Today is H.G. Wells' birthday. Yeah, that H.G. Wells. The War of the Worlds H.G. Wells. You know, the guy whose work when turned into a radio play by Orson Welles sent the nation into a dither. (Now, we have competing cable news networks for that.)
I had never listened to the broadcast before, but a recent Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast on it piqued my interest. It played snippets of the show, and I was curious to hear more of it. YouTube, as usual, came through for me. (It also helped me find Dino-Riders episodes, for which I will be eternally grateful.)
If you have some time today, put on your earphones and give the above video a listen. It's pretty amazing how Orson Welles put together H.G. Wells' sci-fi story, and it's definitely worth a listen.
• Joe Grace is a writer and journalist who lives in Chicago with his wife. Aliens are attacking! Oh, wait. That has no chance of working in an end bio.
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