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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

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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

Tavern Talk: Phil Lollar

Sound Effects, Creative Tension and “Adventures in Odyssey” Part One of Our Phil Lollar Interview on Tavern Talk We invited Phil Lollar, the co-creator of the very successful radio drama, “Adventures in Odyssey” to stop by the Hawk’s Head Tavern at Riley’s Farm to talk about his new show “Iliad House.” He graciously accepted. (Can […]

John Adams [Video]

This is the chatty, gossipy, dismissive side of our 2nd president. You’re going to love hearing what he has to say about the John Green family of Stafford Springs, Connecticut. People pick on John Adams, but he didn’t spring ex nihilo out of the New England mist. America was built, in large part, on the Puritan […]

NEW: Veteran Screen Actor Returns to the Courage Tavern

In a crowded New England tavern, after a court of general sessions, Merry Pugwell (Chris MacDonnell) can’t sleep;  he shakes off a nightmare and wakes to find Simeon Trapp (Basil Hoffman) in similar straits.  Anxious for company, Pugwell initiates a conversation, but the news Trapp has to offer leaves Pugwell worried his nightmare is just […]

Vignettes from Courage, New Hampshire

  New on Colony Bay:  Alexandra Oliver & Lorraine Pope in “Before the Travail”  If you haven’t seen episode one of Courage, New Hampshire, our seven day free trial offers the hour long episode up free, along with two new Courage, New Hampshire webisodes. “House Arrest” isn’t just a reality in the era of digital ankle bracelets.  During […]

The Life of Riley

Join the Colony and Watch “The Life of Riley” Is there anyone over twelve years old in the English speaking world who hasn’t heard these words at some point in their life: “they should make a reality show about you?” I doubt it.  We certainly hear it a lot.  When you consider our situation here […]

Magic for the Masses

Can little independent companies produce a television channel you’re willing to pay for? A few days ago, my fourteen your old son Gabriel re-discovered the visual wizardry of a young guy who can create glass-shattering car accidents without getting anyone hurt.  He can bring down skyscrapers without real-world tragedy. He can build entire underground command […]

Our Take on Turn

Parental Warning: a few scenes in Turn may not be appropriate for younger children and teenagers. Almost from the moment of its rumored pre-production, I’ve been asked by friends and fans of Courage what I thought about the new Revolutionary War spy series, “Turn” on AMC. A few folks even appear sheepish about it — […]

A Fiesta Siesta

Mortified in light of the recent Dartmouth “Fiesta” fiasco, we offer our apologies for words we may have used without even thinking… First off, an apology. For too long now, I have apparently failed to thank the people of New Hampshire for allowing me to use the term “New Hampshire.” They have also graciously permitted […]

If I Could But Atone..

Golf memories with my dad… I really should be a better golfer. My dad — who was so poor as a child he never really knew how to stop working later in life — allowed himself one semi-unrestrained pleasure: golf clubs, a cart (if it was absolutely required), and a round of golf, perhaps, on […]