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  • Bernard Walton: All those brains, he doesn't have the sense God gave a rabbit.
    “Last in a Long Line”
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  • Nathaniel Graham: Can't we continue our debate like two adults?
    Eugene Meltsner: We could, but we're one adult short.
    Nathaniel Graham: How droll.
    “The Tower”
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  • Traci Mulligan: Well, Winona, it looks like it's just you and me, girl. Oh sure, come on up. Oh, and pass the mashed potatoes, will you please. No, no—oh. Actually, I was hoping you'd pass them in the bowl. N-no, I'll get the gravy myself. No, really, but thanks.
    “Leap of Faith”
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  • The Mulligan Family’s Novelized Return!!!

    I really like the Mulligan family episodes. Don’t judge me. This past June, I listened to all their episodes. Their episodes are different from normal episodes. There’s a different “feel” to them. It’s probably because the writer, Bill Myers, only wrote their episodes in his whole AIO career. In addition, the episodes had a different composer, Steve Wick. These two vital changes to the crew really changed the atmosphere. So, I shouldn’t have been so surprised when I was listening to “Leap of Faith” and my dad walked in (who is no stranger to us listening to AIO) and asked, “What are you listening to?” He was surprised when I said, “Odyssey.” So yes, the Mulligan family episodes feel a bit detached from the rest of the town of Odyssey. Perhaps because it’s rare when a Whit’s End type character appears in their ‘exclusive’ episodes. (and of course, I totally didn’t bring them back in a fanfiction of mine with a headcanon of Brianna [from “Chains”] still living with them…) Yeah. So I was quite surprised and excited to see this… I really like this art of Nick! (if it is Nick, anyway) What?? Surely they didn’t mean THE Mulligans?? I read the preview. Yes, it’s THE Mulligans. The summary: A massive mess, a leopard on the loose, and the arrival of new life—it’s just another day in the life of the Mulligans. From bestselling author Bill Myers comes a hilarious, warmhearted, and action-packed adventure starring the Mulligan family. Neither Michael nor Traci Mulligan had intended upon a large family, let alone one of such diversity. But God had other plans. After their second child, Lisa, was born blind, they began to see their gift for reaching out, connecting, and laughing with special children with special needs—all while raising their family among the many creatures living at the animal park that they operate. Are there trials? You bet. There’s no way to keep the boat from rocking with so many children from such diverse backgrounds and in such an incredible environment. But their faith in Christ, commitment to one another, and ability to laugh at themselves keep them digging in to make it work. Amazon. So yeah! Bill Myers decided not to let his AIO family go to waste, apparently. Which I appreciate, for reasons I stated above. Better yet, there was a preview! Go read it! What we know from the preview: I’m pretty sure the book is not canon with AIO, and would not include Whit’s End or Odyssey. All the kids the Mulligans eventually took in are already present: Janelle, Jessica, Nick, Hector. And Lisa, their daughter. (the summary mentions that Lisa is the Mulligan’s second child. I don’t recall there being a first child in AIO. There are minor differences like that scattered around.) The book is narrated by the chimpanzee, Winona. Though the preview doesn’t say so outright, the monkey in their AIO episodes was named Winona, so I’m pretty sure this is accurate. The style of the book is a slightly toned-down version of the My Life As… series, another series Bill Myers wrote. The book won’t be releasing until March 7th, 2023. I.e., a very long time from now. But you can be sure that I’ll be reading it when it does come out.

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • David Harley: Freeze! Police! Back away slowly, go for the cheese and you'll have it!
    “Addictions Can Be Habit-Forming”
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  • Sam Johnson: You're throwing away your Disney Read-A-Long records? You think they're impure?
    Isaac Morton: I don't know. Better safe than sorry, I figure.
    Sam Johnson: Bambi?!
    Isaac Morton: Who knows how this stuff might influence me at weak moments.
    “Isaac the Pure”
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  • AHiO ep. 002 (ft. Thad)

    Sorry for the bad audio, but it’ll be better later. Also I am going to see if I can get this podcast on apple podcasts

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  • Connie Kendall: Hey, did ya have a good trip? We got your postcard from Germany, and Belgium and London and Paris and Rome and..
    Jason Whittaker: Oh, I had a great summer. Just what I needed to satisfy my traveling bug.
    Connie Kendall: I should hope so. Europe, Russia, China.
    Jason Whittaker: You gotta do it sometime Connie. You gotta tour the world.
    Connie Kendall: Right, well you buy and I'll fly.
    “For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll, Part 1”
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  • “It’s not real life so the writers get away with it.” Why Worldbuilding and Consistency Matter for Adventures in Odyssey

    Adventures in Odyssey has, in a sense, been all things to all men. Some like it for the slice of life episodes, while others prefer the mysteries, the adventures, or the epic sagas.This variety of tastes extends to topics for discussion among AIO listeners. Whatever your favourite subject for discussion—themes, characters, plot, speculations, theories, “shipping,” or the more arcane topic of comparative analysis (whether theological, historical, literary, or all of the above)—you’ll likely find at least someone out there who just can’t stand talking about it.When I wrote a post for the Adventures in Odyssey Fan Club Facebook Group comparing a scene in an Odyssey book to a scene in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, I got this

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  • My Votes in the 2022 Avery Awards

    Greetings and salutations. A while ago I voted in the 2022 Avery Awards for Album 71: A Slippery Slope and Album 72: The Long Road Home. Today I shall be going through each category and writing down my thoughts and reasoning on my votes. I started typing this up back when I voted a few months ago, but I didn’t get a chance to finish it. I don’t know when the results for the Avery Awards will be announced, but I think it will be sometime this month, so I wanted to get this published before they release. So, without further ado, here is what I voted for in the 2022 Avery Awards! Best Actress So, the nominations for best actress are the following: Natalie Lander as Zoe Grant in “Set a Watchman”Shona Rodman as Jules Kendall in “As Buck Would Have It”Audrey Wasilewski as Katrina Meltsner in “As Buck Would Have It”Cristina Pucelli as Emily Jones in “The Team”Kelly Stables as Olivia Parker in “The Lost One” My VoteWe’ve got some good options here. Shona Rodman as Jules Kendall wins best actress whenever she is a nomination. Don’t get me wrong, she does a great job playing Jules. But she has won that category in these editions of the Avery Awards: 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021. That’s literally every single time she has been nominated. Let’s have some variety; I believe that there were better options to vote for this year than the Buck and Jules things. As much as I like Emily Jones and Cristina Pucelli, I wasn’t extremely impressed by “The Team” or the actors in it. Audrey Wasilewski as Katrina Meltsner is definitely an option I’m considering. However, I feel like the character of Katrina is underused. It is not very often when we hear from her. Due to the actress’ rare appearances, I don’t have very much to judge in comparison with actresses who appear frequently. Therefore, I vote Kelly Stables as Olivia Parker in “The Lost One”. Her performance as Olivia was very well-done. Favorite Storyline Olivia’s journey of faith from doubts to beliefBuck’s road from his family history to adoptionThe creation of the team with Morrie, Suzu, Emily, and Cooper My VoteAlright, three main storylines to choose from. First off, I wasn’t a big fan of “The Team”. It seemed as though Emily was helping Cooper hide his blackmail from his parents, they went to great lengths to do this, and it felt as though the episode was encouraging this behavior. I also do not think Emily needs to be hanging around the Rydell kids. But that’s another post for another time. The ongoing Buck Oliver storyline was good, I enjoyed it. However, this is a storyline which has been going on for a while. These albums introduce a brand-new story: Olivia and her struggle with her faith. This was a very unique story and I enjoyed it. Therefore, I vote Olivia’s journey of faith from doubts to belief. Best Sound Design All 12 episodes nominated. My VoteAll the episodes in these albums had great sound design. I don’t think very deeply about the sound design, but some episodes here stand out. One of them is “Please Adjust Your Frequency”. All the sound effects were great, and it was absolutely hilarious when Vincent out in unnecessary sounds. However, I also liked the sound design in “As Buck Would Have It”. While I was listening I was impressed with it. Specifically the scenes with Buck and Jules running from Sherriff Stone, the sound was great. It is not very often when I listen to an episode for the first time and compliment the sound design like I did for these episodes. Therefore, I vote “As Buck Would Have It, Parts 1, 2, & 3” Best Actor Whit Hertford as Jay Smouse in “Please Adjust Your Frequency”Robby Bruce as Buck Oliver in “As Buck Would Have It”Mike Shapiro as Leonid Sepanov in “Triple-Decker Sundae”Will Ryan as Eugene Meltsner in “As Buck Would Have It”Andre Stojka as John Whittaker in “The Lost One” My VoteFirst off, although he hasn’t won every single time like Shona, Robby Bruce also usually steals this award for Best Actor. Like I said with Jules, he does a great job, but I believe we could use some variety. In this category, I am really torn between voting Andre Stojka, Mike Shapiro, and Will Ryan. Mike Shapiro did very well in his performance as Leonid. As I said before, I think the scene with Olivia and Whit in “The Lost One” was amazing and that Andre did an excellent job in his performance. That’s one of the reasons I voted for it. However, as I remember Will Ryan, I also recall that he has never won an Avery Award. And I think his performance in this episode was well-done. Also considering that this will be the last time he will ever be an option, I vote Will Ryan as Eugene Meltsner in “As Buck Would Have It”. Best Script All episodes nominated. My VoteI’ve never quite understood what this category is for. I assume “best script” is for voting which script had the best writing as in the plot and story. These albums brought us some great options. One that stood out to me is “Please Adjust Your Frequency”. I thought it was well-written, both the entire episode script and the scripts that Jay, Buddy and Zoe practice inside the script. I thought that was very impressive. I shall therefore vote “Please Adjust Your Frequency”. Best Scene Olivia confronts Zoe for sharing her secret in “Triple-Decker Sundae”Eugene and Katrina rescue Buck and Jules in “As Buck Would Have It”The team breaks into the principal’s office in “The Team”Whit finds out the reason for Olivia’s doubts in “The Lost One”Jules and Bridget have dinner with Connie and Kristen in “Judge Me Tender” My VoteInteresting options here. I thought the scene in “The Team” was very intense, I liked the way it was done. However, due to my many other problems overall with the episode, I will not be voting for that. I didn’t find the scene with the dinner in “Judge Me Tender” particularly notable, nor the nominated scene of “Triple-Decker Sundae”. The scene with Eugene and Katrina rescuing Buck in “As Buck Would Have It” was great; I did like that one. But there’s one scene here which tops this, along with all the other nominations. I’ll be voting for the one I’ve mentioned already: Whit finds out the reason for Olivia’s doubts in “The Lost One”. Very moving scene. Best Overall Episode All episodes nominated. My VoteUndoubtedly “The Lost One, Parts 1 & 2”. What can I say? This episode was well-written, well-acted, great unique saga and development for the character of Olivia, and an overall excellent lesson. I really liked everything about this episode. I need to write an extensive review about it. Well, that’s all the categories. Do you agree with my votes? What did you vote for in the Avery Awards this year? Is there particular nomination you’re hoping will win? Feel free to leave a comment! -Signed, Polehaus53

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  • Charles Thompson: If you need me, I’ll be weeping in the corner booth.
    “Fences”
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  • My first podcast episode!

    My first podcast episode is an interview with my sister, and you can now listen to it on spotify and anchor! Feedback is always appreciated, and thanks for listening! Ep. 001 of AhiO

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  • We are now doing a podcast!

    Hey guys! We are now doing a podcast and you can find us on spotify and Anchor as Adventures Happening in Odyssey! Hopefully I can get this out on Apple podcasts and Google podcasts! I just released a small introduction on there so here is the link for you to go and follow us! I have plans for this and with the help of some of my friends this should be possible to do, and I already have some recorded. But there are some parts where the audio sounds weird… I’ll be fixing that soon. Thanks for sticking around and reading my posts, it is appreciated!

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

  • Eugene Meltsner: He eats people and their multi-million dollar contracts for lunch, and then uses someone like me as a tooth pick!
    Katrina Shanks: Huh?
    Eugene Meltsner: I am not your father!
    “Malachi's Message, Part 2”
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  • Editorial 45: Flashback on the Air

    Blackbeard's Treasure (Album 22) was the first flashback episode to explore Whit and Jack's childhood friendship. It's an exciting tale in which the kids go exploring in a cave, looking for Spanish doubloons, and get scared by what they think could be a ghost pirate. Mr. Whittaker has quite a number of flashback episodes featuring him at various stages in life. For this month's editorial, we discuss the topic of Adventures in Odyssey flashback episodes.Other characters get flashback episodes too, such as The Champ of the Camp (Album 45) in which Connie and Eugene first meet each other as children. Why do we need flashback episodes? What do the best ones have in common? Those are all questions we explore in Editorial 45: Flashback on the Air.

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  • News Flash: AIO’s not being beaten to the punch.

    News this week: AIO album image and name released It happens every year, someone (usually Polehaus53) finds from some obscure place (usually Christianbook or Amazon) that a new album is being released, the title and image. It’s syndicated all over the fan community as news, there’s no secret, and we all speculate what it contains. This time around apparently, AIO was not letting that happen, so they gave little teasers until yesterday, when they released the name and image for the latest album, releasing next spring? That hasn’t happened in a while. Anyway, enough chitchat, the review! “Buckle up!” album art revealed Wednesday.First, as many have pointed out, it’s an obvious mirror of the original Twists and Turns art. Eugene is at the front; I’m not sure what that means. I think I heard somewhere that the team is deepfaking his voice, which is creepy, but if true, it could aid in his departure episodes. It could also be a tribute image; we’ll see about that. Some people have suggested the title references the whole Buckles thing going on. AIO’s recent history is community involvement and listening to their fanbase (I’ll go over that in my 28 hours review whenever that happens), and if we’re being honest, Buck and Jules will have more chemistry than Jason and Jillian will ever have. But, seriously, there’s a rollercoaster on the front, and we know Odyssey; they’re referencing buckling up for the “adventure of this next album” or something. Renee on the cover obviously means she’s in the album. This brings up something else I learned this week: Club episodes are canon! I’m not surprised about the Renee thing; she’s been mentioned in the series twice now, but if Adventures in Odyssey has some major arc they want to start in the Club, that makes that arc pay to listen. That is already the case, but I find that not right at all. Hopefully, this never happens, but if AIO goes that route, that is unacceptable. But anyway, Renee will be in this album, so I’ll love to see her breaking real ground here in series album land. Horace may be there as well; we never know. (even though he was apparently there the whole time) Visually, this is great on the eyes. It’s colorful, appealing, and is one of the better covers in the past couple of years. Also, Wooton is seen without his hat for the first time…weird! Otherwise, that’s a nice little teaser; good to see the team taking initiative. I’ll be looking out for that album. Goodnight!

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Alex Jefferson: Are you crazy? Come back here! We could get arrested or shot or something!
    Cal Jordan: Cool!
    “Red Herring”
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  • My Hopes for the Blackgaard Chronicles Book Series

    The Blackgaard Chronicles book series was quite a surprise when it was announced in 2016. I first saw the news about a book series based on the Blackgaard Saga on the website AIO Update and was very excited about it. This is something that I thought would be pretty cool. The Blackgaard Saga is one of my favorite Odyssey sagas. When the first draft of book 1, Opening Moves, appeared on the Adventures in Odyssey Club in November 2016, I was very pleased with it. The many extra scenes added that were not heard in the episodes and the additional lines were all very fun to read. The books series expounds on the things going on in the saga is not shown in the episodes that the listeners did not know about. The newest one, book 5, Knight’s Scheme, was released in October 2020. It covered the events of “Waylaid in the Windy City”, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I am looking forward to the next one. Phil Lollar, the author, stated in a 2020 Q & A video session that book 6 will involve the “A Name, Not A Number” episodes. ASmouseInTheHouse wrote about the series in a guest post on The AIO Insider a while ago, so be sure to check that out. I’ll just say that I agree entirely with her thoughts. The books have been solid so far. I have very high hopes for them. On the latest Q and A podcast on the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, Phil Lollar said that all the Blackgaard Chronicles books will be out next year. So, sometime in mid to late 2023. In this post, I will be going through a few of the things that I am hoping will be done with the series in the future. All Episodes + More Additional Information/Material The first thing I hope for the rest of the series is something that is already being done: Additional details about the overall story being added across all the Odyssey episodes that each book covers. The Blackgaard Saga has a lot of episodes that connect. Each and every one of them is important and are connected. I hope all of them get covered in the books and that more additional information about Dr. Blackgaard’s plans is added to each one. So far, we have been getting this. Right with the first book, Opening Moves, we have new material with Phillip Glossman and Blackgaard giving instruction to him, which was great. I really enjoyed Cross Check since it showed Blackgaard’s plan and scheming to obtain the building for Blackgaard’s Castle. Lots of great additional material here. Phil Lollar has been doing an excellent job on this wish of mine, and I hope it continues as the series progresses. However, this wish of mine might be in danger. I’ll explain as I go on. Length and Number of Books The question that people have asked is, how many books will there be in the series? This has been answered. On an episode of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast in September 2017 Phil Lollar said they are shooting for a total of eight books to do everything in the series that needs to be done. During a Q & A session in the Adventures in Odyssey Club in March 2020, Dave Arnold said that there will be somewhere between eight and nine books in the series. And in the latest Q&A Podcast Phil Lollar stated that book 6 is complete and he’s working on book seven and eight and possibly a ninth book. I was surprised to see this answer. Between eight and ten books? Only? And possibly a ninth book? I will be very disappointed if there will only be eight books. I’m really hoping there will be at least ten books. With all the extra scenes and information that is being added, it’s a unique opportunity to expound on storylines covered in the Blackgaard saga. I am really hoping that Phil Lollar is not restricting the material of each book to meet the estimated amount of books that they have said will be in the series. If that is the case, I’m afraid that it will all be too rushed. We are already at book 5 and are only at the “Waylaid in the Windy City” episodes. It has taken five books to cover nine out of thirty episodes in the saga. And I’m happy about that. This series needs a large number of books to vividly cover the events and the additional information of each and every one of the Blackgaard Saga episodes. But if Lollar is serious that there will be only eight books, I can only hope that things will not be cut from the books to accommodate this. Unfortunately, it looks like this already may be the case and it may be too late to hope for an extensive series. In the 2020 Q & A video session, Phil Lollar spoke about writing book 6 of the series, covering “A Name, Not A Number”. He said that he said that he would have to “cram it all in” to the limited amount of pages that he has in the book. Phil Lollar went on to say that he wrote stuff about Blackgaard’s background, specifically the things Regis did in his younger years that tie into what he is doing now, that he “didn’t have room” to put in. He added that he had to make sacrifices because of “limited amount of space to write the story”. It could be, of course, that he is referring to the individual book that is really short. But even so, if the events of an episode are too short for one book, I think there should just be another book.In addition to these comments, more recently, in the Q&A Podcast released on December 15, 2021, Phil Lollar stated that he has completed book 6 and that, “I’m working on book seven and book eight which deals primarily with the Darkness Before Dawn story arc, and that should close out the Blackgaard Chronicle books.” Once again, it seems as though it has been decided that only 8-9 books will be in the series. If this is the case and that the books will merely be just the episodes themselves in book form with minimal additional material added, then I am going to be disappointed. It may come off as seeming too rushed. Please, AIO Team. Don’t limit yourself to a certain number of books. Why do that? If there is not enough space, then just make the book series longer. We want the full Blackgaard story, so just expand the series. I wouldn’t be opposed to more books. The Odyssey fans are more than happy to purchase all the books that will be in the series. Or at least I’m more than happy to. Aftermath Episodes Covered Another thing I’d like to see is the aftermath being covered. Phil Lollar has said that the series will go all the way up to the episode “The Final Conflict”. So far five books have been released, with the latest one covering the events of “Waylaid in the Windy City”. But I don’t think the end of “The Final Conflict” is a good way for the series to end. In the Official Guide, the Odyssey Team wanted to end Odyssey with album 25, but decided that there were too many unanswered questions. This led to episodes which dealt with the aftermath of the Blackgaard Saga. The same goes to the book series. The aftermath is very important at the end of a saga. AIO Update wrote an excellent editorial article in 2018 called A Time for Aftermath. I suggest you check it out. “We need a breather between these action-heavy episodes. We need time to process everything that’s happened.” David Hilder, AIO Update editorial #31 As he said in the article, we need time to process everything and to see how the characters were impacted. The same goes to the books. I would like to see additional scenes with the thought processes of each person involved. It would be a time to tie up all loose ends and to show how each character has grown. If aftermath episodes outside the main episodes of the Blaackgaard Saga (such as “Welcome Home, Mr. Blackgaard”, or “Home, Sweet Home”) were covered, I would be very happy. Unanswered Questions Answered Despite several whole truckloads of information we have obtained from the Blackgaard Saga, there are still questions that haven’t been answered. Who was Blackgaard talking to on the phone in “The Battle, Part 2” before Maxwell comes in with the password? What happened to Gregory? What happened to Richard Maxwell? What happened to Sasha? I’m sure that these questions will be answered. Ties into Young Whit Books I’ll keep this one short, since I know we’re already getting this. The Young Whit Book series has been heavily tying into the Blackgaard Chronicles book series. I’m pretty sure this “Professor M” who Regis keeps referencing is Professor Mangle from the Yong Whit book series. Also, the journal from Whit’s grandfather which has “John Avery Whittaker” written on a page it is definitely the same one that Blackgaard keeps handling, except enclosed in plastic. There are tons of connections and I have a ton of theories as to how these connections from the Young Whit series will become more prominent in the Blackgaard Chronicles book series, but that’s another post for another time. Overall, the ties between the two series’ have been excellent and I look forward to seeing more of it in the next books. Outline: How I’d like It I will now give an outline of the episodes I would hope each book covers. I typed this up a long time ago, before it was announced that book 6 covers “A Name, Not A Number”, so some parts may be inaccurate. Book 6 (Title will have something to do with Bishops): Covers the events of “The Homecoming” and then followed by “A Rathbone of Contention”. More importantly, “Double Trouble”, which introduces Regis’ twin, Edwin Blackgaard. It can continue to cover the events leading up to Whit leaving Odyssey. While it doesn’t need to cover the entirely of Eugene and Bernard’s road trip, it can show what the process of Whit leaving was like in Odyssey and the people’s reactions to that. Book 7 (Title will have something to do with horses): This one should begin with concluding the events of Whit leaving and have the introduction of Jack Allen. Some of the events of “…But Not Forgotten” should be covered or at least mentioned here to establish Whit’s departure and Jack’s appearance. The episodes “Tom for Mayor” should also take a good chunk of this; Although I’m not sure how, I believe that Bart Rathbone’s election to be mayor was a pivotal part of Blackgaard’s plans but were ruined thanks to Eugene Meltsner and Sam Johnson. I’d like to see the details of how much of a devastating move this was to Regis and the results of it. Finally, “A Name, Not a Number” could be covered and carried on to the next book. Book 8 (Title will have something to do with the King): This one can conclude “A Name, Not A Number” and then cover the events of “A Code of Honor” and the Darkness Before Dawn episodes. Book 9 (Title will have something to do with Checkmate or Queen): Darkness Before Dawn episodes continue to be covered. It can end with Phillip Glossman declaring Whit’s End to be closed. Book 10 (Title has something to do with final moves. Or name it “Zugzwang”, since that seems to fit.): Concludes the Darkness Before Dawn episodes. Covers the aftermath episodes such as, “Welcome Home, Mr. Blackgaard”. Maybe it can end with “Home, Sweet Home”. That’s how I’d like it, anyway. I’m sure that the AIO Team has already planned the outlines for each book. I hope I’m not coming off as being very picky and complaining about the series. I am genuinely excited for whatever each of these books will hold. The AIO Team has been doing an excellent job with this content and I trust whatever plans they have in store for it are for the best. I look forward to what the future of this book series holds. Whew, I certainly have a lot of Great Expectations for the Blackgaard Chronicles Book Series. What do you think of this series? Do you like it? Dislike it? Anything you’d like to see done in the books? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment! -Signed, Polehaus53

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Results May Vary Reaction

    My initial reaction to episode #949 of Adventures in Odyssey, “Results May Vary.” And yes, I’m back to my good old setup where I can do live commentary over the episode! In fact, you might notice that my recording quality has gone up. I’ve got new additions to my setup including a new pop filter, arm, and cable. My old cable is what inhibited my recording volume so much, so now I should be able to record at good volumes and not have to amplify it in post.

    From Adventures in Opinions

  • I’ll be LIVE in 10 Minutes! “Results May Vary” Reaction

    I’m going to be livestreaming my reaction to “Results May Vary” in ten minutes over in my Discord server!It would be great to see you join. https://discord.gg/2Awj6gf2?event=1012349536099905576

    From Adventures in Opinions

  • Lisa Mulligan: So do either of you two like animals?
    Janelle Mulligan: It depends on how they are cooked.
    “Viva La Difference”
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  • New Information about Album 74 and Beyond

    A few storylines from 28 Hours will be continued in the future, but multi part stories like 28 Hours won’t be happening in the next few albums. Jason and Jillian don’t even appear in album 74, so there is no continuation of the story in this upcoming album. The Odyssey team hasn’t even decided when the Chairman will return again but “It should be fewer than 20 years until we see him again.” In other news, episode 1000 is being talked about, but there is no information about it now. The Odyssey team hopes to have an announcement this fall or winter about it. Eugene “will be addressed, though it may not be as soon as listeners are expecting”. This is very interesting. I wonder if they do have a plan to send him off, but it won’t be for a little while it look like. I’m not sure what Eugene is doing in Album 74 though, we’ll just have to wait and see. Let me know your thoughts on all this information in the comments!

    From AIO Insider

  • Album Art for Album 74 Revealed

    The album art for Album 74 has been revealed! It is titled “Buckle Up!” which is very interesting. I don’t like how much it sounds like Buckles though. It will air on Spring of 2023, and December 15 on the club. Eugene is in the cover art which is very odd. I’m not sure what they’re going to do with him. I really hope that they don’t replace Will Ryan, but who knows. The Jules art feels off to me, and Connie looks like a teenager to me, but it’s not a big deal. Renee and Horus will both be making their debut in this album. There is a story about a scientific breakthrough that involves the imagination station that Renee and presumably Horus will be involved in. There is another story focusing on Olivia’s spiritual journey, one about Buck and Jules having their friendship endangered, and one about Morrie and Suzu *gag* trying to make new friends. I wish they were going in a different direction with this but whatever, I’ve lost all hope for Morrie and Suzu a while ago. One more story about Wooton facing a courtroom struggle against an old friend. I’m curious if it will actually be a old character returning but I can’t think of any candidates off the top of my head. I have some other information about what’s coming in the future that I will be sharing soon! I would like to hear your thoughts on all of this new information in the comments!

    From AIO Insider

  • Two Episode Titles From Album 74

    Two episode titles from the upcoming album 74 are “Renee Renewed” Which will be the first episode not in a club episode with Renee in it, and “Value in the Process” Which will apparently be a Rydell episode. Apparently this has been known for a few months already but I’m behind on the news. I’m looking forward to seeing how they handle Renee’s introduction to the main albums. I’m not too excited about anything having to do with Morrie, so we’ll see how that goes. I was hoping Album 74 would be an extension of 28 Hours, but it doesn’t look that way. I hope they at least put some episodes in about it similar to the start of Novacom where they put a couple of Novacom episodes here and there, but not a full album dedicated to it.

    From AIO Insider

  • Album 74 to be Officially Revealed!

    Greetings. It has been a while since we’ve made a post. Things have been busy, but hopefully we can get back to posting consistently in the coming weeks. Now, on to the latest news! A few news items have recently come up, but I’ll just be focusing on just one in this post. As we have reported before, the official AIO Facebook Page has been pretty active lately. From uploading artwork to posting Odyssey stories, lots of interesting things are always being uploaded. Yesterday, a most intriguing announcement was made. The post on the AIO Facebook Page A post which simply read, “Prepare yourselves”, along with picture of a CD cover with aa question mark on it and text underneath which reads “Album 74 Revealed: ON WEDNESDAY!” was posted. It appears as though the AIO Team is planning to make an official announcement of the upcoming album! This is most unexpected. I assume that this means that on Wednesday the cover art for Album 74 will be posted. I can’t recall the last time the Odyssey team themselves did a reveal of an upcoming mainstream album. But this is actually something we should’ve seen coming. In a recent live chat with Nathan Hoobler, the following statement was made by Nathan regarding album 74: We hope to have a final title for Album 74 next week. We do have all the episodes recorded (as of last Thursday)! No announcement on the title – maybe we should do that on the podcast before it leaks out through other sources. Nathan Hoobler, June 21, 2022 As I said before, I’m pretty sure he was indirectly referring to the summary for Album 73: 28 Hours released on Amazon before it was removed and then fans spreading the word. It looks like he was serious. After that reveal of the summary for Album 73, I can imagine that the AIO Team isn’t going to take any more chances. The fact that they’re about to announce it themselves confirms this. And I’m actually pretty happy about it. There is potential for a lot of fun things that can be done with official reveal for upcoming albums (a video podcast unveiling, puzzles, scavenger hunt, etc.). I don’t have much more to say except that overall, I am looking forward to Wednesday! Wow, this was a pretty short post. What are your thoughts on Album 74 about to be officially announced? Feel free to leave a comment! You can be sure that we’ll be writing our thoughts and theories for Album 74 when it is revealed. Stay tuned. -Signed, Polehaus53

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • John Whittaker: Hey—instead of taking the bus, let's walk back to Whit's End. Whaddya say?
    Eugene Meltsner: Are you sure, Mr. Whittaker? That's quite a distance for a man of your—
    John Whittaker: Uh, careful, careful.
    Eugene Meltsner: Uh... social position.
    “The Battle, Part 1”
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  • Album 74 Reveal on Wednesday

    On Wednesday, the cover and title for album 74 will be revealed. Stay tuned, I will be analyzing it when it releases, and will also be updating you all whenever news drops! This is basically a filler post to say that after a long hiatus, I’m back! And for good this time. News, reviews, and more coming soon!

    From AIO Insider

  • Isaac Morton: You know, dad, we live in a real den of impurity.
    “Isaac the Pure”
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  • Nathaniel Graham: Can't we continue our debate like two adults?
    Eugene Meltsner: We could, but we're one adult short.
    Nathaniel Graham: How droll.
    “The Tower”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Bart Rathbone: Look, I know you think you understand what you thought you heard me say, but what you thought you heard me say was certainly not what you thought I meant.
    “Family Values”
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  • Rodney Rathbone: Duck! There's Tom Riley! <tires screech>
    Rodney Rathbone: Why'd you duck?
    Doris Rathbone: You said to duck!
    “The Other Woman”
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  • Jason Whittaker: Wow! Look at all these kids.
    Jack Allen: Yeah, there's been a line to play your video game all day long.
    Jason Whittaker: Oh, that's great! You know, I'm thinking about bringing out some more. I could do the whole Old Testament in video games. Set it up in chronological order. You know, David and Goliath, Jonah...
    “Red Wagons and Pink Flamingos”
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  • Kelly: Picnics in the rain are fun.
    Ed Washington: No...they’re not. They’re just...wet.
    “License to Deprive”
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  • Jules: How come Wooton gets to use your car?

    Connie: Because he brings it back.

    Jules: Oh, so now there are rules?

    Connie: More just common courtesies like not driving my car out of town, or not running my car out of gas while you’re out of town, or not having my car towed by the police somewhere even farther out of town.

    Jules: Like I’m the one who didn’t put enough gas in it.

    Connie: Yeah, I shoulda thought of that before I let you take my car without asking.

    Jules: Fine! Can I borrow your car that time?

    Connie: No

    Jules: See? That’s why I don’t ask.

    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • Editorial 44: A Good and Doubtful Servant

    The Lost One, Parts 1-2 (Album 72) brings to a climax the story arc exploring the faith and doubts of Olivia Parker. This noteworthy series of shows, which spans seven episodes and three albums, has generated much discussion in the Adventures in Odyssey community. Should the storyline have lasted so many episodes? Did Leonid Sepanov portray a diabolical tempter accurately? Should a story arc about doubt have been created in the first place? So of course we thought this would be a great topic for an editorial. This latest editorial is entitled A Good and Doubtful Servant. It deals with the various creative choices that were made for Olivia's faith arc and makes some connections to past shows as well. Check out Editorial 44 and then share your thoughts in the comments.

    From AIO Update

  • Connie: Maybe people get a little put off by your vocabulary.

    Eugene: You mean intimidated by my vocabulary?

    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • Connie Kendall: What do you think they're up to?
    Eugene Meltsner: Ah, establishing a plausible and rational explanation to this mystery. I hope.
    Jack Allen: If they can.
    Connie Kendall: Jack, you're beginning to sound like you believe he's really an angel.
    “Malachi's Message, Part 2”
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  • Jack: In business there are only two choices: lower your expenses or increase your revenue.

    Bart: You are completely overlooking bankruptcy and insurance fraud.

    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • 28 Hours, Parts 1-2 Review [FULL SPOILERS!]

    MAJOR SPOILER ALERT! From the moment the description of 28 Hours was released online, there was immediate fan interest and wild speculation. The description was unlike any other album in recent memory and extremely dramatic and grandiose. As is usual when new sagas and mysteries are introduced, fans instantly started clamoring for the Chairman’s return. Others took interest in the line that appeared to lend credence to the “Jillian-is-evil” jokes and theories. And, as Connie asks with frustration, “Is anyone in this town really who they say they are?”28 Hours Description Although fans have only heard a third of 28 Hours, the album is already proof that the writers are still capable of planning out story arcs in advance and keeping secrets from the audience. The show and writers have garnered recent criticism for lack of planning, vision, and storytelling coherence in their most recent saga, the Rydell Saga. From the story’s first episode to its main conclusion, it was quite obvious that the writers struggled to wrap up the four-year-old story. It left fans to question if it were still possible for the writers to plan longer, narratively cohesive stories ahead nowadays with the oddity of the album and club episode releases. The second criticism fans ledged against the show and its creators is that nothing is a surprise anymore. For example, Tasha’s reappearance in the Rydell Saga was written to be a grand reveal, but many fans were already aware she would appear because of a cast photo with Tasha’s actress that Phil Lollar posted prior to the episode’s release. In addition to that, during official Q&amp;As, the producing crew was always careful to not specifically answer questions asking for spoilers. That is to be desired for the sake of the listening experience, but sometimes the way the crew would dance around the questions was almost as telling as answering the questions directly. Within two episodes, 28 Hours has paid off what Kathy Buchanan had set up with four years of the character of Jillian Marshall, started a new and intriguing story, and shocked fans with the biggest reveal in years with the Chairman’s return. The best part? Fans have known next to nothing besides the official description and their own speculation. This album was something that was desperately needed to reinvigorate fans’ enthusiasm and interest in the show’s ability to do long-form stories and arcs. The first episode of the album opens with a conversation between Connie and Jason where Connie not-so-subtly hints to Jason that he and Jillian would make a good couple. The scene functions in the show in two different but equally important ways. For one, it sets up within the episode Jillian’s supposed flightiness and irresponsibility that comes directly into play when someone breaks into Triple J Antiques. The conversation brings all of the cartoonish traits fans despised to the forefront and addresses Jason’s opinion of her which is essential within the context of this album. Secondly, in directly addressing all of Jillian’s eccentric traits, it touches on the widespread fan criticism of Jillian and affirms the writers are very intentional with the choices they are making. It was an immediate signal to what the quality of writing would be ahead for the next two episodes. While fans joked about it, I find it to be pretty unclear how many of those fans actually believed there was anything truly dubious about Jillian. I’ve already touched on how Jillian dropping her fake persona flips prior criticisms on their heads but even on the most basic story level, the concept (and execution!) of her character is so interesting. I’ve always wondered how Jason could try to settle down so easily without the government keeping a close and study eye on him. Well, as it turns out, the NSA wasn’t about to let Jason live without protection or a close eye on him when they stationed undercover Jillian to be near him. Her angle was clearly “act so ridiculous that Jason couldn’t suspect anything” when she introduced her frequent misuse of the word “literally” into her vocabulary amongst other quirks. And her deception worked marvelously. Now that her cover is no longer a secret, there is now an interesting conflict between Jillian and Jason where he struggles with whether or not she is deserving of his trust. The conflict was introduced in part two when Jason learns of her identity and I believe the conflict will come to a head when Jason makes a significant decision about his loyalties to Jillian and the repercussions will follow. I have written this section assuming Jillian is, in fact, being truthful about being an agent of the NSA instead of an agent of the Chairman. I still believe that there’s more to Jillian’s motivations that has yet to be revealed but that she is still vaguely truthful about her mission. The extroverted kidnapper of Jason isn’t entirely unrealistic but a little bit over-the-top. The hiring of those goons calls into question what the Chairman’s true intentions are. His henchmen hires are extremely questionable for safeguarding someone as valuable as Jason. Why did the Chairman kidnap Jason and seem so nonchalant about losing him? What purpose did it serve him? He did it in such an unsubtle manner as well. What did he want with Jason’s contact at the Pentagon? Once again, these aren’t complaints but instead questions to which I am curious to hear the answers. With four more episodes still to go, it’s still unclear where the story is headed. But if the first two episodes and their clever setup are of any indication of what’s to come, this album will long be remembered and beloved for years to come. Part three of 28 Hours releases tomorrow on the club. Don’t miss the continuation of this epic album.

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Connie: Phobias aren’t rational. They don’t have to make sense. Don’t you have any?

    Jason: Fears? Not really, just the standard stuff: pirates, vampires, sasquatch, intimacy, commitment.

    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • Connie Kendall: Sometimes you make a lot of sense, Eugene.
    Eugene Meltsner: Sometimes???
    “Let This Mind Be in You”
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  • Updated AIO Club: First Looks

    The AIO Club app has not been updated in 2 years, and the online version has maintained its infamous design and structure since its launch in 2014. So when a new Club was announced, it was a big deal. Over the past week, I took a look at what has been the most significant update in 8 years. At first glance, it appears as though this may double the new AIO website. That doesn’t seem likely. However, this may be what many Club members did already, which was just using this as the radio website if that makes sense. There is a radio link, as well as a podcast one. It looked to me like there would be a shop as well. It did link to the store, but didn’t have a place to buy books right on the site, likely for security reasons. I went back to log in, and it seemed the login page hadn’t been quite refined yet. It wasn’t rounded, which didn’t keep in theme with the rest of the site. I also noticed it redirected to a different site. Still, not too much to complain about, but not perfect either. The website homepage changes a bit when you log in. You get a list of suggested episodes, but they don’t seem related to anything you’ve listened to previously. It is again, still a better experience. You also see some of the new episode images that have been popping up on the AIO Instagram and Facebook pages for the past few months. Next, I was intrigued by these things called badges. Apparently, these are some of the ‘quests’ AIO was talking about in their advertisements. They can be partially filled, as I saw when I began to complete the first badge. I’ll look forward to completing these later. Another great new feature. As I was going to find an episode, I stumbled upon another great new feature in the Club. The search function is significantly improved in this new Club. You can now search for albums, episodes, and even crew members. This is a huge jump from what we had in the past, and I cannot wait to fully take advantage of this. *At this point in my review, I went back, and images stopped loading. I’ll still include screenshots. I found that obvious bug annoying. Anyway, enjoy these imageless screenshots of the new, improved search tool. The randomizer is another excellent tool. Sometimes I’ll want to listen to something, but I’ll be scrolling for several minutes just trying to find the perfect episode or an episode I’ve not listened to yet. This feature is perfect for that. It’s also great for a reason given in the promo, listening with family or if my parents want to listen to an episode. Great job, AIO team, I love this one. One of the last two things I want to cover in this review is the new player. It now resembles the new player found in the app. It’s not as advanced as I would have hoped, which is too bad. I expected a little more of the Apple Music or Spotify player experience. I also would have liked a skip recap and intro buttons, like found on Disney Plus. I’m not sure how much work those would take, but those would have been nice features as well. In conclusion, I think the new Club was genuinely thought out, announced, and had a great test team. It still is riddled with bugs, and is missing some features, but really, it delivered on everything it promised. It’s really not too bad, but it’s not extremely incredible. What I can say is that it is a huge, significant update, and I appreciate the work and time put into it. For tonight, I’m Don, signing off.

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Paul Revere: You must both leave for safety at once!
    John Hancock: Safety? Not while there's a breath left in my body! Bring me my sword!
    Sam Adams: Hancock, we've been over this a thousand times! You cannot go into battle! You're too valuable to us elsewhere!
    John Hancock: I shall go into battle and none shall say me nay! Where's my gun and my boots?
    “The Midnight Ride”
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  • Jeff: So, what kind of poison is the cafeteria serving today?
    Bobby Novak: I can't tell. It smells like my dad's sneakers.
    Jeff: Let me see. Is meat supposed to be green? And what are those little round purple things supposed to be?
    Bobby Novak: Look, Jeff. I have to eat this stuff! I don't want to think about it.
    “Bobby's Valentine”
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  • New Episode!! My thoughts on the episode Morning!

    !!!SPOILER ALERT!!! ALBUM 73: 28 Hours, episode #946 Morning Hey guys! It’s Mel! I have some theories in what will happen, but one is most important… I want Jillian to be the bad girl and SHE BETTER BE THE CHAIRMANS DAUGHTER!!! Which you should go read my post on that: https://adventureshappeninginodyssey.art.blog/2022/04/18/what-if-jillian-is/ I would love it is Monica Stone would come back, and I would obviously like it if Richard Maxwell would come back. I think Jillian is going to “help out” but in reality be a distraction or something. But we’ll see after I listen to it! Alright, first off we have Whit starting the intro, which is nice to hear either though it is Andre Stojka. “I eat my feelings” ~Jason I love that Ewww what is Connie doing? How dare she ship Jason and Jillian. I cringe. Also, is it just me, or is Jason and Connie starting to sound older? Oof, now Detective Polehaus is looking for a date? Haha Ooof spraypaint… it’s gotta be Jillian then because she works there. “I didn’t hear my alarm. Or maybe I didn’t set it. Or maybe I don’t have an alarm.” ~Jillian Marshall Jillian: You know I was thinking- Polehaus: Everyone take cover Me: That’s great haha YESSS FIRE HER JASON!! (Ok, I need to stop. Or not) Woah, waiittt don’t crash into Jason!!! Yes Jillian it is your fault. Don’t pay attention to Connie. Whoever crashed into Jason is a very sus person. Mhmmm sureee. Sure you didn’t crash into Jason on purpose. Oh his name is Oscar. Sus ambulance. My sister said that it’s probably a fake ambulance. Noo not the backboard. It’s terrible when you’re strapped into a backboard! You can’t move to say your life. Of couse Jillian ruins the evidence… The watch is a distraction! “I solved the case” ~Jillian (Why is she annoying?) *gasp* Jason was kidnapped?? Ayyeee this is getting good! Yes, Jillian, it’s your fault for being the Chairmans daughter! (Ok, but we don’t actually know that, but it is totally possible.) “My lips are literally sealed”~Jillian Umm eww… no.. don’t say that Jillian. He can’t be more then your boss. No. No. I revolt! Ooohhh yeaaa! Let’s gooo!! She’s got it all under control… YESSSSSSSSS!! I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT EPISODE! I have so many thoughts on this, but I’ve gotta go, and will be back next week! BYEEEEEE

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

  • Aubrey Shepard: He bit me, and I bit him!

    —“The Lyin' Tale”Aubrey Shepard: When I open this garbage can lid, anything can happen.

    “The Lyin' Tale”
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  • An Adventures in Odyssey Discord Server! A Group Chat for AIO Fans

    Join the Discord server here: https://discord.gg/QtesShd Server Information What is a Discord server? A Discord server is basically a group chat on the Discord platform that can be organised into different channels, or chats, which members with different roles can access. For example, there’s a channel for discussions containing spoilers for new episodes that only people who want to know the spoilers can see! Information about the Adventures in Opinions server The Adventures in Opinions Discord server is meant to be a place where Adventures in Odyssey fans can connect and get to know one another over our sh

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  • Upcoming Episodes, Albums 73, 74, and More!

    Greetings and salutations. A few news items have come up. The Town of Odyssey Messages Boards recently hosted a live chat with Nathan Hoobler in which the fans asked him questions about Odyssey and upcoming episodes, so some of the information in this post is from that. In the chat, he discusses some of his history with Odyssey, the updated Adventures in Odyssey Club, Odyssey characters, and more! Be sure to read the transcript of the conversation, it was a very fun event! Album 73 AIO Club Release Date and Minor Detail The date for when Album 73: 28 Hours releases in the Adventures in Odyssey Club has been revealed! In the comments section of the latest Name That Episode post in the Adventures in Odyssey Club, Bob Smithouser made the following statement: Be sure to listen for the first episode of Album 73 in the Club next Thursday, July 14. I think you guys are really going to like this six-parter!Bob Smithouser We’ve finally got a release date! July 14th! You can be sure that I will be counting down the days. Also, we have a minor detail about this album which was mentioned in the Webquest section of the latest Club-exclusive episode, “Fishing for Gold”. Were you surprised to learn that Detective Polehaus is Molly’s grandfather? Did you know he’s dating again? We’ll hear more about that when Album 73 debuts in the Club later this month—a cloak-and-dagger saga spanning 28 Hours.AIO Club Interesting detail to reveal. Detective Polehaus dating will be a part of Album 73? I’m not sure how I feel about this. But overall, I’m really looking forward to this album! Album 74 and Renee Carter During the live chat with Nathan Hoobler, one of the questions he was asked was about Album 74. Here’s everything he said about this album: We hope to have a final title for Album 74 next week. We do have all the episodes recorded (as of last Thursday)! No announcement on the title – maybe we should do that on the podcast before it leaks out through other sources.NathanHoobler Interesting. So, it looks like Album 74 was just recently recorded, but no title yet. Or at least no officially announced title, since I’m pretty sure they’ve come up with one by now. I like how he mentioned it might leak out through other sources. I’m pretty sure he was indirectly referring to the summary for Album 73: 28 Hours released on Amazon before it was removed. Since they announced on the latest Q&amp;A Podcast that Renee Carter will be making appearances in mainstream albums, a few questions were asked about her and her episodes. When asked about the upcoming episode, “Renee Renewed“, his replies were, Renee Renewed will be part of Album 74. Renee will appear in other episodes in the regular albums. The first episode – Renee Renewed – is designed to get people up to speed on her story.NathanHoobler So, here’s all the information we’ve now got about Album 74: There’s no announced title yet.One episode that will be in it is “Renee Renewed“, which will bring non-Club members up to speed on her story.Another episode that will be in it “Value in the Process“, which will be the next Rydell Saga episode and will feature Morrie, Suzu interacting together as a family.Not very much information, but I’m sure we’ll get more in the coming days. Although Album 73 has not even started releasing, I’m already anticipating Album 74! More Upcoming Episodes A few episode titles have also been announced from different sources which I’ll be going through. First off, thanks to Odyssey &amp; Abroad‘s Twitter page, we have the title of an upcoming episode which was announced in this post: The post on Odyssey &amp; Abroad’s Twitter pageAnother post makes the following statement about another upcoming episode: The post on Odyssey &amp; Abroad’s Twitter pageAlright, so, two episodes announced here. One, “Knox on Sacrifice”, which will feature Will Ryan in his last episode as another character. And two, a Civil War episode which brings back an old character releasing in February 2023. A Club-exclusive episode, I assume, in Season 10. I wonder who this returning character is. During the live chat with Nathan Hoobler, towards the end, Nathan made the following statement: I’m working on notes on a script currently titled “Girls’ Night.” We’ll be recording next month – though the title may change.NathanHoobler So, “Girls’ Night” is the tentative title. This title reminds of the episode “Slumber Party” for some reason. I look forward to hearing it whenever it will be released. In the WebQuest section for “Fishing for Gold”, the following statement was also made regarding an upcoming episode. We’ll hear more from Detective Polehaus in Album 73, and the entire cast of “Fishing for Gold” will be back in a 2023 Club adventure being recorded later this month. Stay tuned!AIO Club So, it looks like we will be hearing from Molly and everyone else again. Although I didn’t enjoy “Fishing for Gold” as much as I thought, I am interested in the characters, so I’m looking forward to learning more about this upcoming episode. But wait, there’s still more! Also, according to AIOWiki, we’ve got the titles of two other upcoming episodes which have no confirmed albums. “The Jacob’s Report” and “The Honor of Obed Edom”. We have no plot information whatsoever about these episodes, but I am very curious and have a few thoughts which I hope to publish in another post. Official Comic Strip! An official Adventures in Odyssey comic strip had begun releasing! Elsewhere in Odyssey is a Club-exclusive comic strip featuring all-new stories about your favorite characters. What are they up to that we don’t hear about in the audio dramas? A free strip is released the first Monday of every month, while Club Members get to enjoy exclusive new strips every single week!AIO Facebook Page On the latest episode of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, the creators, Evan David and Brian Dawson, are interviewed and they talk about this comic and what it will be about. Be sure to give it a listen. ASmouseInTheHouse has also given her thoughts on it, so be sure to check out that post about it. And be sure to visit the AIO Facebook Page to see the free comics that will be released every month. Updated AIO Club There is now a confirmed release date for the updated Adventures in Odyssey Club! Remember: the new Adventures in Odyssey experience goes live on July 18th, 2022. We’ll see you soon at the NEW Adventures in Odyssey Club experience, where the next great adventure awaits!AIO Club Additional updates have also been announced, so be sure to check it out. I’m really looking forward to seeing these upcoming updates! Along with the Club being updated, the official site, adventuresinodyssey.com will also be updated. One of the changes that will be made is that visitors will no longer be able to post comments on the site. Be sure to read the announcement on the official site. Whew, this was quite a bit of news. I am really looking forward to all these upcoming albums, episodes, and updates! What do you think about all this? Any theories on the upcoming episodes and albums and Club updates? We’d love to hear your thoughts, so be sure to leave a comment! Also, keep an eye out for more posts. We’ve got some interesting things in store for you. -Signed, Polehaus53

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Jimmy Barclay: I'm in love with Connie Kendall!!
    “Coming of Age”
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  • AIO Comic Art Reaction

    As everyone’s probably heard by now, Adventures in Odyssey now has a comic strip that will be releasing weekly on the AIO Club and monthly on the AIO Facebook page. I’m here to write my opinions on the pictures we have seen. Okay! The first reveal of the AIO Comic! When I first saw it, I liked it a lot! I might even say that I like some aspects of it better than their current art. I really like Whit, Olivia, Wooton, Jason, and Edwin! Maybe I am particularly happy with Edwin because I have been listening to a lot of his episodes recently. It just seems to fit him really well. After I took a closer look at this image, I found some things to nitpick about. Allow me to explain. I’m still wondering who exactly this is. I think it’s either Katrina or Zoe. I tried looking both characters up on AIOWiki: Katrina has a pink vest sweater thingy like this picture, but is wearing blue jeans. Zoe is wearing a darker purple vest, but has a skirt almost the same color as the comic picture. The problem is, we can’t tell if this person is wearing a skirt or pants. And even if we could see what she was wearing, would that answer the question? I…have no idea what to conclude. I personally think she looks too young for Katrina, so I’m leaning towards Zoe. I seriously thought this was Barrett Jones when I first saw it. As for Buck, well, um…it’s okay? The large, rounded eyes are bothering me because they make him look younger than he is, which is why I mistook him for Barrett. Otherwise, I like it. I’m a bit shocked at this one. Is this Jules? Something looks wrong. Like Buck, something about her is making her look super young. The eyes? And hair is not something I usually notice in art, but I’m getting the impression from this picture that her hair is messy and a bit scraggly – I don’t know if that was the intent, but it does not correspond at all to her “official” art. Her hair, in my opinion, should look more like Zoe/Katrina’s. And why does her skin look yellowish compared to everyone else’s? Something about this art bothers me a lot. Then again, it could be that the characters look one way in this image, but different in the actual strips. Take note of Wooton’s hair color in the reveal image and compare it to the image below, for example. We’ll have to see how this goes. And now for the big comic strip. I’ll just put one panel here to analyze. Hahaha. I really like this. The characters look like they’re supposed to, andI really appreciate that they are NOT WEARING A MAIL UNIFORM OR AN ORANGE SHIRT!! *ahem ahem* Yeah, I get a little tired of seeing AIO characters always wearing the same thing on our “official” cover arts. So yes, I liked the first AIO comic with Jason and Wooton! As for the concept of an AIO comic strip itself, I do have some worries. I am glad that they will be using it to visit characters who can’t appear on the show anymore, but I am concerned that they will use it as an excuse not to bring back characters that could return on the audio series. For example, Leonard Meltsner could return on the audio series, but instead of that, they might have him return in the comic strip and leave it at that. So again, we’ll see how it goes. What are your thoughts on the comic strip? Leave a comment!

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Bart Rathbone: <on TV> It's like I've always said, Abby. The poor have got to eat, too.
    Connie Kendall: Like you've always said?!
    “Rewards in Full”
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  • Announcement about the podcast comment boards

    Hi Odyssey friends! As you may have heard, we have been working on some updates to the Adventures in Odyssey online experience. Starting on July 18, you’ll be able to explore a completely new and redesigned Adventures in Odysseywebsite! Most of what you know and love about the site will still be there — it just looks a little different. The free daily radio episodes, the podcasts, the characters, the albums, and more will still be available, just like before. Plus, there are new features you’ll definitely want to check out! We are excited for you to start exploring. That’s why we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know something that will take some getting used to and will be missed. The comment boards for free visitors will be going away. We know that you have spent time getting to know each other on these boards and we have loved getting to see how you’ve shared, encouraged, prayed for each other, and just had a great time hanging out. So, we wanted to give you some time to say goodbye, wrap up your conversations and prepare for this change. Your last chance to post a comment on these boards will be on Wednesday, July 13 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time. The new site will launch on Monday, July 18. You will be able to see your comments until that point. We understand that change can be hard. We’re also confident you’ll find ways to continue to encourage each other along the way, just as you have on the comment boards so far. The Adventures in Odyssey Club is a great option to try, and (starting July 18), you can do a 14-day free trial to see if it works for your family. Comment boards will continue to be available inside the Club. Ask your parents to see if the Club is a good fit for your family. Thanks again for a great adventure on the podcast comment boards.  The post Announcement about the podcast comment boards appeared first on Adventures in Odyssey.

    From Adventures in Odyssey

  • 👀 haven’t been active?

    Hey guys! I am so sorry that I haven’t been active but my summer has been crazy. I will get back to posting hopefully by August. I have some ideas, just been too busy to get to doing anything. So, see y’all later!

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

  • Sneak Peek of the New AIO Club Experience

    You’ve likely seen the teaser image on the Adventures in Odyssey website for the past several months. We’ve even talked about the upcoming changes to the AIO Club here on our blog in January. After some minor delays, Focus on the Family has set a launch date for the new Club experience and is offering a sneak peek at what to expect once the overhaul is live. What’s happening? The Adventures in Odyssey Club is a subscription service that gives members access to the entire Odyssey audio catalogue (aside from a few “ancient” episodes that are locked away forever) and exclusive monthly episodes. It also includes a several other features, including a subscription to Clubhouse Magazine, daily devotionals, areas to converse with other fans, challenges to complete, some videos (like the Odyssey movies and The Last Chance Detectives), and other bonus content throughout each year. The Club was launched in January 2014 and is accessible through its website and apps. Now, after over eight years of streaming Odyssey goodness to families around the world, the Club is being re-imagined and re-designed with a brand new experience that will bring even more to the table than ever before. So far, not much has been shared about this new Club experience aside from brand new artwork on the AIO Facebook page. But we were recently made aware of a special web page on the Odyssey website that gives everyone a sneak peek into the changes that will be coming. What’s changing? The first thing to note is that the launch date for the new Club experience is Monday, July 18, 2022! Which is merely two weeks away from when this post was made. A list of other features making their way into the Club includes; Single login with profiles for each person.Permission and feature toggles for child profiles.PIN-protected profiles.Smarter search tool.Custom playlists with sharing features.Playlists from Odyssey actors and crew.Earn badges by completing challenges.Higher quality audio streaming.Improved layout, navigation, and player.Random episode button.Continuous playback of episodes.Saved playback position across devices.New artwork and character information.Weekly comic strip.And more!Personally, I’m very much looking forward to seeing the playlists feature! In the past, when the Odyssey team wanted to create a special collection of episodes for a special purpose, they would create a whole new “album” in the Club. Even if it wasn’t going to be an actual “album” that was being released. So now they can simply collect episodes into a playlist in the Club and advertise that instead. That will cause less confusion for the special albums going into the future. To read more and watch some videos about the upcoming changes, visit the AIO Club update page. What do you think? Share your thoughts with us about the upcoming changes with the Adventures in Odyssey Club! What are you looking forward to in the new experience? If you don’t currently subscribe, do the new features and updates make you want to subscribe? The post Sneak Peek of the New AIO Club Experience appeared first on The Whit's End Podcast.

    From Whit's End Podcast

  • Jason Whittaker: You can't toss your hearts around like a football!
    “Love is in the Air, Part 2”
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  • Connie Kendall: I have all the time I need to do the things I have to do. In fact the only thing wasting my time right now is Y-O-U. So if you'll excuse me, I have work to do.
    Eugene Meltsner: Y-O-U?
    Connie Kendall: YOU, EUGENE!!
    “The 'No' Factor”
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  • Editorial 43: Sounds Like a History

    There have been many historical episodes on Adventures in Odyssey over the years. Some of them feature the Imagination Station or Kids' Radio, and others are told more traditionally with the use of a narrator. The stories often feature events either from the Bible or American history. But where should AIO go in its next history episode? That's what our latest editorial is all about. It is entitled Sounds Like a History. Read as we discuss historical events that could be covered in a future Adventures in Odyssey episode. What do you think of our choices? What are some historical events you would love to hear about on Odyssey? Check out Editorial 43 and then share your thoughts in the comments.

    From AIO Update

  • The Odyssey Websites Over the Years

    If you’re like me, you visit Odyssey websites more than any other sites. The Odyssey online community is a place I enjoy hanging out, whether it be lurking or interacting. One of the things I like doing in my free time is browsing through various Odyssey fan websites. Whether they are active or inactive, all Odyssey websites interest me. I enjoy hearing the opinions of other fans, from the past or present. Odyssey websites are places on the internet that all AIO fans will frequent and even run. In this post, I’ll be going through a few of my favorite Odyssey fansites that I enjoy visiting. I won’t be going through active sites, but the sites that are no longer updated. Why would I want to hang around defunct websites? Well, partially because I enjoy studying history and knowing what the people of the past were like and hearing first-hand from them what they thought of things that were new at the time. Reading through old Odyssey websites is like that. When we read Odyssey blogs that are currently active, I notice that most (not all, but a good amount) of the time, the content that is covered is current events (Rydell Saga, Buck Oliver, the relaunch, etc.). Every fan from a different era of Odyssey has a different opinion, and I think it’s pretty cool to see what they were thinking of new episodes of their time that we may not give much thought to today due to it being “old news”. You might expect me to link to the classic old websites such as AIO Headquarters or The Voice of Odyssey, but not really. Let me tell you, some of the websites I am about to bring up are never even talked about. Or if at all mentioned, it is very seldomly. Probably because many don’t know they once existed. These sites are not even listed on AIOWiki’s List of Websites page. Most of these old websites can only be viewed on Archive.org because the domains have expired. That’s right; in this post I will be talking about the forgotten Odyssey websites! (Insert scary music here) I discovered them by looking through old posts on The Town of Odyssey Message Boards back in 2020 and seeing some of them referenced. My curiosity was piqued. After finding that the domains no longer exist, I did some research and tried Archive.org which actually provided images of the websites and allowed me to browse them! So, in this post I will be talking about a few I enjoy visiting. I’ll be including the links in the logos so those interested can also browse the sites. Switchflood The Logo The website, which was started in the year 2000 by Dan Shane, has a title that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with AIO. But the site was very AIO-focused. It included interviews with Odyssey fans and team members. It also had a bunch of episode reviews from reviews of some of the old episodes to reviews of the newest ones (at the time the online AIO Fans were in the middle of Novacom Sage with Album 36: Danger Signals just releasing, so you get to read first-hand accounts of those who were going through the saga for the first time, which is pretty cool). It also had fan fiction; I haven’t had time to read all of it, but it is well-written and has an interesting plot. My favorite part of the site is the articles. Some are about the current episodes of the time, the split episodes, which were releasing. There are others about the Imagination Station and wish lists of things to see in the future. There are opinions of all sorts on various topics of the time which I enjoy reading. Be sure to browse around. Eugene Forever The logo for the site run by EugeneFan This site was once an extremely popular site. It started in 2004, around the time when Eugene was absent from the show because of Will Ryan’s hiatus. There was a page called ‘Where’s Eugene?’, where the fans wrote about where Eugene was. After his return, the feature was changed to a what-should-Eugene-do-now-that-he’s-back page, where the fans wrote their ideas. The owner of the site, EugeneFan, was very active on The Town of Odyssey Messages Boards in 2005 when this site was up and running. The official site, Whitsend.org even once mentioned EugeneFan by name on its blog! This site gave the latest Odyssey news and reviewed the newest episodes. It also did interviews with members of the Odyssey team, including Odyssey co-creator Steve Harris, who talked about his experiences, and what he was currently working on at the time. One of the coolest features on this site is an article written by EugeneFan, about how he went to the Eugene Sings live concert in 2005. This concert was mentioned in Official Podcast 59, but not much else is known about it. Here he gives many details about the concert. There are several pictures, too. I have no idea when this site ended. I’m guessing sometime around 2007, when album 47 was releasing. Be sure to check it out. AIO Info The Logo I’m unsure of when this site first started, but I’m guessing sometime in 2003. AIO Info included a section of all the AIO albums, episodes that were currently airing on the radio, and episode information, I think; somewhat similar elements to what AIOWiki is today. It also had episode reviews and a regularly updated section with a question for fans to state their opinions on. Sadly, not very much of it is archived, but it is still fun to read what is there. AIO Radio The logo AIO Radio, run by Stephanie Curtis, was started in 2004 I believe. It contained very unique features: An academic paper about Eugene Meltsner’s performative aptitude, a section on William Shakespeare in regard to AIO, and SWOT analysis on different characters in Odyssey. It also has reviews of various Odyssey albums. It also reported the latest Odyssey news, revealing the titles of upcoming episodes and giving thoughts on them. I am unsure when the site ended, but I assume sometime shortly after 2005. With so many unique features, I can’t choose a favorite. I enjoyed reading through the various unique features, so be sure to check it out. Frank’s Breakfast Inn Unfortunately, whatever logo this site used to have was not saved anywhere. But seriously, this site is pretty cool. The webmaster (who was also active on The Town of Odyssey Message Boards) had Frank write about his experience running the breakfast inn and chronicling stories about some of the guests who came by. It also had a cool trivia page where Odyssey questions were listed, along with answers, perfect for quizzing fellow fans. In addition to episode reviews, there is an excellent section of opinion articles all about fascinating topics. The site ran for about two years and ended at the end of 2005 with a farewell message from Frank. My favorite parts of the site are the opinion articles and the stories about the guests who visit (the story about the Rathbones visiting is hilarious!). Feel free to browse around. Well, although there are a TON of others, these are just a few of the many Odyssey websites from the past that I enjoy visiting. Reading through them all, I’ve learned quite a bit. One thing I’ve learned is that although the genral design and organization of Odyssey fansites of the past years have changed, the Odyssey fans themselves of the different eras haven’t changed very much. In each site, I noticed that to some extent they were the same as what goes on in the Odyssey online community today. Episode reviews, the latest Odyssey news, and fan fiction; these are all features found on fansites today. Each fan has a different opinion about episodes and shares them, they report the latest Odyssey news, and they visit other sites to read the opinions of others. Like I said, not very much has changed, and that is something I like about the AIO online community. Every fan is brought together by their enjoyment of AIO. The Adventures in Odyssey fans reflect their love for the show through their talents. Whether it be through poetry, writing, drawing, or website hosting, they use their talents to create AIO-related things. It is something that I find to be very inspiring as I browse through the fan websites of the past and present. -Signed, Polehaus53

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Sheriff: You don't have to preach to me, reverend. I go to church.
    Reverend Andrew Jamison: And so I appeal to you in the name of Christ, your Master, to help us! Please... help us!
    “The Underground Railroad, Part 3”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Roy (a): That's right, Blackgaard. Joe, Frank, Bubba, and the rest of us. Now get out of here. We're gonna save your theater!
    Edwin Blackgaard: After all I said about you? Why?
    Roy (a): Because it's our job!
    “When Bad Isn't So Good”
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  • Jimmy Barclay: I can't believe you volunteered us to go to The Electric Palace just as Rick Rancid was about to start, Lawrence.
    Lawrence Hodges: Sorry, Jimmy; I didn't know what I was thinking.
    Jimmy Barclay: I may have to kick you out of the fan club for this!
    Lawrence Hodges: You'd look pretty silly attending the meetings all by yourself.
    Jimmy Barclay: That's true.
    “Aloha, Oy!, Part 1”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Liz: Alex is a boy. Who knows what’s going on in his head?

    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • Angela: Yes, Mr. Walton.
    Bernard Walton: The name's Bernard! <to himself> She'll never get my name right...
    “The Fifth House on the Left, Part 2”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Regis Blackgaard: it may be evil, but it’s effective.

    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • Odyssey’s Dogs in Real Life

    Welcome, travelers. I’ve been looking forward to doing a post like this for a long time. In case you didn’t know, I’m a dog person. I’ve been into dogs since I was very, very young and have spent the years reading obsessively about everything dog and goofing around with my own dogs. I apologize in advance if you fall asleep while reading this. Basically, I’ve tried to find pictures of real-life dogs to match the descriptions of Odyssey’s dogs! Normal Background: His first appearance is in Album 20’s “Pet Peeves.” He was a stray who kept breaking into Whit’s End. Eventually, he was adopted by Donna Barclay and went from the name “Harry” to “Normal.” And if you’re about to say that there is already a picture of him on Album 20, I’ll tell you that it doesn’t count. So, a big fat dog with huge teeth, no distinction between neck and lower jaw, and a pot on his head is realistic? My mission is to find a real-life dog that matches his description. Obviously, this dog is a mutt and they said as much in the episode. I guess he’s pretty big, too. And ugly. Did I mention ugly? I had no idea what to look up when looking for a picture of Normal. We have no clue as to what breed mix he is. The one thing that I could see from Normal’s picture are his ears: long and floppy, which is a hound characteristic. As for the teeth, that could fall under any “bully” dog (Bulldog, Boxer, Bull Terrier, etc.). First, I tried a bulldog mix and got this as the favorite: Hmm. Now that I look at it, I don’t see that much bulldog… And then I tried Mastiff mix. According to the web, this is a Mastiff-Labrador cross. Is it just me, or does this look a lot like a Rhodesian Ridgeback? I mean, I guess it could work? But I still haven’t gotten the right ears. So I’ll search up some Bulldog-Hound mixes and see what I get. OH MY. I FOUND HIM. This, according to the Internet, is a Boxer-Vizsla mix. Oh wow. It’s perfect. The ears, the teeth, the yellow eyes…. Donna: Look at those eyes!George: Are they supposed to be yellow?Donna: And that mouth! He’s smiling at us!George: His lips are stuck to his teeth.Pet Peeves Sam Background: Sam is Wooton’s dog from the old Clubhouse series “Wooton’s Random Ramblings.” He was indirectly mentioned in “The Popsicle Kid” as well. In Sam’s first article, Wooton said something about Sam being “50% Lab and 50% Airedale terrier”. I see a lot of Lab in the article’s corresponding picture, but not so much the Airedale. Wow, that’s super tiny. Here’s a more recent one: Sam is at the bottom right corner (disclaimer: I did not receive this magazine, so I don’t know if any more info about Sam was released inside…) Okay, let’s see what comes up for Lab/Airedale: My first thought is that this is a puppy, but I like it! However, I don’t think the ears on this particular dog are going to be semi-prick like the Airedale and Sam; they look like a Lab’s ears. I’m going to try a different breed combo: How about a Golden Retriever/Shepherd/Collie mix? That’s what I’ve personally thought of Sam as for years… I really like this one too! But I suppose, for consistency with Wooton’s description, the first picture will have to do. Sparky Background: In “Crash Course,” Katrina Meltsner has her eye on a litter of Cocker Spaniel puppies. Buck buys one for her and presents it at the end of the episode. Phew! This will be waay easier because we are told his breed. There is still some grey area here: they do not specify if he is an American or English Cocker Spaniel, or what color he is. I’ve always imagined Sparky as a blue roan English Cocker with a white star, as some of you might have seen in my artistic rendering of him: The Sparky I drew some years ago Ta-da! Sparky as a puppy. That was considerably easier than the other dogs! Optimist and Pessimist Now, let’s finish up with some minor dogs. Background: Optimist and Pessimist are two small dogs belonging to Mrs. Kramer. They only appear in “Swept Away, Part 1.” Okay, I automatically imagine these two as a couple of stereotypical spoiled toy dogs – like Chihuahuas or Westies or Yorkies. Knowing Mrs. Kramer, I’m going to do this: This, my friends, is Pessimist. Can you guess what his counterpart will look like? And there’s Optimist. I wonder how they get along with her cats. Whew! There are many, many more dogs mentioned in Odyssey. I tried to cover the ones we have descriptions of in the episodes (with the exception of the last two). I don’t know about anyone reading this, but I had a lot of fun with this post. Stay tuned for more commentaries on Odyssey’s animals!

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Redcoat #2: Sleeping, eh? You wouldn't have been listening to our conversation, would ya?
    Newt: Listening? With the way I snore?
    “The Midnight Ride”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Charles Thompson: That was just me talking. I do that a lot.
    “A Class Act”
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  • Fanny Crosby: Listen, before you go I have a little something special for you.
    Jenny Roberts: Really?
    Fanny Crosby: Yes. It's a poem I wrote when I was eight years old. "Oh what a happy soul am I. Although I cannot see. I am resolved that in this world contented I will be. How many blessings I enjoy that other people don't. To weep and sigh because I'm blind, I cannot and I won't."
    “Hymn Writers”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Alex: I know what all of you are thinking: my jacket is wrinkled. I would have ironed it, but someone here thought it would be a great idea to use the iron to make a grilled cheese sandwich.
    Cal: I had bread. I had cheese. I had an iron. What was I supposed to do?
    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • Odyssey Q&A Video: Will Connie marry Jason?

    Will Connie Kendall ever get married? Will she end up marrying Jason Whittaker, another longtime Adventures in Odyssey character? This is a question that has been discussed by fans for decades. And it can be quite controversial, depending on whom you ask. In this latest video from AIO Update's YouTube channel, we highlight what the AIO writers and producers have to say on these questions. The audio has been previously released on the Official Podcast. Check out the video below:

    From AIO Update

  • Wooton to Wellington: Remember, we don't have any servants here, so if you see anyone besides me, call the police.
    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • Album 73 Episode Titles Revealed (and more)!

    The latest Team Q&amp;A edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast has been released! In this latest edition, the AIO Team (in this episode consisting of Marshal Younger, Phil Lollar, Kathy Buchanan, and Nathan Hoobler) answers a lot of the fans’ questions about Album 72: The Long Road Home and other questions. Be sure to give it a listen. I’ll be covering the major information from it in this post and giving a bit of commentary as well. Eugene MeltsnerThe first question asked was what decision has been made regarding Eugene’s future, a question on everyone’s mind. Marshal Younger responded, “It’s tough, because as I’ve said before, there’s no satisfying answer. You’re not going to be satisfied with whatever we come up with because what we want is Will Ryan playing Eugene, and we can’t have that anymore. And so, we’re just trying to do the best thing for the show and the character.” He made it clear that Eugene would not fade away nor be ignored, since he is too important of a character. He said that they came to a decision and that we’ll be seeing the fruits of that decision in Albums 75 and 76. My ThoughtsMarshal Younger stated almost exactly what he said in response to this question during the live chat with him that happened last month on the Odyssey Chat. I’m glad they included this question in the Official Podcast saying that the character will not vanish into thin air like some Odyssey kids over the years. In my opinion, I think there are only two options of what can be done with Eugene: either he dies in the show or moves away. Replacing Eugene with another actor is unthinkable and I would not be in favor if they did this. But if this is what they have decided, then I’ll adjust. Like with the new actor of David Parker, I got used to it and over time learned to appreciate him. However, as Marshal Younger said, we’ll be seeing their decision in Albums 75 and 76. If my calculations are correct, Album 75 will release in 2023, so we’ve still got a while to go until then. Buck and JulesA few questions regarding Buck and Jules were asked. First, a fan asked if Buck’s middle name would be changed, since he is now in the Meltsner family. Kathy Buchanan said that it would be up to him, while Phil Lollar said that maybe he could keep all four names, since some people have four names, including his newest grandchild.The other question asked was if Buck and Jules will ever get married. The team began discussing this. Kathy Buchanan said that she likes the idea of them being married eventually, but that she enjoys seeing their friendship and that she doesn’t have an end goal in sight for it. Nathan Hoobler said that something to consider would be where the characters are spiritually, since neither of them are Christians, and that would affect how they approach it as a story. Phil Lollar said they would also have to consider if it is a good story, not just to do it. Nathan Hoobler added, “Not just a good single story, but what’s the story after that? …But then what happens after the wedding, because the series continues and they’ll continue as characters after the wedding, so what would happen then?” They ended discussion by joking that Connie would be mad if Jules got married before her. “That would be awesome!” “Just for that we should!” My ThoughtsWhile I don’t think Buck’s middle name is a very major issue, it is definitely an interesting topic. Would Buck want to drop the middle names Jebediah or Oliver to be separate from that part of his life? I could understand if he wants to drop Jebediah and keep Oliver. Personally, I think that Buck should keep all four names because that sounds pretty cool.Regarding Buck and Jules getting married, I also have thoughts. I really don’t think AIO needs to get into topics like teen dating (or marriage as the case may be). This is a kids’ show, and I don’t think it is a necessary nor relevant topic for them to cover. Plus, I myself am strongly not in favor of Buck and Jules together. But that’s another post for another time. But I do agree with the AIO Team that it would be awesome to hear Connie’s reacting to having Jules get married before her. Poor Connie. Young Whit and Blackgaard ChroniclesOne fan asked when the next book in the Young Whit book series is coming out. Phil Lollar responded that the fourth book is complete and that the first draft for the fifth book is complete. He said that all of these will be out in August of 2023. “That’s my bad. We had a lot to do in the last book. There were things that were set up in books 1-4 that we had to take care of, and it just took longer than I expected to get it finished. Dave and I have been going back and forth with that one for a while and it’s going to be great. You’re going to love it.” He also said that all the Blackgaard Chronicles books will be out at the same time as well. He went on to say that book 6 is complete and he’s working on book seven and eight and possibly a ninth book. So, August 2023. My ThoughtsWhile I’m glad we finally have a release date for the book series, I am also very disappointed that we have to wait so long. Phil Lollar was recently interviewed on an episode of the Fantastical Truth podcast in which one of the things he talked about was the Young Whit and Blackgaard book series, including the delay in releasing them. As he said, if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. And considering that it has been more than two years since a book in either series was released, I am eagerly expecting some excellently written material in these next books they’ve been working on for so long. I have a post in the works about my hopes for the Blackgaard Chronicles book series where I write my thoughts which I hope to release at some point. August 2023 will be here before we know it. Album 73 Episode Titles Revealed!Here’s the big news: Details about Album 73: 28 Hours! Kathy Buchanan stated, “The six shows span a course of 28 hours within Odyssey. So, from 7am on Monday to 11am the next day is where all six shows take place.” Then they gave the names of the episodes! Here they are: MorningAfternoonEveningDead of NightDaybreakFinal MinutesMy ThoughtsIt looks like the episodes will have individual names, rather than “28 Hours, Part 1”, “28 Hours, Part 2”, and so forth like Albums 53 and 58 had. While I am slightly disappointed, I am also glad that they all have names, since they will make it easier to keep track of. These titles don’t tell us much about the content of the episodes, though. Perhaps we can infer some things by the other hints that were dropped in this podcast, which I’ll get to in a moment. Jason and JillianAnother fan asked if there are any future plans that involve Jason and Jillian as a couple. Kathy Buchanan replied that “Jason and Jillian are very different people. So, it’s kind of hard to imagine something long-term for them.” She went on to say that the first scene in 28 Hours is Connie thinking about Jason and Jillian getting together to which Jason has numerous reasons why that is not possible. She went on to say that both are in Album 73 and that, “Some interesting things happen to each of them.” My ThoughtsAlright, cool, a detail about Album 73! Connie will mention the idea of Jason and Jillian getting together, and then Jason shutting down the idea. Similar to discussions that the Odyssey fans have had, I suppose. She is a very controversial character from what I’ve observed. Some fans like her, and others dislike her. Personally, I’m very interested in hearing what the AIO team plans to do with Jillian. The Rydell SagaAnother question asked was if we will see any episodes as Morrie, Whit and Suzu as a family. Phil Lollar replied that we will. They just recorded one called “Value in the Process“, where “they’re interacting in a much more family situation than they have in the past. We’re still not leaving the character of Morrie and Suzu out of the intrigue that they get into, but we kind of want to see what they’re like as a family before we get more into the other stuff that they do. This is the first of those kinds of episodes.” Marshal Younger confirmed that this episode will be in Album 74, which Nathan Hoober said the album does not have a title yet. My ThoughtsI’m very interested in this next Rydell episode. Before “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” was released, I had assumed that the episode would be about Whit taking the Rydell kids into his house and getting them settled in, but it turned out it wasn’t. I’m glad that this next episode will focus on that because I am very interested in seeing how Morrie and Suzu will interact with Whit and Jason at home. Plus, there are not many episodes where Whit’s house appears, so that would be fun to hear. Renee and Horus Appearing Outside the Club!A question was asked regarding the return of Horus, Eugene’s lab assistant, and Mrs. Krammer. While they didn’t say anything about Mrs. Krammer, they had a lot to say about Horus and Renee Carter. Horus will be in an episode entitled “Renee Renewed“. Then, Nathan Hoobler stated, “We can reveal that Renee will make her first appearance in an album episode.” She’s proven to be so popular that they’re going to bring her into the regular rotation. My ThoughtsMy initial reaction to this news: YES! (Followed by more excited yelling) I am very happy that Renee will be appearing in the mainstream albums and not only in the AIO Club exclusive episodes. Back in 2019, David Hilder of AIO Update wrote an excellent article about the great potential of Renee D. Carter and her need to appear outside the Club. I am very happy that this is now becoming a reality. It wasn’t clear whether “Renee Renewed” will be a Club episode or an album episode, but I am still very elated by this news that those who are not in the Club will be able to hear her, alongside Horus. That’s about all the major things that were revealed in the latest edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast. I would recommend heading over to the website or whatever you use to listen to the episodes and give it a listen, the AIO Team’s interactions are very fun to hear. Slightly Different Album 73 SummaryIn other news, on CBD, the short summary for Album 73 has been changed a little bit. The clock is ticking . . . launching you toward an explosive showdown! In this 6-part adventure, the Whit’s End crew dashes to solve a heart-pounding mystery while offering biblical truths and moral foundations for life. This audio drama serves as a perfect springboard for initiating deep conversations with your child.CBD Not very major changes have been made to this generalized summary, but it is a little different. This is another reference to something explosive in the summary. Why do the summaries keep referencing explosives? Is it a bomb? Someone’s temper? I am very intrigued and also excited to listen and find out what it is. Don’t forget to pre-order the album from CBD and Amazon and to sign up for the Adventures in Odyssey Club so that you can hear this much-anticipated album! Well, there you go, that’s the latest news. What are your thoughts on it all? Anything you’re most excited about? Be sure to leave a comment! -Signed, Polehaus53

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Wooton: Penny loves surprises. She has so many surprises you could write a book about them.
    Connie: Where to end that book is the challenge.
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  • Nick: Whit, can I have the day off tomorrow?
    Whit: Why?
    Nick: Because I won't be here.
    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • Jack Allen: I never knew Bart was such a good tap dancer!
    Connie Kendall: You said it!
    “Rewards in Full”
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  • Jimmy Barclay: Where'd you learn to pray like that?
    Donna Barclay: What do you mean?
    Jimmy Barclay: You sounded like an adult. What'd you do, read it somewhere?
    Donna Barclay: Cut it out. It's rude to critique people's prayers. I wasn't talking to you anyway.
    “A Prayer for George Barclay”
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  • Revisiting a Town of Healing

    So many people are familiar with Adventures in Odyssey. It has been around for over 30 years. But, did you know that in the early 2000s a radio show was created that some would say rivaled AIO? It was called Down Gilead Lane. Down Gilead Lane is a show that was put out by CBH (Childrens Bible Hour) Ministries back in March of 2001. It is set in the town of Coleraine and focuses on the Morrison family that has 5 kids, and their friends in town. Over time we meet many other families in town. Including the Taylor’s and the Richter’s. The show ran for 12 seasons and tackled many topics from a Christian perspective that AIO hasn’t touched on much, if at all. Some topics include things like eating disorders, purity, and even pornography. With the central characters being a family, you get to hear these topics tackled from many angles. You could have father/son, mother/daughter, or any number of combinations Recently, fellow AIO fans Michael LaFaver and Ryan Matlock started a podcast called Return to Gilead to deep dive into DGL and review the show from the very begining. It is a great podcast and also a great way to get started with DGL. I grew up with the show when it was airing alongside AIO, and I highly recommend checking it out. Let me know what you think. Notable Links:Official Down Gilead Lane WebsiteBuy Down Gilead LaneReturn to Gilead LinktreeReturn to Gilead Official Site The post Revisiting a Town of Healing appeared first on The Whit's End Podcast.

    From Whit's End Podcast

  • BIG NEWS FOR ALBUM 73!!

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Danny: Connie, I think you've better have a look at this table.
    Connie Kendall: Why, what's wrong with it?
    Danny: It's wobbly. I don't think it's safe for children my age.
    Connie Kendall: You don't think it's safe? What are you going to do, drive it home? You know, I really worry about you kids sometimes.
    “Nothing to Fear”
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  • Brenda Perry: So, how's The Good Samaritan coming?
    Charles Thompson: He's purple.
    Brenda Perry: What?
    Charles Thompson: He was a grape-flavored Popsicle. But I figure, he'd be pretty purple anyways after getting beat up.
    “The Pretty Good Samaritan”
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  • Editorial 42: Another Woman's Shoes

    Katrina Shanks, or Katrina Meltsner as she's called now, has been a part of Adventures in Odyssey for nearly thirty years. In that time she's been on a number of adventures, most of which involve the love of her life, Eugene. In the past thirty years we've listened as Katrina has dated Eugene, broken up with him, gotten back together with him, married him, and most recently adopted a teenager with him. She's been through some harrowing experiences and unparalleled drama, and we've grown to love her character through it all. Our new editorial is called Another Woman's Shoes. It deals with the possibility that the character of Katrina has been underutilized and that she deserves to appear to more episodes than she currently does. What do you think? Check out Editorial 42 and then share your thoughts in the comments.

    From AIO Update

  • 10k. Yes!

    So… remember that time I was so elated because I got 500 views after the blog was up for 2 weeks and I said “I want to thank everyone who helped the blog get this far in only a couple months, and I plan to run for many years more.” *cringe* Well 1 1/2 years later, I’ve definitely gone far with an astonishing 10,000. Life has started back up, so I haven’t really posted, but between multiple successful SONN posts and guests posts, this has found its way to this milestone. So get ready for more posts, more insights, and more comedy. For now, I’m signing off.

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Bernard Walton: Nothin worse than a squirming kid when you're trying to tell a story.
    “Bernard and Esther, Part 1”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Danny: Connie, I think you've better have a look at this table.
    Connie Kendall: Why, what's wrong with it?
    Danny: It's wobbly. I don't think it's safe for children my age.
    Connie Kendall: You don't think it's safe? What are you going to do, drive it home? You know, I really worry about you kids sometimes.
    “Nothing to Fear”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Jenny Roberts: Heather didn't have a VCR, but Sherry did. So why didn't Sherry tape the program and have Heather see it later?
    John Whittaker: Connie?
    Connie Kendall: H-how about some more lemonade?
    “Rights, Wrongs and Reasons”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Rodney Rathbone: It all started when I took Denver to Whit's End.
    Harlow Doyle: You took a whole city to Whit's End?!
    “The Case of the Candid Camera”
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  • Editorial 41: Morrie the Genius

    It's time to talk about Morrie Rydell, Adventures in Odyssey's kid villain. It's hard to believe that it was almost six years ago when Morrie was first introduced in the episode Parker for President (Album 61). Since then his character has only grown in prominence. Half of Album 69: Best Kept Secrets was dedicated to The Rydell Revelations, a three-parter with some unexpected plot twists. This latest editorial, entitled Morrie the Genius, puts Morrie in context alongside other exceptional characters that have appeared on Adventures in Odyssey and discusses how he measures up, as well as some controversial aspects of his saga. Check out Editorial 41.

    From AIO Update

  • Eugene Meltsner: Mr. Whittaker... I think I want to believe, but I need help with my unbelief.
    John Whittaker: Eugene, that’s as good a start as any.
    “Thy Kingdom Come”
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  • All SONN posts come true in the future

    THE FUTURE- Our on-site reporter was stuck in the future after a glitch in our “where are they now” machine. The year 2026, which surprisingly we’re all still on earth in, has some news of its own. As well as every even semi-satirical political news post coming true, our own Odyssey-specific news came to pass as well. Album 73 really is about Buck and Jules getting married, except Jason is there for some reason? I guess he was Eugene the whole time. Well, that’s the life of an NSA agent I guess. Jillian is now Odyssey’s fan-suggested new character after Whit’s gone of suspic- unknown causes. Also she’s the Chairman’s daughter and married to Jason. Which we didn’t predict, but come on! Don’t tell me you didn’t see either of these coming. Facebook changes its name to Nova and does things AIO technically predicted would happen by someone eventually. The name of the show is Adventures in Mayberry and some random earlier dude is the town drunk again. Ms. Adelade and Morrie take over and turn the country into a terrifying place to live, and oh– no that happens in the real world. And finally, this website is as politically charged as it can be. Alright, I think that covers all the other news for the next 10 years , except we have no plans for our reporter to return at this time. Hopefully, he never reads this.

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Mr. Whittaker In Trouble After Details Of His Life Before Moving To Odyssey Emerge

    ODYSSEY, USA – Local business owner John Whittaker is in hot water after The Odyssey Tattler leaked images of Mr. Whittaker online. These images purport to show the other life of John Whittaker, before he moved to the small town of Odyssey. Mr. Whittaker has vehemently denied the allegations, despite the pictures clearly showing him in a jail of some sort and under the influence of alcohol. He told reporters that “this will all be cleared up soon enough.” However, we do not know when or how this will be cleaned up. Until then, Whittaker’s ice cream shop: Whit’s End, is being temporarily closed due to the number of parents yelling angrily at Whittaker. This wouldn’t be a huge issue, except for the fact that Whittaker claims to be a Christian. This incident would (and already has) hurt his reputation of being an upstanding Christian man. Reportedly, Mr. Whittaker has been seen making phone calls to the NS— THE REST OF THIS STORY HAS BEEN CENSORED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT BECAUSE IT INCLUDES CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Eugene Meltsner: This is rather embarrassing to admit Mr. Whittaker, but <whispering> I don't have a driver's license.
    John Whittaker: You don't have a driver's license?!
    Eugene Meltsner: Please Mr. Whittaker lower your vocal amplification! This is not information I wish to share with the world at large.
    “A Tongue of Fire”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Regis Blackgaard: Fools! Come after me in the tunnel... if you dare.
    “The Final Conflict”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • What if Jillian is…

    Alright so I just found out that my friend listens to AIO. While I was talking with him about the Novacom saga and the Chairman something occured to me that it is possible for Jillian to be the Chairman’s daughter. It can totally be possible. Just imagine it: Jillian is in Odyssey to see how things are going and she tries making a bond with Jason, Whit’s son. From there it’s just a matter of her building trust with him (I know that’s doubtful but you never know.) She get’s the parts for the Imagination station or something, tells the Chairman that it is the perfect time for him to come back. Then maybe somehow that’s the way Eugene leaves. It’s just a bunch of thoughts, but I think it would be really cool if she would be the Chairman’s daughter. Maybe the next album will reveal she is the Chairman’s daughter. Or not.

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

  • Jack Davis: I'll bet those things he carries out in the middle of the night are his experiments. Just like Frankenstein.
    “Rumor Has It”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Donna Barclay: Karen is the only one I'd go to a hospital for.
    “Karen”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • AIO Fan banned from posting after writing on another blog without the owner knowing

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- An AIO fan was arrested by the police on Thursday night after an incident involving writing his thoughts on another bloggers unpublished post. The blogger was out of town and not using WordPress at the time, but the police saw the act from outside the window and later he was arrested.We spoke with him. “I didn’t know there was a problem, there was a riot outside, how was the only one prosecuted? I was just minding my own business and poof, I’m sent to the slammer.” At the time of posting, we found out that the writer had appealed to the local court and had been acquitted of his non-crimes, thanks to his incredible lawyer.

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Marshal Confirms Definite Decision About Eugene

    Our friends over at The Town of Odyssey recently held a live chat with showrunner Marshal Younger. Among the topics that came up was the future of Eugene due to the passing of actor Will Ryan last fall. “We discussed what we’re going to do with Eugene in the February meetings. And we made a definite decision, but I really can’t say much more than that. We considered all possibilities, and there are no good answers. I’ll tell you right now, you probably won’t be satisifed with anything we do about Eugene, because what we really want is Will. And we can’t have that.” Marshal also confirmed that Album 73 is indeed titled 28 Hours, and should release on the AIO Club this summer. For details on Marshal’s role as showrunner, what they plan to do with Morrie and Suzu, as well as plans for celebrations, you can check out the full transcript at this link. The post Marshal Confirms Definite Decision About Eugene appeared first on The Whit's End Podcast.

    From Whit's End Podcast

  • AIO Fan Community just decides to shut down on April 1

    AIO FAN EXECS- An executive decision has gone out for all of the fan community to just shut down on April Fools day. Since everyone announces they’re going to to this anyway for good, they’ve decided it’s better if everyone just does nothing. As a result, every Odyssey fan is tools to j just go home and not write anything. We’ll lose out in a few heartfelt closure announcements, but their sure everyone will save some hard earned time. In the meantime, “I Slap Floor” is the most popular AIO reference somehow, at least until this announcement.

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • SONN has free reign on Twitter now that The Babylon Bee is banned

    THE INTERNET- Now that Twitter has banned because of something we’re sure was intentionally rude and racist or something, SONN now has the ability to be the most cutthroat, despicably rude Satirical website on Twitter, at least for true AIO fans. Although I guess we don’t do politics here, so I guess we can’t technically be a Babylon Bee replacement, but hey, if we get banned in a few years, we know we’re on the same path. Either that or something has gone terribly wrong. In other news, in the future, the AIO Twitter fan community is thriving. NOT SATIRE: Yep, we’re on Twitter now, and ideally it’ll just be the same as other platforms, and hopefully more publicity.

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Bonafide Odyssey fan wants to slap all those so-called “AIO Fans”

    LOS ÁNGELES, CA- We finally found a true AIO fan on the streets of Odyssey, here’s what he had to say. “I’m tired of all these fake Odyssey fans roaming around pretending to know what’s going on in the Odyssey community, but really have no idea about any recent events, or even unrecent events! If you can’t categorically state who voices Connie, Eugene, or all three Whits, get off the stage! I don’t wanna hear my favorite show’s name in your dirtbag mouth! Now make another AIO reference because they’re actually pretty funny.” In other news, we have nothing to report but Oscar references.

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Editorial 40: The Boy Who Cried "Novacom!"

    Adventures in Odyssey began as a radio show, broadcasting content over the airwaves to families across the country. The Novacom saga began with the idea that a technology might be invented to convert brain waves to radio waves, thus allowing people to control machines just by thinking about it. Instead of pressing a button on the remote control to turn on the TV, you could just think it. From there the idea developed into Novacom Broadcasting, a nefarious company with the goal of using radio waves to control people's brain waves, equating to a form of mind control. Novacom chooses the town of Odyssey as a test site for their new technology, and it's up to our friends in Odyssey to stop them before it's too late. This month's editorial is entitled The Boy Who Cried "Novacom!" and discusses the saga's secretive villain, the Chairman. Should Novacom, one of Adventures in Odyssey's most popular sagas, have a sequel? Should the Chairman return at some point? Check out our thoughts in Editorial 40.

    From AIO Update

  • Upcoming Chat with Marshal Younger

    Our friends over at The Town of Odyssey have announced that they will have another live chat with AIO showrunner Marshal Younger on Tuesday, March 29th at 8pm CST. The chat will allow fans to chat with Marshal in a relaxed setting for roughly an hour and ask Marshal any qestions they might have regarding the past or future of the show. For further details, you can check out The ToO topic concerning the chat here and also get a link to the chatroom. They recently held a chat with Chad Reisser that was really good as well. So, we encourage you to check this event out as well as The ToO as a whole. The post Upcoming Chat with Marshal Younger appeared first on The Whit's End Podcast.

    From Whit's End Podcast

  • ODYSSEY OWL (interview with Marisa from At My Whits End)

    Hey guy’s! (I should probably find a better intro to my posts but nothing seems my style.) I interviewed Marisa from At My Whits End a while back, and actually forgot about it untill today. So without further ado, let’s get into the interview. When was the first time you listened to AIO? That is so hard to say! The first episodes I remember were from albums 43 and 44. The tapes of course. I’m pretty sure my mom got them from a garage sale! So I’ve been at least aware of the existence of aio for as long as I can remember What made you want to have a YouTube channel? The reason I’m doing what I’m doing now is entirely because of Adventures in Editing. If you’re unfamiliar with AiE, it is a fantastic channel with top level AIO lip sync videos and incredible acting. At the time I found it, I had been experimenting with an editing program and figured out how to do a split screen and double myself. From there it was just having fun and making videos and deciding I wanted to share them with people! Have you ever had a crush on an AIO character or actor? Jason was the man for me for a period of time… What’s your favorite episode(s)? *Takes deep breath. In the car we listened to Sunday Morning Scramble so many times my parents banned it. Followed by that one, I would have to say Odyssey Sings and the Great Wishy Woz! If you could change something from Odyssey, what would it be? What do you want for the future of Odyssey? I don’t know that I’d change anything about Odyssey… Maybe get rid of the Nicholas Adamsworth episodes… I just can’t stand to listen to them. As for the future, I’ll just settle for Odyssey continuing. Maybe have a few episodes more applicable to older audiences? Older episodes like “A Model Child” and “No Bones About it” were fantastic. They were safe for children, but older people could also glean something from them. If you could make a character, how would it be? A relevant, likeable, older teenager character. Please. What villain would you like to see comeback? I want Jillian to have been a villain the whole time. But since that will likely never happen, I’ll go with the Chairman. Come on! We can’t end a saga with “It’s over… for now…” and just forget that loose end! Alright, that was my interview with Marisa. I hope you enjoyed it and thanks for reading!

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

  • The ToO Hosts Chat with Chad Reisser

    Our friends over at The Town of Odyssey recently had a live chat with Chad Reisser, the voice of Monty Whittaker. During that chat, Chad answered questions from fans about his AIO days, as well as what he is up to now. You can check out the transcript here, and we hope you will consider joining the message boards to enjoy more fun events like this. The post The ToO Hosts Chat with Chad Reisser appeared first on The Whit's End Podcast.

    From Whit's End Podcast

  • Album Title Revealed?!

    Hey guy’s! I have some information you may be interested in, but first… SPOILER ALERT!! RUN AWAY IMMEDIATLY IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO GET SPOILED ABOUT EPISODE NAMES! I WILL COUNT TO THREE 1. 2. 3. Okay, I gave you time to not see this post. To start off, episode #937 will be the #100 club episode. It was released on aiowiki that the name of this episode is…. “The Way of the Comic Book” it will available to club members on April 1, 2022. (I almost wrote 2021, I am stuck in the past apperently.) Also Polehous53 from Odyssey Obssesors found out that the title for Album 73 is “28 Hours” through Amazon (I was looking for information of the album the day prior to his post, there wasn’t information then.) The summary says, “The clock is ticking toward an explosive confrontation as your friends from Odyssey race to solve the mystery and save the world in this special, six-part adventure 28 Hours. To Jason Whittaker, it was just another morning in Odyssey. Birds were chirping. Sunshine warmed his back. The only urgent item on his agenda was helping Connie Kendall get her car started. (Again!) But then Jason’s phone rings, alerting him to a crime at J and J Antiques that will set in motion a day that the Odyssey gang will never forget. Over the next several hours, Jason, Connie, Whit, and Jillian become entangled in a mystery that threatens the future of their beloved town and even the entire world. Could such a nice day really end in the start of war? Will Jason really have to sacrifice himself to prevent the death of thousands? Is anyone going to make it out of this day alive? And, as Connie asks with frustration, ‘Is anyone in this town really who they say they are?’ “ Well that summary is… THE START OF A WAR?? JASON SACRAFICE HIMSELF? WHAT IS THIS?? I am so excited about this, I have so many things going on in my head about what may happen. But that will be another post. THANKS FOR READING THIS!

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

  • Update|New Site

    Greetings and Salutations everyone, welcome back to my little corner of the internet. I’m sorry I left so abruptly and haven’t posted in a awhile. Recently I have been busy with many things-along with distancing myself from several things that used to be huge in my life. Near the end of last year I began to have some questions and concerns with AIO and the community in general, and while you are amazing and kind I needed to take some time away. This is by no means a good bye post, I still have many plans for this site in the future. It is simply a hello. A new beginning. I have many differences in opinions and beliefs than many people in this fandom, but I hope that will not affect the encouragement we can share, and the fun we have in this lovely space. Thank you so much to everyone who checked in on me while I was gone- you’re concern meant so much to me. Recently I have started and been very active on my new site, Une Belle Passion. If you would like to check it out, I would appreciate it! https://unebellepassion.wordpress.com/ Thank you so much for your support, and I can’t wait to be back. I do not think I will be consistently active on this site-for several reasons, but I hope to at least write one or two posts a month. As I said I will still be active on my other site-and would love to talk to any of y’all. Have a lovely day, ~The Perilous Pen

    From Perilous Pen

  • In-depth interview with AIO co-creator Phil Lollar

    The podcast Fantastical Truth has just released an in-depth interview with Adventures in Odyssey co-creator Phil Lollar. The two-hour podcast episode covers a lot of ground, starting from the beginning of the show. Phil talks about such why Focus on the Family started Odyssey​ in the first place, the fantasy and science fiction elements of the show which were added over time, the AIO Club, actor Will Ryan's passing, and what's next for the future of AIO. Will Connie Kendall ever get married? Will Richard Maxwell return? Phil discusses these questions and many more. Listen to the podcast interview.

    From AIO Update

  • Editorial 39: The Show Must Go On

    This month's editorial is all about audio drama, but not Adventures in Odyssey specifically. It is entitled The Show Must Go On and deals with the world of Focus on the Family Radio Theatre. Believe it or not, it's been almost ten years since the last Radio Theatre production was released. This editorial discusses some ideas for future Radio Theatre productions. What do you think of our ideas? Do you have your own suggestions? Let us know in the comments as you check out Editorial 39.

    From AIO Update

  • Valentines Day Episodes

    Hey guy’s! Today is Valentines Day (or the day after for some) so I decided to post the names of all of the Valentine’s Day episodes. I will be commenting which ones are my favorites as I write their names down as they come to mind. Love is in the Air part 1 and 2: I truly like part two more than part one. This is the first episode I think about when I think about Valentine’s day. (Someone remind me to do a review about these two episodes please.) Prequels of Love: Yes, yes, and yes! What is there not to like about this episode? It has Bernard and Bart, an amazing combination of characters for an episode. Also, I love how Bart wants to send them to the attic instead of the basement. “Don’t touch my pork rinds!” First Love: Connie and Jeff. Yes please! (Comment if Connie and Jeff are better than Connie and Jason.) I always hope that Jeff will appear in future episodes. Mum’s the Word I have always felt like this episode is charming, but I honestly have only listened to it about two times- unlike the other episodes I have named. I think I like the Present Long Ago is slightly better. (Is the Present Long Ago a Valentine’s Day episode? I guess you can say it kinda is because we find out Mandy married Trent.) Now before I go further, I have a confenssion to make. These episodes I will now name I have a very- gasp -vague memory of. And I probably will go listen to them after I write this post. I am also now using the aiowiki for the names… The Last “I Do” (no comment do to the fact I don’t recall this episode.) The Trouble With Girls (same as the comment before.) Wrapped Around Your Finger Okay, I do slightly remember this one. It’s about Eugene and Katrina. Met His Match Umm… I did not really enjoy this episode. That is about the only episodes I could think about and I found on the wiki. If I missed any please let me know and maybe I’ll do a part two. Thanks for reading!

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey