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Who was the villain in “A Sacrificial Escape”? What’s going to happen to Jones and Parker? Will Wooton and Penny be in the next album? Will you release the unreleased episodes? The team answers your questions!

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Executive producer Dave Arnold, producer Nathan Hoobler, and writers/directors Phil Lollar, and Marshal Younger look back at Album 67: More than Meets the Eye and look ahead to Album 68. Bonus: hear an audio preview of 68!

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

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.

Album 68: Out of the BlueAlbum 68: Out of the Blue – releasing on the Club now!

Jaws drop and eyes are opened at the surprises happening around the town of Odyssey. Everyone is finding or learning something unexpected! When Connie’s roommate Jillian sets out to find a job, the hunt takes her all over town. But whether it’s destroying a window display at Triple J Antiques, causing chaos at Odyssey General Hospital, or trying her hand at meteorology, she just can’t catch a break. Will she ever find the perfect fit for her unique skills? Meanwhile, Penny and Wooton have a wonderful surprise to share when her parents come for a visit – if they can ever find the right time to tell them. And Wyatt resorts to using extraordinary methods when he uses a lie detector to show his sister Bridget how much he misses hanging out with her. But the biggest surprises won’t be revealed until you listen to these six adventures. Don’t miss a single twist, turn, or bombshell in Odyssey!

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Marshal Younger returns to the studio for the first time in over a decade

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Marshal Younger directing "Between Camp and a Hard Place"

Marshal Younger directing “Between Camp and a Hard Place”

Writer/director Marshal Younger talks about “Between Camp and a Hard Place,” where he got his ideas for camp stories, and whether he was ever in a hard place during production.

Easter Fun Pack

Prepare for Easter with family devotionals from your favorite characters from the Adventures in Odyssey audio dramas. There’s also journal pages and sermon notes for kids. And Easter cards to help you share the love of Jesus with family and friends.

Get an Easter Fun Pack for your family!

Imagination Station 23 frontImagination Station 23: Terror in the Tunnel
Book 23 in the highly successful Imagination Station series finds cousins Beth and Patrick nearing Washington, D.C., on the train with Abraham Lincoln, heading to his first inauguration. But a band of assassins plan to meet Lincoln in Baltimore and end his presidency before it starts. Can the cousins help get him through the city safely and on to his big history-making day?

Check it out today!

Send Us Your TRQs – Totally Random Questions

Do you have a TRQ? Not a Twisted Rubber Quilt or Titanium Rabbit Queen. Actually we’re referring to Totally Random Questions, which we have begun asking during interviews on the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast. And here’s the cool part: They’re not our questions…they’re yours!

This new podcast feature gives fans a chance to ask members of our cast and crew unpredictable questions that have nothing to do with, well, anything. “What’s your favorite sea creature?” “If you could travel through time, which year would you visit? “How do you feel about quinoa?”

Got a question, leave it on our Totally Random Question page. And then listen for your username on future podcasts! If Bob and Jesse pick your Torque Risk Quotient … er, Totally Random Question … they’ll be sure to give you a shout-out!

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VIDEO PODCAST: Writer Marshal Younger and his three-year-old daughter’s breakfast battle inspires a Parker family adventure (Plus: A story of how God is using Odyssey!)

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Many years ago, Marshal Younger’s three-year-old daughter decided she wasn’t going to eat her breakfast. This set off a multi-hour standoff between father and daughter that later inspired the Odyssey episode “The Sandwich Initiative.” Witness the battle of wills as well as an incredible story from one of our listeners.

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Writer Marshal Younger talks “Have a Heart,” organ transplants, and how his family inspires Odyssey episodes

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Marshal Younger, directing in 2007

Marshal Younger, directing in 2007


Writer Marshal Younger’s wife Stephanie works in a transplant clinic. She met a child who wondered if he would get the personality of the person who donated a liver to him. Hear how that story turned into the touching episode “Have a Heart.”

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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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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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