The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Hear it and Weep

| June 21, 2018

A recent study from UCL in association with Audible has discovered something interesting- however maybe something we audiophiles already knew. Audio Books are more engaging emotionally to people than watching film or television. But, we already know that audio can be the most intimate of mediums. If you’re wearing your headphones or earbuds, a good […]

What AD in Space is You?

| May 3, 2018

We’re all familiar with the famous BuzzFeed quizzes, but who would have thought this one would have showed up in the feed- Which Audio Drama Set in Space Best Matches Your Personality? Comment your answers. The Society wants to know!    

Without Leaving Your Room

| April 7, 2018

“…it can also be far more adventurous than theatre or film. There’s no need to obey the unities of time and space; we can go anywhere, any time in our imaginations without leaving the room.”- Kate  Chisholm Ms. Chisholm certainly has hit squarely upon the nail with this comment. Audio Drama/Radio Drama is such a […]

Master of Runes, Master of Sound- Lothar Tuppan gets Mystical

| March 15, 2018

Weird Web Radio brings on audio dramatic master draftsman and actor- Lothar Tuppan to talk about one of his other great passions. His work as a storyteller and Rune Guild Master! Take some time and listen to our brother Lothar weave magic!    

Better to Burn Out…

| February 27, 2018

The Guardian has a wonderful article about the importance of radio drama in Africa. No other medium is so important for a diverse society. Television and movies still remain within the reach of the relatively wealthy. Storytellers may reign as the most fundamental speakers of tales, but only radio drama has the power to reach […]

Riotous Review

| February 25, 2018

The Guardian produced an article asking what was happening in The week in radio and podcasts: Riot Girls; Between the Ears: A Cow a Day. Miranda Sawyer has problems with much of the dialogue in modern audio dramas. Here’s a snippet of her article: Radio drama. Oh God. I try, really I do, but so […]

Should Radio Drama Be More Realistic?

| February 25, 2018

This article in The Guardian asks the question: Should Radio Drama Be More Realistic? Fiona Morrell as the question. Here’s her argument. What do you think? I’ve recently been working with the playwright Nell Dunn, directing her latest play, Home Death, at the Finborough theatre. The play examines the palliative care system through the eyes of people […]

Therapeutic Theatre

| February 24, 2018

Relief Web International explores the value of socially active radio drama considering specifically Syrian refugees. Charlotte Eagar writes about an incredible program from The Trojan Woman Project called Queens of Syria: Two Syrian women are arguing into a microphone. “I don’t want to see anyone,” Fatima shouts at Reem. “You invited him! You sort it out!” […]

Dystopian Dialogue

| February 21, 2018

Third Coast Review provides a fascinating article interviewing Jeffery Gardner from Our Fair City. “Greetings, policies.” If you know about the HartLife Insurance Company, the mole people revolution, or urban legends of ant-people, then chances are you’ve listened to Chicago’s ongoing podcast radio drama, Our Fair City. Now in its eighth season, Our Fair City is the continuing story […]

Memorizing Lines

| February 15, 2018

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got trouble memorizing lines. Of course most actors in the Audio Drama world work in studio and this isn’t so much of a problem, however there may be value in memorizing some large text or being better prepared if you’re doing a live performance. Regardless, thanks to brother Jeffrey […]