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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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Watch the Adventures in Odyssey 30th Birthday Live Show, plus other cruise events

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Come aboard the Focus on the Family 40th anniversary cruise and see the Adventures in Odyssey cast and crew sign autographs, answer questions, and perform the 30th Birthday Show live on stage. Plus, see birthday greetings from our wonderful fans!

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VIDEO PODCAST: Celebrate Adventures in Odyssey’s 30th birthday, plus see what the finalists experienced before Get in the Show

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Look back on 30 years of Adventures in Odyssey with former executive producer Chuck Bolte, co-creator Phil Lollar, executive producer Dave Arnold, writer/director Paul McCusker, and voice actor Katie Leigh. Plus, see what the finalists experienced in the hours leading up to the Get in the Show finale event and see a preview of an upcoming Club show overseas.

Wayback Wednesday: Sage and Erin Bolte

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Sage and Erin Bolte, 1992

Sage and Erin Bolte, 1992

Sage and Erin Bolte argued and fought as siblings Robyn and Melanie Jacobs on Adventures in Odyssey, modeling their performances after their real-life squabbles. As daughters of then-executive producer Chuck Bolte, they saw the inside story of Odyssey and of Chuck himself.

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Goodbye, Alan Young and Janet Waldo — the voices behind Jack and Joanne Allen

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Alan Young and Janet Waldo, 1998

Alan Young and Janet Waldo, 1998

Alan Young, 2007

Alan Young, 2007

Janet Waldo, 2006

Janet Waldo, 2006

The Adventures in Odyssey cast and crew remember our friends Alan Young (voice of Jack Allen) and Janet Waldo (voice of Joanne Allen), who passed away this year. Featuring: Dave Arnold (executive producer), Paul McCusker (former executive producer), Phil Lollar (writer/director), Chuck Bolte (former executive producer), Katie Leigh (voice of Connie), Will Ryan (voice of Eugene), Townsend Coleman (voice of Jason), Mark Drury (sound designer), Marshal Younger (writer/director), Bob Luttrell (sound designer), Rob Jorgensen (sound designer), Nathan Hoobler (writer/director), and John Fornof (writer/director)

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