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An audio scrapbook of the beloved and seminal sci-fi novel, "The War of the Worlds" by H.G.Wells. Each episode reads through a chapter of the book along with tangents of deep dives, inspired comedy songs and guests.
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Edy Hurst's Podcast Version of... The War of the Worlds Edy Hurst

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An audio scrapbook of the beloved and seminal sci-fi novel, "The War of the Worlds" by H.G.Wells. Each episode reads through a chapter of the book along with tangents of deep dives, inspired comedy songs and guests.
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    Chapter 8: Dead London feat. CHUNKS (Richard Brown, David Callaghan, Gabriel Featherstone)

    Chapter 8: Dead London feat. CHUNKS (Richard Brown, David Callaghan, Gabriel Featherstone)

    Chapter 8! Dead London!
    Or should it be, dead? London? Or maybe dead! London. As you'll see, there's a bit of death, but is it the metaphorically beating heart of Victorian Englands beloved capital, or is it the as of yet un-identified hearts of the Martian invasion? There's only one way to find out!*
    Basically, there's a lot happening narratively, so what better excuse to have a lot happening on the guest list hey?
    We're joined, by not one! Not four! but three guests from the Glasgow comedy collective CHUNKS, a wild night of experimental comedy exhibited in 3 minute bits.
    There are, along with their magnificent upcoming Edinburgh Fringe shows:
    David Callaghan, Everything that's me is falling apart,
    Green Side @ Infirmary Street
    11.30am
    August 5th - 27th
    https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/everything-that-s-me-is-falling-apart

    Garbriel Featherstone, Featherstone & Co.: Laughter o'clock,
    Pilgrim’s Bar,
    4.15pm,
    August 6th-28th
    Gabriel is also co-founder of the fabulous Tinselguts cabaret! the nex tis 20th June
    https://tickets.ents24.com/event/tinselguts-cabaret-june-/mcchuills/2315016?inf=e0312631db3fce65
    Richard Brown: Horrorshow
    Monkey Barrel Comedy, Niddry Street,
    9.35pm
    3rd - 28th August
    https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/richard-brown-horror-show

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    COME AND SEE THE WAR OF THE WORLDS LIVE SHOW!
    It's in Buxton, Knaresborough, Manchester, and Also the Edinburgh Fringe follow the link for more information
    linktr.ee/edyhurst
    *There are multiple ways as is the nature of War of the Worlds and it's many adaptations but gimme a break jeez.

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    • 1 hr
    Intermission: Victorian Germs! Feat. Kristin Hussey

    Intermission: Victorian Germs! Feat. Kristin Hussey

    They live in the soil, they live in the air, they'll more or less live anywhere, it's germs!
    As we've heard in the last chapter, those invisible assailants have done us a big kindness in the War of the Worlds, but are they always friendly tiny buds helping us out? If 2020 - now have shown us anything, no!
    Intentions of the forces of nature aside, in a special none chapter episode, Edy sits down to speak with Historian, Curator and Author Kristen Hussey about the history of germ theory, and what H.G. Wells' would have known whilst writing the novel.
    Kristen is author of 'Imperial Bodies in London:Empire, Mobility, and the Making of British Medicine, 1880–1914' a Whitfield prize winning book focussing on the science and political climate at the time of these discoveries, so the perfect guest for an expert insight.
    Find out more and get a copy here: https://upittpress.org/books/9780822946861/
    You can also follow Kristen on Twitter and see her website https://kristinhussey.co.uk/
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    TOUR OF THE WORLDS!
    Edy Hurst's Comedy Version of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of H.G. Wells' Literary Version (Via Orson Welles' Radio Version and Steven Spielberg's Film Version) of the War of the Worlds is going on tour across the UK!
    Find out more and book tickets at linktr.ee/edyhurst

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    • 39 min
    Chapter 10: In the Storm

    Chapter 10: In the Storm

    If you've ever heard/read/seen the War of the Worlds before, you'll know that far and away the tripods are the most memorable part. AND THEY'RE HERE!
    One leg is bad, two legs good, three legs? Perfect!
    As the Martians ascend out of their pit will the narrator return the rented dog cart back? Will he bump into a bizarrely large amount of people in a war zone?
    We've also got a run down on some of history's greatest tripods this episode and this weeks song is all about how great three legs are. Basically, it's a big of tripod celebration, what more could you want?
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    'Top Tripods' reference articles:
    TV Tropes.org 'Tripod Terror'
    Delphi Tripod from thoughtco
    Ancient Chinese Tripods (I know it's wikipedia I'm sorry but that's the easiest explanation of them)
    Martian Tripod Robot article from the IEEE
    The Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus Squeezer by Phillipe Starck - it is quite frankly absurd how many articles there are about a poorly functioning juicer, but this one from the Independent is a good read.
     

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    • 35 min
    TEASER: Edy Hurst's Podcast Version of the War of the Worlds COMING 8th June

    TEASER: Edy Hurst's Podcast Version of the War of the Worlds COMING 8th June

    Teaser Trailer for Edy Hurst's Podcast Version of the War of the Worlds, an audio(scrap)book of H.G. Well's Seminal Scifi Novel, the War of the Worlds. Each episode we'll read a chapter of the book, alongside deep dive tangents, songs inspired by the novel and comedy friends guests from stand up comedian Edy Hurst ("bursts with comedic joy" The Skinny).
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    Chapter 1: The Eve of The War

    Chapter 1: The Eve of The War

    Chapter One of Edy Hurst's Comedy Version of the War of the Worlds, an audio-scrap-book into the seminal scifi novel The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.
    In this, our inaugural episode, Edy Hurst ('bursts with comedic joy' The Skinny) reads chapter one, introducing us to our narrator, Ogilvy astronomer, and his hobbies of riding a bike and writing philosophical essays on human morality, in that order.
    There's also deep dives into the indigenous people of Tasmania following a flippant comment by Wells, a song about Lemurs and Monkeys, and a quite frankly brooding score.
    Follow @edyhurst on twitter, instagram or facebook for the latest on the podcast as well as songs and videos.
    Credits:
    Produced by Edy Hurst
    Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst
    Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf
    All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.
     
    Notes on Tasmanian Peoples and their culture thanks to:
    The Tasmanian aboriginal centre
    SBS
    Gregory Lehman
    Victorian Racism in Science:
    Inquiries Journal
     

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    • 24 min
    Chapter 2: The Falling Star feat. Josh Jones and Hannah Platt

    Chapter 2: The Falling Star feat. Josh Jones and Hannah Platt

    Chapter Two of Edy Hurst's Podcast Version of The War of the Worlds, an audio-scrap-book into the seminal scifi novel The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.
    In the second episode, we hear more about the falling stars spotting in the sky above Woking, and follow Ogilvy (Voiced by Hannah Platt) as they discover the crash site on Horsell Common. We also meet London journalist Henderson (voiced by Josh Jones) and do a deep dive into the world of news reporting in Victorian times and now.
    Josh has a fabulous podcast all about history called Dead Drama
    Follow @edyhurst on twitter, instagram or facebook for the latest on the podcast as well as songs and videos.
    Credits:
    Produced by Edy Hurst
    Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst
    Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf
    All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.
     
    Notes on News Reporting thanks to:
    Andrew Hobbs
    The Deleterious Dominance of The Times in Nineteenth-Century Scholarship
    Local Newspapers in Victorian Era via Press Gazette
    NC State University
    How stuff works
     

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    • 23 min

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Brilliant dive into War of the Worlds

A great way to listen to the original war of the worlds, have a laugh and learn some surprising new stories too. Perfect for anyone who’s heard of it but never read the book, or looking to see it from a new perspective. Great songs too!

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Amazing content

Great podcast loved every minute, highly recommend. Go listen now!!!

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