The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Power of the Podcast

| February 22, 2017

From copyblogger we get the incredible story of the growth of podcast. If you asked us 13 years ago whether we believed this would happen, we would have told you absolutely. If you asked us seven years ago, we would have said “unfortunately not”. New Media takes a while to get going but when it […]

The No Sleep Podcast Tour

| February 8, 2017

If you had an ear to the recent Sonic Society episode, our David was getting ready for his trip to North America and his new tour with the No Sleep Podcast team to head from city to city across the great United States to spread the power of live audio theatre. Along with the haunting music […]

Jim French Productions Off The Air

| February 3, 2017

One of the great heartaches of growing older is seeing the end of things. All things begin and all things must one day end, but it’s very bittersweet when its one of the great pillars of the Audio Drama community and that’s exactly what Jim French Productions is. For over two decades now, JFP has […]

NADSWRIM 2017: You’ve got this. We can’t wait!

| February 1, 2017

Snobbish Sonic

| January 10, 2017

Someone said to me recently that they felt that audio drama folks weren’t as snobby as podnovel folks. That was a strange comment to make. Looking back, I do notice that Audio Drama has been seen as the ugly step-child of the podcast community somewhat. Through the years there’s even been some suggestions that audio […]

The Progression of Learning

| January 5, 2017

One of the benefits of being a teacher and introducing audio drama to my students, is to see how it engages them in ways that no other media does. Students in the 21st century are programmed to respond visually, but that often means not responding as critically or creatively. Will Anderson from Central Michigan University uses […]

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!  

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 […]