Audio Drama Production Podcast: How to make radio drama, radio plays, & audio fiction

Have you ever wondered what a Comedy producer actually does? Ed Morrish has been responsible for producing a plethora of amazing shows - mostly on Radio 4 - and you’ll have heard his name on the credits of such shows as John Finnemore’s souvenir programme, The remake of the missing episodes of Hancocks Half Hour, Spats, Lemn Sissay’s Homecoming, The Now Show, The News Quiz, Newsjack, Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully, Dilemma….the list goes on… and…its a very star studded list of awesomeness…isn’t it?

We find out why writing your project is akin to dealing with meconium….yes….really….and discover what fun can be had with live foley, just how many female comedy commissioners we have had recently, how Ed’s mum (MAYSHERESTINPEACE) (We’re Pratchett fans…this is respectful) realised that a producer ‘doesn’t actually DO anything’, top tips for what to edit out of your work before you submit it, how cool it was to recreate the Hancock’s Half Hour scripts for aural consumption, where to send voice reels, is using music cheating and what fun games John Finnemore uses to warm up his audience.

We can’t WAIT for you to hear this and hope it inspires you to get submitting some awesome comedy to a suitable Producer of your choice soon….

Ed can be found on

The BBC has a wealth of information about all of the programmes listed on their website

The Writers Room is a FANTASTIC resource for information and scripts and blogs and writing opportunities….I’m on it daily….

The Radio Drama Company are definitely worth a look at if you’re a budding voice actor...

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Matthew and Robert's Naked Lawnmower Calendar Shoot order / Any feedback or correspondence to:

Direct download: 110_ADP_I_Say_I_Say_I_Say_How_Many_Producers.mp3
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In this packed episode we hear from some amazingly inspiring active creative audio drama producers re: their favourite D.A.W. There's hints and tips and why people prefer one D.A.W over another. Thank you SO MUCH to the very talented Raul Vega (Rose Drive, PRO TOOLS) Edward Champion (Gray area, REAPER), Matthew McLean (A Scottish Podcast/Yap Audio, ADOBE AUDITION), Rick Cost (Fiona Potts interview, HINDENBURG) Travis Vengroff (Liberty Podcast, MIXCRAFT).

Sarah does 'singing'. Fiona does spiel about punch and rolling. What's not to like?


Rose Drive

Edward Champion
The gray area

Matthew MacLean
A Scottish Podcast and more...

Travis Vengroff
Liberty Podcast

Rick Coste
Fiona Potts interview + so many more

Fiona Thraille

Sarah Golding


Podcast host course on audacity Sarah is using
Podcast host microphone review

Some extra reading...if ya wanna...

Thank you to allll of our wonderful Patreon contributors...if you would like to become one, Fiona will do an audio dance, just for you. Sarah promises not to....

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Direct download: 103ADP_Life_Vs_Audio.mp3
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