A long time ago, my girlfriend bought me a CD filled with hundreds of old radio shows from the 1940s. One of the best stories was about a selfish, mean-spirited, overly-ambitious scientist who tried to create the biggest rose the world had ever seen. But instead of creating huge flowers, his experiments yielded giant worms. Giant, man-eating worms.
Radio producer Arch Oboler wrote the story, and it aired on his popular “Lights Out” program on October 13, 1942.
Back in 2003, I sucked the story into my computer, chopped it up, and added other people’s music. Then I played the remix for all my friends until they started making excuses not to hang out with me anymore. Now it’s your turn. Enjoy.
[gplayer href="http://www.radiofreewalsh.com/audio/2011-01-10_radiofreewalsh_podcast-worms.mp3"]Revolt of the Worms[/gplayer]
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