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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Mark Time Awards 2013

Posted By on June 24, 2014

This yeMark-smar’s Mark Time Award winners have been announced!

Yes, it’s finally that time of year again, to announce the winners of the Mark Time Awards for Science Fiction Audio Theater, and the Ogle Awards for Fantasy/Horror Audio Theater. After seventeen years, still the ONLY awards given solely for audio theater, anywhere in the world. These are the winners for the 2013 Production Year.

Mark Time Award

GOLD
The Truth: Biological Clock
The Truth
Written by Ira Gamerman
Produced by Jonathan Mitchell
New York, NY
www.thetruthpodcast.com

SILVER
Alone in the Night
Electric Vicuna Productions
Written & Produced by Jack Ward
Halifax, Nova Scotia
www.evicuna.com

Ogle Award

GOLD
The Legend of Springheel’d Jack
Wireless Theatre Company
Written by Gareth Parker, Robert Valentine
Producers, Robert Valentine, Gareth Parker, Mariele Runacre-Temple
London, England
www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk

SILVER
The Perhapanauts: Monsters Among Us
AudioComics Company
Written by Todd DeZago, w/Elaine Lee
Produced by William Dufris, Lance Roger Axt, Elaine Lee
Bellingham, WA
audiocomicscompany.com

There’s a lot of audio theater out there on the web. I tell people there’s probably more audio theater being made now than there was during the heyday, the Golden Age of Radio. Maybe that’s true. Maybe it isn’t. It’s certainly true that there’s a bigger variety of works available now. Science fiction and Fantasy are a very large percentage of what’s new in audio drama, partly because it lends itself so well to the medium.

We would like to thank the Geek Partnership Society (GPS) for their generous sponsorship for a dozen years or so, and thank CONvergence for their support in giving us a stage to present the awards and a chance to spread the word that there’s a lot of good audio stories out there. Please give it a listen.

 

Episode 386- The Once and Future King

Posted By on June 24, 2014

Pulling thSouvenir of King Arthure sword from the stone and with a little bit of audio magic from The Table Round, episodes two and three, Jack and David escape the terrible clutches of the Tiger Prairie Dogs and find their way back home to the TORTIS!

Hyper-bernal Audio!

Posted By on June 18, 2014

 

Mark Heahibernally brings the exciting new audio project Hibernal to audiophile ears. Hibernal blends instrumental music with original sci-fi storylines. Have a listen to the freeshare track and get yourself the whole shebang! For just five dollars for the entire album (nine for the amazing album cover art and eight page notes), it’s almost a steal!

Episode 385- King of the Beasts

Posted By on June 17, 2014

Jack and David scSouvenir of King Arthurramble up a hill to find a strange sword in the stone while pursued by the ferocious Tiger Prairie Dogs of the hills. Thank goodness for The Lost Tigers episode 2 and The Table Round episode 1!

Episode 389- Tame Me This Audio

Posted By on June 15, 2014

The last greatppt Pulp-Pourri Theatre presented from Pete Lutz with the magnificent “Tame Me This Beast” and young Jack and David are at a loss how to transform back!

Mark(ing this particular) Time

Posted By on June 14, 2014

Anyone 2. Alone_in_the_Nightwho knows me, knows I don’t often enter EVP shows for awards.

But in the case of Alone in the Night I am so grateful for the amazing work that Michael Stokes put into the production of this Wavefront episode last year. Over the year, Michael and I went back and forth over every moment of the recording performed by the incredible Genevieve Jones, Tanja Milojevic, David Ault, and John Bell.

The Wavefront Anthology has always had a special feel to its science fiction edge for me. I am very humbled to announce that “Alone in the Night” has won Silver in this year’s Mark Time Awards. Well done everyone!

Special thank you to Jerry Stearns for his rendition of the cover art of this show!

Wordless Audio

Posted By on June 12, 2014

Well perhaps not wordless, but paralingual. Monique Boudreau from the unsinkable Aural Stage Studios has an incredible blog post about adding texture and depth to your audio drama through the inclusion of all the additional noises made in conversation. One of the great ways of avoiding the “talking heads” is to keep the communication consistently bidirectional through what Monique identifies as paralanguage. Have a look see for yourself at the Aural Fixation Blog and don’t forget to grunt! mime

Episode 384- Tiger Tiger Sounding Bright

Posted By on June 10, 2014

Jack and David decorated air theatreare on the road again; this time enjoying The Lost Tigers episode 1 from Adventureland Media, and some more Decorated Air Theatre with another great “This Thing of Ours” episode 8 thanks to the amazing Scott Spaulding!

Theatrefolk Bonus!

Posted By on June 9, 2014

Last fall I had the amazing opportunity to speak with Lindsay Price from Theatrefolk Podcast. Here is the full interview with a little intro sprinkled in for all the members of the Society and our grateful thanks.

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Episode 383- The Auddysey

Posted By on June 3, 2014

David and Jack find themsOdysseyAudioWorksBannerelves surviving the wreck of the Windshearer while listening to a chilling improvisational skit with a micro cast and macro goosebumps from a new audio collective, Odyssey Audioworks from Captain Radio himself and Tanja Milojevic and a comedic sketch from Thrilling Adventure Hour’s Sparks Nevada- Marshall on Mars!