What is Audio Drama?


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Grace Morton

It’s a medium with many names: audio drama, radio plays, serial fiction podcasts. Whatever it might be called, we’re living in its golden age, as online platforms allow independent creators to publish and publicize their work. My interest in audio drama motivated me to research it for my Senior Project, and for my applied piece, I wrote and produced a pilot episode of my own show.


“I like it” (thank you!)

“you wrote this?” (yes, mom, I did)

“are you keeping that thumbnail?” (no)

If you’d like more audio content from The Claw, check out the latest episode of The Clawcast, where Aydan Kuhnart talked with us about simulation theory. And if you’d like to read more about podcasts and check out a couple of audio dramas, you can check out these short reviews and sample some pilot episodes.