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 Society #720- Deity Dictates

Posted By on February 20, 2022

This week Jack and David bring the premiere episode of The Godshead Incidental, Lorem Ipsum. Em has a run-in with the “God” of “Memory.” Plus, how to deal with vision board theft.
Be sure to do your part to help the crowdfunded show from Faustian Nonsense- Super Suits! Go to http://seedandspark.com/fund/super-suits before March 10th!

Sonic Society #719- Filled to the Brimstone

Posted By on February 13, 2022

This week Jack and David bring the first two episodes of Brimstone Valley Mall.
The year is 1999. Lurking somewhere between Hot Topic and the food court, five misfit demons from Hell kill time inciting sin in a suburban shopping mall. When the lead singer of their band goes mysteriously missing, the demons only have two weeks to find him before they play the biggest gig of the Millenium – or face the wrath of Satan herself.
Be sure to do your part to help the crowd funded show from Faustian Nonsense- Super Suits! Go to http://seedandspark.com/fund/super-suits before March 10th!

Sonic Society #718- Audiolit Grove Gone

Posted By on February 12, 2022

This week we complete Roar Creative Productions feature with “The Grove“! Written and directed by Meg Toogood and episodes 4-6.

Sonic Speaks 0604: Faustian Nonsense

Posted By on January 30, 2022

In this episode, Jack checks in with the founders of the incredible artistic organization- Faustian Nonsense, Jaclyn Seelagy and Amelia Kinch.

Sonic Society #717- Audiolit Grove

Posted By on January 30, 2022

This week we check out a Roar Creative Productions feature with “The Grove“! When she’s asked to present at the company’s flagship conference graduate developer Mira Fisher must face her biggest fear – public speaking. But life at the world’s coolest, biggest, wealthiest tech company is not as it seems. In the atrium of ornamental trees ancient, mythical forces are waking that will change Mira’s destiny and grant her a terrifying gift. Written and directed by Meg Toogood. Sound design by Ed Clarke. This week the first three episodes.

Sonic Society #716- Audio You Can’t Ignore

Posted By on January 23, 2022

Feeling in the dumps from the dark days of January? Let Sonic Society brighten your day with some music! This week we have “Ignore City” which is an audio drama rock musical with original songs by The Shake Ups! In a post-apocalyptic future where technology has been outlawed, Deban Rimpa, a scrappy bike messenger, befriends a sentient robot head named Saner 0805. She embarks on an intrepid adventure through Ignore City to save civilization before government agents catch up with her. Part Futurama, part Terminator, this whimsical tale is written by Ed Cho, author of the graphic novel series, Little Guardians, and features music and voice work by The Shake Ups!

Sonic Society #715- Father Crisis

Posted By on January 16, 2022

Our Christmas tradition sadly ends this week as we bring “Christmas in Crisis” from Steven Cardinal. Santa’s Workshop is in turmoil – the number of kids on the nice list has dropped to 0 – the ListCheck 3000 says so! And, what’s worse, Santa is nowhere to be found. Can a plucky little housekeeping elf solve the mystery and get Santa back in time to save Christmas? And we finish off with “Father Christmas Letters #5″ from Misfits Audio.

Sonic Speaks 0603: Madison on the Air

Posted By on January 9, 2022

In this episode, Jack interviews the wife and husband team behind Madison on the Air, Chrisi Talyn Saje and Jeremy Saje.

Sonic Society #714- Keep Frosty

Posted By on January 9, 2022

It’s the New Year for certain but our holiday spirit hasn’t wained as we present, “Frosted” from Steven Cardinal and Aural Traditions.
Sometimes a magic hat is more than just a magic hat. And sometimes, you don’t always get the real story the first time. Frosted is our attempt at correcting the story you may have heard of that particular frozen fellow.

Hyper-Text to Audio Drama

Posted By on 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 for the last 12 years has been unavailable to the public due to outdated software — until now.

Holeton also embarked on the unprecedented project of adapting the hypertext novel into a radio play. In collaboration with Emmy award-winning sound artist Marc Rose and John Barber, who wrote the screenplay adaptation, the play will debut on Re-Imagined Radio. For more information about listening, visit the main webpage for the Re-Imagined Radio website, and check the How To Listen section.

Read the full article for more and congratulations to the amazing Marc Rose and John Barber, from Re-Imagined Radio. The radio play is in good hands!