Report On The Barnhouse Effect By Kurt Vonnegut


2007111120200724 (BBC7)Professor Barnhouse discovers a way of channelling his mind to control the forces of nature.

The phenomenon becomes known as the "Barnhouse Effect". The academic sees his skill as a marvellous opportunity to secure world peace. However, the American government has other ideas...

Stuart Milligan reads Kurt Vonnegut's first short story published in 1950.

Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in November 2007.

An academic discovers how to control the forces of nature with his mind.