Why aren’t there more Children’s Audio Drama Shows? Part One | Episode 126

Why? Why aren’t there more kids audio shows? Why isn’t there horror? Sci-fi? Comedy coming voluminously out of – and into – children’s ears? We ponder the audio scene for kids and focus on the amazing range of work in bi-naural audio being done by Michel Lafrance on The Owlfield, and how Jonathan Messinger is inspiring kids to create and nurture their love of reading by listening to Finn Caspian.

How and where do they market their shows? What is their demographic and how do they focus their shows on those age ranges? How do they make their shows appealing to kids and how much interaction do they get from their young audiences? We discuss howpodcasting folks need to educate parents about what wealth of shows are available to them, and hopefully inspire you to crack on and make some audio drama for kids too!

And (Cry) this is also sadly Fiona Thraille’s last co-presenting episode. We will miss her truly very madly deeply very much and wish her well in her future Audio Drama Producing endeavours, and she has promised to come back and speak about them one day. You’re still stuck with Sarah. Sorry ’bout that….

Our next episodes are co-presented by Zachary Fortais-Gomme of The Orphans Podcast re our horror episode, and then Rick Coste for part two of our children’s audio exploration. Each new show will now have a co-host who is someone amazing from the Audio Drama world. If you’d be interested in doing this and are an active audio drama creative, please let Sarah know!

We are excited to present our Winter Survey Questionnaire -https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Q5JJCKD – launched on our Facebook Forum page. Please do tell us what you like that we’re doing, what we need to improve and what you would love to hear episodes about in future. We need as many of you as possible to feed into this so we produce the most useful episodes for your needs…

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Creating interactive audio fiction, & fantasy character accents

If you want to build a business, earn a bit of extra pocket money, or even just get creative and have fun with audio fiction, there are other ways to do so outside of the traditional podcasting method.

Our guests on this weeks show, Iain Manley (VoiceMap) and Adele Kirby (Imagineactive Audio Fitness Adventures), have created two very different, but equally innovative audio apps based around their own passions and interests. Both use audio to tell stories, so whether that’s guiding you on factual or fictional tours around towns or cities, or training you to survive an alien invasion and impending apocalypse, you know you’re going to be entertained in a very different way than simply sitting back with your headphones on.

You can get involved with VoiceMap yourself by creating a route with them, just like we did. Or maybe you have some ideas on how you can use your skills as a writer, producer, or voice actor to create some sort of interactive audio app of your own.

Elsewhere, we also discuss accents in fantasy shows. Can you have ‘new world’ accents in ‘old world’ settings without affecting the stories authenticity? We’d love to hear your opinions on this topic.

And as ever, we can be chatted up at podcast@audiodramaproduction.com, in our Facebook group, or on Twitter.

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