Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony… and starting on June 22nd, fans of the iconic series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra will be able to step into the Avatarverse again and learn fun facts about the series that even the most die-hard fans of the shows have never known! Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio recently released the official trailer for Avatar: Braving the Elements, a podcast all about the mystical worlds of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, hosted by none other than Janet Varney (the voice of Korra) and Dante Basco (the voice of Prince Zuko).
The much-anticipated podcast, which will be available on iHeartRadio, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and everywhere you listen to podcasts, will give fans an inside look into the franchise like never before. “In Avatar: Braving the Elements, hosts Janet Varney and Dante Basco re-watch every episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender and break down key themes, notable battles, and behind-the-scenes trivia. Special guests from cast members to producers join them to explore elements of the Avatarverse, including the origins of the story and how Avatar was brought to life” (source: press release).
Listeners will get to look forward to many incredible, special guests including Jack De Sena (the voice of Sokka), Jennie Kwan (the voice of Suki), Kevin Michael Richardson (the voice of Tyro), fighting instructor and consultant Sifu Kisu, and original creators and executive producers Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko (source: press release). More special guests will be announced soon.
Dante Basco shared his excitement on Twitter over the trailer release as seen below:
#BravingTheElements trailer just dropped! Can’t wait for you guys to come hang with me & @janetvarney talking about everything #Avatarverse! (I’m going to become an expert!) The podcast premieres on June 22nd! #Kora #Zuko #ATLA https://t.co/TwT9NqLnSp
— Dante Basco (@dantebasco) June 15, 2021
Janet Varney was thrilled to share the podcast’s trailer and welcome fans into the wonderful world of Avatar as seen in the tweet below.
— Janet Varney 🏳️🌈 (@janetvarney) June 15, 2021
The trailer release comes on the heels of Nickelodeon’s announcement of expanding the network’s podcast slate with the aforementioned Avatar: Braving the Elements podcast along with a SpongeBob BingePants podcast hosted by Frankie Grande and Hector Navarro premiering later this year. Nickelodeon has more upcoming podcasts featuring its fan-favorite titles in the works and news on additional podcasts will be announced soon.
Avatar: Braving the Elements and SpongeBob BingePants join Nickelodeon’s roster of hit podcasts including Listen Out Loud with The Loud House, The Casagrandes: Familia Sounds, Blue’s Clues & You!: Bedtime Stories and Nickelodeon Animation Podcast, which millions of fans have been enjoying listening to and immersing themselves further more into the awe-inspiring universes of these series.
Take a listen to the official trailer for Avatar: Braving the Elements below or at the link here. Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, what is your favorite episode from Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra? Which episode are you looking forward to hearing Dante Basco and Janet Varney discuss during the podcast?