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When is Album 64 coming out? Will Buck and Jules start dating? Can Connie and Jason be a thing? Will Grayson Smith become a regular character? Get the answers!

December 6th, 2017

Writer Sam Suksiri, writer/director Phil Lollar, and producer Nathan Hoobler answer fan questions about the recent album 63, the upcoming album 64, and what’s going on in Odyssey.

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Loaded with lasting value for you and tons of fun for the kids you love, this special bundle provides more than $185 of value for just $107.88, when purchased before December 31, 2017. This special gift pack includes a 12-month Adventures in Odyssey Club membership and the new NIrV® Adventures in Odyssey Bible, along with additional digital resources to download and enjoy.

Birthday Bash KitCelebrate Your Next Birthday with Adventures in Odyssey!

Celebrations are wonderful and there’s nothing better than celebrating with your Adventures in Odyssey friends! This Birthday Bash Kit includes plenty of printable decorating resources that can be personalized, plus party ideas, games and tips for creating a fun Adventures in Odyssey party experience.

Album 63: Up in the Air

Wooton Bassett returns from his honeymoon with two major problems – Penny is missing and his memory is gone! The journey to find his new bride means probing the depths of Wooton’s crazy mind while also reliving his honeymoon – everything from skydiving in Nicaragua to singing on stage with Wooton’s favorite band, the Pool Boys! Meanwhile, Eugene and Connie deal with the highs and lows of raising teenagers. Connie’s half-sister Jules tries to recreate her life in Los Angeles by making a new friend – school troublemaker Valerie Swanson. And when Connie’s driving lessons leave fingernail marks on the dashboard, Jules turns to another source to teach her — Odyssey’s new licensed driver, Buck Oliver. You’ll learn the meaning of true friendship and love as you come along for the heart-changing, risk-taking experience of a lifetime!

Coming Soon!

Album 64 Young Whit

Album 64: Under the Surface
Coming to the Club in December

The Young Whit book series
Coming in Spring 2018

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Happy 30th Birthday, Adventures in Odyssey! Hop in the Imagination Station and travel 30 years back to the recording of the first episode: “Whit’s Flop”

November 22nd, 2017

Bob Luttrell and Chris Anthony in the early days

Bob Luttrell and Chris Anthony in the early days

“Whit’s Flop” first aired November 21, 1987. Sound designer Bob Luttrell and host Chris Anthony were there on that special day. Hear their memories of recording the very first episode.

 

Got Questions about Album 62…or anything Odyssey?
Call 1-855-784-WHIT (9448) to leave a question for the producers to answer on a future podcast. (Always be sure to have your parent’s permission before you call!)

Hear Whit’s Flop as it aired November 21, 1987
When Whit’s Flop first aired, it was called “Odyssey USA.” This version of the show hasn’t been heard in 30 years…until now. For a limited time, listen to “Whit’s Flop” just as it aired thirty years ago!

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Writer Marshal Younger talks “Have a Heart,” organ transplants, and how his family inspires Odyssey episodes

November 8th, 2017

Marshal Younger, directing in 2007

Marshal Younger, directing in 2007


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.”

Got Questions about Album 62…or anything Odyssey?
Call 1-855-784-WHIT (9448) to leave a question for the producers to answer on a future podcast. (Always be sure to have your parent’s permission before you call!)

Album 63: Up in the Air

Wooton Bassett returns from his honeymoon with two major problems – Penny is missing and his memory is gone! The journey to find his new bride means probing the depths of Wooton’s crazy mind while also reliving his honeymoon – everything from skydiving in Nicaragua to singing on stage with Wooton’s favorite band, the Pool Boys! Meanwhile, Eugene and Connie deal with the highs and lows of raising teenagers. Connie’s half-sister Jules tries to recreate her life in Los Angeles by making a new friend – school troublemaker Valerie Swanson. And when Connie’s driving lessons leave fingernail marks on the dashboard, Jules turns to another source to teach her — Odyssey’s new licensed driver, Buck Oliver. You’ll learn the meaning of true friendship and love as you come along for the heart-changing, risk-taking experience of a lifetime!

Get it today: Download | CD
Listen on the Adventures in Odyssey Club.
Find a Station to listen (PDF).

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What do Buddy’s dad, the waiter at a fancy Odyssey restaurant, and Whit’s son Jerry Whittaker have in common? They are all voiced by actor Scott Whyte, who chats with us on the podcast.

October 25th, 2017


Actor Scott Whyte auditioned for Odyssey for years and never landed a role, but he was encouraged by his friend Jess Harnell (voice of Wooton Bassett). Scott finally was cast as Whit’s son Jerry Whittaker and has voiced a number of roles since then including Buddy Norman’s dad. Hear about his journey to Odyssey and how it involved Indiana Jones, The Mighty Ducks, a band named The Scott Whyte Band, and more. Hear Scott in last week’s “Friend or Foe” and the upcoming “Have a Heart.”

Album 63: Up in the Air

Wooton Bassett returns from his honeymoon with two major problems – Penny is missing and his memory is gone! The journey to find his new bride means probing the depths of Wooton’s crazy mind while also reliving his honeymoon – everything from skydiving in Nicaragua to singing on stage with Wooton’s favorite band, the Pool Boys! Meanwhile, Eugene and Connie deal with the highs and lows of raising teenagers. Connie’s half-sister Jules tries to recreate her life in Los Angeles by making a new friend – school troublemaker Valerie Swanson. And when Connie’s driving lessons leave fingernail marks on the dashboard, Jules turns to another source to teach her — Odyssey’s new licensed driver, Buck Oliver. You’ll learn the meaning of true friendship and love as you come along for the heart-changing, risk-taking experience of a lifetime!

Get it today: Download | CD
Listen on the Adventures in Odyssey Club.
Find a Station to listen (PDF).

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Travel around the world, from singing on stage with the Pool Boys in London to diving out of a plane in Nicaragua, as we go behind the scenes on the season premiere, “Find a Penny.”

October 10th, 2017

Writer-director Kathy Buchanan and sound designers Nathan Jones and Christopher Diehl talk about the creation of “Find a Penny, Part 1” and give a preview of what’s ahead in “Part 2.”

Album 63: Up in the Air

Wooton Bassett returns from his honeymoon with two major problems – Penny is missing and his memory is gone! The journey to find his new bride means probing the depths of Wooton’s crazy mind while also reliving his honeymoon – everything from skydiving in Nicaragua to singing on stage with Wooton’s favorite band, the Pool Boys! Meanwhile, Eugene and Connie deal with the highs and lows of raising teenagers. Connie’s half-sister Jules tries to recreate her life in Los Angeles by making a new friend – school troublemaker Valerie Swanson. And when Connie’s driving lessons leave fingernail marks on the dashboard, Jules turns to another source to teach her — Odyssey’s new licensed driver, Buck Oliver. You’ll learn the meaning of true friendship and love as you come along for the heart-changing, risk-taking experience of a lifetime!

Get it today: Download | CD
Listen on the Adventures in Odyssey Club.
Find a Station to listen (PDF), starting October 7.

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