The New Olivia

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The New Olivia

“The New Olivia,” an Adventures in Odyssey Club exclusive, is episode #848 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written and directed by Kathy Buchanan, and was originally released on November 1, 2018.


Ready for a new image, Olivia Parker discovers how an extreme makeover can take on a life of its own.


Fun-loving Vice Principal Morris approaches Olivia Parker about representing the school at a big leadership conference. Thus ensues a series of deceptions that converge at the worst possible time and place.
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Discussion Questions

  1. When have you been tempted to pretend that you're someone you're not?
  2. Did Olivia's toilet paper fiasco remind you of an embarrassing moment of your own? What happened? What did you learn from that experience?
  3. Olivia was excited to get a fresh start where people didn't know about her mistakes. Can you relate? Read 2 Corinthians 5:17-21. Why should we be even more excited about that clean slate?
  4. Describe several ways people change how they look, speak or act. Do you think those specific changes are healthy or unhealthy?
  5. Lies and deception often breed more lies and deception. How was this true in Olivia's case, and how might Proverbs 10:9 and 11:3 have helped her stay out of trouble?
  6. Olivia wanted Eva to rescue her from the consequences of her actions. How did her mom respond? Do you think Eva did the right thing?
  7. How did Olivia's teammates feel after she admitted to lying? Describe how a single lie can change a person's reputation. Then read Proverbs 12:22 for God's view of trustworthiness.
  8. What qualities make someone a good leader worth following? Who do you know who fits that description?
  9. Eva reminded her confused daughter that, as a follower of Jesus, Olivia already knew who she was. What did she mean? How can understanding our identity in Christ help us make better choices?


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Emily Jones Olivia Parker
Eugene Meltsner Olivia Parker


  • Olivia ends up having to speak in British and Southern accents in this episode.
  • "One Way Street" is a reference to the bands One Direction and Backstreet Boys.




Michael LaFaver: My name is Michael LaFaver.