War of the Worlds Week – The 1938 Broadcast

It is our annual posting of the 1938 Orson Welles and The Mercury Theater on the Air’s performance of Howard Koch’s adaptation H.G. Wells “The War of the Worlds”!

This wraps up our 2018 “War of the Worlds Week” event, our biggest and longest War of the Worlds Week event yet!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this year all new War of the Worlds Week’s specials and look forward to returning next October.

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War of the Worlds Week – The 80th Anniversary

In 1938 Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the Air performed their historic broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” by H. G. Wells

Nearly a decade later, new listeners are still discovering this historic piece of audio entertainment.

For this year’s War of the Worlds Week, Matt takes an in-depth look at this production. The influences, the hurdles, behind the scenes, and the aftermath of the most infamous airing in broadcast history!

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War of the Worlds Week – The 50th Anniversary Adaptation Broadcast

In this special “War of the Worlds Week” episode, we present the version of the audio adaptation of H.G. Wells “The War of the Worlds” that started Matt’s obsession with the story – the 1988 radio adaptation for the 50th anniversary of Orson Welles’ and the Mercury Theater on the Air’s infamous broadcast of “The War of the Worlds”.

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War of the Worlds Week – We Take You Now to Grovers Mill

After 2 years of hosting War of the Worlds Week, we finally do something we’ve wanted to do since starting the event in 2016 – visit Grovers Mill New Jersey!

In this special episode Matt and Dave take e day trip to the famous Hamlet were the Martians began their invasion of Earth 80 years ago.

They visit the Grover’s Mill Coffee Company and look through their War of the Worlds “museum”, Van Nest Park’s Grover Mills Pond, the Eagle Scout “War of the Worlds Walk” and the 50th Anniversary War of the Worlds Monument.

War of the Worlds Week – The Best of Fives – War of the Worlds

In this War of the Worlds Week Edition of the Best of Fives, Matt and Eric list their top 5 favorite “War of the Worlds” things.

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Worlds of the Worlds Week – Is It Beer Yet – Wort of the Worlds

In this very special episode of “Is It Beer Yet”, Matt brews a beer for our War of the Worlds Week and shared the story of the first draft of the NEOZAZ.com production of The War of the Worlds.

This first draft was written 2016 and centers around the events of the Martian invasion unfolding during a live broadcast of “The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights” podcast.

As the news spreads, other personalities report in as the Martians run rampant all over the country.

To complement this story, Matt brews a unique Red Kolsch – a style inspired by the “red weed” from the original H.G. Wells story.

Who survives this version of the Martian invasion long enough to taste this beer? Listen and find out!

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War of the Worlds Week – The Narrator’s Walk

In this special episode for our 2018 War of the Worlds Week, Eric from “Effectively Speaking” and “Blakes 7 In Character” traces the steps of The Narrator from “The War of the Worlds” and H.G. Wells himself as he walks the path laid out in the original story. Along the way Eric reads the specific passages and compares the descriptions to what these areas look like today.

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War of the Worlds Week – The 50th Anniversary Celebration Revisited

2018 marks the 80th anniversary of Orson Welles and The Mercury Theater on the Air’s broadcast of H.G. Wells “The War of the Worlds”. There’s a few events marking the occasion, including a small podcast network’s annual week long celebration, but in 1988 the Golden Anniversary for a much different experience.

In this special episode Matt goes through the 4 day long 1988 celebration in Grover’s Mill day by day revisiting the biggest War of the Worlds celebration to date!

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War of the Worlds Week – The 1938 Broadcast Commentary

Welcome to the start of the 2018 War of the Worlds Week Event!

When Matt first heard the legend of The War of the Worlds broadcast from 1938, the early seeds of a obsession were planted.

Now to kick off this year’s War of the Worlds Week event, Matt records a commentary track for that infamous broadcast.

This commentary is filled for some fun facts, trivia, and a few personal tales or how this broadcast influence Matt’s love for the audio drama format and it’s influence on NEOZAZ today.

War of the Worlds Week – 2018 Preview

In this special episode Matt walks us through this year’s extend War of the Worlds Weeks!


At 10 days, this is the biggest War of the Worlds Week Yet! Featured this year are:

“War of the Worlds – Commentary” – coming October 21st
“War of the Worlds – 50th Anniversary Revisited” – coming October 22nd
“War of the Worlds – The Narrator’s Walk” – coming October 23rd
“War of the Worlds – Is It Beer Yet? Wort of the Worlds – coming October 24th
“The Best of Fives – War of the Worlds” – coming October 25th
“Matt’s Crummy Comics Collection – Ash vs Evil Dead 2 – Revenge of the Martians” – coming October 26th
“We Take You Now to Grovers Mill” – coming October 27th
“War of the Worlds 50th Anniversary Remake” – coming October 28th
“War of the Worlds 80th Anniversary” – coming October 29th
and out annual posting of “The War of the Worlds – Mercury Theater on the Air” 1938 performance coming October 30th.