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TRR: Episode 76, “The Wreck of the Titan”



This week marks the 105th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. In this episode, we take a look at a novel written fourteen years earlier which eerily predicted the disaster.

“Futility, or The Wreck of the Titan” (1898) by Morgan Robertson
“The Titanic Disaster Poem” (1912) by J.H. MacKenzie

The Reader

TRT: 24:39

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.


TRR: Episode 73, “The Star” by H.G. Wells



This week, we share a short story by the incomparable science fiction pioneer, the author H.G. Wells. “The Star” tells a tale of catastrophe visited upon the Earth by a stray planet passing too near.

“The Star” (1897) by H.G. Wells

The Reader

TRT: 38:16

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com and Archive.org.