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Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

A Grand Actor- Chris Wiggins

| February 25, 2017

As a young lad just developing my love for Audio Drama, one of the fun CBC shows I listened to was Johnny Chase- Secret Agent of Space. It ran weekly for a time on Saturdays. Johnny fought all kinds of evils and even set a kind of Battlestar Galactica like fleet quest to look for […]

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 […]

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 […]

There Is a Great Disturbance in the Force…

| December 27, 2016

If you grew up in the seventies or eighties, you couldn’t avoid the iconic presence of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars. Many post modernist reviews of perhaps the first modern blockbuster series in movie history dwell on the dearth of women in the original trilogy. The fact was, it would have been […]

Digital Digressions

| December 21, 2016

The Nepascene has a series of digressions in this article which thrills in the memories of old time radio. Among the great musical hits the author, Tim Thumb,  remembers, there’s these fine gems of OTR: Then, in junior high at a brand new apartment building my mom and I moved into, I discovered “CBS Radio Mystery […]

It’s Murder I Heard!

| December 20, 2016

We’ve always wondered about radio drama outside of the traditional sources in North America and the United Kingdom. It seems like there are solid traditions in places in Africa and some nations in South America, now China has perhaps the beginning of a new renaissance in the medium (one can only hope) with the production […]

Beyond the Electric Pasture…

| October 10, 2016

I will admit to having certain goals as a writer. The first is that my stories connect with an audience. The second is that my stories have meaning for an audience. And the third is that my stories last the test of time. Few writers in the science fiction genre can check all three of […]

The Worst Sound

| October 3, 2016

A while back Erik Hermansen from See Space Labs has given us at the Sonic Society the joy of experiencing the Worst Sound ever. So, interestingly awful is this contest, NPR had a little segment on it. Have a listen to All Things Considered and imagine just how bad it can get! Sound designers have been competing […]