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The purpose of Porchlight Family Media is to offer great content that the whole family can enjoy. That means that the kids can listen to/read the content we produce without the parents having to worry about objectionable material. There is so much content online that is inappropriate and we are striving to offer quality content that will, in some way, tip the scales in the other direction.
 
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The biblical audio drama adaptation from Wise King Media, The Adventum, is our topic of conversation today. JD, Roy, and Andrew do a deep dive into Volume 3 of this series and talk about all aspects of the production. Roy also brings a newscast, the guys discuss several audio drama tidbits, and address feedback from Ian. This is a packed episode an…
 
Today is an out of the ordinary episode, but we've still got some great content for you. Austin Peachey conducted a fantastic interview with Adam Morgan, President of Majesty Music, the organization behind the long-running audio drama, Patch the Pirate. Adam shares how he first got involved with the show, some of his favorite characters, how he end…
 
Today we are thrilled to have the amazing voice actors Katie Leigh and Will Ryan as our guests on the show. As you likely know, they play Connie Kendall and Eugene Meltsner on Adventures in Odyssey. We chat with them about their AIO characters, some of the interesting folks they know in the voiceover industry, and even about Old Time Radio. We also…
 
Today we're back with another review. This time we're talking about Adventures in Odyssey album #69: Best Kept Secrets; the album that has caused the biggest stir in the fan community in quite some time. We jump right into the middle of the controversy. We also have a newscast and a couple of Tidbits to go over. We also address feedback from Domini…
 
Welcome to the first episode of 2021! We do a deep dive into Series 15 of the Jonathan Park audio drama program titled The Defining Moment. In addition to this review, we also chat briefly about a few audio drama tidbits and we address some feedback from Wyatt, Kinzey, and John.Full show notes at http://www.audiotheatrecentral.com/144 What are your…
 
Our final episode of 2020 is a packed one! We bring a huge newscast with some exciting happenings, a review of Season 8 of the Brinkman Adventures, and some great feedback from Ian, Malachi, E.Z., Joah, and Austin. Speaking of Austin, he also conducts a fantastic interview with Evan David, the Creative Director of the Base Camp Adventures series. I…
 
Sonic-Con 2020 was an absolutely amazing event that we were thrilled to be a part of. So in this (very different) episode of the podcast we are going to take you to the world's first family-friendly audio theatre convention. JD and Michael share their thoughts and highlights from the event along with snippets from various sessions, interviews with …
 
Recorded in front of a live audience at Sonic-Con 2020, this episode is a first in many ways. Our first live show, our first time at Sonic-Con, and the first time for Michael Schroeder to guest host the show with JD. In the episode we share a gigantic newscast with all the latest happenings in the space and then we welcome Executive Director of Riv…
 
It's World Audio Drama Day so lets celebrate with a bonus episode! JD brings a solo episode with a newscast and an interview with Ann Sachs, the voice of Princess Leia in the NPR radio adaptations of the Star Wars trilogy. Ann shares how she got involved, some experiences from the studio, and thoughts on the value of a great director for a project …
 
Buckle up for a long ride! Today we're celebrating the 10th birthday of Audio Theatre Central! We also review Album 68 of Adventures in Odyssey and we even have some disagreements about this album. We share several interesting audio drama tidbits and address some feedback from E.Z., Nathan, and Dominic. And on top of all that, we decided to do a bu…
 
We've got a packed episode today! JD and Roy go over a bunch of exciting audio drama tidbits first of all. Then they review The Legend of Quetzalcoatl from the series called Tales from Davy Jones Locker. This is a really interesting audio drama production that was brought to our attention by listener Samuel. And if all that wasn't enough, Chad Reis…
 
JD is flying solo today...sort of. He shares several Audio Drama Tidbits regarding Hold Esther, Lifeline Audio Dramas, Adventures in Odyssey, and Eternal Future Productions. And then JD shares a pre-recorded segment in which JD, Roy, and Andrew discuss their picks for the Top 5 Multi-part AIO Episodes of the Last Decade. He also shares some feedbac…
 
If you missed the broadcast for the 3rd Annual ATC Seneca Awards on July 24th, we are sharing it here in the ATC feed so you can hear the great speeches and other fun segments.Full show notes at http://www.audiotheatrecentral.com/136 What are your thoughts on the topics we addressed in this episode? Send us your feedback! We’d love to hear what you…
 
Roy returns to the show today and joins us for our first ever review of an Adventures In Odyssey Club episode. We discuss the two-part story, Unsinkable, written by Kathy Buchanan. We also share some behind the scenes information on the ATC Seneca Awards. We talk about how it started, why we are doing it, and ask for some feedback on the awards goi…
 
This is a fun, informative, and extra-long episode. We are thrilled to be joined on the show by voice actress Chris Anthony Lansdowne. We chat with her about getting into voiceover, her experiences as the voice of Barbie, tips for creating character voices, her love of working on Adventures in Odyssey, the recent resurfacing of Madge and Guy on AIO…
 
We're talking about Series 14 of the Jonathan Park audio drama titled The Greatest Power in this episode. Austin Peachey fills in for Roy again and we do a deep dive into this 12-episode set of action-packed adventures in which the Parks and Brenans travel around the globe chasing Dr. X. We also have a few tidbits to share, JD tackles the newscast …
 
Nicole and JD are joined by audiobook narrator, BJ Harrison, for the whole episode to talk about reading the classics, his approach to narrating audiobooks, and they also discuss what is the best novel in the world. BJ also shares about his invention, the hybrid audiobook, and more. Nicole's Fact is about famous writings from isolation and JD's Tip…
 
Roy plays hooky today so Austin Peachey fills in for him as we discuss My Golden Ship from Lamplighter Theatre. There were some very differing opinions as we did a deep dive into this production. JD takes over the newscaster responsibilities for this episode and we also address feedback from Emily, Joshua, and Paul. We have a few tidbits to share i…
 
We are joined by Darby Kern, creator of the Jake Muller Adventures, in this bonus episode. Darby is an audio drama scriptwriter who has written for Lamplighter Theatre, Heirloom Audio Productions, Kids Corner, Left Behind, and more. Among the things he shares with us over the course of this interview are his approach to adapting novels into audio d…
 
We dive deep in quicksand in this episode...or more accurately, we dive deep into a review of Quicksand: Getting to the Bottom from Lamplighter Theatre. We also share the new trailer for Mockingbird Meadows and address feedback from E.Z., Ben, Lee, and Garrett. In addition to that, we have a packed newscast delivered by JD for once. We hope you enj…
 
We're back with a review of Series 13 of the Jonathan Park audio drama called Light in the Shadows. This show has really improved over the last few releases and we're thrilled to talk about it. Roy also shares a colossal newscast, we address feedback from Big Bob, Aimee Lilly, Micah, Darby, and booklearner, and in the course of the episode, we lear…
 
It's a World Audio Drama Day bonus episode of Audio Theatre Central! To celebrate this great holiday, we bring you a chat about novels that you want to see adapted into audio drama. We also share some of the books we've got on our audio drama wishlist. And then we share an episode of one of our favorite Old Time Radio westerns, The Six Shooter.Full…
 
The much-anticipated first release of the Jake Muller Adventures series, titled Unidentified, is the topic of conversation today. Unidentified was written by long-time audio drama writer, Darby Kern. We chat about our thoughts on this release, Roy shares a newscast, and we respond to feedback from E.Z., Antonio, D.D., Dominic, and booklearner. Lots…
 
Today we're bringing you a review of the latest novel from award-winning and bestselling author, Steven James, called Synapse. This is a near-future thriller that explores the question of where the boundaries should be when dealing with Artificial Intelligence. We kick things off with a chat about literacy in prisons and also in this episode is Nic…
 
JD and Nicole each bring a review in this episode. Nicole reviews the speculative fiction book, Broken Angel, by Sigmund Brouwer and JD reviews the first novel in The Blackthorn Key series by Kevin Sands. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about chickens and the Yellow Brick Road and JD's Tip about a very illuminating book. We kick things off wi…
 
Today we're reviewing The Legends of Robin Hood from the Augustine Institute Radio Theatre. This nearly 6-hour audio drama was highly anticipated and we're excited to talk about it. Also in this episode, we're joined by actor, writer, director, and professor, Chris Nelson who is spearheading a new audio drama convention called Sonic-Con. And we hav…
 
What do you get when you mix a prophet, a borrowed axe, and the Jordan River? Listen to this story to find out!Voice Track Editing and Sound Design by Ezra LozaGraphic Design by Austin Peachey​Our cast included:Victoria Lynn as the AnnouncerEzra Loza as AaronJD Sutter as ElishaNate Kuphall as JosiahAustin Peachey as Jehudi…
 
We break from our normal format and bring a discussion episode instead of a review in this episode. We talk about ways to build a following and distribute your audio drama in this modern era and we chat about the 4 pillars of quality audio drama. Also, ATC contributor Austin Peachey conducted an interview with the creator of the Discovery Mountain …
 
The Seneca Awards broadcast was on Friday, July 26, 2019. For those who missed it, we are sharing the replay on this episode. In addition to the awards, the show features guest presenters, Phil Lollar and Dave Arnold. We also shared two comedy skits from Sam Suksiri and his team, Andrew features Parley Baer in his OTR segment, and we share a tribut…
 
2nd Annual Audio Theatre Central Seneca Awards, presented by Porchlight Family Media. The ATC Seneca Awards honor excellence in the world of family-friendly audio drama and tonight’s broadcast is brought to you by our fantastic partners, The Classic Tales Audiobooks, Adagio Teas, the Scribd digital library, OdysseyFan.com, and The AIO Wiki. More in…
 
It's time to review another Adventures in Odyssey album! This time we talk about Album 66: Trial By Fire and be forewarned, there are spoilers! We also have some feedback from Marcel, Roy has an epically long newscast, we give you a peek at the latest Backstage content, and in the midst of it all, somehow old-time radio and the Grand Canyon get bro…
 
We're bringing you two book reviews today. Nicole is reviewing the spy comedy novella Red Rover, Red Rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick and JD reviews the literary fiction book All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner. These are two very different types of books but each is a great read in its category. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about…
 
Today we review For The Temple from Heirloom Audio's Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty series. This is a fabulous, high-quality audio drama that we highly recommend. JD also reviews a stage version of The Screwtape Letters and compares and contrasts it with the Radio Theatre adaptation. Roy brings a newscast, we address feedback from Bob, Jaxo…
 
We review the book that was our first introduction to author Charles Martin in today's episode. Send Down the Rain is the latest novel by Charles Martin and it just released in paperback in the past few months. This novel tells a heartwrenching tale of brokenness, deceit, and ultimately, redemption. We also ask about which five books you would choo…
 
We break the mold a bit with this episode and rather than reviewing a book, we chat about adapting literature for the stage and we review the touring stage show of The Screwtape Letters presented by Fellowship for Performing Arts. This is an extremely well-done adaptation of the C.S. Lewis classic that we encourage you to check out. Also in this ep…
 
Wise King Media released their third Jonathan Park series pack called Pursuit of Destiny. We review these 12 episodes which were extremely well-produced and well-acted. We also respond to feedback from Kathy Buchanan, Roy has a massive newscast, and we announce the launch of ATC Backstage. We also manage to talk about Dairy Queen, mini golf, and ot…
 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the poem "Excelsior" in the early morning hours of September 28, 1841, and it was published for the first time in a periodical four months later. Excelsior is a Latin word which loosely translated means "ever upward" or "always higher". With that in mind, this poem could be interpreted as a sort of allegory on perse…
 
Happy April Fool's Day! We have a gift for you that's no joke! It's a jam-packed episode of audio drama goodness. We have a review of Season 7 of the Brinkman Adventures called "The Rescued". This season contained some of our favorite Brinkman episodes yet. We also have an interview with the creator of Witnesses, Tracy Van Dolder, we share a sample…
 
JD is joined on the show by author and Bookworm Banquet blog contributor, Victoria Lynn, as Nicole is still out on assignment. Victoria reviews the latest release from Jaime Jo Wright and JD reviews a suspense thriller by an author he discovered via an ebook newsletter. Also in this episode is JD's Tip about accessing the world's largest library an…
 
Wise King Media, producers of Jonathan Park, released Volume 1 of The Adventum in Fall 2018. The Adventum is a biblical epic audio dramatization and this first volume begins with the book of Genesis. In addition to reviewing this audio drama, Roy delivers a newscast, we share some news about Audio Theatre Central Backstage, and we also respond to l…
 
Nicole is out on assignment so JD is joined on the show by author and Bookworm Banquet blog contributor, Victoria Lynn. Victoria brings a review of one of her favorite fantasy novels and JD reviews a spiritual thriller by a new-to-him author. Also in this episode is JD's Tip about an online tool to help you discover your next great book and Victori…
 
In this special bonus episode, we invite you to come along with JD and Nicole to the VNSA Book Sale on February 9, 2019. We recorded on location audio on our way to the sale, while at the venue, and a recap after the event. The VNSA Used Book Sale is an annual event at the Arizona State Fairgrounds and we thought it would be fun to share our bookwo…
 
In this jam-packed episode, we have a review of Adventures in Odyssey Vol. 65: Expect the Unexpected. We dive deep into this album and discuss the characters, plots, and more. Also in this episode is an interview with Boyd Barrett, the creator of the biblical audio drama, Come And See, Roy has a newscast, JD shares some tidbits, and we have feedbac…
 
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