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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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!

Mutual Presents: Saturday Story Circle- Jack Armstrong~ All American Boy!

Posted By on July 11, 2021

Welcome to Mutual Presents! This week Jack presents another sneak peek at the Mutual Audio Network’s Youtube channel. Every day there is released classic Mutual Broadcasting Network’s amazing shows and this week in honour of this week we praise summer and all things kids stuff with Saturday Story Circle’s Jack Armstrong~ All American Boy, available EVERY Saturday!

Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 12.2: Algiers

Posted By on July 11, 2021

The Narada Radio Company returns for their seventh smash summer, with the first of two old-time radio remakes. Director Pete Lutz presents an extended adaptation of Lux Radio Theatre’s ALGIERS- the story of French jewel thief Pepe Le Moko, who evades capture by hiding in plain sight, in the maze-like Casbah district. When he meets the beautiful Gabrielle, he begins to hate his surroundings — and realizes that he has made his own prison within these ancient walls.

Mutual Presents: Monday Matinee- First Nighter

Posted By on July 4, 2021

Welcome to Mutual Presents! This week Jack presents another sneak peek at the Mutual Audio Network’s Youtube channel. Every day there is released classic Mutual Broadcasting Network’s amazing shows and this week in honour of this week’s Sonic Summerstock Playhouse we present a double-feature from Monday Matinee with First Nighter and “The Three Who Faced Death” and “Love and Gazozza”

Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 12.1: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

Posted By on July 4, 2021

Joe Stofko stars in another adventure of the man with the action-packed expense account, America’s favourite insurance investigator “Yours Truly. Johnny Dollar- The Man Who Wrote Himself to Death.” Brought to you by Audio Groove Cats and the Amigos and dedicated to our dear brother Bill Hollweg.

Mutual Presents: Sunday Showcase- Mutual Radio Theater

Posted By on June 27, 2021

Welcome to Mutual Presents! This week Jack presents another sneak peek at the Mutual Audio Network’s Youtube channel. Every day there is released classic Mutual Broadcasting Network’s amazing shows and this week in preparation for next week’s Sonic Summerstock Playhouse we present a double-feature from Sunday Showcase with the Mutual Radio Theater and “The Store Keeper” hosted by Canadian Lorne Green and “Our Man on Omega” hosted by Andy Griffith!

Sonic Society #695-Can’t Stop the Signal

Posted By on June 27, 2021

For our final episode of the season, Jack and David are thrilled to welcome back and old friend and a new group! Bob Arnold- previously of Chatterbox Audio Theater is back and this time with the group Spoken Signal Audio Drama. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Spoken Signal Audio Drama creates and freely shares original, full-cast audio productions. And we have two here with “The Waverly House Haunting” and “Hidden Folk”! One more time, it’s Audio Drama Time!