After decades of slow incremental changes, we’re under a blossoming of innovations thanks to the addition of incredible new technology that seems to pop up everywhere. Case in point is the new algorithms that are being used to decide who makes for a good listening voice on the air. Computers apparently are there to tell you if you make the cut as to whether your voice can be identified as “engaging” or not. Check out Aarti Shahani’s article from NPR on the subject before you make your picks for your next radio drama casting session.
Julius Purcell write an interesting article about the rise of Audio Drama and it includes such alumni as Fred Greenhalgh and Lawrence Raw and the We’re Alive team as they talk about the state of our beloved medium and its most recent interest. While most of us at the Society are thinking, “Where have you been?” it’s really about the elevation of audio drama in the central consciousness since producers like John Dryden (A Fine Balance) and Sarah Koenig (Serial) have
Bangwave Radio wants you to celebrate World Theatre Day with Radio Drama. And why not? Can you think of a better way than to listening to some great OTR like The Halls of Fantasy or The Haunting Hour? Or of course, you can just tune in to Sonic Echo every Friday night for the rest of Season 10 of the Sonic Society and get you thirst for old time radio quenched there!
|In an homage to the show that “ended it all” for the silent era of movies, and indirectly the Golden Age of Radio Drama, we look at Lux Radio Theater‘s “The Jazz Singer”, tonight on Sonic Echo. We all love you Mammeee!|
Jack has a grand time talking with Matthew McLean about his favourite subject on the Audio Drama Production Podcast. Join in an have a listen!
|Jack and David make some rash decisions when they transmit the awesome Mega Tales- Tales of the Devil’s Tower episode one to three!|
|For the second week in a row, we are pleased to bring back Cary Grant to the stage! The double feature on Sonic Echo tonight comes fromGulf’s Screen Guild Theater with “On Borrowed Time” and “Arsenic and Old Lace”. Two great comedies that laugh great together!|
If you missed it the first go around, don’t you dare miss it this time! BBC Radio 4 is planning a repeat performance of Dirk Maggs, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Pratchett‘s amazing audio adaptation Good Omens from the sixth to the tenth of April and completing the series on Saturday the 11th in a tribute to the great Sir Terry.