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Preview: The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast

The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast

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 r

Published: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:00:00 PST

Copyright: (c) 2011-2017 Focus on the Family

March 14, 2018: VIDEO PODCAST: Watch the Adventures in Odyssey 30th Birthday Live Show, plus other cruise events

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:00:00 PST

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!

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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

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 01:00:00 PST

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.

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

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:00:00 PST

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.

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

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 01:00:00 PST

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.

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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

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:00:00 PST

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!

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January 3, 2018: An Odyssey fan tells his life-changing story and why he nominated his teacher for the John Avery Whittaker Award

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:00:00 PST

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.

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December 19, 2017: FREE EPISODE: "Spare Tire," the first drama Focus on the Family produced

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 01:00:00 PST

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.

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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!

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 01:00:00 PST

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.

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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"

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:00:00 PST

"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.

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November 8, 2017: Writer Marshal Younger talks "Have a Heart," organ transplants, and how his family inspires Odyssey episodes

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 01:00:00 PST

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."

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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.

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 01:00:00 PST

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.

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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."

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 01:00:00 PST

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."

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September 27, 2017: Dr. Regis Blackgaard, the most evil man Odyssey has ever seen, comes to studio

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:00:00 PST

Earl Boen, voice of Regis Blackgaard, and Phil Lollar, author of The Blackgaard Chronicles books, talk about the creation of Whit’s arch-nemesis.

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September 13, 2017: Explore the brand-new Adventures in Odyssey Bible with its creators

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:00:00 PST

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.

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August 30, 2017: VIDEO PODCAST: Celebrate Adventures in Odyssey's 30th birthday, plus see what the finalists experienced before Get in the Show

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 02:00:00 PST

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.

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August 16, 2017: VIDEO PODCAST: Watch the 2017 Get in the Show finale event, including auditions with the finalists and announcement of the winner!

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PST

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.

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August 2, 2017: "Without a Hitch" and "Let's Put on a Show" Avery Awards

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 01:00:00 PST

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!

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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.

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:00:00 PST

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.

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July 5, 2017: FREE EPISODE: "Odyssey Sings!" (plus hear about the creation of this adventure!)

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 01:00:00 PST

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.

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June 21, 2017: Find out how listening to radio dramas in the dark led to a career for Odyssey's newest writer

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:00:00 PST

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.

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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!

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 01:00:00 PST

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.

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May 24, 2017: VIDEO PODCAST: Watch the actors sing in "Legacy"

Wed, 24 May 2017 01:00:00 PST

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."

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May 10, 2017: Marvin Washington (and voice actor Kendre Berry) return to Adventures in Odyssey in "Unfair Game"

Wed, 10 May 2017 01:00:00 PST

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.

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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.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:00:00 PST

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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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.

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 01:00:00 PST

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.

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March 29, 2017: Sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nathan Jones share more sound secrets from the historical adventure "One More Name"

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 01:00:00 PST

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."

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March 15, 2017: Sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nathan Jones go back to the 1940s to create the sounds for "One More Name"

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 01:00:00 PST

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."

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March 1, 2017: Writer/director Kathy Buchanan tells us the true stories behind "One More Name"

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 01:00:00 PST

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."

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February 15, 2017: From the Jungle Cruise to 1940s Poland, actress Cristina Vee takes us on a journey

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 01:00:00 PST

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.

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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!

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 01:00:00 PST

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.

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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

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:00:00 PST

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.

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January 4, 2017: VIDEO PODCAST: Breaking News! Huge scientific breakthrough for Club!

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 02:00:00 PST

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!)

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December 21, 2016: FREE EPISODE: "For Trying Out Loud"

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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December 7, 2016: How did Wooton and Penny make it down the aisle in "A Very Bassett Wedding?" The answers are revealed.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:00:00 PST

Writer/director Kathy Buchanan and sound designer Jonathan Crowe share stories from the creation of the Odyssey milestone "A Very Bassett Wedding."

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November 23, 2016: The creative team behind "The Key Suspect" tells us about Morrie, Suzu, and the locker mystery

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 01:00:00 PST

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."

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November 9, 2016: Atticus Shaffer: From Brick on "The Middle" to Morrie on "Adventures in Odyssey"

Wed, 08 Nov 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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October 26, 2016: Get to know Renee D. Carter with the person who created her: Phil Lollar

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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October 12, 2016: Podcast 10th anniversary: Hear all about our hosts! Bob and Jesse are the interviewees in this special edition!

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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September 28, 2016: Dig deeper into "A Predicament of Biblical Proportions" with the voice behind Buddy and a preview of the adventure

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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September 14, 2016: Wayback Wednesday: Sage and Erin Bolte

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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August 31, 2016: Goodbye, Alan Young and Janet Waldo -- the voices behind Jack and Joanne Allen

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 01:00:00 PST

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)

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August 17, 2016: Wayback Wednesday: Landon Arnold, voice of Scrubb Moseley and Cody Carper (and SON of Dave Arnold!)

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 01:00:00 PST

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."

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August 3, 2016: Wayback Wednesday: Aria Curzon, voice of Mandy Straussberg

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 01:00:00 PST

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."

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July 20, 2016: Wayback Wednesday: Nathan Carlson, voice of Richard Maxwell

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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July 6, 2016: Catch up with Justin Felbinger, voice of Matthew Parker

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 01:00:00 PST

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."

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June 22, 2016: "Taking the Plunge" and "Head Over Heels" Avery Awards

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 01:00:00 PST

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!

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June 8, 2016: Meet Amy Pemberton, the voice of Renee D. Carter

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 01:00:00 PST

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."

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May 25, 2016: Wayback Wednesday: Natalie Babbitt, voice of Jenny Roberts

Mon, 23 May 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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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!

Wed, 11 May 2016 01:00:00 PST

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!

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April 27, 2016: Two former executive producers of Adventures in Odyssey enter the studio

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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April 13, 2016: The actress behind Whit's daughter Jana talks about the early days of recording the show

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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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

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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March 16, 2016: Words from the Wise: Penny's parents stop by for a visit

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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March 2, 2016: Composer Jared Depasquale shares secrets of writing music

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 01:00:00 PST

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!

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February 17, 2016: Journey to South America with Steve Saint and Marianne Hering

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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February 3, 2016: Candid Conversations with Bob and Jesse: Interview with writer Kathy Buchanan and editor Liz Duckworth

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 01:00:00 PST

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."

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January 20, 2016: A Tale of Two Anns: Ann Ault talks about her character Ann Jacobs

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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January 6, 2016: The first John Avery Whittaker Award Winner shares his story and performs a few puppet voices

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 01:00:00 PST

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.

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December 23, 2015: FREE EPISODE: "New Year's Eve, Live!" (plus never-before-heard bonus scenes and song!)

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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December 9, 2015: April Hong stars in "A Daughter's Love" this month in the Club

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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November 25, 2015: Melissa Disney talks about creating the voice of Novacom bad girl Monica Stone

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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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!

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 01:00:00 PST

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."

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October 28, 2015: Hear from Jess Harnell and Kimmy Robertson about the past, present, and future of Wooton and Penny

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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October 14, 2015: How was the wacky adventure "Walter's Flying Bus" created?

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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September 30, 2015: Meet a new Odyssey bad guy named Dion, voiced by Alex Polinsky

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 01:00:00 PST

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."

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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."

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 01:00:00 PST

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."

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September 2, 2015: Find what Keith Ferguson (voice of Ted Humphries among others) did as a kid that prepared him for voice acting

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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August 19, 2015: Everything you need to know about the creation of "Pinocchio: The Tale of a Foolish Puppet"

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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August 5, 2015: VIDEO PODCAST: Celebrate the release of "Album 59: Taking the Plunge" with behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and more!

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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July 22, 2015: Joel McCrary shares his thoughts from the bench as voice of Judge Simon Jones

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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July 8, 2015: Notes about the Notes: Composer John Campbell shares secrets of creating Odyssey's music

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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June 24, 2015: Katie Leigh and Will Ryan (voices of Connie and Eugene) banter on-mic and off-mic

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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June 10, 2015: The actors behind Whit and Jason talk about their adventures as father and son

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 01:00:00 PST

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."

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May 27, 2015: Solve the cases with the authors of the Jones and Parker Mysteries

Wed, 27 May 2015 01:00:00 PST

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

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May 13, 2015: FREE EPISODE: "First Things First" (plus interview with writer/director Paul McCusker)

Wed, 13 May 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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April 29, 2015: Meet the real Will Bakaran and hear the true stories behind “The Cure” three-parter

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 01:00:00 PST

Bill Pagaran, founder of Carry the Cure, tells of his Alaskan adventures that inspired Wooton’s trip to Alaska in the Odyssey Adventure Club.

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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

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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March 18, 2015: From Agent Peter Bourland to Iditarod champion Louis Scott: Actor Keith Silverstein takes us on a journey

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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March 4, 2015: Tony Amendola remembers creating a voice for a frozen Alaskan tundra

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:00:00 PST

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."

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February 18, 2015: "The Ties that Bind" Avery Awards

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 01:00:00 PST

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."

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February 4, 2015: Voice actor and author Matt Hurwitz journeys from Rodney fill-in to Alaskan pilot

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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January 21, 2015: Zach Callison (the original voice of Matthew Parker) is back as a new voice in Odyssey

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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January 7, 2015: Bob Vernon and John Fornof relive the creation of "The Last Chance Detectives"

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 01:00:00 PST

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.

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December 24, 2014: FREE EPISODE: "A Lamb's Tale"

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:00:00 PST

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.

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December 10, 2014: Paul McCusker talks Album 59 and beyond

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:00:00 PST

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."

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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

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 PST

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."

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November 12, 2014: VIDEO PODCAST: Creating the zombies, trains, and fight scenes of "The Ties that Bind." Plus: The actors share about family

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 01:00:00 PST

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?"

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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

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:00:00 PST

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."

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October 15, 2014: Shona Kennedy: From Get in the Show winner to veteran voice actor and singer

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:00:00 PST

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

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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.

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 01:00:00 PST

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."

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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)

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:00:00 PST

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.

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September 3, 2014: Gunnar Sizemore (the new voice of Matthew Parker) talks rock climbing, speaking Chinese, playing the drums and more

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:00:00 PST

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.

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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.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:00:00 PST

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.

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August 6, 2014: VIDEO PODCAST: Odyssey artist Gary Locke shares tips on how to draw.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:00:00 PST

Gary Locke shows how to draw faces, eyes, hands, perspective, and more in this special video podcast.

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July 23, 2014: Bob Smithouser and Brock Eastman share their stories and talk about a transition in the Odyssey Adventure Club.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:00:00 PST

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.

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July 9, 2014: Phil Proctor talks about creating the hard-edged but complex Detective Polehaus

Wed, 9 Jul 2014 01:00:00 PST

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.

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June 25, 2014: FREE EPISODE: "The Ties That Bind, Part 1" (the first episode of album 58)

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:00:00 PST

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.

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June 11, 2014: The voice of Red Hollard jumps on the podcast like a duck on a Junebug!

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 01:00:00 PST

Steve Eastin shares stories from his acting life, from his birth in a fatal car his movie voicing a handyman named Red Hollard.

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May 28, 2014: Meet a brand-new Adventures in Odyssey character: Brian McCarthy (voiced by Cullen McCarthy)

Wed, 28 May 2014 01:00:00 PST

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."

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