The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

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The Sonic Society is a Broadcast/Podcast out of Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. We showcase the very best of Modern Audio Drama from around the world. We also showcase new releases of Audio works here on the site, give links for latest episodes, and look at new audio series. Please join Jack Ward and David Ault in the Society...

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Happy World Audio Drama Day!

Posted By on October 30, 2014

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All around stock-footage-vintage-looking-earth-with-radio-waves-loop-ablethe world, we celebrate our very first WORLD AUDIO DRAMA DAY!

Thanks so much to Sibby Wieland, David Jarvis, Sonia James from Sound Stages Radio who came up with the original idea and have worked so hard to get the word out. And special thanks to Pete Lutz from Narada Radio Company and Fiona Thraille from Cooperantem Radio for all their work and interest in promoting this celebration on Facebook and through the rest of social media.

How can you celebrate?
Here’s some things to consider:

1. Share a radio drama with your family tonight. Turn off all the cell phones, other technology and extraneous lights and enjoy a drama.

2. Share an audio play at dinner with a loved one.

3. Find your favourite audio theatre episode and listen while you drive to work.

4. Download some shows you’ve always wanted to listen to, but never had the chance for your workout session today.

5. Send around a link to your friends with the twitter tag #HappyWorldADD of your favourite shows from modern audio theatre

6. Talk to people about your favourite shows.

7. Clean the house or dishes old school with an audio drama playing.

8. Go for a nice long walk timed to an audio pulp production!

9. Bake some holiday food while listening to an audio show.

10. Burn some CD’s of some awesome audio drama and leave it randomly for people to find.

In whatever way you intend to celebrate today, have fun doing it and let us know!

Find the World Audio Drama Facebook Community and Twitter and we’ll see you- out in the world!

Episode 400- The Black 400

Posted By on October 28, 2014

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It’s an All Canadian Double Feature for our 400th episode of the regular season of the Sonic Society beginning with Dark Road to Nowhere from Voices in the Wind Theatre and David Farquhar and an edit world release of Black Knight from our own Jack Ward and Electric Vicuña Productions! Happy Halloween!

The Radical Art of Radio

Posted By on October 28, 2014

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Alana Valenalana-valentinetine’s play, “The Ravens” has gotten a decidedly sonic debut. The award winning BBC playwright had some lovely words to say about our favourite medium. “Radio drama creates an intimate connection with listeners.” In a News Australia article by Elissa Blake, the author writes, “In an era seemingly dominated by the Twitterverse and YouTube videos of cats in parachutes, writing plays for radio seems like an ancient art. But a Sydney playwright has injected new life into the medium.”

 

Someone please introduce, Miss Blake to the amazing variety we have in the Sonic Society and welcome her to the next Society Meeting!

Sonic Speaks- 0108- Moonlight and the Wind

Posted By on October 26, 2014

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Tonight on Sonic Speaks our guest is the Audio Drama entrepreneur and producer David Farquhar. David speaks to us about his love of Audio Drama through his two major productions Voices in the Wind Theatre and the “Netflix of Audio Drama”, Moonlight Audio Theatre!

Sonic Echo- 0108- A Shadow of the Past

Posted By on October 24, 2014

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Tonight’s performance of Sonic Echo in our “October Orson” month is the role Orson made a legend The Shadow with “Circle of Death” and “The League of Terror”!

Sound Language

Posted By on October 23, 2014

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We’re not strangers to teaching and radio drama. Jack has done many seminars with educators on including Audio Drama in the classroom. David has been very involved in theatre with young people for many years, and in this case, Ginny can appreciate the subject best.

In his “Language Mastery” blog, Matthew Pink makes a coherent argument for Radio Drama making waves in language learning. Using active and passive learning audio drama can indeed provide a lot of opportunity in learning new vocabulary and new languages- and as always its a took you take with you where ever you go!

Please Stand By!

Posted By on October 22, 2014

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In an effort to save our donors some money, and to put the bucks back into new equipment, The Sonic Society has been experimenting with some free server storage.

That experiment is now over. We’ve found that too many listeners saw our URL disappear for them when traffic started to ramp up from show releases and page visits. So we’re moving back to a modestly priced server as we continue to keep working on updates.

Our webmistress, the wonderfully talented Ginny has been doing a great job with the wordpress site and I think you can appreciate- as we do- the amazing functionality she’s brought to it for Season 10.

Ginny, David, and I, and all our guests are doing our very best to try to keep the interruptions at a minimum as we move the server over, but please be patient as we work to wrinkle out all the bugs and continue to improve your experience.

Thanks so much,

Jack!

Episode 399- Revenge of the Pulppourri

Posted By on October 21, 2014

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Jack and guest host Pete Lutz find themselves at the beginning of a very strange mystery and a very fine pulp adventure with Mr. Lutz’s own Pulp-Pourri Theatre and “Blood Has Sticky Fingers”!

World Audio Drama Day- October 30th

Posted By on October 20, 2014

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world-music-iconIn honour of the amazing Orson Welles terror-filled broadcast of War of the Worlds, several folks have put together a Facebook page celebrating WORLD AUDIO DRAMA DAY! If you’re on the book of faces, make certain your go to the link and hit LIKE! Pass it on to your own friends on your own page, and keep the momentum going. Just 10 days till the World goes Audio Dramatic!

Sonic Speaks- 0107- An Old Revival Meeting

Posted By on October 19, 2014

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This week on Sonic Speaks, Jack has a chat with long time friend of the Society and audio drama enthusiast, and producer provocateur  Frederick Greenhalgh from Fine Rune Productions and the awesome Audio Drama showcase series Radio Drama Revival.