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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 18, 2021

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we have stories about dreams. Four listeners sent in their night encounters and they are freaky.  We have out of body experiences, shadows, doppelgangers, bats, mice and more. These are some of the most eventful tales we have ever had. Also, on the show we have a science fiction classic titled Operation Distress. It comes from the pulp magazines and is read for us by Dale Grothman. This is a packed show.

Featured Story - Operation Distress

Our featured story is a science fiction classic.  It was written by Lester del Rey and first appeared in Galaxy Science Fiction - August of 1951. There are many things that could go wrong in space, but one that is more feared than any is the threat of picking up a new disease. Even during the space age of the sixties and seventies astronauts were held in quarantine to ensure that they hadn’t picked up something while up there. That is what our story is about today. It is titled Operation Distress and opens with these words.

Explorers who dread spiders and snakes prove that heroism is always more heroic to outsiders. Then there's the case of the first space pilot to Mars who developed an itch

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