Christopher Maselli talks about crafting the Emily and Matthew mystery stories in Clubhouse Magazine. Bob and Jesse hear more fan calls in the “Your Chance to be on Adventures in Odyssey Contest.” Fans answer the question, “How does Connie inspire me?”
Mandisa talks about her experience in the Jubilee Singers at Fisk University and how they influenced her life and career. Mandisa was a contestant on American Idol in 2006 and has since released several albums including Freedom and True Beauty. She continues to support the Jubilee Singers.
The Official Podcast has released a tribute to Paul Herlinger, the voice of Whit for 12 years. Paul passed away on February 2, 2010. In the Podcast, many remember the great talent and kindness of Paul.
On the blog post, there are several pictures, and links to previous interviews with Paul:
On the 103rd Official Podcast, we recieve another free episode, this time it's #391: “The Joke's on You” and it includes a special segment with Duane Harms afterwords. This, along with yesterday's update, brings the total number of free episodes available for download up to 30. You can see the complete list here.
Author Marianne Hering talks about the Imagination Station books and shares stories from editing the Official Guide. Hear Bob and Jesse share previews of this weekend’s show “Stage Fright” and a special online feature called a Clickbook.
Also there's talk going around that Brock Eastman will be writing book 5 in the Imagination Station series, currently scheduled for release next year.
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."
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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”
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.
Dave Arnold and Paul McCusker answer your questions looking back at album 54 and looking ahead to album 55. Plus, Bob and Jesse announce the nominations for the Avery Awards.
You can vote on the next version of the Avery Awards here.
As you can see above we've added a count down for the facebook challenge to our home page to keep you up to date, remember to get your friends and family to like it to hear the The Labyrinth, Part 1 early.
Focus launches Adventures in Odyssey Web Radio, a radio station that plays nothing but Adventures in Odyssey! Plus, hear from Corey van der Laan, who created this website, and Mark Redekop, who now runs it.
Phil Lollar and Milby Barron (the voices of Dale and Ann) talk about their characters’ return to the show. Plus, hear a preview of the upcoming “Sergeant York” and the winner of the College Writers’ Scholarship Contest.
Steve and Katie tell the whole story of Mitch and Connie, including both of his returns to Adventures in Odyssey. Plus, hear a preview of the season finale and hear acting tips from Andy Pessoa and Jim Custer.
Need some help preparing for your audition for Get in the Show? Check out these and more acting tips from your favorite Odyssey actors!
Don’t miss this special edition of the podcast, guaranteed to go out with a splash—literally! You submitted more than 600 questions by calling in and posting on our podcast page. In this edition of our “Ask the Producers” podcast, Paul McCusker and Dave Arnold field some tantalizing topics concerning Album 55 The Deep End and the future of Odyssey.
The time has come for the Fifth Semi-Annual Avery Awards! Click the link above to cast a vote for your favorite nominee from familiar categories like Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Sound Design—as well as a few new categories.
Will you cast your “Best Minor Character” vote for Mrs. Kramer, Mycroft Thugg, Red Hollard or one of the other nominees? And when it’s to name your favorite Album 55 villain, will you pick Mr. Grote, Vance King—or even the future Maureen Mitchell? Also included in this election: the chance to voice your vote for the best Odyssey character of all time. Choose wisely!
Hot on the heels of the historic 25th Anniversary Odyssey Live Show in Dallas, Jesse decides to broadcast a LIVE Avery Awards broadcast for Album 55. But all is not well when they arrive a protest of Adventures in Odyssey. Thank you to everyone who voted!
Hear an interview from the actors who play Whit in three different stages in his life, his childhood, college years, and the current time, in “Great Expectations,” an episode in album 56: The Grand Design.
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!
In Official Podcast 172Bob 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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.”
The Adventures in Odyssey team, from actors to directors to sound designers remember our favorite curmudgeon Dave Madden. Guests include: Jonathan Crowe, Paul McCusker, Dave Arnold, Phil Lollar, Chris McDonald, Nathan Hoobler, Chris Anthony, Marshal Younger, Andre Stojka, John Fornof, and Bob Luttrell.
Hear Dave Madden’s 12 Axioms for Success in Show Business (If That’s Really What You Want) as read by Phil Lollar:
Working beside famed inventor and ice cream emporium owner, John Avery Whittaker, scientists Bob and Jesse work tirelessly to push the boundaries of audio drama for the sake of pure science. After countless years of relentless research, they are ready to announce their latest breakthrough. (Hint: It involves the Club!)
The John Avery Whittaker Award honors people who have impact on the faith of those around them. Carri Dekkers nominated the “Whit” in her life: Coach Larry Stuckey. Out of more than 600 nominees, Larry was chosen as the grand prize winner. Hear from Carri about how Larry was her coach in the high jump and much more.
From using a 1940s gun... to finding an old German truck... to adding just the right wind and floors to the ghetto houses, sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nathan Jones sweat the details to create the sounds for the historical episode “One More Name.”
From adding a dog to an empty ghetto... to putting in an ominous train whistle…to creating a manhole cover from a gym weight, sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nate Jones share more stories from the creation of the sound effects for the story of Irena Sendler: "One More Name."
Star date 80995.2017. Adventures in Odyssey is about to celebrate its 30th birthday with a spectacular live show on a four-night cruise to the Bahamas. However, we need one more person. Sensors indicate that person just might be on a strange, mysterious, enigmatic alien planet.
Gregory Jbara is a Tony Award-winning actor who now plays Pastor Wilson Knox on Adventures in Odyssey. Greg tells us about replacing voices in a Norelco commercial, starting college with a major in physics, and recording with the Odyssey team.
How do you create the sound of rain for two episodes? What does three people scuba diving sound like? And how did a real-life forest fire in Colorado Springs inspire an episode about a flood in Odyssey? Find out from the team behind the episode “Swept Away.” Plus, hear a bonus scene from the show, featuring Harlow Doyle.
Bob and Jesse put on a New Time-y Radio play to hand out awards for two Adventures in Odyssey albums! Hear the winners for “Best Actress,” “Best Actor,” “Best Sound,” “Best Song,” “Best Scene,” “Best Comical Pair of Characters,” and “Best Overall Episode.” Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who voted!
Editor Liz Duckworth and Focus on the Family Vice President of Content and Product Development and Integration Bob DeMoss talk about the history and features of the new Adventures in Odyssey NIrV Bible. Plus, hear about their favorite Bibles when they were kids.
Writer Marshal Younger’s wife Stephanie works in a transplant clinic. She met a child who wondered if he would get the personality of the person who donated a liver to him. Hear how that story turned into the touching episode “Have a Heart.”
Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Waston has been listening to Adventures in Odyssey since the very first episode in 1987 and he recently had the chance to come to Focus and record cameo parts for several Odyssey episodes. Benjamin won this year’s Bart Starr Award and was a finalist for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
Lilly Mae Stewart recently took over as the voice of Camilla Parker. She shares about her crazy schedule, from doing stage acting, singing, dancing, voiceover, Wendy’s commercials, electric guitar, and more.
Come aboard the Focus on the Family 40th anniversary cruise and see the Adventures in Odyssey cast and crew sign autographs, answer questions, and perform the 30th Birthday Show live on stage. Plus, see birthday greetings from our wonderful fans!
Grayson Smith emerged as one of three finalists from among 2,316 fans who entered the second Get in the Show contest. After an audition with our Adventures in Odyssey cast, Grayson was crowned the winner by fan voting. Last November, he claimed his prize by joining us on the Focus on the Family 40th Anniversary Cruise and performing in the Odyssey live show, signing autographs, and interacting with the actors. Hear about all those experiences and more!
Natalie Lander’s dad played Squiggy on Laverne and Shirley. Her mom is an actor and photographer. Most of her other relatives are in the arts and entertainment world. Natalie talks about the business, singing as Kevin in Home Alone musical, playing a cheerleader on The Middle, and – of course – playing Zoe Grant on Adventures in Odyssey.