Podcast: Turning Back Time | Tower of Technobabble

Podcast: Turning Back Time

We pull back the curtains of time to examine the alleged riots that Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds caused 75 years ago, and then look at the resurgence of a method of transportation best known for its spectacular explosions.

Show Notes:

• Did War of the Worlds Broadcast really cause a panic?
http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/did-the-war-of-the-worlds-radio-broadcast-really-caus-1453582944/@barrett



http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/30/241797346/75-years-ago-war-of-the-worlds-started-a-panic-or-did-it



• Zeppelin! The Comeback!

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/11/aeroscraft-zeppelin_n_3904561.html



Old time airships, by the way, were awesome:

http://jalopnik.com/the-world-was-awesome-when-airships-and-blimps-ruled-th-1444551031



Cool online museum from Denmark:

http://mini.ptt-museum.dk/zeppex/en/enExhibition.html



A fleet of blimps will be airshield for Washington DC:

http://gizmodo.com/a-fleet-of-blimps-will-soon-serve-as-a-missile-shield-o-885030187



And here’s the company making them:

http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/jlens/

Blimps! Hell yeah!

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