The Immersive Sounds of Audio Drama

Writer-producer John Scott Dryden on bringing the U.K.’s audio tradition to podcast audiences in the U.S. and around the world.


Episode Notes

This week, host June Thomas talks about her deep love of audio fiction with longtime radio and podcast writer-producer John Scott Dryden. First, they discuss the U.K. origins of the genre and the growing appetite for audio fiction in the U.S. Then they dig into John’s production process and discuss how he creates immersive stories using sounds and voices from all over the world.

After the interview, June and co-host Rumaan Alam answer a question from a listener.

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Podcast production by Cameron Drews


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  • June Thomas is the co-host of Slate's Working podcast. She is writing a book about archetypical lesbian spaces.