The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Adapting a Classic

| November 7, 2016

Long time listeners of the Sonic Society will know that I’m a fan of many writers, but specific writers have always driven me to be a better writer- Rod Serling, Robert E. Howard, J. Michael Straczynski, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, David Milch, Chuck Dixon, Steven Moffat, Alan Dean Foster, Dash Hammett as just some that […]

Visions of the Future

| August 24, 2016

The world of the future brought to you by the past! NASA has released large TIF images of a bunch of their posters. You can bet you’re going to see some new Biff Straker images come from these. Do you need art in your audio drama? Head right over to The Jet Propulsion Lab and […]

BBC Must Not Become BCE

| May 2, 2016

Some folks are quite concerned with the latest budget considerations for the famous British Broadcasting Corporation. Public radio has a long history of audio drama in England, and if the mother country wants to avoid the terrible state that conservatism has placed the CBC in Canada, they might do well to listen to the words […]

Best of the Classic Radio Drama?

| April 20, 2016

This article on Geekscape was floating around the Internets, and we’re a little upset we didn’t see it sooner. The author, Witney, provides a list of the top ten old time radio dramas along with links. The shows selected are in order… 10. Brave New World 9. Superman 8. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar 7. Escape “Three […]

Sound Preservations

| March 3, 2016

There have always been warning cries of the loss of old footage from the days of early film. Here is one of the first comprehensive “calls to action” to protect old time radio. Interviews, news, music and of course radio drama! This Task Force includes librarians, academics, and radio enthusiasts and they are calling for […]

To Free or not to Free?

| August 1, 2015

There are people in the Audio Drama community right miffed at others. No seriously. We’re as eclectic as any other group, and there’s all kinds of ideas from people as to what is the best way to produce and provide our favourite medium. Here at the Sonic Society we are of the “Yes, please!” to […]

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 […]

Houston We Have a Lift Off of Audio!

| May 3, 2015

With thanks to Fred Greenhalgh from Radio Drama Revival for this find, NASA has released a ton of their sounds from their archives for public domain use. Just remember that the NASA logo belongs to them, and that NASA never endorses a product or organization. It’s purpose is to share its findings and exploration with […]

Who Speaks for the Commons?

| April 25, 2015

The Prime Minister of Canada presented the latest budget for the fiscal year with a special Easter egg. According to Huffington Post Businesss: “The budget tabled yesterday includes a measure that will extend copyright protection on audio recordings to 70 years as of the recording’s release, from the current 50 years.” Many who feel that […]

Talking about Radio!

| June 13, 2011

What a fantastic collection of amazing conversation collected here from the Golden Age of Radio! Chuck Schaden posts all the amazing interviews in his blog Speaking of Radio. I’m having a listen to his interview with Mel Blanc right now. What a joy!