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The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast

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Created for children ages 8-12 (but loved by listeners of all ages), Adventures in Odyssey is a 30-minute drama that combines the faith lessons parents appreciate with characters and stories that kids love! The official podcast gives behind-the-scenes information on the show, gives deleted scenes and answers fan questions.

Created for children ages 8-12 (but loved by listeners of all ages), Adventures in Odyssey is a 30-minute drama that combines the faith lessons parents appreciate with characters and stories that kids love! The official podcast gives behind-the-scenes information on the show, gives deleted scenes and answers fan questions.
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Created for children ages 8-12 (but loved by listeners of all ages), Adventures in Odyssey is a 30-minute drama that combines the faith lessons parents appreciate with characters and stories that kids love! The official podcast gives behind-the-scenes information on the show, gives deleted scenes and answers fan questions.

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English


Episodes

July 17, 2019: Go inside the mind of sound designer Jonathan Crowe to uncover secrets of "Take Every Thought Captive"

7/17/2019
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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.

Duration:00:18:46

July 3, 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!

7/2/2019
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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!

Duration:00:29:09

June 19, 2019: Farewell to our friend Jim Custer

6/18/2019
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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.

Duration:00:21:15

June 5, 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!)

6/3/2019
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"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.

Duration:00:18:30

May 22, 2019: SPOILER WARNING: It’s time to talk about “The Long End” in spoilerific detail with Paul McCusker

5/22/2019
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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!

Duration:00:27:36

May 8, 2019: Dan Hagen tells us about the triumphant arrival of another Holstein to Odyssey

5/7/2019
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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"

Duration:00:14:56

April 24, 2019: Ahoy! Sound designer Nathan Jones takes us beneath the seven seas in "B-TV: Trinity"

4/24/2019
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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.

Duration:00:19:48

April 10, 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.

4/10/2019
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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.

Duration:00:14:23

March 27, 2019: Marshal Younger returns to the studio for the first time in over a decade

3/27/2019
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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.

Duration:00:19:43

March 13, 2019: Meet the new actresses in "Between Camp and a Hard Place"

3/13/2019
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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.

Duration:00:19:31

February 27, 2019: Hear about the challenges - and the true story - behind creating "In a Sun-Scorched Land" from the crew who created it.

2/27/2019
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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."

Duration:00:20:11

February 13, 2019: Hear from the new Adventures in Odyssey coordinator about recordings sessions, working with agents, and behind the scenes secrets of the team.

2/12/2019
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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.

Duration:00:18:02

January 30, 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."

1/28/2019
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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."

Duration:00:19:29

January 16, 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!

1/16/2019
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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.

Duration:00:26:40

January 2, 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)

1/1/2019
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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.

Duration:00:15:00

December 19, 2018: FREE EPISODE: "Gone Fishing," a Focus on the Family drama from 1986!

12/19/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:57

December 5, 2018: Writers Bob Smithouser (yes, Bob Smithouser) and Phil Lollar (plus surprise guest) dive deep into "Out to Sea"

12/5/2018
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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!

Duration:00:22:40

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

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!)

11/6/2018
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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.

Duration:00:14:33

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