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- 0110- A Horror in Peoria Returns

Posted By on November 7, 2014

The Peoria Plague comes to us from! Little known fact, Jack wrote his epic One by One after listening to the Peoria Plague for the first time. Guaranteed to give you chills to start off our November Nightmare month on Sonic Echo!


Episode 401- Chattering Horror

Posted By on November 4, 2014

David awakens to find himself only connected by the incredible original tales from the 2014 Chatterbox Audio Horror Broadcast!

Presenting the first part of the incredible voyage in live sounds from the direction of Bob Arnold and a plethora of writers and talented actors!

Sonic Speaks- 0109- Lightning Bolt Strikes

Posted By on November 2, 2014

Tonight Jack sits down with the incredibly talented writer, producer, director, and queen of audio actresses, Tanja Milojevic fromLightning Bolt Theatre of the Mind

Sonic Echo- 0109- A Star Falls to Earth

Posted By on October 31, 2014

orson-war-of-the-worlds-300x239 In our last look at October Orson Month, we present the show that made Orson Welles a superstar and infamous. This Halloween Eve we present Mercury Theatre on the Air’s adaptation of the H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction terror “War of the Worlds”

Happy World Audio Drama Day!

Posted By on October 30, 2014

All around stock-footage-vintage-looking-earth-with-radio-waves-loop-ablethe world, we celebrate our very first WORLD AUDIO DRAMA DAY!

Thanks so much to Sibby Wieland, David Jarvis, Sonia James from Sound Stages Radio who came up with the original idea and have worked so hard to get the word out. And special thanks to Pete Lutz from Narada Radio Company and Fiona Thraille from Cooperantem Radio for all their work and interest in promoting this celebration on Facebook and through the rest of social media.

How can you celebrate?
Here’s some things to consider:

1. Share a radio drama with your family tonight. Turn off all the cell phones, other technology and extraneous lights and enjoy a drama.

2. Share an audio play at dinner with a loved one.

3. Find your favourite audio theatre episode and listen while you drive to work.

4. Download some shows you’ve always wanted to listen to, but never had the chance for your workout session today.

5. Send around a link to your friends with the twitter tag #HappyWorldADD of your favourite shows from modern audio theatre

6. Talk to people about your favourite shows.

7. Clean the house or dishes old school with an audio drama playing.

8. Go for a nice long walk timed to an audio pulp production!

9. Bake some holiday food while listening to an audio show.

10. Burn some CD’s of some awesome audio drama and leave it randomly for people to find.

In whatever way you intend to celebrate today, have fun doing it and let us know!

Find the World Audio Drama Facebook Community and Twitter and we’ll see you- out in the world!

Episode 400- The Black 400

Posted By on October 28, 2014

It’s an All Canadian Double Feature for our 400th episode of the regular season of the Sonic Society beginning with Dark Road to Nowhere from Voices in the Wind Theatre and David Farquhar and an edit world release of Black Knight from our own Jack Ward and Electric Vicuña Productions! Happy Halloween!

The Radical Art of Radio

Posted By on October 28, 2014

Alana Valenalana-valentinetine’s play, “The Ravens” has gotten a decidedly sonic debut. The award winning BBC playwright had some lovely words to say about our favourite medium. “Radio drama creates an intimate connection with listeners.” In a News Australia article by Elissa Blake, the author writes, “In an era seemingly dominated by the Twitterverse and YouTube videos of cats in parachutes, writing plays for radio seems like an ancient art. But a Sydney playwright has injected new life into the medium.”


Someone please introduce, Miss Blake to the amazing variety we have in the Sonic Society and welcome her to the next Society Meeting!

Sonic Speaks- 0108- Moonlight and the Wind

Posted By on October 26, 2014

Tonight on Sonic Speaks our guest is the Audio Drama entrepreneur and producer David Farquhar. David speaks to us about his love of Audio Drama through his two major productions Voices in the Wind Theatre and the “Netflix of Audio Drama”, Moonlight Audio Theatre!

Sonic Echo- 0108- A Shadow of the Past

Posted By on October 24, 2014


Tonight’s performance of Sonic Echo in our “October Orson” month is the role Orson made a legend The Shadow with “Circle of Death” and “The League of Terror”!

Sound Language

Posted By on October 23, 2014

We’re not strangers to teaching and radio drama. Jack has done many seminars with educators on including Audio Drama in the classroom. David has been very involved in theatre with young people for many years, and in this case, Ginny can appreciate the subject best.

In his “Language Mastery” blog, Matthew Pink makes a coherent argument for Radio Drama making waves in language learning. Using active and passive learning audio drama can indeed provide a lot of opportunity in learning new vocabulary and new languages- and as always its a took you take with you where ever you go!