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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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    NEW PODCAST: I POD A SPELL ON YOU - Edy Hurst's Wonderfull Discovery of Witches Podcast

    NEW PODCAST: I POD A SPELL ON YOU - Edy Hurst's Wonderfull Discovery of Witches Podcast

    Greetings Earthlings!
    A New Podcast Materializes, join us in the next level, the astral realm (is that right? Is astral a level?) as Edy dons the cap of the Grand Magician and invites guests on to solve their problems with the best possible method, pre-1700s magic, spells and best guesses, from literature with dubious authenticity.
    Podcast Launching wherever you get podcasts.
    Supported by the Lowry and Arts Council England, produced by Ellen McCleod.
    Theme Tune I Put a Spell on you by Edy Hurst, written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins

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    • 46 sec
    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
    Chapter 9: Wreckage

    Chapter 9: Wreckage

    After a long journey, we're here, the pen-ultimate chapter of the War of the Worlds, Wreckage.
    With the Martians gone the way of the Dodo, what wreckage do they leave behind? And what will our narrator find on his journey home?
    Plus we have a song that became more and more like a Johnny Cash tribute the more i wrote it, but with the mental breakdown on the record, as we think about what would be like to be the last man left alive.
    Thanks this episode to Juleanne Escutin for lend her voice, you can follow her on instagram @juleanneescutin and to @laurenkellycasting
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    TOUR OF THE WORLDS
    Edy Hurst's Comedy ersion 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!
    Starting at Leicester Comedy Festival on the 18th February, the Martians are coming to Halifax, Wigan, Margate, London and Salford, get tickets here:
    linktr.ee/edyhurst
    Plus see my new show about Witches, Weirdos and the Venga Boys, The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Edy Hurst (WIP)
    at Leicester Comedy Festival on the same day as the tour kicks off, more info here
    Theme tune 'Fall of Saigon' by Ichabod Wolf
    Recorded, Edited, Produced and Music Score by Edy Hurst.


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    • 27 min
    Chapter 10: Epilogue (feat. Jonathan Ferguson from Royal Armories)

    Chapter 10: Epilogue (feat. Jonathan Ferguson from Royal Armories)

    Martians? Forget about them! Renunions with family? You better believe it. So obviously all that's left is to go into great detail on the aftermath of an invasion that changed the world, or at least the 70 mile square radius between London and Woking,
    With the final chapter, Epilogue, we reach the finale of the novel, and what better way to commemorate than a trip to the site that inspired the story that launched a thousand (ish) remakes?
    Plus there's a song about Germs, about time someone said something about them, and we sit down with Jonathan Ferguson, the Keeper of Firearms from the Royal Armories.
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    TOUR OF THE WORLDS
    Edy Hurst's Comedy ersion 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!
    In just a few days there's going to be a filming at the Homecoming show at the Lowry theatre in Salford:
    linktr.ee/edyhurst
    Plus see my new show about Witches, Weirdos and the Venga Boys, The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Edy Hurst (WIP)
    at Buxton Fringe Festival in July here!
    Theme tune 'Fall of Saigon' by Ichabod Wolf
    Recorded, Edited, Produced by Edy Hurst.
    Score by Jason Cooke.

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    • 46 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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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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