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Radio Ain’t Dead Yet

| November 9, 2018

This Spectator article wants to point out to those enamoured with the latest craze of podcast-madness, that radio hasn’t exactly been overwhelmed by the downloading RSS feeds. Podcasts, too, have yet to master drama; it will surely become established, challenging the corporation to maintain its commitment to what is for many of us the USP of […]

A Shot Rang Out

| October 1, 2018

Sound is key to identification… even a potential murder. Check out the article on the CBC site- Audio Forensics and see how law enforcement is turning what we can hear into a new technique to catch criminals!  

How Do I Create and Audio Drama?

| August 31, 2018

Recently, this question came up in Quora. And since no one provided an answer for a year, we took a crack at it. How’d we do? Audio Drama (Radio Drama to some) has become a kind of hot topic for those in the know more recently. My weekly podcast/radio show “The Sonic Society” features new […]

Howelling Wisdom

| August 24, 2018

Recently, our Sonic Echo team have been talking about the classic Nightfall horror suspense series from CBC Radio in the eighties. Bill Howell, the senior producer had a fascinating take on the challenge of getting an audience in Radio Drama. From the Theatre Research in Canada Journal. 1990’s article Bill Howell from Canadian Radio Drama in […]

SyFi’s Uncharted Regions Gets A Familiar Face

| August 21, 2018

SyFy is getting into the Audio Drama game with Uncharted Regions and bringing in some familiar faces- John Billingsley from Star Trek- Enterprise joins the cast for an upcoming episode. Billingsley speaks with great reverence in this article from SyFi about his love of listening to audio drama growing up. His favourite was Bradbury-13 and […]

Nothing like the Real Thing?

| August 16, 2018

Every once in a while we find an awesome article on the benefits between real sounds and Foley creation. Trento Stefano gives a clear analysis between the real and the simulated in this pdf article Foley Sounds Vs. Real Sounds. Considering how Foley is used to describe motion pictures, maybe we need a term to represent […]

Missives from the Masters

| August 9, 2018

Archive.org isn’t just a treasure-trove of old-time radio drama, apparently, there are other great classics to appreciate like this one Radio Directing from Earle McGill who was a superstar of the Columbia Broadcasting System. Mr. McGill was a well-known directory, producer, and casting director for their Radio Workshop among other projects.  

The Seneca Awards

| August 1, 2018

If there’s one thing we hear a lot in the audio drama circles is that there’s just not enough love to demonstrate how much hard work and dedication goes into making our favourite stories. From the writers and actors to the directors, musicians, and producers. Audio Drama is a collaborative process and the Seneca Awards […]

To Trigger or Not to Trigger

| July 30, 2018

The phrase “Trigger Warning” is so ubiquitous it feels like it’s always been a part of the English lexicon. But, it hasn’t reached quite that level of epoch yet. Buzzfeed did provide an interesting history of the phrase back in 2014 with the article- How the “Trigger Warning” took over the Internet. While the term was embraced […]

The Game is Afoot!

| July 11, 2018

Lions Den Theatre roars this summer with another grand live radio drama tradition- Sherlock Holmes. Keith Morrison wrote and directed this epic tale of The Hound of the Baskervilles and “The Aventures of Sherlock Holmes” starring Jesse Robb as Holmes and Dorian Lang as his faithful companion, Doctor Watson. The rest of the expert cast […]