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Podphones

| September 20, 2017

The Pulse considers What We Listen to on Our Phones: Jenn Webster considers how podcasts have leaped from the fringes to the mainstream in this piece. Chattanooga’s podcasting—and whether you like noir radio drama, current events or geeky fandom, there’s likely local-focused audio out there for you. If you want to keep up with urban […]

Power of the Podcast

| February 22, 2017

From copyblogger we get the incredible story of the growth of podcast. If you asked us 13 years ago whether we believed this would happen, we would have told you absolutely. If you asked us seven years ago, we would have said “unfortunately not”. New Media takes a while to get going but when it […]

International Podcast Day!

| September 30, 2016

Almost thirteen years ago now, Dani Cutler, a friend of the show, suggested that the Sonic Society should go from just being a live radio show to being disseminated through a new distribution process called podcasting, we’ve never been the same since! Podcasting has given the Sonic Society over two million direct downloads during that […]

Asked Again… Maybe… Just Maybe?

| May 1, 2016

Like a nervous groundhog peering into the early morning light from the darkness, Hindustan Times ask the perennial question: “Could podcasting possibly be the next big thing?” When they ask that question, the early adopters of the new age of modern audio drama just sort of wave like they have been waving for the last ten years. […]

Show Me the Podcasting!

| August 3, 2015

A couple of posts ago we spoke about the value of giving your audio drama away for free. Today, we’re going to ask about the Future of Podcasting from the article in Tech Crunch that asks effectively: What’s it going to take for Podcasting to have a breakthrough? Podcasting is well over a decade long […]

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 […]

Can Podcasting Crest the Hill?

| March 11, 2015

In an interesting article in Midroll, Paul Riismandel argues that a recent critical article from Variety entitled “Why Serial Won’t Do Much for Podcasting or Hollywood” just doesn’t get it. The Variety article suggests exactly what it promises in the title- in that the explosively popular Serial from NPR won’t make any inroads into adapting its […]

The Rise of the Audio Story

| February 7, 2015

It’s been ten years in the Society and nearly a hundred years since the art form began. Most of us who have delved into the latest medium- podcasting have loved every minute of the “on demand” style of listening to stories. Most recently, some audio stories have achieved a real massive fan following. Shows like […]

P.G. Holyfield Could Use Your Smile- Rise and Shine

| August 18, 2014

And with that, listeners were transformed by the tale that P.G. Holyfield told. I began audio drama in the first wave of podcasting back over a decade now, and even though audio books and audio drama swim in different circles we do cross back and forth occasionally. I never got much chance to speak to […]

The End of Podcasting?

| May 5, 2014

Adam Corolla needs your help. And so do we at the Sonic Society, and EVERY other podcast. Is that hyperbole? Maybe. But it’s also accurate. According to a recent patent filing, Personal Audio, a company represented by James Logan, claims that THEY created Podcasting, and they did it- according to the filed patent- in 2012.  This […]