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VIDEO PODCAST: Celebration time! Witness Jesse’s first-ever speaking part on Odyssey! Plus: AIO wins NRB’s “Radio Program of the Year” and new secrets about the upcoming Album 69

March 10th, 2020

Host Bob Smithouser has appeared in a number of Adventures in Odyssey episodes. But Jesse has never had a speaking part on the show…until now! Jesse’s grand debut is featured in Album 68. We had to document such a monumental event. Plus: A lightning round Q & A about the upcoming Album 69!

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142 Comments on “VIDEO PODCAST: Celebration time! Witness Jesse’s first-ever speaking part on Odyssey! Plus: AIO wins NRB’s “Radio Program of the Year” and new secrets about the upcoming Album 69”

  • KNITTINGFUN on March 10th, 2020 - 5:16pm


    This is neat!

  • LIACUPCAKE on March 10th, 2020 - 5:27pm


    First? Did I finally get first?

  • WWIININJA on March 10th, 2020 - 5:54pm



  • Jell-O on March 10th, 2020 - 6:19pm



  • Moriah on March 10th, 2020 - 6:20pm



  • Tatertots3 on March 10th, 2020 - 6:20pm


    Lol! First??? Probably not

  • melissa on March 10th, 2020 - 6:39pm


    wow a new podcast it’s a cool podcast I’m listen to it I hope I get first comment melissa

  • PeterF on March 10th, 2020 - 9:29pm



  • PeterF on March 10th, 2020 - 9:33pm


    congrats Jesse!!!!!!! It is awesome that you got to finally play in a episode!

  • COOLCUZ on March 11th, 2020 - 5:44am


    I never see it until the next day!

  • Cal on March 11th, 2020 - 6:07am


    Yes finally the episode names are revealed . a three parter ! I thought it would just be a two parter!!

  • Tatertots3 on March 11th, 2020 - 6:43am



  • Avelia on March 11th, 2020 - 7:36am



  • lovebug12 on March 11th, 2020 - 7:57am



  • Shadowstep on March 11th, 2020 - 9:01am


    Probs not first, but cool!

  • pig lover on March 11th, 2020 - 10:04am



  • korean on March 11th, 2020 - 10:05am


    i’m probably not first so i’m not gonna bother at all

  • korean on March 11th, 2020 - 10:07am


    how are all of ya’ll?
    this commenting/chatroom is awesome:who agrees with me?
    guys, they have to make the comments come up faster
    or else i’ll sue them(JK)

  • pig lover on March 11th, 2020 - 10:07am


    Hi tatortot3

  • Whit Fan #1 on March 11th, 2020 - 10:21am


    So I was right when I thought I heard Jesse in Breaking News!?

  • Gisela on March 11th, 2020 - 11:01am


    This was so exciting! I felt rushes of adrenaline as I watched it. The album sounds AMAZING!
    I prefer this way of receiving new information about the upcoming albums. It’s more exciting than learning it from fan sites.
    I recognized Jesse’s voice in “Breaking News” but I didn’t realize that it was his first line spoken within an episode!

  • country girl on March 11th, 2020 - 12:03pm



  • Bk on March 11th, 2020 - 12:06pm


    1 comment

  • Bk on March 11th, 2020 - 12:07pm


    2 comment

  • Anonymous on March 11th, 2020 - 12:08pm


    I first comment?

  • Bekah on March 11th, 2020 - 12:08pm


    I think fist comment

  • Hayley on March 11th, 2020 - 12:46pm


    Cool! Looks like a great episode.

  • Ireland on March 11th, 2020 - 12:56pm


    One of the first Ten???

  • beth on March 11th, 2020 - 1:14pm


    Oh wow, this just brought me back to 2010 with the video podcast. Such good memories!
    Phil Lollar is utterly hilarious!
    Thanks for the fun podcast episode!

  • Liacupcake on March 11th, 2020 - 1:36pm


    That q/a made me laugh so hard! AND I CANNOT WAIT FOR RYDELL REVELATIONS YAAAAAAS!

  • Agentx10 on March 11th, 2020 - 1:45pm



  • Whit Fan #1 on March 11th, 2020 - 2:39pm


    I am SOOOOOO excited for Best Kept Secrets! I so wish we didnt have to wait so long!

  • Ella on March 11th, 2020 - 2:42pm


    Congrats!!! God bless you!!

  • Cal on March 11th, 2020 - 4:22pm


    I can’t see any of the comments !!

  • Jell-O on March 11th, 2020 - 4:34pm


    Congratulations on your first speaking part on Odyssey, Jesse! I can’t wait to see which of the different variations make it in the episode!I
    And I can’t wait for Album 69! I haven’t even heard 68 yet! I was on vacation this weekend, so I missed “Good Job” airing on the radio! 🙁

  • Olivia on March 11th, 2020 - 5:14pm


    GREAT,?Congrats on your win.You guys are awesome .Album 69sounds thrilling .I can’t wait to see what happens to Jules.

  • Billyman245 on March 11th, 2020 - 7:00pm



  • MANDALORIAN on March 12th, 2020 - 4:15am



  • MANDALORIAN on March 12th, 2020 - 4:15am


    noice!?im pumped!!

  • hiden on March 12th, 2020 - 6:17am



  • Random on March 12th, 2020 - 6:33am



  • Random on March 12th, 2020 - 6:34am



  • pig lover on March 12th, 2020 - 6:42am



  • pig lover on March 12th, 2020 - 6:43am



  • country girl on March 12th, 2020 - 7:15am


    Hey y’all! I have had a very busy week so haven’t posted much. Do any of y’all have your driving permit or license? People have been asking me if I will get my permit soon because I am almost 15 but I’m not allowed to drive. I will learn how to drive but I wont drive alone even if/when I get my license. My parents say its not that they think I would be a bad driver but there worried of other people putting me in a dangerous situation. We live way out in the country so all the roads are real TBC

  • country girl on March 12th, 2020 - 7:21am


    narrow. Everyone out here drives in the middle of the road so sometimes it causes us to have tp swerve to avoid hitting the other car. MY dad broke his leg in a car accident and I remember being in a car accident. My parents have good reasons for not letting me drive! Some of my friends that are older are driving but not me. Too many dangers:) I don’t have a job so I don’t need to drive.
    Also some people I know go on dates but I’m not allowed to so I don’t have to drive for that either.

  • Dance on March 12th, 2020 - 7:28am


    Hi!!do you guys remember me? Good for you Jesse! First?

  • Anonymous on March 12th, 2020 - 9:52am



  • ashes on March 12th, 2020 - 10:11am


    **mind blown**

  • Cal on March 12th, 2020 - 10:26am



    I can’t see any of the comments .

  • Naomiorna10 on March 12th, 2020 - 11:28am


    Hello! Cool, new podcast! AQ and Bookworm, you guys here?

  • cayden on March 12th, 2020 - 11:39am



  • MANDALORIAN on March 12th, 2020 - 11:42am


    jessie was in an episode??? DIDNT HEAR HIM

  • MANDALORIAN on March 12th, 2020 - 11:52am


    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! I WANT THE EPISODES NOWWWWWWW!!!!! WHY!!!! did yall see Morries evil pic behind the dude

  • agenex37 on March 12th, 2020 - 12:27pm



  • COOLCUZ on March 12th, 2020 - 12:42pm


    I CAN’T WAIT FOR ALBUM 69!!!!!!

  • Garrett on March 12th, 2020 - 4:38pm


    Here is a suggestion for future video podcasts: consider showing the episode titles on the screen along with the audio! I say this because some fans misunderstood Album 69 episode 4’s title. Some thought it was “For a Song” and others “Force On.” You may already know about the confusion, but showing episode titles is an idea for future. if interested, you could also edit this post to include Album 69’s titles.

  • Tatertots3 on March 12th, 2020 - 5:45pm


    Is anyone commenting?

  • Me on March 12th, 2020 - 7:04pm


    Cool Pod!
    Does focus on the family have spring break?
    Comments haven’t been coming through recently…..

  • Me on March 12th, 2020 - 7:06pm


    So I live in Texas….
    The coronavirus has made its first appearance near us last week.
    And one of my friends schools is already going to close down,
    soon everyone will be ‘homeschooling’.

  • Me on March 12th, 2020 - 7:12pm


    Lol he didn’t sound mad, OR bored. Oh well…
    Good job Jesse!

  • Me on March 12th, 2020 - 7:24pm


    In Rewards in full it says that in their state it’s illegal to not wear a helmet.
    It’s not illegal in Ohio!

  • Me on March 12th, 2020 - 7:28pm


    Of course it could be a goof…

  • Oddysey list on March 12th, 2020 - 10:42pm


    First comment?

  • Isa123 on March 13th, 2020 - 3:45am



  • COOLCUZ on March 13th, 2020 - 5:55am


    Album 69 sounds like one of the best they’ve had in quite awhile!!!!

  • COOLCUZ on March 13th, 2020 - 5:55am


    I haven’t seen new comments in exactly a week….

  • COOLCUZ on March 13th, 2020 - 5:58am


    Can you all please pray for my aunt, uncle, and cousins? One of the corona virus cases is right down the road from them!

  • Aquarium on March 13th, 2020 - 11:06am


    Oh, man, album #69 sounds AMAZING!

  • agenex37 on March 13th, 2020 - 12:32pm



  • Prkr prstn on March 13th, 2020 - 1:19pm


    The underground railroad provides further evidence that odyssey is in ohio. The ross family crossed the Ohio River, from Tennessee. The Ohio river runs along the borders of three states. Ohio, Indiana, and briefly in Illinois. Depending on where they lived in Tennessee they could have been in any one of those states, granted that they travelled exactly north, without going any other way.

  • Prkr prstn on March 13th, 2020 - 1:20pm


    If anyone has evidence for or against this theory, please bring it to our attention! 🙂

  • Prkr prstn on March 13th, 2020 - 1:24pm


    I have one question. The AIO team has stayed consistent with this theory that odyssey is in Ohio, or at least in the midwestern region of the united states, so its obvious that they are conscious of that, but why have they yet to confirm that in any interview? Any Ideas?

  • Marisa on March 13th, 2020 - 3:02pm


    Yes! I noticed right away listening to the episode! Good for you Jesse!

  • Doctor WHat on March 13th, 2020 - 4:58pm


    Morrie looks like a little Blackgaard and Jesse looks like the 2/12 Doctor Who.

  • Me on March 13th, 2020 - 7:45pm


    My church just closed!!!!
    It’s only through April 3 though…
    They cancelled our youth retreat this month.
    (Which I wasn’t going to anyways but my siblings were)
    My youth group meets on Wednesdays and April fools day is on Wednesday this year!
    I had plans! Ahhh!
    Anyways… sad.

  • #BIBLEBRO on March 14th, 2020 - 3:30pm



  • #BIBLEBRO on March 14th, 2020 - 3:40pm


    First? Second? Third?

    Hey, guys, What’s your favorite video game?


  • #BIBLEBRO on March 14th, 2020 - 3:41pm


    Anyone Here?

  • #BIBLEBRO on March 14th, 2020 - 3:42pm


    I can’t believe no one has commented
    LOL It’s been 4 days since it came out ?

  • lotrfan on March 14th, 2020 - 3:53pm


    New podcast!!

  • Raylee on March 14th, 2020 - 5:02pm


    Congrats Jesse!! 🙂

  • ARTSYGIRL on March 15th, 2020 - 6:10am


    First?! Love this!

  • #BIBLEBRO on March 15th, 2020 - 8:37am


    You guys here? If you are:

    *What’s your favorite episode?
    *Who’s your favorite character?

  • #BIBLEBRO on March 15th, 2020 - 8:43am


    Anyone else besides me have a Nintendo Wii? If so, what’s your favorite game for it? Mine is Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

  • coolcuz on March 15th, 2020 - 10:41am


    our iPad died and i won’t be on here as much anymore.

  • lovebug12 on March 15th, 2020 - 3:50pm


    Am I first?

  • Doerasa on March 15th, 2020 - 9:25pm



  • country girl on March 16th, 2020 - 6:18am


    Hey y’all! Hope everyone is havin’ a great week! I really enjoyed “The Underground Railroad” AIO. I recommend reading “Freedom Train” about Harriet Tubman leading the underground railroad. Also “the Autobiography of Frederick Douglass” is a great book.

  • moses on March 16th, 2020 - 9:55am


    i have a question what happen to the Barclays, Lucy Cunningham-Schultz, Sam Johnson, the Rathbones, Jack Davis, and the Jocobs.

    i would like some answers, please


  • lauren on March 16th, 2020 - 1:27pm



  • lovebug12 on March 16th, 2020 - 5:47pm


    i don’t think i’m first

  • Whit Fan #1 on March 17th, 2020 - 1:42pm


    So what were everyones thoughts on “Good Job!” and “Playing Favorites”? Also after “Nightmares By Constance” some people thought Jason and Jillian should be a thing. Withe this episode what do you think? Personally, I think her now working at Triple J Antiques makes this more of a possibility.

  • Bookworm on March 17th, 2020 - 5:21pm


    I’m here! 🙂 I wasn’t commenting earlier as nothing was showing up.

  • Tatertots3 on March 17th, 2020 - 6:15pm


    @piglover Hi! 🙂

    @Whit Fan #1
    I think Jillian and Jason should be a couple! Mostly cause I’m a huuuge shipper(hehe)also cause I think Jason would be Jillian’s like, reality check,(sounds so weird XD) and Jillian would be his way to have fun and not be so serious all the time . Then they could call it Quadruple J Antiques!

  • Random on March 17th, 2020 - 7:47pm


    Congrats Jesse!!! Great job! I really enjoyed this podcast and it was super funny! I have not heard all of out of the blue, but I think it will be great. I do not have the club.???? I am VERY excited about the new album. It sounds fantastic! I am intrigued by the mystery of the episode names. All in all, this was a great podcast, and I can’t wait until the next!!!

  • Random on March 17th, 2020 - 8:03pm


    I think that the odessey team thought that they should refresh with some new characters. Either that or the actor/actress voice changed. I do miss the rathbones though. I hope this was helpful!

  • country girl on March 18th, 2020 - 5:08am


    Practically everything is shutting down here. Our Church closed till April, my dad only works every other week (this could change in a moments notice), people are buying out everything in the store, public school is out, (I’m still doing school bc I’m homeschooled:), and even Chickfila is only doing drivethroughs. I think there is only one case of Corona in our state. I think the media is exaggerating this soo much.
    I had a great birthday yesterday! I got a camera I have wanted for a long time

  • Gisela on March 18th, 2020 - 6:13am


    @WHIT FAN #1
    Jason apologized for his unkindness but he still doesn’t *like* Jillian. Maybe he’ll grow to like her, but right now it isn’t working for me.

  • Shadowstep on March 18th, 2020 - 8:34am


    @Moses I’m here to help! Well, I know that with Lucy, the actors voice probably changed, the Barclays moved to pokenberry falls to make room for more families, Sam Jack and The Jacobs probably same problem as Lucy, and I’m not sure about the Rathbones. Maybe the same thing again. 🙂 Shadowstep, Founder of FrostClan

  • Marisa on March 18th, 2020 - 9:14am


    Today’s the day Mr. Al died. Who was Mr. Al? All I can say is 3-18-99

  • lovebug12 on March 18th, 2020 - 10:59am


    Has anyone else’s march break activites been canceled because of the corona virus? Right now i’m just stuck at home because we are not supposed to go out unless we have to.

  • LIACUPCAKE on March 18th, 2020 - 11:58am


    The posting guidelines specifically say that they don’t reply to comments, but you can email them.
    @ARTSYGIRL, awesome username!
    @#BIBLEBRO, My favorite character is Penny or Wooton! I think my favorite episode might be either ‘A Sacrificial Escape’ or ‘The Long End’ 1-3.
    Also @#BIBLEBRO,
    I LOVE videogames, but my favorite would have to be Minecraft.

  • agenex37 on March 18th, 2020 - 12:31pm


    #[email protected] My fav video game is Cars!

  • Aquarium on March 18th, 2020 - 1:09pm


    Whit Fan #1,
    Jason + Jillian? No!! I have to admit, I’m not a huge Jillian person. I think I just need time to warm up to her, but she’s not Jason’t type. Now, if Monica got out of prison, that would be AWESOME!

  • Aquarium on March 18th, 2020 - 1:10pm


    And BOOM! The comments are in.

    Yep, I’m here!

  • pig lover on March 18th, 2020 - 1:31pm



  • pig lover on March 18th, 2020 - 1:38pm


    Our grandparents are here from KOREA so we have to do a 14 day quarantine so please pray for us ?????? ………….???????????????????????????????????????? because we’re korean… korean is my big sister…??????????

  • pig lover on March 18th, 2020 - 1:50pm


    @ Moses
    i don’t know…

  • WWIININJA on March 18th, 2020 - 2:21pm


    Their actors probably moved on in life.

  • LIACUPCAKE on March 18th, 2020 - 3:45pm


    @WHIT FAN #1,
    I totally believe Jason and Jillian should be a thing. Since they’re opposites, them being together would teach Jillian not to be so hyper, and Jason to be a little more social. Also, their names sound good together, but that’s beside the point. XD

  • pig lover on March 19th, 2020 - 5:34am



  • coolcuz on March 19th, 2020 - 7:18am


    Wow! Welcome all of you new commenters!

  • coolcuz on March 19th, 2020 - 7:22am


    Who here is from Ohio? Ohio is practically in lock down! We are still having church services, but no youth group or other stuff like that. I’m trying to get used to it all!

  • Whit Fan #1 on March 19th, 2020 - 10:27am


    Did you guys see that the AIO Club is offering a four week free trial?

  • country girl on March 19th, 2020 - 11:03am


    ISA123, Are you new in here? I don’t think I have seen you post to much before.
    PRKR PRSTN, I like your theory on Odyssey being in Ohio!
    Whit fan #1, I don’t like the idea of Jason and Jillian being ‘a thing”. No offense to people that like Jillian I just don’t care for her to much. I don’t think that Jason likes her either (I could be wrong, haven’t listened to all episodes with Jason and Jillian).

  • agenex37 on March 19th, 2020 - 1:08pm


    Biblebro# Do you now why people have not for a long time?
    (I have an answer)

  • TIGRESS on March 19th, 2020 - 1:23pm


    Anyone remember me?

  • TIGRESS on March 19th, 2020 - 1:30pm


    WHIT FAN #[email protected]
    I don’t like the new episodes very much.I don’t think ? Jillian & Jason are very good together.
    But I do think that Monica & Jason are great together!

  • PeterF on March 19th, 2020 - 9:30pm


    @WHIT FAN #1: I really dislike the idea of them being a thing. she would be the last person I would ever expect for jason to marry.

  • Sugar on March 20th, 2020 - 9:25am


    Hey! I love the video podcasts!!! Congratulations Jessie! I did recognize your voice! You did great! I hope to hear you on future episodes!

  • coolcuz on March 20th, 2020 - 12:02pm


    I got 10!!

  • Naomiorna10 on March 20th, 2020 - 2:58pm


    Oh, I hope they really do tell everything about Morrie!!!!!

  • Lizzy on March 21st, 2020 - 11:47am


    My mom and I were talking the other day. Does Morrie’s name have any connection to Moriarty, Sherlock’s nemesis? Since Emily and Matthew are detectives…

  • agenex37 on March 21st, 2020 - 12:38pm



  • Ireland on March 21st, 2020 - 1:26pm


    I LOVED this podcast I usually don’t listen to them but this one I Had to. I Can Tell I”M GOING TO LLOOVVEE this ALBUM. Thank You AIO people from working on this album.

  • Ireland on March 21st, 2020 - 1:30pm


    @moses I belive they got older and left to make space for new charecters. like Jimmy barcly when I was little I didn’t understand why his voice seemed to change and I didn’t like it I like his voice from before the voice cracks and I belive Mathew Parker is going through the samething I personal liked their voices before all the voice changes

  • pinkjustice on March 21st, 2020 - 2:33pm


    does anyone here have messenger kids?

  • Jell-O on March 21st, 2020 - 5:29pm


    Hi everyone! I thought they wouldn’t be moderating comments because of the COVID-19, so I stopped checking!
    Also, I haven’t heard any of the Album 69 episodes that have aired, so please no spoilers!

  • Me on March 22nd, 2020 - 11:37am


    I have a Wii!
    I don’t use it much though…
    So I don’t have a favorite game

  • Me on March 22nd, 2020 - 11:40am


    It’s true!
    If you look up the location of odyssey on AIOWIKI you will get evidence from episodes, including the Underground Railroad.

  • Me on March 22nd, 2020 - 11:43am


    My brother is 15 and really wants to get his permit!
    My mom is working on it, but she homeschools all of us and that’s a lot of work….
    All my older siblings have driven by themselves once they got their drivers license, but I get that it can be dangerous.

  • I miss kitty on March 22nd, 2020 - 4:50pm


    @country girl
    I don’t believe dating exists

  • Jell-O on March 22nd, 2020 - 5:28pm


    I just got a free trial of the club!

  • country girl on March 23rd, 2020 - 7:41am


    Hey y’all! Does anyone on here Woodburn? I enjoy woodburning and was wondering if anyone had gift ideas to do with wood burning.
    I hope the comments load soon!

  • INkling on March 23rd, 2020 - 9:08am


    My favorite character is a tie between Penny and Wooten. 2nd is Jason. I cant wait for album 69!!! Good for you Jesse. 😉

  • agengenex37 on March 23rd, 2020 - 1:15pm


    I am listening to:Unsinkable,Part 1 of 2

  • Bella on March 23rd, 2020 - 3:18pm


    #Biblebro My fav character is Jason and Connie (also love Jillian) and I have waaaaay too many favorite episodes-some of them are My Favorite Things, Nightmares by Constance, Wooton Knows Best, Prequels of Love, and The Top Floor. Lol told you there were lots 😀

  • Bk on March 27th, 2020 - 12:57pm


    I was the 23 comment thought I was first

  • Bk on March 27th, 2020 - 1:05pm


    A think they should totally be a thing

  • anonymous on March 28th, 2020 - 1:57pm


    ?love it

  • Artsygirl on March 29th, 2020 - 5:22am


    Who is your favorite character?

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