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Andre Stojka talks about joining the Odyssey family and shares his story. Plus, hear a preview of “The Inspiration Station, Part 2”

March 9th, 2010

Andre Stojka

Andre Stojka

Andre Stojka talks about his audition for Adventures in Odyssey and Katie Leigh talks about the process of finding a new Mr. Whittaker.

Also, hear an exclusive preview of the first scene of “The Inspiration Station, Part 2.”

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202 Comments on “Andre Stojka talks about joining the Odyssey family and shares his story. Plus, hear a preview of “The Inspiration Station, Part 2””

  • Koh Guy on March 9th, 2010 - 6:17pm


    This is a really interesting episode!

  • B Gril on March 9th, 2010 - 6:27pm


    I’m the First To Leave A Comment YAY!!!! 1st Time In my life. The New odyssey is great

  • joey on March 9th, 2010 - 6:33pm


    I noticed that the music volume for “The Inspiration Station Pt 1” overpowers the voices :-(. But, overall, I really like the new episode, and the new whit sounds almost like Hal Smith and Paul Herlinger. Good job Odyssey!

  • Kk on March 9th, 2010 - 6:41pm


    I miss the old Whit a lot.

  • ESTHER on March 9th, 2010 - 7:29pm


    I am so excited for part 2!!!

  • Logan on March 9th, 2010 - 7:41pm


    Great Podcast!! And finally, a good picture of Andre Stojka!

  • Odysseyfan#1 on March 9th, 2010 - 7:56pm


    Well, though I may not like it, I’ll learn to like Andre, i guess. He did okay in Inspiration Station, Part 1. Not the same though.

  • Tracy on March 9th, 2010 - 8:37pm


    Paul Herlinger was a real natural with Whit right from the beginning and I think Andre has alot of that same natural ability, but he seems like he’s pushing himself a bit while acting. When he’s just talking in the interview, he sounds a lot more like Whit than in the actual show. I think he just needs to loosen up a bit and relax – he has a great voice! I’m looking forward to many more Odyssey episodes!

  • ELI on March 9th, 2010 - 9:05pm


    Im PROBALY the 50th person to comment

  • Hillary on March 9th, 2010 - 9:07pm


    Kooly!! I am a new listener 2 odyssey and since i’m brand new 2 AIO i don’t really mind the change. Eva sounds really young. I’m so excited bout album 51 it shud kum 2 my house soon! Can’t wait! 😀

  • K on March 9th, 2010 - 9:21pm



  • bobbianne on March 9th, 2010 - 11:01pm


    i like the new mr.whittaker it sounds like a cross between all of them

  • khem on March 9th, 2010 - 11:18pm


    Andre is ok…

  • Jason on March 10th, 2010 - 1:15am


    Pretty good. I’m never going to forget Paul Herlinger though. The new Whit sounds different. But I’m glad he’s still here. 😐

  • Paula on March 10th, 2010 - 7:22am


    In my perspective, I found “The Inspiration Station” was kind of boring compared to the past 50 albums.

  • Joshua on March 10th, 2010 - 9:32am


    I like the new Whit. I think he will do a great job. 🙂

  • jummper on March 10th, 2010 - 9:53am


    Thankyou Andre Stojka for helping Addventures In Oddysey!


  • connie on March 10th, 2010 - 12:41pm


    i love Odyssey!!! <3

  • natalia on March 10th, 2010 - 1:12pm


    i can’t wait to hear the new Mr.Whittaker

  • Christian A. on March 10th, 2010 - 1:35pm


    Great podcast! I love the chemistry between Mrs. Parker and Whit! I think Andre will work out just fine as Whit.

  • Joella on March 10th, 2010 - 3:46pm


    i don’t really like the new Whit’s voice. its a little 2 high.

  • pianolover on March 10th, 2010 - 5:03pm


    I can’t wait to hear more of the new A.I.O. But, NOTHING can take the place of what was. Very nice job, Mr. Stojka!

  • anonymous on March 10th, 2010 - 5:04pm


    i can’t wait to hear insperation station part 2! the preview made me want more.

  • ODDYSEY105 on March 10th, 2010 - 6:49pm


    The new Whit sounds a lot like Whit, Eugene, Wooton and Jack Allen. Mr. Andre will make a pretty good Whit, though.

  • ODDYSEY105 on March 10th, 2010 - 6:51pm


    The Parker Fam looks GREAT!!! Why did Adventures In Odyssey add new ones? Good job, Mr. Stojka!

  • Chal on March 10th, 2010 - 8:12pm


    I miss the old Whit, the old familys and the old actors. I must say though I belive that Mr.Stojka “Whit” did his best. I am listening to the insperation station right now, but I must say I love AIO!

  • Rock-o-ages on March 10th, 2010 - 8:23pm


    Woah. He(Andre) looks so young. 🙂 But I”M SO EXCITED THAT ALBUM 51 IS FINNALY OUT! WOOOOT!

  • Rebekah .b on March 10th, 2010 - 9:01pm


    i REEAALLY like new whit, but that does not mean i miss old whit.

  • Joel on March 10th, 2010 - 9:17pm


    I think, that, if Mr. Stojka talked using the voice that he used during this interview when he does the episodes, he would sound more like the other “whits” used to sound. He seems to talk a little too high in the episodes but the interview clip in this podcast sounded more like “Mr. Whitaker” to me. Just a thought

  • mightybotme on March 10th, 2010 - 9:40pm


    That’s really cool. BTW, guys: you can get an episode from album 51 if you check out the Whit’s End Sampler at your local Christian store :D.

    -mightybotme out.

  • Joshua on March 10th, 2010 - 10:49pm



  • FumIko on March 10th, 2010 - 11:22pm


    Hey! You can’t leave us hanging like that! What happens in part 2? Is Connie still in the imagination station? I can’t wait! 😀

  • khem on March 10th, 2010 - 11:44pm


    Atleast AIO is still going!
    Paul Herlinger died February 2,2010. 🙁

  • ASHLEY on March 11th, 2010 - 9:42am


    I’m having a really hard time adjusting to the new Whit! My four siblings and I have been listening since day 1. We’ve heard all of the episodes…and we even have some memorized! 🙂 It was hard enough to transition from the first Whit to the second Whit in 1995. But we grew to love the second Whit. Nothing against Mr. Stojka! It’s just going to be hard…

  • Joshua on March 11th, 2010 - 10:41am


    I know AIO have a lot of stuff your doing, but can ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ please come on the radio or a podcast?

  • Anonymous on March 11th, 2010 - 11:13am


    mr. stojka….try to sound more like you do in the interview! you sound more like him there then in the AIO…. other wise….YOUR GREAT!!!!!!! Glad you save AIO!!! 😉 can’t wait for the new AIO!!!! 🙂

  • Koh Guy on March 11th, 2010 - 11:41am


    Yay! I was the first to post!

    I think I like the second Mr. Whitaker the best.
    (first – Hal Smith; second – Paul Herlinger; third – Andre Stojka)

  • janelle on March 11th, 2010 - 11:56am


    Yeah, I think he sounds more like Whit when he is talking than acting. Thanks Odyssey for more fun!

  • Olivia :) on March 11th, 2010 - 12:59pm


    Everyone, please pray for my family. Our cat has run away and we can’t find her.
    Please pray that we will be able to find her and that she’s okay… And if she’s not, please pray that we’ll trust in God.

  • abigail on March 11th, 2010 - 1:50pm


    I really miss the old Whit’s voice but I know I will learn to like it! I want more Odyssey.

  • heather on March 11th, 2010 - 2:09pm


    I loved the first episode of album 51!!!!!

  • Purenrgfan on March 11th, 2010 - 2:31pm


    I love Adventures in Odyssey!

  • Odyssey Whiz on March 11th, 2010 - 4:16pm


    Hey!I agree with Tracy about Mr. Andre being more like whit on the interview. I thinkwe will all get used to him in time just like with Paul herlinger. Cool! I hope that part two will be good!<

  • Meg on March 11th, 2010 - 5:09pm


    Hey guys,Andre is new. I think Paul felt the same way when he started on the show. Right AIO guys?

  • Purenrgfan on March 11th, 2010 - 5:39pm


    I wish They didn’t change the new whits voice 🙁

  • Michelle on March 11th, 2010 - 6:06pm


    Joella, I sorda agree with you…. Its a little TOO high… But i will learn to like him like i learned to like paul herlinger. I still wish paul was it but i will learn to like the new voice…. Its just going to be hard.

  • MICHELLE on March 11th, 2010 - 6:24pm


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  • Janie on March 11th, 2010 - 6:38pm


    I was a little disappointed with the 1st episode of album 51. It just doesn’t seem like odyssey anymore! All of the sound is different, and andre is NOT the same. (although he does have a great voice) It sounds as though the old AIO is gone. Besides, what happened to mandy, and all the other characters that made up odyssey? Sorry, AIO, it was much better in album 50.

  • LYDIA on March 11th, 2010 - 6:40pm


    I like the interview. i always like it when they talk with the actors. i loved the Inspiration Station! I can’t wait for the next part! I love AIO!

  • Em28 on March 11th, 2010 - 7:16pm


    Adventures in oddysey is cool!! I love it! I think Andre Stojka does a good job and I didn’t notice any difference from Paul Herlinger to Andre Stojka when I first listened to it.


  • Em W on March 11th, 2010 - 7:18pm


    What happened to Paul Herlinger? Did he die?

  • Bermuda Girl on March 11th, 2010 - 8:19pm


    I’m sure that I’ll get used to the new whit, and he does sound like Hal Smith, but he just doesn’t sound as warm and grandfatherly as him and Paul Herlinger 😛

  • Richard on March 11th, 2010 - 8:42pm


    A different Whit’s voice is going to be tough, it almost changes your mental image of what you’ve grown to think the character looks like. The first change wasn’t that different, but this one will take some time to adjust to. Keep up the great work!

  • BALLET FREAK on March 12th, 2010 - 7:26am


    please have the next one be a video podcast. pretty please!

  • Horselover on March 12th, 2010 - 8:11am


    I love the first episode of album 51!
    I love adventures in odyssey!
    Everyone cut and paste this message.

  • miCHELLE on March 12th, 2010 - 10:06am


    I like you mister Andre, u have a good voice. I’m going to have to get used to it tho. what i DONT like is how Eugene and connie r drawn differently… why did u guys have to change it? I can get used to mister Andre fast, but the drawings…. no…. and the theme song? What was wrong with the NORMAL one. i like mister Andre, that was a good change, but the theme song is fine, as it is.

  • VAlerie on March 12th, 2010 - 11:15am


    I agree about Andre’s relaxed manner in the interview; much more believeable!

  • kelsey on March 12th, 2010 - 11:18am


    If Andre can master the “whit” laugh he will be closer to the whit we all know and love.

  • Esther on March 12th, 2010 - 11:34am


    it’s okay….
    i think I’ll like it better
    when i get in to it

    luv, Esther 🙂

  • Cal on March 12th, 2010 - 2:40pm


    I thought I was the first to post,because I posted when this podcast first came out and no one else had posted yet:(

  • riley(girl) on March 12th, 2010 - 3:02pm


    Thank you SO much for the special preview! We are all very thankful for your consideration and kindness in order to give us this special treat!

  • missing whit on March 12th, 2010 - 3:42pm


    i think he sounds adventures and daring but he could not take hal smiths or paul herrlinger place but he is good keep up the good work!

  • Lindsey s. on March 12th, 2010 - 4:30pm


    EM W,
    Yes, Paul Herlinger died on February 2nd of this year.

  • Luv-pink! :D on March 12th, 2010 - 4:35pm


    LOVE connies new “look” 😀 and wootoon! HAHA! AWSOME! but why is whit SKINNY? LOL.

  • nature lover on March 12th, 2010 - 5:20pm


    We will miss Paul Herlinger; but Andre Stojka is doing
    great. I’m sure that you guys did a great job on album 51 and that I’ll enjoy it. I’m glad that you make AIO.Its hard to find good entertainment that teaches Godly principles. GOD BLESS YOU!

  • Janie on March 12th, 2010 - 6:02pm


    Paul Herlinger died!? I can’t believe I didn’t hear about it sooner! What happened? Well, at least we all know that he’s having a blast right now!

  • Joy on March 12th, 2010 - 6:57pm


    I think Andre is a wonderful addition to the team! Since we’re all used to Paul Herlinger I think it’ll take a little more time to adjust to Andre as he’s a more on the Hal Smith side; however, I’m up for the challenge. I guess it’s good to change things around.

  • Grace E. on March 12th, 2010 - 7:00pm


    I agree Andre sounds more like Whit when he’s relaxed in the interview. I like his voice.

  • liz on March 12th, 2010 - 7:18pm


    i miss the old whit!!! it just doesn’t seem the same… hopefully,andre stojka will be able to imitate whit as the show progresses, but it was a great first few episodes 🙂

  • Elizabeth on March 12th, 2010 - 7:34pm


    I don’t think the new Mr. Whittacker sounds much like the old one but I’m sure he’ll still do a great job. I LOVE AIO and am looking forward to the rest of season 51! 🙂

  • alicia on March 12th, 2010 - 7:41pm


    I bet I know what’s going to happen in the next episode, but i won’t give it away. i agree with another commenter whit chuckles way to much, and I like the old whit better.

  • Hogarth on March 12th, 2010 - 10:40pm


    A veteran of AIO (a person who has listened to AIO for a LONG time) doesn’t like the voice of the new mr. whittaker. His interpretation of Mr. Whitt completely changes the relationship he has with Connie and Eugene (he sounds like an old geezer not a wise man who knows God very well; it’s like mr. whitt is a completely different person now) The music has changed, the characters are different, and somehow, it doesn’t seem like Odyssey anymore. It’s as if Odyssey has entered the Twilight Zone.

  • tim on March 13th, 2010 - 6:41am


    I understand having to change Mr. Whit’s voice, but why everything else???? Also I thought the new episode was kinda cheesy….

  • Anonymous on March 13th, 2010 - 8:39am


    I like the Inspiration Station. They new Whit is OK. What happened to the old one?

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


    I am sure we will get used to Andre Stojka but i miss the old whit.

  • AIOLUVR on March 13th, 2010 - 9:28am


    I love the Parker family…I think it’s kind of like bringing the Barclay’s back to Odyssey!!! I can;t wait to hear what kind of adventures these characters have…it’s almost like Odyssey is fresh,even though i have been listening for over six years!! I hope oddysey will plan more of the adventure sagas ( like Novacom or Blackgaard) in their future albums!!! Way to go Odyssey!!!! <3

  • riley(girl) on March 13th, 2010 - 9:53am


    Woah, I just listened to the Inspiration Station 2. I’m blown away! Connie is so wonderful! Thank you for the inspiring episode! But, was she crying at the end?

  • Wooton Fan on March 13th, 2010 - 10:06am


    Hey there! Does, um, anybody know how to install an exit slide? Just kidding! But really, who wouldn’t want an exit slide?! 🙂

  • jonathan on March 13th, 2010 - 10:11am


    It must be so hard to transition from working with someone for so long and having someone else take up the mantle and continue with the same charecter. I’m glad you were able to so quickly find a replacement to keep the show going. We will miss Paul Herlinger, but it is great that Andre is here and able to keep Whit going. May God continue to bless Adventures in Odyssey’s ministry to families.

  • aio man on March 13th, 2010 - 11:38am


    allright cant wait to get ALBUM 51 HAPPY EASTER.

  • HORSE LOVER on March 13th, 2010 - 12:00pm


    I miss the old Whit. I’ve listened to AIO all my life, and this new whit really threw me off. His voice is too high. I agree with JANIE, I miss the old AIO too. No one can replace Hal and Paul. 🙁 They were two very special people and their voices sounded a lot alike. Keep trying Andre, maybe you’ll get it.

  • aio fan#1 on March 13th, 2010 - 12:06pm


    I listened to both Hal and Paul and they sounded a lot alike. I’m sure with time I’ll grow used to the new whit.

  • cARRY on on March 13th, 2010 - 12:19pm


    I dont agree with the drawings…. at all….

  • Abby on March 13th, 2010 - 1:34pm


    I miss the old Whit a lot.

  • anna on March 13th, 2010 - 1:44pm


    andre stojka is very different
    like inspiration station 2 a lot

  • Camilo on March 13th, 2010 - 1:57pm


    I think that the first episode was not as good as I amagind it to be
    Thank you guys for putting all that time into it so that creating the next new 500 episodes.

  • Micky Mouse on March 13th, 2010 - 2:06pm


    I think that the new actor that plays Whit is okay but I do miss Paul Herlinger very much in deed.
    I also thought that the first episode was a little weird because all the sounds were different. I also have a question for all you fans out there. What happend to paul herlinger?

  • Riley on March 13th, 2010 - 2:56pm


    Hey Olivia,
    Praying for you kitty!

  • mikey on March 13th, 2010 - 4:34pm


    Dear Lindsey S.,
    Are you sure that Mr. Hurlinger died?

  • Loryn on March 13th, 2010 - 4:36pm


    Mr.Andre Stojka you are doing a good job…thanks for being Mr.Whittaker 4 us.You do sound a kinda like the “old” Mr.Whittaker.and by the way I love the new drawings of Connie,Eugene,Wooton,and Mr.Whittaker. AWESOME JOB AIO!!!

  • COLE on March 13th, 2010 - 5:16pm



  • Loryn on March 13th, 2010 - 5:18pm



  • Abbie on March 13th, 2010 - 6:50pm


    Great job Andre! I’m sure in the coming years, we’ll get used to the new whit, music, characters, design ect…….

  • josh on March 13th, 2010 - 8:07pm


    i like old whit best

  • jazmyne on March 13th, 2010 - 8:39pm



  • JESSIE on March 13th, 2010 - 10:10pm


    I’ve been listening to Odyssey for a really long time and the transition from Paul Herlinger to Andre Stojka is not an easy one. Mr. Herlinger had a such a genuine nature and I miss him much. However, I do know that things change, and although I may not like it very much, God has a perfect plan in mind. So, Mr. Stojka, and others on the Adventures in Odyssey team, keep up the good work!!

  • Purenrgfan on March 14th, 2010 - 7:43am


    The new whit voice sounds so much different. 🙁 🙁 🙁

  • Purenrgfan on March 14th, 2010 - 12:51pm


    I love the Adventures In Odyssey!!!!!! It is amazing!!!!! My Favorites are the video podcast. They are the best.

  • RC on March 14th, 2010 - 1:12pm


    The old Whit needs to come back (or get someone that has a voice just like the old Whit). I really liked the story but was very very disappointed with the new Whit’s voice. It doesn’t even come close to the old Whit. Many of my friends don’t care for the new Whit’s voice.

  • Esther on March 14th, 2010 - 2:56pm


    I have been listening since “Grins, Grabbers, and Great Getaways” came out…but I think this is the end of new episodes for me. Paul H sounded so similar to Hal S, but Andre S sounds pretty much nothing like Whit;while he has the inflections like Hal, it sounds like Whit is on helium. I was disappointed by Bart Rathbone’s new voice a while back, but this is too much replacing Whit with someone who sounds nothing like him.

  • Esther on March 14th, 2010 - 2:58pm


    I also wondered if there were new writers–the dialogue in The Inspiration Station I sounded stilted and some of the characters (Whit especially) had lines that seemed completely out of character. I was so disappointed, I didn’t even listen to part II. 🙁

  • leah on March 14th, 2010 - 4:57pm


    Dear Mr. Stojka,
    I think you are doing an awesome job being Wit. I felt bad because I was complaining about your voice, and it wouldn’t be something Jesus would say. 🙁 I take that back though. For being a new Wit, and a lot of pressure on you, you are doing a fantastic job.
    God bless,

  • Nicole on March 14th, 2010 - 5:37pm


    I really do not like this new “Whit”. And I don’t think that I am going to listen to the new ones. It’s just not the same. and Bart Rathbone sounds weird, and now I don’t like him. Plus Connie is getting really old and if she ever gets married she’ll be like 70. And when are Eugene and Catrina going to have a baby? Where is RODNEY??? And where is Mandy, Trent, Marvin, Mitch, and Liz?? I love the old Adventures in Odyssey episodes, but I am not a huge fan of the new ones so far.

  • Nicole on March 14th, 2010 - 5:38pm



  • Rebekah p. on March 14th, 2010 - 6:38pm


    I don’t think it’s the actors different as it is the writers. The stories are more entertainment than Biblical stories. Just my perspective…

    We will miss the old characters: Mandi, Jared, Trent, Liz, etc…

    Keep AIO going though. I have listened from the time it started nearly.

  • bobbianne on March 14th, 2010 - 7:26pm


    i love aio

  • bobbianne on March 14th, 2010 - 7:31pm


    if you can go to secret wooton picture and put in this password(ramblings) and fast please

  • Nelson on March 14th, 2010 - 9:15pm


    I had not heard Paul had died. I have been listening for 30 years of the 2 whits. The voice change is not close enough. A suggestion would have been having Whit in a accident that alterted his voice and speech which would allow the change to take shape. Out whole family 8 of us were dissapointed with the new voice. I think you shoule have waited longer for a change. It was not a well chosen selection for a voice. Sorry, it the truth.

  • Rachael on March 14th, 2010 - 10:10pm


    I sure miss Paul Herlinger (and I sad the same thing about Hal when he passed). I have been listening to AIO since I was a child, and now my children beg for AIO – what a wonderful ministry.
    Andre has large shoes to fill, and in the coming days we will grow used to him.

  • Hideki on March 14th, 2010 - 11:07pm


    Hey i know both of you

  • Benito on March 14th, 2010 - 11:07pm


    I recognize you guys too!

  • President on March 14th, 2010 - 11:09pm


    You guys, i recognize you too. odd isnt it?

  • Dimitri on March 14th, 2010 - 11:28pm



  • Captain Josh on March 14th, 2010 - 11:33pm


    Well, the first episode of album 51 was awesome so i guess it is ok.

  • Captain Josh on March 14th, 2010 - 11:34pm


    He kind of had a mix of paul and hal in him though…

  • meg on March 15th, 2010 - 11:57am


    Cole and Micky, Mr. Herlinger died.

  • mikey on March 15th, 2010 - 2:05pm



  • micah on March 15th, 2010 - 2:38pm


    i like the old mr. witaker better but i guess we will all have to get used to him. praise the lord that you guys are still going after this peried of time i’ve only lisened to adventures in odessey for 4-5 years i loved it on the first episode. it was the undergroud railroad parts 1,2 and 3 it wasn’t the best way to get to know all the characters.
    i can’t belive that paul died

  • m on March 16th, 2010 - 7:48am


    i have to agree with K K i miss whit.

  • emma on March 16th, 2010 - 5:46pm


    i miss him to he was so kind

  • calah on March 16th, 2010 - 7:27pm


    i dont no bout the new whit,somethin different but not the same i still love odyssey n cant wait 2 c what else happens

  • t on March 16th, 2010 - 7:30pm


    I miss the old whit.

  • calah on March 16th, 2010 - 7:33pm


    even though mr. stojka does good what happened 2 the old whit

  • Caity on March 16th, 2010 - 9:56pm


    I agree with Tracy. The new whit seems to be pushing himself a bit. He sounded much more like Mr. Whitaker when he was just talking regulary. It is a wierd thought for the Mr. Whitaker to be learning about himself.

  • horselocer on March 17th, 2010 - 9:39am


    I agree with you nicole. CONNIE GET MARRIED!!! Please?

  • Please read on March 17th, 2010 - 2:46pm


    I have been listening to Adventures in Odyssey for years, and It has helped me a lot. I believe Andre Stojka is doing a great job as the new vioce for Whit, and I think Focus on the Family made the right choice.
    God Bless,

  • Pony girl on March 17th, 2010 - 6:04pm


    I LOVE IT!!!!!!! I really like Mathew , soooo exited to hear the rest!!! 🙂

  • leah on March 17th, 2010 - 7:05pm


    Well, personaly, I think they did a great job trying to find a new wit. When they had to get a new voice it wasn’t going to sound exactly the same, and we just need to try to go with the flow. Out of the whole United States they had to try to find one person, and i think they did a pretty good job doing that. 🙂

  • Emily on March 17th, 2010 - 8:10pm


    The new episodes are boring and sound like they were written by new writers. The new Whit sounds cartoonish, and nothing like the Whit. Come on Odyssey writers, step it up. If the last two episodes are any indication of the future of AIO, I won’t be able to keep listening 🙁

  • Anonymous on March 18th, 2010 - 12:48pm



  • leah on March 18th, 2010 - 2:44pm


    I agree with please read

  • carol on March 18th, 2010 - 5:54pm



  • cayla s on March 18th, 2010 - 6:18pm


    odyessey is just- different now! 🙁

  • 1h52o42t on March 19th, 2010 - 10:38am


    yeah connie needs to get married!

  • Micky on March 19th, 2010 - 11:10am


    I can’t wait for the new episode to air on the raidio!

  • Micky on March 19th, 2010 - 11:18am


    I was wondering if any of you guys like Bart Rathbone?
    Do you also like Rodny as well?
    My favorite Carictores are Bart, Rodny, Mandy, Liz, Jarid, and many others.
    I was also sorry to hear that Paul Herlinger died.
    Keep up the good work Audicy!

  • Anonymous on March 19th, 2010 - 3:57pm


    Dear Calah,
    Paul H. passed away 🙁

  • Loryn on March 20th, 2010 - 2:35pm


    I liked todays episode it was good it was the best one out of the new episodes that they have done yet.I have to say that i really really miss Paul Herlinger 🙁 It is gonna be hard to get used to the new Mr.Whittaker But I know he is doing his best. I LOVE U AIO!

  • Loryn on March 20th, 2010 - 2:38pm


    Todays Aio was Great. I didnt really like the Inspiration station that much.I guess they were ok but todays was better 🙂

  • GALADRIEL on March 20th, 2010 - 4:46pm


    I agree that it’s hard to adjust to the new Whit. I have heard both of the prior Whits, but his voice is different than the others. He sounds more gravely, and not as nice.
    The guy inside the Inspiration Station was strange too…he was so hyper, like a teenager on energy drinks at 3 am. I hope that Odyssey doesn’t change from the intense plotlines before, like NovaCom Saga…

  • No one on March 20th, 2010 - 5:15pm


    Hey you guys give Mr. Stojka a chance!
    All though he is new to Audicy, he is doing a great job.

  • isabel on March 20th, 2010 - 11:12pm


    I really miss the old whit. (not that the new whit is bad)

  • andrea g. on March 21st, 2010 - 5:05pm


    Okay. I have to admit I’m kinda liking the “new” Odyssey. Not bad.

  • emi on March 21st, 2010 - 10:43pm


    This new Whit…does not have the “feel” of Hal Smith…or even Paul Herlinger. The Inspiration Station was kind of cheesy IMO. I’ve been listening to some old AIO episodes, and I really wish that Hal Smith could have been around longer. I wish Mr. Andre all the best. Maybe he just needs more time and practice as Whit.

  • Abbie on March 22nd, 2010 - 8:05am


    Just one question- what’s the radio station for Odyssey in Spain? I’d hate to miss out on the episodes.

  • STEPHANIE on March 22nd, 2010 - 12:59pm


    Novacom was the BEST!

  • sara on March 22nd, 2010 - 6:17pm


    What happend to the old Whit? I like the old Whit?

  • leah on March 22nd, 2010 - 7:29pm


    Come on guys, the guy is trying to do his best, like the guy No One said, we gotta give him a chance.

  • Paul on March 22nd, 2010 - 8:08pm


    I miss the warmth that Hal Smith and Paul Herlinger brought into homes as the voice of Whit. Maybe if Andre Stojka lowered his voice and studied Whit’s easily recognizable embellishments, he could sound closer to the original.

  • franklin on March 23rd, 2010 - 6:43pm


    I love all of the shows about odyssey and the podcast too.

  • lola on March 23rd, 2010 - 7:31pm


    im glad aio is still goin on, but i wish the old whit was back the new on sounds realyyyyyyy diffrent, i thought it was a totalllly diffrent person. but i will live. i luv aio! 😉

  • lola on March 23rd, 2010 - 7:37pm


    i also agree with emily!!!!!!!

  • bailey on March 24th, 2010 - 9:11am


    I hope Paul H. comes back.
    He was the best Whit.
    But I am trying to get used to Andre Stojka.
    I know he is trying his best.
    I love you aio.

  • Sophia on March 24th, 2010 - 12:34pm



  • aundrea on March 25th, 2010 - 12:44am


    i love the first mr. whittaker. it took me a while to get use to the second mr. whittaker….i agree with some of the others, i think Andre should use the voice he used in the interview. he sounds more like the first mr. whittaker 🙂 but still good job!

  • Jesse on March 25th, 2010 - 3:16pm


    I see alot of negative remarks about the new white. Thats not what my problem is. Its the writing. It was ridiculously fast pace. It kind of reminded me of the new animated movies theses days. AND THAT IS NOT A GOOD SIGN!! You’ve had 50 vol of ROCKING stuff, just great stuff. The old history ones and Bible ones were FANTASTIC! But now it was hard for me to listen to these new ones. Please do everyone a favor and Listen to the past episodes and quite trying to be like the world!

  • John on March 26th, 2010 - 11:24am


    hey odyssey, your the best, I was a little disapointed with the new odyssey, vol 51, Come on odyssey, you can do better than this

  • Kype on March 26th, 2010 - 11:28am


    I thought the new cassette wasn’t that good. The Parker family was kind of annoying. I’ve heard Odyssey do a lot better than this. Remember a Name not a Number, Search for Whit, and Novacom! those were the best!

  • Jeff on March 26th, 2010 - 11:31am


    The new whit will be great! Did they get new writer for the newest Odyssey? the writing seemed not as good as past odyssey

  • billy on March 26th, 2010 - 11:33am


    Odyssey can do alot better than Inspiration Station and Clutter, I hope the rest of the episodes are better.

  • billy on March 26th, 2010 - 11:33am


    These weren’t as good as past odysseys

  • josh on March 26th, 2010 - 10:32pm


    i like the old whit best

  • Connie fan on March 28th, 2010 - 8:00pm


    I love the new voice for Whit!!! I love they found a voice that was familiar to most of us!

  • mikey on March 29th, 2010 - 2:55pm


    I have to agree with Jeff. I mean, I still liked the new Odyssey but the writing just didn’t seem quite as good.

  • lu on March 30th, 2010 - 9:42pm


    Good point Billy. Although we should all try to give Andre a chance instead of condemning him just bcuz his voice isn’t exactly the same as Paul’s or Hal’s. We can all have our own opinions but let us welcome Andre.

  • jd on April 1st, 2010 - 12:30pm


    Andre sounds like he’s trying to talk like the Hal Smith Whit. (he laughs, and in general sounds more like mr smith, then he does paul.)it seems like their sound effects aren’t as good as they used to be, it’s hard to tell where people are. i,e, when the’re in Whits end there’s no backround noise clattering dishes, kids.

  • jd on April 1st, 2010 - 12:53pm


    As I read alot of these posts, i thinking to the fans, “give them a break!” read about what’s happened the last few years, (they lost steve burns, Walker edmisten, and many others) and they’ve been doing a great job so far finding new actors, no complained about the new rodney after steve burns left. odyssey’s been doing a great job, grant Andre doesn’t realy sound like whit. but think about trying to find two people with the same voice, Andre did a good job as the new owl, give him some time

  • jd on April 1st, 2010 - 12:53pm


    in all that you do do all for the glory of god

  • allikazam on April 3rd, 2010 - 6:00pm


    i still am “loyal” to hal smith… nobody could beat him. paul herlinger’s voice was lower than hal smith’s, andre stojka’s is alot higher. each time i hear him i think ” who is that new character?” then i can detect a little bit of whit’s voice and i think ” that’s whit!” i think he is doing a very good job and i don’t mind that whit sounds different. every time i hear him i just pretend whit has just swallowed helium from a balloon. 😀
    thanx for your hard work mr.stojka!

  • Eric on April 4th, 2010 - 8:09pm


    I lowered a source clip of Andre Stoijka’s voice from this episode in a professional audio editing program by a factor of -12.00 and it sounded more like Hal/Paul, especially certain inflections. Each actor must be given leeway to interpret the character but the challenge for Mr. Stoijka is to voice such a well defined character. Also, I bet he’d voice Tom Riley/Bart Rathbone well based on his voice. Also,in my opinion, to change the opening theme removes all semblance of the past AIO programs.

  • Beth on April 5th, 2010 - 6:45am


    I am not sure about new Whit. I do remember not liking Pauls voice when he joined the show…I guess we’ll have to give him a chance

  • Hannah on April 5th, 2010 - 11:39am



  • Beth on April 5th, 2010 - 3:01pm


    Going to miss Paul.Praise GOD we know he is rejoicing with Jesus. Andre, take heart, you have large shoes to fill and a wide audience who have to reconcile themselves to change. Maybe AIO should do another show about change and dealing with it. Maybe that would help us. No matter what keep doing your best for the glory of GOD and by his direction. GOD bless all your hard work everyone!! Thank you for how you bless us!

  • Beth on April 5th, 2010 - 8:19pm


    Hey you have the same name as me! my real name is Elizabeth, so I guess I could change it to Elizabeth…

  • Beth on April 6th, 2010 - 2:45pm


    i think that the writers and producers should have taken their time and looked for a better voice than andre. no offence i mean he’s a talented actor but not compared to paul and hal, and not a good voice for mr whittaker.

  • eMILY ROSE on April 7th, 2010 - 10:21pm


    I didn’t realize Paul Herlinger died until I was listening online and wondered who the new character was only to realize it was a new Whit! After growing up with AIO for 20 some years, I have to say I don’t know if I can transition to a new Whit and may choose to treasure the memories and lessons learned from the old episodes, but I wish Andre the best and look forward to the day when my children see him as their Whit. Thank you for changing my life AIO, and I’m glad you are continuing!

  • eMILY ROSE on April 7th, 2010 - 10:53pm


    Ironically, I listened to “Back to Abnormal” right after this, and it’s almost prophetic. It really helped keep perspective.

  • helloqwerty on April 9th, 2010 - 11:34am


    Mr. Stojka voice reminds me of the very first episodes with Hal Smith.

  • steve on April 10th, 2010 - 8:39am


    I am a single parent of a 9 year old boy who loves Odyssey. He and I travel about 7 hours a week in our car together. Work is 200 miles from home during the week. As long as I live I will cherish those 3-4 hour car rides with Whit and my son! I too will miss the old Whit and have resigned myself to thinking of Paul as just taking an extended trip to Africa ( You remember when he left Odyssey before for a while) Remember what Whit(Paul) said to Eugene? “The best is yet to come”

  • Anonymous on April 10th, 2010 - 11:33am


    I have been listening to Odyssey since it first came out. While it’s true Paul Herlinger’s voice was close to Hal Smith’s, it lacked the warmth of Smith’s. I think finding a character with warmth in his voice is more important than exactly matching the voice, and I think the Odyssey staff chose well. Andre’s voice and personality, even though I’ve only heard him a few times, already impress me as much more like the original Whit–who will always be the best!

  • Beth on April 19th, 2010 - 10:25pm


    I’m having a rough time with the new voice of Whit. Hopefully my ears will adjust soon.

  • morgan on April 20th, 2010 - 9:29pm


    I was skeptical at first but i think it turned out WAY better than i expected! Love it! 🙂

  • Lyn on April 22nd, 2010 - 8:12pm


    This Mr. Whittaker sounds nothing like the old one, not trying to sound mean but i’ve been listening to odessey since before i can remember and i just can’t get used to all of the changes: whit, inspiration station-they should have kept the old one-no bernard or tom and 4 new families, how can they call it odessy! even eugene isn’t the same!

  • Mikey on May 7th, 2010 - 10:57am


    I don’t own Take It From The Top, did they really get rid of Bart Rathbone,Tom Riley,and Bernard Walton?
    I have a hard time seeing them do that all at once.

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


    I agree with beths comment on April 6th 🙁

  • Big Ben on June 13th, 2010 - 8:10pm


    I agree with Lizzy Beth and Beth.

  • anna on September 12th, 2010 - 2:47pm


    I like this new Odyssey, but the new voice of Mr. Whittaker will take getting used to. I do like the Parker family, though.:-)

  • madalyn on January 10th, 2011 - 5:40pm


    I think that this is the best one yet all though I do like the one that’s called stage fright.
    We eve did a skit on it.

  • tAYLOR on March 27th, 2011 - 12:28pm


    I think you should keep looking for a new Whit. Picture the new Whit playing in Mortel coil or Nova Com, it just dosen’t go. Please keep looking. Nothing against Mr. Stojka.

  • tAYLOR on March 27th, 2011 - 12:35pm


    EM28 You must be joking! If you can’t tell the difference between the old and new Whit, you must not be very dedicated to AIO!!!!!!!!!

  • SS7 on April 11th, 2011 - 10:45pm



    You heard that the “new cassette wasn’t that good.”
    What year are you listening to these episodes in?

  • DAKOTA on April 13th, 2011 - 7:48pm


    The new Whit really doesnt compare to the jobs Paul and Hal did. Katrina Shanks new actress is also a bit of a disappointment. I hope they can get back to their roots a lil bit (Rathbones, Sam, Barclays, Glossman,Richard Maxwell) even Margraet Fay. They needed new characters but I hope they don’t do away with old Odyssey best albums were #5-#30 but the Novacom albums were great too. I come off harsh but hoping Andre can mold into the John Whittaker we all know but still enjoying the new Odysseys

  • KENZIE on May 17th, 2011 - 7:19am



  • Brianna on June 28th, 2011 - 3:37pm


    this is too weird.

  • adrian on January 20th, 2012 - 8:58pm


    Wait to go Andre! I like your ability and perserverence in this case that you surely met a lot of bumps along the way to Odessey. No one will ever replace Hal Paul or Andre but it is not the actor that counts. It’s the message that gets passed on.

  • a on February 2nd, 2012 - 5:45pm


    he sounds super nice i like the new (Whit)

  • kenzi on February 13th, 2012 - 2:04pm


    To those who were asking: Paul died last February. 🙁

  • SPENCER KIL on September 22nd, 2012 - 2:46pm


    Its sad that the old whit died.

  • Darci on August 27th, 2013 - 3:32pm


    PLEASE post my comments! I don’t think that this is fair1 I am trying to go to every podcast thig to figure out what you guys have against me but i’m really confused:( I think i’m gonna cry!! JK but I still fell kinda excluded!

  • stormshadow on October 30th, 2013 - 9:51am


    darci do not feel excluded!!!

  • Sue on April 21st, 2016 - 7:29pm


    I posted a very negative and depressing comment a number of years ago, which I now deeply regret. I am very sorry.

    I’d like to say now that Andre Stojka has REALLY been working on not only on the sound of Whit’s voice, but also on the character of Whit.

    He has REALLY improved!!!

    I expect to hear even more improvements in the years to come.

    Well done! Keep up the good work! God’s blessings to you!

  • Sue on April 21st, 2016 - 7:33pm


    I posted a very negative and depressing comment a number of years ago, which I now deeply regret. The REAL issue was that I was in a bad place. I am very sorry.

    I’d like to say now that Andre Stojka has REALLY been working on not only on the sound of Whit’s voice, but also on the character of Whit.

    He has REALLY improved!

    I expect to hear even more improvements in the years to come.

    Well done, Andre Stojke! Keep up the good work! God’s blessings to you!

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