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Farewell to our friend Jim Custer

June 18th, 2019

Jim Custer in the studio for Adventures in Odyssey

Jim Custer in the studio for Adventures in Odyssey

Jim Custer (left) with Chuck Bolte in 2005

Jim Custer (left) with Chuck Bolte in 2005

Jim Custer – the voice of young John Avery Whittaker among others – passed away on May 5, 2019. Former executive producer Chuck Bolte, writer/director Bob Hoose, and actor Gary Reed (voice of Jeff Lewis) knew Jim for a collective period of over one hundred years. The three of them share memories and stories from Jim’s life – and his time on Adventures in Odyssey.

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Fan favorite Zach Callison returns to Odyssey as the voice of Two-Bits Luker in “The Long End” (Plus: Vote in the Avery Awards!)

June 3rd, 2019

“The Long End” introduced the somewhat violent Two-Bits Luker, a guy who liked to carry a baseball bat around to get his point across. Two-Bits was played by Zach Callison, the original voice of Matthew Parker from 2010 to 2014. Zach tells us what he’s been up in recent years and how he created a character who was very different.

Vote in the Avery Awards for Album 65: Expect the Unexpected and Album 66: Trial by Fire! 

65: Expect the UnexpectedAlbum 65: Expect the Unexpected

There’s never a dull moment in the town of Odyssey! From a mysterious police investigation to an internship at a funeral home, every situation leads to unexpected results. When Zoe Grant and Olivia Parker start a new talk show, they reluctantly choose Jay Smouse as their first guest. But his talent of stuffing his mouth with jelly beans leads to frantic and frightening consequences. An impromptu Parker family picnic turns into an unusual opportunity for David as he decides to go to extreme lengths to prove a point to his kids about initiative. And Buck and the Meltsners face a sudden dilemma when a social worker questions Eugene and Katrina’s role as Buck’s guardians. Don’t miss out on a single shock, twist, or turn as the folks in Odyssey learn about fame, friendship, family, and more in these six exciting stories.

Album 66: Trial by Fire

After years of searching for his true identity, Buck Oliver may finally get some answers. But along with clues about his family, he also is subjected to the dangers of his past. Buck’s old mentor Mr. Skint arrives in town with an offer that would take Buck away from Odyssey for good. Elsewhere, Connie feels unappreciated when Jules starts looking up to new roommate Jillian more than her own sister. And the crew at B-TV chart a course deep into the ocean to learn more about the concept of the Trinity. Dramatic conclusions and fresh beginnings abound in these six entertaining and inspiring adventures in Odyssey!

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SPOILER WARNING: It’s time to talk about “The Long End” in spoilerific detail with Paul McCusker

May 22nd, 2019

Paul McCusker (left) with host Chris Anthony and David Selby (voice of Mr. Skint) at the recording of "The Long End," May 2018

Paul McCusker (left) with host Chris Anthony and David Selby (voice of Mr. Skint) at the recording of “The Long End,” May 2018

If you haven’t heard “The Long End” three-parter, don’t listen to this podcast and go hear Album 66. If you have listened, join writer/director Paul McCusker to get into the details of this adventure. Get ready for a few surprises on the way!

Got Questions about Album 66…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 66: Trial by Fire

After years of searching for his true identity, Buck Oliver may finally get some answers. But along with clues about his family, he also is subjected to the dangers of his past. Buck’s old mentor Mr. Skint arrives in town with an offer that would take Buck away from Odyssey for good. Elsewhere, Connie feels unappreciated when Jules starts looking up to new roommate Jillian more than her own sister. And the crew at B-TV chart a course deep into the ocean to learn more about the concept of the Trinity. Dramatic conclusions and fresh beginnings abound in these six entertaining and inspiring adventures in Odyssey!

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Dan Hagen tells us about the triumphant arrival of another Holstein to Odyssey

May 7th, 2019

Rumpelstiltskin: A Wee Little Tale

Rumpelstiltskin: A Wee Little Tale

Though Dan Hagen is probably best known as Jacques Henri, Penny’s boss at the Art Gallery, this month he stars as a brand new character: Wilhelm Holstein. Plus: Hear a preview of “Rumpelstiltskin: A Wee Little Tale”’

Got Questions about Album 66…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!)

Camp On ItCamp on It

Join your favorite Odyssey characters on a special journey of imagination, excitement, and discovery in Camp On It. Be inspired by 14 faith-building Adventures in Odyssey audio dramas, and explore 14 days of devotions to help you embark on a lifelong journey with Jesus and live out your faith in practical ways.

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Ahoy! Sound designer Nathan Jones takes us beneath the seven seas in “B-TV: Trinity”

April 24th, 2019

Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

Sound designer Nathan Jones produced our latest B- TV, the last B-TV, and our next B- TV. Learn how he creates the sketches, the sound effects, and the static. Plus hear preview of “The Long End, Part 2” and a few hints about our next B-TV.

Young Whit and the Shroud of Secrecy

Strange lights and strange sights put young Johnny Whittaker on the trail of a puzzling and dangerous new mystery! Johnny and some friends are out trick-or-treating on Halloween night when they see a light in the window of a deserted, supposedly haunted mansion. When they go to investigate, they make a shocking discovery that has them quaking in their shoes. What kind of sinister activity is going on? Find out in book two in this new series exploring the childhood escapades of the most-beloved character in the town of Odyssey!

Album 66: Trial by Fire

After years of searching for his true identity, Buck Oliver may finally get some answers. But along with clues about his family, he also is subjected to the dangers of his past. Buck’s old mentor Mr. Skint arrives in town with an offer that would take Buck away from Odyssey for good. Elsewhere, Connie feels unappreciated when Jules starts looking up to new roommate Jillian more than her own sister. And the crew at B-TV chart a course deep into the ocean to learn more about the concept of the Trinity. Dramatic conclusions and fresh beginnings abound in these six entertaining and inspiring adventures in Odyssey!

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