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Return to Gilead

Return to Gilead

By Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock

A review podcast for Down Gilead Lane, hosted by longtime audio drama fans Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock. We’re going episode by episode through this audio drama masterpiece to see what makes it the greatest.

Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
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“Much Ado About Something” in Review
“Much Ado About Something” in Review
Anna Townsend is back... and Michael’s opinions on her return may have changed. As Ryan and Michael explore the plot and characters of episode 116 (9-6) of Beyond Gilead, “Much Ado About Something,” the two reviewers discuss the conflict between Maya and Anna, Lori Twichell’s depiction of the theater, Michael Morrison’s place in the middle of the conflict, and the issues with writing a two-act structure. Plus, a voice message from Austin! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing: Michael LaFaver Music: John Lewis Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
January 30, 2023
“School Graze” in Review
“School Graze” in Review
The negativity unfortunately continues with Michael and Ryan’s review of Lori Twichell’s next episode in Season 9 of Beyond Gilead, 115 (9-5), “School Graze.” Why has Hope started a clique? Why didn’t John stand up to Monica right away? Why doesn’t Hope’s school give her any boundaries? How didn’t John and Mary see this coming? And why did a five-year-old girl go without sandwiches for a week while her parents may or may not have known about it? No idea, but listen to hear your two objective story critics conjecture why! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing: Michael LaFaver Music: John Lewis Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:58
January 26, 2023
Train Wreck – An Extended Review of “The Heart of the Treasure”
Train Wreck – An Extended Review of “The Heart of the Treasure”
No words. In this review, Ryan and Michael utterly obliterate episode 114 (9-4) of Beyond Gilead, “The Heart of the Treasure.” Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing: Michael LaFaver Music: John Lewis Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
48:42
January 23, 2023
“A Story of Grace and Hope” in Review
“A Story of Grace and Hope” in Review
John Fornof’s debut in Season 9 of Beyond Gilead is... a little shaky at best, and Michael and Ryan are here to break down exactly why in this review of episode 113 (9-3), “A Story of Grace and Hope.” The two analytical audio drama enthusiasts talk about the issue with writing a theme into a Bible story (again), whether the biblical Jonah actually complained, some great performaces from Rodney TeSlaa, and some unexpected VeggieTales references. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing: Michael LaFaver Music: John Lewis Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:57
January 21, 2023
“Misrudderstandings” in Review
“Misrudderstandings” in Review
The series continues as Ryan and Michael discuss the next episode of the new season of Beyond Gilead, episode 112 (9-2), “Misrudderstandings.” What do model ships, classic Gilead, hearing-impaired five-year-olds, guinea pigs, Audacity, Elizabeth, and LYNDI have to do with each other? Listen to find out! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing: Michael LaFaver Music: John Lewis Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
23:53
January 19, 2023
“Memories and Milestones” in Review
“Memories and Milestones” in Review
A new season is here! Michael and Ryan kick off Return to Gilead’s review series of Season 9 of Beyond Gilead with the “split” episode 111 (9-1), “Memories and Milestones.” The two reviewers talk about clip shows in audio drama and the returning questions of where trials come from... along with some examples of Michael Morrison’s misunderstood humor. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
January 17, 2023
We Are Allie Barrett
We Are Allie Barrett
There’s a reason why Return to Gilead has only two regular hosts. We present, for your consideration, a bonus episode of outtakes from the five-person recording of our review of “The Hope That Heals.” Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver, Ryan Matlock, Jack Cashion, Rayah Smith, and Allie Barrett Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
09:45
January 16, 2023
“Stolen Secrets, Part 2” in Review – The Sunday Special
“Stolen Secrets, Part 2” in Review – The Sunday Special
The next episode covered on the Return to Gilead Sunday Special brings a little controversy! Ryan and Michael go back and forth quite a bit on John Fornof’s loose adaptation for Keys for Kids’ Red Rock Mysteries episode 6, “Stolen Secrets, Part 2.” Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett The Return to Gilead Sunday Special is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries, and based on music produced for Oasis Audio.
39:01
January 16, 2023
In Soviet Russia, Potato Eats You – An Extended Review of “The Hope That Heals” (ft. Jack Cashion, Rayah Smith, and Allie Barrett)
In Soviet Russia, Potato Eats You – An Extended Review of “The Hope That Heals” (ft. Jack Cashion, Rayah Smith, and Allie Barrett)
Five hosts on a Return to Gilead episode. Woah. Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock are joined by Michael’s three best friends: Jack Cashion (returning guest), Rayah Smith (AIO Audio News co-host), and Allie Barrett (cover artist and AIOWiki Podcast co-host) to review the special episode that kicks off Era 3 of Beyond Gilead, episode 110 (S-12), “The Hope That Heals.” Stay tuned for a lively discussion on Hope Turner and Lori Twichell’s best episode yet. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver, Ryan Matlock, Jack Cashion, Rayah Smith, and Allie Barrett Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
36:14
January 15, 2023
An Interview Update
An Interview Update
This bonus episode will be replaced with an interview with John Fornof during the week of January 15.
01:54
January 12, 2023
Solemn Farewell – An Extended Review of “Mayor May Not,” Part 2
Solemn Farewell – An Extended Review of “Mayor May Not,” Part 2
Era 2 of Return to Gilead ends with Michael and Ryan’s conclusions on “Mayor May Not” and Justin’s departure, along with a look back at John Fornof’s episodes from the last two seasons of Beyond Gilead. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
53:19
January 12, 2023
“Mayor May Not” in Review, Part 1
“Mayor May Not” in Review, Part 1
We’ve reached the end of an era (Era 2, to be exact) and the final two episodes in Season 8 of Beyond Gilead, 108 and 109 (8-11 and 8-12), “Mayor May Not.” Avid hosts Ryan and Michael begin with a few critiques of the finale, discussing unfortunate version differences, John and Mary’s delayed reaction to Justin’s needs, another Abraham parallel, and a Biblical look at spiritual attacks. Plus, a voice message from Cole! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:17
January 11, 2023
“Stolen Secrets, Part 1” in Review – The Sunday Special
“Stolen Secrets, Part 1” in Review – The Sunday Special
The Timberlines’ mysteries continue with Michael and Ryan’s return to Keys for Kids’ adaptation of Red Rock Mysteries, “Stolen Secrets, Part 1.” Non-theories from Michael and consternation from Ryan are the main reactions the two futuristic hosts have to John Fornof’s debut on the Return to Gilead Sunday Special! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett The Return to Gilead Sunday Special is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
34:24
January 09, 2023
“A Steady Up” in Review
“A Steady Up” in Review
Things are getting more tense in Coleraine as the mayoral races progress, and Michael and Ryan are here to break it down in this review of episode 107 (8-10) of Beyond Gilead, “A Steady Up.” The Brobdingnagian Gileadites discuss Monica’s lies by omission, the beginning of a series of callbacks for Justin, and how John Fornof delivers an excellent representation of discerning God’s will. Plus, some indirect feedback from JD! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:55
January 08, 2023
The Mr. Key Series in Review, Part 4
The Mr. Key Series in Review, Part 4
The story is over. Ryan and Michael close out the final part in the review of the Mr. Key Series with Ryan’s conclusions on Mr. Key’s flashbacks, Michael’s observations about the relationship between Tim, John, and Mary, and both hosts’ insights into the grief process. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:18
December 28, 2022
The Mr. Key Series in Review, Part 3
The Mr. Key Series in Review, Part 3
Mr. Key is back... for two final episodes. Michael and Ryan jump back into the Mr. Key Series with a discussion of John Fornof’s story preferences, the symmetry and contrasts of Mr. Key and Tom Richter, and the start of Ryan’s case for God working through Alzheimer’s. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:47
December 27, 2022
“Haunted Waters” Version Differences – The Sunday Special
“Haunted Waters” Version Differences – The Sunday Special
The Return to Gilead Sunday Special has returned to the Sunday Special... as a book club?? As a “bonus special episode,” Ryan and Michael dive into the original version of “Haunted Waters,” by Jerry Jenkins and Chris Fabry, along with the hybrid audiobook adapted by Chris Fabry for Oasis Audio. How does the Keys for Kids version hold up against the originals? Find out in this lengthy discussion! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett
01:19:10
December 26, 2022
Interim Outtakes
Interim Outtakes
There was a lot of content from the last two reviews that just couldn’t make it into the main episodes due to time constraints. But that doesn’t mean you don’t get to hear it! Tune in to listen to a whole episode’s worth of discussion from the “Christmas Heirlooms” reviewers about yet another Gilead timeline theory, followed by an extended discussion from “It’s the Little Things” about the Richters’ smear campaign tactics. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver, Ryan Matlock, Austin Peachey, and Jack Cashion Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
28:30
December 25, 2022
“It’s the Little Things” in Review
“It’s the Little Things” in Review
We continue the interruption of the Mr. Key Series to remind the audience of the Coleraine mayoral race... with a review of an episode of Beyond Gilead in which seemingly nothing happens, 104 (8-7), “It’s the Little Things.” Ryan and Michael break down the mysterious missing themes and points of the scenes in this episode, the implications behind scripture used for a resolution, and a fun moment of Chris Blair killing it as Michael Morrison. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
23:49
December 24, 2022
“Christmas Heirlooms” in Review (ft. Austin Peachey and Jack Cashion)
“Christmas Heirlooms” in Review (ft. Austin Peachey and Jack Cashion)
Finally, a Return to Gilead Christmas special released at Christmastime! Michael and Ryan take a break from the Mr. Key Series to invite Austin Peachey and Jack Cashion back to the podcast to review episode 103 (S-11) of Beyond Gilead, “Christmas Heirlooms.” The four-member review squad talks small casts, mixed feelings, parents as main characters, the Morrisons’ history of busyness, and immersive sound design. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver, Ryan Matlock, Austin Peachey, and Jack Cashion Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:18
December 22, 2022
The Mr. Key Series in Review, Part 2
The Mr. Key Series in Review, Part 2
The long review of Mr. Key’s four-part series on Beyond Gilead continues with a pivotal second part. Ryan and Michael dive deep into the backstory of Mr. Key and his history with Tom Richter, Elsie Key, and Timmy Morrison. Plus, the two hosts discuss more excellent writing by John Fornof about Alzheimer’s and a new entry into the “Was Grace Right?” retcons. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:44
December 20, 2022
The Mr. Key Series in Review, Part 1
The Mr. Key Series in Review, Part 1
A four-parter begins... Michael and Ryan settle in for a review of the four episodes in the “Mr. Key Series” of Season 8 of Beyond Gilead, 101 and 102 (8-5 and 8-6), “Days Gone By” and 105 and 106 (8-8 and 8-9), “God Had a Plan.” It’s a slow start to the huge review as the two hosts talk spoilers (for both Gilead and Woodgrove, apparently), the prevalent flashback scenes in the later two episodes, and the acting and directing for young Jeremiah Key. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:46
December 18, 2022
“Trouble in the Jungle” in Review, Part 2
“Trouble in the Jungle” in Review, Part 2
Today, we celebrate the release of the 100th episode of Return to Gilead... with Ryan getting mugged. Meanwhile, Ryan and Michael’s review of “Trouble in the Jungle” continues with Ryan’s complete teardown of the character of Tom and his “brash” behavior, along with ways to workshop the story, differences between active and passive characters, a few unclear plot resolutions, and a spotlight of excellent sound design. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:56
December 16, 2022
“Trouble in the Jungle” in Review, Part 1
“Trouble in the Jungle” in Review, Part 1
It’s a more positive spin on a mixed-bag of a two-parter in this first part of Michael and Ryan’s review of episodes 99 and 100 (8-3 and 8-4) of Beyond Gilead, “Trouble in the Jungle.” There’s not much time for festivities upon reaching episode 100, but in the meantime, the audio drama critics bring out the positives in production quality, some good lines of dialogue, subtleties in showing the story to the audience, excellent music from Steve Wick, and Tom and Maya’s development as characters throughout these episodes... before starting in on why Tom’s departure in Part 1 might break the story entirely. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:46
December 07, 2022
“When Good Men Do Nothing” in Review
“When Good Men Do Nothing” in Review
The discussion on discerning God’s will continues in Ryan and Michael’s review of John Fornof’s first episode of Beyond Gilead Season 8, episode 98 (8-2), “When Good Men Do Nothing.” Besides a packed discussion of another side of the issue from last episode, the hosts discuss Timmy (now Tim) Morrison’s powerful subplot and how it ties into and could have made better the main storyline of John Morrison’s mayoral considerations. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
December 03, 2022
Divine Direction – An Extended Review of the Return to Peru Trilogy, Part 3
Divine Direction – An Extended Review of the Return to Peru Trilogy, Part 3
What does it mean to know God’s will? In this third and final part of Michael and Ryan’s review of the Season 7 finale and Season 8 premiere, Ryan takes time to unpack the question of how to tell our feelings apart from God’s voice... and whether He speaks to us in that way at all. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
36:46
December 01, 2022
An Interview with Chris Blair, Voice of Michael
An Interview with Chris Blair, Voice of Michael
Dos Takos! Return to Gilead welcomes Chris Blair, the iconic voice of Michael Morrison, for a casual interview about his time on the show. Chris, Michael, and Ryan talk about how Chris got started on the show, different directing styles in the studio, funny moments with Roger Mueller, acting with a changing voice, similarities between character and actor, and more. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
20:41
November 30, 2022
The Return to Peru Trilogy in Review, Part 2
The Return to Peru Trilogy in Review, Part 2
The season finale and premiere review continues with Ryan and Michael’s ongoing discussion of Brooke’s and Tom’s storylines in the “Return to Peru” trilogy. Under the microscope this installment are the version differences of “...I Will Follow,” how Tom resolves conflict with his non-believer wife, new sisterhood between Brooke and Maya, Brooke’s internal monologue, and misunderstanding conflict go brr. Plus, a voice message from Bren! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
20:15
November 28, 2022
“Haunted Waters, Part 4” in Review – The Sunday Special
“Haunted Waters, Part 4” in Review – The Sunday Special
It’s the end of “Haunted Waters,” and there’s plenty of spoilers to discuss in this fifth edition of the Return to Gilead Sunday Special, featuring Michael and Ryan’s review of Keys for Kids’ Red Rock Mysteries, “Haunted Waters, Part 4.” Plus, some feedback from Michael C! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett The Return to Gilead Sunday Special is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
46:44
November 27, 2022
The Return to Peru Trilogy in Review, Part 1
The Return to Peru Trilogy in Review, Part 1
In a Return to Gilead first, Michael and Ryan are reviewing three episodes of Beyond Gilead across two seasons: 95 (7-11): “Where He Leads...”, 96 (7-12): “...I Will Follow,” and 97 (8-1): “A Time to Go and a Time to Stay.” In this first part of three, the two audio drama critics discuss the continuing connections between Brooke’s and Tom’s storylines, the first collaboration between John and Lori, Ryan’s exegesis of tithing in scripture, and the foreshadowing of a debate on discerning God’s calling. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:59
November 26, 2022
Everything’s on Fire – An Extended Review of “The Journey,” Part 2 (ft. Jack Cashion)
Everything’s on Fire – An Extended Review of “The Journey,” Part 2 (ft. Jack Cashion)
Does “Bridges” Promote Purity Culture? Find out in Jack’s (Michael’s roommate’s) second review, the second part of the hosts’ review of “The Journey,” by W. Mark Whitlock. After closing the discussion on the Passport to Purity product, the hosts bring up holdovers from the Whitlockverse, Brooke’s perplexing passersby perspective, and the vague implications of John and Mary’s story about... virginity? Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver, Ryan Matlock, and Jack Cashion Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
59:43
November 23, 2022
“The Journey” in Review, Part 1 (ft. Jack Cashion)
“The Journey” in Review, Part 1 (ft. Jack Cashion)
He’s here!! Michael’s roommate Jack Cashion has finally caved to peer pressure and listened to audio drama... and for some incomprehensible reason, Michael gave him W. Mark Whitlock’s encore episodes of Beyond Gilead, episodes 93 and 94 (7-9 and 7-10), “The Journey.” Michael, Ryan, and Jack talk about these saved “lost” episodes (originally 7-4a, 7-5a, and 7-6a) and their many ties to the Passport to Purity project in this first part of the review. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver, Ryan Matlock, and Jack Cashion Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
November 22, 2022
“Haunted Waters, Part 3” in Review – The Sunday Special
“Haunted Waters, Part 3” in Review – The Sunday Special
Michael was right?? The Return to Gilead Sunday Special reaches the penultimate chapter in the first Keys for Kids’ Red Rock Mystery as Ryan and Michael review episode 3, “Haunted Waters, Part 3.” Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett The Return to Gilead Sunday Special is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
41:31
November 20, 2022
“The Winds of Change” in Review
“The Winds of Change” in Review
A sugar-crashed Michael isn’t enough to stop Ryan’s hot takes on this review of Lori Twichell’s reunion of Brooke and Tom, episode 92 (7-8) of Beyond Gilead, “The Winds of Change.” This chat between the intrepid co-hosts focuses on this episode’s place as a jumping point, Tom’s new growth, Brooke’s reverse culture shock, and how applicable wineskins actually are. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
22:43
November 19, 2022
The Secrets of Grace, Part 5 – “Unfinished Business” in Review, Part 2
The Secrets of Grace, Part 5 – “Unfinished Business” in Review, Part 2
Ryan and Michael’s discussion of Tom Richter’s journey of healing reaches its true conclusion in Part 5 of the continuation of the Secrets of Grace. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey and Micah Touchet Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
November 17, 2022
The Secrets of Grace, Part 4 – “Unfinished Business” in Review, Part 1
The Secrets of Grace, Part 4 – “Unfinished Business” in Review, Part 1
Tom Richter reaches a turning point in episodes 90 and 91 (7-6 and 7-7) of Beyond Gilead, “Unfinished Business, Parts 1 and 2,” and Michael and Ryan are ready to review Part 4 in the new finale of the Secrets of Grace. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey and Micah Touchet Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
23:11
November 15, 2022
“Haunted Waters, Part 2” in Review – The Sunday Special
“Haunted Waters, Part 2” in Review – The Sunday Special
Three weekends in and the Return to Gilead Sunday Special is still going strong! Continuing from last week, Michael and Ryan have some theories and critiques about the next episode in Keys for Kids’ Red Rock Mysteries, episode 2, “Haunted Waters, Part 2.” Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett The Return to Gilead Sunday Special is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
35:04
November 13, 2022
calebdoesntknowwhatsgoingon
calebdoesntknowwhatsgoingon
This bonus episode includes a conversation between Michael and Ryan that was too long to fit into the last review, discussing an odd quirk in a scene from “Closer Than a Sister.” Michael breaks down an even deeper reason why the misunderstanding plot is rather weak, while Ryan uses that reason to jump into a larger discussion of the real source of conflict in the episode... that is completely unaddressed. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
08:20
November 12, 2022
“Closer Than a Sister” in Review
“Closer Than a Sister” in Review
What happened to Michael Morrison? Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock are asking that question in this review of episode 89 (7-5) of Beyond Gilead, “Closer Than a Sister.” The two hosts look at the miscommunication plot, Mikey’s disregarded emotions, and whether this episode was actually about jealousy in this shortened critical analysis of Lori Twichell’s fourth episode. Plus, Michael brings some unfortunate news about the Slow Walk Down Gilead Lane... and Ryan brings an Apple Podcasts review! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:53
November 12, 2022
“Why, God?” in Review
“Why, God?” in Review
With John Fornof’s second episode of Gilead comes high drama, heavy stakes, and huge emotional development for Luke Taylor... and a praiseworthy episode for Ryan and Michael to review: episode 88 (7-4) of Beyond Gilead, “Why, God?” Up for discussion in this glowing review are some massive version differences, great sound design, references back to Season 5, and a thematic plot that possibly surpasses those of Sara Osinsky. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
23:13
November 09, 2022
“Go Ye Into All the World, Part 2” in Review
“Go Ye Into All the World, Part 2” in Review
As Brooke’s journey to Peru continues, so does Michael and Ryan’s review of Lori Twichell’s writing in episode 87 (7-3) of Beyond Gilead, “Go Ye Into All the World, Part 2.” In a similar vein as last review, Ryan brings out how this episode’s structure around inactive scenes and long prayers is a detriment to the plot, while Michael explains how the prayer scenes’ music adds to the emotional core of the story. Karens, journaling, and witnessing through a missing camera also factor into the review along the way. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:28
November 08, 2022
“Haunted Waters, Part 1” in Review – The Sunday Special
“Haunted Waters, Part 1” in Review – The Sunday Special
Welcome to the second edition of the Return to Gilead Sunday Special! This week, Ryan and Michael are continuing their review series of Keys for Kids’ Red Rock Mysteries, with episode 1, “Haunted Waters, Part 1.” Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett The Return to Gilead Sunday Special is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
32:38
November 06, 2022
“Go Ye Into All the World, Part 1” in Review
“Go Ye Into All the World, Part 1” in Review
Lori Twichell’s second episode is up for discussion as Ryan and Michael jump into a review of episode 86 (7-2) of Beyond Gilead, “Go Ye Into All the World, Part 1.” Michael’s extra positivity continues, but the two hosts find meaningful critiques of this episode’s inactive and expositional plot, questions about Timmy’s and Haley’s unprovoked responses, praise for Laurie Krieg’s beautiful acting, and thoughts (again) on getting nudges from God. Plus, an Apple Podcasts review from Austin and a voice message from JACK!! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:44
November 04, 2022
The Sock Episode in Review
The Sock Episode in Review
IT’S THE SOCK EPISODE!! As Michael and Ryan move fully into Beyond Gilead territory, the two hosts kick off the Season 7 review series with episode 85 (7-1): “Whatever You Do.” The Mighty Socks, a huge voice change, aimless inner monologue, lapsing creativity, and misleading hooks all factor in to Ryan’s criticisms of this episode... but Michael has a different take. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, music, and socks produced for and with permission from Socks for Kids Ministries.
24:60
November 03, 2022
The Palate Cleanser – An Extended Review of “O Little Town of Coleraine” (ft. Austin Peachey)
The Palate Cleanser – An Extended Review of “O Little Town of Coleraine” (ft. Austin Peachey)
The time is finally here to review Lori Twichell’s first episode of Gilead, 84 (S-10): “O Little Town of Coleraine.” Austin Peachey again joins Ryan and Michael to engage in a little well-natured debating over the merits of this soft season premiere. While all three hosts appreciate the much-needed respite after the Whitlock trilogy, opinions are mixed on the overall plot, the final scene’s twist, how the episode earns (or doesn’t earn) credibility, and what the theme, if anything, actually is. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
53:26
November 01, 2022
From Gilead to Red Rock – The Sunday Special
From Gilead to Red Rock – The Sunday Special
It’s the Return to Gilead Sunday Special! This week, Michael and Ryan will be reviewing episode 0 of Keys for Kids’ Red Rock Mysteries, “From Down Gilead Lane to Red Rock Mysteries.” Our site: https://returntogilead.com Download “From Down Gilead Lane to Red Rock Mysteries”: https://shop.KeysForKids.org Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett The Return to Gilead Sunday Special is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
31:05
October 30, 2022
“Reuben Get Your Gun” in Review, Part 2
“Reuben Get Your Gun” in Review, Part 2
In this second part of Michael and Ryan’s bonus review of “Reuben Get Your Gun,” the reviewers attempt to take a more evenhanded look at the two-parter, exploring ways that, with a little reworking, might have made W. Mark Whitlock’s Joseph parallel really good. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
46:32
October 29, 2022
“Reuben Get Your Gun” in Review, Part 1
“Reuben Get Your Gun” in Review, Part 1
The “lost” episodes of Gilead continue with the first in a bonus two-part review of 7-2a and 7-3a, “Reuben Get Your Gun,” by W. Mark Whitlock. Ryan and Michael delve into questions we’ve always wanted to know, such as: What is the Valkyrie file? What stereotypes a hacker? Does the FBI call you to threaten seizure? Who are the Pythons? What are Vinnie and Morrie’s (or, for that matter, the Coleraine police department’s) stakes in this? Can Mrs. Donner keep her son from calling an ex-gang member? How can you know which way bullets were fired from the orientation of their shells on the ground behind some bushes after thirty years? And, most importantly, WHAT THE DERP IS EVEN HAPPENING??? Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
31:33
October 27, 2022
“A Morrison by Any Other Name” in Review
“A Morrison by Any Other Name” in Review
As Michael and Ryan begin the transition from Down Gilead Lane to Beyond Gilead, Return to Gilead picks back up with a review of the first “lost” episode, 7-1a, “A Morrison by Any Other Name,” by W. Mark Whitlock. In this bonus extended review, the two avid fans of Beth Culp explain all the reasons why this episode is unreleased... and whether it deserves to be. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
01:11:11
October 25, 2022
Return to Gilead – Era 2b Promo
Return to Gilead – Era 2b Promo
Return to Gilead will resume on Monday, October 24 with episode 7-1a of Beyond Gilead, “A Morrison by Any Other Name.” Our site: https://returntogilead.com
01:34
October 17, 2022
Down Gilead Lane, by Beth Culp
Down Gilead Lane, by Beth Culp
Return to Gilead presents a review of episode 83 (6-12) of Down Gilead Lane, “Blessed Are They,” as well as a look back at the entire series as created, written, and directed by Beth Culp. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
01:19:39
October 16, 2022
An Interview with Executive Producer Simon Guevara
An Interview with Executive Producer Simon Guevara
As the review of the original series of Down Gilead Lane draws to a close, Return to Gilead welcomes Simon Guevara, the second executive producer, to the podcast for a special interview! Simon shares how he came to work for CBH Ministries, his involvement in the development of Seasons 4 through 6, a different focus he and Beth Culp brought to Caleb Richter’s arc, and memories of intermittently taking over for Beth as director. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
54:29
October 15, 2022
“Pick Your Battles” in Review
“Pick Your Battles” in Review
We’re approaching the end of Season 6, and Caleb has at least one more lesson to learn. In this review of episode 82 (6-11) of Down Gilead Lane, “Pick Your Battles,” Ryan and Michael highlight Beth Culp’s excellent message of the struggles we face even after coming to faith in Christ. Along the way, they bring up how Caleb has changed from earlier in the season and in the series, Caleb’s reflection and subversion of Tom in his character arc, Anthony’s reaction to his persecution, and Monica’s and Tiffany’s tragic ends in Beth Culp’s canon. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:58
October 13, 2022
“The Price of Peace” in Review
“The Price of Peace” in Review
For Caleb Richter, everything has led to this.... In this review of episode 81 (6-10) of Down Gilead Lane, “The Price of Peace,” Michael and Ryan take a look at Caleb’s low point, the people who help him out of it, and the Person he turns to for hope. Additional topics discussed include the rivalry between Vincent and Michael Morrison, a debatably cut scene, and Tiffany’s fallout from the previous episode. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
22:21
October 10, 2022
“Fair Warning” in Review
“Fair Warning” in Review
More drama comes to Coleraine, and Michael and Ryan are ready to defend the narcs (not really) in this review of episode 80 (6-9) of Down Gilead Lane, “Fair Warning.” Before our intrepid hosts spend years upon years coming up with a better title, they talk about this episode’s connection to the Secrets of Grace, Tiffany’s rapid downward spiral, possible chemistry between Brooke and Anthony, and Mr. Donner’s strange habit of watching rainstorms. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:40
October 08, 2022
“No Good Thing” in Review
“No Good Thing” in Review
Caleb is missing, but the story doesn’t stop! Ryan and Michael’s review series of Season 6 of Down Gilead Lane continues with a Haley-centered episode, 79 (6-8): “No Good Thing.” Topics covered on this review include Haley’s dramatic irony, Tiffany’s tragedy, Maya’s friendship, John’s superiority to Nicolae Carpathia, and... Richter racism...? Plus, some feedback from Emily and Jeremy! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:48
October 06, 2022
“Split Decision” in Review
“Split Decision” in Review
It’s a perfect pun and a great episode on Michael and Ryan’s review of episode 78 (6-7) of Down Gilead Lane, “Split Decision”! While Caleb is split between making a new path for himself and following his old life, there’s much to be said about Caleb’s thought process, an arc redone, an ideal scene, a suspenseful ending, and (of course) Tiffany being terrible. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:05
October 03, 2022
“Hometown Heroes” in Review, Part 2
“Hometown Heroes” in Review, Part 2
As Ryan and Michael’s review of “Hometown Heroes” continues with its second part, the discussion shifts to some smaller issues from this sportsbally two-parter, including a few unintelligible references to teachers’ names, how Mikey and Anthony both spur Caleb on for good, giving glory to God in the culture regardless of success, and a reiteration of Tiffany’s contrasts with Anthony. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:27
October 01, 2022
The Fate of the Lost One
The Fate of the Lost One
Spoilers for Beyond Gilead... In this bonus clip from the review of “Hometown Heroes,” Ryan and Michael talk about the direction Tiffany Richter takes in the final episodes of Gilead and whether her story could have ended up differently. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
11:03
September 29, 2022
“Hometown Heroes” in Review, Part 1
“Hometown Heroes” in Review, Part 1
The big game is here! Caleb Richter and Anthony Donner take center stage in this two-parter, and co-hosts Michael and Ryan are eager to explore the awesome chemistry between these two unlikely friends in the first part of a review of episodes 76 (6-5) and 77 (6-8) of Down Gilead Lane, “Hometown Heroes.” Along with the two star quarterbacks, topics brought out in this review are Anthony’s relationship to his parents, how this two-parter stacks up against Beth Culp’s other laid-back shows, Zach’s odd bias toward Caleb, possible positives for Tiffany, and Justin’s crush (?!?) on Rebecca. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
23:03
September 28, 2022
“Just Desserts” in Review
“Just Desserts” in Review
The puns are strong with this one! Ryan and Michael are ready to break down the morally-complicated plot of episode 75 (6-4) of Down Gilead Lane, “Just Desserts.” The two avid fans discuss Timmy’s unfortunate similarity to Tiffany, Caleb Richter’s ascent, Haley’s unaddressed behavior, and Maya’s deception for her sister. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:23
September 26, 2022
The Season 6 Premiere in Review, Part 3
The Season 6 Premiere in Review, Part 3
We’ve had quite the discussion on the first three episodes in Season 6 of Down Gilead Lane, and things are wrapping up in this third and final part of Michael and Ryan’s review. The two co-hosts explore the meaning of Jeremiah 29:11, take a look at Justin’s side of the story, question the nervous quirk of Ned Shively, and reveal Ryan’s pun ratings for these episodes. Plus, some feedback... from Beth Culp! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Special thanks: Beth Culp and Hannah Matlock Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
September 24, 2022
The Season 6 Premiere in Review, Part 2
The Season 6 Premiere in Review, Part 2
Who are those who mourn? The discussion takes a deep turn in the second part of Ryan and Michael’s review of the Season 6 premiere of Down Gilead Lane, as the fallout from the last season with Luke’s coping mechanisms and Becca’s advice on the Beatitudes is up for consideration. The two hosts discuss how confronting grief is the best way out of it, who Jesus meant when He referred to “those who mourn,” and where Beth Culp might be going with a specific interpretation of that Beatitude. Plus, a voice message from Kayleigh! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
September 22, 2022
The Season 6 Premiere in Review, Part 1
The Season 6 Premiere in Review, Part 1
The end is in sight! The beginning of Season 6 of Down Gilead Lane brings not only the start of a new storyline but also an amazing arc for Michael Morrison in its first three episodes - episode 72 (6-1): “Deal With It,” episode 73 (6-2): “Hot-Head, Cold-Heart,” and episode 74 (6-3): “The Best Man Wins.” In this first part of three, intrepid Gilead reviewers Michael and Ryan make connections to previous episodes, bring out some great moments between John and Michael Morrison, begin to explore Luke Taylor’s emotions, and find an unusual tie between the three main subplots of the first episode of the season. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
September 19, 2022
An Interview with Tom Casaletto, Voice of Mr. Key
An Interview with Tom Casaletto, Voice of Mr. Key
Tom Casaletto, voice of Jeremiah Key, joins Michael and Ryan for a quick chat on Return to Gilead. Tom, alive and well at 88 years old, talks about the history of his acting career, different productions he remembers, and advice for aspiring actors. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
11:28
September 17, 2022
More Than We Can Handle – The Season 5 Finale in Review, Part 2 (ft. Hannah Matlock)
More Than We Can Handle – The Season 5 Finale in Review, Part 2 (ft. Hannah Matlock)
It’s been a long journey of emotions on Return to Gilead this season, and it all comes to a close in this extended second part of Ryan and Michael’s review of the Season 5 finale, joined by Hannah Matlock. Hannah gives insights on the season as a whole, Grace’s advice to both Brooke and Becca about dealing with grief (with Ryan’s analysis of the Taylors’ emotional reactions), and how we can rely on God as the orchestrator of time to make us whole. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
39:00
September 17, 2022
The Season 5 Finale in Review, Part 1 (ft. Brendon McFarland)
The Season 5 Finale in Review, Part 1 (ft. Brendon McFarland)
Another original Gilead fan joins Michael and Ryan as Brendon McFarland appears for a guest review of Down Gilead Lane episodes 70 (5-11) and 71 (5-12), “A Time To Mourn and a Time to Dance.” The three avid fans chat about the appearance of an oft-mentioned hymn, Grace’s role in the healing in Gilead, and the Richters’ persistence even in tragedy. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
September 16, 2022
“Home to Stay” in Review
“Home to Stay” in Review
Joan Taylor’s story reaches its climax as Michael and Ryan review the characters, emotional beats, spiritual insights, humorous moments, and thematic elements of episode 69 (5-10) of Down Gilead Lane, “Home to Stay.” Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:32
September 13, 2022
“Springloaded” in Review
“Springloaded” in Review
As the plot takes a sudden turn between the Morrisons, Taylors, and Richters, Ryan and Michael are here to break down the character moments in this review of episode 68 (5-9) of Down Gilead Lane, “Springloaded.” With a perfect pun for a title, the episode sets the stage with its buildup to a change of heart for Becca, a brave moment for Joan, and a concerning twist on Tiffany’s cynicism, all of which are discussed by the two hosts. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
September 10, 2022
Hysterical Highlights
Hysterical Highlights
The recording of our review of “Brighter Days” went a little long, so we had to cut a few conversations out for this bonus episode. Enjoy these discussions on highlights, a strange DGL criticism, and Taylor family puns. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
06:20
September 08, 2022
“Brighter Days” in Review
“Brighter Days” in Review
The future is bright in Coleraine as Joan Taylor begins to open up to Mary Morrison... through an unlikely series of events. Michael and Ryan talk about what makes this episode’s dual storyline worth it in this review of episode 67 (5-8) of Down Gilead Lane, “Brighter Days.” The two hosts discuss the intricate interweaving of a seemingly frivolous plot about Haley, the story of Tom Richter post-Grace, and Joan’s journey of faith. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
23:24
September 07, 2022
“Talk to Me” in Review
“Talk to Me” in Review
We’ve got more version differences as we cross the halfway point in Season 5! Ryan and Michael are ready to jump into episode 66 (5-7) of Down Gilead Lane, “Talk to Me,” by highlighting the well-done dual storyline, similarities to a Season 1 episode, Beth Culp’s refusal to show plot payoffs, and the true name of the Sunrise Grill waitress. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:33
September 05, 2022
Becca, the Antagonist – An Extended Review of “Comeback, Mom”
Becca, the Antagonist – An Extended Review of “Comeback, Mom”
With a shocking revelation about Joan Taylor comes a surprising reaction from Becca... one that Ryan finds not just misplaced, but genuinely antagonistic. In this extended review of episode 65 (5-6) of Down Gilead Lane, “Comeback, Mom,” Michael and Ryan explore the character of Rebecca Taylor, her neutral qualities, and an intriguing lack of sympathy for her. Also in this review, the two discuss an excellent dual storyline when it comes to Timmy’s side. And WORD POPPERS! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
32:18
September 03, 2022
“The Domino Effect” in Review
“The Domino Effect” in Review
The Taylors’ troubles are starting to affect the Morrisons, just like dominoes! Or not. Ryan and Michael explore just how far the domino theme was taken in this review of episode 64 (5-5) of Down Gilead Lane, “The Domino Effect.” Along with a look at Brooke’s sudden turn and how her family mindfully reacts, the two reviewers discuss Justin’s frame of mind, each of the Taylors’ mindsets toward Joan, and Mrs. Donner giving Tiffany a well-deserved piece of her mind. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:05
August 31, 2022
No Puns Detected, Hale-Bop
No Puns Detected, Hale-Bop
To round out the first four episodes of Season 5, we’ve got a quick bonus episode with Ryan’s pun rating of “Chocolate Covered Promises” (spoilers: it’s 0/10) along with an attempt to understand an incredibly unintelligible line from John in “Snot Fair!” Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
02:54
August 31, 2022
“Chocolate Covered Promises” in Review
“Chocolate Covered Promises” in Review
The dual storylines continue as tensions build around Joan Taylor in episode 63 (5-4) of Down Gilead Lane, “Chocolate Covered Promises.” In this thorough review, Michael and Ryan bring up the ongoing question of characters learning the same lesson, Monica’s radical shift around Joan, examples of excellent music by John Campbell, and perfect acting from Tom Casaletto as Mr. Key. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:38
August 29, 2022
“Snot Fair!” in Review
“Snot Fair!” in Review
The Taylors’ world has been shaken by Joan’s return to Coleraine, and Michael and Ryan are here to discuss the tumult that ensues in episode 62 (5-3) of Down Gilead Lane, “Snot Fair!” Besides some emotional scenes with Becca and Brooke and a breakdown of Tiffany’s psyche, the co-hosts look at Haley’s illness storyline’s peculiar parallel to Job (and cumbersome acronyms). Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
20:53
August 26, 2022
“Justin Time” in Review
“Justin Time” in Review
On the eve of the arrival of Joan Taylor, Ryan and Michael continue to explore the dual storylines of Season 5 in episode 61 (5-2) of Down Gilead Lane, “Justin Time.” The two reviewers talk about how the Taylors’ few scenes are crucial to the upcoming plot, Tom Richter’s new character moments, and the tragedy of Timmy getting snubbed by Justin. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:49
August 24, 2022
“Spoiled Sport” in Review
“Spoiled Sport” in Review
New season, new music! Era 2 is now in full swing as Michael and Ryan begin a review series of Season 5 of Down Gilead Lane, starting with episode 60 (5-1), “Spoiled Sport.” Along with a new pun-rating tradition from Ryan, the team discusses Beth Culp’s story potential post-Grace, parallel themes in the Morrison and Taylor families, John’s reaction to Michael’s heart issue, and the start of a long, emotional arc for Rebecca Taylor. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Ryan Matlock and Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
August 22, 2022
“Heart and Soldier” in Review
“Heart and Soldier” in Review
It’s Sara Osinsky’s last episode, and Michael and Ryan have plenty of praise for the last special episode before Beyond Gilead, episode 59 (S-9) of Down Gilead Lane, “Heart and Soldier.” The podcast hosts bring up the way this episode expands the character of Mr. Key, how Haley makes a great foil for everyone, showing emotions through writing and directing, and seeing a simple story from multiple perspectives. Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
22:60
August 12, 2022
“Spring Broke” in Review, Part 2
“Spring Broke” in Review, Part 2
In this second part of Ryan and Michael’s review of “Spring Broke,” the duo picks up where the conversation left off on the contrasts between the Morrison and Vaughn families. The discussion this part also includes thoughts on letting the audience come to their own conclusions, woes of six-year-olds, whether the receptionist did her job well or not, and the theme of making God the center of every choice we make. Also, some feedback from Noah! Save 25% with code GILEADFAN22 at shop.KeysForKids.org through August 31! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
23:50
August 11, 2022
“Spring Broke” in Review, Part 1
“Spring Broke” in Review, Part 1
The new era is here! Michael and Ryan are ready to go with the first special episode before Season 5, episodes 57 (S-8a) and 58 (S-8b) of Down Gilead Lane, “Spring Broke.” For this first part of the review, the two reviewers talk about a great collaboration between Beth Culp and Sara Osinsky, the messages of each part through Brooke and Justin, John’s effective way of teaching his kids about service, not overlooking your kids when serving others, effective airplane sound effects, and the start of a look into the Vaughn family’s struggles. Save 25% with code GILEADFAN22 at shop.KeysForKids.org through August 31! Our site: https://returntogilead.com Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Allie Barrett and Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
August 10, 2022
Return to Gilead – Era 2 Promo
Return to Gilead – Era 2 Promo
Era 2 of Return to Gilead will begin August 10 on Anchor.fm/ReturnToGilead or anywhere podcasts are found. For more information, visit ReturnToGilead.com.
01:01
August 09, 2022
The Secrets of Grace, Part 3 – An Extended Review of the Season 4 Finale
The Secrets of Grace, Part 3 – An Extended Review of the Season 4 Finale
Through a look at episodes 55 (4-11) and 56 (4-12) of Down Gilead Lane, “The Beginning of the End” and “The End of the Beginning,” a journey in reviews reaches its first finale as Michael and Ryan conclude with Part 3 in the finale of the Secrets of Grace. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey and Micah Touchet Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
59:60
August 07, 2022
An Interview with Beth Culp
An Interview with Beth Culp
Return to Gilead welcomes Beth Culp, the creator and showrunner of Down Gilead Lane, to the longest interview to date on this podcast! Beth shares about her tragedy early in life that led her to grace and the story of Down Gilead Lane, along with how she was approached by CBH Ministries to create the show and went about writing scripts and casting characters. She also gives insight into the hardest and the most fun episodes to write, and she discusses how her writing style differs from that on Adventures in Odyssey. And, in a discussion highly anticipated by hosts Michael and Ryan, Beth takes a deep dive into the questions of “How do you start a dating relationship?” “What is the proper way to have cleaning days?” and, most importantly, “Was Grace right?” Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Micah Touchet Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
02:07:36
August 06, 2022
The Secrets of Grace, Part 2.5 – The Fornof Addendum
The Secrets of Grace, Part 2.5 – The Fornof Addendum
A look to the future – John Fornof’s continuation of Beth Culp’s story in episode 90 (7-6) of Beyond Gilead, “Unfinished Business, Part 1” – provides insight for the last scene of Season 4 in this bonus part in the finale of the Secrets of Grace. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Micah Touchet Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
17:31
August 05, 2022
The Secrets of Grace, Part 2 – Grace Was Right
The Secrets of Grace, Part 2 – Grace Was Right
The discussion of “Was Grace right?” reaches a conclusion in Part 2 in the finale of the Secrets of Grace. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Micah Touchet Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
39:44
August 05, 2022
The Secrets of Grace, Part 1 – An Extended Review of “Sunrise, Upset”
The Secrets of Grace, Part 1 – An Extended Review of “Sunrise, Upset”
The end of an era approaches with episode 54 (4-10) of Down Gilead Lane, “Sunrise, Upset,” Part 1 in the finale of the Secrets of Grace. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Micah Touchet Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
36:37
August 03, 2022
“Free for All” in Review, Part 2
“Free for All” in Review, Part 2
Ms. Kopek’s arc comes to an end, as do Ryan and Michael’s thoughts on this two-parter, in this continued review of “Free for All.” The discussion picks up from the last episode with questions about keeping secrets in a harmful relationship, thoughts on Grace’s odd passive-agressiveness, how story structure shouldn’t shame the audience, and a look at a wonderful final scene for the main characters. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
23:29
July 29, 2022
“Free for All” in Review, Part 1
“Free for All” in Review, Part 1
It’s the second two-parter of the series! In this review, Michael and Ryan begin a deep dive into episodes 52 and 53 (4-8 and 4-9) of Down Gilead Lane, “Free for All.” The first of two parts concerns an excellent roast by Ms. Kopek, how the passage of time is felt deceptively well, “vaccoons,” Timmy’s feelings toward the infant trash pandas, and the start of a discussion on Ms. Kopek’s new friendship with Maya. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
23:58
July 27, 2022
“Sneeze the Day” in Review
“Sneeze the Day” in Review
Is Coleraine trapped in the past? Monica Richter certainly thinks so, and Michael and Ryan are here to ask why in this review of episode 51 (4-7) of Down Gilead Lane, “Sneeze the Day.” With a triple storyline in this episode, the duo wonders whether the episode could have used more refining, how more opportunities to show rather than tell could have been used, where the source of Mr. Key’s emotions lie, and what the central conflict at the town meeting actually is. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:30
July 25, 2022
“Can Do” in Review
“Can Do” in Review
We’ve reached the big five-O! Michael and Ryan celebrate this milestone with a review of episode 50 (4-6) of Down Gilead Lane, “Can Do.” While both reviewers think Luke’s storyline could have been expanded, there’s much to say about Haley’s abysmal detective skills, can bug physics, the chemistry between Ben and Luke, and much more. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
July 22, 2022
“Insomni-Maniacs” in Review
“Insomni-Maniacs” in Review
The plot progresses closer to a big reveal as Ryan and Michael continue Season 4 with a review of episode 49 (4-5) of Down Gilead Lane, “Insomni-Maniacs.” Both hosts are a tad iffy on this show, with questions about the source of and solution to Michael Morrison’s problems, the repurcussions to Brooke’s all-nighters, and the Morrison parents’ dismissiveness of their kids’ questions. Meanwhile, Michael Morrison making holes in the lawn, Brooke talking like Haley, and the return of Sally the waitress bring some positives in this review. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
July 20, 2022
“Fish-n-Slips” in Review
“Fish-n-Slips” in Review
It’s a great day for two avid Timmy fans as Michael and Ryan review episode 48 (4-4) of Down Gilead Lane, “Fish-n-Slips.” The podcasters showcase Timmy’s acting through Sarah Osinsky’s writing as a foundation for his relationship with Mr. Key, how the Michael and Haley subplot works as a misdirection rather than as its own story, and the dedication of the sound designers in getting accurate water sound effects. Also a quick story about Archimedes! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:06
July 18, 2022
The Long-Awaited Chorus of Ah’s
The Long-Awaited Chorus of Ah’s
Since Return to Gilead has been running long lately, we weren’t able to fit a feedback segment into any of the recent episodes. However, that won’t stop us from sharing our voice messages! This bonus episode includes a voice message from Emily with a thought on Grace’s motivations, half of a message from Charlotte, and (possibly!) the payoff of an inside joke months in the making. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Special thanks: Julianna Madrigal, Hannah Matlock, and Austin Peachey Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
07:17
July 16, 2022
“Aim Higher” in Review
“Aim Higher” in Review
Is Sara Osinsky’s mainstream premiere a success? Find out in Ryan and Michael’s review of episode 47 (4-3) of Down Gilead Lane, “Aim Higher.” The two hosts try to find the differences between Sara’s and Beth Culp’s writing, bring up how a single scene highlights everything great about the episode, and break down the theme of the episode and how the three main characters exemplify it. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:04
July 15, 2022
“Raining Cats and Clues” in Review
“Raining Cats and Clues” in Review
Cat! On this review of episode 46 (4-2) of Down Gilead Lane, “Raining Cats and Clues,” Michael and Ryan come to the conclusion that there is a cat. For Leah Gartner’s final episode, Becca Taylor saves a cat while avoiding a messy relationship with Brad Smith, who doesn’t like cats. There are also questions about dating that have nothing to do with the cat, so they’re probably not worth talking about. Hey, I just remembered something. This episode has a cat in it. That’s all I wanted to say. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Special thanks: Cat Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Cats Ministries.
23:27
July 13, 2022
A Right to Be Upset – An Extended Review of “Eruptions”
A Right to Be Upset – An Extended Review of “Eruptions”
Season 4 has begun... with a very thematically confusing episode! Ryan and Michael are ready to dive deep into the Bible verses used to justify the Morrisons’ stances in episode 45 (4-1) of Down Gilead Lane, “Eruptions.” For an extended review, much time is taken to discuss how exactly Proverbs 26:17 and 31:8 should have been used in the context of this episode. Afterward, the podcasting duo brings up how this episode is a perfect season opener, how the music sets the tone for the finale, and the complete ineptitude of Coleraine’s systems engineers. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
29:60
July 11, 2022
An Interview with Rodney TeSlaa, Voice of Tom
An Interview with Rodney TeSlaa, Voice of Tom
Michael and Ryan invite Rodney TeSlaa, voice of Tom Richter, onto the podcast for the third interview on Return to Gilead! Rodney played Tom for the entire run of the show, but he also had a hand in its creation before his first appearance in Season 2. In this interview, Rodney talks about Tom’s character development from a side antagonist to a well-developed mainstay, memories from the studio working with Beth Culp and Steve O’Dell, his background in comedy and theater, and thoughts on creating good Christian stories. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
48:47
July 10, 2022
This Episode Brought to You by The EntrePUNeur
This Episode Brought to You by The EntrePUNeur
Not all of the banter in the review of “The Best Christmas on Record” could be included in that episode, but some of it was too good to throw away! In this bonus episode, Ryan gives his thoughts on Laffy Taffy jokes, Timmy’s jokes from “To Grandmother’s House We Go,” and John’s glorious antique joke... along with what exactly makes a good pun! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver, Ryan Matlock, Austin Peachey, and Hannah Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
08:46
July 07, 2022
Christmas in July! – An Extended Review of “The Best Christmas on Record” (ft. Austin Peachey and Hannah Matlock)
Christmas in July! – An Extended Review of “The Best Christmas on Record” (ft. Austin Peachey and Hannah Matlock)
Settle in for an extended review of an extended episode of Down Gilead Lane! On this special review, Michael and Ryan are once again joined by Austin and Hannah, this time to discuss episode 44 (S-7), “The Best Christmas on Record.” The four hosts talk about the Morrisons’ graceful relationship with the Richters, Beth Culp’s backstories of the characters, a quirk in the chronology, several opinions on a climactic scene from this episode, and much more! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver, Ryan Matlock, Austin Peachey, and Hannah Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Special thanks: JD Sutter Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
47:15
July 06, 2022
Lake-Effect Snow, Blood Sugar, and Mice
Lake-Effect Snow, Blood Sugar, and Mice
Where is Coleraine? Where is Odyssey? What if the Morrisons had eaten a snack? What if Michael Morrison could time travel? And can little tiny mice actually talk? All these questions and more are answered in this bonus episode of topics cut from the review of “To Grandmother’s House We Go.” Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver, Ryan Matlock, Austin Peachey, and Hannah Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
05:44
July 05, 2022
“To Grandmother’s House We Go” in Review (ft. Austin Peachey and Hannah Matlock)
“To Grandmother’s House We Go” in Review (ft. Austin Peachey and Hannah Matlock)
Four hosts on a podcast! Austin Peachey and Hannah Matlock return to the show to join Michael and Ryan in reviewing the second special episode after Season 3, episode 43 (S-6) of Down Gilead Lane, “To Grandmother’s House We Go.” The group of reviewers discuss the storytelling feat of cramming all the Morrisons together, Timmy’s jokes and their merit as the main conflict, where this episode falls chronologically, and how the Morrisons should have brought audio drama on their long ride. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver, Ryan Matlock, Austin Peachey, and Hannah Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:43
July 04, 2022
A Camp Director’s Perspective on “Summer Camp Blues” (ft. Mikel Collins)
A Camp Director’s Perspective on “Summer Camp Blues” (ft. Mikel Collins)
Michael’s camp director Mikel Collins from South Mountain Christian Camp joins the podcast crew to re-review “Summer Camp Blues” from a different perspective in this bonus episode! Mikel gives the positives and negatives of Sarah Osinsky’s portrayal of camp, differences between sports camps and Christian camps, insights into children’s ministry, and thoughts on Camp Chumbawumba’s leadership. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Special thanks: Mikel Collins Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
28:23
July 02, 2022
“Summer Camp Blues” in Review
“Summer Camp Blues” in Review
It’s summertime in Gilead (and in real life!) and the Morrisons are off to Camp Chumbawumba in episode 42 (S-5) of Down Gilead Lane, “Summer Camp Blues”! Ryan and Michael have a blast reviewing Sara Osinsky’s writing debut, bringing up conversations between the kids and the counselors, how Announcer Bob drives Ryan up a wall, the timeline of camp activities, and how character flaws are developed masterfully through a memorable plot. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
July 01, 2022
The Season 3 Finale in Review, Part 3
The Season 3 Finale in Review, Part 3
A great finale comes to an enjoyable end as Ryan and Michael wrap up the review of the Season 3 finale of Down Gilead Lane. In this third part review of the last three episodes, the final confrontation between John Morrison is in the spotlight, showcasing perfect acting from Rodney TeSlaa (Tom) and excellent writing from Beth Culp. Following are discussions on curdled creamer and a waitress named Vengeance, how John Campbell has “leitmophobia,” and Mary’s foreshadowing of Wii Bowling. Don’t miss the end of the season on this packed podcast! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
19:35
June 29, 2022
Was Grace Right? – An Ongoing Discussion
Was Grace Right? – An Ongoing Discussion
As we near the reveal of the secrets of Grace, the question of “Was Grace right?” in keeping her story secret is still very relevant. In fact, some of the events of Season 3 are directly connected to the concealing. Michael and Ryan engage in the discussion in this cut segment from the Season 3 finale review. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
16:35
June 28, 2022
The Season 3 Finale in Review, Part 2
The Season 3 Finale in Review, Part 2
The Season 3 finale continues! In this second part of the review of the final three episodes of the season, Michael and Ryan discuss the character of Llana and why she seemed pantheistic, the gradual reveal of the first episode’s theme, and how the Richters’ jealousy makes for an excellent contrast with the Morrison family for the finale’s overall theme. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:58
June 27, 2022
The Season 3 Finale in Review, Part 1
The Season 3 Finale in Review, Part 1
The end of Season 3 is here, with possibly the most compact and intense finale yet on Down Gilead Lane! Michael and Ryan begin the discussion of the final three episodes of the season – episode 39 (3-10): “Cosmic Confusion,” episode 40 (3-11): “A Story to Tell,” and episode 41 (3-12): “A Case Against Grace.” Things are a little flipped in this first part, as the podcasting duo focuses mostly on the final episode of the three and how it was both casual and compelling, Ryan’s take on the connections between the plotlines, evidence of Maya’s growth throughout the season, and a peek at the discussion for the next part. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:33
June 17, 2022
Are Children Free Labor? – An Extended Discussion of “The Key to Happiness”
Are Children Free Labor? – An Extended Discussion of “The Key to Happiness”
Sometimes, the most seemingly trivial episodes are the ones that spark the most discussion. “The Key to Happiness” ended up doing just that, setting Michael and Ryan off on a debate about “cleaning days”: Are they good in general? How should parents tell their kids about them? Whose priorities take precedence? And should the parents provide incentives for their kids? Hear all these points and more in this bonus episode! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
25:32
June 16, 2022
“The Key to Happiness” in Review
“The Key to Happiness” in Review
A simple Timmy-centered episode may be more than it seems in Ryan and Michael’s review of episode 38 (3-9) of Down Gilead Lane, “The Key to Happiness.” Responsibilities for chores, new child actors, family camaraderie, and references to a larger controversy are all discussed thoroughly in this packed review. Plus, some feedback from Emily and Bob! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
June 15, 2022
The Battle on Both Sides – An Extended Review of “Beauty and the Beast Within”
The Battle on Both Sides – An Extended Review of “Beauty and the Beast Within”
Down Gilead Lane is one of the most spiritually deep audio dramas due to Beth Culp’s well-written episodes dealing with mature themes. Today’s episode, 37 (3-8), “Beauty and the Beast Within,” is one of those shows, covering the themes of pornography, lust, and self-image. Michael and Ryan take an extended session to review the ways the Morrison parents broach the issues with their kids, how pornography affects marriage, both sides of lustful images for men and women, the Biblical meaning of modesty and C.S. Lewis’s insights on the subject, and how all these topics are woven masterfully into a children’s dramatization. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Special thanks: Randy Hekman Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
32:48
June 13, 2022
“Deadlines and Date Books” in Review
“Deadlines and Date Books” in Review
The Richters go rogue and Michael and Ryan are ready to find out why in this review of Down Gilead Lane episode 36 (3-7), “Deadlines and Date Books”! The two hosts bring up what Tiffany’s plan actually is and whether it works for the story, Brooke’s storyline and everyone’s reactions to her, and how the theme of the episode ties in well to both subplots. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
19:40
June 10, 2022
“Stars and Gripes” in Review
“Stars and Gripes” in Review
It’s a patriotic review (maybe?) as Ryan and Michael dive into the themes behind episode 35 (3-6) of Down Gilead Lane, “Stars and Gripes.” Among the topics discussed are whether Ryan has his own gripes about this episode, what “non-involvement” means, how and if we should pray for our nation, and solid story structure. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
23:18
June 08, 2022
“Teed Off” in Review
“Teed Off” in Review
WE STAN TIMMY! Michael and Ryan have a grand ol’ time reviewing episode 34 (3-5) of Down Gilead Lane, “Teed Off.” On the menu today are raspberry squares, popcorn, and brownies... and also how this theme compares to that of “When Push Comes to Love,” Tiffany’s growing hostility, and the right way to make a humorous flashback. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:33
June 06, 2022
“Second Chances” in Review
“Second Chances” in Review
Caleb Richter makes his debut on the show and Ryan and Michael are here to talk about it in episode 33 (3-4) of Down Gilead Lane, “Second Chances”! The crew discuss contrasts between the Richter kids, Maya’s character development through how she treats her brother, great chemistry between the Taylors, and a tangent on possible foreshadowing of the Great Burger War between Zach and Jacob.
22:05
June 03, 2022
“Love Rules” in Review
“Love Rules” in Review
It’s a tough episode up for discussion today as Michael and Ryan continue Season 3 with episode 32 (3-3): “Love Rules.” The podcasting duo discusses how the Morrison parents administer discipline, Roger Mueller’s appropriately reserved emotions, contrasts between Haley’s (not Tiffany’s) and Maya’s perspectives on family, and Michael Morrison’s “mistake” of eating Fruity Puffs. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:35
June 01, 2022
“Ruffled Feathers” in Review
“Ruffled Feathers” in Review
What are the sounds of the Great Potoo? Find out in this review of episode 31 (3-2) of Down Gilead Lane, “Ruffled Feathers”! Ryan and Michael cover the ways this episode gives to deal with anger, Maya’s renewed agitation with her sister, what “the Kopek fiasco” actually was, the introduction of Janet Grey, and more! Plus, some feedback from Samuel and Jennifer! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
May 30, 2022
“Power Play” in Review
“Power Play” in Review
Things are looking bright at the start of Season 3! Michael and Ryan dive into the season opener, episode 30 (3-1) of Down Gilead Lane, “Power Play.” In this review, the two reviewers discuss the elegance of the theme presented, differences between the Morrisons and Richters with Maya caught in the middle, and questions about the Richters’ “Let’s discuss our evil plan” scene. Plus, a voice message from Jonny! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:51
May 27, 2022
An Interview with Laurie Krieg, Voice of Brooke
An Interview with Laurie Krieg, Voice of Brooke
Laurie Krieg (née Hekman) joins the hosts of Return to Gilead to relive her memories of playing Brooke Morrison for all twelve seasons of Down Gilead Lane. Laurie shares her experience acting with a dogpile of little kids (including Chris Blair), contrasts between Beth Culp and the other writers and directors, how her lives on and off the show continue to intersect, and much more! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
50:47
May 26, 2022
“Dressed for Sacrifice” in Review (ft. Austin Peachey)
“Dressed for Sacrifice” in Review (ft. Austin Peachey)
On Austin Peachey’s third of three guest episodes, the podcasting crew reviews the first Easter special of Down Gilead Lane, episode 29 (S-4): “Dressed for Sacrifice.” Highlighted in this review are the many contrasts between the Morrisons and Richters, whether this or the first special is the better episode, Maya’s first scenes as a Christian, and how the theme of sacrifice is woven throughout the story. Plus, a discussion of who actually introduced Michael to Gilead. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver, Ryan Matlock, and Austin Peachey Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
20:27
May 25, 2022
“The Girl Who Assumed Too Much” in Review
“The Girl Who Assumed Too Much” in Review
Michael and Ryan’s reviews of the special episodes of Down Gilead Lane continue with episode 28 (S-3): “The Girl Who Assumed Too Much.” Is DGL’s second Bible story actually biblical? Do Haley and Naaman really show prejudice? And what does speech and debate have to do with anything? Plus, some time-traveling feedback on the beach from Austin! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
23:39
May 23, 2022
“From Mary, with Love” in Review (ft. Austin Peachey)
“From Mary, with Love” in Review (ft. Austin Peachey)
It’s Christmas in the summer this time on the podcast as Ryan, Michael, and Austin review the second special episode of Down Gilead Lane, 27 (S-2): “From Mary, with Love.” Each reviewer shares his own thoughts on how the story was different but relatable, whether Brooke’s narration was too much, and how Brooke develops emotionally outside the Bible story. Plus, some feedback from Brendon and Samuel! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver, Ryan Matlock, and Austin Peachey Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:41
May 20, 2022
“Peas and Thank You” in Review (ft. Austin Peachey)
“Peas and Thank You” in Review (ft. Austin Peachey)
Today, we invite one of the original fans of Down Gilead Lane onto the podcast! Austin Peachey (The AIO Blogcast, Odyssey Geek) joins Michael and Ryan to review the first Thanksgiving special, episode 26 (S-1): “Peas and Thank You.” The three avid hosts discuss the different emotional pulls of the episode, Ben Taylor’s first appearance, and a shared disgust at peas and cheese. Plus, a clip of a review Austin wrote for the SWDGL in 2010! This episode of Return to Gilead is dedicated to the memory of Will Gray. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Special thanks: Daniel Gray and Dave Brown Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
22:03
May 18, 2022
The Season 2 Finale in Review, Part 3 (ft. Hannah Matlock)
The Season 2 Finale in Review, Part 3 (ft. Hannah Matlock)
For the final part of the Down Gilead Lane Season 2 finale, Hannah Matlock joins again to look back on another set of thought-provoking episodes. Hannah, Ryan, and Michael talk about some of the same themes as in the last two episodes from Hannah’s perspective, along with a discussion of the culmination of Maya Richter’s journey to salvation. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver, Ryan Matlock, and Hannah Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
20:34
May 16, 2022
Because of Roly-Poly
Because of Roly-Poly
For this bonus segment, a couple lines from the second part of the Season 2 finale review just couldn’t seem to come out right. So, naturally, they’re here for you to enjoy! Plus, Ryan getting ambushed by another arthropod, and a random discussion about when April Fool’s Day 2023 is. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
04:02
May 14, 2022
The Season 2 Finale in Review, Part 2
The Season 2 Finale in Review, Part 2
Last time, Ryan and Michael covered the positives of the Down Gilead Lane Season 2 finale. In the second part of the review, we turn to a few negatives: the lack of story and strange messaging of Justin’s plot in “Theories,” and the ongoing question of Grace’s prerogatives in “Connections.” Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:25
May 13, 2022
The Season 2 Finale in Review, Part 1
The Season 2 Finale in Review, Part 1
We’ve reached the finale of Season 2! This podcast starts the first of three parts of a discussion of three episodes of Down Gilead Lane – episode 23 (2-10): “The List,” episode 24 (2-11): “Theories,” and episode 25 (2-12): “Connections.” To start off this long review, Michael and Ryan highlight some of the better moments from the episodes, such as the tasteful introduction of the Richter parents, how Michael Morrison’s competitive spirit makes an excellent theme, and the meaning of Jesus’ parables on finding the lost. Also, a lot of version differences! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:27
May 11, 2022
“The Giving Spree” in Review
“The Giving Spree” in Review
References abound! In this podcast, Michael and Ryan have a blast reviewing episode 22 (2-9) of Down Gilead Lane, “The Giving Spree.” The two co-hosts talk about intersecting and likeable characters and storylines, contrasts between this episode and a show on Odyssey, using the word “superfluous,” and the economics of Grace’s lemonade stand. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
22:37
May 09, 2022
“All 4 One” in Review
“All 4 One” in Review
It’s a big episode for Maya Richter this time on Down Gilead Lane, as Ryan and Michael review episode 21 (2-8), “All 4 One.” Aside from the massive character development for a former antagonist, this episode also shows contrasts between the Morrisons and Richter families, a competent incorporation of a real-life ministry, how a heart for service changes people, and still more hints about Grace Andrews’ past. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
18:13
May 06, 2022
“Bo-ring” in Review
“Bo-ring” in Review
Things are starting to unravel in Michael and Ryan’s review of episode 20 (2-7) of Down Gilead Lane, “Bo-ring.” In this discussion of a more laid-back episode, the two reviewers bring up Timmy and Michael Morrison’s consistent writing, foreshadowing of the underlying plot, comparisons and contrasts with other episodes, and an unnerving retcon for Mr. Key. Plus, feedback from two surprise listeners! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
18:48
May 04, 2022
“When Push Comes to Love” in Review (ft. Hannah Matlock)
“When Push Comes to Love” in Review (ft. Hannah Matlock)
It’s the halfway point of Season 2! Michael and Ryan discuss the proper introduction of Ms. Kopek in episode 19 (2-6) of Down Gilead Lane, “When Push Comes to Love.” Hannah Matlock comes on again to talk about her experience with abusive managers at work and how the episode’s advice may fall short. Also, Ryan and Michael explore what it means to “turn the other cheek,” the Cinderella parallel, and good sound design. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Special thanks: Hannah Matlock Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:18
May 02, 2022
“Whine Not” in Review
“Whine Not” in Review
Do you know the best way to cook brussels sprouts? Well, you will after this review of episode 18 (2-5) of Down Gilead Lane, “Whine Not”! Co-hosts Michael and Ryan talk about the first plot that Michael’s lukewarm about, Haley’s internal resolution to her internal conflict, name brands in Coleraine, the tragic disappearance of the storyline of Haley’s bugs, and Freddy Falstaff getting dunked on. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
18:57
April 29, 2022
“The Cheater” in Review
“The Cheater” in Review
On today’s episode, the Freddy Falstaff special extended edition (not really), Ryan and Michael explore the topic of cheating and enabling in episode 17 (2-4) of Down Gilead Lane, “The Cheater.” The two hosts bring up whether Freddy is or isn’t actually a good character, how to write characters who aren’t Christians and how Gilead does it well, Tiffany’s terrible lying, and contrasts between hosts Jacob and Zach. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
20:44
April 27, 2022
“Truth and Lies” in Review
“Truth and Lies” in Review
We’re fixin’ the leafblower! In this review, Michael and Ryan discuss a great thematic study of telling the truth in love in episode 16 (2-3) of Down Gilead Lane, “Truth and Lies.” Among the subjects talked about are how this scenario is perfect for Timmy at his age, great acting from Nathan Hekman, different ways Beth Culp uses Mary Morrison to resolve conflicts, and the interpretations of Grace’s advice to Michael about Maya’s hurts. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
20:48
April 25, 2022
“No Strings Attached” in Review
“No Strings Attached” in Review
The story between Brooke and Becca continues, and Michael and Ryan have thoughts on it in the review of episode 15 (2-2) of Down Gilead Lane, “No Strings Attached.” The podcasting pair discusses Becca’s rationale behind her behavior, learning lessons from the younger characters, and how young Brooke and Becca are severely underrated. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
22:18
April 22, 2022
“Pride Comes Before the Fall Festival” in Review
“Pride Comes Before the Fall Festival” in Review
It’s the start of Season 2! Ryan and Michael kick off the beginning of a new season with a review of episode 14 (2-1): “Pride Comes Before the Fall Festival.” Besides a clever segway from the previous season, discussion is sparked on the introduction of Rebecca Taylor and her history with Brooke, John’s surprising lesson that he learns from Haley, and the “other side of the desert” humor. Plus, an Apple Podcasts review! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:54
April 20, 2022
An Interview with Executive Producer Randy Hekman
An Interview with Executive Producer Randy Hekman
For the first interview on Return to Gilead, executive producer Randy Hekman joins Michael and Ryan to talk about the early days of Down Gilead Lane. Randy shares about the origins of the show, how he found the original writers, actors, and crew, and the process of making a God-centered family drama filled with meaningful themes. Links (and buy Randy’s book!): https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
26:47
April 19, 2022
The Season 1 Finale in Review, Part 3 (ft. Hannah Matlock)
The Season 1 Finale in Review, Part 3 (ft. Hannah Matlock)
Hannah Matlock (wife of Ryan) joins the crew of Return to Gilead for the final part of the review of the last three episodes in Down Gilead Lane Season 1. Hannah, Michael, and Ryan discuss Hannah’s history with the show, her thoughts on Grace’s secrets, how cooperative cleaning breeds controversy, and the grace given and received by the Morrisons in this finale. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver, Ryan Matlock, and Hannah Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:15
April 18, 2022
The Season 1 Finale in Review, Part 2
The Season 1 Finale in Review, Part 2
The discussion takes a sudden turn to a deep debate in the second part of Michael and Ryan’s review of the Down Gilead Lane Season 1 finale, all hinging on a few tough questions: Why is Grace hiding the truth? Is she covering for a wrongdoing? And could we have avoided the whole opening saga of Gilead if she had revealed what happened? Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
April 15, 2022
The Season 1 Finale in Review, Part 1
The Season 1 Finale in Review, Part 1
It’s the end of Season 1! This episode is the first part of three in a discussion of the finale of Down Gilead Lane Season 1 – episode 11 (1-11): “See No Evil, Hear No Evil,” episode 12 (1-12): “It’s All about Me,” and episode 13 (1-13): “Like a Good Neighbor.” In this part, Ryan and Michael discuss the great way these episodes deal with fear and obedience, the continuing great relationship between Brooke and Luke, and the different ways each of the Morrisons encounter Grace. Plus, some feedback from Brendon and two Apple Podcasts reviews! Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
24:60
April 13, 2022
Foreshadowing in “The Lonely Ranger” … and the Return of the Ant!
Foreshadowing in “The Lonely Ranger” … and the Return of the Ant!
Spoiler warning! A few points brought up in the recording of the review of “The Lonely Ranger” ended up referencing Season 8 of Down Gilead Lane, so we’re putting them in a bonus episode for fans who have heard that season! Plus: Ryan’s gi-ant is back. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
04:14
April 12, 2022
“The Lonely Ranger” in Review
“The Lonely Ranger” in Review
Justin Morrison takes center stage in Michael and Ryan’s review of episode 10 (1-10) of Down Gilead Lane, “The Lonely Ranger.” Aside from the strangest child acting in the first season, the two co-hosts highlight how well depression is handled on Gilead, some fantastic sound design by Steve O’Dell, and Michael Morrison’s gut imbalance. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:08
April 11, 2022
“Of Mike and Fin” in Review
“Of Mike and Fin” in Review
There are three Michaels on this podcast! Ryan and his aforementioned co-host dive into episode 9 (1-9) of Down Gilead Lane, “Of Mike and Fin.” In this review, Michael and Ryan talk about Michael Morrison’s arc in one episode, a Biblical parable parallel, what video games shouldn’t sound like, and Beth Culp’s grand vision for Coleraine. Plus, some feedback from Michael (not LaFaver) and Brendon. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:12
April 08, 2022
“Sick of It” in Review
“Sick of It” in Review
The review series of Season 1 continues with Michael and Ryan’s review of episode 8 (1-8) of Down Gilead Lane, “Sick of It.” Under the microscope this time are the comparisons between the themes of taming the tongue and the value of hard work, how Justin and Michael Morrison are (for Michael and Ryan) uncomfortably realistic, and how Mary Morrison gives a great counterexample to her sons’ concepts of work. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
18:29
April 06, 2022
Does “Rumor Has It” Promote Purity Culture? – An Extended Discussion
Does “Rumor Has It” Promote Purity Culture? – An Extended Discussion
In this bonus episode, Michael and Ryan are delving deep into a single scene from “Rumor Has It,” in which John Morrison gives his daughter Brooke advice on dating. What does it mean to “give your heart away,” and how does the context of this episode relate to broader tenets of “purity culture”? Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
01:07:33
April 05, 2022
“Rumor Has It” in Review
“Rumor Has It” in Review
The town of Coleraine is slowly expanding as Ryan and Michael review episode 7 (1-7) of Down Gilead Lane, “Rumor Has It.” The two fans talk about the introduction of Brad Smith, John’s advice to Brooke (in an abbreviated form), how Grace’s advice is different from the parents’, and the great platonic relationship between Brooke and Luke. Plus, some belated feedback from Lisa Rolfop? Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Special thanks: Hannah Matlock Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
23:35
April 04, 2022
“Food for Thought” in Review
“Food for Thought” in Review
Grace Andrews is here! Ryan and Michael have many good things to say about episode 6 (1-6) of Down Gilead Lane, “Food for Thought.” The two reviewers bring out the episode’s emphasis on avoiding one extreme or another in dealing with topics, along with whether or not Haley needed to fully learn her lesson and how Justin’s cooking failures have anything to do with the rest of the episode. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
19:54
April 01, 2022
“Brains vs. Brawn” in Review
“Brains vs. Brawn” in Review
The introduction of Grace is on the horizon in Michael and Ryan’s discussion of episode 5 (1-5) of Down Gilead Lane, “Brains vs. Brawn.” Among the topics discussed are Steve Wick’s music and how it affects Gilead, how natural conflicts weave in good themes, and lessons on stewardship and sibling comparisons. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
17:28
March 30, 2022
“Overtime” in Review
“Overtime” in Review
Moving along through Season 1, Michael and Ryan discuss episode 4 (1-4) of Down Gilead Lane, “Overtime.” Along with a small debate on parental neglect, they talk about the relationship between the two main plots, the beginning of Timmy and Mr. Key’s fishing ventures, and a few tidbits from John Morrison’s past. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Kids Ministries.
21:02
March 28, 2022
“The Unloveables” in Review, Part 2
“The Unloveables” in Review, Part 2
In the second part of Michael and Ryan’s review of episodes 2 and 3 (1-2 and 1-3), “The Unloveables,” the two co-hosts bring up the meaning of Gilead and how even these first few episodes relate to it. Discussed along the way are Michael Morrison ships, how story structure mirrors the feelings of the listener, and good character development over the course of a single episode. Plus, some feedback from Emily, Brendon, and Austin. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:48
March 25, 2022
“The Unloveables” in Review, Part 1
“The Unloveables” in Review, Part 1
The series continues as Michael and Ryan begin to discuss episodes 2 and 3 (1-2 and 1-3), “The Unloveables.” In part 1 of the review, they bring up how to write a good two-parter, handling conflicts and taking responsibility, and how multiple themes are represented in a seemingly simple script. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
22:43
March 23, 2022
“Meet the Morrisons” in Review
“Meet the Morrisons” in Review
A journey in reviews begins as Michael and Ryan discuss episode 1 (1-1) of Down Gilead Lane, “Meet the Morrisons.” The two reviewers talk about the themes for kids and adults, early character building, and the gold standard for audio drama. Links: https://linktr.ee/returntogilead Credits Hosts: Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock Editing and music arrangement: Michael LaFaver Music post-production: Israel Ownbey Cover artwork: Bethany Burnett Return to Gilead is a review podcast based on episodes, logos and artwork, and music produced for and with permission from Keys for Kids Ministries.
21:50
March 21, 2022
Return to Gilead – Promo
Return to Gilead – Promo
Return to Gilead will begin March 21 on Anchor.fm/ReturnToGilead or anywhere podcasts are found.
00:34
March 19, 2022