Category:2021 Podcasts

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There were 26 podcasts in the 2021 Podcasts season.
Number Date Length People Description
373 Jan 13 2021 21:43 Bob Smithouser and Jesse Florea

Kyle’s wife Anni nominated him for the Whit Award with this entry: “At school the person students turn to is Headmaster Kyle. He seeks Jesus in all he does and says. Students and alumni seek Kyle for encouragement, prayer, wisdom and advice.” Hear the story (and the person) behind this year’s winning entry.

374 Jan 27 2021 19:12 Bob Smithouser, Aaron Fullan, and Jesse Florea

Aaron Fullan scored the recent “Always Home” and the upcoming story “The Protector.” Aaron shares how music from Odyssey’s early days inspired him and how his career led him from listening to Odyssey as a child back to becoming a part of the team as an adult.

375 Feb 09 2021 20:09 Bob Smithouser, Dave Arnold, and Jesse Florea

Executive producer Dave Arnold shares about the creation and inspiration of this month’s Club adventure – and how he cast writer/director Phil Lollar in a main role.

376 Feb 24 2021 16:07 Bob Smithouser, Luke Guenot, and Jesse Florea

Luke Guenot recently joined the Odyssey team as a new sound designer. He got his start listening to Odyssey while growing up, creating his own radio dramas, connecting with various Odyssey team members, and finally becoming the first sound designer apprentice.

377 Mar 10 2021 17:43 Bob Smithouser, Marshal Younger, and Jesse Florea

We’ve been hearing a lot about the Perkins family lately in Odyssey. Carla and Wyatt first appeared in “The Sandwich Initiative” and the rest of the family joined soon after. Who are these characters? Why did they come to Odyssey? And are they based on real people? Perkins creator Marshal Younger answers these questions and more.

378 Mar 24 2021 18:31 Bob Smithouser, Rebecca Davis, and Jesse Florea

Rebecca Davis voices Carla Perkins, the latest in the line of notable moms on Adventures in Odyssey. There’s more to both Rebecca and Carla than you might imagine.

379 Apr 07 2021 25:10 Bob Smithouser, Phil Lollar, John Campbell, Nathan Jones, and Jesse Florea

SPOILER WARNING! Writer/director Phil Lollar, composer John Campbell, and sound designer Nathan Jones discuss the creation of “The Christmas Bells” in spoiler-ific detail.

380 Apr 21 2021 15:19 Bob Smithouser, Atticus Shaffer, April Hong, and Jesse Florea

There is plenty of story ahead for Morrie and Suzu Rydell. Atticus Shaffer (voice of Morrie) and April Hong (voice of Suzu) share their journey together from the beginning to the climactic “The Rydell Revelations” to last album’s “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” to the upcoming adventure “The Team.”

381 May 05 2021 19:20 Bob Smithouser and Jesse Florea

Having a parent stationed overseas in the military can be a huge challenge. That’s just part of what Cadence International – this month’s alliance organization – is all about. Hear all about their ministry and how it led to a unique adventure featuring leprosy, rat milk and the dreaded Arabian Death Scorpion.

382 May 19 2021 24:07 Bob Smithouser, Katie Leigh, Will Ryan, and Jesse Florea

Katie Leigh (voice of Connie) and Will Ryan (voice of Eugene) have been on Adventures in Odyssey from the beginning. And they’ve known each other in real life even longer. Hear stories from the studio and what they are up to now.

  • Check out Katie’s and Will’s Tell Ya Later podcast (not affiliated with Adventures in Odyssey)
383 Jun 01 2021 18:39 Bob Smithouser, Stuart Allen, and Jesse Florea

Stuart has played Buddy Norman for more than six years now. And as the character has grown, so has Stuart. In fact, he joined us for the latest podcast just after finals week at college.

384 Jun 15 2021 30:06 Bob Smithouser, Nathan Hoobler, Kathy Buchanan, Dave Arnold, Phil Lollar, Marshal Younger, and Jesse Florea

Will Richard Maxwell or Jack Allen ever return to Odyssey? Why did Suzu sound so suspicious? What did “One of three will fall” mean? Executive producer Dave Arnold, writer/director Phil Lollar, writer/director/showrunner Marshal Younger, writer/director Kathy Buchanan and line producer Nathan Hoobler answer your questions about Album 70: “Finding a Way” and more.

385 Jun 29 2021 21:18 Bob Smithouser, Abigail Geiger, Luke Guenot, and Jesse Florea

Writer Abigail Geiger and sound designer Luke Guenot tell us the creation of “The Revenge of Bigfoot.” (Spoiler warning! It involves a howling space cat.)

386 Jul 13 2021 19:53 Bob Smithouser, Andrew Kishino, and Jesse Florea

Andrew Kishino plays Ji-Boss in this month and next month’s Club adventure. He tells us all about his experience auditioning for Odyssey, acting in Odyssey, and the crazy world of motion capture. (Plus: A preview of “Voice of Freedom, Part 1”)

387 Jul 28 2021 20:19 Bob Smithouser, David McCreary, Scott Hollinger, and Jesse Florea

The incredible story of “Voice of Freedom, Part 1” is matched by the true story of the ministry of TransWorld Radio (TWR). David McCreary and Scott Hollinger tell us all about TWR and their ministry around the world. (Plus: A preview of Part 2!)

388 Aug 10 2021 15:15 Bob Smithouser, Marshal Younger, Christopher Diehl, Nathan Jones, and Jesse Florea

Writer/director Marshal Younger and sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nathan Jones talk about the creation of “Voice of Freedom”, from the seed of the idea to fully-grown two-part episode. (Stay tuned to our next podcast to hear more!)

389 Aug 23 2021 16:20 Bob Smithouser, Marshal Younger, Christopher Diehl, Nathan Jones, and Jesse Florea

Writer/director Marshal Younger and sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nathan Jones talk about the challenges of recording out of order, creating crowds, and the absence of nature sounds in “Voice of Freedom, Part 2”.

390 Sep 07 2021 22:07 Bob Smithouser, Nathan Hoobler, Brock Eastman, Shona Rodman, Robby Bruce, Kevin McCreary, Dave Arnold, and Jesse Florea

Reliving the glory of Avery Awards past, Bob and Jesse present the awards for Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Surprise, Best Sound Design, Best Script, and more… all while diving under the ocean and meeting an underwater scuba set on launching Jesse into the Scub-all of Fame. You have to hear it to believe it!

391 Sep 22 2021 18:50 Bob Smithouser, Kathy Buchanan, and Jesse Florea

Writer/director Kathy Buchanan takes us to a snowy writer’s meeting — complete with giant Post-It notes and a knitting club — that led to a new series of Club stories. (Plus: Hear an audio preview of “The Snow Must Go On”.)

392 Oct 06 2021 19:34 Bob Smithouser, Thomas Jeffries, and Jesse Florea

For the first time in over a decade, a new Last Chance Detectives story is available. And there are more coming! Focus editor Thomas Jeffries tells us where this story came from, the Last Chance connection to Odyssey, and why every writer needs an editor. (Plus, hear a preview of the new characters in Album 71: A Slippery Slope!)

393 Oct 19 2021 17:23 Bob Smithouser, Schantelle Cason, and Jesse Florea

Schantelle Cason plays Odyssey meteorologist and mom Kayla Calhoun. Schantelle shares how she got to choose the name of her character and what’s ahead for the Calhouns.

394 Nov 02 2021 19:22 Bob Smithouser, Kelly Stables, Natalie Lander, and Jesse Florea

Kelly Stables is Olivia Parker and Natalie Lander is Zoe Grant. They’ve been buddies on the show since 2015’s #775: “Take It on Trust”. But they’ve been friends in real life longer than their Odyssey characters have been alive.

395 Nov 17 2021 18:25 Bob Smithouser, Paul-Mikél Williams, and Jesse Florea

Paul-Mikél Williams grew up listening to Odyssey and dreamed of acting on the show. Now he plays a main character: Trey Calhoun. Paul-Mikél’s radio brother – Preston – was the cover story of November 2021’s Clubhouse Magazine.

396 Dec 01 2021 22:28 Bob Smithouser, Marshal Younger, Ron Reno, and Jesse Florea

Showrunner Marshal Younger and head of orthodoxy Ron Reno discuss the Olivia story arc, give a preview of the future, and explain the word “orthodoxy.”

397 Dec 15 2021 24:40 Bob Smithouser, Marshal Younger, Kathy Buchanan, Dave Arnold, Phil Lollar, Nathan Hoobler, and Jesse Florea

Showrunner Marshal Younger, writer/director Kathy Buchanan, executive producer Dave Arnold, writer/director Phil Lollar, and line producer Nathan Hoobler answer your questions, like: Will Eugene and Katrina ever adopt Buck? When is the next time we’ll see Emily, Morrie, and Suzu? How often are the writers’ meetings and how many albums do you plan ahead? What are the plans for the Blackgaard books? And the question for the ages: Why did Mitch’s voice change in that scene in #463: “Green Eyes and Yellow Tulips”?

398 Dec 29 2021 22:10 Bob Smithouser, Katie Leigh, and Jesse Florea

Before Adventures in Odyssey, there was “Family Portraits,” a short series that introduced the world to what was soon to be everyone’s favorite small town. In the episode #FP08: “The Letter”, a teen named Stacey gets into an argument with her father and eventually finds a way to forgive him. This was the first Focus drama featuring Katie Leigh, who would soon play Connie Kendall. Hear “The Letter” and Katie’s memories of the recording.

Number Date Length People Description