The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Welcome To The Sonic Society!

Each week Jack Ward and David Ault are pleased to showcase the very best Modern Audio Theatre (Radio Drama) from around the world. From the days of Old Time Radio in the early 20th century until the modern age of broadcasts, podcasts, and streaming simulcasts, audio plays are movies for the mind!

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Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 13.2B: No Soap Radio’s “The Jack Benny Show Returning From NY By Plane”

Posted By on July 10, 2022

Playing after the intermission for the second Act, No Soap Radio takes the stage and presents another Jack Benny Recreation, this time tackling the May 5th, 1940 episode where the gang returns to Hollywood by way of a TWA flight.

Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 13.2A:Sole Twin Audio’s “The Turn of the Screw

Posted By on July 10, 2022

This week the Sonic Summerstock Playhouse begins its first act with Rachel Pulliam and Sole Twin Audio‘s adaptation of “The Turn of the Screw” from their Patchwork Classics series. The cast for this epic includes Sharon Grünwald as Announcer, Ross Bernhard as The Whistler, Ted Bjorndal as Douglas, Karl Nordman as The Uncle, Tanya Rich as The Governess, Fiona Mack as Mrs. Grose, Melissa Fry as Flora, Taylor Johnson as Miles, Pete Lutz as Peter Quint, Lana O’Kell as Miss Jessel, Jerry Kokich, Anusia Battersby, Fiona Thraille, Tony Francis, and as the Patchwork Classics Voices Lillian Rachel, Adam Blanford, Alexandra Macedo, Karl Werner, Larry Groebe, Gareth Bowley, Erin Suminsby, Theodore Perez, John Lingard, Caleb Bressler, and Nate James as the Jurors.

Mark Bruzee Retrospective #1: Eric Busby

Posted By on July 3, 2022

As we start a limited series of interviews and reflections on the incredible collection of audio work of the writer, producer, and actor extraordinaire, Mark Bruzee, Eric Busby of Eric Busby Presents and Darker Projects fame, help share some memories about Mark and his contribution to the early days of the Golden Age of the Modern Audio Drama movement. Eric’s selected feature of Mark’s this week- Generation One.

Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 13.1B: The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (Act II)

Posted By on July 3, 2022

Act II of The Narada Radio Company presentation of a remake of the BBC adaptation of THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL, kicking off the 12th (?) Season of Sonic Summerstock Playhouse! Herman Wouk’s moving novel of World War Two was condensed by the author into a two-act play, which the BBC broadcast in the 1950s. This remake for Sonic Summerstock was recorded over Zoom and comprised of actors from California, Texas, Illinois, and the United Kingdom.

Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 13.1A: The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (Act I)

Posted By on July 3, 2022

Act I of The Narada Radio Company presentation of a remake of the BBC adaptation of THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL, kicking off the 12th (?) Season of Sonic Summerstock Playhouse! Herman Wouk’s moving novel of World War Two was condensed by the author into a two-act play, which the BBC broadcast in the 1950s. This remake for Sonic Summerstock was recorded over Zoom and comprised of actors from California, Texas, Illinois, and the United Kingdom.

Sonic Society #738- Well it’s Unwell!

Posted By on June 26, 2022

It’s our finale for season 17 and Jack and David are feeling a little “Unwell” from the long year! It’s “Unwell-a Midwest Gothic” episodes one and two “Homecoming” and “The Diner”!  Lillian Harper moves to the small town of Mt. Absalom, Ohio, to care for her estranged mother Dorothy after an injury. Living in the town’s boarding house which has been run by her family for generations, she discovers conspiracies, ghosts, and a new family in the house’s strange assortment of residents.

Sonic Society #737- Starship Sounds

Posted By on June 19, 2022

This week Jack and David go out in deep space where biologist Violet Liu is floating through the void, trapped in a doomed research ship. She’s the sole survivor of a devastating explosion, and frankly, her odds aren’t looking great, either. But when she is contacted by the charming—and woefully inexperienced—Captain Kay Grisham, Violet learns she might have one last shot at making it out alive. Unfortunately, it’s a real longshot. Our feature show is “The Strange Case of Starship Iris” and episode 1- “Violet Lui” by Jessica Best!

Sonic Society #736- Programmed Sound

Posted By on June 12, 2022

This week Jack and David visit a Dystopian world in which Money, State, and God becomes fused into a single entity called “The Program“. Each episode is a self-contained story focusing on ordinary people inhabiting this extraordinary world. And for them, it is not this future that is terrifying – it is our present. This week we present: ‘You had me at “Hello World”‘.

Sonic Society #735- Noises Beyond

Posted By on June 5, 2022

This week David and Jack get science fictiony with the atmospheric “Beyond the Dark” from author and musician Mark R. Healy. Each episode is a new world to explore. You might find yourself in the heart of a cyberpunk metropolis, a post-apocalyptic wasteland, or an alien world. Each story features its own original music score for a truly immersive experience. This week we have a double-feature with “The Machine” and “The Dark of the City”

Sonic Echo: 504 Audio Noir: Murder My Sweet

Posted By on June 5, 2022

Jack, Jeff and Lothar get together to discuss Lux Radio Theater’s production of Murder, My Sweet!