THE 2016 SARAH AWARDS CEREMONY!
Thanks to all who came out for our first ever Sarah Awards Ceremony held on Friday, April 1 at WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. The inestimable Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment was the Master of Ceremonies and featured performances by Batala NYC and Radiotopia's The Heart. The winners received $3750 in cash prizes. Academic Federal Credit Union provided the money for the winners and KCRW provided the award money for "Best New Artist" and travel money so winners who traveled from all over the world could join us. Special thanks also goes to: Public Radio Exchange (PRX), WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, Catskill Brewery, Yonkers Brewing Co., Butter & Scotch, and many others who helped make the evening the best siren call to the latest audio revolution. All photos by Dana Maxson.
Serendipity Ep 17:
In this episode of Serendipity, we play 5 of the 10 finalists for our 2016 Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Contest. Featuring: "Bitterly Cold" by David Garland, "The Staging Area" by Jason Gots, "Noir" by Pa Ying Vang, "#blessed" by Jackie Heltz, and "Blinking" by La Cosa Preziosa. Read More
The Sarah Awards and Audible are extending the Brave + Bold deadline to Feb 15th. This gives you more time to fulfill your resolution of becoming an audio fiction star in 2018. The winner of the contest will receive a $15,000 development deal with Audible to create an audio fiction pilot. The deadline for submission is Thursday, February 15, 2018. Click here to enter and learn more details about the contest. Read More
James Urbaniak is the kind of podcaster that other producers love to hate. His show, Getting On with James Urbaniak, consists of nothing but a single voice reading a fictional soliloquy, often written by someone else. There is almost no elaborate soundscaping, no intricate plot development, little evidence of endless editing sessions to get the thing just right. Getting On sounds like Urbaniak cruised into the studio, an iced latte in hand, and finished recording before his drink grew tepid. None of this would be infuriating if the podcast in question wasn’t so good. Read More