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Journey into the ‘Adventures in Odyssey’ Writers’ Room!

March 26th, 2009

Presenting all sorts of random secrets from Adventures in Odyssey: Novacom Saga! Writers Kathy Buchanan, John Fornof, Paul McCusker and Marshal Younger share about mapping out the Novacom conspiracy, Jared’s exit from Odyssey, and more with plenty of wacky rabbit trails along the way! To get in on the act, sound designers Rob Jorgensen and Bob Luttrell reveal a few embarrassing incidents that got them the perfect sounds to create dramatic scenes.

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  • Enjoy the hilarious interviews on today’s podcast? You’ll love Adventures in Odyssey: Novacom Saga– with 28 audio drama episodes plus a bonus disc with an hour of fun from the actors and producers!
  • Hear the start of the Novacom Saga bonus feature over at The Ceiling Fan, an Adventures in Odyssey fan website.
  • Our friends at The Unofficial Adventures in Odyssey Podcast have several 3D views of the Novacom Saga box set to share, along with an exclusive audio clip!

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67 Comments on “Journey into the ‘Adventures in Odyssey’ Writers’ Room!”

  • Erica on April 9th, 2009 - 12:42pm


    If Jared was loneley why didn’t he play with Trent???

  • MJG on April 10th, 2009 - 2:52pm


    What is the NOVA COM???

  • tyvin,jr on April 11th, 2009 - 6:59am


    man i like jared a lot

  • Kayla on April 11th, 2009 - 9:48am


    I am realy excited about my new offical guide I got for my birthday.Thanks so much.Keep up the good work.

  • pC on April 11th, 2009 - 10:16am


    I think Mitch should goin the NSA like Jason

  • Mercy on April 11th, 2009 - 10:22am


    this podcast was a little boring. 🙁

  • JANa on April 12th, 2009 - 12:15pm


    I love Novacom! Jana

  • Deborah on April 12th, 2009 - 3:26pm


    The Washingtons are one some of the funniest people in Odyssey.

  • jana on April 13th, 2009 - 10:03am


    Will there be any more Novacom episodes?

  • Anonymous on April 14th, 2009 - 12:37am


    Totally loved the NovaCom saga… bring back Mitch!!!

  • Sasha E. on April 14th, 2009 - 12:09pm


    Will Gradys father stay with his family? I thought the ending to The Highest Stakes was incomplete.

  • Wooton on April 14th, 2009 - 4:58pm


    I love Adventure In Odyssey because it’s the best radio program ever.Please don’t make It Stop After The 50th Album Please Don’t I love To Hear It With My Famiy And Friends And At my School[Witch is A Christian School].
    Love Your Favourite Fan!

  • Odyssey fan on April 14th, 2009 - 5:24pm


    Hey Kayla I have the official guide 2 and i love it

  • Madison on April 14th, 2009 - 9:20pm


    Jason and Mitch are 2 of my fadorit characters and if they do’not bring soon I am going to CRY!!!

  • Anonymous on April 15th, 2009 - 9:59am


    how do you get podcasts downloaded on this new site.

  • Angel on April 15th, 2009 - 12:04pm


    Are you going to have more episodes about Grady and his family when the new episodes come out in September? Are you going to do like a little series leading up to Grady’s dad becoming a Christian?

  • tyvin’jr on April 15th, 2009 - 12:28pm


    when will connie and mitch marry

  • A. on April 15th, 2009 - 2:27pm


    I liked the novacom saga. It was very action filled.

  • Chels on April 15th, 2009 - 4:59pm


    First of all Jared is cool!!!
    Secondly, at the end of the Highest Stakes, do Gady’s Mom and Dad get back together? It was a bit confusing. I don’t know if they hook up or not!?!

  • MICHAELA on April 16th, 2009 - 9:23am



  • Angel on April 17th, 2009 - 5:37pm


    I was wondering why after I listen to a episode and it is on the Your Playist how after a while even if I only have 4 episodes on there the episodes disappear.

  • DORCAS on April 18th, 2009 - 7:53pm


    I Love Odyssey I Wish It Was One Hour Long Instead Of Thirty Minutes. PLEASE CONTINUE EPISODES OF GRADY AND FAMILY AND THE WASHINGTONS

  • MAMESHA on April 19th, 2009 - 12:24pm



  • Janna H. on April 21st, 2009 - 9:54am


    Hi there!I agree with Tyvin Jr. but, Jared is kinda like my brother.You know wild imagination and well, I don’t know if he would ever use flour for a prank though… I know he would use water. We love the Adventures!Thanks for airing them!
    – Janna H.

  • skyeler on April 22nd, 2009 - 1:36am


    jason and mitch are sooooooo cool

  • cATHY on April 22nd, 2009 - 11:04am


    I really like Mitch and I wish that he would come back!!

  • ellie on April 24th, 2009 - 7:26am


    i live in israel i don’t have as many oddesys as i’d like but the ones i do have i enjoy but i didn’t get to finsh masgais message andi raely liked it!!

  • goalie14 on April 24th, 2009 - 6:34pm


    Adventures in Oddesy is the best thing I have ever listened to! Thanks so much for creating this and keep up the good work!!
    From on of your biggest fans ever.

  • Whit&WootonB on April 25th, 2009 - 9:45am


    Doctor Blackgaard should come back with Novacom.

  • Whit&WootonB on April 25th, 2009 - 9:47am


    Jason should come back to Odyssey

  • gteam on April 29th, 2009 - 10:55am


    oddesy rocks!!!!!!! yah

  • goalie14 on April 29th, 2009 - 5:34pm


    GTEAM is right oddesy rocks!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kidron on May 1st, 2009 - 11:58am


    i love oddessey i am your 1# fan

  • isaac on May 6th, 2009 - 3:23am


    i love odyssey!

  • isaac on May 6th, 2009 - 3:52am


    are you guys going to do another live show i am i china and i can not go to them my mom and dad are teching eglish and prechin can odyssey go international?and can you do a show about world war 2

  • Berkshire on May 6th, 2009 - 5:58pm


    Will there be any more “Random Secrets From The NovaCom Saga That You Never Knew Existed And Can’t Possibly Live Without!” (dududududududuDA) Or any Random Secrets From The Best Small Town In America That You Never Knew Existed And Can’t Possibly Live Without!”

  • 1131 on May 10th, 2009 - 2:27pm


    I LOVE all the Novacom and secret agent Adventures in Oddessy!!! When will Novacom be playing on the radio?
    Will Jason ever be back? Or will he keep moving around because everyone thought he blew up??

  • Jordan G. on May 11th, 2009 - 2:28pm


    PLEASE bring Mitch back for like – maybe 1 or more episodes…. PLEASE??

    ALSO – NOVACOM ROCKS! (to say the least).

  • Vicky on May 15th, 2009 - 1:20pm


    I love the Novacom sega episodes is there going to be anymore episodes to do with novacom? I love odyssey!!

  • Aubrey on June 1st, 2009 - 5:49am


    I really like odyssey. I couldn’t wait to listen to kidsboro!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jaired on June 2nd, 2009 - 9:36am


    I really like jared

  • Kevin on June 2nd, 2009 - 1:21pm


    Hey, thanks for the link. Very nice of you. 🙂

  • C12m on June 12th, 2009 - 6:58pm


    How can I download podcasts?

  • bianca on June 20th, 2009 - 10:31am


    Hi, I’m from Australia and i just wanted to let you guys know how much i love. It was actually my best friend who introduced me to odyssey and since then i have listene to it all the time. It is really good and i hope you make more.

  • Jacob on June 20th, 2009 - 10:39pm


    Yeah i want to know too C12M

  • Emma on June 21st, 2009 - 12:04am


    Wow, you live in Israel?? How is it??

  • Valerie on June 25th, 2009 - 2:25pm


    AWESOME!!!! Sweeeeeet!Love it!!Do it again!! DO IT AGAIN!!! 😉 😉

  • MArizona on July 3rd, 2009 - 4:30am


    Israel? Interesting!

  • Lindsey S. on July 22nd, 2009 - 11:39am


    WOW! That amazing that Ellie you live in Israel, Issac that you live in China, and Blanca that you live in Australia! I live in Texas here in the USA. It is just so cool that Odyssey is all over the globe. What is it like living in Israel, China, and Australia? Please respond, I have always wanted to go to those countries.

  • Lindsey S. on July 22nd, 2009 - 11:40am


    Sorry Bianca that I mispelled your name!

  • Mercy on July 23rd, 2009 - 3:13pm


    Ellie-Israel? Really!!How cool!!!

  • KATHERINE on August 17th, 2009 - 6:02pm


    I realy like Novacom it rocks

  • John on August 23rd, 2009 - 8:50am


    Novacom is great I like every single one!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jocelyn on September 28th, 2009 - 6:43pm


    i love novacom saga its awsome:)

  • abbie on November 19th, 2009 - 8:22pm


    I TOTALLY LOVE THE NOVACOM SAGA! IT’S SO AWESOME! I’M GONNA ASK MY MOM 4 IT 4 CHRTMAS!!!!! (sorry, i no this might be a little out of date 😀 )

  • Platypus on December 5th, 2009 - 2:12pm


    As Abby said, I too am asking for the Nvacom saga for Christmas. 😉

  • Fuzz on December 15th, 2009 - 8:28pm


    I like the Novacom sagas they are so cool it would be cool if they maid Novacom return.

  • new zealand on December 24th, 2009 - 8:03pm


    My favorite saga is …… NOVACOM SAGA!!!!
    Defiantly the BEST saga!!!!
    #New Zealand#
    🙂 !

  • aleana on January 7th, 2010 - 3:39pm


    Come back mitch! what about your relationship? connie needs you!

  • aleana on January 7th, 2010 - 3:40pm


    I think mitch is awsome he needs to come back

  • sara on January 13th, 2010 - 3:17pm


    My brother got an Official guide for his birthday. Also, Can i download podcasts on my MP3?

  • ?????? on February 20th, 2010 - 12:17pm


    These are some of the best episodes ever!!!!Exept it was a little confusing.

  • JESUS FREAK on March 7th, 2010 - 1:48pm


    I loved the episodes… it had me shouting comments at the computer the whole entire time. Most of the time some parts were hard to follow but, other than that i enjoyed it a lot!!!!!
    Ps. Are most of the adventures based on true stories?

  • Heidi on July 11th, 2012 - 3:18am


    I think NOVACOM is awesome and the plot is really clever!
    Mitch is cool!

  • Naomi on June 23rd, 2013 - 1:38pm


    I love NOVACOM so much! I want the “NOVACOM SAGA” I am saving up to get it=)

  • Gisela on March 8th, 2016 - 12:10pm


    These are SOO awesome!! Thank you, AIO!

  • Sun on January 20th, 2018 - 6:11pm


    Novacom… I don’t think that we have seen the last of ’em.


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