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Three Reasons to Say “Audio Drama” and not “Audio Fiction”

| June 2, 2019

Well over a decade ago, we remember the conversation well: “What should we call radio drama now that it’s having a resurgence on the Internet?” On the Sonic Society, you can hear us ruminate in our show intros considering a number of terms- audio drama, audio theatre, audio plays, audio pulp, audio cinema, audio movies […]

The Amazing Mutual Catalogue of Links!

| April 28, 2019

Since joining the Mutual Audio Drama two months ago, we’ve seen this network grow by leaps and bounds. If you have a favourite way to listen to Mutual, you can find it here. Some folks want to subscribe to one or more mini-casts for each day, and others prefer to have the entire Broadcast Feed. […]

I Hate Snakes but Love Audio Drama

| April 5, 2019

The IndyCast folks have released a fan audio drama of the incredible Indiana Jones. MovieWeb.com gives some great details: Produced by an international collective of artists across seven cities and over five years in the making, the first-ever feature-length Indiana Jones radio adventure will air on The IndyCast starting April 5th 2019. Released as a special episode, […]

2019 The Year of Audio

| March 7, 2019

It’s been a long time coming, but those of us who have been in the trenches for years could foresee the day during even the longest nights. Forbes Magazine in one of their latest articles The Audio Boom: How Podcasts are Changing the Game for Marketers by David Shadpour has identified that people are tuning […]

The Famous Jack Benny Show

| February 7, 2019

This is a long episode from The Wallbreakers but extremely informative. We at Sonic Echo love the Jack Benny Show and have one in the can, but in the meantime check out the depth of one of radio, television and stage’s masters and progenitors of the situation comedy.

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 […]

Jack Benny on Television versus Radio

| January 20, 2019

10 Years Later: Short Comings

| December 30, 2018

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Kevin Cummings. But we remember quite fondly his contributions to early storytelling and audio drama with his series Short Comings! Here’s a link to his favourite Short Comings in which podcasters pick their favourites. Look for our Jack in the list!  

CBC Rediscovers Audio Drama

| December 30, 2018

Rebranding Audio Drama as “Fiction Podcasts” seems to be all the rage. Some time ago we called these “podficts” for short. Regardless, it’s nice to see the CBC taking the medium seriously again. Check out Fiction podcasts are giving new form to the old art of the radio drama and maybe give them a nudge that […]

Bully for You

| December 20, 2018

Social media is a blessing. Social media is a curse. As a teacher, I’m faced every day with the reality of cyberbullying. The definition of which includes: “Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else.” For decades, these nasty rumour mongerings might have been contained strictly within childhood. That’s […]