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The Internet Audio Drama Database

As mentioned on last week’s Sonic Society, we’re hard at work putting together a structure that I’m calling “The IMDB of Audio Drama”.

There’s a co uple of phases of completion needed:

Phase 1: Design– Progress 35%

Phase 2: Testing

Phase 3: Importing Documents– I’ll be putting up for folks an Excel Spreadsheet with instructions to allow various Audio Drama companies and individuals to complete their files and mass importing and correcting any mistakes.

Phase 4: Usernames and Passwords- I’ll be opening the floor to people who want a username and password to begin the process of maintaining and entering new content as it comes. This new phase will allow for an “Editors” window in which anyone with Editing ability will see all documents that have been Entered and be able to edit, delete, or approve into the wider database.

The platform is built solidly on the Lotus Notes database structure which is amazing for unstructured text, and robust enough to hold up to 64 gigs of data.

Here’s my pass at the front end. Notice this screen shot was cropped before it says: “© COPYRIGHT 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED FOR THE INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED”

So why this? Why not?

Loads of people have been making some awesome tools, but this kind of spot has always been one of my dreams. A one-stop shopping place for people to look up Actors, Musicians, Producers, Audio Drama plays and Audio Drama Organizations. Want to see all the plays with Mark Kalita? Or scripts written by B.K. Turning? Or available episode of the OTR classic Gunsmoke? Here’s where you will get it all!




About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!


4 Responses to “The Internet Audio Drama Database”

  1. Satori says:

    I’ve been looking for something like this. Seven years later, any update? Tell me the project is still active!

  2. Jack says:

    I’m unfortunately a dog with a bone when it comes to a good idea. I’ve been working with Brian Bochicchio on a solution! Hopefully we can have some movement forward this year. Thanks so much for your interest!

  3. Eric Bumpus says:

    Is there an update on this project?

  4. Jack says:

    It has absolutely been on a slow trek only put in a lower gear because of the launch and running of Mad-Con. It will COMPLETELY be running somewhat congruent as the scheduling of the Mad-Con shows also provides a good structure for the IMDB of AD! Thanks for your interest, Eric!

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