Novak (novak) wrote,

Personal: Nearly 73 Years Later: The War of the Worlds

Every once in a while, I have a random thought and wonder, "Is that on the internet?" Remembering the early days of the internet where any particular information that you might want was pretty hit-or-miss, I kind of get a kick over the amount and variety of things people have made available over the years. Over dinner tonight, I found myself randomly wondering about Orson Welles' infamous Halloween 1938 radio broadcast adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel, The War of the Worlds. One quick Google search later, and I find it as an mp3 available on The Mercury Theatre Online. I had read about it in various places over the years, but never heard it on tape or during one of its re-broadcastings over the years, which is no surprise given how little I listen to the radio. But now it is archived on the internet in a variety of locations, just as I hoped. Downloading ensued.

59 minutes of awesome.
Tags: favourite shows, internet, literary, personal

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