I am relatively new to Anita Lustrea’s podcast Faith Conversations, in which she explores different points of view within Christianity. I have to say that I’m enjoying it, even if I don’t agree with everything that is suggested. In Episode 106, Anita’s featured guest was Nancy LeSourd– the daughter-in-law of inspirational author Catherine Marshall and granddaughter-in-law of “Christy”. I found their topics fascinating, as well as Nancy being a heroine in her own right. The discussion on the spiritual legacies one generation can bless the next with really got me stoked! I hope you will try the episode out for free on itunes.
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I came across something entirely new to me– the ATC Seneca Awards, which recognizes the best in family audio dramas. The Awards are according to the opinions of the Audio Theatre Central podcast which you can check out here. I thought it would be fun to dredge up trailers for as many nominations as I could find and collect them all in one place on this post. Audio dramas are a great source of favorite family memories and long car trip entertainment. Have fun!
Captain Bayley’s Heir – (Heirloom Audio Productions; John Fornof (writer/director); starring John Rhys Davies, Finty Williams)
The Trials of St. Patrick – (AIR Theatre; Paul McCusker (writer/director); Philip Glassborow (producer); starring John Rhys Davies)
Ode to Saint Cecelia – (AIR Theatre; Paul McCusker (writer/director); starring Derek Jacobi, Hayley Atwell)
The Giant Killer – (Lamplighter Theatre; John Fornof)
Wulf the Saxon (couldn’t find a trailer) – (Heirloom Audio Productions; Todd Busteed (writer/director); John Campbell (score))
*You can find reviews of all of these audio dramas and more on the ATC podcast.
In case you didn’t know, the 2018 Audie Awards are being hosted tonight! You can watch it live on Facebook here.
You can also view a list of the nominations by clicking here. Among the names and titles that caught my eye:
Paul McCusker’s audio drama (I didn’t know he had a new one!) entitled Brother Francis, and starring Geoffrey Palmer. He also has another audio drama I didn’t know about!: “The Trials of St. Patrick” (starring John Rhys-Davies).
Treasure Island is also among the nominated audio dramas.
Rachel McAdams is nominated for Best Female narrator for “Anne of Green Gables.” (Does her red hair make her sounder redder?)
Both Kenneth Branagh and Stephen Fry are up for Best Male narrators for “Murder on the Orient Express” and “Sherlock Holmes” (respectively).
Martin Sheen narrated “The Home Front” and Phylicia Rashad narrated “My Life, My Love, My Legacy” –they are nominated for Best History.
“Captain Bayley’s Heir” (Heirloom Audio Productions) is another audio drama, nominated for Faith Based productions.
Another Christian fiction title is “Catching the Wind,” by Melanie Dobson.
For classics lovers, “Daisy Miller” (Henry James) and “Phineas Finn” (Anthony Trollope) are nominated.
I just noticed that Johnny Heller is being nominated for his part in “Wedgie & Gizmo”. I had the privilege of seeing him and his wife in person, and asking a few questions. (I’m name-dropping now; I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t know me from Adam.)
Oh yeah– and let’s not forget Scott Brick. 😉
Have you listened to any of these? Feel free to provide reviews!