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 Echo- 0133- Stand Waterlogged on the Air

Posted By on April 17, 2015

 

Tonight David brings us two more comedy gems on the merry-go-round from the BBC vaults continuing our showcase month of British OTR with “Studio Stand Easy” and “HMS Waterlogged”

Why Do We Love Audio Stories So Much?

Posted By on April 16, 2015

lead_largeTiffanie Wen talks about our favourite subject- the appeal of the audio story and why it is so compelling in this lovely article. Notice how she begins with the single voice narrator and moves into the power of audio drama to tell the story commenting on John Deaver’s The Starling Project as an example of the power of the new form of radio drama. Great stuff!

Episode 424- Horace Voices

Posted By on April 14, 2015

Dakota Brown lends David Ault, and David Ault, and Jack Ward a hand with a quadruple serving of Horace Kentucky’s  Chronal Detective Agency!

Sonic Speaks- 0132- A Trip to the City

Posted By on April 12, 2015

 
Writer, storyteller, producer, and fantastic dream weaverChris Lester talks to us about his opus Metamor City, dynamic characters and the worlds of audio fiction, multi-cast recordings, and radio drama.

Sonic Echo- 0132- Hay! It’s that Man Again!

Posted By on April 10, 2015

 
David Ault comes back to British OTR Showcase month with an episode that pokes fun at Hitler called “It’s that Man Again” and a rare episode of “The Will Hay Programme” for our second feature!

Episode 423- The Big Stage

Posted By on April 7, 2015

 
Misfits Audio’s “The Big Game” and WCRS’s Radio Stages “A Matter of Life and Death” are our twin features tonight for the Sonic Society as David and Jack make their way back for a final confrontation with the Videk and their U-Tube weapon.

Sonic Speaks- 0131- Falling out of Love

Posted By on April 5, 2015

 
Robyn Paterson pops into Sonic Speaks to chat with Jack about falling in and out of love with radio drama. We also look at what are some of the qualitative differences of fiction and dramatic writing, and what are the benefits and pitfalls of jumping into audio drama production. Rob’s AD project was Kung Fu Action Theatre (because “re” is how it’s spell with style)!

Life is What Happens Between Audio Drama Projects

Posted By on April 4, 2015

woodyandmeIf you’re a producer, writer, director, or actor of audio drama. It’s not unusual to see how much of your favourite medium takes up much of your time. For those of us who have many hats in the process, you can imagine thinking of new shows, writing, recording, and post-production takes up much of our waking lives.

But the things you love to do, never exhaust you like the drudgery of those tasks that are chores. You may get tired making radio plays, but you’ll be just as energized by the production. In the meantime, take some time this Easter weekend and spend time with your families, appreciate the coming Spring season, and rest because tomorrow there’s always more for you to listen from the world of modern audio theatre.

From all of us at the Sonic Society, to all of you, have a happy and safe holiday!

Sonic Echo- 0131- Up with the Lyons

Posted By on April 3, 2015

 
David Ault begins our look into British Showcase Old Time Radio month with “Life with the Lyons” and “Up the Pole”!

Blake’s Ghostly Review

Posted By on April 2, 2015

blakes7Big Finish has released a brand spanking new episode of Blake’s 7 called “Ghost Ship”. In this detailed review by James McLean, fans will find everything there that they love about the original Blake’s 7. This of course includes the original stars, Gareth ThomasMichael Keating, and Paul Darrow. “Ghost Ship” is written by Iain McLaughlin and available at Big Finish. So, are you ready for another ride on the Liberator?