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 Speaks 0601: Right Number, Wrong Party Retrospective

Posted By on May 2, 2021

In the premiere of the sixth season, writer, producer, actors and audio auteur Lothar Tuppan sits down to talk the retrospective of the 20th anniversary release of “Right Number Wrong Party” with Jeffrey Billard, Tanja Milojevic, and Jack Ward.

Sonic Society #687- Right Time Around

Posted By on May 2, 2021

This week we go back to the beginning as David and Jack look at Electric Vicuna Productions (then Sonic Cinema Productions) first audio drama “Right Number Wrong Party”. It’s a 20th anniversary of the writing of the script. This time around the Amigos Collective partner with EVP to bring you the shiny new version!

Sonic Society #686-Straining Sound

Posted By on April 25, 2021

This week Jack and David look at the first two episodes from The Violet Hour The Elmwood Strain– Mighty Sabertooths and Elm Rot. Paige is a popular senior at Elmwood High until a violent tragedy forces her family to flee the town. A decade after abandoning her three best friends, Paige gets word that one of them has died under mysterious circumstances, forcing her to face the past.

Sonic Society #685-Rising Radio

Posted By on April 18, 2021

It’s July, 1941. War is raging in Europe. Pearl Harbor is about to explode. Japan is terrorizing Korea and China and weaponizing  islands across the Pacific. On one of those islands, three women – an ace transport pilot, a Chinese Intelligence officer and a local island leader – must join forces to rescue young girls sexually enslaved by the Japanese Navy and its ruthless secret police, the Tokkeitai. This week Jack and David look at three episodes from Red House Rising!

Sonic Society #684-Given the Boot

Posted By on April 11, 2021

It’s time for the Sonic Society with Jack and David. This week, it’s Part 1 of Little Boots. 37 CE. As the reign of Emperor Tiberius comes to an end, 24 year-old Gaius takes the imperial throne. Lead by the able hand of his beloved sister, Drusilla, he embarks on a wave of reform that upends Roman society and sets him on a collision course with madness.

Sonic Society #683-The Sonic Shadow Way

Posted By on April 4, 2021

This week we have a trilogy of features beginning with Josh Dyer’s Shadowwood- The Curse of Norton Folgate with Aidan Dickson and Jenna Rose, and a couple of audio fiction pieces including The Promise by Glenn Dickson, and “1101 Wellington Way” by Vivian Lermond and Hand-to-Mouth Theatre.

Sonic Society #682-Audio Peel

Posted By on March 28, 2021

This week David and Jack present The Showman, the Diver, and the Padre from Benjamin Peel and Breakwater Theatre Company.
The Showman, the Diver and the Padre was part of a series of Yesteryear Plays written by Benjamin Peel and produced for the 2020 SOfa Fest by Breakwater Theatre. They explored various historical events that took place in the seaside resort of Skegness, Lincolnshire in the UK. They can all be heard here:
https://www.sofestival.org/main-programme-presenting-the-past/
“I hope that the Skegness crowds will be rather more receptive to me than the somewhat vulgar Blackpool ones.”
It is March 1936 and Billy Butlin is frantically trying to get his first-holiday camp in Skegness ready and open on time. For reasons of their own, both Leslie Gadsby, a dare-devil high diver and Harold Davidson, the defrocked ex-Vicar of Stiffkey have turned up hoping to be taken on as acts. This audio drama imagines a fictional encounter between the three men.
Cast
Billy Butlin – Stacey Gough
Harold Davidson – Edward Peel
Lesley Gadsby – Dan Blacow
Little Jimmy/Bunco Kid – John Hewer
Writer – Benjamin Peel
Produced by Sara Beasley and Jack Pudsey
Sound Producer – Jack Pudsey
Director – Sara Beasley.
Butlin’s Chalet Image
Photograph By Mr M Evison, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Sonic Society #681-Dating Sounds Like

Posted By on March 21, 2021

This week David and Jack check out the coming of Spring and romance in the air with Joao Nsita’s shorts including, “Dates”, “Dates 2”, “British Love”, “Franco and Rachel” from That Love Thing Podcast!

Sonic Society #680- Holding the Line

Posted By on March 14, 2021

This week Jack and David present Glen Dickson’s Holding On!
Glen Dickson is a playwright whose work has been performed on stage and on the air throughout the UK, the US and Australia. His writing runs the gamut from monologues and short plays to full-length productions and private commissions. He has written sketches for BBC shows and has devised corporate forum theatre and training events for many organisations and universities. He was incredibly pleased to have been awarded his B.A degree in Dramatic Studies, from Dame Judi Dench at his graduation ceremony at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  For 7 years, Glen was the co-curator/producer of a monthly writer’s showcase (The Rum Diaries Presents), on the southside of Glasgow. In 2020, under lockdown conditions, he was invited to join his mate Iain Sinclair at Super Sound Radio Scotland, launching ‘Writer’s Block Radio Hour’. 
Glen also curates and engineers two geeky film and television podcasts. Trailer Trash and Cult Status. 
Contact Glen at writersblockradiohour@gmail.com if you’d like to submit your brand new drama, poetry, prose, spoken word, stand up or musical piece. 
Join him on FB- Writer’s Block Radio Hour for more details. 

Sonic Society #679- Harlem Queen

Posted By on March 7, 2021

What do you get when you have a historical audio drama based in the era of Harlem Renaissance? Why the first four episodes of Harlem Queen from Yhane Smith of course! Jack and David bring you this fantastic series this week so get ready… It’s AUDIO DRAMA TIME!