Tuesday, April 01, 2008

This is no joke

Whether you've been pranked or not today (my wife and I almost got out clean today, until my brother-in-law called), you might enjoy a great episode of WNYC's radio show Radiolab.  Entitled, "War of the Worlds," hosts Jad Abrumad and Robert Krulwich look into why and how so many people were fooled by Orson Welles radio play of the famous H. G. Wells novel.  (A little background on Welles's stunt and its effects can be gotten here.)

No one tells a story through sound like the folks at Radiolab, and besides being entertained for a good hour, you'll also pick up some useful tips for making April fools of your friends and family next year.

Happy fooling!  

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