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SPOILER WARNING: It’s time to talk about “The Long End” in spoilerific detail with Paul McCusker

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Paul McCusker (left) with host Chris Anthony and David Selby (voice of Mr. Skint) at the recording of "The Long End," May 2018

Paul McCusker (left) with host Chris Anthony and David Selby (voice of Mr. Skint) at the recording of “The Long End,” May 2018

If you haven’t heard “The Long End” three-parter, don’t listen to this podcast and go hear Album 66. If you have listened, join writer/director Paul McCusker to get into the details of this adventure. Get ready for a few surprises on the way!

Got Questions about Album 66…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 66: Trial by Fire

After years of searching for his true identity, Buck Oliver may finally get some answers. But along with clues about his family, he also is subjected to the dangers of his past. Buck’s old mentor Mr. Skint arrives in town with an offer that would take Buck away from Odyssey for good. Elsewhere, Connie feels unappreciated when Jules starts looking up to new roommate Jillian more than her own sister. And the crew at B-TV chart a course deep into the ocean to learn more about the concept of the Trinity. Dramatic conclusions and fresh beginnings abound in these six entertaining and inspiring adventures in Odyssey!

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Dan Hagen tells us about the triumphant arrival of another Holstein to Odyssey

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Rumpelstiltskin: A Wee Little Tale

Rumpelstiltskin: A Wee Little Tale

Though Dan Hagen is probably best known as Jacques Henri, Penny’s boss at the Art Gallery, this month he stars as a brand new character: Wilhelm Holstein. Plus: Hear a preview of “Rumpelstiltskin: A Wee Little Tale”’

Got Questions about Album 66…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!)

Camp On ItCamp on It

Join your favorite Odyssey characters on a special journey of imagination, excitement, and discovery in Camp On It. Be inspired by 14 faith-building Adventures in Odyssey audio dramas, and explore 14 days of devotions to help you embark on a lifelong journey with Jesus and live out your faith in practical ways.

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Ahoy! Sound designer Nathan Jones takes us beneath the seven seas in “B-TV: Trinity”

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

Sound designer Nathan Jones produced our latest B- TV, the last B-TV, and our next B- TV. Learn how he creates the sketches, the sound effects, and the static. Plus hear preview of “The Long End, Part 2” and a few hints about our next B-TV.

Young Whit and the Shroud of Secrecy

Strange lights and strange sights put young Johnny Whittaker on the trail of a puzzling and dangerous new mystery! Johnny and some friends are out trick-or-treating on Halloween night when they see a light in the window of a deserted, supposedly haunted mansion. When they go to investigate, they make a shocking discovery that has them quaking in their shoes. What kind of sinister activity is going on? Find out in book two in this new series exploring the childhood escapades of the most-beloved character in the town of Odyssey!

Album 66: Trial by Fire

After years of searching for his true identity, Buck Oliver may finally get some answers. But along with clues about his family, he also is subjected to the dangers of his past. Buck’s old mentor Mr. Skint arrives in town with an offer that would take Buck away from Odyssey for good. Elsewhere, Connie feels unappreciated when Jules starts looking up to new roommate Jillian more than her own sister. And the crew at B-TV chart a course deep into the ocean to learn more about the concept of the Trinity. Dramatic conclusions and fresh beginnings abound in these six entertaining and inspiring adventures in Odyssey!

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Wanted: Adventures in Odyssey writer

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Whit's WorkshopDo you love to write scripts? Do you love Adventures in Odyssey? Are you looking for a career that combines them both? The search is on for a new writer apprentice for Adventures in Odyssey. This apprentice will learn and develop the ability to write original scripts for the show and continue the legacy of over thirty years of excellence in audio drama. The apprentice will become immersed in the world of Odyssey, learning more about the show’s history, characters, locations, and storylines. He or she will also provide input on story ideas, outlines and scripts as well as gaining an understanding of our target audience through extensive reading, personal contact, research, involvement with social media, and message boards.

This position requires experience in some form of creative writing (bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Screenwriting or English preferred) as well as thorough knowledge of the Bible and Christian worldview. It also requires a a long-term relocation to Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Sound interesting? Check out the Focus on the Family Career Portal to apply. 

Monica Padilla – voice of double “L” Jillian, double “L” Marshall – tells us about auditioning opposite Townsend Coleman, preparation for acting, and (yes) appearing on the TV show Survivor.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Monica Padilla

Monica Padilla

The character of Jillian Marshall has held a variety of unusual jobs – including a sous chef, surfing instructor, and even a professional line-stander. Monica Padilla (the voice behind Jillian) has a variety of unusual life experiences and she shares those with us.

Blackgaard Chronicles, Book 3: Cross-Check

Blackgaard Chronicles, Book 3: Cross-Check
In this third installment of The Blackgaard Chronicles, the evil Dr. Regis Blackgaard continues to scheme through his henchmen to gain access to Whit’s End and the Applesauce program. One underling, Richard Maxwell, seeks to corrupt Whit’s young friends and even becomes an arsonist. Can Whit and the cause of good prevail?

Check it out today!

Send Us Your TRQs – Totally Random Questions

Do you have a TRQ? Not a Twisted Rubber Quilt or Titanium Rabbit Queen. Actually we’re referring to Totally Random Questions, which we have begun asking during interviews on the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast. And here’s the cool part: They’re not our questions…they’re yours!

This new podcast feature gives fans a chance to ask members of our cast and crew unpredictable questions that have nothing to do with, well, anything. “What’s your favorite sea creature?” “If you could travel through time, which year would you visit? “How do you feel about quinoa?”

Got a question, leave it on our Totally Random Question page. And then listen for your username on future podcasts! If Bob and Jesse pick your Torque Risk Quotient … er, Totally Random Question … they’ll be sure to give you a shout-out!

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