When I was a kid, my dad bought me an audio cassette tape of Abbott and Costello.
We listened to Who’s on First? in the car.
I was amazed.
So amazed in fact that I started collecting more old-time radio shows on cassette tapes for myself.
Fast forward to right now.
Audio podcasting is the new radio broadcasting. The opportunity to recreate the old-time radio style of storytelling is easier than it ever was for Abbott, Costello, Burns, Allen, Benny, and Orson Welles.
At least the technology to produce and distribute stories is easier to access.
But what about creating compelling characters and riveting plots?
What about finding and directing actors with the talent for performing in audio only?
As much as I love old time radio, I don’t think that old style of radio and those kinds of stories would be as engaging to listeners today.
But what would?
How can we go about creating audio fiction today that connects to listeners in the same way those old-time radio shows did for people 80 years ago?
That’s what I want to find out.
How about you?
If that sounds like fun, let’s explore this kind of podcasting and discover what it takes to make audio fiction today.