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Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

A Psychotic Podcast

| March 21, 2017

At the beginning of 2017 a new audio drama based on the crimes and passions of Hollywood was released and named appropriately: Hollywood & Crime. It’s success spawned a new podcast Inside Psycho. Read more and listen to an exclusive teaser at Fangoria: Neither documentary nor straight narrative. Neither radio drama nor true crime story. […]

What’s Up with the Way We Sound?

| March 11, 2017

This New York Times article answers the age long question every audiophile says after hearing their voice: “Do I really sound like that?” According to William Hartmann, a physics professor from Michigan State University, there’s multiple ways you get to hear your own voice. More often than not, you sound higher. Check out the original article […]

His Voice was “Magically Delicious”

| April 12, 2016

Great loss to the world of radio drama and voice acting on April 10th, when Arthur Anderson passed away at the age of 93. The New York Times article reported: Arthur Anderson, who performed on radio as a teenager with Orson Welles’s Mercury Theater and appeared on Broadway, in films and on television, but whose most […]

And the Award for Best Audio Fiction Journalism Goes to…?

| April 2, 2016

If you talk to people who have been making audio drama for years there are two things that frustrate them the most: people who think that they have single-handedly brought back radio drama from the grave people who don’t recognize the amazing trailblazers in the audio drama movement We read this time and time again […]

Alice May Be Unwell

| March 7, 2016

The folks who brought you Welcome to Nightvale are at it again with Alice Isn’t Dead, available for downloads tomorrow. Podficts or “podcast fiction” seems to be the latest rage with so many previous shows becoming wildly popular. Similar to mockumentaries, these serialized stories are meant to appear to be factual events but are told […]

Aurotica

| November 22, 2015

When I created the Audio Drama Ratings System for audio producers everywhere to be a helping hand in identifying various content warnings for listeners, I was aware that audio drama is the most intimate of mediums. Just try listening to the sounds of movie lovemaking scene at some point, you’ll notice its far more X-rated in […]

Tending the Garden

| June 24, 2015

It’s been a slow ride through the RSS feeds and the gentle eddies of subscription space, but as we wind down our tenth season of the Sonic Society and a pretty busy one with three shows a week (Sonic Echo, Sonic Speaks and of course the Sonic Society) it’s important to see how far we’ve […]

An Audio Drama Only Release

| March 14, 2015

Famed mystery writer Jeffrey Deaver, author of such blockbusters as The Skin Collector, The October List, and The Kill Room, among others has decided that his latest story won’t be released as a novel ever. That’s right, you can only get The Starling Project as… you guessed it… an audio drama! According to the New York […]

The New New York Times Reader

| January 12, 2015

The New York Times has a look at the brand new amazing technology of the old tech audio book and its value. Notice how there’s a “new twist” of multi-cast recordings. How much longer before they discover audio dramas?