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Happy Halloween!

It’s Halloween, so have a listen to the original radio broadcast of War of the Worlds available at The Mercury Theatre on the Air. The hour-long MP3 is available for free.

Orson Welles' War of the Worlds“The finest radio drama of the 1930s was The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a show featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. In its brief run, it featured an impressive array of talents, including Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann, and George Coulouris. The show is famous for its notorious War of the Worlds broadcast, but the other shows in the series are relatively unknown. This site has many of the surviving shows, and will eventually have all of them… All of the surviving Mercury Theatre shows are available from this page in RealAudio format (some are also in MP3 format).”