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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!

Mar 25, 2014

This week on Ron’s amazing stories we have a special Dragnet episode. The tale we play takes place on March 25, 1949 and that is exactly 65 years ago. 65 years, that is a long time, but yet the story content is as good today as was then. Today we have much better forensic science capabilities to help solve crimes, but you have to keep in mind that back 65 years ago they had solved crimes as well. How they did it was highlighted by programs like Dragnet. In our episode they tell us about IBM data storage. Using computers to compile data to link past crimes to current ones. Did you even know that they had that ability in 1949?  I for one did not.  

The story we have special in another way as well. It happens to be the second episode of Dragnet. The first one has been lost to time. This one does not sound or completely follow what Dragnet would become. However, you can see Jack Webb’s vision and that would lead to twenty plus years of police stories. The tale is called, “The Nickel Plated Gun” and first aired on June 10, 1949.