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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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Upcoming Odyssey musical features Tony Award-winning singer (Plus: new podcast music!)

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Some of the crew of "Icky and Kat and Balty and Bones" From left: Shona Rodman (voice of Jules), Greg Jbara (voice of Wilson), Karen Kennedy (voice of Teena), Nathan Jones (engineer/sound designer), Phil Lollar (writer/director/composer), Will Ryan (voice of Eugene, composer), Katriona Kennedy (voice of Lena)

Some of the crew of “Icky and Kat and Balty and Bones” From left: Shona Rodman (voice of Jules), Greg Jbara (voice of Wilson), Karen Kennedy (voice of Teena), Nathan Jones (engineer/sound designer), Phil Lollar (writer/director/composer), Will Ryan (voice of Eugene, composer), Katriona Kennedy (voice of Lena)

Actor/singer Gregory Jbara and writer/director/composer talk about Adventures in Odyssey’s adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: “Icky and Kat and Balty and Bones” (Plus, Bob and Jesse share new podcast music!)

Do you know which episode the original Adventures in Odyssey podcast closing music came from? Tell us in the comments below. If you post the first comment that mentions the correct episode, we’ll give you a shoutout on a future podcast. 

Bring Your Bible to SchoolBring Your Bible to School Day

Be a part of  nationwide, student-led movement happening on October 3!

The Whit AwardWise, Trusted, Kind: Who Comes to Mind?

Tell us about your friend, family member, teacher or coach who’s been a wise and encouraging mentor for you—like Whit.

Album 67: More than Meets the EyeAlbum 67: More than Meets the Eye – on the radio starting October 5!

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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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!

The Avery Awards have closed. Thank you for your votes. Listen to the podcast later to summer to hear the winners! 

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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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!

Got Questions about Album 65…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!)

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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.

Travel back in time to Whit’s childhood in a new book series and learn what inspired Odyssey legends Phil Lollar and Dave Arnold

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Book 1: Young Whit and the Traitor’s Treasure

Book 2: Young Whit and the Shroud of Secrecy

Available September 4.
Pre-order now.

Coming April 2019

Something sinister happened decades ago to disgrace the Whittaker name. Can young Whit discover the truth – and find the traitor’s treasure – before it’s gone forever? Find out in Young Whit and the Traitor’s Treasure, book one in a new series exploring the childhood escapades of the most beloved character in town. And find out more about the series from the authors, Odyssey legends Phil Lollar and Dave Arnold.

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