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Ron’s Amazing Stories is a weekly podcast that presents stories. You will find Old Time Radio from your favorite shows like Suspense, Dimension X, and Gunsmoke. Do you have a story that you want to tell? We will read it on the show or you can come on tell it yourself! Also, we have interviews with authors, radio personalities, actors and even an NBA all-star. Did you know that we are on the radio? We are live every Saturday evening at 6:00 PM (EST). Click here for more information. We even have a second podcast called The Horror Express. On this show, Jason Dowd and Ron share stories about everything that scares you. So, tune in each week to find out what are… Ron’s Amazing Stories!

May 21, 2013

On this week’s program we have a great Sci-Fi story from the old time radio program Dimension X. Also we will talk about some of the early origins of Science Fiction. Who was the first? I guess I what it probably boils down to be is your point of view rather than any one work of fiction.

Dimension X was first heard on NBC April 8, 1950 and ran only two seasons. It is odd when it comes down to it. There just were not that many Sci-Fi series or stories to come out of the golden age of radio. You would think that it would be the perfect medium for the air waves. But until the premiere of Dimension X -- a full two decades after network radio was established -- there were no major science fiction series of broad appeal to adults.

The tale we have comes from the extensive works and talents of
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. He was an American writer known for his blend of satire, gallows humor, and of course science fiction. The story is called, “The Report on the Barnhouse Effect” and is as potent today as it was when it first aired on Dimension X on April 22, 1950.