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 #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 [email protected] 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!

Sonic Society #678-Sonic Station

Posted By on February 28, 2021

A handful of fading memories, the remains of a research project, and a garbled tape recorder are all Dr Miranda Quan has to her name… all this and more can be heard in this week’s feature as Jack and David present Alex Yun, Andrea Klassen and Procyon Podcast Network’s Station to Station on the final day of NADSWRIM 2021. Your wait is over… It’s AUDIO DRAMA TIME!

Sonic Society #677-Red Roar

Posted By on February 21, 2021

Leaving Earth and its problems behind seemed ideal, but no one anticipated just how difficult colonizing Mars would be, but Jack and David are making the trip with Marsfall from Erik Saras and the first two episodes of that gripping series! Because no matter where you go in space, it’s always AUDIO DRAMA TIME!

Sonic Society #676-Bright Audio

Posted By on February 14, 2021

Deep in the heart of NADSWRIM– the National Audio Drama Scriptwriters Month, Jack and David go back for more inspiration from the amazing Bright Sessions from Lauren Shippen and Mischa Stanton. And the trilogy of therapy begins now because it’s AUDIO DRAMA TIME!

Sonic Echo: 501 Audio Noir: Red Wind

Posted By on February 7, 2021

The Amigos- Lothar Tuppan, Jeff Billard, and Jack Ward return for Season 5 of Sonic Echo and a new season looking back at noir in Old Time Radio. Kicking off our premiere guest Jack Mooney from Down These Mean Streets and Stars on Suspense podcasts brings us “Red Wind” from The Adventures of Phillip Marlowe!

Sonic Society #675-Limeys Lingo

Posted By on February 7, 2021

It’s the month of February and NADSWRIM in the Sonic Society. To inspire us Jack and David go back to the very first two episodes of the acclaimed series- Limetown by Two Up Productions. Be sure to subscribe to get them all! It’s Audio Drama time!