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 #599- Case of the Midnights

Posted By on April 21, 2019

Midnight Case Files- The Midnight Case Files is an original weekly audio drama podcast produced by Sarain Diamond. The show is a supernatural procedural mystery show following the likes of CSI and Law & Order, episode 1-3

Episode 598- Quorum Quandries

Posted By on April 14, 2019

“Throughout history, there has always been a chasm between the bulk of humanity and the enigmatic circle who hold true dominion. Those whose influence remains shrouded, save for the rare instances when their designs cross into the outside world…”- And thusly we begin another grand adventure from Jabberwocky Audio for this week’s Sonic Society with Jack and David!

The Magic of Audio

Posted By on April 12, 2019

We often forget the absolute magic of the audio story. If we go back to our childhood, we can remember being read to- even if we couldn’t see the page. Our imagination fills in the worlds that are drummed up through sound in a way that the visual medium could never accomplish. If you don’t believe me, try this experiment some time. Turn on a television show on TV and make sure you can’t see the picture. You’ll be able to follow along in most cases to the story. Then try the reverse. Watch the show without sound, and you may get the broad strokes, but more likely you’ll miss out on what is actually happening.

Still don’t believe me? Ask David Tennant and Kenneth Branagh

Episode 597- Hear Kitty Kitty

Posted By on April 7, 2019

Jack and David fill up the audio linguistic food bowl one more time as we return to Pam Cameron’s series “Russian for Cats” with episodes #2 and 3.

Sonic Speaks 0401: A Chat with Joe

Posted By on March 31, 2019

In the summer of 2018, invited to a get together in the New England area, Jack catches up with audio voice legend, producer, writer, Joe Stofko.

Episode 596- Russian Time

Posted By on March 31, 2019

Jack and David bring back the 11th Hour Productions for “The Time Keeper” from long-time friend of the show, Owen McCuen and learn some “Russian for Cats” from Pam Cameron.

Episode 595- Audio Windfall

Posted By on March 24, 2019

This week on the Sonic Society, we present the mature science fiction series Windfall created by Bob Raymonda and Christie Donato with Sound Design by Adam Raymonda. Your hosts are Jack Ward and David Ault!

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.