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Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Audio that Moves You

| August 26, 2018

Recently, I was catching up on the Audio Drama Production Podcast and I listened to Steve Schneider’s excellent discussion with Sarah Golding about the importance of having a powerful beginning. Steve is a deft writer/producer, and always has some key insights in what makes excellent audio drama. And this made me consider what struck me most […]

The Seneca Awards

| August 1, 2018

If there’s one thing we hear a lot in the audio drama circles is that there’s just not enough love to demonstrate how much hard work and dedication goes into making our favourite stories. From the writers and actors to the directors, musicians, and producers. Audio Drama is a collaborative process and the Seneca Awards […]

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 […]

Who Do You Have Read Your Scripts?

| February 17, 2018

The Book Designer provides and article directed right to our content providers: Reality Check for Authors… What were you Thinking? The article asks, “Who are in your inner circle?” and that brings up the big question for Audio Scriptwriters- Who do you show your scripts to? Who do you trust? According to the article, consider […]

Episode 506- Mad Sounds

| February 28, 2017

Tonight David Ault is on the road to Boston with The No Sleep Podcast Live, and back in the Society Jack introduces two episodes of Mad Mel and the Marradians with a special listen to audio actor auteur Carlos Mendoza reading of a Rudyard Kipling classic If.

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 […]

Writers Write!

| September 11, 2016

RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen are looking for writers for online dramas and comedies. Check out this link from the BBC Writing Room website. RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen are seeking submissions from writers and producers to develop five new, original online dramas for the new season of Storyland. Writers from the worlds of television, film, […]

A Second Deathbed

| May 29, 2016

Erik Hermansen from Seespace Labs has taken one of our Electric Vicuña Dead Line Favourites- Deathbed Confessions– and provided a new performance from actors Dray James, Ray Stewart. Audio processing by Terrance Robinson. Music, foley, and editing by Ray Stewart. Directed by Siyence McGhee. To listen to this awesomely creepy rendition, go to the Seespace Labs […]

Blurring Sounds Waves

| March 22, 2016

Mira Burt-Wintonick who was a producer for ten years on the popular CBC Radio show Wiretap has some incredible things to say about making fiction on the air. While I think her thoughts are especially valuable for those making podficts (fictionalized podcasts), her clear thoughts can be found in detail in the article Storytelling through […]

Beacon in the Dark

| March 16, 2016

Beacon Arts Centre in Inverclyde, Scotland is celebrating new writers work by presenting a collection of four new radio plays staged for an audience and dubbed “The Podcast Sessions”. For over a decade now, we at the Sonic Society have believed that audio stories are uniquely positioned to tell stories in the most imaginative and […]