For the first 3.5 stars out of the 12 needed for our Audio Assignments, I completed the storytime audio assignment. This had to tie back into our alternate history choice in some way, shape, or form. For my alternative history, I decided to take a look at what would happen if the Cuban Missile Crisis turned into an all-out war.

The first thing I did was download Audacity and the LAME mp3 Encoder to go with it. I spent quite a while figuring out how Audacity worked and learning all of it’s secrets. Next I went to freesound to get some audio clips for my project. I tried to tell the story of a war ending in a nuclear explosion. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I found this clip of someone reading off casualty reports for World War II and decided to use it for my “World War III”. I feel like that final clip really tied it all together in a nice, little bow.

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