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 Jan 2, 2020
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Get the latest news and go behind-the-scenes of the world's #1 family audio drama, 'Adventures in Odyssey'! In 'The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast', you'll hear fun stories straight from the show's actors -- and 'Adventures in Odyssey' producers regularly answer fan questions submitted at New editions available every other Wednesday. Subscribe now to get each new edition right when it releases!

Episode Date
Death and life with Gary Locke
Odyssey artist Gary Locke tells an incredible story about beginning to draw, digital art, death, life, and heaven - in that order.
May 31, 2023
Was Buckle Up referring to Buckles? Why did Renee change? Why is Eugene on the cover of album 75?
Showrunner Marshal Younger, co-creator Phil Lollar, writer/director Kathy Buchanan, and line producer Nathan Hoobler answer your questions about Album 73: 28 Hours, Album 74: Buckle Up, and the upcoming Album 75: The Best is Yet to Come.
May 17, 2023
Go behind the wheel with Jesse and Zach
Writer/director Jesse Kellum IV and sound designer Zach Schneider reveal how dog bags, hoopties, air compressors, wrist twist steering, and a fear of staplers figured into the creation of "The Fast and the Ridiculous"
May 03, 2023
It’s official! Robby Bruce and Shona Rodman talk Buckles
Robby Bruce (voice of Buck) and Shona Rodman (voice of Jules) react to the bombshell that ended Album 74: Buckle Up!
Apr 19, 2023
Alkaio Thiele talks about the red carpet, modeling, and (yes) beatboxing
The voice behind Andy Rome in "Value in the Process" shares his experience working as an actor, singer, model, and beatboxer. Plus: hear his original audition
Apr 04, 2023
How "Starring Eugene and Connie" became "Featuring Jason and Jillian"
Hear the story of the hilarious episode "Game Night" from writer/director Marshal Younger, sound designer Luke Guenot, and a surprise guest
Mar 21, 2023
Remembering Earl Boen
Actor Earl Boen passed away January 5, 2023. In this vintage interview from 2002, Earl remembers the creation of Odyssey supervillain - the nefarious Dr. Regis Blackgaard - and his twin brother - Shakespearean actor Edwin Blackgaard. Plus, never-before-heard recordings of classic Blackgaard scenes.
Mar 08, 2023
Take a Sled Run for Survival!
The latest Imagination Station book "Sled Run for Survival" features all sorts of animal action in the snow, including sled dogs, wolves, walruses, and even a polar bear! But the greatest enemy is one so tiny that no one can see it. Author Marianne Hering and editor Vance Fry unpack this and other exciting historical adventures.
Feb 22, 2023
How Odyssey gets to your ears
Follow the links in the chain, plot the path on the map, and meet the unsung heroes of Odyssey as we follow an episode from a sound designer's computer to your ears. Along the way we'll meet mastering engineer Rudy Haerr, satellite operator Ray Morgan, media syndication manager Brian Krause, digital support specialist Steve Christakis, and senior marketing director Debbie Smith. Join us!
Feb 08, 2023
Meet first time writer Jesse Kellum IV
Jesse Kellum IV grew up listening to Odyssey and now he's writing (and directing!) for the show. Hear the story of how he got to Odyssey, his first show "Legally Wooton," and traveling to California to record.
Jan 24, 2023
What is canon? How does it affect Odyssey?
Content creator Evan David and showrunner Marshal Younger unpack the mysterious concept of "canon" and why the comics are considered canon, but the video series is not.
Jan 10, 2023
What's going to happen to Eugene? How did Jillian find that sweatshirt? Why make Sky Feldstein a baddie? The team answers.
Writer/director Kathy Buchanan, executive producer Dave Arnold, showrunner Marshal Younger, and line producer Nathan Hoobler answer your questions about Album 73, Eugene, Katrina’s brothers, and more.
Dec 28, 2022
SPOILER WARNING: More answers about "28 Hours" from the writer/director and sound designers
Discussion about "28 Hours" continues with sound designers Luke Guenot and Zach Schneider (and a few more comments from writer/director Kathy Buchanan), including creating a squishy brain sound (yes), how sometimes "more is more" and the whole team's influence on this series.
Dec 14, 2022
SPOILER WARNING: Answers about “28 Hours” including about —— and —— and that shocking twist with the ——
The spoiler train continues with an in-depth discussion with "28 Hours" writer/director Kathy Buchanan and sound designers Luke Guenot and Zach Schneider.
Nov 30, 2022
SPOILER WARNING: The voices of Jason and Jillian share secrets of "28 Hours"
It’s time to talk about the spoilers of “28 Hours” with Townsend Coleman (voice of Jason) and Monica Padilla (voice of Jillian). Get ready for some juicy revelations about this exciting six-parter, but make sure you’ve listened before you hear the podcast!
Nov 16, 2022
From Andy Griffith to Adventures in Odyssey via Apollo 13
Actor Clint Howard voices Nick Smouse, Jay's dad, for the second time in this month’s Club adventure: "A Friend in Need." Clint has a lengthy Hollywood résumé that spans nearly sixty years.
Nov 02, 2022
Making a Godly impact sending boxes around the world
Mark Jent, direct of MAGI at Healing Hands International, shares the true stories that inspired "Showdown in San Poco." Plus: A preview of "Dead of Night"!
Oct 19, 2022
From knitting in a blizzard to two brothers in Guatemala... the journey of an idea
Writer/director Phil Lollar shares how "Showdown in San Poco" started as a completely different episode in a completely different part of the world. Then sound designer Nathan Jones tells how the sound of motorcycles was created without... motorcycles. (Plus: Emerson Collins talks about this year's Bring Your Bible to School Day!)
Oct 05, 2022
The 2022 Avery Awards: Bob the Bold vs. The League of Diminutive Dialogue!
It's time for the "Slippery Slope" and "The Long Road Home" Avery Awards! We’ll reveal the Actor, Actress, Sound Design, Script, Scene, Episode, and more that you, the listeners, voted as winners! Also this year, you’ll get a look behind the curtain of the REAL Adventures in Odyssey Headquarters that has long been kept secret from the public. Our hosts Bob and Jesse will be your tour guides. However an accident may just change the course of this episode - and the very names of hosts - forever!
Sep 21, 2022
How realistic is "The 18-Yard Line"? A real-life football coach tells us.
Ivan Chambers has coached football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, track, and more. He tells us about the emotions, the drama, and the lessons behind the scenes of sports stories like "The 18-Yard Line."
Sep 07, 2022
The 2022 Whit Award winner (and the person who nominated him!)
Lexie nominated her coach and teacher Andrew Nedimyer for the Whit Award, sharing how he cares for his students, faithfully teaches God's word, and takes the extra time to help any kids who are stuck. Mr. Nedimyer also grew up listening to Odyssey and even dreamed of opening his own version of Whit's End. Hear their stories and learn how to find Godly mentors of your own.
Aug 24, 2022
Do you know Obed-Edom?
Executive producer Dave Arnold plucks an obscure character from 2 Samuel 6 to star in a "Book of Speculations" adventure.
Aug 10, 2022
Meet the new cast members from "Fishing for Gold"
The voices behind best friends Molly and Allison talk about Odyssey, singing on The Voice, healthy social media, and connecting with others.
Jul 27, 2022
VIDEO PODCAST: Take a tour of the new Club!
Robert Smithouser shows young Jesse many swell features of the new Club experience, including Playlists, Characters, Badges, enhanced audio quality, and Whit's latest invention: the Randomizer!
Jul 15, 2022
A weekly comic strip set in the town of Odyssey!
Comic creators Evan David and Brian Dawson take us Elsewhere in Odyssey.
Jun 29, 2022
Farewell to Will Ryan
The Adventures in Odyssey cast and crew remembers Will Ryan (the actor behind Eugene Meltsner, Harlow Doyle, and others) who passed away on November 19, 2021. Voices include executive producer Dave Arnold, executive producer Chuck Bolte, writer/director Kathy Buchanan, actor Robby Bruce (voice of Buck), actor Townsend Coleman (voice of Jason), Focus on the Family president Jim Daly, sound designer Mark Drury, actor Jess Harnell (voice of Wooton), Focus on the Family Guest Relations director Diane Ingolia, co-creator Steve Harris, writer/director Nathan Hoobler, sound designer Rob Jorgensen, host Chris Anthony Lansdowne, actor Katie Leigh (voice of Connie), co-creator Phil Lollar, sound designer Bob Luttrell, executive producer Paul McCusker, actor Phil Proctor (voice of Detective Polehaus), actor Shona Rodman (voice of Jules), actor Andre Stojka (voice of Whit), and actor Audrey Wasilewski (voice of Katrina).
Jun 15, 2022
You don't have to be a doctor
Trey finds that he has something not just to teach but to learn on this month's Club adventure: "Results May Vary." It's not just medical professionals like Dr. Joseph who make connections with Global Health Outreach. Find out more from Trish Burgess and Alicia Trivett.
Jun 01, 2022
What is the name of Album 73? Will we see Morrie and Suzu at Whit’s house? What about Horus?
Showrunner Marshal Younger, writer/director Phil Lollar, writer/director Kathy Buchanan, and line producer Nathan Hoobler answer your questions about recent episodes (including the Olivia arc and "As Buck Would Have It") and look ahead to stories in Album 73 and 74.
May 17, 2022
Andre Stojka on Whit: "What a great role."
Andre Stojka recently set a record -- he's played the role of John Avery Whittaker longer than either of his predecessors. Andre looks back on his time as Whit -- and forward to more adventures.
May 04, 2022
Buck + Jules = Buckles
Robby Bruce (voice of Buck) and Shona Rodman (voice of Jules) share the latest developments in their characters and their own lives. Plus, what they think of the idea of Jules and Buck getting together.
Apr 19, 2022
SPOILER WARNING: Explore the "As Buck Would Have It" three-parter from idea to playback.
If you haven’t heard “As Buck Would Have It,” don't listen to this podcast and go hear Album 72. If you have listened, join writer/director Kathy Buchanan and sound designer Luke Guenot to hear how this adventure was created. Note: This podcast includes both touching moments and morgue freezers.
Apr 06, 2022
It’s time to talk about the Olivia arc.
Spoiler warning! Showrunner Marshal Younger looks back at the beginnings - and the ending - of the Olivia faith story arc.
Mar 23, 2022
Come see the softer side of Drake
Writer Bob Hoose and sound designer apprentice Zach Schneider (a newcomer to the podcast and team!) discover Drake’s softer side in this month’s Club adventure: "Drake and the Aberrant Automaton."
Mar 09, 2022
The beginning of an Odyssey career
New Odyssey coordinator Megan Rolofson shares her Adventure to Odyssey.
Feb 22, 2022
The end of an Odyssey career
Jonathan Crowe takes an adventure that no one on the Odyssey team has ever taken.
Feb 09, 2022
VIDEO PODCAST: World-premiere of Adventures in Odyssey JumpStart
Tour the town of Odyssey and get to know its people and businesses through this unique video feature, soon to be a new feature on the fully revamped Club website.
Jan 25, 2022
Why didn’t "A Dickensian Dilemma" have an ending?
Writer/director Phil Lollar and executive producer Dave Arnold share how Dr. Seuss, the math problem 2+2, and the author of "A Christmas Carol" all connect to this month’s Club adventure.
Jan 12, 2022
FREE EPISODE: "The Letter"
Before Adventures in Odyssey, there was "Family Portraits," a short series that introduced the world to what was soon to be everyone’s favorite small town. In the episode "The Letter," a teen named Stacey gets into an argument with her father and eventually finds a way to forgive him. This was the first Focus drama featuring Katie Leigh, who would soon play Connie Kendall. Hear "The Letter" and Katie’s memories of the recording.
Dec 29, 2021
What is the future of Eugene Meltsner?
Showrunner Marshal Younger, writer/director Kathy Buchanan, executive producer Dave Arnold, writer/director Phil Lollar, and line producer Nathan Hoobler answer your questions, like: Will Eugene and Katrina ever adopt Buck? When is the next time we’ll see Emily, Morrie, and Suzu? How often are the writers' meetings and how many albums do you plan ahead? What are the plans for the Blackgaard books? And the question for the ages: Why did Mitch’s voice change in that scene in "Green Eyes and Yellow Tulips"?
Dec 15, 2021
Why have Olivia doubting her faith on Odyssey?
Showrunner Marshal Younger and head of orthodoxy Ron Reno discuss the Olivia story arc, give a preview of the future, and explain the word "orthodoxy."
Nov 30, 2021
One young listener's dream to be on Adventures in Odyssey comes true!
Paul-Mikel Williams grew up listening to Odyssey and dreamed of acting on the show. Now he plays a main character: Trey Calhoun.
Nov 17, 2021
Olivia and Zoe: Friends for life... on and off the show
Kelly Stables is Olivia Parker and Natalie Lander is Zoe Grant. They’ve been buddies on the show since 2015’s "Take it on Trust." But they’ve been friends in real life longer than their Odyssey characters have been alive.
Nov 03, 2021
Today’s podcast is sunny with 100% chance of Schantelle Cason
Schantelle Cason plays Odyssey meteorologist and mom Kayla Calhoun. Schantelle shares how she got to choose the name of her character and what’s ahead for the Calhouns.
Oct 19, 2021
What does a book editor do anyway?
For the first time in over a decade, a new Last Chance Detectives story is available. And there are more coming! Focus editor Thomas Jeffries tells us where this story came from, the Last Chance connection to Odyssey, and why every writer needs an editor.
Oct 05, 2021
Survive a winter storm storm in Odyssey not once, not twice, but FOUR times
Writer/director Kathy Buchanan takes us to a snowy writer’s meeting - complete with giant Post-It notes and a knitting club - that led to a new series of Club stories.
Sep 22, 2021
"Best Kept Secrets" and "Finding a Way" Avery Awards
Reliving the glory of Avery Awards past, Bob and Jesse present the awards for Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Surprise, Best Sound Design, Best Script, and more... all while diving under the ocean and meeting a underwater scuba set on launching Jesse into the Scub-all of Fame. You have to hear it to believe it!
Sep 07, 2021
Turn the spotlight on the sounds of "Voice of Freedom"
Writer/director Marshal Younger and sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nathan Jones talk about the challenges of recording out of order, creating crowds, and the absence of nature sounds in "Voice of Freedom."
Aug 23, 2021
All about the story and sounds of "Voice of Freedom"
Writer/director Marshal Younger and sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nathan Jones talk about the creation of "Voice of Freedom," from the seed of the idea to fully-grown two-part episode. (Stay tuned to our next podcast to hear more!)
Aug 10, 2021
The true story behind "Voice of Freedom"
The incredible story of "Voice of Freedom" is matched by the true story of the ministry of TransWorld Radio (TWR). David McCreary and Scott Hollinger tells us all about TWR and their ministry around the world. (Plus: A preview of Part 2!)
Jul 28, 2021
The actual voice in “Voice of Freedom”
Andrew Kishino plays Ji-Ho in this month and next month's Club adventure. He tells us all about his experience auditioning for Odyssey, acting in Odyssey, and the crazy world of motion capture. (Plus: A preview of "Voice of Freedom, Part 1")
Jul 13, 2021
How do Bigfoot, Jurassic Park, and a howling space cat come together?
Writer Abigail Geiger and sound designer Luke Guenot tell us the creation of “The Revenge of Bigfoot.” (Spoiler warning! It involves a howling space cat.)
Jun 30, 2021
You asked about what happened in Album 70 and what’s going to happen in Album 71. Hear the answers.
Will Richard Maxwell or Jack Allen ever return to Odyssey? Why did Suzu sound so suspicious? What did “One of three will fall” mean? Executive producer Dave Arnold, writer/director Phil Lollar, writer/director/showrunner Marshal Younger, writer/director Kathy Buchanan and line producer Nathan Hoobler answer your questions about Album 70: "Finding a Way" and more.
Jun 15, 2021
The voice of Buddy balances schooling and Bigfoot
Stuart has played Buddy Norman for more than six years now. And as the character has grown, so has Stuart. In fact, he joined us for the latest podcast just after finals week at college.
Jun 01, 2021
Connie and Eugene are bickering buddies on the show and in real life
Katie Leigh (voice of Connie) and Will Ryan (voice of Eugene) have been on Adventures in Odyssey from the beginning. And they’ve known each other in real life even longer. Hear stories from the studio and what they are up to now.
May 19, 2021
"Hurricane Perkins" touches down in Odyssey!
Having a parent stationed overseas in the military can be a huge challenge. That’s just part of what Cadence International - this month’s alliance organization - is all about. Hear all about their ministry and how it led to a unique adventure featuring leprosy, rat milk and the dreaded Arabian Death Scorpion.
May 05, 2021
The dynamic siblings Morrie and Suzu Rydell work together... and apart
There is plenty of story ahead for Morrie and Suzu Rydell. Atticus Shaffer (voice of Morrie) and April Hong (voice of Suzu) share their journey together from the beginning to the climactic "The Rydell Revelations" to last album’s "Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off" to the upcoming adventure "The Team."
Apr 21, 2021
Dive deep into the details of "The Christmas Bells"
SPOILER WARNING! Writer/director Phil Lollar, composer John Campbell, and sound designer Nathan Jones discuss the creation of "The Christmas Bells" in spoiler-ific detail.
Apr 07, 2021
Welcome Carla Perkins - memorable mom, wife, and more
Rebecca Davis voices Carla Perkins, the latest in the line of notable moms on Adventures in Odyssey. There's more to both Rebecca and Carla than you might imagine.
Mar 24, 2021
Who are the Perkins family? Their creator explains.
We’ve been hearing a lot about the Perkins family lately in Odyssey. Carla and Wyatt first appeared in “The Sandwich Initiative” and the rest of the family joined soon after. Who are these characters? Why did they come to Odyssey? And are they based on real people? Perkins creator Marshal Younger answers these questions and more.
Mar 10, 2021
Odyssey’s first sound designer apprentice Luke Guenot tells (nearly) all
Luke Guenot recently joined the Odyssey team as a new sound designer. He got his start listening to Odyssey while growing up, creating his own radio dramas, connecting with various Odyssey team members, and finally becoming the first sound designer apprentice.
Feb 24, 2021
The creation of "Kopfkino: A Hare, a Hedgehog, and a Doof" with Dave Arnold and Phil Lollar
Executive producer Dave Arnold shares about the creation and inspiration of this month’s Club adventure - and how he cast writer/director Phil Lollar in a main role.
Feb 09, 2021
Music from decades past returns with composer Aaron Fullan
Aaron Fullan scored the recent "Always Home" and the upcoming story "The Protector." Aaron shares how music from Odyssey’s early days inspired him and how his career led him from listening to Odyssey as a child back to becoming a part of the team as an adult.
Jan 27, 2021
Meet Kyle, the 2020 Whit Award winner
Kyle's wife Anni nominated him for the Whit Award with this entry: "At school the person students turn to is Headmaster Kyle. He seeks Jesus in all he does and says. Students and alumni seek Kyle for encouragement, prayer, wisdom and advice." Hear the story (and the person) behind this year's winning entry.
Jan 13, 2021
FREE EPISODE: "House Guest," a Focus on the Family drama from 1985.
Merry Christmas! "House Guest," one of the early dramas Focus produced, was a sequel to the first drama ever ("Spare Tire") It was also the first to feature Hal Smith who would, of course, became the first voice of John Avery Whittaker. Hear this drama that helped lay the foundation for Adventures in Odyssey.
Dec 30, 2020
Will Mrs. Meido will ever come back? What is the newest album called? Will the Meltsners ever adopt Buck? The team answers your questions!
Executive producer Dave Arnold, writer/director Phil Lollar, writer/director/showrunner Marshal Younger, and producer Nathan Hoobler answer your questions about Album 69: "Best Kept Secrets" and more.
Dec 15, 2020
Jaime Saint and ITEC inspire Jay, Zoe, and Whit to travel to Honduras
Learn how a legacy of faith inspired this month's Club adventure. Plus: a preview of "Teach a Man"
Dec 01, 2020
Avery Awards: Team Edition -- Best Performance
The Odyssey team shares their favorite performances through the history of the show.
Nov 17, 2020
Warren Sellers gives Jules Kendall a song from the heart
Composer and lyricist Warren Sellers tells us about giving Jules her voice for a whole new adventure when he wrote the song "I’m Just Me."
Nov 03, 2020
Abigail Geiger explains what a writer apprentice is ... and how her position led to "For a Song"
Abigail Geiger was a writer for years before she joined the Adventures in Odyssey team. But she had no idea what it took to write an Odyssey script. Now she's written four - including an episode in album 69 titled "For a Song."
Oct 20, 2020
Hear the true story behind "The Martyr and the Rooster"
Writer/director Phil Lollar separates literal truth from literary truth in the latest Club adventure based on a story from Voice of the Martyrs. Plus: a preview of "The Martyr and the Rooster"
Oct 07, 2020
Cristina Pucelli and Emily Jones solve mysteries together
Emily Jones’s latest investigation uncovers the truth about Morrie Rydell. Cristina Pucelli tells us about playing a mystery-solver for over a decade and gives clues about upcoming adventures.
Sep 24, 2020
“More than Meets the Eye” and “Out of the Blue” Avery Awards
Bob and Jesse are trapped in the podcast studio and forced to reveal the winners of Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Scene, Best Sound Design, and the ultimate prize - Best Episode! Don't miss this exciting podcast!
Sep 08, 2020
The cast of Adventures in Odyssey’s first all-remote recording joins us for an all-remote podcast!
In May 2020, Andre Stojka (voice of Whit), Katie Leigh (voice of Connie), Townsend Coleman (voice of Jason) and Greg Jbara (voice of Wilson) recorded a new Adventures in Odyssey episode - from their own homes. Hear how they did it exactly - and how the experience compares to working in the studio.
Aug 24, 2020
Adventures in Odyssey fan and mom turned executive director of American Heritage Girls Patti Garibay
American Heritage Girls executive director Patti Garibay talks about how AHG connects to Adventures in Odyssey. Plus, a preview of this month’s Club adventure: "Badges of Honor"
Aug 11, 2020
Avery Awards: Team Edition -- Best Line of Dialogue
The Odyssey team shares their favorite lines from the history of the show. Plus: The official cover reveal for "Album 70: Finding a Way"
Jul 27, 2020
Paul McCusker tells the story of the lost episode "Pamela Has a Problem"
This month’s Club adventure features the character of Connie’s friend Pamela, last heard in 1990 in "Pamela Has a Problem." Writer/director Paul McCusker (with the help of a surprise guest) explains why Adventures in Odyssey decided to address the sensitive topic of abortion in that early episode. (Plus: Hear a preview of "The Rydell Revelations, Part 1.")
Jul 14, 2020
Erik Passoja: Voice of Odyssey bad guys, fifth-degree black belt, and stand-up comedian
Erik Passoja has played three different bad guys on Adventures in Odyssey, but he’s actually a really nice guy. Erik talks about his background and surprising talents. (Plus: Hear a preview of “Millstones” and vote in the Averys!)
Jun 30, 2020
From the hallways at Focus on the Family to the microphones of Adventures in Odyssey
Dozens of Focus on the Family employees have voiced roles in Adventures in Odyssey over the year. It’s time to hear a few of their stories!
Jun 16, 2020
Redefining Bridget with actress Keely Marshall
Until now, most Perkins episodes have focused on Wyatt. But this month in the Club, the spotlight turned to his older sister, Bridget as she starred in “Bridget, Redefined.” Hear from actress Keely Marshall about Odyssey, music, and more. Plus: A preview of “Cars, Trains, and Motorcycles”
Jun 02, 2020
What is the name of Album 70? Can you give a preview of "The Rydell Revelations?" And more questions for the team.
Can Connie’s dad and Wooton’s father become believers? At the end of “Always Home,” Connie gets a call from an old friend. Who was it? What is the name of Album 70? Can you give us any hints on what’s going to happen in “The Rydell Revelations”? Executive producer Dave Arnold, producer Nathan Hoobler, and writers/directors Phil Lollar and Marshal Younger answer these questions and more in the latest Team Q and A.
May 19, 2020
Avery Awards: Team Edition -- Best Moment in the Studio
The Odyssey team gives their favorite moments that happened in the studio between takes.
May 06, 2020
Avery Awards: Team Edition -- Best Scene
It’s another round of the Avery Awards, but this time, the Odyssey team gives their favorite scenes from the history of the show. (Length: 13 minutes).
Apr 22, 2020
A Note about the Notes with Jared Depasquale, plus three free ways to spend more time with us!
Composer Jared Depasquale takes us into his music studio to show us how he created the music for the epic adventure “Unsinkable.” Plus, announcing "Focus @Home," a free trial for the Adventures in Odyssey Club, and Family Time.
Apr 07, 2020
Introducing Adventures in Odyssey Family Time
We know that a lot of you are going through a trying time right now and we’re here to help! We’re launching a series of special events during the month of April when you might have a little more time at home than usual. It’s called Adventures in Odyssey Family Time. The first event is this Wednesday, April 1 (no fooling!) where we’ll be listening to the episodes of the Morrie Rydell saga together. And there could be a few surprises along the way. Check out with your parents for more information!
Mar 31, 2020
Meet Adam McArthur, voice of Eugene’s lab assistant Horus
This month on the Adventures in Odyssey, Renee Carter is desperate to improve her chemistry grade and so she lets Horus help her prepare for the final exam. But the "chemistry" between them may be problematic. Hear from Adam, the voice behind Horus, and from Bob Smithouser, writer of the episode.
Mar 25, 2020
VIDEO PODCAST: Celebration time! Witness Jesse’s first-ever speaking part on Odyssey! Plus: AIO wins NRB’s “Radio Program of the Year” and new secrets about the upcoming Album 69
Host Bob Smithouser has appeared in a number of Adventures in Odyssey episodes. But Jesse has never had a speaking part on the show…until now! Jesse’s grand debut is featured in Album 68. We had to document such a monumental event. Plus: A lightning round Q and A about the upcoming Album 69!
Mar 10, 2020
Bob and Jesse continue their incredible journey in the Imagination Station to visit Adventures in Odyssey fans on three continents!
We have Club members in 83 countries and territories - all over the globe! Last time, Bob and Jesse visited a few countries with only one member. After the Imagination Station is fixed, they set off to visit even more (and hopefully, find their way back home!).
Feb 26, 2020
Step into the Imagination Station for a journey unlike any you've ever taken before - visiting Adventures in Odyssey fans all over the globe!
We have Adventures in Odyssey Club members in 83 countries and territories. Today Bob and Jesse set off to visit a few of those places - countries with only one club member!
Feb 11, 2020
The story of the Titanic has never been told this way before. Hear about the creation of the music and sound effects.
The Club adventures "Unsinkable, Parts 1 and 2" pretty much defined the word "epic." Hear from the post-production team - sound designer Nathan Jones and composer Jared Depasquale - about how they met the challenge.
Jan 28, 2020
Meet Pastor Lawrence and his daughter Joy, the 2019 Whit Award winners
Joy wrote that her dad was "not only the kindest father ever but he’s also a pastor and basketball coach! He’s taught me how to love others more than myself and he introduced me to my Father in Heaven, God." Hear from Joy and her dad about the qualities that Lawrence and Mr. Whittaker share. (Plus: The announcement of ANOTHER special award!)
Jan 15, 2020
Who was the villain in "A Sacrificial Escape"? What's going to happen to Jones and Parker? Will Wooton and Penny be in the next album? Will you release the unreleased episodes? The team answers your questions!
Executive producer Dave Arnold, producer Nathan Hoobler, and writers/directors Phil Lollar, and Marshal Younger look back at Album 67: More than Meets the Eye and look ahead to Album 68. Bonus: hear an audio preview of 68!
Jan 01, 2020
FREE EPISODE! "The Sounds of Life" a Focus on the Family drama from the Adventures in Odyssey team
Merry Christmas! The team behind Adventures in Odyssey produced "The Sounds of Life" in 1992. Writer Paul McCusker and sound designer Dave Arnold produced this drama between their responsibilities for Odyssey. Originally released on the Focus on the Family broadcast, this touching drama illustrates some of life's most precious moments.
Dec 18, 2019
Penny Wise: From unwitting accomplice in the Green Ring Conspiracy to Connie’s best friend and roommate to wife of everybody’s favorite mailman
It's hard to believe, but Kimmy Robertson (voice of Penny Bassett) has been on the show for going on ten years now. Listen to Kimmy's insights about Penny (and hear her answer to whether Wooton and Penny should have kids!)
Dec 03, 2019
Hear from the actor who has performed in more episodes of Adventures in Odyssey than any other! (No, we don’t mean Chris.)
Katie Leigh has been in Odyssey since the fourth episode (and appeared way back in "Family Portraits"). It’s time to talk to Katie about recent developments.
Nov 20, 2019
Odyssey high school quarterback Cooper Calhoun arrives on the podcast voiced by Preston Butler III
Preston Butler III more than lives up to his name as he shares about how his faith affects his craft (and vice-versa), working with Robby Bruce, and what Philippians 4:13 means to him. (Plus a preview of season finale: “Nightmares by Constance, Part 2”!)
Nov 05, 2019
Meet Tucker Chandler, voice of Wyatt Perkins!
The creator of Wyatt described the character as speaking with utmost authority...on subjects he knows nothing about. But Tucker Chandler, voice of Wyatt, isn't like that at all. He knows a lot about auditions, voice acting, and - yes - even useless facts.
Oct 21, 2019
How many people have had an Odyssey written about them - and got to be in the studio to meet the person playing them? Find out.
"Rightly Dividing" was based on the true life story of Sarah Keimig. Born blind, she's gone through a variety of eye procedures in her lifetime. Find out why her story inspired an adventure and what it was like being in the studio while her story was recorded.
Oct 08, 2019
Upcoming Odyssey musical features Tony Award-winning singer (Plus: new podcast music!)
Actor/singer Gregory Jbara and writer/director/composer talk about Adventures in Odyssey's adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: "Icky and Kat and Balty and Bones"
Sep 24, 2019
VIDEO PODCAST: "Expect the Unexpected" and "Trial by Fire" Avery Awards
Welcome the new and improved, super hip, super relatable, ultra rad, lit, on fleek, Dab, EPIIIIIIIC Avery Awards! We’ve got mail! And it’s the results from your votes on the Avery Awards for Odyssey Album 65: "Expect the Unexpected" and Album 66: "Trial by Fire!!!" And this year, we’ve taken it to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL! We’ve ditched the old style Avery Awards, and we’re doing this one like the kids do it!
Sep 10, 2019
Dr. Astan Lebernis - portrayed by voice actor Jamieson Price - is a major new character in next month’s Club adventure "The World of Whitonia." Hear the voice behind the voice.
Jamieson Price first appeared on Adventures in Odyssey playing several characters in "B-TV: Trinity." He’s back playing a slightly more sinister role in next month’s Club adventure. Jamieson tells us about playing a baddie, replacing dialog, and his greatest fears.
Aug 27, 2019
The very first Christmas episode: "Gifts for Madge and Guy" is getting a sequel. Hear from the returning cast members!
The title cast members for "Gifts for Madge and Guy" (Will Ryan, voice of Eugene and Guy, and Chris Anthony Lansdowne, our host and the voice of Madge) stop by for a hold-onto-your-hats chat. The original episode aired in 1987, and more than thirty years later, “Part 2” is available in the Club now. Plus, Dave Arnold gives the inside scoop on the Odyssey Character Survey.
Aug 14, 2019
Robby Bruce - voice of Buck Oliver - is an Odyssey fan turned fan favorite
Robby Bruce has acted on Adventures in Odyssey for a decade now. He’s sung on the show, he’s appeared on a Clubhouse Magazine Cover, and he’s gone from a villain to a beloved member of the Meltsner family. Hear from Robby about the latest developments.
Jul 30, 2019
Go inside the mind of sound designer Jonathan Crowe to uncover secrets of "Take Every Thought Captive"
There’s never been an Adventures in Odyssey episode quite like “Take Every Thought Captive,” where mean girl Valerie Swanson visits a strange city inside her own mind. Sound designer Jonathan Crowe talks about the creation of this unusual adventure.
Jul 17, 2019
What’s the name of Album 67? Is Morrie going to work with Mr. Skint? Will there be another cruise or live show? Are Buck and Jules in a relationship? The Odyssey team answers your questions!
Executive producer Dave Arnold, producer Nathan Hoobler, writers/directors Kathy Buchanan, Phil Lollar, and Paul McCusker answer fan questions about recent albums and preview upcoming adventures. Plus, hear an audio preview of Album 67!
Jul 02, 2019
Farewell to our friend Jim Custer
Jim Custer - the voice of young John Avery Whittaker among others - passed away on May 5, 2019. Former executive producer Chuck Bolte, writer/director Bob Hoose, and actor Gary Reed (voice of Jeff Lewis) knew Jim for a collective period of over one hundred years. The three of them share memories and stories from Jim’s life - and his time on Adventures in Odyssey.
Jun 18, 2019
Fan favorite Zach Callison returns to Odyssey as the voice of Two-Bits Luker in "The Long End" (Plus: Vote in the Avery Awards!)
"The Long End" introduced the somewhat violent Two-Bits Luker, a guy who liked to carry a baseball bat around to get his point across. Two-Bits was played by Zach Callison, the original voice of Matthew Parker from 2010 to 2014. Zach tells us what he’s been up in recent years and how he created a character who was very different.
Jun 03, 2019
SPOILER WARNING: It’s time to talk about “The Long End” in spoilerific detail with Paul McCusker
If you haven’t heard “The Long End” three-parter, don't listen to this podcast and go hear Album 66. If you have listened, join writer/director Paul McCusker to get into the details of this adventure. Get ready for a few surprises on the way!
May 22, 2019
Dan Hagen tells us about the triumphant arrival of another Holstein to Odyssey
Though Dan Hagen is probably best known as Jacques Henri, Penny’s boss at the Art Gallery, this month he stars as a brand new character: Wilhelm Holstein. Plus: Hear a preview of "Rumpelstiltskin: A Wee Little Tale"
May 07, 2019
Ahoy! Sound designer Nathan Jones takes us beneath the seven seas in "B-TV: Trinity"
Sound designer Nathan Jones produced our latest B-TV, the previous B-TV, and our next B- TV. Learn how he creates the sketches, the sound effects, and the static. Plus hear preview of "The Long End, Part 2" and a few hints about "B-TV: Idolatry" coming later this year.
Apr 24, 2019
Monica Padilla - voice of double "L" Jillian, double "L" Marshall - tells us about auditioning opposite Townsend Coleman, preparation for acting, and (yes) appearing on the TV show Survivor.
The character of Jillian Marshall has held a variety of unusual jobs - including a sous chef, surfing instructor, and even a professional line-stander. Monica Padilla (the voice behind Jillian) has a variety of unusual life experiences and she shares those with us.
Apr 10, 2019
Marshal Younger returns to the studio for the first time in over a decade
Writer/director Marshal Younger talks about "Between Camp and a Hard Place," where he got his ideas for camp stories, and whether he was ever in a hard place during production.
Mar 27, 2019
Meet the new actresses in "Between Camp and a Hard Place"
Brianna Bryan (voice of Scarlett) and Rachel Eggleston (voice of Elise) tell us all about camp, commercials, and their characters in the latest adventure at Camp What-a-Nut.
Mar 13, 2019
Hear about the challenges - and the true story - behind creating "In a Sun-Scorched Land" from the crew who created it.
Writer-director Kathy Buchanan and sound designer Christopher Diehl journey to Africa (in one case, literally) for the latest Club exclusive adventure "In a Sun-Scorched Land." Plus, hear a preview of "Between Camp and a Hard Place."
Feb 27, 2019
Hear from the new Adventures in Odyssey coordinator about recordings sessions, working with agents, and behind the scenes secrets of the team.
Our new coordinator has been working on the Adventures in Odyssey for nine months now. She talks about her journey from running a camp for kids in foster care to the Dixie Stampede to moderating comments from fans to now being on the Odyssey team itself.
Feb 12, 2019
Hear from Andre Robinson and Phil Morris, who play the same character decades apart in this month’s Club adventure: "In a Sun- Scorched Land."
From Doc McStuffins to a Chrysler commercial, from Seinfeld to Star Trek to Odyssey, Andre and Phil share their journeys with us. Plus, hear a preview of "In a Sun-Scorched Land, Part 2."
Jan 28, 2019
Why did David Parker change actors? Who are Morrie's parents? Will you bring back the Inspiration Station? The Odyssey team answers your questions!
Executive producer Dave Arnold, producer Nathan Hoobler, and writer/director Phil Lollar answer fan questions about recent albums and preview the upcoming Album 66. Plus, hear the answers to some pressing questions from way back in Odyssey history.
Jan 16, 2019
John Avery Whittaker Award: An Odyssey listener tells how she was welcomed into a new family (Plus! A preview of this month’s Club adventure)
The John Avery Whittaker Award honors people who have impact on the faith of those around them. Samantha nominated her “mama” Robin Berns. Robin brought Samantha into her family during a difficult time and made a lasting impact on her life. Hear both of them tell their story and hear their advice on how to act like Whit.
Jan 01, 2019
December 19, 2018: FREE EPISODE: "Gone Fishing," a Focus on the Family drama from 1986!
Merry Christmas! "Gone Fishing," one of the early dramas Focus produced, featured two actors who would later become familiar names on Adventures in Odyssey: Chuck Bolte and Hal Smith. Chuck Bolte was executive producer on the show during the majority of its first decade and Hal Smith, of course, became the first voice of John Avery Whittaker. Hear this drama that helped lay the foundation for Adventures in Odyssey, plus some special memories from Chuck.
Dec 19, 2018
December 5, 2018: Writers Bob Smithouser (yes, Bob Smithouser) and Phil Lollar (plus surprise guest) dive deep into "Out to Sea"
Three years ago, Bob Smithouser didn’t want to make waves when his boss Dave Arnold asked him to write an Odyssey script, but he felt like a fish out of water. He was green around the gills in the ways of script-writing and it was sink or swim. Over the long voyage of writing the script, Bob weathered the storm to get to final draft with the help of Phil Lollar and others to keep things on course. Don’t rock the boat as we hear the story of how that happened!
Dec 05, 2018
November 21, 2018: The voice behind super spy turned antique shop owner Jason Whittaker rappels in for a chat
Townsend Coleman talks about recent developments with Jason Whittaker, cruising the Caribbean with the Odyssey cast, and rappelling off a New York City skyscraper with a garden hose (yes, really!)
Nov 20, 2018
November 7, 2018: VIDEO PODCAST: Writer Marshal Younger and his three-year-old daughter’s breakfast battle inspires a Parker family adventure (Plus: A story of how God is using Odyssey!)
Many years ago, Marshal Younger’s three-year-old daughter decided she wasn’t going to eat her breakfast. This set off a multi-hour standoff between father and daughter that later inspired the Odyssey episode “The Sandwich Initiative.” Witness the battle of wills as well as an incredible story from one of our listeners.
Nov 06, 2018
October 24, 2018: This weekend's episode features Whittakers, Wooton, and a Washington. Hear from one of those on today's podcast.
Mark Christopher Lawrence, voice of Ed Washington, returns to Adventures in Odyssey this weekend for the first time in over ten years. Mark tells us what it was like being back in the studio, his advice on stand-up comedy, and all that's happened to him in recent years.
Oct 24, 2018
October 10, 2018: Get in the Christmas season early this year in an unexpected way: going inside a prison. Plus: Preview Album 65!
Patti Hammonds, senior manager with Angel Tree, tells us how the Club adventure "Beyond Repair" reflects real life and tells true stories from Prison Fellowship. Plus, hear a preview of Album 65: Expect the Unexpected!
Oct 09, 2018
September 26, 2018: Hear the first chapters of "Young Whit and the Traitor’s Treasure" read by Andre Stojka, voice of Whit himself!
Something sinister happened decades ago to disgrace the Whittaker name. Can ten-year-old Johnny discover the truth--and find the traitor’s treasure--before they are gone forever? Find in Book 1 of the Young Whit series. Get a preview of the first three chapters in audio form read by Andre Stojka. Plus, hear a preview of October’s Club adventure: "Beyond Repair."
Sep 26, 2018
September 11, 2018: What's the worst thing that could happen when Buddy Norman brings his Bible to Odyssey Middle School?
Celebrate Bring Your Bible to School Day with the Club story "A Predicament of Biblical Proportions," available for the first time outside the Club on September 22. Hear from writer Bob Hoose and Bring Your Bible to School founder Candi Cushman about the creation of the story. And learn how and why you can bring your Bible to school.
Sep 11, 2018
August 29, 2018: Travel back in time to Whit's childhood in a new book series and learn what inspired Odyssey legends Phil Lollar and Dave Arnold
Something sinister happened decades ago to disgrace the Whittaker name. Can young Whit discover the truth - and find the traitor's treasure - before it's gone forever? Find out in Young Whit and the Traitor's Treasure, book one in a new series exploring the childhood escapades of the most beloved character in town. And find out more about the series from the authors, Odyssey legends Phil Lollar and Dave Arnold.
Aug 28, 2018
August 15, 2018: "Up in the Air" and "Under the Surface" Avery Awards
It’s a lovely day at the track and we got a lot of great contenders all vying for Avery Awards gold. And who knows? Maybe this year, one of our racers just might take home the legendary Avery Awards Triple Crown! Hear the competitors raced for "Best B-TV Sketch," "Best Actor," "Best Actress," "Best Scene," "Best Place Wooton and Penny Visited," "Best Villain," "Best Sound Design," "Best Script," and "Best Overall Episode." Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who voted!
Aug 14, 2018
August 1, 2018: Get into the great outdoors with TrailLife USA and hear from CEO Mark Hancock. Plus, come along with the Galactic Justice Corps for a preview of this month's Club adventure "Walk Worthy."
This month in the Club, Buddy and Jay join a TrailLife troop in the adventure "Walk Worthy." Mark Hancock is the president and CEO of Trail Life USA and he tells us about the group, his experiences outdoors, and what he thinks of "Walk Worthy."
Jul 31, 2018
July 18, 2018: Actress Allison Sharpe is not nearly as nasty as the character she plays: school bully Valerie Swanson
Allison Sharpe talks about preparing for the role of Valerie, being a "scratch voice," and the possibility of redemption for the mean girl in school. Plus, she gives us tips on being an artist.
Jul 18, 2018
July 4, 2018: Meet Karen Ellison, Adventures in Odyssey Studio Teacher
Karen Ellison has been a studio teacher for Adventures in Odyssey for more than twenty years. Find out what she does, what she’s seen behind the scenes, and about her connection to several prominent young actors.
Jul 02, 2018
June 20, 2018: Hear about Jay Smouse’s journey from a bully sidekick to comically vain actor to TV show extra to New Zealand and back again
A few years ago, Jay Smouse went to Hollywood to be a zombie in a TV series. The behind the scenes reason was a major change that happened to actor Whit Hertford in real life. Hear the story and what’s happened to Whit (and to Jay) since then.
Jun 20, 2018
June 6, 2018: What’s the name of Album 65? Can you give us any hints about Morrie? What happened to Whit’s End Connellsville? Can we watch the whole cruise show? The producers answer! (Plus, Avery nominations!)
Executive producer Dave Arnold, producer Nathan Hoobler, writer/director Sam Suksiri, and writer/director Phil Lollar answer fan questions about recent albums and preview the upcoming Album 65 and look at future books and releases. Then, Bob and Jesse reveal the nominations in the “Up in the Air” and “Under the Surface” Avery Awards.
Jun 05, 2018
May 23, 2018: Jesse unleashes dinosaurs in the Colorado Springs Welcome Center and previews a new Kids’ Radio attraction
For nearly eighteen years, Odyssey fans have recorded themselves alongside the actors in the Kids’ Radio attraction in Colorado Springs. This summer, a new script is part of the studio featuring guests interaction with Whit and Wooton. Hear about the creation of this new story from writer/director Sam Suksiri, mastering engineer Rudy Haerr, and hospitality specialist Diane Ingolia.
May 23, 2018
May 9, 2018: Kelly Stables (voice of Olivia Parker) talks about Odyssey, ant farms, and angels
Actress Kelly Stables has voiced Olivia Parker for seven years now. Kelly shares about balancing life as a mom and actress, changes behind the scenes with the Parker family, and performing with fellow Odyssey actors.
May 09, 2018
April 25, 2018: United States Vice President Mike Pence, his wife Karen, and his daughter Charlotte listened to Adventures in Odyssey on car trips. Hear from Karen and Charlotte about their odyssey.
Like so many families, the Pences listened to Adventures in Odyssey on long car trips. Second Lady Karen Pence and her daughter Charlotte share with Bob and Jesse about listening to Odyssey, finding kingdom moments, the importance of art, and bunnies (yes, really!). Hear the most unusual Odyssey podcast interview ever.
Apr 25, 2018
April 11, 2018: From a long line of actors, artists, and entertainers, Natalie Lander (voice of Zoe) tells us about the family business and joining the Odyssey family.
Natalie Lander’s dad played Squiggy on Laverne and Shirley. Her mom is an actor and photographer. Most of her other relatives are in the arts and entertainment world. Natalie talks about the business, singing as Kevin in Home Alone musical, playing a cheerleader on The Middle, and - of course - playing Zoe Grant on Adventures in Odyssey.
Apr 10, 2018
March 28, 2018: Go behind the scenes of the Get in the Show Contest with grand prize winner Grayson Smith
Grayson Smith emerged as one of three finalists from among 2,316 fans who entered the second Get in the Show contest. After an audition with our Adventures in Odyssey cast, Grayson was crowned the winner by fan voting. Last November, he claimed his prize by joining us on the Focus on the Family 40th Anniversary Cruise and performing in the Odyssey live show, signing autographs, and interacting with the actors. Hear about all those experiences and more!
Mar 27, 2018
March 14, 2018: VIDEO PODCAST: Watch the Adventures in Odyssey 30th Birthday Live Show, plus other cruise events
Come aboard the Focus on the Family 40th anniversary cruise and see the Adventures in Odyssey cast and crew sign autographs, answer questions, and perform the 30th Birthday Show live on stage. Plus, see birthday greetings from our wonderful fans!
Mar 14, 2018
February 28, 2018: Actress Lilly Mae Stewart’s journey to Odyssey: From touring the country with Annie to singing on-stage in Les Miserables to the Parker Family
Lilly Mae Stewart recently took over as the voice of Camilla Parker. She shares about her crazy schedule, from doing stage acting, singing, dancing, voiceover, Wendy’s commercials, electric guitar, and more.
Feb 27, 2018
February 14, 2018: Benjamin Watson: Award-winning NFL superstar, published author on race relations, and life-long Adventures in Odyssey fan
Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Waston has been listening to Adventures in Odyssey since the very first episode in 1987 and he recently had the chance to come to Focus and record cameo parts for several Odyssey episodes. Benjamin won this year’s Bart Starr Award and was a finalist for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
Feb 14, 2018
January 31, 2018: Meet Kay Bess, the new voice behind Dr. Lily Graham
Kay Bess isn't new to Odyssey. She played a baddie in "Between the Lines" and an elderly Irena Sendler in "One More Name." But she's new to the part of Dr. Lily Graham. Learn about her history, her roles on Odyssey, and taking over for a beloved actress and character.
Jan 31, 2018
January 17, 2018: Diane Michelle tells us about the challenges of travelling to Bible times, creating a Greek character, and having a first name for a last name
Diane Michelle voices Alice in "Passages: Fletcher's Rebellion," Lillia in "The Tower, and Orpah in "Three Funerals and a Wedding." Plus, she was Doctor Morton for many years and now she's the woman from Tekoa in the upcoming "David and Absalom." She's been a bunch of Odyssey episodes, but hasn't been in the spotlight...until now!
Jan 17, 2018
January 3, 2018: An Odyssey fan tells his life-changing story and why he nominated his teacher for the John Avery Whittaker Award
The John Avery Whittaker Award honors people who have impact on the faith of those around them. Heath nominated the Whit in his life: Shirley Barrett. Heath tells his story, how God has used his life, and gives thoughts on how others can act like Whit to people around them.
Jan 03, 2018
December 19, 2017: FREE EPISODE: "Spare Tire," the first drama Focus on the Family produced
Merry Christmas! As the year draws to a close, we listen to the very first radio drama ever produced by Focus on the Family. "Spare Tire" released on the daily Focus on the Family broadcast on December 17, 1983 and it paved the way for "Family Portraits" and - ultimately - Adventures in Odyssey. Hear this drama, plus an interview with Odyssey co-creator Steve Harris.
Dec 19, 2017
December 6, 2017: When is Album 64 coming out? Will Buck and Jules start dating? Can Connie and Jason be a thing? Will Grayson Smith become a regular character? Get the answers!
Writer Sam Suksiri, writer/director Phil Lollar, and producer Nathan Hoobler answer fan questions about the recent album 63, the upcoming album 64, and what’s going on in Odyssey.
Dec 06, 2017
November 22, 2017: Happy 30th Birthday, Adventures in Odyssey! Hop in the Imagination Station and travel 30 years back to the recording of the first episode: "Whit’s Flop"
"Whit’s Flop" first aired November 21, 1987. Sound designer Bob Luttrell and host Chris Anthony were there on that special day. Hear their memories of recording the very first episodes.
Nov 22, 2017
November 8, 2017: Writer Marshal Younger talks "Have a Heart," organ transplants, and how his family inspires Odyssey episodes
Writer Marshal Younger's wife Stephanie works in a transplant clinic. She met a child who wondered if he would get the personality of the person who donated a liver to him. Hear how that story turned into the touching episode "Have a Heart."
Nov 08, 2017
October 25, 2017: What do Buddy's dad, the waiter at a fancy Odyssey restaurant, and Whit's son Jerry Whittaker have in common? They are all voiced by actor Scott Whyte, who chats with us on the podcast.
Actor Scott Whyte auditioned for Odyssey for years and never landed a role, but he was encouraged by his friend Jess Harnell (voice of Wooton Bassett). Scott finally was cast as Whit's son Jerry Whittaker and has voiced a number of roles since then including Buddy Norman's dad. Hear about his journey to Odyssey and how it involved Indiana Jones, The Mighty Ducks, a band named The Scott Whyte Band, and more.
Oct 25, 2017
October 11, 2017: Travel around the world, from singing on stage with the Pool Boys in London to diving out of a plane in Nicaragua as we go behind the scenes on the season premiere, "Find a Penny."
Writer-director Kathy Buchanan and sound designers Nathan Jones and Christopher Diehl talk about the creation of "Find a Penny, Part 1" and give a preview of what's ahead in "Part 2."
Oct 10, 2017
September 27, 2017: Dr. Regis Blackgaard, the most evil man Odyssey has ever seen, comes to studio
Earl Boen, voice of Regis Blackgaard, and Phil Lollar, author of The Blackgaard Chronicles books, talk about the creation of Whit’s arch-nemesis.
Sep 25, 2017
September 13, 2017: Explore the brand-new Adventures in Odyssey Bible with its creators
Editor Liz Duckworth and Focus on the Family Vice President of Content and Product Development and Integration Bob DeMoss talk about the history and features of the new Adventures in Odyssey NIrV Bible. Plus, hear about their favorite Bibles when they were kids.
Sep 13, 2017
August 30, 2017: VIDEO PODCAST: Celebrate Adventures in Odyssey's 30th birthday, plus see what the finalists experienced before Get in the Show
Look back on 30 years of Adventures in Odyssey with former executive producer Chuck Bolte, co-creator Phil Lollar, executive producer Dave Arnold, writer/director Paul McCusker, and voice actor Katie Leigh. Plus, see what the finalists experienced in the hours leading up to the Get in the Show finale event and see a preview of an upcoming Club show overseas.
Aug 28, 2017
August 16, 2017: VIDEO PODCAST: Watch the 2017 Get in the Show finale event, including auditions with the finalists and announcement of the winner!
Andre Stojka (voice of Whit), Katie Leigh (voice of Connie), and Shona Kennedy (voice of Jules and 2012's winner) act alongside the three finalists for Get in the Show and crown a winner.
Aug 16, 2017
August 2, 2017: "Without a Hitch" and "Let's Put on a Show" Avery Awards
Bob and Jesse put on a New Time-y Radio play to hand out awards for two Adventures in Odyssey albums! Hear the winners for "Best Actress," "Best Actor," "Best Sound," "Best Song," "Best Scene," "Best Comical Pair of Characters," and "Best Overall Episode." Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who voted!
Aug 02, 2017
July 19, 2017: Get "Swept Away" with writer/director Nathan Hoobler and sound designer Jonathan Crowe as they dive deep into this unique Club adventure.
How do you create the sound of rain for two episodes? What does three people scuba diving sound like? And how did a real-life forest fire in Colorado Springs inspire an episode about a flood in Odyssey? Find out from the team behind the episode “Swept Away.” Plus, hear a bonus scene from the show, featuring Harlow Doyle.
Jul 18, 2017
July 5, 2017: FREE EPISODE: "Odyssey Sings!" (plus hear about the creation of this adventure!)
In this classic story from Album 45: Lost and Found, America Sings! comes to Odyssey and many hopeful singers including Wooton, Bart, Harlow, Connie, and Tamika line up to audition.. Plus, hear about the creation of this adventure from composer John Fornof, producer Marshal Younger and more.
Jul 05, 2017
June 21, 2017: Find out how listening to radio dramas in the dark led to a career for Odyssey's newest writer
Sam Suksiri tells us about being a "writer apprentice," designing theme parks, teaching robotics to kids, winning a cooking contest, and, yes, joining the Odyssey team.
Jun 21, 2017
June 7, 2017: Is Becky going to be a regular character? Are Wooton and Penny going to be back from their honeymoon? Will Whit ever get another villain? Get the answers!
Executive producer Dave Arnold, producer Nathan Hoobler, writer/director Kathy Buchanan, writer/director Bob Hoose, and writer/director Phil Lollar answer fan questions about the recent album 62, the upcoming album 63, and what's going on in Odyssey.
Jun 06, 2017
May 24, 2017: VIDEO PODCAST: Watch the actors sing in "Legacy"
Cast members Shona Kennedy (Jules), Karen Kennedy (Lena), Katriona Kennedy (Teena), Pat Fraley (Karno), Robby Bruce (Buck), Andre Stojka (Whit), Will Ryan (Eugene), and crew Phil Lollar (writer/director) and Christopher Diehl (engineer) record the songs for the musical episode "Legacy."
May 24, 2017
May 10, 2017: Marvin Washington (and voice actor Kendre Berry) return to Adventures in Odyssey in "Unfair Game"
Kendre Berry played Marvin Washington for years on Adventures in Odyssey. His last appearance was in "A Class Reenactment" in 2008. That is...until now! Marvin returns in this month's Club story, "Unfair Game." Kendre Berry, the voice behind Marvin, lets us know what's happened since then.
May 10, 2017
April 26, 2017: Pastor Wilson Knox arrived in Odyssey at the same time that Gregory Jbara arrived in the studio. Hear the story of both.
Gregory Jbara is a Tony Award-winning actor who now plays Pastor Wilson Knox on Adventures in Odyssey. Greg tells us about replacing voices in a Norelco commercial, starting college with a major in physics, and recording with the Odyssey team.
Apr 26, 2017
April 12, 2017: VIDEO PODCAST: Captain Bob, Commander Jesse, and Crewman John Doe beam down to an alien planet in search of another cast member for the Get in the Show Contest.
Star date 80995.2017. Adventures in Odyssey is about to celebrate its 30th birthday with a spectacular live show on a four-night cruise to the Bahamas. However, we need one more person. Sensors indicate that person just might be on a strange, mysterious, enigmatic alien planet.
Apr 12, 2017
March 29, 2017: Sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nathan Jones share more sound secrets from the historical adventure "One More Name"
From adding a dog to an empty putting in an ominous train creating a manhole cover from a gym weight, sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nathan Jones share more stories from the creation of the sound effects for the story of Irena Sendler: "One More Name."
Mar 29, 2017
March 15, 2017: Sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nathan Jones go back to the 1940s to create the sounds for "One More Name"
From using a 1940s finding an old German adding just the right wind and floors to the ghetto houses, sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nathan Jones sweat the details to create the sounds for the historical episode "One More Name."
Mar 15, 2017
March 1, 2017: Writer/director Kathy Buchanan tells us the true stories behind "One More Name"
Irena Sendler was a real historical person. Writer Kathy Buchanan had the task of turning her life into an epic three-part Adventures in Odyssey Club story. Find out the challenges of research, writing, and cutting "One More Name."
Mar 01, 2017
February 15, 2017: From the Jungle Cruise to 1940s Poland, actress Cristina Vee takes us on a journey
Cristina Vee voices Irena Sendler, the main character in "One More Name." Cristina tells us about working on Odyssey, screaming for video games, and being a skipper on the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland.
Feb 14, 2017
February 1, 2017: Will Morrie and Suzu have an arc like Novacom? Why was Legacy called Exit Stage Left? Will there be a new Guide for the 30th Anniversary? Get the answers!
Executive producer Dave Arnold, producer Nathan Hoobler, writer/director Kathy Buchanan, and writer/director Bob Hoose answer fan questions about the recent album 61, the upcoming albums 62 and 63, and all things Odyssey.
Feb 01, 2017
January 18, 2017: John Avery Whittaker Award Winner Larry Stuckey talks about coaching, plus his athlete Carri Dekkers shares stories from her high school high jump days
The John Avery Whittaker Award honors people who have impact on the faith of those around them. Carri Dekkers nominated the "Whit" in her life: Coach Larry Stuckey. Out of more than 600 nominees, Larry was chosen as the grand prize winner. Hear from Carri about how Larry was her coach in the high jump and much more.
Jan 18, 2017
January 4, 2017: VIDEO PODCAST: Breaking News! Huge scientific breakthrough for Club!
Working beside famed inventor and ice cream emporium owner, John Avery Whittaker, scientists Bob and Jesse work tirelessly to push the boundaries of audio drama for the sake of pure science. After countless years of relentless research, they are ready to announce their latest breakthrough. (Hint: It involves the Club!)
Jan 05, 2017
December 21, 2016: FREE EPISODE: "For Trying Out Loud"
Merry Christmas! It's time for a free episode! In this classic story from Album 39: Friends, Family, and Countrymen, Wooton Bassett wants to help Edwin Blackgaard with an upcoming production. Liz Horton tries to find something--anything--she can do better than others. Plus, hear an interview with sound designer Allen Hurley.
Dec 19, 2016
December 7, 2016: How did Wooton and Penny make it down the aisle in "A Very Bassett Wedding?" The answers are revealed.
Writer/director Kathy Buchanan and sound designer Jonathan Crowe share stories from the creation of the Odyssey milestone "A Very Bassett Wedding."
Dec 07, 2016
November 23, 2016: The creative team behind "The Key Suspect" tells us about Morrie, Suzu, and the locker mystery
Writer Bob Hoose and sound designer Nathan Jones go deep into the story of the creation of "The Key Suspect" and reveal more about the new characters Morrie and Suzu. Plus, hear a preview of the upcoming Odyssey milestone: "A Very Bassett Wedding."
Nov 22, 2016
November 9, 2016: Atticus Shaffer: From Brick on "The Middle" to Morrie on "Adventures in Odyssey"
Atticus Shaffer voices the mysterious new character of Morrie on Adventures in Odyssey. He tells us about working on TV, auditioning for Odyssey, his struggles, his Christian faith, and more.
Nov 09, 2016
October 26, 2016: Get to know Renee D. Carter with the person who created her: Phil Lollar
Writer/director Phil Lollar talks tells us all about how Renee D. Carter, was inspired by Star Trek: The Original Series, her similarity to her namesake French philosopher, and why she's from Scotland.
Oct 24, 2016
October 12, 2016: Podcast 10th anniversary: Hear all about our hosts! Bob and Jesse are the interviewees in this special edition!
It's time to turn the tables! Andrew, JD, and Roy from Audio Theatre Central interview our hosts Bob Smithouser and Jesse Florea about their stories. It starts with coming to Focus and leads to their experiences with Adventures in Odyssey and reflections on doing more than 260 Official Podcasts.
Oct 12, 2016
September 28, 2016: Dig deeper into "A Predicament of Biblical Proportions" with the voice behind Buddy and a preview of the adventure
Buddy Norman just moved to Odyssey Middle School and imagines all sorts of terrible things that could happen there - from encounters with gangsters to a journey back to the Old West. Hear from Stuart Allen who plays Buddy in his Odyssey debut. Plus, get a sneak peek of a scene from the adventure.
Sep 28, 2016
September 14, 2016: Wayback Wednesday: Sage and Erin Bolte
Sage and Erin Bolte argued and fought as siblings Robyn and Melanie Jacobs on Adventures in Odyssey, modeling their performances after their real-life squabbles. As daughters of then-executive producer Chuck Bolte, they saw the inside story of Odyssey and of Chuck himself.
Sep 14, 2016
August 31, 2016: Goodbye, Alan Young and Janet Waldo -- the voices behind Jack and Joanne Allen
The Adventures in Odyssey cast and crew remember our friends Alan Young (voice of Jack Allen) and Janet Waldo (voice of Joanne Allen), who passed away this year. Featuring: Dave Arnold (executive producer), Paul McCusker (former executive producer), Phil Lollar (writer/director), Chuck Bolte (former executive producer), Katie Leigh (voice of Connie), Will Ryan (voice of Eugene), Townsend Coleman (voice of Jason), Mark Drury (sound designer), Marshal Younger (writer/director), Bob Luttrell (sound designer), Rob Jorgensen (sound designer), Nathan Hoobler (writer/director), and John Fornof (writer/director)
Aug 31, 2016
August 17, 2016: Wayback Wednesday: Landon Arnold, voice of Scrubb Moseley and Cody Carper (and SON of Dave Arnold!)
Landon Arnold played Scrubb Moseley -- Rodney Rathbone’s cousin -- as well as the role of Cody Carper. And he is the son of now executive producer (then sound designer) Dave Arnold. So Landon grew up in the midst of Odyssey production. Hear about those days years ago, plus a few secrets about Dave Arnold himself. Plus, hear a preview of "A Very Bassett Wedding, Part 2."
Aug 17, 2016
August 3, 2016: Wayback Wednesday: Aria Curzon, voice of Mandy Straussberg
Aria Curzon first appeared as the title character of Clara in episode "Clara." And then she returned as Mandy Straussberg for nearly ten years. Plus she starred in three Odyssey live shows. Hear about her time on the show and what she’s been up lately! Plus, hear a preview of "The Boat People, Part 2."
Aug 03, 2016
July 20, 2016: Wayback Wednesday: Nathan Carlson, voice of Richard Maxwell
Nathan has voiced many characters, from John Mark in "The Imagination Station" to Inspector Cordova in "The Cross of Cortes" to a Mandy and David Straussberg’s dad. But he’s most well-known as bad-guy turned good-guy Richard Maxwell. Nathan chats with us about the craft of voice acting. Plus, hear a preview of Album 61: "Without a Hitch," now available in the Club.
Jul 20, 2016
July 6, 2016: Catch up with Justin Felbinger, voice of Matthew Parker
Justin Felbinger took over the role of Matthew from Gunnar Sizemore and Zach Callison, a talented legacy of Matthews. Justin's bringing his own brand of fun and heart to the character. In this podcast, Justin tells us about his background in acting, being a part of the Parker family, and gives a preview of upcoming episodes "Parker for President," "The Key Suspect," and "The Grass is Always Greener."
Jul 06, 2016
June 22, 2016: "Taking the Plunge" and "Head Over Heels" Avery Awards
Bob and Jesse hand out awards for two Adventures in Odyssey albums! Hear the winners for "Best Actor," "Best Actress," "Lesson Learned-est Moment," "Best Host," and "Best Overall Episode." Be sure to listen for several surprise (and surprised!) guests. Thank you to everyone who voted!
Jun 22, 2016
June 8, 2016: Meet Amy Pemberton, the voice of Renee D. Carter
Listeners meet Renee D. Carter in this month's OAC episode. Renee is an intern at Whit's End and she'll be appearing in several future episodes. Hear from Amy Pemberton, the voice actor behind Renee, on today's podcast. Plus, hear a preview of "Things Not Seen."
Jun 08, 2016
May 25, 2016: Wayback Wednesday: Natalie Babbitt, voice of Jenny Roberts
In a new feature, Bob and Jesse interview Natalie Babbitt, the voice of Jenny Roberts. Jenny starred in episodes like "Pen Pal," "The Perfect Witness, Parts 1-3," and "Count it All Joy." Hear her memories of her time on Odyssey and what she's up to now.
May 23, 2016
May 11, 2016: Get answers to your burning questions: "Why wasn't Eugene in album 60?" "Is Janna moving to Odyssey?" "What is the name of album 61?" And more. Plus, Avery Awards nominations!
The writers and producers answer your questions like: "Why wasn’t Eugene in album 60?" "Where is Wooton's house?" "Is Janna moving to Odyssey?" "What's the name of Album 61 (and 62!)?" "Will any of Wooton's relatives return?" "What is Old Tricks about?" "Will Jason have a big role in upcoming shows?" "How was Bernard Walton in Pinocchio?" "Did Jack Allen have any children?" and more. Plus, Bob and Jesse reveal the nominations for the Avery Awards for "Taking the Plunge" and "Head Over Heels." Vote today!
May 11, 2016
April 27, 2016: Two former executive producers of Adventures in Odyssey enter the studio
Kurt Bruner and Al Janssen both worked with Adventures in Odyssey in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Now, they work with Open Doors, this month's featured ministry in the Odyssey Adventure Club. Kurt and Al told us about working at Whit's End, whether "Sunset Bowlawater" fits in Adventures in Odyssey, and a soon-to-be-fan-favorite bailiff character. Plus, they tell us what Open Doors is doing around the world and how the Club episode "When One Door Closes" fits into that mission.
Apr 27, 2016
April 13, 2016: The actress behind Whit's daughter Jana talks about the early days of recording the show
DJ Harner has been acting on our show from before it was called Adventures in Odyssey. She appeared in the very first Focus drama called "Spare Tire." She was later cast as Whit's daughter Jana and recently returned as the same character in "Between the Lines." Hear how she was cast for Odyssey, her experiences with Hal Smith, and how she actually held the same job as Jana in real life.
Apr 13, 2016
March 30, 2016: The voice of Wooton's twin brother Wellington loves screaming, playing a hobbit, and making coffee...and acting on Adventures in Odyssey
Wooton's twin brother Wellington is his opposite in almost every way. Hear from the actor who brings Wellington to life -- Dale Inghram. Dale has lent his screams to video games, his voice to commercials, and his hobbit feet to Samwise Gamgee. Learn about his acting jobs and the creation and the reappearance of Wellington Bassett.
Mar 30, 2016
March 16, 2016: Words from the Wise: Penny's parents stop by for a visit
Wooton and Penny recently travelled to Pittsburgh to meet Penny's parents. The actors behind Frank and Eleanor Wise (Victor Brandt and Carol Mansell) tell us about that first meeting, creating the characters, and working with Jess and Kimmy.
Mar 16, 2016
March 2, 2016: Composer Jared Depasquale shares secrets of writing music
How did Jared Depasquale start creating music? How does he create themes that underscore Adventures in Odyssey episodes (and Radio Theatre dramas)? And what exactly are an "oud," a "duduk," and a "bouzouki"? The answers to these questions and more on this podcast!
Mar 02, 2016
February 17, 2016: Journey to South America with Steve Saint and Marianne Hering
In January 1956, five American missionaries travelled to a remote part of South America to contact an isolated tribe then known as the Aucas. The story of their deaths and what happened between the families of the fallen men and the tribe who killed them is told in a new Imagination Station book: "In Fear of the Spear." Steve Saint (son of one of the missionaries) and Marianne Hering (author of the new book) tell how the new book came together.
Feb 16, 2016
February 3, 2016: Candid Conversations with Bob and Jesse: Interview with writer Kathy Buchanan and editor Liz Duckworth
On the latest edition of "Candid Conversations," two new hosts step into Connie's chair. They take calls from listeners, interview Kathy Buchanan (author of the Candid Conversations book series) and Liz Duckworth (the editor of the series), and hear a preview of "Walk This Way."
Feb 03, 2016
January 20, 2016: A Tale of Two Anns: Ann Ault talks about her character Ann Jacobs
From creating a wacky movie named The Green Slime in Japan, to playing Robyn and Melanie's mother on Adventures in Odyssey, to voicing car parts in North Carolina, Ann Ault tells us about her journey of faith.
Jan 20, 2016
January 6, 2016: The first John Avery Whittaker Award Winner shares his story and performs a few puppet voices
Months ago, Joleen Steel nominated her father Eldon Babcock for the John Avery Whittaker Award. In November, he was chosen as the grand prize winner. Hear from Joleen how her father is like Whit and hear stories (and voices!) from Eldon himself.
Jan 06, 2016
December 23, 2015: FREE EPISODE: "New Year's Eve, Live!" (plus never-before-heard bonus scenes and song!)
In the very first Odyssey live show, the gang from Whit's End hosts a wacky New Year's eve celebration. Hear how the show came together from writer/director Phil Lollar and executive producer Dave Arnold. Plus, hear never-before-heard scenes and songs from the performance.
Dec 21, 2015
December 9, 2015: April Hong stars in "A Daughter's Love" this month in the Club
April Hong stars as Min in this month's OAC adventure. She shares her experiences acting, talks about travelling with her father (actor James Hong), and tells what makes Odyssey unique.
Dec 09, 2015
November 25, 2015: Melissa Disney talks about creating the voice of Novacom bad girl Monica Stone
Melissa Disney made her Odyssey debut as Monica Stone in "Plan B" in the midst of the exciting Novacom saga. Since then, she's voiced a love interest for our favorite mailman in "Wooing Wooton," a young Jenny Whittaker in "Great Expectations," and now, a mom in Singapore in the upcoming adventure "A Daughter's Love." Hear a preview of this episode and more.
Nov 25, 2015
November 11, 2015: Album 59 answers from Paul and Dave: Are Wooton and Penny really getting married? Will they meet Penny's parents? Plus, hear a scene from Album 60: Head Over Heels!
Dave and Paul answer your questions: Are Penny and Wooton really getting married? When will the wedding take place? Will they meet Penny's parents? Will Wooton and Penny have kids once they’re married? Will there be any action episodes in the future or a new villain? Will you find a replacement for Jay or will you have to bring back Rodney? Will you ever have another contest like Get in the Show or open casting calls? Plus, hear the first scene from "Words from the Wise," the first episode in the upcoming Album 60: "Head Over Heels."
Nov 11, 2015
October 28, 2015: Hear from Jess Harnell and Kimmy Robertson about the past, present, and future of Wooton and Penny
Wooton was taken with Penny from the moment they met, but Penny took awhile to fall for everyone's favorite mailman. Since then, the couple has been through many twists and turns before finally arriving at a point of decision in "Taking the Plunge." Hear what went on behind the scenes as the actors relive their relationship. Plus, hear Bob Smithouser and Dave Arnold in an unusual scene from "Take it on Trust," this month's OAC adventure.
Oct 28, 2015
October 14, 2015: How was the wacky adventure "Walter's Flying Bus" created?
Painting monkeys, glowing eyes, buses flying with kite power -- all are elements of this month's OAC adventure: "Walter's Flying Bus." How did these elements come together? Writer Bob Hoose and sound designer Christopher Diehl tell us.
Oct 14, 2015
September 30, 2015: Meet a new Odyssey bad guy named Dion, voiced by Alex Polinsky
Alex Polinsky first appeared as Ken Blaylock in "Target of the Week," but now appears as Dion - second-in-command in Vance's gang/club. Alex tells us about working on Odyssey, meeting Jim Henson, and a job creating toys. Plus, hear previews of Taking the Plunge, episode 2: "Playing the Predictable" and next month's OAC episode: "Walter's Flying Bus."
Sep 30, 2015
September 16, 2015: How did Vance King pass from Jason to Jason to Jason? Find out what that means in this podcast! Plus, hear a preview of "Taking the Plunge."
Jason Earles voices Vance King as well as a famous character on the Disney Channel. Find out how the role of Vance got passed around and where his villainy comes from. Plus, get a few hints of his role in "Taking the Plunge."
Sep 16, 2015
September 2, 2015: Find what Keith Ferguson (voice of Ted Humphries among others) did as a kid that prepared him for voice acting
Keith Ferguson has voiced more than twenty different characters on Adventures in Odyssey, including Thomas Jefferson, Constable Simon Pratt, Agent Huddleston, and John F. Kennedy. Hear about his experiences on and off the show. Plus, hear a preview of “Hidden Gems,” now available in the Odyssey Adventure Club.
Sep 02, 2015
August 19, 2015: Everything you need to know about the creation of "Pinocchio: The Tale of a Foolish Puppet"
Writer/director Dave Arnold goes back to the beginning to tell us how the Adventures in Odyssey adaptation of Pinocchio came to be. It's a story with an Italian author from the 1800s, a bunch of "old time" Odyssey actors, and the man who played Pinocchio in the 1940 Disney movie. Plus, hear about the lessons hidden throughout the story, from wisdom to salvation.
Aug 19, 2015
August 5, 2015: VIDEO PODCAST: Celebrate the release of "Album 59: Taking the Plunge" with behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and more!
In celebration of the release of "Taking the Plunge," peek into the studio for recording, hear from writer/director Paul McCusker, and see a fan re-created scene from the album.
Aug 05, 2015
July 22, 2015: Joel McCrary shares his thoughts from the bench as voice of Judge Simon Jones
Simon Jones is a judge in Odyssey, but he's also the dad of Emily and Barrett. Joel McCrary, the voice behind Judge Jones tells us more about creating his character. Plus, a preview of Album 59: Taking the Plunge.
Jul 22, 2015
July 8, 2015: Notes about the Notes: Composer John Campbell shares secrets of creating Odyssey's music
John Campbell has composed the music for more than 500 Adventures in Odyssey episodes. Now some of his recent music is available as a soundtrack in the Odyssey Adventure Club. John shares the story behind creating some of his favorite musical moments.
Jul 08, 2015
June 24, 2015: Katie Leigh and Will Ryan (voices of Connie and Eugene) banter on-mic and off-mic
Katie Leigh has played Connie Kendall since AIO episode #4 in 1987. Will Ryan has played Eugene Meltsner since 1988. But they’ve never appeared together on an Adventures in Odyssey podcast. It’s time to change that as the two of them share how they met, the truth behind their banter in the studio, and what they’ve been up to recently.
Jun 23, 2015
June 10, 2015: The actors behind Whit and Jason talk about their adventures as father and son
Andre Stojka (voice of Whit) and Townsend Coleman (voice of Jason) talk about the recording an adventure set in the region of Papua in the Odyssey Adventure Club episode "To the Ends of the Earth."
Jun 10, 2015
May 27, 2015: Solve the cases with the authors of the Jones and Parker Mysteries
Authors Christopher Maselli and Bob Hoose create the Jones and Parker Mysteries for Clubhouse every month and now their mysteries are collected in a book: The Jones and Parker Case Files
May 27, 2015
May 13, 2015: FREE EPISODE: "First Things First" (plus interview with writer/director Paul McCusker)
In the first episode of Album 59: Taking the Plunge, Penny considers Wooton's proposal by asking what it means to be married while he deals with a setback in re-building his house.
May 13, 2015
April 29, 2015: Meet the real Will Bakaran and hear the true stories behind “The Cure” three-parter
Bill Pagaran, founder of Carry the Cure, tells of his Alaskan adventures that inspired Wooton’s trip to Alaska in the Odyssey Adventure Club.
Apr 29, 2015
April 15, 2015: Airplane crashes, glacier crossings, and barking dogs: How the sound designers created the effects of Wooton’s Alaskan adventure
Sound designers Nathan Jones, Jonathan Crowe, and Christopher Diehl talk about creating the epic sound effects of "The Cure."
Apr 15, 2015
April 1, 2015: Eugene and Connie fall in love, Tom becomes a rodeo cowboy, and Whit gives bad advice: The creation of "I Slap Floor," Adventures in Odyssey's self-parody
Writer Marshal Younger, director/producer Phil Lollar, and sound designer Rob Jorgensen talk about the creation of "I Slap Floor," one of Adventures in Odyssey's funniest adventures.
Apr 01, 2015
March 18, 2015: From Agent Peter Bourland to Iditarod champion Louis Scott: Actor Keith Silverstein takes us on a journey
Keith Silverstein started his time on Adventures in Odyssey as Santo in "Shining Armor" before appearing as FBI agent Peter Bourland in the Novacom Saga. Keith is back in "The Cure" as a champion dogsled racer. Keith tells us how he created iconic lines like "Robert Mitchell is dead," the way he created the sound of crossing a glacier, and gives a preview of "The Cure, Part 3." Plus, hear the opening for the Spanish version of Adventures in Odyssey.
Mar 18, 2015
March 4, 2015: Tony Amendola remembers creating a voice for a frozen Alaskan tundra
Tony Amendolda, voice of Chief Tom[/caption]Actor Tony Amendola shares about his roles The Mask of Zorro and others and his new role of Chief Tom on Adventures in Odyssey. Plus, hear a preview of "The Cure, Part 2."
Mar 04, 2015
February 18, 2015: "The Ties that Bind" Avery Awards
This round of the Avery Awards takes place at Odi-con, an Odyssey fan convention. See the winners for "Best Actor," "Best Actress," "Best Scene," "Best Sound Moment," and "Best Overall Storyline."
Feb 17, 2015
February 4, 2015: Voice actor and author Matt Hurwitz journeys from Rodney fill-in to Alaskan pilot
Matt Hurwitz got his start as a fill-in voice for Rodney Rathbone. Since then, he's played a doctor, a newspaper editor, a police officer, a judge, and now - an Alaskan pilot. Plus, hear preview of the "Candid Conversations with Connie" audiobook.
Feb 04, 2015
January 21, 2015: Zach Callison (the original voice of Matthew Parker) is back as a new voice in Odyssey
Zach Callison voiced Matthew Parker for a number of years, but handed the part to another actor when his voice changed. Zach checks in to tell us what's happened since then, his favorite memories of the show, and his new role on Odyssey.
Jan 21, 2015
January 7, 2015: Bob Vernon and John Fornof relive the creation of "The Last Chance Detectives"
With a B-17 bomber as their clubhouse, four friends use their detective skills to solve strange cases in the badlands of Arizona. Three video stories and three audio stories complete "The Last Chance Detectives" series and they are available now on the Odyssey Adventure Club. Hear from writer/directors Bob Vernon and John Fornof about the creation of the stories.
Jan 07, 2015
December 24, 2014: FREE EPISODE: "A Lamb's Tale"
In this classic adventure from Album 43, the Odyssey crew is involved in six interwoven stories about Christmas. It all begins when Tamika gives away her toy lamb for Christmas.
Dec 23, 2014
December 10, 2014: Paul McCusker talks Album 59 and beyond
Writer/director Paul McCusker gives us some hints and teases about what's coming up in the next album of Adventures in Odyssey (Album 59: Taking the Plunge). Plus, hear a preview of this month's OAC episode: "All By Myself."
Dec 10, 2014
November 26, 2014: Barbara Niles (voice of Ms. Adelaide) tells the story of how she became known as the muffin lady and her transformation into a nemesis for Whit
The Odyssey team first heard Barbara Niles during an open casting call in 2008. Her audition was memorable because she brought baked goods to the session and created a whole town of characters. Years later, she appeared in the show as a drama teacher and was eventually revealed as an antagonist to Mr. Whittaker. Hear her story in today's podcast, plus a preview of "The Ties that Bind, Part 13."
Nov 25, 2014
November 12, 2014: VIDEO PODCAST: Creating the zombies, trains, and fight scenes of "The Ties that Bind." Plus: The actors share about family
First, the sound designers share about the unique challenges of "The Ties that Bind" that included a crowd of zombies, a train wreck, and people getting beat up. Then, a new contest where you can win Album 58 and an Odyssey T-shirt. And finally, the actors answer the question, "What does family mean to you?"
Nov 12, 2014
October 29, 2014: What do Archie Haggler, Jacque Henri, Rudolph Karazinsky, and Drill Sergeant Combs have in common? The voice of Dan Hagen. Plus: The latest Imagination Station
First, Marianne Hering tells us about the end of the Revolutionary War and the end of the Imagination Station trilogy in "Surprise at Yorktown." Then, Dan Hagen tells about his life in New York on Broadway, his experience at doing many different versions of a scene in video games, and of course his work as many loved characters on Adventures in Odyssey. And finally, we hear a preview of this weekend's episode of "The Ties that Bind."
Oct 28, 2014
October 15, 2014: Shona Kennedy: From Get in the Show winner to veteran voice actor and singer
When she entered the Get in the Show contest several years ago, Shona Kennedy had no idea that she would not only win the contest, but also become a popular and recurring character on Adventures in Odyssey. She's back in "The Ties that Bind" and we ask her about everything that's happened in the last few years. Plus, hear from Kathy Buchanan about a new Odyssey book: Candid Conversations with Connie
Oct 13, 2014
October 1, 2014: Buck is back and so is Robby Bruce (the actor who plays him). Hear an interview with Robby and a scene from this weekend's show.
Actor Robby Bruce has listened to Adventures in Odyssey since he was a baby and now he plays fan-favorite Buck Oliver. Robby talks with us about the development of his character and how the character has changed since "The Green Ring Conspiracy." Plus, hear a full scene from "The Ties that Bind, Part 5."
Oct 01, 2014
September 17, 2014: Wooton's clumsy cousin Hadley stumbles in tell us about voice acting, singing, and more (and his voice actor comes along for the ride)
Actor Chad Doreck voices Hadley Bassett, Wooton's cousin in "The Ties that Bind." Chad is an actor, a singer, and the voice of several popular characters for popular Disney video games. Chad tells us about creating Hadley and gives a preview of upcoming adventures.
Sep 17, 2014
September 3, 2014: Gunnar Sizemore (the new voice of Matthew Parker) talks rock climbing, speaking Chinese, playing the drums and more
Gunnar Sizemore steps into the role of Matthew Parker in Album 58: The Ties that Bind. Coming from an acting family, Gunnar tells us about his life, his hobbies, and appearing in a Christian short film.
Sep 03, 2014
August 20, 2014: "Why does album 58 have 14 episodes?" "Why is there a new voice for Matthew Parker?" "Will Jeff Lewis ever return?" Dave and Paul answer.
Executive producer Dave Arnold and writer/director Paul McCusker answer questions about album 58: The Ties That Bind, and give a few hints about upcoming episodes (including a new B-TV), and share a goof that fans noticed.
Aug 20, 2014
August 6, 2014: VIDEO PODCAST: Odyssey artist Gary Locke shares tips on how to draw.
Gary Locke shows how to draw faces, eyes, hands, perspective, and more in this special video podcast.
Jul 31, 2014
July 23, 2014: Bob Smithouser and Brock Eastman share their stories and talk about a transition in the Odyssey Adventure Club.
Executive producer Dave Arnold joins Jesse to interview Bob and Brock. The pair tell their stories about how they started working at Focus on the Family, the creation of the Odyssey Adventure Club, and the new direction in the Club: Brock is moving to a new position outside Focus and Bob is taking over the role of Odyssey Adventure Club producer.
Jul 23, 2014
July 9, 2014: Phil Proctor talks about creating the hard-edged but complex Detective Polehaus
Phil Proctor has voiced Mr. Coreli in “The Other Side of the Glass,”  Principal Spence in the “The Jubilee Singers,” and even Eugene’s father Leonard Meltsner. Phil shares secrets of voice acting and the surprising connection between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson and Detective Polehaus.
Jul 09, 2014
June 25, 2014: FREE EPISODE: "The Ties That Bind, Part 1" (the first episode of album 58)
In this first adventure of the upcoming Adventures in Odyssey release, it’s a time of surprises as Wooton becomes the celebrity guest at Comic-Connellsville and Whit finds himself in conflict over the upcoming “Let’s Get Together Festival” in Odyssey. Plus, hear an interview with writer-director Paul McCusker about the entire 14-part series.
Jun 25, 2014
June 11, 2014: The voice of Red Hollard jumps on the podcast like a duck on a Junebug!
Steve Eastin shares stories from his acting life, from his birth in a fatal car his movie voicing a handyman named Red Hollard.
Jun 11, 2014
May 28, 2014: Meet a brand-new Adventures in Odyssey character: Brian McCarthy (voiced by Cullen McCarthy)
Cullen McCarthy joins the Odyssey cast as Brian in several upcoming Adventures in Odyssey episodes. Brian tells what it's like to audition and to be part of a "loop group."
May 28, 2014
May 14, 2014: Coordinator Angie Ralston talks about Odyssey recording sessions, Social Shout-outs, and working with the Odyssey team.
Angie Ralston has worked as a coordinator for the Adventures in Odyssey team for just over a year now. She tells about setting up an Adventures in Odyssey session, meeting the actors, and creating the Social Shout-out.
May 14, 2014
April 30, 2014: Hear the incredible true story behind the "Mission: Unaccomplished" two-parter and hear a preview of the first scene
Writer Kathy Buchanan and consultant Leanna Summers share how true stories from Compassion International inspired "Mission: Unaccomplished." Plus, hear a preview of that episode and Wooton's Whirled History.
Apr 30, 2014
April 16, 2014: Hear "You Are What You Eat" - a never-before-heard deleted scene from "The Bible Network"
Bob and Jesse introduce a fully-produced deleted scene from "The Bible Network" and interview the people behind the scenes: writer Marshal Younger and sound designer Christopher Diehl. A special thanks to KMAP Studios for production of this scene.
Apr 14, 2014
April 2, 2014: Comic creator Chad Beninati takes us into the world of Drake the Cosmic Copper
Hear a preview of this month's OAC episode and get a glimpse into the world of comic books as Chad Beninati and Bob Hoose share the story behind the scenes.
Apr 02, 2014
March 19, 2014: Ed Sullivan, ALF, and Adventures in Odyssey come together as Mitzi McCall (voice of Mrs. Kramer) tells her story
Mitzi McCall voiced two similar characters - Mrs. Sutton and Mrs. Kramer. She shares the origin of these characters, plus how she overlaps with several moments in show-biz history.
Mar 19, 2014
March 5, 2014: Amanda Troop (voice of Eva Parker) explains the "Parker Family Chaos"
Amanda Troop shares her story of coming to Hollywood, watching TV as a kid, and becoming a member of the Odyssey family.
Mar 04, 2014
February 19, 2014: VIDEO PODCAST: Say hello to Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse Magazine
"Clubhouse Magazine" transformed to "Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse," so Brock takes the opportunity to meet the talented team that creates the magazine every month.
Feb 19, 2014
February 5, 2014: Farewell to our friend Dave Madden, voice of Bernard Walton
The Adventures in Odyssey team, from actors to directors to sound designers, remember our favorite curmudgeon Dave Madden.
Feb 05, 2014
January 22, 2014: VIDEO PODCAST: Watch Odyssey impact stories from listeners, actors, and crew
Bob and Jesse share stories of how Adventures in Odyssey has touched others. Kari, a six-year-old, makes a wish to come to Odyssey. Claire makes an important decision about following Jesus. And Will Ryan, Townsend Coleman, and Katie Leigh share how the show has changed their lives.
Jan 22, 2014
January 8, 2014: VIDEO PODCAST: Wesley and Marissa visit Costa Rica, plus the challenge of recording Swahili in the studio
Jesse and A.C.T.S. winners Marissa and Wesley travel to Costa Rica for their grand prize mission adventure trip. Plus, see a preview of the true story behind the first Odyssey Adventure Club episode and see what it was like recording with the actors.
Jan 08, 2014
December 25, 2013: FREE EPISODE: "The Pilot, Part 2" (plus an interview with Dave Arnold)
In Part 2 of this episode from the recent "A Call to Something More," Connie's old friend continues the incredible story of a mission trip to a remote village. It's a story of medical mystery, daring plane flights, and Plus, hear an interview with executive producer Dave Arnold about the upcoming Odyssey Adventure Club.
Dec 19, 2013
December 11, 2013: FREE EPISODE: "The Pilot, Part 1" (plus interviews with Brock Eastman and Jim Mhoon)
In this episode from the recent "A Call to Something More," an old friend of Connie’s tells her the incredible story of a mission trip to a remote village. It's a story of medical mystery, daring plane flights, and Plus, hear interviews with producer Brock Eastman and Focus Vice President Jim Mhoon.
Dec 11, 2013
November 27, 2013: "A Call to Something More" Avery Awards
Bob and Jesse take a podcasting class and learn the bizarre methods of predicting the winners of the Avery Awards.
Nov 25, 2013
November 13, 2013: The voice behind Dr. Lilly Graham and preview the first Odyssey Adventure Club episode
Lori Tritel (voice of Lilly Graham) talks about playing recent emotional scenes on Odyssey, and how to practice for acting. PLUS: Hear a scene from "The Launch," the first show for the Odyssey Adventure Club!
Nov 13, 2013
October 30, 2013: Paul McCusker and Dave Arnold answer your questions
Executive Producer Dave Arnold and Creative Director Paul McCusker talk about Album 57, June Kendall's passing, the Odyssey Adventure Club, and upcoming albums. Plus: Avery Award nominations!
Oct 30, 2013
October 16, 2013: Voice actor Gary Reed talks about Jeff Lewis's re-appearance, plus a preview of "The Pilot"
Jeff Lewis recently re-appeared on Adventures in Odyssey after a 23 year absence. Gary Reed continues to voice Jeff and he shares his background and thoughts on the show. Plus, hear the first scene of "The Pilot."
Oct 14, 2013
October 2, 2013: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: Watch the A.C.T.S. finale webcast!
Watch the live webcast from September 30, featuring actor Townsend Coleman (voice of Jason), Shona Kennedy (winner of Get in the Show), and the announcement of the A.C.T.S. grand prize winners!
Oct 01, 2013
September 18, 2013: College Writer's Scholarship Contest entrant Katie Wynn shares about writing, plus a preview of "Big Trouble Under the Big Top"
Katie Wynn grew up listening to Odyssey and entered a script in a writing contest. That script turned into this weekend's episode: "Big Trouble Under the Big Top." Hear an interview with Katie (and co-writer Bob Hoose) and a preview of her show.
Sep 18, 2013
September 4, 2013: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: Watch all 24 finalists for the A.C.T.S. contest!
Chosen from hundreds of entries, watch the 24 finalists for A.C.T.S. and then vote on your favorites. One boy and one girl that you choose with go on a Mission Adventure Trip to Costa Rica.
Sep 04, 2013
August 21, 2013: FREE EPISODE: "Wonderworld"
In this episode from "A Place of Wonder," Jimmy Barclay decides he's too old for Whit's End and the Imagination Station, but comes to a new discovery through an imaginative boy named Lawrence. Plus, hear an interview with writer/director Phil Lollar and voice actor Gabriel Encarnacion.
Aug 21, 2013
August 7, 2013: Hear an exclusive preview of Album 57: A Call to Something More, plus an interview with the voice of Camilla
Bob and Jesse interview young Michaela Dean, the voice of Camilla and then play exclusive clips of Album 57: A Call to Something More. The first episode airs this weekend on the radio and online!
Aug 07, 2013
July 24, 2013: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: Enter the A.C.T.S. Contest Now!
Adventure in Odyssey actors, producers, and interns talk about how they serve their family, their community, and their world. Don't forget to submit your 2-minute video by August 16!
Jul 24, 2013
July 10, 2013: David Griffin (voice of Jimmy Barclay) shares more about his departure from Odyssey and the years since
David Griffin talks about the difficulty of the Barclay family's move to Pokenberry Falls and the episodes where he returned: "Living in the Gray" and "The Triangled Web"
Jul 09, 2013
June 26, 2013: David Griffin (voice of Jimmy Barclay) remembers 25 years of Odyssey
David Griffin talks about acting on Odyssey, working in the studio, and about dealing with changes in his life.
Jun 26, 2013
June 12, 2013: Author Wayne Thomas Batson talks about hunting for the Devil's Dragon
Wayne Thomas Batson talks pirates and islands, knights and castles, and even mythical beasts. He authored "Hunt for the Devil's Dragon," the latest Imagination Station book.
Jun 12, 2013
May 29, 2013: NEW VIDEO WEBCAST: Chris Anthony and Katie Leigh talk about service for the A.C.T.S. contest
See highlights of the recent A.C.T.S. live webcast, including interviews with Katie Leigh and Chris Anthony, a tip from Get in the Show winner Shona, the revelation of the grand prize destination, and a never-before-seen surprise!
May 24, 2013
May 15, 2013: Alan Young (voice of Jack Allen) talks Odyssey, Mr. Ed, and Scrooge McDuck
Alan Young became the voice of Jack in 1994. Since then, Jack has married Joanne Allen and become the owner of J and J Antiques. He recently appeared in "Home Again" in album 56.
May 15, 2013
May 1, 2013: The A.C.T.S. contest launches. This your chance to win big!
Bob and Jesse reveal A.C.T.S.! This summer, you’re invited to be part of something BIG! Adventures In Odyssey presents A.C.T.S.! – A Call To Serve. Join thousands of kids across the country making a commitment to serve your family, your community and even your world!
May 01, 2013
Apr. 17, 2013: Dave Arnold and Bob Luttrell (Odyssey's most prolific sound designers) share more stories from the world of audio
Dave Arnold and Bob Luttrell share more stories of the creation of the sound of Odyssey, including how working on the show has an effect on their spiritual lives.
Apr 16, 2013
April 3, 2013: Sound designers Dave Arnold and Bob Luttrell create the world of Adventures in Odyssey
The names Dave Arnold and Bob Luttrell appear on hundreds of episodes of Adventures in Odyssey. Hear the stories of how they started on the show and the secrets behind the sound effects.
Apr 02, 2013
March 20, 2013: Sound designer Rudy Haerr takes us into the Adventures in Odyssey library
Rudy Haerr tells the story of how he came to the Odyssey team from a pig farm, tells us about a multi-year library project, and more. Plus, hear about the prizes in the A.C.T.S. contest!
Mar 20, 2013
March 6, 2013: Author Nancy Sanders shares stories from "Challenge on the Hill of Fire"
Nancy Sanders authored several of the Imagination Station books. She shares stories about "Challenge on the Hill of Fire" and previews the upcoming "Danger on a Silent Night."
Mar 04, 2013
Feb. 20, 2013: Coordinator Evan Reedall talks Odyssey recording sessions and working with the actors
Evan Reedall tells us what it means to be an Odyssey Coordinator, including working with actors and the Odyssey team. He also explains what God has taught him while working for Adventures in Odyssey.
Feb 20, 2013
Feb. 6, 2013: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: "The Grand Design" Avery Awards
Bob and Jesse present the awards for Album 56: The Grand Design. The awards include: "Best Actress," "Best Sound," "Best Actor," "Best Script," "Best Scene," and "Best Overall Episode"
Feb 06, 2013
Jan. 23, 2013: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: Album 57 recording preview, including Get in the Show winner Shona
Shona describes the experiences Behind the Scenes at Get in the Show, plus her recording in Burbank, California.
Jan 18, 2013
Jan. 9, 2013: The Grand Design Avery Awards Voting, plus Ask the Producers!
Dave Arnold and Paul McCusker answer your questions looking back at album 56 ("The Grand Design") and looking ahead to album 57. Plus, Bob and Jesse announce the nominations for the Avery Awards.
Jan 09, 2013
Dec. 26, 2012: FREE EPISODE: Family Portraits: "You're Not Gonna Believe This…"
Hear a free episode of the original Family Portraits drama series. This series launched Adventures in Odyssey 25 years ago and it's now available for digital download.
Dec 21, 2012
Dec. 12, 2012: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: Live Q and A from the Odyssey actors
Actors Katie Leigh, Andre Stojka, and Zach Callison answer your questions live on stage.
Dec 07, 2012
Nov. 28, 2012: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: Celebrate Adventures in Odyssey's 25th Birthday with cake, a visit from Terry Virts, and greetings from many voice actors
Several dozen Odyssey voice actors call in for the 25th anniversary, plus Focus on the Family President Jim Daly and astronaut Terry Virts offer birthday greetings.
Nov 28, 2012
Nov. 14, 2012: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: Watch the Get in the Show finale event, including the last auditions with the actors and the announcement of the winner!
Andre Stojka, Katie Leigh, and Zach Callison act alongside the three finalists for Get in the Show and crown a winner. Plus, see more entries to the contest and a glimpse of other events at the 25th anniversary.
Nov 14, 2012
Oct. 31, 2012: Andy Pessoa (voice of Barrett) and Gatlin Green (voice of Priscilla) highlight the cover of Clubhouse Magazine
The Clubhouse Magazine issue for November 2012 features an interview with Gatlin Green and Andy Pessoa, plus lots of Adventures in Odyssey birthday stories!
Oct 30, 2012
Oct. 17, 2012: Hear from all three actors who play Whit in "Great Expectations"
Sage Ryan (voice of young Whit), Jim Custer (voice of college-age Whit), and Andre Stojka (voice of present-day Whit) share how they create the voice of John Avery Whittaker
Oct 17, 2012
Oct. 3, 2012: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: Watch the Get in the Show semi-finalist videos and learn how we selected the semi-finalists!
The Odyssey team tells how they judged the thousands of entries to Get in the Show, Bob and Jesse watch highlights of the finalists, and Dr. Brock Lee explains the grand finale.
Oct 03, 2012
Sept. 19, 2012: Explore the new Captain Absolutely comics in Clubhouse Magazine!
Bob and Jesse chat with Christopher Maselli (the author) and Dennis Edwards (the illustrator), the creators of the new Captain Absolutely comics in Clubhouse!
Sep 18, 2012
Sept. 05, 2012: FREE EPISODE: "Happy Hunting"
In this episode from album 56, Penny Wise embarks on a frantic search to find happiness, but in the process she makes everyone around her miserable.
Sep 05, 2012
Aug. 22, 2012: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: Another Get in the Show contest! Make your own music video
The judges are going through the Get in the Show contest entries. Meanwhile, Professor Brock Lee launches an exciting new contest for you and your church!
Aug 22, 2012
Aug. 8, 2012: Hear the first glimpse of Album 56: The Grand Design, plus actor Simon Kassianides
Hear the first clip of "The Perfect Church," an episode in album 56: The Grand Design. All 12 episodes are now available for download. Plus, learn about "The Labyrinth" from actor Simon Kassianides!
Aug 07, 2012
July 25, 2012: Dave Arnold talks about the true history behind "Sergeant York"
Writer/director Dave Arnold talks about the sources and inspiration for Sergeant York, plus an announcement about "Get in the Show!"
Jul 25, 2012
July 11, 2012: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: Footage from the Dallas live show plus a Get in the Show update!
Join Bob and Jesse as they reminisce about the Birthday Bash in Dallas and present an upbeat Get In The Show feature.
Jul 11, 2012
Jun. 27, 2012: "The Deep End" Avery Awards endure a protest
Hot on the heels of the historic 25th Anniversary Odyssey Live Show in Dallas, Jesse decides to broadcast a LIVE Avery Awards broadcast for Album 55. But all is not well when a protest blocks their way.
Jun 27, 2012
June 13, 2012: Your questions about Mitch, Eugene, Sue, and the Jacobs family answered
In this pun-filled episode, Paul McCusker and Dave Arnold answer your questions as they rehash album 55 and prehash album 56.
Jun 13, 2012
May 30, 2012: Writer Kathy Buchanan answers, "Why did Mitch come back? Cats aren't extinct!"
Kathy Buchanan tells us all about Mitch's recent return and whether there's any hope for another return. Plus, hear about what's coming up next season.
May 30, 2012
May 16, 2012: Steve Burns and Katie Leigh (voices of Connie and Mitch) chat about Mitch's return, plus more acting tips!
Steve and Katie tell the whole story of Mitch and Connie, including both of his returns to Adventures in Odyssey. Plus, hear a preview of the season finale and hear acting tips from Andy Pessoa and Jim Custer.
May 16, 2012
May 2, 2012: The sound designers raise the curtain on "Sergeant York"
Sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nathan Jones reveal their secrets in creating the unique sound effects in the "Sergeant York" episodes, plus a preview of "Child's Play."
May 02, 2012
April 18, 2012: Jon Curry and Renee Dorian (voices of Sergeant York and Gracie), acting tips, and a preview!
Jon Curry (voice of Sergeant York) and Renee Dorian (voice of Gracie) share their stories. Katie Leigh and Gatlin Green share acting tips. And hear a preview of "Sergeant York, Part 3"
Apr 18, 2012
April 4, 2012: The voices of Dale and Ann Jacobs share their stories
Phil Lollar and Milby Barron (the voices of Dale and Ann) talk about their characters' return to the show. Plus, hear a preview of the upcoming "Sergeant York."
Apr 04, 2012
March 21, 2012: Hear from Georgia Dolenz, the voice of Sue in "The Labyrinth"
Georgia Dolenz, first heard in "The Labyrinth," tells us her story of voice acting and her famous dad. Plus, hear a preview of "To Mend or Repair."
Mar 21, 2012
March 7, 2012: Bob and Jesse hand out the "Clanging Cymbals" Avery Awards from an unexpected location.
Bob and Jesse take a break from recording the podcast to relax on vacation...until they get an urgent call from Odyssey coordinator Evan Reedall.
Mar 07, 2012
Feb. 22, 2012: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: The world premiere of the "Get in the Show" theme song, plus more on the live show and the contest
Hear the world premiere of the "Get in the Show" theme song and watch a lyrics video. Plus, get more details on the Adventures in Odyssey Birthday Bash and the Get in the Show contest!
Feb 22, 2012
Feb. 8, 2012: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: Adventures in Odyssey Live Birthday Bash, plus an interview with a new actor
Watch a new video podcast about the upcoming live show on June 16, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 13!
Feb 08, 2012
Jan. 25, 2012: Listen to Adventures in Odyssey 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, plus hear from several AIO fan webmasters
We launch Adventures in Odyssey Web Radio, a radio station that plays nothing but Adventures in Odyssey! Plus, hear from Corey van der Laan and Mark Redekop, who work on the AIOWiki fansite.
Jan 25, 2012
Jan. 11, 2012: Your questions answered by Dave Arnold and Paul McCusker! Plus, vote in the Avery Awards...
Dave Arnold and Paul McCusker answer your questions looking back at album 54 and looking ahead to album 55. Plus, Bob and Jesse announce the nominations for the Avery Awards.
Jan 11, 2012
The Great Facebook Challenge: Like Us on Facebook, Get "The Labyrinth" download free!
We need more "likes" on our Adventures in Odyssey Facebook page! If we get enough by February 1, we’ll give away "The Labyrinth" as a free download to all listeners. "The Labyrinth" features Jason Whittaker chasing Mr. Grote, the bad guy from "The Green Ring Conspiracy!"
Jan 09, 2012
Dec. 28, 2011: FREE EPISODE: The Barclay Family Ski Vacation, plus an interview with writer and co-star Jeff Parker
In this episode from 1989, Donna gets a crush on her ski instructor while on a vacation with her family. Her dad realizes that his young daughter is quickly growing up. After the show, writer and co-star Jeff Parker talks about this episode and his cameos on Adventures in Odyssey over the years.
Dec 21, 2011
Dec. 14, 2011: Andy Pessoa (voice of Barrett), fan reviews, and a preview of "Childish Things!"
Andy Pessoa talks about voicing Barrett on Adventures in Odyssey, doing voices, and more. Plus, hear fan reviews of album 54 and a preview of the season finale.
Dec 13, 2011
Nov. 30, 2011: Hear the behind the scenes stories of "Emily the Genius" and "Unbecoming Jay" with writer and director Bob Hoose
Bob Hoose has been working on Adventures in Odyssey since 1989. He's acted, written shows, directed sessions, and served as producer. Here, he tells us the stories of "Emily the Genius" and "Unbecoming Jay"
Nov 30, 2011
Nov. 16, 2011: Kelly Stables (voice of Olivia) talks about Adventures in Odyssey, Hoodwinked, and more!
Bob and Jesse chat with Kelly Stables, the voice of Olivia Parker in album 54 and beyond. Plus, they hear a sneak peek of this weekend's show "Never for Nothing."
Nov 16, 2011
Nov. 2, 2011: Gatlin Green (voice of Priscilla) shares about her life on the show and in real life
Gatlin Green tells the story about growing up on a tour bus with the music group Sierra, her brother Cooper acting on Adventures in Odyssey, and playing Barrett's friend Priscilla.
Nov 02, 2011
Oct. 19, 2011: The voice of Lucia Ortega (Lucki Wheating) tells us what it's like to play a grandma
Lucki Wheating moved to the United States when she was nine years old. We hear her story and how it eventually led her to play Grandma Lucia Ortega on Adventures in Odyssey. Plus, hear a preview of this weekend's show "Anger Mismanagement."
Oct 19, 2011
Oct. 5, 2011: Kimmy Robertson, voice of Penny Wise, shares stories with us, plus a preview of "A Penny Saved."
Kimmy Robertson talks about joining the cast of Adventures in Odyssey as Penny Wise in "The Green Ring Conspiracy" and her continuing adventures in "Clanging Cymbals."
Oct 05, 2011
September 21, 2011: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: See a slideshow from 1989, plus a fan created Communicate rap from "Lights Out at Whit's End"
Bob and Jesse venture into the Odyssey Vault to unearth a slideshow created in 1989 about Adventures in Odyssey. They also watch a fan-created music video of the Communicate rap from "Lights Out at Whit's End."
Sep 21, 2011
September 7, 2011: FREE EPISODE: "Someone to Watch Over Me," plus interview with Odyssey co-creator Phil Lollar
In this Odyssey classic, Jimmy Barclay goes on his most incredible adventure ever when meets a gentleman named Mr. Nagle on a World War II bomber.
Sep 07, 2011
August 24, 2011: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: "A Name, Not a Number" Pop-upisode
Watch a full Pop-upisode of "A Name, Not a Number," one of the episodes in the new compilation album: "The Blackgaard Chronicles." The Blackgaard Chronicles contains 30 episodes from Adventures in Odyssey's first big story arc. This collection also includes a half-hour video featuring an interview with Paul McCusker and Phil Lollar about the creation of Dr. Regis Blackgaard.
Aug 24, 2011
August 10, 2011: FREE HALF EPISODE: "Wooton Knows Best," plus Album 54 release!
Bob and Jesse announce the release of album 54 for digital download on August 15. They also release the first twelve minutes of the first show, "Wooton Knows Best," along with the trailer for "Clanging Cymbals...and the Meaning of God's Love."
Aug 10, 2011
July 27, 2011: The Avery Awards for "The Green Ring Conspiracy" are disrupted by a plane crash
Brock and Bob are on their way to the Avery Awards ceremony for the "Green Ring Conspiracy" when Jesse arrives with bad news -- a plane has crashed into the awards venue.
Jul 27, 2011
July 13, 2011: Green Ring Art ConteSt winners, plus Imagination Station artist David Hohn
Bob and Jesse call the winners of each category in the Green Ring Art ConteSt. Plus, Imagination Station artist David Hohn reveals his tricks of the trade.
Jul 13, 2011
June 29, 2011: Paul McCusker and Dave Arnold answer questions about returning characters, including Buck, Jason, Mr. Grote, and Detective Polehaus, plus a preview of album 54!
Dave and Paul answer your questions, including "Will Buck ever come back?" "Where do the ideas come from?" "How long have you been growing a beard?!" Plus, hear the very first preview of Album 54: Clanging Cymbals and the Meaning of God's Love!
Jun 29, 2011
June 15, 2011: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: See the Green Ring Contest Finalists
When the Green Ring Art Conte$t entries go missing, Jesse recruits a team of savvy crime fighters to find them. Along the way, they discover a trail that leads to a familiar conclusion. Plus, see the crazy lengths that the sound designers go to get just the right sounds for Mr. Skint's truck in album 53.
Jun 15, 2011
June 1, 2011: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: News Update: Go inside the studio with the actors and crew of "The Green Ring Conspiracy"
In breaking news, "The Green Ring Conspiracy" reached a dramatic conclusion with the release of Part 12 last weekend. Newscasters Bob and Jesse relay fan reaction to this news, reactions from the crew, and behind the scenes footage from the recording session. Also, they reveal that an episode of the TV series 19 Kids and Counting will feature Adventures in Odyssey and Focus on the Family on the June 19 edition.
May 31, 2011
May. 25, 2011: Special Announcement - Enter the Green Ring Art Contest
The art contest ends this Saturday, May 28. Be sure to send your entry in today!
May 25, 2011
May. 18, 2011: The actors behind Mr. Skint and Buck Oliver share their stories
David Selby (voice of Mr. Skint) and Robby Bruce (voice of Buck Oliver) talk The Green Ring Conspiracy. Plus, hear a preview of the final episodes!
May 18, 2011
May. 04, 2011: Townsend Coleman tells us everything there is to know about Jason Whittaker
Fan favorite Jason Whittaker has returned to Odyssey, so actor Townsend Coleman gave us the background on Jason Whittaker. Plus, hear a preview of the next episode!
May 04, 2011
Apr. 20, 2011: Sound designer Jonathan Crowe tells the story of his bike wreck and recovery
Jonathan tells the amazing story of his bike wreck, hospital stay, halo fitting and eventual recovery. Plus, hear calls from the comment line and a preview of the next episode of the Green Ring.
Apr 20, 2011
April 6, 2011: Chad Reisser (voice of Monty Whittaker) talks about Digger Digwillow, playing a bully, and the Green Ring Conspiracy
Monty Whittaker is back in Odyssey and he's voiced by Chad Reisser. Chad has been voicing Monty since 1987 and today he shares the story of how he started on the show, plus the inside scoop of the other parts that he's played.
Apr 06, 2011
March 23, 2011: Cristina Pucelli solves the mysteries as young detective Emily Jones
Cristina Pucelli chats with Bob and Jesse about voicing Emily Jones, how she got started in acting, and more.
Mar 23, 2011
March 9, 2011: NEW VIDEO PODCAST: Join the album 53 release party as we see new characters and watch an interview with Zach Callison!
Bob and Jesse get ready for the release party of album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy. Along the way, they meet some new characters, interview Zach Callison (voice of Matthew Parker), and discover what really goes on in California.
Mar 09, 2011
Feb. 23, 2011: Adventures in Odyssey goes to space and travels 5.7 million miles!
Bob and Jesse interview astronaut Terry Virts who took Adventures in Odyssey into space with him last year.
Feb 23, 2011
Feb. 9, 2011: Hear the results of the Averies for Album 52: Cause and Effect!
Bob and Jesse host the Avery Awards, including awards for Best Sound Design, Best Script, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Episode! Plus, a few special surprise visitors. Thank you to everyone who voted!
Feb 09, 2011
Feb. 1, 2011: Watch a special announcement about album 53.
Watch a special announcement about album 53.
Feb 01, 2011
Jan. 26, 2011: Paul McCusker and Dave Arnold answer questions about The Green Ring Conspiracy, the Stilletto, titles, and more. Plus, an audio preview of album 53.
Dave and Paul answer your probing questions, such as "What is the title of album 54?" "Who is the Stilletto?" "What are the appropriate ages for album 53?" "When will Katrina return?" and "Why don't the episodes in album 53 have titles?" Plus, hear another exciting preview!
Jan 26, 2011
Jan. 12, 2011: Hear the Avery nominations, preview an exclusive scene from "The Green Ring Conspiracy," and go behind the scenes with sound designer Todd Busteed
In this packed-to-the-gills podcast, first hear from sound designer Todd Busteed, then hear all of the nominations for this season's Avery Awards. Finally, hear a scene from the first episode of "The Green Ring Conspiracy."
Jan 12, 2011
Dec. 29, 2010: FREE EPISODE: "Gloobers" plus an interview with Brandon Gilberstadt (Jared) and Kris Kachurak (Dwayne)
Jared and Dwayne take their favorite computer game Gloobers to the next level when they get a chance to play the game "for real" in the Room of Consequence.
Dec 29, 2010
Dec. 15, 2010: Actor Whit Hertford takes us into the mind of Jay Smouse, plus hear a preview of the season finale: "Grandma's Christmas Visit"
Whit Hertford talks about Jay, the creation of a bully, and singing in "A Thankstaking Story." Plus, we hear a preview of "Grandma's Christmas Visit" and nominations for the Avery Awards.
Dec 15, 2010
Dec. 1, 2010: Actress Kari Wahlgren starred in "Camp What-a-Nut" and now returns for "An Agreeable Nanny"
Kari Wahlgren tells the story of her surprise appearance in "Camp What-a-Nut" and her long journey to return after many years late in this weekend's show "An Agreeable Nanny."
Dec 01, 2010
Nov. 17, 2010: Adam Wylie (voice of Ryan Cummings) talks about Odyssey, voice acting, and being the mayor of Kidsboro, plus hear a preview of "Square One."
Adam Wylie tells about performing in Adventures in Odyssey and Last Chance Detectives. He also answers what it's like working in Kidsboro, basketball, and the challenges of voice acting.
Nov 17, 2010
Nov. 3, 2010: Writer Kathy Buchanan doesn't talk about "Opposite Day." And she definitely won't talk about the creation of Mitch
Bob and Jesse celebrate Opposite Day, by doing the opposite of what they would normally do. They don't preview "Opposite Day" And they can't chat with writer Kathy Buchanan...or can they?
Nov 03, 2010
Oct. 20, 2010: Set sail with Vikings in the Imagination Station books, plus hear a preview of "Stage Fright"
Author Marianne Hering talks about the Imagination Station books and shares stories from editing the Official Guide. Hear Bob and Jesse share previews of this weekend's show "Stage Fright" and a special online feature called a Clickbook.
Oct 20, 2010
Oct. 6, 2010: Radio Theatre is back on the air! Go behind the scenes with the creators, plus previews of the Imagination Station book series, Album 52, and more!
Jesse steps out of a wardrobe with a story about Focus on the Family Radio Theatre being back on the air, a new series of books on the Imagination Station, and a preview of album 52! Come along!
Oct 06, 2010
September 22, 2010: Preview "Album 52: Cause and Effect," plus an interview with the voice of Camilla Parker
Jesse interviews Sydney Shiotani, voice of Camilla Parker, the youngest guest ever on the podcast. Also, hear an exclusive clip of "The Mystery of Clock Tower" and a trivia tidbit about Album 52: Cause and Effect.
Sep 22, 2010
September 8, 2010: FREE EPISODE: "The Jokes on You," plus hear from sound designer Duane Harms
When Jason Whittaker encourages his Sunday School class to be encouraging, Julie takes on Dwayne as a project. But when she encourages him to be funny, the results may be catastrophic!
Sep 08, 2010
August 25, 2010: Watch more Act Like Odyssey contest entries
Bob and Jesse show more videos from the Act Like Odyssey contest, including clips from "Hidden in My Heart," "A Class Reenactment," "Snow Day," and more!
Aug 25, 2010
August 11, 2010: A tribute to our friend Paul Herlinger
The Odyssey cast and crew reflect on the life of Paul Herlinger, voice of Whit. Guests include Katie Leigh, Will Ryan, Chris Anthony, Paul McCusker, Dave Arnold, Jonathan Crowe, Marshal Younger, John Fornof, Nathan Hoobler, and Mark Herlinger.
Aug 11, 2010
July 28, 2010: Celebrate Podcast 100 with Bob, Jesse, Brock, and clips of your favorite episodes!
Bob and Jesse celebrate one hundred episodes over almost four years of podcasting.
Jul 28, 2010
July 14, 2010: Actress Hope Levy tells us what it's like to be Olivia Parker
Hope Levy (voice of Olivia) talks about her singing, acting younger than she is, and her favorite Odyssey episode.
Jul 13, 2010
June 30, 2010: Hear from Dave and Paul with more questions, including Where is Katrina? and What is the title of album 53?
Dave and Paul answer more questions from fans, reveal the title of album 53, discuss Katrina's future role, and talk about their favorite episodes in Take it from the Top.
Jun 30, 2010
June 16, 2010: Hear the dramatic results of the first-ever Avery Awards!
Bob hosts the Avery Awards, including awards for Best Sound Design, Best Script, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Episode!
Jun 16, 2010
June 2, 2010: Hear the finalists for the Avery Awards , plus the producers answer your questions about Whit, old characters, changes, and more.
Hear the finalists for Best Scene, Best Line of Dialog and others in our end of season voting. Plus, Dave Arnold and Paul McCusker answer probing questions about the new voice of Mr. Whittaker and the many changes to Adventures in Odyssey.
Jun 02, 2010
May. 19, 2010: American Idol star Mandisa tells us about the modern-day Jubilee Singers
Mandisa talks about her experience in the Jubilee Singers at Fisk University and how they influenced her life and career. Plus: Submit your nominations for the Whitty awards! "Oh My Lord" used by permission from EMI CMG Publishing, Joy Williams, Spudnut Music, and WB Music Corp.
May 19, 2010
May. 05, 2010: Zach Callison (voice of Matthew) tells us what it's like in the studio
Bob and Jesse interview Zach Callison on his role as Matthew Parker and hear about his work on "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" Plus: hear the title of album 52!
May 05, 2010
Apr. 21, 2010: Bob and and Jesse reveal the grand prize winner in the "Act Like Odyssey" Contest!
The grand prize winner of the "Act Like Odyssey" contest is revealed, along with interviews with the creators.
Apr 21, 2010
Apr. 8, 2010: Vote on the Act Like Odyssey finalists!
Watch all of the ten finalist videos and vote on your favorite!
Apr 08, 2010
Mar. 24, 2010: Christopher Maselli talks about crafting mystery, plus more calls to Connie
Christopher Maselli talks about crafting the Emily and Matthew mystery stories in Clubhouse Magazine. Bob and Jesse hear more fan calls in the "Your Chance to be on Adventures in Odyssey Contest." Fans answer the question, "How does Connie inspire me?"
Mar 23, 2010
Mar. 10, 2010:Andre Stojka talks about joining the Odyssey family and shares his story. Plus, hear a preview of "The Inspiration Station, Part 2"
Andre Stojka talks about his audition for Adventures in Odyssey and Katie Leigh talks about the process of finding a new Mr. Whittaker. Also, hear an exclusive preview of the first scene of "The Inspiration Station, Part 2."
Mar 10, 2010
Feb. 24, 2010:Hear "Welcome to Whit's End" an all-new mini-episode tour of Odyssey, plus a sneak peek at the first scene of "The Inspiration Station"
Join host Chris Anthony in "Welcome to Whit's End," a new 11 minute tour of Odyssey. Plus, be the first to hear the opening scene of "The Inspiration Station," the first episode in album 51.
Feb 24, 2010
Feb. 10, 2010: John Campbell shares about music for Odyssey, plus a new Odyssey theme song!
John Campbell tells stories about composing the music for the show and shares a new theme song. Plus, vote for a new podcast theme!
Feb 10, 2010
Jan. 27, 2010: "Bob" and "Jesse" show the new designs of the Odyssey characters, plus the new Passages covers!
Join hosts and Jesse to see the new drawings of the Odyssey characters, the new Passages covers, and much more.
Jan 26, 2010
Jan. 13, 2010: Watch videos from Odyssey fans and enter the Act Like Odyssey contest!
Bob and Jesse watch videos from Odyssey fans in the Little Theater, explain the new contest, and take the first look at the cover of album 51.
Jan 13, 2010
Dec. 30, 2009: FREE episode: "Snow Day," plus interview with John Fornof and Rob Jorgensen
Enjoy a free episode from "The Encore Collection," plus hear writer John Fornof and sound designer Rob Jorgensen discuss the production of this popular show.
Dec 30, 2009
Dec. 16, 2009: Torry Martin speaks about Wooton's Random Ramblings, plus Emily and Matthew solve a mystery!
Hear from Torry Martin, creator of Wooton Bassett about a new Wooton page in Clubhouse magazine, his grandma's influence on his writing and more.
Dec 16, 2009
Dec. 2, 2009: The producers answer your questions about Album 51, including whether Eugene and Katrina will have a baby, the future of Tom Riley, and more
You sent in over 500 questions and the producers answered as many as they could! Paul McCusker and Dave Arnold answer your questions about the upcoming season including juicy tidbits about the Inspiration Station, the Parker family, Eugene and Katrina's baby plans, the future of Tom Riley, story hints, which characters will appear in the new season, and much more.
Dec 02, 2009
Nov. 18, 2009: Bob and Jesse try to hide Adventures in Odyssey secrets from a prying Odyssey fan.
Watch clips from the studio and learn more about the upcoming Adventures in Odyssey album 51: "Take It From the Top."
Nov 17, 2009
Nov. 4, 2009: Bob and Jesse present the finalists in the Darien's Rise Art Contest in this special video edition.
Check out the art contest finalists for ages 12 and under and 13-18, then vote for your favorite online!
Nov 04, 2009
Oct. 21, 2009: Actor Paul Herlinger (former voice of "Whit") explains the mystery of vocal foley and his experiences in Odyssey
Actor Paul Herlinger and executive producer Dave Arnold talk about acting in New York, escape from Europe, the mysterious process of vocal foley, and surprise listeners on a train.
Oct 21, 2009
Oct. 07, 2009: Hear stories from the voice of "The Old Judge" about Passages
Pete Reneday, voice of dozens of Adventures in Odyssey characters, talks about recording Passages, his favorite characters, and his voice in DisneyWorld.
Oct 07, 2009
Sep. 23, 2009: Jim Cummings, voice of King Lawrence in "Passages" and voice over legend talks about his background, unusual projects, and playing an insane person.
Bob and Jesse interview Emmy-nominated actor Jim Cummings on his voice over career. Jim talks about Darkwing Duck, Bump in the Night, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and more. Jim was also involved with Odyssey back in the "Family Portraits" days.
Sep 23, 2009
Sep. 9, 2009: FREE Episode: "Passages: Fletcher's Rebellion, Part 2" plus behind the scenes with sound designer Rob Jorgensen
Hear the concluduing episode of the epic story "Passages: Fletcher's Rebellion," plus hear an interview with Rob Jorgensen, sound designer for the program, on behind the scenes in-jokes in the show, his love of microphones and more.
Sep 09, 2009
Aug 26, 2009: FREE Episode: "Passages: Fletcher's Rebellion, Part 1" plus an interview with sound designer Rob Jorgensen
Hear the first part of the epic story "Passages: Fletcher's Rebellion," plus hear an interview with Rob Jorgensen, sound designer for the program, on his first production.
Aug 26, 2009
Aug 8, 2009: John Avery Whittaker: A podcast devoted to the voice of an inventor, teacher, and trusted mentor
Learn the history of the voice of John Avery Whittaker, from Hal Smith to Paul Herlinger and beyond to the future.
Aug 08, 2009
July 29, 2009: Fan questions answered by the Washington actors
The Washington actors answer questions from fans submitted on the blog, including questions about their families and their favorite episode
Jul 29, 2009
July 15, 2009: Go behind the scenes of "Sunday Morning Scramble," plus the explanation for the Snowflake Incident
A fan tells a story inspired by the show, and the Snowflake Incident is explained at last!
Jul 15, 2009
June 3, 2009: Marshal Younger shares stories from Kidsboro, plus a surprise guest!
Marshal Younger talks about the Kidsboro book series and introduces a surprise guest who inspired the books.
Jun 03, 2009
May. 20, 2009: FREE Adventures in Odyssey episode: "Into Temptation" plus an interview with Bob Luttrell
Enjoy a free episode from "On Earth As It Is In Heaven" (album 17), plus hear Bob Luttrell talk about bringing actors to the show and stepping behind the microphone himself.
May 20, 2009
May. 06, 2009: Hear secrets from the Odyssey Vault, plus Chick-fil-a president Dan Cathy!
What's going on in the background of scenes? Find out as Bob and Jesse visit the Odyssey vault. Plus, Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-a tells us how Adventures in Odyssey wound up in their kids' meals.
May 06, 2009
Apr. 22, 2009: New VIDEO Podcast: A New 'Passages' Scene Comes to Life and Much More!
In the third-ever 'Adventures in Odyssey' video podcast, Bob and Jesse take a tour of what's happening in the Odyssey Team's offices. Sound designers Jonathan and Chris share clips of what they're working on, one of the first scenes in 'Passages: Darien's Rise' (coming this fall)! Among other surprises, you'll see a new clip from 'Adventures in Odyssey Live!' Finally, Paul McCusker reveals even more about the next Odyssey episodes coming in 2010 and executive producer Dave Arnold gives a quick teaser of 'Radio Theatre: The Screwtape Letters' releasing in October 2009.
Apr 22, 2009
Apr. 8, 2009: Learn the Wild Ideas that Adventures in Odyssey Didn't Use in the 'Novacom Saga'!"!
Bob and Jesse are back with more "Random Secrets from the Novacom Saga that You Never Knew Existed and Can't Possibly Live Without"!
Apr 08, 2009
Mar. 25, 2009: Journey into the Adventures in Odyssey Writers' Room!
Presenting all sorts of random secrets from Adventures in Odyssey: Novacom Saga! Writers Kathy Buchanan, John Fornof, Paul McCusker and Marshal Younger share about mapping out the Novacom conspiracy, Jared's exit from Odyssey, and more with plenty of wacky rabbit trails along the way! To get in on the act, sound designers Rob Jorgensen and Bob Luttrell reveal a few embarrassing incidents that got them the perfect sounds to create dramatic scenes.
Mar 25, 2009
Mar. 11, 2009: Will there be any more 'Passages' audio dramas? When will new episodes premiere? The producers answer.
You've got questions, they've got answers! During this Q and A with executive producer Dave Arnold and writer/director Paul McCusker, find out when new 'Passages' audio dramas will be releasing, whether any new adventures with the Washington family are in the works, what the live show DVD will look like, and more replies to what you wonder about 'Adventures in Odyssey'.
Mar 11, 2009
Feb. 25, 2009: More Fun with Ben and Aubrey Shepard; Plus: Jesse's Rap!
Two stars from "Adventures in Odyssey," Jerry Houser and Danielle Judovits, continue their conversation together, with insights into their other acting roles, what it's like inside the recording studio, what inspires them, and much more. Plus, don't miss the long-awaited "Library Rap" from podcast host Jesse!
Feb 25, 2009
Feb. 11, 2009: Interview with actors Jerry Houser ("Ben Shepard") and Danielle Judovits ("Aubrey")"
One of Adventures in Odyssey's favorite father/daughter pairs - Ben Shepard and his daughter Aubrey - talk together in this joint interview with actors Jerry Houser and Danielle Judovits. Learn why the episode "Always" is special to Jerry, what Danielle is doing now, other acting roles they've done, and more!
Feb 11, 2009
Jan. 28, 2009: FREE Adventures in Odyssey episode: "Called On in Class"
First up, enjoy the full-length episode "Called on in Class"... when Trent DeWhite has to present in front of his whole class, the mayhem he imagines is earth-shattering! Then, writer/director Bob Hoose joins us to discuss how Trent got his name, his experiences working with Adventures in Odyssey actors, and lots more.
Jan 28, 2009
Jan. 14, 2009: Steve Burns, the voice of "Rodney" and "Mitch" on Adventures in Odyssey, tells all!
After over 18 years on Adventures in Odyssey, the actor who's played Robert "Mitch" Mitchell and Rodney Rathbone shares his favorite episode, which character is more like him, why his kids love "Odyssey", and more!
Jan 14, 2009
Dec. 30, 2008: Top 10 Musical Countdown Extravaganza!
Believe it or not, Adventures in Odyssey has featured many songs over the years. Bob and Jesse countdown the Top 10 songs ever featured on the show, including songs from the musical album "Eugene Sings" plus a few unreleased surprises. Happy New Year!
Dec 30, 2008
Dec. 16, 2008: Behind the Scenes of Adventures in Odyssey's Parody of "It's A Wonderful Life"!
Revisit the spot-on spoof "It's A Pokenberry Christmas!" with Chuck Bolte (voice of George Barclay) and sound designer Mark Drury, who share never-before-heard secrets of this 2-part adventure.
Dec 16, 2008
Dec. 3, 2008: FREE Adventures in Odyssey episode: "You Go to School Where?"
Not released since first airing in 1989, "You Go to School Where?" features Robyn Jacobs switching places for a day with her home-schooled friend Esther - with hilarious results! Plus, get details on this year's Adventures in Odyssey iPod Contest.
Dec 03, 2008
Nov. 19, 2008: NEW Video Podcast: See Whit Dance, Watch Clips from the Live Show, and lots more!
Get ready for exciting surprises! In a video clip with actor Paul Herlinger (voice of Whit), see if Whit can dance. Enjoy the stirring and silly stories of families who attended the live show. Watch a live-action Adventures in Odyssey video demo, still in-production in India. And watch as Wooton, Connie and others perform a scene from the live show!
Nov 19, 2008
Nov. 05, 2008: Questions and Answers with "Odyssey" Producers: When Will the Live Show Release? Are New Characters Coming?
Questions like what happened at the end of Album #50: The Best Small Town, why Jack and Lucy's wedding probably won't be heard on the show, and new details about the next broadcast season of "Adventures in Odyssey"(coming Fall 2009).
Nov 05, 2008
Oct. 22, 2008: NEW Interview with the Voice of Joanne Allen (actress Janet Waldo)!
After over a decade on Adventures in Odyssey, actress Janet Waldo talks about her acting roles in "I Love Lucy," "Battle of the Planets" and other shows, plus learn why she loves playing Jack Allen's wife Joanne!
Oct 22, 2008
Oct. 8, 2008: FREE Adventures in Odyssey episode - "BTV: Obedience"
The Biblical story of Elisha comes alive in B-TV: Obedience, a FREE half-hour drama from the new Adventures in Odyssey CD set Bible Eyewitness: Hall of Faith. Plus: do not miss an exclusive interview at the end with actor Dave Madden, voice of "Bernard."
Oct 08, 2008
Sept. 24, 2008: 24: Interview with Paul McCusker about "The Truth Chronicles," plus a surprise from the live show
Paul McCusker talks about The Truth Chronicles, a special new album. Hear a special preview clip, plus a surprise interview from the live show
Sep 24, 2008
Sept. 17, 2008: BONUS edition: The Unofficial Podcast for Sept. 10 -- Bob and Jesse review the live show
A bizarre electromagnetic anomaly catapaults the Official Podcast hosts into the Unofficial Podcast. Bob and Jesse review the Live show, talk to fans, and more.
Sep 16, 2008
Sept. 10, 2008: A bizarre electromagnetic anomaly catapaults the Unofficial Podcast hosts into the Official Podcast, plus more clips from the live show
Chris and Sarah, hosts of the Unofficial Podcast, jump into the chairs of Bob and Jesse. They interview fans at the live show, plus hear another secret from the Official Guide from writer Paul McCusker.
Sep 10, 2008
August 27, 2008: Live show clips from August 16, plus interviews with fans
Hear clips of the Birthday Bash live show from August 16, plus interviews with fans in line.
Aug 27, 2008
August 13, 2008: Hear Marshal Younger's story about "The Truth About Zachary"
Learn another behind the scenes "secret" from Adventures in Odyssey: The Official Guide!
Aug 11, 2008
July 30, 2008: Hear from the voice of Robyn Jacobs, plus a behind the scenes secret from Jonathan Crowe
Sage Bolte (voice of Robyn Jacobs and daughter of Chuck Bolte) chats about her experiences on Adventures in Odyssey. Plus Jonathan Crowe talks about "The Case of the Missing Master Tapes."
Jul 30, 2008
July 2, 2008: Get ready for the Adventures in Odyssey live show!
Hear clips from past live shows and learn more about what's happening August 16.
Jul 02, 2008
June 18, 2008: Hear deleted scenes from the Odyssey vault.
Bob journies into the Odyssey vault searching for deleted scenes.
Jun 18, 2008
May 14, 2008: Why don't you play "Lights Out at Whit's End"? What happened to Jason Whittaker? Is Bart played by a new actor? The producers answer.
Producers Marshal Younger and Dave Arnold answer questions about the last season, Jason's disappearance, and what's coming up on Adventures in Odyssey.
May 14, 2008
Apr. 30, 2008: Hear from the voices of Lucy and Jack!
Hear from the voices of Lucy Cunningham-Schultz and Jack Davis, plus a preview of next week's climactic show!
Apr 30, 2008