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McSweeney's and KCRW present this radio drama in the style of Mercury Theatre's War of the Worlds, featuring the music from the Flaming Lips, Bill Callahan, Okkervil River, Eleanor Friedberger, Nico Muhly, and Oneida. (Airs November 24 and 25 from 5-6pm)

Produced by Richard Parks. Written by Richard Parks and Andrew Leland. Foley and Sound Design by Rich Bologna.

Featuring (in order of appearance):

Richard Parks AS THE REPORTER
Wayne Coyne, Michelle Martin Coyne, and Scott Booker (The Flaming Lips) AS THEMSELVES
Will Sheff (Okkervil River) AS THE MEDIVAC PILOT
Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces) AS HERSELF
Matt Frassica and Rachael Myrow AS THE HOSTS OF US RADIO NEWS
Jack Hitt (This American Life) AS HIMSELF
Mallika Menon AS DR. SAMANTHA MENDELL
Brigid Kaelin AS UDA SMALLSON
Gabe Bullard AS HAROLD GREENMAN
Paul F. Tompkins (The Pod F. Tompkast, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Mr. Show) AS KEVIN THE TRAMP
Andrew Leland AS THE HOSPITAL ORDERLY
Bill Callahan (aka Smog) AS THE DOCTOR
Steve Drozd (The Flaming Lips) AS HIMSELF
Nico Muhly (Björk, Philip Glass, Antony and the Johnsons), Fat Bobby and Kid Millions (Oneida) AS THE SOUND SURGEONS
Edward Droste (Grizzly Bear) AS WAYNE COYNE'S HUMAN HEAD-SHAPED TUMOR

US Radio News piece produce by Matt Frassica with Ted Trautman

Thanks: Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida, The Flaming Lips, Jennifer Ferro, Matt Holzman, Harriet Ells, Matthew Friedberger, Grouplove, Deb Olin Unferth, Eli Horowitz, Russell Quinn, Chris Ying, all the artists and their labels, everybody at McSweeney's

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