|“||Penny Wise searches for her future in a job and as Connie Kendall's roommate.||”|
After you've listened to the episode come back and help us fill in the details about the episode and rate it.
February 11, 2011
Almost all of the episodes of the video series are now available online at jellytelly.com, we've also added links to watch them from all of the video pages for easy viewing pleasure.
In other news you might want to check back tomorrow afternoon, you never know what might happen.
August 15, 2011
Just like promised on the Official Podcast last week, Album 54 is now available to download for the price of $17.49 for those of us living in the states here. You can also find links to buy individual episodes on the Album 54 page.
For those of us who aren't in the states, the downloads should be coming within the next few days. And for fans waiting for the hard copy, you'll have to wait for a few more weeks yet.
Official Podcast 130
September 21, 2011
Bob and Jesse venture into the Odyssey Vault to unearth a slideshow created in 1989 about Adventures in Odyssey. They also watch a fan-created music video of the Communicate rap from “Lights Out at Whit’s End.”
A Thankstaking Story
September 23, 2011
Thriving Family is back and this time it's with a more recent episode. Last time they brought us a free copy of Mike Makes Right this time they're giving us a free copy of A Thankstaking Story. You can download the episode for yourself here or see a list of all the currently available episodes here. There's also our Audio Player where you can listen to any of the available episodes all in one place.
October 01, 2011
It's been a long time since the airing of The Green Ring Conspiracy, but at last the radio airing of Album 54 is here. You can listen to the episode here and then rate it and help us fill in the details on the episode page.
Official Podcast 131
October 05, 2011
Kimmy Robertson talks about joining the cast of Adventures in Odyssey as Penny Wise in Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy and her continuing adventures in Album 54: Clanging Cymbals and the Meaning of God’s Love!
Album 2 repack
October 06, 2011
We've had the art for it for some time now, but today we're please to present to you the new front for the upcoming repack of Album 2. It should be available in stores in the near future.
|“||Penny Wise deals with the aftermath of her role in the Green Ring Conspiracy and plans for the future.||”|
|“||When Whit's End sponsors a band camp, Matthew, Jay, Barrett, and Priscilla compete in a musical scavenger hunt.||”|
Also, the cover for the 8th Imagination Station book, Mystery of Starlight Island, was released today, seen at right.
Official Podcast 132
October 19, 2011
The voice of Lucia Ortega (Lucki Wheating) tells us what it’s like to play a grandma!
Lucki Wheating moved to the United States when she was nine years old. We hear her story and how it eventually led her to play Grandma Lucia Ortega on Adventures in Odyssey. Plus, hear a preview of this weekend’s show “Anger Mismanagement.”
|“||Frustration abounds as David Parker suggests Grandma Lucia try a test run of her salon business in his living room, and Olivia discovers Valarie stealing the media spotlight for a big parade.||”|
After you've listened to the episode come back and help us fill in the details about the episode and rate it.
Also be sure to check back tomorrow for a look at a repack coming out early next year.
Album 8 Repack
October 23, 2011
Today we're pleased to show you the new cover for the upcoming repack of Album 8, it features the same art work as the original gold release but with rays like the current releases. It's expected to appear in stores early next year. We've also learned that the repack for Album 37 will be available in stores later this year, so keep checking back in the coming weeks to see what it will look like.
|“||After hearing a story from Red Hollard, Camilla Parker decides to make a forgiveness list.||”|
After you've listened to the episode come back and help us fill in the details about the episode and rate it.
Official Podcast 133
November 02, 2011
Gatlin Green (voice of Priscilla) shares about her life on the show and in real life!
Gatlin Green tells the story about growing up on a tour bus with the music group Sierra, her brother Cooper acting on Adventures in Odyssey, and playing Barrett’s friend Priscilla.
|“||Ryan decides to partner with Brad for a school project, but has second thoughts when he overhears Brad making fun of him. Meanwhile, Connie gives Eugene a series of bejeweled gifts and he struggles to tell her the truth--he hates them.||”|
November 08, 2011
The Adventures in Odyssey Wiki is now on Facebook! Now anybody who has a facebook can connect and get the latest news about Adventures in Odyssey and the AIO Wiki. To check it out, just go to http://www.facebook.com/AIOWiki and click the "like" button.
Official Podcast 134
November 16, 2011
Bob and Jesse chat with Kelly Stables, the voice of Olivia Parker in album 54 and beyond. Plus, they hear a sneak peek of this weekend’s show “Never for Nothing.”
|“||Grandma Lucia recounts to Olivia her story of a childhood friend, an event that taught her that love is "never for nothing."||”|
November 20, 2011
At long last we have a new poll up, this time we're asking what you want to happen between Jason and Mr. Grote in Album 55. In our last poll we asked you what episode you were most looking forward to in Album 54, it was a close race between Unbecoming Jay and How to Sink a Sub, but in the end How to Sink a Sub came out with a 3% lead. If your interested you can check out the full results here while you're there you can also vote on our current poll.
Christmas is coming up soon and if you're wondering what episodes will be airing over the holidays you can find out now at our page for the December 2011 schedule page.
November 21, 2011
Thanks to the Adventures in Odyssey ScoopCast we now know 3 more titles of episodes from Album 55, they are To Mend or Repair, Child’s Play, and Mistaken for Good. We don't know anything about these episodes yet, but keep checking back in the days ahead to find out their descriptions and the title of the last episode in the upcoming album.
November 22, 2011
We have a new free episode to enjoy over the holidays, this time FOTF is releasing Grandma's Christmas Visit as a free download, and unlike some of the past free episodes this one isn't limited to people in the States. You can see a list of all currently available episodes here, you can also use our Audio Player to listen to all of the currently airing episodes along with the free episodes and all of the Official podcasts.
On the topic of our Audio Player we've been hard at work behind the scenes trying to make it faster. In our latest version of our player the episodes for listening load in about a fifth of the time of when we first released it, letting you listen to Adventures in Odyssey faster than ever before. We've also fixed a bug with the playlist feature that would add the wrong episode under certain circumstances. Stay tuned for more updates on our player in the near future.
Official Podcast 135
November 30, 2011
Bob Hoose has been working on Adventures in Odyssey since 1989. He’s acted, written shows, directed sessions, and served as producer. Here, he tells us the stories of “Emily the Genius” and “Unbecoming Jay”
Tons of Updates
December 07, 2011
It seems like Christmas is always a busy time, and that's true more than ever in the world of AIO this year, here's a few things that have been going on recently that we haven't had time to post about.
699: Emily, the Genius aired just over a week ago.
|“||Emily is overwhelmed when a school test shows that she is a genius.||”|
The official site had some issues when it was airing but they've been fixed now, so if you missed listening to it on the radio you can catch up on our Audio Player or the official site. After you've listened to it be sure to come back and rate it and fill in any details on our episode page.
Similarly 700: How to Sink a Sub has also recently aired.
|“||When Katrina becomes their substitute teacher, Jay and Valerie rouse the class to revolt, even persuading Olivia to help with a plan to get Katrina fired.||”|
Once again after you've listened to it be sure to come back and rate it and fill in any details on our episode page.
In other news from now until the end of Dec, when you purchase $15 or more through the Christmas Store (www.FocusOnTheFamily.com/ChristmasStore) you get a set of AIO Christmas episodes via download, “It's a Pokenberry Christmas, Part 1 & 2 ”. Use promo code 374865 at checkout. If you want to use standard shipping with this deal though as it ends December 9th, however after that you can still choose expedited shipping.
Moving along to the next topic book in the Imagination Station Series, Secret of the Prince's Tomb is due for release soon and in January will be available as an eBook for just $4 from family.christianbook.com. We've also learned that book 9 in the series will feature an adventure going back recent history during WW2, it should be available in fall 2012.
Album 54 Cast and Crew and IS #9
December 08, 2011
Today we're pleased to say there we finally have all of the cast and crew info up for all of the episodes in Album 54.
Yesterday we announced that the 9th book in the Imagination Station series would be coming out next fall and have something to do with WW2. Today we not only have a title for it, but also the summary.
|“||In Escape to the Hiding Place Patrick and Beth travel to Holland during World War 2 and meet Corrie ten Boom.||”|
|“||Connie and Eugene go into the Imagination Station and experience the birth of Jesus Christ!||”|
You can download the free episode here.
|“||Jay schemes a way to ditch his cousin Cindy by leaving her with Barrett, but Priscilla grows jealous of the new friendship.||”|
AIO Audio Player Desktop App
December 12, 2011
Today we're pleased to announce the release of our desktop app to listen to AIO episodes and podcasts. It installs to your computer just like any other program and lets you do everything our online player does including listening to all the episodes currently airing on the radio, listening episodes that are free to download along with audio editions of The Official Podcast.
To install it just go to our Audio Player page and in the top right corner just click "Install App" and the player will install itself to your computer for even easier listening. It requires Microsoft Silverlight, a free download for OS X and Windows. Listening to AIO has never been easier.
Official Podcast 136
December 14, 2011
Andy Pessoa talks about voicing Barrett on Adventures in Odyssey, doing voices, and more. Plus, hear fan reviews of album 54 and a preview of the season finale.
Logo Contest Extended!
|“||Before a gallery exhibit of her work, Penny tries a variety of methods to decide whom she can trust in life.||”|
Official Podcast 137
December 28, 2011
In this episode from 1989, Donna gets a crush on her ski instructor while on a vacation with her family. Her dad realizes that his young daughter is quickly growing up. After the show, writer and co-star Jeff Parker talks about this episode and his cameos on Adventures in Odyssey over the years.
In other news, preliminary covers have been released for albums 6, 15, 34, and 36. You can view them at their proper album pages, or see them all here.
Final Teaser Cover for Album 53
January 4, 2011
The final teaser cover for Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy has been released. It is a low quality version of the final cover. Also, we can reveal that the high quality cover is planned to be released on January 12, 2011.
January 10, 2011
The results of the December 2010 poll have been released, the character that most fans want back is Jason Whittaker with 50% followed closely by Bernard Walton with 39%. This months poll asks "If Paul McCusker wrote more books in the Passages Series would you buy them?" To vote in this poll and see full results of our last poll please go to the Poll page.
In other news the Odyssey team is back in California to record episodes for Album 54 we can look forward to hearing these episodes this fall.
January 11, 2011
Someone posted a mysterious image on the AIO facebook page you can see it here along with a hint "RC and VS" if you have any ideas what it means let us know in the comments.
Official Podcast 112
January 13, 2011
In this packed-to-the-gills podcast, first hear from sound designer Todd Busteed, then hear all of the nominations for this season's Avery Awards. Finally, hear a scene from the first episode of "The Green Ring Conspiracy."
Official Podcast 113
January 26, 2011
Dave and Paul answer your probing questions, such as “What is the title of album 54?” “Who is the Stilletto?” “What are the appropriate ages for album 53?” “When will Katrina return?” and “Why don’t the episodes in album 53 have titles?” Plus, hear another exciting preview! Be sure to come back February 1 for a special announcement!
Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy available to download! [Updated]
February 01, 2011
Album 53 is now available for digital download on the FOTF Online store a month before it's released in stores! In fact, our friends at AIO just announced this big surprise at the Official Site. Be sure and check it out!
- Update: You can get the first episode, #679: “The Green Ring Conspiracy, Part 1”, for free here.
Official Podcast 114
February 09, 2011
Hear the results of the second Avery Awards, for Album 52: Cause and Effect! Bob and Jesse host the Avery Awards, including awards for Best Sound Design, Best Script, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Episode! Plus, a few special surprise visitors. Thank you to everyone who voted!
Need a reminder of the episodes that aired this season? Check out Album 52: Cause and Effect.
February 12, 2011
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! It seems that earlier this morning someone inserted strings of binary text into the 2011 news archive. Can you help us figure out what it all means, does it have anything to do the The Green Ring Conspiracy and everything that's going on in Odyssey? If you think you can crack the code fill out the form here if you're right you're sure to be rewarded for your efforts.
February 13, 2011
It's February now, and that means a new poll! This time it's "How are you planning on listening to 53?" (Album 53). You can vote here. As for last months poll, the results are in with 40% saying "Of Course!" 23% saying "Depends what Bible story it mirrors" and 36% saying "No, I'm not interested in passages".
Mystery Contest Winners
February 16, 2011
It proved to be harder than expected but we finally have our winners for the Mystery Contest, the first three people who sent in the correct answer are:
- Anna Uehling
- Zachary Pareizs
Official Podcast 115
February 23, 2011
Bob and Jesse interview astronaut Terry Virts who took Adventures in Odyssey into space with him last year.
Want to give us a story about Adventures in Odyssey or review a recent episode? Call our new Adventures in Odyssey Comment Line at 855-748-WHIT. (Always make sure that you have your parent’s permission before you call!)
- UPDATE: We gave the wrong phone number in the podcast. The correct number is 855-784-WHIT. Sorry for the confusion!
Imagination Station Book 5
February 24, 2011
There's a bunch of new updates on the 5th book of the Imagination Station Series. First up you can vote for the final title of the book, The options are "Showdown with the Shepherd" and "Fight with the Philistine", you can vote on Brock's blog here. While you're voting on that you can also vote on which picture Brock should use for his author picture, you can do that here. Finally you can check out some of the concept covers for the book here.
February 25, 2011
Thriving Family just keeps on giving out new episodes, this time it's Do or Diet and you can download it here. As always you can see the complete list of currently available episodes here.
Official Podcast 116
March 09, 2011
We’re ready to release Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy! Watch this video and celebrate with Bob and Jesse as they take us behind the scenes of Album 53! See Jesse’s one on one interview with Zach Callison, be introduced to our new characters and actors, and watch just how busy Jesse is when he visits California!
Premiere of The Green Ring Conspiracy!
March 12, 2011
Today is the long awaited season premiere of Album 53. For the next twelve weeks you can tune in online or over the airwaves and join as Whit and the gang as they try to stop the Green Ring. The saga starts with "The Green Ring Conspiracy, Part 1".
- A plane crashes in Gower's Field and both Emily and Matthew make surprising discoveries nearby. Meanwhile, both Whit and Wally Haggler meet friends from the past.
March 15, 2011
Our friends at the Odyssey Scoop are holding their second annual ScoopYourself contest, the top 3 entries will receive a copy of Album 53 see here for full contest details. Hurry though, contests end tomorrow.
March 16, 2011
In the last few weeks there have been a couple of new interviews released. First up is Audio Theatre Central's interview with Paul McCusker. In it they discuss album 53, 54 55 and even 56, be sure to tune in for a glimpse at what's coming up in the albums ahead. Unfortunately ATC's website seems to be down but you can check out the relevant part of the interview here.
Secondly the AIO Blogcast has released part 1 of an epic interview with Phil Lollar, they cover a broad range of questions ranging from the birth of the show, Blackgaard, the split episodes, a spin-off show and many more. You can check it out here.
Imagination Station Contest
March 17, 2011
Our friends at Tyndale are having a contests where you can win copies of the first books of the new Imagination Station series, for full contest details check out their page here
In other news about the series the title of the 5th book has been announced to be Showdown with the Shepherd, the cover has also been released and can be seen to the right. Showdown with the Shepard was written by Brock Eastman and features the story of David and Goliath. It's due out in stores this summer.
A host of smaller updates
March 18, 2011
There's a whole bunch up updates today
- The art for the cover of Album 54 can be seen by going to the official site and solving a puzzle, you can do this here
- All of the episodes of the The Truth Chronicles are now available from the Focus download store, we've added in links to buy them from our pages as normal.
- The Canadian download site is now open, they only have complete albums up for sale, but they're priced at $14.99/album and have Album 53 available
- The ScoopYourself contest at the Odyssey Scoop has been extended till next week.
- Whit discovers that his visitor has a secret job that seems to be related to the backpack of money that Emily found. Matthew and Nelson get a surprise call from people with an interest in the Appleberry phone.
March 22, 2011
Some new details of the upcoming Blackgaard Chronicles release have been discovered, it has 10 CD's containing 30 episodes. It's currently due out in September 2011 for a suggested price of $40, here's the description.
|“||Evil has a name and it’s Dr. Regis Blackgaard! The small town of Odyssey will never be the same! When a man named Dr. Regis Blackgaard arrives to build an “amusement house for kids,” chaos and danger follow him. A top-secret government computer program is unleashed at Whit’s End. Tom Riley’s barn burns to the ground. And that’s just the beginning of the schemes that Dr. Blackgaard has planned for Odyssey and John Avery Whittaker.
Follow the ever-twisting story in The Blackgaard Chronicles, a collection of thirty episodes following Whit’s greatest nemesis. Along the way, the folks in Odyssey learn lessons about God’s protection, sacrifice, forgiveness, salvation, and more. Once you start the story with “A Bite of Applesauce,” you won’t want to stop listening until you hear the dramatic conclusion. The Blackgaard Chronicles contains 30 episodes on 10 CDs. Over 13 hours of entertainment.
August 16, 2011
Now that 54 is officially available for listening we've opened up the ratings for the episodes so you can voice your thoughts on the episodes.
Another result of 54 being up for download is that the summary for the upcoming Album 55 has been released:
|“||When Jason Whittaker tracks the villainous Mr. Grote to London, England, he discovers another ominous plot. With the help of some old friends, will he unravel it in time? Back in Odyssey, Eugene and Red reveal the story of a World War I hero—Sergeant Alvin York.||”|
We can expect to hear these stories and more early next year.
March 23, 2011
Yesterday we found info about Blackgaard Chronicles today we're back with some new info about Album 54. It's currently scheduled for an October 2011 release, here's the product description.
|“||Twelve all-new entertaining and character-building episodes based on 1 Corinthians 13. The album will teach kids what authentic agape love is and how to express that love to others. Featuring secret word/code access to new content on WhitsEnd.org and a fold-out Whit’s End map.||”|
Album 54 is currently available for preorder on Amazon.com and The Blackgaard Chronicles is also available here. Keep checking back for more information on these two exciting collections as it becomes available.
Official Podcast 117
March 24, 2011
Cristina Pucelli chats with Bob and Jesse about voicing Emily Jones, how she got started in acting, and more.
Want to give us a story about Adventures in Odyssey or review a recent episode? Call our new Adventures in Odyssey Comment Line at 855-784-WHIT. (Always make sure that you have your parent’s permission before you call!)
March 25, 2011
Earlier this week we brought you news of the upcoming Album 54 and the Blackgaard Chronicles and today we're bringing you news on three upcoming AIO books.
First is the summary for Showdown with the Shepherd:
|“||The key to adventure lies within your imagination! Cousins Patrick and Beth go to the Holy Land in the tenth century BC. Their goal is to get back the ring Hugh stole and return him to 1450s England where he belongs. But troubles await them as soon as they step out of the Imagination Station. First they meet an angry bear and later an angry giant. Set against the backdrop of the David and Goliath story, the cousins learn that having a giant faith is more important than having a giant on your side.||”|
Showdown with the Shepard is written by Brock Eastman and is currently scheduled for an October 2011 release, you can preorder it from Amazon.com
Following that book is book 6 in the The Imagination Station series it's titled Problems in Plymouth, here's the description:
|“||The Imagination Station Adventures continue! Patrick and Beth’s next adventure leads them to Plymouth Plantation in 1621. There they meet William Bradford, Miles Standish, and Chief Massasoit, who are trying to establish peace between the Pilgrims and the Indians. Things are anything but peaceful, however, when a musket is stolen and the Pilgrims conclude the Indians are planning war. Only Patrick and Beth know who the real thief is—the traitor Hugh—and it’s up to the cousins to find him and stop him from causing trouble. When the cousins hear a gunshot during the first Thanksgiving feast, their worst fears are realized. They rush to the Mayflower and try to set right history, even as Hugh desperately tries to change it.||”|
Problems in Plymouth will also be released in October of this year and can also be preordered from Amazon.com
The last book we have news on is the Kidsboro Omni book, it's titled The Fight for Kidsboro and consists of the 4 previously released Kidsboro books, here's the description for it:
|“||Kidsboro is a small town in the woods behind Whit’s End in Odyssey. It’s a nice little place. It has a church, a store, a police station, a bakery, a weekly newspaper . . . and a total of zero citizens over the age of 14. It’s a town run by kids. Ryan Cummings, the mayor, helps enforce the laws, create new job opportunities, and in general, keep the peace in a town where he seems to have lots of friends and only a few enemies. The Kidsboro series teaches not only moral and biblical principles, but also concepts of government, politics, economic principles, the judicial system, United States history, and Bible stories. The Fight for Kidsboro is a compilation of the 4 books from this popular series.||”|
This book is also due on in October and can be preordered here
- Connie begins her art class at Campbell College and meets Penny Wise. Buck Oliver applies for a job at Whit's End and Whit searches for his missing grandson.
Phil Lollar Interview, Part 2
- Katrina prepares to tutor students in Whit's End and interviews Buck about a job there. Whit and Monty go to Trickle Lake to see what they can find out about the Green Ring.
Two Thousandth Article!
April 03, 2011
Yesterday, at 8:34 EST, user Mitchfan created our two thousandth article, The Consolidated Arts Company. An article is a page with content related to Adventures in Odyssey. Eugene Meltsner, Harlow Doyle, Private Eye and Zapazoids are all articles. Features and other pages such as Character Intersection, Category:Episodes and Special:Statistics do not count as articles.
Congrats to all AIOwiki editors for this accomplishment!
Official Podcast 118
April 06, 2011
Monty Whittaker is back in Odyssey and he’s voiced by Chad Reisser. Chad has been voicing Monty since 1987 and today he shares the story of how he started on the show, plus the inside scoop of the other parts that he’s played.
- Whit and Detective Polehaus pursue connections between the Green Ring and Uncle Archie's Carnival while Wally Haggler and Jay chase leads of their own. Matthew takes the Appleberry to Eugene to try to fix it.
The Green Ring Conspiracy, Part 6 and NEW ART!!
April 16, 2011
We have some big news today, the covers for Album 54 and The Blackgaard Chronicles have been posted. Both collections are due out this fall, you can see full details about each collection on their album pages, let us know what you think of the new covers in the comments.
Also today our journey into the 12 part Green Ring Conspiracy continues with part 6.
- Everyone goes to Uncle Archie's Carnival. There, Connie and Matthew both feel excluded from new friendships between Penny, Wooton, Buck, and Emily. Whit, Detective Polehaus, and Monty investigate clues.
Official Podcast 119
April 20, 2011
Jonathan tells the amazing story of his bike wreck, hospital stay, halo fitting and eventual recovery. Plus, hear calls from the comment line and a preview of the next episode of the Green Ring.
New Contest and the cover for Album 29
April 21, 2011
Today we're pleased to open a new contest, this time around it's a crossword puzzle with the winners receiving a copy of the epic Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy. To get started click here.
In other news on the Adventures in Odyssey Facebook Page you can help to decide which illustration should be on the new cover of Album 29: Signed, Sealed and Committed! Check it out and submit your vote!
- Whit explores technology to find Monty while Connie explores Wooton's feelings for Penny. Katrina grows suspicious of Buck while Emily's trust in him grows as she helps him find the Appleberry.
Also an update on our contest, we've received the three winning entries, check back early next week to see if it's you.
April 24, 2011
The Adventures in Odyssey Wiki would like to wish you a happy Easter!
Problems in Plymouth
April 25, 2011
Today we're pleased to have the cover for the 6th book in the Imagination Station Series, you can see it to the left. Problems in Plymouth is written by Marianne Hering and Marshal Younger and is due out in store this fall, see here for full details.
Contest Winners, Album 54 and 55, and More!
April 26, 2011
There's a bunch of news today! First up is the winners of our Crossword Puzzle:
- John Paul
- David Hilder
Thank-you to Tyndale for supplying the prizes, if you're curious you can check out the puzzle and solution here. For the rest of you that didn't win, keep checking back in the days ahead, we still have a few more copies to give away!
On to the topic of Album 55 yesterday Brock posted an update on the AIO facebook page saying that if we can get 100 people to like it he'll release some new info about 55. Right now we're just under half way, so if you haven't done that yet, go over and do it now! Don't forget to tell your friends about it too.
Also, yesterday, Audio Theater Central released a new podcast. In it they revealed that due to a last minute change at FOTF, Album 54 will now contain 3 episodes that follow up directly from where 53 left off. On the topic of albums 54 and 55, we've made a new page here called future which contains everything we know about what's coming up for the radio show.
The Fight for Kidsboro Official Cover
April 29, 2011
Today, we have our first look at the cover of the upcoming release of The Fight for Kidsboro! The cover illustration of this book was done by the artist for the audio series, Gary Locke. Also, we now know that when this book becomes available this September, fans can purchase it in both print and e-book formats.
The Green Ring Conspiracy, Part 8 and More Art
April 30, 2011
If you haven't already seen it, Brock Eastman has released a video where he discusses 5 upcoming repacks for Odyssey albums. You can check it out here.
Also, today our journey into the exciting Green Ring Conspiracy continues with part 8!
- Eugene and Katrina try to get information from Buck while Connie learns about Dr. Trask's religious group. In his search for Monty, Whit learns more about Agent Tanner and the Stilletto.
June schedule and Album 55
May 03, 2011
We've now posted the radio schedule for June 2011, it appears that heading into the summer we'll a re-airing of some of the episodes from album 51.
In Album 55 news we reached 100 likes on facebook and Brock Eastman has posted a new image that contains hints of what's to come in the episodes ahead for the gang in Odyssey.
Official Podcast 120
May 04, 2011
Fan favorite Jason Whittaker has returned to Odyssey, so actor Townsend Coleman gave us the background on Jason Whittaker. Plus, hear a preview of the next episode!
The Green Ring Art Contest!
May 05, 2011
Focus on the Family is hosting a new contest for fans of Adventures in Odyssey! This time, they want participants to make their own version of "counterfeit" bills like in Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy. What's at stake? An advance copy of Album 54: Clanging Cymbals...and the Meaning of God's Love signed by the Odyssey crew and a free download of the same album! This is one contest fans won't want to miss.
Find all of the details on www.whitsend.org!
- Whit learns more about the Green Ring from young Buck Oliver and a mysterious source. Eugene has a new task involving the Appleberry and Connie is puzzled by Dr. Trask's version of Christianity.
We've been updated!
May 11, 2011
Over the past week we've been busy working behind the scenes of the wiki to upgrade the software our site runs on. Today we're pleased to release the new skin and editor to everyone. The new skin is the same one that Wikipedia uses and has a cleaner look to it designed to help increase usability. If you don't like the new style you're always welcome to log in and change back to the old way in your preferences.
- Detective Polehaus questions Buck while Eugene tries to fix the Appleberry. Connie and Wooton make plans for a picnic with Penny. Katrina is determined to find Buck when he disappears.
Album 54 news
May 17, 2011
The latest edition of The Whit's End Podcast has revealed a few more details about Album 54. The three episodes that tie into the Album 53 story line will revolve around Connie, Penny, and Wooton. One of these episodes will be called #692: “A Penny Saved”. You can check out everything that we know about what's coming up in the albums ahead on our future page.
In other news, it's been learned that the upcoming Blackgaard Chronicles collection will contain a bonus DVD in addition to the 10 CD's, making it the biggest collection yet in terms of discs.
Official Podcast 121
May 18, 2011
The actors behind Mr. Skint and Buck Oliver share their stories!
David Selby (voice of Mr. Skint) and Robby Bruce (voice of Buck Oliver) talk about acting on Adventures in Odyssey and being a part of The Green Ring Conspiracy. Plus, hear a preview of the final episodes!
Official guide, Imagination Station books and a free episode.
May 19, 2011
There's a number of news items today, first up is the next edition of the official guide.
The last edition of the official guide came out in August 2008 for the 20th anniversary, next year is the 25th anniversary and they're planning to release an updated version, you can help them decide what to put in it by telling them here.
Next up is the new Imagination Station site, it's been updated with family activities, devotionals, and a parents page for books 1 and 2, books 3 and 4 meanwhile have been posted and have the secret word bonus content up.
Last on the news for today the episode Easy Money has been put up for free at the download site, you can get it by going here.
- Connie goes hiking with Penny as Whit becomes concerned about her potential connections to the Green Ring. Katrina gets into trouble trying to help Buck, and Matthew and Emily try to find the money before it's too late.
May 23, 2011
It looks like the partnership between Thriving Family and Focus on the Family has brought us another free episode, this time it's When In Doubt...Pray!. Since this isn't from the Focus Download store it's free for people out side of the states too. As always you can see a full list of available episodes here.
- Things heat up as the Green Ring tries to slip away. Whit and Detective Polehaus frantically search for Connie, Penny, and Wooton, and the counterfeit money while Emily, Matthew, and Eugene help from Whit's End.
Happy Memorial Day!
May 30, 2011
We at the Adventures in Odyssey Wiki would like to wish you a very happy Memorial Day!
Official Podcast 122
May 31, 2011
In breaking news, “The Green Ring Conspiracy” reached a dramatic conclusion with the release of Part 12 last weekend. Newscasters Bob and Jesse relay fan reaction to this news, reactions from the crew, and behind the scenes footage from the recording session. Also, they reveal that an episode of the TV series
19 Kids and Counting will feature Adventures in Odyssey and Focus on the Family on the June 19 edition.
June 01, 2011
Thanks to the latest Official Podcast we now have a complete list of the episodes that are airing this fall, you can see the complete list at our Album 54 page. If you have any questions about 54 or 53 The Whit's End podcast is having a special interview with Paul McCusker this summer, you have until June 30th to send in any questions that you'd like to ask.
In other news we finally have a new poll up, this time we're asking how you think the new albums compare to ones from the past. You can submit your vote here. In our last poll we asked you what book series you would most like to see continued. It ended up being fairly close but the Passages series won with 44% the Kidsboro series was close behind with 34%.
Official Podcast 123
June 15, 2011
When the Green Ring Art Conte$t entries go missing, Jesse recruits a team of savvy crime fighters to find them. Along the way, they discover a trail that leads to a familiar conclusion. Plus, see the crazy lengths that the sound designers go to get just the right sounds for Mr. Skint’s truck in album 53.
Album downloads on sale
June 19, 2011
The Canadian download store is currently having a sale on all album downloads, instead of the normal $15 to download an album the price has been dropped to only $10. You can check out the sale here be sure to hurry though, these prices won't last forever.
June 20, 2011
Brock Eastman, Product Manager for Focus on the Family, tells about his job and past experiences working with AIO. He also discusses his work on the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast and meeting the Duggar family from the reality TV show, 19 Kids and Counting. He also discusses info regarding album 54 of Adventures in Odyssey. His interview can be found at the Odyssey Scoop.
If you still want to send in questions for the upcoming interview with Paul McCuscker you'd better hurry, time's running out, you can find contact info at The Whit's End Podcast
Official Podcast 124
June 29, 2011
Paul McCusker and Dave Arnold answer questions about returning characters, including Buck, Jason, Mr. Grote, and Detective Polehaus, plus a preview of album 54!
Dave and Paul answer your questions, including “Will Buck ever come back?” “Where do the ideas come from?” “How long have you been growing a beard?!” Plus, hear the very first preview of Album 54:Clanging Cymbals and the Meaning of God’s Love!
Interview with Paul McCusker
Official Podcast 125
July 13, 2011
Bob and Jesse call the winners of each category in the Green Ring Art ConteSt. Plus, Imagination Station artist David Hohn reveals his tricks of the trade.
Be sure to check back here at AIOWiki tomorrow for a special announcment.
July 15, 2011
To celebrate yesterday's release of the 125th Official AIO podcast we're pleased to release our new audio player. From it you can listen to all the episodes of the show currently on the radio, listen to episodes that FOTF has released as free episodes over the years, as well as listen to all the audio episodes of the Official Podcast, you can check it out here.
Official Podcast 126
July 27, 2011
Brock and Bob are on their way to the Avery Awards ceremony for the "Green Ring Conspiracy" when Jesse arrives with bad news — a plane has crashed into the awards venue.
Imagination Station Book 8 Title
August 7th, 2011
Now that the episode summaries for Album 54 have been released, we want to know which episode you are looking forward to the most. You can cast your vote in this month's poll. For those of you wondering about the results from our last poll where we asked how you thought the new episodes compared to episodes in the past, a resounding 48% of you voted that albums 29-50 were the best with only 14% of you liking 51+ more. For full results, please see our polls page.
Update: The poll system has been fixed and you are now able to vote again.
August 8th, 2011
To celebrate reaching 2000 fans on Facebook FOTF has dropped the price of Sunset Bowlawater and The Long Way Home to free for visitors in the US. You can get this episode here hurry though as it's a limited time offer.
August 9th, 2011
The partnership between Thriving Family and Focus on the Family continues to bring us new episodes, this time it's the early classic 020: Mike Makes Right. The download is available world wide and is not a limited time offer like yesterday's free episode. You can download the episode for free here, you can also listen online with out new Audio Player
Official Podcast 127
August 10, 2011
Bob and Jesse announce the release of Album 54 for digital download on August 15. They also release the first twelve minutes of the first show, #691: “Wooton Knows Best”, along with the trailer for Album 54: Clanging Cymbals and the Meaning of God's Love!
August 22, 2011
There's been some images and rumours floating around different sites lately that we'd like to try and clear up.
- First of all some people have been saying that the new logo will be appearing on all future repacks. This is not correct, the new logo will only be used for albums 51 and newer while the old logo will be used on all the repacks of Albums 1-50.
- Secondly some people think that the final covers for the upcoming set of repacks have been released. This is also not true, currently the following cover art images have been released but they are still needing the title, logo and rays.
Official Podcast 128
August 24, 2011
Watch a full Pop-upisode of “A Name, Not a Number,” one of the episodes in the new compilation album: “The Blackgaard Chronicles.” The Blackgaard Chronicles contains 30 episodes from Adventures in Odyssey’s first big story arc. This collection also includes a half-hour video featuring an interview with Paul McCusker and Phil Lollar about the creation of Dr. Regis Blackgaard.
Final Covers of Album 29
August 29, 2011
Yet another repack has been completed! The Odyssey team has released images of the new cover design for Album 29: Signed, Sealed and Committed today. The front and back covers can be viewed by clicking the images to the right. This leaves only 17 albums left to re-cover.
It is interesting to note that Gary Locke, the artist who illustrates the album covers, will soon have his art on all of Odyssey's albums. Once Album 24, 26, and 34 have their new covers, it will be official.
View the album art changes page for more about the repackaging project.
August 30, 2011
While listeners in the US have been able to download Album 54 for sometime now, listeners outside of the States haven't been able to enjoy the new episodes. But now, listeners in Canada can experience the new adventures by purchasing the $14.99 download version of Album 54 here.
September 1, 2011
We have recently cleaned up the Future page, especially in terms of Album 55: The Deep End. It has now been updated with some new information, including an album summary, some episode titles, and some new info about one of the 3 part episodes! Check it out here.
September 02, 2011
Today we are pleased to present to you the final covers for the upcoming repack of Album 23. The updated version should be available online and in your local Christian book store soon.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for a look at the elusive back cover of Album 54!
Album 54 Back Art and Scholarship contest
September 03, 2011
Today we're pleased to share the back of the upcoming Album 54 with you, the back features Wooton along with the typical summary of what AIO is and what album 54 is all about. You can check out the high-res version by clicking on the preview.
In other news Focus on the Family has launched their new writing scholarship contest. The contest is open to students currently enrolled in a US college, and they want you to try your hand at writing a script for an episode of AIO. The winning script will be produced next summer and will be included in the 2013 season and Album 58. The writer of the script will also get $1000 towards their college education. The deadline is January 15th, 2012, for full contest rules see the offical page
Also be sure to check back tomorrow for a special 3D look at The Blackgaard Chronicles, it's unlike anything we've done before.
Blackgaard case in 3D
September 04, 2011
Today we're pleased to show you the complete case for the upcoming Blackgaard Collection in 3D. If you click on the image below it will change into a 3D mode that you can spin around with your mouse and see how the collection looks. We hope you enjoy it, let us know what you think in the comments.
Album 2 Retitled
September 06, 2011
It was hinted at back in April, but now FOTF has released the new name that will be accompanying the upcoming repack of Album 2 will be "The Wildest Summer Ever". Be sure to keep checking back to see the final cover when it becomes available.
Official Podcast 129
September 07, 2011
In this Odyssey classic, Jimmy Barclay goes on his most incredible adventure ever when meets a gentleman named Mr. Nagle on a World War II bomber. After the show, be sure to listen as Odyssey co-creator Phil Lollar talks about the early days of the show and the story behind Jimmy’s greatest adventure.
Secret of the Prince's Tomb
September 08, 2011
The cover for the next book in the The Imagination Station book series has been released. It's a slight departure from the first 6 books with the blue rays being replaced with green ones, but it's still easily recognizable as being from the same series. Secret of the Prince's Tomb is expected to be available in stores in January 2012.
AIO on Twitter
September 09, 2011
For those of you who are fans of Twitter, you'll be happy to know that the AIO team now has an official Twitter account. The account is run by FOTF Audio Drama Coordinator Evan Reedall and promises "insider peeks at current projects and ideas, and behind the scenes secrets!" to it's followers. You can check out the account at AIO Tweets.
September 16, 2011
We have a number of smaller updates for you today, here they are in no particular order:
- Album 54 has been spotted in stores by fans be sure to check your local book store if you're looking to pick up a copy. Online orders should be shipping soon.
- Similarly The Blackgaard Chronicles is also now available.
- The October airing schedule is now posted.
- We've learned that there will be a sequel to the Platinum Collection that was released for the 20th Anniversary, it's expected to come out sometime in 2012. We don't know which episodes or even how many will be included but we'll be sure to fill you in on all the details as they become available.
Happy Birthday Official Podcast
September 20, 2011
5 years ago today the AIO team released the very first Official Podcast, it's come a long way adding a co-host, giving away free episodes, pop-upisodes, video podcasts and more. Be sure to check back tomorrow for a special video podcast.
February 15, 2011
It seems the mystery contests is a little harder than expected, so far most of you have found the 10 words below but no one has been able to figure out the meaning behind them.
To win you need to take those 10 words do something to them and you'll come up with an important object from 53. To help we've managed to find a hint "gnidih", but what does it mean?
If you haven't listened to the first episode from 53 yet you can do so here for free, it may provide some clues to what's going on.
Deliver Us From Evil
January 14, 2011
As a close follow up to the episode released on Wednesday another episode has been released for download, this one however is not a limited time offer. You can download the episode here, as always you can get a complete list of currently available episodes here.
In other news the mysterious cover from Monday has been revealed to be a first round sketch for a new Kidsboro Omni book. We'll keep you updated the news on this book as it becomes available.
In case you haven't heard yet the Avery Awards are open for voting on Album 52, if you haven't voted yet you can do so here.
Get Discovering Odyssey for FREE!
January 24, 2011
For a limited time only you can get the whole 9 episode Discovering Odyssey collection for free from the Focus Download Store right here.
Regarding future episodes the AIO team recently returned from recording 6 episodes for Album 54, and if you're interested in hearing a preview from Album 53 check out the latest episode of the recently redesigned ScoopCast.