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New cover of Glennall's Betrayal!
September 21, 2010
The new cover of Glennall's Betrayal, Paul McCusker's fourth installment in his Passages book series, has been released! This leaves only two books from the series needing new covers. See it close up here.

Also, the latest word on Album 53 is that Paul McCusker has finished the writing process for all 12 episodes.

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Logo Contest Results!

January 05, 2010
Results are in for the logo contest and can be viewed here. A big thank you is extended to those who submitted entries and those who voted in the survey. We will also be sure to read responses from the survey to help improve the wiki.

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Official Podcast 86
January 13, 2010
Bob Smithouser and Jesse Florea watch videos from Odyssey fans in the Little Theater, explain the new contest, and take the first look at the cover of Album 51.
Download!
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Official Podcast 87
January 26, 2010
Join hosts Broc…er…Bob and Jesse to see the new drawings of the Odyssey characters, the new Passages series, and much more!
Download!
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Free Episode

February 06, 2010
The official site has released Wishful Thinking as a free episode. It can be downloaded here.

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Paul Herlinger
February 09, 2010
Adventure in Odyssey actor, Paul Herlinger passed away on February 2, 2010. He worked with AIO for 12 years, appeared in 218 episodes and played the character that we all know as Mr. Whittaker. You can read his obituary here, if you wish talk about Paul with some fellow fans see this topic at the ToO.
Goodbye Paul, thank-you from all of us for all your years of work on Adventures in Odyssey, you will be missed.

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Official Podcast 88
February 10, 2010
Hear from John Campbell, creator of the Odyssey theme and composer for nearly 500 episodes. Plus, listen to the new Adventures in Odyssey theme song and vote on a new podcast theme song.


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Official Podcast 97
June 16, 2010
Hear the dramatic results of the first-ever Avery Awards! Also, the front cover artwork for Album 52: Cause and Effect has been released. Check it out here.


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Clubhouse on Facebook

February 11, 2010
Focus on the Family has set up a couple of fan pages on facebook for Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. be sure to check them out for sneak peaks, trivia, jokes, behind-the-scenes info and more! They can be found here and here

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The Odyssey Scoop Redesign Project

February 13, 2010
The Odyssey Scoop has been redesigned with a new navigation feature, an updated albums section, an improved episodes section, a new interview, and new and previously unreleased audio features. Be sure to visit the site and tell the webmaster your thoughts.

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Cover art for Arin's Judgment
February 17, 2010
The preliminary cover art for the book, Arin's Judgment, has been released. The logo and a few other things will most likely be changed, looking more like the Darien's Rise cover, but this is the general look for the cover.

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Official Podcast 89
February 23, 2010
Join host Chris Anthony in Welcome to Whit's End, a new 11 minute tour of Odyssey. Plus, be the first to hear the opening scene of The Inspiration Station," the first episode in album 51.


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New Artwork
February 24, 2010
We are pleased to present the new artwork for album 3, and the back artwork for album 51. The revamped version of album 3 should be released sometime in the near future.

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Album 51 Promo
February 24, 2010
Promos for several episodes, and album 51, have been released. Listen to the episode promos on their specific articles, and the album 51 promo below.

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More New Artwork
February 27, 2010
The new artwork for Album 04: The FUN-damentals has now been released, it should be available in stores sometime next month.

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Upcoming Album Artwork & New Features

March 02, 2010
We've updated the release schedule for the upcoming repacks with the latest info from FOTF, you can view the estimated release dates here.

Also, we can expect to see five albums with new art from Gary Locke sometime this year (albums 23, 26, 29, 34 and 52), while the remaining new releases will feature existing art that's been re-framed to use a splash background. There's a rumor that out of the four old albums getting new artwork (23, 26, 29 and 34), three of them will be totally new and the other will feature a wedding that has just been re-stylized.

In other news we apologize for our recent downtime over the last 2 days, work was being done upgrading and installing new new features and options to the wiki, things should be fully functional and operational once again.

News:Archive/2010/03/02#disqus_thread

April Schedule & Album 51 Episode Summaries
March 03, 2010
We've updated the Schedule with episodes that are going to air in April. We've also added summaries for four more episodes of Album 51.

News:Archive/2010/03/03#disqus_thread

An All New Adventure

March 06, 2010
At last, the long anticipated premiere of the Spring 2010 Season of Adventures in Odyssey has finally arrived. Our last adventure in Odyssey stopped nearly two years ago, as we heard Connie press the red button on Whit’s newest invention, the Inspiration Station—and the adventure stopped for 1 year, nine months, and twenty days. After the longest hiatus in AIO history, we finally embark on a new adventure, a new discovery, a new journey, a new flight as our imaginations soar into that fictional world of Odyssey. As we each step into our own proverbial Imagination Stations, we wonder, “What will this trip to Odyssey bring? What lessons will we learn? What experiences will we come away with? What will have changed?” Time will tell. But we know this: whatever happens, it’s going to be quite an adventure—it has been from the very beginning. So buckle your seatbelts, and do as Whit told Connie, “Push the red button, (If you dare).” And let the adventure begin...

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Official Podcast 90
March 09, 2010
Andre Stojka talks about joining the Odyssey family and shares his story. Plus, hear a preview of “The Inspiration Station, Part 2


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Album Five Teaser Cover
March 10, 2010
We have received a teaser image for the re-framed cover of Album 05: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes, and it can be seen here. The original illustration by Gary Locke had the barn, Whit, and the hill with Dr. Blackgaard standing on top. This can be seen on the tape version. For the CD, it was cropped and only had the bottom half of the image, with Whit and the barn. This new cover has had the hill moved down, so it is directly behind Whit.

Also, don't forget about the Act Like Odyssey Contest. You must send your entry by mail to Focus on the Family and have it postmarked by March 31st.

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Album Clues & New Artwork
March 13, 2010
We have received yet another teaser image. It contains clues about albums 51, 52, and 53. After taking a close look, post your finds on this thread at the Town of Odyssey, or if you do not have a ToO account, post here.
The final artwork for Arin's Judgment has been released, and, as expected, the only thing changed were the AIO logo and the scroll removed from behind Arin's Judgment.

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Wooton's Random Ramblings
March 19, 2010
Torry Martin, creator of Wooton Bassett, has released a new "Random Ramblings" blog post, including a new illustration of Wooton.

I have to get some thoughts out of my mind to make room for new ones.

Also, Album 51: Take it From the Top is now shipping, and the third edition of Darien's Rise will be available very soon.

News:Archive/2010/03/19#disqus_thread

Clutter

March 20, 2010
Clutter, the third episode of Adventures in Odyssey's long-awaited 2010 season is now available to listen to online and on the radio

Find out what happens when David Parker declares that his family is going to have a yard sale sfter nearly being mauled by the junk in his own garage. Will the entire Parker family survive parting with their treasures? Go to the Focus on the Family Media Player to listen to it online, or tune in on your local radio station.

Once you've heard the episode, be sure to visit the episode page to rate it and help fill in details.

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Update: The devotional for this show has now been released. Click here to read it.
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Official Podcast 91
March 23, 2010
Christopher Maselli talks about crafting the Emily and Matthew mystery stories in Clubhouse Magazine. Bob and Jesse hear more fan calls in the “Your Chance to be on Adventures in Odyssey Contest.” Fans answer the question, “How does Connie inspire me?”


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Target of the Week

April 3rd, 2010
Target of the Week, the fourth episode of Adventures in Odyssey's long-awaited 2010 season is now available to listen to online and on the radio

Vance King, the school bully, has a target of the week system. On Friday he picks a kid to pick on the next week. And this week's winner is... Matthew Parker! Matthew gets really suspicious. After a wet paint prank, Matthew is really angry. He wants revenge. What will happen? Listen now!

Once you've heard the episode, be sure to visit the episode page to rate it and help fill in details.

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Official Podcast 92
April 8, 2010
Watch the finalists in the "Act Like Odyssey" Video Contest on the Official Podcast. Be sure to vote for your favorite! The winner will receive all 51 Albums of Adventures in Odyssey.
Download!
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For the Birds

April 10, 2010
For the Birds, the fifth episode of Adventures in Odyssey's long-awaited 2010 season is now available to listen to online and on the radio

Camilla Parker desperately wants a pet, but her family seems to suffer from the “Parker Family Pet Curse.” To prove her responsibility, Camilla takes care of a baby blue jay. Meanwhile, Eugene has his own run-in with some feathered foes – which leads to drastic action!

Once you've heard the episode, be sure to visit the episode page to rate it and help fill in details.

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Schedule & The Odyssey Scoop
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April 14, 2010
The Schedule for May 2010 has been updated. Also, check out the new section of the Odyssey Scoop; The Guide to Odyssey. It contains answers to questions about actors, characters, episodes, people, places, and more.

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When You’re Right, You’re Right

April 17, 2010
This show, the newest of Album 51, and episode number 661 airs today. After listening, be sure to head over to the episode page episode page to rate it and make sure all the details are filled accurately! Help make AIOwiki great, and add your favorite quotes from this week's episode.
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Updates

April 19, 2010
As some of you may have noticed the episode section of the character pages have seen a few changes over the last few weeks. We've now completed putting the new system on over 1900 character pages!
We redesigned the episodes section to be in a tabbed system for better organization. The first tab is a new part that lists all the appearances of that character regardless of who voiced it, with subsequent tabs having lists of episodes for each actor that has voiced that character. Another change is that now in brackets behind each episode is the appearance number for that character, and the best part of this new system is that for large pages it's up to 10 times faster!
A similar system has also been put in place on all 558 cast pages with tabs for writer, director, ect.

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FOTF on Facebook

April 20, 2010
Focus on the Family has created an official fan page for Adventures in Odyssey on Facebook. There are a couple of behind the scenes videos and character images there so far but there's sure to be more coming in the days ahead. You can check it out and become a fan here.

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Official Podcast 93
April 21, 2010
Watch the latest video podcast to see who won the "Act Like Odyssey" contest, and get a hint as to what Album 52 will be called.
Download!
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Chris Anthony

April 22, 2010
The Odyssey Scoop has posted an interview between the host of Adventures in Odyssey, Chris Anthony, and Cornerstone Broadcasting. You can check it out here!

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Grandma’s Visit

April 24, 2010
Today the next episode of the spring 2010 season airs. After listening, be sure to head over to the episode page to rate it and make sure all the details are filled accurately! Help make AIOwiki great, and add your favorite quotes from this week's episode.
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FOTF Video Contest and Album 52 Teasers
May 04, 2010
Focus on the Family is hosting a contest for Mother's Day. For more information see here. In the promo video with Brock, a teaser image for the cover of Album 52: Cause and Effect was revealed, and can be seen to the right. The final illustration is supposed to have three main Adventures in Odyssey characters standing in a clocktower trying to stop something from happening, which can somewhat be seen in this teaser. It was also revealed in this video that a collection of the Blackgaard Saga episodes will be released, similar to the Novacom Saga and its collection. It is expected to release sometime in 2011. Also, it revealed an Album 52 episode title - Fast As I Can

News:Archive/2010/05/04#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 94
May 06, 2010
Bob and Jesse interview Zach Callison on his role as Matthew Parker and hear about his work on “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?”.


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Odyssey Awards
June 11, 2010
To go along with the current edition of Odyssey Awards we have released the results of past season awards, starting with Nathan Hoobler's own write-ups all the way to the voting on The Town of Odyssey, and every year in between. After you've looked through the past winners be sure to vote in this year's Avery Awards by Monday June 14th. The winners will be announced on the next edition of the official podcast on June 16th.

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Interview with Nathan Hoobler and Schedule updates

May 31, 2010
Our friend Jacob over at the Odyssey Scoop has posted a clip with a video interview with Nathan Hoobler talking about Radio Theater and Adventures in Odyssey. You can check the clip out here.
Some of you may also have noticed that the airing schedule has been updated for June and July. In addition to that we've also made available a way that you can look up all the episodes that have aired on a specific day over the years that you can find here. You can find this along with all of our schedule archive here.

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Official Podcast 96
June 02, 2010
Hear the finalists for the Averys, plus the producers answer your questions about Whit, old characters, changes, and more.


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Endorse the Passages series…get your name in the books!

June 04, 2010
The Official site is looking for fan endorsements for the upcoming re-release of Passages books 3 and 4. To see sample endorsements and to download the entry form check out the official site here. Who knows; while you're there, you could even get a sneak peak at the cover for Album 52: Cause and Effect!

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Album 52

June 14, 2010
Our friends over at the Odyssey Scoop have just put up the latest edition of their ScoopCast, with some new info about Album 52, including a scene from an upcoming episode. Be sure to check it out here.

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Official Podcast 98
June 30, 2010
Dave Arnold and Paul McCusker answer more questions from fans, reveal the title of Album 53, discuss Katrina's future role, and talk about their favorite episodes in "Album 51: Take it From the Top"!


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Schedule Update & a Free Episode

July 03, 2010
We've now posted the radio schedule for August 2010. Be sure to tune in next month to hear the adventures start all over again beginning with episode 001: Whit's Flop.

In other news, the partnership between Thriving Family and Focus on the Family has brought us another free episode. This time it's 065: Bad Company and can be downloaded here. To view all episodes available for listening and downloading, see Available Episodes.

News:Archive/2010/07/03#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 99
July 14, 2010
Hope Levy (voice of Olivia) talks about her singing, acting younger than she is, and her favorite Odyssey episode.


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Novacom Saga

July 18, 2010
Our friend over at the Odyssey Scoop is having a contest to win a free copy of the Novacom Saga, you can enter to win here. In case you haven't heard it before you can find a clip exclusive to AIOwiki from the set here

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New Art!!
July 19, 2010
For the first time in a long time we are please to show a new album cover, first it's the repack for Album 00: The Lost Episodes, it should be available in stores right now. Next up it's the long awaited art for Album 52 which is scheduled for an October release.

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Album 52 news
July 23, 2010
A few little tidbits of news about the upcoming album for you today. First up, it seems that 667: The Mystery of the Clocktower, Part 1 will kick off the fall 2010 season, followed by 668: The Mystery of the Clocktower, Part 2. After that comes a new episode that we haven't heard the name of before, we only know the first half of the names but it starts with "669: Wooton's Brok"... what's the rest of the name? We'll just have to keep listening to find out.

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Unofficial Podcast 61

July 24, 2010
On July 19, the Unofficial Podcast released their 61st and final podcast. It can be heard here.

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New Album 52 Episode Titles Released
July 28, 2010
Three new episode titles for the fall 2010 Season have been released: Opposite Day, The Owlnapping, and Square One. (titles are subject to change before airing)

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Official Podcast 100
July 28, 2010
Bob and Jesse celebrate one hundred episodes over almost four years of podcasting. Brock Eastman shows up with a dissenting opinion, and ends by giving the listener a clip from Album 52!!


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100,000 Edits!
August 02, 2010
On August 2, 2010, Eugene made Adventures in Odyssey Wiki's 100,000th edit! This means that users (either registered or anonymous) have created or improved pages on the wiki over 100,000 times by clicking the "edit" button at the top of each and every page. Click here for more info including a bevy of new features, stats, info on the top users and more.

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September Schedule

August 05, 2010
The Schedule for September 2010 has now been posted. Unfortunately, Album 52 won't start airing until October.

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Official Podcast 101
August 11, 2010
The Official Podcast has released a tribute to Paul Herlinger, the voice of Whit for 12 years. Paul passed away on February 2, 2010. In the Podcast, many remember the great talent and kindness of Paul.

On the blog post, there are several pictures, and links to previous interviews with Paul:

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New Book Series

August 12, 2010
The titles of first three books of the new book series, The Imagination Station by Paul McCusker and Marianne Hering have been announced; #1: Voyage with the Vikings, #2: Attack at the Arena, and #3: The Kahn's Golden Tablet. The first two are due for release this September, while books three and four are scheduled for a release in February of 2011. Also, Passages books five and six are being repackaged and will be released in March of 2011.

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Album 53

August 13, 2010
It's still a long way off but album 53 is now up for preorder at CBD, it's due for release in February next year. You can check it out here

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2011 Season

August 16, 2010
More details on the 2011 season are now available due to an interview with Nathan Hoobler last weekend by The Whit's End Podcast. See 2011 Season for more details. (May contain spoilers.)

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Family Fun Buttons
August 21, 2010
The first images of the family fun buttons have started to appear, they can be found here. They're currently scheduled to ship in October of this year and cost only $1. (Images may not be final design.)

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News Alert from AIO Facebook Page

August 22, 2010
Adventures in Odyssey posted this on their official Facebook page (Note: We will post updates as they become available):

Please pray for Sound Designer Jonathan Crowe. He was in a severe biking accident and broke/shattered multiple vertebrae in his back. He may need surgery, though they are hoping that a back brace will immobilize him enough. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
Update on Jonathan Crowe: Jonathan's condition is actually worse than first thought. In addition to the three vertebrae that were fractured, one was completely shattered and the c2, which is the most crucial, is broken more than they first believed. Additionally, he broke vertebrae all the way down his spine, and broke several ribs. He's in a great deal of pain and the doctors haven't ruled out surgery yet. God being who He is, an ER physician was right behind Jonathan and told him to stay still. He then phoned 911. He's not paralyzed, though they have said that he sustained a Christopher Reeve type of injury. via Dave Arnold.
Update: Jonathan is having a much better day, and right now the doctors don't think they'll have to do surgery. I'm sure there will be many more ups and downs during his road to recovery but it's very encouraging to get news like this.

Joyce went back to the site of the accident with some friends and said that the place where Jonathan crashed was full of boulders. He dived head first into them. His helmut absolutely saved his life. That and the prayers of so many good friends.

He's being fitted for a back brace and a halo devise tomorrow. But the great news is that once he recovers he should be able to run and ride again. (Though if he ever rides again I might pummel him myself.) It'll be a long road, but the help and prayers of friends like you all is elevating their spirits. Literally thousands of people have been praying for Jonathan and we simply cannot underestimate what those prayers have accomplished.

Thank God for His mercy. [via Dave Arnold]

Jonathan Crowe update: Jonathan will be fitted for a torso brace and halo devise tomorrow. He continues to be in pain, but as of right now, no surgery will be performed. If all goes well, he could be back home by [the] weekend. God is so very good! via Dave Arnold
From Dave: Jonathan survived the halo traction - he actually says it's a bit more comfortable than the other brace. He was more uncomfortable today and somewhat groggy. He may have a slight concussion from the spill. Sounds as if he'll be released in the next day or two. What an amazing turn of events. Thank God for His generous grace, which abounds in times of trial as much as times of joy. He is so very good.


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More New Art
November 10, 2010
Today we have the the new cover for Album 01 to add to the two covers released yesterday. The updated album should be available in stores sometime next year.

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Album 52 Update

August 25, 2010
Album 52: Cause and Effect will start airing in October with the first episode being #667: “The Mystery of the Clocktower, Part 1”. Click here for information about about upcoming new episodes.

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Official Podcast 102
August 25, 2010
Bob and Jesse show more videos from the Act Like Odyssey contest, including clips from #321: “Hidden In My Heart”, #636: “A Class Reenactment”, #466: “Snow Day”, and more!
Download!
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More Album 52 News [UPDATED]

August 28, 2010
The 8th edition of The Odyssey ScoopCast has been released and it contains some new info about Album 52. We've updated 2010 Season accordingly.

Update: The remaining episode title, The Malted Milkball Falcon, has been released.
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Update on Jonathan Crowe

August 28, 2010

Jonathan Crowe is home! Praise God!!!

— AIO Facebook page


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New Poll and August results

September 01, 2010
The first monthly poll here at the wiki has come to a close, we had 43 users vote in it. You can check out the poll results here, while you're there vote on our new poll to see what's the most anticipated episode of the upcoming season.

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Comments

September 04, 2010
We're pleased to introduce a new feature here at AIOWiki, you can now comment and discuss news items with others. You'll now notice a link under each news post that list the number of comments, when you click on it you'll go to a specific page for that news item where you can see what others have to say about the post. Enjoy!

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Annison's Risk repack
September 06, 2010
The cover art for the repack of the 3rd book in the Passages series is now available. You can see it here.

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Album 52 Giveaway
September 07, 2010
For our second ever contest, we're giving away one copy of the upcoming Album 52 and one copy of the Novacom Saga collection. The contest will remain open until September 17th 2010, with the winners being announced on the 20th. For full details and entry form see this page. Good Luck!

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A Test for Robyn

September 08, 2010
The partnership between Thriving Family and Focus on the Family has brought us yet another free episode. This time it's #170: “A Test for Robyn” and can be downloaded here. To view all episodes available for listening and downloading, see Available Episodes.

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Official Podcast 103
September 09, 2010
On the 103rd Official Podcast, we recieve another free episode, this time it's #391: “The Joke's on You” and it includes a special segment with Duane Harms afterwords. This, along with yesterday's update, brings the total number of free episodes available for download up to 30. You can see the complete list here.


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Odyssey ScoopCast

September 14, 2010
On the 9th edition of the ScoopCast, Kevin interviews sound designers for Album 52: Nathan Jones and Christopher Diehl. Keep following the ScoopCast to hear the rest of this interview over the next few editions.

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Album 52 News
September 16, 2010

The back cover of album 52, as well as the back of Annison's Risk has now been released. Also, album 52 arrived at the Tyndale warehouse yesterday so it should be available for purchase within a few weeks. We've also learned about a bonus feature that will be in the album, a video glimpse into sound effect recording in the Foley Studio. The official site has also been updated with a few tidbits from the album, you can see their page here. Lastly, there's a new promo for 52 which can be heard below.

Our Album 52 Giveaway ends tommorrow!

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Album 52 and new art
September 17, 2010

Today is the last day to enter our contest to win a copy of Album 52, if you haven't entered yet, you can do so here. Also we have a shortened version of the third promo for the upcoming album 52 which you can check out below; be sure to check back tomorrow to hear the fourth and final promo.


We also have not one but two new illustrations by Gary Locke. The modified artwork for Album 01: The Adventure Begins, and completely re-illustrated artwork for the repack of Album 05: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes have been uploaded. Let us know what you think in the comments. For more information on the album repack project, see Album art changes. There are also rumors that the cover for Album 53 has been finished, keep checking back to see it when it becomes available.

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Last Album 52 Preview

September 18, 2010
Today we're pleased to release the last of the 4 promos for album 52, it can be heard below. This preview features a more in depth preview of the season opener, #667: “The Mystery of the Clocktower, Part 1”.

The Album 52 Giveaway contest has now come to a close. There were an impressive 177 people who entered. Check back on Monday for correct answers and winners. If you missed it yesterday, take a look at the new Album 01 and 05 repacks.

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Album 52 giveaway

September 20, 2010
Well, the contest has come to a close. We had 176 people enter to win, congratulations goes to:

For full details on the contest and answers to the bonus questions, see the contest page. If you didn't win, don't feel too bad, this isn't the last contest that we have planned... you never know when our next one might show up. Once again, a big thanks goes to Tyndale House Publishers for providing these valuable prizes. If you haven't purchased them yet, you can buy Album 52 here and the Novacom set here.

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Official Podcast 104
September 22, 2010
On the 104th Official Podcast, Jesse interviews Sydney Shiotani, voice of Camilla Parker, the youngest guest ever on the podcast. Also, hear an exclusive clip of #667: “The Mystery of the Clocktower, Part 1” and a trivia tidbit about Album 52: Cause and Effect.


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Album 52 Summaries

September 23, 2010
The rest of the episode summaries for Album 52 have been released!

Also, the ScoopCast has released the 3rd part of the interview with Album 52 sound designers. It includes a scene from #675: “A Thankstaking Story”.

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The Jones and Parker Sampler

September 29, 2010
We've learned a bit more about the next sampler to be released, it's called The Jones and Parker Detective Agency. It will include the episode #658: “Game for a Mystery” from last season and #670: “Stage Fright” from the upcoming season. To see more visit the sampler page

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Polls & Album 52 Ratings

October 01, 2010
The results of our September poll have been released and a resounding 62% of you are looking forward to the season opener The Mystery of the Clock Tower, 1 and 2 the most. This month's question is "Will you buy Album 52?". To vote, see our poll page.

In other news, the rating section on episodes in Album 52 has been opened up. We encourage you to rate the episodes as you listen to them.

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Album 52 Premiere!
October 02, 2010
Today the first episode of Album 52: Cause and Effect, The Mystery of the Clock Tower, Part 1 airs on the radio! After listening, be sure to rate the episode and help us fill in any missing details on the episode page.
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Downloadable Episodes & New Imagination Station Book
October 04, 2010
Today FOTF launched a new way to buy episodes! Now you can buy and download mp3's of the episodes straight from the Family Store website. You can download a whole album for $17.49 or a single episode for $1.99.

The newest episode #667: “The Mystery of the Clock Tower, Part 1” is already up on the site so it looks like they'll have episodes available right after they air. We've started working on linking to these pages on episode pages. Most pages will have a link within the coming days.

Recently as well, the title of the last book in the Imagination Station book series has been revealed. It's called Revenge of the Red Knight will come out in May 2011.

Also, the cover for the next radio series sampler (The Jones and Parker Detective Agency) has been released, you can see it on the right.

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Album 53 Summary!

October 05, 2010
Album 53, the Green Ring Conspiracy, is available for preorder on CBD, which means that they've also posted a summary of the album:

First, a backpack filled with money is found in Gower's Field; then, a mysterious man survives a nearby plane crash; and an underworld errand boy has possession of a special cell phone. This new adventure puts your kids' favorite Odyssey characters at the center of intrigue, suspense, and a scheme of international proportions!

preorder here

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Official Podcast 105
October 06, 2010
Jesse steps out of a wardrobe with a story about Focus on the Family Radio Theatre being back on the air, a new series of books on the Imagination Station, and a preview of album 52! Come along!
Download!
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November Schedule

October 07, 2010
We've posted the schedule for November, you can see it here.

Also, we apologize for the poor performance that our site has had recently, our web host was moving things around and the site was slow and prone to crash. We seem to be back to normal now though.

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Downloadable Episode Links Update

October 08, 2010
All of the episodes from albums 1-52 now have a link to the Family Store where you can now purchase episode MP3s for $1.99. A big thanks goes to Stop Wooton Around for completing this time consuming task.

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Episode Previews

October 13, 2010
We've now added the promos from the family store site to each episode page, this should help to serve as a quick audio reminder to help find that episode that you're looking for. The clips will be showing up on the season and album pages over the next day or so as our server re-caches the data. Thanks to Nathan Hoobler for helping us with this.

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Passages and Album 53

October 14, 2010
FOTF is asking for endorsements for the last two Passages books, so if you want to get your name in one of the books now is the time. You can find full details of how to submit an endorsement here. While you're there look extra close at the image and you may see something, something from the future... On the topic of the future Paul McCusker recently returned from a recording session for the last 6 episodes in Album 53.
Also don't forget to fill out the survey for the 25th anniversary celebration coming up, you can fill it out here

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Christmas
October 19, 2010
FOTF has released a new Christmas Collection, it's called Ultimate Christmas Collection. It's only available by download at their store here. It contains 24 Christmas episodes for $34, but buy quickly if you're interested, it may be a limited time offer.

Also, books one and two in Imagination Station series are back from printing and should be available everywhere soon. Books three and four are still on schedule for a spring 2011 release and books five through eight are in discussion.

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Official Podcast 106
October 20, 2010
Author Marianne Hering talks about the Imagination Station books and shares stories from editing the Official Guide. Hear Bob and Jesse share previews of this weekend’s show “Stage Fright” and a special online feature called a Clickbook.

Also there's talk going around that Brock Eastman will be writing book 5 in the Imagination Station series, currently scheduled for release next year.



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Free Episode

October 27, 2010
The recent episode #669: “Wooton’s Broken Pencil Show” is now available at the family store as a free download. Click here for more info. This is a limited time offer though so don't delay downloading as only the first 5200 people will get it for free. As always, you can check out a complete list of free episodes at Available Episodes.

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Interviews, Interviews and more Interviews!

October 30, 2010
Over the past few months we've been busy hunting and collecting as many past interviews with Cast and Crew that we could find, and putting them all into one place for easy reading. There are currently 49 interviews that we've found and we'll continue to add to them as more take place. Eventually we plan on providing written transcripts for all the audio interviews out there, but we're not quite ready yet.

A big thanks goes to all of the people who have conducted interviews over the years, including, The Unofficial Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, The Odyssey Scoop, Adventures in Odyssey Head Quarters, The Town of Odyssey, The Soda Fountain, and The Whit's End Podcast and many more...

In the section, you'll find two recent interviews with Nathan Hoobler from earlier this month, where he discusses albums 53, 54, and 55! (You can find a list of spoilers on the 2011 and 2012 Season pages.)

No matter how long you've been a fan of Adventures in Odyssey, there's sure to be at least one interview that you've never come across before, so take a look.

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New Logo 2010!

November 01, 2010
Today marks the start of our third annual logo contest! During the month of November, you can design and upload your design for a new AIOWiki logo. Voting will take place next month to determine a winner, who will be announced just in time for the new year. Click here for more info.

Good luck to all participants!

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Official Podcast 107
November 03, 2010
Bob and Jesse celebrate Opposite Day, by doing the opposite of what they would normally do. They don’t preview #672: “Opposite Day” and they can’t chat with writer Kathy Buchanan... or can they?


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It's a Pokenberry Christmas

November 04, 2010
Just in time for the holidays Focus has released #385: “It's a Pokenberry Christmas, Part 1” and #386: “It's a Pokenberry Christmas, Part 2” for a free download. As always check out Available Episodes for a complete list of episodes available for free download and ones that are available for streaming on the Focus player.

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Brock Eastman Interview

November 06, 2010
On the 30th last month we posted a large collection of interviews from the past from other sites. Today we're pleased to post an interview of our own, this one is the Brock Eastman from product marketing at Focus on the Family, you can read his interview here along with a preview of his upcoming book.
Also today is the premiere of episode Opposite Day be sure to listen and then rate it.

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New Art
November 09, 2010
The covers for the re-release of Album 5 and Passages: Darien's Rise have been released, you can see them both to the right. The new Passages cover brings it in line to look more like the current Album 51 and 52 covers. The new cover for 5 drops the gold foil and replaces it with a red splash to bring it inline with the current design of 1-50, it's only a small preview right now but we'll update you once the full version become available.
Also, the new copies of Passages 3 and 4 have arrived at FOTF so you should start seeing them in stores near you soon.

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Album 5 Art
November 15, 2010
We said last week that we'd let you know when the full sized art for the Album 5 repack was released and today it was. You can check it out here.

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Imagination Station books and Airing Schedule
November 16, 2010
A couple of updates on the Imagination Station books today, the covers for both book 3 and 4 have been released, you can see them to the right. It seems that book 3 has been renamed from The Kahn's Golden Tablet to Peril in the Palace. The summary for book 4 isn't available yet but we'll let you know when it is. Both books will be released in May of 2011. We've also added a link in our sidebar for quick access to this series.
In other news the airing schedule for January has been released, it seems that on the weekends we'll be having an recap of Album 51 and 52 in the lead up to the exciting 12 part saga in Album 53.

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Time is Running Out

November 22, 2010
Time is running out to enter our logo contest there's only 8 days remaining, to enter go here and follow the directions.
Also be sure to be watching our news feed as later this week we'll be having a new contest.

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Revenge of the Red Knight
November 25, 2010
The summary for the upcoming book in the Imagination Station series has been released:

In this Imagination Station adventure Patrick and Beth find themselves as guests in a beautiful castle in 15th century England. Through a series of events, the steward of Lord Darkthorn's castle finds the cousins with three artifacts collected in their previous adventures: the stone, the cup, and the golden tablet. They are accused of being thieves and locked in jail. Beth escapes and discovers the identity of the real thief, leading to a jousting contest with a surprising outcome.

Set during the War of the Roses in England, Revenge of the Red Knight will teach readers about the Crusades, the integrity of knights and the vows they took, and why men would choose to risk their lives to fight for Christianity.

The book is scheduled to be released in May next year.

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How well do you know Album 51?

November 27, 2010
It's time for our next contest, this one is all about Album 51. We're trying a different style of contest this time, you start out with a list of all the episodes from 51 and then through a series of 11 hint questions you eliminate them one by one till you have one left. Submit that one to us and you could win! See contest page for full details.
Also airing today is A Thankstaking Story be sure to tune in and then go to our episode page and rate it. Good luck.

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How well do you know Album 51 Winners

November 30, 2010
We now have the winners from the contest we held on the weekend, they are:

  • Ethan
  • Madison
  • Ricky
  • Nate Smith

So what do these winners receive? Each winner gets their choice of a brand new copy of Album 52 or the Novacom Saga. You can check out the answers to the questions on the contest page. If you got some of them wrong and haven't bought Album 51 yet, you can do so here.
If you didn't win this time, keep checking back, there's more contests to come. Once again a huge thanks goes to Tyndale for providing the prizes.

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Official Podcast 109
December 01, 2010
Kari Wahlgren tells the story of her surprise appearance in “Camp What-a-Nut” and her long journey to return after many years late in this weekend’s show “An Agreeable Nanny.”


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Monthly Poll

December 05, 2010
It's time for our monthly poll to be updated, this month we're asking "Which long time character from before the hiatus would you most like to return?". We had a huge response to our last poll asking "Of the two new families, which one is your favorite?" The Parker family won that poll with an amazing 71%.

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Official Podcast 110
December 15, 2010
Whit Hertford talks about Jay, the creation of a bully, and singing in “A Thankstaking Story.” Plus, we hear a preview of “Grandma’s Christmas Visit” and submit your nominations for the Avery Awards.


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Album 53 news

December 15, 2010
We have a few new tidbits on Album 53 today, just a reminder that this is all subject to change and none of this will be confirmed until spring when it's on the radio and in stores.
First it seems that the theme for the 12 part episode will be on "Recognizing deception". Also it seems that the album will included a behind-the-scenes video of the actors in the studio creating this unique collection. Lastly there's a slightly different summary for the album out now.

It all beings when a small plane crashes under strange circumstances outside town. The mystery deepens when a

backpack filled with money is found in the woods near Gower's Field, outside of Odyssey. What does all of this have to do with the Green Ring Conspiracy? Whit, Eugene, and Connie have to put together the clues before it's too late to stop a worldwide conspiracy!

Keep checking back to learn more about this epic album as we get closer to the spring 2011 release date.

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Grandma's Christmas Visit

December 18, 2010
The final episode of album 52 airs today you can listen online here. You can also check out the episode Schedule for February 2011. The weekend shows for January have also been updated, there won't be a recap of 51 and 52 anymore instead we'll be hearing some older shows from the 90's.

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Passages Repacks
December 20, 2010
The new covers for Draven's Defiance and Fendar's Legacy have been released today, you can see them on the books pages or to the right. They're currently scheduled to be released in Spring 2011. Focus on the Family produces content based on what sells well, so if these two books along with the other books and audio in the Passages series have good sales they may produce more.
While you're waiting for these two books to come out you can check out the The Imagination Station Series. There's currently 2 books out in the series with 2 coming out next spring and plans for at least 4 more after that. Focus is hoping that this series will be as long running as the audio series is, so if you like the books get them, it's the best way to ensure more are made. Currently the first two books are available here. You can also write to them and tell them your opinion of new products and your thoughts on what you'd like to see more of at:

Adventures in Odyssey
Colorado Springs, CO 80995

Or in Canada write to:

Box 9800
Vancouver, BC
V6B 4G3
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Seasonal Felicitations

December 25, 2010
AIOwiki would like to wish all of you a very merry Christmas, and a happy new year.

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Official Podcast 111
December 30, 2010
Jared and Dwayne take their favorite computer game Gloobers to the next level when they get a chance to play the game "for real" in the Room of Consequence.


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Happy New Year and Logo Contest

December 31, 2010
Adventures in Odyssey Wiki would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year! Today is also the last day to vote for our 2011 logo. If you have already voted, many thanks and check back soon in the coming days to see who won the logo contest.

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Official Podcast 108
November 17, 2010
Adam Wylie tells about performing in Adventures in Odyssey and Last Chance Detectives. He also answers what it's like working in Kidsboro, basketball, and the challenges of voice acting.


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Trick or Treasure

September 10, 2010
FOTF Canada has a special offering up for Halloween, instead of handing out candy you can hand out copies of The Underground Railroad sampler. They have a discounted price where you can get 10 copies for $10 or 15 for $14, a big savings compared to the normal cost of $3 each. Shipping isn't available to the US but most of the rest of the world is. Even if you don't give stuff out at Halloween it could be a great Christmas gift for friends and family. Hurry though orders must be placed before October 12.

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Updates all Around

April 27, 2010
There's a whole host of AIO news today, first up there is a new book series being written by Paul McCusker and Marianne Hering about the Imagination Station, the books are aimed at children in the age range of 6-9, there will be two books this fall followed by 2 more books next spring.

Next up is some information about something new that's coming with future AIO albums, the Family fun panel. For each release/rerelease Brock and Diane will be with a family trying to complete a certain task. Each album has a different challenge and you must buy the album to get the instructions for it. If you complete the challenge, and you let Focus know, you can get a button that has the album name on it a picture and what the challenge was. The challenge in album 3 is based off the episode "Karen" and involves writing a letter or a card to someone who is hospitalized or in a nursing home. Album 4 is building a volcano like Robyn and Oscar, and the Lost episodes will be something to do with a family heritage book.

Also there is a new sampler album coming out in February 2011 called Mystery, it will feature the Jones and Parker Detecive agency, we don't know what episodes will be included yet but when we do, we'll let you know.

An upcoming podcast will feature a Q and A with the actors behind the Parker Family, if you want to submit a question leave it in the comments here.

Lastly, what you've all been waiting for, some news on Album 52, we've learned that there will be a Thanksgiving episode as well as a Christmas episode (both single part episodes). Also few detail of the cover have also come to light, the cover for album 52 will feature 3 characters in a clock tower, trying to stop something... What is this something? You'll just have to keep listening to find out.

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The Odyssey Whitty Awards - Nominations Have Begun!

May 19, 2010
The past 12 shows from the spring season of "Adventures in Odyssey" have been filled with memorable moments, characters, and storylines. Now is your chance to nominate for the categories of Best Scene, Actor, Sound Designer, and more. For more info, see here.

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Official Podcast 95
May 19, 2010
Mandisa talks about her experience in the Jubilee Singers at Fisk University and how they influenced her life and career. Mandisa was a contestant on American Idol in 2006 and has since released several albums including Freedom and True Beauty. She continues to support the Jubilee Singers.


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Jonathan Crowe update

September 13, 2010

The doctor said that the fractured vertibrae are in the correct alignment for healing. The c1 and c2 breaks seem to be okay, but there's no telling yet if they will knit properly. If they don't, they'll have to fuse them. The doctor gave him clearance to come BACK TO WORK perhaps as early as next week! Is our God not amazing our what?!

— AIO Facebook page


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The Inspiration Station, Part 2

March 13, 2010
After waiting one long week, "The Inspiration Station, Part 2" is now available online and will soon will be hitting the airwaves! This is the second episode of Adventures in Odyssey's long-awaited 2010 season.

Find out what happens to Connie as she starts spending more time in Whit's latest invention - The Inspiration Station! And see what Matthew Parker decides to do with his dilema. Go to the Focus on the Family Media Player to listen to it online, or tune in on your local radio station.

Once you've heard the episode, be sure to visit the episode page to rate it and help fill in details.

Listen Right Now! · Find a Station

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Album 52

September 15, 2010

The first promo for Album 52 has been released, you can check it out at the album page or below.


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Nominations Have Ended!

May 28, 2010
Thanks to everyone who submitted nominations for the spring 2010 season awards, together with the scoop and the official site we collected over 150 nominations. Stay tuned to the June 2nd Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast to find out the finalists

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Imagination Station Books
August 26, 2010
The covers for #1: Voyage with the Vikings and #2: Attack at the Arena in the new Imagination Station book series have been released. The books have also been moved to an October release.

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Monthly Poll

November 03, 2010
It's a new month so we have a new poll! Last time, of the 48 people who voted in our last poll, 58% of you said that they were planning on buying album 52. This time we're wondering which is your favorite family: The Jones or the Parkers?

In other news, all of our episode pages for Album 52 have been updated with the appropriate Cast and Crew information.

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