It’s World Audio Drama Day!!
What is World Audio Drama Day, you ask?
It is an annual holiday that takes place on October 30th of every year. It’s a day to listen to your favorite audio drama(s), new and old, and share this beautiful medium with others who may not know about it. The 30th of October was selected for this holiday as it is the anniversary of the most well-known radio program of all time, Orson Welles’ broadcast, War of the Worlds, first aired in 1938.
Find out more about World Audio Drama day at www.audiodramaday.com
In honor of the day, we thought to share with you the audio dramas we have created, as well as some of the team’s favorites.
Listen to it here: Sarah, Plain and Tall
“Well done, Ichthus! You have a very good piece here” – Nathan Kuphall, creator of Alex and Borble
Listen here: Lies and Otherwise
“Very well done. Production values were great!” – JD Sutter, host of Audio Theatre Central
Listen here: Treasure Seekers
“Honestly I think one big take away, other than the messages in the story, that I got personally, was a love for audio drama. You guys love audio drama, and it shows through.” – Christopher Green, writer and producer for Shadows and Daylight
DOWN GILEAD LANE (Victoria and Josiah’s favorite)
DGL is 12 season long audio drama series produced by Keys for Kids Ministries, formerly known as CBH Ministries. Set in the little town of Coleraine, it depicts the Morrison family’s adventures and struggles with strong Christian messages portrayed throughout. Great for the whole family!
Purchase or listen on demand here: Down Gilead Lane
BEN HUR (Isabella's favorite)
Ben Hur is an audio drama adaptation of the famous book by Lew Wallace. Released by Focus on the Family Radio Theatre in 2001, it is an action packed Biblical fiction drama for the whole family!
Purchase here: Ben Hur
JONATHAN PARK: (Elijah's favorite)
Jonathan Park action-packed audio adventures are for kids and families. The stories are full of faith-building and educational evidence for a Creator. This series is an old favorite of ours, and we come back to listen to the albums again and again!
Purchase here: Jonathan Park
WHITE GYPSY (Sarah Grace's favorite)
White Gypsy from Lamplighter Theatre is a dramatic tale of loss, sacrifice, hope and redemption. Based off the book by Annette Lyster originally published in 1881, this is also an audio drama we come back to again and again!
Purchase here: White Gypsy
FATHER KNOWS BEST (family favorite)
Father Knows Best is an Old Time Radio show that first started airing in August 1949 on NBC Radio. Created by Ed James, Father Knows Best follows the lives of the Andersons, a middle class family living in the Midwestern town of Springfield. All of us love listening to this particular OTR show, and with over 200 episodes, we always have more to download and listen to!
Listen and download here: Father Knows Best
There you go! Now go listen to some audio dramas and share your favorites of this amazing medium with your friends and family!
What are your favorite audio dramas? Have you listened to any of the ones we mentioned?
The IFP Team