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Hear “Welcome to Whit’s End” an all-new mini-episode tour of Odyssey, plus a sneak peek at the first scene of “The Inspiration Station”

February 23rd, 2010

Welcome to Whit's End

Welcome to Whit

Join host Chris Anthony in “Welcome to Whit’s End,” a new 11 minute tour of Odyssey. Plus, be the first to hear the opening scene of “The Inspiration Station,” the first episode in album 51.

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221 Comments on “Hear “Welcome to Whit’s End” an all-new mini-episode tour of Odyssey, plus a sneak peek at the first scene of “The Inspiration Station””

  • alicia on February 23rd, 2010 - 1:57pm


    yippee! i’ve never been the first person to place in a comment! anyway cool podcast!

  • rachel on February 23rd, 2010 - 2:01pm


    I liked option #2!

  • Lonya on February 23rd, 2010 - 2:13pm


    i can’t wait for album 51 to come out!!:-)

  • alicia on February 23rd, 2010 - 2:14pm


    i liked option #2! Chris you sound different !What’s up?I miss the old odyssey.all the characters look great, but with connie the drawer could have done a better job.she looks 13 years old.I’ve been listening to odyssey for over three years now and connie sounds a lot older than she looks.but anyway cool podcast!ROCK ODYSSEY!your BIGGEST FAN,Alicia

  • Lonya on February 23rd, 2010 - 2:17pm


    Thanks Bob and Jesse for letting us hear a little bit of a episode!!! ;)And the theme song i voted for won!!!

  • jess on February 23rd, 2010 - 2:25pm


    My vote Won! And Andre sounds good when he keeps his voice low.

  • Jessiefan#1 on February 23rd, 2010 - 4:05pm


    Jess, that’s exactly what I thought. I think I can get used to him if he speaks in his lower register.

  • B Gril on February 23rd, 2010 - 4:07pm


    The New Whit Sounds Younger and I like The New Theme Although Most Of The AIO’s Are Changeing And I Like The Old Theme Better.
    Who Is THe New Whit Anyhow?

  • wendy on February 23rd, 2010 - 4:26pm


    Whit does not sound similar to either of the previous actors that played Whit and made him him. AIO has always been a special part of my life, but if this scene is anything like what it is going to be, that specialness is gone.

  • Joy on February 23rd, 2010 - 4:27pm


    I am disappointed with the changes in Adventures in Odyssey, the new theme, the new Whit, and the totally new turn have taken away what used to be AIO. :'(

  • jess on February 23rd, 2010 - 5:06pm


    Why is it the old Whit but the new logo?

  • Ryn on February 23rd, 2010 - 5:51pm


    Hey! OK so I really liked hearing the scene from The Inspiration Station; I can’t wait until the new episodes start!!! 🙂
    btw, B GRIL, the new Whit is played by Andre Stodjka.:)
    I’m sure I can get used to the new voice!! 🙂 It doesn’t sound completely different.

  • me! on February 23rd, 2010 - 6:17pm


    Why does Wooton sound different? Does Jess Harnell not play Wooton any more?

  • christian A on February 23rd, 2010 - 6:23pm


    Cool podcast! So glad that you gave these away =) . Thanks! I’m excited for the new season! =)

  • rachella on February 23rd, 2010 - 6:29pm


    i voted for #2, but you know what?i actually like #3 better!

  • UNC on February 23rd, 2010 - 6:31pm


    I think this is the first time Chris has actually spoken to any of the Odyssey characters. It reminds me of the older episodes when Chris did a little acting. Pretty cool.
    I can’t wait for the new episodes!

  • Anonymous on February 23rd, 2010 - 7:23pm


    It would be great to see a 3D map of Oddyssey somewhere on the website. Is that a possibility? I’ve often wondered what the layout is? Like how far is Whit’s End from Rathbone’s Electric Palace and other places. 🙂

  • Grace on February 23rd, 2010 - 7:29pm



  • lISA on February 23rd, 2010 - 7:44pm


    I liked the tour of Odyssey, but wow, the New Whit’s voice sounds really different. In fact, I think he sounds a lot like Tom. It might get confusing hearing him and Tom in a coversation. (Please tell me Tom is still around Odyssey though!) I guess I’ll just have to get used to it. It was really sad to hear that the last Whit passed away recently. 🙁 Did he quit because he was sick to start with?

  • Allyssa on February 23rd, 2010 - 7:56pm


    It would be great if we could find a 3D map of Odyssey on the website. Is there one? Just as Chris is taking us all around the town, I thought it would be cool to be able to see how far apart the building are and stuff. Even to be able to walk down a virtual street or something. (Like Google maps, but of Odyssey — now that would be cool!)

  • Koh Guy on February 23rd, 2010 - 8:29pm


    >>B Girl: They have a new actor for Whit. I don’t remember what his name is, but Bob says so in the podcast.

  • Hallie on February 23rd, 2010 - 8:46pm



  • Marlene on February 23rd, 2010 - 9:08pm


    Great! When is it coming out? By the way, love the new stuff, but I don’t like the new Whit!

  • TIm on February 23rd, 2010 - 10:42pm


    I think Andre sounded just like Hal Smith. No wonder he always subbed in for Hal. Anyway, after hearing this sampler with all the new stuff in it, I have to say that I……… (drum roll please)……. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! I thought when I first heard that there were going to be changes that I wouldn’t like it a bit. But now I LOVE IT!!! However, the ONLY problem I have is with Connie’s character drawing. Please change the way she looks, as I don’t like it one bit.

  • Jason on February 24th, 2010 - 12:51am


    I’m REALLY disappointed with the changes. Why did they have to change it!! 🙁

  • ROSE on February 24th, 2010 - 6:31am


    I like the old whit much better and i don’t like any of the other new character pictures.

  • JACK on February 24th, 2010 - 7:08am


    30,31, AND 32.

  • ~Jordyn on February 24th, 2010 - 7:11am


    Cool i love that podcast!!!!!! can you guy’s put out more than one podcast a day?


  • Abbie on February 24th, 2010 - 7:49am


    I love love it!!!! yay #3!

  • aLICE on February 24th, 2010 - 8:13am


    I like the new one, but I will miss the old theme.

  • Bob fan #1 on February 24th, 2010 - 9:35am


    Cool podcast Bob!!!!!!!

  • Michael on February 24th, 2010 - 9:48am


    I don’t mean to offend, but to me, Andre Stoykl just doesn’t sound like Whit. When I first heard “Darien’s Rise”, I thought he was Tom Riley. Maybe it’s just me, because Hal Smith and Paul Herlinger sound exactly alike. I love some of these Odyssey changes, but most of them I think we could do without, and I like the old theme and podcast theme better than the new ones.

  • jess on February 24th, 2010 - 10:03am


    I’m still wondering if Jim Custer will play young Whit, since he sounds nothing like Andre Soijka. (Spilling?)

  • Anonymous on February 24th, 2010 - 10:43am


    I think it was time for a new theme song but they went the wrong direction with it if anything they should have just jazzed it up a little a drum here a bell there but I definitely do not not think they should have done it to the extreme jazz that they did for an example I go to AIO 412 A Lesson From Mike those to FICTIONAL characters are probably 30% of kids 8-12 (they might have been older even) that like jazz continued…

  • Tommy on February 24th, 2010 - 10:52am


    Paul is a great acter! We will miss him a lot. I can’t wait to the new Odyssey come out. It’s going to be hard to get use to it. But, I am excited about the new Whit!

  • Anonymous on February 24th, 2010 - 11:04am


    …continued I have made this typographical scale of AIO’s coolness it goes from 1-150 remember this is overall coolness so if jumps one way or another its just getting better or worse its including the good and bad total and its just my opinion albums 1-10 cool TotalCoolness75 albums 11-20 cool TC125 albums 21-30 cool TC140 albums 31-40 decent but overdone TC120 albums 41-50 way overdone TC110 + new theme song TC99 + new whit TC90 as you can see in my opinion the Peak was albums 21-30 continued

  • Anonymous on February 24th, 2010 - 11:05am


    …continued but as I’ve said before im willing to give them another chance they’ve earned it

  • Jessiefan#1 on February 24th, 2010 - 11:33am


    Actually…I think Jim Custer sounds the most like this Whit. He didn’t really sound a lot like the other ones…I think with Andre as the old Whit he fits the best as the young Whit!

    BTW, to all of you who are complaining about change…listen to “Back to Abnormal”in Album 45. Really good episode.

  • stephen on February 24th, 2010 - 11:55am



  • stephen on February 24th, 2010 - 11:57am


    🙂 #1!

  • #1Odysseyfan on February 24th, 2010 - 12:26pm


    I do agree, some of the magic of odyssey is gone with Andre (no offense). He’s just not the same *sigh*. of all the whits, Paul Herlinger was my favorite. there are two things that I’m planning to buy the day they come out (I’m not a fan of many things, but when I am, I’m a diehard fan), and even though I don’t particularly like the new voice of whit and the changes, I’ll get it anyway. Sigh. Paul, you will be missed.

  • #1Odysseyfan on February 24th, 2010 - 12:26pm


    Oh, and I did like #2 best, too.

  • #1Odysseyfan on February 24th, 2010 - 12:29pm


    one more week till it’s out. I don’t like ANY of the new changes, but I’ll get it anyway.

    Did any of the people in the “welcome to Odyssey” thing sound just slightly different to any of you? Maybe it’s because they haven’t recorded for Odyssey in a while and they forgot what they sounded like. Dunno. Just not the same. And why did Eugene get nerdy again? In the past few volumes, he’s actually been less geeky, and more human. But in this, he sounded back to his old self. sigh. Oh well…

  • Ryn on February 24th, 2010 - 12:55pm


    cool question!! One of my favorites is 49.

  • Jake on February 24th, 2010 - 1:05pm



  • Kirsty on February 24th, 2010 - 2:00pm


    I think the new Whit’s pretty good. He can’t help not sounding identical; he’s a different person! Sometimes sounds a bit older to me, and a slightly different accent. But we’ll soon get used to him.

    Maybe be a good idea if people stopped criticising things that can’t be helped, and gave a bit of encouragement to the new actor.

  • Kirsty on February 24th, 2010 - 2:02pm


    Like the new drawings-more like real people. I especially like Eugene; He looked like a child before, which was odd, and just looked like a comedy character. Now he looks like he sounds. Connie’s nice too. Not a major fan of Whit’s new hair – it looks rather old-fashioned to me (too long), but I don’t know much about American fashion!

  • godlover on February 24th, 2010 - 2:02pm


    I’m SO glad option #3 was chosen! It is my favorite! I will miss Paul as Whit though… 🙁

  • fumiko on February 24th, 2010 - 2:10pm


    I wonder what the difference between the “Inspiration Station” and the “Imagination Station” or even the “Room of Consequence”. Guess I’ll have to wait. The new whit dosen’t sound quite as good as the old one and will take a little getting used to but overall Adventures in Odyssey is really the same and just because of a few for better or for worse changes dosen’t mean it ruins everything, I’m actually quite pleased with a lot of the changes and I hope that the Odyssey Team keeps it up. 🙂

  • Hallie on February 24th, 2010 - 2:22pm


    i agree with you, Michal! Andre does not sound right, no offence.
    But i will get used to him, Whit will be a hard Character to be!

  • Nate on February 24th, 2010 - 3:02pm



  • Fan Of AIO on February 24th, 2010 - 3:39pm


    Way to go Andre! I like your portraial of Whit! You don’t sound like Paul or Hal, but who said you had to! You are a great actor and will fill Whit’s shoes nicely! I really like some of the lines you have delivered so far! I recall when Paul first played Whit. There were many who came out and complained, saying that he sounded nothing like Hal Smith!!! Lets all sit back, take a breath and give Andre a chance to grow on us. We gave Paul the same consideration!

  • LYDIA on February 24th, 2010 - 4:27pm


    Thanks for the sneak peek on album 51! I can’t wait for March 6th! I am more excited about album 51 than I was about my birthday!

  • LYDIA on February 24th, 2010 - 4:31pm


    I like Andre as Whit. Paul Herlinger’s voice is still my favorite though.

  • trulyblessed on February 24th, 2010 - 4:55pm



  • jessica on February 24th, 2010 - 4:56pm


    Is there anyway to like listen to these in windows media player? How and where do you vote for stuff?

    – Jessica

  • jessica on February 24th, 2010 - 4:58pm


    hmm.. Not o sure I like Whit’s new voice… It just isn’t him:( Well I guess I’ll have to get used to it..
    – Jessica

  • jessica on February 24th, 2010 - 4:58pm


    hmm.. Not so sure I like Whit’s new voice… It just isn’t him. Well I guess I’ll have to get used to it.

  • jessica on February 24th, 2010 - 5:02pm


    Thanks for the Preview!!

  • Will on February 24th, 2010 - 6:15pm


    I LOVE the new stories. I agree with JESS and JESSIEFAN#1(question # 7)that Andre souns like Hal Smith when he keeps his voice low. Also, JESSIEFAN#1, Are you Actually Jessie Florea(one of the hosts of this podcast)?, Because Jessie made it sound like that in one of the ask the producers podcasts(because JESSIEFAN#1 asked sixteen questions that said, “Why isn’t Jessie on on Odyssey”?.)After some thought, I actually like the new voice for Whit now even though I said (Continued in next comment)

  • Will on February 24th, 2010 - 6:18pm


    otherwise in the comment for the August 8, 2009 podcast (the Whit transition podcast.) (Oops, I spelled sounds wrong in my last comment.)

  • Kirren on February 24th, 2010 - 7:04pm


    Andre doesn’t quite sound like Whit. He sounds like Tugger and Owl form when I used to watch Winnie-the-Pooh. I might be able to get used to him after a while, but he just doesn’t sound like the Whit I grew up knowing.

  • Dallas r on February 24th, 2010 - 9:38pm


    I can’t believe I’m the one saying this, because honestly, I HATE change, and because of that,knowing all the changes that were coming, I really didn’t think I’d like the new episodes. I was imagining them being like a whole new show,
    But the crazy thing is, I love it! I want more! Andre will take getting used to of course, but he still seems like he has that whit-like feeling. I also wondered why Wooton sounded so different. I can tell it’s still Jess, but he seemed a bit cheesier or something.

  • molly on February 25th, 2010 - 12:07am


    Well.. I have to say that when I first heard all the changes. The new theme, the “taking it from the top” with odyssey, and the new whit in dariens rise.. I didn’t like it one bit. But after listening to this, It reminds me of the really old episodes, and when Whit gave some advice, I kinda got shivers, and felt like if Whit was behind the counter giving good advice, Chris was actually talking to people in odyssey. and Eugene was his own nerdy self…. Everything just seems ok. 😀

  • molly on February 25th, 2010 - 12:09am


    And i like Andres voice a lot beter than i first did!!! Great job everyone on the odysseyy team! I’m really excited for the new season!

    God bless!


  • Anonymous on February 25th, 2010 - 12:54am


    How can I be the first to hear the first scene of album 51 when at least fifty other people have already heard it (just teasing) :p Nevertheles, it sounds awesome! Great job! <

  • Megan on February 25th, 2010 - 10:31am


    I am just glad to find AIO is still on! My husband and I were so excited, because we listened as kids and now our children can too! I know change can be hard for everyone and Paul will surely be missed, but I am just so grateful to be able to hear positive programming that will not only entertain but glorify God! And that’s why we all listen anyway! So a big Thanks to all you have and continue to work on the show! God Bless! Megan

  • Odyssey#1fan on February 25th, 2010 - 1:12pm


    Hey, when Chris is driving, she says “Hi Hank”. Is this any reference to Hank Murray who held up whits end? He’s sneaking around trying to find th Novacom chairman and together they will take over the world together! wahaha! 😀 Just kidding…

  • 144h2o3t on February 25th, 2010 - 2:12pm


    i liked whit the was he sounds way diferent now 🙁 bye

  • JessLbee on February 25th, 2010 - 3:11pm


    I liked it. I found that even though Whit’s voice sounded different, it was soothing, like Paul’s voice used to be. I am excited to hear the new album!! 🙂

  • Paula on February 25th, 2010 - 3:29pm


    I have been a HUGE odyssey fan all of my life, but I am NOT going to like 51 at all, because so many things have changes. New whit, new song, new characters, and the actors’ voices sound WAY more animated:( I don’t like it at all, and I WON’T be buying album 51. I MISS THE REAL ODYSSEY!

  • big fan on February 25th, 2010 - 4:45pm


    Paul Hurlinger. Whit #2. Gone. Poof. Another whit. Again! What will we do? Should I cry my eyes out? Baul until all of the water in my body is completely lost? Or should I be happy for Whit numbers two and one, in heaven with God? Probably suggestion number three. I remember in the episode “Where is thy sting?” Connie was so happy for her Grandmother. Wow. It really, really is such a happy thing. Yay! 🙂

  • lu on February 25th, 2010 - 4:58pm


    where can u get this?

  • matt on February 25th, 2010 - 6:17pm


    Love the podcast,can’t wait for album 51

  • Tim on February 25th, 2010 - 10:49pm


    Anyway, I really like the “new” odysseys. They sound really neat and it will get us back to those “slice-of-life” episodes that we all like so well.

  • Chels! on February 25th, 2010 - 11:09pm


    I actually think the changes are alright. The theme isn’t that different. Whit isn’t my Grandfather pouring forth with wisdom any more, but I think I’ll will get used to him. 🙂

  • Emily on February 25th, 2010 - 11:31pm


    I can’t WAIT for Album 51!

    They should have just made Whit go away and made a new character like they did when they brought Jack Allen into the show. Andre has little hints of the old Mr.Whittaker, but not enough to complete his character.

  • Amma-kay on February 26th, 2010 - 3:20am


    I love them.! thay are Great!!!
    my older siblin (Kevan)loves them to.


  • wcscat on February 26th, 2010 - 9:21am


    The changes are going to be a little hard to get used to, but I think AIO is still going to be great! Keep up the great work AIO!

    P.S. I hope Katrina will be in more of these episode now, because it’s really weird that Eugene and Katrina are married, but she’s barely in any episodes.

  • jess on February 26th, 2010 - 9:24am


    Hey, i like jazz! and I’m in the ten to twelve range.

  • symplyme on February 26th, 2010 - 10:11am


    BIG FAN,
    Just think. Hal Smith and Paul Herlinger probably know eachother in heaven. 2 whits with their Lord. 🙂

  • jessica on February 26th, 2010 - 11:14am


    Lu You can probably get it at your local Christian bookstore. I don’t know if they will have this one there or not. You could probably buy it at the Adventures and Odyssey store if you don’t mind waiting a bit. 🙂

  • rachella on February 26th, 2010 - 1:38pm


    i was just listening to album 45 and i really think you should tamika washington should have her own music album.i really like the song Highway.any one who thinks i’m right please say so! please make an album aio crew! please!god bless!

  • aBBY on February 26th, 2010 - 2:06pm


    I Can’t wait for it.I’ve loved AIO for as long as I can remember.I think the new sounds little like the old Whits.I think you sould give wooton a love interest,

  • emily on February 26th, 2010 - 2:17pm


    I think someone haked into my computer or somthing. Because appearently, I posted the coment above this one with my name and everything but I never posted that coment. Whoever is doing this, please stop. It’s not a christian thing to do.): thank you.

  • laura on February 26th, 2010 - 2:19pm


    how terrible! have you told anyone about this?

  • emily on February 26th, 2010 - 2:20pm


    No not yet, but I’m telling my parents as soon as I can.

  • mia on February 26th, 2010 - 2:22pm


    Good for you!

  • sarah on February 26th, 2010 - 2:24pm


    good question LU.

  • BALLET FREAK on February 26th, 2010 - 2:39pm


    Andre defenently brings a fresh look at our good old friend: Mr. Whitakker. But I wouldn’t exactly say thats bad. people were probably pretty dissapointed when Paul stepped up to be whit but now, of course, we miss him! don’t worry guys, odessey hasn’t let us down before, I’m sure that they won’t start now.

  • BALLET FREAK on February 26th, 2010 - 2:44pm


    unfourtuntatly my english grandma just died last thursday, and we are flying out to England tomarow and will not be back until March 10th. but I’ll be sure to catch up online when I get back.

  • BALLET FREAK on February 26th, 2010 - 2:54pm


    I think i’m going to like Olivia Parker for severel reasons. A. Olivia is my favoite name. B. she’s a toal girly girl just like me. C.she loves acting, again, just like me. D.she even looks and dresses like I do. love, Emily D.

  • BALLET FREAK on February 26th, 2010 - 2:54pm


    yeah, my real name is Emily.

  • anna on February 26th, 2010 - 3:36pm


    I love it.

  • big fan on February 26th, 2010 - 5:00pm


    Well, upon reading the comments of other, um, well, commenters, I have reached the decision the the Odyssey fan community has not completely in its entirety reached a decision about the new, well, everything. (Ha, trying to sound like Eugene :))But really, I like some of the new things. They are pretty cool. But I would have to agree with PAULA about the fact that everything has changed. Well, God has a plan in all of this, even if some of us long time fans don’t like the new Whit. I hope so. 🙂

  • big fan on February 26th, 2010 - 5:02pm


    If there is one thing Odyssey has taught me, it would be this: FOLLOW THE BIBLE AND ITS TRUTHS AND YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG.

  • em on February 26th, 2010 - 6:22pm


    the new whit sort of sounds like a mix between tom and bernard, i will really miss the old whits 🙁

  • hannah on February 26th, 2010 - 6:39pm


    that was cool! 🙂

  • Anonymous on February 26th, 2010 - 6:56pm


    all the new changes in odyssey are so disapointing! i do not
    like them at all! and why are we getting a new theme song? The old one was just fine. And i am very sorry to say that the new characters look weird. including Wooton.Thank you.

  • anna on February 26th, 2010 - 6:57pm


    i agree with you Paula!

  • ctyonahl on February 26th, 2010 - 10:48pm


    yea!!! my vote won!! I liked #3 because it seemed more professional and bold than the others, which were kinda light and happy. ROCK ON ODYSSEY!!!

  • garrett on February 26th, 2010 - 10:55pm


    come on, if you compare andre’s voice to hals he dosn’t sound SOO bad, but comparing it to paul… Its just NOT whit anymore…

  • garrett on February 26th, 2010 - 10:58pm


    but, for the record, odyssey is still my favorite show… its just, changing. i mean when i first heard paul, i thought wait a second! this is NOT mr. whittaker but hey, we got used to him right? i just hope getting used to andre won’t be too hard! =P

  • Rebecca on February 27th, 2010 - 7:35am


    I am a big fan! I have listen to odyssey for many years. Some time it helps me get through hard time. Thank you so much! 🙂

  • J.r.c on February 27th, 2010 - 8:50am


    I think that it AIO will be cool when they figure it all out.

  • aioluver on February 27th, 2010 - 9:20am


    Where is the other podcast abt. whit?

  • janessa on February 27th, 2010 - 11:24am


    I don’t like the new voice of Whit!
    It’s so different.
    I can’t wait until next week- I’ll finally be able to hear Album 51!
    When will Album 52 come out?
    haha just kidding 🙂
    I <3 Odyssey!

  • ben on February 27th, 2010 - 11:31am


    I really liked the podcast.:)

  • Eli on February 27th, 2010 - 12:42pm


    Hi guys,
    Im sorry but im going to stop listening to Odyssey completlety. I really dislike the changes you made to AIO I know it was out of your hands that Paul Herlinger left this earth but I am still dissapointed. I mean Jack, Trint, Jimmy and Curt were my favorite character,s and now they are gone.

  • clh737 on February 27th, 2010 - 12:42pm


    This is going to be so hard to get used to! But I think that new fans are going to like it. I am looking forward to Album 51!

  • dan on February 27th, 2010 - 12:51pm


    Hi I don’t like the new Wooton,Whit,Connie or Eugine…Whit sounds 20 years younger.
    Can someone tell me where to get take it from the top.
    i’m just like BIG FAN up 2 people.They need A new Whit.

  • annah on February 27th, 2010 - 1:54pm


    Odyssey has changed so much…i miss the old voices, but i know that can’t be helped. Odyssey was so lucky to have Paul Herlinger who sounded so much like Hal Smith. We loved them both. Andre will be hard to get used to…but it’s still odyssey! Whit sounds not quite as wise as he used to be and he sounds like he’s putting on a British accent…I guess we’ll just have to get used to it…

  • odysseylover on February 27th, 2010 - 3:21pm


    I like it a lot! 🙂

  • JESSICA on February 27th, 2010 - 3:59pm


    I’ve been listening to AIO as long as I can remember so having a new voice for Whit is gonna be hard to get used to but change is a part of life. Can’t wait till March 6!

  • #1 FAN on February 27th, 2010 - 5:42pm


    I agree with kristy… we should give the new whit a chance even if he doesn’t soubd just like the old one. 😀

  • zawicki1 on February 27th, 2010 - 7:42pm


    Hmm…I don’t know what to think. Whit sounds a little over dramatic…by the way, who is the new actor? Anyways…the voices sound…different. But, better than I thought it would be…

  • mikey on February 27th, 2010 - 8:07pm


    I can’t download this episode because my internet is to slow. Will some give me a run-down on what happend?

  • Jo on February 27th, 2010 - 10:08pm


    I am really sad to see almost everything on Adventures in Odyssey change. I grew up listening to adventures in Odyssey and I gotta say I’m really going to miss all the old music, drawing and voices. I’m sorry, but I don’t think the voice for Whit fits very well. He sounds way too much like Tom. I guess on the positive side of things the series is continuing, but with all the changes it doesn’t seem like it is. I’m sorry to see the old show go. 🙁

  • JAZZYK(: on February 28th, 2010 - 10:29am


    I guess i have to agree with everyone else, I’m really going to miss the old odyssey. but you know what, we’ll get used to the changes.

  • suzanna on February 28th, 2010 - 11:43am


    i was really sad to hear about Paul. the new Whit just isn’t the same, but i think he will do a great job. it’s a hard roll to fill. some of the actors sounded different, are they the same?
    Odyssey has done a great job of bringing the shows to life. hope these are just as good as their others!


  • emily on February 28th, 2010 - 1:22pm


    I don’t like the voice of the new whit!

  • leanne on February 28th, 2010 - 3:24pm


    I was hoping #1 would get picked. 🙁 I don’t think I am going to like the new season of Odyssey as much as the previous 50 albums. Waah!

  • tammy on February 28th, 2010 - 3:31pm



  • alayna on February 28th, 2010 - 4:10pm


    you guys draw Chris (try to make it look like the real Chris). who is the voice of the new whit? you don’t really tell who is the new whit. and how old is Connie exactly? could ya’ll reveal the answers soon. PLEASE!

  • Meg on February 28th, 2010 - 4:37pm


    Why is everyone complaining?

  • Micah on February 28th, 2010 - 6:44pm


    Whit is rather different.

  • Brittany on February 28th, 2010 - 11:10pm


    I’m glad #3 won. That was my favorite. I love the Odyssey tour with Chris! It reminds me of the early episodes when she would have mini adventures before the episodes.

  • Abbie on March 1st, 2010 - 8:06am


    Eh, one problem. Wellignton and Wotoon are twins. Identical even. But…… Wellington fat? that doesn’t fit him at all. lol

  • Christina on March 1st, 2010 - 8:19am


    Paul Hurlinger. Whit #2. What will we do? Should I cry my eyes out? Or should I be happy for Whit numbers two and one, in heaven with God? Probably suggestion number two. I remember in the episode “Where is thy sting?” Connie was so happy for her Grandmother. Wow. It really, really is such a happy thing. Yay! 🙂

  • jamie on March 1st, 2010 - 1:08pm


    i don’t like new whits voice! I wish they would bring back the old song!

  • jazmyne on March 1st, 2010 - 1:59pm


    your doing a good job keep up the good work but i like the old whit better but some things just gota change

  • luke on March 1st, 2010 - 3:07pm


    Hm,The new Whit is ok, though I prefer Paul and Hal. I do not think I will get any more Odysseys, they have been going on for such a long time, it should just end now. I mean what’s going to happen when Will Ryan dies? How can you keep going with people who don’t fit quite right? Sure there can be change, but this is Mr Whitaker #3……

  • lu on March 1st, 2010 - 3:52pm


    thx Jessica. what’s mar. 6?


  • lu on March 1st, 2010 - 3:57pm


    plz pray for my great-uncle who has cancer nd is dying. also, plz pray for his family. i am not sure if he is still alive. we have not heard anything recently. plz pray.


  • mikey on March 1st, 2010 - 5:20pm


    I almost have to agree with Luke. I mean I don’t want Odyssey to stop,but it realy is hard to get used to the new charecters.But I with the new Whit the best of luck.
    And I hope you enjoy your new job.
    God bless.

  • big fan on March 1st, 2010 - 5:22pm


    I realize that people can share opinions, but I don’t like it when some people copy other peoples posts.

  • aBBY on March 1st, 2010 - 5:30pm


    I think AIO needs to make a charater like Jared he is one of my favorites,and they don’t have anyone like on the show anymore

  • josh on March 1st, 2010 - 9:20pm


    i like the old pics of Mr Whitaker, Connie and Eugene. my favorite Mr Whittaker is the second. i guess i don’t like change…. 😉

  • josh on March 1st, 2010 - 9:36pm


    I think whit has become more….goofie…..less…Mr Whittakerish…. 🙁

  • debra on March 2nd, 2010 - 2:02am


    hey i was just gonna ask and see if anyone knew how Mr.Paul passed away? 🙁

  • Tim on March 2nd, 2010 - 7:41am


    I don’t know why people say they won’t buy Album 51 when they have not even heard it yet. Everyone has thier opinions sure, but lets at least give it a chance. They sound like they will be the same old odyssey just with a few new characters.

  • lilly on March 2nd, 2010 - 10:51am


    i love adventures & oddssey!!!!!!

  • SARAH!!!! on March 2nd, 2010 - 11:50am


    I am so thankful for Adventures in Odyssey! I hope it goes on for a very long time because I have been listening to it ALL my Life & I REALLY love it! Thanks Odyssey crew for putting so much time into making this so special for everyone! 🙂

  • Elaine on March 2nd, 2010 - 11:59am


    i don’t like the new mister Whittaker.it is better than no Odyssey though

  • Tasha on March 2nd, 2010 - 3:41pm


    i had a very hard time lissening to this podcast.
    i have always loved lissening to odyssey but after hearing this, but i dont see the things i loved about it in the new episodes. i apologize if i offended anyone.

  • Tasha on March 2nd, 2010 - 3:48pm


    one more thing. i want to thank everyone who has worked on odyssey in past years. you have all done so much for me. through you my relationship with christ was strangthened. Thank you.

  • soccer fan on March 2nd, 2010 - 4:09pm


    I can’t wait until March 6th!!! 🙂

  • caleb on March 2nd, 2010 - 4:34pm


    i will have to get used to the new whit though love the new oddessy theem

  • Abbie on March 2nd, 2010 - 10:36pm


    people are saying they don’t like the new whit. We have barely heard him and already people are saying they don’t like him. aio have been going on 4 who nose how many years, and God has blessed them with all the actors, and they’re still going. Now that i really think about it, it really doesn’t matter who plays who, its the message that gets out. and i think aio has been doing a great job!

  • nichole on March 2nd, 2010 - 11:30pm


    I am trying to either download past episodes or purchase episode packs on mp3. Where can i do that? the site is confusing and they don’t make it easy to do that at al!
    Dear Nichole,
    Many of the episodes are available on iTunes and Audible. We’re hoping for new and exciting ways to download and hear the show in the days ahead!

  • Captain Josh on March 3rd, 2010 - 12:25am


    Man check out the next post i am the first to write a comment on that one!

  • horselover on March 3rd, 2010 - 11:59am


    Intresting! I miss the old whit!

  • Nathan on March 3rd, 2010 - 1:57pm


    I think aio should have another contest.
    Make your own Power boy comic strip!
    (The one Wooton makes)
    Who agrees?


  • Anna on March 3rd, 2010 - 4:27pm


    I ABSOLUTELY love your shows! Thank you so much for brightening many peoples days. You have sure brightened my day many times! Thanks so much!

  • joy on March 3rd, 2010 - 5:23pm


    Wooton sounds different. Why?

  • hillary on March 3rd, 2010 - 5:46pm


    I can’t wait 4 album 51! i luv the podcast and the new whit is pretty good i mean it’s a lot different but i’m sure he’ll do great!And i luv the new theme song 4 odyssey and the podcast!! good luck Andre!! 😀

  • Haley on March 4th, 2010 - 4:08pm


    Tnks for letting us hear the first part! I cant WAIT until the aulbum comes out

  • Haley on March 4th, 2010 - 4:31pm


    I agree with Big Fan some people are not bing consiterite of what the Odyssy people think, they cant help that Paul died but Andre is going to do the best he can no one is replaceable but we can do our best! God does have something in this and we HAVE to trust him!

  • ilovjesus on March 4th, 2010 - 7:04pm


    i love oddssey! it rocks! Who does Connie marry? when will Eugene be a father?

  • kayanna on March 4th, 2010 - 9:46pm



  • vIrginia on March 4th, 2010 - 11:19pm


    I can’t wait for album 51 but the wit is almost over!!

  • vIrginia on March 4th, 2010 - 11:27pm


    i am a very great fan oydessey

  • mikey on March 5th, 2010 - 3:02pm


    I hope they get Connie and Mitch together.Every one has been waiting so long for him to come back. And with all the changes going on in Odyssey like Whit’s voice, and new charecters.I think it would help to bring back a familar story.

  • Emma on March 5th, 2010 - 8:06pm



  • lu on March 5th, 2010 - 11:43pm


    Eugene will never be a father-because he would not be the same person. he would have to play the role of a father and not be the nerdy brainiac that he is

  • GS on March 6th, 2010 - 12:45am


    love the new Mr. Whitacker!!!! About Charactors sounding different my guess other then replacements voice actors age and as they age they may sound different. Everybody ages so why can’t aio characters age too. I don’t mind the Mr. Whiticker coney or wooton drawings but the new Eugene picture is not as good as the old one. It gets rid of the comic look in his appearence.

  • charity on March 6th, 2010 - 9:50am


    ALBUM 51 IS HERE YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Elaine on March 6th, 2010 - 4:06pm


    this is so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • leah on March 6th, 2010 - 6:24pm


    i actually have never seen any of these new episodes or anything,i am new to AIO and i think it’s really cool so far. it’s always got me at the edge of my seat. 🙂
    in other words, IT’S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    God bless,leah

  • Alex on March 7th, 2010 - 12:06am


    I can’t help but be a little sad that Whit’s voice is not the same any more (I loved Paul!) and that the theme is changed.

    Some things we will just have to get used to, like Whit’s new voice, but I think that the old theme should have been kept. Its a classic that kinda describes AIO perfectly.

  • mikey on March 10th, 2010 - 1:37pm


    I don’t realy know what to think of all the new stuff going on with AIO. I like the new family. The Parkers,right?

  • Joella on March 10th, 2010 - 3:31pm


    alex, I loved Pauls voice 2!! (i’m listening 2 an AIO now and the new Whit voice is way different!! 🙂

  • bailey on March 10th, 2010 - 3:32pm


    does anybody know if Mr. Paul (old whit) died or did he just stop?? 🙁 🙁 🙁

  • ODDYSEY105 on March 10th, 2010 - 6:41pm


    Actually, Mikey, the Parkers are in the CLUBHOUSE magazine. Matthew is the only one in it but he and another girl, EMILY JONES, are mystery solvers. THE JONES AND PARKER DETECTIVES. I am sad that they changed the charachter profiles. They look so…I just cant explain it b/c I am so used to the old ones. Is it real that the new Whittaker (Whit) sounds different? I don’t want to hear then 🙁 . BTW,I am the same one as ODDYSEYLOVER.

  • ABigail :) on March 11th, 2010 - 12:48pm


    Paul Hurlinger died 🙁 But I am sure that the new whit will be just fine 🙂

  • Michelle on March 11th, 2010 - 6:14pm


    Abagail, ive heard the new whit. He is good but different. His voice isnt the same and is a little too high, but im sure well all get used to him. ( : )

  • leah on March 11th, 2010 - 7:53pm


    HE DIED? 🙁

  • leah on March 11th, 2010 - 8:21pm


    I think the new Wit sounds WAY to young. I never knew Chris acted, when did that all start? 🙂

  • AIOLUVR on March 13th, 2010 - 9:20am


    After i heard the inspiration station 1+2 I have to say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!!! Change is not always bad, and i think in this case, change is good!!! Way to go Andre…I can hear Whit’s heart in you!!!

  • mikey on March 13th, 2010 - 4:49pm


    I think the new Whit sounds a lot like Mr.Hal Smith. But he needs to work on his laugh.Whit just isn’t the same with out that classic laugh.

  • franklin on March 13th, 2010 - 8:07pm


    I love the podcast and all the shows on the podcast and on adventures in odyssey too keep up the good work and I like everything that is happening in odyssey and thats its too.

  • ANONYMOUS on March 14th, 2010 - 6:06pm


    Paul died?! Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! but the new whit sounds O.K. I guess. I hope the new whit doesn’t die.

  • go old Aio on March 14th, 2010 - 8:53pm


    What ever happened to the old AIO?! I’m kinda dissappointeed at all the new changes.:(I miss the old Whit, Wooton, Eugene, even the old theme song. It makes me sad to think that AIO is so different.

  • fan on March 15th, 2010 - 7:49am


    I don`t really like the “New Whit”, he doesn`t sound old enough. I`m really going to miss the “Old Whit”. I`m really sad that the “old whit” died. It just won`t be the same w/ out him. I`m going to have to get used to the new AIO.

  • fan on March 15th, 2010 - 7:50am


    BTW, how do I get the smiley face things, what do I do?

  • wagance’s on March 15th, 2010 - 10:39am


    I am a mother of five ages 18,16,7,4,&2 even me and my husband.And we all love to listen to Odyssey. It is very inspiraing.Some of them make me cry.I think it would be awesome if Mitch relized that he loved Connie more then his self and came back to her.She is so sweet and she deserves someone that lives for GOD!And it would be gerat if you could do a show on sept families.Are a father that always cares about his own wants &cares.And is always by his self leaving all the load on the mom.

  • hannah on March 15th, 2010 - 4:32pm


    the new whit is just not the same

  • fan on March 16th, 2010 - 6:45pm


    I can`t seem to get the aio podcasts to play on my computer! They worked before. 🙁

  • bailey on March 17th, 2010 - 9:43am


    I wish Paul Herlinger would come back!
    But I still think Odyssey rocks!
    I hope the Washington family would come back too.

  • Pony girl on March 17th, 2010 - 6:16pm


    YEAHHHH! 188th person to comment! sorry i couldn’t help it

  • pony girl on March 19th, 2010 - 10:35am



  • jessica on March 24th, 2010 - 2:30pm


    What is AIO? Everybody is talking about it and I am so confused.

  • jessica on March 24th, 2010 - 2:31pm


    Anytime, Lu! 🙂 Glad to help!

  • jessica on March 24th, 2010 - 2:34pm


    I agree with you Haley:) Keep Trusting!

  • jessica on March 24th, 2010 - 2:37pm


    HAHA!! I am so silly!! I just figured out what AIO is!! (Adventures in Oddyssey)

  • DArby on March 27th, 2010 - 6:07am


    I like the old actor for Whit better. Andre is good, but I liked the old actor. Ti’s okay, though. 4 letter word for fabulous! (cool)

  • DArby on March 27th, 2010 - 6:09am


    I was just reading someone’s comment about a new actor for Chris. There is no new actor.

  • mikey on March 28th, 2010 - 1:29pm


    Dear Jessica,
    It’s o.k. It took me a LONG time to figure out what AIO stood for.

  • chris on March 29th, 2010 - 12:08pm


    Hi Everybody! This is Chris! Yes, it’s really me! I really enjoyed reading all you comments about what you liked and didn’t like about the changes! I know we will all miss Paul as Whit, but trust me, your going to love Andre! I know he sounds a little different, but the one thing that IS the same, is that he has a heart of gold and is very wise!
    And wow! After all these years I got to visit the town of Odyssey! It was so much fun recording the show! I wish you could have all been there! Blessings
    I talked with Chris this morning, and she really did write this posting!

  • gRAce on March 30th, 2010 - 1:17pm


    I luv connie’s outfit better than a old sweatsuit. Whit looks ok. 🙂

  • gRAce on March 30th, 2010 - 1:22pm


    Jesse I think you did a good job at designing the characters.:p

  • gRAce on March 30th, 2010 - 1:27pm


    I’m sad that you didn’t keep the old Whit, Wooton and Eugene I miss them a lot:(

  • Susan on April 1st, 2010 - 9:24am


    I love your new episodes! I bought the new album (51) for my birthday! I love the episode Clutter. It is very funny. I love the new familys you’ve introduced. Eugene and Connie look better than before, but I miss the old Whit voice and look. Wooton is okay. I really love Odyssey. Keep it up, guys! 🙂

  • Odyssey#1Fan on April 8th, 2010 - 12:45pm


    Grace, The old Whit passed away, so they couldn’t have kept him, sadly. And Jesse didn’t design the characters, A guy named Gary Locke does.

  • Odyssey#1Fan on April 8th, 2010 - 12:47pm


    Chris! If this is the real chris that posted above. I’ve met you at the Live show, and I know you don’t remember me, (do you remember you said you wanted to adopt us and be our aunt? Just kidding, you wouldn’t remember as many people as you met 🙂 ) but You were trying to figure out the one episode you weren’t in and the episode is “A capsule comes to town” from Best Small Town Album 50… Thought I’d let you know 😀

  • Lu on April 10th, 2010 - 7:39pm


    Hi Chris,
    What do you mean the REAL town of Odyssey?

  • ANNA on April 26th, 2010 - 11:00am



  • mikey on April 26th, 2010 - 3:52pm


    O.K. wait,so the real Chris,as in Chriss Anthony the host of Odyssey posted on the web site a few coments above mine? That is so cool!!:D

  • lizzy beth on May 15th, 2010 - 10:20am


    aio <3

  • deanna on June 5th, 2010 - 2:22pm


    Adventures In Odyssey is SO neat! I am planning on coming out to the Welcome Center someday. I would LOVE to meet Chris and Katie (Connie) personally. Keep up the great work! Thanks for always making my day brighter!

  • Girlychef on August 12th, 2010 - 12:06pm


    I like this little mini episode! 🙂

  • Emily on October 7th, 2010 - 2:38pm


    I love this episode. But when can u give us a live tour of whits end, my family and i are dying to see what the inside of whits end looks like. I love Odyssey!!!

  • Az on January 14th, 2011 - 1:30pm


    Hi there,
    My whole family (my wife, myself and our three kids) all listen of AIO in our van. We started the new album just last week, and we are all not sure about the new Whit. The last two actors were so similar in their voice, and delivery that the transition was almost seamless. The new Whit is very, very different — not only in his voice, but his delivery as well. I guess we’ll see how it develops.

  • Q on March 10th, 2011 - 2:22pm


    Hi. I’m sure the new actor for Whit’s voice tries hard. I don’t think he sounds serious, but like he’s joking all the time. Even when the subject is serious. Also, he just doesn’t sound like Whit.

    Several people in my family agree he sounds a lot like Tom Riley, so it’s confusing that way, too.

  • Anonymous on March 29th, 2011 - 11:21am


    I love the green ring conspiracy.

  • Anonymous on March 29th, 2011 - 11:24am


    green ring is a good one

  • alena on April 23rd, 2012 - 12:52am


    I also noticed Wooton’s changed voice. I am disappointed in the new voice of Whit. All the depth and bass it had which created his warmth is gone. Now he sounds weird and unfamiliar. 🙁

  • josie on August 11th, 2013 - 6:28pm


    I like the new whit.

  • natalie on August 15th, 2013 - 3:40pm


    hi there odyssey iam a big fan of you guys:)at my church I always get an odyssey:) one of my favorets is:the green ring conspiracr

  • Christian on September 3rd, 2013 - 3:56pm


    I am a Die Hard Fan of Odyssey. (And if you’re a Die Hard Fan, you have Family Portraits) I told one of my neighbors about Odyssey, and suggested this episode to her. I guess this is another Whit’s Visitor, in which Chris (instead of Whit) talks about the naming of Odyssey. Nice episode!

  • stormshadow on October 30th, 2013 - 9:34am



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