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Writers Bob Smithouser (!) and Phil Lollar (plus surprise guest) dive deep into “Out to Sea”

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Out to Sea

Three years ago, Bob Smithouser didn’t want to make waves when his boss Dave Arnold asked him to write an Odyssey script, but he felt like a fish out of water. He was green around the gills in the ways of script-writing and it was sink or swim. Over the long voyage of writing the script, Bob weathered the storm to get to final draft with the help of Phil Lollar and others to keep things on course. Don’t rock the boat as we hear the story of how that happened!

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Gifts for the Adventures in Odyssey Fan in your Home

Adventures in Odyssey Club Christmas Gift Set

With the purchase of a new 12-month membership in the Adventures in Odyssey Club, you will receive the NIrV® Adventures in Odyssey Bible. This special limited time offer provides more than $140 value for just $107.88. Sign up before December 10 to make sure you get the Bible in time for Christmas. 

Adventures in Odyssey Fun Pack

Adventures in Odyssey Fun Pack

It’s a great set of activities, games, devotionals, puzzles, and more. Perfect for those times when you’re on Christmas break and you’re looking for something to do.  It also has Christmas cards to give to your friends that include a free Odyssey episode download. 

Young Whit and the Traitor’s Treasure

Whit and his family have just moved to Provenance, NC, in the middle of the Great Depression. Harold will be teaching at nearby Duke University. Not-quite-10-year-old Johnny soon makes a friend in Emmy, who lives across the street and joins him in his adventures.

Adventures in Odyssey Club Christmas Cards

In 2015, young fans submitted drawings of Adventures in Odyssey characters within a Christmas scene. The Focus on the Family team selected some of our favorite designs for a unique package of festive cards and envelopes. Blank inside, you have flexibility to pass along Christmas greetings or say thank you for a holiday gift.

Album 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.

Podcast 10th anniversary: Hear all about our hosts! Bob and Jesse are the interviewees in this special edition!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The Official Podcast logo when the show launched in 2006

The Official Podcast logo when the show launched in 2006

It’s time to turn the tables! Andrew, JD, and Roy from Audio Theatre Central interview our hosts Bob Smithouser and Jesse Florea about their stories. It starts with coming to Focus and leads to their experiences with Adventures in Odyssey and reflections on doing more than 260 Official Podcasts.

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Hear from Jess Harnell and Kimmy Robertson about the past, present, and future of Wooton and Penny

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Wooton was taken with Penny from the moment they met, but Penny took awhile to fall for everyone’s favorite mailman. Since then, the couple has been through many twists and turns before finally arriving at a point of decision in “Taking the Plunge.” Hear what went on behind the scenes as the actors relive their relationship. Plus, hear Bob Smithouser and Dave Arnold in an unusual scene from “Take it on Trust,” this month’s OAC adventure.

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See all of the OAC adventures!

See all 24 adventures from the first two seasons of the OAC in one place (PDF).

Album 59: Taking the Plunge

Album 59: Taking the Plunge

Album 59: “Taking the Plunge” is coming to a climax!

Don’t miss the final episode — “Let’s Get Together” — airing on the radio and online October 31!

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Bob Smithouser and Brock Eastman share their stories and talk about a transition in the Odyssey Adventure Club

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Find out more about the Odyssey Adventure Club!Executive producer Dave Arnold joins Jesse to interview Bob and Brock. The pair tell their stories about how they started working at Focus on the Family, the creation of the Odyssey Adventure Club, and the new direction in the Club: Brock is moving to a new position outside Focus and Bob is taking over the role of Odyssey Adventure Club producer.

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Bob and Jesse interviewed on fan podcast

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Bob and Jesse interview a lot of people on the Official Podcast, but they have never interviewed themselves. A fan podcast called “AIO Blogcast” has stepped in to fill that gap. Hear Bob and Jesse answer questions about how they got the job, how a podcast is produced, appearing on Adventures in Odyssey, and more.

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Learn more on the AIO Blogcast page. (Note: The AIO Blogcast is not affiliated with Focus on the Family.)

 

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