Wil Talks “War of the Worlds,” “The Polybius Conspiracy,” on “Radio Drama Revival”

A few weeks back, I was honored to have a conversation with Radio Drama Revival‘s David Rheinstrom about War of the Worlds, Showcase by Radiotopia‘s “The Polybius Conspiracy,” and the blend of fact and fiction in podcasting. While my reviews of “The Polybius Conspiracy” left off lukewarm and frustrated–you can read the review here–the space I’ve had since listening has lead to some more thoughts on its ethics.

You can listen to the episode here, but I also recommend subscribing to Radio Drama Revival. If you’re a fan of this site, Radio Drama Revival has been doing the work I strive for here for years. Radio Drama Revival features episodes from outstanding audio dramas, interviews with creators, and other conversations that go deep about different aspects of the industry.

  1. I’m in the middle of this right now but I wanted to thank you and David for the podcast. Sometimes being an audio drama fan feels like you’re on your own little island and in order to reach out you’ve got to use this little voice recorder you happened to leave in your vest…

    So happy to hear your thoughts on all of this. Back to listening now but I’m so excited to keep reading your reviews. Have a great day.

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    1. Hey thank you so much! That means a lot to be, and it’s something I can empathize with. I’d absolutely HIGHLY recommend getting involved in the community on Twitter if you have an account! You can also read great reviews by Bello Collective:
      bellocollective.com
      The Audio Dramatic newsletter:
      https://tinyletter.com/audiodramatic
      Audiodramarama:
      audiodramarama.com
      And The Pod Reporter:
      thepodreport.wordpress.com

      Hopefully those make your island feel a little more like a city. Enjoy!

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  2. Okay, y’all did a great job on this episode! I’ve articulated before my problems with the genre of docudramas and mockumentaries in the podcasting medium and it was really interesting to hear other people’s take on that. Also, I did freak out a little when I woke up to that in my podcast feed and I was just super excited.

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    1. Thank you! I’m so glad you liked it. And hahahahaha, I did the saaaaaame thing.

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  3. […] series for the first time (that winds up being about a lot more than it seems). I also got to have a conversation on Radio Drama Revival about War of the Worlds, The Polybius Conspiracy, and the ethics of calling […]

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