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Ron’s Amazing Stories is a weekly podcast. We play classic short stories, old-time radio and much more. Do you have a story that you want to tell? Ron will read it on the show or you can tell it for yourself! Also, we do interviews with authors, radio personalities, actors and even an NBA all-star

Feb 10, 2015

For this episode of Ron’s Amazing Stories we have an adventure, but with a twist. It comes from the series A Man Called X. The twist?  This is an espionage radio drama, which meant it aired to boost troop morale and confuse the enemy. It ran on CBS and NBC from 1944 to 1952. Herbert Marshall had the lead role of agent Ken Thurston who took on dangerous cases in exotic places.

The story is told in the film noir format, but still has that sense of adventure you get from thoughts of colorful locations.  It is called Five Ounces of Treason and first aired on January 15, 1951.

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Special Music:  "Fast Talkin" by Kevin MacLeod ( is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0