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 writ...

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.

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Interview Segment

Darby Kern, creator of the Jake Muller Adventures

Darby's current favorite fried cheese curds - 1919 Kitchen & Tap

OTR shows mentioned:

JD mentioned the book, Pontius Pilate by Paul L. Maier

What's coming next for Jake Muller

Synopsis for Adventure #2: Blood
There’s no such thing as Vampires… right?

That’s what Jake’s good friend Ariana thought. So why did somebody drop a body covered with bites at the hospital where she works? And why is she being followed by creepy dudes?

Jake wants answers, and he’s going to get them no matter the cost. He’s also going to learn that, “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

Will Jake Muller take up a sword in this spiritual battle?

Synopsis for Adventure #3: Undead
A Jake Muller movie? Why not?

When Jake takes his nephew Peter to Louisiana to see the filming of a movie about him, they also make plans to visit some friends. Julienne Cormier, who changed the course of his life, is one of them. So is his former sergeant, whose health has taken a turn for the worse.

So why is the movie plagued with deadly accidents? And what has driven Julienne’s best friend to suicide? And what is all this talk about zombies?

Battle lines are about to be drawn, and Jake Muller never backs off from a fight.

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Audio Drama Tidbits Segment

The Timely Arrival of Ormond Wright - an audio drama from Glenn Hascall
JD was privileged to be featured in this half-hour program

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Credits read by Darby Kern in episode 128.

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