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John Avery Whittaker: A podcast devoted to the voice of an inventor, teacher, and trusted mentor

August 7th, 2009

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Learn the history of the voice of John Avery Whittaker, from Hal Smith to Paul Herlinger and beyond to the future.

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890 Comments on “John Avery Whittaker: A podcast devoted to the voice of an inventor, teacher, and trusted mentor”

  • Mercy on August 7th, 2009 - 9:39am


    This is so Awesome!! Thank you for something so wonderful,AIO!!!

  • Mercy on August 7th, 2009 - 9:41am


    What’s your favorite place in Odyssey??
    I know a lot of you will say Whit’s End, but I kinda like the Electric Palace the best!!
    I think I might turn this question into a poll as well…..

  • AIO fan on August 7th, 2009 - 10:05am



  • brooks on August 7th, 2009 - 10:06am


    I was surprised when I heard that Paul Herlinger wasn’t going to do whit any more, but the new whit is close.

  • noely on August 7th, 2009 - 10:12am


    Whit is one of my favorite characters. I enjoy listening to episodes that have Whit on them. When i first heard The Search for Whit, i would just listen until, i finished listening to them. Every year i go to North Little Rock Arkansas, i go for a church camp, i always make sure i take money with me so i could buy a case of 4 Cd’s from Adventures in Odyssey. i really enjoy listening to yaw.

  • nissitoria on August 7th, 2009 - 10:16am


    my sis. n i will just listen to adventures in odyssey every night @ 8:00 p.m. my mom n dad will get on 2 us couse we have it really loud n my mom goes 2 college.

  • noely on August 7th, 2009 - 10:20am


    yaw r the best!!!!!! i really, really, really enjoy listening to odyssey. oh mercy, how can u like d electric palace?!?!?! Bart is funny but @ times he gets on my nerves!!!!!!! n i HATE Rodney.

  • rachel on August 7th, 2009 - 10:23am


    that was so cool and i love whit he is the best

  • Hadassah on August 7th, 2009 - 10:26am


    Mine is The J&J Antique Shop.That was Great!Go Mr.Whitecker

  • Sidney on August 7th, 2009 - 10:47am


    im gonna miss you Paul but Andre does sound alot like you and Hal!)

  • drew on August 7th, 2009 - 10:51am



    My favorite place is Wooten’s house.

    I can’t wait to listen to Darian’s Rise!

  • dawight on August 7th, 2009 - 10:56am



  • jeremy on August 7th, 2009 - 10:56am


    wow, even though I haven’t really been connected to Odyssey for a long time now, I almost cried when I heard about the new Whit voice. Paul H was my favorite voice actor on Odyssey like, ever. I liked him for the role even better then Hal. Wow, this is as if he just died again!
    Listening to the new voice, he definitely sounds more like Hal which is pretty cool. I guess I’d want to hear him with emotion in his voice.
    But hey, great job odyssey team!

  • Ann on August 7th, 2009 - 11:17am


    Thanks Paul Herlinger!! I’ll miss your voice, but am also looking forward to the new Whit!!

    –My favorite place is still Whit’s End!! But I do like Tom Riley’s farm on the old episodes!!

  • Jessica b. on August 7th, 2009 - 11:23am


    Cool podcast!
    Whatever happened to Richard Maxwell? I think he should come back! He was so cool!

    God Bless!

  • christian A on August 7th, 2009 - 11:29am


    Well, Andre does sound sorta like Whit. I think it may take some time to get used to the new voice of Mr. Whittaker, but I guess that’s how it was when Paul first stepped in as Whit. Anyway, I’m excited to hear the upcoming episodes and I hope that AIO doesn’t end for a long Long LONG time. God bless!

  • Juliet on August 7th, 2009 - 11:38am


    This is sooooooooo coool! I really like it!

  • mEL on August 7th, 2009 - 11:47am


    NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DONT CHANGE WHIT’S VOICE!!! Paul Herlinger did it the best!!
    but, thanks for the podcast anyway.

  • LAura leigh on August 7th, 2009 - 12:01pm


    What are you guys saying???!!?? My family is heart-broken that Paul is leaving! {:( We’ll MISS U PAUL!! Is that the actual voice the new “whit” is going 2 use…or was he playing someone else in that clip?

  • aio on August 7th, 2009 - 12:11pm


    the podcast was very good

  • Lindsey S. on August 7th, 2009 - 12:40pm


    What! Paul Herlinger is leaving Odyssey? That is such a shock! I will really miss you Paul, you were the second best Whit that Odyssey has ever had. No offence Focus people, but I think that Ondrea doesn’t sound like Whit at all. His voice is too high pitched. But the way he says things is the same way both Hal and Paul have said it. It is really sad to see Odyssey change. But at the same time exciting too. But sadly Whit can’t live forever. In reality Whit is in his 90’s and live much longer

  • Lindsey S. on August 7th, 2009 - 12:44pm


    I hope you will seriously consider the future of Odyssey carefully. I will be praying for you all to make the right decisions.
    Odyssey fan and listener,
    Lindsey S.

    P.s. I meant to say that Whit is in his 90’s and can’t live much longer. Even though I wish he could live forever.

  • Listener on August 7th, 2009 - 12:47pm


    It is exciting to hear all the new changes happening around Odyssey; but it also makes me sad Mr. Herlinger will no longer play Whit.

  • jess on August 7th, 2009 - 1:02pm


    Please Bring back Paul.If Not Good bye Paul And Welcome Andre(He Kinda sounds like Jack Allen,Bernard Walton and a little bet of Whit)

  • jess on August 7th, 2009 - 1:03pm


    I meant bit, Sorry.

  • Rach on August 7th, 2009 - 1:06pm


    I really like Tom’s Farm.
    This is cool thanks AIO!

  • ANNA on August 7th, 2009 - 1:23pm


    I’m almost literally crying, this is so sad! I can’t believe it! I want to believe that AIO will keep going but without Tom, Bart, or the familiar voice of Whit it seems like it’ll be a whole new show. And I loved the “old” AIO so much I don’t know if I’ll like the “new” AIO.

  • andi on August 7th, 2009 - 1:48pm


    wow thats really cool dont u think everybody????paul herlinger is really cool and he dose so good and my fav. i dont like the new voice for whitITS NOT THE SAME:| and my fav place in odysse is WHITS END FOREVER(: (: (: (: (: (: (: (: WHATS YOUR FAV. WHITS VOICE CU L8TER!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Audrey on August 7th, 2009 - 2:18pm


    Mercy, I think that the best place in Odyssey is where the episode I’m listening to takes place! Right now I’d have to say The Washington house!

  • AIO fan on August 7th, 2009 - 2:26pm


    While the New voice of Whit might grow on us, going back and listening to previous Adventures in Odyssey episodes will be very strange. However, I believe that Adventures in Odyssey did the best they could to handle this situation. I also feel kind of bad for them because they went to so much trouble, and it must have been really hard for them to let Paul go. I will be praying for all of them

  • Audrey on August 7th, 2009 - 2:28pm


    The new Mr. Whittaker sounds more like Jason.

  • Barlowgirl on August 7th, 2009 - 2:29pm


    Wow! I didn’t relize that Whit had already been replaced for a second time. I remember when Hal Smith died and had to be replaced as Whit.

    I wish that Odyssey had more mysteries like “The Case of The Secret Room” Episodes and “Play A Def Cabbage” Episode. Granted they were a little spine chilling – especially for youngsters – but they had good endings.

  • Barlowgirl on August 7th, 2009 - 2:34pm


    I Want Richard Maxwell to marry Lucy Cunningham!!!! Chanting: Richard Maxwell! Richard Maxwell! Richard Maxwell! Richard Maxwell! Bring them both back to Odyssey Pu-lea-ssse!

  • Barlowgirl on August 7th, 2009 - 2:37pm


    WHAT HAPPEND TO THE BARCLAY FAMILY !!! Bring Them BAAAAACKKK! PLease, please please please!!!

    When did they leave Odyssey – They were the best family EVER! Bring ’em back – please please please!

  • hope on August 7th, 2009 - 2:38pm


    I agree with you, Andi. The new voice for Whit isn’t the same.

  • martin on August 7th, 2009 - 2:40pm


    I think it wont be the same whithout Paul

  • JACOB on August 7th, 2009 - 2:44pm


    The new actor sounds more like Bernard than Whit.

  • RON on August 7th, 2009 - 2:46pm


    Whit should leave odyssey again and paul should play him.

  • Hadassah on August 7th, 2009 - 2:58pm


    I hope Whit never Dies:(

  • Janice on August 7th, 2009 - 3:00pm


    awwwww man! oh well i guess … my personal opinion is that andre sounds NOTHING like whit but oh well we will miss you paul!!!! oh mercy, i have 2 agree with drew wootens place sounds sssoooo very cool i wish my house was like dat!!! i love you AIO!!!!

  • rOCK-O-AGES on August 7th, 2009 - 3:35pm


    I really enjoyed this podcast escept for one thing, the new Whit’s voice. It’s not Whit! Okay, I’ll admitt it’s close but definatly not right. To me it kinda sounded like a Dr. Dobson mix with Hall Smith. I might just have to hear it for a while before I get used to it.
    P.s. My favorite place in Odyssey is Whit’s End.

  • vicky on August 7th, 2009 - 3:40pm


    Say it isn’t so! I don’t want Paul to leave! You were the best Whit, Paul! I’ll miss you a lot!

  • Jacob on August 7th, 2009 - 3:45pm


    its sad that there going to be a new whit but i can hardly wait for darians rise my family always listens to odessey everyday we really like it so awesome job

  • lEXI on August 7th, 2009 - 3:55pm



  • SUSAN on August 7th, 2009 - 4:02pm


    I love Mr. Whittaker he is the best!!! we’re collecting all the adventures in odyssey cd’s we almost have them all!!! I love you Whit!!!

  • Lizzy on August 7th, 2009 - 4:09pm


    I love Paul Herlinger!!!! DON’T CHANGE HIM PLEASE!!! HE IS THE BEST EVER!!! He plays the best Whit. Paul, you are GREAT!!!!!!! please don’t leave!!! it’s not gonna be as good!!! I’M gonna miss you!!!! I am so sad! I love you!!!

  • Abigail on August 7th, 2009 - 4:17pm


    I like the Timothy Center! I’m gonna miss you Paul H.!

  • skyeler on August 7th, 2009 - 4:30pm


    whit’s end is my fave place in odssey.but whit is my third fave character my first and second are jason and mitch

  • Logan on August 7th, 2009 - 4:31pm


    umm,… it would seem to me that Andre would to a decent tom. i dont agree with his role as whit. what happened to paul?

  • Adam on August 7th, 2009 - 4:31pm


    I’m not kidding, my name is adam! just like Katie’s son. And I can’t believe that all these comments are 8/7/09. Anyway, WHY, WHY, WHY, did you do that to Whit!! Paul is still alive! I haven’t even heard the new Tom Riley voice much less the new Whit voice.(I haven’t listened to AIO in a while, i’ve been busy.) What is paul going to do now? I know, I know, I have to email you guys

  • Original joe on August 7th, 2009 - 4:47pm


    I think Andre sounds like Hal Smith. But, it was still a shock to me.

  • Fan Of AIO on August 7th, 2009 - 4:49pm


    I loved the podcast! Although I enjoyed Paul as Whit, I will enjoy Andre as Whit also. His voice is slightly similar to that of Hal Smith with inflections used by Paul. I liked Katie’s comments that Andre was a little of both Whit’s put together! Be encouraged Odyssey as you forge new territory for the future! You can’t please everybody! Just keep faithful to the heart of the show and strive to please God with your writing and God will use the show to bless many more people!

  • *Liv* on August 7th, 2009 - 5:16pm


    OH WOW!!!

  • Mary on August 7th, 2009 - 5:19pm


    My favorite place is Wooton’s house. The place is like an amusment park. I really do enjoy Paul as Whit.

    Hey Everybody:
    Who’s your favorite Character in Odessey?
    I LOVE listening to Connie! She is so funny!:)

  • cath on August 7th, 2009 - 5:27pm


    I am sad that Paul is leaving. 🙁 Andre does sound like Whit, except that he’s soft-spoken like Jack is. Maybe if he talked a little bit louder. >.<; I don’t know. It won’t be quite the same until we get used to it. What happened to Paul anyway? Why is he leaving?

  • ALEX on August 7th, 2009 - 5:29pm


    Andre sounds nothing like Whit to me!!!

  • devin on August 7th, 2009 - 5:53pm


    the new whit doesn’t sound like WHIT

  • Tiia on August 7th, 2009 - 5:57pm


    The new guy sounds nothing like whit! Oh well. My fave character in odessey has got to be connie, she’s hillarious! and my fave place in odessey is probably KIDSBOROUGH! you get to be anything, anyone, etc.

  • ana on August 7th, 2009 - 6:47pm



  • Annie on August 7th, 2009 - 6:56pm


    i love odyssey

  • alex on August 7th, 2009 - 7:23pm


    I realy like Mr.Whit he is my favorite character.All my friends do to.I take alot of his advise and it works to.I learn alot from it.PLEASE STAY

  • rach on August 7th, 2009 - 7:45pm


    it makes me sad to hear that mr. whit quit.Iwish that he would come back


  • jess on August 7th, 2009 - 7:55pm


    Great job Paul you did well. Hal Smith was great too and you filled his place perfectly. Andre hopefully you can fill the spot but please quit being whit

  • IRWIN on August 7th, 2009 - 7:58pm


    I’m looking forward to hearing Darien’s Rise and Whit’s new voice!

  • K1 on August 7th, 2009 - 8:14pm


    I had to get my say in. I will really miss Mr. Herlinger as the voice of Mr. Whitaker. Mr. Stojka just doesn’t sound like what Whit has ever sounded like in the past.

  • Jane h on August 7th, 2009 - 10:30pm


    I can’t belive he’s gone but i won’t even notice so its not a big deal to me and i love adventures in odessy its my favorite thing to listen to every night. Keep odessy going!
    ps i like wootens house a lot
    God bless odessy crew

  • Jane h on August 7th, 2009 - 10:32pm


    Pss connies cool as my favorite character.:)

  • MOLLY on August 7th, 2009 - 11:46pm


    To be perfectly honest i am tearing up right now and crying. I love Paul as whit and it will be so hard to see him go. i don’t think that the new whit sounds very much like the old ones. I will pray for Andre as takes over the reigns of odyssey’s best character i love what Paul said at the end about a twin:)

  • Crystal on August 8th, 2009 - 1:03am


    so sad. Paul was such a good whit! But I understand why he’s leaving. But the new voice is going to take some getting used to… he doesn’t sound much like whit. Sometimes he’s sounds like Bernard.

  • sad Rachel on August 8th, 2009 - 7:35am


    Goodbye Paul. You are a wonderful actor and I will always love you and Whit. If you are reading this, remember that we love you and will miss you SO much. I discovered Odyssey through Chick-fil-A when I was six and my first episode was Broken Window. Even though I had no idea what “Whit’s End” was or who any of the characters were, I began loving Mr. Whittaker from that moment on. Paul, I know that you are doing the right thing for yourself and for the show, but I can’t resist crying!

  • aravis on August 8th, 2009 - 7:38am


    i personally liked hal better than paul, so maybe this guy will be good.Since whit is one of the best/main charecters, they need to stop changing his voice! But guys, (who dont want the new voice) just give the guy a chance… we’ll see. The best is yet to come!

  • sad Rachel on August 8th, 2009 - 7:40am


    Continued from my earlier post…
    So Paul, Whit IS Odyssey. He has led so many people to Christ, on and off the show. He’s just so warm, and I hope that Andre can pull that off.

    Suddenly, I really feel like listening to Gone… and A Prayer for George Barklay.

    I love you Whit!

    Good luck, Andre, and Farewell Paul….

    Love, Rachel

  • sad Rachel on August 8th, 2009 - 7:42am


    Just one more thing:

    The Best is Yet to Come.

  • elise on August 8th, 2009 - 7:50am


    I am so upset you are leaving Paul Herlinger!You were the best Whit!! 🙁

  • marisa on August 8th, 2009 - 8:43am


    to tell u the truth….i didnt even rele notice that whits voice changed…but thats just me:)…sounds ok to me

  • marisa on August 8th, 2009 - 8:43am


    i love wootons house 2

  • lydia on August 8th, 2009 - 8:45am


    When I listened to this it was a big shock. I have tons of AIO and I love the old Whit’s voice. But, Andrea is pretty close, but doesn’t sound like him much. But I guess I just have to warm up to him. I have listened to AIO for a long time and I want to thank you Paul Herlinger for all the work you did and good luck Andrea!

  • Nevada on August 8th, 2009 - 8:49am


    Paul I think all of us are going to miss you so much.You are the real Whit,and will always be no matter what!Mary I like Katrina.I will miss you Mr.Herlinger.*Nevada*

  • jess on August 8th, 2009 - 8:50am


    Its funny hearing Paul doing the “Hi Jason it me”part

  • aravis on August 8th, 2009 - 8:53am


    sorry for got to add that all the voices sound the same and i think he sounds too much like tom, but it is good!

  • jess on August 8th, 2009 - 8:56am


    Answer to marys questionThe DeWhite’s,Mandy,Whit(Played by Hal Smith And Paul Herlinger)It will take a while to get used to Andre Stojka. but my favorite is anyone by paul or hal not andre

  • ty w on August 8th, 2009 - 9:05am


    coo!!! he doesn’t sounds like same old whit but that’s the way it goes. I like whits end

  • emily on August 8th, 2009 - 9:12am


    TI am sure that the ODYSSEY TEAM would pick nothing below the best for Whit’s character.

  • Jenneniah on August 8th, 2009 - 9:17am


    Anybod know how you spell the new guys name?

  • Jake on August 8th, 2009 - 9:30am


    I’m sure that it will be hard transitioning to another Whit again. But, I honestly think that Mr. Stocle will do his best as Whit and that in time he will become just as dear to us Odyssey fans as Mr. Smith and Mr. Herlinger were (and still are.) Welcome Mr. Stocle and goodbye Mr. Herlinger may God bless you both.

  • nat j. on August 8th, 2009 - 9:34am


    hey guys,

    odyssey is so great, i love the old episodes, and the new ones! keep making them!


  • Lindsey S. on August 8th, 2009 - 9:46am


    Richard Maxwell can’t marry Lucy because she is already married to Jake Davis. But I do agree that Richard needs to come back. Maybe if enough people ask to bring him back, then maybe they will. PLEASE BRING BACK RICHARD MAXWLL!

    Mary, my favorite character has got to be Whit.

  • Madison on August 8th, 2009 - 9:53am


    Paul Herlinger will be Greatly missed. 🙁

  • Madison on August 8th, 2009 - 10:03am


    Hey Skyeler Jason and Mitch two of my fave characters too.

  • mEL on August 8th, 2009 - 10:05am


    Merci, my favorite place is Wooten’s House

  • Mady on August 8th, 2009 - 10:07am


    I have a tip for Andre. Whit DOES NOT giggle. I think that was the main problem, so just don’t giggle, please.

  • annalise on August 8th, 2009 - 10:11am


    I like wooton the best!

  • sarah on August 8th, 2009 - 10:11am


    i like the old mister whittaker the best?

  • jojo on August 8th, 2009 - 10:23am


    My favorite place is…(drum roll!)The mulligan Farm!!!

  • jojo on August 8th, 2009 - 10:24am


    I also like the place in Africa where Eugene and Katrina were. I luv podcasts!

  • cabbage on August 8th, 2009 - 10:25am


    Oh No!! I liked whits first voice! Hal sounds like bernard! 🙁 I don’t even know if I even Want to listen to odessey anymore!:(

  • cabbage on August 8th, 2009 - 10:26am


    just kidding! I don’t like Hal’s voice, but I will NEVER stop listening to odessey! 😉

  • Grant on August 8th, 2009 - 10:31am


    Lindsay S. said, “But sadly Whit can’t live forever. In reality Whit is in his 90’s and can’t live much longer. Even though I wish he could live forever.” I agree. Aio could avoid this whole mess if they would just get rid of Whit. (What an uproar that would cause!) My brother just said, “Yeah, but the show is about Whit!” I told him what Lindsay said. He then said,”But they never say that. The show doesn’t opperate within a set time frame. If you get rid of Whit the show dies. I guarrentee it!”

  • Grant on August 8th, 2009 - 10:40am


    While yes Whit is the centeroeice of aio, I think that they could make the show work without him. I mean isn’t Adventures in Odyssey known for it’s accuracy and detail!? Whit has, from the early shows on, been getting younger and younger. But if you look at historical detail on Whit, you can see that he’s getting old. Remember, the Steve Harris and Phil Lollar wrote an entire history of this Charactar before the shows evan started airing, We must assune that history includes his birthday.

  • adam on August 8th, 2009 - 10:43am


    old whit was beter

  • Melanie B on August 8th, 2009 - 10:45am


    My favorite characterS are Whit, Conny, Eugene, Bernard, and Tom Riley.

  • Grant on August 8th, 2009 - 10:54am


    But the Odyssey team of today acts like, “Oh, it’s to confusing…. Whit’s age! I don’t evan try and figure it out!” Personally, I think that they say that as an ewcuse for keeping Whit alive and at pratically age 55! Okay maybe just age 60. THAT’S MUCH BETTER!!! Remember guys, Whit can’t live forever!

  • Grant on August 8th, 2009 - 10:56am


    Whit’s End is my favorite place in Odyssey. I like Bernard, Wooten, Eugene, and Jack Allen.

  • sam on August 8th, 2009 - 11:24am


    We’re gonna miss you paul.Have a great retirement.

  • Odyssey Fan on August 8th, 2009 - 12:14pm


    I do think that the voice is off, but I think we could get used to it, We’ve done it before! Paul did a great job but he doesn’t want Odyssey to go down hill if something happens to him, I’d say that’s pretty selfless! But if we give the new voice of Mr. Whittaker a chance, I think that he will do a great job! They can’t keep the same actor forever an 15 years is a long time! At least Whit is still here! So good bye Paul, we’ll miss you, and welcome Andre!

  • *rachel* on August 8th, 2009 - 12:18pm


    so cool :).John Avery Whittaker is so my fav 🙂

  • Chels! on August 8th, 2009 - 12:35pm


    Ok, to be perfectly honest, I don’t like the new Whit. The other two, Paul Herlinger and Hal Smith, had deep, gentle, and soothing voices that seemed filled with wisdom. This guy, Andre, seems to be trying too hard to capture this wisdom, and doesn’t seem to act as gentle as Whit did either. I understand the decision had to be made, and there are worst Whits out there, but I still don’t think he captures the essence of Mr. Whittaker.

  • Chels! on August 8th, 2009 - 12:40pm


    They already did bring Lucy back to Odyssey in an episode called the Triangled Web. In that episode, Lucy and Jack Davis get married (well technically engaged), as they are both already married in real life.

  • ELIJAH on August 8th, 2009 - 2:03pm


    The new whit does sound like whit at all.
    My favorite place is wooton house>

  • Joshua s on August 8th, 2009 - 2:09pm


    Go whit

  • Anonymous on August 8th, 2009 - 2:12pm


    i agree with Janice. I dose not sound like Whit at ALL!! i miss whit so much all ready… :,(

  • Grace on August 8th, 2009 - 2:16pm


    I’m speechless!! I feel like I’m loosing a grandpa or someone very near and dear to me. I realize change must occur, but wow! I have to agree with other posts however that while I’m sure Andre is an amazing person and actor he definitely is not Whit. I understand why Paul has to leave, but I think AIO needs to maybe think out a new story line for that…no one will ever be “Whit” … I’m starting to get depressed about this new season…

  • Emandem11 on August 8th, 2009 - 2:39pm


    My fave charachter is Katrina! Was Andre playing WHIT… or someone else? I couldn’t tell…
    But his voice reminds me of a guest’s on the Andy Griffith Show! He was playing a kind traveling salesman… anyone know what I’m talking about?

  • joe on August 8th, 2009 - 2:58pm


    Must Replace new Whit,it is not Whits voice!

  • Evie m. on August 8th, 2009 - 3:01pm


    I like having Paul Herlinger as Whit. I don’t know who my favorite character in Odyssey is. I love them all!!

  • lizz on August 8th, 2009 - 3:18pm


    don’t go paul!you are the best whit ever!!!!!!i going to miss you sooo much.i’m going to give the new whit a chance. he’s a little more cheerful then the real whit.

  • lizzy on August 8th, 2009 - 3:19pm


    Andre would make a great tom!!!!!!!!!!

  • lizzy on August 8th, 2009 - 3:28pm


    the new whit sounds like jack allen when i was listening
    to the clip i kept getting them confused. don’t get me wrong i’m deffinetly not trying to put andre down i just don’t think he sounds like whit at all.
    ps.I LOVE BERNARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Austin on August 8th, 2009 - 3:30pm


    I’m going to miss you,Paul!

  • lindsey on August 8th, 2009 - 3:38pm


    are you going to have an aio ipod contest? I’VE BEEN PRAYING TO WIN ALL YEAR!

  • rebekah on August 8th, 2009 - 3:52pm


    the new whit sounds to young and also just like tom I wish they could have found a better macht.

  • Zach on August 8th, 2009 - 3:55pm


    I am not complaining, but on first impression, then new Whit doesn’t have the low comforting voice, but sounds like a different character. It sorta is dissapointing

  • miranda on August 8th, 2009 - 4:08pm


    hi, i think that was very cool.

  • Zach on August 8th, 2009 - 4:33pm


    I guess I would like to say welcome to the new guy playing whit, but I think that the Odyssey crew could have done much better with their choice. Listen to the listeners opnions, this guy does not sound like whit much at all.

  • Victoria e k on August 8th, 2009 - 4:46pm


    paul is ausem at playing whit. Do you have to change the actor? I hate it when people do that……………..does odysey have to start doing it too? It is bad enough in movies come on please don’t start.

  • ashley on August 8th, 2009 - 5:28pm


    I think the new Mr. Whittaker sounds like Tom.It will take a little time to get use to his voice.I enjoy AIO sooooooooooo much.

  • miranda on August 8th, 2009 - 6:11pm


    we will miss you whit! you r gona make me cry!!!!!!
    love you.

  • aly on August 8th, 2009 - 7:16pm


    HOW CAN YOU REPLACE PAUL H.!! Mr.Andre is ok,but he is so not Whit!

  • PERCY on August 8th, 2009 - 8:02pm


    I think the new Mr Whittaker’s voice is too high. Alan Young is almost 90 but why is Paul Herlinger leaving?

  • jo on August 8th, 2009 - 9:45pm


    the new Whit is not right the voice is wroung

  • C.S. Lewis on August 8th, 2009 - 9:54pm


    I’m tired of people asking other people who their favorite character is. That has been asked on almost every blog page! Why don’t we all listen to Nathan Hoobler and only discuss RELEVANT topics!

  • millen on August 9th, 2009 - 6:32am


    Hi i lave your show mi family lavs you gis i cant wat for the next cezen

  • Matt on August 9th, 2009 - 6:58am


    Very true, fanofAio, you can’t please everybody, and since Paul was in his 80s, this was a good decision, I think, for the show and for Paul. However, Andre’s voice, to me, doesn’t sound like Whit. Yet. Maybe it will change as he gets more into the role? Don’t forget, Whit isn’t in Passages that much. But, I respect the decision, and look forward to hearing more new shows. 😉

  • jasmine on August 9th, 2009 - 9:41am


    this is like one of the best yet saddest podcasts ever! i’m really going to miss paul, he did a really, really good job, and since he’s acted as whit for already 13 years, it will take me some time to get used to andre. but i hope that even as we get a “new whit,” odyssey won’t ever change. mercy: i like the electric palace too! haha bart is actually one of my most favorite characters, without him there wouldn’t be as much drama 🙂 oh yea does anyone know if they found a replacement for tom yet?

  • jess on August 9th, 2009 - 11:46am


    The new whit is not even close I think i am going to cry!

  • aio lover on August 9th, 2009 - 12:11pm


    I love aio,and I will miss you paul.Andre does sound kinda like paul but he’ll take getting used too.And please please aio never ever stop make episodes.love you guys and God Bless

  • daveeta on August 9th, 2009 - 1:23pm


    Don’t take Paul away because he is thet best whit anyone could ever find please consider this post pleasssssssssse.

  • mEL on August 9th, 2009 - 1:53pm


    oops I ment Mercy

  • cheyene on August 9th, 2009 - 2:17pm


    This is soooo cool!!! I thought it was very interesting!!! I have to say my fav character is wooton!!! He is sooo silly!!!

  • Em on August 9th, 2009 - 2:43pm


    NO MORE WHIT! Who will be the new whit?

  • Em on August 9th, 2009 - 2:47pm


    How old is katie leigh? how old is connie? how old is cris?

  • Michaela on August 9th, 2009 - 2:50pm


    its sad that hal died but im glad they found paul because it would be sad to have no mr whittaker! thank you for making AIO!!! its the best i listen EVERYDAY!!!

  • brella on August 9th, 2009 - 3:20pm


    I think this is awsome!!! my fav charachter is whit he is awsome!!

  • BJC on August 9th, 2009 - 3:25pm


    I love the Podcast, and I know alot of people will miss Paul,(I’ll miss Paul already.) But however, people missed Hal, when he went to be with the Lord, and remember Andre won’t replace Paul, just like Paul didn’t replace Hal.
    But I believe that not only does the Odyssey staff know what they’re doing, I also believe that Andre will do Whit justice.

    By the way, Whit’s End has always been my favorite place, I first heard of it in “The Case of the Secret Room.”

  • h on August 9th, 2009 - 4:02pm


    I think the new whit sounds like a cross between tom bernard and jack allen.But i will have to get used to it i guess:( When Hal Smith died and Paul herlinger took his place I didn’t even notice because their voices were so close But this time(in my opinion)They are really different!I would say my fav character is wooton or the washington family. Wooton is so funny and the washington’s are so cool!! I can’t pick! Oh yeah and whit because he’s a really great guy!! GO ODYSSEY!!

  • Fred on August 9th, 2009 - 5:15pm


    In my opinion the new Whit is too soft-spoken and giggles too much. He should have a lower and more comforting voice.

  • CEDRIC on August 9th, 2009 - 5:20pm


    Whit’s new voice sounds too different to me. I think it’ll be strange to hear him interact with Eugene and Bernard and others.

  • Anonymous on August 9th, 2009 - 5:29pm


    There is a slight difference in the voice but in Odyssey you can’t tell.

  • JOSH on August 9th, 2009 - 6:03pm


    see you Paul i will miss you but we need to give new whit a chance

  • JMD on August 9th, 2009 - 6:10pm


    Jojo, you stole my name! Mercy, my fave place in Odyssey is Gumper’s hill. My fave character is Alex!

  • Joey on August 9th, 2009 - 6:56pm


    The new Whit is going to take some getting used to. My family is VERY sad the Paul H. is leaving Odyssey. I do understand why they had to do it though… And it probably would be near impossible to fing a voice that to us would sound like “Whit”. I don’t know…

    Oh and I agree with Lindsey S., BRING BACK RICHARD MAXWELL!!!

  • AIO fan on August 9th, 2009 - 7:14pm


    I know we all miss Paul, but there were many things to consider. We wouldn’t want to jeapordize someone els’s health just for our own personal pleasure, would we? And also, whatever happens, God is in control. Why would we want to interfere with God’s perfect plan. Now I know Andre doesn’t sound alot like Paul, but we need to be thankful that they didn’t cancel Odyssey when Hal died or when Paul decided to resign. (Continued in the next post)

  • AIO fan on August 9th, 2009 - 7:16pm


    Now we have a new Odyssey. It may not be like the old Odyssey, but at least we still have Odyssey. I believe that we will be able to have more adventures with Andre that we may have never had with Hal or Paul. The key is being thankful with what we have. There’s no need to be upset or anything, because when God’s in control, you know it’s always for the best.

  • AIO fan on August 9th, 2009 - 7:23pm


    You guys are also acting like Connie when they brought Jack in to replace Whit when he went to the Middle East. I know that it must have been hard when Paul took Whit’s place. I know, Paul sounded more like Hal than Andre sounded like Paul, but like I said, complaining or getting sad won’t get us anywhere in life. Why don’t we just try being thankful. If we keep on complaining and don’t move on, then the New Whit will never actually sound like Whit to you. But when we’re thankful (continued)

  • AIO fan on August 9th, 2009 - 7:26pm


    God will help us get over it, and we will be able to see how Andre might actually sound like Whit. Complaining will never get us anywhere in life. Let’s put aside our losses and get on with life. Change must happen and if we’re not prepared to deal with our loss, then we will never be happy in life. The time will come when we need to move on to college or when we get married. When such life-changing events happen how will we deal with them if we can’t even deal with such a small incident?

  • katherine on August 9th, 2009 - 8:08pm


    Interesting.But the new voice is going to take quite a while to get used to. I don’t really like it. He sounds more like a cross between Bernard Walton and Bart Raphbone to me.

  • Pinkprincess on August 9th, 2009 - 8:53pm


    I love adventures in Odessy so much!I’m sad that Paul will be leaving, and it will take me a little while to get used to the new voice. But I’ll never stop listening to adventures in oddessy. Keep bringing people to Jesus!

  • Claire on August 9th, 2009 - 9:35pm


    What? We’re getting a new Whit? I’m sorry Andre but it’ll take a while to adjust to hearing you and registering “Mr. Whittaker” right away. I’ll miss you, Paul!Andre, welcome to AIO! I love y’all and God bless you. Keep up the awesome work, it’s changing lives

  • BRENA on August 9th, 2009 - 9:48pm


    Changes happen everyday there are changes we may not like but I am excited for the change. Just found about the new Whit character. I’m not able to tell the difference. I sometimes forget the ones who are playing AIO are getting older and will not always be around. Oddsy maybe different ln the future. I am open for change and hope other listerners are too!

  • Grant on August 9th, 2009 - 10:11pm


    C.S.Lewis you have a point. However these pages are alot of times the only places kids can ask questions and talk about stuff. As some of them arn’t allowed off whitsend.org and can’t talk on the ToO or somewhere else.

  • andiage 13 on August 10th, 2009 - 12:36am


    GOODBYE PAUL WE ALL WILL MISS U HOPE U STAy mt favorite place is THE WASHINGTON HOME if u were a chariter in odessey who would u be i would be umm. . . lucy and i would want connie and jason to be married or dating (: thats just me !!(: :)<3 well gots to go

  • mel2 on August 10th, 2009 - 3:31am


    why do you have to leave paul we will miss you terebly don’t leave PLEASE
    i love you AIO!

  • stealth on August 10th, 2009 - 6:34am


    Oh! no I’ll miss whit so much the new one doesnt sound like whit but I also will never stop listening 🙂

  • braden on August 10th, 2009 - 6:51am


    i like odyssey and have listened sence i was 5. thankyou for odyssey i love it.i listen to it every morning as i am now as i right this leter. TANKYOU

  • BRADEN on August 10th, 2009 - 6:56am



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  • Jessie on August 10th, 2009 - 7:24am


    Wow! It certainly will be hard for me to adjust to the new ‘whit’. It’s sad/happy )-: (-:


    Pray,Pray, PRAY!

  • ZOE on August 10th, 2009 - 7:27am



  • bob on August 10th, 2009 - 7:47am


    me too i also like harlo

  • Mercy on August 10th, 2009 - 9:32am


    This is so awful!! Paul is auch a big part of Odyssey!! I’m crying just thinking about him leaving!! 🙁

  • VIKTOR on August 10th, 2009 - 10:05am


    Andre should listen to all of the AIO episodes with Whit in them to really get into the role.

  • Jake on August 10th, 2009 - 10:24am


    I believe that the new Whit’s name is Andre Stojka (pronounced Stoicka.) Mr. Stojka, I’m sorry I misspelled your name in my last comment.

  • Jake on August 10th, 2009 - 10:27am


    I forgot to mention, that Mr. Herlinger is leaving out of concern for his health! He said so in the podcast!

  • Jake on August 10th, 2009 - 10:31am


    I think AIO FAN is right, I mean isn’t that one of the lessons the Odyssey team is trying to teach us?

  • Cathy on August 10th, 2009 - 11:29am


    I liked the old Whit a lot better then the new Whit!
    I would enjoy going to Wooton house(it sounds so cool!).

  • JOHN on August 10th, 2009 - 11:45am


    He sounds too much like Connie!

  • Gabrielle on August 10th, 2009 - 12:05pm


    I think the new Whit sounds like Bernard Walton

  • Lindsey S. on August 10th, 2009 - 12:14pm


    Thanks for voicing my opinion and adding your own. I’m glad that I’m not the only one who feels this way.

  • ELLEN JOY on August 10th, 2009 - 12:24pm


    I don’t want Paul to leave; he is the best Whit ever! However, I like the idea of Whit’s twin brother. And, Hadassah, characters like Whit don’t die; They live forever in people’s hearts. Besides, Whit is just a character in a story–he will live forever! GO WHIT

  • jake on August 10th, 2009 - 12:58pm


    the hide and seek episode is awesome

  • Sapphira Adi on August 10th, 2009 - 1:28pm


    While it may take us a while to get used to this, I agree with AIO FAN.
    We simply need to try and make the best of this situation, however upset we may be over it.
    Personally, I would have taken it MUCH harder if Mr. Herlinger had passed away while he was still acting on the show. I’m thankful that they’ve come to the mutual decision of hiring a new actor before that happened.

  • JoSH on August 10th, 2009 - 1:45pm


    No way!!! Please stay Paul! Andre sounds nothing, I mean nothing, like Mr. Whittaker. Don’t leave Paul! You are the greatest ever! There is not gonna be another Whit without you. You were great. I’ll just have to listen to the old ones.

  • Charity on August 10th, 2009 - 2:16pm


    I love Odyssey!! It’s been a big part of my life, since I was a little girl! Keep up the good work.You guys are AWESOME!!

  • Bai on August 10th, 2009 - 2:27pm


    The new whit i dont like
    He Sounds like a way older version of whit
    🙁 🙁

  • andi :) on August 10th, 2009 - 2:49pm


    i agree with jake th hide and seek episode is really awesome!!!

  • momy on August 10th, 2009 - 2:54pm


    i love adventures and odyssey.it is amazing and really cool i hope it never gos away

  • raquel on August 10th, 2009 - 3:33pm


    I am REALLY going to miss Paul Herlinger. Andre, while doing an admirable job, does sound very much like Bernard Walton. In fact, when listening to the clip from Passages, I thought that it was Bernard Walton at first.

  • ODyssey fan on August 10th, 2009 - 3:38pm


    Whatever happened to Richard Maxwell? The last he was ever heard from was when he was in the hospital during the Regis Blackgaard saga. Please bring him back. He was so likable after he became a good guy.

  • Lynn on August 10th, 2009 - 3:39pm


    Did Nick Mulligan move? He is referenced in new episodes, but he is never actually heard. Will we hear from him soon?

  • aly on August 10th, 2009 - 6:54pm


    Ok so I get that they wanted to replace Paul before he, well you know, but I will still miss him.

  • clare on August 10th, 2009 - 7:11pm


    the “new” whit dosnt sound exactly like whit but he is ok sound’s like bernard walton

  • josh .S on August 10th, 2009 - 7:31pm


    the clip they let us hear was to short to judge him but i think that the new whit chuckles to much. i love Paul’s voice and all my odysseys i have are in his voice.

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  • h on August 10th, 2009 - 8:20pm


    I thind aiofan is right. we just need to accept this and get used to mr stoijka(spelling)???? playing whit. But i must admit i will miss mr Herlinger LOVE YA ODYSSEY!!!

  • Jose on August 11th, 2009 - 5:33am


    I don’t think Andre sounds much like Whit, but they made the decision so oh well

  • Elizabeth on August 11th, 2009 - 7:39am


    No! You can’t do this. Andre doesn’t sound anything like Whit!! He sounds more like Jack or Tom. AIO is a radio show (as we all know) and so the voices are VERY important and if the characters don’t sound like themselves people get lost and forget who they’re listening to. I’ve been listening to Odessey for years so I can usually tell the difference between Hal and Paul, but they’re still Whit. Andre is NOT Whit. Please consider this when listening to Andre and old recordings of Whit. Thank you.

  • odysseyfreak on August 11th, 2009 - 7:47am


    What!? paul thinks he’s getting to old! i am 1/2 sad and 1/2 excited about this. i agree with lindsey s. though, andrey does not sound anything like a mr. whittaker. i think they should take up on paul’s idea of bringing whit’s twin brother on the show! now don’t tell us your going to get rid of connie or wooton!

  • Xobeo on August 11th, 2009 - 8:35am


    Andre does not sound like whit. Is this the voice he will use for the whit character or was he playing a different character and just acting with alan young?

  • Xobeo on August 11th, 2009 - 8:36am


    I agree with elizebeth

  • Xobeo on August 11th, 2009 - 8:38am


    Andre is a great actor but he sounds more like a mix of bernard walton and tom.

  • Bonnie on August 11th, 2009 - 8:45am


    This will be hard trying to picture Andre as Whit. I think Paul will always be the best! I’ll miss you!!! I don’t know about the twin brother idea but….. I love Adventures in Odyssey so you can count on me listening to the future episodes!!!!!!!

  • jeimy on August 11th, 2009 - 10:11am


    i cant believe this theres goin to be another whit again. but i guess im goin to have to get use to Andre as whit now but as long as AIO doesnt end im fine with that.

  • asha on August 11th, 2009 - 10:16am


    I’ve have always adored Nick mulligan from the minute he was introduced to the show.And Barlowgirl,I too thought that Richard would marry Lucy Cunningham cause they were pretty close.

  • DUDley on August 11th, 2009 - 11:43am


    it would be better if Paul Herlinger still played Whit and Andre played his twin brother

  • Paul on August 11th, 2009 - 11:50am


    I think the AIO team picked the best person they could for Whit. I look forward to hearing how Andre interacts with Katie in the episode “The Inspiration Station”

  • TAMMY on August 11th, 2009 - 2:02pm



  • Riku on August 11th, 2009 - 2:46pm


    Is it odd that I’m 16 and still love AIO?

  • David on August 11th, 2009 - 2:51pm


    I’ m sorry to hear that Paul’s leaving, but I look forward to hearing the new Whit. About Whit having a twin, I think if your careful with it that it would be a good thing. But speaking of people in Odessy having siblings we never hear about, what happened to Tom Riley’s sister?

  • Jared on August 11th, 2009 - 3:02pm


    I’m not liking the new voice a whole lot. I guess I’ll grow to like it though.

    Will we ever see Dr. Blaggard again? Or Lucy? Lucy was my favorite character… and she just.. dissappered.

    I’m a HUGE fan of the old AIO episodes, I think they are some of the best.

  • Lindsey S. on August 11th, 2009 - 3:39pm


    No it is not odd that you’re 16 and still love AIO. I’m 17 (I’ll be 18 in April), and I still absolutely LOVE AIO! Just because people think that you’re getting to old for a kid show like AIO (which AIO is not), doesn’t mean that you have to give it up. I will still love Odyssey even when I’m 100 (if I live that long).:-)

  • abby on August 11th, 2009 - 6:01pm


    the new whitaker does not sound like the old mr.whitaker. I love the old mr.whitaker. why does paul have to leave. I’ll cry forever. I don’t like the new mr.whitaker. connnie,mr.whitaker,and engein are some of my favorites.and i agree with xobeo. but lets give andre a chance like whit said the best is yet to come.aio is my fav show.!! I LOVE YOU ODESSY!! i’m also looking forward to hering the new mr.whitaker.

  • john on August 11th, 2009 - 6:50pm


    I like the old Whit better.

  • HOpe on August 11th, 2009 - 8:23pm


    I almost cried when I heard the new Whit!!!! I understand why Paul had to leave, but It’s SO sad! His voice is so different, and his personality has changed by the way he carries himself when talking. I don’t think that Adventures in Odyssey will ever be the same, or have the same impact it did before.

  • Kayti on August 11th, 2009 - 8:30pm


    That sounds like benard walton not Mr. Whitaker.

  • jenna on August 11th, 2009 - 8:43pm


    I am terribly sad that the old mr. whit is gone the new whit is totally different and the voice of the character sounds like he is sick.I hope the new whit is replaced. but I also think that the new whit should still be in the program but just have a different roll to play. just change him to a different or new character! I apologize for having to put such a disappointing comment on the web. I am a hug fan of adventures in oddessy ! I hope it will continue to change lives!
    love,a big fan Jenna

  • Jon on August 11th, 2009 - 11:22pm


    I love AIO!! I’m just sad that Paul decided to leave and Whit’s voice is being replaced… From the podcast, I can hear that Andre has the emotion, it is just the pitch of his voice that seems different… maybe just lower his voice a little… Anyways I will continue on listening to Odyssey!!! I have been listening to it for over 15 years and it is one of my favorite radio shows!! Can’t wait till the new season comes out!!

  • chal on August 12th, 2009 - 7:26am


    In album 50 think that is that album. She comes back. She is about 18-20.

  • chal on August 12th, 2009 - 7:28am


    When I was saying she I meant Lucy.

  • chal on August 12th, 2009 - 7:38am


    It is not odd that you are 16 and you still listen to AIO!

  • Peter on August 12th, 2009 - 7:46am


    Wow, a new Whit! I’ll miss Paul. But the new Whit is fine. My favorite place in Odyssey is Whit’s End. (all the cool gadgets)I also like Wooton’s house.

  • Ellis on August 12th, 2009 - 8:25am


    Wow, I am exited to see… or rather hear Andre as Whit. Sad to see Paul H go though, Snif Snif. Twins cool what an idea is he going to be crazy (his brother I mean) caus that would be cool! RIKU I am 14 and love Odessey. I plan to listen to this for years to come. Ellis

  • tom on August 12th, 2009 - 8:39am


    He sounds too mach like Bernard.

  • Xobeo on August 12th, 2009 - 9:27am


    I don’t think andre was using the voice he will use for whit, at lest I hpoe he wasn’t. But if he does sound like that as the new whit i trust that the odyssey team prayed hard about this actor and that this is God’s will.

    P.S. RIKU your never to old to listen to AIO (I’ll Be 15 in Feb.)

  • TIMOTHY on August 12th, 2009 - 9:49am


    Well as long as Katie has the choice I trust her judgment. But I wish Paul could keep on going through. Oh man, I don’t know what to think though. I should’ve realized he sounded like Owl. LOL!

  • Anonymous on August 12th, 2009 - 11:25am


    Thank you for posting this. We are really going to miss Paul Herlinger. He was an amazing actor. But i pray God will bless Mr. Andre and his work as Whit

  • Michael on August 12th, 2009 - 11:35am


    The new voice will be hard to get used to. It sounds different.

  • AIO fan on August 12th, 2009 - 11:43am


    We are going to miss Mr Herlinger; he was a wonderful Mr. Whittaker. But I’m glad you are doing what you think God is leading you to do. I really enjoy the show, and I hope that both Mr. Herlinger and Mr. Andre enjoy/ed playing Whit!
    Thank you!

  • elise on August 12th, 2009 - 12:15pm


    I agree with tammy lets give him a change!! a change in voice haha jk i think paul herlinger is da best!! and he should move to California so he wouldnt have to travel so much and california is the best!! andre sound nuthin like like paul he has a gravelly voice like hal tho but whit does not giggle!!

  • Kayti on August 12th, 2009 - 12:19pm


    I’ve been lisoning to aio since I was little. And now I’m 16. I dikn’t even know that the origanl “Whit” had passed away ’till some years later. My favorit place in
    odyssey is Whits End becaus Mr. Whittaker is their with good advice and a comforting word. And Connie and eugen are always good for laufes.

  • elise on August 12th, 2009 - 12:24pm


    (Andre, thats cool about how they wanted you to be on the show in the first place just use one of my ideas.

  • Bernedette on August 12th, 2009 - 1:20pm


    No offense to the new actor Andre, but his voice really does not match the previous actors enough to BE Whit, at least to me. I honestly didn’t notice at first when they changed from Hal Smith to Paul Herlinger. I understand that he had to retire, but it’s just not the same…

  • Bernedette on August 12th, 2009 - 1:21pm


    No Riku, I’m 29, and I still listen to AIO! It’s not weird at all! 🙂

  • chal on August 12th, 2009 - 2:40pm


    The new Whit sounds a little young to be Whit.

  • ZOE on August 12th, 2009 - 3:06pm


    I am really bummed out I will really miss Paul Herlinger and I really don’t think the other guy really sounds like Whit I really hope you guys at AIO think about the twin brother idea and bring paul back if so I think the new guy should play the brother

  • ZOE on August 12th, 2009 - 3:18pm


    hey lindsey we all want whit to stay in odyssey so we could pretend he is 60 anyway the new whit just isnt the same PLEASE dont leave paul this was the first time I heard about the switch and I am devastated andre is ok but the others are right his voice is to high and it will take forever to get used to (and by the way in answer to the poll I like Whits end and Toms farm)

  • ZOE on August 12th, 2009 - 3:42pm


    are you guys really going to replace all the characters including tom? i am going to miss the old odyssey( the new whit sounds to much like jack

  • elise on August 12th, 2009 - 4:56pm


    I like the twins idea have an episode whr u find out why u havent heard about him or have paul come back and do one more episode and have him go thru mouth surgery and his voice changes that way thrll be a explanation for the sudden change idk the show just wont be the same w the new Bart and tom and whit! I love you Paul!!! come back!!Just do the best you can andre and paul have a good retirement but do it on the beaches of california lol

  • ANN on August 12th, 2009 - 5:14pm


    For those of you in your teens/twenties and think it may be odd to listen to AIO–don’t think its odd!! I started listening to AIO off and on when I was in my twenties, and I’m 36 now, and listen regularly. I love the short 20min episodes on the CDs, great for listening to while driving, cleaning, knitting, surfing the web, working on some sections of reports for work. AIO is better then a lot of trash on radio/TV today!! Good lessons for adults. Keep it up Focus…and thanks Paul!

  • Madison on August 12th, 2009 - 8:58pm


    Bye Paul,We LOVE you!!!:)

  • jack on August 12th, 2009 - 9:41pm


    plz dont leave you are the best Paul!!

  • nicole on August 12th, 2009 - 10:24pm


    Ann that’s soooo cool!! Awww I don’t want Paul to leave!!!!

  • nicole on August 12th, 2009 - 10:26pm


    I agree with you Tammy!!!

  • sam on August 13th, 2009 - 2:05am


    I am very sorry to hear that that paul isnt doing it any more. i am sorry to say but he isnt very close.i have grown up with paul. but i am willing to try to learn to listn to him. hey andrea was a good friend of mine before he went back to brazill.

  • kaylee on August 13th, 2009 - 2:29am


    i live in germary and listen to AIO every day and i think that connie and mich should get backtogether

  • KAYLEE on August 13th, 2009 - 2:51am



  • realMarizona on August 13th, 2009 - 7:41am


    Please don’t go, Whit!!! :-(( noooo!! Ww love you!

  • Em on August 13th, 2009 - 11:49am


    It sort of sounds like Whit but it’s not like the old Whit. We’ll miss him!!!

  • jeimy on August 13th, 2009 - 5:25pm


    i agree with the people that say Andre doesn’t sound like whit at all i thought he was like Bernard or some one i played this podcast for my mom and she said he didnt sound like whit either. she notice it before me.

  • Roo on August 13th, 2009 - 6:22pm


    Welcome Mr. Stoijka, Goodbye Mr. Herlinger. I will miss you, but at least we have the old episodes to listen to.
    Odyssey Fan, I have the same question, WHAT HAPPENED TO RICHARD MAXWELL!!!!!! He was my Favorite character. (You crack me up kid, I got time off for GOOD BEHAVOIR!!) I know he and Lucy can’t marry, but he needs to get out of the hospital, and become a Christian. He has a sister, who seemed to be following in his footsteps, maybe he could guide her in the right direction………

  • BRADEN on August 13th, 2009 - 7:20pm


    thankyou for odyssey .i think odyssey is verry fun.please keep it……….

  • BRADEN on August 13th, 2009 - 7:29pm


    please stay pual. you are the best WHIT.[ LOVE WHIT ]
    I like the old whit better. please keep him… tell him to PLEASE STAY.

  • Betsy on August 13th, 2009 - 11:08pm


    Aw… I think I’m going to cry. I grew up on this and it’s bitter to see changes sometimes but one must take it in stride to keep the good stories commin’

    Keep up the phenomenal work.

  • Hope on August 14th, 2009 - 7:22am


    it is awesome! We love you witt

  • realMarizona on August 14th, 2009 - 8:39am


    Kaylee- you live in Germany? Cool. My mom’s from there. So how old are you?

  • kelley on August 14th, 2009 - 8:42am


    I have to be honest in saying that I was shocked at how different the new Whit voice is, but when Andre was talking later in the podcast (in a lower voice), he sounded more like Whit. I don’t like the change, but I understand the trouble Odyssey went through just to keep Whit…. SO THANX AIO for all your work 🙂

  • KENNETH on August 14th, 2009 - 11:22am


    at least we still have a lot of episodes with paul as whit

  • curt on August 14th, 2009 - 1:14pm


    i think andre’s voice needs to be a bit lower to sound like whit but its ok now.

  • aravis on August 14th, 2009 - 1:56pm


    for all the people who think that they should get rid of whit because he is old and will pass away soon, just remember that the show doesnt run on a timetable.odyssey time runs differnt than ours. even it says that he though he fought in wwII, which would make really old, its not a main point of whits life and he doesnt keep talking about it. it is a fact to bring some backround into the charecter. remember that everyone has a different interpretation on charecters and the whole show! thanks!

  • carboncopy on August 14th, 2009 - 2:09pm


    i agree with c.s. lewis!(and not just because c.s. lewis is one of my favorite authors) i people, come on stop asking strange and slightly bizzare questions sorry, that was errelevent…(one r or two…)

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  • josh .S on August 14th, 2009 - 6:53pm


    whit is not leaving, paul is.

  • josh .S on August 14th, 2009 - 7:01pm


    Jared, Dr.Blackgaared died in volume 25 darkness before dawn, and in the novacomsaga
    said that he will not come back.

  • sakura on August 14th, 2009 - 7:27pm


    im really sad that he died but im glad they still kept going with odessey because it would have been tragic

  • babba on August 15th, 2009 - 8:45am


    wow that is amazing that whit is Retiring! That Is horible But I agree the new whit is Veeerrry Close!! i could go on and on about that!! that is amazing! wow Im trying to imagine what will change!! MY Ggrandfather fought in WW1and2!! what is Christian media sayin about this?? I bet this is hard for the rest of the cast!! what a switch!
    Also! Is mr Smith Well?? God Bless You Mr Paul Herlinger, In Crist,
    Brinkley B

  • Marie on August 15th, 2009 - 8:49am


    We already miss Mr. Herlinger.

  • jw on August 15th, 2009 - 9:54am


    whatever happened to mitch? he should have been out of Budapest by now.

  • selina on August 15th, 2009 - 1:09pm


    I don’t really like the new voice of whit, because I liked the voices of Hall and Paul they were I guess you can say comforting and nice. Its sad to have someone else leave.

  • Drew on August 15th, 2009 - 2:07pm


    1.Just so to be clear, the very first “Whit” (Hal
    Smith)is the VERY best “Whit”. Hal brought so much to Whit’s character. In reality he was Whit. 2.I appreciate how Paul Herlinger stepped in and played Whit when the team needed him. He did a very good job playing Whit. 3.The new “Whit” (Andre) may not sound EXACTLY like the previous “Whits” he does a good job portraying Whit’s personality. I look forward to hearing him in Sept.
    PS The clip it the podcast is part of Darien’s Rise. Read the book.

  • BALDWIN on August 15th, 2009 - 2:27pm


    I don’t like the new Whit as much as the old Whit
    I am going to miss the old one
    but the new one is OK

  • ashley on August 15th, 2009 - 4:52pm


    I think radio drama is a lot better than tv or movies because you learn alot more from it. with movies, you only watch them once or twice, but with radio adventure most kids listen to them at least 30 times! And radio drama like oddysse is the best kind, because they have good lessons and morrels to them, and thats why i think kids learn alot more from adio drama than tv and movies. keep at it adventures in oddysse!

  • Joe B on August 15th, 2009 - 5:08pm


    I dont think andre sounds like whit. I’m really gonna miss Paul. I’ve been listening to Adventures in Oddysey since 1995 and In between the last two whits I could never tell the difference. But this Whit doesn’t sound like the Whit i know and love. He sounds like Bernard Walton.

  • Mark on August 15th, 2009 - 5:19pm


    the new whit just needs to talk in a lower voice and keep the giggling to a minimum

  • kayla on August 15th, 2009 - 6:06pm


    Wow! so many posts! Thank you AIO for creating a series of shows that have blessed so many people! Thank you so much Mr. Hurlingger (how do you spell that??) for all that you have done.

  • Jake on August 15th, 2009 - 8:34pm


    Mr. Stojka sounds like a young Hal Smith. Now I’m going to say this one more time, Mr. Herlinger (Paul) is quitting out of concern for his health! I want to ask, should we jeopardize his health for our entertainment? If we really care about Mr. Herlinger we listeners won’t make an outcry about this. I’ll miss Mr. Herlinger too but this is God’s will.

  • Jake on August 15th, 2009 - 8:51pm


    I don’t like Margaret Faye, she is a Feminist, Liberal, Nut! But, I thank the Odyssey team for putting her in A. I. O. because it shows what absolute craziness Feminist, Liberal, Nuttism is.

  • JANE on August 15th, 2009 - 10:01pm


    HEY! first of all i must say that i am truly your number 1 fan odyssey!
    and this is for you commentors out there, stop complaining about the new whit!!
    he could have done much more things but he chose odyssey!
    without him there probably would have been no odyssey!
    besides, i have to say that i didnt even know there was another whit! they sound like twins!
    Anyway, odyssey, thank you so much with your episodes!
    lots of them changed my life!
    i love you odyssey!

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  • joey on August 15th, 2009 - 11:28pm


    Any character who stands the test of time ends up being played by more than one actor. It’s a testiment to Whit’s impact that we’re faced with this at all. Great comments all. I’m just stoked for a new season of Odyssey. After another 25 years, THEN I’ll be ready for the “Who was your favorite Whit?” argument.

  • Jessefan#1 on August 16th, 2009 - 10:10am


    My Favorite place in odyssey is the post office. or maybe la challe. or maybe hals diner. one of those 3.

  • old aio fan on August 16th, 2009 - 12:06pm


    I am excited to hear more of Andre as Whit! I actually think he sounds more like Hal than Paul, and sounds very natural in the role. I remember how hard it was getting used to Paul as Whit after growing up with Hal (after 12 years I still call Paul “new Whit”). I’m looking forward to the new direction AIO is taking as they continue to entertain while promoting strong biblical values.

  • james on August 16th, 2009 - 1:40pm


    I think Andre would be better suited as a voice for tom riley, not whit. Paul could play both the grandfatherly side of whit and the mysterious secret agent type whit too. The new voice sounded good for the grandfatherly whit, but I’m not convinced he could pull off the mysterious, adventurous side of whit.

  • james on August 16th, 2009 - 1:43pm


    of course, in my opinion, aio hasn’t made a mistake yet, but I’m just very close to this show and giving my personal opinion

  • Clare on August 16th, 2009 - 1:54pm


    oh no i dont think andre sounds like whit at all!

  • elise13 on August 16th, 2009 - 6:38pm


    What! my computer says my comment is waiting in moderation, Sam, I am not the same elise that typed to you. I have typed alot before here and this has never happened.

  • james on August 16th, 2009 - 8:27pm


    My favorit place is Timy’s cabin

  • Mercy on August 17th, 2009 - 8:41am


    You are so right Aravis!!! Thank you!!!

  • EVIE on August 17th, 2009 - 10:25am


    I think Andre sounds like Hal Smith too! I’m kinda sad that Paul Herlinger isn’t going to play Whit anymore… I think that it is a good change, though. but I was wondering… who is going to play the voice of Tom Riley and Bart Rathbone now that Walker passed away…

  • Seth on August 17th, 2009 - 11:04am


    Hey AIO guys!

    I’m sad to see Paul go and Andre come in, but I’m sure I’ll adjust to it. I’ve been listening to Odyssey since it first came out (24 years old now) and I had the same trouble adjusting when Paul first replaced Hal. It’ll take some time, but I’m sure we’ll all adjust. Thanks so much for doing what you can to keep the show alive — I’m sure some of the choices you make are really tough.


  • sarah on August 17th, 2009 - 12:08pm


    paul and hal sounded alot alike and they had the same feel in personalities in the voice for whit but i seems andre doesn’t have that as much. he kinda seems like a new character to me. i feel like whit is gone 🙁 i always loved whit and i hope i can adjust to his new voice.

  • noelle on August 17th, 2009 - 1:28pm


    ok, my new name is noelle. ( first elise)

  • Vicki z. on August 17th, 2009 - 6:39pm


    No offense, but I don’t like Andre’s voice. But I still LOVE Adventures in Odessey.

  • jOHN AVERY on August 17th, 2009 - 8:00pm


    I’ve gotta agree with these other listeners. The new Whit is just not the same. And he does sound me like Jason. But… You have to do what you have to do.
    Thanks Andre, for stepping inot this new role. We’ll all get used to you eventually.

  • anna p. on August 17th, 2009 - 8:12pm


    the new whitaker does not sound like the old mr.whitaker. I love the old mr.whitaker. why does paul have to leave. I’ll cry forever. I don’t like the new mr.whitaker. connnie,mr.whitaker,and engein are some of my favorites.and i agree with xobeo. but lets give andre a chance like whit said the best is yet to come.aio is my fav show.!! I LOVE YOU ODESSY!! i’m also looking forward to hering the new mr.whitaker.
    paul and hal sounded alot alike and they had the same feel in personalities in the voice for whit but i seems andre doesn’t have that as much. he kinda seems like a new character to me. i feel like whit is gone i always loved whit and i hope i can adjust to his new voice.

  • Julia on August 17th, 2009 - 8:14pm


    That did not sound a single bit like Whit. I think that Andre’s voice is too high and soft.

  • Katie on August 18th, 2009 - 5:39am


    Wow!! Paul Herlinger is leaving Odyssey. I’ve listened to AIO as long as I can remember and have really enjoyed it. I loved Hal Smith..partly because he played Otis in the Andy Griffith Show..but also cuz he was so warm and friendly. I like Paul Helinger now because he has the wisdom and gentleness of Whit. I am hesitant with Andre. He sounds like a mix between Bernard Walton and Whit and he lacks the wisdom of Whit. I think that he will be a great Whit!! God bless ya’ll.

  • nicole on August 18th, 2009 - 7:14am


    Hey! I have listend to adventures in odyssey all my life. My favorite characteres are Whit, Connie,Jason, Eugene, Mandie, Lucy, Tom, and Bernard. Tom was a wonderful person. I cried when I learned he died. I just listened to the triangled web. Time goes by so fast! Lucy is already geting married! I just listened to accidental dilemma when will we see jason agian? Will there be a podcast on the new whit? The adventures in odyssey gang is like family to me Idon’t want it to ever go away.

  • lizi on August 18th, 2009 - 9:11am


    i love wootens house. i would totally love to live there. that would be really cool.
    you can put that on your poll.

  • lizi on August 18th, 2009 - 9:13am


    you are so right! i didnt like her either she was to cocky at points. but as usual the awesome whittaker helps her out.

  • lizi on August 18th, 2009 - 9:16am


    My brother is in germany!
    when i turn 16 im going there. i have to wait 3 more years though. its so awesome to know that even though you are that far away you can still enjoy the best shows ever AIO! How old are you?

  • isaiaiah on August 18th, 2009 - 10:16am


    How do you get the faces??

  • Rachel on August 18th, 2009 - 10:31am


    Cool! I like your first name! Why did you change it! I love adventures in oddeys. I trust the writers and website posters! They are clean and cool and Clean!

  • lizi on August 18th, 2009 - 11:44am


    im sad there is going to be a new whit but i bet he will be good. but it is sad. (-:

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  • Bradley on August 18th, 2009 - 11:56am


    Andre will take a long time to get used to, he just doesn’t sound sound like Whit! I’ll really miss the chuckely Whit I agree wit Sarah two people up, I feel like whit is gone, Andre sounds so un-Whitlike, I’ll miss you Paul, along with the rest of my family 🙁

  • Alyssa on August 18th, 2009 - 12:45pm


    That is so cool.

  • Alyssa on August 18th, 2009 - 12:46pm


    😀 I love listening to Adventures in Odessey! 😀

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  • Amber on August 18th, 2009 - 6:51pm


    One of my favorite characters is Mandy! She is so cute especially when she was a little girl. I am really excited to hear the new Whit although it is sad to lose the last whit.

  • Ci on August 18th, 2009 - 6:53pm


    I am sory that they have replaced Paul. He was great.I Think that if Andre’s voice was lower that he would sound more like Whit. But at least there is a new Whit at all, they are not erasing him from the script. Good luck Andre! 🙂

  • Michael on August 18th, 2009 - 7:57pm


    While I admit that I really enjoyed Hal the most Paul was a close second. But Andre really is reinventing the charicter while Paul was continuining it trying to replicate the voice. Hopefully Andre will grow in the role and reinvent whit into something wonderful.

  • bookworm on August 18th, 2009 - 10:22pm


    I like the old Mr. Whitaker a lot better, but I can understand why the old one is leaving. By the way, my favorite place on Odyssey would have to be Wooton’s house. I have been listening to Odyssey since I was really little. In fact, I don’t remember ever NOT listening too it!

  • laura on August 18th, 2009 - 11:46pm


    Well I am sad that Mr Herlinger is retiring but change is good for us now and then! But like Banana (the comment above) said, ‘We should not complain or we might scare him away’!

  • Lora on August 18th, 2009 - 11:47pm


    Please make an episode which shows the transition of Whit’s voice being changed. Like he has to have a throat surgery or something. Because Andre doesn’t sound ANYTHING like Whit. Sounds more like Tom. Or Bernard. MAKE A TRANSITION EPISODE! Thanks 🙂

  • Ashley on August 19th, 2009 - 12:08am


    I was extremely sad to hear that Paul wont be continuing at Whit. I thought you guys did an extremely good job at replacing the original whit with Paul. He sounded so similar to the first one. This new whit however does not. And it will be hard to listen anymore because his voice is so drastically different from the previous two.

  • Joel on August 19th, 2009 - 4:32am


    Hal Smith sounds like a 1940’s radio announcer.

  • jacob on August 19th, 2009 - 7:36am


    as linsey S., andi, and josh said andre doesn’t sound like whit

  • Megan on August 19th, 2009 - 10:16am


    I love odyssey!

  • aUTumn on August 19th, 2009 - 3:02pm


    Adventures In Odyssey is my favorite!! I really want to have some posters of the characters on my walls. I love Mr. Whitiker! And Eugene, AND CONNIE! 🙂

  • Vicki z. on August 19th, 2009 - 4:14pm


    Why did the REAL Whit have 2 leave. I’ve been listening to Adventures in Odessey ALL my life!!! It’ll b hard 4 me 2 adjust. Good luck ANDRE!!!

  • Vicki z. on August 19th, 2009 - 4:17pm


    I just wanted 2 tell u that I am praying 4 u all. By the way, could u do put in the episodes, more about Novacom? Please? God Bless!

  • Sharon on August 19th, 2009 - 11:29pm


    Hey guys give MR.Stojka a chance It’s hard coming in as a new guy and trying to be a new voice when people have been listening to Hal for 15 years. His voice will grow on people and we have to rember he’s not Hal Smith He’s Andre Stojka.I think you did a great job Andre.
    My favorit place in AOl Is the Imagination Station you Can pretty much go any were you want to in there. Keep it up Andre

  • Katie on August 20th, 2009 - 7:12am


    Kudos to Banana for encouraging Andre!! I personally have liked Paul Herlinger the best….but in time I think Andre will make a wonderful Whit. My favorite characters in Odyssey are Whit, Jason, Connie, Eugene, and Julie. I also really anjoy the episodes that are action packed…like Waylaid in the Windy City and funny ones like Odyssey Sings!!! Keep up the great work AIO crew!! 🙂

  • wENDY on August 20th, 2009 - 7:21am


    Andre sounds like Tom Riley to me. He doesnt have the old sound as Hal and Paul did. He has a younger sound with a higher pitch. I have been listen to AIO since I was 8yrs old. I am now 30. I’m not sure I like the change but as long as AIO is still going – then I am happy!!

  • lizi on August 20th, 2009 - 8:21am


    i agree banana

  • Luke on August 20th, 2009 - 11:05am


    Hey guys I have been listening to aio almost since Paul Herlinger started on the show and it makes me sad to hear that we are losing him but we can’t change that but no one can replace the last to whits and personnelly I don’t think Andre is the right choice for whit it doesn’t sound as good as it did and like in the show “But not forgotton” no one can replace whit.And to Paul Herrlingger I want you to and I think this goes for all of us we will miss you Mr. Whittaker!so long Mr. Herrlingger!!!

  • love on August 20th, 2009 - 11:27am


    i am so sad it does not sound like whit That did not sound a single bit like Whit. I think that Andre’s voice is too high. at least we still have a lot of episodes with paul as whit

  • KYLEE on August 20th, 2009 - 12:48pm


    Let’s give the new guy a chance! And remember, Paul was doing what he thought was right even if it means giving up Whit! What if something happend to Paul and we had to wait another 4 YEARS for another AIO. Just be thankful that they can continue Odyssey WITH Whit.

  • shawn on August 20th, 2009 - 1:01pm


    I think they should have just had Whit retire and move away from Odyssey and continue the show without him.
    The people at aio have tried several times to end the show and I think that this would have been the perfect time to do so, but they wanted to keep the show going.
    I am a fan of the show, but how long can they keep the show going, it has to end at some point.

  • Lindsey S. on August 20th, 2009 - 2:24pm


    Isaiaiah and everyone else,
    The way you make the faces is that you have to hit the space bar one more time and then do :-). When you press submit, your comment will then come up with a yellow smiley face! Just like this. 🙂

  • Carrie on August 20th, 2009 - 2:37pm


    when Paul started doing Whit i couldn’t tell the difference, but this new guy doesn’t sound anything like the old Whit, it’s kinda depressing. And kinda off the subject, but i don’t think the new Bart is very good either, but the new Tom is ok.

  • lizi on August 20th, 2009 - 3:18pm


    there should be some more novacom episodes. Connie and mitch need to get back together. oh wait didnt mitch die?

  • Luke on August 20th, 2009 - 4:02pm


    I think maybe when they hit 25 years they should end it but without paul or hal it not the same anymore so we can give andre a chance but I still think that hal and paul sounded better and like SHAWN said maybe he should retire?But we’ll see…..

  • katie on August 20th, 2009 - 4:24pm


    I am really going to miss Paul. But seriously…Andre may need time just to get worked into the role of Whit. After all..he is an important character. I don’t think the solution is to have Whit retired and possibly end the show. I don’t think that day has come. But…who said change is a bad thing? As Wooton said,”change can help you change, and that can be a good thing.”

  • Q94 on August 21st, 2009 - 10:44am


    As K1 said he does sound differentIf Andre’s voice were lower it would sound almost like Paul’sBut it doesn’t matter what they sound like,just that the lesson they are trying to get across actually doesEverybody is so concerned about his voice and some don’t want him at allJust give him a chanceLike Paul said once, it took him awhile to get used to playing WhitMaybe that is Andre’s problemThink about thisAndre was picked originally to play Whit and if he quit you would not like Hal Smith or Paul

  • KYLEE on August 21st, 2009 - 1:10pm


    You’re right. Maybe this is for the best. Yeah, this is for the best. ;-

  • maddie on August 21st, 2009 - 1:42pm


    Maby I will run into paul some day!!! Good luck New Whit! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Lauren on August 21st, 2009 - 1:57pm


    I can’t believe Paul is leaving! He was amazing at playing the part of Whit! I know I will get used to this new voice of Andre’s, but right now, it’s kind of sad. 🙁 I kind of got confused between Whit and Jack on the sample they gave us… Why did they say Paul is going to stop with AIO? Anyway… it will be fine I guess… I welcome you as the new Whit, Andre. Thank you for stepping in.

  • VINA on August 21st, 2009 - 2:56pm


    Aw….I realize the reason why they are changing Whit’s voice, but I agree…I deffinitely like the old Whit better than the new one 🙁 It will take me a while to even recognize when Whit is talking.

  • VINA on August 21st, 2009 - 3:04pm


    Some of the words he says does sound like Paul and Hal, but I guess we will just have to wait. I am so glad that they still decided to keep the character “Whit” in the shows though, even though he sounds a lot different.

  • zak on August 21st, 2009 - 3:35pm


    My favorite voice on Odyssey is Paul. I’m sorry he’s leaving.

  • Leah on August 21st, 2009 - 3:55pm


    it is sad that paul is leaving. i no every one will miss him. but after Hal smith died, then came paul, I’m sure Andre will be just as good.

    Good Luck Andre

  • Lisa on August 21st, 2009 - 4:16pm


    Long ago my family listened to Odyssey but for some reason we stopped. But a few years ago we went on Vaction with our cousins, and listened to it at night . After that we have been fans, buying odyssey a lot. Now we listen to it every night and ever on this website. My Mom listens to it too, and loves it. My favorite episode is is called Mums the Word, My brothers is i think called Heat wave. But its really funning .

  • Aviel on August 21st, 2009 - 4:21pm


    i Am in love with odyssey, it rocks. when my friends come over i tell them about odyssey, and they like it too. we gave one to my sisters and i best friends bother and he wont let them listen to because they scratch it and he doesn’t wont them to ruin it because he likes them. It was funning when i heard about it.

  • Yerusha on August 21st, 2009 - 4:52pm


    I can’t believe it.Whit is leaving.Mr.Hobbler why is Mr.Herlinger.Is he retiring from work or he does’nt want to work for AIO.I will miss you so much Mr.Herlinger.Mr.Smith welcome to AIO.(:*YERUSHA:)*

  • Katarina on August 21st, 2009 - 4:53pm


    sigh I’m going to have to get used to this. If you want my opinion he should chuckle a little less but I look forward to hearing more of him. I’m so excited that you are doing passages but I have to admit it made me cry when I found out you were replacing whit. GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS NEW WHIT.

  • Michaela :) on August 21st, 2009 - 6:46pm


    Paul was my favorite Whit. Good luck to Andre. Probably my favorite characters are Whit, Connie and Mitch, Alex and Cal, Aubrey, and Sara. M all-time favorite saga is Novacom. My favorite episode is Slumber Party. My favorite places are Kidsboro and Whit’s End. I Love Adventures in Odyssey!! Please keep up the great show!!

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  • Noah on August 22nd, 2009 - 8:11am


    Oh man! No! Andre does not sound like Paul at all!

  • love p. on August 22nd, 2009 - 8:27am


    I can’t believe Paul is leaving! He was amazing at playing the part of Whit! I know I will get used to this new voice of Andre’s, but right now, it’s kind of sad. I kind of got confused between Whit and Jack on the sample they gave us… Why did they say Paul is going to stop with AIO? Anyway… it will be fine I guess… I welcome you as the new Whit, Andre. Thank you for stepping in.
    i do not think odyssey should go on with out paul

  • anna on August 22nd, 2009 - 8:36am


    that is so sad poujv

  • Laura on August 22nd, 2009 - 8:51am


    i agree you do get confused on the two ppl I love jack allen but he just cannot pull off whit! i think the ppl at focus on the family need to keep on searching for someone else to play whit. it mayb hard but i think they need to keep trying for the quality of the show.

  • JuLiA on August 22nd, 2009 - 9:43am


    my family will miss you your the best i listin to odyssey all night my mom dosent know that but where was i,oh yeah i wake up at 7:oo to listin to odyssey and other programs. i cant believe your leaving now i so so so sad 🙁 ,but theres still odyssey and im thankful.
    love you odyssey. <3
    julia eve harrold.

  • JuLiA on August 22nd, 2009 - 9:45am


    good luck newest whit 😀
    julia eve harrold

  • lily on August 22nd, 2009 - 9:49am


    i cant stop thinking about it but its true there is still odyssey.;)

  • Eliya on August 22nd, 2009 - 11:31am


    Paul Herlinger isn’t going to be the oice of Whit anymore?! 🙁 🙁 OH NO! We’ll miss you Paul. 🙁

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  • Kim on August 22nd, 2009 - 4:06pm


    I am so glad the Odyssey staff chose Andre for the new Whit! I remember hearing his voice on a Winnie the Pooh movie and thinking, “Gee, he sounds an awful lot like Hal Smith!”. I really liked Paul Herlinger as well, he had a warmth and comfort quality to his voice that resonated with the listeners after Hal’s passing. So pleased to hear that Whit won’t be taking any trips overseas anytime soon.:) Looking forward to many more fun filled adventures in Odyssey! How about a pic of Andre on the site

  • rebecca* on August 22nd, 2009 - 4:08pm


    Dear aio,
    I am REALLY going to miss Paul!
    I think his voice was a wonderful double of the original Whit.Although Andre’s voice is a little bit similar,I wouldn’t have recognized it as Whit.In the podcast clip,it sounds more like Whit acting as a different character.His voice is a little too high,and it almost sounds like he has a British accent.I also really really really miss Bart.Tom and he were my faves.Keep working on the voices,and aio fans will come to love the new actors:) Good Luck

  • amanda on August 22nd, 2009 - 4:11pm


    this was really agreat idea for the best

  • hl on August 22nd, 2009 - 7:58pm


    Hey AIO fan(august 9th) THANKS! I think you helped every one out by your post. I hope that the directors of AIO help Andre to settle into his role as Whit. Best wishes to Andre.

  • Isabella on August 23rd, 2009 - 3:10pm


    :)I love this book i just got it and I finnished it in on one day. I also love the cover! I plan to get the whole series!:) LOve the cover! Iv’e also been listening to odyssey since I was 6 and I am now 12! I love tghis book so much and the good thing is that its a good christion book! Paul can you write more! Soince I already read 1 of your books in a day I probebly can read thye other 6

  • Isabella on August 23rd, 2009 - 3:19pm


    I will also recommend this book to every one I know! To me this is like a sign of of God because I was looking for a way to minister to my friends and when I thought wait this is the best way to minister to my friends. Since the new school year is coming up it will give me a chance to prepare! Paul please write more books! I also can’t believe your not going to play the voice of whit on the show! Well I’ll forgive you if you write more books! Trust me 7 is not enough. God bless! Thanks!:) Bye!

  • The WOlf on August 23rd, 2009 - 4:03pm


    He sounds too much like Bernard Walton.

  • will on August 23rd, 2009 - 4:44pm


    I think Andre does not compare to Paul or Hal. Paul and Hal are very simalar, Whereas Andre doesn’t sound like either!

  • Christina on August 23rd, 2009 - 4:55pm


    I was sadly dissapointed with Andre. He slightly resembled Whit at times, but not often. I only listened to the clip in the podcast so I know nothing about the rest of it. I hope that I get used to Andre soon!

  • Aaron on August 23rd, 2009 - 5:47pm


    IT’s going to be cool when the Passages drama comes out with the new Whit.

  • jaSon on August 23rd, 2009 - 9:18pm


    Well that is just down right cruel CRUEL I TELL YOU!!!!

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  • Elizabeth on August 24th, 2009 - 3:25pm


    I love whit he is so cool! 🙂

  • Sophie on August 24th, 2009 - 3:27pm



  • todd on August 24th, 2009 - 4:13pm


    I’m sure that Andre is a nice guy but… Both Hal and Paul had such a commanding presence when they played Whit. When they spoke, it was with compassion, sensitivity, and authority. Can anyone imagine Whit with the voice of Andre going head to head with Novacom? Or Regis Blackgaard? Whit shouldn’t squeak…

  • Anonymous on August 24th, 2009 - 5:29pm


    i have to agree

  • nOAH on August 25th, 2009 - 9:33am


    Im gonna miss Mr.Herlinger, I became a Christian when I he heard the Imagination Station Episode! YOU ROCK!

  • Mercy on August 25th, 2009 - 2:14pm


    I think so too, Jason! But what can we do?!

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  • ARNO on August 25th, 2009 - 3:58pm


    the Adventures in Odyssey show should definitely not end any time soon. The main character of Whit is allowed to be replaced with new actors because Whit is the one who continues the show but characters like Connie, Wooton, and Eugene (etc.) can only be voiced by the actors that have always originally voiced them. AIO should not end. All of the orginal characters can’t last forever, but Whit must always be there.

  • jenna on August 25th, 2009 - 8:07pm


    I love adventures in oddesey!

  • isabella r.n on August 26th, 2009 - 10:05am


    I’ll miss Paul H.! The new Whit just doesn’t sound like him. 🙁
    Eugene & Katrina should have a baby soon! Anyone agree with me?

  • MATT on August 26th, 2009 - 12:53pm


    Im sure all Odessy fans will miss Paul. He was great. I dont think the new Whit will be as good.

    Good luck to the new Whit!

  • MATT on August 26th, 2009 - 12:57pm


    Thanks again Paul!

    God bless:]

  • Adrian on August 26th, 2009 - 3:59pm


    I am going to miss the old Whit a whole lot!

  • Joshua on August 26th, 2009 - 4:45pm


    I’m going to miss Paul Herlinger. I could hardly tell the difference between him and Hal. I thought Andre was Bernard at first, until I listened more closely. We’ll miss you, Paul! Thanks for fourteen great years of Odyssey! 🙁

  • Joshua on August 26th, 2009 - 4:46pm


    However, I still want to give Andre a chance. Hopefully, I’ll get used to the new voice soon.

  • josh on August 26th, 2009 - 5:14pm


    wow i was shocked when i heard that paul was leaving odyssey!!!!! i loved his voice so much!!! he was amazing!! he is the center of the show and it will be really hard to go through this change, but i know it was the best for both paul and the odyssey team… the new voice has parts of both hal and paul and does a great job, although his voice is a little too high but we will adjust to that.. he has good chemistry with the characters and will do a great job.

  • orig.khem on August 26th, 2009 - 6:24pm


    Drew i im with you ! wootens house is my favorite place in oddesy .Besides Whits End.Paul Herlinger isn’t going to be here anymore??im going to miss the old Whit . 🙁
    Isabella r.n.i agree they should have a baby .

    orig.khemenaya 🙂

  • Jon on August 26th, 2009 - 6:33pm


    It will take a long time for me to get used to the new Whit too…:(
    And I do agree that Eugene and Katrina should have a child!

  • MATT on August 27th, 2009 - 6:52am


    I agree with Isabella R.N

    A baby Eugene would be hilarious!!!

  • alfred on August 27th, 2009 - 11:00am


    i think they should wait a little while longer before Eugene and Katrina have a baby

  • Lindsey S. on August 27th, 2009 - 12:35pm



  • Daniel on August 27th, 2009 - 12:44pm


    Paul Herlinger sounds the youngest. Hm. I think I like Paul the best, Hal sounded older than Paul. Andre, however sounds even older, it’s going to be weird and hard to get used to, since the previous “Whits” had something Andre doesn’t in the coice. IT will feel like old Odyssey again. I have to agree with Matt. I dont think the new Whit will be as good. However, if there isn’t better Whit, I guess we should stick with Andre.

  • Daniel on August 27th, 2009 - 12:44pm


    Thanks AIO! 🙂

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  • James on August 27th, 2009 - 1:52pm


    I’m going to miss Paul. I think he was a fantastic replacement for Hal. I’m not liking Andre that much, but hopefully I can get used to him.

  • Wesley on August 27th, 2009 - 1:56pm


    I thinkHal and Paul sounded a lot of like. It seems Andre is a little different but still will make a great whit!

  • Anonymous on August 27th, 2009 - 3:12pm


    OH No! I So wish that Whit’s voice didn’t have to change! I wonder if I’ll ever be able to get used to the show without Walker Edmiston or Paul Herlinger. It hardly seems like the same show. But as long as they continue to have shows with good morals and interesting stories I’ll be OK with everything. I guess everything has to change at some point anyway. Keep Going AIO!

  • leanne on August 27th, 2009 - 3:13pm


    Sorry, the above comment was by me.

  • leanne on August 27th, 2009 - 3:15pm


    I wish Whit’s voice didn’t have to change. The show doesn’t at all seem the same without Bart and Tom either. Oh well, everything has to change at some point I guess.

  • abcd on August 27th, 2009 - 4:43pm


    I’ll miss Paul H.! The new Whit just doesn’t sound like him.
    Eugene & Katrina should have a baby soon! Anyone agree with me?

  • chels! on August 28th, 2009 - 11:52am


    Eugene should have a kid!!!!!!!!!

  • chels! on August 28th, 2009 - 11:54am


    AIO, you’ve got to work with Andre and that whole squeak thing. Thanks!

  • chels! on August 28th, 2009 - 11:55am


    I didn’t mean to sound rude there. Sorry!

  • isabella r.n on August 28th, 2009 - 11:59am


    Let’s just hope no one else will have their voice changed!

    Does anyone know the date when Adventures In Odyssey will begin again? I think that they said when it would but I forgot if they did… 🙂

  • isabella r.n on August 28th, 2009 - 12:32pm


    To ABCD: YES! I TOTALLY AGREE that Eugene & Katrina should have a baby SOON! I think that Katrina would be so happy and Eugene would be so nervous and ‘what am i going to do?!’

  • sarah on August 28th, 2009 - 2:07pm



  • cody on August 28th, 2009 - 2:16pm


    the voice sounds like bernard walton
    I miss paul hurlinger
    and the orignal bart voice

  • 14 on August 28th, 2009 - 2:45pm


    I’m really really going to miss the old Whits! No offence but, I don’t think the new Whit or Bart sound like the old ones at all!

  • 14 on August 28th, 2009 - 2:46pm


    I think Eugene and Katrina should have a baby!

  • Nathan on August 28th, 2009 - 2:53pm


    At first I was downright opposed to Andre Stojka, but after listening to him several times I think he has the potential to be the best Whit yet. Sorry, Andre, I like Paul Herlinger more just in comparison to your Passages excerpt, but I have faith that you could do brilliantly.
    And plus, I trust Katie Leigh’s judgment more than my judgment on this small excerpt.
    Good luck, I’m excited for Darien’s Rise!

  • lu on August 28th, 2009 - 10:15pm


    Paul Herlinger is the new Whit- he’s not leaving. Hal Smith is the old Whit. In the series they made him (the old Mr. Whittaker- Hal Smith) go away, but in actuality the actor died and they didn’t make him come back until they found a voice match.

  • dlk on August 28th, 2009 - 10:22pm


    it’s going to take a while to get used to the new whit. not quite the old ones….probably a couple of episodes. life changes and we all have to roll with the changes.

    ditto on eugene having children.
    I think Connie needs some more romance.

  • KASSIE on August 29th, 2009 - 12:51am


    Yes, you guys need to make Eugene and Katrina have a KID or twins! please

  • micha on August 29th, 2009 - 5:59am


    Katrina & Eugene should have a baby girl?

  • micha on August 29th, 2009 - 6:06am


    Kelly was a bit rude wasent she! Anyone agree with me?

  • noah m. on August 29th, 2009 - 8:43am


    I totally agree that Eugene and Kattina should have a kid! I wish that Whits voice didn’t have to change. Thanks for the years you put into this show, Paul.

  • lAura on August 29th, 2009 - 9:22am


    The new Whit doesn’t sound like Whit at all. Not even slightly! Hal and Paul sounded about the same, but Andre doesn’t at all. He sounds like that English friend of Whit’s that came to Odyssey one time, I don’t remember his name. Not Whit-like in the slightest.
    I think Eugene and Katrina should have a kid, too!

  • morgan on August 29th, 2009 - 10:24am


    Dear aio,
    PLEASE PLEASE don’t let Paul leave PLEASE! I liked paul even better that hal and i listened to the new whit and to me he sound like the old whit at all… We will really miss you paul. Love morgan

    p.s. paul if they ever need a new whit again
    you should volenteer first

  • emmy on August 29th, 2009 - 10:01pm



  • chicken on August 30th, 2009 - 7:34am


    i think that paul had more of a welcoming voice when he played Whit, but i guess he will do just fine. -.-

  • lizzi on August 30th, 2009 - 4:37pm


    i think it would be awesome if Eugene did have a kid (twins would be even more awesome) and i’m sorry but i have to agree with Clels about Andre and his voice

  • lizzi on August 30th, 2009 - 5:07pm


    I think you should make an episode where Connie go’s on a missions trip to Ecuador. if you think that thats a good idea tell me

  • DAVID on August 30th, 2009 - 7:35pm


    Personally, I like Paul better than Andre. No offense, but Andre sounds too much like Owl in Winnie the Pooh. I think he would be better for Bernard if Dave Madden dies.
    P.S. I think Eugene and Katrina should have a kid that’s exactly like Eugene. That would drive Katrina crazy. And Eugene too. Then he would realize how obnoxious he was and he’ll have to live with it like we’ve had to live with Eugene for the last 20 years. Ha, ha, ha,!

  • Savy06 on August 30th, 2009 - 11:29pm


    The new Whit sounds too much like Bernard! And the whole giggiling thing just isn’t Whit! I got all emotional when I heard that Paul was leaving. I will miss you Paul! The new Bart doesn’t sound right either. Isabella R.N, I agree with you that Eugene and Katrina should have a baby! That would be awesome, because Katrina is my favorite character! Lizi, I agree with you too! Connie and Mitch need to get back together, but did Mitch really die? Richard Maxwell and the Barcleys need to come back!

  • epic on August 31st, 2009 - 8:43am


    I don’t like the new Whit! 🙁

  • LK on August 31st, 2009 - 12:25pm


    I’m as saddened by Paul’s leaving as I was by Hal’s passing. I’ve been listening to Odyssey for 20 years now… maybe it’s time for me to pick a new radio show. It’s simply a different show than it was when I began to listen. Apologies to Andre, but his voice simply doesn’t sound like the Whit I’ve come to know and love.
    Thanks for many years of pleasurable listening…

  • Luka on August 31st, 2009 - 3:18pm


    If Odyssey were to stop playing on the radio,I would die!Do you hear me?I would DIE!

  • Kent on August 31st, 2009 - 3:40pm


    I was very sad to here of Mr. Herlinger leaving. I agree that Mr. Andre does not sound the same. However, I am to young to remember Hal smith’s passsing (I am 13). Many will agree with me when I say that it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between Hal And Paul. Is it possible,though that they sounded different at first? Hopefully, Mr. Andre will grow into his own. Thank you for creating the best radio on the airways!

  • Lyndie on August 31st, 2009 - 5:14pm


    I’m a little disappointed but good luck new Whit.

  • MATT on September 1st, 2009 - 5:40pm


    We are all pretty sad that Paul is leaving, but hey, I think we should appreciate what the team is doing.
    LK, i don’t think that its fair to leave ,even if whit is ‘leaving’.Im sure the Odyssey team is trying their best to keep it the same amazing audio drama.Thank you soooo much

  • Alisha on September 1st, 2009 - 5:43pm


    I love it.

  • Alisha on September 1st, 2009 - 5:48pm


    i relly love the show!!!!!! good luck Whit!!!!!
    i will pray for you!!!!!

  • chris on September 1st, 2009 - 5:57pm


    im a huge fan

  • sCOTT on September 1st, 2009 - 9:17pm


    I like the old Whit better

  • lilly on September 2nd, 2009 - 1:49am


    sorry but i’m really sad about the new whit cuz he sounds like bernard…it makes me sad.SORRY…

  • Levi on September 2nd, 2009 - 7:07am


    I love whit

  • ISABELLA N.R on September 2nd, 2009 - 11:51am


    Twins WOULD be even better…I forgot who said that said that first so thanks to who ever said that 🙂 I really wish that Mitch didn’t leave Connie. He should come back or Connie should find someone else and be the first to know for a change!

  • Missy on September 2nd, 2009 - 1:08pm


    I agree with Kent! 13 too. But, I think that Mr. Andre does need a little touch up. But, good job and work on it!

  • sage on September 2nd, 2009 - 2:54pm


    I’m really, really sorry to say this but… I have literally been listening to odyssey since i was born and i am very disappointed about the new voice:( He sounds like Bart and that isn’t right, Bart is suppose to be the “bad guy” and well, Whit’s old voices sounds like an old comfortable grandpa:) and the new voice sounds like bart:(

  • lu on September 2nd, 2009 - 9:03pm


    Ok maybe I was wrong about the Whit’s changing. I thought you guys were confused… My bad. Sorry. Anyway, you guys were obviuosly right and I agree with lots of you- the new Whit sounds weird. No offense to the new actor who plays Whit. Whit is just supposed to have a warm and kind voice that is deep, but friendly. The second voice of Mr. Whittaker (Mr. Herlinger)was a pretty good match… Why did you leave, Mr. Paul?

  • cody on September 3rd, 2009 - 7:54am


    I really like odyssey but sometimes i just love it i have been listening to odyssey since i frist heared it when i was like 3 years old i think that odyssey is the best show ever made keep up the good work.

  • AIO #1 FAN on September 3rd, 2009 - 9:09am


    Paul Herlinger was the best! I’m very sad that he has to quit:( The new guy does not sound like Whit at all. I am not going to listen to the new AIO episodes. Whit was my fave character, and now I don’t even like him at all. His voice is WAY too high. Goodbye Paul Herlinger, I’ll really, really, REALLY miss you! 🙁

  • Kassie on September 3rd, 2009 - 11:25am


    I think we all new a change would happen soon enough…That’s how life goes. And to all the comments I’ve been reading “Please bring (so and So) Back” comments, You really need to get the Complete Odyssey Handbook…it tells you All things about Odyssey. I’ve read all of it and it explains why some people dissappeared or why they left odyssey.

    Thanks Odyssey! 23 and Still Loving all them all!

  • CHRISTOPHER on September 3rd, 2009 - 1:04pm


    The new whit isn’t the same. He doesn’t say stuff the same way. Something is different. (other then the voice.) But he’s good.

  • julia on September 3rd, 2009 - 1:57pm


    whit is awsome!

  • eNOCH on September 3rd, 2009 - 5:29pm


    Odyssey is cool

  • lu on September 3rd, 2009 - 6:11pm


    Does anyone know the actor’s name who plays Whit?

  • elise on September 4th, 2009 - 7:34am


    I think he sounds alittle like bernard, i listened with my frined keegan again awhile ago and we are both sad,

  • MATT on September 4th, 2009 - 8:34am


    For all those people saying that they want to leave because whit it is different its really not fair. I am sure that the team is doing there best to keep us listening to AIO.I know I’m going to keep listening even though Whit is different.

  • KIDRON on September 4th, 2009 - 11:20am



  • JMD on September 4th, 2009 - 1:58pm


    Mercy, I like Wooton’s house! He totally does not sound like whit!

  • carol on September 4th, 2009 - 5:40pm


    these people are being really too hard on the new Mr.Whittaker

  • ts on September 4th, 2009 - 11:00pm


    Sounds more like Bernard than anybody else

  • Rachel on September 5th, 2009 - 1:31am



  • jenna on September 5th, 2009 - 2:38am


    Down with the new Whit. COME BACK PAUL!!!

  • meg on September 5th, 2009 - 11:45am


    I am sorry AIO… New Whit isn’t as good..He really doesn’t sound anything like Whit at all..Sorry

  • Dsmiles on September 5th, 2009 - 12:11pm


    The new Whit does not sound like the previous Whits from the past. The new one actually sounds more like Bernard Walton than Whit. Odyssey has really changed over the years since I have been listening to it. The Barkleys leaving, Whit going to the middle east but coming back. Then Eugene left for a long time. Odyssey had been good but not as good since the novacom series. But thanks Odyssey for airing such an awesome series over the years.

  • kech on September 5th, 2009 - 1:51pm


    that is so cool i never thought they looked like that lol

  • Mel on September 5th, 2009 - 3:24pm


    We’re going to miss you Paul! You can tell the difference between the two. I am so sad!

    Oh, but welcome Andre, I KNOW you will have a BLAST with Odyssey!

  • ERICA on September 5th, 2009 - 4:23pm


    My fave place is Wootons house I like the breakfast gong plus my fave characters are Bernard, Wooton, and Eugine.AND JUST TO TELL YOU I THINK HE SOUNDS NOTHING LIKE WHIT AND THAT HE SUNDS LIKE A MIX OF BERNARD AND JACK ALLEN

  • Micaela on September 5th, 2009 - 4:49pm


    Paul Can’t leave. the new Whit doesn’t sound like whit I am really going to miss him. But I ‘ll get used to it I guess I can’t believe it But I’m excited in a way about the new Whit
    I just can’t believe it

  • Ali on September 5th, 2009 - 4:52pm


    I don’t like the new Whit. What happened to Paul?
    Why did he leave the best job in the world?
    Oh, well, Lets give him a chance like God did to us right?
    I am ten now and have been listening to Odyssey since I was three. So I have been listening to Odyssey for seven years. And I just LOVE IT! But when this new guy came in, everything’s different. I’m a person who doesn’t like changes, especially this one.
    I will keep listening to AIO But I wont like the new Whit!

  • Ali on September 5th, 2009 - 5:07pm


    It would be cool if Katrina and Eugene could have a baby girl.

  • D M L sr on September 5th, 2009 - 7:32pm


    Are we listening to hear a familiar voice ? or Gods message? It should make you wounder.
    I thank you for the time spent. god bless

  • jOANNA on September 5th, 2009 - 10:44pm


    Paul Was extremely good at playing Whit! He gave something to the Whits End that made it very warm and welcomeing. Andre has a very different voice and it will be a little hard to adjust. However, I am excited to see what his performance is and I think we should give him all the support we can! Odyssey is changing, some of the change is good and some bad… But it is still the Odyssey we know and love!

    Good luck Andre! Thank you so much Paul!!! And I can’t wait to hear the new episodes!!!

  • bermuda girl on September 6th, 2009 - 7:59am


    I deffinitly liked Paul better. Andres Whit voice dosn’t sound quite as warm and calm as Paul did.

  • kaitlyn on September 6th, 2009 - 8:04am


    GO! Mr.Whittaker

  • 87 on September 6th, 2009 - 12:28pm


    the new whit lafs to much. i like connie and mitch. i wish they would bring him back.

  • emily on September 7th, 2009 - 9:32am


    Is the voice he used in the Passages clip his new Whit voice? Because I think he might have been overacting a bit there – I liked the voice I heard when he was talking about Katie and not the actual show clip. I’ve been listening for seven years, and now, on the brink of graduating high school I still return to Odyssey. For me, Paul has always been the face/voice of Whit – I have heard the Hal episodes, but never detected a difference. I’m sad, but ready. I’ll stay, but I hope he gets better.

  • Mandy on September 7th, 2009 - 1:55pm


    A NEW WHIT! P H was like my fav voice actor as well as Connie. Im glad your going to keep the show going but this makes me sad its like Whit died…. “again”

  • Mandy on September 7th, 2009 - 1:59pm


    He sounds like Bernard I dont like him

  • Cindy on September 7th, 2009 - 2:06pm


    Can Mitch come back or something because I’m tired of Connie being single and stuff

  • naomie on September 7th, 2009 - 4:09pm


    my favorite place in odyssey is defeneitly whits end

  • Rachael on September 8th, 2009 - 2:29am


    Adventures in odessey is the best in the world!! It actually helped me with a test.I was living in Seattle. Now living in Australia. Anyway I don’t like the new whit. (sorry) I agree with SAGE. \

  • adrianna on September 8th, 2009 - 3:27pm


    adventures in odessey is cool

  • BRian E. on September 8th, 2009 - 5:50pm


    The new “Whit” is not the same, and will have to a bit of getting used to, but I know people have health problems and the “show must go on…” But Paul was so similiar to Hal that not many people could tell that there has been a switch. Good luck to the new actor. I hope maybe he can maybe study the other “Whits” and try to mimic them in some possible way. If not, maybe it would be time to say goodbye to Whit, even though I would hate that, but anyway, great thing you all are doing. Thanks

  • Sarah beth on September 8th, 2009 - 8:43pm


    I agree with Sage And also with Bermuda Girl. The voice just isn’t a Mr.Whittaker voice. Maybe you guys and gals at AIO could at least lower Andres voise a bit? I don’t mean to be rude or knock Andre around. I do thank you AIO for trying your best to find a replacement for Paul Herlinger.

    Also. I REALLY like the idea of a Mr.Whittaker twin! Though maybe it would be a cousin instead of a brother?

  • Anna on September 9th, 2009 - 10:19am


    Well, we all have to go through changes sometime in our life.Even though we will all miss Paul Herlinger and I agree with D M L SR, It’s not about finding the exact same voice again but to find someone who will spread God’s message around.And I don’t think he sounds like Bart, but kind of like Bernard/Whit/Paul witch I think is a perfect match.I also think Andree was picked for a reason, God’s own reason that He will show in His time.So go Odyssey!! P.S. Mr. Whittaker has a Twin Brother? Awsome!

  • Rachel on September 9th, 2009 - 10:46am


    I just have to say that I thought Andre did a fantastic job. It had to be difficult trying to be Mr. Whittaker, and I think he did really well. Although I thought he sounded a lot like Jack. But I’d say thumbs up!!

  • C on September 9th, 2009 - 7:39pm


    Sorry new whit, But it sounds nothing like Our whit! It sounds like jack! I’m not sure I can adjust that much. Man…..

  • KAT on September 10th, 2009 - 4:04pm


    Adventures in Odyssey is the BEST! I’m going to miss Paul but I wish all the best to Andre. God Bless you both! Keep up the good work Odyssey. I love all the old episodes with Hal and Paul but I’ll love the new season just as much. God Bless Odyssey and all those who worked on it and those who will.
    The Future is coming and as WHIT would say: “The Best Is Yet To Come.”

  • Sherlock/kat on September 10th, 2009 - 4:07pm


    Whit has been one of MY mentors for many years and I hope he will continue to live on.

  • robby on September 10th, 2009 - 5:07pm


    oddesey is the best and i hope it never changse

  • fonda on September 11th, 2009 - 10:43am


    well, the new voice isn’t the same, but it’s better to have Whit’s voice change than for him to die or leave Odyssey again. Keep it up, Odyssey – we love the show!

  • sad on September 11th, 2009 - 6:22pm


    I am so sad that Paul heninger is leaving. he made the show so special… And I know the first whit Hal, has passed away, But he did an amazing job whil he was here. I think all 3 of this guys have amazing talent.Congradulations for making Odyssey amazing!!!

  • Beth on September 11th, 2009 - 6:41pm


    I couldn’t tell the difference between the new Whit and Jack.I like Paul better but I will adjust.
    I agree that Eugene and Katrina should have twins.

  • Natalie on September 11th, 2009 - 7:31pm


    I agree with Fonda… It’s better to just keep whit and let his voice change.. I mean i lost a grandfather… actually two and i have no more left.. Do you people really want to take away the only male voice speaking of god i have left. My dad isn’t christian so i find it so weird when males (not trying to be mean to the oppisite gender) are speaking about christianity. Please just leave whit and let his voice change. You get where i’m coming from right! Love you all
    Love you all like a fmaily!

  • micha on September 12th, 2009 - 4:15am


    YEA we love the the show!
    I miss paul

  • micha on September 12th, 2009 - 4:38am


    Don’t you like connie she is the best charter in odyssey.
    Don’t you like her ? Did you here that jack.Alun got married to jowan? Did you know that whit didn’t get married? I can’t wat to lisen to Adventures in odyssey.Can you ? “CONNIE I LOVE YOU I AM A GREAT FAN OF YOUR’S I LOVE YOU CONNIE YOUR THE BEST IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD”

  • whit fan!!! on September 12th, 2009 - 8:58am


    Is Dariens rise still AIO? Will it still have Whit and Connie and Eugene? what is Passages??? Thanks for your help! :o)

  • Kat on September 12th, 2009 - 9:21am


    I love whitsend.org

  • caleb on September 12th, 2009 - 7:36pm


    I’m looking foreword to hearing the AIO episodes with the new whit. I think that Katy Lee was write. The man who does the new whit is “The missing link in the Mr. Whitaker chain.”

  • Naomi on September 13th, 2009 - 4:42pm


    Paul Herlinger will always be Mr. Whitaker to me. I honestly don’t know if I can listen to a new Mr. Whitaker, but maybe it’s time for me to move on too. Thank you to everyone at AIO for blessing and impacting my life for so many years!

  • anonymous on September 13th, 2009 - 5:46pm


    I like the electric palace and wooton’s house.

  • Naomi on September 14th, 2009 - 12:39pm


    This is for the “new Mr. Whittaker”, Andre Stoikel(sp?), if there’s any possibility of him seeing this. I hope you don’t feel intimiadated by some of us fans, 🙂 change is just really hard sometimes. But maybe, as Mr. Whittaker would say, “the best is yet to come.”

  • Ben on September 14th, 2009 - 10:29pm


    I can’t believe he’s leaving I’m a huge Odyssey fan. Also I agree what NAOMI said. But the new guy does have a high pitched voice like I almost didn’t regognize him. Sweet podcast. can’t believe there’s been 3 whits I guess he had to retire due to his age and health. so sad

  • Anonymous on September 15th, 2009 - 6:34am


    i really love odessy i wake up and listen every day whit inspires me

  • caleb on September 15th, 2009 - 8:16am


    Man, why did Paul leave, he was so good but as they say in THE TIME HAS COME “the best is yet to come”

  • JOE on September 15th, 2009 - 8:23am


    Please do not end the show!

  • CALEB on September 15th, 2009 - 8:25am


    I think the other whit is ok.

  • Agent o14 on September 15th, 2009 - 8:28am


    I like whits end and the new whit. as connie said I wonder is that Paul Hal?!

  • d3 on September 15th, 2009 - 11:42am


    I think it would be cool to have a Mr.Whittaker twin!! Do it soon though AIO. I even got a name for him, James Andre Whittaker! Keep up the good work AIO 😉

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  • michael on September 16th, 2009 - 5:30am


    D3, I like your idea for a Mr. Whittaker twin! I like your pen name AGENT 014! Agent 014 is actually a character in odysey. He is jimmy barcly when jimmy is in a coma. Hey KAT, CALEB, are your pen names off of FIREPROOF? Mine is. The lietants name is Michael. My fav place is Whits End.

  • AGENT 014 on September 16th, 2009 - 5:41am


    Yeah Sage, I agree with you the old whit sounds better but i’m not sure that I can agree about him sounding like Bart. He sounds more like Benard. Caleb, The new whit is ok but I like Mr. herlinger the best, no offence Andre.

  • JOE on September 16th, 2009 - 5:48am


    Love P., don’t say odyssey can’t go on without Paul, it can and I don’t want AIO to end the show. I want to turn this in to a poll, what is your fav AIO character? Mine is Jimmy Barclay.

  • Caleb on September 16th, 2009 - 5:55am


    Cabbage, you should listen to odyssey! It is going to be fine, we can adjust to the new whit! I am actually starting to like it all. Keep up the good work Andre 🙂

  • lisa on September 16th, 2009 - 3:42pm


    Ehhh, I don’t really like the new voice, he’s a little to… not like whit. A little like whit, but it’s going to be really hard to get used to. Paul Herlinger is a great whit. I don’t really remember Hal Smith a lot but i listened to a lot of Odyssey’s with Paul Herlinger.

  • em on September 16th, 2009 - 5:13pm


    hmmm the new whit dosent sound like whit… its so hard when they change characters… i never realized the difference between the 1st and 2nd whit until today so maybe it will be better than i think

  • orig. khem on September 16th, 2009 - 8:39pm


    Wow.Im going to miss the old Whit. Well the new Whit is o.k. but im really glad AIO is stil going. Hey my fav charcters are whit(of coures!) connie , whooten ,grady, samantha, the washingtons, the trent and his older brother, and mandy .

    orig. khemenaya 🙂

  • zach on September 16th, 2009 - 9:56pm


    I have lisend to aio ever since i was 5 years old now iam 13 iam very sad to hear that paul is not going to play whit any more if aio is reading this please give my thanks to paul. And so in tribute to whit GOD BLESS Paul GOD BLESS Hal GOD BLESS Andre!

  • Elaine on September 18th, 2009 - 10:01am


    i wish paul would stay .but pleas tell hem he was great

  • Anonymous on September 18th, 2009 - 10:48am


    I’m so sad to see Paul go. I’ve listened to AIO since the very beginning and it’s going to be very hard to get used to a new Whit. I agree with the other comments that said that Andre sounds more like Bernard than Whit. The content of the shows is what matters most, but why try to keep changing Whit? Eventually the new generation of Odyssey will have to move in, so maybe this would be a good time instead of trying to repaint the Mona Lisa.
    Blessings to all of you. Thanks for all you do.

  • ASHLEY on September 19th, 2009 - 7:56am


    Paul will really be missed. I was averse to the change the first time (Granted I was 8 then. But I could still pick out voice actors pretty well.) and I’ll just have to adjust to the changes going on here. I miss Walker, too.

    But I understand Paul’s reason for leaving. Health and family come first.

    Just remember, in every part of our lives (yes, even in Odyssey) God is in control.

    May this program bless generations to come with the Gospel of Christ.

    I know my children will be listening.

  • libby on September 19th, 2009 - 8:14am


    I love odyssey so much I learn so much about the bible. I wish that paul would stay but he was great!

  • libby on September 19th, 2009 - 8:16am


    I love odyssey and all the people

  • Faith on September 19th, 2009 - 9:06am


    I have been listening to AIO for years, I’ve grown up with it. At 18 I’m still listening to it every Saturday. I will miss Paul, he will forever be the voice of Whit in my mind. This transition to Andre will be unpleasant and upsetting for me-he’s not close enough to Paul’s voice for it to be an easy change. I will miss the “old” Whit. Paul, thanks for being Whit all these years.

  • Agent 0131 on September 19th, 2009 - 12:44pm


    Hi! I didnt know anything abaout Paul Herlinger leaving until i heard Darien’s rise. Can anyone tell me why he left? is it permanent? is Andre a stand in while the search goes on, or is he staying? also, did they find a replacement for Tom Riley yet? to revise Bernard Waltons quote to wooten, “the only thing harder to find than this message board is information.” thanks for the great job you did, Paul.

  • jonnie on September 19th, 2009 - 2:53pm


    I have to admit that I’m glad that they’re continuing Odyssey, but the new voice of Whit sounds more like a convoluted mix of Bernard, Tom, and Jason. I will miss Paul (just as much as I missed Hal), but at least the show will go on, and hopefully the new voice actor will get more like the old Whit with time and we will get used to hearing his voice. It’s better than not having Odyssey at all.

  • ricky on September 19th, 2009 - 3:37pm


    The new Whit does sound alot like Bernard. But I also think he sounds alot like Bernards Grandpa in Feud for Thought, Vol. 14.

  • tyler on September 19th, 2009 - 6:30pm


    i love to listened to it when i work and sit a round

  • shekinah on September 19th, 2009 - 9:47pm


    I also agree with the previous comment; the new Whit does sound like Bernard. I have grown so close to Whit and Whit’s voice is what makes Whit Whit. But we all have to go through season and get used to the changes that come upon us. I’ll always miss the old Whit though. Thanks for keeping AIO going I love it and look foward to many more years to come

  • eugene on September 20th, 2009 - 4:14pm


    I really don’t like the new mr. wittaker. it doesen’t even sound like him! blech! I think my Dads friend Don would do a good Job.

  • eugene on September 20th, 2009 - 4:37pm


    Dude! the mr. wittaker twin would be cool!

  • peter on September 20th, 2009 - 6:53pm


    I love Aio, i’ll miss Paul Herlinger…

  • eugene on September 20th, 2009 - 7:28pm


    my favitiote place in adventures in odyssey is defenetly Whits End! I really don’t think that Andre sounds like whit. it just isin’t fair! oh well! at least I still have Eugene! he’s my faviriote!

  • ERIN on September 20th, 2009 - 10:30pm


    I’ve listened to AIO since i was very young, and i am now 18. I the writers, actors and sound designers are all so amazing. Odyssey has had a large impact on my life. i beleive that god used Odyssey to point me in the right direction when i was lost. i get emotional about Whit because he always seemed so real to me growing up. i know that Andre will keep him alive for the new generation of Odyessy fans. Long live Whit!

  • Jess on September 21st, 2009 - 9:29am


    anonymous I’m sad to see Paul go too.

  • Naomi on September 21st, 2009 - 11:11am


    After listening to Darien’s Rise part 1, I think that I could get used to having Andre as Mr Whittaker. When he says certain words he does sound like Hal, if not Paul, and he has the right personality, like Katie (Leigh) said. I’m really looking forward to hearing part 2.

  • Emmanuel on September 21st, 2009 - 11:34am


    i wish mr.whittker was real so i could ask him for idvise sometimes

  • Milagro (meg on September 21st, 2009 - 11:56am


    Im glad they started Odyssey! I even told my cousins that have lil ones about. One of them have tried everyhint to put her first child a sleep so i told her about this. So im hoping she will try this. She said she has tried everything. An nothing seems to work. lol. Thanks for making Odyssey! I love it!

  • agent 0131 on September 21st, 2009 - 4:04pm


    Okay, I listened to the Podcast, and that cleared up some of my questions. My favorite place in Odyssey is Wootens house. Ive Been looking for album #50, The Best Small Town for free, but not many places give it away apparently:( I dont Think Andre sounds like paul that much, but there is a resemblance in some spots.
    This is AGENT 0131, OVER AND OUT.

  • Anonymous on September 21st, 2009 - 4:19pm


    I am listening to Passages- Darien’s Rise. Andre does sound like the old Whit a little bit in some cases, but still- I miss him! I will probably be able to get used to him, but Odyssey will never be the same again. No offense to Andre, you are doing a GOOD job and THANK you for replacing him, but Paul, you will forever be missed.
    Thanks, but 🙁

  • Marizona on September 21st, 2009 - 4:21pm


    I just heard Passages- Darien’s Rise, and Whit just isn’t the same. I thank Andre, but I miss Paul.
    I will probably get used to the new one, but Paul, you will forever be missed!
    🙁 🙂

  • dana on September 21st, 2009 - 5:44pm


    i love Dariens rise! but I’m sad about Whit he sounds like Bernard, and Jason, sort of. 🙁

  • hunteer on September 22nd, 2009 - 10:00am


    I do not care for the new mr.whit’s voice. It does not sound like whit.

  • christian A on September 22nd, 2009 - 11:19am


    I don’t think that Andre sounds exactly like Paul or Hal, but it’s like Sarah on the Unofficial Podcast said. Andre wasn’t hired to play Hal or Paul. He was hired to play Whit. I trust the the people at AIO to make the right choice and it’s not as if they just randomly picked someone to play Whit. They probbably gave it carefull consideration. I think that the voice, though different, still has a Whit sound to it and I think that I can get used to it. =)

  • christian A on September 22nd, 2009 - 11:22am


    And he’s just started on the show. We fans may be more accepting once Andre, as well as us, adjusts.

  • AUTUMN on September 22nd, 2009 - 2:30pm


    i am going to miss the old whit. The new one sounds alot like Jason. But when im listening to the episodes, I don’t really pay attention to the exact voices, i just concentrate on whats happening in the story.

  • JULIA C on September 22nd, 2009 - 3:18pm


    I am really going to miss the old voice of Whit! But I am looking forward to getting used to the new Whit! 🙂

  • Paul FAN on September 22nd, 2009 - 6:44pm


    I am going to miss Paul. I think there should not be a new Whit but that Andre play a new character because the new Whit thing just isn’t working for me. When I first heard Andre I thought he was supposed to be the new Bernard!

  • Sammi-kate on September 23rd, 2009 - 8:04am


    Me too 🙁

    I think it is cool that Hal is Otis in Andy Griffith :):D 😛

    What are all of your favorite AIO Episodes? I like when Marvin and Tamika are drinking coffee 😆

  • Anonymous on September 23rd, 2009 - 10:45am


    Miss you paul 🙁

  • AIO Fan! on September 23rd, 2009 - 11:03am


    Me too! I love that one!I love the mystery ones too! What’s your #1 mystery AIO episode?

  • Sammi-kate on September 23rd, 2009 - 2:29pm


    Oh Hi AIO Fan! i am not sure what my favorite Mystery is.

  • Trixie on September 23rd, 2009 - 6:49pm


    You are right Jessica B. I miss Richard Maxwell as well! He was my ultimate favorite next to Robert Mitchel and Nick Mulligan. By the way does anyone know who is the voice actor for Richard?

  • Sarah on September 23rd, 2009 - 10:36pm


    i don’t like it. i’ve been listening to aio my entire life–i’m well past the recommended age for listening!–and cannot imagine the new voice. he sounds like he’s trying too hard. it’s not the same truly. like i can’t really recognize when it’s whit speaking well! maybe if he studied hal and paul’s voices more…still like hal the best. i’m so mad… 🙁

  • Gigi on September 24th, 2009 - 2:20am


    Andre sounds nothing like Hal and Paul. I wish the new Whit sounded more like- well, whit! Oh well. My friend said that people who are young now will grow up and know Andre as Mr. Whittaker. I wish that Paul stayed and stuff but maybe (maybe) this is for the best. Welcome, Andre!

  • Gigi on September 24th, 2009 - 2:21am


    What does your comment is awaiting moderation mean?

    All comments have to be approved before they’re posted.

  • Rissa on September 24th, 2009 - 10:13am


    Sad to hear that Paul is leaving, but a great big welcome to Andre. Just like we adjusted to Paul after Hal, we’ll adjust to Andre too! The great thing about the writers of AIO is that Whit’s character hasn’t changed. My favorite AIO episode is Sunday Morning Scramble. I’m also wondering if Mitch is coming back and will begin a relationship again with Connie, maybe real wedding bells? Will Eugene and Katrina have a baby soon? I also love Wooton, he’s my favorite. More of him too!

  • hannah on September 24th, 2009 - 1:34pm


    I’ll miss paul herlinger, he was a very good actor, so was hal smith. they both brought a special warmth into the role of whit, and they both will be missed. but good luck andre!

  • Andrew on September 24th, 2009 - 2:13pm


    I will miss the old Mr. Whit but I will get used to this one. Welcome to the Show. I would like to find out what is going to happen to Jason.

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  • ZOE on September 24th, 2009 - 4:23pm


    HE HE HE

  • maddy on September 25th, 2009 - 8:25am


    i really don’t like the new Whit he dosen’t even really sound like him. i’m goin to miss paul he was really good at whit and i liked him alot. but i’ll still lison every day to odyssey but i’ll miss the old Whits.

  • RUth-Fer on September 25th, 2009 - 3:29pm


    gr8t job!!!keep it up!!!:)

  • RUTH on September 25th, 2009 - 7:58pm


    I am going to miss you paul H.
    I dont whant you to go.

  • Chris on September 25th, 2009 - 9:48pm


    I grew up on the show, from the first tape Hal is Whit, Paul took a long time to grow on me and after years and years of never checking in on this show this guy is really going to take time to get used to. Im sure hes a great actor but just like any “character” you gotta do a bit of mimicry of the original to sell the character. After all a kid who watched the cartoons, an old episode and then a new one, its confusing.

  • Natalie on September 26th, 2009 - 1:55pm


    i don’t really like the new voice that much, but it’s better than not having any whit!=D

  • mwila on September 26th, 2009 - 2:15pm


    this is the best website to go on!

  • cAROLINE on September 26th, 2009 - 5:47pm


    i will so miss Paul Herlinger!! welcome to the new Whit!

  • Ana on September 26th, 2009 - 6:06pm


    Owwwww! It’s too bad Mr.Herlinger is leaving:(. The new Whit sounds alot like Paul and Hal. Thanks Paul for the years you were Whit. I love Adventures in Odyssey! I’ve listen to it for as long as I can remember! Thanks for 20 greats years of Odyssey!:)

  • Emily on September 26th, 2009 - 7:12pm


    When i heard that paul herlinger wasn’t doing Whit anymore, i was VERY shocked. I will have to get used to not hearing the old whit anymore. Paul Herlinger…(whit)… I LOVE YOU!!! I am very sad. i am about to cry. it will be different not listening to the whit i have heard and have grown to love.

  • Emily on September 26th, 2009 - 7:16pm


    when i heard the new whit i thought that that was Jack allen. then i realized that that was the new Mr. whitakker.

  • Emily on September 26th, 2009 - 7:39pm


    Sad Rachel, i agree with EVERTHING u are saying about Mr. Whitaker leaving. I thought it was touching when u told when u first heard odyessy. when i had problems in my life i wished hat whit was real so that i could ask him for advice and if he would allow me to hug him. (i bet he would) ;)i am not afraid to tell the whole world that i am crying. I am crying.
    P.S. my fav place and charactar is: wootons house, electric palace, and of course Whits end. Connie Eugene, bart and whit and nick.

  • emily on September 26th, 2009 - 7:43pm


    I now realize that the new whit does sound kinda like Paul. Adre i thought wrong about u. I am sorry. I will be praying for u and the whole aio team.

  • Jay on September 26th, 2009 - 8:36pm


    i gotta give Andre credit for doing a good job on filling shoes that are hard to fill.On some parts in the podcast he did sound a little like both Hal and Paul. Can’t wait to see how this turns out

  • lu on September 26th, 2009 - 8:47pm


    Where did you guys find out the name of the actor who now plays Whit? Speaking of names… Do you guys have any ideas for a new screan name for me? Any ideas would be great!!! Please comment!!!

  • beCCA on September 27th, 2009 - 1:15pm


    I like Paul Herlinger a lot. I somtimes forget that the new Whit is really Whit because of his voice.

  • beCCA on September 27th, 2009 - 1:26pm


    My fav. place is Wooton’s house!it it THE BEST!

  • sYDNI on September 27th, 2009 - 2:14pm


    I am going to miss Mr Paul Herlinger.But you got to deal with CHANGE!!

  • emily on September 27th, 2009 - 2:49pm


    i dont want mr. whiticker to have a new voice! it sounds so weird!

  • emily on September 28th, 2009 - 11:55am


    Lu, i found the new whits name on google. look up did paul herlinger die? or Adventures in Odyssey new whit. Good luck!!!

  • isaac on September 28th, 2009 - 1:13pm


    DONT CHANGE MR WHITICKERS VOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lay on September 28th, 2009 - 1:21pm


    A good screen name for u lu would be “lucy-lu”

  • Anonymous on September 28th, 2009 - 3:16pm


    my fovorite charocter is rodney Hes funny

  • dylan on September 28th, 2009 - 3:17pm


    my favorite person is rodney

  • dylan on September 28th, 2009 - 3:24pm


    Darien rise the chosen one is so cool i love it

  • Boo on September 28th, 2009 - 6:49pm


    I don’t think The new Whit sounds as friendly as the old one. At first I thought there was something wrong with my computer or that he wasn’t realy Whit. I fell in love with one Whit and I don’t want to have to do that again! Boo-Hoo!!!!!!! 🙁

  • Lizy on September 29th, 2009 - 8:28am


    I wish adventures and odyssey would make two story/s of eugene and connie liking eachother and jason would not like that.

  • sam on September 29th, 2009 - 8:55am


    why did you change whits voice i loved it im so so so sad i will still listen to the old AIO with Paul and i think (know) that paul is the best whit ever but i will still (in disapointment) listen to dariens’ rise. i didn’t even think it was whit when i listened to part 1 and 2 until i listen to this podcast. But the new whit does sound really nice but i don’t think he sounds like paul.

  • becca on September 29th, 2009 - 12:08pm


    I listened to part 1 in darien’s rise and didn’t even realize whit was in it! i thought the new voice was a new character or like passages with an unknown character telling the story! I’m really sad! it doesn’t even sound like whit! I miss Paul but mayb i’l get used to the new voice!

  • KEIR on September 29th, 2009 - 2:22pm


    Hello, I’m 13. I listened to part I of Darien’s Rise and heard the new Mr. Whittaker. I thought that he was somewhat close, but I liked Paul Herlinger much better. I’m disappointed that he’s not voicing Whit anymore, but I’m not sure why he isn’t. Did he die, or did he just leave the show? I’m going to miss Mr. Herlinger as Whit. I originally liked Adventures in Odyssey because of Mr. Herlinger and his friendly, caring voice. I’m just going to miss the one voice that I knew as Whit’s.

  • keIR on September 29th, 2009 - 2:23pm


    Oh, by the way, my favorite place it probably Whit’s End.

  • Ana on September 29th, 2009 - 6:09pm


    i have to agree with some of you that andre sounds like bernard.

  • Christian A on September 29th, 2009 - 7:44pm


    Lizy, Eugene is married to Katrina so it wouldn’t be good if he liked Connie.

  • Valerie on September 29th, 2009 - 8:28pm


    Lizy, That couldn’t happen; Eugene is married to Katrina. Richard Maxwell needs to come back! What ever happened to Everett?

  • anna on September 29th, 2009 - 10:09pm


    it’s really too bad that paul is leaving aio. thanks andre for becoming the new whit. good luck to you andre and i hope that you will be whit for years to come!

  • anna on September 29th, 2009 - 10:11pm


    Emily,paul didn’t die he’s retiering

  • Vina on September 30th, 2009 - 12:55pm


    Sorry that this is a little off of the subject, but is there anyone besides me that wants Tasha to become a Christian and then her and Jason to get married? I think that would be great! Afterall, they have liked each other since childhood… Please tell me what you all think should happen. Thanks so much 🙂

  • Vina on September 30th, 2009 - 1:01pm


    Oh and, Mercy (by the way I LOVE that name, for it reminds me of the story of CHRISTIANA by Paul Bunyun and I love that story! Is that where your name came from?) my favorite place in Odyssey would probably be ‘J’ and ‘Js’ Antique Shop, or Whit’s End.

  • rich on September 30th, 2009 - 1:24pm


    I wish Andre the best. He has HUGE shoes to fill. I hope they work on his voice a bit more though. He sounds too much like a feeble man having a hard time getting around, not someone who would be up for an adventure at the drop of a hat. I’m sure he’ll fall into the role with time!

  • marshall on October 1st, 2009 - 2:17am


    I Think that they should bring whits twin brother back.
    It can give a chance for the folks of odesy to say goodbye to pual. and to introduce the new Mr. Whitaker.

    i am also wondering about the voices for tom and bernard.
    they have been on the show for a while and they have to be getting up there in age.

  • Lizy on October 1st, 2009 - 8:36am


    I did not like yesterday/s story.

  • Emily on October 1st, 2009 - 1:53pm


    I really missed the old Mr. Whitaker Mr. Hal smith when he died. I had become attached to his voice. But when Mr. Paul Herlinger came on the show I became attached to his voice and I know I will become attache to the new Mr. Whitaker. The two voices for Mr. Whitaker have made him seamed like grandfather to me. Great job Odyssey for the past years of hard work and helping me understand God word.

  • Beth on October 1st, 2009 - 6:01pm


    I almost cried too when I found out!!! I am also so sad that Walker died! I am going to miss Paul very much. Andre sounds more like Jack then Whit, but I’ll give him a chance. My favorite place is…..Wooton’s house, Whit’s End, and Tom’s farm. P.S. I like Odyssey is in Illinois! 🙂

    Odyssey fan

  • Beth on October 1st, 2009 - 6:02pm


    *P.S was meant to say “I think Odyssey is in Illinois!”
    Sorry about that. 🙂

  • Betsy on October 1st, 2009 - 6:05pm


    I like the old Whit better.He does not have the warm smile you can hear.Paul Herlinger did an amazing job, you get attached to the voice of a certain person being played, i hope that the new Whit does a good job…..big shoes to fill.If nothing has happen to Mr. Herlinger please bring him Back……

  • Betsy on October 1st, 2009 - 6:08pm


    By the way good job on all the old AIO ….We listen to them over, and over, by the way does Connie ever get married?

  • brynne on October 2nd, 2009 - 12:10am


    I will always miss the original whit and i am very sad to hear about Paul leaving. We will miss you.

  • Lizy on October 2nd, 2009 - 10:59am


    I loved yesterdays story.

  • Emily on October 2nd, 2009 - 11:05am


    I will really miss Mr. Paul Herlinger. He was a great Mr. Whitaker!

  • makenzie on October 2nd, 2009 - 1:53pm


    What? Lizy why didn’t you like yesterdays odyssey? I did! MEGA MEGA WORLD!!!!!

  • SAFIRE on October 2nd, 2009 - 8:01pm


    just kidding… love it

  • Rach on October 3rd, 2009 - 9:23am


    um….i am not really liking the new whit voice. When they made paul replace hal, it wasn’t too too bad, but i am not to convinced with the new whit voice…he sounds like he has an accent!!!! that isn’t WHIT”S…ugh :'( hopefully they will work on it 😀 I <3 adventures in odyssey…sooooo much!!!

  • orig. khem on October 3rd, 2009 - 10:44am


    Well i’ve heard Andre and he is ok.
    But he kinda sounds like Jack Allen . Kinda.
    well ill miss the old Mr.Whitaker . 🙁

  • ethan on October 3rd, 2009 - 12:24pm


    I think Russel Johnson would perform Whit good; he sounds kind of like Paul, but andre is all right. The voice ain’t the important thing, it’s the messages “Odyssey” is giving.

  • Claire on October 3rd, 2009 - 5:04pm


    I will miss Paul Herlinger. I have been listening to the new Pasages, Dairens Rise. That new guys voice sounds so weird. Paul sounds more like a grandpa kind of person, and the new guy does not sound like a grandpa person at all, it is to high pitched!

  • rebecca on October 3rd, 2009 - 5:43pm


    i really really really miss hal smith!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rebecca on October 3rd, 2009 - 6:02pm


    and paul herlinger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lizzie on October 4th, 2009 - 11:50am


    AHH! The new Mr.Whitaker doesn’t sound a bit like the old one but thats ok I’ll get used to it! I LOVE Adventures in Odessey!

  • syd on October 4th, 2009 - 12:51pm


    I am realley going to miss him alot!I have been listening to the old Whit for 10 years!

  • Boo on October 4th, 2009 - 2:56pm


    Vina, I think Monica Stone should get out of jail and marrie jason! they where a great coppel.

  • Boo on October 4th, 2009 - 3:01pm


    I also think eugene and katreena should have a kid that spends a lot of time being babysat by connie and acts just like her. eugene would go crazzy! Something should happen so Mich marries connie! she’s been through so much that she deserves it!

  • Boo on October 4th, 2009 - 3:04pm


    My favorite place is the timmathy center!!!!!!!

  • Boo on October 4th, 2009 - 3:11pm


    When whit almost died i cryed for a long time. This is like that. Will whit ever relly die? that would be HORED!!!!!!!

  • rj on October 4th, 2009 - 3:51pm


    I really don’t like the fact that Paul has to leave but you gotta go with the flow . Another thing, how come you don’t show the Johnson family much anymore? They’re the best family.

  • Javan on October 5th, 2009 - 6:58am


    I love whit. I think he’s cool. And so is whitsend(It’s the BEST place to be in Odyssey).

  • lydia on October 5th, 2009 - 11:47am


    I liked the old Mr.Whitaker better.

  • GRACE on October 5th, 2009 - 12:34pm


    The New Whit doesn’t sound anything like the REAL whit! It makes him sound really old, and he doesn’t sound like a real person that would be a friend to kids. He seems fake. I think that Paul Herlinger did a really good job of sounding real, and connecting to people listening. I think that you all should either work on his voice, or get someone else that sounds more like Whit!

  • Valerie on October 5th, 2009 - 1:06pm


    I love the old whit!!!!

  • R.J. on October 5th, 2009 - 1:14pm


    Cool! Neat podcast. How do you get the password for the secret episodes?

  • lizz on October 5th, 2009 - 3:36pm


    The new Whit sounds too much like Bernard! It’s OK but i like the other Whit much better! It’s not like the warm, friendly, grandpa voice. I MISS the old Whit! 🙁

  • gwen on October 5th, 2009 - 3:38pm


    you rock mr. whitaker!

  • bethanny mun on October 5th, 2009 - 11:33pm


    I am 19 years old ans i have been listing to odyssey since i can remember. I was sad when the first whit passed away but i eventually got used to his voice. It is going to take a long time for me to get used to the new whits voice. To me the new whit voice sounds almost nothing like whit should sound.

  • Joy on October 6th, 2009 - 10:23am


    I will miss you Mr. Herlinger, as will everyone else!!

  • Joy on October 6th, 2009 - 11:37am


    make that i DO miss Mr. Herlinger 🙁 ,
    but thank you Mr.Smith 😀 🙂
    for taking his place insted of just maybe not even having a John Whitiker! God bless yall! 🙂
    C. Joy

  • Joy on October 6th, 2009 - 11:39am


    OH and i am pretty sure i spelled that right but just in case “excuse me”

  • Vina on October 6th, 2009 - 11:40am


    Speaking of Pilgrim’s Progress and ‘CHRISTIANA’ Christiana is that where your name came form? I love the series as I said previously. 😀

  • KJ on October 6th, 2009 - 6:21pm


    Wow – many posts have been made… I loved Paul’s voice, but things change, and I believe this change will work out for the better. Welcome Andre!

    Favorite Place: Tom’s farm and Whit’s End – honestly, I’d also like to know more about what the college is like…

    Favorite Character: Richard Maxwell! We love you!! BRING HIM BACK! Please? If not, I suppose I’ll live, but still.

  • Julz on October 6th, 2009 - 9:29pm


    I’m really sorry that Paul is no longer going to be Whit. 🙁

  • Maria on October 7th, 2009 - 7:52am


    I really like Mr. Herlinger’s voice. He really sounds like a grandpa. The new whit I think would be good with a little time. And we will get used to it. (I think one thing that is really different is the new Whit sounds like he is overly excited or something.) I will miss Paul but I love AIO anyway.

  • Joy on October 7th, 2009 - 8:21am


    Zoe you like Rodney??? Woah! thats a lil weird! he is soo mean to every one Mandy is so awesome! and Connie!

  • Kathleen on October 7th, 2009 - 5:13pm


    I like Mandy and Connie the best and i kinda like Eugine (i hope i spelled that right) anyway i hope i get used to the new whit!

  • amy on October 7th, 2009 - 7:50pm


    I am really going to miss Paul Herlinger! He was amazing. In Passages Andre doesn’t sound quite right. I think he was trying to hard. It didn’t sound natural and was to high. In the interview afterward he sounded more comfortable. He sounded almost like Whit. If he can just stay comfortable and talk naturally then he will do a great job!

  • LAURYN on October 8th, 2009 - 10:08am


    mr witticar is so cool i’m a fan of yours and i’m a christain

  • caeln on October 8th, 2009 - 4:23pm


    i just like it so much

  • Jay Jay on October 8th, 2009 - 7:10pm


    I am too 🙂

  • Samone on October 9th, 2009 - 10:05am


    I’m sorry but Andre sounds nothing like Whit!! 🙁 More like Bernard and Tom combined…
    Anyway…My favorite place would have to be the woods that were behind the Barclay’s house.

  • anna on October 10th, 2009 - 2:46pm


    I love Adventures in Odyssey. And I thing my favorite place and charater is whitsend and Whit. Hearts!

  • Chris on October 10th, 2009 - 4:11pm


    I sure am going to MISS Paul Herlinger! But I am all for Andre too:)

  • sam on October 10th, 2009 - 9:13pm


    paul is the best mr whitiker ever but i think andre dosent sound like whit but he dose sound like a really really good character but not the best but i am definetly going to listen to andre because i think he will be better than everyone thinks i think he sounds like a nice guy

  • ZACK on October 11th, 2009 - 6:11am


    paul u r the best and u to andre

  • MADDY on October 11th, 2009 - 12:45pm


    WOW! I am so surprised that paul herlinger is gone. But I am sure that I will like the new Mr. Whitaker. (I LOVE Darians Rise!)

  • Allison on October 12th, 2009 - 11:26am


    i’ve been listening to Odyssey since i was little in 1990’s .i will give you guys creadit on trying to find a new mr. Whittaker after Hal. and now after Paul. i was listening to Deriens rise wondering why is it that whit sound a little different? this explains so much!thank you all for keeping odyssey on. and Andre hope you love working with them all, God bless.
    and i like all of odyssey but i like whits end.
    but i also like Wooten’s house. i mean Wooten has some pretty cool stuff! hahaha 😀

  • Allison on October 12th, 2009 - 11:34am


    p.s. I Thought Hal and Paul did amazing as Mr. Whittaker.
    i always felt as if i was in odyssey with the characters.
    i could picture everyone as if they were here in Colorado.
    thanks everyone for giving us good media and radio.
    I’m exponentially glad its Christian oriented.
    😀 i am sad Paul is leaving. but it is all in God’s timing.

  • DAVID on October 12th, 2009 - 5:14pm


    I really don’t like that Whit’s voice is changing again. My favorite was Hal Smith, but Paul Herliger did a great job of blending in. With this new voice, Whit has seemingly lost his status in my mind and sounds more like a old timer than the respectful mentor and friend that I know as Whit. I can’t handle that change. I think I’ll just have to stick with the old Adventures. Though, I will buy Paul a pizza if he keeps recording, and I mean it! Odyssey will NOT be the same without him.

  • Vina on October 13th, 2009 - 12:29pm


    Hmmm…well after Best Laid Plans I think either Jason should marry Tasha, or either Amy. What do ya’ll think?
    Afterall, Josh really liked him.

  • Vina on October 13th, 2009 - 12:33pm


    Boo, who is Monica Stone? I don’t remember her…

  • maya on October 13th, 2009 - 2:58pm


    I love oddusey

  • Marcia on October 13th, 2009 - 3:20pm


    This is the coolest show ever! I’ve listened to it since I was like 3! I LOVE it!

  • rEBEKAH on October 14th, 2009 - 10:11am


    I will miss Paul (he did such a good job) and the new Whit is a whole lot different (more of a new character stepping into Whit’s shoes like Jack), but I’m sure he’ll find a place in the hearts of children new to the series.

    For us long-time listeners though, I wish Whit would’ve left the series a little to help make the transition a little less drastic. Not hearing Hal’s voice as Whit for a while really assisted with the transition to Paul (even though they were a closer match vocally).

  • rEBEKAH on October 14th, 2009 - 10:15am


    Monica Stone is a character in the Novacom Saga. She and Jason met in Alaska and hit it off before he discovered that she was after the package Eugene sent him. Stealing mail and pulling guns on friends are good ways to hinder relationships.

    Though I must admit, I did think they matched pretty well (what with Jason’s espionage history).

    I’m 21, married and have been listening to the series since it first aired on a local station back in the late 80’s and absolutely love it!

  • rEBEKAH on October 14th, 2009 - 10:18am


    Fav Volume: Darkness Before Dawn (#25?)
    Fav Episode(s): Snow Day, Broken Window, Relatively Annoying
    Fav Character: Wooton Basset
    Fav Place: The Underground Railroad Tunnel

    How ’bout yours?

  • Madison on October 15th, 2009 - 3:39pm


    Lucy Cunningham-Schultz is already married to Jack (although I don’t know why. I think he and Donna Barclay would have been a better match.)

    If you don’t like the new Whit’s voice, you probably won’t like The new Tom or Bart either. It’s really sad the way that odyssey is changing it’s main characters vocal’s.

  • Madison on October 15th, 2009 - 3:52pm


    I totally agree with you. I think Andre shows great promise, but when I’m reminded of Whit’s voice, I will always think of Paul Herlinger. Although I respect his decision to leave Odyssey, I feel like he’s leaving fans in the lurch (to borrow the colloquialism). I really don’t remember Hal Smith that well; he died the year before I was born, so I only ever hear him if I listen to some of the older episodes. But I know I will miss Paul very, very much.
    Your fellow odyssian, Madison

  • Madison on October 15th, 2009 - 4:05pm


    Fav Volumes: Wish You Were Here & The Search for Whit
    Fav Episodes: It Happened At Four Corners; Wooing Wooton; The Other Side Of The Glass; Forever, Amen; Victim of Circumstance; & the last 3 Novacom episodes; Expect The Worst; Exactly As Planned; Exit.
    Fav Characters: Bernard Walton, Eugene Meltzner, Elaine Washington, and Wooton Basset for the adults; Trent & Jared DeWite, Liz Horton, Nick Mulligan, and Mandy Strassburg for the kids.
    Fav Place: The Room of Consequence (Whit’s End)

  • Madison on October 15th, 2009 - 4:31pm


    David, I completely agree with you. When I first Listened to Darien’s Rise, I thought it was Alan Young pitching his voice higher, trying to play Whit! Things just won’t be the same for Odyssey again. I only hope Katie Leigh doesn’t decide to quit anytime soon, or there would probably be a revolt among Odyssey fans. I’m just thankful we have such great episodes and series with Paul. There’s and awful lot of Odyssey episodes to remember him by, and for that, I’m grateful.

  • Alden on October 15th, 2009 - 7:26pm


    The new voice is interesting. He doesn’t really sound like Whit, but I guess you producers know what you’re doing. Still I’ll miss the voices of Paul H. and Hal Smith

  • Laura on October 15th, 2009 - 11:11pm


    Awww I REALY liked Paul:(I really don’t think the new Whit sounds like the last two(I’m Sooo sorry new Whit it’s nothing against you I’ve just been listening to these since I was little so I’m just used to their voices:/)I was about 5 or 6(I think) when Hal died I cried and cried and cried:'(I thought it was my fault Hal died ’cause he died a few days before my birthday(I don’t know why I thought that, I was little I thought funny things:P)anyway I am glad though that they’re not stopping the show.

  • Ryan on October 16th, 2009 - 3:57pm


    I heard some of Darin’s Rise before I found out that their was a new voice for Whit. I thought the voice sounded different, but I didn’t really know that it was going to be the new voice. It’s going to take a while to get used to the new voice, but in a couple of years I will be used to it.

  • cYNTHIA on October 16th, 2009 - 5:57pm



  • Belinda on October 19th, 2009 - 10:30am


    Thanks for the podcast! But I am so sad that Paul is leaving :(( Andre sounds alot like Bernard Walton. Its gonna be hard getting used to. My sis grew up listening to Hal and I grew up with Paul, but it didn’t seem like there was much of a difference between the two. I know its hard having to replace actors and make them sound the same. But maybe it would be good to have someone else take over Whit’s End like Jack or Jason.

  • Belinda on October 19th, 2009 - 10:34am


    By the way my favorite actor if MITCH! I absolutely fell in love with him when Connie did. I oh so think that Mitch should come back. Also I think Jason needs to get married. Oh, and maybe Eugene and Katrina should have a child. Thanks AIO for putting on such great episodes and for all you do

  • Vina on October 20th, 2009 - 12:26pm


    Belinda, who do you think Jason should marry? I think it should be probably Tasha, in my opinion, but I want to see what other people think. 🙂

  • Vina on October 20th, 2009 - 12:27pm


    ….yeah and I wish Mitch could come back too, it was so sad about him and Connie. 🙁

  • IVY on October 20th, 2009 - 1:28pm


    I think Adre is a talented actor, and I’ll be glad to hear more of him as Mr. Whitakker.

  • jAVIN on October 20th, 2009 - 4:31pm


    I wish odesy would come out with new shows

  • hannah on October 20th, 2009 - 11:35pm


    I will miss you paul but i will enjoy listening to adre.
    god bless.

  • hannah on October 20th, 2009 - 11:39pm


    Fogot to say God bless

  • josue on October 21st, 2009 - 7:54am


    u guys should leave paul

  • sheli on October 21st, 2009 - 5:14pm


    u guys should realy leav paul

  • Joshua on October 22nd, 2009 - 12:45pm


    one of my favorite places is the Timothy Center!

  • JENNIVEVE on October 22nd, 2009 - 3:19pm


    Wow, I kinda’ liked the old mr. whittaker better……………no offence mr. Andre……:)

  • Eliza on October 22nd, 2009 - 3:23pm


    I just love adventures in odyssey!!! I listen to it every single night, and absolutely adore it. I think it is awesome to share Gods love through funny, exciting, and family friendly radio shows. Keep up the great work!!!

  • brent on October 22nd, 2009 - 7:10pm


    whits end is my favorite place

  • brent on October 22nd, 2009 - 7:13pm


    my favorite caripor is Jarad he is so funny even David they
    make me laugh

  • chace on October 23rd, 2009 - 12:10pm


    i like jason

  • marissa on October 24th, 2009 - 9:28am


    i listen to aio every night

  • destiny on October 24th, 2009 - 12:08pm


    I love Connie shes fun.

  • brandon on October 24th, 2009 - 12:10pm


    I’m going to miss Paul. to be honest I never noticed the change in the voice when Hal left. After listening to this series for the last 18 years I was surprised when I heard the new voice for Whit. I look forward to hearing more episodes after Darien’s Rise to see how the new Whit is. I guess after so many years I will miss how Whit used to sound.

  • matt on October 24th, 2009 - 7:12pm


    i will always miss Paul Hurlinger

  • r on October 24th, 2009 - 11:19pm


    He sounds okay…except that he sounds like Whit with a stuffy nose.

  • Aio lsitener on October 25th, 2009 - 9:16am


    I was really sad when Whit left on a mission trip, but I knew he was gonna come back and the same Mr. Whittaker he always was. But now he is way different. I really liked the old Whit. AIO just won’t be the same without him. I think the new Whit sounds more like Bernard than Whit.

  • Aio Crazy on October 25th, 2009 - 9:20am


    You have to be crazy to not love AIO. I listen to every AIO before it airs in the evenings. We are always busy in the evenings.

  • emma on October 25th, 2009 - 9:50am


    I love Adventures In Odyssey.I love it at whit’s end com.I
    think one of the best peopel is Eugene.

  • LARISSA on October 25th, 2009 - 11:37am


    I miss Jared!

  • LARISSA on October 25th, 2009 - 11:51am


    I think that Eugene and Katrina should have a kid.
    And Jason should get married with Amy.

  • Liv on October 25th, 2009 - 6:45pm


    Um, I don’t really care how old Whit is as long as he is in Odyssey! I mean, Whit’s End? It’s named after him, so…

  • odyssey fan on October 26th, 2009 - 11:19am


    you guys Odyssey is the best thing thats ever happened in the whole world. i love odyssey its so……hilarious….exicting….ect. ect. i am an odyssey nerd so you can just get use to it i love jason he’s probably my favorite person in the whole series. but i think he should date connie b/c she’s like in love with him and they would make such a cute couple. so i think my favorite plac in odyssey is most likely whit’s inn you can do anything there!

  • Genae on October 26th, 2009 - 4:57pm


    I miss the old Whit!:( it’s hard for me to comprehend hearing the new Whit’s voice…but i still LOVE Odyssey! its the best! my favorite character is Wooten, and my favorite family is the Washingtons:)

  • Levi on October 26th, 2009 - 5:10pm


    I think whit is great because he is so helpfull to bad he is only in one epasode in album 25

  • odessy fan 2 on October 27th, 2009 - 2:28pm


    I can’t wait to here the new whit he is my favorite character the new whit sounds a little diffrent but sounds like he will take the part well

  • cAROLINE on October 28th, 2009 - 9:27am


    totally rght LEVI! but tht epsde is fnny! LOL!! 🙂

  • cAROLINE on October 28th, 2009 - 9:33am


    i mss the old whit! {paul herlinger} 🙁

  • JOY on October 28th, 2009 - 10:06am


    And i hope that EVERYONE that isn’t happy with change will b happier!

  • joe cool on October 28th, 2009 - 12:55pm


    I listen to AIO every day after school at whitsend.com

  • Gina on October 28th, 2009 - 7:14pm


    i dont want whit to leave=(

  • brennsta on October 28th, 2009 - 7:27pm


    I am kind of sad that he is leaving he was really good but I bet the new person will be just as good!!!!

  • ANNA on October 28th, 2009 - 8:02pm


    I really like Paul. No one can replace him But I think Andre will fill Whit’s place just fine. Looking foward to hearing you Andre!!

  • bri on October 29th, 2009 - 2:29pm


    Andre is a bit different sounding,but when he was talking you could totally tell he had the personality of Whit, the character. . .like when he was talking regular. I agree with COnnie. Keep up the good work and don’t mind what everyone thinks. . . just practice, because like my mom always says ” Practice makes PERFECT!” =) The kids are not used to it ,but they soon will be. . .Andre, stay encouraged and …practice! lol

  • bri on October 29th, 2009 - 2:31pm


    P.s. ( DO everything with EXCELLENCE unto God. I believe in you!)

  • samantha on October 29th, 2009 - 2:52pm


    I love Pauls Whit! please dont go!

  • Grant on October 29th, 2009 - 6:56pm


    On September 18, 2009, Anonymous commented that Odyssey shouldn’t try to repaint the Mona Lisa. I concurr. But what really doesn’t make sense is the fact that she signed her name as Hannah.

  • joe on October 30th, 2009 - 8:18am


    Hi I love Whit’s End

  • Jalyn on October 30th, 2009 - 5:45pm


    I don’t think Andre sounds like the Whit I have heard over the years, but if Paul has to get replaced, Andre is a good choice. I think every time I hear him, I will think of the old judge on Darian’s Rise. Great work Odyssey team!

  • Tim on October 30th, 2009 - 8:04pm


    When I first heard that there is going to be a new Whit, I was a little upset. When I heard the reason for this I wasn’t as angry. I wish Andre the best at his new position and am looking forward to Season 51!

  • cait on October 31st, 2009 - 10:40am


    I am going to miss Paul Herlinger

  • jaime on November 1st, 2009 - 7:19pm


    I love connie and eugean!

  • jaime on November 1st, 2009 - 7:21pm


    mitch is pretty cool to

  • Marco on November 2nd, 2009 - 10:02am


    I love Adventures in Odyssey so much!

  • Becky on November 2nd, 2009 - 6:25pm


    The one thing that Adventures in Odyssey always is, is truthful. That is a big deal to a pastor’s kid in a public high school. Thanks Adventures in Odyssey. A lot.

  • Angelica on November 2nd, 2009 - 7:23pm


    Odyssey is SO cool! Jason is cool, too. I also like Mr. Whittaker, and Mitch is kinda cool, too. (:

  • Priscilla on November 3rd, 2009 - 1:02am


    I can’t believe there’s a new Whit! I will miss Paul.

  • JOY on November 3rd, 2009 - 8:33am


    I LOVE the two Mr. Whitakers!! haha… They both brought soul to the show and you could just trust them. I loved Hal Smith and I love Paul Herlinger.. I really wish that he’d stay on AIO. I don’t know if i could get used to another Whit… =(

  • jess on November 3rd, 2009 - 9:45am


    I know this is kind of late but congrats to Mercy for being the first poster in this form which has 700 plus posters and counting! 🙂

  • lYDIA on November 3rd, 2009 - 12:06pm


    I liked old Whit better. But I love Passages! But when is Darians Rise going to end?

  • Josi on November 3rd, 2009 - 4:39pm


    Im sorry the old Whit had to leave
    the show but at least we will get a new

  • Josi on November 3rd, 2009 - 4:52pm


    Me and my sister share a room and i LOVE
    listaning to oddysey at night. my grandma got
    me the broken window and i LOVED it.
    Me and my grandma are going shopping in three
    days and i hope i can get a set of CDs.We go on the computer a lot just to listen to oddysey.BY OLD WHIT

  • Sam on November 3rd, 2009 - 7:09pm


    I Luv AIO!

  • Anonymous on November 4th, 2009 - 10:50am


    i love oddise

  • loloo on November 4th, 2009 - 2:29pm


    Mercy, I like the Muligin (is that how you spell it?)farm. I also like Whits End. I can understand how you like electric palace, a lot of hillarious things happen there! HAHA! Joy, that’s funny! You want everyone to be happy and you’re name is Joy! That’s pretty funny!

  • Tina on November 4th, 2009 - 2:34pm


    So how’s everyone doing? Hey Mercy, I like the Muligin Farm, you know w/ Lisa and everybody. I also like the Timothy center, now that Aubrey is there! Hope it isn’t to late to enter in your “poll”? Seriously loloo, be nice.

  • TJ on November 5th, 2009 - 1:58pm


    Its really hard to know that Whits voice is going to be changed.But Im glad to know he might be coming back as whits twin brother.I wondered do you know all of the things that whit did in his past life.thiers enough to fill a book sometime you shouled do a story all about his life.

  • MEISHA on November 5th, 2009 - 6:24pm


    Do you think that maybe you guys could make some oddessys for teenagers where you talk about boyfriend/girlfriend realationships that would be really cool! I think that the new whit will be fine once we all get used to it, but I will really miss Paul he did a really good job.

  • Delia on November 7th, 2009 - 9:10am


    Although I have not been a long listener of Odyssey I enjoy it and pray that it will continue in years to come.

  • carmen on November 8th, 2009 - 1:36pm


    i think its sad mr whittaker has to be replaced.
    i mean like cant they do somthing tokeep his voice on.ill really miss his voice

  • catherine on November 8th, 2009 - 6:42pm


    That was asomme!

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  • william on November 10th, 2009 - 5:24pm


    great!!!! couldn’t be better.

  • J on November 12th, 2009 - 9:42am


    He´s Great!

  • kendi on November 12th, 2009 - 6:10pm


    this is so awesome! i never missed a show

  • LARISSA on November 12th, 2009 - 6:15pm


    I think that Jared should sound like he use to

  • christine on November 12th, 2009 - 7:37pm


    i will mis mr whittaker mr wittaker is the best the old one realy is

  • lu on November 13th, 2009 - 12:16am


    I haven’t blogged in a while… Thanks Emily!


  • mACKENZIE on November 13th, 2009 - 4:43pm



  • Trent on November 14th, 2009 - 10:49am


    You Guys ROCK!!!!!!!!!

  • john on November 14th, 2009 - 11:04am



  • Scott on November 14th, 2009 - 3:54pm


    I noticed right away that Whits voice had changed. I was really disappointed 🙁 THe new voice has some similarities but Paul Herlinger had an awesome whit voice. So sad to see him go.

  • Ivy on November 15th, 2009 - 6:26am


    My kids and I have been listening to Odyssey since the early 90’s. The changes are always an adjustment. You don’t realize how attached the ear gets to a voice and personality. The transitions always take some addtional adjusting to. Thank you for trying so hard to accommodate the listeners with your character choices. I believe the program is worth the effort. We will, in time, get used to the “new” Whit. Your other characters are also dear to our hearts. Thank you for what you ALL do.

  • BLACK MINX on November 15th, 2009 - 5:29pm


    I agree with Belinda!!! Mitch should come back to Oddesey and marry Connie, and Eugene and Katrina should have a baby and Jason realy should get married soon but none of them should ever leave Oddesey!!! Also Paul did a great job playing Whit and I will miss him teribly but I guess we will just have to get used to Andre playing Whit. Although Andre sounds nothing like Pual. 🙂 Thank you AIO for putting out so many episodes!! I love them!!! Keep up the good work and GOD BLESS!!

  • Emmy on November 15th, 2009 - 9:27pm


    Not grandpaish enough:(

  • Anonymous on November 16th, 2009 - 9:51am


    jared cant sound like he used cause his voice changed

  • Roo on November 16th, 2009 - 7:27pm


    Richard Maxwell was played by Nathan Carlson, who also does some other radio dramas. AND I AGREE, HE NEEDS TO COME BACK, cuz i don’t think he ever became a Christian, and his story was left so open ended, and i just plain miss him.

  • Emma on November 17th, 2009 - 12:14pm


    I love Odyssey I listen to it every night my brothers love it to I could listen to the same one over and over again and never get board of it my faverite one is when Wootons niece comes to visit. I agree with black minx I think connie should marry mitch and Eugene and Katrina should have a baby or twins. q:D

  • Emma on November 17th, 2009 - 12:16pm


    And Jason should get married soon. q:D

  • Chloe on November 17th, 2009 - 3:07pm


    I would like Mr.Whittaker’s voise to stay the SAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chloe on November 17th, 2009 - 3:08pm


    Why do you have to change it?

  • ObamAGirl on November 17th, 2009 - 4:47pm


    Wow this is cool.I’ve always thought of Whit as the father i never had he’s such a blessing for me.Your always in my prayers John Avery Whitaker be blessed Shalom and peace be with you.:)

  • AIOlover on November 18th, 2009 - 9:02pm


    I think that the new show is gonna be cool! It will take alot of getting used to but we should at least give the guy a chance. I think that he’s gonna turn out to be just right for the role once we get used to his voice.

  • nebjamin doo on November 19th, 2009 - 7:56pm


    the new mr. whittaker is nothing like hal or paul. I want the old mr. whittaker back

  • Bernedette on November 20th, 2009 - 11:19pm


    Although Andre is growing on me, he does not sound anything like Hal or Paul, they were nearly indistinguishable from each other. However, with Andre, it’s extremely obvious that it’s a different person. No offense to Andre, but Focus should have kept looking for the “right” voice.

  • crzy girl on November 22nd, 2009 - 5:11pm


    i agree with nebjamin doo. new mr. whittaker sounds nothing like hal or paul. but i also agree with AIOLOVER. We gotta get used 2 his voice. Thanks, new mr. whittaker!!!!!!

  • crzy girl on November 22nd, 2009 - 5:16pm


    i think that andres sounds more like whit in his normal voice!

  • Laken on December 2nd, 2009 - 3:00pm


    I’m 20 and have been listening to AIO for more than 10 years and Hal and Paul sounded so much alike that you never really noticed a difference when the actors changed…but honestly I had no idea who the character was in Passages until Jack said his name…and it really caught me off guard. I’m really trying to adjust to Andre’s voice, but honestly I feel as though the Whit we all know and love is gone. 🙁

  • Laken on December 2nd, 2009 - 3:22pm


    I agree with Meisha I really think Odyessy should branch off a little and have a series run for teenagers and young adults! I loved the episodes with Eugene and Katrina, Jason and Natasha, Connie and Mitch especially! Those were the episodes I could relate with because they were closer to my age and I just think it would be amazing to do episodes about young marriages and relationships.

  • Laken on December 2nd, 2009 - 3:49pm


    Btw I think Don Ameche (the guy who did the voice of Shadow in Homeward Bound)sounds a lot like the old whit! I actually thought it was him till I waited for the credits.

  • Adrian on December 5th, 2009 - 1:31pm


    Awsome Mr.Whit is awsome.

  • Tara on December 19th, 2009 - 8:54am



  • Tara on December 19th, 2009 - 8:55am


    i hate the new Bart

  • isaiah on December 19th, 2009 - 11:04am


    i like the old whit the new whit does does sound like him but he does not have a strong voes but i but banana is right

  • isaiah on December 19th, 2009 - 11:09am


    i hope that Mich does come back to does any people with me i hope people do

  • isaiah on December 19th, 2009 - 11:14am


    i like the old whit the new whit does does sound like him but he does not have a strong voes but we should give him a try

  • isaiah on December 19th, 2009 - 11:23am


    sorry my spelling is not so good

  • concern on December 19th, 2009 - 1:19pm


    The only thing i don’t like about aio is the lack of the King James version Bible reading. sorry but that’s my opinion

  • isaiah on December 19th, 2009 - 2:14pm



  • Vica on December 19th, 2009 - 3:00pm


    I like Mr Whit he is soooooooooooo awsome

  • isaiah on December 20th, 2009 - 10:03am


    i agree with laken i feel that the old whit that we love is gone i hope that Paul does come back

  • BRADEN on December 22nd, 2009 - 7:33am


    the new whit sounds bad.but tell him thank you for keeping the show alive!!!!!!!

  • isaiah on December 24th, 2009 - 8:20am


    i love the old whit i wish he can come back do you people agree with me

  • concern on December 30th, 2009 - 12:29am


    i hope people think about what i’ve said

  • Mikey on December 30th, 2009 - 3:44pm


    YOU CAN’T CHANGE WHIT’S VOICE!!!!!!! The other acter sounds nothing like Whit. Did Paul decid to stop doing the shows?You did such a good job replacing Hal, you can’t realy tell a differance between him and Paul.But this new acter sounds totaly different

  • Tabby on December 30th, 2009 - 4:10pm


    I don’t like the new voice any better than you guys do,but I do feel sorry for the guy who is going to take Whit’s place.It’s not going to be easy for him or us.But if I have to choose between him or having no Whit,I choose him.

  • Awesome Girl on January 10th, 2010 - 8:51pm


    I toally agree TABBY I agree with every word.

  • Awesome Girl on January 10th, 2010 - 8:53pm



  • Georgie H. on January 16th, 2010 - 12:25pm


    I agree with Awesome Girl & Tabby, the new Whit doesn’t sound like Hal Smith or Paul Herlinger, but I’d rather have him, then no Whit. 🙁 I can’t wait till album 52 comes out. I wonder what the art work on that one will look like.

    Georgie H.

  • William on January 16th, 2010 - 12:30pm


    Favorite esisode: Exit, Red Herring & Waylaid in the Windy City
    Favorite Adult: Eugene, Connie, Whit, Bernard & Wooton
    Favorite kid: Mandy, Rodney, Aubrey, Jimmy
    Favorite Room at Whit’s End: Room of C.
    Favorite Actor: Katie Leigh, Paul Herlinger

  • kacy on January 18th, 2010 - 6:43pm


    Hey is amazing my little girl loves Adventures in Odyssey 🙂 thank you for making these CD’s 🙂

  • kay on January 24th, 2010 - 6:19pm


    We love Adventures in Odyssey! We will miss Paul and hope him the best in his retirement. We have listened to Darian’s Rise and LOVED IT! I think the new Whit will do just fine! Our favorite place is Whit’s End!

  • ODYSSEYLOVER on January 24th, 2010 - 6:49pm


    Who is going to play Whit now? Wow! 3 Whits! Who is replacing Mr. Edmiston? (Tom Riley and Bart Rathbone) I LOVE ODYSSEY! 🙂

  • m on February 5th, 2010 - 8:06am


    I love odyssey nice

  • jess on February 9th, 2010 - 7:58am


    Paul Herlinger died on Feb. second. we’ll all miss him and we still wish he was Whit. So Andre Stojka will be Whit for a long time, and no evil twin brother played by Paul. But… is Jim Custer still going to play young Whit? He doesn’t sound anything like Andre.

  • #1fan on February 9th, 2010 - 8:17am


    I just wanted to say,thank you Paul for being whit for so long. My family loves you. Goodbye. =(

  • #1fan on February 9th, 2010 - 8:24am


    My family is excited for album #51 and we cant wait to hear the brand new actor.We will always miss the old whit but sometimes change is good.I’m looking forward to
    the episode of whits twin brother. =) LOL! AIO you better make that episode!

  • hannah on February 9th, 2010 - 6:14pm


    good-bye paul…you did a great job! we will all miss your talented voice on program. And hello Andre….good luck for the years to come! You’re very lucky to be working with these experienced actors.

  • Josef on February 10th, 2010 - 3:58am


    Having grown up in the 90s (by 1999 I was 13), Hal Smith’s voice was “Whit” to me. It took me a while to get used to Paul Herlinger, but he’s done a fantastic job. AIO was very helpful in my young life, and I think in many ways, helped remind me how important childhood is to God. As a current children’s pastor and a grad school student, I know change isn’t easy for kids or anyone. But, you guys are doing this transition so well. May God bless your efforts, and may the ministry of AIO grow.

  • Deanna on February 11th, 2010 - 11:00am


    I’ll have to get used to the new “Whit” voice. He sounds almost like Tom Riley to me.

  • Deanna on February 11th, 2010 - 11:05am


    I hear Bernard sometimes, too & Jack Allen. His voice is softer like Jack’s. I love Whit’s End, & will get used to it. I didn’t think the 2nd “Whit” sounded “Right” either, but I can’t even remember what the 1st “Whit” sounds like now. 🙂

  • nathan on February 11th, 2010 - 3:37pm


    I want AIO to last for at least 30 more years, so if I do have any kids they can listen to it. you guys our awesome, God bless

  • nathan on February 11th, 2010 - 3:44pm


    HAS ANYONE GOTTEN ALBUM 51 YET? I still need to get albums 43-50.

  • Doll on February 11th, 2010 - 7:55pm


    i so agree with tabby. no offence to the new actor but that’s not whit! 🙁 i loved his voice. it like totally fit his character and everything. he was PERFECT! and the first whit and the second whit sounded more like than now. o well. im sure they did their best in finding the best character and i’ll just have to get used to the new whit. i miss u paul! he just sounds so much younger and whit is old. sorry but ya’ll always want our honest opinions and u got mine!

  • Doll on February 11th, 2010 - 8:00pm


    not only have the odyssey kids gotten close to whit but so have i!!!! i have listened all my life(16 years)… grew up on them… its hard to get used to new things with something u love the way it is and can’t ever ever EVER imagine it being better!!!! :S…

  • Doll on February 11th, 2010 - 8:02pm


    but i do agree that a new whit is better than no whit. maybe he’ll be just as good but he don;t sound the same! ugh. im sorry just a tad frusturating. good luck to u, andre!

  • THynthia on February 16th, 2010 - 1:21am


    I so miss Paul. I don’t think Andre sounds like him, but atleast there’s still a Whit.

  • Brooke on February 27th, 2010 - 8:47pm


    I just found out about Paul. He will be missed! Good luck Andre, I will try to be more open to accepting you as Mr. Whittaker. (After 20 it will be hard)

  • Gr on March 6th, 2010 - 1:52pm


    I remember when Paul Herlinger became Whit, after Hal Smith died. It was odd at first but he made a great Whit. I hope the new one will do the same.

  • alec on March 6th, 2010 - 11:19pm


    The confusion of this is tremendous. Paul Herlinger died right after my birthday, and of course that didn’t make my birthday the happiest one. But at least I have his signature, it says “to Alec from Whit” and is autographed. I can only hope that this new actor can prove up to his standards. But the memory of Paul will live on, the show will never be the same without him.

  • jason whitak on March 11th, 2010 - 8:00pm



  • big fan on March 12th, 2010 - 3:26pm


    paul and hal were the best actors on odyssey and no ofense but i did not recanise the new voice and i do not like the new voice. i wish him the best of luck. paul hope you have a good life with your family it was a joy to have you and the same for hal.thanks for your willingness to make life better.

  • Deanna on March 13th, 2010 - 12:16pm


    When I first heard the new Whit’s voice, I was thinking “Oh a new character”. But then they called him Whit and my reaction was, “that is so not Whit”. You will be greatly missed Paul. It will take some time for me to adjust to the new voice.

  • rylee on March 15th, 2010 - 1:33pm


    I will miss Paul and I will really have to get used to the new voice. Thank you Paul for doing it for these wonderful years.:)

  • Hannah on March 20th, 2010 - 2:40pm


    I love Adventures in Odyssey :-).

  • Hannah on March 20th, 2010 - 2:49pm


    AIO rules! 🙂

  • Hannah on March 20th, 2010 - 5:25pm



  • Hannah on March 21st, 2010 - 3:14pm


    sadly 🙁 i think i have only heard Paul Herlinger as Whit in my episodes. it is going to be a hard time ajusting to Andre Stojka. it does feel a little bit like the Whit we know and love is gone 🙁 but soon we be ajustedvto Whit’s new voice and not notice it as much 🙂 🙂

  • Kris on April 1st, 2010 - 7:24pm


    Sorry to hear that Paul passed away. I really enjoyed listening to him and must confess he was the better Whit!!

  • sad! on April 5th, 2010 - 3:22pm


    ever since i lost my grandpa 6 years ago i turned to whit, now it feels like i’ve lost a grandpa again. i don’t know if any one will read this but it is so hard to listen to adventures in odyssey now!
    – heartbroken

  • KIMBERLY on April 23rd, 2010 - 9:32pm


    The Andre’s regular talking voice sounds more like Whit’s voice that it does when he is acting…maybe he should not try so hard to change his regular voice. will still listen to new shows though!

  • Kevan on May 2nd, 2010 - 5:26pm


    im a HUGE “aio” fan, i LOVE 2 listen! AIO ROCKS! 🙂

  • Kevin on May 6th, 2010 - 6:14pm


    I agree with Kimerly Andre sounds more like Whit when he isn’t trying so maybe he should not try so hard to change his regular voice. Love AIO and have been listening since it started in 87 and now my kids and grandkids listen.

  • Natalia on May 9th, 2010 - 6:21pm


    I love you, Paul! I loved Hal, too. I hope (although it most likely will never happen) that maybe Paul will sometime, in the future, give us a surprise and do one more episode for us! And I hope that we’ll all come to love Andre as much as Paul and Hal. 😀

  • Natalia on May 9th, 2010 - 6:32pm


    Mercy- I have to say that I have 2 favorite places: Wooton’s house, and Whit’s End!

    P.S. I think that Jason should marry Connie. None of them can find anyone to marry anyway!

  • Natalia on May 9th, 2010 - 6:33pm


    Sorry-I meant neither one of them.

  • Natalia on May 9th, 2010 - 6:36pm


    I CAN’T WAIT for more Kidsboro episodes! I have to book series, and I think that there should be at least one more book added to the series.

  • Natalia on May 9th, 2010 - 6:52pm


    My favorite character…..now that’s a toughy. I like Jason a lot, I like Connie, Whit, of course, Wooton, Bernard, Jill, and Ryan. It’s hard to decide which one is my most favorite!

  • Natalia on May 9th, 2010 - 7:00pm


    Oh, and my other favorite place is Kidsboro.

  • Raenae on May 29th, 2010 - 7:32pm


    I almost cried when I heard this.
    Somebodys voice can make a first impression. The old whit, sounds like a friendly, confident, lovable, grandpaish voice.
    thank you Paul Herlinger, For everything.

  • kirmy on June 2nd, 2010 - 12:46pm


    Hal Smith used to be on the Andy Griffith Show. The best tv show ever!!! AIO is the best ever radio show.

  • kirmy on June 2nd, 2010 - 12:51pm


    Favorite esisode: All the ones in the Novacom series

    Favorite Adult: Tom, Benard

    Favorite kid: Rodeny

    Favorite Room at Whit’s End: Whit’s Oddessy

    Favorite Actor: Dave Madden

  • Courtney on July 29th, 2010 - 2:59pm


    I have been listening to Adventures in Odyssey ever since i was real little which was about 15 years ago. I couldn’t really tell the difference between the episodes of Hal Smith and Paul Herlinger but I can really tell the difference with the new actor and I really miss the older episodes now!

  • Katelyn on July 29th, 2010 - 11:42pm


    I’ve listened to and enjoyed Odyssey since I was a 4 yr old girl; and now as a young women, I STILL listen and take in the comfort of every episode. I’ve grown right along with the characters, and hope Odyssey never stops! I miss the old characters and voices 🙁

  • odyssey fan on August 11th, 2010 - 2:24pm


    I LOVE AIO! I listened on the Saturday Morning kids show but never understood it!But a a couple months ago it clicked! I love it and i liked how Paul did Whit but yes I’ve gotten used to Andre. My Favorite place in odyssey is totally Whits End and Wooten is my Favorite character.

  • odyssey fan on August 11th, 2010 - 2:32pm


    I want to work for AIO when i grow up!

  • Christina on August 17th, 2010 - 10:46am


    Wow I’m gonna miss paul nobody can take his place he was the best one at playing whit!! We are going to really miss him!!! The new whit is ok and going to take some time getting used to I’m sure he’s going to do fine.

  • aio fan on August 19th, 2010 - 3:38am


    i Miss the old voices of whit, but I still love adventures In AIO! i usally listen to it every night 🙂

    Go Aio

  • Karilyn on August 20th, 2010 - 4:21pm


    I’ve listened to AIO since i began delivering pizza back in 1991. Prior to that I heard it occasionally while working in a greenhouse. So, I guess I was a “big” kid. There were (and still are) so many good AIO episodes. All of them, setting up and passing on values for the next generation. My favorites were the episodes that taught about history. We need more history–Bible and American history. Your cast and writers are great! Thanks AIO!! God Bless you all.

  • Daniel on August 27th, 2010 - 11:11pm


    Thank you to all the crew that has produced this for all these years. I’ve listened since the very beginning and can’t tell you the number of times a lesson from Odyssey will come back to my mind while I teach sunday school.

  • Kim on September 4th, 2010 - 11:20am


    Oh I miss Hal Smith. I loved him when he played Otis on the AGS. AIO is the best. It’s hard to find funney, clean , humor for the whole family. I loved AIO in the early days.

  • mitch on September 6th, 2010 - 2:06pm


    I’m gonna miss Paul H. He was the best John Avery Whitaker we ever had “IF YOU WANT ADVENTURES IN ODYSSEY



  • maSOn on September 10th, 2010 - 9:47am


    i miss him. he was the best!

  • MCkayla on September 17th, 2010 - 10:10pm


    I love AIO there’s so much to say but it all narrows down to thank you to all the people who made it possible! a lot of time i wish the odyssey was real and id live there and i would always go to whits end. lol Whit is a GREAT person and i wish he was real. I’m so sad that he past on i wish that he coould have done just a few more episodes. I LOVE AIO!

  • Anonymous on September 23rd, 2010 - 2:20pm


    I really miss the old whit voice. I couldn’t tell the difference between Hal Smith and Paul Herlinger but I can definetly tell the difference in the new Whit. The voice isn’t as strong and friendly. But thank you for continuing to make stories. I’m 20 years old and I’ve listened to Odyssey sice I was little. It has been a constant in my life and has been inspiring. Please continue to make Odyssey’s!

  • sad man on September 25th, 2010 - 1:26am


    Im a 30 year old man and turned my wife and kids on to Odyssey 4 years ago. So we started collecting AIO.Paul has always been our Wit. They will be sad to see him leave.we will miss u Wit

  • sad girl on October 1st, 2010 - 2:08pm


    Goodbye Mr.Paul. It’s going to be sad hearing another whit. I like the new whit but he is not the same.

  • jack on October 3rd, 2010 - 10:17pm


    wo another whit gone. sorry. this new one just aint whit but may be he will be the best yet

  • casey on October 16th, 2010 - 8:16am


    I think that it is so wonderful that AIO cares so much about listeners to make such an awesome transformation! It seems like Paul is the perfect character for whit. I really hope that they keep making amazing adventures! thank you AIO! You have helped everyone through the years! God Bless You all!

    Casey 🙂

  • Bluegirl on October 16th, 2010 - 8:38am


    I think that the new whit isn’t the same. the whole show has changed too much. the new characters are good but the show still isn’t the same. I LOVE YOU WHIT! sorry!

  • odysseygirl on October 24th, 2010 - 9:46am


    I love Odyssey,but I don’t think it’ll be the same without the people who you develop realationships like Hal Smith,Paul Herlinger,Walker Edmiston…etc.That’s what Odyssey means to me,valuing people who have left us,and welcoming the new ones.I LOVE YOU Whit!!!

  • Zawicki1 on October 29th, 2010 - 9:45am


    I was kind of sad for a few moments about Paul being gone, but I also realized long before that he would leave Odyssey, eventually. I was more shocked with how he handled leaving, how he really wanted to work on the show, but realized that with his bad health he didn’t want his leaving to be sudden if something happened to him, and I was glad to hear that if he could have he would have come back if he could. Rest in peace, Paul. Can’t wait to meet these guys one day…

  • Zawicki1 on October 29th, 2010 - 9:52am


    Adventures and Odyssey has left some of my fondest childhood memories for 13 years. Ever since I was born, I believe we were listening to Odyssey. I just realized I have been with Odyssey for most of it’s life. I have fond memories having my tape player laying in bed and listening to it until I fell asleep. I find sad that Odyssey isn’t the same as it used to be…the new episodes aren’t as “epic” as they used to be…it’s too much drama. It appears to be heading the right direction. We’ll see.

  • Michelle on November 1st, 2010 - 7:07pm


    Andre is a great voice actor in general, but I think his voice is very, very different than Paul’s. I’m confused to as why the producers thought otherwise. His personality is much the same, which is good. But his voice is much higher pitched, and unfortunately I feel like his voice is missing the warmth that Paul’s had. In new scenes, I never know when Whit is present until people refer to him because the voice is that different. It’s very confusing. I wonder if Andre is permanent or not.

  • Michelle on November 1st, 2010 - 7:22pm


    Also, I wonder if there are any voice actors who sound more like Paul or even Don Alder (Shadow from Homeward Bound). Don Alder is proof that there are other voice actors that do sound more like Paul than Andre does. Overall, I am grateful to have AIO and Whit as a character though. I’ve listened to AIO for almost 15 years.

  • minnie on November 6th, 2010 - 7:15am


    Hi.I love odyssey.Do you?

  • minnie on November 6th, 2010 - 7:16am


    Me again.I love it!

  • kirsten b on November 7th, 2010 - 9:35pm


    I’m sorry that thay have to change people. But change is good!

  • Samuel on November 13th, 2010 - 9:45am


    Hi!Yes I do.

  • ruth on November 18th, 2010 - 9:39am


    I want to be a missionary for god how can i become one please help me to becomae a misssionary. i love your stories alot thanks for playing them on saturday……..

  • bANJOTAB :) on November 18th, 2010 - 10:32am


    Hal Smith Was amzing And also was Paul Herlinger 🙂

    Best Mr whitts Ever 🙂

  • David on December 19th, 2010 - 1:34pm


    when is the next passagesbook coming out?

  • Sarah on January 24th, 2011 - 11:16am


    I love you Whit. And we’ll miss you.

  • HHannah on January 26th, 2011 - 1:56pm


    Paul you need to come back please just do it till you die and then we will like the new whit when he comes but you must come back I like grew up with you since I was like 5 you are the best Mr.Whit please come back AIO is like a part of our family and with out you AIO is not complete please come back

    Love from

    The Pleasance Family

  • MARGARET on March 4th, 2011 - 7:03pm


    Hal was the best voice ever, but you did a good job with matching it. I miss him though

  • kristina on April 6th, 2011 - 3:36pm


    I think that Paul Herlinger did the BEST job with whit and it’s really sad that he’s not coming back.

    i don’t like the new whit he’s too much like bernard.
    i will miss paul herlinger.


  • Brian on April 10th, 2011 - 5:58pm


    The voice of the new Whit just doesn’t fit. Hal and Paul exuded humbleness, intelligence, respect and confidence. The new voice sounds like Whit is always confused. Whit came off as a lead role and now he’s just another voice. I mean no offense to the current actor but his voice just doesn’t fit this role. We find ourselves listening to the old episodes instead of the new ones for this very reason. These characters are such an important tool for us as parents that I felt I had to say something.

  • SS7 on April 18th, 2011 - 3:27am


    I disagree Brian. I’m not sure where you’re coming up with the “always confused” observation. If he sounded confused then that’s the fault of the person writing the script. I’m not sure how the tone of his voice would give you that impression. Also, you probably find yourself listening to those older episodes due to nostalgia. Many people can’t accept change.

  • Andy on June 11th, 2011 - 7:03pm


    I agree with everyone who said Richard Maxwell should come back! He was my favorite and it was sad when he was just left in the hospital. It’d be awesome to have him come back!

  • Buy Online on June 28th, 2011 - 7:50pm


    Good Article

  • Kc on July 15th, 2011 - 5:03pm


    its not the same at all with out hal i listend to it all the time and now its never the same 🙁 he does sound a lot differant and no offence but i dont like it.

  • kenzie on July 31st, 2011 - 3:33pm


    i agree with kc. i miss hal & paul. i wish they hadn’t died. 🙁 he sounds diffrent but it’s ok…

  • ELIZIBETH on September 11th, 2011 - 10:10pm


    I don’t like whit number 3’s voice at all. He just doesn’t have that “grandpa” voice like the other actors for whit did

  • REBECCA on September 30th, 2011 - 1:07am


    I just heard the new Whit’s voice, and I thought it was Jack Allen. I will have to get used to it. Connie, Eugene, & Wooten are my favorite characters. I also loved the Barclay family! Really, really think Connie should marry Jason, and become Whit’s daughter-in-law! I can’t think of anything more appropriate or exciting!!!!

  • marge on December 8th, 2011 - 7:52pm


    I love your episodes!! I’m a huge fan ever since I was a kid, but I would like to know what is the name of the episode in which Whit has an unnatural experience with death I think it had something to do with the Imagination Station, that’s all I remember. So could you please give me the name of the episode? Its one of my favorites.

  • luke on December 29th, 2011 - 11:41am


    I’m very glad that you guys (the Odyssey team) are still making episodes. I’ve enjoyed them for many years listening on the radio, tape, and CDs. Great job Odyssey team! Thanks a lot, and keep up the good work….

  • keith on January 13th, 2012 - 7:22pm


    I didn’t notice the change from Hal to Paul at all. I was amazed to hear that Whit had changed. Now that the new whit is hear though I do notice a big diffrence now. The new Whit seems to lack the pashon the other Whits had. I dont know maybe it is just me. Over all I do love Odyssey though and it will take more then a new Whit to stop me from continuing to lisson.
    God bless and orry for the bad spelling

  • adrian on January 25th, 2012 - 10:58am


    I feel sorry for Andre. No one is really saying that they like him. Well I like you Andre and I admire your courage to try and save Mr.Whitaker. You did it! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • Anonymous on March 29th, 2012 - 8:58am


    I wish Paul were still Whit

  • Anonymous on April 30th, 2012 - 4:39pm


    i wish he was too.

  • Beth on May 29th, 2012 - 6:45am


    I like Andre better.

  • Anonymous #2 on July 6th, 2012 - 8:37am


    Andre doesn’t sound like Whit. :'(
    Andre, thanks for trying!

  • JACK on December 11th, 2012 - 2:43pm


    I love Adventures In Odyssey

  • JACK on December 11th, 2012 - 2:43pm


    I love Adventure In Odyssey!

  • EllyJ on March 27th, 2013 - 10:42am


    Whit is one of my favorite characters. He i so perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brianna on August 6th, 2013 - 12:07pm


    Who is the new Whit If Both Whit’s Died

  • stormshadow on October 30th, 2013 - 9:49am


    yelsew!!!!!!!!!! is wesley sry that was random

  • stormshadow on November 1st, 2013 - 2:50pm


    you found me??? oh well next clue:

    one of the first main characters (besides whit on aio) she is is strong christian and has been in more episodes then whit! this one is pretty easy

  • TINYAUTHOR12 on November 1st, 2013 - 3:04pm


    @ Stormshadow: I was the first to find you!
    -Peace from the tie-dye chipmunk!

  • TINYAUTHOR12 on November 1st, 2013 - 3:04pm


    @ Stormshadow: Chris Anthony.
    -Peace from the tie-dye chipmunk!

  • MOLLY on November 20th, 2013 - 8:14am


    The voices and characters on this show are so amazing and special. I periodically listened to the show when I was in my 30s and now, in my 40s, married with a five year old son, we listen regularly! Thank you to all who are “Adventures in Odyssey” – thank you for sharing your gifts with the world, making us smile, laugh, cry with you and helping us to be better followers of our Lord and Savior, Jesus.

  • Rebekah on December 16th, 2014 - 12:40pm


    Doesn’t exactly sound like Witt, but I think Andre does a good job. 🙂 Thanks odyssey for not getting rid of Witt. Love all the characters, can’t really say which one I like best:) I also love AIO:)
    God bless you all!

  • dolfin12 on May 20th, 2016 - 7:56am


    this is now the mentors chatplace

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  • Elbert on May 21st, 2016 - 1:01pm


    Hey! ;P

  • dolfin12 on May 23rd, 2016 - 6:09am


    influential in my life is miss Jen she is my second mom she was talking about how it is wrong to be rude to my brother which is something everybody hears but she did it in a way that I never thought about and really made an impact

  • millie on September 12th, 2017 - 11:10am



    I loved hal as mr.whitaker 🙂

    i miss him

  • William on November 7th, 2017 - 9:24pm


    Miss you Hal Smith.

  • William on November 7th, 2017 - 9:25pm


    Miss you being Whit Hal Smith

  • Jell-O on June 25th, 2019 - 6:35pm


    I think Paul Herlinger was my favorite Whit. I miss him, and Hal Smith.

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