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AH 01 Achtung! Achtung! Dystopian adventures with Nazi TV
April 06, 2017 Ian Chapman-Curry
What if …

... Nazi Germany had been able to roll out the television equivalent of its inescapable radio network?

Everywhere you turn, you see the unmistakable face of Adolf Hitler. His voice echoes in your head, broadcast from a thousand loudspeakers. His wild, gesticulating speech is reaching its foam speckled crescendo.

Nazi television is everywhere. Looming over city squares, above the concourse of the railway station, on the factory floor and in every home.

It is George Orwell’s 1984 made real, and it was a dream of visionaries working in Joseph Goebbels’s Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda.

In the end, only the small matter of a world war got in the way of the roll-out of a nationwide and unavoidable Nazi television network.

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Music credits

The theme music is Newsroom by Riot.

The other music featured in this episode was:

I Am Running with Temporary Success from a Monstrous Vacuum in Pursuit by Chris Zabriskie (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (

Night Owl by Broke For Free (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (

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