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VIDEO PODCAST: Writer Marshal Younger and his three-year-old daughter’s breakfast battle inspires a Parker family adventure (Plus: A story of how God is using Odyssey!)

November 6th, 2018

Many years ago, Marshal Younger’s three-year-old daughter decided she wasn’t going to eat her breakfast. This set off a multi-hour standoff between father and daughter that later inspired the Odyssey episode “The Sandwich Initiative.” Witness the battle of wills as well as an incredible story from one of our listeners.

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81 Comments on “VIDEO PODCAST: Writer Marshal Younger and his three-year-old daughter’s breakfast battle inspires a Parker family adventure (Plus: A story of how God is using Odyssey!)”

  • Godgirl on November 6th, 2018 - 4:48pm


    His daughter is so cute!

  • Olivia on November 6th, 2018 - 4:56pm


    Cool prodcast. That last story is, anybody got a word for it..

  • Koto on November 6th, 2018 - 6:35pm



  • Koto on November 6th, 2018 - 6:36pm



  • Marisa on November 6th, 2018 - 7:08pm



  • glory on November 6th, 2018 - 7:28pm


    HI! First comment?

  • Marisa on November 6th, 2018 - 7:32pm


    Wow… what a great podcast! I gotta say I feel kinda bad for Marshall Younger’s daughter lol. It was hilarious though! Especially his remake of it… And that was such a cool story!
    Amazing podcast overall!

  • Knittingfun on November 6th, 2018 - 8:44pm


    This is great!

  • Narnia on November 7th, 2018 - 2:27am



  • narnia on November 7th, 2018 - 2:27am


    Or 11th?

  • ELLE on November 7th, 2018 - 8:25am



  • melissa on November 7th, 2018 - 10:43am


    At god girls congrets on first comment I will listen to This podcast melissa

  • rt on November 7th, 2018 - 12:43pm


    hi there

  • rt on November 7th, 2018 - 12:44pm


    episode 850

  • lori on November 7th, 2018 - 12:44pm


    WOW IS RIGHT! that is cool!

  • lori on November 7th, 2018 - 12:45pm


    it has been a long time since we had a video podcast so coll!

  • Me on November 7th, 2018 - 2:48pm


    Wow i loved the story
    And that vid was hilarious

  • Amazed on November 7th, 2018 - 2:50pm


    That story is powerful to me

  • melissa on November 7th, 2018 - 2:58pm


    At glory I agree it’s ben a long time sence a video podcast I liked it it was a good podcast melissa

  • a on November 7th, 2018 - 6:59pm


    When I was three, I would have said “FINE.” and eaten my food grudgingly.Oddyssey has helped me kee on being a christian even when others arent and have easier lives

  • agentX4jesus on November 8th, 2018 - 9:18am


    this is super cute!!!!

  • J on November 8th, 2018 - 10:40am


    That story is wonderful about the girl how adventures in odyssey changed her life.Her story was kind of the same but i don’t do drugs.
    Marshell Youngers daughter is so adorable and i am also amazed that she ate her cerel which in my guess was probaly part of the milk by then and the banana was probally gross by then.I hope to have more podcats like this one and maybe a free episode but if you are going to do a mystirey episode make sure its a one episode mysteriey.

  • Anonymous on November 8th, 2018 - 11:18am


    Amazing I like listern to odyess listen to it ever day. Epically like the one where Eugene and Katrina find out they can’t have kids that talks to me cause I been having a hard time coming pregnant i just wanted to let all know I enjoy listen to odyess ever day

  • lori on November 8th, 2018 - 11:37am


    Is everyone ready for Christmas because i am i have been listening to Christmas songs already!

  • tali on November 8th, 2018 - 12:48pm


    Wow! very powerful story! I absolutly LOVE AIO!!

  • glory on November 8th, 2018 - 1:44pm


    That was really cool and strong.

  • caleb on November 8th, 2018 - 1:56pm


    I love Odyssey

  • Anonymous on November 8th, 2018 - 1:59pm


    wow… very powerful

  • Gracie on November 8th, 2018 - 3:42pm


    Mr. Younger’s daughter is so cute!! 😛 And I love that story at the end, so inspirational!! <3

  • Amirah on November 8th, 2018 - 8:58pm


    Wow, the first story was relatable, and the second story was very inspiring!

  • Carrie on November 9th, 2018 - 9:54am


    I thoght it was heart brakeing

  • Shona on November 9th, 2018 - 11:20am


    The doctors had to amputate my leg today. Please pray for my healing and for my emotions right now. I used to dance, so this is really hard for me. Thanks.

  • Coco on November 9th, 2018 - 12:33pm


    Hi your daughter is super cute! And I love your radio

  • Me on November 9th, 2018 - 2:42pm


    Shona, that must be really scary im praying for you!

  • Glory on November 9th, 2018 - 3:46pm


    @Shona, Oh my gosh, I am so sorry. I will pray for you, and that you get better.

  • AgentX10 on November 9th, 2018 - 5:19pm


    I will be praying that God will heal you ,Shona. I will pray for your family to. God bless.

  • Marisa on November 9th, 2018 - 6:14pm


    @Shona I’m so sorry! I will be praying for you and your family!

  • NIna on November 10th, 2018 - 9:16am


    This was a great podcast! They should do more like that, and both of the testimonies really spoke to my heart. Great job Adventures in Odyssey!?

  • Fern 155 on November 10th, 2018 - 10:57am


    @blogmods today’s episodes won’t load. Every time I try to play it, the page loads, but the episode just comes up as a black box ?

  • melissa on November 10th, 2018 - 3:31pm


    At lori yes I’m ready fore chrismas What do you want fore chrismas? I want a microphone stand money and aybe a gift sertificit melissa

  • melissa on November 10th, 2018 - 3:32pm


    At Shona I will prey I hope your leg gets better and I’m sorry you can’t dance melissa

  • anonymous on November 11th, 2018 - 7:17am


    I loved “The Sandwich Initiative”!

  • PACKERS on November 11th, 2018 - 9:22am


    @Shona oh no I will be praying for you?
    Hope you get well soon;)

  • MIST. on November 11th, 2018 - 9:29am


    Those stories were very powerful. The last one touched me, How she felt no worth was really down to earth.
    I am definetly keeping you in my prayers!

  • PACKERS on November 11th, 2018 - 9:31am


    @shona I know what it’s like a little bit myself because I have some diseases:(
    Praying for your emotions as you may have some emotional time with god.
    Don’t be discouraged your leg being amputated is for a purpose.
    Remember god is with you through all of this;)

  • #BibleBro on November 11th, 2018 - 4:40pm


    I liked that episode! Strange how people can be inspired by such strange things!?

  • anonymous on November 11th, 2018 - 4:44pm


    I am SO sorry, Shona!!??

  • GRlpwr on November 12th, 2018 - 8:21am


    Oh Shona! praying <3

  • Gisela on November 12th, 2018 - 10:38am


    Hiiii, it’s me! I haven’t posted here in so long!! I wanted to say “hi”!! I haven’t listened to new AIO albums for about a year, so I’m going to get all the new ones at the library ASAP!!
    This is a bit random, but it’s crazy I found about the Podcast Jan. 2016!! That feels like so long ago, honestly!!

  • Gisela on November 12th, 2018 - 10:45am


    I read the description for the new AIO album “Trial by Fire” that’s for preorder. I’m sorry – what?! I’m going crazy!! It looks sooo good!! And Jules is Connie’s roommate?! She’s staying in Odyssey?! AHHH!! Yay! I didn’t know, but I’m so happy! And Buck finds a painting of his mother?! I remember him saying his father died and mother left! If Buck finds his mother… I’m going to die… what about Eugene and Katrina?! I wanna preorder it SO badly heh!! Okay, but seriously, it looks soo good!!

  • Gisela on November 12th, 2018 - 10:46am


    I’m thinking about commenting more often!! I have been really wanting to discuss AIO and this is the best place to talk about it!

  • glory on November 12th, 2018 - 12:13pm


    @ Gisela, I love your name. I know some people with the same name.

  • Gisela on November 12th, 2018 - 12:40pm


    @shona I’m praying for you!!

  • Gisela on November 12th, 2018 - 12:40pm


    @Glory thanks!! It’s not my real name, though. My actual name is Gianna. 🙂

  • melissa on November 12th, 2018 - 3:47pm


    Last weekend was ok not my favorite I’m shure the last episode will be good buck ujine and katrina will be in that episode melissa

  • Anonymous on November 12th, 2018 - 3:48pm


    At Gisela wellcom back Thanks giving is next week but I can’t waite fore chrismas yae melissa

  • pop on November 12th, 2018 - 4:10pm


    haha so funny

  • #BibleBro on November 12th, 2018 - 4:13pm


    How many years ago?

  • Gisela on November 12th, 2018 - 5:36pm


    Okayyyy so I was re-listening to “The Ties that Bind” while I await the newest AIO albums at the library. And I’m noticing something that I didn’t notice when I listened as a 12-yr-old.
    Need I say more? I totally ship it! And I heard Jules comes back in later albums.. so… OOH MY GOSH! (I love her so much, I wanna throw out!) I know Odyssey hasn’t had really teen dating but I’m really hoping they become an “official” thing. I gotta listen to the new albums, maybe they are!!!!

  • Gisela on November 12th, 2018 - 5:41pm


    I dunno what was going on with me… heh. I haven’t kept up with new Odyssey albums since “Without a Hitch”. And I haven’t pulled out one of my AIO disks for a loooong time. Then I suddenly felt the urge to go into my disk case & pull out the Novacom Saga & I finished in 4 days! Then I went in & listened to more & more until I considered myself OBSESSED AGAIN. Which wasn’t very long. And I eagerly await the new albums at the library… unfortunately, the library does not have “Up in the Air!” 🙁

  • glory on November 12th, 2018 - 7:06pm


    Has anybody every heard of Grace VanderWaal? She’s my favorite singer every. She won AGT season 11. I believe she is a Christian.

  • narnia on November 13th, 2018 - 1:21am


    Dear Jesus, Please help Shona right now. Help her feel close to you as she learns how to get around with one leg. Please don’t let her ever have another relapse. Thank you that she is completely healed in Jesus’ name. Comfort her, Jesus, and help her recover completely. Thank you that she will become a witness to how amazing you are. In your name I pray, Amen

  • Marisa on November 13th, 2018 - 6:47am


    @Gisela whaaaaaaa?? There’s a description for album 66 already?? :O :O I’M SO EXCITED NOW!!

  • pop on November 13th, 2018 - 8:26am


    hi i am jayson whats your name

  • Anonymous on November 13th, 2018 - 1:55pm



  • Anonymous on November 13th, 2018 - 1:57pm


    hi there

  • SpoiledSIS on November 13th, 2018 - 5:17pm


    Enjoyed the podcast a lot! Except for the part where Marshal Younger did the imitation of his daughter. Couldn’t they have just left it when they said, “No, you sit there until you’ve finished the whole thing!” and Marshal begrudgingly ate it right away? I don’t know, I found that part really grating.
    Yeah, I know, you don’t have to say it: I’m such a critic.

  • Gisela on November 14th, 2018 - 12:32am


    I’m reaaaaally excited to listen to “Divided We Fall” in 3 days!! Eugene, Katrina, and Buck are my favorite family!! I have an over-the-top love for all 3 of them, individually and together! Other than “Not What I expected” I haven’t listened to any of the episodes on this album – or the past four albums. Luckily, on Sunday, I’m getting “Let’s Put on a Show” & “Expect the Unexpected” from the library! Unfortunately, the library doesn’t have albums 53 & 54. I’ll have to listen to them on radio!

  • Gisela on November 14th, 2018 - 12:34am


    Can someone pleaaaase tell me if Mr. Skint comes back? I heard a sneak peek on a podcast from December 2017 that Buck was CONTACTING Mr. Skint?! If someone could please tell me if he shows up again, that would be appreciated. Not TOO much detail, if that’s ok! Just some! Nothing that would COMPLETELY spoil everything!! Thanks!

  • Gisela on November 14th, 2018 - 12:41am


    I’m reading my old comments on 2016 posts and I’m just dying on the inside a little bit. I literally did not proofread my comments or anything. I was the worst. Luckily, mine are lost in a vast ocean of comments.

  • tali on November 14th, 2018 - 7:32am


    Wow. I’m praying for you Shona!

  • melissa on November 14th, 2018 - 10:15am


    At Gisela you will like the new albums cool you will get them at t he liberry injoye listening to the new Edventures in odyssey albums melissa

  • Gisela on November 14th, 2018 - 11:14am


    hi Melissa!! It’s nice to see you’re still here!!:)

  • melissa on November 14th, 2018 - 12:23pm


    Hi Gisela yes I still comment on here it’s fun to comment on here I can’t waite to listen to t his weekend’s episode I wonder when a lbum 66 will be out but I think next year it will be on the radio injoye the rest of the new albums melissa

  • melissa on November 14th, 2018 - 12:25pm


    At Narnia that was a nice preyer fore shona I’m shure she will be ok I hope she gets healed soon to melissa

  • melissa on November 14th, 2018 - 12:27pm


    Shona’s leg reminded me of a older AIO episode where Cortny can’t be a balarina she had a accident on her bike melissa

  • Gisela on November 14th, 2018 - 2:11pm


    Album 66 summary (I found it on Amazon): After years of searching for his true identity, Buck Oliver may finally get some answers when a painting from his mother suddenly shows up in Odyssey. But along with clues about his family, he also is subjected to the dangers of his past. Elsewhere the Parkers are forced to evacuate their home, and Connie and Jules face roommate troubles. Dramatic conclusions and fresh beginnings abound in these six entertaining and inspiring adventures in Odyssey!

  • Gisela on November 14th, 2018 - 2:12pm


    Which do you prefer: “The Ties that Bind” OR “The Green Ring Conspiracy”?

  • Gisela on November 14th, 2018 - 2:17pm


    Still pondering what Buck possibly finding his mother means to the Meltsner family.

  • #biblebro on November 14th, 2018 - 3:55pm


    Powerful story!!!??

  • #biblebro on November 14th, 2018 - 4:11pm


    The Green Ring Conspiracy, @Gisela.

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