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 Speaks- 0129- Maggsnificent Audio

Posted By on March 22, 2015

Jack sits down to chat with the great innovator of modern audio theatre, Dirk Maggs from Perfectly Normal Productions to talk about the medium they love so well.

Sonic Echo- 0129- Guilded Guffaws

Posted By on March 20, 2015

For the second week in a row, we are pleased to bring back Cary Grant to the stage! The double feature on Sonic Echo tonight comes fromGulf’s Screen Guild Theater with “On Borrowed Time” and “Arsenic and Old Lace”. Two great comedies that laugh great together!

Terry’s Tribute from Radio 4

Posted By on March 19, 2015

goodomensIf you missed it the first go around, don’t you dare miss it this time! BBC Radio 4 is planning a repeat performance of Dirk Maggs, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Pratchett‘s amazing audio adaptation Good Omens from the sixth to the tenth of April and completing the series on Saturday the 11th in a tribute to the great Sir Terry.

Nothing but the Pitts

Posted By on March 19, 2015

3637069863The Brits really know how it’s done! Tony Pitts in this article talks about how he began in a soap opera and has found himself acting in a Spielberg blockbuster in this Yorkshore Post.

How does it fit the Society? Well, Mr. Pitts points out the thing we all know,

“I love radio. I actually think that it is the most powerful medium.”

Yes indeed, they do call you Mr. Pitts!

Transforming the AB to AD

Posted By on March 18, 2015

audiobookRobert Montenegro muses in the BigThink Blog that maybe Audio Books are really the next step to bringing back Audio Drama. He notes that from a piece in NPR, that something big is coming down the pipeline with the audioverse. While this may not be such big news for the Society, we’re all excited that it’s starting to look like many others are catching up!

Episode 420- Spaced Out Sound

Posted By on March 17, 2015

Jack-in-the-machine locates The Incredibly Spaced Out Adventures of Jupiter Jackson by Eric Herman this week on the Sonic Society!


A Sound Collection Not to be Missed

Posted By on March 16, 2015

sonniss-free-bundle-729x349Sonniss has released for a limited time, for free, a ten gig audio sound effect bundle NOT TO BE MISSED by audio drama producers and creators. As this article from bedroomproducersblog explains:

Sonniss has released GameAudioGDC Bundle, a completely free to download sound collection featuring over 10 GB of high quality royalty free sounds for video game development and other creative work.

The library was released on March 7th and it will remain a free download until April 2nd. Sonniss states that they’re giving away this sound collection in order to give back to the video game developers community, despite of not being able to join the GDC2015 conference this year. They are also running a huge game audio sale on their website at the moment, aka GameAudio Special.
So get on board Sonicateers! Grab your bundle while you still can. They recommend the torrent for it!

Sonic Speaks- 0128- Talking in Our Sleep

Posted By on March 15, 2015

David Ault sits down and chats with the David Cummings from the grand and wildly popular horror, No Sleep Podcast.

An Audio Drama Only Release

Posted By on March 14, 2015

audiobooks1-articleLarge-v2Famed mystery writer Jeffrey Deaverauthor of such blockbusters as The Skin Collector, The October List, and The Kill Room, among others has decided that his latest story won’t be released as a novel ever. That’s right, you can only get The Starling Project as… you guessed it… an audio drama!

According to the New York Times article, Audible and others are betting on the power of the audio story, and what was once just good enough for simple narration is becoming more and more “enhanced”. In other words, radio drama lives again. What a lovely release!


Sonic Echo- 0128- Shadow of a Director

Posted By on March 13, 2015

On the big old time radio show tonight the showcase inspiring Screen Directors’ Playhouse with “Shadow of a Doubt” starring Cary Grant and featuring our screen director des jours, Sir Alfred Hitchcock!