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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!

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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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Hear about the challenges – and the true story – behind creating “In a Sun-Scorched Land” from the crew who created it

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

"In a Sun-Scorched Land, Part 2"

“In a Sun-Scorched Land, Part 2”

Writer-director Kathy Buchanan and sound designer Christopher Diehl journey to Africa (in one case, literally) for the latest Club exclusive adventure “In a Sun-Scorched Land.” Plus, hear a preview of “Between Camp and a Hard Place.”

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Travel around the world, from singing on stage with the Pool Boys in London to diving out of a plane in Nicaragua, as we go behind the scenes on the season premiere, “Find a Penny.”

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Writer-director Kathy Buchanan and sound designers Nathan Jones and Christopher Diehl talk about the creation of “Find a Penny, Part 1” and give a preview of what’s ahead in “Part 2.”

Album 63: Up in the Air

Wooton Bassett returns from his honeymoon with two major problems – Penny is missing and his memory is gone! The journey to find his new bride means probing the depths of Wooton’s crazy mind while also reliving his honeymoon – everything from skydiving in Nicaragua to singing on stage with Wooton’s favorite band, the Pool Boys! Meanwhile, Eugene and Connie deal with the highs and lows of raising teenagers. Connie’s half-sister Jules tries to recreate her life in Los Angeles by making a new friend – school troublemaker Valerie Swanson. And when Connie’s driving lessons leave fingernail marks on the dashboard, Jules turns to another source to teach her — Odyssey’s new licensed driver, Buck Oliver. You’ll learn the meaning of true friendship and love as you come along for the heart-changing, risk-taking experience of a lifetime!

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Writer/director Kathy Buchanan tells us the true stories behind “One More Name”

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Kathy Buchanan

Irena Sendler was a real historical person. Writer Kathy Buchanan had the task of turning her life into an epic three-part Adventures in Odyssey Club story. Find out the challenges of research, writing, and cutting “One More Name.”

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Will Morrie and Suzu have an arc like Novacom? Why was Legacy called Exit Stage Left? Will there be a new Guide for the 30th Anniversary? Get the answers!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Executive producer Dave Arnold, producer Nathan Hoobler, writer/director Kathy Buchanan, and writer/director Bob Hoose answer fan questions about the recent album 61, the upcoming albums 62 & 63, and all things Odyssey.

Album 61: Without a Hitch

Wedding bells are finally ringing for Penny Wise and Wooton Bassett, but the journey to the altar takes several unexpected side roads. Meanwhile, the Jones and Parker Detective Agency faces its most perplexing case yet, Olivia and Matthew compete against each other for student body president, and Whit finds himself in the middle of a feud between two warring clans. Celebrate marriage, family and friends in Odyssey with this hilarious six-episode collection!
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Album 62: Let’s Put on a Show

Album 62: Let's Put on a Show Everyone in Odyssey is putting on a show. Jules Kendall feels like she’s in the spotlight and has to live up to everyone’s expectations. Buck Oliver pretends to understand Eugene and Katrina’s faith. A mysterious visitor to the antique shop isn’t all he seems as he searches for a clue to a father’s final words. And a group of travelling singers put on the rootin-est, tootin-est, Wild Westiest, musical extravaganza Odyssey has ever seen. Restoration and new beginnings take center stage as the folks in Odyssey learn about relationships, friendship, and compassion. Old friends and family return, relationships are mended, and long-hidden talents are discovered. Sit back and enjoy the show!
Listen to Album 62!
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