Episode 462 – Neil Verma and the Case for Audio Drama

Professor Neil Verma joins me to discuss his essay series, “The Case for Audio Drama”. He’s a professor of Sound Studies at Northwestern University, and a longtime scholar of audio drama. We discuss the history of the form, and areas of his particular interest: radio drama from the 30s through the 50s. But we don’t just talk about old stuff! Professor Verma is as excited as I am about the audio fiction being produced today.

Join us as we connect the styles and conventions of the vibrant old stuff to the vibrant new stuff!

Prof. Verma’s writing:
Arts of Amnesia: The Case for Audio Drama, Part One:
Arts of Amnesia: The Case for Audio Drama, Part Two: