John Scott Dryden is creator of the historical fantasy podcast Tumanbay, which he co-writes and directs. Until recently, John was director of scripted content for Panoply Media, one of the largest podcast producers in the U.S., for whom he executive produced many hit fiction podcasts, including The Message, LifeAfter, Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You and The Walk. He has written and directed many award-winning audio drama series for the BBC, including the thrillers Severed Threads, Pandemic, The Reluctant Spy, A Kidnapping and the Peabody-winning The Day that Lehman Died, a drama about the collapse of Lehman Brothers Bank. John is a director of Goldhawk Productions, a multi-award winning audio production company, and one of the leading producers of audio fiction in the UK.
Prepare for some turbulence. Passenger List Season Two, starring Kelly Marie Tran, Ben Daniels, Rob Benedict and Colin Morgan is scheduled for arrival spring 2021.
This week, host June Thomas talks about her deep love of audio fiction with longtime radio and podcast writer-producer John Scott Dryden. First, they discuss the U.K. origins of the genre and the growing appetite for audio fiction in the U.S. Then they dig into John’s production process and discuss how he creates immersive stories using sounds and voices from all over the world.  After the interview, June and co-host Rumaan Alam answer a question from a listener.  Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. And if you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Working. It’s only $35 for the first year, and you can get a free two-week trial. Sign up now to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Passenger List creator, co-writer and co-director John Scott Dryden and editor, sound designer and composer Mark Henry Phillips dive deep into the show's opening news montages, in conversation with Audrey Mardavich, managing producer of Radiotopia. Time is running out. Make your mark on Passenger List and Radiotopia before the new year at radiotopia.fm.
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Episode Count
14
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
5 hours, 30 minutes
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 738964