Welcome To Mars (1947-1959) is a fascinating collection of non-fiction oddments about the fantastic futuristic world of the fifties. Presenter Ken Hollings in a live twelve-part series reflects on the “fantasy of science” in the early years of the American Century.
“Between 1947 and 1959, the future was written about, discussed and analysed with such confidence that it became a tangible presence. This is a story of weird science, strange events and even stranger beliefs, set in an age when the possibilities for human development seemed almost limitless.”
The show is broadcast live on Wednesdays at 3.30pm GMT on Resonance FM (104.4 FM) in the UK and podcast to the world via XML feed:
Episodes released so far:
Part 1: 1947: Rebuilding Lemuria |MP3|
Part 2: 1948-49: Flying Saucers over America |MP3|
Part 3: 1950: Cheapness and Splendour |MP3|
Part 4: 1951: Absolute Elsewhere |MP3|
Part 5: 1952: Red Planet |MP3|
Part 6: 1953: Other Tongues, Other Flesh |MP3|
Part 7: 1954: Meet The Monsters |MP3|
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Fascinating stuff. All the important stuff of the 50’s and both the light and dark side of the futuristic projections of the time. Ken Hollings talks about UFO’s, The Shaver’s Mysteries, LSD, Microwaves and the Atom bomb and I’ve only listened to the first two episodes.