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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The Magic of Radio Drama

Posted By on September 10, 2014

This lovely posted video of “Because the Scenery is Better: The Magic of Radio Drama” gives a fun look behind the scenes in British Audio Theatre of the 1980’s! It’s hard to imagine, but it’s grown more popular world wide now since those “heady” days! Return with us, ten years later and we’re

Episode 393- The Abominable Adventures

Posted By on September 9, 2014

51hbB4IPJsL._SL500_AA300_Bill Hollweg from BrokenSea Audio Productions joins Jack and David in the search for the weakness in the fabric of Podiospace with tonight’s features being the incredible Colonial Radio Theatre‘s “Vincent Price Presents: The Abominable Mr. Phibes”, and “The Epic Adventures” by Sean T. Young

The Silver Fox is Prowling!

Posted By on September 8, 2014

Brand new Golden Age style pulp hero is roaming the streets of Crescent City! The Fault Line Players present “The Silver Fox” written and directed by Ted Falagan. We’d love to put their show in the Sonic Society, but as you can see, the FLP’s are mixing visual with audio, and that would make for a more confusing listen. But still, as lovers of all things AD, we’d be remiss in not pointing out to you where you can find them! Enjoy!

Sonic Speaks- 0101- The First Man of Audio

Posted By on September 7, 2014

StartiSonicSpeaksng off the inaugural interview is none other than Gregg Taylor, chief architect, writer, producer, director, and audio auteur of the amazing Decoder Ring Theatre. We talk about Gregg’s passions and Jack’s reactions to the recent DRT change in broadcast release announcement. Remember Sonicateers, don’t ever drive angry.

Loaded for Bear!

Posted By on September 6, 2014

4605566080_957x538What a fantastic project! Free Firearm sound effects!

From the Free Firearm Sound Effects Library website:

The firearm sound library was the brainchild of a team of college students with a mutual passion for the audio and  visual arts. In November, 2013 we launched a Kickstarter campaign to develop an extensive open source firearm sound effects library, and on December 7, 2013 our project was funded by an incredible group of backers and we went into full tilt production. This website serves to connect our backers with our two libraries, as well as to give credit to the backers who made it all possible.

Along with the availability of these sounds comes the need to understand their proper application. The metadata included in the sound files along with some instructional videos will help make these sounds serve you to their full potential.

Our team holds CC0 NO RIGHTS RESERVED for this library. It may be used without royalty or credit (though we would love to hear how you’ve used our sounds) for any application, personal or professional. Have at it!

Grab the raw files, or refined ones. Select which sound effects you want or grab the whole bunch!

On top of that help them complete their Medieval Weapons Sound Effects Library by donating to kickstarter!

 

 

 

Sonic Echo- 0101- With the Smell of Sonic

Posted By on September 5, 2014

With the a cloud of dust and the burning acrid smell of GUNSMOKE. The premiere of Sonic Echo has Jack introduce William Conrad as Marshall Matt Dillon in the classic series with “Billy the Kid” and “Jaliscoe” from archive.orgTPW 013 Gunsmoke 541002 Matt Gets It

Chatting it up with Fanboys!

Posted By on September 5, 2014

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Jack sits down with Barbra Dillon, Managing Editor of Fanboy Comics to talk about his favourite subject- AUDIO DRAMA AND THE SONIC SOCIETY of course!

Spread the word… Pass it on… Let’s make this season, beyond all the other seasons the year of AD!

Have a read of the interview here.

Episode 392- The Tell-Tale Survivor (SEASON 10)

Posted By on September 2, 2014

51hbB4IPJsL._SL500_AA300_ In our Season 10 kick off, Jack and David feature the incredible Colonial Radio Theatre with “Vincent Price Presents The Tell-Tale Tape” and the Pilot episode of Simon Nielson’s epic Survivor Journals

Next Spring- Dead Ahead

Posted By on August 30, 2014

From Jack J. Ward’s writing paDeadAhead_Poster72dpige we find this tantalizing new poster for the upcoming audio drama zombie apocalypse horror from Colonial Radio Theatre– “Dead Ahead”. Penned, no less, from our own Jack as well!

Because it Might Just Save Us All- The Sonic Society Season 10

Posted By on August 29, 2014

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