May 5, 2015
This is a special episode of the show. Today we celebrate the 200th episode of Ron's Amazing stories. We have two creepy tales from the pen of Edgar Allan Poe. If that was not enough we get a wonderful visit from the Podcast Guru and friend to the program Mr. Jim Harold. You are going to love this one!
Our first tale, The Cask of Amontillado is by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book. The story is set in an Italian city at carnival time and is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him. Like several of Poe's stories, and in keeping with the 19th-century fascination with the subject, the narrative revolves around a person being buried alive—in this case, by immurement. As in The Black Cat and The Tell-Tale Heart, Poe conveys the story from the murderer's perspective.
The second story also comes from the pen of Poe and is the Inner Sanctum's version of the Tell-Tale heart. This one aired in August of 1941 on CBS radio.
You can listen to this story right here.