AUDIO: X Minus One – Bradbury Twofer!
We continue our Ray Bradbury tribute with a very special episode of the series “X Minus One”. This features not one but two! Count ‘em two adaptations of Bradbury stories. The first is “There Will Come Soft Rains”. Bradbury’s classic tale of nuclear holocaust. He discusses both the story and this radio adaptation in the interview posted yesterday. Next up his “Zero Hour”. Another end of the world scenario. But this time involving children. Chilling stuff. We love this episode. But, given recent events, we got quite wistful when the narrator referred to Bradbury as a “young writer”. The episode originally aired on December 5, 1956.
If you loved “Zero Hour” but were left wanting more, you can listen to a longer adaptation from the radio series “Suspense” here.