War of the Worlds plus 80

Radio play scares nation - War of the Worlds

Today, October 30, 2018, we mark 80 years since Orson Welles’ airing of H.G. Wells‘s classic War of the Worlds. The story goes that the radio play created massive panic among the few thousand radio listeners that night, though no one alive today can say for sure what really happened during and/or after that interesting event.

What we do know is that Mr. Welles, the actor, director, writer, and producer, performed the story and crafted quite the legacy in storytelling. It is worth taking the time to listen to it again.