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FREE EPISODE! “The Sounds of Life” a Focus on the Family drama from the Adventures in Odyssey team

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

The first page of "The Sounds of Life" script, circa 1992

The first page of “The Sounds of Life” script, circa 1992

Merry Christmas! The team behind Adventures in Odyssey produced “The Sounds of Life” in 1992. Writer Paul McCusker and sound designer Dave Arnold produced this drama between their responsibilities for Odyssey. Originally released on the Focus on the Family broadcast, this touching drama illustrates some of life’s most precious moments.

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FREE EPISODE: “Gone Fishing,” a Focus on the Family drama from 1986!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Merry Christmas! “Gone Fishing,” one of the early dramas Focus produced, featured two actors who would later become familiar names on Adventures in Odyssey: Chuck Bolte and Hal Smith. Chuck Bolte was executive producer on the show during the majority of its first decade and Hal Smith, of course, became the first voice of John Avery Whittaker. Hear this drama that helped lay the foundation for Adventures in Odyssey, plus some special memories from Chuck.

Hal Smith (left) and Chuck Bolte during the recording of "Gone Fishing," 1986

Hal Smith (left) and Chuck Bolte during the recording of “Gone Fishing,” 1986

Hal Smith as the Pancake Man (left) in the International House of Pancakes

Hal Smith as the Pancake Man (left) in the International House of Pancakes

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FREE EPISODE: “Spare Tire,” the first drama Focus on the Family produced

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Co-creator Steve Harris (left) and former Executive Producer Chuck Bolte at the 500th episode in 2002

Co-creator Steve Harris (right) and former Executive Producer Chuck Bolte at the 500th episode in 2002

Merry Christmas! As the year draws to a close, we listen to the very first radio drama ever produced by Focus on the Family. “Spare Tire” released on the daily Focus on the Family broadcast on December 17, 1983 and it paved the way for “Family Portraits” and – ultimately – Adventures in Odyssey. Hear this drama, plus an interview with Odyssey co-creator Steve Harris.

FREE EPISODE: “For Trying Out Loud”

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Merry Christmas! It’s time for a free episode! In this classic story from Album 39: Friends, Family, and Countrymen, Wooton Bassett wants to help Edwin Blackgaard with an upcoming production. Liz Horton tries to find something–anything–she can do better than others. Plus, hear an interview with sound designer Allen Hurley.

Album 39

Hear Album 39: Friends, Family, and Countrymen

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FREE EPISODE: “New Year’s Eve, Live!” (plus never-before-heard bonus scenes and song!)

Monday, December 21st, 2015

In the very first Odyssey live show, the gang from Whit’s End hosts a wacky New Year’s eve celebration. Hear how the show came together from writer/director Phil Lollar and executive producer Dave Arnold. Plus, hear never-before-heard scenes and songs from the performance.

The cast of "New Year's Eve Live" on stage; from left: Landon Arnold (voice of Cody Carper), Amber Arnold (voice of Brooke), Walker Edmiston (voice of Tom and Bart), Dave Madden (voice of Bernard)

The cast of “New Year’s Eve Live” on stage; from left: Landon Arnold (voice of Cody Carper), Amber Arnold (voice of Brooke), Walker Edmiston (voice of Tom and Bart), Dave Madden (voice of Bernard)

On stage during "New Year's Eve Live!" Sound designer Dave Arnold, writer/director Phil Lollar, and actor Walker Edmiston (voice of Tom and Bart)

On stage during “New Year’s Eve Live!” Sound designer Dave Arnold, writer/director Phil Lollar, and actor Walker Edmiston (voice of Tom and Bart)

A small portion of the enormous crowd of fans

A small portion of the enormous crowd of fans

Katie Leigh and Walker Edmiston sign autographs

Katie Leigh and Walker Edmiston sign autographs

Phil Lollar signs a copy of The Complete Guide to Adventures in Odyssey

Phil Lollar signs a copy of The Complete Guide to Adventures in Odyssey

The actors spend time with fans

The actors spend time with fans

Album 31

Hear Album 31: Days to Remember

 

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