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- 0122- Fat and Thin

Posted By on January 30, 2015

We end off our romp through Gumshoe Month with a little contrast with “The Fat Man” and “The Thin Man”!

4 More Sleeps….

Posted By on January 28, 2015

4_Balloon_largeJust four more sleeps until NADSWRIM 2015!

Have you picked your project yet? Are you up for the Feature Challenge? Or are you thinking of a series and want to take on the Quarter, Half, or Full Challenge? Whatever your goal, make sure you add your submission here. It’s totally free, and just an opportunity to put down your tent pegs and raise up your “Writer at Work” sign.

Keep Calm and make Awesome AD!

And a special happy birthday to our Ginny Ward webmistress extraordinaire who turns a tender 32!


Episode 413- Heman Master of the Audioverse

Posted By on January 27, 2015


NADSWRIM 2015 begins in just a few scant days!.

This week a reunited (of sorts) Jack and David try to escape from the past in the audio aughts to get back to where they belong and to do so they catch David Farquhar’s Voices in the Wind “Bullstud HeMan Mystery Writer.

Sonic Speaks- 0121- Feedback from Sonic Prime

Posted By on January 25, 2015

Sonic Society hero listener and artist with mad skills Matt Leong sits down and talks Audio Drama faves, raves, and craves with Jack.

Sonic Echo- 0121- Spades are Golden

Posted By on January 23, 2015

The iconic Dash Hammett hero Sam Spade is our latest hero on Gumshoe month for Sonic Echo!

Rhapsody by Raphael- Caroline Raphael’s Tips on Getting on BBC4

Posted By on January 22, 2015

7-tips-for-radio-writersCaroline Raphael has some excellent tips and tricks for audio drama writers trying to get into the “biz”. While many of us have been cutting our teeth writing for podcasts, community radio, e-books, and live-stage radio drama, Ms. Raphael has been working as the BBC’s Radio Commissioner and she’s looking for a lot of great material.

In the article, How to break into radio writing: 7 tips by BBC Radio 4 commissioner Caroline Raphael you can really learn a lot about how everything needs to be formatted and who to approach. “Story is structure”, says Robert McKee so make certain you follow the Guidelines set out by the BBC and get cracking!

Episode 412- Superhero Elysium

Posted By on January 20, 2015

This week in our double feature we have The Elysium Project– episode one “Escape” by Natalie van Sistine and Jay Smith’s Hidden Harbor Mysteriesepisode four! Jack meets David for the first time?!Ours” a mob story of the Colombo crime family in New York City of the 1970’s.

Sonic Speaks- 0120- Radio Mobsters

Posted By on January 18, 2015

Jack sits back with Scott Spaulding the exciting writer producer from Decorated Air Theatre who brings us “This Thing of Ours” a mob story of the Colombo crime family in New York City of the 1970’s.

Sonic Echo- 0120- Shayne on Candy

Posted By on January 16, 2015

This week on Gumshoe month we introduce the tough cookies of Candy Matson and Michael Shayne!

Episode 411- HiFi Hidden Harbour

Posted By on January 13, 2015

Colm and Rory step into the guest hosting spot for the Sonic Society and introduce the incredible Hidden Harbor Mysteries by Jay Smith and Bryan Lincoln with episodes 1-3.