- Bob redirects here. For other uses see Bob (disambiguation)
Bob Smithouser has served as producer of the Adventures in Odyssey Club since 2014. He also co-hosts The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast with Jesse Florea, and has played dozens of minor characters on the show since his debut as Commander Schulman in #258: “Aloha, Oy!, Part 3” Bob also can be heard as Lieutenant Shaw (#334: “The Final Conflict”, #333: “The Last Resort”), Ricky (#462: “The W.E.”), Mr. Phelps (#599: “Blood, Sweat, and Fears”) and Arthur Dent's neighbor in #487: “Plan B, Part 4: Resistance”.
A writer, editor and speaker with nearly 30 years of service at Focus on the Family, Bob has written for Plugged In, as well as Brio, Breakaway and Clubhouse magazines. He hosted 220 episodes of the weekly Plugged In podcast, interviewing entertainment figures such as Jodi Benson and Kermit the Frog. He is also the author of the books Chart Watch, Movie Nights and The One Year Father-Daughter Devotions. For his first Adventures in Odyssey script, #849: “Out to Sea”, Bob shared a writing credit with Phil Lollar. His second, #888: “Out of Her Element”, debuted in the Club in March 2020. Bob lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and two children.
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Bob and Mary Pat Gleason