The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Three Reasons to Say “Audio Drama” and not “Audio Fiction”

| June 2, 2019

Well over a decade ago, we remember the conversation well: “What should we call radio drama now that it’s having a resurgence on the Internet?” On the Sonic Society, you can hear us ruminate in our show intros considering a number of terms- audio drama, audio theatre, audio plays, audio pulp, audio cinema, audio movies […]

CBC Rediscovers Audio Drama

| December 30, 2018

Rebranding Audio Drama as “Fiction Podcasts” seems to be all the rage. Some time ago we called these “podficts” for short. Regardless, it’s nice to see the CBC taking the medium seriously again. Check out Fiction podcasts are giving new form to the old art of the radio drama and maybe give them a nudge that […]

Episode 572- Drifting down the Hudsons

| October 9, 2018

Jamie Dyer brings us the first five episodes of The Hudsons along with the Mad-Con promo. Get your tickets today!

Sonic Echo 204: Vanishing Point

| December 24, 2017

For the festive season Jack, Jeff, and Lothar- the Amigos- check out the classic CBC series Vanishing Point with the episode “Closing Night” where they consider life, death, and life again… HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE EVERYONE!  

Episode 530: Rabbits Radio

| October 17, 2017

This week Jack and David explore the world of the podcast Rabbits Podcast with Carly Parker, and talk about the upcoming No Sleep Live show in Toronto.

Audio Dramatist for Hire!

| May 30, 2017

The Internet is buzzing with the news that Audible.com has decided to launch a five million dollar fund to find and play audio drama writers. The Digital-Reader has all the details: Audible, the digital audiobook giant, announced Tuesday that it would create a $5 million fund to commission new works from emerging playwrights — not for […]

MADaM if you please!

| April 27, 2017

Edge Studios website made a rather curious pronouncement recently. ” The heyday of radio drama gave way to television drama, but the genre never entirely died. It survived here and there — on radio, records, on-stage and the Internet – till now it has been coming back, in a big way.” It looks like more […]

Episode 499- Continuing to Survive

| January 10, 2017

Jack and David complete the special promotional episode of “SURVIVORS!” from Big Finish and finish with episode #2 of Paul Sating and Fatecrafters “Subject: Found!” podfict! It’s Audio Drama Time!  

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 […]

Someone Sonic

| January 9, 2017

I’ve been a listener of CBC Radio all my life. I miss the heady days of Peter Gzowski, Vicki Gabereau, Michael Enright and Alan Maitland duo and Lister Sinclair‘s dulcet voice and gentle hand on the wheel. CBC has gone through a lot of changes, some of them great, some not so. The not so […]