131 episodes

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.

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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.

    ATC130: Review of The Adventum: Vol. 2

    ATC130: Review of The Adventum: Vol. 2

    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 lives.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    ATC129: Audio Drama Post-Production with Todd Busteed of GAP Digital

    ATC129: Audio Drama Post-Production with Todd Busteed of GAP Digital

    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 from E.Z., Malachi, and Dominic. We also play in its entirety, a short audio drama produced by the Lamplighter Guild students. This is a jam-packed episode full of great info from Todd and lots of laughs so don't miss it! And please pass it on!

    Full show notes at http://www.audiotheatrecentral.com/129

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    ATC128: A Conversation with Audio Drama Scriptwriter, Darby Kern

    ATC128: A Conversation with Audio Drama Scriptwriter, Darby Kern

    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 drama, the impetus for creating the Jake Muller Adventures, some of his favorite Old-Time Radio shows, and where to get the best fried cheese curds in Green Bay, WI. Don't miss this fun and informative conversation.

    Full show notes at http://www.audiotheatrecentral.com/128

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    ATC127: Review of Quicksand: Getting to the Bottom from Lamplighter Theatre

    ATC127: Review of Quicksand: Getting to the Bottom from Lamplighter Theatre

    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 enjoy the penultimate episode of 2019.

    Full show notes at http://www.audiotheatrecentral.com/127
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    • 53 min
    ATC126: Review of Jonathan Park Series 13: Light in the Shadows

    ATC126: Review of Jonathan Park Series 13: Light in the Shadows

    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 learn that we must visit Portillo's restaurant.

    NOTE: We had some electronic interference at a couple points during the recording of this episode. We did as much as possible to minimize the noise and we hope it doesn't detract from your enjoyment of the program.

    Full show notes at http://www.audiotheatrecentral.com/126
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    • 52 min
    ATC125: The Six Shooter and Adapting Novels [World Audio Drama Day Bonus Episode]

    ATC125: The Six Shooter and Adapting Novels [World Audio Drama Day Bonus Episode]

    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 show notes at http://www.audiotheatrecentral.com/125
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

bu11frogg3 ,

Beyond mere entertainment

Over the past few years, ATC has highlighted many audio dramas my kids and I have come to enjoy and cherish.

Most of them are great entertainment, true, with quality voice acting, sound design, engaging writing, etc., but most of the stories and series’ recommended by ATC also have something deeper and more meaningful to offer on many levels. Most kids’ TV shows are the equivalent of candy — fun, perhaps, but soon forgotten. In contrast, what we’ve found from ATC are character-building and good for the soul, like a hearty meal.

Every time we get in the car, the kids ask for these audio stories. Thank you, ATC, for bringing so many great stories to our attention!

yodaAnd Captain americaYAY ,

Great

Audio theatre central is the BEST podcast for audio dramas

marcm100 ,

Best place to keep up on family friendly audio drama!

Lots of great interviews, audio drama reviews, and of course Roy's newscast! And don't forget to listen all the way to the end for the outtakes, and the, um, joke from Roy. On second thought, maybe not the joke, but the outtakes are worth it. 😊 Just Kidding!

Keep up the great work guys!

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