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A 30-minute drama full of faith and fun!

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




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

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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

LillyMae 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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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."


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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