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Slate Magazine and the Third Wave of Modern Audio Drama

Slate Magazine recently wrote an article The Renaissance of the Humble Radio Drama in which they described this strange medium that everyone thought dead long ago is still alive… and thriving?

The author Angelica Cabral writes “Radio dramas may seem like a thing of the past, but they’re still a great way to tell stories.”

We’re almost through two decades and three waves into the modern audio drama wave. How many times have we seen the same article published? Still, any news is good news, and after sending up fireworks in the air for so many years, perhaps the great train of the Internet media is finally starting to notice the display.

Have a look see at which shows are mentioned and see if you agree with their assessment.


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!


2 Responses to “Slate Magazine and the Third Wave of Modern Audio Drama”

  1. Diane Flannagan says:

    As you say this same type article shows up about every four months, usually in a smaller US city newspaper, usually written by an entertainment writer or an OTR enthusiast who loves to reminisce. I know because I keep the term “radio drama” on my customized search list at Google News. And the articles pop up cyclically. A little surprising that a supposedly hip publication like Slate would do the same sort of thing. Radio drama does a consistently bad job of promoting itself….present company excepted of course.

  2. Jack says:

    Thanks so much Diane. It’s MUCH appreciated. However, I fear the ugly truth is, if we did a better job telling people about the glories of the modern audio drama movement, Slate and the others wouldn’t be making these statements. 🙂
    Still we all do our best together!

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