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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Episode 594- Over and Under

Posted By on March 17, 2019

The court is now in session with this week’s feature from Stephen Brown and Ollie Johnson. Overruled! A trilogy of tales of justice and drama with your hosts David Ault and Jack Ward.

Oral Tales and Audio Drama

Posted By on March 13, 2019

Forbes knew it was coming two years ago.

In an article written by Chris Giliberti, from Gimlet Media entitled 6 Reasons Why Podcasting is the Future of Storytelling, Giliberti identifies why podcasting- and oral storytelling (we would argue audio drama) is key and king.

In a nutshell the business-side is starting to catch up with the creative folks:

  • Investment
  • Content
  • Talent
  • Distribution
  • Connected
  • VR

The truth is we’re genetically predisposed towards stories- good stories. As a native tradition suggests: Human beings have four great appetites. The first is food and a human can go weeks without eating. The second is water and a human can go days without drinking. The third is air and a human can go minutes without breathing, and the last is imagination and if a human’s imagination disappears for a moment they seek to exist and all things around them.

Story is simply the building block of life. Nothing exists without it. And the best way through is listening to stories. Listen to a story today!

Episode 593- Kittens of Evil

Posted By on March 10, 2019

Evil Kitten Productions returns to the Sonic Society stage with a trio of excellent shows including the latest “Neon Nights- the Arcane Files of Jack Tracer”,  the first episode of “Project Nova-Subortus” and their latest audio drama entry the series of “John Blade- Super Spy”. A massive premiere of its own on the Mutual Audio Network.

Sonic Echo: 303 Jack Benny Laughs

Posted By on March 10, 2019

Today the Amigos look at what people consider The Longest Laugh in Radio History but is it really? The Jack Benny ShowJack is Robbed of Ronald Colman’s Oscar.

Some other discussion points this time around was Jack’s Jack Benny Christmas Tribute, and Lucille Ball gets Jack Benny’s Account!

2019 The Year of Audio

Posted By on March 7, 2019

It’s been a long time coming, but those of us who have been in the trenches for years could foresee the day during even the longest nights. Forbes Magazine in one of their latest articles The Audio Boom: How Podcasts are Changing the Game for Marketers by David Shadpour has identified that people are tuning in and turning on to audio.

“A lot can change in a year, especially when it comes to marketing trends. If 2018 was the year of video, 2019 will be the year of audio. From smart speakers to connected cars, the audio content sphere is booming. Rising over the past decade, podcasts are at the helm of audio’s resurgence. Podcasts are smashing the limitations associated with staring at screens and, thus, emerging as a ubiquitous presence in our everyday lives.”

It’s almost like we told you so… almost.

Great Time to join us on Mutual Audio Network!

 

Episode 592- And the Dying

Posted By on February 26, 2019

Tonight we return with Anders Backman’s new horror epic from Audio Legends, “The Dead & Dying” conclusion and a hilarious look at Old Rome with Bad Gladiator from The Humortals and Jim Hodgson, and the beginning of a brand new era of The Mutual Audio Network!

Episode 591- The Dead

Posted By on February 19, 2019

Anders Backman from the Swedish-based audio drama company Audio Legends brings us a new audio zombie horror in “The Dead & Dying” that takes place in Stockholm. Part One begins tonight!

Episode 590- 1% Wonderful

Posted By on February 12, 2019

It’s an alien attack on the Sonic Society this week as the exciting new series from The Other 1% presents a double-feature. David and Jack think about NADSWRIM and Mutual’s kick off on March 1st!

The Famous Jack Benny Show

Posted By on February 7, 2019

This is a long episode from The Wallbreakers but extremely informative. We at Sonic Echo love the Jack Benny Show and have one in the can, but in the meantime check out the depth of one of radio, television and stage’s masters and progenitors of the situation comedy.

Episode 589- Turn on the Lamp

Posted By on February 5, 2019

At last on the Sonic Society Andrew Wardlaw brings us the stunning Lamplight Radio Play series with the episodes “Are You Sure What Side You’re On?”, “The Mime” and “There Comes a Time” as Jack and David prepare for a great trip to a new home in March!