115 episodes

Enter the amazing world of Avatar through the official companion podcast, Avatar: Braving the Elements from Nickelodeon. Join hosts Janet Varney (the voice of “Korra”) and Dante Basco (the voice of “Prince Zuko”) each week as they re-watch every episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender then break down key themes, notable battles, and behind-the-scenes trivia you can’t get anywhere else. Special guests from cast members to producers join them to explore elements of the Avatarverse, including the origins of the story and how Avatar was brought to life.

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    • 4.9 • 2.1K Ratings

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Enter the amazing world of Avatar through the official companion podcast, Avatar: Braving the Elements from Nickelodeon. Join hosts Janet Varney (the voice of “Korra”) and Dante Basco (the voice of “Prince Zuko”) each week as they re-watch every episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender then break down key themes, notable battles, and behind-the-scenes trivia you can’t get anywhere else. Special guests from cast members to producers join them to explore elements of the Avatarverse, including the origins of the story and how Avatar was brought to life.

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    Book Three: Fire

    Book Three: Fire

    We’re back and fired up for a new season! Janet and Dante have a ‘family’ reunion with their two dads, Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, as everyone catches up on some of the major moments from Team Avatar’s time in the Earth Kingdom. To get ready for Book Three: Fire, we’ll talk about the epic cliffhanger of season two, fiery characters we’ll meet in season 3, and some of our favorite episodes we can’t wait to watch again. Janet and Dante ask Mike and Bryan some questions from fans, and we may even hear a bit about what’s going on over at Avatar Studios…Flameo, it’s Fire Nation time! 
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    • 53 min
    Secrets from the Vault: Zuko's Scar & Darker Themes from the Avatarverse

    Secrets from the Vault: Zuko's Scar & Darker Themes from the Avatarverse

    Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko share never before told stories about Zuko’s scar, bloodbending and more!

    ‘The Awakening’ with Giancarlo Volpe

    ‘The Awakening’ with Giancarlo Volpe

    Janet and Dante are joined once more by dynamo director, Giancarlo Volpe, as we welcome Aang back to the land of the living in, ‘The Awakening’! After the fall of the Earth Kingdom, Aang wakes up in some alarming new digs with a hair-raising new look (iykyk) as the Gaang makes their way towards unfamiliar Fire Nation territory. Meanwhile, Zuko finds himself feeling uneasy about his long-awaited return home after helping Azula defeat the Avatar, troubled by the question - is there a chance he could still be alive? 
     
    Janet and Dante get some insider info from Giancarlo about the elements that make this such a powerful season opener, marvel at the masterful displays of waterbending from Katara, and dive into Dante’s strong feelings about Zuko’s sinister sister and …her chess playing skills?
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Secrets from the Vault: Would Zuko really kill Aang?

    Secrets from the Vault: Would Zuko really kill Aang?

    Dante, Janet and Giancarlo Volpe delve into what might have happened if Zuko tried to kill Aang in Book 2-- plus Dante and Giancarlo talk about working with the legendary Mark Hamill on Avatar.

    'The Headband' with John O'Bryan

    'The Headband' with John O'Bryan

    Janet and Dante are delighted to welcome back John O’Bryan, the writer who gave us the most iconic (and unlucky) cabbage merchant ever! John shares more behind-the-scenes intel as we catch up with Aang, the gang, and their sticky fingers, doing their best to assimilate to the Fire Nation; including ‘picking up’ some fresh new fits and taking a *brief* break from restoring world balance, to host the hottest Fire Nation school dance of the century...likely the only Fire Nation school dance of this century. Not so far away, Zuko experiences the perks and drawbacks in his relationships after returning home, and seeks help from a mysterious stranger to destroy the Avatar, once and for all.
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    • 54 min
    Secrets from the Vault: Young Love and Familiar Faces

    Secrets from the Vault: Young Love and Familiar Faces

    The surprising relationship even Dante didn't see coming, and Yue’s return to the real world. In this extended interview, Janet, Dante, & director Giancarlo Volpe chat about love in the Avatarverse, some Fire Nation Easter Eggs, and question - what exactly happened to Uncle Iroh’s tea shop??

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Bobby Skins ,

Disappointed

Sokka’s master is for subscribers only? I’ll be unsubscribing if this continues

Ultra Jonny Rock ,

Get through season 1, because season 2 is much better!

The production quality for the first season wasn’t great, but the interviews were great. The two hosts Janet and Dante did talk over each other quite a bit in the first season, but I think it’s just because this is a new format for them.

The second season is excellent. Not only did they come to a consistent style to present the show, but they also got a production team and the audio quality is much much better.

The first season was almost intolerable to listen to, from a technical perspective, because the episodes were mixed very poorly. There was no compression on the vocals, and sometimes Dante would speak very loudly, and it would blow up my speakers. I had to ride my volume control every time I’d listen to the show, especially if I had it turned up to combat the road noise of my car.

I’m very much looking forward to listening to the rest of the show as the quality has improved so much more. I’m even looking forward to listening to the Korra episodes.

RFQ21 ,

Forever fans!

My husband & son introduced me to this show when it first came out. I was pregnant with my 2nd son. I love to say he is as old as the original series. We have been fans ever since. We own the original series on DVD. We dressed as the elements one Halloween. When it came out on Netflix we were thrilled & it is often something we watch when there’s nothing to watch. I have recently discovered this podcast & even though I have watched it from the inception, I have learned soooo much just listening. Thank you for bringing new insight to a show my family & I have watched since the start.

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