Listener Q&A, and Special Guests | Episode 108

In this episode we have focused on answering some listener questions and had a chat around how to get a larger audience for your show, how many VA’s does it take to make an AD, a potential Netflix for Audio, ‘Who are the gate keepers’ and revisit some previous topics – thanks to some feedback – literally and verbally – from you!

 We also had two very special guests to talk to – King Robert Cudmore and Sir Matthew of McLean. Are those calendars on their way yet? We try to find out….

Links

Matthew and Robert Naked Lawnmower Calendar Shoot order / Any feedback or correspondence to:

Women in Audio Drama | Episode 106

In this International Women’s Day Special we’re celebrating women working in all areas of audio drama production.

Thanks to our contributors. Here is where to find them:

Sarah Buchynski, sound engineer, sound designer and novelist

Polarity Audio Works

Lauren Shippen, creator, writer, director, producer and actor for
The Bright Sessions

Emma Sherr-Ziarko, AVA-winning actor in Wolf 359

Anthology: Across the Sea

Molly Beth Morossa, writer, script supervisor, production pixie and actor

Wooden Overcoats

Laura Bramblette

Kessi Rilinki

Plus look up Trilunis on Facebook and follow the beginnings of creating a new epic podcast drama.

Women In Audio resources and networking groups mentioned:

Women of Fiction Podcasting series on ThePodcastHost.com

Women’s Audio Mission

Sound Girls

Sound Women Network

Music by Kevin Hartnell

Sound effects from Freesound.org

Warfare Drums by Jobro

Ultimate Advice For Making Audio Drama | Part 2

It’s part two of the Audio Drama Production Podcast’s 100th Episode. Listen to part one.

What advice would you give yourself before you started making Audio Drama?

That’s the question that’s going to be answered by our fantastic panel of creators from some of the best shows around.

Featuring input from

We’re Alive, Radio Theatre Workshop, The Stories of Mahabharata,Contador de Historia, Hidden Harbor Mysteries, Fiona Thraille, Hadron Gospel HourWooden Overcoats, Roswell B.C, Owen McCuen, Space Casey, The Cleansed, The Sting of the Dark TowerThe Vienna Jetschko PodcastLightnighBolt Theater of the Mind, Greater Boston, The Night KeepJarnsaxa RisingAlba Salix Royal Physician, Matt LeongShadows & Daylight, Atheist Apocalypse, & Rick Coste.

And, as always, you can get in touch with the show at podcast@audiodramaproduction.com

Ultimate Advice For Making Audio Drama | Part 1

It’s part one of the Audio Drama Production Podcast’s 100th Episode. Listen to part two.

What advice would you give yourself before you started making Audio Drama?

That’s the question that’s going to be answered by our fantastic panel of creators from some of the best shows around.

Featuring input from

Edict Zero FIS, Wireless Theatre Company, Radio Drama Revival, The Vienna Jetschko Podcast, Wooden Overcoats, Z-Poc Nation, The Grist Mill, Locke & Key, The Post-Meridian Radio Players, You Are Here, The Bright Sessions, The Truth, Slumberland, The Orphans, Nova Dark, Ohrenkneifer, The Once & Future Nerd, Valenhigh, and Archive 81

And, as always, you can get in touch with the show at podcast@audiodramaproduction.com

Should I Quit & Start Again?

It’s a common problem in Audio Drama. The first episodes of your show are often your very first steps in the world of recording and mixing audio. This can mean they’re a bit rough around the edges, and can cost you a few listeners who’ll judge you on their quality.

Does this mean you should abandon your ongoing series and start something new?

We’re also talking about the importance of practicing. It’s worth spending as much time as you can learning the craft of audio production, and just working on your show alone might not be enough.

As always, we welcome your feedback, comments, questions, suggestions, etc. Get in touch at podcast@audiodramaproduction.com

Listener Habits, Trends, & Bad Reviews

A bit of a discussion around the habits of Audio Drama listeners, and why people are naturally drawn to discover shows similar to the ones they know and love.

Inspired by a book called The Power of Habit, which is absolutely worth a read.

We talk about the pros and cons of creating a show which fits with current trends. You can grow very quickly, but you also open yourself up for some early criticism, so be prepared for that.

On the other hand, you might be making something very different to what’s out there at the moment. Because of this, perhaps you’re seeing small download numbers and low engagement. Does that mean you should give up and try something else?

Also mentioned on the show, our new AKG C214 mics, Roswell BC, Wynabego Warrior, Atheist Apocalypse, Mirth Defect, and The Adventure of Don Clark.

And we want you to be a part of some future episodes. Can you send us an audio clip or three (between 1-5mins) with your take on the following –

  • Tips on making your listener laugh
  • Tips on scaring your listener
  • Advice you’d give to yourself before you started making Audio Drama

Have a look here for more details on this.

Send them to us in MP3 form to podcast@audiodramaproduction.com before the 15th August!

Kc Wayland on Lockdown, Audio Theater for the Mind, & Writing an Audio Drama Bible

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Matthew with Kc in Anaheim. In the background is ‘The Arena’ that inspired the infamous We’re Alive storyline.

Kc Wayland isn’t just the guy behind We’re Alive and Lockdown. He’s the very reason many of us are listening to and making Audio Drama of our own.

It’s always a real pleasure to welcome him onto the show, and this is another conversation packed with insight and value.

With Lockdown in the can and available for release, Kc will also be working on an Audio Drama with Laurence Fishburne later in the year.

On top of that he’s currently writing an Audio Drama production ‘bible’ titled “Bombs Always Beep” which will form the basis for a course he’ll be teaching at a University in Southern California.

You can keep up to date with all of these projects on Kc’s website and by following him on Twitter at @waylandprod