57 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 • 1.6K Ratings

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.

    Best Bending Battle!

    Best Bending Battle!

    Janet and Dante welcome 4 superfans to debate on one of the Avatarverse’s most popular questions: which bending power is the “best?" Taking into account various aspects of each element, including defensive and offensive uses, overall awesomeness, examples of usage by individual ATLA characters and more, our debaters bring passion, heart and humor to this lively discussion!

    For WATER: Amanda Castrillo Foxworth

    For EARTH: Mikaila Baskin

    For AIR: Suraj Muralidharan

    For FIRE: Nicholas Mayfield

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    • 52 min
    “The Swamp” with Hector Navarro

    “The Swamp” with Hector Navarro

    Our old friend The Profector returns to settle into “The Swamp” with Janet! Hector and Janet try to do credit to an ATLA episode of mysteries… and visions… and some of that profound wisdom that makes us all love the Avatarverse so much. Plus: you’ll get to hear some very fine accent work by the two friends as they talk about those irrepressible swampbenders. This episode of BTE is at least as much fun as a screaming bird with a human voice!

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    • 54 min
    Meet the Cast: Olivia Hack ("Ty Lee")

    Meet the Cast: Olivia Hack ("Ty Lee")

    Meet the voice behind the ever-cheerful and ever-dangerous Ty Lee, Olivia Hack! Janet and Olivia sit down to discuss her experience of voicing the first character we see in the Avatarverse who can seriously affect someone’s bending power! They talk about Ty Lee’s origin story as well as Olivia’s own origin story and how she came to the series for Book Two. And never fear— even an actor who voiced a chi blocker has thoughts about what kind of bender she would be!

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    • 33 min
    "Return to Omashu" with Jennie Kwan

    "Return to Omashu" with Jennie Kwan

    It’s a return to the second-largest city of the Earth Kingdom (Omashu!) AND the return of our beloved Jennie Kwan to take us there! Janet and Jennie are thrilled to discuss this epic episode in which we meet two new fierce non-bending characters in the form of Mai (Cricket Leigh) and Ty Lee (Olivia Hack). Jennie (the voice of Suki) is ready to compare Suki’s formidability to these two new fighters, and there’s a lot to dissect about their fascinating friendship dynamic with the controlling Azula. And, of course, there’s much more adventure to be had - particularly for Momo and Mai’s baby brother, Tom-Tom! But will Aang be able to free King Bumi so that he can become Aang’s earthbending teacher?

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    • 47 min
    Secret Tunnel! with Joshua Hamilton and Jeremy Zuckerman

    Secret Tunnel! with Joshua Hamilton and Jeremy Zuckerman

    We said we’d do it and we did: diving further into "The Cave of Two Lovers,” this time with writer Josh Hamilton and composer Jeremy Zuckerman! This episode is truly a treasure trove of trivia you could only learn from Josh and Jeremy’s uniquely "inside" perspectives. From hearing about Josh and Tim Hedrick’s own renditions of the ATLA episode’s famous songs, to finding out more about the process of making a show like Avatar, to hearing what these behind-the-scenes contributors to the Avatarverse think about all of the amazing covers of “Secret Tunnel” that are out there in the Fandom: it’s a conversation not to be missed!

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    • 40 min
    "The Cave of Two Lovers" with Jack DeSena

    "The Cave of Two Lovers" with Jack DeSena

    How could we cover this iconic episode without bringing back a buddy like Jack De Sena? Janet and Dante welcome Jack back to the podcast for this dive into the Secret Tunnels near Omashu, where music fills the air and love leads the way. Celebrate the fabulous voice work by the dynamic guest cast in Episode Two of Book Two of ATLA, including Dee Bradley Baker’s turn as troubadour Chong and his rendition of one of the most famous songs ever to hit animation! Will Jack, Dante and Janet be able to meet the standard? Can they carry a tune? Or even stay in sync? It’s a good thing Team Avatar isn’t depending on them doing so in order to get to Omashu!

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Firelord Ali ,

Book 1: The boy and girl on the podcast

I grew up with A:TLA and it propelled me to a future where I saw myself making TV shows and Movies! This podcast with Janet and Dante has only reignited my love for this show all these years later. From the episode breakdowns, to the awesome guests that come on board, and the adorable Avatar themed commercial breaks; this podcast has it all. Already looking forward to recapping Legend of Korra next!

PNGN From Dallas ,

Avatar

Its LIT

Dog lover08090 ,

WHERE'S ZUKO

Free Dante! With that said i love this podcast. Lighthearted fun and Janet you are so compassionate. Would be five stars if Dante came back because your repartee is adorable.

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