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Edy Hurst's Podcast Version of The War of the Worlds is an audio scrapbook of the beloved and seminal sci-fi novel, "The War of the Worlds" by H.G.Wells. Listen along as each chapter is put in an audio blender with added asides, tangents of research, comedy songs and guests.

Edy Hurst's Podcast Version of... The War of the Worlds Edy Hurst

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Edy Hurst's Podcast Version of The War of the Worlds is an audio scrapbook of the beloved and seminal sci-fi novel, "The War of the Worlds" by H.G.Wells. Listen along as each chapter is put in an audio blender with added asides, tangents of research, comedy songs and guests.

    UPDATE ON CHAPTER 7 - 10

    UPDATE ON CHAPTER 7 - 10

    A little update about the next few chapters of the narration, with a delay from the usual regularity to make sure that we end it just as well, if not better than we've started and carried on this whole dang thing.

    • 2 min
    Chapter 6: The Work of Fifteen Days

    Chapter 6: The Work of Fifteen Days

    What do you recon you could do in 15 days? Bring all your mates from Mars, take over the earth and accidentally plant some red weeds?


    The narrator is leaving the house where he's hunkered down, and checks out the local wildlife. Will he successfully eat a dog? Will the dogs successfully eat him? I doubt it, there's another 4 chapters.


    Plus, a deep dive on some of scifi finest deep dives.


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    • 30 min
    Intermission: Victorian Science Problem Panic Time feat. Subhadra Das

    Intermission: Victorian Science Problem Panic Time feat. Subhadra Das

    If there's one thing from Victorian Science that's aged about as well as a puddle of milk in a rain coat pocket, it's the theory of eugenics. We've talked a bit at the very start of the book about how much these ideas have been involved in H.G. Wells' writing, but to do it a little more justice, the fabulous Subhadra Das zoomed in to chat a little more about the history of these ideas, and how they still permeate through thinking and science (especially science fiction) today.


    Subhadra is a broadcaster, writer, historian and curator, focussing on how ideas of race, colonialism and capitalism have affected museums and culture. Basically, the best person for us to chat with about our Martian invasion/ colonialist panic novel.


    If you want to find out even more about eugenics, Subhadra's podcast Living with Eugenics has been a massively helpful and enlightening, as well as her series What Does Eugenics Mean to Us?


     


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    • 32 min
    Chapter 5: The Stillness feat.The Delightful Sausage (Chris Cantrill & Amy Gledhill)

    Chapter 5: The Stillness feat.The Delightful Sausage (Chris Cantrill & Amy Gledhill)

    With the curate gone, and only the narrator home, what's the first thing he does? Drink dirty drain water and think about eating a dog? When the cat's away!


    This chapter we're joined by Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominated and telly bothering double act The Delightful Sausage. Amy Gledhill & Chris Cantrill are a hilarious grotty duo that you might have seen on Harry Hill's Club Nite on C4, Late Night Mash on Dave, or Alma's Not Normal on the BBC. They're all over the stations! And with a special on BBC Radio 2! Leave some of the senses for the rest of us.


    They are also a powerhouse of a live act(s) individually and together, as well as purveyors of the brilliant podcast Tiredness Kills. Amy also has a lovely podcast that is called, a lovely time, you can't write a coincidence like that.


    Go see their live shows this October, more info here.


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    • 29 min
    Chapter 4: The Death of the Curate feat. Tom Burgess

    Chapter 4: The Death of the Curate feat. Tom Burgess

    In what's been the biggest spoiler of a chapter title, and there's been a good few so far (I'm looking at you, destruction of Weybridge & Shepperton), we finally say good bye to our favourite frenemy, the Curate.


    We've laughed, we've cried, and now it's time to die. But how will it happen? At the hands of the narrator?


    Plus we've got a Greek-myth inspired deep dive, and the musical send off our favourite fair weakness deserves.


    Thanks to Tom Burgess for all his work as the Curate. You can listen to Tom's Podcast, Into the Archives with Peter Fleming, at the link, and follow Tom on Twitter.


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    • 29 min
    Intermission: Break a Plate

    Intermission: Break a Plate

    We're taking an intermission from the story main this episode, but fear not! Banish fear, like an exorcised ghost or a used tissue, into the bin of courage. For whilst we don't have a chapter, we've got two very special songs.


    The first is an ode to carrots, as keen eyed listeners may have seen on Edy's Twitter, Instagram or Facebook


    And second is a *never before heard* song from the last series of Cultural Comedy Tours inspired by a favourite object in the Grnt Museum collections.


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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Bibography ,

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!

sophhappy ,

Amazing content

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

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