Edy Hurst's Podcast Version of... The War of the Worlds

Edy Hurst

An audio scrapbook of the beloved and seminal sci-fi novel, "The War of the Worlds" by H.G.Wells. Each episode reads through a chapter of the book along with tangents of deep dives, inspired comedy songs and guests.

TEASER: Edy Hurst's Podcast Version of the War of the Worlds COMING 8th June
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Teaser Trailer for Edy Hurst's Podcast Version of the War of the Worlds, an audio(scrap)book of H.G. Well's Seminal Scifi Novel, the War of the Worlds. Each episode we'll read a chapter of the book, alongside deep dive tangents, songs inspired by the novel and comedy friends guests from stand up comedian Edy Hurst ("bursts with comedic joy" The Skinny).

May 2020

44 sec

Chapter One of Edy Hurst's Comedy Version of the War of the Worlds, an audio-scrap-book into the seminal scifi novel The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. In this, our inaugural episode, Edy Hurst ('bursts with comedic joy' The Skinny) reads chapter one, introducing us to our narrator, Ogilvy astronomer, and his hobbies of riding a bike and writing philosophical essays on human morality, in that order. There's also deep dives into the indigenous people of Tasmania following a flippant comment by Wells, a song about Lemurs and Monkeys, and a quite frankly brooding score. Follow @edyhurst on twitter, instagram or facebook for the latest on the podcast as well as songs and videos. Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.   Notes on Tasmanian Peoples and their culture thanks to: The Tasmanian aboriginal centre SBS Gregory Lehman Victorian Racism in Science: Inquiries Journal  

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Jun 2020

24 min 35 sec

Chapter Two of Edy Hurst's Podcast Version of The War of the Worlds, an audio-scrap-book into the seminal scifi novel The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. In the second episode, we hear more about the falling stars spotting in the sky above Woking, and follow Ogilvy (Voiced by Hannah Platt) as they discover the crash site on Horsell Common. We also meet London journalist Henderson (voiced by Josh Jones) and do a deep dive into the world of news reporting in Victorian times and now. Josh has a fabulous podcast all about history called Dead Drama Follow @edyhurst on twitter, instagram or facebook for the latest on the podcast as well as songs and videos. Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.   Notes on News Reporting thanks to: Andrew Hobbs The Deleterious Dominance of The Times in Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Local Newspapers in Victorian Era via Press Gazette NC State University How stuff works  

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Jun 2020

23 min

Chapter Three of Edy Hurst's Podcast Version of The War of the Worlds, an audio-scrap-book into the seminal scifi novel The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. In this episode, news of the crash landed Martians has reached the hustle and bustle of Woking, Chobham and Chertsey with a gathering crowd of people including some gailey dress women! Whilst the common people frequent the Horsell Common, we take a look at what attractions follow in the wake of Extra Terrestrial sightings across the world, including a whole exhibiton dedicated to crop circles - oh boy! Also a little ditty about the many folks of Horsell Common. Follow @edyhurst on twitter, instagram or facebook for the latest on the podcast as well as songs and videos. Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.  

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Jun 2020

21 min 8 sec

Finally! The mysterious cylinder crash landed on Horsell Common Opens, and at last we catch a glimpse of those pesky Martians that'll cause such a ruckus. With the first description of the Martians, I wonder with Alasdair Beckett-King what previous descriptions of aliens might be found in folklore of yore. There's also a banger of a tune about being stuck in a pit, not that anyone knows what it feels like to be stuck in a specific place for an unspecified amount of time right now!   Follow @edyhurst on twitter, instagram or facebook for the latest on the podcast as well as songs and videos. Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst. Special thanks to Alasdair Beckett-King for this weeks episode. Listen to his podcast, Loremen! And to Matt Hoss for invaluable editting help

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Jun 2020

28 min 44 sec

Over the century and a bit since it was published, the War of the Worlds has been adapted into countless formats, from graphic novels to radio shows, but one of the most beloved must be Jeff Wayne's 1978 Musical Version. Taking a short break from the book proper, this week we take a deep dive into the life of Jeff, as well as hear a song Edy wrote about a robot knee. Follow @edyhurst on twitter, instagram or facebook for the latest on the podcast as well as songs and videos. Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst, with the exception of excerpts from Bad Romance  by Lady Gaga, Celebration by Cool & the Gang and The Eve of the War by Jeff Wayne.  

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Jul 2020

17 min 54 sec

One of the most quotable lines from H.G. Wells The War of the Worlds must be Ogilvy the astronomers famous assertion that: The Chances of Anything Coming from Mars, are a million to one.   But is it actually a million to one? How likely is that, really? This episode Edy takes a look at the scientific attempts of putting a number on extraterrestrial life, and talks to Not So Late Show Host Ross Brierley about whether it's worth placing a bet on, and if it's worth being more concerned about the chances of asteroids, sharks or going for a run.   Follow @edyhurst on twitter, instagram or facebook for the latest on the podcast as well as songs and videos. The Not So Late Show Series One is out on Youtube Now!   Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Special Guest Ross Brierley Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf

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Jul 2020

29 min 57 sec

Back to the book, and we find Horsell Common under attack from the Martians advanced weaponry.  As we see a welcome party made up of Ogilvy, Henderson and Stent, we sit down with Hannah and Josh to see how they would make first contact with visitors from out of space.   Follow @edyhurst on twitter, instagram or facebook for the latest on the podcast as well as songs and videos. Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst. Special thanks to Hannah Platt and Josh Jones, check out Josh's Podcast Dead Drama!

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Jul 2020

26 min 42 sec

The power of the Heat-Ray continues to wreak havoc on the South England Municpality of Woking, Chobham and Chertsey in Chapter 6.   We also take a look at the world of Science Fiction future prediction, and there's George Clinton inspired funk song that the Heat Ray has always deserved.   Follow @edyhurst on twitter, instagram or facebook for the latest on the podcast as well as songs and videos. Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.   Resourced for Scifi Predictions: Alexandra Samuel - Can Science Fiction Predict the Future of Technology? (JSTOR) Samira Ahmed- Was HG Wells the First to think of the Atomic Bomb? (BBC) Brian Handwerk - The Many Future Predictions of H.G.Wells that came true? (Smithsonian) Devon Powers - Why are we obsessed with the Forecasting and Futurism (Washington Post) David Ropeik - Why Do We Keep Predicting The Future If We Are So Often WRONG? (Psychology Today)

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Jul 2020

22 min 45 sec

After the destruction of your close friends by some interplanetary mirror jerks, who wouldn't seek comfort at home? In this week's chapter our narrator heads back to his wife, but not before slagging off some locals.   Also, we take a look at what it meant to have PTSD in Victorian times (it didn't exist then) and a quick chat with the wonderful Bexie Archer!   Bexie plays the role of 'the wife' bringing all her experience as a RADA trained actor, a member of the BBC Writersroom 2019/2020, Chortle Student Comedy Award winner, and one half of Your Dad's Mum   Follow @edyhurst on twitter, instagram or facebook for the latest on the podcast as well as songs and videos. Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.   Resources for Victorian PTSD:   Pschological Trauma Victorian Style: from Perpetrators to Victims by Jill L Matus from the Lancet   Traumatic Pasts: History, Psychiatry & Trauma in the Modern Age 1870 - 1930 by Malkah T. Notman from Research Gate

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Aug 2020

32 min 27 sec

You know how it is, it's Friday night, a bunch of Martians have killed your friends and all you want to do is find out what's shakin' at the railway station.   At least that's where we find our narrator in this weeks episode of Edy Hurst's Podcast Version of the War of the Worlds. Plus, we take a look at Germany's status as a growing military power in later 1800s Europe, what makin' love meant in the day, and also a song about Men from Mars.   Follow @edyhurst on twitter, instagram or facebook for the latest on the podcast as well as songs and videos. Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.

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Aug 2020

19 min 58 sec

How long is too long to sit in a cold bath? Should you run off to the pub when Martians threaten your home and loved ones? This Chapter is a jam packed with conversations, and what better chance to invite some personal comedy friends onto the pod? There is none. NONE. We invite Pottervision (Lukas Kirkby and Tom Lawrinson), Tom Little to the show and the wonderful return of Bexie Archer for some of the many characters our narrators talks to. Plus, we've got a hard funk bop for Lord Cardigan's finest troops. Follow Edy, Like and Rate the podcast! Follow Pottervision, upcoming showings on the 28th Manchester and 29th London. Follow Tom Little Follow Bexie Archer

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Aug 2020

45 min 25 sec

If you've ever heard/read/seen the War of the Worlds before, you'll know that far and away the tripods are the most memorable part. AND THEY'RE HERE! One leg is bad, two legs good, three legs? Perfect! As the Martians ascend out of their pit will the narrator return the rented dog cart back? Will he bump into a bizarrely large amount of people in a war zone? We've also got a run down on some of history's greatest tripods this episode and this weeks song is all about how great three legs are. Basically, it's a big of tripod celebration, what more could you want? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram! RATE AND REVIEW   'Top Tripods' reference articles: TV Tropes.org 'Tripod Terror' Delphi Tripod from thoughtco Ancient Chinese Tripods (I know it's wikipedia I'm sorry but that's the easiest explanation of them) Martian Tripod Robot article from the IEEE The Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus Squeezer by Phillipe Starck - it is quite frankly absurd how many articles there are about a poorly functioning juicer, but this one from the Independent is a good read.  

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Sep 2020

35 min 32 sec

Was Wells a bad lad? Did he believe in the horrors of colonialism and eugenics? Is he guilty by association? Regular listeners will remember that in Chapter 1 we took a deep dive into Victorian Racism, a subject that Wells rubbed shoulders with some of the worst proponents of scientific racism. BUT as it turns, the answer is a fairly solid no, as it turns out, Wells was often outspoken for socially progressive, going so far as to write public letters calling for the abolition of segregation in America, and creating the blue prints for Universal Human Rights. For this interlude from our telling of the War of the Worlds, I'm joined by writer and producer Simon Guerrier! Simon has produced a number of documentaries on the life and times of H.G. Wells including the fabulous BBC Radio 3 documentary, HG and the H Bomb which was used as research for the deep dive in Chapter 6! You can listen to both of them at the links on them - fancy that! In this chat we talk about H.G. Wells and his response to eugenics, his love life, and his pursuit to always discover new and challenging ideas. We also have a little chat about Doctor Who and the role Wells played in shaping that. As well as a producer, Simon is best known for his writing work for Doctor Who audio dramas with Big Finish Listen to his upcoming episode of Doctor Who: Shadow of the Daleks written during lockdown is out in October and can be heard here Doctor Who: Wicked Sisters his audio drama trilogy is out in November and get be heard here Big Finish also have their own adaptation of War of the Worlds The Martian Invasion of Earth Follow @edyhurst on twitter, instagram or facebook for the latest on the podcast as well as songs and videos. Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.

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Sep 2020

36 min 48 sec

What would you do if you saw a random army man in your garden? Invite them in for a candlelit dinner and a whisky?  This chapter we see the introduction of the Artillery Man, a character that pops up in some form in nearly every adaptation of the War of the Worlds. Whether it's David Essex in the Musical Version or Tim Robbins kinda-creepy-conspiracy-theory-guy in the Spielberg version, he's the Martian  war survivor with a heart of gold. Naturally, I invited personal comedy friend Tony Wright on to play the role. We also talk about growing up near(ish) the Horsell Common, and Diggerland, the UK's premier heavy machinery based theme park. You can follow Tony on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, and be sure to check out his hilarious sketches with Somali and Me on Youtube Follow @edyhurst on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for the latest on the podcast as well as songs and videos. Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.  

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Sep 2020

30 min 4 sec

How many Martian tripods does it take to screw in a light bulb? We're heading to the first town in Britain to be wholly lit by electricity (Weybridge) to find out in the next action-crammed chapter of the War of the Worlds. Plus this week we've got two deep dives! One on the history of travel food via biscuits and the other on how the hell you can find out if an area was as posh as it is now in the past. Joining me again as the artillery man is stand-up comedian and actor Tony Wright! And as the Lieutenant it's improviser, comedian and radio host, Jade Fearnley! Subscribe, Rate and Review!   Follow Tony on Twitter, Instagram, and subscribe to his sketch group Somali and Me. Follow Jade on Twitter, Instagram, and check out her excellent improv group (including yours truly (that's me)) Murder Inc! As always, be sure to follow on Twitter, Instagram, and like on facebook to stay up to date with the latest War of the Worlds news.   Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.   Research Resources: Biscuits Local History by Tim Lambert English Heritage by Dr. Annie Grey Hardtack recipe - Bread Dad Weybridge and Byfleet Woking History by Iain Wakeford (check out his ace War of the Worlds tracking here) Byfleet - Exploring Surrey's past Surrey History Centre

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Oct 2020

52 min 24 sec

When the going gets tough, what do you do? Strip off to the waist and steal a boat in boiling water? If you're the narrator, yes!   Also, we finally see the introduction of the Curate. To listeners of the musical, they may know the character as the Parson played by Phil Lynott. But what the heck is a curate? Where do they fit into the hierarchy of the Anglican Church? Well don't worry, I sit down with Tom Burgess to discuss this as he takes on the famous role.   Follow Tom Burgess on Twitter, and check out his amazing new podcast Into the Archives with Peter Fleming Follow Black Liver on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and check out Keith and Ruth on twitter too. As always, be sure to follow on Twitter, Instagram, and like on facebook to stay up to date with the latest War of the Worlds news.   Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.  

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Oct 2020

45 min 47 sec

In this halloween special we read The Red Room, a short ghost Story by H.G. Wells.   What apparition haunts the redroom of an old manor house? Is it the Duke, or is wife who was killed by a bad case of the spooks? Or maybe, the real ghost is the friends we've made along the way?   Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst

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Oct 2020

35 min 16 sec

London, home of Big Ben, the underground and now the ever growing threat of a Martian invasion. As refugees from Woking and Surrey arrive, we join the narrator's brother to see his side of the story, and another of H.G. Wells' what's in the papers chapters. We also take a look at British exceptionalism - what is it? Why is it here? Has it ever led us into terrible decisions that still are unresolved today? This chapter I'm joined by the hugely talented Frank Foucault, a brilliant comedian and musician who has just released an album only available on facemask. He joins us for a quiz on true or false Victorian headlines, and also provides an absolute jam about wanting to read a book. Follow Frank Foucault on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, check out his album mask here. Follow Edy Hurst on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to keep up with all the latest on Podcast news, songs and more!   Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf 'I wanna read a book' by Frank Foucault All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.

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Nov 2020

59 min 34 sec

We're back in Surrey after a brief trip to London, but for how long? Not only have the Martians unleashed the heat-ray upon the county, but now they've got a strange new retaliation to earth's firepower. If I didn't know any better, I'd say this was personal. As well as the chapter, we've got a fantastic guest song from Amelia Bayler, and a talk about all the sounds from monsters past with the Loremen themselves! RATE | REVIEW | SHARE! Follow Amelia on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and be sure to watch 'The Vibe Show' on Twitch! Listen to the Loremen Podcast! Follow them on Twitter (or Alasdair and James too) The Curate was played by Tom Burgess, listen to his show with Peter Fleming here! Follow Edy Hurst on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to keep up with all the latest on Podcast news, songs and more!   Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf 'What happened in Surrey' by Amelia Bayler All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.

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Nov 2020

44 min 42 sec

In our fourth interlude we take a look at beloved futurist and socialist horndog H.G. Wells' slight misfires on predicting the future, and also air out a song inspired by the previous chapters, 'Black Smoke (it's no joke)'   RATE | REVIEW | SHARE! Follow Edy Hurst on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to keep up with all the latest on Podcast news, songs and more! Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst Theme Song 'The Fall of Saigon' By Ichabod Wolf All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.

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Dec 2020

17 min 46 sec

Wishing you all the superlatives of the season with this brief message and an uplifting Carol for 2020.   Thanks to everyone for listening, subscribing and your kind words for what has been an absurd premise for a podcast.   The final two chapters of Book One will be out soon! And later in 2021 get ready for book two: The Earth Under Martians   RATE | REVIEW | SHARE! Follow Edy Hurst on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to keep up with all the latest on Podcast news, songs and more! Credits: Produced by Edy Hurst Written by H.G.Wells and Edy Hurst All others songs and music produced by Edy Hurst.  

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Dec 2020

4 min 13 sec

As the Martians are going, quite frankly, feral, across the South West of England towards London, we continue with the account of the Narrator's Brother (still no name) and his escape from London. We also take a look at revolvers and the UK gun laws, how come so many folks in the book have 'em willy AND nilly? Joining us this week is the fantastic Bennet Kavanagh and Jen Ives. Bennet recently won the Audience Choice award at the Amused Moose New Comedy Award, and has created an ace song inspired by the chapter. He's also voicing the Narrator's Brother for this week. Jen Ives is a Leicester Mercury Nominated Comedian and is performed Mrs and Ms. Elphinstone. Follow Edy Hurst & The Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Follow Bennet on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Subscribe to his Podcast Character Building Experience Follow Jen Ives on Twitter, Instagram and Subscribe to her Podcast Peak Trans

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Jan 4

56 min 28 sec

The Final of Book One is nigh! And let's go out of the half way point with a half way bang.   Chapter 17 of The War of the Worlds sees us with the Narrator's Brother and the Ephinstone's at the end of the Country, in a desperate escape from an England invaded by Martians. We've got the ironclad Thunderchild, with it's sophisticated strategy of ramming 7 shades of shit out of the Martian Tripods. But is it enough to deter the army of Mars from taking down the would be refugees?   Also joining us for a chat about gender in scifi is the fantastic Jen Ives. Jen is a stand up comedian and host of the podcast Peak Trans. She joins us to talk about the weirdness of deciding that it's exclusively men from Mars and that women are boats. We also have a game of Trans terrestrial icons, where we look at some of scifi's top (and not) trans icons. Follow Jen Ives on Twitter, Instagram and Subscribe to her Podcast Peak Trans Follow Edy Hurst & The Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook   Don't forget to Like, Share and Subscribe!    

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Jan 18

1 hr

We're back! Tell a friend! Tell an enemy! Tell an stranger! Set you calendar for Wednesday 28th July, where chapter one is going to be dropping! Follow Edy Hurst & The Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook   Don't forget to Like, Share and Subscribe!

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Jun 25

1 min 38 sec

We're back! Book 2, Earth under Martians.   Earth (by which in the book we mean the 75 mile radius of London) is well and truly knackered under the Martians. Hampton Court? Barely any visitors. Big Ben? Forget it. London Eye? Not created yet, but if it was, it'd also be knackered. We return to find the narrator still knocking around with that fair weakness of a man, the Curate, and what better way to celebrate that than with our beloved fair weakness, Tom Burgess? He's returned as the Curate and also has read through the chapter with us adding asides. We've also got a short little song for all recovering emos out there, and a deep dive on the many shapes and forms the curate or a religious figure has taken in some of the numerous adaptations. You can listen to Tom's Podcast, Into the Archives with Peter Fleming, at the link, and follow Tom on Twitter.   Follow Edy Hurst & The Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook   Don't forget to Like, Share and Subscribe!

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Jul 28

39 min 47 sec

Well, they're still stuck in the worst house share either of them have experienced, but don't worry, at least they've got a peephole to steal a glance out of.   And what do they see? Well there's only one way to find out (excluding reading the book and all the other adaptations).   This week we're joined by Graham and Ali from the British History podcast Rex Factor, a show that looks at every monarch and ranks them. What better guest to help advise on whether Queen Victoria or King Edward would handle a Martian invasion better?   Plus we have a song about hiding in the Darkness of the Scullery, something we can all relate to.   A big thank you to Jason Cooke of the Manchester institution Comedy Balloon for providing the excellent backing music for during the narration - the night returns at the Ape and Apple on the 25th August so why not go say hi? Because you live in a different country? Alright!   Follow Edy Hurst & The Podcast on Twitter,Instagram andFacebook   RATE, FOLLOW, SUBSCRIBE  

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Aug 11

53 min 46 sec

In what must be the least relatable part of the book for our entire generation, we find the Narrator and the Curate still stuck unable to leave the house. A sort of lockdown I guess, only it's Martians, and I don't want to cast judgement, but I've not seen a single mask or hand sanitiser in sight.   It's an Edy only episode! We've got a song about peepholes - of course! We've got a deep dive on colonialism and its impact on land - yes please!   Once again, a big thank you to Jason Cooke of the Manchester institution Comedy Balloon for providing the excellent backing music for during the narration - the night returns at the Ape and Apple on the 25th August so why not go say hi? Because you live in a different country? Alright!   Follow Edy Hurst & The Podcast on Twitter,Instagram andFacebook www.edyhurst.co.uk

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Aug 25

34 min 21 sec

We're taking an intermission from the story main this episode, but fear not! Banish fear, like an exorcised ghost or a used tissue, into the bin of courage. For whilst we don't have a chapter, we've got two very special songs. The first is an ode to carrots, as keen eyed listeners may have seen on Edy's Twitter, Instagram or Facebook And second is a *never before heard* song from the last series of Cultural Comedy Tours inspired by a favourite object in the Grnt Museum collections. Like what you hear about moles? Check out the next Cultural Comedy Tours at Salford Museum and Art Gallery Here! and use code TOUR241 for 50% off Come see me at the Musical Comedy Awards Here!

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Sep 8

7 min 19 sec

In what's been the biggest spoiler of a chapter title, and there's been a good few so far (I'm looking at you, destruction of Weybridge & Shepperton), we finally say good bye to our favourite frenemy, the Curate. We've laughed, we've cried, and now it's time to die. But how will it happen? At the hands of the narrator? Plus we've got a Greek-myth inspired deep dive, and the musical send off our favourite fair weakness deserves. Thanks to Tom Burgess for all his work as the Curate. You can listen to Tom's Podcast, Into the Archives with Peter Fleming, at the link, and follow Tom on Twitter. Do you enjoy a wry take on Victorian culture? Well then you'll love Cultural Comedy Tours at Salford Museum and Art Gallery Here! and use code TOUR241 for 50% off Come see me on the 18th September at the Musical Comedy Awards Here! Please continue to like share and subscribe to the podcast, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook    

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Sep 15

29 min

With the curate gone, and only the narrator home, what's the first thing he does? Drink dirty drain water and think about eating a dog? When the cat's away! This chapter we're joined by Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominated and telly bothering double act The Delightful Sausage. Amy Gledhill & Chris Cantrill are a hilarious grotty duo that you might have seen on Harry Hill's Club Nite on C4, Late Night Mash on Dave, or Alma's Not Normal on the BBC. They're all over the stations! And with a special on BBC Radio 2! Leave some of the senses for the rest of us. They are also a powerhouse of a live act(s) individually and together, as well as purveyors of the brilliant podcast Tiredness Kills. Amy also has a lovely podcast that is called, a lovely time, you can't write a coincidence like that. Go see their live shows this October, more info here. Follow the Sausage, Chris and Amy on twitter. Do you enjoy a wry take on Victorian culture? Well then you'll love Cultural Comedy Tours at Salford Museum and Art Gallery Here! and use code TOUR241 for 50% off Like, share and subscribe to the podcast, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook

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Sep 29

29 min 5 sec

If there's one thing from Victorian Science that's aged about as well as a puddle of milk in a rain coat pocket, it's the theory of eugenics. We've talked a bit at the very start of the book about how much these ideas have been involved in H.G. Wells' writing, but to do it a little more justice, the fabulous Subhadra Das zoomed in to chat a little more about the history of these ideas, and how they still permeate through thinking and science (especially science fiction) today. Subhadra is a broadcaster, writer, historian and curator, focussing on how ideas of race, colonialism and capitalism have affected museums and culture. Basically, the best person for us to chat with about our Martian invasion/ colonialist panic novel. If you want to find out even more about eugenics, Subhadra's podcast Living with Eugenics has been a massively helpful and enlightening, as well as her series What Does Eugenics Mean to Us?   Please Subscribe and Review the podcast on Apple, or wherever you get your poddies. Follow Edy Hurst on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. See me at the Musical Comedy Awards in person, or through livestream, where you can get £5 tickets with the code MCA5

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Oct 13

32 min 27 sec

What do you recon you could do in 15 days? Bring all your mates from Mars, take over the earth and accidentally plant some red weeds? The narrator is leaving the house where he's hunkered down, and checks out the local wildlife. Will he successfully eat a dog? Will the dogs successfully eat him? I doubt it, there's another 4 chapters. Plus, a deep dive on some of scifi finest deep dives. Please Subscribe and Review the podcast on Apple, or wherever you get your podz on. Follow Edy Hurst on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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Oct 27

30 min 9 sec

A little update about the next few chapters of the narration, with a delay from the usual regularity to make sure that we end it just as well, if not better than we've started and carried on this whole dang thing.

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Nov 9

2 min 57 sec