The Sonic Society

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Serial Successes

serial2In the Guardian newspaper, Miranda Sawyer asks a very simple question: Why are Americans so much better at making podcasts than the British? 

I for one think that Ms. Sawyer has the ideas backwards. She suggests in the article that you have to do massively produced shows to get them to be successful and that the British podcasters don’t do that. But the truth is, Serial is an NPR show, and if the BBC wanted to throw its weight and creativity around a “Serial type” podcast, it would do just as cracking, I would say.

In the end, people are hungry for good stories. Isn’t that why we love Radio Drama in the first place?

About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!


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