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Go inside the mind of sound designer Jonathan Crowe to uncover secrets of “Take Every Thought Captive”

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

There’s never been an Adventures in Odyssey episode quite like “Take Every Thought Captive,” where mean girl Valerie Swanson visits a strange city inside her own mind. Sound designer Jonathan Crowe talks about the creation of this unusual adventure.
Sound designer Jonathan Crowe

Sound designer Jonathan Crowe

Vote in the Avery Awards for Album 65: Expect the Unexpected and Album 66: Trial by Fire! 

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What’s the name of Album 67? Is Morrie going to work with Mr. Skint? Will there be another cruise or live show? Are Buck and Jules in a relationship? The Odyssey team answers your questions!

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Executive producer Dave Arnold, producer Nathan Hoobler, writers/directors Kathy Buchanan, Phil Lollar, and Paul McCusker answer fan questions about recent albums and preview upcoming adventures. Plus, hear an audio preview of Album 67!

Vote in the Avery Awards for Album 65: Expect the Unexpected and Album 66: Trial by Fire! 

65: Expect the UnexpectedAlbum 65: Expect the Unexpected

There’s never a dull moment in the town of Odyssey! From a mysterious police investigation to an internship at a funeral home, every situation leads to unexpected results. When Zoe Grant and Olivia Parker start a new talk show, they reluctantly choose Jay Smouse as their first guest. But his talent of stuffing his mouth with jelly beans leads to frantic and frightening consequences. An impromptu Parker family picnic turns into an unusual opportunity for David as he decides to go to extreme lengths to prove a point to his kids about initiative. And Buck and the Meltsners face a sudden dilemma when a social worker questions Eugene and Katrina’s role as Buck’s guardians. Don’t miss out on a single shock, twist, or turn as the folks in Odyssey learn about fame, friendship, family, and more in these six exciting stories.

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!

Album 67: More than Meets the EyeAlbum 67: More than Meets the Eye – Coming Soon!

When Emily and Matthew find themselves trapped inside an unfinished escape room in the basement of Whit’s End, their only way out is to follow the clues to unlock the steel door before time runs out. Meanwhile new wide receiver Buck Oliver faces some unexpected challenges on the way to the high school football state championship when the team hires a new assistant coach – Eugene Meltsner. Across town, Connie Kendall’s wedding planning business becomes more complicated than she ever imagined when a family member raises suspicions about the groom’s past. Don’t
miss a single twist or turn in these six adventure-filled stories.

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Farewell to our friend Jim Custer

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Jim Custer in the studio for Adventures in Odyssey

Jim Custer in the studio for Adventures in Odyssey

Jim Custer (left) with Chuck Bolte in 2005

Jim Custer (left) with Chuck Bolte in 2005

Jim Custer – the voice of young John Avery Whittaker among others – passed away on May 5, 2019. Former executive producer Chuck Bolte, writer/director Bob Hoose, and actor Gary Reed (voice of Jeff Lewis) knew Jim for a collective period of over one hundred years. The three of them share memories and stories from Jim’s life – and his time on Adventures in Odyssey.

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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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