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Adventures in Odyssey

Focus On The Family

A 30-minute drama full of faith and fun!

A 30-minute drama full of faith and fun!
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Location:

Colorado Springs, CO

Description:

A 30-minute drama full of faith and fun!

Language:

English

Contact:

Focus on the Family Colorado Springs, CO 80995 1-800-232-6459


Episodes

November 21, 2018: The voice behind super spy turned antique shop owner Jason Whittaker rappels in for a chat

11/20/2018
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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!)

Duration:00:16:23

October 24, 2018: This weekend's episode features Whittakers, Wooton, and a Washington. Hear from one of those on today's podcast.

10/24/2018
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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.

Duration:00:13:09

October 10, 2018: Get in the Christmas season early this year in an unexpected way: going inside a prison. Plus: Preview Album 65!

10/9/2018
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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!

Duration:00:14:23

September 26, 2018: Hear the first chapters of "Young Whit and the Traitor’s Treasure" read by Andre Stojka, voice of Whit himself!

9/26/2018
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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."

Duration:00:41:38

September 11, 2018: What's the worst thing that could happen when Buddy Norman brings his Bible to Odyssey Middle School?

9/11/2018
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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.

Duration:00:17:11

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

8/28/2018
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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.

Duration:00:17:47

August 15, 2018: "Up in the Air" and "Under the Surface" Avery Awards

8/14/2018
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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!

Duration:00:15:16

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."

7/31/2018
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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."

Duration:00:18:59

July 18, 2018: Actress Allison Sharpe is not nearly as nasty as the character she plays: school bully Valerie Swanson

7/18/2018
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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.

Duration:00:13:19

July 4, 2018: Meet Karen Ellison, Adventures in Odyssey Studio Teacher

7/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:13:20

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

6/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:14:37

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!)

6/5/2018
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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.

Duration:00:21:52

May 23, 2018: Jesse unleashes dinosaurs in the Colorado Springs Welcome Center and previews a new Kids’ Radio attraction

5/23/2018
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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.

Duration:00:17:04

May 9, 2018: Kelly Stables (voice of Olivia Parker) talks about Odyssey, ant farms, and angels

5/9/2018
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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.

Duration:00:12:20

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.

4/25/2018
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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.

Duration:00:10:42

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.

4/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:14:39

March 28, 2018: Go behind the scenes of the Get in the Show Contest with grand prize winner Grayson Smith

3/27/2018
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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!

Duration:00:18:35

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

2/27/2018
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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.

Duration:00:11:14

February 14, 2018: Benjamin Watson: Award-winning NFL superstar, published author on race relations, and life-long Adventures in Odyssey fan

2/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:16:08

January 31, 2018: Meet Kay Bess, the new voice behind Dr. Lily Graham

1/31/2018
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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.

Duration:00:16:01