The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

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 […]

Podficts are the Bee’s Knees

| August 30, 2016

Wired Magazine made a point that horror and sci-fi has given a new rise to Podficts– fictional podcasts. The idea that people are doing effectively narrative audio stories (even going as far as audio drama) to tell stories to their listeners. We’ve listed many in the past two years, but the number seems to be […]

Blurring Sounds Waves

| March 22, 2016

Mira Burt-Wintonick who was a producer for ten years on the popular CBC Radio show Wiretap has some incredible things to say about making fiction on the air. While I think her thoughts are especially valuable for those making podficts (fictionalized podcasts), her clear thoughts can be found in detail in the article Storytelling through […]

Alice May Be Unwell

| March 7, 2016

The folks who brought you Welcome to Nightvale are at it again with Alice Isn’t Dead, available for downloads tomorrow. Podficts or “podcast fiction” seems to be the latest rage with so many previous shows becoming wildly popular. Similar to mockumentaries, these serialized stories are meant to appear to be factual events but are told […]