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Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Syrian Soap

| April 30, 2016

While Radio Alwan operates on a shoe-string budget, its dreams and creativity are surely gifts of avarice. This article from BBC News explains the power of this Syrian soap opera on the radio: A sorrowful woman’s voice begins to sing – and even if you don’t speak a word of Arabic you can guess that the […]

Getting Fresh with the Archers

| April 29, 2016

Stoke-on-Trent seems to be just getting stoked now that their alternative soap to The Archers has gotten national attention. The Colcloughs is the first radio drama to be made outside of BBC‘s London headquarters. Check out the full story from The Stage: A radio soap opera first aired in Stoke-on-Trent 25 years ago is to be […]

Fringe Frequencies

| April 27, 2016

Art and Adventure in partnership with Renaissance FM has taken the winning formula of a Fringe Festival and applied the ideas to a series of Fringe Radio Dramas. The Stage Article has more details:  A radio production company is launching the “audio drama equivalent of the fringe”, in a bid to widen the market beyond […]

Episode 469- Bells in the Winnebago

| April 26, 2016

John Bell with Bell’s in the Batfry Mars Rescue Part 2 and Audioblivious’ Winnebago Warrior are our features. It’s audio drama night!

Return to Radio (Stage)

| April 26, 2016

From St. Catherine University online: The St. Catherine University Department of Music and Theater, in cooperation with the University of St. Thomas, presents “On Air: A Return to Radio.” This limited engagement runs Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. in the Frey Theater (building #10 on the map). […]

Magnetic Kids

| April 26, 2016

Are you in the North Carolina area? Have kids looking to get busy this summer with audio drama? Check out Magnetic Theatre camp with this post from Mountain Xpress: Announcement from The Magnetic Theatre: Has your rising 6th-9th grader ever wanted to: Explore exotic locales? Soar through deep space? Solve crimes? Discover buried treasure? Live […]

Love Letters Lost and Found

| April 25, 2016

I’m always amazed at the flexibility and breadth of radio drama. The longer I live in this medium, the more I’m excited by the variety of stories that can be told. For example, The Irish Times look at a multi-part series based on the love letters of a British soldier and his Irish sweetheart: Love […]

Top 5 Hardest Working Producer/Writers in Audio Drama Today

| April 24, 2016

Audio Drama is replete with people who put their nose to the grindstone. Many producers work extremely hard to produce incredible productions. But who are the hardest working producer/writers in the modern audio drama movement? To tunnel down the list, it’s important to keep in mind that many producers like Dirk Maggs (Perfectly Normal Productions) […]

The Crimson Shadow Brings the Past to Life

| April 23, 2016

What is it about old time radio that inspires so much stage work? I’ve argued for some time now the old time radio takes its beats and passion from live theatre, while modern audio drama has its heart from the cinema. Gina Gambony’s article from appears to agree: Devin DiMattia is a local actor and founding […]

PBS Radio Rocks by Not Rocking

| April 22, 2016

Elijah Hawkins has some pretty cool things to say about radio drama down under: In a time when most commercial radio stations play (in this writer’s opinion) either mass-produced crap or ‘80s pop, and when even triple j is waning, community radio plays an incredibly important role in the scene. PBS 106.7FM is one of […]