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Audio Theatre Central is a podcast that explores family-friendly audio drama. We will follow the new releases from series such as Lamplighter Theatre, Adventures in Odyssey, Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, Heirloom Audio, Jonathan Park, and more. But will also introduce and discuss other productions that we feel would be of interest to our listeners. We also feature exclusive interviews with cast and crew members of the top radio drama productions.
 
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.
 
Bookworm Banquet is a program that aims to Satisfy Your Literary Cravings by offering up book reviews and author interviews on all genres of books with one caveat; the books must be family friendly. Our goal is to offer wholesome reading to our listeners, whether they are fiction or biography, current releases or classics, children’s books or books for older readers, we will review and discuss them all! JD and Nicole are avid readers who love talking about literature and would love for you t ...
 
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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 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 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…
 
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 you…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 yo…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Today we're back with a review of the fan-favorite audio drama, Adventures in Odyssey. We dive into a spoiler-filled discussion on album #67, More Than Meets the Eye. But that's not all! Roy delivers a newscast, JD shares several audio drama tidbits, and we address feedback from Aaron, booklearner, EZ, Ben, and Jeremy. This is a fun, packed episode…
 
Wise King Media continues to create some fantastic biblical audio drama with their series The Adventum. Today we discuss volume 2 of this amazing program. We address feedback from Gabe, John, E.Z., and Christopher. Roy delivers a stupendous newscast, JD shares a few tidbits, and we also manage to somehow mention the importance of coffee in our live…
 
JD is joined by guest host, Stephanie, who fills in for Nicole in this episode. We review the debut novel from Sandy Brownlee titled The Mirror Lies. This is a quick, enjoyable, light mystery novel that we really enjoyed reading. Also in this episode, Stephanie takes on the task of Nicole's Fact and she brings a coffee-related one (which is always …
 
For our first episode of 2020, we are joined in the studio by audio engineer and sound designer Todd Busteed of GAP Digital in Chicago, Illinois. We chat with Todd about how he got started in the audio drama space, some of the productions he's worked on, his philosophy of sound design, and much more. Roy delivers a newscast, we address feedback fro…
 
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 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 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…
 
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