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Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

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FREE EPISODE: “Spare Tire,” the first drama Focus on the Family produced

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Co-creator Steve Harris (left) and former Executive Producer Chuck Bolte at the 500th episode in 2002

Co-creator Steve Harris (right) and former Executive Producer Chuck Bolte at the 500th episode in 2002

Merry Christmas! As the year draws to a close, we listen to the very first radio drama ever produced by Focus on the Family. “Spare Tire” released on the daily Focus on the Family broadcast on December 17, 1983 and it paved the way for “Family Portraits” and – ultimately – Adventures in Odyssey. Hear this drama, plus an interview with Odyssey co-creator Steve Harris.

When is Album 64 coming out? Will Buck and Jules start dating? Can Connie and Jason be a thing? Will Grayson Smith become a regular character? Get the answers!

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Writer Sam Suksiri, writer/director Phil Lollar, and producer Nathan Hoobler answer fan questions about the recent album 63, the upcoming album 64, and what’s going on in Odyssey.

Birthday Bash KitCelebrate Your Next Birthday with Adventures in Odyssey!

Celebrations are wonderful and there’s nothing better than celebrating with your Adventures in Odyssey friends! This Birthday Bash Kit includes plenty of printable decorating resources that can be personalized, plus party ideas, games and tips for creating a fun Adventures in Odyssey party experience.

Album 63: Up in the Air

Wooton Bassett returns from his honeymoon with two major problems – Penny is missing and his memory is gone! The journey to find his new bride means probing the depths of Wooton’s crazy mind while also reliving his honeymoon – everything from skydiving in Nicaragua to singing on stage with Wooton’s favorite band, the Pool Boys! Meanwhile, Eugene and Connie deal with the highs and lows of raising teenagers. Connie’s half-sister Jules tries to recreate her life in Los Angeles by making a new friend – school troublemaker Valerie Swanson. And when Connie’s driving lessons leave fingernail marks on the dashboard, Jules turns to another source to teach her — Odyssey’s new licensed driver, Buck Oliver. You’ll learn the meaning of true friendship and love as you come along for the heart-changing, risk-taking experience of a lifetime!

Coming Soon!

Album 64 Young Whit

Album 64: Under the Surface
Coming to the Club in December

The Young Whit book series
Coming in Spring 2018

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Happy 30th Birthday, Adventures in Odyssey! Hop in the Imagination Station and travel 30 years back to the recording of the first episode: “Whit’s Flop”

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Bob Luttrell and Chris Anthony in the early days

Bob Luttrell and Chris Anthony in the early days

“Whit’s Flop” first aired November 21, 1987. Sound designer Bob Luttrell and host Chris Anthony were there on that special day. Hear their memories of recording the very first episode.

 

Got Questions about Album 62…or anything Odyssey?
Call 1-855-784-WHIT (9448) to leave a question for the producers to answer on a future podcast. (Always be sure to have your parent’s permission before you call!)

Hear Whit’s Flop as it aired November 21, 1987
When Whit’s Flop first aired, it was called “Odyssey USA.” This version of the show hasn’t been heard in 30 years…until now. For a limited time, listen to “Whit’s Flop” just as it aired thirty years ago!

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Writer Marshal Younger talks “Have a Heart,” organ transplants, and how his family inspires Odyssey episodes

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Marshal Younger, directing in 2007

Marshal Younger, directing in 2007


Writer Marshal Younger’s wife Stephanie works in a transplant clinic. She met a child who wondered if he would get the personality of the person who donated a liver to him. Hear how that story turned into the touching episode “Have a Heart.”

Got Questions about Album 62…or anything Odyssey?
Call 1-855-784-WHIT (9448) to leave a question for the producers to answer on a future podcast. (Always be sure to have your parent’s permission before you call!)

Album 63: Up in the Air

Wooton Bassett returns from his honeymoon with two major problems – Penny is missing and his memory is gone! The journey to find his new bride means probing the depths of Wooton’s crazy mind while also reliving his honeymoon – everything from skydiving in Nicaragua to singing on stage with Wooton’s favorite band, the Pool Boys! Meanwhile, Eugene and Connie deal with the highs and lows of raising teenagers. Connie’s half-sister Jules tries to recreate her life in Los Angeles by making a new friend – school troublemaker Valerie Swanson. And when Connie’s driving lessons leave fingernail marks on the dashboard, Jules turns to another source to teach her — Odyssey’s new licensed driver, Buck Oliver. You’ll learn the meaning of true friendship and love as you come along for the heart-changing, risk-taking experience of a lifetime!

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