The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Oral Tales and Audio Drama

| March 13, 2019

Forbes knew it was coming two years ago. In an article written by Chris Giliberti, from Gimlet Media entitled 6 Reasons Why Podcasting is the Future of Storytelling, Giliberti identifies why podcasting- and oral storytelling (we would argue audio drama) is key and king. In a nutshell the business-side is starting to catch up with […]

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 […]

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 […]