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7789Radio Lab's show about Orson Welles "War of the Worlds" crosspost

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  • Jim Wallace
    Mar 28, 2008
      Latest one-hour episode of the excellent Radio Lab program covers the
      1938 program, and the two other versions. Interesting stuff.

      Base link currently has the program on its page

      Link to that episode

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      "An examination of the power of mass media to create panic. In Radio
      Lab's very first live hour, we take a deep dive into one of the most
      controversial moments in broadcasting history - Orson Welles' 1938
      radio play about Martians invading New Jersey. And we ask: Why did it
      fool people then? And why has it continued to fool people since? From
      Santiago, Chile to Buffalo, New York to a particularly disastrous
      evening in Quito, Ecuador"