I’ve decided to make my podcast on one of BBC’s most famous April fool’s hoaxes of all time: The 1957 Swiss Spaghetti Harvest. In this hoax, BBC successfully fooled the nation in releasing footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees after announcing that Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop due to the mild winter. As a result, hundreds of viewers called BBC that day wanting to buy spaghetti bushes. Like the other podcasts we’ve watched, I plan to take advantage of background music circa 1950. It will be subtle but not overbearing, matching the informal tone I plan to use. I will probably mimick the War of the Worlds podcast in having some guest appearances from Spaghetti “experts” and maybe even a Swiss farmer (hopefully I can find a Swiss international student at Emory so that listeners don’t get too distracted laughing at my horrible accent). Altogether, I hope that in finding a balance between humor and analysis, I will be able to entertain and educate the audience.