The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

DIY Sound Booth!

| November 11, 2015

Years ago I went to the new building of CBC in Toronto. A friend of mine had arranged a tour through their branch Radioworks. I got to stump the lady giving the tour with my knowledge of my beloved public broadcaster and I got to drool over their sound stage. The stage, I fear, is […]

CBC Sentimentality

| August 2, 2015

Recently Sibby P Wieland was speaking in an interview about the great loss of CBC audio drama. As a child who grew up in the eighties- one of golden ages of the CBC, I concur. My imagination exploded with everything from CBC’s Nightfall, Booster McCrane PM, Rumours and Borders, and of course my childhood favourite, Johnny […]

We Don’t Make Radio Drama Anymore (CBC)

| May 2, 2015

For someone who grew up with CBC Radio, it’s really heartbreaking to see the lowest point in Canada’s finest broadcaster (It is the lowest point, isn’t it? It can’t go any lower… please?) With scandals, and criminal charges, and cutbacks from the federal government, the CBC seems to have entirely lost its way. For years, […]

Sonic Echo- 0113- A Wonderful Escape

| November 28, 2014

  From the twisted but brilliant mind of J.G. Ballard comes these tales of excitement, science fiction, and fear in the rare CBCseries “Vanishing Point”. Come complete our month of November Nightmares with “Escapement” and “Having a Wonderful Time”. Be sure to stop off at the boutique before you leave and stock up on all […]

Sonic Echo- 0112- Night Falls

| November 21, 2014

  “In the dream you are falling” was the first words you heard in this spine tingling series from the CBC. “Nightfall” kept Canadians in terror on the radio weekly and tonight’s Sonic Echo November Nightmares is no exception with “Gerald” and “Angel’s Kiss”. Stop by and check out all these grand shows at archive.org- […]

Happy Birthday CBC! (You don’t look a day over thirty!)

| January 17, 2012

I tell people if there’s one thing they should know about what fashioned my love of radio it always was the CBC. The CBC kept this farmboy busy in the trips into town, playing constantly in the house. I was amazed at the radio dramas. Astounded at Lister Sinclair’s “Ideas” and cracked up constantly by […]

CBC and Audio Drama Under Siege

| December 16, 2010

I grew up with the CBC. I can honestly say that much of my love of Audio Drama was ignited by this network. CBC Radio was on first thing in the morning, and I remember listening to shows on weekends, and in the evening. CBC kept me informed and grew my understanding of Canada, the […]

Disney Drama

| July 1, 2010

Well, look who’s interested in Audio Drama now? According to the CBC website, Radio Disney is making a jump to a teen audio drama series about a girl who wants to become a singer. Does Disney know something many other stations don’t? Or is this a new trend we’re going to see return to the […]