Back by popular demand, Radiolab's live performance goes on October 26th and 27th at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago, Illinois!
In this examination of the power of mass media to create panic, Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich take a deep dive into one of the most controversial moments in broadcasting history – War of the Worlds, Orson Welles' 1938 radio play about Martians invading New Jersey. And we ask: Why did it fool people then? And why has it continued to fool people since? From Santiago, Chile to Buffalo, New York to a particularly disastrous evening in Quito, Ecuador. Just in time for Halloween, Radiolab lands for a rare, and always sold out, live event.
WNYC's Radiolab: Martian Invasion runs for two nights only, October 26 and 27 at 7:30pm at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Regular price tickets are $30. Theater members pay $25. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at (773) 871-3000 or at www.victorygardens.org.