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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

Apr 25, 2024

Welcome to Ron's Amazing Stories, a podcast that brings you the most fascinating and entertaining tales from history, literature, and beyond. 

On this episode we have a review of the new audiobook Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War. This book is a fascinating collection of stories that offer a unique perspective on the American Civil War. Humorist Tim Rowland delves into the lesser-known aspects of the war, such as the experiences of everyday soldiers, and the surprising ways in which the war affected people's lives.

Next up, we have a thrilling tale of adventure on the most haunted road in New Jersey. Join Theo as he embarks on a journey down Clinton Road, a winding stretch of asphalt said to be home to countless ghosts and spirits. From eerie apparitions to unexplained phenomena, Theo encounters it all as he navigates the curves of this haunted highway.

And finally, we end the show with a classic comedy from the legendary Bob Hope. In this story, Hope plays the character of Painless Potter, a hapless dentist who finds himself in a wild adventure in the old west. With his signature wit and impeccable timing, Hope delivers a side-splitting performance that is sure to leave you laughing.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of Ron's Amazing Stories. We hope you find it to be a truly entertaining and informative listen.

Featured Story - Paleface

Our featured story comes from the OTR series Screen Directors Playhouse. What you will hear is an adaptation of the movie Paleface. It is a 1948 Comedy Western film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starring Bob Hope as Painless Potter and Jane Russell as Calamity Jane. The film was a major hit and of course The Screen Directors Playhouse had to adapt it.  It first aired on March 3, 1950.

Stories Include - The Book Case, Review - Obscure Stories of the Civil War, Chaos on Clinton Road, and Paleface (with Bob Hope)

Program Notes: Here are the links for this week's episode Clinton Road: A Dark Ride and New Jersey’s “Iceman:” guilty of 5 or 200 murders?

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Music Used In This Podcast: Most of the music you hear on Ron’s Amazing Stories has been composed by Kevin MacLeod ( and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. Other pieces are in the public domain. You can find great free music at which is a site owned by Kevin.

Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

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