Category:2017 Podcasts

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There were 26 podcasts in the 2017 Podcasts season.
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268 Jan 05 2017 5:03 Bob Smithouser and Jesse Florea

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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269 Jan 18 2017 18:21 Bob Smithouser, Carri Dekkers, and Jesse Florea

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.

270 Feb 01 2017 21:12 Bob Smithouser, Bob Hoose, Nathan Hoobler, Dave Arnold, Kathy Buchanan, and Jesse Florea
271 Feb 15 2017 14:11 Bob Smithouser, Cristina Vee, and Jesse Florea

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.

272 Mar 01 2017 17:41 Bob Smithouser, Kathy Buchanan, and Jesse Florea

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.”

273 Mar 15 2017 14:45 Bob Smithouser, Christopher Diehl, Nathan Jones, and Jesse Florea

From using a 1940s gun… to finding an old German truck… to 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.”

274 Mar 29 2017 16:39 Bob Smithouser, Christopher Diehl, Nathan Jones, and Jesse Florea

From adding a dog to an empty ghetto... to putting in an ominous train whistle…to 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."

Focus on the Family is launching auditions across America to find the next Adventures in Odyssey voice. Kids ages 6 to 15 can audition for a chance to win a trip for four to the Bahamas during the Focus on the Family 40th Anniversary Cruise in November 2017! During the cruise, the grand prize winner will perform live with Adventures in Odyssey actors during the 30th Birthday Live Show. Audition submissions will be accepted starting June 1, 2017. Visit this page regularly for the latest contest news and information so you will be ready for your chance to Get in the Show!

275 Apr 12 2017 9:00 Bob Smithouser, Evan Reedall, Brock Eastman, Shona Rodman, and Jesse Florea

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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276 Apr 26 2017 14:19 Bob Smithouser, Gregory Jbara, and Jesse Florea

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.

277 May 10 2017 12:09 Bob Smithouser, Kendre Berry, and Jesse Florea

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.

278 May 24 2017 11:25 Bob Smithouser, Shona Rodman, Pat Fraley, Will Ryan, Christopher Diehl, Robby Bruce, Karen Kennedy, Katriona Kennedy, Andre Stojka, and Phil Lollar

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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279 Jun 06 2017 17:47 Bob Smithouser, Nathan Hoobler, Dave Arnold, Bob Hoose, Kathy Buchanan, Phil Lollar, Austin Peachey, and Jesse Florea

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.

280 Jun 21 2017 17:11 Bob Smithouser, Sam Suksiri, and Jesse Florea

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.

281 Jul 05 2017 30:12 Bob Smithouser, Marshal Younger, John Fornof, John Campbell, Katie Leigh, Will Ryan, Jonathan Crowe, Chris Anthony, and Jesse Florea

In this classic story from Album 45: Lost & 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.

282 Jul 19 2017 23:09 Bob Smithouser, Jonathan Crowe, Nathan Hoobler, and Jesse Florea

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.

283 Aug 02 2017 14:43 Bob Smithouser, Shona Rodman, Jess Harnell, and Jesse Florea

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!

284 Aug 16 2017 39:33 Bob Smithouser, Bob Smiley, Katie Leigh, Andre Stojka, Shona Rodman, Grayson Smith, Dalyn Stewart, Bethany Rech, and Jesse Florea

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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285 Aug 28 2017 11:32 Bob Smithouser, Nathan Hoobler, Paul McCusker, Phil Lollar, Shona Rodman, Grayson Smith, Dalyn Stewart, Bethany Rech, Dave Arnold, Chuck Bolte, and Jesse Florea

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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286 Sep 13 2017 14:26 Bob Smithouser, Bob DeMoss, Liz Duckworth, and Jesse Florea

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.

287 Sep 25 2017 20:36 Bob Smithouser, Earl Boen, Phil Lollar, and Jesse Florea

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

288 Oct 10 2017 17:27 Bob Smithouser, Kathy Buchanan, Nathan Jones, Christopher Diehl, and Jesse Florea

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”.

289 Oct 25 2017 14:47 Bob Smithouser, Scott Whyte, and Jesse Florea

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. Hear Scott in last week’s “Friend or Foe” and the upcoming “Have a Heart”.

290 Nov 08 2017 12:39 Bob Smithouser, Marshal Younger, and Jesse Florea

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”.

291 Nov 22 2017 15:49 Bob Smithouser, Chris Anthony, Bob Luttrell, and Jesse Florea

“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 episode.

292 Dec 06 2017 24:02 Bob Smithouser, Nathan Hoobler, Phil Lollar, Sam Suksiri, and Jesse Florea

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.

293 Dec 19 2017 23:11 Bob Smithouser, Steve Harris, and Jesse Florea

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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