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Meet Kay Bess, the new voice behind Dr. Lily Graham

January 29th, 2018

Kay Bess

Kay Bess

Kay Bess isn’t new to Adventures in Odyssey. She played a baddie in “Between the Lines” and an elderly Irena Sendler in “One More Name.” But she’s new to the part of Dr. Lily Graham. Learn about her history, her roles on Odyssey, and taking over for a beloved actress and character.

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Diane Michelle tells us about the challenges of travelling to Bible times, creating a Greek character, and having a first name for a last name

January 17th, 2018

Diane Michelle voices Alice in “Passages: Fletcher’s Rebellion,” Lillia in “The Tower, and Orpah in “Three Funerals and a Wedding.” Plus, she was Doctor Morton for many years and now she’s the woman from Tekoa in the upcoming “David and Absalom.” She’s been a bunch of Odyssey episodes, but hasn’t been in the spotlight…until now!

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An Odyssey fan tells his life-changing story and why he nominated his teacher for the John Avery Whittaker Award

January 2nd, 2018

The John Avery Whittaker Award honors people who have impact on the faith of those around them. Heath nominated the Whit in his life: Shirley Barrett. Heath tells his story, how God has used his life, and gives thoughts on how others can act like Whit to people around them.

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Join with us as we celebrate 30 years of fun, faith and imagination! Families across the years have shared moments of joy, laughter, tears and adventure with their friends from Odyssey. During this year-long celebration, there’s so much to share with our fans!

  • Send us a video of you and your family wishing Odyssey happy birthday, sharing favorite memories, or talking about your favorite episodes. We’ll be sharing some of these videos with other fans on future podcasts.

Christmas Comment Freeze

December 20th, 2017

Hi Everyone!

It’s that time of year again! We wanted to let you know that we (the moderators) will be taking our Christmas break starting December 21st, and we’ll be back in the office on January 2nd. During that time, we will not moderate comments. You can still submit comments, but they won’t show up until next year.

Thanks for commenting on the Whit’s End Blog! We pray you have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. See you in 2018!

FREE EPISODE: “Spare Tire,” the first drama Focus on the Family produced

December 19th, 2017

Co-creator Steve Harris (left) and former Executive Producer Chuck Bolte at the 500th episode in 2002

Co-creator Steve Harris (right) and former Executive Producer Chuck Bolte at the 500th episode in 2002

Merry Christmas! As the year draws to a close, we listen to the very first radio drama ever produced by Focus on the Family. “Spare Tire” released on the daily Focus on the Family broadcast on December 17, 1983 and it paved the way for “Family Portraits” and – ultimately – Adventures in Odyssey. Hear this drama, plus an interview with Odyssey co-creator Steve Harris.

 

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