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Merry Christmas
December 25, 2013
Everyone here at the AIOWiki would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas, we look forward to continuing to provide AIO news to you in the new year and beyond.

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Wooton's Whirled History

December 21, 2013
The album covers for the two upcoming mini albums focusing on history have had their covers finished, these two products should be available in the middle of next year.
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Odyssey Adventure Club
December 21, 2013
With the launch of the OAC only days away now things from the release are starting to come out. Today we are pleased to share the cover image for the first season of club episodes.

News:Archive/2013/12 - Club#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 187
November 27, 2013
In the 187th Official Podcast, Bob and Jesse take a podcasting class and learn the bizarre methods of predicting the winners of the Avery Awards.


News:Archive/2013/11/27#disqus_thread

The Redcoats Are Coming!
November 08, 2013
It's been a while since there's been new artwork released but today we're pleased to say that the cover for the upcoming The Imagination Station book series, The Redcoats Are Coming! has been finished, you can check it out to the right.

News:Archive/2013/11/08#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 185
October 30, 2013
In Official Podcast 185 Executive Producer Dave Arnold and Creative Director Paul McCusker talk about Album 57, June Kendall‘s passing, the Odyssey Adventure Club, and upcoming albums. Plus: Avery Award nominations!


News:Archive/2013/10/30#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 184
October 17, 2013
Jeff Lewis recently re-appeared on Adventures in Odyssey after a 23 year absence. Gary Reed continues to voice Jeff and he shares his background and thoughts on the show. Plus, hear the first scene of “The Pilot.”


News:Archive/2013/10/17#disqus_thread

All By Myself

October 16, 2013
The Official AIO Facebook page showed pictures today from recording of the newest Odyssey Adventure Club episode "All By Myself", there is likely more details of episodes to come in the future, so stay tuned.

News:Archive/2013/10/16#disqus_thread

The Lone Lawman

October 15, 2013
The Official AIO Facebook page has announced another Odyssey Adventure Club episode title: The Lone Lawman, not much is known yet except for some of the cast at this point. Check back for more Odyssey Adventure Club news in the upcoming days.

News:Archive/2013/10/15#disqus_thread

30 Jays Hath September
October 02, 2013
Thanks to Brock Eastman we've learned another title from the exclusive episodes in the 2014 Odyssey Adventure Club Season, the title is "30 Jays Hath September" and it will be tentatively released in September 2014. In related news we've learned that the whole 2014 club season is planned out with 6 of the episodes already recorded, the rest will be recorded over the next 2 months. Keep checking back in the days ahead as more information on the upcoming episodes becomes available.

News:Archive/2013/10/02#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 182
September 19, 2013
Katie Wynn grew up listening to Odyssey and entered a script in a writing contest. That script turned into this weekend’s episode: “Big Trouble Under the Big Top.” Hear an interview with Katie (and co-writer Bob Hoose) and a preview of her show.


News:Archive/2013/09/19#disqus_thread

Free Album 57 Bonus Material

September 06, 2013
All of the bonus features for Album 57 can be accessed at this link for free.

News:Archive/2013/09/06#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 181
September 04, 2013
In Official Podcast 181 Chosen from hundreds of entries, watch the 24 finalists for A.C.T.S. and then vote on your favorites. One boy and one girl that you choose with go on a Mission Adventure Trip to Costa Rica.


News:Archive/2013/09/04#disqus_thread

Album 57 on iTunes

September 01, 2013
Album 57 is now available on iTunes for currently only $3.99 for the entire album. Some of the episodes have mixed up track titles, and the album name is listed differently, however these can be edited in the song settings. (Note: This does not affect any episodes)

Update: The price of the album has been changed to $17.99.

Second Update: Album 57 has now temporarily been taken off of iTunes, we will let you know when it comes back.

Third Update:We are pleased to announce that Album 57 is available now again on iTunes.

We are expecting the download for Focus on the Family Canada to be released very soon.

News:Archive/2013/09/01#disqus_thread

Album 57 on CBD

August 31, 2013
Album 57: A Call to Something More is now also available on Christianbook.com for $17.49 for the whole album, or $1.99 for single episodes. You can purchase the download here: http://family.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=977716

We will also keep you updated when it releases on Focus on the Family Canada, and iTunes within the upcoming days.

News:Archive/2013/08/31#disqus_thread

Album 57 Episode Promos
August 29, 2013
We finally have the promos for all of the episodes in the current season, you can check them out on our Album 57 page. Be warned though, there are considerable spoilers to be heard in the promos.
We also have uploaded the back cover as well as the art for Album 57

News:Archive/2013/08/29#disqus_thread

Album 57 Released!
August 29, 2013
We've been waiting a long time for this but at last it's starting to show up in download stores. Amazon is the first to offer the album for download, they're offering it for $17.99 to get the complete album, or only $0.99 for single episodes, a price that can't be beat.
This also leads to the news that you can now download almost all of the AIO episodes from Amazon, the best we can tell is that they've only been available for a week or two. We'll update this post in the future as more download stores start to offer it.

News:Archive/2013/08 - Album 57 released#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 180
August 22, 2013
In this episode from “A Place of Wonder,” Jimmy Barclay decides he’s too old for Whit’s End and the Imagination Station, but comes to a new discovery through an imaginative boy named Lawrence. Plus, hear an interview with writer/director Phil Lollar and voice actor Gabriel Encarnacion.


News:Archive/2013/08/22#disqus_thread

Official Album 57 Final Release Dates

August 13, 2013
According to the AIO twitter, we now know all the release dates for Album 57.

August 20: Digital download/ iTunes releases
October 1: CD release

Until then, Your Servant is Listening, Part 2 will air this Saturday.

Update: The release dates now been changed to:

August 22: Digital Download
August 27: iTunes release

News:Archive/2013/08/13#disqus_thread

AioWiki News

August 09, 2013
Tomorrow marks the date of a new season of Adventures in Odyssey! Throughout the weeks of episode airdates, digital download, itunes, and CD releases we would like it if you could fill in some info, that could be casts, plots, or crew members!

Second, we are upgrading to a new episode infobox, see the episode Bad Luck for an example, throughout the next few months we will be changing every episode to that format, and you can help, please ask for questions if you need it.

News:Archive/2013/08/09#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 179
August 07, 2013
In the Official Podcast 179 Bob and Jesse interview young Michaela Dean, the voice of Camilla and then play exclusive clips of Album 57: A Call to Something More. The first episode airs this weekend on the radio and online!


News:Archive/2013/08/07#disqus_thread

Album 57 Episode Summaries
August 02, 2013
With just over a week till album 57 starts to air the episode summaries for all 12 episodes are now available, if you want to spoil yourself you can check them out on our Album 57 page. If you want to keep it as a surprise the wait is almost over, download and radio broadcasts both start next week

News:Archive/2013/08/02#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 178
July 27, 2013
In Official Podcast 178 Adventure in Odyssey actors, producers, and interns talk about how they serve their family, their community, and their world. Don’t forget to submit your 2-minute video by August 16!
Download!
News:Archive/2013/07/27#disqus_thread

Album 57
July 18, 2013
At last we have the date when new episodes return to the airwaves, Album 57 will begin airing in less than a month on August 10, 2013 with Your Servant Is Listening, Part 1, stay tuned for more news, the wait is almost over.

News:Archive/2013/07/18#disqus_thread

Album 58

July 17, 2013
The first episode title from the upcoming Album 58 has been revealed, it's title The Launch and it's written by Dave Arnold, stay tuned in the coming months for more news as it becomes available.

Update:It appears according to a comment on facebook by the AIO team that the episode will be released in January for the 'Odyssey Adventure Club', although recording for album 58 will still likely be this summer.

News:Archive/2013/07/17#disqus_thread

More Album 57 Release Date Info

July 13, 2013
According to the official AIO Facebook page the retail version for Album 57 will release on October 1 on Amazon, and Tyndale, and October 15 on Focus on the Family, and Christianbook.

We also know the digital download will release sometime in August. The AIO team announced on Twitter that it will be released on iTunes at a later date.

News:Archive/2013/07/13#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 177
July 09, 2013
David Griffin talks about the difficulty of the Barclay family’s move to Pokenberry Falls and the episodes where he returned: “Living in the Gray” and “The Triangled Web”


News:Archive/2013/07/09#disqus_thread

Album 57 Titles
July 07, 2013
We're pleased today to announce that the last episode titles for Album 57 have been revealed, along with episode numbers and themes. We don't want to spoil it here for you but if you want to know check out our Album 57: A Call to Something More. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news on 57 as it becomes available.

News:Archive/2013/07 - Album 57 Revealed#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 176
June 26, 2013
David Griffin talks about acting on Odyssey, working in the studio, and about dealing with changes in his life.


News:Archive/2013/06/26#disqus_thread

Summer 2013 Editing Project

June 21, 2013
We have compiled a list of projects on the wiki. Check out the list here: here, and add what you feel needs to be added.

After some of these changes/additions Aiowiki will be even more complete.

News:Archive/2013/06/21#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 175
June 12, 2013
Wayne Thomas Batson talks pirates and islands, knights and castles, and even mythical beasts. He authored “Hunt for the Devil’s Dragon,” the latest Imagination Station book.


News:Archive/2013/06/12#disqus_thread

The Business of Busyness
June 10, 2013
As part of the ongoing ACTS contest FOTF has made #577: “The Business of Busyness” available as a free download, you can find it here:The Business of Busyness

Eugene starts up a new company to help people around town and the Washington family discover that there aren't enough hours in the day to complete everything in their busy lives!


News:Archive/2013/06 - Free Episode#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 174
May 24, 2013
In Official Podcast 174 See highlights of the recent Odyssey live webcast, including interviews with Katie Leigh and Chris Anthony, a tip from Get in the Show winner Shona, the revelation of the grand prize destination, and a never-before-seen surprise!
Download!
News:Archive/2013/05/24#disqus_thread

Social Shoutout: The A.C.T.S. Edition!

May 21, 2013
Brock, and Evan answer more questions about the upcoming contest, more info on the webcast on May 22nd. You even get to see the logo of the "Odyssey Adventure Club".

News:Archive/2013/05/21#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 173
May 15, 2013
Alan Young became the voice of Jack in 1994. Since then, Jack has married Joanne Allen and become the owner of J and J Antiques. He recently appeared in “Home Again” in Album 56.


News:Archive/2013/05/15#disqus_thread

Mike Makes Right

May 11, 2013
Last week we told you about an exciting new project where older episodes were being adapted into Hindi. Today a second episode was released on YouTube, this one is based on #20: “Mike Makes Right”. We've also learned that to date 26 episodes have been produced.

News:Archive/2013/05 - Mike#disqus_thread

A.C.T.S. Grand Prize Location Revealed

May 07, 2013
It's official! On the online airdate for the episode V.B.S. Blues, Shona Kennedy announced on a commercial that the two grand prize winners will Good Goers mission trip to Costa Rica. You can tune in to the live webcast on May 22nd for more details on this trip.

News:Archive/2013/05/07#disqus_thread

Adventures in Hindi

May 04, 2013
As you may recall Focus on the Family has mentioned several times in recent years about taking the series to other languages, today we can see what one of those versions looks like. The Hindi version of the popular radio show has been transformed into a half hour long TV show, one of the first episodes Rumor Has It is now available for watching, the video also features English subtitles.

News:Archive/2013/05 - Hindi#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 172
May 01, 2013
In Official Podcast 172 Bob and Jesse reveal A.C.T.S.! This summer, you’re invited to be part of something BIG! Adventures in Odyssey presents A.C.T.S.! – A Call To Serve. Join thousands of kids across the country making a commitment to serve your family, your community and even your world!

There will also be a live webcast on May 22nd at 5:30 PM Eastern, and 2:30 Pacific with Katie Leigh, and Chris Anthony.

For more information about the prizes, how to serve and more click here
Download!

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Odyssey Club news

May 01, 2013
Today we have more news on the upcoming Odyssey Club thanks to Brock Eastman.

The club will be a place where members can access Adventures in Odyssey audio content on demand, get 12 exclusive episodes per year, interact with each other, learn about other cultures and experience them through live action documentaries, and most of all a place where Adventures in Odyssey fans can learn about discipleship in action and serving our amazing Heavenly Father!

Stay tuned in the future for more news as it becomes available.

Update: It's been confirmed that there will be a cost to join the club.

News:Archive/2013/05 - Odyssey Club#disqus_thread

More Info on A.C.T.S. Contest

April 30, 2013
We now have more info on the summer 2013 contest: A.C.T.S., thanks to a press release on the Focus on the Family website.

Starting in June, the A.C.T.S.! Summer of Service Challenge will encourage kids to complete 12 hours of service over the summer—on their own or with their family or church. Service logs will be available in over 400 participating bookstores throughout the summer, beginning in June. All kids who participate can download a free AIO episode, and kids can also return to stores to collect stickers of favorite Odyssey characters for each hour served.


The challenge sponsors hope that A.C.T.S.! will help children learn the value of giving their time, talents, and abilities to help people in need. The challenge will also remind kids that service is much more than just “doing” – it’s anytime you put someone else’s needs above your own.
"We want to remind kids that they have a part to play in God’s story, and serving is an easy way for everyone to take part in that,” said Jesse Florea, editor of Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine, AIO’s official magazine. “The challenge is a fun way for kids to learn about serving, but the end goal is that kids will deepen their walk with Jesus Christ through serving Him.” AIO’s goal is for 4,200 kids to sign up to serve, for a total of 50,000 hours of service.

Webcast Launch Party and Video Contest Kick Off Campaign

Adventures in Odyssey is kicking off the campaign via a live launch party webcast on May 22 at 3:30 p.m. MT/5:30 p.m. ET that will include the big reveal of the contest’s grand prize trip location. Two of the show’s actors, Chris Anthony and Katie Leigh, will also talk about their favorite AIO episodes. Viewers can watch the webcast online at whitsend.org/acts.

From July 1 – Aug. 16, kids ages 8-15 can also enter the A.C.T.S.! video contest by submitting a two-minute video that shares how they serve and why they would like to be one of the first official Adventures in Odyssey Ambassadors. Many participating stores are hosting special recording events, and kids who record their video in stores will receive an AIO prize. An updated list of participating stores and video upload instructions can be found on whitsend.org/acts. From the videos received, 100 third place winners will be selected to win a $25 Adventures in Odyssey product prize. Of those, 24 finalists (12 boys and 12 girls) will have their videos posted for online voting from Sept. 1-15, and two grand prize winners (one boy and one girl) will be announced on Sept. 25 through an AIO webcast. The grand prize winners will receive an all-expense paid Good-Goers Adventure-Based Mission Trip with a parent to serve orphans and enjoy a day of rafting in an overseas location. As the first AIO Ambassadors, the winners will also be featured on bonus material for AIO Volume #58, the AIO Official Podcast, and in Clubhouse Magazine.

Please Note: It has been mentioned that the video entries part of the contest is only open to residents of the United States, although you can help serve the 50,000 hours of service all around the world, according to the AIO Facebook page.

Are you excited for this contest? If you are please post a comment below.

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Odyssey Club Producer

April 21, 2013
We've recently learned that a new position on the Odyssey team titled 'Odyssey Club Producer' has recently been filled. Here's the job description from the job posting.

The Odyssey Club Producer position exists to organize and coordinate various media development teams ensuring that audio, video, print, web, events, activities, and games combine into cohesive, engaging club member experiences, The Producer needs to have demonstrated abilities across several disciplines, including web development and upkeep, mission organization, relationship, graphic design, process management ect.


Some of the job responsibilities include working with the A.C.T.S. contest, keeping the website up to date, and working with the Executive Producer (Dave Arnold) to brainstorm and develop story lines for cub dramas and developing video documentaries.
From the sound of it there will be some sort of Official online Odyssey Club, this may be in response the the large number of fans that aren't allowed on Facebook. This club will also have dramas, although it's unknown at this time if it will be officially produced dramas or just scripts posted online for club members to preform with their friends. The official Facebook page has been teasing something big coming this fall, this could be what they are hinting towards.
We also believe to know who has been given the position, Brock Eastman, as it's been confirmed that he recently accepted a job as some sort of producer with the Odyssey team. Keep checking back in the coming weeks for more information as it becomes available.
Thanks to The Whit's End Podcast for finding this.

News:Archive/2013/04 - Odyssey Club Producer#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 171
April 16, 2013
Dave Arnold and Bob Luttrell share more stories of the creation of the sound of Odyssey, including how working on the show has an effect on their spiritual lives.


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New Poll for April - March Results

April 10, 2013
We now have a new poll on our fancy polls page for the month of April. Be sure to drop by and answer our question about the upcoming season of Odyssey. While you're there, why don't you check out the results from last month's poll too. Submit your vote now!

News:Archive/2013/04/10#disqus_thread

Artwork for New Book
April 08, 2013
And the artwork keeps on coming! Today we have the cover for 90 Devotions for Kids in Matthew, it is set for release this October.

News:Archive/2013/04/08#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 170
April 03, 2013
The names Dave Arnold and Bob Luttrell appear on hundreds of episodes of Adventures in Odyssey. Hear the stories of how they started on the show and the secrets behind the sound effects.


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New Episodes Being Recorded

March 25, 2013
The final three episodes for Album 57 are being recorded at the final recording session in Burbank, California on March 25th. Some actors at the recording session include Andre Stojka, Katie Leigh, Zach Callison, and Cristina Pucelli, Will Ryan, Jess Harnell, and Gregg Bissonette. Nathan Hoobler is also one of the directors, and Nathan Jones is one of the sound designers.

We have now also learned that recording for Album 58 will start this summer according to the AIO Facebook Page.

News:Archive/2013/03/25#disqus_thread

Album 57 Summary and Titles
March 22, 2013
Today we are pleased to bring you the summary for Album 57 along with the titles of 5 more episodes.

There comes a time when everyone must look at their life and see where God is leading them. The folks in Odyssey must ponder that question after a series of surprises. Connie goes through a difficult experience and has to figure out how to turn tragedy into triumph. Meanwhile, three generations of the Parker family journey in the Imagination Station to witness the story of the last judge of Israel, leading Camilla to consider what God might be saying to her. It’s a life-changing time in Odyssey as our friends at Whit’s End learn lessons in the midst of excitement and fun. Episodes include: Life Expectancy (Parts 1-3), Your Servant Is Listening (Parts 1-2), The Friend Formula, No Chemistry Whatsoever, More Than a Feeling, Repent after Me.


In other news we've learned that there will be a new Sampler Album coming out in fall titled Bothersome Bullies

News:Archive/2013/03/22#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 169
March 20, 2013
Official Podcast 169: Rudy Haerr tells the story of how he came to the Odyssey team from a pig farm, tells us about a multi-year library project, and more. Plus, hear about the prizes in the A.C.T.S. contest!


News:Archive/2013/03/20#disqus_thread

March Poll

March 17, 2013
We now have a new poll on our ever-growing polls page. We want to know how many of you have seen the AIO video series. Go ahead and vote right now! Also be sure to check out the responses to February's poll.

News:Archive/2013/03/17#disqus_thread

Album 57 Art
March 09, 2013
The art for the upcoming Album 57 has been revealed. The art features Connie Kendall sitting on the floor surrounded by family pictures, this is most likely a scene from the three part Life Expectancy episode. Album 57 is expected to be released for download in August with the hard copy following soon after.
In other news the cover art for The Marus Manuscripts: Volume 2 has also been released, this book will also be available in August of this year.
Let us know what you think of these new covers in the comments, and as always keep checking back in the days ahead for more information on Album 57 as it becomes available.

News:Archive/2013/03 - Album 57 Art#disqus_thread

A.C.T.S. Contest

March 06, 2013
The Official site is gearing up for a new contest this summer that's going to be even bigger with more winners and more prizes. Not much is known at this time but prizes will include:

  • Good-Goers Mission Adventure trip
  • Feature on Album 58
  • Be a AIO Ambassador
  • and more
You have a part to play in God’s larger story by serving your family, your community and even your world. You can even make a BIGGER impact by serving others with your family or church/community group. It’s time to do something BIGGER than yourself…and this summer, you could win BIG too!

More details of this contest will be coming in 55 days, stay tuned.

News:Archive/2013/03 - A.C.T.S.#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 168
March 04, 2013
Nancy Sanders authored several of the Imagination Station books. She shares stories about “Challenge on the Hill of Fire” and previews the upcoming “Danger on a Silent Night.”


News:Archive/2013/03/04#disqus_thread

Our Favorites Album Art
February 23, 2013
The art for the upcoming release Our Favorites: Actor's Picks has been released. This album contains 8 CD's featuring favorite episodes of actors over the years as well as a DVD of the brithday bash from Dallas TX last year. It's expected that this album will be released in June of this year.

News:Archive/2013/02/23#disqus_thread

Official Podcast 167
February 20, 2013
Evan Reedall tells us what it means to be an Odyssey Coordinator, including working with actors and the Odyssey team. He also explains what God has taught him while working for Adventures in Odyssey.


News:Archive/2013/02/20#disqus_thread

New Video Artwork

February 17, 2013
All 17 of the AIO videos are going to be re-released with updated covers matching the current AIO design in April 2013, check the new covers out today!
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Official Podcast 166
February 07, 2013
Bob and Jesse present the awards for Album 56: The Grand Design. The awards include: “Best Actress,” “Best Sound,” “Best Actor,” “Best Script,” “Best Scene,” and “Best Overall Episode.
Download!
News:Archive/2013/02/07#disqus_thread

New Poll for February

February 04, 2013
We have finally posted a new poll on our polls page! This month, we want to know if you're happy to have Jason back in Odyssey! Go and cast your vote now! While you're there, you can also see the results of the poll from December.

News:Archive/2013/02/04#disqus_thread

New free episode

January 20, 2013
Focus on the Family has made The Last “I Do” available for a free download, you can download the file here

KYDS Radio tells the story of Saint Valentine and his defiance of an edict that bans anyone from getting married.

As always you can find the complete list of free episodes on our available episodes page. In other news we've learned that the Odyssey team will be in the studio this week recording 6 new episodes for Album 57 stay tuned for more news from the recording studio as it becomes available.

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Official Podcast 165
January 18, 2013
Shona describes the experiences Behind the Scenes at Get in the Show, plus her recording in Burbank, California.
Download!
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Official Podcast 164
January 09, 2013
Dave Arnold and Paul McCusker answer your questions looking back at Album 56 ("The Grand Design") and looking ahead to Album 57: A Call to Something More. Plus, Bob and Jesse announce the nominations for the Avery Awards.


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