The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Sonic Echo 203: Space Patrooooooool!

| November 23, 2017

This month the amigos-Jeffrey, Lothar and Jack- have a look at the classic series Space Patrol with “The Prisoners of Pluto”! As brother Bill said, “OTR ROCKS!”

Vienna This Halloween Weekend!

| October 23, 2017

Virginia’s, New Vienna Community Center will help light up their 2017-2018 season with an evening of live radio dramas “In Living Sound – Back Home” for the end of October. Check out the Connection article on the upcoming performance: In its first show of the 2017-2018 season in the newly renovated Vienna Community Center, the […]

Sonic Echo 202: Lights Out!

| October 19, 2017

Tonight Lothar Tuppan leads the Amigos- Jeff Billard and Jack Ward in a discussion about the classic horror “Valese Triste” from Arch Oboler and Lights Out!

Sonic Echo 201: Finger of God

| September 21, 2017

And the Amigos are back and this time it’s with yet another classic and original OTR show “The Finger of God” from a Columbia Workshop production of Percival Wilde‘s adapted play.

Playhouse S0807: Brief Encounter

| August 15, 2017

Tonight the “Greatest Love Story from British Film” Old Souls Audio and Rachel Rumler bings us “Brief Encounter”

By Crom, You are Missed!

| April 2, 2017

Know, oh Prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the world powers, there was an age undreamed of. Hither came Bill Hollweg. An audio hooligan. An artist whose pen was as sharp as Aquilonian steel, and whose steely gaze and keen hearing […]

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 […]

Digital Digressions

| December 21, 2016

The Nepascene has a series of digressions in this article which thrills in the memories of old time radio. Among the great musical hits the author, Tim Thumb,  remembers, there’s these fine gems of OTR: Then, in junior high at a brand new apartment building my mom and I moved into, I discovered “CBS Radio Mystery […]

Crime Classics in Chicago

| September 18, 2016

If you’re in the Chicago area, the Kimball Street Theater will be putting on Crime Classic on October 4th. From the Chicago Tribune: “Crime Classic,” an old-time radio drama with Radio Players West and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra trombone section will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Kimball Street Theater of the […]

OTR (Old Time Radio) finding NTL (New Time Listeners)

| September 17, 2016

There’s a huge discussion in the modern audio drama realms that often ends up being confrontational. The New Time listeners and the Old Time Listeners represent a stark contrast in the listening habits of those who love radio plays. This can be a good thing, in that the medium is growing so large that we […]