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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Episode 359- Seeing the Galaxy Master Gift Bell

Posted By on December 17, 2013

This fantastic fun filled frolicking frequency fiesta includes Seeing Ear Theatre’s recently public domain episode “Into the Sun”, Electric Vicuna’s Wavefront short “Galaxy Master versus the Varn”, David having a fireside chat with the classic Christmas short story by O. Henry “Gift of the Magic”, and an old favourite podcast special (Shh… we won’t spoil it for you, we promise!) 2013- the year of the Sonic!

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Episode 358- Rainbow Frequencies

Posted By on December 10, 2013

Jack and David discover the mystery of the “Demon” sound as they follow Rainbow Demons episodes 3 and 4 from Klim Levene!Rainbow_Demon_poster-v2

Episode 357- Demonic Sounds

Posted By on December 3, 2013

Rainbow_Demon_poster-v2Jack and David hear something… must be Klim Levene’s Rainbow Demons episode 1 and 2!

Episode 356- A League of their Own

Posted By on November 26, 2013

Jack and David just finish “The League” from Tales of the Extraordinary. Nearly Christmas! talesofthee

Episode 355- A League at a Time

Posted By on November 19, 2013

Tales of the Ex give a little EXtra more with Episodes 3 and 4 of “The League”!talesofthee

Episode 354- League Listeners

Posted By on November 12, 2013

Jack is missing the great adventures of the past and David happily brings it all back with Episode 1 of Tales of the Extraordinary’s “The League”talesofthee

A Tribute of a Season

Posted By on November 9, 2013

TORDISSeason 9 of the Sonic Society hosted by David Ault and Jack Ward provides a proper nod to one of the most popular Science Fiction Audio Drama heroes of all “time”. This month marks FIFTY YEARS OF DOCTOR WHO and beyond Big Finish’s official Doctor adventures there’s a pile of Whovian fare out there. Beyond our own David Ault’s adventures in Darker Projects there’s Mark Kalita in Broken Sea, David MacIver from Giant Gnome, DAM Productions with David Nagel,  DWAD,  Terry Cooper from Gypsy Audio, and many many more.

However you look at it, the regenerations are endless and the stories are… well..  timeless.

Congratulations Doctor. And we hope to see you all in the Society.

 

Episode 353- Surfacing Sonicly

Posted By on November 5, 2013

Jack and David navigate the roughened waters with Chatterbox Audio Theatre’s amazing “Surfacing” Episode 2!chatterbox

Six Days of Summer

Posted By on November 3, 2013

Summer!


If you’ve been noticing the lonely sound of emptiness in the feed lately its been because a series of catastrophes occurred all at once- well catastrophes and one joyous occasion.
But in the middle of it all, we lost the EVP server for two months. It’s now- thankfully- back up again, and we’re itching to get the shows we’ve had in the hopper so long out to you, our faithful and wondrous listeners!
David and I would like to begin with Six Days of Summer. Beginning on this day of Falling Back with our clocks, be prepared to Spring Forward as we offer a show a day for the entire run of the Sonic Summerstock 2013 Season!
That’s right, a new show every day! And after that… we’ll begin a similar raucous pace for Sonic Season 9.
In the meantime, look for some past backlogging on the RSS Feed!

Right here, on the Sonic Society…
Oh! And do give Huey a call. The poor guy feels positively lamentable in the past three months. 🙂

A Celebration of War!

Posted By on October 31, 2013

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It’s been 75 years today that radio took America by storm.  That King of Radio Theatre, Orson Welles had convinced those who were glued to their sets that the Martians had invaded, and the rest was history.

No one questioned the power of the audio story again, nor the way it could rivet a listener and paint pictures in the mind that left an indelible mark.

And to mark the three quarter of a century mark, who else, but the modern day equivalent of Mercury Theatre on the Air, the award winning, ever freshly sounding Colonial Radio Theatre takes on a shiny new story of this timeless tale of H.G. Wells’ invasion from the Red Planet.

Veteran writer M.J. Elliott brings back the feel of 19th century England, and with the dulcet tones of our own enormously talented David Ault in the main role along with the expert and clear direction of Jerry Robbins at the helm this story is instantly a classic.

I had thought all versions of the Martian attack had been seen almost endlessly, but instead of reprising Orson Welles’ inventive modern day style, the CRT gang goes back to the roots.

This is why Colonial Radio has been so popular through the years, in my opinion. They are one of the very few companies that captivate the joy of radio plays from the past with the skills of modern storytelling.

If you’re a fan of history, a fan of science fiction, or aching to pull out your steampunk attire, don’t hesitate. Get yourself a copy of “War of the Worlds” from either Amazon or Audible today! At $6.95 it’s a steal!