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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!

Jun 4, 2013

This week we talk about the origins of Western. I am sure I don’t have to tell you that Western fiction is a genre that tells stories from the late eighteenth through nineteenth century. Well known writers of the subject include Zane Grey from the early 1900s and Louis L'Amour from the 1950’s. The field peaked in the 60s and began to drop off in the late 1970s. Today, it is clearly still a popular genre, but the followership is still in decline. But where did the Western get its start? That is the subject of the podcast and I will present a short history of the genre.
What we have for our story is the first two episodes of the OTR series, “Frontier Fighters”. This was a syndicated series that ran sometime during the 1930s. Each show dealt with some bit of history about the early west. The episodes on today’s show cover René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle and the Lewis and Clark expedition.
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