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 208: Night Beat

Posted By on April 19, 2018

Lothar Tuppan brings the Amigos an incredible episode “They” of the classic, Night Beat. Jeff, Jack and Lothar talk all things goodness about noir, dramatic serials and the incredible night of the Night Beat.

Episode 556: Between the Silence

Posted By on April 17, 2018

Tonight with David still off, Jack presents the new audio drama series and features from Radio Silence– “Little Star” and another familiar title “Dead Line”! Written by Joshua Robey and produced by Alejandro Ortega and Josua Robey.

Episode 555: White Sound

Posted By on April 10, 2018

Tonight Jack flies solo and considers Spring as well as Mad-Con 2020. Our feature this evening is the amazing new series  written by K. A. Statz, produced by Travis Vengroff, and mixed by Brandon Strader.- The White Vault– episodes one and two!

Without Leaving Your Room

Posted By on April 7, 2018

“…it can also be far more adventurous than theatre or film. There’s no need to obey the unities of time and space; we can go anywhere, any time in our imaginations without leaving the room.”- Kate 

Chisholm

Ms. Chisholm certainly has hit squarely upon the nail with this comment. Audio Drama/Radio Drama is such a wide and varied form of entertainment. It can have the grandiose spectacle of a blockbuster film. It can be as as poetically descriptive as a novel. It can be as accessible as a stage play, and it is one thing more than all of those- it is the most intimate of mediums. Read the rest of Kate Chisholm’s article in The Spectator– Why British radio plays can’t compete with those from the Continent (hint: they totally can!)

Episode 554: Kingdom Come

Posted By on April 3, 2018

Tonight we complete Joshua Price’s first series from Lighting Bolt Theater of the Mind- Kingdom of Darkness , episodes three, four, and five!

Episode 553: Kingdom of Audio

Posted By on March 27, 2018

Tonight as David returns to his co-hosting duties with Jack, they discuss all manner of administrivia and launch off with Joshua Price’s opus Kingdom of Darkness episodes one and two from Lightning Bolt Theater of the Mind!

Sonic Echo 207: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone

Posted By on March 22, 2018

Tonight the Amigos saddle up as they ride hard through the Old West to bring us Luke Slaughter of Tombstone and “Yankee Pride”.

Episode 552: Public Speaking

Posted By on March 20, 2018

Tonight Jack is alone at the mike while David is off with the No Sleep Live Podcast tour’s final performances. But he’s not alone while he has Public Domain Universe to keep him company with the twin shows- “Candide” and “Sawyer”. Classic tales live in Audio Drama!

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Posted By on March 15, 2018

This Saturday night, March 17th,  St. Patrick’s Day celebrations kick into high gear as the Jules Verne Phantastical Society presents, Cabaret Absinthe. And evening of fun and frivolity at Maritime Hall in Halifax!

Doors open at 8:00 PM and the fun begins at 8:30 PM. Ticket prices are $12.50 each or two for twenty! Proceeds go to the not-for-profit club! Oh, and there’s a bar for Patty refreshments.

What kind of fun will be had? Funny you should ask? Among the events, the amazing Shadowlands Theatre Players will be presenting another My Friend Irma script for the occasion starring and reprising in their roles with Colleen MacIssac as Jane and Ali House as the unsinkable Irma. Keith Morrison will also be returning as Irma’s no account boy friend Al, and Guy Earle will be rounding up the gang with some new roles for the performance. The show will be recorded live to be played on this year’s Sonic Summerstock Playhouse!

Have fun and go green!

Master of Runes, Master of Sound- Lothar Tuppan gets Mystical

Posted By on March 15, 2018

Weird Web Radio brings on audio dramatic master draftsman and actor- Lothar Tuppan to talk about one of his other great passions. His work as a storyteller and Rune Guild Master!

Take some time and listen to our brother Lothar weave magic!