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Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Casual Coral Saturdays

| December 31, 2016

Looking for some new audio to listen? One of the things Jeffrey Adams from Icebox Radio used to speak about was the casual way radio drama had an appointment with its listeners. With podcasting and other audio on demand, the days of must listening times have come to an end. Or have they? Sound Stages […]

Netflix of Spoken Word

| December 28, 2016

Whether you’re a fan of Moonlight Audio or Audioflix one thing is certain, audio plays and stories are on the rise. In this article from The Conversation, BBC has declared its intention to target the world as the new “netflix” of audio. The question is, who will eventually reign as king? BBC Radio has declared its […]

By George We’ll Miss You!

| December 27, 2016

Chances are the name George S. Irving isn’t rolling off the top of your brain as quickly as George Michael but one day after the Wham! star passed, a giant in the area of character acting took his own last bow. And it was grand life on film, screen, stage and through voice work. Winner […]

Episode 497- Radio People

| December 27, 2016

Brian Bacon provides us with the very best from the hilarious Radio People as tonight’s Sonic Society feature. IT’S AUDIO DRAMA TIME!  

There Is a Great Disturbance in the Force…

| December 27, 2016

If you grew up in the seventies or eighties, you couldn’t avoid the iconic presence of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars. Many post modernist reviews of perhaps the first modern blockbuster series in movie history dwell on the dearth of women in the original trilogy. The fact was, it would have been […]

Good Acting from Bad

| December 26, 2016

I’ve been telling many actors that audio acting is pretty unique. Unless you’re acting for comic effect, you’re not playing large like you would on the stage. I remember Grace Lee Whitney talking about her cameo on Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. She explained how Leonard Nimoy was describing to her what was happening […]

Bored House-listeners

| December 25, 2016

Using the illusionary trick of two microphones to create a surround sound playback, Mills & Boon intend to take their romance novels into the audiobook world. We’ve long lamented in the Sonic Society that while there’s no end to speculative fiction, horror and mystery shows (and we’re fans of all those), there aren’t a whole lot […]

Why Love Audio Drama?

| December 24, 2016

Reginald Nelson wrote a perfect post about his love for Audio Drama that mirrors many others, including this author. His show The Primordials sounds like a phenomenal story we’d love to hear on the Sonic Society someday. Audio Plays have the distinct ability to be the closest sibling to movies, or to stage plays, or even […]

Digital Digressions

| December 21, 2016

The Nepascene has a series of digressions in this article which thrills in the memories of old time radio. Among the great musical hits the author, Tim Thumb,  remembers, there’s these fine gems of OTR: Then, in junior high at a brand new apartment building my mom and I moved into, I discovered “CBS Radio Mystery […]

Episode 496- Snow White Miracles

| December 20, 2016

Happy Yule Tide to everyone this year and Merry Christmas! Jack and David are thrilled to present Voices in the Wind Theatre from David Farquhar and our feature holiday presentation: Snow White. It’s Audio Drama Time!