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Get to know Renee D. Carter with the person who created her: Phil Lollar

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Renee D. Carter, in her first episode

Renee D. Carter, in her first episode


Writer/director Phil Lollar talks tells us all about how Renee D. Carter was inspired by Star Trek: The Original Series, her similarity to her namesake French philosopher, and why she’s from Scotland.

Podcast 10th anniversary: Hear all about our hosts! Bob and Jesse are the interviewees in this special edition!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The Official Podcast logo when the show launched in 2006

The Official Podcast logo when the show launched in 2006

It’s time to turn the tables! Andrew, JD, and Roy from Audio Theatre Central interview our hosts Bob Smithouser and Jesse Florea about their stories. It starts with coming to Focus and leads to their experiences with Adventures in Odyssey and reflections on doing more than 260 Official Podcasts.

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Dig deeper into “A Predicament of Biblical Proportions” with the voice behind Buddy and a preview of the adventure

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Stuart Allen, voice of Buddy Norman

Stuart Allen, voice of Buddy Norman

Buddy Norman just moved to Odyssey Middle School and imagines all sorts of terrible things that could happen there – from encounters with gangsters to a journey back to the Old West. Hear from Stuart Allen who plays Buddy in his Odyssey debut. Plus, get a sneak peek of a scene from the adventure.

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Album 61: Without a Hitch

Wedding bells are finally ringing for Penny Wise and Wooton Bassett, but the journey to the altar takes several unexpected side roads. Meanwhile, the Jones and Parker Detective Agency faces its most perplexing case yet, Olivia and Matthew compete against each other for student body president, and Whit finds himself in the middle of a feud between two warring clans. Celebrate marriage, family and friends in Odyssey with this hilarious six-episode collection!
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Airing This Fall:
  • October 29: A The Feud of Mason County
  • November 5: Parker for President
  • November 12: Old Tricks
  • November 19: The Key Suspect
  • November 26: A Very Bassett Wedding, Part 1
  • December 3: A Very Bassett Wedding, Part 2

Wayback Wednesday: Sage and Erin Bolte

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Sage and Erin Bolte, 1992

Sage and Erin Bolte, 1992

Sage and Erin Bolte argued and fought as siblings Robyn and Melanie Jacobs on Adventures in Odyssey, modeling their performances after their real-life squabbles. As daughters of then-executive producer Chuck Bolte, they saw the inside story of Odyssey and of Chuck himself.

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Goodbye, Alan Young and Janet Waldo — the voices behind Jack and Joanne Allen

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Alan Young and Janet Waldo, 1998

Alan Young and Janet Waldo, 1998

Alan Young, 2007

Alan Young, 2007

Janet Waldo, 2006

Janet Waldo, 2006

The Adventures in Odyssey cast and crew remember our friends Alan Young (voice of Jack Allen) and Janet Waldo (voice of Joanne Allen), who passed away this year. Featuring: Dave Arnold (executive producer), Paul McCusker (former executive producer), Phil Lollar (writer/director), Chuck Bolte (former executive producer), Katie Leigh (voice of Connie), Will Ryan (voice of Eugene), Townsend Coleman (voice of Jason), Mark Drury (sound designer), Marshal Younger (writer/director), Bob Luttrell (sound designer), Rob Jorgensen (sound designer), Nathan Hoobler (writer/director), and John Fornof (writer/director)

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