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Meet Karen Ellison, Adventures in Odyssey Studio Teacher

July 2nd, 2018

Karen Ellison

Karen Ellison

Karen Ellison has been a studio teacher for Adventures in Odyssey for more than twenty years. Find out what she does, what she’s seen behind the scenes, and about her connection to several prominent young actors. Plus, hear a preview of “Charlotte,” this month’s Club adventure.

Voting for the Avery Awards has closed, but stay tuned to the podcast cast to hear who won in the categories of Best Actress, Best B-TV Sketch, Best Actor, Best Scene, Best Sound Design, Best Place Wooton and Penny Visited on their Honeymoon, Best Script, Best Villain, and Best Overall Episode!

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130 Comments on “Meet Karen Ellison, Adventures in Odyssey Studio Teacher”

  • kelly on July 2nd, 2018 - 11:12am

     

    first?!


  • Dancelover on July 2nd, 2018 - 11:17am

     

    First!?!?


  • Odysseyfan on July 2nd, 2018 - 11:19am

     

    First comment???? Please???


  • Odysseyfan on July 2nd, 2018 - 11:21am

     

    @q yes I’m homeschooled.


  • ODYSSEYFAN on July 2nd, 2018 - 11:25am

     

    I was kind of hoping this podcast would be the Avery awards but oh well…..that’s ok. This podcast was pretty interesting!!


  • Odysseyfan on July 2nd, 2018 - 11:26am

     

    Well guys we didn’t make it to 1000 comments like not even close LOL oh well it’s a new podcast.


  • kelly on July 2nd, 2018 - 11:27am

     

    Thanks Karen for all the work you do behind thE scenes.


  • melissa on July 2nd, 2018 - 11:37am

     

    first again cool podcast Karen’s kids played sam josen and mandie’s brother cool podcast I liked it melissa


  • Odysseyfan on July 2nd, 2018 - 11:48am

     

    @melissa what is your favorite movie?


  • Odysseyfan on July 2nd, 2018 - 11:58am

     

    Ok I really wish I could listen to That Odyssey Club episode! It sounds so cool
    !! Right now I wish I was in the club. My Brother’s Keeper actually wasn’t in any of the usual Odyssey albums it was actually in the Lost episodes (just in case nobody knew that lol)


  • Odysseyfan on July 2nd, 2018 - 12:23pm

     

    @bluestar i read firstsurvivors book too


  • Odysseyfan on July 2nd, 2018 - 2:44pm

     

    @Melissa great job getting first comment….. Again!!I will try again next time.


  • Feathertail on July 2nd, 2018 - 2:45pm

     

    @Kelly, congrats on first comment!


  • Odysseyfan on July 2nd, 2018 - 2:45pm

     

    @Kelly I meant!!!! Not Melissa. Sorry!!! Kelly great job at getting first comment lol


  • Jack on July 2nd, 2018 - 3:25pm

     

    ??Happy Fourth of July to All!!! ??


  • Marisa on July 2nd, 2018 - 6:43pm

     

    Woohoo! new podcast! Congrats to Kelly on first comment!


  • TacoBella on July 2nd, 2018 - 6:58pm

     

    My mom and I listened to this podcast in the car. She turned to me and said, “That would be the perfect job for you!” Thanks for the great podcast, and thank you Miss Karen for the tips on how to become a studio teacher! I love learning about how Odyssey becomes the amazing product we all know and love!


  • Mikayla on July 2nd, 2018 - 7:49pm

     

    @Melissa and @Odysseyfan sorry I didn’t answer you in the last podcast but stranger things is about these three friends who try to find there other friend in a world called the upside down and they meet a girl named 11. You should both watch it it’s so good!


  • Mikayla on July 2nd, 2018 - 7:49pm

     

    P.S it’s on Netflix


  • Mikayla on July 2nd, 2018 - 8:02pm

     

    Here are some questions to answer:
    1 what is your favorite sport? 2 what is some of your favorite activities? 3 how many siblings do you have? 4 what is your favorite color? 5 what is your favorite food? 6 Favorite bible verse? 7 what is the best th I g you’ve done this summer?


  • melissa on July 3rd, 2018 - 6:13am

     

    At Kelly congrets of first comment I got first comment on the last podcast melissa


  • melissa on July 3rd, 2018 - 6:14am

     

    At odisseyfan my favorite moovy is I can only imajen and high school musicall At odisseyfan What is your favorite moovy? melissa


  • melissa on July 3rd, 2018 - 8:30am

     

    At Mikayla that moovy sounds good and I will answer your questions. 1 My favorite food is stake. 2 Favorite activity is going to the beach. 3 favorite coller is yello 4 Favorite sport is baseball 5 favorite thing I done this summer is going to t he beachmelissa


  • melissa on July 3rd, 2018 - 8:32am

     

    At makeyla I have 1 brother he is 25 and he is grajuading from colladge. and I don’t any baible virces melissa


  • Olivia on July 3rd, 2018 - 8:57am

     

    Hi guys.I think it is hard to get first so good job Kelly. I have an aunt named Kelly.Is everybody liking Dariens rise?I know there is one other on Maris.I kinda wish they would do anathor.my moms parents are coming for the 4th.Yesterday we were over at my moms friends house and we swam in the pool and me and my sister got sun burned.


  • Odysseyfan on July 3rd, 2018 - 9:50am

     

    @mikayla 1. My favorite sport is soccer 2. I like to read and swim 3. I have six siblings 4. My favorite color is pink 5. My favorite food is pizza 6. My favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 33:3 and the best thing I’ve done this summer so far is probably swim.


  • Odysseyfan on July 3rd, 2018 - 9:51am

     

    @Melissa I like prince Caspian and left behind. What is I can only imagine about? I heard of it before is it good?


  • Odysseyfan on July 3rd, 2018 - 9:54am

     

    @olivia yes I like Darien’s Rise and I usually listen to Odyssey on the radio but I haven’t been since I already listened to Darien’s Rise on CD from a friend. I’m sorry you got sunburned!! I actually have never gotten sunburned… I’ve gotten pretty close but even though my mom burns really easily I think I’m like my dad LOL who doesn’t burn at all.


  • Odysseyfan on July 3rd, 2018 - 10:17am

     

    @mikayla I meant my favorite sport is basketball lol


  • Odysseyfan on July 3rd, 2018 - 10:21am

     

    @jack happy fourth of july to you too!!!


  • cocacola on July 3rd, 2018 - 10:47am

     

    HAPPY FOURTH TO EVERYBODY!!!!


  • Odysseyfan on July 3rd, 2018 - 10:52am

     

    @cocacola happy fourth to you too!!


  • Odysseyfan on July 3rd, 2018 - 11:09am

     

    Here is a quiz for you all to take. 1. What is your favorite Odyssey episodes? 2. Do you like the warriors or survivors books better? 3. What is your favorite holiday? 4. What is your favorite Disney movie? 5. Who is your favorite author?


  • kelly on July 3rd, 2018 - 11:18am

     

    I can believe I got first:o. So excited!!!!


  • MODERATOR on July 3rd, 2018 - 11:28am

     

    Happy 4th of July everyone! This is a notice that comments will be on hold for the rest of this week while our staff enjoys the 4th of July holiday. Feel free to continue to post comments but they will not be approved until Monday, July 9th. Have a safe and happy 4th!


  • Odysseyfan on July 3rd, 2018 - 11:32am

     

    @blog moderator happy 4 of July to you!!! I hope you have a great week!!


  • Odysseyfan on July 3rd, 2018 - 11:35am

     

    @kelly great job again!! I have to try and get first comment next time!!!!


  • Odysseyfan on July 3rd, 2018 - 11:37am

     

    @tacobella I enjoyed the podcast too!! I love all of the different podcasts they come up with!!


  • melisa on July 3rd, 2018 - 11:49am

     

    Thanks blogmods happy 4th of july as well melissa


  • melissa on July 3rd, 2018 - 11:53am

     

    At odisseyfan it is about the song I can only imagen it’s realy good answers to your quiz


  • melissa on July 3rd, 2018 - 11:57am

     

    At odisseyfan. 1 My favorite odyssey epesodes are Have a hart slumber, the toy man conny part 1 and 2 and Aubrie’s bath rope. 2 Favorite Disney moovy I like finding dory it’s a funny moovy and frozen 3 My favorite coller is yello. 4favorite


  • melissa on July 3rd, 2018 - 11:59am

     

    Favorite author is judy bloom. 5 favorite holyday is Crismas melissa


  • __ on July 3rd, 2018 - 1:39pm

     

    Wow, never hear of her.


  • Marisa on July 3rd, 2018 - 3:19pm

     

    1. What is your favorite Odyssey episodes?: Sunday Morning Scramble and the Labyrinth are a couple of my favorites.
    2. Do you like the warriors or survivors books better? Comparing the new series just coming out, definitely Survivors. I think Warriors has changed. now, they frequently mention some things in the new series that should be left out. The earlier warrior books were amazing though!


  • Marisa on July 3rd, 2018 - 3:21pm

     

    (Finishing rest of the questions)
    3. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas and 4th of July… (does Star wars day count? Lol)
    4. What is your favorite Disney movie? The Lion King
    5. Who is your favorite author? Idk lol. I really like Erin Hunter, and I really enjoyed Paul McCusker and Marshall Younger’s Odyssey books. I have a lot of authors I like!


  • Marisa on July 3rd, 2018 - 3:21pm

     

    Thanks Blog Mod! Have a great rest of the week!


  • Daniel on July 3rd, 2018 - 4:10pm

     

    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Shona’s Mom on July 3rd, 2018 - 5:48pm

     

    Hi. I would like to clear some things up. As some of you know, my daughter Shona has been battling bone cancer. But then there was a comment that said she didn’t have cancer. That was not true. Shona’s little sister wrote that. Thank you for all your prayers so far and please continue praying for her healing. Thank you so much and very, very sorry for any confusion.


  • Mikayla on July 3rd, 2018 - 7:55pm

     

    Hi everyone i hope you all have a good July 4th and do lots of sparklers and fireworks! Hope you have fun! Be safe. Talk to you all on Friday


  • NARNIA on July 4th, 2018 - 1:24am

     

    Happy fourth of july!


  • Olivia on July 5th, 2018 - 9:14am

     

    Oddsseyfan,you don’t want to get a sunburn they hurt.Would you like to post back and forth?


  • Olivia on July 5th, 2018 - 9:18am

     

    Odysseyfan, I am homeschool too but we haven’t started yet.


  • faith on July 5th, 2018 - 11:37am

     

    😉


  • ROSE on July 5th, 2018 - 5:43pm

     

    Does anyone remember me? I haven’t been forever!


  • country girl on July 6th, 2018 - 8:52am

     

    Daniel, Melissa, and Marissa,
    I am glad y’all have plans to celebrate the 4th! I hope everyone had a wonderful time celebrating our freedom!
    Has anyone ever read Gods Smuggler? I am reading it right now. its terrific!


  • tessa on July 7th, 2018 - 9:32am

     

    I watched solo in the theaders a few weeks ago. ps first time watching star wars in theaders too


  • tessa on July 7th, 2018 - 9:34am

     

    will not be back in while.. ps go 1000


  • daniel on July 8th, 2018 - 3:22pm

     

    Hi


  • Anonymous on July 8th, 2018 - 8:20pm

     

    hi


  • Marisa on July 9th, 2018 - 8:53am

     

    Yay! We’re back!


  • Odysseyfan on July 9th, 2018 - 8:54am

     

    Hi everybody!! Did you all have a great July 4?


  • Odysseyfan on July 9th, 2018 - 9:15am

     

    @Melissa I love finding Dory too!! Finding Nemo was awesome too!


  • Bluestar on July 9th, 2018 - 9:28am

     

    @OdysseyFan. 1: I Slap Floor! So funny! 2: Warriors!!!! 3: Hmm Probably somewhere between All Hallows’ Eve which is close to my bday and hello, YOU GET TO DRESS UP!!! I’m not even very girly but…. & Christmas. 4: The Aristocats because Paris and CATS!!!!! 5: Erin Hunter & any adult coloring book author with Bible verses does that count?!?!….,, * Bluestar *
    /\___/\
    ( *^ . ^* )
    (*). (*)_/~~*


  • Marisa on July 9th, 2018 - 11:01am

     

    @Shona’s Mom

    I will definitely keep praying!

    Dueteronomy 31:8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

    Psalms 46:1
    God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.


  • Bluestar on July 9th, 2018 - 12:46pm

     

    Hi y’all! Is anyone else having problems listening to today’s episode? I think they’re website is brokdn.. 😥


  • Q on July 9th, 2018 - 2:27pm

     

    hey people


  • Odysseyfan on July 10th, 2018 - 7:08am

     

    @olivia how was your July 4? Mine was great! We went to church that night but we were able to go home and our neighbor shot of fireworks and we invited friends over! It was very fun!


  • Odysseyfan on July 10th, 2018 - 7:09am

     

    @shonas mom I will definitely pray too!!


  • Odysseyfan on July 10th, 2018 - 7:09am

     

    @q hey yourself!


  • Marisa on July 10th, 2018 - 7:53am

     

    What’s wrong with today’s episode?? The inspiration station part 2. It just ends abruptly. In a very annoying place too. I don’t know how it ends! :'(


  • sky on July 10th, 2018 - 8:35am

     

    Is it just me or does any else not like whit’s voice?


  • Bluestar on July 10th, 2018 - 8:37am

     

    So… I just came across one of my coins that looked weird and aperently it is from 1829 so what do you guys think that’s probably worse Siri spelling is weird so what do you think it is worth? Thank you guys! * Bluestar *


  • Odysseyfan on July 10th, 2018 - 9:40am

     

    @bluestar maybe 100?? But you really can’t take my answer as the truth I’m just basing it on something I read in a book a long time ago and it was a coin for a different date too.


  • Odysseyfan on July 10th, 2018 - 9:41am

     

    @sky yes Whit’s new voice (for the albums from 2010 until now, Andre stojkas voice) is strange!! My dad dislikes how voice too.


  • Pennybassett on July 10th, 2018 - 10:37am

     

    YWAM! That’s so cool! I hope to take a gap year to go through the program after I graduate! Probably in Hawaii.


  • sky on July 10th, 2018 - 10:58am

     

    @Marisia the same thing happened to me to! I thought that it maybe just our computer, but apparently not…


  • Lydia on July 10th, 2018 - 2:03pm

     

    The story just ended for us too in the middle


  • Lydia on July 10th, 2018 - 2:08pm

     

    @ Shona’s Mom I will pray for her.


  • melissa on July 10th, 2018 - 5:11pm

     

    At odisseyfan my 4th of july was fun we went to the teach and went to a resturunt to eat then later we went down town and saw the fire works but it started to rain and thounder around 8:30 so we could not see them when we got home we hurd the fire works from the park across from the complex ya finding dory is funny I love frozen I hope frozen 2 will be good melissa


  • melissa on July 10th, 2018 - 5:13pm

     

    At rose yes I remember you where have you ben? wellcom back to the podcast melissa


  • melissa on July 10th, 2018 - 5:15pm

     

    At shona’s mom I will prey fore shona I hope she will get better soon melissa


  • Odysseyfan on July 11th, 2018 - 9:20am

     

    @Melissa frozen 2??? I did not know that!!! Cool!!


  • Odysseyfan on July 11th, 2018 - 9:22am

     

    @bluestar my brother says maybe 500 bucks.


  • Odysseyfan on July 11th, 2018 - 9:24am

     

    Is it Shona Kennedy that has bone cancer or is this a different Shona? I’m kind of confused.


  • daniel on July 11th, 2018 - 3:49pm

     

    @Odysseyfan Its a different shona


  • melissa on July 11th, 2018 - 4:04pm

     

    At odisseyfan well see if frozen 2 will be out this year I’m not shure tommrow the first episode of a lbum 65 will be air on the aio club and on the radio in octuber melissa


  • melissa on July 12th, 2018 - 6:34am

     

    At All the AIO club members injoye the first episode of album 65 I can’t wait to here it on the radio in octuber melissa


  • Odysseyfan on July 12th, 2018 - 6:55am

     

    @daniel thanks!! That’s what I thought…..I just wasnt sure.


  • Odysseyfan on July 12th, 2018 - 8:35am

     

    @melissa I’m not signed up for the Odyssey club but I for sure will listen on the radio.


  • melissa on July 12th, 2018 - 9:24am

     

    At odisseyfan I will listen on the radio to I’m not a aio club member we will just have to wait untel octuber 13 when the first episode will be on the radio don’t feel bad I’m not a aio club member eather melissa


  • Bluestar on July 12th, 2018 - 9:25am

     

    @OdysseyFan. It turns out it might just be 1929 which buying from a dealer might be about $1.00 but selling it might be worth only $0.80 🙁 oh well for thinking to be rich…… Maybe some other day 🙁 * Bluestar *


  • Brookelyn on July 12th, 2018 - 1:41pm

     

    My 2 favorite episodes are things not seen and the shame about fame!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Brookelyn on July 12th, 2018 - 1:44pm

     

    Hi


  • melissa on July 12th, 2018 - 2:22pm

     

    At Daniel are you a club member? do you have album 65 yet? melissa


  • Marisa on July 12th, 2018 - 3:46pm

     

    Deep thought for the day. With so many things that are pickled, why are just the pickled cucumbers called pickles?


  • NARNIA on July 13th, 2018 - 3:09am

     

    marisa lol XD


  • melissa on July 13th, 2018 - 7:02am

     

    At marisa I’m not shure why qcumbers are not called picalls melissa


  • Odysseyfan on July 13th, 2018 - 9:33am

     

    @narnia hey haven’t heard from you in a while!


  • Odysseyfan on July 13th, 2018 - 9:35am

     

    @brookelyn hey!! Who are your favorite Odyssey characters? I like Connie wooton and penny.


  • Odysseyfan on July 13th, 2018 - 9:36am

     

    @bluestar oh well!! Keep looking for old coins!! Don’t give up hope lol


  • Marisa on July 13th, 2018 - 1:00pm

     

    Deep thought of the day. Where does seedless produce come from?


  • NARNIA on July 14th, 2018 - 5:49am

     

    @odysseyfan
    hiiii


  • Bluestar on July 14th, 2018 - 8:02am

     

    @Marisa. I believe they come from farms, just farms that are treated with chemicals. Of course, that is just my belief. 🙂 keep asking deep questions and I will answer my best 🙂 *Bluestar*


  • Odysseyfan on July 14th, 2018 - 1:52pm

     

    @marisa yeah!! Where does it come from? There is no way someone can take all the seeds out from produce without taking it apart! And they obviously don’t do that……


  • Odysseyfan on July 14th, 2018 - 5:01pm

     

    Is anybody a fan of the Andy Griffith show? If so who are your favorite characters? I like Barney of course and Opie.


  • cocacola on July 15th, 2018 - 11:12am

     

    Marisa
    that is something i haven’t thought of. Its kind of scary now that im wondering too


  • SILLY4SOCCER on July 15th, 2018 - 6:04pm

     

    @MELISSA

    Wow! My town’s fireworks got rained out, too! Around 8:30(ish) They were scheduled for Wednesday, July 4, but got rescheduled for Friday, July 6. Did yours get rescheduled? If so, when id they reschedule them to?

    ~SILLY4SOCCER~
    (Shona Kennedy’s BIGGEST fan!!! Love ya Shona!!!)


  • Knittingfun on July 16th, 2018 - 9:50am

     

    Hey Guys! Focus on the Family is having an awesome sell! 30% off their books, and Free Shipping, and 40% off their digital books! Check it out! 😀


  • BENNY on July 16th, 2018 - 2:27pm

     

  • Marisa on July 16th, 2018 - 2:34pm

     

    Woo hoo! Swim team is over for the summer! We just had our championship meet.


  • Anne e. on July 17th, 2018 - 8:39am

     

    Does anyone know when album 65 comes out in the club?


  • Redsox on July 17th, 2018 - 9:22am

     

    @marisa
    In botany and horticulture, parthenocarpy (literally meaning virgin fruit) is the natural or artificially induced production of fruit without fertilization of ovules. The fruit is therefore seedless.
    I hav no idea


  • melissa on July 17th, 2018 - 12:53pm

     

    At selly fore soccer I’m not if they did the fire works the next or the day after How is your summer going so far? melissa


  • melissa on July 17th, 2018 - 12:54pm

     

    At anne album 65 came on the radio july 12 untel augest 17th on the club it comes out on the radio octuber 13th untel November 17th melissa


  • melissa on July 17th, 2018 - 12:57pm

     

    At odisseyfan I love barney to he is my favorite are you talking about the same barney show we watched a lot when we were little barney the cartoons? melissa


  • Q on July 17th, 2018 - 2:18pm

     

    @ Marisa
    I think that they breed the seeds out of the fruit so people can enjoy not having to pick through them. They keep the trees going by engrafting and there are several other ways. Really cool thing to think about!!


  • Marisa on July 17th, 2018 - 2:59pm

     

    Deep thought of the day. Why is it when someone asks you your favorite movie, you forget every movie you’ve ever seen?


  • Texas girl on July 17th, 2018 - 4:45pm

     

    @Odysseyfan
    I love The Andy Griffith Show to!!
    My favorite characters are Barney(of course), and probably Gomer & Goober Pyle and Otis Campbell.


  • Anne e. on July 18th, 2018 - 5:01am

     

    @ Melissa
    Thank you!


  • Daniel on July 19th, 2018 - 3:53pm

     

    @Odysseyfan and Texas Girl I love The Andy Griffith Show to!!!! My favorite character is Andy and Barney, Gomer, an Opie


  • Anonymous on July 22nd, 2018 - 12:25pm

     

    hello


  • BluestaR on July 23rd, 2018 - 6:02am

     

    @Marrissa. I think you don’t actually forget, you brain just sometime ‘passes by’ some of those REALLY good ones?!??


  • country girl on July 23rd, 2018 - 8:19am

     

    Odyssey fan and everyone else that likes Andy Griffith,
    We watch it all the time! Barney is the one that makes them funny! this morning I watched Lawn man Barney. What is y’alls favorite episode?
    Country Girl


  • Storm on July 25th, 2018 - 10:39am

     

    Survivors is my favorite
    Warriors is fairly good


  • Bluestar on July 25th, 2018 - 11:34am

     

    First post today?!? Lol!


  • kelly on July 27th, 2018 - 11:08am

     

    Hi guys!


  • kelly on July 27th, 2018 - 11:27am

     

    Here are are some questions:

    1.What is your favorite color? (purple)
    2.Whats your favorite candy? (Sour Patch Kids)
    3.Whats your favorite song? (Pray: Justin Bieber)
    4.When are you starting school? (mid August)

    P.S. My answers are in the ( )


  • lily on July 28th, 2018 - 10:38pm

     

    CONNIE IS SO COOL


  • GRACE on July 28th, 2018 - 10:40pm

     

    HEY


  • Anonymous on August 28th, 2018 - 3:06pm

     

    hay


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