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American Idol star Mandisa tells us about the modern-day Jubilee Singers

May 19th, 2010



Mandisa talks about her experience in the Jubilee Singers at Fisk University and how they influenced her life and career.

Mandisa was a contestant on American Idol in 2006 and has since released several albums including Freedom and True Beauty. She continues to support the Jubilee Singers.

“Oh My Lord” used by permission from EMI CMG Publishing, Joy Williams, Spudnut Music, and WB Music Corp.

Submit your nominations below for the Whitty Awards (or whatever they will be called) below in the following categories:

  • Best Scene
  • Best Actor and Best Actress (be sure to include an actor and episode)
  • Best Line of Dialog

All episodes will automatically be nominated for:

  • Best Overall Episode
  • Best Script
  • Best Sound

You can also visit the Odyssey Scoop and AIOWiki to submit your nominations there.

Need a reminder of the episodes that aired this season? Check out album 51: Take it from the Top.

If you have a better name for the Awards, submit that, too! And, don’t forget to submit your questions for Ask the Producers!

UPDATE: The nominations have been finalized! Thank you everyone for the submissions! Be sure to come back on June 2 to see the final nominations and cast your vote for the winner!

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266 Comments on “American Idol star Mandisa tells us about the modern-day Jubilee Singers”

  • AiO FREAK on May 19th, 2010 - 12:18pm


    I think the whitty awards though it sounds strange is actually a fitting name!!!

  • BH on May 19th, 2010 - 12:29pm


    Thanks Mandisa, with your encouraging words, I know my calling i’sn’t fame and fortune.

  • Koh GUy on May 19th, 2010 - 12:29pm


    Am I the first to post?
    Interesting podcast! I like the chance for us to interact, too!

  • N.s.s on May 19th, 2010 - 12:46pm


    this sounds so cool! i cant wait to see the winners!

  • anna on May 19th, 2010 - 12:58pm


    yea i am the first one.but it is cool

  • hannah on May 19th, 2010 - 1:03pm


    what are you supposed to do?

  • Sharon on May 19th, 2010 - 1:25pm


    This was a really amazing podcast I loved it. I really love music and I love singing. So far my faorite eposodes you guys have put out this reason is the Jublee Singers. Thanks God Bless

  • i love haiti on May 19th, 2010 - 1:35pm


    Oh cool.
    Very nice indeed.
    I did not listen to it yet though.
    I will try to tell my friends.:)

  • sONYA on May 19th, 2010 - 1:52pm


    Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that the player for AIO isn’t working for me. Hope you get it fixed soon!

  • sONYA on May 19th, 2010 - 1:53pm


    Oh, P.S. I loved the podcast about Mandisa!

  • Platypus on May 19th, 2010 - 1:57pm


    Awsome! I will have to submit something!

  • Anonymous on May 19th, 2010 - 1:59pm


    this is a really good podcast! hey and i think that im the first to post haahaa

  • june on May 19th, 2010 - 2:25pm


    hello i cant wait till part 3 for the jubale singers

  • Laura on May 19th, 2010 - 2:44pm


    I’m a little bit confused as to what this is for?

  • todalu on May 19th, 2010 - 2:46pm


    How come I can’t listen ro previous oddesseys anymore?

  • anna on May 19th, 2010 - 2:56pm


    camila is the best
    so is emily
    so is olivia

  • ben on May 19th, 2010 - 3:27pm


    I like Mandisa:)

  • Josh on May 19th, 2010 - 3:49pm


    Matthew is definatly the best!
    You rock, Matthew.

  • kate o. on May 19th, 2010 - 3:51pm


    Best actress: Connie Kendall
    Best actor: Eugene Meltsner
    Best sound(song): Adventures in Odyssey theme song
    Best episode: Broken Armed and Dangerous
    Best Whitty Writer: Kate, Mine!
    Sorry I couldn’t send this or that I can’t send the entire thing but I don’t have very much time to write anything anymore. I’m sorry but I am serious about all that I wrote. I couldn’t figure out how to answer all the questions. Could you give your fans (like me) a little more information about he Whitty Awards

  • whit on May 19th, 2010 - 4:46pm


    i think matthew is the best !!

  • Sarah on May 19th, 2010 - 6:03pm


    That was an outstanding podcast! Way to go Mandisa! My family and I love listening to her music and how cool now to relate her to Odyssey too! Which is another thing My family and I love Odyssey the best!:) Honestly, I am still rather confused about what all Bob and Jesse are wanting us to do, but you know, as they say down in ATL “it’s all good yall” Well anyways again another magnificent podcast. God Bless You!

    We are all better than we deserve

  • LIizz on May 19th, 2010 - 7:14pm



  • Anonymous on May 19th, 2010 - 7:33pm


    i can not wait to see the winners !

  • Sam on May 19th, 2010 - 9:18pm


    Best line in the dialog

    Eugene:Miss Kendle Bring out the clipers!

    that line totally win hands down!!

  • hoss96 on May 19th, 2010 - 9:52pm


    so whin do we vote? i really like the idea of this it sounds fun! well,i have to go. 🙁 God Bless you all!

  • jay on May 20th, 2010 - 6:27am


    i liked the jubile singers

  • Jenneniah on May 20th, 2010 - 8:22am


    I don’t understand the awards. Can somebody explain it to me?

  • jummper on May 20th, 2010 - 8:24am


    I love the podcast!
    I still don’t know who im going to vote for.
    You should call the nomination… Im not sure yet, but i’ll cament later.

  • connierocks on May 20th, 2010 - 8:33am


    Was Mandisa in the episodes?

  • Samuel on May 20th, 2010 - 9:25am


    My nomination for the Whitty Awards(quite a “whitty” name) would be the Jubilee Singers 1-3 as Best Script.

  • marco on May 20th, 2010 - 9:34am


    Go golden cone!Golden cone!I LOVE THE JUBILEE SINGERS!

  • Ashley on May 20th, 2010 - 9:52am


    I am confused to.What is this for??

  • Olivia on May 20th, 2010 - 10:18am


    I think you totally didn’t get the right voice for Emily, no offence. She has too high of a voice to play Emily. When I read their stories in Clubhouse, I never picute her having a squeaky voice. She has a nice voice, but WAY too girly to play Emily.

  • Nen on May 20th, 2010 - 10:21am


    Eugene Meltsner is the best of all!

  • Kyle on May 20th, 2010 - 11:30am


    Best scene:bathroom scene in “Grandma’s Visit”!
    Best actor:whoever plays Barret in “When you’re right,you’re right”and”Game for a mystery”.
    Best actress:whoever plays Ella Sheapard in”The Jubilee singers”.
    Best line of dialog:”There’s a spider the size of a Volkswagon under the porch-that creaky step will have to wait.”

  • abby on May 20th, 2010 - 12:36pm


    you rock! big fan ocyssey

  • l.e.s :) on May 20th, 2010 - 12:38pm


    i love bernard walten!

  • abby on May 20th, 2010 - 12:38pm


    i have the same problem,todalu, they barely ever change the “listen online.”

  • Lena on May 20th, 2010 - 12:59pm


    i didn’t know that Mandisa was in the Jubilee singers. I LUV her music. She has an amazing voice.

  • me on May 20th, 2010 - 1:24pm



  • Brianna on May 20th, 2010 - 1:27pm


    I love adventures in odyssey!!

  • andi on May 20th, 2010 - 2:06pm


    this podcast was really cool thank you for your advice mandisa ur a great sinnger and not sure how to do the wikki thing LOL 🙂 God Bless everyone!

  • Hannah I. on May 20th, 2010 - 3:03pm


    how do i vote?

  • AIO Fan on May 20th, 2010 - 3:54pm


    Best Episode – GRANDMAS VISIT
    Best Scene – The Bathroom Scene in Grandmas Visit
    Best Actress – Hope Levy (Finish What You…)
    Best Actor – Will Ryan (For the Birds)
    Best Line – Ms. Kendall Bring out the Clippers!!
    I love that Line!!
    Y’all have done such a good job with AIO album 51
    I wasn’t sure how I would like it with all the changes you guys have made.After I listened to the Album I have totally changed my mind:)

  • Mackenzie on May 20th, 2010 - 4:18pm


    Mandisa Rocks! I love her voice and songs. Amazing!

  • Brenna on May 20th, 2010 - 5:04pm


    I love mandisa!

  • aj on May 20th, 2010 - 5:10pm


    Whitty Awards – Academy Awards – No offense, but big difference.

  • i luv aio on May 20th, 2010 - 5:44pm


    i dont get how im supposed 2 vote! wat do i click on, where do i go?

  • MOLLY on May 20th, 2010 - 8:22pm


    The Whitty Awards is the perfect name!!! It’s strange but it’s still the perfect name! 😀

  • Sarah on May 20th, 2010 - 9:26pm


    Thanks Mandisa for the encouraging words!
    It’s cool how you (with God’s help) acompished your goal.
    I like singing too.

  • odesseygeeks on May 21st, 2010 - 6:20am


    we will LOVE, ADORE, and CHERISH the Jubilee singers forever!
    My brother did a co-op presentation on the Jubilee singers because he liked the story so much!
    Hanna I, I’m not sure how to vote either. can’t seem to find anything! I have to talk to my brother first to see what we’ll vote for.
    I think the Witty award is the best award they came up with.


  • i love haiti on May 21st, 2010 - 7:40am


    How do I get in.
    Also I don’t really get it, could someone help me?
    Please I would be most thankful.

  • mALLORY on May 21st, 2010 - 8:07am


    golden cone or the silver cone

  • mALLORY on May 21st, 2010 - 8:08am


    p.s. it souned cool =)

  • sarah on May 21st, 2010 - 8:42am


    i don’t really like Emily. her voice is to exagerated. I think the awards shold be called the Nut obove the Rest awards, after whits failed project.

  • 1# odyssey on May 21st, 2010 - 9:52am


    Cool!!! I love mandisa with Toby mac!

  • odesseygeeks on May 21st, 2010 - 10:16am


    Best Scene: Eugene’s hair being cliped (For the birds)
    Best Actor: Most of them, but wooten especialy.
    Best Actress: Connie
    Best sound: Jubilee singers.
    Award: the whitty award
    Best episode: The Jubilee Singers

  • Jummper on May 21st, 2010 - 10:47am


    You should call it the “Amazingly Awsomone Totoly Cool AIO Awards”

  • Sammi-kate on May 21st, 2010 - 12:00pm


    I’m sorry, I don’t really understand? What are you suppose to do?

    Please help someone,


  • Mandisa Fan on May 21st, 2010 - 12:12pm


    I Love Mandisa

  • Mandisa Fan on May 21st, 2010 - 12:13pm


    Oh and I am not copying you Hannah I. How do I vote

  • JESUSLOVER on May 21st, 2010 - 1:46pm


    🙂 I love this show!

  • josh on May 21st, 2010 - 2:58pm


    This sounds interesting. =D

  • Ashley on May 21st, 2010 - 3:06pm


    Mandisa is awesome!

  • connierocks on May 21st, 2010 - 4:56pm


    I think that FOR THE BIRDS is the best episode. I love the parrt at the end “Miss Kendle get the clippers!”

  • elizabeth on May 21st, 2010 - 5:12pm


    i love album 51!it’s raelly fun.

  • Moriah on May 21st, 2010 - 5:40pm


    Best Scene: Eva talking out the window to her sister’s jilted boyfriend in Grandma comes to Town.
    Best Actor and Best Actress: Jubilee Singers had the best actors in this case. Scott Lawrence as Fredrick Douglass in The Jubilee Singers
    Best Line of Dialog: “I eat as much as I can stomach” said by David Parker in Grandma come to Town.

  • linnea on May 21st, 2010 - 6:59pm


    I am really excited about the Whitty awards, but do I type in my results here or somewhere else? Thanks, God bless.

  • silly on May 21st, 2010 - 7:06pm


    well i love adventurs in odyssey. who invented it? so thats wat i would like to know. u guys are doing awesome and im even more happy cuz my name is prasilla and my name is in odyssey YAY! LOL HAHA

  • Reese on May 21st, 2010 - 7:51pm


    I can’t wait for part 3 of the Jubilee Singers

  • jonathan on May 22nd, 2010 - 12:23am


    the one that i like is the inspiration station when Connie Kendall wants to stay there and she finds out that God doesn’t want her to. this show made me cry very hard at the end. Katie Leigh did a great job of bringing out what we all feel at times. at the end she finds out how much she has grown-up and how much god has done through her life! I thought the acting was great.

  • YOUR fAN!!! on May 22nd, 2010 - 6:49am


    Mandisa is awsome! She truly has a heart to serve the Lord. I enjoyed listeneing to her podcast. I first saw her in concert two years ago, and I have listened to her ever since. She is great!


  • Joshua s on May 22nd, 2010 - 6:50am


    Best line Eugene: Miss Kendal bring out the cllippers Wooten: WHAT!!!!

  • Joshua s on May 22nd, 2010 - 6:51am


    how do we vote

  • Lover GIRL on May 22nd, 2010 - 7:54am


    I couldn’t listen to the jubilee singers part 3 online! It wasn’t working! 🙁

  • olivia :) on May 22nd, 2010 - 8:00am


    yeah, how do i vote?

  • isabella on May 22nd, 2010 - 9:01am


    this is cool.sorry i didn’t write for a few days (if you noticed)i was on a residential school trip to a place called bude.next year is high school!!!
    the jubilee singers are so cool,and extremely talented singers!!!
    p.s witty awards are an awsome name!

  • david on May 22nd, 2010 - 9:08am



  • banana on May 22nd, 2010 - 10:25am



  • elisabeth on May 22nd, 2010 - 10:26am


    awesome podcast! thank you Odyssey!

  • Sophie on May 22nd, 2010 - 10:27am


    Best Scene: Eugene’s being attacked by birds.
    Best Actress: Emily
    Best Actor: Will Ryan (as always)
    Best Line of Dialogue: Matthew: You mean so you can hide in the bushes and watch?
    (By the way, my favorite so far is the Jubilee Singers

  • lecrae on May 22nd, 2010 - 11:00am


    The Golden Cone Awards! LOL! 😀 I love gospel music

  • lecrae on May 22nd, 2010 - 11:08am


    You should call it The Golden Scoop Awards, or The Scoop Awards.

  • outdoorlover on May 22nd, 2010 - 11:20am


    I can’t listen to the Jubilee Singers!! 🙁 Could you please try to fix it?

  • Princess on May 22nd, 2010 - 11:49am


    I can’t hear Jubilee Singers part 3.
    Do you know what’s wrong with my Family Player?

  • Princess on May 22nd, 2010 - 11:50am


    By the way, I love this podcast.

  • Ann on May 22nd, 2010 - 12:02pm


    I did not know that she was in the Jubilee singers I luv her musis

  • Princess on May 22nd, 2010 - 12:06pm


    Best Scene: In When You’re Right You’re Right after Barret gives the card to Priscilla and he thanks Matthew.
    Best Actor:Scott Lawrence in The Jubilee Singers part 3.
    Best Actress:Katie Leigh in The Inspiration Station 1.
    Best Line of Dialog: I don’t know.
    P.S. I think the new episodes are kind of boring.

  • Nikki on May 22nd, 2010 - 12:06pm


    I love AIO. It has really helped me and my family. When I am in the car driving home I always ask to turn AIO on if it is broadcasting. I just want to say thank you for making AIO and for keeping it going.

  • Princess on May 22nd, 2010 - 12:11pm


    I love Mandisa’s voice, it’s beautiful.

  • qwerty on May 22nd, 2010 - 1:48pm


    how about the appley awards, apple sauce.

  • Leanne on May 22nd, 2010 - 2:05pm


    i cant listen to todays odyssey for some weird reason. It keeps playing “the undeniable truth” instead. This has happened before. Can anyone tell me what the deal is? I would like to hear the episode.

  • Lulu on May 22nd, 2010 - 3:04pm


    Yeah, I agree with Hannah, how do I vote?

  • Odyssey LOVE on May 22nd, 2010 - 5:01pm


    I think the best scene is in “Basset Hounds” when wootin inherits his grandpa’s desk chair. I can’t decide if Connie or Whit though.The best line of dialog is when {in “Basset Hounds” wootin yells “Score !!!” THe best episode is “Basset Hounds” as far as sound script and everything. It’s soooo cool!

  • Abigail on May 22nd, 2010 - 5:44pm


    HA I love A.I.O it is number 1 of all the other radio shows.I think this podcast is really cool,I am so glad you put out album 51.But how do you vote?
    God bless.

  • JJ on May 22nd, 2010 - 7:40pm


    Something is wrong with the family Media Center. The jubilee singers 3 was supposed to come out on sat. 5/22/10, but it still not there! Is it just me?

  • Callie on May 23rd, 2010 - 9:56am



  • Fumiko on May 23rd, 2010 - 11:06am


    How about you call the awards Listener’s Choice (after all it is) or You could just name it after the album you are voting on, Album 51 awards, Album 52 Awards. Why Not?

  • Josh on May 23rd, 2010 - 12:32pm


    I think Whooton is the best actor!
    I love the episodes with him in them! =D

  • Meg on May 23rd, 2010 - 2:44pm


    Best actress: Katie Leigh in the Insperaision Station
    Best actor: Will Ryan in For the Birds
    Best scene: The mariaci band scene in Grandma’s Visit Best Line of Dialog: Dad! Can you take your junkest daghter back where you got her from she’s driving me crazy!
    Best Overall Episode:The Jubalie Singers
    Best Script:The Jubalie Singers

  • Megan on May 23rd, 2010 - 4:24pm


    I know the awards are supposed to be only for album 51, but album 51 wasn’t up to the standards of the other Odyssey but I am still submiting votes on the other one. I still love you Odyssey. Y’all really are amazing!!

    Best Actress: Connie Kendall
    Best Actor: Mitch, also Jason, and Eugene
    Best Episodes: Darkness Before Dawn album and the Nova Cam Saga
    Best Scene: there are so many like when Eugene become a Christian, when Tom is talking to Whit when he is a coma in Mortal Coil, and many more

  • Hannah on May 23rd, 2010 - 4:29pm


    sorry forgot to add, Great Job Mandisa. You really are a talented person. I watched you on American Idol, and was so impressed with you. Keep loving God like you have been doing! I really like some of your songs. 🙂

  • i luv aio on May 23rd, 2010 - 4:35pm


    best scene: the sprinkler scene in clutter
    best actor and actress:Andre Stojka and Katie Leigh in”For the Birds”
    best line of dialogue: hey, who let the seat up!? in grandma’s visit
    best episode:the jubilee singers (1,2 and 3)
    best script:game for a mystery
    best sound: andre stojka as whit

  • Logan on May 23rd, 2010 - 8:16pm


    I LOVE Whits End Yall Have Helped Me Get Though Thangs In My Life. I Just Want To Thank YOU! THANKS. LOGAN B.W

  • maddy on May 23rd, 2010 - 9:05pm


    It is so nice to have the whitty awards!!!

  • jummper on May 24th, 2010 - 7:43am



  • outdoorlover on May 24th, 2010 - 8:33am


    WOW! I really liked the episodes with the Jubilee Singers. They are soo cool!

  • EmilY on May 24th, 2010 - 10:01am


    I love Bernard too L.E.S!! I wish he was still on the show, along with Jack, Joanne, and all the old kids.

  • savannah on May 24th, 2010 - 10:30am


    i love odyssey

  • hoss96 on May 24th, 2010 - 11:46am


    hey i am in missouri! so much fun! i really need to know when we vote and how? please post soon!

    ~hoss96 😀

  • Tyler on May 24th, 2010 - 2:06pm


    i really liked that episode

  • MOLLY on May 24th, 2010 - 5:06pm


    Can we only vote for stuff in album 51?

  • Anonymous on May 24th, 2010 - 5:38pm


    Best sound/script The Jubilee Singers 1,2 and 3
    Best line Abulita: who left the seat up??!!!!
    Best Actor WIll Ryan
    Best Actress Hope Levy or whoever plays Camilla
    Best Episode Grandmas Visit
    I think you should call it the Audience choice awards

  • z on May 24th, 2010 - 5:44pm


    The Jubilee Awards

  • david on May 24th, 2010 - 5:47pm


    i like the jubillee singers!

  • Jaguar J on May 24th, 2010 - 7:39pm


    It’s really hard because I like all the album 51 episodes. I’d have to say,though that the episode Clutter stood out for me. I don’t know the name of the actor who plays Mr. Parker but I like how he portrayed the character not yelling even though his kids were and in general just his overall tone.

  • Jaguar J on May 24th, 2010 - 7:45pm


    The most memorable scene for me was when the sprinklers went off during the garage sale! That was a really good touch.

    Also from Jubilee Singers 1 when Olivia first meets Fred Douglas (the portrait).

    And props to Andre Stojka as Whit! I think he’s doing a great job adding a new dimension to the character while retaining the same basic “whit” feel. That really came out in the first two episodes.

  • PRASILLA on May 24th, 2010 - 9:58pm


    i LOVE adventures in odyssey 🙂 cause my name is in one of the epposodses:) keep doing what your doing and god bless every one and be ready for the rapture cause you dont want to be left behind:)

  • MATT on May 24th, 2010 - 10:06pm


    They should be called the “Oddy Awards”. It has a triple meaning. First, it’s the first part of Odyssey. Second, they’re “odd” awards. And third, it’s homophonous with the “Audie Awards” which, FOTF Radio Theater is currently vying for.

  • Rebecca on May 25th, 2010 - 12:18am


    I think my favourite episode would have to be The impossible and favourite actor is Eugene!!!! he is amazing!!!
    God Bless you

  • Katy on May 25th, 2010 - 8:19am


    OK so I’m a little bit confused by the whole awards thing too…it seems almost like, I don’t know, like they don’t really tell us what the exact point is. Anyway, I took the link to aiowiki and put my answers there. You can ust tell them what your favorites (actor, actress, etc.)are and then I guess we’ll all be voting starting June 2nd! 🙂

  • Meg on May 25th, 2010 - 9:56am


    Best Sound: Mathew’s rubber duck shoes

  • Anonymous on May 25th, 2010 - 10:14am


    Best actress: Aria Curzon, Clara.

    Best Line of Dialog: Cryn’ Brian Dyrn: And for all of you calling in, so is Whit’s End… Well, Connie Kendall got her hair messed up, but that’s about it.

  • Anonymous on May 25th, 2010 - 10:21am


    Best Actor: Jess Harnel as Wooten, pretty much ALL episodes that he’s in, and Walker Edminston as Bart Rathbone

  • Anonymous on May 25th, 2010 - 10:25am


    Awards name: CATIWOBEW Awards (This uses the first letters of the following names and the title of this radio searies: Connie, Adventures, Tom, In, Wooten, Odyssey, Bernard, Eugene, Whit) It is pronounced as CAT-i-WAAAAA-BOOO 😀

  • Anonymous on May 25th, 2010 - 11:34am


    Best Actrice: Emily Jones, When You’re Right, You’re Right

  • whit on May 25th, 2010 - 1:32pm


    best actrice olivia parker best actor matthew parker
    i think Eugene is the smartest
    and grady is cool to

  • E on May 25th, 2010 - 1:35pm


    Episode:”Snow Day”
    Sound:”Snow-ball hitting garbage can lid”
    Scene:The switching coats and running from the Bones scene
    Actor:Grandma Jefferson
    Line:”The Bones were so confused they didn’t know what to do.”

  • whit on May 25th, 2010 - 1:40pm


    Award’s name the golden Odyssey awards

  • M In Co on May 25th, 2010 - 3:14pm


    Does it have to be from album 51? because I didn’t enjoy it at all. (no offense to anybody) if it isn’t, will someone please tell me.

  • KYLA on May 25th, 2010 - 9:14pm



  • A on May 26th, 2010 - 9:39am


    i get it! whitt-y awards! (as in mr whittaker

  • waffleman on May 26th, 2010 - 2:56pm


    I loved the podcast,GO Mandisa.

  • melody on May 26th, 2010 - 3:29pm


    best episode:Grandma’s Visit
    best actress:the actress who plays Camilla
    best actor:Jess Harnel

  • MELISSA on May 26th, 2010 - 3:29pm


    Hey i love the new odysseys!!

  • melody on May 26th, 2010 - 3:31pm


    you should call it the odyssey honer awards.

  • Doll on May 26th, 2010 - 4:34pm


    idk who to vote for! but im definitly gonna do it! we should have one for every month from the stories that month.

  • Meg on May 26th, 2010 - 5:23pm


    Great job Mandiesa!

  • Allie on May 26th, 2010 - 7:00pm


    I LOVE HEAR ME HEAR ME BECAUSE THERE IS A RAT IN IT! but seriously… they can choke on peanut butter. Anyways, THANK YOU ODYSSEY! EVERYONE THINKS I’M WEIRD FOR HAVING PET RATS! They ARE smart and I’m even training my black hooded rat, Fizz how to do an obstacle corse. So all that to say, not only are you the BEST audio show ever, you included my FAVORITE “odd” animal in one of my FAVORITE episodes! SWEETNESS! lol 🙂

  • Allie on May 26th, 2010 - 7:08pm



  • Margarita on May 26th, 2010 - 7:33pm


    jubilee singers was a good look back into history. i didn’t even know about the jubilee singers till now 🙂 i love adventures in odyssey. God bless u

  • Vicky on May 26th, 2010 - 7:35pm


    Connie, is hilarious eugene and wooton are the same 🙂 keep up with the good work God bless u

  • Margarita on May 26th, 2010 - 7:37pm


    i love connie she is so funny & eugene loves to talk alot in scientific terms which is funny HA HA Ha May God Bless u all

  • Loryn on May 26th, 2010 - 10:25pm


    i really liked the jubilee singers. they were good, mandissa has an awesome voice! they play some of her songs on a radio station called klove. was mandissa in the jubilee singers in real life? ODYSSEE TOTALLY ROCKS! 🙂

  • Loryn on May 26th, 2010 - 10:37pm


    i think its funny on the episode when eugene says miss kendel bring out the clippers

  • Jeremiah on May 27th, 2010 - 10:29am


    The 52 awards!

  • Lu on May 27th, 2010 - 10:39am


    Oh, i didn’t get it b4. Has eugene’s hair grown back yet?

  • Lu on May 27th, 2010 - 10:51am


    Best Actor: EUGENE!
    Best scene: ALL OF THEM!
    He is a VERY talented actor! Some of u may not know this but, did u know that Will Ryan talked the voice of Chris at the beginning and end of one of the episodes because Chris was sick-I am not sure I have actually heard the episode, but I heard a clip from it and Will Ryan spoke her part with such preciseness. Will Ryan should get this award. He has been long deserving it. All the best to Will Ryan!

  • Lu on May 27th, 2010 - 11:05am


    Someone may have alread answere ur question and u did ask this a while back but, sometimes, the episodes get posted on the wrong dates. So, it might have looked like the part 3 was there but maybe it wasn’t.
    Hope this helps,

  • bROOKE on May 27th, 2010 - 2:54pm


    Woo-Hoo Mandisa. I have your CD and I love it. I love the way you shared the Gospel with Simon after he made fun of you on American Idol. You are a great roll model for all of us.
    God Bless,

  • Linnea on May 27th, 2010 - 6:49pm


    Hi! For everyone asking “how do I vote?” The voting has ended.

  • hannah on May 27th, 2010 - 9:20pm


    dear oddesy
    is Eugene really that smart irl
    cause u have some quesrtions that nibady can answer i think maybe hr could

  • chelsey on May 27th, 2010 - 10:03pm


    Best Actor: Walker Edmiston (For his role as both Tom and Bart in the episode The Winning Edge)

    Best Actress: Katie Leigh (For her role in the episodes Something Blue part I, II, and III)

    Best Scene: The scene in Suspicious Finds, where Connie, Whit, and Eugene wait for someone to come in so they, “can all say their name in unison”. (It’s hilarious!!)

    Best Line of Dialog: “The best is yet to come.” 🙂

  • AiO freak on May 28th, 2010 - 6:43am


    The Fisk Jubilee Singers also helped out Barlowgirl with their song “Tears Fall” from their newest album. I love that song.

  • AiO freak on May 28th, 2010 - 6:44am


    Mandisa is on my iPod.

  • ManDY Fan on May 28th, 2010 - 12:01pm


    Best episode is Grandma’s Visit and I too am confused about when and where to vote…

  • Anonymous on May 28th, 2010 - 2:30pm


    well if it were up to me it would be matthew.

  • Anonymous on May 28th, 2010 - 2:37pm


    wow nathon your right the best one is cluter oh and power boy video or comic would be a cool contest wow and the winer gets all the odyssey albums and a ticit to the odyssey headqorters wow and tpic power boy best video or comic cool

  • odysseylover on May 28th, 2010 - 2:42pm


    I think the awards name should be “The Odyssey Awards”

  • Lisa on May 29th, 2010 - 8:58am


    I really enjoyed the episodes with the Fisk Jubilee singers. I was a wonderful walk through history. I did not know about the Fisk singers, but I knew about the University. I’m also an amatuer musician, I’ve been singing in choirs all my life. Well anyways it was a pleasant and wonderful suprise and ending to the season. Hope that you will do more episodes like this in the future. I still miss the imagination station, but the talking photo was still good. Well look forward to the next season.

  • marie on May 29th, 2010 - 2:33pm


    I love whit and ugene and wooton their so funny lol hahaha

  • marie on May 29th, 2010 - 2:34pm


    Your shows are so fun.

  • Joe B on May 29th, 2010 - 5:18pm


    Mandisa is one of my favorite music artist… when is the next album going 2 be released?

    I think the best episodes were the Jubilee Singers. I enjoyed the Inspiration Station series 2.

    Best scene was in the inspiration station 2 when Connie felt like no one cared for her and she realized how much she inspired others.

    Best actor (i’m assuming you mean the new actors)i actually like the Abuelita the most

  • Joe B on May 29th, 2010 - 5:19pm


    Oh and the best line of diolouge is when Mr. White was encouraging the jubilee singers

  • MIACHIC!! on May 29th, 2010 - 5:23pm


    Best episode is Best of Enimies

  • HORSE LOVER on May 29th, 2010 - 5:34pm


    Best scene: When Connie accepts Jesus into her heart.
    Best actor and actoress: Eugene and Connie of course!
    Best line of dialog: Hmmmmmmm……… Can I wait on that one?
    Thank you!

  • AREM on May 29th, 2010 - 9:46pm


    What is the Whitty Awards?

  • AREM on May 29th, 2010 - 9:54pm


    I like Aria Curzon’s acting as one of my favorites. I like Paul Herlinger.

  • Arem’s BUD on May 29th, 2010 - 10:00pm


    AREM likes to post. I like to post too. Do you like to post? I do. AREM is my bud. Bud? That’s part of my name! I’m sorry. I forget a lot. You know what? My middle name is Forget!
    I’m done now.

  • Candace. on May 30th, 2010 - 11:50am


    I love the Novacom saga video trailer,the music is great.On the trailer is that the Nova box?

  • kyla on May 30th, 2010 - 7:43pm



  • Awesome Girl on May 30th, 2010 - 8:13pm



  • Sarah on May 30th, 2010 - 8:43pm



  • Sarah on May 30th, 2010 - 8:44pm


    Thank you Odyssey for all you do. You have helped me in my faith so much. I love you!

  • James on May 31st, 2010 - 10:04am


    Best actress: Connie Kendall
    Best actors: John Avery Whiticer Eugene Meltsner

  • si on May 31st, 2010 - 10:19pm


    sorry its too late to vote

  • Kristi ana on June 1st, 2010 - 6:38am


    Hey AIO, the podcast was great! It would be neat if ya’ll could bring her as a special guest on one of your next episodes.
    Hey AIO tech guys the website is behind today its playing the Top Floor#1 and the description on the Home page said it was #2 but #2 is the one that needs to be played today 1# was played on the 31st,today is the 1st.
    Thank you so much I can depend on how quick ya’ll fix the minor problems that come up every once in a while. And I know everybody appreciates that THANKS

  • Joshua on June 1st, 2010 - 7:30am


    Odyssey Team, I was looking at buying album 51 around the 21st, and it was on sale at 12.49. And I was going to wait a day to see if that was really what I wanted, but the sale went down so now it is more expensive, and I’ve been waiting to buy it because I knew there would be a better sale after it got done airing on radio. Don’t get me wrong it is a great sale right now ($14.99) but I wanted to buy it at 12.49, so what I am asking is could you make the price what it was for even one more day.
    Sorry, but we’re not able to change the price. If you have questions requiring a personal response, please write us at [email protected].

  • josh on June 1st, 2010 - 9:56am


    I think Wooton is the best actor
    and the funniest actor also!
    I like Alex, Cal, and Mandy too! =D

  • ODDYSEY105 on June 1st, 2010 - 11:02am



  • RAchel on June 1st, 2010 - 12:24pm


    Sorry I’m commenting so late! Mandisa, you’re an awesome singer! I have your album “True Beauty” on my Ipod, and I love it! Thank you for your inspiring words and songs! (:

  • z on June 1st, 2010 - 1:05pm


    Line: Miss Kendall Bring out the Clippers!
    Actor: Andre Stojka
    Scene: Bathroom Scene in Grandma’s Visit
    Episode: When You’re Right You’re Right
    Script: For the birds
    Sound: For Barrett’s Voice in the Mixed Birthday Card, When You’re Right You’re Right

  • Candace. on June 1st, 2010 - 4:44pm


    My favorite family are the Washington’s, any episode with them in it is a good one, thanks for creating them.
    I love Odyssey!

  • debbie on June 1st, 2010 - 7:50pm


    Best Actress:Connie Kendall
    Best Actor:Wooton Basset
    Best Show:Nova Com
    Best Song:Odyssey theme song
    Other Actors and Actress’ I love:Whit,Alex,Cal,Donna,Jimmy,Eugene,Katrina,Camilla,and Matthew

  • kara on June 1st, 2010 - 8:02pm


    That was an awesome podcast! I LOVE Mandisa! I listen to her songs all the time! Thanx odyssey for having her on the podcast! It’s really neat that she was actually once part of the Fisk University Jubilee singers! Go AIO!

    Line: Ladies and gentlemen, FIESTA!
    Character: Mrs. Jones
    Scene: The beginning of the Jubilee Singers 1, where Olivia meets Frederick Douglas
    Episode: Grandma’s Visit
    Script: The Jubilee Singers
    Sound: I like the character Emily Parker’s voice

  • jummper on June 2nd, 2010 - 8:47am



  • godlover on June 2nd, 2010 - 10:10am


    When will the winners of the Whitty Awards Be Revealed?

    Note to Odyssey: There should be a best Album award. Hint, Hint…

  • LORYN on June 2nd, 2010 - 11:13am


    MANDISSA ROCKS! That was an awesome podcast! I love AIO, i have listened to it for as long as i can remember. I am 12 years old.

  • C.R. on June 2nd, 2010 - 11:37am


    Thanks for fixing the top floor 3! You guys are awesome!!!

  • josh on June 2nd, 2010 - 6:43pm


    I just voted! I liked Deaths
    in the family from “For the Birds” the best! =D

  • lacy on June 3rd, 2010 - 7:43am


    Emily Parker is my favorite charecter

  • seana on June 3rd, 2010 - 2:04pm


    I Love Adventures in Odyssey!

  • HANNAH r. on June 5th, 2010 - 5:48pm



  • Anonymous on June 6th, 2010 - 6:43am


    I love Mandisa! Has anybody heard her song my deliverer? its good. or at Christmas, little drummer boy?

  • sUE on June 7th, 2010 - 12:44pm


    I love AIO! The episodes “A License To Drive”, “Clutter”, and “500”.

  • odysseyfreak on June 7th, 2010 - 5:10pm


    cool, i hear mandisa on the radio all the time.

  • Candy .CANE on June 9th, 2010 - 4:59pm


    I have tones of favorite episodes that I can’t name them all,but I have to admit the Novacom saga,Darkness before Dawn,Darien’s Rise are so cool and awesome.The Novacom saga and Darien’s rise are on my wish list.

  • marie on June 10th, 2010 - 8:21am


    I love the jubillee singer.please play more of it.thank you

  • Anna on June 14th, 2010 - 8:27pm


    I know it’s too late to vote, but I just want to say I LOVE the scene in “Nothing but the Half Truth” where Wooten tries to record the voice message. I actually made the part about the Christmas tree in mine, and my friends think it’s HILLARIOUS!

  • josh on June 16th, 2010 - 12:00pm


    Like I said before, I think Wooton is the best
    actor! I love the episodes with him in them!

  • candace on June 19th, 2010 - 6:01pm


    Is it true that you are going to make a Blackgaard saga, Or do you have one already? I thought I herd it somewhere.
    I hope you are going to.

  • marcos on June 30th, 2010 - 9:57pm


    NO WOOTEN is not the best acter sorry josh but ill say the BEST OF ALL not including wooten SO THE BEST IS JASON WHITAKER! lol

  • dominique on July 30th, 2010 - 11:21am


    i love aio!

  • Girlychef on August 9th, 2010 - 1:00pm


    I remember watching her of American Idol!! I was so sad when she was eliminated!!

  • e.j. jiggles on February 9th, 2011 - 7:54pm


    Mandisa was my favorite contestant on American Idol!!! I always thought that it was soooo cool that she was a Christian! 🙂

  • kitty kitty on February 4th, 2012 - 12:18pm


    I luv Mandisa!!!!

  • go arkansas on December 4th, 2012 - 9:00pm


    i dont love mandisa

  • Jennakyler on April 27th, 2013 - 5:41am


    I really like mandisas singing

  • Alexis on November 26th, 2013 - 11:17am


    Love you Mandisa!!

  • hawkeye on December 16th, 2013 - 6:44pm


    Who is your fav superhero? everyone! 🙂

  • stormshadow on December 17th, 2013 - 9:42am


    yes really excited for this my fav hero is thor!!!

  • Peanut on December 17th, 2013 - 10:51am


    I love Captain America! But since this superhero is already taken, I will be the Black Panther. We should use our superhero names when posting on this page.

  • hawkeye on December 17th, 2013 - 11:46am


    You club guys can keep your own name, or you can have a superhero name when you post in the club. Tell everyone who you really are, though. 😀

  • hawkeye on December 17th, 2013 - 11:47am


    Anyone Here!?!?!?

  • hawkeye on December 17th, 2013 - 11:47am


    If anyone was wondering, I am lego. :mrgreen:

  • hawkeye on December 17th, 2013 - 11:49am


    Hawkeye, God’s head archer

    I forgot to put my hashtag *is it really called a hashtag?*

  • thor on December 17th, 2013 - 3:22pm


    it;s a signature

  • iron-man on December 17th, 2013 - 6:34pm


    Hi, i am the invincible iron-man!

  • stormshadow on December 18th, 2013 - 8:00am


    just so you know I am thor

  • iron-man on December 18th, 2013 - 8:41am


    @Thor and Hawkeye, who would win, Iron Man or Thor, or Hawkeye?

  • thor on December 18th, 2013 - 9:12am


    Iron-Man good friend what doest thou on midgard?

  • thor on December 18th, 2013 - 9:19am


    hawkeye friend what ist a tag of hash?

  • thor on December 18th, 2013 - 9:36am


    obviously thor he can beat anyone here is how he would beat them

    iron-man prepare to be scrap metal

    oh yeah bring goldielocks

    ahhhhhhhhhh *starts swinging his hammer and throws it at iron mans chest, iron man is almost dead and thor takes him to asgard for medical attention.


    do i even have to explain how thor could beat him?

  • capt.marvel on December 18th, 2013 - 12:11pm


    i think that Iron Man Captain America and Thor together are unbeatable.I mean,you have Captain America’s tactical knowledge and martial arts skill,Iron Man’s technology,
    And Thor’s super strength and Hammer together they can take on anybody.

  • hulk on December 18th, 2013 - 1:31pm



  • stormshadow on December 18th, 2013 - 4:16pm


    hey big guy i don’t think so BOOM KO

  • larryboy on December 18th, 2013 - 5:52pm


    I’m larryboy. Super suction ears away!!!

  • Nick FUry on December 18th, 2013 - 5:55pm


    Avengers, get ready your weapons. I’ve tracked some weird signals from New Orleans might be Loki again.

  • Nick FUry on December 18th, 2013 - 6:02pm


    My real name in the regular posting not the superhero one is ironman but I’m nick fury a.k.a. Director Fury.

  • vader on December 18th, 2013 - 9:26pm


    Hey BUB! I’m Wolverine!!

  • BlackPanther on December 18th, 2013 - 10:03pm


    I am Peanut by the way. I can beat anyone here because I have vibranium that can take down even the mighty thor! I am REALLY stealthy too. I am the most stealthy superhero there is! I am awesome!

  • stormshadow on December 19th, 2013 - 8:21am


    uh hulk dude my hammer is not made of wood it’s unbreakable asgardian metal only an asgardian like loki can break it but on the other hand a thor hulk fight would be Epic

  • larryboy on December 19th, 2013 - 10:58am


    bumblyburg needs a hero! I am that hero!!!

  • black widow on December 19th, 2013 - 2:12pm


    Hi, im black widow.

  • Blackpanther on December 19th, 2013 - 3:19pm


    There doesn’t seem to be a Spider-man on this page. That’s a bummer…

  • Iroman on December 19th, 2013 - 5:25pm


    Good Black Widow your probably the only one who’s listening to me and not fighting like Thor, Hulk, and IronmanBlack Widow is it Loki? I hope not though. If it is, than start getting the hellecarrier ready we need to stop him…. Again. We need agent Collson, were is he? Hulk, Thor, and ironman stop fighting for the 2nd time or you guys might destroy the hellecarrier.

  • TINYAUTHOR12 on December 19th, 2013 - 5:50pm


    Oh my goodness! I love Mandisa! Didn’t know this was here until yesterday, but I am so glad someone posted the link to this! Thanks for this interview AIO!
    -Peace from the tie-dye chipmunk!

  • thor on December 20th, 2013 - 10:20am


    okay scratch that last comment of mine i wasn’t thinking

  • hawkeye on December 20th, 2013 - 1:54pm


    sorry for fighting.

  • hawkeye on December 20th, 2013 - 1:59pm



  • Nick fury on December 20th, 2013 - 5:35pm


    The post I sent guys I forgot to change my superhero name but the ones that are very long are mine.

  • MAN OF STEEL on December 27th, 2013 - 5:45pm



  • Nick fury on January 2nd, 2014 - 6:27pm


    Hey, did everyone have a good Christmas?

  • MAN OF STEEL on January 4th, 2014 - 5:29pm


    NICK FURY – yes i did you?

    HAWKEYE – whats what happened?


  • MAN OF STEEL on January 6th, 2014 - 5:43pm


    oops the Rex-a kid for the one and only king was because Rex was using my computer and forgot to change the name sorry :blush:


  • NiCk fury on January 14th, 2014 - 6:33pm


    Well, I guess Loki wasn’t in New Orleans, that’s good. Storm shadow a.k.a Thor. Can you try to get more people to be in this super hero club a.k.a S.H.E.I.L.D. I’ll try to get more people if I can too.

  • stormshadow on January 15th, 2014 - 9:02am


    yeah i can uh you should send some S.H.I.E.L.D agents to check out what happened to hawkeye though his last know coordinates were in Green Bay Wisconsin watching a GreenBay Packers game i heard he’s a big fan:)

    ~i go only to return~

    @[email protected]

  • stormshadow on January 16th, 2014 - 10:20am



  • Blog Moderator on January 16th, 2014 - 12:43pm


    Just a gentle reminder to please keep things mostly Odyssey or life-focused. Commenting as the Avengers, while fun, is not appropriate for this site. Thanks for understanding!

  • peanut on January 16th, 2014 - 3:50pm


    Ok Blog Moderator. I understand.

  • Harry Potter on January 17th, 2014 - 6:37pm


    Ok blog moderator I’m sorry but can we do a do role plays with the odyssey characters?

  • Harry Potter on January 17th, 2014 - 6:38pm


    Guys we can’t do this avengers thing anymore, sadly

  • whit on January 21st, 2014 - 10:32am


    @Hello, welcome to whits end. who wants to do trivia?

  • stormshadow on February 21st, 2014 - 9:36am


    man oh well

  • ElBERt on November 12th, 2015 - 5:46pm


    Welcome to the ” American Girl” club !!

  • ELLE on November 25th, 2015 - 7:41am


    Is this the american girl club?

  • NamE on November 25th, 2015 - 7:41am


    cAN I JOIN?

  • Elbert on November 30th, 2015 - 1:00pm


    Elle yes it is 🙂

    Yes you can 🙂 are you the same name that has a confession ?


  • Elbert on December 7th, 2015 - 1:57pm


    Are you girls still here ??

  • cowgirl13 on December 14th, 2015 - 3:48pm


    Seems like everyone left, hey?

  • Elbert on December 16th, 2015 - 9:32am


    Yeah, 🙁

  • jazzy4christ on January 11th, 2016 - 10:00am


    I love American girl. Can I join the club?

  • Elbert on January 11th, 2016 - 12:46pm


    Of course !! It is just me and you 🙂

  • Gianna on January 22nd, 2016 - 7:28am


    ALL CLUBS: I HAVE BAD NEW. Adventures in Odyssey does not want anymore clubs. Please discontinue all clubs and please don’t start any clubs unless they are Odyssey related. Thanks for understanding!

  • Gisela on February 15th, 2016 - 4:32pm



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