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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.

    Target One

    Target One

    On we travel through time to kill the great Albert Einstein. We have a story from listener Brett about his encounter with some strange orb creatures. Also, Professor C. Cydwick Ohms tells us all about his one way time-door. (That one is read for us by Justin Daniels). And finally, on a new Our Amazing Stories segment you will hear the tragic tale of the Steamboat Sultana. Now if all that sounds pretty good press that play button and enjoy the show. Featured Story - Target One Our featured story comes from the OTR series X-minus One and is titled Target One. It first appeared in Galaxy Magazine and was written by Frederik Pohl. In the 1950’s science fiction was plagued with stories about moving through time. There were two main theories: Even if you were to travel through time you would not be able to change the future and second it would be possible to change the future, but fate would find a way to reestablish the timeline. What do you think? Today’s story just might help you decide. It is titled Target One and it first aired on December, 26, 1957. Other Stories Include - Murder In The Blue, Armada, Desoto Orbs, Really, Stephan King?, Target One, Our Amazing Stories - Sultana, and Time For Texas. Ron’s Amazing Stories Sponsored by: Audible - You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at   and - Good Treats for your dog to eat. Social Links:Contact Links:

    • 59 min
    Lessons In Hauntings

    Lessons In Hauntings

    On this time we are doing something totally different. What we have is a full hour plus of Ghost Stories With Sylvia. Sylvia and I take on and discuss all of the different types of hauntings and have stories or examples of each. On the show we cover: Poltergeist Activity, Residual Haunting Activity,  Shadow People or Shadow Creatures Activity, Intelligent/Interactive Activity, Portal Hauntings, and The Crisis Haunt. This was a fun episode to create and I hope you enjoy it! About Sylvia Shults:  Sylvia  is a Librarian, Author, and Ghost Hunter. She has spent a lifetime in the pursuit of the weird and strange. Her non-fiction works include Ghost of the Illinois River, Fractured Spirits, Fractured Souls, 44 Years in Darkness, Hunting Demons, The Spirits of Christmas, and her latest release Book Of The Dead. All of her books are available on Amazon and you can find out more at her WordPress Home Page. Sylvia’s Links:  , , , Program notes:  This episode is a bit longer than normal. Because of this there are two versions of the show. If you listened on the radio we had to modify the broadcast to fit our time slot. What you will find here and on all other internet outlets is the full unedited show. On the show Sylvia talks about the ghost of Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance and his appearance on the 1970s TV show Fantasy Island. I am still looking for that episode, but so far have come up empty. Ron’s Amazing Stories Sponsored by: Audible - You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at   and - Good Treats for your dog to eat. Social Links:Contact Links:

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Spider

    Spider

    On we are full of monsters and cryptids. If that sounds scary. Quite frankly, it should. We have three listeners' stories that range from a Thunderbird attack to a rock throwing Bigfoot. Our featured story is down right creepy. It tells the story about a man-eating spider hanging out in the rain forests. Want to know more? Press that play button and enjoy. Featured Story - Spider Our featured story comes from the OTR series Lights Out. One of the last frontiers in the world are some areas of the Amazon rain forests. In our story hunters deal with a monster out of the deepest depth of many a man’s nightmare. The tale is titled, quite simply, Spider and it first aired in 1938. However, the version we will play was a remake that Lights Out aired on May 18, 1943. Other Stories Include - Machine Factory Murder, Adventures in Cryptozoology, Do You Believe In Werewolves, Was That A Thunderbird, Yeti Throws Rocks, Okay I believe You Now, and Spider. Program Note: The thunderbird episode #426 can be found . Ron’s Amazing Stories Sponsored by: Audible - You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at   and - Good Treats for your dog to eat. Social Links:Contact Links:

    • 59 min
    Fort Apache

    Fort Apache

    On we have some good ones this week. We head to Hogwerts and review the audiobook Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Then we take a mystical trip to Fort Rock Cave and follow a ghost procession. Our featured  story stars John Wayne and his defense of  Fort Apache. I have even managed to put together an OTR commercial montage for you. All you have to do is press that play button and Enjoy. Featured Story - Fort Apache Our featured story comes from the classic radio series Screen Directors Playhouse. The story is called  Fort Apache starring the great John Wayne. This story was the first of director John Ford’s Cavalry Trilogy and was followed by She Wore a Yellow Ribbon in 1949, and Rio Grande in 1950. When arrogant and stubborn Civil War hero Lieutenant Colonel Owen Thursday arrives in Arizona with his daughter to assume command of the Fort Apache outpost, he clashes with level-headed Captain Kirby York (John Wayne). Fort Apache first aired on August 5, 1949. Other Stories Include - Snap judgment, The Sorcerer's Stone, Fort Rock Cave, Fort Apache, and OTR Commercials.   Ron’s Amazing Stories Sponsored by: Audible - You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at   and - Good Treats for your dog to eat. Social Links:Contact Links:

    • 58 min
    The Radium Girls

    The Radium Girls

    On it is all about the story. We have two great ones from you guys: A guardian angel and a UFO adventure. We have a new Our Amazing Story all about the Radium Girls. Who were they? It is an amazing Story. Then we head into space with a battle against the Uranians in a story called Signal Red. It is an edge of your seat thriller. So sit back, relax and spend an hour with us. Featured Story - Signal Red Our featured story this time is read for us by Kevin Krody. Kevin is one of many readers they have over at . The story is titled Signal Red and was first published in Planet Stories, Fall of 1949. It was written by Henry Guth. This one was ahead of its time. It reads as well today as it did back in 1949. They tried to stop him. Earth Flight 21 was a suicide run, a coffin ship, they told him. Uranian death awaits them in the space lanes. But the old man, Shano, already knew that this was his last ride. This is a heart pounding ride into the deepest space! Other Stories Include - Command Performance, Firefly: Big Damn Hero, The Haunting on Rattlesnake Road, UFO’s Are Not Limited To Arizona, Our Amazing Stories - The Radium Girls, and Signal Red Program Links: On the show Ron mentioned the book The Radium Girls by Kate Moore. You can find the book here at or here on .  Ron’s Amazing Stories Sponsored by: Audible - You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at   and - Good Treats for your dog to eat. Social Links:Contact Links:

    • 59 min
    The Case Of The Three Frightened Policemen

    The Case Of The Three Frightened Policemen

    On we have a torso-less set of legs walking around. Not something you see every day! We review Andy Weir's novel Artemis. Then we play an episode from the classic radio series The Shadow, which has one amazing ending. We will end with a brand new Johnny Is It True - Did You Know Edition. So to get this all going all you have to do is press that play button. Featured Story - The Case Of The Three Frightened Policemen Our featured story for this time comes from the classic radio series The Shadow. The title alone should make you want to listen. The Case Of The Three Frightened Policemen. This is a really good story and lends more to the original concept of The Shadow, which is the man about town sworn to protect the little guy. In this episode The Shadow is played by William Johnstone who happens to be my favorite with Orson Welles as a close second. The Case Of The Three Frightened Policemen first aired on November 16, 1941. Other Stories Include - The Masquerade, Artemis, Disappearing White Ghost Legs, The Case Of The Three Frightened Policemen, and Johnny Is It True - Did you Know. Ron’s Amazing Stories Sponsored by: Audible - You can get a free audiobook and a 30 day free trial at   and - Good Treats for your dog to eat. Social Links:Contact Links:

    • 59 min

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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