Welcome to sounddawg.net

NOW STREAMING!  An all-new acoustic adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s legendary short story Harrison Bergeron! (See details below)…




This is the latest version of the original sounddawg website, this new iteration offers a fresh look, familiar content and easier navigation.

The last version suffered a nasty fate…a dreaded “SID” — a Sudden Irretrievable Deletion — sorta like Humpty Dumpty.

Thanks to all who have recently been visiting this updated site!

If you are new to the site, the navigation menu top will lead you to what it’s all about along with some details on the history of acoustic storytelling, what you’ll find in the audio archives and something about the pioneers of the acoustic storytelling form.

One important aspect of audio storytelling is in the fidelity of the sound. All of the sound stories here were produced utilizing high fidelity field recordings and equipment–including uncompressed .wav files whenever possible–and they’re streamed at higher quality than most websites. The experience is usually noticeably better than can be found on FM radio and on many podcasts.

If you let it, the sound can place you in the scene, creating a sense of place, a sense of being there, igniting your imagination on an acoustic soundstage

If you’re interested in the craft of audio storytelling, as this site grows you’ll find articles, commentary, links and blog posts all about it.

To start with, I’ve posted some recent articles I recently published on my LinkedIn site–reflections on the challenges of storytelling faced by a new generation of radio documentary podcast producers using sound as a fundamental element in telling stories. 

If you’d like to contribute an article, please let me know!

Greg R. Barron

I’m delighted to publish a new offering: Kurt Vonnegut’s legendary short story, Harrison Bergeron, adapted for audio media. You’ll find a link for it above and in the menu in the “Billboard” drop-down. There, you’ll also find more about Vonnegut and the story…

The Voice of America has now completed a full translation of the acoustic documentary “Follow the Moon” into the Khmer language for distribution to Cambodia and Khmer speakers worldwide! Listen to all or part of it (the Khmer language is beautiful!) here…

A special presentation is now streaming here — an acoustic adaptation of a CBC tradition: Frederick Forysyth’s ” The Shepherd, read by the late legendary Alan Maitland is brought to life by authentic archival field recordings. Listen now to “The Shepherd Retold“.

“The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal…” So starts the story of Harrison Bergeron in a dystopian future where our government has, at last, secured social justice for all. Readings of the story are not uncommon but this version is made exclusively for audio listeners!