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A tribute to our friend Paul Herlinger

August 11th, 2010

Paul Herlinger

Our friend Paul Herlinger

The Odyssey cast and crew reflect on the life of Paul Herlinger, voice of Whit. Guests include Katie Leigh, Will Ryan, Chris Anthony, Paul McCusker, Dave Arnold, Jonathan Crowe, Marshal Younger, John Fornof, Nathan Hoobler, and Mark Herlinger.

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608 Comments on “A tribute to our friend Paul Herlinger”

  • Josh on August 11th, 2010 - 9:29am


    Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for this fantastic podcast. Even though I personally didn’t know Mr. Herlinger, he felt so close to me through the radio that it felt that I did.

  • Ellis on August 11th, 2010 - 9:36am


    Sigh… Paul played Mr. Whitaker so perfectly and I am sadened that he retired and passed away. As far as I know Mr. Herlinger was a Christian and is now with our Father in Heaven. What an honor to die with people all over the world remembering the attributes and grandfatherlieness of such a GREAT man. My favorite episode with him would be in “No way out” with the famous 31899, a favorite saying in our house. A warm goodbye to Paul Herlinger.


  • odysseyfreak on August 11th, 2010 - 10:52am


    awesome! i’m the first to comment… or am i?

  • Noah on August 11th, 2010 - 11:22am


    So long, Mr. Herlinger.

    You were a wonderful addition to the AIO cast, and you filled the shoes of Mr. Whittaker absolutely brilliantly. You had a very close voice, and definitely brought heart to your character. I felt that i cared about what happened to mr. Whittaker, and felt as if he was a close friend of mine. I was thrilled when i got to see you via webcam at the Live show a few years back, and was saddened when i heard you had stepped down, and i was extremely saddened when i heard…

  • Noah on August 11th, 2010 - 11:23am


    …You had passed away on the february 10, 2010 podcast. Farewell Mr. Herlinger. I hope to see you in heaven some day, and hear all your stories of working on such a wonderful show.

    –Noah, your #1 Fan

  • Noah on August 11th, 2010 - 11:40am


    Mr. Mark Herlinger, if you end up reading these comments, just know you had a WONDERFUL father…he touched many lives.

  • Candace on August 11th, 2010 - 12:13pm


    Awesome podcast.Paul Herlinger did a good job on Wit.Goodbye.

  • Andrew on August 11th, 2010 - 12:31pm


    That was an incredible podcast, a fitting tribute to an incredible man. In the words of Mr. Whittaker… “The best is yet to come.”


  • tim on August 11th, 2010 - 1:09pm


    Hey, I’ll get to meet Paul in Heaven someday!! I alway wanted to meet him.

  • LOVeBIBLE on August 11th, 2010 - 1:10pm



    I will miss
    him but some day we will all see him in haven 🙂

  • AiO fan on August 11th, 2010 - 1:19pm


    It’s very sad to think ” Mr. Whitaker” is dead. He did such a GREAT job!! 🙁 It brings great joy to me that he is in heaven though! I am a HUGE fan of Paul Herlinger!

  • M&CMitchell on August 11th, 2010 - 1:43pm


    Hey What a great podcast I wish Paul was still alive I miss him even though I never knew him personaly MISS YOU PAUL LOVE YA

  • M&CMitchell on August 11th, 2010 - 1:51pm


    Hi That was a great tribute to him I MISS Paul H. I never knew him personaly but I feel like I knew him. Love you Paul

  • curtis on August 11th, 2010 - 2:40pm


    good bye paul

  • MEg on August 11th, 2010 - 2:42pm


    We will ALL miss Mr. Herlinger. He was a great Whit.

  • odyssey fan on August 11th, 2010 - 2:44pm


    I feel so sad! i just found out that he died in feb.! He was SOOOO Mr.Whitaker!*sadness* I think that He is the Whit that I always listened to. When i was little i listened but didn’t understand it. Finally i listened and understood a couple months ago. I’ve always wanted to go to Whits End and talk to him! I’m also glad that he’s in Heaven.

  • Girlychef on August 11th, 2010 - 2:54pm


    Dear Friends, Family, and AIO fans,
    I am so sorry about this loss of Mr. Paul Herlinger. He was the first Whit I remember. He was an amazing Whit and he played the part beautifly! 😀 This podcast is a beautiful tribute to him. I hope to see him in heaven with our Lord and Savior. He felt like a grandfather who lulled me to sleep at night and taught me lessons on Sunday afternoons when I would listen to Odyssey for hours he has inspired me to try my hand at acting!:D I am not past doing the ….

  • Girlychef on August 11th, 2010 - 2:56pm


    Bible story at VBS yet but I am working on it! Again me and my friends are very sorry for the death of this amazing man and hope to meet him in heaven! 😀
    – Girlychef and all of her chef friends 😀

  • KY on August 11th, 2010 - 4:09pm


    Great podcast. LOVE MR HERINGER 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • KY on August 11th, 2010 - 4:10pm



  • ALAINE on August 11th, 2010 - 4:15pm


    We were very touched by the tribute. Paul Herlinger played a very good Whit. We will miss him so much.

  • Jess on August 11th, 2010 - 6:55pm


    Ending made me cry

  • CJ on August 12th, 2010 - 10:05am


    Wow. I feel like I cannot know him as mr. herlinger but only as Mr. Whitaker or Whit. Goodbye…Whit. I look forward to seeing you in heaven. Odyssey will never be the same without you. I feel like I knew him.
    In the words of Whit himself: The best is yet to come!

  • Fumiko on August 12th, 2010 - 10:17am


    He did an awesome job. 🙂

  • Anonymous on August 12th, 2010 - 10:19am


    I remember seeing him on the webcam at the live show in 2008. I was born in 1996, so he’s been Whit for my whole life. It makes me extremely sad to see that he passed away. My condolences to the family. 🙁 I love you Paul Herlinger!

  • Mackenzie on August 12th, 2010 - 10:36am


    I really miss the ‘old’ Whit. He really made odyssey something fun and exciting

  • me on August 12th, 2010 - 11:40am


    Will they include Paul Herlinger’s tribute on album 52 like they did with Walker Edmiston’s on album 50?

  • madison on August 12th, 2010 - 11:55am


    Oh wow… it’s kind of hard to take in. Just think how Katie Leigh, Will Ryan, Chris Anthony, Paul McCusker, Dave Arnold, Jonathan Crowe, Marshal Younger, John Fornof, Nathan Hoobler, and mostly his family felt. 🙁

  • Sarah on August 12th, 2010 - 12:24pm


    I’m really glad y’all had a tribute to him. He definitly was special.And it was a neat tribute. I’ve missed him being Whit.

  • Will on August 12th, 2010 - 1:22pm


    Thank you for the touching podcast.Wil a shortened version of this be included in “Album 52:Cause and Effect”? I know a shortened version of the Walker Edmiston tribute podcast was included in “Album 50:The Best Small Town”.

  • Kirren on August 12th, 2010 - 3:19pm


    Well, Bob and Jesse, I would go outside and play, but we have a severe thunderstorm warning! Maybe you should add that in. 🙂

  • Jacob on August 12th, 2010 - 4:24pm


    at the beginning of the podcast with eugene. Which episode is that

  • Joshua s on August 13th, 2010 - 6:34am


    rip Mr Paul you were the best Whit Oh and serve God a wod fam choc sod you will be missed

  • anymonus on August 13th, 2010 - 7:02am


    And I Quote”The Best is Yet to Come”

  • Emily on August 13th, 2010 - 9:38am


    Thank you for the podcast, I always loved how Mr. Heringer
    did Mr. Whittaker. In many ways he was like a grandpa to me. He will be greatly missed. I look forward to meeting him is Heaven someday with our Father. Thank you Odyssey for all it is that you do. God Bless!

  • beth on August 13th, 2010 - 3:12pm


    Oh no! I knew Paul had retired, but I didn’t know he had passed away. Wow. I’m deeply saddened, what a wonderful actor. He brought so much to the character of Whit. I will miss him… RIP Paul.

  • Britt on August 13th, 2010 - 3:58pm


    Hey I Miss Paul SO Much! Hey Will You Pray For A Lady That’s a Singer She just found out that she only has 6 weeks 2 live anyone who reads this please pray 4 this lady THanks

  • Joe B on August 13th, 2010 - 9:28pm


    I miss Paul already… no one can take his place… he will be remembered forever as the best Whit!!!

  • evie on August 14th, 2010 - 1:52pm


    It’s hard for me to see a friend go even though I didn’t know Mr. Hurlinger personally I knew his voice and that it fit Whit. Personally I think that no one could replace him, he had this flare that made you want to listen to his voice more and more and listening to that same voice for 12 of those 13 years… I feel like I can only know him as Whit and to think of loosing Whit is like loosing the grandpa i never had. See you some day Mr. Hurlinger.
    Rest In Peace

  • 4God on August 15th, 2010 - 1:58pm


    I’m soo sad about the old Mr. Whittaker.
    He was a great Mr. Whittaker.

  • Alice on August 15th, 2010 - 7:11pm


    Dear Paul Herlinger,
    If somehow you end up reading this, I just want you to know you were really great. You touched so many lifes. You made the best whit. Some of your episodes made me cry. You were awsome. We all miss you. You were a Grandfather replacing the one I don’t have. I love you!

    Sincerley, Alice

  • Alice on August 15th, 2010 - 7:13pm


    And cj is right. The best is yet to come.

  • Beep on August 15th, 2010 - 8:04pm


    None will ever be Mr.Whittaker Like Paul Herllinger> 🙁

  • caleb on August 15th, 2010 - 10:12pm


    i’m really sorry that he died i am big fan!

  • Elijah on August 16th, 2010 - 3:24am


    Rest in peaece good and faith full whit we will miss u verry much :”(

  • Sarah on August 17th, 2010 - 10:13am


    he’s was my Whit for my whole life.

  • joe on August 17th, 2010 - 11:24am


    no one is better than paul playing as mr.wittiker and i will miss him

  • Anonymous on August 17th, 2010 - 1:06pm


    rest in peace.:(

  • Anonymous on August 17th, 2010 - 1:07pm


    rest in peace paul we’ll miss you! 🙁

  • Stevie on August 17th, 2010 - 3:26pm


    I will really miss him, he was amazing! No one will ever forget him EVER!!! He was someone that will never be forgotten.

  • trinity on August 17th, 2010 - 3:33pm


    We miss u Mr. Paul!

  • aBBY on August 17th, 2010 - 3:35pm


    We miss you paul

  • esther on August 17th, 2010 - 6:45pm


    wow,that was so sweet! i really felt that i knew him just listing to odyssey. i don’t know what odyssey would have done without mr. herlinger!

  • Puma on August 17th, 2010 - 10:24pm


    Beautiful podcast, AIO i will deeply miss Paul as Whit his was an incredible actor to quote “JT” and “Whit The Best Is Yet To Come”


  • jacob on August 18th, 2010 - 11:47am


    Paul was my favorite actor!But I’m not happy that he’s dead.

  • gracie on August 18th, 2010 - 12:15pm


    A fitting tribute to a truly amazing man. I don’t think I can even put into words how much Paul meant to us. He/his character were so personal and made you feel so at ease, as many others have said, like listening to your grandpa. He will be greatly missed, but we could never wish him back…Paul now has the best that could ever come!! I am praying for his family and friends. I think that Paul touched more lives than we can even begin to relize. We will miss you Whit/Paul!

  • jacob on August 18th, 2010 - 12:16pm


    Hey let’s just believe that God has a plan for it all!

  • jacob on August 18th, 2010 - 12:43pm


    oh poor Paul:(I wish he was alive.

  • loryn on August 18th, 2010 - 11:06pm


    Paul Herlinger is the best Mr. Whit they have EVER had!! It seems like i know him since i have heard his voice so much. 🙂

  • Sarah on August 19th, 2010 - 12:51pm


    Hal’s voice of Whit in the line, “the best is yet to come,” keeps coming to mind. And it kinda did cause we got Paul Herlinger and had some incredible years of tapes. now it’s hard to believe without him that the best is yet to come. 🙁

  • savanna on August 20th, 2010 - 8:55am


    i loved Paul Herlinger as whit i miss him. and i wish he was still whit but i feel bad for his family. but soon it will get better.

  • savanna on August 20th, 2010 - 9:05am


    Hey guy’s i feel bad for the family.but just think that he is with god is’int that a good thing?

  • beth on August 20th, 2010 - 11:11am


    I miss him so much he was a great Mr. Whit

  • jacob on August 20th, 2010 - 2:16pm


    I thought Paul was the best character!

  • ROBERT on August 20th, 2010 - 6:18pm


    Goodbye Paul! We’ll miss you… 🙁

  • Stevie on August 20th, 2010 - 6:56pm


    I am super sad, like i said earlier he will never be forgotten, he was like Whit. I loved the tribute. I will never forget him. 🙂

  • Ryme on August 20th, 2010 - 8:54pm


    This was so Sad 🙁 i think his son shuld be the new whit. they sound so much alike…

  • mary on August 21st, 2010 - 1:41pm


    i’ll miss you paul…:’-(


  • TOri on August 21st, 2010 - 1:45pm


    I was so sad 2 learn that Paul died. 🙁 He
    meant a lot to me when I lost my Grandpa. I miss you Paul
    and I will never EVER forget you. 🙂 And I know that you are in heaven with our great father. Bye Paul! See you soon!

  • evie on August 21st, 2010 - 9:04pm


    I will never forget the voice of Mr. Hurlinger so calm and wise and he always had this flare that was so familiar and kind that made you want to listen more and more. Whenever he would come into the script I would sit still and listen and take in what he said
    Rest in Peace Mr. Hurlinger
    from your loving friend
    P.S. I and Im sure everyone else here will remember the loving tone of his voice and the wise things he said from the bible. We’ll always love you Mr. Hurlinger.

  • tom on August 22nd, 2010 - 6:33am


    I loved this man, he had a very special way he talked and seemed to be calming. But I think for the next album there should be less of the parkers and a more “mr. whitticker” feel.

  • autumn on August 22nd, 2010 - 3:11pm


    Since i only know u by Mr.Whitaker i just want to thank you for what u mean to me Whit. I will be praying for your family . Miss u &see you in heaven. Autumn

  • josh on August 23rd, 2010 - 9:29am


    I miss the old Mr. Whit, but I also can’t wait
    for more AIO albums! =D

  • olivia on August 23rd, 2010 - 12:30pm


    Goodbye……and great job, Whit.

  • chad on August 23rd, 2010 - 4:09pm


    man are they good i love odysse

  • josh on August 23rd, 2010 - 5:40pm


    It is nice for you guys to do a
    tribute to Paul Herlinger. I loved it!
    I miss hearing his voice on the newer albums. 🙁
    Thank you guys for doing this podcast, it was wonderful!
    Keep up the good work! I love you guys and all you do
    for the listeners and everyone else! =D

  • bridget on August 23rd, 2010 - 5:48pm


    He did an amazing job and will NEVER, EVER, be forgotten! He was a great Whit!!! Thank you Paul!

  • molly on August 23rd, 2010 - 6:02pm


    paul is AWESOME!

  • emily on August 24th, 2010 - 12:15pm


    I am sad that the old Whit had to go, but God always provides in different ways. I am excited to hear the new odysseys with the new Whit.

  • emily on August 24th, 2010 - 12:18pm


    I will be praying for you guys that He will provide in miraculous ways. Bye!
    Odyssey’s biggest fan,

    Emily 😛

  • kati on August 24th, 2010 - 4:07pm


    i don’t know who to even write this to, i didn’t even know he had passed away untill about two minutes ago…he was so special as a character to me and my family, i learned so much from his example. i will miss just the sound of his voice on the episodes. thanks so much for this very special podcast, and thanks for odyssey.

    see you later, Mr. Whittaker.

  • kIARA on August 25th, 2010 - 10:55am


    PAUL DID SUCH A GOOD JOB BEING WHIT.I’m so sad that he he…..died,but i’ll see him in heaven….someday


  • Abigail on August 25th, 2010 - 11:23am


    Wow I did not even know he died! That is so sad. He was the first whit I ever heard. Thank-you paul for all the fun times and crazy times. I am still blessed by your acting as Whit!

  • Jackson5fan on August 25th, 2010 - 1:17pm


    Paul Was my fav Voice! i miss him!!! 🙁

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  • J.R.C on August 25th, 2010 - 2:22pm


    It was so cool to hear all the things he’s voiced over the years. We’ll miss you Paul!!

    In Christ,

  • Anonymous on August 26th, 2010 - 12:58pm


    Paul Was My Favorite Character. He Helped Me through So many problems and issues. I am still trasitioning to the new voice of Mr. Whittaker. I’ll Miss You Paul.

  • Linda on August 26th, 2010 - 4:58pm


    I have had difficulty listening to new episodes in my area but recently heard a newer one with a different “Whit” and began to suspect Paul was gone. I just heard the blog and loved it but was sad to hear Paul was gone. He had made the transition to the “new Whit” seamless after Hal’s death and I have loved hearing him all these years. Hard shoes to fill but I am glad he is in heaven. I have a huge collection of Odyssey shows and am introducing them to my grandchildren. Thanks for the tribute, L

  • Abigail on August 27th, 2010 - 4:44pm


    That was a wonderful tribute to Paul! I know he will not be reading this but maybe his family will. Thank-you for all your acting and encouragement. though you did not know how many people you touched by acting such a wonderful person and being a wonderful person. THANK-YOU again!! I will always remember you!! AyT

  • Yoda on August 27th, 2010 - 7:04pm


    Thats really sweet. Thank you so much. I look forward to seeing Paul in heaven someday.
    God bless you, AIO team. Paul started the year I was born!

  • Monica on August 27th, 2010 - 8:56pm


    We really miss Paul’s presence in AIO. His voice brought to life a character with the perfect combination of authority, wisdom and kindness. Thank you Mr. Herlinger for years of convincing performances. Great actor. Great voice.
    What a blessing!

  • Zipporah on August 27th, 2010 - 9:14pm


    My name is Zipporah, and I have been listening to Adventures in odyssey for at least ten years and I love it. I am 16 years old. Mr. Paul Herlinger is one of my favorit characters in Abventures in Odyssey.It was hard to hear that Mr.Paul died. Its going to be hard to hear a different Whitaker on Odyssey.
    On friday nights, I like to listen to Odyssey most of the night. I will never get tiered of Odyssey. Please never take it off the air. I love Odyssey.

  • macy on August 27th, 2010 - 10:06pm


    we definetly miss paul herlinger as whit. but we are very happy that he is with jesus!

  • Jasmine on August 28th, 2010 - 2:27am


    I loved Paul. I used to and still do listen to Odyssey. He always knew how to act like Whit. We will miss him a lot.

  • katie on August 28th, 2010 - 7:51am


    it’s very sad what happened. it’s wonderful that y’all have a new Mr.Whittaker. we love you Mr. Whittaker!!!!


  • jon on August 28th, 2010 - 9:41am


    i have lisened to whit all my life i am so sade to hear he is gone and the new whit i think it wood have been better if there had been NO NEW WHIT and thank you for the pode cast

  • charlene on August 28th, 2010 - 11:46am


    I really love Paul herlinger.
    He was like a granpa to me and i am very sad that he passed away. I loved him so much. 🙁

  • i.m.cool on August 28th, 2010 - 12:54pm


    Paul was a good guy. He is the best Whit that ever was or ever would be. Why did he have to go! He was the best guy in odyssey.

  • abigail on August 28th, 2010 - 2:24pm


    Paul you were a great Whit. I will be different since you’re gone. Have a good life, and may God bless you.

  • Caroline on August 28th, 2010 - 4:52pm


    I’ll miss Paul Herlinger.

  • wendy on August 28th, 2010 - 7:39pm


    aaww.. were gonna miss paul he was an awesome whit! the new whit will take some getting used to but no one will every forget paul!

  • Lianna on August 29th, 2010 - 10:46am


    John Whitaker is the closest thing I’ve ever had to a Grandpa. The two that I had, one died by the time I was 5 – hardly any memory of him … and the other I only met 4 times, and the last 3 were during his fight with alzheimer’s disease and didn’t know anyone. So, in all honesty, I never had a relationship with any of my Grandpas. Remember! Never take your grandparents for granted and talk to them as much as possible!

  • Lianna on August 29th, 2010 - 10:53am


    Thank you for Odyssey! I will really miss Paul Herlinger – he and Hal smith were perfect John Avery Whittakers! 🙂

  • Lianna on August 29th, 2010 - 10:55am


    As a little kid, I use to wish and pray that Mr. Whittaker would come to my house and be my adopted Grandpa.

  • kk joy on August 29th, 2010 - 1:03pm


    we will all miss you very much there will never be someone that will be just like you! we will all never forget you. We will see you soon! you are the best john whitiker sorry to say your gone you were my best friend! I love you! will there ever be some one like you? NO! miss you. love, kk

  • kaccie on August 29th, 2010 - 1:06pm


    I was so sad when you died you ment so much to me when my great pawpaw died there will never be a whit like you! love, kaccie

  • Sam on August 29th, 2010 - 1:13pm


    R.I.P. paul herlinger. we will miss you a lot.

  • nejc on August 29th, 2010 - 1:23pm


    I really liked the old whit and i miss him. he had a really great voice. i have had trouble getting used to the new whit.From what i have listened to it was a very nice podcast. Thanks

  • isabel on August 29th, 2010 - 3:43pm


    The “new Whit” just isn’t like the other one. I miss him… and the old Odyssey.

  • isabel on August 29th, 2010 - 3:45pm


    sorry I mean the new whit wasn’t like the others Whit. 🙂

  • jocelyn on August 29th, 2010 - 8:04pm


    i love paul herlinger<3 he is so good:)

  • Hannha on August 30th, 2010 - 1:54am


    I LOVE ODYSSEY it is the BEST,SHOW ever i like passage& that wod-fam-choc-sod recpie it is the BEST!

  • Beth on August 30th, 2010 - 6:50am


    I love Odyssey, and I always loved listening to Whit! I didn’t know that he did some of those roles! Thank you for sharing what you remember of him!
    Beth 😀

  • Rachel on August 30th, 2010 - 7:09am


    Oh, ouchie. I knew you had changed Whits, but I didn’t really know why. I kind of knew Paul had retired, but didn’t know he had passed away. I’m from the days of Walker Edmonston and now another one of my favorite Whits is gone. I’ve been listening to AIO since I was 8 and I’ll be 36 on Aug. 31st and still listen. (it’s the kid in me). I loved Walker and Paul so much. They were like a Daddy/Grandpa to me. Things like this are so sad, but “THE BEST IS YET TO COME.” I am a dedicated AIO fan. Once again, I love you Whit and we all will miss you.

  • Rachel on August 30th, 2010 - 7:20am


    Oh, one correction. That’s I’ll be 36 tomorrow Aug. 31st. Been listening for years(refer to previous post). I am a dedicated AIO fan.
    Once again, I love you Whit and we all will miss you.

  • Grace on August 30th, 2010 - 11:49am


    Dear Mr. Herlinger if God lets you read these from heaven then I just want you to know you were a awsome Mr. Whitaker
    Grace #1 fan

  • KAITLIN JOY on August 30th, 2010 - 12:24pm


    the voice of whit made me feel that i had a christian grandfather. i am so jealous of the real grandchildren of paul herlinger. i wanted to meat the voice of whit ever since i got into listening to his voice. at least i’ll be able to see him in heaven!!!on

  • anne on August 30th, 2010 - 1:46pm


    The way the character of Whit is written makes me want to be a better person and most importantly, a better mom. He models kindness and compassion so beautifully. After hearing the tribute to Paul, it made me consider how I will be remembered and what I want my life to count for. His son spoke in such an honoring way about his father, it ministered to me in huge ways. Paul’s life has sharpened me and inspired me. Thanks for this amazing ministry and for the impact it has had on our family.

  • benjamin on August 30th, 2010 - 1:56pm


    I really will miss Whit! Keep up the good work Odyssey!

  • jocelyn on August 30th, 2010 - 2:01pm


    R.I.P paul herlinge:)we will miss you and love you:)

  • savannah on August 30th, 2010 - 2:09pm


    paul was the best whit. i liked him better than the first:)thank you for this podcast! keep up the good work!

  • Grace on August 30th, 2010 - 2:53pm


    I have been listining to Adventures in Odyssey most of my life.I listen to your shows all the time and have memorized quite a few episodes. I often quote the characters and apply the adventures to my life. I’m so sorry about Mr. Hurlinger. I wish I could have known him. His character has helped my faith incredibly. I just want to thank all the cast of Odssey for all the great episodes you have done and keep up the good work.

    A genuine fan!

  • Elena on August 30th, 2010 - 5:20pm


    I Listen to Adventures in Odyssey alot and I’m going to miss him. I Loved Whit as a character. He was my favorite character. He was Amazing actor. I can’t wait to see him in Heaven! 😀

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  • Maddy on August 30th, 2010 - 5:26pm


    LOVE U PAUL!!!! we will miss you very much!:(

  • claire on August 30th, 2010 - 7:12pm


    No one can ever replace you Whit, you’ve helped me so much, as much as any of the Odyssey characters!
    I’ll surely miss you!<3
    Love always,

  • jeremy on August 30th, 2010 - 7:15pm


    I will miss him so much I grew up listening to Him as Witt. He got me through the tough times.
    Good bye Paul Hope to see you with our lord and savior.

  • jason whitak on August 30th, 2010 - 7:27pm


    my birth day is in 15 days can u make a special epsode about jason whittaker please?

  • morgan on August 30th, 2010 - 9:49pm


    I miss him so much.He had a terrific voice.I will always will cherish him in my heart.Keep it up Odyssey you guys are awesome.I hope to hear more Odyssey stories in the future!

  • jay on August 30th, 2010 - 9:54pm


    rest in peace “whit” fav charrecter in oddessy

  • rOBIN on August 30th, 2010 - 9:56pm


    My name is Robin and I’m 11 years old. I’m so sad, I was wondering why they were playing replays on whitsend.org until I saw the ad. I hope you will still continue making new Adventures In Odyssey. If you get a new person to be Whit it will sound different when Kris says the credits. I was thinking you could do a new episode about Halloween or the Fourth of July. I also think that you should have a new girl move into town named Bluebird because that’s the nickname of my little sister who is 8 🙂

  • yulianna on August 31st, 2010 - 8:22am


    I sure miss Mr.Herlinger.He was a wonderful man.It would be cool if you could translate this in hungarain.NOW that would be Sweet.If you want to pronouns my name its Y is U and so in engilsh so say it Ulianna BUT its YULIANNA OR JULIANNA IN ENGILSh. Love YULIANNA

  • Grace on August 31st, 2010 - 9:41am


    I Loved Paul Herlinger he has helped me alot in my life spiritualy. I learned alot about what my role is as a christian and friend. There is one good thing about his passing, he went to heaven on my sisters birthday. Keep up the good work!

  • Brandon on August 31st, 2010 - 10:06am


    Whit’s been special to me since i was like 3 or 4 and now I’m 11. I follow the radio and it’s really been a blessing
    to have all the people from AIO (including background workers). When I was sad or mad Odyssey helped to sooth me.
    The lessons that whit teaches are great and Whit helps give me strength when I needed it. It’s sad that he passed away but I know that I’ll see him in heaven and like Tom said, ‘we shouldn’t try to go to heaven until the master calls us’. I love Whit,a BIG Odyssey fan.

  • hannah on August 31st, 2010 - 10:36am


    paul did a awesome job as whit. when i heard him on the radio i knew that he was a loving, great guy and although i never met him i feel as if i have a conection with him. thanks Mr.Herlinger

  • KristiAna on August 31st, 2010 - 1:45pm


    I miss the old Whit! I think when I say that he became a part of everyone’s heart I am speaking for every
    Oddysey fan. He played his part with such authenticity that it was real! He was Whit! I am so sad that he has passed away but it is nice to know that he is with our Lord. Nobody will ever be able to fill in the place that Paul Herlinger was in. We miss you Whit!

  • savanna on August 31st, 2010 - 4:02pm


    I think Jesus made a plan for paul’s life.Jesus said,”Let the little children come to me,and do not hinder them ,for the kingdom of heaven belongs such as these.” matthew 19:14 NIV
    See. my little sister died when she was a baby. 🙁

  • savanna on August 31st, 2010 - 4:07pm


    You need to just trust in god:) god said that it was time to go. 🙂 for paul and he is happy with god 🙂

  • josh on August 31st, 2010 - 5:49pm


    Savanna is right, trust in God and know that
    He knows the future and He knows what is best.
    God is sooo good! =D

  • josh on August 31st, 2010 - 5:52pm


    I’m sorry about your sister, Savanna.
    It must have been hard. 🙁
    I’ll pray for you.

  • abi on August 31st, 2010 - 11:55pm


    We Love you Paul!!!And WE will miss you!

    Great podcast!!

  • hannah on September 1st, 2010 - 12:25pm


    that’s so sad, he’s probably having a great time in Heaven.

  • Kelby (girl) on September 1st, 2010 - 12:45pm


    oh! I miss him so much! I wish he was still Whit! I miss his voice! =( WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU PAUL!

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  • riah on September 1st, 2010 - 2:58pm


    im glad that he is in heaven with jesus! and that i will get to met him there.

  • Misty on September 1st, 2010 - 4:02pm


    We are so saddened. I can’t imagine how many people he has ministered to and how many have come to know Jesus because of his effots on Adventures in Odyssey. His role has impacted the lives of many and will be missed by all.

  • Anele on September 1st, 2010 - 5:16pm


    That was a great podcast and it made me feel closer to Paul even though I never knew him personally

  • wootinaround on September 1st, 2010 - 5:21pm


    odyessey won’t be the same without Paul! we miss him!

  • micaela on September 2nd, 2010 - 4:04am


    I am so sad that he passed away but I know he is with God right now

  • jubi on September 2nd, 2010 - 1:00pm


    i am so sad im the biggest fan

    will there be no whit any more?

    i need to know

  • jubi on September 2nd, 2010 - 1:03pm


    promise to pray for ur sis so sad 🙁

  • Ellie joy on September 2nd, 2010 - 2:20pm


    Miss you terribly Paul!

  • alexis on September 2nd, 2010 - 8:09pm


    Nobody will ever match his voice.I miss his voice so much.Its like i knew him really well but i never even met him.Does anyone know how he died?

  • Steve /luke on September 2nd, 2010 - 8:27pm


    I am a single parent of a 10 yr old son who truly loves Odyssey. We only starting listening in 2009 but very quickly realized how special it is. We both Love Paul – he helped Odyssey become so real to us both. We can all only aspire to live the way Paul portrayed Whit – but it somehow doesn’t surprise us to know that Paul really was a true life Whit! I pray for all the crew and actors that God will help them also to heal from this great loss. Again we love Odyssey and Paul forever.

  • morgan on September 2nd, 2010 - 10:42pm


    You did an awesome job as the voice of Whit!! Odyssey will not be the same without you. We will miss hearing your voice everyday. 🙁

  • Camellia on September 2nd, 2010 - 10:47pm


    Dear Mr. Herlinger,
    You have been a friend to me since I can remember. Even though I didn’t get to meet you, the way you portrayed Whit’s character was incredible. Even though this makes me sad, I know that you are indeed resting in the arms of our heavenly father.

  • Elise on September 3rd, 2010 - 10:23am


    Whit will never be the same without you Paul!
    We’ll miss you! ALOT! <3

    Have fun in Heaven!
    Say hi to my older sis Isabel!

  • HUNTER on September 3rd, 2010 - 12:47pm


    Our family enjoyed Paul’s performances of Whit for years.

    We will miss his warm and generous spirit over the radio and internet.

    What a great Christian role model for children of all ages. He taught us a lot. Thank you for continuing his character for new generations.

    You’ll be missed, Paul.

  • Hanna on September 3rd, 2010 - 2:31pm


    Oh my! I did not know that he died until last week! I miss him very much, I never knew him personally. I loved his voice.


  • eileen on September 3rd, 2010 - 6:34pm


    I miss u lots. Good luck. You had a great voice! God has put a talent in you.


    P.s. you rock!!!!

  • caitie on September 3rd, 2010 - 6:41pm


    i think he was the MOST AWESOME WHIT EVER! i wish he didnt die.

  • eileen on September 3rd, 2010 - 6:44pm


    My Mom knew but she didn’t want to tell my brother an I because she though we would be sad. And we are sad. Thankfully his is in heaven with God. I can’t wait to see him in heaven! 🙂

  • eileen on September 3rd, 2010 - 6:46pm


    My heart is still broken.I can’t stop think about this!!:(

  • eileen on September 3rd, 2010 - 6:50pm


    I wish I would have met him before he died.He was a good christian.

  • ALISA on September 3rd, 2010 - 7:26pm


    I have fallen in love with AIO! I am a mommy of a 4 yr old girl and tonight she says to me as we listen to AIO, When I see Whit I will call him Whitaker. Made me smile. I am saddened to hear that my friend “Whit” passed away. He has become a large part of my family, I feel like I knew him personally. The whole AIO has become a part of my family too but especially this extraordinary man John Avery Whitaker, Paul Herlinger. Great Ministry! God BLESS

  • brandon on September 4th, 2010 - 12:38am


    Rest in Peace Paul! Your role as Mr. Whittaker has been a blessing to me in so many ways!

  • Valerie on September 4th, 2010 - 8:13am


    I just found out today that Paul Herlinger died. Though it’s very sad and though I didn’t know Paul personally I have a peace at mind knowing he with our Father in heaven. Mr. Herlinger but as I known him as whit he has shown me to make the best of your life. When your just a little kid you play with toys and as you get older you grow out of the toys but AIO is different you grow on it and has helped me grow closer to God. AIO is one of the main reasons I became christian 3 yrs ago.

    Thanks AIO

  • Becky on September 4th, 2010 - 11:15am


    we will also miss the old whit 🙁 so sad

  • esther on September 4th, 2010 - 11:56am


    so he did retire and pass away
    I didn’t know but i am sure he has a
    awesome place in heaven. 😀
    love, E.

  • BEKY on September 4th, 2010 - 1:11pm


    Ya i do miss Paul but the new Whit is doing a great job.

  • ALLIE on September 4th, 2010 - 3:20pm


    I miss his voice so much! Nobody can replace him! Cant wait to meet him in heaven. I loved him and will miss him!

  • em on September 4th, 2010 - 4:38pm


    i miss u paul, you were the best Whit ever!!! hope you are having the best party of your eternal life in heaven!! 😀 <3

  • Kenna on September 4th, 2010 - 7:19pm


    It is so cool that there are over 100 comments on this loveley podcast. Paul, you played an important role in so many children’s and adult’s lives. Thankyou for being so wonderful. We will forever miss you!

  • capa girl on September 5th, 2010 - 10:57am


    I miss his voice! R.I.P. we will always remember you!

  • Kaila on September 5th, 2010 - 3:05pm


    i miss him and his voice which you can really love right away

  • Daveeta on September 5th, 2010 - 9:12pm


    I will miss Mr . Paul he palyed whit perfectly and he did it as if he really was whit but the worst of all is that he died and left this world . Mr. Paul can never be replaced. ( Always love Mr.Paul

  • KELLY on September 6th, 2010 - 1:42am


    Did not know the man personally but we very much enjoyed this particular Whit. It is sad that he died his replacement sounds almost just like him. Keep up the Good work. Thanks

  • corali on September 6th, 2010 - 2:51pm


    I’m happy to know that Paul Herlinger was just as Godly as the character he played. He honestly was the best voice for Whit.

  • christina on September 6th, 2010 - 4:57pm


    Paul Herlinger was my favorite “Whit” he seemed kind and like a grandfather, nice, comforting, friendly… any ways I will really miss him. My regret is that I’m only 11 and have a long way to go before I can see him in Heavan with God.

  • AlEX on September 6th, 2010 - 6:19pm


    Paul will be missed his inspired many people in his life Rip Paul =(

  • oddesy fan on September 6th, 2010 - 7:08pm


    i like pauls herlingers voice better then old one.

  • lori on September 6th, 2010 - 10:11pm


    i have listened for a long time and i enjoy the stories very much and will miss Paul as Whit..god bless..

  • SCOtt on September 7th, 2010 - 12:03am


    I am not among the shows “target” audience, I’m slightly older – LOL!! I am 54. I discovered the show a couple of years ago. And God has used this show to impact my life and actually to bring me the first calling of what is to be the ministry for the rest of my life. Paul, as Whit, imparted the writers words in such a real way that it is easy to forget that it is a “made up” world on this show. How I wish I could have met and known Paul.

  • Jesus FReak on September 7th, 2010 - 8:45am


    Oh man… I’ve been wondering what happened… he was a great guy. He was what made Aio seem real to me and I will always be grateful. Even though we’re all sad we need to remember that Paul is having a great time in heaven and God will take care of our grief. I wish I could go to his funeral even though I barely know him at all. I really miss the old whit.
    But, I’m happy they got a new person for AIO! Andre your doing a great job at playing whit!
    Keep Up the good work AIO team!


  • Jesus FReak on September 7th, 2010 - 9:19am


    Positive Points.

    1. We’ll see him in heaven.
    2. He is a christain.
    3. He was a wonderful actor.

    what I wish…

    I wish he was my grandpa. Or a relative. If any of Paul’s sons or daughters are reading these comments… your dad was amazing and really touched the hearts of AIO fans. He helped others through there hard times with the radio. And Paul was so good that when I listened to AIO I would close my eyes and imagine I was really there watching voice act. He was so real through whit.
    Bless u

  • Madeline on September 7th, 2010 - 9:26am


    I cried when I listened to the podcast. I really *sniff* wish that I would grow up and be able to meet him and voice act with him. It makes me really sad.


  • bethany on September 7th, 2010 - 12:28pm


    I miss him so much..I loved to hear his voice of whitacker. He fit the script just right.=(

  • Rochelle on September 7th, 2010 - 2:34pm


    So sad that he died. I know that we will all remember him. He filled Whits character so well.

  • Rachel on September 7th, 2010 - 8:26pm


    I really injoyed Paul he did an amazing job at being Whit.

  • dru on September 7th, 2010 - 9:45pm


    I am so sorry to here he died. Me and my sister can’t wait to see him in heaven. He was the best MR. Whitaker. We will miss him

  • RGH on September 8th, 2010 - 6:59am


    It is a fitting blessing to hear this. We LOVE John A. Whitacker and we
    will bow with hime before our JESUS in heaven someday.
    What a beautiful blessing Focus is to SO many young and old.
    MAY our GOD ALMIGHTY bless each and every one of you.

  • Anna on September 8th, 2010 - 10:27am


    I have listened for 23 years (my whole life). My older sister&I still faithfully listen&own most of the albums. I am currently “serving” in Vietnam as a teacher. It’s not a far stretch to say that Odyssey really inspired me through the years. In a foreign country away from family and serving as I feel called, is difficult. However, listening to your familiar voices at the end of the day is like coming home to me. Thank you Paul! I can’t imagine another Mr. Whittaker.*many tears* God Bless U All

  • zak on September 8th, 2010 - 1:44pm


    dude i love ur voice of whit no one will ever replace your voice from the history of hiostory god bless u

  • Kathie on September 8th, 2010 - 2:09pm


    I’m 52 years old and listen to Adventures in Odyssey every single day at work. Too old? NEVER!
    I’m so sorry about the first two “Whits” – their voices provided such a warmth that was felt. I grew up with a very bad family life & no parents that cared.

    Odyssey makes me feel that ‘family’ feeling of love, security and Jesus. It keeps me going & makes me feel like I’m in the center of that make believe town! God Bless you all! Sincerely, Kathie – Please keep on the air always! Thank you

  • emmanuel.k on September 8th, 2010 - 2:59pm


    i cant believe that Paul died i am going to miss him. i hope everyone will be able to get over it. i just know that in heaven he’l have like a 1000 house’s full of treasure.

  • emmanuel.k on September 8th, 2010 - 3:03pm


    i was reading the comets and i agree i think that paul sun should be the new whit.

  • tamy on September 8th, 2010 - 7:05pm


    i thougt of whit as a never dying loving old grampa like man.

  • hannah on September 9th, 2010 - 6:51am


    To AIO,
    I think you guys all made the right choice of picking Paul to play whit. He touched many lives, including mine. I just want to say thank you. God Bless you, and your ministry through AIO.

  • Diane on September 9th, 2010 - 10:05am


    Well done, you guys, in honoring him as a great man and as well as a great voice talent. This was such a heartfelt tribute to a very special man. We have all been blessed by him and Odyssey was enriched by his presence.

  • Jane on September 9th, 2010 - 10:09am


    Odyssey has been such a huge part of my growing up process ever since i was really little, like 2 years old. I still listen every night. You could always count on Whit when things went wrong, or got messy, to pull it back together and point us towards CHRIST. I know he didn’t just do that for me but for all the other odyssey audience too. So thanks Mr Herlinger. Can’t wait to meet you some day up in heaven. And thanks Odyssey crew for continuing on with the show! GOD bless you all.

  • Kate on September 9th, 2010 - 10:42am


    Oh wow. I just discovered today that Paul Herlinger died! I am so sad. I loved just listening to his voice. His advice from the Bible has helped me go through tough things. I am 14, and have been listening to AIO almost all of my life! I look forward to seeing you in Heaven, Paul!!!

  • Miriam on September 9th, 2010 - 12:25pm


    Paul Herlinger was the best Whit I have ever heard.

  • Myrna on September 9th, 2010 - 7:21pm


    My husband and I are both 72 & have listened to Odyssey for many years. When our grandkids are over, we have our breakfast listening to this great program. Mr. Herlinger did such a great job of stepping into the part & making it his own. This was not just a program for kids, but for everyone. It was such sad news to hear tht Mr. H. had died. We loved the first Mr. Whittaker as well. We will see you in Heaven, Mr. W!

  • A on September 9th, 2010 - 7:44pm


    Oh my goodness! Just last night, I was just thinking about Paul Herlinger and how much I missed hearing his voice on the newer episodes…I did not realize until just now that he had passed away. I am so sad to hear that! However, assuming that he was a Christian, I rejoice knowing he is now with the Savior! 🙂

  • Tom on September 9th, 2010 - 9:13pm


    Paul Herlinger was a refreshing and extraordinary voice actor. He always sounded so pro and comfortable doing it. He made it sound natural, believeable and spontaneous which are the signs of a great actor. I felt as though I knew him everytime I listned to the show. As a voice actor, I found Paul to be a wonderful role model for me. I love AIO. What a great group of actors, writers and production crew. I miss you Paul.


  • Sarah on September 9th, 2010 - 9:50pm


    I am sad that such a great man died. I am soooo gonna miss hearing his voice and grandfatherly advice. I didn’t know him personally but it feels as if I did. My condolences go out to his family. Good-bye Mr. Herlinger.

  • Grace on September 10th, 2010 - 9:09am


    Paul Herlinger was a great Whit. he was so nice and friendly to all the kids in odyssey ,i thing that he knew the bible like the back of his hand.I look forward to talking to him in heaven some day .

  • hannah on September 10th, 2010 - 9:37am


    I can’t wait to see him in Heaven too. I’m ten, and it feels so good to talk to other Christians, my brothers, and sisters in Christ.

  • hannah on September 10th, 2010 - 9:39am


    I can’t wait to see the whole AIO crew in Heaven soon!

  • Anonymous on September 10th, 2010 - 10:56am


    i love you very much

  • HANNAH on September 10th, 2010 - 2:49pm


    oh goodbye mr.whit i will miss you you were a spiritual mentour for me whenever i feel sad i listen to odyssee i am 14 and have been listening to odyssey all my life i can not even imagin odyssey without him 🙁

  • cFAITH123456 on September 11th, 2010 - 4:07am


    He was awesome! He played the character of Whit so well. If whit wasn’t in it then it wouldn’t be as popular. I know that for a fact. Whit always is the one that is there when you need to be encouraged or in need of a friend. At times it seems that the character of Whit is real.

  • Hannah 10 on September 11th, 2010 - 8:57am


    We have the same name! I’m ten. I can’t believe he’s gone, but I can’t wait to see him in Heaven! Did anyone listen to the “Case of the Secret Room?” Kinda scary, but very adventurous!

  • Karen c. on September 11th, 2010 - 10:12am


    I can’t believe he’s GONE! ): He will really be missed!

  • keilan on September 11th, 2010 - 11:57am


    I just found out that paul died, to bad. I noticed on the new episode that something was wrong. He will be remembered for his passion for God. But he is with God that means all of us will see him someday but he fells no more pain so am happy for his releif of sin’s noose. I’m twelve and I have listened to adventures in odessy since I was 5, He brought me to Jesus and I wished i could have thanked him. Bless him Lord bless him.

  • Maddy on September 11th, 2010 - 12:48pm


    I loved the voice of Whit. Paul made him sound so gentle, friendly, and soft. It was just…perfect. Another thing i loved is that in the shows hes always such a “father” figure to Connie and Eugene. He was almost always there for anyone whenevere they needed, a smile, hug, laugh, or just him.

  • Hannah10 on September 11th, 2010 - 5:03pm


    Even though I wasn’t close with Mr. Herlinger, he was almost like a Grandpa to me. I agree, Hannah. I can’t imagine AIO without him. 🙁

  • kelmaster on September 11th, 2010 - 5:19pm


    wow. i will miss your deep rumbly laugh aroung odyssey!! 🙁

  • elizabeth on September 12th, 2010 - 3:37pm


    it is so sad that Paul died. 🙁
    i was devastated when my brother told me.
    i will always remember him as Whit.
    i am praying for his family everyday.
    he was the perfect whit.
    I will always miss him.

  • BELLA on September 12th, 2010 - 7:33pm


    When i heard that paul died i couldnt believe it, he made a great whit and even though i didnt know him, i listened to him so much, whenever i was in a situation i would always think about what he would tell me 🙂 R.I.P.
    and even though hedied ill still rememeber him, thanks to the people that work for adventures in odyssey for still playing him on the air, its still really nice to hear his voice. btw when i get older i want to make an whits end of my own

  • susaan on September 13th, 2010 - 8:21am


    Everyone will miss you Whit

  • nan on September 13th, 2010 - 9:58am


    he was the best whit in the whole intire world Adventures in Odessy wont be the same .

  • savanna on September 13th, 2010 - 7:11pm


    Thank you Josh for praying. i just saw your comment a few days ago. but thank you so much for praying! 🙂 God bless
    ~ Savanna

  • savanna on September 13th, 2010 - 7:20pm


    i think when i go to bed i am going to think about my sister
    i did not even get to here her voise! i miss my sister 🙁 but i like to talk about her. but i know that she is with god and thats good 🙂

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  • savanna on September 13th, 2010 - 7:27pm


    yeah its hard Josh but god is with me 🙂


  • esther on September 13th, 2010 - 9:33pm


    i really miss whit. i wish he was alive! oh my goodness i really feel like crying. sniff sniff

  • savanna on September 14th, 2010 - 8:55am


    why is odyssey making changes? 🙂

  • Lara on September 14th, 2010 - 9:16am


    My children and I love ‘Mr Whittaker’ and think he is such a wise, kind and caring person.

    Paul Herlinger’s voice really reflected the character of Whit and he did such a great job in helping us focus on how to live for the Lord. His reward is in heaven as he touched many, many lives to the glory of God.

  • Miana on September 14th, 2010 - 3:47pm


    When I first heard that Mr. Herlinger had passed, I started crying. I’ve listened to AIO for many year, probably over 14 years! Whit became a grandfather figure for me. He was such a gentleman, a firm believer in Christ always directing the kids to God. Mr.Herlinger played such a great character, he really embodied Whit.I will miss hearing his voice, AIO will just not be the same without him 🙁

  • savanna on September 14th, 2010 - 3:56pm


    Lara is right :)!

  • Agnes on September 14th, 2010 - 5:15pm


    Was very sad to her about Paul’s passing, Listening to Odyssey help my walk with the Lord. I just LOVED “Mr. Whittaker” I will take much of the advise from the show and continue to apply it in Jesus Name. He shall wear a CROWN!

  • shasha on September 14th, 2010 - 6:43pm


    Mr. Herlinger was a fantastic actor. I grew up listening
    to Paul Herlinger, and so I was very sad when I heard
    about his passing.

  • torquiose on September 14th, 2010 - 6:59pm


    i cant wait to see u in heaven <3 <3

  • madi on September 14th, 2010 - 8:31pm


    im so sad i will miss paul so much but i will see him one day thanks paul it made my day when you did whit madi.

  • Bethany on September 14th, 2010 - 8:34pm


    Whit, voiced by Paul Herlinger, has taught me so much! Whether it be about; God’s will, loving others, forgivness, the importance of Bible study or much more it has made such an impact on my walk. Adventures in Odyssey has been such a blessing to me. I will miss Paul; I look forward to seeing him in glory!

  • Bethany on September 14th, 2010 - 8:46pm


    LIVE in peace Mr. Whittaker, you will always be special in my life! One of my grandpas died before I was born, from the stories I’ve heard of my grandpa you remind me of him, you’ve helped fill that void of missing my Grandpa H.

    I will always be a dedicated fan of yours!

  • Terra on September 14th, 2010 - 9:17pm


    The kids and I feel as if we have been on a wonderful journey with Adventures in Odyssey. We appreciate the role of “Mr Whittaker” (Paul Herlinger). Kindness, patience, wisdom, courage.. are just a few words to describe him. Thank you for sharing that with us… We will continue to pray for the family..

  • madilynn on September 15th, 2010 - 10:02am


    paul changed my life thanks odyssey 🙂

  • beka on September 15th, 2010 - 10:40am


    sooo sad. even thought i din;t listen to to it.

  • capa girl on September 15th, 2010 - 11:36am


    why are you crying? its great that he’s in heaven!

  • capa girl on September 15th, 2010 - 11:37am


    either connie and mich marry……. or connie and jason marry

  • breanna on September 15th, 2010 - 12:31pm


    I didn’t know that “Mr. Whittaker” died.

    He was very, very, very good and I loved how He helped everyone in times of need and I would loved to have Him as my grandpa. It’s sad that He died because He helped people become Christians and We will all miss you “Mr. Whittaker” and I am probably speaking for everyone that We are so happy that We are going to see you in Heaven and that We all love you very, very much.

  • Svetlana on September 15th, 2010 - 4:20pm


    Paul Herlinger was a great character in Oddyssey. I enjoyed every episode with him in it…he was just the perfect one:) A lot of the episodes made me think hard and realize the importance of the lesson learned. God Bless!!

  • Anonymous on September 15th, 2010 - 9:50pm


    Out of ALL the Mr. Whits, he was ABSOULUTELY the best!!! When i think of Mr. Whittaker i think of his Paul Herlingers voice instead of the others! 🙂

  • loryn on September 15th, 2010 - 9:52pm


    Paul was by all means the GREATEST Mr whit ever! 🙂

  • SAD! on September 16th, 2010 - 6:02am


    Whit!!! 🙁

  • emma on September 16th, 2010 - 1:58pm


    I’m so sorry! I loved him too!! it doesn’t seem like the same odyssey, but good luck mr. stoijka! I hope you have fun!


  • Molly on September 16th, 2010 - 2:30pm


    Paul Herlinger was 1 of my favorite characters. So Long “Mr. Whittaker”

  • spidertooth3 on September 16th, 2010 - 3:10pm


    Goodbye Mr. Herlinger……by the way was he a Christian?

  • Blank on September 16th, 2010 - 5:49pm


    Paul was a great radio actor and he is my fav Whit out of all the people who played Whit. He was a great man.
    I know I’m going see him in heaven so I’m not so sad about his passing, though it is hard for the people who knew him very very well. My grandpa went on his way to heaven last year and I never knew how much it hurt to lose someone close. I’ll be praying for you Paul’s fam!
    Your sibling in Christ!

  • Anonymous on September 16th, 2010 - 9:57pm


    There will never be another Mr.Whitaker like Paul Herlinger

  • Harmony on September 17th, 2010 - 12:53pm


    I think Paul Herlinger was the best Whit that Adventures in Odyssey ever had. By “Mr. Whittaker”.

  • Margie on September 17th, 2010 - 5:01pm


    Dear AIO team/staff: I am saddened to hear of Paul’s death. He has been a great friend to my family for the past 14 years even though we never actually met him. What a wise,loving,Godly man Paul portrayed as Whit! He helped us to know JESUS CHRIST and HIS lovingkindness through Whit’s character. He will be missed but we are looking forward to seeing him in Heaven. My deepest sympathy to his family and to you all, the AIO staff. Keep up your excellent work because it glorifies GOD.

  • LYDIA on September 17th, 2010 - 7:23pm


    I loved Paul Herlinger. I’m so sad he died.

  • carla on September 17th, 2010 - 11:32pm


    he is really awesome

  • Stephanie on September 18th, 2010 - 9:23am


    Thanks Odyssey team for making this amazing tribute to Paul. I will always remember him as the Whit of my childhood.

  • Claire on September 19th, 2010 - 12:26am


    ..I can’t believe this. It makes me want to cry for the loss yet try to smile for Heaven’s gain, because I know that they listen to Adventures in Odyssey in Heaven, they’ve got to. Im praying for his family and the whole AIO crew..youve got to be hurting so much right now.I now understand how God’s plan always works out even when we don’t get it, when Paul Herlinger resigned I just didn’t get it, now I see maybe God was telling him it was almost time to come Home. Well, I can’t wait to meet him!

  • aio fan on September 19th, 2010 - 2:13pm


    I miss him sooo much. I never knew him personally, but from what I heard, he was a good man and christian. I have been a fan for ever since I can remember. I listened to Hal Smith and Paul Herlinger. I didn’t feel a difference in change and didn’t even realize. Andre isn’t the same, though he’s trying, he just doesn’t sound it.

  • caitie on September 19th, 2010 - 3:38pm


    This so sweet! I loved Paul’s his time as Mr.Whitaker. I wish he was still here. I would say that Paul “Mr.Whitaker” was so great when he did The Great Wishy Woz.

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  • SARAH on September 20th, 2010 - 6:14pm


    Wow what a great guy! Sad to hear he’s gone!

  • jaydin:) on September 20th, 2010 - 8:27pm


    🙂 connie needs 2 get married and have kids

  • susanna on September 21st, 2010 - 8:29am


    It is my 11 birthday and I still LOVE oddisey

  • AUDREy on September 21st, 2010 - 2:57pm


    AWWW…Its too sad to think about it, he was a great avery Whitaker. I agree with Hannah. See you in heaven!

  • AUDREy on September 21st, 2010 - 3:02pm


    Hey Odyssey producers… I just LOVE mystery. im like a magnet to them. So do you think that you can make a new episode about a VERY HARD mystery that the Jones and Parker agency are trying to figure out? And I like the idea of being a voice of some character. Please put an add of it on the clubhouse magazines! I’ll talk to my mom about it.

  • MaRk-anthony on September 21st, 2010 - 6:02pm


    He was a awesome if he was anything like Whit and I met him I think we will be great friends

  • BEKY on September 21st, 2010 - 7:51pm


    i wander why me commits are not showing up on the list

  • AUDREY on September 22nd, 2010 - 11:10am


    🙂 connie needs 2 get married and have kids

    YES! PLZ MAKE ANOTHER eposode about conney getting marryed and have kids!

    I am also 11. Love Odyssey. I am always sad when I miss an episode. But good thing theres a website!

  • q on September 22nd, 2010 - 8:04pm


    I will miss him I know his voice will be unforgetable. There should be a moment of silence in the podcast.

  • Sarah on September 22nd, 2010 - 9:07pm


    This was a very touching tribute to a very great man. Though I did not know Mr. Herlinger personally, I knew him as Mr. Whittaker. He was the grandfather I never had. I am 15 yrs. old, but I still listen to AIO every night as I drift off to sleep and I am always so encouraged by the lessons taught. Mr. Herlinger’s personality shown through the character of Mr. Whittaker will be forever missed by me.

    The ending had me in tears, but what a joy it is to know he is with his saviour now in heaven!

  • Anonymous on September 23rd, 2010 - 2:46pm


    Please Rest In peace I just found out today that happned Im 12 Years old and i love AIO I cried when i foundout that he had passed It is a confort that he is now in heavean

  • aleah on September 23rd, 2010 - 4:29pm


    he was the best ever…….he is my favorite whit…….SIGH the other one is pretty good…..but in my opinion no one could ever replace Mr. Herlinger…….God bless his family and its good to know he is heaven!!!

  • Sarah on September 23rd, 2010 - 8:29pm


    What an outstanding man with so many accomplishments. We don’t have him here with us anymore and for most of us we never met the guy, maybe we saw him on the video screen at the Odyssey bash last year. Just think though one day we will be able to meet him and talk to him face to face in Heaven.

    Whoever the Sarah is above me you have a great name and you are about my age I am 16 and I listen to Odysseys as I drift off to sleep too… that is way awesome!

    Well keep up the great work Odyssey!

  • Anonymous on September 23rd, 2010 - 8:32pm


    i’m saddened that mr. paul passed away

  • KBM on September 23rd, 2010 - 8:35pm


    yes i agree with sarah (which is my favorite name)
    i’m saddend about Mr. herlinger’s death he was very encouraging

  • oly on September 23rd, 2010 - 9:52pm


    Sooo sad.. I will miss his vioce in the podcast. Though I didn’t know him, i’m sure he was a great guy! He played great as Whit.. I surely hope to see him in Heaven!

  • anthony on September 24th, 2010 - 7:04am


    By just lisaning to that makes me a sad person.He was probaly the best acter I have ever known.But I know that he is rejoicing right now in with our god and jesus, in heavan.

  • TAte on September 24th, 2010 - 10:52am


    I will miss him a great deal! He was awesome guy to play this part of Whit. I am sorry to hear that he passed away, but praise the Lord he is in glory!

  • alana on September 24th, 2010 - 4:39pm


    yah i really miss him he was awesome but the person that replaced him is great

  • namigirl on September 24th, 2010 - 5:05pm


    I am so sorry that Mr. Herlinger died. I have listened to aol all my life practically. I listened to when Mr. Hal Smith was there. He was good too. I was super sad when I heard he died and was wondering how they would get a new whit. WHen Mr. Herlinger came he sounded exactly how whit should, he was like mr. smith and I didn’t have a problem listening. With mr. stojka as whit, over time I’m sure I’ll get used to his voice.

  • fan!Fan!fan! on September 24th, 2010 - 6:05pm


    Thank you Paul Herlinger!

  • Wes on September 24th, 2010 - 7:14pm


    Paul was a friend and a blessing to children of all ages who influenced millions the world over. Yes, he has passed away but he lives on in our hearts. The greatest tribute to Paul is to keep on playing these programs where Whit’s character displayed his love. Thanks and God bless.

  • sharon on September 24th, 2010 - 8:43pm


    What an amazing legacy Paul leaves. So many will continue to be blessed by his work. Praise God! I will miss his kind voice that so much represented Whit to me. God’s blessings and peace to all Paul’s family and friends. Can’t wait until the great ‘getting up’ morning.

  • B on September 25th, 2010 - 12:38am


    Paul Herlinger has definitely influenced the new generation of kids. He was like a wise old owl that always had words of wisdom for teenagers and kids!! Good-bye Paul Herlinger. You will be missed. Thank you for influencing my life. See you in Heaven. 🙂

  • Stevie on September 25th, 2010 - 10:25am


    I’m back. My eyes are welling with tears again as I listened to it again. What really touched me was the ending. I am crying as I write this. I’m really touched by all he did. At twelve years old I feel like he was an hero. Its like what Tamika had said about Whit, its how I feel about Mr Herlingar. He never did much that people would know,he wasn’t a movie star and he wasn’t president of the United States. But he has impacted me in such a powerful way, even though I have never met him.

  • Anonymous on September 25th, 2010 - 10:29am


    Oh man. i will certainly miss his voice. I’ve just been so used to his voice all this time! Praise the Lord for his work in this ministry. May we see him again when we are all home in heaven with Jesus.

  • Tess on September 25th, 2010 - 1:09pm


    I have not been listening to this program all that long. But, the time I have been listening to Odyssey I have enjoyed the voice if Paul who played Whit. He will be missed greatly by everyone. May God continue to Bless the staff and all the listeners. My prayers are with the Herlinger family.

  • carla on September 25th, 2010 - 1:29pm


    what an awesome mr whittaker!

  • Christy on September 25th, 2010 - 7:05pm


    I’ve listened to adventures in Odyssey my whole life, and value the role that the faithful men like Paul Herlinger had in my faith walk. I am now a missionary in Africa, and after being here a month, I was missing home. I walked into our Educational Resource Center, and opened a cabinet full of Adventures in Odyssey cassette tapes. My eyes filled with tears because God had brought a piece of home to me.

  • Laura on September 26th, 2010 - 1:20pm


    Odyssey has had a great impact on me. I love all the charactures and good stories you can definately relate to. So thank you SO so much Odyssey and cirtainly Paul Herlinger. Keep going with the radio dramas 🙂

  • BETHANY on September 26th, 2010 - 2:55pm


    i am so sorry that the lord jesus called him home but i am also happy that he is with jesus 🙂

  • JJ on September 26th, 2010 - 3:46pm


    I miss him so much! He filled the role of Whit so well. If you closed your eyes when you were listening you could just picture him. I think the best thing was how he was great at showing the emotion in the story and so…so…good. Although I am happy there is a new Whit so we can have more Odyseys I know that noone will quite fill his place.
    He leaves behind him a great impact on many peoples’ lives incluiding mine.
    Good Bye, and Thank you so much Paul.

  • Raquel on September 27th, 2010 - 2:32pm


    I wish he could see all of these messages, it’s hard to relelize just how much some one meant until they are gone. I will miss him!

  • samuel on September 27th, 2010 - 10:11pm


    ive known him for sooo long and me and my family miss him lots please pray for my brother he’s in the military and hes firing artillery so we miss him to please pray for him

  • samuel on September 27th, 2010 - 10:13pm


    i meant ive known mr paul herlinger for soo long but the rest i meant…

  • oddesy fan on September 28th, 2010 - 8:34am


    i love paul h. he wwas the best whit ever i never new him pearsonally though. i love oddesy its the best thing to listen to on the computer. i love oddesy best show ever

  • capa girl on September 28th, 2010 - 10:30am


    the new albums won’t be the same. but at least he’s in heaven!

  • josh on September 28th, 2010 - 3:44pm


    Thank you for all your work that you did on AIO.
    I miss whit’s voice in the new episodes. 🙁

  • Anna on September 28th, 2010 - 4:35pm


    wow i could hardly hear the difference

  • Holly on September 28th, 2010 - 8:04pm


    I’m so sorry for your loss. “tears”
    That’s so sad.
    My daughter and I LOVE THE SHOW!
    That’s so sad!

  • Anonymous on September 29th, 2010 - 11:18am


    I dont think adventures in odyssey will ever be the same without paul and i cant wait to see him in glory land

  • polly on September 29th, 2010 - 11:19am


    i dont think adventures in odyssey will ever be the same without paul and i cant wait to see him in glory land

  • doNna on September 29th, 2010 - 6:08pm


    Hello, Thank you for sharing your dad/friend/husband/grandpa/mentor, Paul, with all of us! I have been listening to Odyssey for years with & without my children :-)(stories on radio are amazing, wish more stations had them). Paul had been placed right where God wanted him to be, & I am thankful for that, as we learned a TON from him! Although I never met him, I intend to one day. What an AWESOME example he was! My thoughts & prayers r with you & ur family. Paul& all his characters will be missed

  • mADELEINE on September 29th, 2010 - 6:15pm


    As a huge fan of odyssey I congratulate Mr. Herlinger on playing Whit. I hope to see him soon some day! I will miss him dearly.

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  • Sylvia on September 29th, 2010 - 7:43pm


    We love you whit! )=

  • JOE on September 30th, 2010 - 6:31am


    (BYE) WHIT

  • Kristine on September 30th, 2010 - 10:44am


    Sorry to hear about the death of a great man, but I’m sure heaven is rejoicing with the added addition. I heard of the new eposides a while back and wondered why the voice of Whit was so different, now I understand. We will all miss you!

  • JESS on September 30th, 2010 - 6:40pm


    Thank you Mr. Whitaker for playing such a significant role in my life. You went beyond playing a character and became real. I’m glad to hear you’ve gone on to be with the Lord may God bless and keep your family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing God’s work.

  • David on September 30th, 2010 - 8:37pm


    cool whit

  • Germaine on September 30th, 2010 - 9:26pm


    Now I know why Whit’s voice was changed. Though I’ll miss you in this life, I’m looking forward to seeing you in the next one, Paul. God bless you and your family.

  • aio fan 2 on October 1st, 2010 - 6:11am


    To every one who reads this, like Whit said in one of his episodes “The best is yet to come”. See you soon Paul, you have changed my life, thank you.

  • hally on October 1st, 2010 - 7:29am


    BY WHIT!

  • brooke on October 1st, 2010 - 8:06am


    I’ll miss him a lot. He is the best Whit they’ll ever have. It doesn’t seem like AIO without him. I always wanted to meet him, and its encouraging cause I will see him again…in heaven. I look forward to seeing him in heaven someday.

  • josh on October 1st, 2010 - 2:56pm


    we’ll all miss you(alot)

  • Susie on October 1st, 2010 - 3:48pm


    Im gonna miss him! 🙁
    WE <3 You!!!

  • Emma on October 1st, 2010 - 5:46pm


    now mr. herlinger will be able to ask god any questions HE had!!!

  • Emma on October 1st, 2010 - 5:49pm


    Have a good day everybody! does any one here LOVE odyssey? I certainly do! Keep it up Odyssey! I hope I’ll live to see album #100! I’m 11.

  • unknown on October 2nd, 2010 - 7:45pm


    dearest paul! He was a great guy!

  • tsej on October 2nd, 2010 - 7:46pm


    I always loved Adventures in Odeyssy and Paul is what made it so awesome well here’s what people in odessy would say,”Bye,Whit.”

  • Ella on October 2nd, 2010 - 10:42pm


    I cant believe Paul passed away! He was the perfect Whit! We will all miss him. He was wise, nice and most of all caring. I wish i could have met him in person before he passed away.

  • matt on October 3rd, 2010 - 2:45pm


    to bad. he was a good man.

  • TONY on October 3rd, 2010 - 5:51pm


    I guess you could say I’m late comming to the party! I just happend to open the site, and see the remembering Whit Banner. I started listning to Odysey in 1996. I was listening won WDAC in Lancaster. I used to listen with my God-Son. I only knew the voice of Mr. Herlinger as Whit. I will miss him greatly

  • brenna on October 3rd, 2010 - 7:26pm


    Thank you Paul! you were great! we you miss you! see you in heaven!

  • Stephi on October 3rd, 2010 - 8:04pm


    mr. Herlinger did an awesome job as Whit. He was always my favourite character, and I am 18–I love Oddessy. I look forward to meeting him in Heaven and telling him personaly what an encouragement he was to thousands of families and to me. Thank you so much, God, for allowing us the privellage of listening to this person on teh radio share yoru love with kids all over the globe.

  • elijah on October 4th, 2010 - 7:46am


    good-bie paul

  • mary on October 4th, 2010 - 2:58pm


    Good -bye paul

  • Tom on October 5th, 2010 - 3:31am


    I just found this out. Anyone who ever listen to Adventures In Odyssey will remember When Hal Smith passed away, and for those of us that listened regularly it felt as if we had lost a member of our family. It seems as though we have lost Whit one more time with Pauls passing leaving us with the feeling of losing a family member once again. I’m 42 and I still listen to the show,I love radio drama it keeps the imagination alive. Even at my age I get in the imagination station from time to time.

  • Anna on October 5th, 2010 - 6:50am


    Oh,I miss that voice! My sisters and I would cuddle up next the warmth of the fire or heater and listen to Whit and the gang. I will always remember the warmth and friendliness of Paul Herlinger’s voice. It IS sad that he passed away but we know that God has a purpose that he passed away and we know that he is rejoicing with his King, Jesus Christ.

  • Esther :) on October 5th, 2010 - 8:47am


    We will miss Mr. Herlinger! He did a great job!! 🙂

  • savanna on October 5th, 2010 - 3:19pm


    why does odyssey keep making changes? 🙂

  • Cheri on October 6th, 2010 - 9:36am


    I have started listening to AIO since it came on the radio station I used to listen to since my daughter was in high school. The radio station doesn’t exist anymore, so I listen every morning M through F on the internet. I didn’t realize Paul Herlinger had passed away. I will always remember his voice as Whit. Thank You for such a great show, I’ll keep listening as long as you air it on the Net.

  • grayce on October 6th, 2010 - 8:07pm


    That is so sad! He played Whit so well and well… I will always keep him in my thoughts. He was so sweet. Plus he played Whit better… but I still like the new guy too. 🙂 I love you Paul! As the Oddysey People would say: “Bye Whit.”

  • Lizzy on October 7th, 2010 - 6:20pm


    Goodbye Paul. see you in heaven!!! we all love you!!!<3:D

  • stephenie on October 7th, 2010 - 8:17pm


    Love you Paul, sure will miss you. See you on the other side

  • KENDRA on October 8th, 2010 - 5:12am


    I love Paul Herlinger!!!

  • Lysol on October 8th, 2010 - 3:57pm


    That’s so sad…I wish I had met him…He was great…

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  • Katie on October 9th, 2010 - 11:13am


    Miss you Whit. Can’t wait to see you in heaven when I die or when Jesus comes back. Miss you. I felt you were the grandpa I never had. Love ya. Katie.

  • amanda on October 9th, 2010 - 2:21pm


    I wish Paul was still around.He was the BEST Whit!

    You will be missed…GREATLY!!!!!

  • tracy on October 10th, 2010 - 5:18pm


    Paul Herlinger was always Whit to my boys. Whether they were listening to him narrate about trains on PBS or about the universe at the Creation Museum they would say “That’s Whit!” with joy and familiarity. Prays for his family and thanks for sharing him with us!

  • Sean on October 10th, 2010 - 8:33pm


    I grew up listening to Adventures in Odyssey and remember the love I always had for it. Every night before I went to bed (and as I fell asleep) and even during the day time, I listened to Odyssey…I could even quote most of them word for word. I loved all the characters, but none so more than Whit. I recall the disappointed I felt when Whit left for the Middle East and even more so the joy and excitement I felt when he returned. Not only did Paul match Hal’s voice extremely well, but he also…

  • Sean on October 10th, 2010 - 8:38pm


    fulfilled the character of Whit that Hal had created very well. Whit/Paul, along with the rest of the Odyssey crew, was a very influential part of my childhood and will someday (Lord willing) be just as important and influential to my children as well.
    Thank you Adventures in Odyssey, and thank you Paul Herlinger for being such an important and beneficial part of my life.

  • brooke on October 11th, 2010 - 7:27am


    I miss Paul Herlinger! He was like my best friend.

  • rodney on October 11th, 2010 - 12:53pm


    I’m really going to have a hard time getting used to the new Whit, but I’m sure that I will eventually get used to him in years to come. I will miss his voice, but I know that someday I will see him in Heaven.

  • ali on October 11th, 2010 - 6:17pm


    Aww…. 🙁
    But atleast we will meet him n Heaven 😀
    He wuz so good tho 😉

  • CHanmony on October 11th, 2010 - 6:25pm


    I am so sad Paul Herlinger died. I did not even know he had died until a few days ago. I really, really wish I could have met him. We will miss him. But we will see him in heaven soon.

  • Jaydin on October 12th, 2010 - 12:15am


    I like to think whit’s ed as a real adventure it all seems so real well I got to go bye

  • Kathryn on October 12th, 2010 - 1:41pm


    Paul herlinger~miss you! 🙂 Love you U were great! xoxoxo


  • namigirl on October 12th, 2010 - 6:12pm


    I wish he was still there, I don’t think that Andrew is as good. When I first heard him, I didn’t think that he was whit. I have listened to AOL for all my life, practically. The transition between Mr. Smith and Mr. Herlinger wasn’t even obvious. Any ways. miss you Mr. Herlinger!!! See ya on the other side!!!

  • lauryn on October 12th, 2010 - 8:10pm


    O MY GOODNESS what happened to PAUL HERLINGER did he have cancer like Karen Crosby did I spell that right anyway did he have a heart attack what happened I’m so sad that Mr.Whittaker died RIP(RestInPeace)Paul Herlinger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • danny on October 12th, 2010 - 10:29pm


    I always had a picture in my mind of Paul[Whit], and it was like Jesus. From what I’ve heard of him he had a wonderful spirit and we will all miss him very very much!

  • DJ on October 12th, 2010 - 10:38pm


    One of my favorite episodes is “On thin ice” I love the life lessons! I’ve been listening to them for 20 years and I’ll be 53 next year. Thank you Paul for everything I hope to see you soon and ask you all the questions I’ve always wanted to.

  • josiah on October 13th, 2010 - 5:49am


    goodbye paul,:( I love smileys 🙂 😀 :I 😉

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  • jo on October 13th, 2010 - 5:51am


    🙁 🙂 😀 😉 :$ :#

  • crazy4camp on October 13th, 2010 - 8:05am


    I miss Mr. Herliger. I feel for all of those who knew him and all those who listen to AIO.

  • Anonymous on October 14th, 2010 - 8:59am


    That is so sad “Mr. Whit”

  • Maura on October 14th, 2010 - 4:37pm


    I miss Paul Herlinger! The new guy is pretty good!

  • Mandy on October 15th, 2010 - 12:26pm


    Awww.. I miss Paul Herlinger!! He played such a good Whit.. I guess the new guy is good, but Paul was much better! Sometimes it throws me off when I hear the new guy because I’m so used to Paul.. 🙂
    We love you! <3
    RIP Paul Herlinger!!!!

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  • libby on October 15th, 2010 - 6:17pm


    paul herlinger was whit to me weather on aio or not

    me and some other friends who also have listend to aio since birth were watching a video about astronomy and it was about 10 seconds before we all realized it was paul herlinger.

    we were all whispering for about 5 minutes about it and then about 20 minutes later my friends dad who hadnt been paying attention at that point said,” that’s whit!!!”

    paul narrating that documentary brought it so much to life for all of us, it was amazing………

  • libby on October 15th, 2010 - 6:28pm


    …..we had been watching a similar documentary 10 minutes earlier and we had all made it pretty clear that we didn’t want to watch another, but when our parents insisted, we did. we were all so excited and happy when we figured out that Paul was narrating. all of our countenances changed immediately. we all sat straight up in our chairs and listened in amazement as “whit” narrated a christian perspective on the night sky.
    Paul really brought the bible to life for me. i will greatly miss…..

  • libby on October 15th, 2010 - 6:29pm


    ….. hearing his voice on the radio as i go to bed each night.

    thank you God for paul herlinger

  • eileen on October 15th, 2010 - 8:13pm


    Still thinking of you.And I will probably continue forever and ever!!!!

  • šasta on October 16th, 2010 - 6:05am


    The new whit is okay but Paul will always be the best.

  • A.l.g. on October 16th, 2010 - 11:12am


    I love Paul Herlinger. He made Whit real. Sometimes I would forget that Mr. Whittaker is fiction. I really appriciate Mr. Whittaker. I appriciate the actor, Paul Herlinger, that made him an awesome character for Adventures in Odyssey.

  • alex on October 16th, 2010 - 1:46pm


    it is not the same

  • odyssylover on October 17th, 2010 - 1:05pm


    I’m sad that Paul Herlinger passed away, but we know he is with the Lord. the new guy is almost as good as Paul was, but I’m still trying to get use to the voices. I hope the new person does his best in all he does for the Lord!
    – Odyssey Lover

  • bob on October 18th, 2010 - 9:19am


    he was cool!

  • lydia on October 19th, 2010 - 7:10pm


    Can’t wait to see him in heaven!!!! 🙂

  • joe on October 19th, 2010 - 8:57pm


    Sad 🙁

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  • deanna on October 20th, 2010 - 9:13am


    I really can’t believe this- I Iistened to this podcast I think it was the day after it was posted and didn’t see the comment thing. I thought that it was strange not to have one but I found it today:) This is one of the best podcasts ever. I really miss Paul playing the voice of Whit. It will be something to get used to, and I’m sure it will be for the cast and crew too.I guess we will all miss him.

  • kaelyn on October 20th, 2010 - 5:46pm


    i miss you Paul Herlinger you did a good job i cant wait to see you in heaven !!!!! <3 :)<3:)

  • jiloml on October 20th, 2010 - 6:27pm


    wow! i can’t believe paul is gone! whit sounds so different now. he won’t ever be the same! 🙁

  • Lizy on October 21st, 2010 - 8:05am


    I would right to adventures in odyssey, but how do I know that Crises dog wont eat my letter?! then my letter would be a waist of time. LOL!

  • kelsie on October 21st, 2010 - 3:15pm


    i miss you Paul:( Herlinger you did a good job i cant wait to see you in heaven ! 🙂


  • Leah on October 23rd, 2010 - 11:31am


    We’ll all miss you Mr. Herlinger! Thank you for blessing our family through the character Whit!
    I’ll see you in Heaven

  • fred on October 23rd, 2010 - 1:39pm


    so sorry to hear about his death how did he die

  • olivia on October 23rd, 2010 - 2:43pm


    I love to listen to u every night i miss u no one can replace u wit mwa hav fun up ther c u later

  • Searlesgirl on October 24th, 2010 - 9:24am


    I feel so sad for everyone at Odyssey.I hated hearing the change in Whit’s voice. I wish Mr. Herlinger were living today.Bless his heart for making so much of a difference. atrust me,my sister cried when I told her why Whit’s voice had changed.

  • odysseygirl on October 24th, 2010 - 9:37am


    My condolences to the family. Mr.Herlinger seemed like a really fun,loving,and Godly man.I will miss him a lot!!! 🙁 I love Odyssey,but ya know,it won’t seem the same without him. I am listening to the podcast now. I think I’m gonna cry… What does Odyssey mean to me? Valuing people like Paul Herlinger,Walker Edmiston,etc… Thank you Mr.Herlinger

  • maya on October 24th, 2010 - 12:03pm


    I really miss the old Mr.whit=(.He’s was the best=)But the new one is very good too.

    GOOD luck with more adventures!!!

    God Bless:-)))

  • Spencer on October 25th, 2010 - 4:14pm


    Thank you for this Adventures and Odyssey team.
    Paul Herlinger was truly a great actor.

  • Annie on October 25th, 2010 - 6:30pm


    I know what its like to loose someone i was just in the hospital going in to have # 5. He was gona be born on that very special day. u see i have 4 girls there ages are 8,6,4,and 2 i went in to have my 5th and it would have been a little boy but my baby did not make it. When i asked if it was a boy and The doctors answer was yes it was a baby boy i am still not sure but pray for me and my family. i know that Paul/Whit will take good care of my baby up in Heven! Sometimes, it’s not are choice!!!

  • Bekie on October 25th, 2010 - 6:31pm


    I miss you Paul

  • Stevie on October 26th, 2010 - 6:50am


    I miss him a lot! 🙁
    🙂 He was great!!!!!! 🙂 😀 😛 ;D 😉

  • Anonymous on October 26th, 2010 - 8:23am


    mr herlinger how did hi die

  • ash on October 26th, 2010 - 9:26am


    i miss you Paul. you are great. see you in heaven some day.

  • dd on October 26th, 2010 - 9:27am



  • DDD on October 26th, 2010 - 9:30am


    How Did Mr Herlinger Die

  • Natalie on October 26th, 2010 - 12:47pm


    Thankyou Paul Herlinger.

  • ashley on October 26th, 2010 - 1:25pm


    🙁 u were great paul.

  • Becca on October 26th, 2010 - 3:03pm


    R.I.P Paul Herlinger! He was the best. See you in Heaven. :'(

  • madilynn on October 26th, 2010 - 6:06pm


    im still sad but God is good all the time and paul is in heaven with God

  • jiloml on October 27th, 2010 - 8:53pm


    paul, i miss you sooooooooooooooooooooo much! i can’t wait to see you in heaven!!!!!!!!

  • Capa girl on October 28th, 2010 - 12:04pm


    R.I.P. Paul I’m glad you ar ein heaven but we will still miss you.

  • Janna on October 28th, 2010 - 12:16pm


    I am sad that he is gone but he is with God now, they new whit you have is getting good.:(:(

  • VIOLET on October 28th, 2010 - 4:24pm


    I am so sad that Mr. Herlinger is gone.He was a great Mr. Whittaker and he is my favorite Whit.

  • emma on October 29th, 2010 - 3:05pm


    We’ll all miss Paul and I hope that Adventures in Odyssey can still go on almost the same way that it always has!


  • QS on October 30th, 2010 - 7:07am


    i will miss paul. He acted whit perfectly. You know its real sad that he died. PUAL RULES I WILL MISS YOU

  • anne on October 30th, 2010 - 8:31am


    Paul,you played Whit great!It will never be the same without you. Your voice as Whit will always be remembered.

  • Faith on October 30th, 2010 - 1:47pm


    Paul Herlinger was the first Mr. Whittaker that I ever knew and I loved him so much. I remember hearing that he died and I didn’t want to believe that such a great man was no longer teaching kids about Jesus. But I know that both he and Jesus are so glad he is in heaven. I hope he says hi to my Grandpa and Aunt for me.

  • Bekie on October 30th, 2010 - 6:14pm


    It really is hard to loose your baby your in my prayers as i also will for the people that miss paul

    Don’t give up on God

  • glen on October 30th, 2010 - 6:16pm


    ya it is harder to loose a baby but its so sad that paul died you all keep god #1

  • Bekie on October 30th, 2010 - 6:18pm


    good bye my best friend lost he grandfather on the same day that paul died there now both in heaven together with Jesus.

  • Caleb on October 30th, 2010 - 7:46pm


    In answer to Jacob’s question on August 12, the episode is “The search for Whit part I” I don’t if you’ve been answered yet or not, but if not here it is.

  • AIO FAN GIRL on October 31st, 2010 - 12:37pm


    He is my Fav. Whit too. I’ll miss you Paul! 🙂

  • cutie of God on October 31st, 2010 - 4:08pm


    I agree with EMMA I sure do miss Paul
    but this would be a lot worse if we weren’t
    Christans ….. so to be sure that we will see him !!

    Love you Odyssey !! Cutie of God

  • molly on November 1st, 2010 - 2:48pm


    there is a song called “My temporary home”…It goes “this is my temporary home. It’s not where i belong. windows and rooms, I’m passing through. this is just a stop on the way to where i’m going” I think it is really true. Someday all christians will go to see God and live forever with Him. Paul has gone to live with God… the best possible place for him![although we will miss him on earth]

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  • molly on November 2nd, 2010 - 6:12am


    i just wanted to know…HOW DID HE DIE??????????????

  • molly on November 2nd, 2010 - 1:03pm


    Paul Herlinger was suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch a great person!

  • levi on November 3rd, 2010 - 10:29am


    sad things happen in life

  • levi on November 3rd, 2010 - 10:35am


    its so sad that Paul died but at least someone took his place ’cause i mean Odyssey could have been postponed for like a year. and that would have been bad.

  • Hannah on November 5th, 2010 - 12:26pm


    No Kidding! that be terrible! This is like, my hobby listening to AIO.

  • Hannah on November 5th, 2010 - 12:27pm


    P.S. Glad its not going to stop! 😀

  • savanna on November 5th, 2010 - 3:26pm


    Its so sad 🙁

  • Abby on November 7th, 2010 - 2:15pm


    I was so sad when i heard that Paul died. i think he made Odyssey come alive. he was my fav. character. i don’t like the new whit now. i mean he’s ok but

  • cody on November 8th, 2010 - 3:32pm


    He was my fav voice!

  • Lianna on November 9th, 2010 - 6:52pm


    This podcast was wonderfuly beautiful. I was crying about half way through. I also noticed how similer Andre and Hal’s voices are. I hope to see Paul up there one day! Then we can laugh about Adventures in Odyssey episodes!!!

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  • kayla on November 9th, 2010 - 8:09pm


    I have been listening to Adventures in Odyssey for longer than I can remember. My lifetime favorite stories will never be the same without Paul Herlinger. I know my family and I are truly devastated and I personally will never forget the best Whittaker voice that I grew up with and that began my excitement to learn Bible stories. Most of the Bible stories I know today I learned from Paul Herlinger. I will miss him always!

  • Anonymous on November 10th, 2010 - 7:54pm


    he touched so many lifes he is a amazing person! I Will always remember him 🙂

  • chris on November 11th, 2010 - 2:47am


    Thank you paul, for good recording and voice acting
    I love you
    we’ll have you in our heart always.

  • TRACEY on November 11th, 2010 - 5:29am


    I am so sorry to hear that paul herlinger died I thougt he was a perfect match after Hal died. Ive been listening as an adult for last 20 yrs. I ve been a loyal fan I never had kids of my own but I started listen with my nephews. And loved all the charaters especially mr whit. He will be missed, Thank you odyssey for getting excellent people. Thanks you God for blessing us with people like Paul and Hal that you could use to teach us,and bless us with your love.

  • jUBI BUBU on November 11th, 2010 - 9:51am


    My condolences to the family. Mr.Herlinger seemed like a really fun,loving,and Godly man.I will miss him a lot! I love Odyssey,but ya know,it won’t seem the same without him. I am listening to the podcast now. I think I’m gonna cry. What does Odyssey mean to me? Valuing people like Paul Herlinger,Walker Edmiston,etc. Thank you Mr.Herlinger SORRI FAMILY OF mR Its so sad 🙁

  • alYSSA on November 11th, 2010 - 11:17am


    I love the voice of Mr. Whittaker. I will miss you Paul Herlinger. You did great 🙂 Goodbye Paul 🙁

  • cindy on November 11th, 2010 - 6:41pm


    🙁 you were an AWESOME Whit…

    you know something (like a book, movie, radio station, etc) is good when you can visualize what is going on in your head…

    Because of this AWESOME man, i can sometimes act out adventures in odyssey episodes in my head…

    you will be truly missed by me & my extended family …


  • molly on November 13th, 2010 - 2:55pm


    ok i watched the video and i started to cry. if you know me i never cry that’s how special Paul was. I WANT TO SEE PAUL HERLINGER FIRST THING WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN!

  • Anonymous on November 16th, 2010 - 2:29pm


    Paul/whit me and i family loved you and your chacter. You will be missed.

  • Anonymous on November 17th, 2010 - 2:36pm


    I really miss the old Whitt, although the new Whitt is good, But Paul is still THE Whitt.
    I feel like i know Whitt, just from listening to the podcast.
    and I just want to say, “Have a good time in Heaven Mr. Paul Herlinger!”

  • HUGE FAN on November 17th, 2010 - 2:38pm


    I wish Paul Herlinger dent die he was a good friend.

  • liane on November 17th, 2010 - 5:34pm


    aww i love mr witiker!!! paul played him sooo good!!:( gonna miss the shows without him…

  • bANJOTAB :) on November 18th, 2010 - 10:24am


    I think Mr Herlinger Was one of the best Mr whittakers

    Great Podcast . Mr. Herlinger’s voice really resembled Mr Smiths ( the firstMr whittaker) He really Suited this role,

    I Love AIO, listen to them every day, And ive learnt so much from them

    God Bless 🙂


  • madinn on November 18th, 2010 - 2:14pm


    miss you so much sad sad sadsad day for me but it is snowing in cranbrook so god is with me on my birthday demember 29 2010 i will be 9 :} ps thats a smily face.

  • ANA on November 18th, 2010 - 7:54pm


    Thanks for being the voice of God “Whit.” I will always be thankful for that.

    Rest peacfully,You deserve it.

  • Valana on November 18th, 2010 - 11:11pm


    Paul will be missed I loved him as whit. He had that talent of making you feel as though he were part of your family or as though you were part of his just in hearing his voice over the radio. He had that wonderful grandpa type voice that just made you love him. Love and Prayers to the family

  • Anonymous on November 18th, 2010 - 11:17pm


    I did not know that Paul Herlinger died. I was actually looking on the internet to see who the different people were who did the vocies of the odyssey characters so well. Paul will be missed greatly. What an impact he has left on families for generations to come. We will miss Paul Herlinger.

  • Anonymous on November 18th, 2010 - 11:23pm


    Paul Herlinger was the best Whit. He had that talent in his voice that made you warm right up to the character. I have been listening to Odyssey for a long time now and I just love it. Paul Herlinger will be missed greatly. Thanks be unto God for Focus on the Family starting Adventures in Odyssesy and for people like Hal Smith and Paul Herlinger who were willing to do their character “Whit” so well.

  • DiDDY on November 19th, 2010 - 5:36pm


    Paul you the man

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  • Ron on November 20th, 2010 - 11:52pm


    I did not realize Mr. Paul had passed till I saw this site but noticed recently that the voice of Whit was different. Mr. Paul had the perfect voice for Whit: Wise, gently authoratative and nuturing voice was brought to the character by Mr. Paul. So sorry for the loss (ours, not his; he’s with Jesus).

  • Bekie on November 22nd, 2010 - 12:24pm


    wow alot of people love paul as i was reading through all of the comments and i came across one lady who’s name was Annie she just had a baby die about a month ago oh how sad it must have been hard i would think that it would be harder to loose a baby than someone who has lived there life God Help them both

  • Renneck on November 22nd, 2010 - 4:10pm


    When i heard he died i about had a heartattack.I didn’t see how they replaced him. The new whit doesn’t even sound half like him.

  • ronnie on November 22nd, 2010 - 4:41pm


    I’ve listened to AIO for a few years now and Whit really became apart of me. I’m sad to hear that Paul passed. Thanks for everything Paul!!!!

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  • ABI on November 25th, 2010 - 12:11pm


    To all those who had the wonderful opportunity to work with Paul Herlinger,

    Did not hear of his death until I noticed that ‘Whit’ wasn’t being played by the same voice.I learned of his passing from some ‘Odyssey fan’friends of ours who said they had also noticed a change of voice.Even though I had never formally met him face to face it felt as if someone I knew as family had passed on.We will all miss Paul’s voice as he made ‘the all-knowing John Avery Witaker’. – Abi

  • Anna on November 25th, 2010 - 12:59pm


    Paul Herlinger was a great man. He touched many lives by playing Whit.

  • anonymus on November 25th, 2010 - 11:06pm


    here is mr whitaker
    /. .\ hello and welcome to adventures snd odyssey.
    | . |
    \ — /

  • anonymus on November 25th, 2010 - 11:07pm


    srry about picture my computer did it better the side of face was better

  • anonymus on November 25th, 2010 - 11:09pm


    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • anonymus on November 25th, 2010 - 11:11pm


    🙁 🙁 🙁 : 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 paul was a good whit buti did notice some of the episodes were said different and whits voice was different. if pauls family is reading this just to let u know lots of people are praying for you and your family.and im praying for you to.

  • bryce on November 26th, 2010 - 9:16pm


    im so dissapointed that mr herlinger died. i miss his voice as whit and i dont think i can adapt to this new voice, for im so used to his.

  • mike h on November 27th, 2010 - 12:16am


    i LOVE AIO.! i wasnt aware that Paul passed. this tribute is done i “very” nice taste. IM 48 and still enjoy the show. i still learn from it. im listening to this now at work. LUV IT !!

  • Sarah on November 27th, 2010 - 11:53am


    this was amazing…i loved it.it almost made me cry:(it was realy cooool.iam sooo happy to have another Whit….

  • Anonymous on November 28th, 2010 - 2:02pm


    i miss whit

  • Anonymus on November 28th, 2010 - 3:34pm


    I loved Paul he was my favourite character.
    I dont like the new look of whit. When Paul died it was a sad day for me.
    But changing his look was to much. i don’t like how they changed my favourite characters. Paul was an amazing actor. I have always wanted to be a part of adventures in odyssey. i listen to his voice and think of a man who is kind and loving who cares for everyone and is a great guy.

  • Anonymus on November 28th, 2010 - 3:54pm


    Paul touched my life in a way that i cant describe. I have been listening to AIO from when i was two. Whit was like family. When me and my family lived in Florida we listened to AIO every day. It makes me really sad that he is gone. But i am happy i will see him some day in heaven. Whit was like a Grandfather who i never really new but inside i new him.
    I cried the day he died and i am about to now. Paul was a GREAT whit. If i had more characters left i would write more. We love u Paul :c :c :c

  • Anonymus on November 28th, 2010 - 3:59pm


    Thank you Paul.
    U where the best whit ever.
    I and my Family enjoy listening to AIO a lot
    When we are on road trips we listen to AIO the whole way
    we miss paul a lot. If i didn’t i wouldn’t have done the last three entries.
    we miss you Paul

  • luvwhit on November 29th, 2010 - 1:52pm


    Love him and so sad that he passed away. Hopefully, I’ll meet him in heaven. *sniff sniff*

  • Vanessa on November 29th, 2010 - 9:33pm


    Since we started listening to Odyssey we just knew one Whit. His voice was so comforting and he felt like my grandpa. We just learned about his passing but will always remeber his kind voice and words. Have fun in heaven! <3

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  • ali on November 30th, 2010 - 10:59pm


    i will miss him so very much but we will see him in heaven love him

  • anonymus on December 1st, 2010 - 9:24pm


    mike h is your name by any chance mike herlinger?

  • anonymus on December 1st, 2010 - 9:25pm


    if so plz responed

  • Anonymus on December 2nd, 2010 - 6:30pm


    Are you talking to the person who did the comments three in a row on november 28th

  • Anonymus on December 2nd, 2010 - 6:37pm


    I have listened to adventures in odyssey all my life. Paul was the whit for every one of those years ( to be exact 10 years). Paul had a way that made ” Whit” a loveable character. And this is speaking for everyone he was like family. Where you can hear him but don’t know him. Me and my brothers sat for hours and hours listening to AIO. We love you Paul. If paul where to read this i think he would be really happy

  • Anonymous on December 2nd, 2010 - 9:29pm


    ike h are you mike herlinger? this was denied before im not trying to rob u

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  • Anonymus on December 3rd, 2010 - 4:40pm


    You where awesome paul

  • Rachel on December 4th, 2010 - 4:15pm


    Thank you Paul for being Whit. You where great.

  • Rachel on December 7th, 2010 - 2:54pm


    You where awesome Whit

  • Durin on December 7th, 2010 - 4:39pm


    thank you Paul for being Whit. I enjoyed you being Whit. I will always remember you.

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  • Anonymous on December 7th, 2010 - 10:41pm


    no im talking about mike h on nov 27

  • Sarah on December 8th, 2010 - 3:30pm


    the new whit can never replace Paul. I love listening to podcasts when Paul is being whit,any way I hope that I can see him in heaven some day. i am really sad about this, but as my mom says “don’t be sad be glad! that person is in a wonderful place, a perfect place.”

  • Katie on December 8th, 2010 - 5:21pm


    Whit was always somewhat of a father figure. He was and will always be an inspiration!

  • Junior on December 8th, 2010 - 10:52pm


    I miss mr. paul very much!!! He had the most perfect voice of whit.

  • Junior on December 8th, 2010 - 10:56pm


    he died 10 days befor my mama’s birthday.

  • Anonymous on December 10th, 2010 - 12:15am


    how did paul die :(?

  • timm on December 10th, 2010 - 2:24pm


    YOU were an awsome WIT PAUL!

  • anne on December 11th, 2010 - 10:46am


    I miss you lots! It is NOT the same without you….

  • Rachel on December 11th, 2010 - 2:00pm


    You were awesome and amazing paul!!!!!!!!

  • Luis on December 11th, 2010 - 11:49pm


    I have been listening to Adventures in Odyssey for about 7 yrs, and while coming home in the morning from work I listen to the stories and hearing Paul Herlinger as the voice of Whit gave a feeling of comfort, warmth and understanding. Yes, it’s weird I have never meet him but its people like him that leave a positive impression on everyone that you can never or would ever forget. Paul Herlinger is going to be missed as not only a memorable character but as part of everyone’s family and friend.

  • jub on December 12th, 2010 - 1:44pm


    Since we started listening to Odyssey we just knew one Whit.im sad waahh
    🙁 im sad very SAD i hope he feels great in heaven bye paul 🙁

  • jared on December 12th, 2010 - 3:11pm


    that is so sad 🙁

  • jared on December 12th, 2010 - 3:12pm


    sorry to hear that ;(

  • kathryn on December 13th, 2010 - 1:47pm


    You were awesome as Whit, Paul. I loved listening to you. Thank you.

  • Jesus freak! on December 13th, 2010 - 5:26pm


    Paul is the bomb! I think he is the best!

  • Jesus freak! on December 13th, 2010 - 5:27pm


    Thanks for being whit Paul Herlinger u were the best!

  • timm on December 14th, 2010 - 9:17pm


    you werer a great wit Poul!!!!!!!!!!

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  • jessie on December 15th, 2010 - 5:21am


    we will miss you no whit could be better than you paul 🙂

  • becky on December 16th, 2010 - 12:53pm


    I have always listened to odyssey and I really miss the comforting voice of the real Whit. Whit ‘WAS’ Paul so it’s almost like Whit has died along with Paul:(

  • Becca on December 16th, 2010 - 3:12pm


    I’m 15 and I have listened for as long as i can remeber. Paul Herlinger made Whit come to life. I have always thought as Whit as a grandpa that I could to with all of my problems. thank you

  • Jewell on December 17th, 2010 - 2:59pm


    i miss him:-(

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  • jUBI BUBU on December 18th, 2010 - 3:27pm


    aw its so sad 🙁 waah im realy sad i wish……….. he waz like a grandpa im sad its soo diffrent now!

  • jUBI BUBU on December 18th, 2010 - 3:28pm


    sad so sorry 🙁

  • jUBI BUBU on December 18th, 2010 - 3:30pm


    pefect voice i LOVED it 🙂

  • NELLIE on December 18th, 2010 - 11:20pm


    he was such a great guy! I miss him soo much

  • Megan on December 20th, 2010 - 9:25am


    I love you Mr.Herlinger! Whit was always my favorite character in adventures in odyssey and you made him feel so real to me! We’ll miss you! 🙂

  • emmanuel on December 22nd, 2010 - 12:43pm


    i miss Paul Herlinger he was a great guy.D-:

  • Emmanuel on December 22nd, 2010 - 12:55pm


    i just thot they should make a odyssey QUIZ.

  • savanna on December 22nd, 2010 - 2:37pm


    why does connie not find a boy friend?? i want mich to come? he is fun! and i want the parker family on more shows! i like Olivia and her sister there funny! 🙂

  • Kaitlin on January 9th, 2011 - 6:47pm


    its very sad that we have to say good by to paul herlinger but we can rejoys that he is alive in heaven . we will all miss him very much, and odyssey will never be perfectly the same with out him.

    paul herlinger’s #1 fan


  • mia on January 10th, 2011 - 6:53pm


    what happened to all the other kids like Grady and Sam? you only have like 2 famlilies now. you should bring them back!

  • mia on January 10th, 2011 - 6:54pm


    what happened to all the other kids like Grady and Sam? you only have like 2 famlilies now. you should bring them back! and bring someone back for connie!

  • mia on January 10th, 2011 - 6:55pm


    i miss him the old wit sad

  • Bobbi on January 10th, 2011 - 10:03pm


    I grew up listen to whit my he rest in peace 🙂 you are always in my heart <3

  • vvv on January 11th, 2011 - 6:04am


    Awsome tribute!!

  • debbie on January 11th, 2011 - 12:03pm


    I really miss Paul Herlinger he did such a great Whit that NO one not anyone can replace him…….. But that was a great podcast and contribution to Paul:0

  • isak on January 11th, 2011 - 6:40pm


    Paul Herlinger made Mr. Whittaker seem like a real person. Sometimes I wished I could just visit Odyssey and talk to him and the other characters. His voice was a blessing to many.

  • Lindsey on January 11th, 2011 - 7:06pm


    I MISS YOU!!! You were great paul!! We love you!! See yah in heaven!!

  • Nathan on January 13th, 2011 - 8:07am


    Paul will be missed very much. While I have listened to AIO since Family Portraits in the mid-80s and felt a very profound loss when Hal Smith passed, I feel a very strong sense of loss at Hal’s passing. He was a great character and gentlemen.

  • cora on January 13th, 2011 - 4:23pm


    we all miss mr.Herlinger i hope God will bring comfort to his family

    — GOD BLESS 🙂

  • Veronica on January 13th, 2011 - 10:19pm


    John Avery Whittaker – I have gained so much wisdom from you. I am forever grateful for the night I discovered AIO on the radio. Paul Herlinger, thank you for being a true “”Whit.” You have left an incredible legacy behind. This is one time I thank God for the technology that is available to us these days. This means that I can enjoy AIO over and over again to my heart’s content. I will miss you here, Paul, but I look forward to meeting up with you in Heaven ? 🙂

  • Michelle on January 14th, 2011 - 9:55am


    Paul was the bomb….. i miss him so much. I think he was great

  • timm on January 14th, 2011 - 11:17am


    you rouc !!!

  • timm on January 14th, 2011 - 11:20am


    you rock

  • julian on January 15th, 2011 - 6:49pm


    Well, I am sadden that my most favorite character died and I did not find out until today. I’ve been listening to Adventures in Odyssey since I was born, in 1996 when he first started with Adventures in Odyssey But i will not stay sad because I know I will see him in heaven.

  • Alina on January 16th, 2011 - 7:44pm


    i really injoy this program!

  • Anonymous on January 16th, 2011 - 10:30pm


    who here has cried so far make this symbol

    WHIT ROCKS!!! (include the 3 exclimations)

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  • Anonymous on January 16th, 2011 - 10:32pm


    my grandad died a few months ago so pauls death brings back all he memories!!!T_T 🙁 🙁 🙁

  • d on January 16th, 2011 - 10:34pm


    my grandfaher died few months ago and pauls death brings back all the memories.:( 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

  • maria on January 17th, 2011 - 7:38am


    I really miss Paul Herlinger. I have always wanted to meet PAUL HERLINGER. He was such a good actor. I always wanted to go to Whit’s End and meet him. I am gong to miss him, but I look forward to seeing him in Heaven if he was a believer.

  • Whitehorse on January 17th, 2011 - 8:50am


    I will miss Paul Herlinger. I was very sad when I heard that he had passed away. I’ve gotten used to the new voice of Whit, but it won’t ever be the same. I always loved Whit, and his voice WAS very comforting, like a grandfather. I hope I will get to see him in Heaven.

  • israel on January 17th, 2011 - 5:24pm


    Paul was a wonderful actor. He played the part of Whit so perfectly. When he passed away it was like losing a piece to a puzzle. Or like losing an arm or a leg of you’r body. Like I said he was wonderful and we will all mis him. But the new actor is really good for being a totally different person.
    He will always be remembered as John Whitaker (AKA whit) to all who listen or act in Odyssey.
    Israel 🙁

  • d on January 17th, 2011 - 10:41pm


    my grandfather died on october 30 hw was in the navy but that didnt involve his deah im sad 🙁 ;( 😉 plz respond.

  • Jarvis’s on January 18th, 2011 - 2:39pm


    Paul was a wonderful Whit. My four sisters and I listen to advetures and Odessy every night. We’ll miss him.

  • hoss96 on January 18th, 2011 - 6:03pm


    its just not the same without you, you were the best. I cryed when you were not on the new AIO, you were the grandpa i never had. i will always listen to the old ones, if olny to hear that grandfatherly voice that is so comferting. i will miss you soooo much! thank you for all the wisdom over the years. i will remeber he lessons that you have taught.i have listened to you sence i was little. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! cant wait to meet you!!!
    saden by the loss,

    hoss96 🙁

  • d on January 18th, 2011 - 9:38pm


    y does alomst everyones response envolve whit? it just seems so wierd 😀 ?. well gtg goog night

  • Whit on January 18th, 2011 - 9:41pm


    whit: HEY you will envtually see me. so dont be sad for me good day 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • :D on January 18th, 2011 - 9:42pm


    i never really new how much i liked the actor of whit till he died thats a bit wierd isnt it 😕

  • anonymous on January 18th, 2011 - 9:45pm


    love you whit!!!

  • Anonymous on January 18th, 2011 - 9:48pm


    y is here all hese if hes a belever!!!! how dare you say that he was a very godly man. :~ B-D

  • wao on January 18th, 2011 - 9:51pm


    my 2 fav episode no way in___no way out have the all famous nunber 3-16-99

  • wao on January 18th, 2011 - 9:55pm


    my 2 fav episode no way in___no way out have the all famous nunber 3-16-99.

  • Hannah on January 19th, 2011 - 9:05am


    We’ll miss you dearly Mr. Herlinger. You really made it come to life for us.

  • IZA on January 19th, 2011 - 10:25am


    Paul was a great man and father figure. I miss him so much! 🙁 R.I.P Mr. Herlinger. We miss you.

  • Joseph on January 20th, 2011 - 2:08pm


    I really miss you Paul, adventures in odyssey will not be the same without you

  • Julia on January 20th, 2011 - 4:39pm


    im sad so sad well at least he is in a much much better and happier place hes much happier

  • anne on January 21st, 2011 - 5:14pm


    paul was a great guy…he will always be remembered. Miss you paul!

  • mARY on January 22nd, 2011 - 8:52am


    I miss the old Whit, but I like the new Whit too

  • esther on January 22nd, 2011 - 10:34am


    oh whit! i can`t beleive your gone! see you in heaven.

  • SArah on January 22nd, 2011 - 9:48pm


    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhnnnnn!!!!!! i so sad! I loved whit the most, he was my favorite character! :'(

  • ERIN on January 23rd, 2011 - 3:07pm


    I have listned to odyssey all my life and as the years went by i felt more and more closer to whit.

    we will all miss him

  • Danielle on January 25th, 2011 - 4:59pm


    I’m really sad that Paul Herlinger died. He did a great job being Whit. I’ll miss him.

  • Hannah on January 26th, 2011 - 2:01pm


    You need to make some new AIO

  • Eliya on January 27th, 2011 - 11:47am


    Paul Herlinger died?! 🙁 No we miss you so much Paul! 🙁 But now he’s met Jesus and Hal Smith in Heaven! 😀 And someday, if we trust in the Lord our God, we’ll be in Heaven too with them.

  • Hannah on January 27th, 2011 - 1:48pm


    You need to get Connie a man and she should get married possibly Mich he was a good boy friend
    for Connie

  • SAM on January 28th, 2011 - 10:48am



  • Anonymous on January 29th, 2011 - 12:00am


    We’ll miss you “Whit”

  • amy on January 29th, 2011 - 4:40pm


    Paul made me feel close to God…and now he’s gone. :*(

  • vashti on January 29th, 2011 - 7:24pm



  • vashti on January 29th, 2011 - 7:27pm


    Why did he have to die!

  • Nick on January 30th, 2011 - 1:06pm


    I’ve listen to odyssey every night for the past four years. Its allways been the highlight of my day. You made it very real to me and the many episoads you’ve done and the lessons you have taught have helped me with a lot of my probloms. You’ve really helped to changed not only my life but I’m sure the lifes many others as well. Thank you Mr. Herlinger we will allways remember your life, We will all miss you.

  • KATE on February 1st, 2011 - 1:42pm



  • Rachel on February 1st, 2011 - 8:53pm


    Yeah i agree. No offence to the new Whit. I listen to Odyssey almost every day.

  • jnt on February 2nd, 2011 - 10:21am


    We Miss You!!

  • bill on February 2nd, 2011 - 3:55pm


    Paul did a great job as Mr. Whittaker. It’s a wonderful radio program, and it’s not just for kids. I’m in my late 40’s and have enjoyed Adventures in Odyssey for for at least 15 years. Keep up the good work and may God bless you all there who produce this program.

  • molly on February 3rd, 2011 - 7:24am


    Ok people, when i get to heaven the first person on my “list of people i want to see when i get to heaven” is Paul Herlinger. DO NOT try to mess with that plan!!! if you do i am going to get angry :). . . i am going to tell Paul what he meant to me…i know this isn’t skype, but i am crying just thinking about him and how great he was. 🙁 but i know Paul is in good hands now… 🙂

  • anthony on February 3rd, 2011 - 9:33am


    Hi yall, its Anthony again. I was here on Sept.24 7:04 am 2010! And I’m still sad! My other comment is up in the middle on the same date I wrote here. I loved Whit as an actor in Odyssey! But I know I will see him in Heaven.

  • anthony on February 3rd, 2011 - 9:34am


    Sorry about the extra words.


  • molly on February 3rd, 2011 - 2:06pm


    mr. Mark Herlinger if you ended up reading these
    comments. . . you had an AWESOME, WONDERFUL, HEROIC, DAD! your dad ROCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PAUL was everything that is positive, and more!

  • molly on February 3rd, 2011 - 2:09pm



  • Aubrey on February 3rd, 2011 - 5:52pm


    Paul did a great job playing Whit.

  • molly on February 4th, 2011 - 7:25am


    John Avery Whittaker. . . Mr. Herlinger fits that name PERFECTLY! I love Mr. Herlinger he was so awesome and generous and loving and peaceful and . . . I could go on and on and on about how great he was. There will NEVER be anyone on or off the radio. Mr. Herlinger was like a grandfather to me, although I never met him in person.

  • destinee on February 4th, 2011 - 8:24am


    wow this is so cool and very sad and happy and very ifluence and he was my favorate character and i think everyone loved him.

  • jnt on February 4th, 2011 - 6:59pm


    it is so sad he die

  • alexandra on February 5th, 2011 - 9:19am


    We love you Mr. Herlinger. So happy you are in heaven now, resting with our Lord Jesus.

  • novacoman on February 7th, 2011 - 6:19pm


    Thank you Mr. Herlinger for playing Whit for so long.

  • Emily on February 7th, 2011 - 7:58pm


    I am so sorry, Mr.Herlinger… You were an awesome man and I know that God is holding you in his arms right now. May you rest in peace alongside of the Lord Jesus.

  • aVERY on February 8th, 2011 - 6:59am


    I was so shocked to find out Mr. Herlinger died. You will be missed.

  • Anonymous on February 8th, 2011 - 9:52am


    keep the posts coming

  • Anonymous on February 8th, 2011 - 10:00am


    in the green ring conspiracy im guessing believe this:jason whittaker is coming back!!!

  • Rachel on February 8th, 2011 - 8:07pm


    Once I saw that Paul Herlinger died, I felt so terrible! He died on my mom’s birthday… We love you so much Whit! No one will ever take your place. You are always in my heart. You are the heart and soul of Adventures in Oydessy!

  • Desiree on February 9th, 2011 - 4:25pm


    I am soooo sad and happy im happy beacuse i know that mr herlinger is in heaven with jesus and im sad because he played whit so perfecly that somtimes that whit was my grandpa

  • Desiree on February 9th, 2011 - 4:26pm


    srry i meant to say that somtimes i wish that whit was my grandpa

  • christie on February 9th, 2011 - 4:59pm


    Mr. Herlinger made more of an Impact than he ever would have Known.

  • e.j. jiggles on February 9th, 2011 - 7:51pm


    I LOVE PAUL HERLINGER! Out of all the Whits he was the best!!!!!

  • KK on March 11th, 2011 - 8:39pm


    I miss him so much!!!! 🙁 The new whit is OK but I honestly LOVED the old whit he was such a wonderful person….. I miss him I want him back! 🙁 Bye Whit…

  • l on September 8th, 2011 - 1:20pm


    Sad, another Herlinger gone. We will miss his Whit. My Condollences, Texas Herlinger

  • Josh on October 11th, 2011 - 10:02pm


    We will all miss you, but remember you in all the great episodes you were in. Well done Paul! :{

  • jake on November 1st, 2011 - 2:31pm


    i like adventures in odyssey it is the best show ever and i really like it.

  • jake on November 1st, 2011 - 2:31pm


    adventure in odyssey rocks!!!!!!!

  • UFO on November 17th, 2011 - 1:39pm


    he was the BEST

  • Allie on December 8th, 2011 - 2:39pm


    I was very sad to hear of Paul’s passing. He was the best whit ever. Thank you so much, Paul for all your work on adventures in Odyssey, you were the best.

  • Johanne on April 17th, 2012 - 2:21pm


    I bet he’s rolling in his grave about the odyssey’s now!

  • [email protected] on May 2nd, 2012 - 8:47am


    He was my favoite Whit voice. 600th comment(I think)!

  • Nina on May 26th, 2012 - 1:34pm


    I am grieving to hear this news. Paul Herlinger was the one and only Whit I know. He was the emotional man. The one who got through to me. I am grateful that we have a new Whit coming, though I am skeptical. Paul was an amazing man with a great heart. I am hoping to see him in heaven one day. He was an honest man with a good life and i am happy that I know he is in a better world up in heaven with God where there is no grief or pain or suffering. I am hoping right now that I’ll see him soon.

  • Odysseynut on June 18th, 2012 - 2:45pm


    I’m touched. I only started going onto Whit’s End.org recently. I had no idea about all this… Whit’s meant a lot to me, and has taught me a lot, ever since i was little… Thank you, Paul. I love you. Andre Stojka is great, but I’ll always miss that very special voice, so much like the original Hal Smith’s Whit.

  • [email protected] on June 23rd, 2012 - 3:10pm


    Wow, they were right about him being Whit off mike and on. 🙂 By the way, I like the anwering machine. I don’t really like the new whit, personality or voice. 🙁 I miss Paul. 🙁

  • sis on October 11th, 2014 - 1:39pm



  • jesusfreak17 on July 1st, 2015 - 3:24pm


    I will always love listening to the shows with Paul on them. To me, whenever his voice comes on, it’s a sense of contentment, like the “real” Whit is there. I don’t want to minimize the amazing work Hal and Andre, they’re both great, but Paul Herlinger is Whit in a special way no one else can possibly be.

  • Rey on May 19th, 2016 - 12:27pm



  • Brooke on September 3rd, 2016 - 9:59am


    If you type “fast” in your search bar there is a homeschooling place!

  • dave on June 23rd, 2018 - 8:42pm


    He was the best Whit there was. I could have cared less about the show since he left so Andre is nothing to me and it’s been so long since I have heard an episode with Hal in it. Still remember the day I first heard him back in 1996. Did a great job and probably saved the show. Sad that he was been gone for 7 years now but what he did still lives on.

  • Marvin on September 19th, 2018 - 10:05am


    I miss him sooooooo much. Andrja stoika be less cheesy. Jk(ish). P.s hope it is fun in heaven. ??? that is my emotions?

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