The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

International Podcast Day!

| September 30, 2016

Almost thirteen years ago now, Dani Cutler, a friend of the show, suggested that the Sonic Society should go from just being a live radio show to being disseminated through a new distribution process called podcasting, we’ve never been the same since! Podcasting has given the Sonic Society over two million direct downloads during that […]

Episode 484- Ear of Cobb

| September 27, 2016

Jack and David bring a double feature from the G-rated Bells in the Batfry from John Bell to the R-rated Sander Cobb from Steven Cardinal.  

Episode 483- Sonic Stains

| September 20, 2016

Lothar Tuppan from Broken Sea Audiobrings us the latest in his continuing fantasy epic Sword of the Crimson Tatters, episode 5!  

Elementary Audio, My Dear Watson

| September 19, 2016

The versatile and brilliant Derek Jacobi dons the famous deerstalker as Sherlock Holmes in the latest adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s classic- The Hounds of the Baskervilles. Fangoria magazine describes the new release of Sherlock Holmes: The  HellHounds from Canadian filmmaker and actor Anthony D.P. Mann’s multi-media production company, Bleak December Inc. will release the new […]

Crime Classics in Chicago

| September 18, 2016

If you’re in the Chicago area, the Kimball Street Theater will be putting on Crime Classic on October 4th. From the Chicago Tribune: “Crime Classic,” an old-time radio drama with Radio Players West and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra trombone section will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Kimball Street Theater of the […]

OTR (Old Time Radio) finding NTL (New Time Listeners)

| September 17, 2016

There’s a huge discussion in the modern audio drama realms that often ends up being confrontational. The New Time listeners and the Old Time Listeners represent a stark contrast in the listening habits of those who love radio plays. This can be a good thing, in that the medium is growing so large that we […]

The Archers Highlight the Issues of Domestic Abuse

| September 15, 2016

We’ve mentioned before that the BBC long running audio drama series The Archers have been helping a charity highlight the issues of domestic abuse. As this story line winds down, Helen Titchener, is on trial for the murder of her husband. The Slough Express writes: A domestic abuse charity from Slough is hoping a hit radio […]

Audible Channel Surfers

| September 15, 2016

From Yahoo: just added a new perk to its Prime program. Prime subscribers in the U.S. will now enjoy unlimited free access to a new short-form digital audio service from Audible Inc. called Audible Channels. Subscribers also will get a rotating selection of more than 50 audiobooks from Audible’s catalog. Audible describes itself as […]

Old Timey Detective Still New Timey Awesome

| September 14, 2016

Caroline Crampton waxes love in this New Statesman article about a classic 1970’s posh detective Peter Wimsey. Check out how her housemate is intrigued: Walking into the kitchen on a Monday evening to find, as ever, the radio blaring, my housemate asked a question that had clearly been plaguing him for some time. “Who is this […]

Sonic Sith

| September 13, 2016

Everyone’s favourite villainous Emperor Palpatine actor, Ian McDiarmid is back to his roots in a new six part audio drama. According to the Aberdeen Journal: The Scottish born actor will star in, Akiha Den Den, the work of Peterhead-born producer and writer, Neil Cargill, and the series features a full cast, original music score, and has […]