The words “free” and “podcast” (as in “free podcast”) have always gone together like “cold” and “ice-cream.” To say your podcast was “free” was tantamount to saying your “water is wet” or your “fire is hot.” Okay, there has been an exception or two in the short history of podcasting – most notably in the form of James Patrick Kelly’s StoryPod. But the ties between FREE and PODCAST may be about to change. The newest unfree podcast is from the producers of The Sonic Society, a long running radio show and podcast out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It has been an endless showcase of audio drama goodness and their new project, Sonic Gold, may be all that and just a bit more. Membership in Sonic Gold requires a fee of $25.00 for a year. The idea was to find “a way to offer professional audio drama paid content to those who are interested for a reasonable price.”. Sonic Gold began April 1st, 2009 and has a planned 35 shows for the year, with new shows coming on the 1st, the 15th, and at the end of each month. Content for the first year will come from a number of sources including Colonial Radio Theatre.
Posted by Jesse Willis