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Mass Hysteria and The War of the Worlds


Did a radio broadcast about Aliens cause mass Hysteria in America in 1938? The Internet Says...maybe. Orson Welles's radio performance of H.G. Wells's War of the Worlds has become infamous as causing panic throughout the U.S. when people thought it was a real news report. But is the story overblown? In this episode, we talk about the radio play and its reception. Then we play the quick quiz with Jethro and Matt from the Drunkard's Walk Podcast!