The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Mike Says So!

| March 25, 2016

Those entering the world of audio start to discover quickly those folk who love the engineering side of the audio world. It’s hard to argue that anyone loves it more than the Slovak label LOM. In this enigmatic article, These mics capture sounds from the edge of human hearing – and beyond the article goes […]

Do You Really Think The World is Not Audio?

| March 24, 2016

I couldn’t help but semi-refer to what might have been a Matrix quote in the audio world as KC Wayland and Wayland ProductionsWayland Productions dropped this news today about a new 10-part series Policy Kings. Laurence Fishburn and Lorenz Tate will be using the audio genius of Wayland to make this new production come to […]

Mark(ing) Time till April!

| March 23, 2016

2016 MARK TIME AWARDS OPEN FOR SUBMISSION UNTIL APRIL 30TH The 2016 Mark Time Awards are given in recognition of the best audio theatre productions in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery/detective.  As a legacy project of the Firesign Theatre, the awards encourage creative use of the audio arts medium which includes writing, voice performance, sound […]

Episode 464-Teknikally Effective

| March 22, 2016

We’re back with the hilarious and ingenious  Cayenne Chris Conroy’sTeknikal Diffikulties SuperCut! Ten years of grand comedy from the audio drama master. Right here, on the Sonic Society!  

Blurring Sounds Waves

| March 22, 2016

Mira Burt-Wintonick who was a producer for ten years on the popular CBC Radio show Wiretap has some incredible things to say about making fiction on the air. While I think her thoughts are especially valuable for those making podficts (fictionalized podcasts), her clear thoughts can be found in detail in the article Storytelling through […]

Happy Birthday Bill!

| March 22, 2016

Whether its taking a flight in the Twilight Zone, radio drama’s The Zero Hour, through the acrobatic fight scenes of TJ Hooker, up the elevator to the roof in Boston Legal, or through the skies as the Big Giant Head, or in the many incredible roles, not least of which as Captain James Tiberius Kirk […]

War Doctor on Call!

| March 21, 2016

John Hurt‘s tour as the infamous War Doctor has passed on to the realm of the audio. Big Finish Doctor Who has kept everybody’s favourite Time Lord busy. And as this Radio Times article says: “One thing’s for sure: never underestimate the Doctor. If any single thing could be considered Gallifrey’s deadliest weapon and greatest hope, it’s […]

From Radio Play to Stage Play

| March 21, 2016

More great Radio Drama that was translated and adapted for the stage as The Edmonton Journal Reviews Under Milk Wood. From the article: Originally released in 1954 as a radio drama and later adapted for the stage, this “play for voices” was written in the aftermath of the Second World War to portray a sense […]

Was War of the Worlds Broadcast the First VR Experience?

| March 20, 2016

This UK Market Magazine Article suggests that while Oculus Rift may represent an entirely new world of virtual entertainment and immersion, maybe the original virtual reality or VR gold standard belongs to radio drama. Consider the authors, Gavin and Jason Fox’s suggestion that Orson Welles and War of the Worlds provided the greatest trick to the […]

Many a True Word Hath Been Spoken in Radio

| March 19, 2016

A star-studded cast will be performing in BBC‘s latest release of Shakespeare‘s classic tragedy King Lear. The play about the elderly King and his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia, is to be broadcast on Radio 3, May 8th and stars Ian McDiarmid famous for his role as Palpatine in Star Wars in the lead role. […]