Throwback Thursday: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds

Normally for Throwback Thursday I post some random video out of the archives of one of us Nerd & Tie-ers (we need a decent name for that), but this time around we’re doing something different.

On this day in 1938 the Orson Welles radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’s “The War of the Worlds” aired across America. While the press at the time over-hyped the mass hysteria that supposedly ensued, the event has gone down as myth and legend.

And I wonder if all of you have actually listened to it? Because I think you should. And thanks to the Internet Archive, you can! So sit back for an hour and enjoy The War of the Worlds.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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