About The Show Show Overview Audio Theatre Central is a podcast and blog which explores family-friendly audio drama and is hosted ...

About The Show

Show Overview

Audio 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 Lamplighter Theatre, Adventures in Odyssey, Heirloom Audio, 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 Story

JD, 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, Heirloom Audio, 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:

  • 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 audio drama medium 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 premier audio drama fan podcast, is for you!

About The Hosts


JD is the founder of Porchlight Family Media, a media production 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 reading, music, and eating. He blogs about technology at

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.


Andrew 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, he's currently teaching math and science high school classes, and he sings high tenor in a quartet. Just kidding. Actually, it's bass. And he loves Italian food.


Roy has worked as recording engineer and editor for Audio Theatre Central as well as sound designer and foley artist for Porchlight Family Media's audio dramas. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona and now currently resides in Glendale, Arizona. He enjoys recording and producing good Christian media, along with going to church, spending time with family and friends, eating Asian food, and listening to southern gospel music and audio dramas.

Random Facts About Roy: He likes to go kayaking and spelunking. His favorite number is 4.

Our Contributors

Austin Peachey

Austin Peachey is a die-hard reader and audio drama fan. He ran the Adventures in Odyssey Blog for over 12 years and has produced a few audio dramas of his own, including FaithFilled Stories. He's also helped work on the 2nd edition of The Official Guide to Odyssey and is a member of the Audio Drama Alliance.

Joah Pearson

Besides being an audio drama junky, Joah Pearson is a son, older sibling to 9, aspiring content communicator, and big-time consumer of pizza, podcasts, books, movies, and Gray Havens music. At bottom, though, he is a junkyard being gloriously overhauled by King Jesus. He lives in Georgia and posts stuff at

Michael Schroeder

Michael Schroeder has been passionate about stories and writing since he was a child. Through helping with short, audio drama skits, acting, and personal writing projects, Michael grew in his love for all things story. He attended the Lamplighter Guild for Creative Disciplines in New York several years in a row to get creative training from masters within the world of Christian audio drama. He resides in Northern Colorado and has been involved in writing, Bible studies, and teaching voice acting with Lost Marbles Theatrics.

Robert Thacker

Robert loves all storytelling mediums; especially audio drama because it's so overlooked. He wrote the audio drama script titled "A Search for Truth," which was produced by the creators of Jonathan Park. You can check it out at

About The Porchlight Family Media Mascot

Snowy is a purebred, 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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