Re-Imagined Radio has celebrated the anniversary of “The War of the
Worlds” several times by re-telling the story. This year, on the
occasion of its 84th anniversary, we explore earlier experiments with
radio storytelling that may have influenced Orson Welles’s radio
adaptation of the 1898 novel by H. G. Welles. In addition to samples
from these earlier radio stories, interviews with Welles provide
additional insight for this episode, “The War of the Worlds: Possible