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Phil Lollar - Excerpts

Excerpts from Jim Riley's 2-part interview with Phil Lollar, co-creator of Focus on the Family's radio drama series "Adventures in Odyssey". (8 minutes)

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Phil Lollar - Preview Apr 30, 2015

The Life of Riley

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Reality Check

Meet Jim Riley, Fletcher Biggs and Tyler Smith in first 5 minutes of the pilot episode.

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Reality Check - Preview Mar 9, 2015

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Series Teaser

Sometimes you have to create your own reality.

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Series Teaser Mar 8, 2015

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Episode 2

Phil Lollar - Part 2

In Part 2, Jim talks with Phil about Biblical story, classic Hollywood and Christian film making ... and Jim gives Phil a few Riley's Farm souvenirs. (24 minutes)

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Phil Lollar - Part 2 May 17, 2015

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Episode 2

Phil Lollar - Part 1

Phil Lollar, co-creator of the radio drama "Adventures in Odyssey" talks with Jim about his new radio drama "Iliad House," the challenges of creative tension, sound effects, and good storytelling. (26 minutes)

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Phil Lollar - Part 1 May 9, 2015

Ballad Mongers — A Free DVD Offer

In the 18th century, traveling minstrel pitch men would stand on a perch at fairs and musters and sing a song.   If the country folk took a fancy to the the tune he sold them a copy printed on a broadside. We need some ballad mongers. Do you have a platform? Are you up on the soap box quite […]

A Year Making It, A Year Yelling About It

Yesterday (and this morning) have been sort of hopping on the distribution front. We have a European network interested.  (They all speak English over there, unlike here in the states) Ben Shapiro, the guy who was the youngest syndicated columnist in America at age 16 and who graduated from Harvard Law at 23 years old, […]

Thinking Outloud about Distribution Again

Next week, we’ll have a few meetings with “channel” distributors so I’m just writing this all down to see if I understand it: 

Clothing the Past

As I sit down to write this post, I think of the title I have been given in regards to this show: Costumer. And while we are indeed creating costumes, to take us back to a time and place little known to us, we are creating the clothing that these people wore all the time. […]

The Press

Like any profession, the media has its share of rogues and whores.   A few years ago, a production company came out here (Riley’s Farm) and promised us they intended to film a simple reality show featuring a family who loved visiting our farm.   That was just about the last true statement they made in our brief history […]

When Evil Wears Good Manners

If Courage, New Hampshire, were, well, Courage, Virginia, we might have a more flamboyant royal governor for the show, but this being New Hampshire in 1770, we have one John Wentworth (right) to study, and he’s just that — an interesting study.  The enemies of the Wentworth family, in New Hampshire, called his extended kin “The […]

Executions and Hangings 1769

A trip through the New Hampshire Gazette, starting with December, 1768, including a report, in some detail, on the hanging and burning of Susannah Lott “..Last week a Court-Martial was held on board His Majesty’s Ship Mermaid, for the Trial of some Sailors for Desertion;  two were sentenced to be flogged from Ship to Ship, & another […]