Saturday, October 10, 2009

Unofficial Podcast Ep. 59

10.10.09. It's been three weeks since Darien's Rise made its official debut on the radio and we're back to talk about the first three episodes! Have a listen and then let us know what you think! Are you happy with Shane Baumel and Rachel Fox as Kyle and Anna? Has Darien's Rise captured your interest or does it leave you wanting more? Don't forget to check out part four over at the Official Site!

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Running Time: 30:24


  1. Hey Chris! Just wanted to tell you that I'm doing the same thing as you, listening to the episodes of Darien's Rise on the radio and following them with the CDs. And I just wanted to say that the scene where Kyle talks to the waitor is not in the book. However in the book Kyle was talking to a group of boys who told him about Darien killing 'Goliath'.
    Another thing I'd like to say is about the casting. I think that Rachael Fox does a great Anna. I can't imagine anyone else doing a better job on that. Shane as Kyle is okay, but just like you I don't think he captures that 'big-brother' thing just right.
    Now Andre's whit. I love him! He does have a lot of energy while narrating this story and I think that I'm getting used to his voice for Whit.
    One last thing, I just wanted to say that my family and I are praying for Sarah to receieve healing for her eyes.
    Whoo. That was long. I don't think I've ever typed something that long here before.

  2. Yay!Chris and Sarah reviewing again!

  3. @ Anon - You're right. It's basically the same scene, however, with the waiter instead of the group of boys. Either way, there was no mention of Commander Soren in the radio broadcast. Curious, isn't it?

  4. @Chris-Yah. But they might still mention him in a later episode. Maybe.

  5. True that. I guess that'll be something worth keeping an eye out for.

  6. Hey Chris and Sarah--this is what wikii says about how the canadian ThanksGiving started.

    Happy reading!

    Various First Nations in Canada had long-standing traditions celebrating the harvest and giving thanks for a successful bounty of crops. Canada's First Nations and Native Americans throughout the Americas, including the Pueblo, Cherokee, Cree and many others organized harvest festivals, ceremonial dances, and other celebrations of thanks for centuries before the arrival of Europeans in North America.[6]
    Canadian troops attend a Thanksgiving service in a bombed-out cathedral in Cambrai, France in October 1918
    The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean. Frobisher's Thanksgiving was not for harvest but homecoming. He had safely returned from a search for the Northwest Passage, avoiding the later fate of Henry Hudson and Sir John Franklin. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. The feast was one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations by Europeans in North America. Frobisher was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him — Frobisher Bay.
    At the same time, French settlers, having crossed the ocean and arrived in Canada with explorer Samuel de Champlain, in 1604 onwards also held huge feasts of thanks. They even formed 'The Order of Good Cheer' and gladly shared their food with their First Nations neighbours.
    After the Seven Years' War ended in 1763 handing over of New France to the British, the citizens of Halifax held a special day of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving days were observed beginning in 1799 but did not occur every year. After the American Revolution, American refugees who remained loyal to Great Britain moved from the newly independent United States and came to Canada. They brought the customs and practices of the American Thanksgiving to Canada. The first Thanksgiving Day after Canadian Confederation was observed as a civic holiday on April 5, 1872 to celebrate the recovery of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) from a serious illness.
    Starting in 1879 Thanksgiving Day was observed every year, but the date was proclaimed annually and changed year to year. The theme of the Thanksgiving holiday also changed each year to reflect an important event to be thankful for. In its early years it was for an abundant harvest and occasionally for a special anniversary.
    After World War I, both Armistice Day and Thanksgiving were celebrated on the Monday of the week in which November 11 occurred.[citation needed] Ten years later, in 1931, the two days became separate holidays, and Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day.

  7. Thanks for the podcast! I stopped listening to Passages after episode 2, but now I want to hear it after your reveiw.

  8. Rachel Fox andthe other kid are really good!But Anna sounds older then Kyle and She is younger in the books. I like Dariens rise! It is cool that I can tell kids who don't know God about the show and they really want to listen to it!