This is one of the greatest qualities of modern Internet audio drama, in my opinion. It not only makes drama accessible to anyone with an internet connection who wants to listen, it makes it accessible to anyone with a computer, microphone, an internet connection and the time and energy to make audio drama. They are not inhibited by their background, their location, by any need to make commercial art - and for a very small cost they can transport listeners anywhere, through the magic of the airwaves, or should that be airwavs?
As someone also enthusiastic about making audio, there's almost always a moment, or many, listening to any good audio drama where you say 'Wow, now that's how to do A,B or C - or all of them."
And that's what gave me the idea to share some of those 'wow' moments.
I've never been into reviewing. I'd rather be doing. These are not reviews. These are simply mini-articles, with links, on an aspect of Audio Drama that I think is really well done and so want to rip off shamelessly one day.
Here's the thing - and I apologise in advance - I will be writing these as and when they happen naturally, which is likely to be one every few months. I can't take requests to listen to shows or to mention particular shows. They will be mercifully short. They will also be my opinion only – just notes on what I think really worked, as a listener.
What I do hope is they might be useful in some way to other people just like me: also trying to improve their understanding of the best of audio drama. And, my goodness me, there's a lot of it out there to learn from and emulate now.