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#500: “500”
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Psalm 103:2

2Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits--

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“500” is episode #500 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written and directed by Nathan Hoobler, and originally aired on July 13, 2002.


Five hundred episodes of Odyssey are remembered with highlights from hundreds of Odyssey clips and never-before-heard material.


The 500th episode of Odyssey has several behind the scenes interviews and peeks in the studio. Hear hundreds of Odyssey clips, never-before-heard Odyssey music, bloopers from the actors, and more.

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All characters and mentions are in flashback.

Heard in episode

Role Voice Actor
Announcer Corey Burton
Announcer Will Ryan
Artie Powell Kyle Fisk
B-TV Announcer Corey Burton
B-TV Story Announcer Will Ryan
Bart Rathbone Walker Edmiston
Bernard Walton Dave Madden
Brad Dillard Donald Long
Brandon Teller Gary Reed
Brian Evans John Burdick
Brink Chetley Earl Boen
Bryan Dern Corey Burton
Bobbi Walker Flo Di Re
Charles Thompson Mark Shillinger
Clara Aria Curzon
Connie Kendall Katie Leigh
Courtney Vincent Sara Buskirk
David Timic Charles Knox Robinson
Digger Digwillow Chad Reisser
Donna Barclay Azure Janosky
Doris Rathbone Pamela Hayden
Dwayne Oswald Kris Kachurak
Edwin Blackgaard Earl Boen
Eugene Meltsner Will Ryan
George Barclay Chuck Bolte
Guy Feldstein Corey Burton
Harlow Doyle Will Ryan
Huge Gowns Walker Edmiston
Jack Allen Alan Young
Jack Davis Donald Long
Jared DeWhite Brandon Gilberstadt
Jason Whittaker Townsend Coleman
Jimmy Barclay David Griffin
John Whittaker Hal Smith
John Whittaker Paul Herlinger
Katrina Shanks Pamela Hayden
Lucy Cunningham-Schultz Genni Long
Marty Corey Burton
Mary Barclay Patti Parris
Melanie Jacobs Erin Bolte
Mr. Miffland Walker Edmiston
Radio Caller Barry Stigler
Regis Blackgaard Earl Boen
Richard Maxwell Nathan Carlson
Rodney Rathbone Steve Burns
Phil Phillips Greg Berg
Robyn Jacobs Sage Bolte
Sam Johnson Kyle Ellison‎
Tom Riley Walker Edmiston
Walter Shakespeare Corey Burton
William Shattered Phil Lollar
Racetrack Announcer Bob Smithouser
ZuZu Steve Bridges

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Character Mentioned By
Curt Stevens Phil Phillips
Victor Laslic Bernard Walton
Armitage Shanks Eugene Meltsner
Millie Shanks Katrina Shanks
Crock William Shattered



VERSION DIFFERENCE: [view] The CD version of this episode includes an extra track with 11 minutes of behind-the-scenes discussion with crew and cast, including both Townsend Coleman and David Griffin, neither of whom were heard in the broadcast version.

  • This episode was released on a CD with bonus content.
  • At one point you get to hear 500 seconds (8 minutes and 20 seconds) of Odyssey
  • When the 500th episode aired, many radio stations held a marathon of AIO, playing hours of episodes during the week of July 13th. Some fans living outside the broadcast area for radio stations doing the marathon who contacted Focus were sent CDs of all episodes played during the marathon.
  • Several of the Odyssey and Focus on the Family cast and crew members are heard as themselves in this episode, including:


Alan Young: Parents can listen to [Adventures in Odyssey] with their children and not feel embarrassed, but feel inspired.

John Whittaker: Use your imagination, and anything can happen!

Regis Blackgaard: Mwahahaha!

Walker Edmiston: <in Bart Rathbone voice> When I do Bart, it's more metallic and it's up there! <changes to Tom Riley voice> But Tom, to give him that warmth and sensitivity...

Bart Rathbone: And I told him forever, forever, even in the writing, it says on the paper, right there and I read it: don't call me pop!
Rodney Rathbone: Eh, sorry about that, Pop!
Bart Rathbone: Ya see?

Chris: Adventures in Odyssey is... uh... over. Bye.