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Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Hyper-Text to Audio Drama

| January 5, 2022

From the Half Moon Bay Review:As a writing professor at Stanford University in 1995, Richard Holeton wrote a 500-word short story about Theodore Streleski, the Stanford graduate student who bludgeoned his faculty advisor to death with a hammer in the 1970s. He developed the story into a hypertext novel, “Figurski at Findhorn on Acid,” which […]

Public Domain Day 2022!

| January 2, 2022

It’s our favourite day of the year. Public Domain Day. On January 1, 2022, copyrighted works from 1926 will enter the US public domain, 1  where they will be free for all to copy, share, and build upon. The line-up this year is stunning. It includes books such as A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, Felix Salten’s Bambi, Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun […]

It’s a Holiday Affair

| December 26, 2021

Dr. Mark Dreisonstok and MDTheatreGuide has a look at Sole Twin Audio’s remake of “Holiday Affair”. “Miracle on 34th Street,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and several versions of “A Christmas Carol” are some of the most popular Christmas films. For its Christmas audio offering based on a classic film, Sole Twin Audios chooses to take […]

Movies for your Ears?

| December 26, 2021

It looks like Hollywood has come up with an interesting idea. Why don’t we have Podcast Movies? The New York Times is struggling to have a name for it. Can anyone come up with something? Reggie Ugwu writes: What do you call a podcast that presents a single, fictional story in 90 minutes? It might […]

Descript to a Transcript!

| November 18, 2021

From the Twittersphere Jade Madison Scott @JadeMScott took the time to pass off some wisdom about a service that could be really valuable for those struggling with transcripts. Descript has an “Automatic and human-powered transcription with industry-leading accuracy and powerful collaboration tools.” So, if you want to try something that won’t cost a lot. Give […]

Let’s Make Podcasts More Accessible

| November 17, 2021

Caroline Mincks provides a reasoned argument as to why it’s important to provide more opportunity and engagement in your audio podcast by providing transcripts in this article in Sounds Profitable. Consider this bit of wisdom from the article: “….the numbers were still staggering: out of 372 responses to the poll, 74.5% said that yes, they […]

Representing Deaf in the Audio Drama World

| November 17, 2021

In this short talk, Caroline explores their history as a deaf creator of a fiction podcast that represents deafness. They clear up misconceptions about Deafness and the critical importance of its inclusion in how you approach your audio work. Check out the Transcript Cassie Josephs’ guide to transcripts (https://discoverpods.com/podcast-accessible-transcripts/)

Audio Review: ‘Ghost Hunt’ by Sole Twin Audios

| October 31, 2021

Friend of Sonic Summerstock and reviewer extraordinaire Dr. Mark Dreisonstok has another review from our friend Rachel Pulliam about the show “Ghost Hunt”! Go have a read at the MD Theatre Guide for more!

Podcast Yellow Pages

| October 30, 2021

There have been many places that have attempted though the years to keep a running total of podcasts. Try out Podcatr.com, they have quite the collection of your favourite shows!

The SPERDVAC Interview

| October 24, 2021