The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Welcome To The Sonic Society!

Each week Jack Ward and David Ault are pleased to showcase the very best Modern Audio Theatre (Radio Drama) from around the world. From the days of Old Time Radio in the early 20th century until the modern age of broadcasts, podcasts, and streaming simulcasts, audio plays are movies for the mind!

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Sonic Society #707- Firm Soundings

Posted By on November 21, 2021

Today in the Sonic Society we feature Rusty Quill Productions– Stellar Firma is a weekly Science Fiction, Comedy podcast following the misadventures of Stellar Firma Ltd.’s highest born but lowest-achieving planetary designer Trexel Geistman and his bewildered clone assistant David 7. Join them each episode as they attempt to take listener submissions and craft them into the galaxy’s most luxurious, most expensive and most questionably designed bespoke planets. This week we bring you episodes 1- Troughs and Goo and 2- Studs and Blood. It’s Audio Drama time!

Descript to a Transcript!

Posted By on November 18, 2021

From the Twittersphere Jade Madison Scott @JadeMScott took the time to pass off some wisdom about a service that could be really valuable for those struggling with transcripts.

Descript has an “Automatic and human-powered transcription with industry-leading accuracy and powerful collaboration tools.” So, if you want to try something that won’t cost a lot. Give them a try.
We may just get the Sonic Speaks interviews out in text form that way!

Let’s Make Podcasts More Accessible

Posted By on November 17, 2021

Caroline Mincks provides a reasoned argument as to why it’s important to provide more opportunity and engagement in your audio podcast by providing transcripts in this article in Sounds Profitable.

Consider this bit of wisdom from the article:

“….the numbers were still staggering: out of 372 responses to the poll, 74.5% said that yes, they had avoided a show because of a lack of accommodations. That is 277 people – an overwhelming majority. 277 potential audience members. 277 people who could consume, rate, and review your podcast. 277 people who could share it with friends, family, and colleagues and grow your base (and, by extension, your earnings) exponentially.

Take some time, and take note of some great ways to provide more opportunity to your listeners!

Representing Deaf in the Audio Drama World

Posted By on November 17, 2021

In this short talk, Caroline explores their history as a deaf creator of a fiction podcast that represents deafness. They clear up misconceptions about Deafness and the critical importance of its inclusion in how you approach your audio work. Check out the Transcript

Cassie Josephs’ guide to transcripts (https://discoverpods.com/podcast-accessible-transcripts/)

Can You Read Me?

Posted By on November 17, 2021

There is a long-form discussion being had in the audio drama community, and it’s high time folks had been thinking about it. How do you make your audio dramas more accessible? Since its inception, audio drama has been an ideal medium for the visually impaired. But, what about the deaf or those with a loss of hearing?
Check out how you can increase your audience and your accessibility with transcripts.

Sonic Society #706- Arcadic Trilogy Bill!

Posted By on November 14, 2021

This week we have five features starting off with three short plays from Vivian C. Lermond– Double Edged Sword – Alice-in-Wonderland – Blackcurrant Jam! This is followed by two features from the exciting anthology series Station Arcadia including episodes 1- By the Wayside and 2- What The War Left Behind! It’s five shows for one and Audio Drama time!

Sonic Speaks 0602: Re-Imagined Radio

Posted By on November 7, 2021

In this episode, Jack has a conversation with the incredible John F. Barber and Marc Rose from Re-Imagined Radio!

Audio Review: ‘Ghost Hunt’ by Sole Twin Audios

Posted By on October 31, 2021

Friend of Sonic Summerstock and reviewer extraordinaire Dr. Mark Dreisonstok has another review from our friend Rachel Pulliam about the show “Ghost Hunt”! Go have a read at the MD Theatre Guide for more!

Sonic Society #704- Radio Images

Posted By on October 31, 2021

Re-Imagined Radio presents an incredible re-imagined look at Orson Welles’ and H.G. Wells tale of Martian Invasion with their 2021 “War of the Worlds”! As we celebrate this World Audio Drama Day one day later! It’s Audio Drama time!

Podcast Yellow Pages

Posted By on October 30, 2021

There have been many places that have attempted though the years to keep a running total of podcasts.

Try out Podcatr.com, they have quite the collection of your favourite shows!