I spotted other Huffduffers linking to Radiolab and it reminded me of this episode from March 2008. War of the Worlds is one of my all time favourite stories, and I always remember listening to the spoof radio broadcast and thinking how clever it was. So I was very pleased to see this:
"An examination of the power of mass media to create panic. In Radio Lab’s very first live hour, we take a deep dive into one of the most controversial moments in broadcasting history - 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."