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Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Steven’s Sound Life

| January 1, 2017

Origin Stori blog provided an excellent interview with Steven Jay Cohen– audiobook narrator, educator, actor, professional creator, software innovator and master refiner of sounds. Catch the interview in its hour-long-goodness today!  

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 […]

One By One

| October 30, 2016

One of our fan favourite shows has a new listener. Laurence Raw reviews One by One in his Radio Drama Review site. Darker Musings Anthology, 30 October 2012 This disturbing tale, with more than a distinct echo of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds, concerned Dan Cummings (John Bell), the self-styled ‘Old-Tmey Man’ of a local Canadian radio station, […]

Audiobooks- with Class!

| December 16, 2015

Hot on the heels (or is that feels) of our Sonic Speaks interview with Steven Jay Cohen, we have another great link to share. Steven’s incredibly detailed: Audiobooks in the Classroom: A Field Guide!  I know this time around I’m going to be paying attention to this “finely tuned” wisdom as I get my students to […]

How Well Can You Hear Quality?

| June 3, 2015

NPR asks the question “Can you hear quality audio?” with this interesting series of music segments that included compressed and uncompressed elements of songs, Jacob Ganz challenges you to pick the WAV. Go ahead, and take the test! We’re not afraid to say that we failed, but then again, none of these clips are audio […]

DIY Sound Room!

| June 1, 2015

With thanks to the awesome twosome over at Audio Drama Production Podcast and their facebook group page, here’s a super look at the eternal problem for all of us audio producto-philes (so maybe that’s not a word, but it should be!). Aaron Brown’s excellent sound page has a fantastic article on how to make a […]

Experimental Audio

| May 21, 2015

If you heard part one of my essay on the Audio Story over at the Audio Drama Production Podcast, you heard that I identify the audio landscape as having three corners like a triangle. Drama and Narrative are pretty easily defined with strong connections to play and novel sensibilities, but the third corner belongs exclusively to […]

A Warming Trend

| May 18, 2015

Icebox Radio Theater has announced a new direction for their podcast shows. IBRT Director, Jeffrey Adams identifies the changes in a recent PRESS RELEASE. Go have a look at how the IBRT is moving into the future. We’re all a twitter about it here in the Society!

Why Do We Love Audio Stories So Much?

| April 16, 2015

Tiffanie Wen talks about our favourite subject- the appeal of the audio story and why it is so compelling in this lovely article. Notice how she begins with the single voice narrator and moves into the power of audio drama to tell the story commenting on John Deaver’s The Starling Project as an example of […]

Transforming the AB to AD

| March 18, 2015

Robert Montenegro muses in the BigThink Blog that maybe Audio Books are really the next step to bringing back Audio Drama. He notes that from a piece in NPR, that something big is coming down the pipeline with the audioverse. While this may not be such big news for the Society, we’re all excited that […]