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Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Three Reasons to Say “Audio Drama” and not “Audio Fiction”

| June 2, 2019

Well over a decade ago, we remember the conversation well: “What should we call radio drama now that it’s having a resurgence on the Internet?” On the Sonic Society, you can hear us ruminate in our show intros considering a number of terms- audio drama, audio theatre, audio plays, audio pulp, audio cinema, audio movies […]

How Do I Create and Audio Drama?

| August 31, 2018

Recently, this question came up in Quora. And since no one provided an answer for a year, we took a crack at it. How’d we do? Audio Drama (Radio Drama to some) has become a kind of hot topic for those in the know more recently. My weekly podcast/radio show “The Sonic Society” features new […]

Hear it and Weep

| June 21, 2018

A recent study from UCL in association with Audible has discovered something interesting- however maybe something we audiophiles already knew. Audio Books are more engaging emotionally to people than watching film or television. But, we already know that audio can be the most intimate of mediums. If you’re wearing your headphones or earbuds, a good […]

What AD in Space is You?

| May 3, 2018

We’re all familiar with the famous BuzzFeed quizzes, but who would have thought this one would have showed up in the feed- Which Audio Drama Set in Space Best Matches Your Personality? Comment your answers. The Society wants to know!    

Without Leaving Your Room

| April 7, 2018

“…it can also be far more adventurous than theatre or film. There’s no need to obey the unities of time and space; we can go anywhere, any time in our imaginations without leaving the room.”- Kate  Chisholm Ms. Chisholm certainly has hit squarely upon the nail with this comment. Audio Drama/Radio Drama is such a […]

Scholastically Sonic

| July 12, 2017

Craig Robotham is amazing. There I said it. A tireless educator, writer, and audio drama lover, Craig has built an impressive collection of dinner theatre audio drama you can host in your own home at Weird World Studios. But that’s not enough, Craig’s assembled a list of supplements and guides to help any educator neophyte […]

Snobbish Sonic

| January 10, 2017

Someone said to me recently that they felt that audio drama folks weren’t as snobby as podnovel folks. That was a strange comment to make. Looking back, I do notice that Audio Drama has been seen as the ugly step-child of the podcast community somewhat. Through the years there’s even been some suggestions that audio […]

Sonic Summerstock Presents: The No Sleep Podcast Players Returns!

| August 16, 2016

David Cummings of the No Sleep Podcast provides a fantastic Lights Out episode this season with “Death Robbery“. David Ault is your announcer!

Sonic Summerstock Presents: The No Sleep Podcast Players

| August 2, 2016

David Cummings of the No Sleep Podcast provides a fantastic Lights Out episode this season with “Murder Castle“. David Ault is your announcer!  

Sonic Summerstock Presents: Narada Radio Players

| July 26, 2016

A ghost of a tale starts this season of Sonic Summerstock with Pete Lutz’s Narada Radio Players performing the classic Quiet Please with “Good Ghost”. Sit back in the playhouse as your host David Ault gets us into audio drama time!