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VIDEO PODCAST: “Expect the Unexpected” and “Trial by Fire” Avery Awards

September 10th, 2019

Welcome the new and improved, super hip, super relatable, ultra rad, lit, on fleek, Dab, EPIIIIIIIC Avery Awards! We’ve got mail! And it’s the results from your votes on the Avery Awards for Odyssey Album 65: “Expect the Unexpected” and Album 66: “Trial by Fire!!!” And this year, we’ve taken it to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL! We’ve ditched the old style Avery Awards, and we’re doing this one like the kids do it! 

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150 Comments on “VIDEO PODCAST: “Expect the Unexpected” and “Trial by Fire” Avery Awards”

  • Gisela on September 10th, 2019 - 9:33am


    Ahaha just read the description! I’m going to watch right now!

  • Anonymous on September 10th, 2019 - 9:54am


    cool podcast I’m going to listen to it now thanks odyssey fore all that you do melissa

  • PERSON on September 10th, 2019 - 10:04am



  • PeterF on September 10th, 2019 - 10:14am


    yes! its here

  • SALLY on September 10th, 2019 - 10:54am



  • Jell-O on September 10th, 2019 - 10:59am


    Finally! The Avery’s!!!!!!!!

  • Jell-O on September 10th, 2019 - 11:01am


    Oh, this looks so funny! But it’s not letting me watch it!! NO!

  • Moriah on September 10th, 2019 - 11:02am



  • Moriah on September 10th, 2019 - 11:03am


    Why won’t it play?!

  • Marisa on September 10th, 2019 - 11:31am


    Yay! Video podcast! and the AVERYS!!! Woo hoo!

  • Ninetales on September 10th, 2019 - 11:48am


    Yaysies!!!! Avery Awards! Finally!!!!!! 11th comment?

  • Ninetales on September 10th, 2019 - 11:55am


    Umm I’m not allowed to use YouTube. Can we watch it on this website?

  • HM on September 10th, 2019 - 11:55am


    Hilarious!! Loved it!

  • melissa on September 10th, 2019 - 11:57am


    At Gisela congrets on first comment I got second comment I liked this podcast it was funny At jello and maria you click where it ses watch if you click play it won’t play click where it ses watch I hope that helps melissa

  • Moderator on September 10th, 2019 - 12:17pm


    Hi everyone! Thanks for letting us know there was an issue with the video. It should be fixed now!

  • Jell-O on September 10th, 2019 - 12:34pm


    Thank you!!!

  • Jell-O on September 10th, 2019 - 12:35pm


    Wait a minute… when did Robby Bruce get a beard?! Everyone looks so much older!!

  • Jell-O on September 10th, 2019 - 1:01pm


    This Avery Awards truly was EPIC! lol

  • Barney on September 10th, 2019 - 1:04pm



  • Diane on September 10th, 2019 - 4:04pm


    The Averys!!! How funny ????

  • WWIININJa on September 10th, 2019 - 5:47pm


    Awesome! One of my favs!

  • WWIININJA on September 10th, 2019 - 5:49pm


    Just so y’all know, there is a fun writers page below.
    Come join us!

  • Naomi on September 10th, 2019 - 11:10pm


    Can I just say congrats to Bob, Jesse, Jordan, and the rest of the team for making me cringe and laugh uncontrollably at the same time. I knew this was going to be good when Jesse dabbed right out of the gate. Never thought I’d see an r/fellowkids Avery Awards!

  • COOlcuz on September 11th, 2019 - 4:20am



  • prstn on September 11th, 2019 - 5:28am


    That made me laugh so hard. Dab XD XD XD

  • COOlcuz on September 11th, 2019 - 7:24am


    Today marks the 18th. anniversary of the bombing of the world trade center in New York. I’m praying for the people involved! )-:
    My mom was running into the grocery store (here in Ohio) when she heard an airplane. She looked up and thought it was flying a little wonky. When she came out of the store, she heard on the radio about the bombing. The plain she had seen was the first jet that did the bombing. A coworker of hers’s husband saw the plane turning around and heading towards New York.

  • Cal on September 11th, 2019 - 7:39am


    Finally the Avery awards

  • Gisela on September 11th, 2019 - 8:00am


    @Melissa Thank you!

  • Gisela on September 11th, 2019 - 8:02am


    This was hilarious! I loved it! It was so fun seeing who won! Congratulationss!

  • cal on September 11th, 2019 - 8:06am


    great podcast

  • Diane on September 11th, 2019 - 9:39am


    Yeahhhhhh!!! The Averys. How Epic! lol :):):)

  • bulah on September 11th, 2019 - 10:28am


    Cool! so excited

  • Olivia on September 11th, 2019 - 12:28pm


    COOL. Love it .

  • PeterF on September 11th, 2019 - 12:43pm


    how did Jillian win best new actor?!

  • Creepy dude on September 11th, 2019 - 12:47pm


    Take a moment today.

    To remember the ones who gave their lives.

    They gave their live this day eighteen years ago.

    Let us not forget.

    Who they were or why they died.

    Let us pray for the family they left behind.

    Let us never forget.


  • PeterF on September 11th, 2019 - 12:47pm


    Jay is awesome!

  • Jell-O on September 11th, 2019 - 1:03pm


    I slowed down the video to 0.25 speed to find out! Here is what he said:
    “Terms and conditions [likely to] change without notice. The word ‘literally’ is being used in place of the word ‘figuratively’, as you can’t call people who don’t have the internet.”

  • Jell-O on September 11th, 2019 - 1:05pm


    I have watched this video over and over again. So hilarious!!
    #TAG-YOU’RE IT!!
    🙂 🙂 😀 😀

  • liacupccake on September 11th, 2019 - 1:22pm


    Yay! Glad they posted it on the website, i’m not allowed to use YT.

  • Jell-O on September 11th, 2019 - 4:53pm


    Same here! I’m not allowed to watch YouTube either! Thank you again for fixing the issue, moderators, and for all you do!

  • PeterF on September 11th, 2019 - 9:10pm


    Blimey Cow is in it!

  • WWIININJA on September 12th, 2019 - 5:47am


    It won’t let me watch it… 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

  • Marisa on September 12th, 2019 - 9:39am


    @Peterf WHAT? Blimeycow’s in this? That makes it so much better! I really need to watch this! I haven’t had the time yet 🙁

  • Carrie on September 12th, 2019 - 10:28am


    Love it!!!!

  • Carrie on September 12th, 2019 - 10:29am


    WWIININJA – If you are signed into a gmail account try signing out and then watching the video.

  • Jell-O on September 12th, 2019 - 11:21am


    We are having a vote. Numbers have been dwindling, and we can’t help but feel that we need to move the writers page up, or it will get buried under endless podcasts! If we move, it will most likely be always be on the previous podcast’s page. COOLCUZ, our founder, is putting the idea to a vote. Go to the writers page:
    and vote with us: Aye, or Nay? Should we move up?
    Thank you! <3

  • Anonymous on September 12th, 2019 - 11:36am


    Jillian won best new character not actor.

  • jason on September 12th, 2019 - 12:07pm


    Whats not epic about The Illiad and The Odyssey?

  • Marisa on September 12th, 2019 - 12:37pm


    LOL this is the funniest Averys yet!
    YEEES It’s got Blimeycow!!

    This was definitely EPIC

  • agenx37 on September 12th, 2019 - 12:41pm


    [email protected] Why you not allowed to watch YouTube??

  • Marisa on September 12th, 2019 - 12:49pm


    Oh wow just realized Kevin’s in this too! That made me super happy. 🙂

  • Jell-O on September 12th, 2019 - 3:38pm


    Uhhh… who are Blimeycow and Kevin?

  • Jell-O on September 12th, 2019 - 3:49pm


    My parents just don’t want me on a site where anything can pop up and start playing. My mom has heard of several times when very bad things immediately started playing without warning, and she just wants to protect me in case that happens.

  • Marisa on September 12th, 2019 - 7:04pm


    @Jell-0 Blimey cow is a youtube channel by homeschoolers and also aio fans! Kevin McCreary is a guy who used to work with odyssey. He cameoed in a couple of episodes and he still does some of their videos, like this one. But he did the Ceiling Fan podcast if you’ve ever seen that and the Communicate rap. He runs the youtube channel called Say Goodnight Kevin.

  • catgirl on September 13th, 2019 - 3:08am


    YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! Finally! The Avery Awards!!!

  • Jell-O on September 13th, 2019 - 12:15pm


    Oh, thank you!

  • Anonymous on September 13th, 2019 - 1:44pm


    It won’t play! Who won

  • COOlcuz on September 13th, 2019 - 1:45pm


    I need to watch this video on my computer (my parents computer). A new video podcast doesn’t play for me, even when I go to video podcast page. Any tips?

  • melissa on September 13th, 2019 - 2:12pm


    At marisa this podcast was funny I liked a nd congrets to all the winners I can’t wate fore a lbum 67 to start on the radio nextmonth my friend Jeremy is going the new AIO album 68 on cd melissa

  • AgentX14 on September 13th, 2019 - 7:42pm


    Verse of the day from the agency: Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
    And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” -Isaiah 6:8

    Join the agency here:

  • Rebecca on September 13th, 2019 - 8:45pm


    I can’t believe you made fun of the Iliad and Odyssey. It was totally unnecessary for you to say it was not epic on the epic-o-meter.

  • Kcb on September 14th, 2019 - 9:33am


    It says video restricted. Does this website have bad language or something???

  • Anonymous on September 14th, 2019 - 10:27am


    The Avery Awards were… EPIC! ????? Congrats to all the nominees!

  • ELLA on September 14th, 2019 - 2:42pm


    I really enjoyed the podcast! I am so glad some of my favorite characters won.

  • Christopher on September 14th, 2019 - 10:06pm


    Who else has heard every Avery awards

  • kaZen on September 14th, 2019 - 11:42pm


    although i respect you guys trying to come up with new and fun ideas to do with the avery awards i really didn’t like your new format

  • Artsy girl on September 15th, 2019 - 9:23am


    Hey hilarious podcast ??

  • Marisa on September 15th, 2019 - 10:58am


    Hmm the official aio twitter page is missing. Is this happening for anyone else?

  • COOlcuz on September 16th, 2019 - 5:51am



  • WWIININJA on September 16th, 2019 - 11:31am


    It might mean your parents have restricted online videos. This video doesn’t have anything bad in it.

  • WWIININJA on September 16th, 2019 - 11:32am


    I just watched this on the club page. I can’t believe Phil Procter (voice of Detective Polehaus) didn’t get an award for his role in The Toy!

  • Jell-O on September 16th, 2019 - 1:11pm


    I have! My favorite is the Green Ring Conspiracy Averys.

  • WWIININJA on September 16th, 2019 - 2:06pm


    I just got my first Clubhouse Magazine! I love the Swiss Family Robinson comics!

  • Lilly on September 16th, 2019 - 2:13pm


    How come the full episode for today isn’t available. It stops at 16:24.

  • Lilly on September 16th, 2019 - 2:13pm


    Never mind! It’s working now!

  • Jeff on September 16th, 2019 - 2:25pm


    Haha ahaha ahaahaah that was good hahahahahahaa

  • Lydia on September 16th, 2019 - 6:56pm


    @ Coolcuz Hey

  • COOlcuz on September 17th, 2019 - 5:31am


    Good morning everyone! How’s your week going?

  • COOlcuz on September 17th, 2019 - 7:08am


    Have you noticed a theme in Odyssey money? When Whit bought the property around Whitsend, it was $1. When Rodney fell from the skylight at Whitsend and sued Jason, that was also $1. I wonder if that was just an odd coincidence or if there is something to it. Hmm.

  • COOlcuz on September 17th, 2019 - 7:09am


    I didnt know they had a twitter page!

  • Anonymous on September 17th, 2019 - 9:48am


    Did any of you see that the green ember book IV is coming out in April?!? I’m so excited. I love the green ember books.

  • COOlcuz on September 17th, 2019 - 9:54am


    Can everyone please pray for our family? My dads company he works for is on a nation wide strike right now.

  • Jell-O on September 17th, 2019 - 11:15am


    My week is going pretty well! We got my grandma moved to a nursing home yesterday, because it’s too much for our family to handle with so many little kids running around. Our house is back to normal and we were able to do school this morning (yesterday we couldn’t). How has your week been so far?

  • Marisa on September 17th, 2019 - 12:23pm


    Is MusicGirl still on here?

  • melissa on September 17th, 2019 - 12:38pm


    At Christopher I have listen to all of them I would say my favorite album 63 my favorite episode won have a hart at coolcuze I’m fine How have you ben? When are you moving? melissa

  • Jell-O on September 17th, 2019 - 1:34pm


    We got Clubhouse for a long time, but we stopped for a while, but then our parents let us get it again. We just got our first magazine not long ago too! Do you get yours with the Club?

  • Ly on September 17th, 2019 - 5:30pm


    @Coolcuz Praying

  • Anonymous on September 17th, 2019 - 5:33pm


    At cooculce I will prey I have not hurd of the amber green books what are they about? Melissa At Jello o wowow I bet it was hard to leave your grandma at a nersing home but you can visit her and I’m shure she will make friends there melissa

  • Moriah on September 17th, 2019 - 5:34pm



  • Diane on September 17th, 2019 - 5:52pm


    The Averys!! So hilarious! ? I ?? AIO!

  • Jell-O on September 17th, 2019 - 7:01pm


    Wow, that’s exciting! I love the Green Ember books!
    I will pray! <3 <3 <3 What is your dad's company going on strike for?

  • KNITTINGFUN on September 17th, 2019 - 9:17pm


    Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t been on, and sorry I didn’t respond to any comments directed to me. Things have been really busy. So, I wanted to update you all with a few things, and ask for prayers. My Mom had a heart attack, (we think) a few weeks back. Also, things are getting really tight financially. Mom says she needs to get a job, but she wants a job at home because she still wants to home school us. Continued….

  • KNITTINGFUN on September 17th, 2019 - 9:21pm


    We are hoping to start a business soon,so pray that works out. We are going to have to sell our cats and sheep, because they are costing to much, we’re having to cut back a lot. Things are definitely different then they where 2 years ago… My Mom had so much back and neck pain, and if it was really her heart, then that’s really bad for having a job. I’m really scared about all those things, so if you all could pray I would really appreciate it. Love you guys!

  • Anonymous on September 18th, 2019 - 4:45pm


    Can you put out more free episodes?

    -Name Withheld

  • Jell-O on September 18th, 2019 - 5:21pm


    Aww, we love you too, KNITTINGFUN. I will be praying for you and your family. I really hope the situation with your mom’s health gets better. Again, just know that we’re praying for you! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  • Lydia on September 18th, 2019 - 5:29pm


    @KNITTINGFUN praying

  • Joanna on September 18th, 2019 - 7:40pm


    I wish you would make more video podcasts and more free episodes ?

  • COOlcuz on September 19th, 2019 - 4:12am


    How awful! I’m praying for you! <3<3<3

    Heads up: if you want to raise animals for meat or to sell, I've heard rabbits are VERY cheap.

  • Nina on September 19th, 2019 - 4:45am


    @Knittingfun I will definitely be praying for you. God is with you and loves you.
    “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
    ??Isaiah? ?41:10? ?NLT?

  • KaylynNe on September 19th, 2019 - 8:45am


    Praying for you, girl! <3<3 Cast all your care upon the Almighty, cuz He cares for you!!

  • melissa on September 19th, 2019 - 10:19am


    At marney we love to wow I will prey fore you and your family I’m sorry your mom had a hartatack god is with you like other people say on here melissa

  • COOlcuz on September 19th, 2019 - 11:37am


    More free episodes would be greatly appreciated- especially I SLAP FLOOR and the one when Whit, Eugene, Tom, and Bernard go camping and fishing (the title of that specific episode escapes me at the moment.)

  • COOlcuz on September 19th, 2019 - 12:14pm


    Can everyone please pray for me? I can’t find my purse any were and it had money in it! Very worried and stressed. We are out yesterday and I’m afraid I left it somewhere. Thanks! <3<3<3

  • Jell-O on September 19th, 2019 - 2:51pm


    Oooh, I have been in that situation before! Thankfully I just left it in the car. Yes, I will definitely pray for you about that! I know what it feels like!!

  • KNITTINGFUN on September 19th, 2019 - 5:32pm


    Thank you so much!

  • KNITTINGFUN on September 19th, 2019 - 5:33pm


    Thank you!

  • KNITTINGFUN on September 19th, 2019 - 5:38pm


    Thank you so much! We actually did try raising rabbits several years ago, but we didn’t have the best luck with it, and they died off, so I’m not sure if we’ll try that again or not. Thanks for the suggestion though. <3 I'm praying for you! I hope you find your purse! That must be nerve racking.

  • KNITTINGFUN on September 19th, 2019 - 5:41pm


    Thank you so much! That’s a very encouraging Bible verse, thank you for sending that to me!

  • KNITTINGFUN on September 19th, 2019 - 5:42pm


    Thank you so much girl!

  • KNITTINGFUN on September 19th, 2019 - 5:44pm


    Thank you so much!

  • Wwiininja on September 19th, 2019 - 5:48pm


    @Jell-O: Yes, it was with the club.

    @Anonymous: I did hear! I love the Green Ember! Did you also hear that a Green Ember mug and the my place beside you pledge t-shirt are coming out too?

  • WWiininja on September 19th, 2019 - 5:55pm


    The name of the episode where Tom, Bernard, Whit and Eugene go camping is Flash Flood. I just listened to that recently.

  • Jell-O on September 19th, 2019 - 7:01pm


    How has you week been? What do you like to do in your free time? 🙂

  • COOlcuz on September 20th, 2019 - 8:04am


    Oh, my word! I watched this last night and I think it’s one of the best Avery Awards yet! SPYKE A DOODLE?!?! (-: The commercials were the funniest parts!
    “if you lie, it immediately sends out a text telling all of your friends so!!”
    Nicely done! The trophy emoji was great, although I’d much rather hold one than watch a 15 second commercial to see it (this is coming from someone who has 6 4-H trophies)!!!!

    Bravo! Well done! Clap Clap clap! Encore! Encore! Can’t wait for future Averies.

  • KaylynNe on September 20th, 2019 - 8:34am


    @CC Praying!


  • WWIIninja on September 20th, 2019 - 11:59am



  • Isabella on September 22nd, 2019 - 7:25am


    I will pray. I LOVE AIO!!!

  • COOlcuz on September 22nd, 2019 - 12:02pm


    Good news:
    I found my purse!! Thank you if you prayed!

  • Rebecca on September 22nd, 2019 - 3:40pm


    Can we have an art contest, please?

  • racel on September 22nd, 2019 - 10:26pm


    Hey guys! Would yall please pray for my church? We are doing a special offering and hoping to reach $400,000. This is what we need if the buyer of our current building procedes with buying it. I am selling a wreath on facebook and all the money will go to the church for the offering to build the new building. We already have the land and the offices, but we need a new bigger building so we can reach more people and tell them about Jesus. Overall please pray that we will get the $400,000and the

  • Mermaid12 on September 23rd, 2019 - 3:52am


    Ruth? U there?

  • Jell-O on September 23rd, 2019 - 6:49am


    Good morning, everyone!

  • COOlcuz on September 23rd, 2019 - 7:04am


    I found someone who commented on the free episode “FLETCHER’S REBELION” and her name was Hadassah!

  • COOlcuz on September 23rd, 2019 - 7:30am


    I was listening to the free episode “YOU GO TO SCHOOL WHERE?” and in the comments some people said it was offensive to homeschoolers. Would you please listen to it and tell me your thoughts on the matter? I don’t see how it could be offensive. They didn’t glorify public school or dirty homeschooling. Just wanted your thoughts on it. Thanks!

  • COOlcuz on September 23rd, 2019 - 7:32am


    You know what might be cool? (we’re moving to an area that has bad Internet and we are contemplating getting the Club again). If you moderators posted a free episode from every album. Not every episode, one from every album. Just a thought!

  • Bailey on September 24th, 2019 - 6:33am


    I love those video podcasts! so please,keep em comi’n and i love you guys!!!! i have almost every adventures in odyssey!

  • BJ11 on September 24th, 2019 - 6:35am


    oh and that episode coolcuz was called flash flood

  • Gisela on September 24th, 2019 - 6:39am


    I’m praying for you & your family!!

  • Gisela on September 24th, 2019 - 6:40am


    Praying for you!

  • Chris on September 24th, 2019 - 7:34am


    I love Buck Oliver!!!

  • Katykat on September 24th, 2019 - 11:11am


    better then last year. Thx odyssey!

  • Jell-O on September 24th, 2019 - 12:25pm


    Glad you found your purse! I have listened to “You go to school where?”, and although I didn’t think the portrayal of homeschooling was very accurate, I didn’t find it offensive. Plus, homeschooling is different for every homeschooling family.

  • Jell-O on September 24th, 2019 - 12:52pm


    Here’s a suggestion: have you thought about making things to sell? I’m assuming from your name that you like to knit. Maybe you can make some knitted creations that people might want to buy. Anyway, I’ll keep praying for you! <3 <3 <3 <3

  • Carrie on September 27th, 2019 - 11:32am


    Hey, Is any body else having the same problem – The coming up soon episodes on the radio tab aren’t showing up!!!

  • Jell-O on September 27th, 2019 - 3:42pm


    I opened up the radio tab, and you’re right. It isn’t showing up for me either. Maybe the airing schedule is unavailable or being modified??

  • Blob on September 27th, 2019 - 10:27pm



  • Jell-O on September 28th, 2019 - 7:09am


    It’s working now!

  • Jell-O on September 30th, 2019 - 10:10am


    Sorry, @BLOB, not today!!!!! 😉

  • COOlcuz on October 1st, 2019 - 10:07am


    Or today either! (-;

  • Jell-O on October 2nd, 2019 - 4:24pm


  • Maddystein on October 6th, 2019 - 6:56am


    Hello? Anyone here?

  • COOlcuz on October 8th, 2019 - 10:04am


    I am! What do you want to talk about?

    You should do this on the new podcast page! So helpful! I visit each page daily!

    I keep getting the “you are posting comments too quickly”! (-;

  • Maddystein on October 8th, 2019 - 10:26am


    CC: Hi! I don’t know…how are you? Do you homeschool?

  • Jell-O on October 8th, 2019 - 1:13pm


    Thanks! These are the podcasts I visit every day, and I wanted a place where I could get to them all from one page! I just keep reposting it when the podcast I posted it on isn’t on the “Recent Posts” bar anymore. I’m glad it’s helpful to you, too! 🙂

  • Mermaid12 on October 8th, 2019 - 1:47pm


    Hey Maddy!! How ya doing!! Idk if Mari was still on the club when we posted about whitsendblog.??

  • Maddystein on October 10th, 2019 - 6:28am


    Mer: I’m good, what about you? I really hope she was…but I’m not sure. What do you think?

  • mermaid12 on October 11th, 2019 - 11:12am


    Maddy: I am good! Me too!!! I do not know. Oh, come back to the girls page!! We miss u!!

  • Maddystein on October 13th, 2019 - 9:30am


    Mer: That’s good! Yeah! I miss her and hope she comes!!!!! How is school going?

  • Mermaid12 on October 14th, 2019 - 1:41pm


    School is going well. I am kicking myself tho. I could have gotten straight A’s for the whole quarter. So i think i have A’s in everything else except English. My average is a 89. 1 POINT OFF FROM BEING A A!!!!! UGH! wbu?

  • Gil on October 15th, 2019 - 6:43am


    I love AIO, and I love most of the blog posts about AIO, but I just am not a fan of the Avery Awards episodes. I find them annoying so I skip these every year.

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