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“Taking the Plunge” and “Head Over Heels” Avery Awards

June 22nd, 2016

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Bob and Jesse hand out awards for two Adventures in Odyssey albums! Hear the winners for “Best Actor,” “Best Actress,” “Lesson Learned-est Moment,” “Best Host,” and “Best Overall Episode.” Be sure to listen for several surprise (and surprised!) guests. Thank you to everyone who voted!

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This edition of the podcast was written by Samuel Suksiri. It was produced by Kevin McCreary from the youtube channel Say Goodnight Kevin.

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141 Comments on ““Taking the Plunge” and “Head Over Heels” Avery Awards”

  • Skye on June 22nd, 2016 - 7:39am


    first comment???

  • s m i l e on June 22nd, 2016 - 7:48am


    Woohoo! I was thinking about the awards!

  • leia on June 22nd, 2016 - 8:07am


    Awesome I love Avery Awards. 🙂

  • Julianna on June 22nd, 2016 - 8:13am


    I don’t think I will be first again, but.
    I was in the 301 club before. Lol

  • Horsegirl on June 22nd, 2016 - 8:16am


    First comment, please?

  • Aragorn on June 22nd, 2016 - 8:30am


    First comment?

  • joseph on June 22nd, 2016 - 8:31am


    First comment!

  • Black widow on June 22nd, 2016 - 8:32am



  • Black widow on June 22nd, 2016 - 8:40am


    Great podcast!!

  • Black widow on June 22nd, 2016 - 9:02am


    Thx Odyssey again for all that u do!!!
    I enjoyed the podcast and the albums Head Over Heels and Taking the Plunge!!:)

    ~Brandyn Marie <3

  • The kid on June 22nd, 2016 - 9:05am


    First comment!

  • Yoshisan on June 22nd, 2016 - 9:12am



  • Stormshadoww on June 22nd, 2016 - 9:14am


    First yo?

  • The kid on June 22nd, 2016 - 9:16am


    Probably did not get it. 🙁

  • Yoshisan on June 22nd, 2016 - 9:58am


    I most likely did not get first.

  • KATRINA on June 22nd, 2016 - 10:03am


    First comment??

  • Jenny on June 22nd, 2016 - 10:06am


    First Comment? Probably not.
    So excited to listen to this!!!

  • Gisela on June 22nd, 2016 - 10:08am


    What?!? Soo exciting!

  • TIGERS10 on June 22nd, 2016 - 10:17am


    Of course not first comment again. 🙁 SKYE Congrats on first comment!

  • Gisela on June 22nd, 2016 - 10:29am


    Ah! Don’t keep me in suspense! Please moderate the comments on this page! I notice you are moderating other comments on other pages!

  • Gisela on June 22nd, 2016 - 10:30am


    Skye, Congrats!! 🙂

  • KATRINA on June 22nd, 2016 - 10:39am


    Congrats Skye!

  • The kid on June 22nd, 2016 - 10:39am


    Almost had it! Good one Skye!

  • The kid on June 22nd, 2016 - 10:40am


    I will win the next one! HA HA

  • Anonymous on June 22nd, 2016 - 10:48am


    Didn’t think that I would get it… Thanks, all!

  • Anonymous on June 22nd, 2016 - 11:15am


    Yay the Avers are finally out !!!!!!!!!! i LOVE these btw anyone who does the club this is mocha 13

  • Skye on June 22nd, 2016 - 11:54am


    Sorry, I suddenly changed to Anonymous

  • Black widow on June 22nd, 2016 - 11:55am


    Hey, congrats @Skye! Glad u got #1!!

  • Julianna on June 22nd, 2016 - 2:24pm


    fourth comment. told you guys. Lol.
    Sky, congratulations! A new member was first.
    all, I was 4 comment, but I typed first! Lol.

  • Black Widow on June 22nd, 2016 - 3:47pm


    Skye, that makes sense….

  • Lauren on June 22nd, 2016 - 6:49pm


    awesome! the averies! I hope jess harnell and kimmy robertson win.

  • Anonymous on June 22nd, 2016 - 7:26pm



  • Rowe on June 22nd, 2016 - 7:35pm


    Whoa Kevin Produced this that’s awesome!!!!

  • diane’s#1fan on June 22nd, 2016 - 9:30pm


    Did this remind anyone else of when Whit and Bryan got stuck in an elevator? Just me? Okay…:) Great awards anyway!

  • Sheena on June 23rd, 2016 - 3:14am


    I love Adventures in Odyssey! It is the best radio show ever.

  • Jenny on June 23rd, 2016 - 6:05am


    I love the comment about the lightsaber 😉
    Who else caught the other indirect Star Wars reference in there?

  • Gisela on June 23rd, 2016 - 6:58am


    That was a fun podcast!
    I voted for (these are the ones I remember the best): Jess Harnell for best actor, Kimmy Robertson as best actress, Victor Brandt and Carol Mansell as best supporting actor and actress, Best sounded designed episode was Cycle of Fear, funniest moment was when Penny tried to be posh. And of course, the rest of them were these (my choice): best Learned-est moment: when Matthew gives his sermon about not letting fear win and best over-all episode: Between the Lines.

  • Gisela on June 23rd, 2016 - 6:59am


    I did not understand best host, but I still filled one of them in.
    Thanks for the Avery Awards!

  • aj on June 23rd, 2016 - 8:07am


    Branden Marie… how old are u?

  • Gisela on June 23rd, 2016 - 8:23am


    @Diane’s 1# Fan,
    I thought so too! LOL And t reminded me of “A Bite of Applesauce.” Fun!

  • Julianna on June 23rd, 2016 - 8:38am


    diane, Lol. I thought about that episode. And then, I listen to it.
    Jesella, I didn’t understand that one either, but I put chris Anthony.

  • maretta on June 23rd, 2016 - 9:04am


    I love Avery Awards

  • outdoor kid on June 23rd, 2016 - 11:18am


    Thanks for giving us a chance to vote!

  • IHEARTAIO on June 23rd, 2016 - 1:46pm


    Album #61 comes out July 14! I will be getting the free OAC trial near the end! Congrats, Skye, for 1st comment!

  • Lizzy on June 23rd, 2016 - 2:35pm



  • Ricky on June 23rd, 2016 - 2:35pm


    I love Avery AWARDS!!!!!!!???????

  • Lizzy on June 23rd, 2016 - 2:36pm



  • Lizzy on June 23rd, 2016 - 2:36pm



  • black widow on June 23rd, 2016 - 4:18pm


    AJ, I’m 12 going on 13… people say i look older than i really am… one person thought i was 15… eek, way off! lol.

    Love Avery Awards!! Thx odyssey!!

  • maddie on June 23rd, 2016 - 5:17pm


    Awww I love adventures in odyssey so much!

  • Elbert on June 23rd, 2016 - 5:42pm


    50th comment!!! 😛 😀

  • Jordan on June 23rd, 2016 - 9:36pm


    God is good ?

  • Black Widow on June 24th, 2016 - 7:41am


    God Morning Every1!!!:)

  • Black Widow on June 24th, 2016 - 7:49am


    Ella, 2 answer ur q on the last podcast, yes I do put my state in every time… EVERY!!!! TIME!!!! I don’t know why it has 2 b me!!:(

    Welcome all new people!!:)

  • Black Widow on June 24th, 2016 - 7:54am


    Katrina, since I am ur posting buddy i’ll a little bit about myself… (hobbies)
    1. texting
    2. reading (all the way!)
    3. doing my hair and others
    4. painting nails
    5. playing xbox
    6. I’m a girl
    7. some of my fav sports r volleyball and gymnastics
    That’s just some of my fav things!
    #posting buddy
    ~Black Widow

  • Black Widow on June 24th, 2016 - 7:56am


    If u want 2 quiz people and answer quizzes for ur self, then type in ‘Connie’ in the search bar…
    Hope 2 c u there!!!:)

  • Black Widow on June 24th, 2016 - 7:57am


    Everyone, if u want 2 quote some of ur fav odyssey characters then type in ‘Quote’ in the search bar…
    Hope 2 c u there!!:)

  • Black Widow on June 24th, 2016 - 7:58am


    Everyone, if u want 2 talk about books or reading and stuff then type in ‘Endorse’ in the search bar…
    Hope 2 c u there!!!:)

    I’m doing a lot of advertising!!!!:)

  • I.G on June 24th, 2016 - 8:23am


    Hi Guys Have a wonderful Summer.

  • Anamonous on June 24th, 2016 - 11:12am


    I was wondering when the Averys were coming out.

  • KAY on June 24th, 2016 - 11:42am


    I’m happy the awards finally came out. I had a feeling that ‘Between the Lines’ would win “Best Overall Episode.” and that the Spiritual Discernment would win for the “ Most Lesson Learned-est Moment” 😀

  • Smiley panda on June 24th, 2016 - 3:03pm


    “And the ability to look good in hats!” LOL, good job and congrats to all who won the Avery Awards!!

  • Gisela on June 24th, 2016 - 3:39pm


    Hi eager voters! Here are the final character results! Sorry for the delay!
    (Drum Roll).

    And the winners are… Jay and Jason! Congratulations on the winning characters!
    Second places:
    Buck and Connie!

  • bomb on June 24th, 2016 - 4:20pm



  • Lauren on June 24th, 2016 - 6:46pm


    @gisela: it totally reminded me of those episodes too. Here’s a question for you all: who’s your fave actor for whit? Mine is Paul Herlinger. By the way, did you guys know that Alan Young and Janet Waldo passed away? 🙁 so sad…

  • Anonymous on June 24th, 2016 - 9:05pm



  • Leslie on June 25th, 2016 - 7:21am


    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BETWEEN THE LINES WON BEST OVERALL EPISODE!!!!!!! And that is so cool that Kevin McCreary helped with this! 😀

  • Junior mints on June 26th, 2016 - 2:04pm


    LOL!! This one is FUNNY!

  • Lizlibarian on June 26th, 2016 - 2:13pm


    BlackWidow: I know what you mean about people thinking kids look older. I’m pretty tall for my age and a couple of years ago I was holding my baby brother and someone came up to me and asked if he was my first!!! My grandpa said I should have said it was me seventh since it was my seventh sibling. Most awkward moment ever! And my dad was standing right next to me??

  • Lizlibarian on June 26th, 2016 - 2:14pm


    BlackWidow: I know what you mean about people thinking kids look older. I’m pretty tall for my age and a couple of years ago I was holding my baby brother and someone came up to me and asked if he was my first!!! My grandpa said I should have said it was me seventh since it was my seventh sibling. Most awkward moment ever! And my dad was standing right next to me??

  • aj on June 26th, 2016 - 3:37pm


    Who is the oldest person on here? Im 14. 15 in march

  • IHEARTAIO on June 26th, 2016 - 5:14pm


    Gisela, it reminded me of “a bite of applesauce” too.

  • Joanna on June 26th, 2016 - 6:44pm


    Hi smiley panda ?Where Do you live? Love the name!

  • Timmo on June 26th, 2016 - 7:04pm


    @Black Widow
    I don’t put my state in every time…
    Cuz I put my Province in every time, Lol 🙂
    (I live in Canada)
    Do people not put their state/province/country in?
    Is that possible???

  • joseph on June 27th, 2016 - 7:17am


    545552122th comment!

  • Julianna on June 27th, 2016 - 8:25am


    IG, Have a great summer as well.

  • nOT SO CHEY on June 27th, 2016 - 9:27am


    @ BLACK WIDOW, I was guessed as seventeen when I was fifteen! And no, I’m not particularly sophisticated either! I am somewhat tall though.

  • Elbert on June 27th, 2016 - 10:18am


    Hi! How are your braces feeling? 😉

  • Anonymous on June 27th, 2016 - 11:10am


    big plans

  • Julianna on June 27th, 2016 - 11:23am


    Elbert, thanks for asking. They feel fine, however I broke one of the bands in the back. I don’t know what I did, but I have to go back to get it fixed. I have my top braces and pretty soon I will get my bottoms put on.

  • Elbert on June 27th, 2016 - 11:48am


    Your welcome! :oops:!! Same here, sometime this year I’ll get my bottom braces on… :[

  • Elbert on June 27th, 2016 - 12:00pm


    * 😳

  • Gisela on June 27th, 2016 - 12:11pm


    I liked Paul Herlinger too! 🙂 I guess maybe it is because I have listened to more of his episodes then theother actors and I’m used too him. But e did sound a lot like Hal Smith.

  • Black Widow on June 27th, 2016 - 3:34pm


    LizLibrarian, I know what u mean! I can’t imagine being u in that moment!! Eek!! That must have been difficult! And welcome back! I haven’t seen u in forever!:):):):)

  • 1st nerd on June 27th, 2016 - 7:55pm


    Hey, forget me????????

  • 1st nerd? on June 27th, 2016 - 8:04pm


    Oh and got a question for ya’ll
    If you could describe your life in a series of smells how
    Would you do it ??
    For instance
    Birth : Clean towel
    Preschool-kindergarten :wet blanket
    Lower school : raindrop
    Middle school :fresh lemonade
    High school : x
    College : x
    If you can’t answer one put
    @blog mods
    You can answer to?.
    Your 1st nerd?

  • 1st nerd? on June 27th, 2016 - 8:08pm



    Lol got the aio reference.
    YOUR NOT GONNA BELIEVE THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1st neRd? on June 27th, 2016 - 8:40pm


    Sometimes almost believable till………
    Light saber vvvvvvVvvvrrrvv sfx
    Thor’s hammer ????????????????
    4th wall breaks ????
    Jet pack plllllllLv!!!!sfx
    Aio references ????????
    Elevators full of applesauce ??????????
    Make up on only one host !!!!!!!???!!!!!!!!!!???
    odessy cameos ??????????????
    Eating envelope in episode that didn’t happen ?
    And,well, it being????FICTION ????
    He he.

  • Gisela on June 28th, 2016 - 7:08am


    What is your favorite breed of horse? I like the Thoroughbreds. (BTW: I am not a horse expert! I just like them!)

  • Julianna on June 28th, 2016 - 8:31am


    Leslie, Like your name!
    Elbert, lol.
    First Nerd, I am not really sure.

  • Black widow on June 28th, 2016 - 9:22am


    Hi every1!:)

  • leia on June 28th, 2016 - 9:41am


    1st nerd, hi are you new? How old are you? 🙂

  • Jenny on June 28th, 2016 - 1:37pm


    Hey, did anyone else notice that today’s Daily Show was linked wrong? It says “Under the Influence” instead of “All’s Well with Boswell”.
    Blog Mods, can you fix that? Thanks!

  • Ghost on June 28th, 2016 - 3:00pm



  • 1st neRd? on June 28th, 2016 - 6:55pm


    Oh yes I love aio references
    01:57 get the joke?.

  • mateo on June 29th, 2016 - 9:36am


    Great awards everyone

  • Black Widow on June 29th, 2016 - 10:14am



    What is every1 doing 2day???

  • bogi on June 29th, 2016 - 11:07am


    I love it!!!!!!!!!

  • bogi on June 29th, 2016 - 11:09am


    It is a great one!!!

  • Julianna on June 29th, 2016 - 1:37pm


    Black Widdow, I have been helping my sister with the baby. She is doing fine, actually better than we expected.

  • AioGirl on June 29th, 2016 - 2:58pm


    First episode of album 61 coming out on the 14!!! In so excited!!!!!?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Gisela on June 29th, 2016 - 4:29pm


    That’s only for OAC members. 😡

  • sophia on June 30th, 2016 - 4:30am


    o yay

  • Black wiDow on June 30th, 2016 - 7:20am


    Julianna, glad 2 hear it!

  • Gennarelli on June 30th, 2016 - 7:52am


    Alright! Loved the podcast! Good job, Odyssey!

  • k on June 30th, 2016 - 4:17pm


    last commet

  • Jordan on June 30th, 2016 - 9:56pm


    I did not know that

  • Anonymous on July 1st, 2016 - 7:10am


    elie 6

  • Lydia on July 1st, 2016 - 9:27am


    Very amazing

  • Black widow on July 1st, 2016 - 10:02am


    I’ve been really busy w/ chores and babysitting… *sigh*
    Well, better get back 2 work…
    I might not be here 4 awhile… I might come back someday…
    ~Black Widow

  • Elbert on July 1st, 2016 - 11:10am


    AIO girl
    Are u an OAC member?

  • Julianna on July 1st, 2016 - 12:34pm


    Hi genarreli. Glad you’re back.

  • Iheartaio on July 1st, 2016 - 3:04pm


    Timmo Happy Canada Day! lol I was born in Nova Scotia to parents who are US citizens and am now living in New York!

  • Gisela on July 1st, 2016 - 5:03pm


    Hi, Gennarelli! 🙂

  • Lizlibarian on July 2nd, 2016 - 4:18pm


    BlackWidow: I know. I haven’t been on here forever! I miss yiu all and I’ll try to be on more ?

  • Anonymous on July 2nd, 2016 - 6:37pm


    Hello Odyssey,
    I just recently heard the Novacom stories again. I was wondering, will you guys ever clear up the chairman. In the novacom stories, we never find out who he was and right at the end he says, “its over… for NOW…” Will you ever resolve it???? PLease???:)

  • john on July 7th, 2016 - 8:13am


    gisela: I like Tennessee walkers

  • s m i l e on July 7th, 2016 - 10:19am


    @Anonymous- Yes! Someone else who thought of the chairman plot! I think it would have been cool if they connected the green ring with Novacom 🙂 What do you think? I agree that they should resolve it!

  • Captain on July 7th, 2016 - 1:51pm


    How come today’s Aio wont play.

  • marni on July 7th, 2016 - 4:58pm


    I really liked the album “Head Over Heels!”

  • marni on July 7th, 2016 - 5:03pm


    This was terrific, awesome, great, fantastic, wonderful, and I really loved it so much! Thanks! 🙂

  • Skye on July 8th, 2016 - 7:35am


    I liked that album, too!

  • Hannah on August 1st, 2016 - 1:48pm


    It was great album but it would be great if Connie got engaged in the next album

  • Jessie on August 5th, 2016 - 12:06pm


    Hi, Hannah I fell the same way Connie needs to get engaged she is lonely and has had allot of relationships through the past. She is a great and fun character, I think that her and Jeff her “first love” she get engaged because he became a Christian and he is a missionary. Who do you think Connie should get engaged to?

  • skye on August 6th, 2016 - 10:53am


    Connie should get married to Jeff or Penny’s boyfriend in Head over Heels. Of course, I would love for her to get married to Mitch, but he is already married.

  • loversone on August 6th, 2016 - 3:27pm



  • sKYE on August 9th, 2016 - 10:29am



  • kenzi on August 15th, 2016 - 7:24pm


    soooo happy for the winners sooo happy

  • lathia on August 16th, 2016 - 2:37pm


    i love adventures in odyssey,i would love to meet the actors.im planning a trip to the focus on the famliy building next year.

  • Kateechka on August 17th, 2016 - 4:34am



  • Outfitter on August 21st, 2016 - 1:10am


    Hey Mathias you prob don’t remember me but I’m really sorry I didn’t reply!!!!!!!it’s okay if you never get this but if you do please ,I really want you back!!!!!!!!!!!any way the adventures in Odyssey are soooooooo! Cool arnt they!!!!!!!?????????????????????????

  • Blog Moderator on August 24th, 2016 - 3:49pm


    Hi Everyone!
    Our moderators will be on vacation tomorrow, August 25th, and Friday, August 26th. No comments will be moderated during this time. Thanks for understanding!

  • Zoey on August 28th, 2016 - 10:27am


    Hi how is everyone out there?
    can’t wait to see who wins!!!
    Listening to the Podcast right now.
    I wonder if they will have any more….I hope so
    By more later

  • Skye on August 30th, 2016 - 10:46am


    Hi, Zoey!

  • Anonymous on November 18th, 2016 - 12:30pm


    I love both of those albums so so much!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous on January 4th, 2017 - 8:12pm



  • Rebekahtiger on February 23rd, 2017 - 1:13pm


    This was awesome right??????????/Rebekahtiger ????I am doing a animal club pick a animal to join ?????????????????????????????????

  • Skye on June 14th, 2017 - 4:06pm


    Hey guys this is awsome

  • TARA on November 25th, 2017 - 1:07pm


    I like The Avery Awards! Congratulations Winner…

  • kazen on January 31st, 2019 - 6:22pm


    AWESOME! this is my favorite avery awards

  • kazen on January 31st, 2019 - 6:23pm


    is it weird I watch some avery awards more than once

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