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Top 5 Hardest Working Producer/Writers in Audio Drama Today

| April 24, 2016

Audio Drama is replete with people who put their nose to the grindstone. Many producers work extremely hard to produce incredible productions. But who are the hardest working producer/writers in the modern audio drama movement? To tunnel down the list, it’s important to keep in mind that many producers like Dirk Maggs (Perfectly Normal Productions) […]

Daley Wishes- More Star Wars Audio Drama

| April 16, 2016

I don’t know about you. But the thought that the new Star Wars movies could produce more NPR Star Wars audio drama makes me more excited than even for the release of the next installment- Rogue One. For many of us who held on to the flame of radio drama in those twilight years, the […]

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 […]

Was War of the Worlds Broadcast the First VR Experience?

| March 20, 2016

This UK Market Magazine Article suggests that while Oculus Rift may represent an entirely new world of virtual entertainment and immersion, maybe the original virtual reality or VR gold standard belongs to radio drama. Consider the authors, Gavin and Jason Fox’s suggestion that Orson Welles and War of the Worlds provided the greatest trick to the […]

Best Foote Forward

| March 18, 2016

Ken Foote muses over at CBS Local about the sunny days of radio drama after seeing an episode of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and the titanic voice actor Orson Welles. While talking about the difficulties of working as an actor and as part of the crew during live radio drama, Foote considers the powerful gateway […]

The Sonic Pioneer Ora Nichols

| March 8, 2016

From kuow.org: Being the first sound effects woman came with its challenges. Actors and directors were still learning to value her trade as a much they valued their own. Ora Nichols worked with Orson Welles frequently, but there was an ongoing tension between the two over how sounds were created. Ora Nichols thought that the […]

Scotland Saves the World!

| February 25, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon has the challenge of her life. She’s to save the world from alien invasion! The first time an actor was called upon to do this may have been Orson Welles, but it was hardly the last. BBC 4 has Sturgeon playing in a modern retelling of the classic John Wyndham 1953 apocalyptic novel […]

Episode 443- Visitations from Mars

| October 27, 2015

The phenomenal 40th anniversary love letter to War of the Worlds is written and produced by the brilliantly inventive Steve Bellinger and our feature tonight after its 1978 premiere on American Public Radio. With thanks to Captain Radio, Jack and David present this classic on the week of World Audio Drama Day. May we all live […]

Sonic Summerstock Presents: The Third Man

| August 4, 2015

With a flourish and a parade we’re happy to announce the initial release of bookcraft.org! Make a free account, and a free ad or start hunting for ways to help bring your book project to life! Tonight’s Sonic Summerstock Playhouse is a doozy. It’s the incredible Narada Radio Company’s presentation of Lux Radio Company’s “The […]

The Magician

| May 6, 2015

It’s 1993 and I’m getting ready to perform the lead role- Cliff Bradshaw- at Western University’s Cabaret. As I’m getting ready in makeup one of the actresses says to another, “Do you know who he looks like?” The other actress shakes her head confused at the question. The first sighs and says, “It’s going to […]