that for you. So, if you're ready to embark on a captivating journey filled with mystery, and a touch of the supernatural, then press that play button. Featured Story - The Lost Race I found our featured story in an archive of OTR science fiction stories on fearedplanet.com. I thought I had heard all of the surviving episodes of Dimension X, but I was wrong. This one had been hiding out there and I am so very glad to have found it. The story is a little bit about space sickness and a lot about the demise of a great race of aliens that just disappeared. It is titled The Lost Race and it first aired in May of 1950.  Other Stories Include - Jules Buck’s Murder, Trapdoor - A Review, Catching Bigfoot, Susquatch In The Road, Bigfoot Took My Wallet, and The Lost Race Ron’s Amazing Stories Is Sponsored by: Audible - You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at . Your Stories: Do you have a story that you would like to share on the podcast or the blog? Head to the main website, click on Story Submission, leave your story, give it a title, and please tell me where you're from. I will read it if I can. Links are below. Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can download it from , stream it on or on the mobile version of . Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on . Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this . Social Links: Contact Links:  

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    The 39 Steps

    The 39 Steps

    This week on Ron's Amazing Stories we will bring you a captivating adaptation of the classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps. The story is set in 1935. It follows the misadventures of a Canadian civilian named Richard Hannay, who finds himself entangled in a dangerous web of spies while visiting London. As the story unfolds, Hannay stumbles upon a secret organization aiming to steal British military secrets. With his life on the line, he embarks on a treacherous mission to expose the culprits and prevent a potential catastrophe. This exciting adaptation stays true to the essence of the original movie while infusing it with style and suspense. The talented cast brings the characters to life, drawing us into the heart-pounding action and leaving us on the edge of our seats until the very end. So, press that play button for an adrenaline-fueled hour filled with twists, turns, and high-stakes espionage. Featured Story - The 39 Steps  On Ron’s Amazing Stories we fill the whole hour with one story. It comes from the OTR series Lux Radio Theater. Our story today is an adaptation of the classic, The 39 Steps. It is a 1935 British spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It is loosely based on the 1915 novel The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan.  A Canadian civilian in London gets caught up in preventing an organization of spies from stealing British military secrets. This one comes from the fourth season of Lux Radio Theater and was broadcast in December of 1937.  Program Notes - If you want to watch the film version of follow this link.  Ron’s Amazing Stories Is Sponsored by: Audible - You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at   and - Good Treats for your dog to eat. Your Stories: Do you have a story that you would like to share on the podcast or the blog? Head to the main website, click on Story Submission, leave your story, give it a title, and please tell me where you're from. I will read it if I can. Links are below. Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can download it from , stream it on or on the mobile version of . Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on . Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this . Social Links: Contact Links:  

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    The Soldier

    The Soldier

    Welcome to Ron's Amazing Stories, where we bring you the best in classic radio dramas and true tales of the supernatural. On this week's episode, we have a special treat for fans of the Golden Age of Radio. We're featuring a classic episode of Gunsmoke, the beloved Western series that ran from 1952 to 1961. In this episode, titled The Soldier, Matt Dillon finds himself in a tense standoff with a soldier who's been unjustly accused of a crime. As tensions rise, Matt must find a way to defuse the situation before it's too late. This is a gripping tale of justice, honor, and the bonds of friendship. So saddle up and get ready for a thrilling ride back in time to the Wild West, where law and order are often hard to come by. Featured Story - The Soldier Our featured story comes from one of my favorite series of the golden age of radio, Gunsmoke. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. Our story today comes from the first season of the show episode #53. Matt unjustly puts a soldier in clink and that leads to trouble with his commanding officer. It is titled The Soldier and it first aired in April of 1953. Other Stories Include - Snap Judgment, The Downloaded, Silas and Katheryn Greenly’s UFO, The Soldier, The Experiment, and Sentry Ron’s Amazing Stories Is Sponsored by: Audible - You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at . Your Stories: Do you have a story that you would like to share on the podcast or the blog? Head to the main website, click on Story Submission, leave your story, give it a title, and please tell me where you're from. I will read it if I can. Links are below. Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can download it from , stream it on or on the mobile version of . Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on . Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this . Social Links: Contact Links:

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Bunnynunn ,

Lost this podcast and now so happy I found it!

I loved this podcast years and years ago but with phone changes and such, I lost it. Recently I heard Ron on Jim Harrolds campfire and was so happy to find the podcast again! I have quite a backlog to get through and I’m so happy ❤️thanks!

YayaofOdhranRonan&Emma ,

A joyful find

Thank you for great story telling . Your delivery is excellent.
I love the humor to the macabre. Making me laugh, smile, and hold my rapt attention.
Your voice is fantastic- yes, “ chill”.
Kudos to you for honoring JIM Harold. I found you via his podcast,
And another thank you for doing your own commercials...it keeps the continuity of the show flowing without audio distraction.
Sylvia Shults is a pleasure to hear, too.
Grateful you’re sensitive to the fact that your listeners are of wide range of ages- your language is clean. So appreciate it.

TLP2478 ,

One of a kind

Sometimes creepy, sometimes funny , always interesting and unique. Makes me wish for simpler times.

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