The Arts of Amnesia: The Case for Audio Drama, Part One

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This article examines what the relationship between audio drama and radio drama might illuminate about both forms. Drawing on some 40 podcasts and other audio forms that take a serial structure, I explore the rise of audio drama podcasts since 2015 and situate them in both a more recent historical context since the late 1990s and in a broader history stretching back to the first Golden Age of radio. By listening closely to key works on Serendipity, Homecoming and other podcasts, I argue that contemporary audio has profound potential to change both how we listen and how we relate to the sound media of the past. This is Part One of a two-part series.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5
Number of pages24
JournalRadioDoc Review (RDR)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2017


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