The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Welcome To The Sonic Society!

Each week Jack Ward and David Ault are pleased to showcase the very best Modern Audio Theatre (Radio Drama) from around the world. From the days of Old Time Radio in the early 20th century until the modern age of broadcasts, podcasts, and streaming simulcasts, audio plays are movies for the mind!

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Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 12.8: Sherlock Holmes- Murder in the Casbah

Posted By on August 22, 2021

Returning to the Sonic Summerstock stage is Larry Groebe’s Project Audion with The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The episode from December 3, 1945 entitled “Murder in the Casbah” has been carefully re-created by a terrific Project Audion cast which includes voice actors performing from England, Hollywood, and multiple locations inbetween!

Mutual Presents: Wednesday Wonders- Exploring Tomorrow’s Tomorrow!

Posted By on August 15, 2021

We return to Mutual Presents! This week we’re back with Wednesday Wonder’s “Exploring Tomorrow” and more classic old time radio from the Mutual Broadcasting System with another trilogy of grand sci-fi tales- “The Happiness Effect”, “The Doctor” and “The Liar”!

Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 12.7: Double Feature: The Shadow- The Bells of St. Peters and The Shadow’s Revenge

Posted By on August 15, 2021

Another fantastic creation from the Mutual Broadcasting System was “The Shadow”. And the Shadow Recreation Society on youtube has been hard at work to recreate these grand episodes! “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” The opening lines of the “Detective Story” program captivated listeners and are instantly recognizable even today. Originally the narrator of the series of macabre tales, the eerie voice known as The Shadow became so popular to listeners that “Detective Story” was soon renamed “The Shadow,” and the narrator became the star of the old-time mystery radio series, which ran until 1954. This week the Recreation Society recreates “The Bells of St. Peters” and “The Shadows Revenge” in a special Playhouse double feature!

Mutual Presents: Thursday Thrillers- The Voyage of the Scarlet Queen- 2nd Voyage

Posted By on August 8, 2021

And we’re back with Mutual Presents, sneak peaks at our daily releases on the Mutual Audio Network Youtube Channel. This week we’re back roaming the high seas with The Voyage of the Scarlet Queen and a feature-length double-feature: “The Spaniard and the Lascar Pirates” and “The Boston Geisha and Chesapeake Bay”. All aboard!

Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 12.6: Jack Benny- Jack Visits the DMV

Posted By on August 8, 2021

This week’s time in the Playhouse features the amazing Project Audion group with Larry Groebe. Tonight’s Project Audion recreation begins with a few bars from “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy,” for the summer. This particular episode is not a recreation of an old script but rather an original one written by Bob Hope staff writer Robert L. Mills.

MAD-CON Virtual 2021 Youtube Playlist

Posted By on August 5, 2021

With MAD-CON 2021 in our rearview mirror, we now have the entire 18 sessions from Friday, July 23rd to Sunday, July 25th up on the Mutual Audio Youtube Playlist.

The time was well-spent with friends new and old. All looking forward to MADCON 2022 when we get to do this AND MORE face-to-face. Get your tickets today at www.mad-con.com

Mutual Presents: Tuesday Terror- Quiet Please

Posted By on July 25, 2021

Welcome to Mutual Presents! This week Jack presents another sneak peek at the Mutual Audio Network’s Youtube channel. Here at Mutual, we praise the past and we release daily classic Mutual Broadcasting Network‘s radio shows. This week we focus on one of the all-time Mutual greats- Quiet Please with “Nothing Behind the Door” and “I Have been Looking for You”. Brought to you and released weekly for Tuesday Terrors.

Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 12.4: Suspense!- Dark Journey and That Thing in the Window

Posted By on July 25, 2021

We return to the Playhouse as host David Ault brings you an exciting double-feature from Rachel Pulliam and DreamRealm Enterprises! In Fletcher’s “Dark Journey”, Alice ventures to New York with her friend, Anne to try and win back her beau, but Alice becomes increasingly frightened by Anne’s ability to make things happen simply by wishing for them. In “That Thing in the Window,” a man is disturbed when he cannot stop seeing the figure of a man in his neighbour’s apartment.

MAD-CON 2021 Virtual GOES LIVE!

Posted By on July 20, 2021

Dear Friend of Audio Drama/Audio Fiction:

It’s A GO! And it’s FREE! That’s right. Free. The Modern Audio Drama Convention 2021 is virtual and doesn’t cost a dime. Don’t believe me? Check out the half dozen daily Zoom calls here: https://www.mad-con.com/schedule

You will note the following:

Friday, July 23rd– is all focused on ideas and writing

Saturday, July 24th– is all about acting, recording and building a team

Sunday, July 25th– is focused on post-production and releases!

It’s a Masters in Audio Drama in one weekend. And ALL FREE.

And there’s more…

EXCLUSIVE to MAD-CON this year is a special workshop entitled “Improv your Writing” from Neil Jones and Peter Reynolds.

This unique mini-workshop is offered FREE to MAD-CON participants both Friday and Saturday from 4:30-6:30 PM (Eastern). Just sign up here! https://improvyourwriting.com/register

Numbers limited to 12!
Thank you for all you’ve done through the years. Remember EVERY Zoom session is FREE and the last half hour of each panel event is dedicated to Questions and Answers. So come armed to ask our experts ANYTHING.
I’ll be there all through the weekend, and keep a seat warm for you.

All the best, Jack

Sonic Echo: 503 Audio Noir: The Maltese Falcon

Posted By on July 11, 2021

Jack, Jeff and Lothar get together to discuss Lux Radio Theater’s production of The Maltese Falcon!