The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

The Actors of the Flintstones Owe it All the Radio

| July 26, 2019

The great actors of The Flintstones (minus Mel Blanc) talk fondly of their love of radio drama and how they worked on the titular animated series in the same way. Alan Reed, Fred Flintstone, specifically talks about how radio is his favourite medium. And what could we say in reply? Yabba Dabba Doo!”

The Famous Jack Benny Show

| February 7, 2019

This is a long episode from The Wallbreakers but extremely informative. We at Sonic Echo love the Jack Benny Show and have one in the can, but in the meantime check out the depth of one of radio, television and stage’s masters and progenitors of the situation comedy.

Right Number, Right Radio Play

| February 4, 2019

It’s always a joy when someone else uncovers a secret pleasure so many of us have enjoyed. Devon Strolovitch from PRI identifies Sorry, Wrong Number as one of the gems of the Golden Age of Radio Drama. Our only beef is the line: “Often, even during the golden age of radio, these were formulaic, poorly produced […]

Who is Jack Ward in the Audio Drama World Anyway?

| February 2, 2019

Today is my birthday. Birthdays have a unique power- like Christmas and New Year celebrations- to force us to look back through our lives and consider some goals, high points, low points, lessons learned, lessons still to be learned and, if we turn around, the horizons yet ahead of us. Seventeen years ago, my friend […]

Jack Benny on Television versus Radio

| January 20, 2019

Tales of Our Miss Brooks

| January 19, 2019

Sonic Echo: 304- Box 13

| December 20, 2018

Brother Lothar brings the Amigos “Shanghaied” from the classic OTR Box 13 starring Alan Ladd. Your Amigos are Lothar Tuppan, Jeffrey Billard and Jack Ward.  

The Immortal Jack Johnstone

| December 6, 2018

As we gain deeper insight into the producers, writers, and sound engineers that brought us some of the powerful shows of the past, in our ongoing attempt to understand this medium we look at this little clip of the great director/producer Jack Johnstone talking about live radio drama and specifically how a flub was handled […]

Sonic Summerstock Playhouse S09E09: Rockets to Mars

| August 28, 2018

Tonight we conclude Sonic Summerstock Playhouse with a double feature from Narada Radio Company and “Rocket from Manhattan”, Pete Lutz producing a classic Arch Oboler play, and The Amigo Audio Collective with “The Stars are Styx” an X-Minus One presentation produced by Jeffrey Billard. Thank-you EVERYONE who made this summer season such a success!

Sonic Echo 212: Summer Parlour- Johnny Got His Gun

| August 23, 2018

Jeffrey Billard, Lothar Tuppan, and Jack Ward greet our final guest in the parlour this summer. Craig Robotham joins us from Weird World Studios to talk about one of his favourite Arch Oboler plays from the Dalton Trumbo novel Johnny Got His Gun starring Jimmy Cagney. Apologies for the poor sound quality…