About The Show Show Overview Audio Theatre Central is a podcast and blog which explores family friendly audio drama and is hosted by...
About The Show
Show OverviewAudio Theatre Central is a podcast and blog which explores family friendly audio drama and is hosted by JD, Roy and Andrew. We primarily focus on what we call The Top 3; Lamplighter Theatre, Adventures in Odyssey and Focus on the Family Radio Theatre. But we will also introduce and discuss other productions that we think you’ll find interesting; such as Jonathan Park, The Brinkman Adventures and more. On the show you’ll hear in-depth reviews, interviews with cast and crew, and all the latest news in the world of family friendly audio drama. The Audio Theatre Central podcast is a production of Porchlight Family Media.
The Full StoryJD, Roy and Andrew are all huge audio drama fans and have been for many years. Adventures in Odyssey was one of the first radio dramas that they ever experienced and they were hooked from then on. Focus on the Family Radio Theatre came along several years after AIO, and this series was also a huge hit. More recently, Lamplighter Theatre has been introduced to listeners around the world and the guys were instant fans.
In terms of acting, production, sound design, …well frankly, in all points, JD, Roy and Andrew feel that these three drama series are the most superb dramas currently being produced. Therefore, the Audio Theatre Central podcast will primarily focus on Lamplighter Theatre, Adventures in Odyssey and Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, but will also introduce and discuss other productions that the guys feel would be of interest to listeners.
On this audio drama fan podcast you will hear the following regarding what we’ll call “The Top 3”:
· Commentary and reviews on recent episodes
· Exclusive interviews with cast and crew
· Behind the scenes info
· News on upcoming releases
· Any other tidbits that the guys can find
Additionally, the podcast will offer information regarding any other audio dramas that are family friendly and have reasonably good quality in acting and production. Their purpose is to stimulate conversation/discussion among fans of “The Top 3” and to give them a more in-depth look into the production of these great shows and have a great time while doing it. If you love good audio drama then Audio Theatre Central, the premiere audio drama fan podcast, is for you!
About The Hosts
JDJD is the founder of Porchlight Family Media, an online radio network whose aim is to be Your Source for Family Centered Content. JD was born in The City of Roses, also known as Portland, Oregon. Since his birth he has lived in 14 different cities in 5 states. Currently residing in The Valley of the Sun, he is an avid reader and lover of good Christian music that glorifies God. In addition to his work with Porchlight Family Media, he also enjoys web design, reading, music, and eating. He blogs about technology at jdsutter.me.
Random Facts About JD: His ice cream flavor of choice is vanilla, he is a huge Google Android fan, and he enjoys camping and the outdoors.
ANDREWAndrew was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and from a very early age he has been exposed to audio drama in many forms from Adventures in Odyssey to the dramatizations of Louis L'Amour’s writings. He has always been fond of stories and enjoys discussing them and listening to them. Therefore, when JD approached Andrew about becoming a host on Audio Theatre Central, he jumped at the chance to discuss these audio dramas. In addition to work on Porchlight Family Media, Andrew is an avid reader and a lover of Southern Gospel music. Also, and this should come as no surprise, he is a great fan of old-time radio and almost any other form of audio drama to be found on this planet.
Random Facts About Andrew: Math is his favorite subject and he is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, he sings high tenor in a quartet. Just kidding. Actually it's bass. And he loves Italian food.
ROYRoy is the recording engineer for Audio Theatre Central. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona and now currently resides in the country town of Buckeye, Arizona (ha there’s still a few cowboys left there). He enjoys recording and producing good Christian media, along with going to church, spending time with family and friends, eating burgers at In-N-Out, and listening to southern gospel music and audio dramas.
Random Facts About Roy: He spends time on top of his chicken coop playing his guitar (yes it’s a LARGE chicken coop) He’s a Mac man, and loves Bluebell ice cream.
About The Porchlight Family Media Mascot
Snowy is a pure bred, white, Miniature Schnauzer and at most times, during recording sessions, can be found curled up under the desk. He is named after the little white dog from The Adventures of Tintin comic books by Herge. We later found out that Tintin’s Snowy was a wired-haired terrier, but we still think he looks like a Mini Schnauzer.
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