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  • Bernard Walton: Nothin worse than a squirming kid when you're trying to tell a story.
    “Bernard and Esther, Part 1”
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  • News Roundup

    Greetings and salutations, readers. It has been a while since there’s been a news post (or any other posts for that matter…). A lot of interesting news items have come up recently. Here I’ll be gathering up all the latest news. Album 73Album 73: 28 Hours has been officially confirmed by Marshal Younger. It is available for pre-order on Amazon and CBD. Interestingly enough, the lengthy summary has been mysteriously removed and replaced with simply this: The clock is ticking toward an explosive showdown as the crew from Whit’s End race to solve a heart-pounding mystery in this special, six-part adventure 28 Hours.Adventures in Odyssey audio dramas release the imagination of both young and old as listeners follow a host of characters through adventures in the town of Odyssey. Geared toward kids ages 7 and up, these high-quality audio dramas teach biblical truths and moral foundations for children to make decisions from throughout their lives. They are perfect for car rides and initiating important conversations with kids.Amazon and CBD This is very interesting. Why was the initial summary removed and replaced with a lot less information than the previous summary? I’m thinking it was a mistake and that they didn’t mean to release that much information about the album. I’m noticing how it now says that it is a “heart-pounding” mystery. It’s not very often when the album summary itself uses such phrases to say that the album will be thrilling. I’m now wondering if there will be a parental warning for any episodes in the album. The album will be releasing in the Adventures in Odyssey Club in July this year. Oh, and the cover art has been revealed, via Austin Peachy who runs the Odyssey Geek Podcast. Here it is: This looks intense! I am extremely excited for this album. I’ll be making a post about my theories at some point. The album will be released on CD on October 4, 2022, and in the Adventures in Odyssey Club this July. I’m looking forward to it. Vote in the Avery Awards!On the topic of albums, voting for the Avery Awards for Albums 71: A Slippery Slope and 72: The Long Road Home is now open! Go to the latest episode of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast to vote! The results will be revealed in early September this year (I assume) in a special Avery Awards episode of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast. Be sure to get your votes in before the polls close! Marshal Younger Q and A SessionThe Town of Odyssey Message Boards recently hosted a live chat with Marshal Younger in which the fans asked him questions about Odyssey and upcoming episodes. Gianna has written an excellent informative post collecting everything that he revealed, so be sure to check it out here. Upcoming Imagination Station BookThe summary and title for the next book in the Imagination Station Book Series has been revealed. It will be called “Sled Run for Survival”. Here’s the summary: When the kids step into the Imagination Station, they travel back in time and across the world with cousins Patrick and Beth. Each book is historically accurate, and readers will grow in their faith and knowledge of big historical events as they race through each unforgettable story.Patrick and Beth knew they’d be facing a danger more fierce than a polar bear or a walrus, but they never thought their opponent wouldn’t be large enough to see.After arriving in Alaska in the winter of 1925, they discover that a very small enemy—a disease called diphtheria—is sweeping through the town of Nome. Can Patrick help retrieve enough medicine for the children by riding along with Clearsky and his team of sled dogs?Meanwhile, Beth makes a new friend who wants to prove she can accomplish this mission using an airplane, and she’s not taking no for an answer. But can Amelia safely fly a plane over frigid and stormy Alaska? Will the dogs be able to get the medicine back to Nome in time?Amazon and CBD The cover art has also been revealed: Looks interesting. The book will be released on December 6, 2022, and I assume will be fully released on the Adventures in Odyssey Club at an earlier date. Be sure to pre-order it on CBD and Amazon! Last Chance DetectivesThe title, summary and cover art for the next book in the re-releasing Last Chance Detective book series has been revealed! Book seven is titled “Quest for the King’s Crown”. Here’s the cover art: Indiana Jones-looking, isn’t it? Here’s the summary: The Last Chance Detectives are searching for a long-lost treasure, but they’re not the only ones.In book seven of the Last Chance Detectives series, readers learn that people aren’t always what they seem—and that some treasures are worth more than gold.Mike and his friends come across an ancient artifact that could unlock riches beyond their wildest dreams. Those dreams are threatened, however, by an unexpected break-in that has the local sheriff puzzled. When a mysterious stranger shows up in town, Mike, Winnie, Ben, and Spence wonder if they are in more danger than they realized.Their hunt for the treasure becomes a race against time as the Last Chance Detectives come face-to-face with perhaps their greatest foe ever! Quest for the King’s Crown is a story of heart-pounding action, age-old mysteries, and several unexpected twists. Does the gang have what it takes to meet this challenge?The Last Chance Detectives won’t stop until the mystery is solved!CBD and Amazon Looks interesting! The book will be released on November 8, 2022. Be sure to pre-order it from Amazon and CBD! Social MediaThe AIO Facebook page has been very active lately. With a series of posts, there is an exclusively-online AIO story going on involving a meteorite with a large amount of gold, comprised of pictures of things that correspond to the world of Odyssey, such as Whit’s phone or Eugene’s journal. The story is called “Meteorite Mayhem”. The posts are also available on a page on the official site to view in one place. The Facebook page released a video in which Bob talks to Evan David, who is running the AIO Facebook page. He talks about his background, how these new adventures are working, and future plans. Be sure to check it out. I’m very interested in seeing where this goes. Whew, that was quite a bit of news. As you may have noticed, we have not been posting very consistently recently. Things have been busy. However, things are about to change. Be on the lookout this summer in the coming months for some more posts. We’ve got a lot of stuff in the works, and we look forward to sharing it all. -Signed, Polehaus53

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • 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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  • You Might be a Kids Corner Fan If…

    You know you are a Kids Corner fan when you learned what a who asked joke was from Morrie.you are scared to pray for your favourite team to win.you wonder if the Lizards are 6 feet tall.you sing “God in Control” and make it the anthem of your micronation. (from a relative)you tried to put grasshoppers on a milkshake.you know that skinks and anoles are types of reptiles.you know “A Simple Reminder” is basically Everything New from Kids Corner. you find money lying around, you look around for an old lizard spying on you.you think Liz has a flip phone.you track the progressions of tech through kids

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  • 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”
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  • [Tamika & Marvin trying to write a song together]

    Tamika: Thrice?! Who says “thrice”?!

    Marvin: It’s a word.

    Tamika: So is intrauterine. It does not belong in a song.

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  • Sarah: Why were you listening at the door?

    Jared: Because I’m too short to see through the window.

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  • 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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  • Tom Riley: If modern science can come up with cinnamon dental floss why can’t they cure the flu?

    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • 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

  • Penny: I never understood why people throw rice at weddings anyway.

    Conne: Because tomatoes leave stains.

    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • 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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  • Connie: I am stunned, just stunned! Stunned is the only way to describe how… stunned I am!

    Bernard: Just a minute, just a minute, Connie. Are you trying to tell us that you are stunned?

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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

  • Bill: Connie, why don’t you ever come to California to visit me?

    Connie: It’s not easy, you know… I have my job, I have responsibilities, I’ve never been invited…

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  • 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

  • “Teach a Man” – A Brief Review

    Disclaimer: I wrote this up when this episode first came out, but I listened again and added some additional notes as I went. I have mixed feelings about this episode. My questions are mainly about Jay. Yeah, Jay has always been after Zoe. It really isn’t clear at the beginning of the episode if Whit asked Jay to come or Jay volunteered to come, but still, going on a mission trip just to be with Zoe? That is seriously extreme. Were Jay and Zoe the only kids who came on the mission trip? I guess that’s possible, but it seems unlikely with a large church like that. On the bright side, Jay wasn’t as weird as he was in other Zoe episodes such as Not What I Expected. I was hoping that Zoe would tell Jay off, but unfortunately, she did not. If she really cared, she would. So I guess she doesn’t. Sad. I guess this theory makes sense considering what Marshal Younger said in the chat about Zoe enjoying Jay’s attention. (when someone asked about the Jay-chasing-Zoe issue, he replied, “Personally, I think “stalking” is a bit harsh. Maybe I’m not being sensitive enough. But I actually think Zoe likes it.”) In short: Jay and Zoe miss different aspects of the film-making thing. Zoe was passionate about the story and the message, but didn’t teach the hands-on stuff. Jay was spot-on with the art of teaching the kids how to film, but completely messed up the story aspect. Only when they worked together did the kids learn everything. So, I’m guessing the theme was teamwork. Anyway, I was actually pretty surprised at Jay – in a good way. Recall when Jay first starts with his group and all his talk about going to the beach and siestas. I expected him to be like that the whole time, get into something he shouldn’t (I dunno, like, not doing anything and leaving the kids alone), and then get found out and lectured. As is the case with most Jay episodes. But not this one. After some time, Jay seemed to enjoy his job (not without his usual weirdness, but hey, let’s take what we can get) and did not get into the trouble I expected. Okay, there was a weird film about his supposed love story, but that’s not nearly as bad as faking an identity or blackmailing kids. And it was pretty funny – “It was very entertaining” Whit agreed. As Whit said, I like how Jay’s teaching style was like, “Okay, get out there and try it!” Or “What do you say we should do?” He didn’t babysit everything the kids did, he had faith and respect for their independence and abilities. As Whit mentioned, mission trips impact people. Apparently it did for Jay, as Jay himself said at the end of the episode: “But working with those kids was surprisingly amazing.” I’m not sure how to interpret that. It could be, 1, Jay has actually learned something, or 2, the writer is just throwing out a line of dialogue for Jay that shouldn’t be taken seriously. If Jay is actually being honest…then wow. Yeah, the trip must’ve seriously did something to him. But I’m skeptical and think that it’s just some throwaway remark that listeners shouldn’t take seriously in relation to Jay because… Teach a Man is in the Club! In other words, I need proof! If Jay’s change was highlighted in the episode more, i.e. actions, not words, then I would be convinced. Ahem. Anyway, as for Zoe, I was slightly surprised at her teaching style. Well, I can’t really blame her – she did do a lot of research that she obviously found interesting. And the thing about little Miguel? I thought that was really funny. And somehow I can see that happening in real life. I laughed at the part where her video with Miguel was sounding like an advertisement for the yogurt company. Was Zoe a bit prideful about her own knowledge when teaching? That might be why she didn’t want to take suggestions both about the equipment and the story. But she did learn what she was missing, thanks to Jay! Phew! Don’t get me wrong, I did like this episode. I’m just wary – it looks too good to be true in the case of Jay. And as I mentioned, proof of change was needed. Combined with the fact that this episode is irrelevant to the mainstream albums, Jay’s “lifechanging” experience will probably not change his life. So, overall, it gets 3.8 out of 5 stars.

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Edwin, to himself as he’s about to go on stage: Remember, ESP, energy, smile, personality! They like me!

    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • 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”
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  • You Might be an AIO Fan If… 25

    you keep track of recent history by what album came out around then.for example, you associate the attack on the World Trade Centre with Novacom, specifically Album 37: Countermoves.“old” means 1987-2008 and “new” means 2009-present.you were (or are currently) homeschooled.skull earrings are the pinnacle of edginess.seconded only by eating a triple-decker-sundae.you know the Revengers better than you know the Avengers.your ears are very sensitive.you know what “sitcom” is short for.and can hear Earl Boen’s voice when you see it written out.your idea of dark humour is a joke about Timmy being at the bottom of Trickle Lake (another meme review coming up

    From Adventures in Opinions

  • Jules, telling her mom about meeting Connie: She lives in a place called Odyssey. They fight over whether it's macaroni and cheese, or cheese and macaroni. They have given cows the right to vote. A magician once pulled a rabbit out of a hat. They burned him as a witch. Don't look at me like that. I'm telling you the truth.
    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • Regis Blackgaard: Fools! Come after me in the tunnel... if you dare.
    “The Final Conflict”
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  • 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”
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  • Jillian: Well, I’m off.

    Bernard: That would be my diagnosis.

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  • Jillian: I get fired all the time!

    Connie: You should be less proud of that.

    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • Donna Barclay: Karen is the only one I'd go to a hospital for.
    “Karen”
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  • 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

  • Marshal Younger’s Exciting Reveals

    Just as recently as March 29, Marshal Younger agreed to join one of the TOO’s live chat sessions for a live discussion with fans. This slipped under my radar as I have been MIA from the online Odyssey fan community and have neglected to listen to the show itself (until this past week, that is). As I was reacquainting myself with the forums I used to frequent daily, I was surprised and excited to see that such a fun event had occurred. @Bookworm on the TOO transcribed the discussion with Marshal and I had no choice but to spend time reading through the interactions. I have seen scarce discussion online about the topics Marshal discussed in the chat and the implications he has made for the future of Odyssey. Thus, I have taken it upon myself to highlight the most interesting bits from the transcript of the chat and eliminate the unnecessary bulk that comes with a transcription of a live chat. One of the first questions posed that evening was a question pondering the difference between Dave Arnold’s job as executive producer and Marshal’s job as showrunner. He put it succinctly as follows: “The showrunner is in charge of the overall direction of the program. I work with all of the writers on their stories. Executive Producer meets with important people who don’t know my name to talk about the brand of Odyssey. Dave also reads through all the scripts and has final say. He’s my boss. I have more to do with the shaping of storylines.” It is in this chat that Marshal Younger confirms the existence of 28 Hours, the mysterious Odyssey album that was revealed on Amazon. Here’s what Marshal had to say about the album: “28 Hours is a six-part episode written by Kathy. And it’s going to blow your mind.” He was asked if 28 Hours was specifically album 73 to which he replied, “Yes. 73. On the Club in July, I think. Kathy outdid herself on 28 Hours. I didn’t know she had it in her. […] Kathy wrote a pretty major part for me in “28 Hours”, and I felt like an idiot next to Phil Proctor, who has been acting in audio drama for 60 years!” When asked about the future of Eugene Meltsner, Marshal replied, “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 satisfied with anything we do about Eugene, because what we really want is Will. And we can’t have that.” Bren remarked that they were in the camp of killing Eugene off. Marshal replied, “That came up, and there were people on your team in your camp, Bren. Not going to say if we’re going that way, but I will say that much.” He confirmed Nathan Hoober is working on the Eugene tribute now (I’m unclear as to whether that means a Eugene episode or perhaps something else but I assume it’s the official episode where it’s made clear the future of Eugene on the show). Marshal was asked about the plans for the upcoming 35th anniversary of the show and he had this to say: “We don’t have much planned for the 35th, but I just pitched something HUGE for the 1000th episode. Can’t say, though… Sorry. […] But 1,000 should be recorded in the summer 2024. [..] The 35th is going to be low-key. I’m hoping we put all of our eggs in the 1,000th episode basket.” In regards to future Rydell episodes, Marshal touched on the topic briefly throughout the chat. Bren asked, “Will we see any stories showing the dynamic of Morrie and Suzu at Whit’s house?” Marshal confirmed that Phil is currently writing a story about Morrie and Suzu interacting with Whit “some at the house” and that it should be on album 74. One fan expressed concern on behalf of most of the fandom that their questions and concerns toward the Rydell Saga haven’t been satisfactorily been addressed. Marshal said as follows, “We talked at length at the writer’s meeting in February about a plan for Morrie and Suzu. For some, the damage is done and I don’t know if any answer we give is going to satisfy, but we are planning on addressing some of those questions.” Aiorocks101 asked, “Are you going to recast Wyatt? I’m really enjoying him and the Perkins, but would be sad to hear him get recast like others, since I know his voice is changing.” To my personal and truly deep utter disappointment, Marshal replied, “Yes, Tucker is, unfortunately, growing up.” He was asked if Wyatt could simply be aged up and essentially be given the Jimmy treatment. He said, “Not sure if Wyatt’s personality would work being older.” Other random tidbits include Marshal confirming that Jason’s love life has been discussed but that he will divulge no more, that Jay’s home life will be shown in an upcoming club episode, that no Valerie episodes were pitched recently, and that the possibility of Leonard Meltsner’s return hasn’t been discussed. In closing, I have saved the best part of the chat for last. To my many fellow “Jillian-is-secretly-evil” conspiracists, you’d be pleased to hear that some fans began fooling around in the chat, briefly discussing how Jillian could be the Chairman. When asked if Jillian is the Chairman, Marshal simply asked in reply, “Did the Chairman sound like Jillian?” You all may sleep soundly at night knowing that the possibility has yet to be outrightly denied. I hope this was both informative and interesting to you all! Marshal Younger was so gracious to spend time with fans and answer their questions. @Polehaus53 and @asmouseinthehouse were even in attendance for some of the chat! The information that Marshal divulged has certainly excited me. What do you think about all of this? Leave a comment below and discuss! Have a blessed day! Here’s the link to the original thread announcing the live chat and including the transcript of the event.

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Extended Episodes Releasing on the Club?!

    Greetings and salutations. An unexpected news item has just come up! In the comments section for “The Way of the Comic Book”, a Club moderator made the following statement: Hi, friends. We hope that you enjoy this latest adventure. In part of our celebration of this 100th Club episode, we are releasing Extended Web Version of some episodes! Just go to any of the special collection albums to listen! The episodes in these albums will now feature never-before heard content, from cut lines and scenes to Chris intros. Thank you for all your support, and we look forward to sharing the updated Club with you!-ModeratorSam This is very surprising! I immediately went to the special albums in the Club, and sure enough, found that the running time had indeed been expanded! The episodes now have longer duration Would you believe that “A Christmas Conundrum” is now nearly an hour long? I listened to it, and it initially wasn’t too different. It sounded as though the AIO Team had just released cut lines into the episode: There’s additional lines about Connie being late to work, more argument between Bart and Tom, and longer dialogue by Whit about the meaning of Christmas at the end. Although it was interesting (the extended scene with Bart and Tom was my favorite part), I didn’t find it that big of a deal as the moderator made it to be. But then things got interesting right after the final scene with Eugene and Grady. After the final line, “Merry Christmas”, the scene continues! Grady runs into Tom after breaking the stereo. I don’t have time to give my thoughts in detail, but this now explains that weird comment in The Official Guide about the cut scene in this episode: A short subplot about Tom’s five-legged dog, Cheddar, was cut from “A Christmas Conundrum.” Don’t ask.The Official Guide, page 460 Well, the fans now may ask, since it has been released! The story Tom tells about Cheddar consoles Grady and is very touching. Although it is a very poignant scene, I can see why it was unnecessary; it seems a bit odd. However, I am glad that it has been released. Any content with Walker Edminson is great and his performance was very well-done. After many decades of cut stuff sitting in the AIO Team’s archives, they are finally being released! This is absolutely unbelievable! Words cannot describe how crazy I’m going. I then went on to listen to “You Gotta Be Wise” and was quite surprised. I am currently listening to “You Gotta Be Wise” I was very surprsied that they included more of The Bones of Rath’s songs. I will definitely be listening to the rest of these extended episodes in the compilation albums. Someone had better update the AIOWiki page. Well, that’s all the news for now. What are your thoughts on the extended episodes? -Signed, Polehaus53

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • 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

  • Five Other Great Audio Dramas for AIO Fans

    A lot of Adventures in Odyssey fans have listened to all of AIO multiple times. Listening to the new episodes as they come out and re-listening to the old episodes is great and all, but maybe you’d like to tickle your ears with some new audio dramas. That’s why I’ve composed a list of five audio dramas for AIO fans. They aren’t in any particular order. Lamplighter Theatre Lamplighter THEATREBrings redemptive hope to the world through dramatic audio. Launched in 2009 and now airing on 1,800 radio stations, our 21 audio dramas reach an estimated 20 million listeners in 30 countries. Lamplighter Theatre is glad to announce

    From Adventures in Opinions

  • 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

  • The Last Days of Eugene Meltsner is Long Past Its Last Days | Review

    Robert Vernon, the writer and director of The Last Days of Eugene Meltsner, crafts a story with a sufficiently-written plot for the enjoyment of young children; but when one looks closer the film lacks some important elements. Though a stellar cast, including Will Ryan as Eugene, Katie Leigh as Connie, and Paul Herlinger as Whit make up the film, the film lacks in character development. Vernon does not develop his characters enough for the viewer to become emotionally attached to the characters. He seems to assume that viewers of his film have already seen other Adventures in Odyssey videos or listened to the audio series. In The Last Days of Eugene Meltsner, Robert Vernon writes a film with poor character development and a weak plot that can suffice for one?

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  • Focus re-releases the Lost and Unreleased Episodes as today’s episodes are probably more controversial anyway

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- After once again airing the original episodes on the radio, the AIO Team has made an executive decision to re-release the Unreleased episodes and put the old Lost episodes back on the air next time around. Dave Arnold had this to say: “We just think that after piling up so many controversies over the last few years, anything we released in 2000 is way less offensive than any of our crew members. And as for the content of the original episodes, well, I guess that speaks for itself.” In other news, Phil Lollar intends to make the next Rydell episode even less anti-climactic and more controversial than the last three.

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  • The Best Editions of the Avery Awards

    Greetings and salutations, readers. It has been a little while since we’ve posted. Things have been busy, but hopefully we’ll be able to post a little more consistently in the upcoming weeks. This post has been in the works for a while, and I am pleased to be releasing it today. So, without further ado, here we go: First, a little bit of background. The Avery Awards are one of the many features on the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast. It is in these episodes when I can find out what fans thought were the best actors, scripts, and overall episodes in the newest Adventures in Odyssey album. The Avery Awards are something that I look forward to every year. It started back when Nathan Hoobler’s blog, AIOHQ, was active. He would do a fan poll to find out what the fans thought was the best moment, performance, and episode from that season. He would then announce the winners of the polls, calling them the End of Season Awards. He did this every year until he stopped in 2006, due to time constraints. In 2010, the End of Season Awards became an official thing when the Official Site began hosting their own end-of-the-season award ceremony on their podcast. The Avery Awards ceremony was born. Every year, the AIO Team gives the Odyssey fans a chance to vote in different polls to choose what they thought was the best script, episode, actor, moment, and more for the newest album. The hosts, Bob Smithouser and Jesse Florea, announce the awards in a special ceremony on the Official Podcast, usually running into problems such as plane crashes, aliens, getting stuck in elevators, and other hilarious mishaps along the way. These editions of the podcast are structured like a short audio drama, even sometimes running the length of an Odyssey episode, all put together with scripts and sound effects. It is a tradition that the fans look forward to every year. (Wow, that was a lot of background information. Special thanks to the AIOWiki Page for providing all the information for my little history lesson.) In this post, I will be going through what I think are the best editions of the Avery Awards. This will not be based on the results of the awards, but on the content of the ceremony. I will be analyzing the different aspects of the events which happen in each edition. I would have ranked every single edition, but since there are a lot of editions and I’m having a hard time narrowing them down, I’ll just be listing my top 5 favorites here. 5. Day at the Racetrack: Album 63 and 64 Avery Awards (2018) The Avery Awards for the albums “Up in the Air” and “Under the Surface” feature Bob and Jesse giving commentary as the nominations race to win the award for their respective category. As they commentate, some of the winners/nominations vanish, being abducted by a flying saucer. This edition of the Averies is brilliant from the sound design to the concept. It is impressive because while it is meant to parody horse racing, it is really the nominations who are acting the part of horses. Which is pretty impressive, considering that some nominations aren’t even people but letters of the alphabet, B-TV sketches, or scenes. The sound effects, instead of horse sounds, consist of music cues to portray motion around the track, it is all incredible.The randomness of it is humorous as well, from the Mothers Against Bears Listening to Podcasts (MABLTP-Jesse does an impressive pronunciation of the acronym) public service announcement to the Green Paint ads, it made me laugh a lot. Even the actors and crew’s speeches were random and pretty funny, especially Jess Harnell’s complaint about the cereal in toy boxes tasting like packing peanuts.The only small complaint I have is the part when the flying saucer abducts Bob and Jesse themselves, having the podcast end on what I felt was an improperly concluded note. I suppose that was the point; perhaps it was meant to end in this humorous way. But I still think an epic rescue by Firefighter Rudy using the explosive green paint (I assume it is explosive, considering that Bob mentions the Family Coalition For Green Paint is a division of some Nuclear Industries) would have been a better ending.My personal preferences aside, this is definitely one of my favorite Avery Awards, and I have listened to it many times since its release. This edition of the Averies was written by Sam Suksiri, and I must say that he did a great job on it. 4. The Chaotic Classroom College Credit: Album 57: A Call to Something More Avery Awards (2013) The Avery Awards for “A Call to Something More” feature Bob and Jesse returning to college (I think it’s college?) to take an accredited Adventures in Odyssey podcasting class. While there, the professor decides to demonstrate the methods the class uses to predict the winners of the Avery Awards. It would be a dream come true if I could earn credit hours for taking an Adventures in Odyssey class. This edition is one that I found to be strange, but it began to grow on me. The classroom is full of superfans of Odyssey, and Bob and Jesse skeptically have them demonstrate their claimed abilities of being prepared to answer anything related to Odyssey. The students, using their various methods, proceed to correctly reveal the winners of each category before Bob and Jesse even open the official results. However, the professor is not convinced that they are impressed, so he proceeds to reveal his artificial intelligence program that can answer anything about Odyssey. However, he humiliated at the end when his invention is unable to tell how old Whit is. There were some fans who felt that this edition was making fun of the AIO fans who try to predict the results of the Avery Awards. Although it is an enjoyable ceremony, I am still slightly confused by it. Maybe I’m overthinking things, but was there a message that was trying to be communicated? Was this podcast condemning the AIO fans for obsessing over the show like the class was? (I personally don’t see a problem with being obsessed about Odyssey. After all, this is the Odyssey Obsessors!) Or perhaps it was saying that Odyssey fans should accept the fact that, no matter how invested they are, they will never know everything about the show? Or that we can never predict the future of the show? Or it may have been saying that we should be humble about our knowledge? Or, maybe, it could be that I am being way too philosophical and overthinking things.Also, interestingly enough, at one point, one of the students claims that he time-traveled to 2017 to read an updated Official Guide. Sadly, this was an incorrect prediction. But let’s focus on the positives, which outweigh my overthinking about it. Bob and Jesse’s interactions in the beginning were great. Bob’s list of 128 “tions” for making friends was funny, and I’d like to hear the full list. I was very impressed by the different methods that the students used to predict the winners. My favorite one was the Energy Girl, who made Wod-Fam-Choc-Sod energy drinks and was able to listen to every AIO episode on fast forward and answer anything. Sounds like something I could use. I liked how after all the other students showed their complex prediction methods and then Nicholas is like, “Uh, I just listened to the album, and I figured “Life Expectancy” would win.” This edition also has the Mission Statement of Odyssey Fandom: “As a true fan, we are prepared to give an answer to any question about any detail from any episode or Odyssey-related item from the past, present, or future.” It is a good statement for us all as AIO fans to try to live up to.Overall, this is a good edition of the awards which has grown on me over time. 3. Never Mind the Sound Effects: Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy Avery Awards (2011) Bob, Jesse, and Brock Eastman go on a hunt around Colorado Springs to find the winners of the Avery Awards. I really enjoyed this one. I like how the opening paralleled the beginning of Album 53. The game B-TV Segment or Actual Event in My Life? that Bob and Brock played in the beginning was fun and something that all AIO fans should play with each other. The “what’s the Big Idea?” joke was great. I also liked how this edition had moments where it indirectly makes fun of unrealistic elements in the album, for instance saying, “Are you kidding? What are the chances they’ll be talking about the crash the second you turn on the radio?” like it did in Part 1 of “The Green Ring Conspiracy”. Bob, Jesse and Brock’s interactions throughout the whole thing are fun to hear. The best part was where they are at the Air Force Academy and they read the winner of Best Quote, consisting of making silly big truck sounds, much to the disgust of the commander/general guy there: “We can’t have any of that nonsense in the Air Force!” It’s absolutely hilarious! And of course, the sound design throughout the whole thing was good, with the noises of a highway, an elephant, a swing, bike, and more. I also like how Brock insists that he can take out all the background sounds from the recording in post-production as if he knows what to do, but yet at the end takes the recording to an audio editor asking him to fix it. I’d like to hear Bob and Jesse’s reaction when they found out he had released it as it was.This is one edition which I have listened to a lot, as it is one of my top favorites. 2. The Conning Comic Ceremony: Album 58: The Ties That Bind Avery Awards (2015) Bob and Jesse attend an Odyssey Convention and announce the results of the Avery Awards. However, things are not as they seem. Like The Green Ring Conspiracy Avery Awards, it also paralleled the beginning of Album 58. Bob and Jesse are on guard for The Perilous Podcaster, who wants to reveal the Avery Awards winners before they do. Of course, they never suspect that Ben Perell, the events coordinator for the whole convention was the Perilous Podcaster. I like the setup of the Odi-con, an Odyssey fan convention (even if it did turn out to be a fraud to get the results). If only there was such a thing that existed in real life, with exclusively Odyssey stuff. I found it interesting how Jesse points out a person wearing a costume of the second customer in the unreleased episode “Career Moves”. I enjoyed all the multiple puns that were made, they make me laugh every time. Jesse’s Waffle Iron Man suit is pretty cool as well. My favorite parts were where the guy in the Shona Kennedy costume was caught and the part where the 1967 Flimsy Franken Slacker Sam Bathrobe catches the place on fire. And I like the moral at the end, where Ben the Perilous Podcaster shows how deceptive he was to set up the Odi-con to get the results of the awards, spending a lot of money to do it. The very definition of wrong is definitely what he was doing. It is not something that happens among podcasters, either, but everyone in the world.This is a fantastic edition of the Avery Awards, one that I have listened to many, many times. 1. Four Characters Trapped in an Elevator: Album 59 and 60 Avery Awards (2016) Bob, Jesse, Christopher Diehl, and a cowboy get trapped in an elevator on their way to the Avery Awards ceremony. This is my all-time favorite edition of the Avery Awards. I can’t say enough about it. The story with Bob and Jesse stuck in the elevator with Firefighter Rudy’s attempts to rescue them was very intriguing, engaging, and entertaining. It is absolutely hilarious how the red button initiates a literal Applesauce Program which is installed in the elevator. A little different from the one in the Blackgaard Saga, though. There was an intense moment where Bob and Jesse nearly meet their deaths drowning in applesauce. The different elements of the storyline of the podcast serving as transitions between each category were great: For example, Bob explaining how he learned to always carry backup copies of the Avery Award winners after accidentally eating them the previous year was an excellent transition into the category of “Lesson Learned”-est Moment.This podcast also introduces the Odyssey character Firefighter Rudy into the universe of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, who after this becomes a recurring character, appearing again in Official Podcast 310, Official Podcast 350, and Official Podcast 364. His debut in this episode was very memorable for his efforts to rescue Bob and Jesse. Those elevator doors are obviously made of something stronger than steel. All of Rudy’s attempts to open the doors, from blowtorch, diamond-coated drill, Lightsaber, and his Ancient Hammer which only the truly worthy can wield all fail. The Star Wars and Marvel references in here are great and always make me laugh. And it is very impressive that after all the failed attempts, Dave Arnold simply tears open the elevator doors with his bare hands. Just goes to show the importance of exercise, clean eating, and having power as executive producer of Adventures in Odyssey.As with the previous awards ceremonies, the interactions between everyone in this episode were great. One of my favorite parts is where Chris appears and tries to host the Averies for them. I also like how Christopher Diehl and a cowboy were in the elevator standing there quietly the whole time.Given all these points and several others I did not include, this edition, the Avery Awards for Albums 59 and 60 is my Number One favorite and is the best edition of the Avery Awards. This edition of the podcast was written by Sam Suksiri and I give him a standing ovation and my respect for writing it so well and incredibly. I have listened to this episode more times than I can count. The Avery Awards are one of my favorite parts of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast. It’s really Bob and Jesse’s interactions that make them memorable. They do a great job hosting them every year. Their interactions in the stories are fun to hear. If the two of them were to start their own audio drama starring them, I would definitely be listening. Well, there you have it. A list of what I consider to be the best editions of the Avery Awards. What are your thoughts? Do you agree with me that these are the best editions? What are your favorite editions of the Avery Awards? Be sure to leave a comment! -Signed, Polehaus53

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Morrie Rydell Sure Putin is Bringing Out the Good in Ukraine

    ODYSSEY, USA- We interviewed Morrie Rydell a few days ago, who gave his thoughts on the war in Ukraine. “I don’t really know much about either country, but if there’s one thing I know from kidnapping, threatening death, and gaslighting, it’s that when someone does something like this, it’s to bring out the best in Ukraine. I mean, a not-at-all dictatorish person like Putin certainly just wants to be friends with Zelensky and his country. I support him fully.” In other news, if Rydell’s ratings were low before, they’re at an all-time low, and it’s not just because of his earlier statements. Disclaimer: If it wasn’t obvious, this website and its writers do not support Putin or his invasion of Ukraine. I am fully in support and amazed by the Ukrainians and them standing strong during this tumultuous time. Please media corporations, don’t cancel us.

    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

  • You Might be an AIO Fan If… 24 (Fan Submission Edition)

    All items on this list were submitted by readers of Adventures in Opinions in comments on previous You Might be an AIO Fan It… posts and tweets. If you would like to submit your own sign of AIO fanaticism, you can do so by leaving one in the comments on this post, or tweeting me @jay_smouse with the hashtag #youmightbeanaiofanif! Now, you might be an AIO fan if… every time someone mentions the US state of Alaska you think of a licorice-loving mailman. (Ty)when someone asks who your favourite actor is you say a voice actor. (Odyheyrfan)the only reason you know the word “yeet” is because of A

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  • 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

  • Facebase is All Platforms at Once

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- After speaking with the writers and directors and doing extensive research, we determined what exactly the fictional social media platform “Facebase” is. It started out as a little company, and now it’s attempting to be a convoluted mix of several platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Tiktok, and Instagram. Because of this, everybody uses Facebase, but no one cares about the rest. Many people have started to upload content from other platforms onto it. We interviewed Jules about it who said as long as people saw her not-at-all cheesy music videos, she was okay. In an interview with Fasebase, they said that they later intended to put 45-second ads on their short videos. In other news, all teenagers in Odyssey are now addicted to social media, because they’re teens, and that’s the stereotype.

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  • Obscure AIO References

    So, what’s an obscure AIO reference? This is a commonplace statement a listener delivers, directly mimicking a character’s tone and delivery of the phrase in the episode. There is a difference between an obscure reference and an un-obscure reference. An un-obscure reference would be an entire exchange between characters that one or more listeners quotes, or something very bizarre that no one would understand unless they had heard the episode. For example, this piece of “A Victim of Circumstance.”: Jason Whittaker: I’m Jason Whittaker. Who’re you?Howard J. Weizel: My card.Jason Whittaker: Howard J. WEa-zle.Jack Allen: Uh, WI-zle.Howard J. Weizel: Wi-ZEL, It’s French.Jason Whittaker: Attorney at law?Howard J. Weizel: Correct. Give me back the card. (this is one un-obscure quote that our cousins enjoy repeating, much to the confusion of those who haven’t heard the episode) And another important note about obscure AIO references – if you fail to repeat the line in the exact manner it was stated in the episode (same tone, inflection), it is not a true obscure AIO reference because any normal person, AIO fan or not, could say such a thing! Without further ado, here are some of the obscure references Polehaus53 and I use. I’m gonna get a sandwich.Xavier Washington, “The Defining Moment” Xavier says this a couple of times in the episode and is in all honesty, quite a random line because we don’t actually hear him eating the sandwiches. Now, this quote makes quite a nice obscure reference whenever one of us is going to eat a sandwich. I have no idea.Mrs. Drummond, “Tuesdays with Wooton.” Mrs. Drummond had a knack for remembering random facts about people in the thrift store, but when she drew a blank, this was her classic response. This is one of the most versatile obscure references. If someone asks a question you don’t know the answer to, be sure to deliver this line! Okay, that’s weird.Matthew Parker, “The Green Ring Conspiracy, part 8.” Matthew says this in response to Eugene putting Buck’s already-chewed toothpick in a plastic bag. You might not want to follow this statement with Matthew’s next line, which was, “What are you going to do, have it bronzed?” It doesn’t take much effort to find times to use this quote. That is amazing.Jason Whittaker, “The Labyrinth, part 1.” This whole conversation was quite hilarious. Jason’s question about Sue’s identity was inadvertently answered by Mycroft Thugg, who seemed very proud of his fitting last name, and hence Jason’s sarcastic response. This is one obscure quote that I myself use quite a bit. A word of caution with the delivery, though, it might sound rude to people who don’t know what you’re referencing. He was just making up words!Hadley Bassett, “The Ties that Bind, part 11.” Wooton’s recap of Detective Polehaus’ explanation of the Perilous Pen “stringers” evoked this reply from Hadley. This quote is most often used when we hear a strange new word or else write/read something that doesn’t make sense. I’m sure there are many, many, more that we use. The trouble is writing them down so we can keep track of them! I’m also sure we’re not the only ones who reference AIO in life. What are some favorite lines you quote, obscure or un-obscure?

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • 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.

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  • 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

  • As Buck Would Have It, Part 1- The Last 10 Years Don’t Matter

    Spoiler alert, though if you’re reading this, you probably don’t care. No tangents, double-talk, interruptions. Okay, well maybe a little. Anyway, this shouldn’t be too long. This is because it part of a whole story, and I’ll cover it fully in my Album 72 review later next month. Anyway, let’s get into the review! Music– Unfortunately, this episode lacks some of the twangy Buck, style music I enjoy. However, the music was a little on the emotional side, and although it’s somewhat Odyssey-generic, I like how the music evokes the homier side of the town Eugene and Katrina visit. For the most part though, it’s pretty average Rating: 4/5. Plot- This episode starts with Eugene impersonating Elon Musk, that is, creating an app that controls his car. This seems pretty strange at first, until you remember that whenever something random happens, it’ll be important in the future. (Hint: it is) After, Katrina speaks to about a meeting, which brings everything back to the randomness point. The next scene is a typical teenage setting apparently, Jules complaining, and Buck not listening. Her comment about Jillian is warranted though, that is pretty funny. This is where this episode goes downhill for me, however. Buck gets a text about a newspaper from “14 years ago”. One thing I do like is the clarification about Buck’s adoption status, and what seemed to be a nice mystery on the way. This scene with Edna Platt is the annoying one. Some random person just shows up, claiming to be Buck’s relative, right before he’s adopted. Okay, I know it’s been three years since the Long End, but is everyone seriously believing this story?! This is a boy who came from a con-artist world. And he’s still a ward of the state, won’t anyone look into this? If you know how the episodes end, I think this is just an unnecessary mixup. So back to Buck, his side of the story is actually okay. It gives Long End vibes, with family and all that. And boy, do I have a ton of things to say about this. Why? This cliched scene did not need to happen. And Buck couldn’t have just asked for clarification. After 6 Earth years of staying with the Meltsners. The countless affirmation from Old Tricks, Divided We Fall, The Long End? Why, why, why?! This never needed to happen! Ahhhh! So Eugene replicates his Out of the Picture digging. We learn even more about Cash Oliver. Now, Adam, and “Candace”, who we meet later, are suspicious characters. I don’t want to pull a Bridget here, but these are a little too friendly and too random to simply be extras. Their pulling the wool, I promise. Doesn’t make a difference, but it’d be nice to remember Buck came here to help with a counterfeiting scam! Don’t remember that, huh?! One last contrived moment, the end scene. The card, reading it, all of it! It’s like, Eugene and Katrina should be more concerned in my opinion. Okay, anyway, that’s quite a rant about the plot. Rating: 3.5/5 Emotional Weight- Minimal. It’s sad to hear these are Eugene’s last episodes, and it’s funny at the beginning, but otherwise, it’s pretty neutral. Either that or I’m not crying enough. It is a little tense, I’ll add. Rating: 3/5 Acting/Directing/Writing: Like I said before, Will Ryan’s recent death affects this episode, but besides this, it’s not terrible. No significant changes I’ve already stated my thoughts on the script here. I’ll give this a Rating: 3.5/5 Moral- Since this is the first part of the episode, there’s not much of a moral here. More on this in the part 3. Rating –/5 Overall episode score: Rating: 3.5 out of 5. …An average episode. This is one of three, nothing phenomenal, but aside from a slightly faulty plot, it was mostly fine. Good job, and good night.

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Initial Reaction – As Buck Would Have It, Part 3

    Yes, I know, this episode has been out for a very long time and I’m only now finishing my reactions. I should be ashamed of myself, and all that… Well, to put it mildly, things have been a bit crazy. But I’m here now and ready to release the past part’s reaction. Scene 1 “I only wanna help you!” Oh yeah??I bet the guy wrecked the car.Oh, the gas station!Scene 2 That bacon tangent was sort of weird.I think I had bacon wrapped asparagus once. Eh.“How could this go so wrong, Eugene?” It’s called eavesdropping. Kids, don’t try this at home.Scene 3 I don’t mind gas smells so much. In moderation.Oh nooo.Scene 4 One bar. Odyssey keeps up with technology, apparently.Who is he calling?Scene 5 “We could make a bacon quilt.” Yum!Don’t ask questions, go!Scene 6 “I am the police.” Good point(s)…Ah, he was the mysterious messenger. But why?Ooh! Here’s the gun! (probably shouldn’t be happy about this, but hey, it’s drama!)Haha, boy friend.Scene 7 Are they going to talk to Candice?Scene 8 Girl *space* friend. Hehehe.Buck’s the expert eavesdropper here.A tradeoff, then.Scene 9 Why did Candice come in when she didn’t have to work…? Not gonna ask. Just did.These scenes are going fast…Scene 10 “The truth.” I figured that would be the trade.Oh, another flashback!Flash back within the scene:Oh noooo. This guy has a thing for guns.End of flashback:Hahaha: “Oops!”Fight scene time!Yay!Smoke canister? Not what I expected. Cover art picture! *click*Scene 11 Eugene has too many tricks up his sleeve.Katrina stole someone’s smoke canisters – how… “It seemed logical to me.” hahah.Are we gonna talk about that first eavesdropped conversation yet?No?Why did they buy shovels of all things?Scene 12 Ah, here we go.Tis about time!!!…Yes, that’s what this was all about.Further from the truth! “I choose you.” Well, that was easy.(Jules just standing there)Huh? A note?For Buck. How convenient.Oh, wow. He wasn’t planning to give it up until Buck was 16??“You know the type.” HAHAHA!“I can’t decide what to do with this, so I’m giving it to you to figure it out.” Passing the buck, huh?Uh oh…NOOOOOOOO!I should have seen that coming.Oh, boy! Another gun. Crime runs in the family, apparently.Oh! I bet Eugene is going to wreck the car with his app thing.Scene 13 Now I wanna know who this Frankie is.Called it!Scene 14 Who is this guy?Eugene is very proud of his invention.Yay, they got the Stone.Oh yeah, the newspaper guy.Lots of info in this scene.Scene 15 I know some people have been waiting for this for a very, very long time.Well, there you are. Case closed.Wait, I can hear Wooton and Penny cheering in the crowd!Mr. Whittaker mention!“Mom and Dad.” Sorry, fans, but that annoys me for some reason. It’s gonna take me a while to get used to that.Well, that concludes the episode! The mystery was a bit unusual – we got a huge info dump on us in part 2, and I’m still considering the merit of Cash’s plan to dump his diamond problem on Buck. The really good parts of this episode was the tension between Eugene, Katrina, and Buck that eventually turned around for the better. It’s pretty poignant considering that this was Will Ryan’s last episode as Eugene. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for the Meltsners!

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Next Album Title and Summary Revealed!

    Greetings, everyone. I know I said that I would try to do things other than news posts, but these news items just came up and were in need of being reported. No worries, though. I’ve got some other non-news posts in the works. Anyway, on to the news. But first of all, SPOILER WARNING! Do NOT read this post unless you want spoilers for the next Adventures in Odyssey Album! Okay, you’ve been warned. As you’ve read, the title and summary for the next album has been revealed! It is titled “28 Hours”. Here is the summary: 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?”Adventures in Odyssey audio dramas release the imagination of both young and old as listeners follow a host of characters through adventures in the town of Odyssey. Geared toward kids ages 8 and up, these high-quality audio dramas teach biblical truths and moral foundations for children to make decisions from throughout their lives. They are perfect for car rides and initiating important conversations with kids.Amazon The cover art has not been revealed yet. The album will be released on October 4, 2022. Be sure to pre-order it on Amazon! I’ve got some thoughts on this. I assume that this is Album 73? If so, it’s interesting that the summary on Amazon doesn’t explicitly say “In 28 Hours, album #73 of the series…”, like the summaries did for Album 71 and Album 72. Part of me is wondering if this will just be a special standalone album, but I really don’t see any reason why it should be. I’m probably just unnecessarily overthinking things. So, let’s go ahead and begin discussing Album 73: 28 Hours! An upcoming war? Jason having to sacrifice himself? Saving the lives of thousands? This sounds like some serious stuff! Also, an upcoming book has been revealed! Volume 2 of The Jones &amp; Parker Case Files! The cover art Here’s the summary: 16 Exciting Detective Stories for Readers to SolveA good detective keeps her hands clean. That means staying out of trouble . . . and using lots of soap.There’s something mysterious going on in Odyssey . . . again. But the Jones and Parker Detective Agency is on the case. No mystery is too big (or too small) for Emily Jones and Matthew Parker. And this new adventure promises to be a real doozy. It all starts with a mysterious phone caller who threatens to blackmail Jones and Parker’s friend Jeremy. But this new nemesis won’t be satisfied with just Jeremy. Can Emily and Matthew identify the blackmailer and prevent his reign of terror from continuing?Jones and Parker Case Files #2: The Nemesis compiles 16 more stories published in Clubhouse magazine. In one fun volume, kids can play detective along with Emily and Matthew as they examine the evidence and inspect the clues. Filled with humor, faith, and an ominous mystery, this second adventure in the Jones and Parker series is enjoyable for everyone in the family and all fans of Adventures in Odyssey.Amazon The book will be released on November 8, 2022. Be sure to pre-order it on Amazon! I haven’t been receiving Clubhouse Magazine lately and am completely clueless of what’s been going on in them, so I am definitely looking forward to reading this book and seeing what I’ve been missing in the Jones and Parker stories. Looks very interesting. Well, that’s all the news for now. What are your thoughts on these news items? Be sure to leave a comment! -Signed, Polehaus53

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • 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

  • Top 5 Episodes for Valentine’s Day

    In order to determine the five best episodes to listen to on Valentine’s Day, I’ll use a few criteria. The first is how well the theme of the episode matches with the holiday of Valentine’s Day. Next, I’ll take into account the quality of the episode in terms of sound design and writing. Lastly, I will consider the humour of the episode, if appropriate to that episode. #5: Mum’s the Word True affections and a valentine complicate the relationship between Trent DeWhite and Mandy Straussberg.source: AIO Wiki Mum’s the Word is an all-around fun episode. It contains humour, a Valentine’s Day theme, and is written well

    From Adventures in Opinions

  • Dark Mode for the Club | Free Chrome and Firefox Extension

    If you’ve ever wanted to go into dark mode on the Adventures in Odyssey Club, this is the browser extension for you! Created by DroopCat, this browser extension transforms the Club blog posts and comments section into a clean, easy-to-look-at, dark page. How to Install In Chrome 1. Download the extension Here is the link to DroopCat’s original browser extension, “AIO Skint-Mode.” I edited a version of the extension to make the Club comments appear as if they have no bord

    From Adventures in Opinions

  • Hear clips from Will Ryan's past Official Podcast interviews

    As you're probably aware, it was late last year that voice actor Will Ryan, the voice of Eugene Meltsner, passed away. We've since released two editorials to address Will Ryan's passing. Editorial 37: A Most Extraordinary Character is a tribute to Will's portrayal of Eugene over the years, and Editorial 38: The Last Episodes of Eugene Meltsner discusses some possible ways to move forward with the character. And now on the AIO Update YouTube channel we've uploaded a video featuring audio and video clips from Will Ryan interviews over the years. All the clips have been previously released and come from various episodes of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast. You can check out the video below.

    From AIO Update

  • Initial Reaction – As Buck Would Have It, Part 2

    Welcome back for the continuation of “As Buck Would Have It.” Scene 1 Are you suspicious of Stone yet?Spam messenger calling?Aw.Scene 2 “Another dog?” HAHAH great idea.Buck’s unenthusiastic replies: “Uh-huh…why?” Are you confused yet, Eugene and Katrina?REALLY? REALLY? He doesn’t want to…?He must be suspicious…What?? You can’t just leave.He just did.Scene 3 Asjfnsknf you could have just asked them, Buck.Oh, I see.“Of course it’s where you belong!” Interesting to hear that from you, Jules.None of you are suspicious of this police officer?!Scene 4 This guy is odd. Idk why.…shrimp and grits – I’m not gonna ask.Scene 5 His garage has a keypad? Hi-security guy.Football jersey, fishing…The apple doesn’t fall far from the treeOooh! A safe!(safes don’t usually lead to good things in Odyssey)Buck’s fingerprint works? That is seriously strange…Money? HEY. Cliffhanger!Scene 5 This situation is so ridiculous it isn’t even funny.I’m just here going like Scene 6 Papers. Not money. (“I know: you want some papers.” “What papers?”)See, this cop is odd. “Hand it here, hand it here….”Hands up time? -Polehaus53Stone sounds like he is trying to turn them off.Buck’s finally caught on. It’s about time!Scene 7 Finally. For a former con artist, I expected Buck to catch on earlier.Like I said…Scene 8 Aaand here’s the file. This should be fun.What? He worked with Mr. Skint?That was a lot of information.Scene 9 “It’s not like he was robbing banks or blowing up bridges.” That’s helpful, Jules.Oooh! Mr. Skint mentions!WHAT? WHAT IS IT?Scene 10 Good. That’s a good plan of action.“Do you truly believe he’d be honest with us?” Good point.TELL US!Oh. No.His foster parents’ car!Wow. *door slam*(it’s cool that we get all this Eugene history)Whoa! Buck, haven’t you learned not to eavesdrop? AGH!W H A T ?!(and who are the Matthews?)Scene 11 He stole a car, Buck! How is that starting over?Hmm… diamonds would be an interesting twist.Ah, that makes sense.Did Goldwin murder Cash?“4713.” Hahah.Scene 12 Take bush lessons from Jay. I’m sure he’d be happy to help.Nice doggie.“Quiet! Don’t be so loud!” That always happens. *walking around the house at night, steps on wood floor* CREEEAK!Busted!Well, things are definitely heating up. This diamond thing sounds interesting and I’m a bit surprised at Buck’s behavior, but we’ll see how things go.

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Prayers for Aria Curzon, the voice of Mandy

    Mandy Straussberg was a prominent Adventures in Odyssey character for over ten years. She was featured in episodes such as The Great Wishy Woz, The Present Long Ago, Life in the Third Person, and of course the Novacom Saga. Mandy often appeared alongside Liz Horton, her best friend. Aria Curzon-DePue, the actress who voiced Mandy, is in need of our prayers at this time. Aria recently shared some very sad news about her husband, who suddenly passed away in recent days. Please remember Aria and her family in your prayers during this difficult time.

    From AIO Update

  • BLOG ANNOUNCEMENT!

    Hey guys! How’s it going? I have several updates for my blog I shall present today which I am very excited about. First off, I have a new logo for Adventures Happening in Odyssey. I have made an email specifically for my blog. If you want to contact me the email is: adventureshappeninginodyssey@gmail.com I am excited to announce that I also have a Adventures Happening in Odyssey Youtube Channel!! I had been wanting to start this for a while and I thought now was a good time. I have a project that I will post about later this week that I want to do for the channel that if it goes the way I hope, will enclude a lot of aio fans. So, please go and subscribe to my channel! Thanks for reading this post!

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

  • The History of the Adventures in Odyssey Club

    What is the Club? The Adventures in Odyssey Club was launched on January 2nd of 2014 under the name of the “Odyssey Adventure Club”. The Club is a monthly or yearly subscription service that gives access to the streaming of over 900 episodes of the audio drama “Adventures in Odyssey”, including almost 100 Club-exclusive episodes. Controversy Many people, however, did not like the idea of the Club. Their main complaints were that keeping episodes exclusive to the club wouldn’t be fair to people who had been purchasing albums or listening on the radio for years. On September 28th, 2013 (a few months before the Club had even been launched) David published an editorial on his blog, “

    From Adventures in Opinions

  • A Visit to The Town of Odyssey

    Yes, you read the title correctly. Only, we are going to take a visit to The Town of Odyssey Message Boards. Now, you might say that message boards are a thing of the past. I, however, disagree. The Town of Odyssey, or ToO for short, was created in April of 2005 by an AIO fan who goes by the username Shadowpaw. It was designed as a place to not only discuss AIO and hang out with friends. But, in some cases, even roleplay was involved. Many areas of the site were named after places in Odyssey. For example, the business of the town happens at City Hall and on The Steps of City Hall. Finneman’s Market houses the general discussions. AIO talk happens at Whit’s End. The Harlequin Theatre is anything pop culture. That’s just the surface of the site though. There’s so much more to the site than meets the eye. It has quite the history. In 2008, I stumbled upon The ToO for myself, and it completely changed the way my life was going. Upon joining this fine “town” I found friends that I now consider family almost 14 years later. By 2008 the community was well into a special form of leadership that consisted of a Mayor and Chief of Police. These are elected officials who govern the town and run special events for the community. These officials serve 4 month terms and even get to help pick the moderator team for that time. I have served a term myself and even ran my own message board for a short time I couldn’t begin to tell you everything that has happened in my 14 years on The ToO. However, I can tell you that this very podcast/blog was created due in part to The ToO community. I wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t joined. For those who say that FB groups and Discord are the future, I can’t say they are wrong. However, I am of the belief that message boards are special. You can keep all your topics organized for easy location and not have to sift through a steady stream of new content. The ToO provides many different ways to keep informed about the latest happenings. One of the best ways is our nifty notifications panel. Instead of filling up your email inbox with messages any time something new happens, our board notifies you right on the site instead. I highly recommend checking out The ToO for yourself and seeing if it’s something of interest for you. If so, sign up today. For more info, check out The ToO official guide. The post A Visit to The Town of Odyssey appeared first on The Whit's End Podcast.

    From Whit's End Podcast

  • Initial Reaction – As Buck Would Have It, Part 1

    Hello, all. Welcome to another initial reaction with a good amount of typed screaming and laughing…. So, I’ve been really looking forward to these three episodes in the hopes that it will continue along the Green Ring sorta saga, but from what I’ve heard accidentally about it, I don’t think it’ll go that way. In any case, let’s begin. Scene 1 Ah, yes, the preview scene.Haha, a car with a sunroof… (totally not thinking of a car with a sunroof we used to have and the mishaps that followed)And how would this app be useful?Exactly, Katrina…Ahahhahah. Showoff Eugene. Though I bet an app like this in real life could be pretty dangerous in the wrong hands. He’d better not distribute…What? What meeting?Scene 2 What conversation did I just walk into?That sounds like something Jillian would do. That’s the only thing I can say…Uhhh, I don’t really enjoy food sound effects.Random message + random person = suspiciousScene 3 Oh, adopting Buck. Okay then. I sorta figured.Edna Platt?Scene 4 Who is messaging Buck? That’s pretty suspicious, even if they know about your dad.Scene 5 Good to see – uh, hear – Platt again, I guess.What?? Another relative? WHO?WHAT??WHAT?!?!?!? IT’S LEGIT?SHE??What…okay. New character.(kinda was hoping for a returning character)Oh dear.That explains the weird album summary, I think. (“because Buck is beginning to wonder if he really wants to be in a family with Eugene and Katrina)Scene 5 How did the papers know his dad’s real name?Someone else in the car? *continues hoping for a returning character*Maybe it was a murder.Is Jules making sense? “This isn’t who you are. This is something terrible that happened to something else.”Scene 6 Oh, Burnette mention!Wow. Ten years… I guess that is sad.Nice Eugene history.Scene 7 For a sec I thought Jules was there and was slightly concerned….Oh, no, eavesdropping again! Didn’t you learn anything from Old Tricks?OH NOUh oh.OUCH!Scene 8 No! Ah! WHAT?Oh dear. You couldn’t have stuck around one more second, Buck?I figured Eugene would research that person.“But what did you find out?” HahahShould I be worried about this plan? Probably.Scene 9 How did Buck get away at 6 AM?…o-kay? I don’t really want to know about your middle toe, Jules.AGH! “What’s the good of snooping if you’re not going to hear the whole conversation?” – Harold Whittaker, Young Whit and the Shroud of Secrecy.Scene 10 Why does he remember?Music bridge to…Scene 11 WOOO! Flashback!(Polehaus53 is listening as well and he called it)Why is Cash using his real name? I thought he lived on aliases.Oh, ok. He’s trying to change.*immediately disproved*What? What did he do? Car thief?Very resourceful fellow…Scene 12 I wouldn’t think many people were arrested during an interview, either.Duh, he didn’t get the job.What if this newspaper guy was the other person in the car?Next stop, Sherriff. It’s fortunate that all these people are still in the town, right?Scene 13 “What for?” That reply sounded creepy.I thought Buck looked like his mother….“I’m Jules.” *Buck changes subject before anyone can ask what her relation to him is*This guy is being strangely cooperative.A whole storage unit of his dad’s stuff. How convenient.(yes, I’m suspicious of this guy)I would keep my guard up…Scene 14 This menu is not very appetizing.“A POST SHOPPING LUNCH!” “CANDICE, THAT’S WONDERFUL!” *restaurant goes silent*So subtle, Eugene….and Katrina.(The Meltsners have never been good at investigating, have they?)This isn’t going well, is it?“Doctrinal statement?” HAHAHAH! Appropriate question.*awkward silence*“Because we’re in a diner.” Not sure whether to laugh or not.A biscuit and gravy burger actually does sound gross.Scene 15 “So what if they’re greasy…” -Thirty Jays Hath SeptemberI bet leaving the credit card was Eugene’s fault.Ahh, busted!Well then, that’s a dilemma.That was actually pretty uneventful as far as the adventure with the map which-we-have-yet-to-find goes. But it was good to hear some Eugene and Katrina interactions. Seriously, though, Katrina is like an endangered character. The last time we heard from her was The Long End (or Lifted Out of Context if you count the Club episodes). Maybe she only shows up for when there is a family crisis. Anyway, I’ll be posting the rest of this reaction along with some other things later on, so stay tuned.

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • You Might be an AIO Fan If… 23

    whenever you think of muffins you think of mind controlyou’ve ever wanted to combine chocolate ice cream and soda waterNeuralink is scarywhen you hear the word “plunk” or “kerplunk” you think of a fish who met its untimely demisepwhen you hear the name “Bernard” you think of a window washer who enjoys telling storiesyou remember places by what you listened to thereyou have a knee-jerk reaction when you find out about somebody who has a PhD in child psychologyyou’re not familiar with popular TV showsthe majority of the media you consume is nicheyou’re the only one on your street who knows what an audio drama isyou’ve tried to pinpoint

    From Adventures in Opinions

  • Adventures in Odyssey Memes that My Sister Sent me at 12pm

    No more description needed. Let’s get into it! I hope this made you laugh! ~The Perilous Pen

    From Perilous Pen

  • New Site

    Greetings and salutations, and welcome back to my little corner of the internet! I have come down with the sick recently, and decided to use the time to launch a new site I’ve been working on. So without further adu I present to you Une Belle Passion https://unebellepassion.wordpress.com/ This site will be fore essays/research posts and also study/productivity and lifestyle tips and hacks. Please check it out, and give it a follow if you’d like to see more. Thank you so much for your support! ~The Perilous Pen

    From Perilous Pen

  • You Might be an AIO Fan If… 22

    you know what a creche isyou’ve ever treid synching the New Year’s Eve countdown from New Year’s Eve Live! with the real countdownyour favourite number is 1,987places to visit on your bucket list include Colorado Springsand a studio named after a sandwich meatwhenever someone says “the top floor” you think about being disugised as a cleaner“Avery” reminds you of an ice cream shop ownerthe voice of Barbie is very familiaryou haven’t read Les Miserable, but you’ve heard the audio adaptationfood has humour in it—for sophisticated audiencesyou have an AppleBerry

    From Adventures in Opinions

  • Editorial 38: The Last Episodes of Eugene Meltsner

    My previous editorial, titled A Most Extraordinary Character, was released last month as a tribute to the late Will Ryan, the voice actor behind Eugene Meltsner for nearly thirty-five years. I talked about my memories of Eugene over the years and what he has meant to us as fans. And now with this month's editorial, The Last Episodes of Eugene Meltsner, I look ahead to the future of the show and discuss our options for moving forward. What is going to happen to the character of Eugene now? I discuss a number of different possibilities and think through the implications. Check out Editorial 38.

    From AIO Update

  • 2021 Adventures in Odyssey Club Recap

    Will and Jon adventure through the club episodes released in 2021.

    From AIO Update

  • AIO Club Experience Update

    I’m sure by now you have all seen the above banner featured on the official site. Not much has been posted in regards to this new experience. However, we have learned some minor details. Our friends at Focus aren’t prepared to announce an official launch date for this new experience. But, the plan is to have it ready in the first half of 2022. This new experience will include a new site for desktop, tablet, and mobile use. It will also include a completely new app. As we go into 2022, it will be interesting to see what else the AIO team has to provide for us. As Chris would say, “keep listening”. The post AIO Club Experience Update appeared first on The Whit's End Podcast.

    From Whit's End Podcast

  • 2022 Plans for my Blog

    2021 was a good year, but I wasn’t very active in my blogs, youtube channel’s, or my pinterest. So this year I have decided to try being active. Remember I said try. This year I will continue the collages, the Odyssey OWL (if I can find more people…), and I’m going to try convincing my sister that this year is the year to do a podcast. Because I’ve been trying to do that for a very long time. My main thing I’ll probably be doing on this blog are the collages. But it’s actually hard to find the pictures I have in my head so I may take some of them… Any ways, I hope you have a great New Year and remember that I’m not only here to wash windows and get handcuffed.

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

  • The Odyssey ScoopCast Reviews “Please Adjust Your Frequency”

    Happy New Year! Out with the old year, in with the new. As we enter this new year with new beginnings, the Odyssey ScoopCast team closes out 2021 with a new episode review. Please Adjust Your Frequency in ReviewThe ScoopCast team is back to review “Please Adjust Your Frequency,” the next episode in Adventures in […]

    From The Odyssey Scoop

  • Happy New Year!

    Greetings and Salutations, welcome back to my little corner of the internet! Wow… 2021 is nearly over, 2022 is about to begin. I know that this is a busy time of year, family, games, Church activities, and tonight we’re all going to be counting down with Eugene. This has been a long year. I have many plans for this blog in this next year, (I know, I know, I say this every year, but I promise, I’m actually going to stick to it this year). Here are some of my ideas for the next year: You Might Be an Odyssey Fan If…A Novacom series (I’m SUPER excited for this one, and planning on bringing in many guests!)Episode/Character reviewsAn AIO Meme reviewC.C.C.C.C. (brownie points if you can guess this in the comments:))And the friendship between Jared-Liz-and Mandieand many more!!!If you can any comments, ideas, or would like to do a guest post/help me out please let me know!!! Have a Happy New Year!!! ~The Perilous Pen

    From Perilous Pen

  • ODYSSEY OWL (interview with Jay Smouse)

    Merry Christmas everyone! Welcome to the Odyssey Owl! Sorry I am posting late. I got busy. Today I am interviewing JaySmouse from Adventures in Opinions. Here’s question one:When was the first time you started listening to AIO? I started listening to AIO when I was about 5 or 6 years old. I borrowed an AIO VHS from the church library and it had a bonus feature on it, which was the episode The Mortal Coil, if I remember correctly. Oh, that’s cool! What made you want to have a blog? I was inspired by past blogs like Welcome to Odyssey and by AIO Audio News . I wanted to have a place where I could share my own opinions, so I started Adventures in Opinions. Have you ever had a crush on a character or actor from AIO? No. Well that was short, but to the point. What’s your favorite episode(s)? My favourite episode is The Time Has Come from Album 25: Darkness Before Dawn That’s a great episode. If you could change something from AIO what would you change? And what do you want for the future of Odyssey? I would probably change the last few episodes of the Rydell saga. For the future of Odyssey it would be nice if they would introduce a small side character acted by me! I’ve always wanted to be in an episode. Ah, funny you would say that because my next question was:If you could make a character, how would it be? Hmm…I think it would be interesting to have a child of Dr. Blackgaard or a sibling of him and Edwin. That would be awesome! What villain would you like to see come back? Regis Blackgaard. Here’s the last question, What do you want to see more from Odyssey? I think that what I would like to see more from AIO would be more episodes. We’re approaching the 100th Club episode, and I think that would be a good place to stop doing club-exclusive episodes. Then they could instead release more mainstream episodes which can actually affect characters. As I joked about in my initial review of (and reaction to) Make Snow Mistake, we knew that nothing bad could actually happen to Jules simply because it was a Club episode. (you can listen to my reaction and review of Make Snow Mistake here: https://adventuresinopinions.com/2021/12/13/make-snow-mistake-reaction) Any last words for my readers? Have a great Christmas, and remember: the best is yet to come! (also, I’m doing daily posts for Advent on Adventures in Opinions so if you want more Odyssey-related content, go there shameless plug)

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  • The Odyssey ScoopCast Reviews “The Christmas Bells”

    Merry Christmas from your friends at The Odyssey ScoopCast! Join us as we take a moment to review a special new Christmas episode. The Christmas Bells in ReviewWe interrupt our regularly scheduled reviews series for Adventures in Odyssey Album 71 to usher in our review of “The Christmas Bells” from Album 70. The team discusses […]

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  • Merry Christmas!

    Greetings and Salutations of the season! Welcome back to my little corner of the internet. I wanted to share something special and original this year for Christmas, but I wasn’t sure what. So I’ve decided to take a note from ‘Grandma’s Christmas Visit’ (Album #52), and share with you my families’ Christmas traditions! Christmas is different for every person and family. For some, it might be the biggest part of the year that’s looked forward to for months, for other’s it might be a small day for you to spend with your family/friends, and for others it might just be another day. However you celebrate it, Christmas is known as the most popular holiday in the world, followed by Hanukkah then New Years. Music is a big deal in my life, you’ll never see me without my headphones/earbuds either listening to music or Odyssey. And Christmas music holds a very special place in my heart. Right now I’m listening to ‘Little Drummer Boy’ performed by Act of Congress. I have the fondest memories of sitting in the car for hours driving to and from families’ houses listening to Christmas music with my family. Tonight I’m going to spend with my family on the couch listening to Christmas music. Everything is a bit different this year, traditions have been changed, added, replaced, and there has even been a new addition to my family. This is the baby’s first Christmas, and I’m so grateful to have her. This is my first Christmas with 4 siblings. This is my first Christmas with my best friend. I’m so grateful for this year, but also grateful that it’s nearly over. Let me know your Christmas traditions! Merry Christmas! ~The Perilous Pen

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  • ODYSSEY OWL (interview with Allie Barrett)

    “Richard Maxwell: I am… sorry, Mr. Riley. And I hope you can forgive me… one of these days.Tom Riley: Just get out. Get out.” — #159: “The Homecoming” Shalom guys! As you can see, I started off today’s interview with a Richard Maxwell quote, which can mean one thing. Today I’m interviewing Allie Barrett! As I’m sure most of y’all know, Allie was Michael LaFaver’s co-host in the The AIOWiki Podcast. She is also one of the biggest Richard Maxwell fan’s I know about. I’ve been wanting to do this interview with her for a long time, so without further ado, here is my interview with Allie Barrett. When was the first time you started listening to AIO? The first time I ever heard an odyssey episode, I was eight…maybe? I don’t have great memory. But the first time I genuinely listened to Odyssey and cared about it was when I was 12, and I listened through Darkness Before Dawn. I’m sure I know your answer for this question, but here it goes: Have you ever had a crush on a character or actor from AIO Haha, I’ve had an ongoing (what, six years at this point?) crush on Richard Maxwell, no surprise there. I think at this point it’s a mix between I have a crush on him and I wanna be him. Who knows! Oh yeah, and I also had a much-less significant crush on Jason when I was younger lol Ooo for reals though, Richard is AMAZING What’s your favorite episode(s)? Another Chance, partly because it was the first episode I ever truly listened to, and partly because of Richard. The Mortal Coil, A Sacrificial Escape, The Black Veil, and the Top Floor were all killer episodes though. I had to really think about that one lol Lol, those are on my top 20. If you could change something from AIO, what would you change? And what do you want for the future of Odyssey? Oh goodness, I think I would keep some characters around. There was so much that could have been done with these characters, like Richard, Monica Stone, Jellyfish, it feels like a missed opportunity. I would give them all better endings or at least some closure. As for the future of Odyssey, ooohh my. There’s a lot of power in that question. I would want to maybe see some of these older characters come back, like possibly have the kid characters of old odyssey come back as adults with their own families! It would be nice to have some new families mixed in with ones from the past. I want AIO to give Eugene a proper send off, with the passing of Will Ryan, I don’t want them to replace Eugene or send him off on a mission trip. I pray they give us solid closure to his character. I didn’t mean for that answer to be that long XD It’s fine, good points. What villain would you want to come back? PHILIP GLOSSMAN, THAT RAT OF A MAN Hands down, the best worst villain in Odyssey. He was one of the best worst villains for sure. What do you think about the CEMS team from the episode The Team? The epitome of bad ideas. Horrid. Loathsome. They didn’t even ask for cONSENT on Emily’s part, manipulative, gaslighting, EW. The team would have been fine if it hadn’t have been them pressuring Emily into being a part of it and acting like nothing bad ever happened. So very true. Here’s the last question: What do you want to see more from Odyssey? I would love to see more drama. I want another big saga like Novacom or Blackgaard, not particularly like the Rydell saga. I would love to see them continue to tackle hard topics, like depression, trauma response, and even gaslighting, but just tackle it in a healthy way. That would be the most of it lol I agree they need better sagas, not like the Rydell saga. Any last words for my readers? I would say to your readers, 1: BE NICE TO REBELDE, show her love because she’s amazing. 2: y’all need to make some more fanfiction and fan art, please we need some more fan content in this community. 3: don’t be mean to people and show love no matter what. And 4: Richard Maxwell (after his redemption) will forever be the best character of Odyssey. I am taking no constructive criticism Ya’ll listen to Alli

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

  • Free Christmas Episodes

    It's that time of year again. Christmas is upon us, a time to gather with family and friends, exchange gifts, play in the snow, have hot drinks, and reflect on the gift that God gave us through his only son, Jesus. Adventures in Odyssey has produced a lot of great Christmas episodes over the years, a number of which Focus on the Family has made available to listen to for free! That's why we've created this post. If you're looking for something festive to listen to over the Christmas season, you can browse the list of free episodes below. And have a Merry Christmas! Peace on Earth (Album 3)Whit finds himself overcommitted on Christmas Eve, and the Barclay family wakes up to a surprise on Christmas morning. Listen online A Time for Christmas (Album 19)Whit takes middle-schooler Courtney Vincent on an Imagination Station tour of Christmases past. Listen Online It's a Pokenberry Christmas, Parts 1-2 (Album 31)Whit and Eugene travel to Pokenberry Falls to help George Barclay, who has lost faith that he should be a pastor … which leads to a bizarre series of events. Listen to Part 1 Listen to Part 2 A Lamb's Tale (Album 43)​The Odyssey crew is involved in six interwoven stories about Christmas. It all begins when Tamika gives away her toy lamb for Christmas. Listen Online There are also a number of free Adventures in Odyssey episodes that take place in winter. Though not strictly about Christmas, they're still fun to listen to at this time of year: The Barclay Family Ski Vacation (Album 7)​The Barclays go skiing, Donna Barclay develops a crush on her instructor, and George comes to grips with his daughter growing up. Listen Online New Years Eve Live! (Album 31)​The gang from Whit's End hosts a wacky New Year’s Eve celebration – in front of a live audience! Listen Online Snow Day (Album 36)​​When school is canceled due to snow, Alex Jefferson accepts a job to deliver cookies to his grandmother. On the way, he must endure many trials and tribulations. Listen Online

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  • ODYSSEY OWL (Interview with John Tuttle III)

    Hey, I’m John Tuttle III. I’m a big fan of Adventures in Odyssey and I am fairly active in the fan community. I have guest hosted on Adventures into Odyssey , AIO Audio News and over the summer, Jay Smouse of Adventures in Opinions asked me to be his cohost on his new podcast. Additionally, I do some writing on The Stilleto’s blog AIO Writer’s Block . The post are mostly either criticism of Jillian Marshall or satire articles about Adventures in Odyssey. Mel asked to interview me for her blog, and I’m not sure how interesting this will be, but here I am. Hey guys! As you can see, I’m interviewing John Tuttle III. So, let’s get into it! When was the first time you started listening to AIO? I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t listening to Odyssey. So close to all of my life, though I became a bigger fan back in around 2015 when my grandparents gifted my siblings and me the AIO Club. What made you want to write on a blog? Probably just my dislike for Jillian. Haha, good point. Have you ever had a crush on a character or actor from AIO? I liked Mandy Straussberg when I was younger. What’s your favorite episode(s) ? I can’t pick just one episode. The entirety of the Novacom Saga is my favorite series on Adventures in Odyssey. The music, the action, the great storyline, it’s so good! I completely agree with you. The Novacom saga is one of the best series. If you could change something from AIO what would you change? And what do you want for the future of Odyssey? Delete Jillian. Send away the Rydells. Those are my top 2. For the future of Odyssey, I would like to see Eugene have a fitting send off that is way better than Tom’s in Let’s Put on a Show. I would also like to see strong characters and good, interesting storylines. Someone else I had interviewed had said that she would like to see Whit ‘s character better, since the writing has changed so much.What’s your opinion on this? I agree. I think Whit was severely lacking in his leadership role during the Rydell episodes. Agreed. What is your favorite and most hated aio characters? My favorite characters are Eugene, Bernard, and Mitch. Eugene because he is intelligent and funny. Bernard because of his hilarious one-liners and wisdom, and Mitch because, well, he’s Mitch. My least favorite characters are Jillian and Morrie. Jillian because she is annoyed and immature, and Morrie because he is manipulative and evil. What villain would you like to see come back? I would love to see a storyline involving the Chairman due to his ominous exit in (coincidentally enough) the episode Exit. I think they could do some really cool stuff bringing back Novacom in this Era, however I doubt they will since it’s been almost 20 years since the end of Novacom. I think most of us aio fans would love to see that happen. Here’s the last question, What do you want to see more from Odyssey? I would like to see more episode like Unrelatable that have good writing, good characters, and an interesting storyline. I also really enjoyed the Olivia faith arc and would like more episodes like those. Lastly, I am looking forward to hear the episodes that were already recorded with Will Ryan before he passed away in November. Any last words for my readers? If anyone knows Seth Dillon, Kyle Mann, or Ethan Nicolle, tell them to hire me.

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

  • ODYSSEY OWL (interview with Catein)

    Hola amigos! Today I’m interviewing Catein from Catein Edits. This may be one of the shortest interviews I’ve done so far, but here it is. When was the first time you started listening to AIO? Probably when I was 6 or 7. I remember hearing a episode with Bernard and Eugene on the radio. What made you want to have a website? Mostly just a place to put my edits. I was putting them on discord and soon found out my edits were above discord’s file size limits. Your edits are most impressive too. Thanks You’re welcome! What’s your favorite episode(s)? Alls Well with Boswell. and the Green Ring Conspiracy. If you could change something from AIO what would you change? And what do you want for the future of Odyssey? I would want to change The Rydell Revelations and add a better plot. I would also like to see more Novacom style sagas. I’m sure most of us would agree with you on that. What villain would you like to see come back? The Whisperer from album 50. And Mr Skint. What do you want to see more from Odyssey? More of the Perkin and Calhoun Family and imagination station episodes. Any last words to my readers? Thanks to Rebelde for letting me do this interview!

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

  • You Might Be An Odyssey Fan If… pt. 5

    Greetings and Salutations! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. Again, this post was inspired by the “You Might Be an AIO Fan If…” From Adventures In Opinions https://aiopinions.home.blog/2020/02/25/you-might-be-an-aio-fan-if/ And “You Might Be a Homeschooler If…” From Blimey Cow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gwXtt4-wow&amp;list=PL8BQaZLKGoKwchI8Z7hLY6pP3zbaiz0da I honestly love this blog and channel, so please go check them out. They are both wonderful!!! But don’t take my word for it, why don’t you find out for yourself, by going and checking them out. Now, onto the post You might be an Odyssey fan if… Your workout playlist consists of ‘Do or Diet’ and ‘Unfair Game’Your first password for a website was ‘Milk and Eggs’^Your second was ‘Red Herring’You got confused when reading ‘The Official Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ because you thought they stole a character name from AIO. (Nope! Arthur Dent first appeared in Opportunity Knocks which was aired December 2, 200, while The Official Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was written in 1979)You get teary eyed when reading the stories of Joseph, Ester, or Bernard because it reminds you of your favorite, curmudgeons window washer. You got confused when watching the show Psych because ‘…this is literally just The Other Side of the Glass……’ (that was my reaction lol)You know for a fact that Mr. Whittaker doesn’t believe in coincidences but you look over those sketchy episodes where he says ‘That was just a coincidence!!!’ You were obsessed with this theory for longer than you’d like to admit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDTC4KzakQ4 You have a love-hate-relationship with Mitch depending on what episode your listening toThe first user name you tried to get was sparky_the_happy_giraffe or AremI hope you enjoyed!! Let me know if you have any that you’d like to be put in the next post! ~The Perilous Pen

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  • Editorial 37: A Most Extraordinary Character

    It's with a heavy heart that I write this post. Adventures in Odyssey fans are still dealing with the recent loss of the beloved actor Will Ryan, the voice of Eugene Meltsner. I know I haven't posted on the AIO Update for some time, but this seemed like the right opportunity to return with an opinion piece to pay tribute to a wonderful actor and a wonderful character. In this editorial, A Most Extraordinary Character, I look back at all the times we've had with Eugene, the fun times and the serious ones. I talk about what makes Eugene so special, and what he's come to mean to us fans over the years. Check out Editorial 37. It’s a time of grieving and reflection for the whole Adventures in Odyssey community. It’s been four weeks since we heard the news that Will Ryan, the voice of Eugene, had passed away. As fans we feel for Will Ryan’s family and the AIO family of cast and crew who worked so closely with him for thirty-five years. We lost a giant in the voice acting industry and a pillar in the Odyssey community. We lost the voice of Eugene Meltsner, a character who we’ve grown to love over the years.I don’t envy the position the AIO team is in right now as they grieve and discuss how to move forward. I know they would appreciate our prayers. And as we pray, let’s remember to give a prayer of thanks for all the joy Will Ryan brought us over the years through Eugene. That’s the purpose of this editorial. Let’s celebrate everything we’ve loved about Eugene, all the laughs, the borrowed colloquialisms, the ups and downs of his relationship with Katrina, and of course the ukulele tunes.Eugene Meltsner is without a doubt a genius. He says as much in his first episode and he’s right. By age 9 he was in high school and by age 13 he was starting college. He was probably doing calculus when he was still in diapers. Math and science are his thing, but so is English. You know you’re an AIO fan when you start using words and phrases you learned from Eugene. His precision of language is impeccable. Eugene is the kind of person who will interrupt you to correct your grammar and has the perfect vocabulary word for any situation, and even the odd Latin phrase. He’s also incredibly inventive. As a child he develops a mini-excavator to help his father in archaeological digs. He also rigs the refrigerator to electrocute people in order to help his parents lose weight. I’m sure Leonard and Thelma weren’t too happy about that. You’d think little Eugene would have learned his lesson, but that doesn’t stop him from rigging the cash register at Whit’s End with electricity in Suspicious Minds (Album 8)... Read More

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  • You Might Be An Odyssey Fan If… pt. 4

    Greetings and Salutations! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. Again, this post was inspired by the “You Might Be an AIO Fan If…” From Adventures In Opinions https://aiopinions.home.blog/2020/02/25/you-might-be-an-aio-fan-if/ And “You Might Be a Homeschooler If…” From Blimey Cow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gwXtt4-wow&amp;list=PL8BQaZLKGoKwchI8Z7hLY6pP3zbaiz0da I honestly love this blog and channel, so please go check them out. They are both wonderful!!! But don’t take my word for it, why don’t you find out for yourself, by going and checking them out. Now, onto the post You might be an Odyssey fan if: If, in the planning of your family vacation, it’s agiven that you’ll find out what station plays Odyssey (and at what time) at your desired destination If you knew how to use FaceBase before FaceBookIf your only ‘social media’ is the AIO Club/Odyssey Fan PagesIf you have a list of episodes that you know are going to make you cryIf the only things you know about baseball/softball comes from Marvin Washington and Ashley JenkinsIf you learned how to use the Israelites code^*see above* and now it’s more natural for you to use that than normal writingYou might be an AIO fan if you can tell people and sing the lyrics to Wooton’s Ode to Macaroni (“Odyssey Sings!”) and Bart Rathbone’s song to promote the Electric Palace….If you thought you were smarter than Eugene when you figured out that O.T. Action News stood for Old Testament Action News*Credit for 8 goes to Alicia from http://marentettealicia.wordpress.com/ *Credit for 9 goes to Huttash https://daughterofthelight.blog/ I hope y’all enjoyed! Thanks for reading, ~The Perilous Pen

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  • Eugene’s Puzzles 2022

    Greetings and salutations! Can you solve these perplexing puzzles? April 2022 Fill in the grid below so each row, column and colored shape includes the numbers 1 to 5. That means no repeats, either horizontally or vertically. If you think you have the answer, click on the puzzle. This second puzzle is even harder. Complete the grid so that each row, column and three-by-three colored box contains the numbers 1 to 9. When you finish the puzzle, click on the image to see the answer. Proverbs 3:13 says, “Happy is a man who finds wisdom.” These puzzles will get easier with practice, so try your best and have fun! March 2022 Complete the grid so each row and column contains every digit from 1 to 4. The number pairs in the shaded rectangles form simple equations. The total is shown in the top-left corner, along with the mathematical operation involved—addition +, subtraction –, multiplication x or division /. If you think you have the answer, click on the puzzle. Now try the bigger puzzle, using numbers 1 to 6. Again, you cannot use the same number twice in any row or column. When you finish the puzzle, click on the image to see the answer. February 2022 January 2022 The post Eugene’s Puzzles 2022 appeared first on Focus on the Family.

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  • Official Podcast: 397 Writer’s Q&A

    The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast released their latest Q&amp;A where teasers are sure to abound. Showrunner Marshal Younger, writer/director Kathy Buchanan, executive producer Dave Arnold, writer/director Phil Lollar, and line producer Nathan Hoobler answer your questions, like: Will Eugene and Katrina ever adopt Buck? When is the next time we’ll see Emily, Morrie, and Suzu? How often are the writers’ meetings and how many albums do you plan ahead? What are the plans for the Blackgaard books? And the question for the ages: Why did Mitch’s voice change in that scene in “Green Eyes and Yellow Tulips”? Get the answers to these questions and more here The post Official Podcast: 397 Writer’s Q&amp;A appeared first on The Whit's End Podcast.

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  • Official Podcast: 396 Olivia’s Faith Journey

    Recently, the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast released their 396th episode, which covers several details about Olivia’s recent faith journey. Showrunner Marshal Younger and head of orthodoxy Ron Reno discuss the Olivia story arc, give a preview of the future, and explain the word “orthodoxy.”  You can hear all about it as well as some club exclusive news here The post Official Podcast: 396 Olivia’s Faith Journey appeared first on The Whit's End Podcast.

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  • Final Album 72 Summary Released

    The final Album 72 summary has been released and reads as follows: Just as Buck Oliver is finally settling into a comfortable life in Odyssey, an out-of-the-blue message arrives that may lead him far from home. Buck’s father left behind more of a history than anyone suspected. Could a map from the past determine Buck’s future? On another life-changing journey, Olivia has a new imaginary friend – a philosopher named Leonid – who is smart, interesting, and so talkative. Olivia is now doubting everything and everyone. Will her relationships with the folks at Whit’s End be broken? Will Leonid’s deception convince Olivia to abandon her faith once and for all? Futures hang in the balance as friendships and families face incredible challenges in Adventures in Odyssey Album 72: The Long Road Home. For more Adventures in Odyssey content check out my own blog, Adventures in Opinions:

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  • The Odyssey ScoopCast Reviews “The Team”

    Adventures in Odyssey Album 71 has wrapped up airing on the radio, but that’s not the end! Join us for our brand-new review series of these episodes from “A Slippery Slope.” The Team in ReviewOur review series of Adventures in Odyssey Album 71, “A Slippery Slope,” has begun, but will it quickly snowball downhill? The […]

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  • Now Airing in the AIO Club: “Make Snow Mistake”

    Make snow mistake about it! The December exclusive Adventures in Odyssey Club episode has dropped, concluding Season 8 of the club. It’s hard to believe we’re approaching the ninth season of of what was originally called the “Odyssey Adventure Club,” later renamed to the Adventures in Odyssey Club. Make Snow MistakeWhile the search for Wyatt continues, Buck […]

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  • A Message From Bren

    Dear Friends, I haven’t really spoken much about the future of this site/podcast in several years. With all these new eyes on our social media page, I felt now was the time to do so. For those who don’t know, The Whit’s End Podcast (TWEP) was a fan podcast that I started back in 2008. I was inspired by the biggest AIO fan podcast known as The Unofficial Adventures in Odyssey Podcast. I had a blast doing it for several years and even met members of the AIO crew as a result. As I got into my later teen years and early 20s, recording got to be a bit more of a hassle. Unfortunately, I haven’t put out a podcast in several years. Yet, for some reason I can’t quite explain, a lot of you still support us. Maybe some of you think we are tied in with Focus, which isn’t the case. Honestly, I see some of the names that support us and am just in awe. While I don’t know when podcasting will be an option again, I have tried my best to highlight news and parts of the AIO community that are near and dear to my heart via the blog and our social media. While I know that’s not much, I’d like to thank each of you for still checking out our content. My hope is to some day be able to get behind the microphone again. Until then, always remember that the best is yet to come. The post A Message From Bren appeared first on The Whit's End Podcast.

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  • The Odyssey ScoopCast Reviews “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”

    As we near the end of our review series of Adventures in Odyssey Album 70, “Finding a Way,” the team parks on the last episode and discusses the first installment in the aftermath of the Morrie Rydell Saga. Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off in ReviewHonesty is the best policy… or is it? This concept […]

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Greetings and Salutations! Welcome back to my little corner of the internet. I’m not sure about you, but I for one am a big fan of Christmas. The music, the emotions, the time set apart to spend with family and friend’s as you remember the birth of Christ. In my family we have many Christmas traditions, such as playing Christmas music as we decorate a tree, me and one of my best friend’s’ read the shadow of the Christmas story in Revelations and make Christmas cards with dragons on them, we watch Christmas veggie tales episodes and sing carols. But one of my favorite traditions is with my friend. We make a countdown and every day we listen to a different winter or Christmas-themed Adventures in Odyssey episodes. So this year I’ve decided to show our countdown from December 1st until Christmas eve. If you would like to follow along please do and stay active with my posts throughout these next few weeks. (I have the list here, but down below is a PDF copy) December 1st- Snow Day December 2nd-A Lamb’s Tale December 3rd-A Time for Christmas December 4th-Monty’s Christmas December 5th-The Living Nativity December 6th-Grandma’s Christmas Visit December 7th-Un-Tech the Halls December 8th-Silent Night December 9th-BTV Redeeming the Season December 10th-Gifts for Madge and Guy December 11th-It’s a Pokenberry Christmas pt. 1 December 12th-It’s a Pokenberry Christmas pt. 2 December 13th-It’s a Pokenberry Christmas pt. 3 December 14th-The Snow Must Go On December 15th-The Bells December 16th– A Christmas Conundrum December 17th– Back to Bethlehem pt. 1 December 18th– Back to Bethlehem pt. 2 December 19th– Back to Bethlehem pt. 3 December 20th– The Star pt. 1 December 21st– The Star pt. 2 December 22nd– The Visitors December 23rd– Unto Us a Child is Born December 24th-Peace on Earth Have a very merry Christmas season!!!! Happy Holidays! ~The Perilous Pen PDF: adventures-in-odyssey_christmas-and-winter-episodesDownload

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  • Now Available: “A Slippery Slope”

    It’s never been easier to be an Adventures in Odyssey fan. Episodes are always at our fingertips, whether available on CD, digital download, or through the Adventures in Odyssey Club. Album 71, A Slippery Slope, is now available in all three formats. About A Slippery Slope “I’m sure you don’t want everyone to know what […]

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  • The Odyssey ScoopCast Reviews “The Protector”

    Moving right along with our review of Adventures in Odyssey Album 70 on The Odyssey ScoopCast! Join us for our latest edition, and if you aren’t subscribed, go ahead and do so! The Protector in ReviewThe ScoopCast zooms in to save the day with a review of the next episode in Album 70, “The Protector.” […]

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  • A Message from Will Ryan

    Earlier today a video was posted to the Facebook page of Katie Leigh and Will Ryan’s hit YouTube show/podcast “Tell Ya Later“. In it, Will Ryan shares a reassuring message with fans about the future of their project, including some of his trademark humour and positivity. The video is included below. Will Ryan, who played Eugene Meltsner on Adventures in Odyssey, passed away on November 19th after a short battle with cancer. The Adventures in Odyssey team released a statement announcing the news, including some thoughts and memories from some of the writers and producers. Read the full post on the Adventures in Odyssey website.

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  • In Memory of Will Ryan (May 21, 1949—November 19, 2021)

    “Greetings and salutations!” has been heard all over the world by Adventures in Odyssey listeners, the familiar and unique way in which Eugene Meltsner introduces himself throughout the series. For over 33 years, countless people have experienced the many adventures of Eugene Meltsner, his quirky way of communicating that often confuses his audience, and the […]

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  • Farewell to our friend Will Ryan

    Adventures in Odyssey team responds to the passing of Will Ryan, voice of Eugene Meltsner November 19, 2021 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO— Today we learned that our dear friend Will Ryan passed away after a short illness. Will acted on the Adventures in Odyssey audio program since 1987. He played more than 150 characters across more than 400 episodes but was most well-known as the lovable genius Eugene Meltsner. Will was 72 years old.  Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Will became involved in many aspects of the entertainment industry in California, especially voice acting where he’s known as Petrie from The Land Before Time, Willie the Giant in Mickey’s Christmas Carol, and Rabbit in several Winnie the Pooh cartoons. Throughout his thirty-five year involvement with Adventures in Odyssey, Will worked with other voice actor friends such as Hal Smith (the original voice of Whit), Walker Edmiston (voice of Tom Riley and Bart Rathbone), Dave Madden (voice of Bernard Walton), and Katie Leigh (who continues to voice Connie Kendall). Will’s Odyssey career began with the second episode, where he played Bill Moorhead. In those early days, he also voiced Guy in “Gifts for Madge and Guy,” Marco Dibiasi in “Camp What-a-Nut,” and police officer David Harley, whose hilarious antics proved to be a little much for law enforcement. But Will’s most memorable and lasting role was the character of Eugene Meltsner. Will’s performance was so nuanced and endearing that the character quickly became a listener favorite. Many aspects of Eugene’s character were inspired by Will himself — from his insistence on precise language to his quirky interests to his incredible musical talent on the ukulele. Fans connected to Eugene (and to Will) in a very special way. In fact, Focus has received multiple letters over the years from listeners who decided to become Christians upon hearing Eugene’s salvation story. Long time writer/director Paul McCusker says: “The loss of Will Ryan leaves a great void for all who knew him as a friend and as an artist. He was always a joy to be with. He was dedicated whole-heartedly to the people and work he loved, investing so much of himself in everything he did. I can hardly express the deep sadness I feel. It’s hard to imagine a world without him.” Former executive producer Chuck Bolte adds, “I’ll never forget Will’s first interpretation of the character of Eugene. It was masterful and perfect…which is what he produced with EVERY character he created. Will was an amazing talent and a consistent joy to work with. There are not words that can express how much he will be missed.” Odyssey co-creator/writer/director Phil Lollar says, “Almost from the moment Will joined the Odyssey cast, we became close friends. But we worked on multiple projects outside of Odyssey as well, and Will always brought his A-game professionalism and monumental talent to each one. The magnitude of his loss is incalculable — to Adventures in Odyssey, yes, but to me, personally, even more. I owe him so much, and I will forever treasure every moment we spent together creating, writing, singing, laughing, and just talking. My life is immensely richer for having known him and will not be the same without him.”  And current executive producer Dave Arnold sums it up by saying, “When actor Mel Blanc died, a poster of Bugs Bunny and many of the characters he voiced stood behind a microphone. The poster was captioned: ‘Speechless.’ If a poster was created for Will, Eugene Meltsner would be standing at the mic, surrounded by all of us who knew him. That caption would be: ‘Obmutescent.’ I cannot fully state how much Will has impacted the world of Odyssey, or those of us who had the privilege of knowing him. Godspeed, my friend. I tip my fedora to you.” Internal discussions about the future of the character of Eugene Meltsner are ongoing and the team isn’t prepared to make any announcements currently. The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast will feature a tribute to Will next year. Will recorded a number of new episodes before his passing that will release throughout 2022. And of course, he will be heard on Adventures in Odyssey re-airs, broadcasts, streams, and shows for decades to come. Will Ryan, voice of Eugene Meltsner Will Ryan in 1989The post Farewell to our friend Will Ryan appeared first on Adventures in Odyssey.

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  • Album 72 Episode Summaries Revealed

    There was recently a glitch with the AIO Club that caused Album 72 to be posted early. While no audio could be played, all six episode summaries were revealed. They are: The Lost One, Part 1After she learns that Zoe left her out of a special part in an upcoming play, Olivia must decide if she’ll help her friend get a prestigious job on the school newspaper.The Lost One, Part 2Olivia’s battles with doubts reach a climax as her family, friends, and even a Russian philosopher fight for her heart and soul.Judge Me TenderAfter realizing that her younger brother knows more people than she does, Bridget Perkins tries to form an unlikely friendship with Jules Kendall.As Buck Would Have It, Part 1Buck Oliver receives an anonymous message that leads him back to his hometown of Harlanville – and the forgotten story of his father’s death.As Buck Would Have It, Part 2Buck and Jules learn more of Buck’s family history from a long-lost relative while Eugene and Katrina consider Buck’s future in their family.As Buck Would Have It, Part 3Buck’s place in Odyssey and with the Meltsners is put to the test through unlikely friends and foes.If history is any indication, these episodes should start debuting on the club in December, and air on the radio this spring. The post Album 72 Episode Summaries Revealed appeared first on The Whit's End Podcast.

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  • Julie Zeeke: Yeah, beauty is in the eyes of the uhh... beekeeper.
    John Whittaker: Uh, beholder.
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  • The Odyssey ScoopCast Reviews “Unrelatable”

    It’s an episode full of personalities, predicaments, and problems. Join us for the next episode review of Adventures in Odyssey Album 70 on The Odyssey ScoopCast! Unrelatable in ReviewThe podcast trio moves right along with their review of “Unrelatable” from Album 70: “Finding a Way.” The team dissects Connie’s actions in the episode and compares […]

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  • Connie Kendall: So, what's for breakfast?
    June Kendall: Let's see, there's eggs, bacon, toast, juice, cereal, and milk.
    Connie Kendall: Mmm, I'm starved!
    June Kendall: Well, it's all there in the fridge. Have at it!
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  • The journey continues in Album 72: “The Long Road Home”

    Wondering what will happen to Olivia in her journey of faith? The wait may be over sooner than you expect! The beginning of Album 72: The Long Road Home is airing early on the radio later this month! The episode list has been partially released: #928: “The Lost One, Part 1” #929: “The Lost One, […]

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  • Ethel: It's right here in the want ads.
    Madge: Want ads?
    Ethel: No thank you, I've got some right here.
    “Gifts for Madge and Guy”
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  • Jack Allen: Well, I think that went as well as could be expected.
    Eugene Meltsner: Would a nervous breakdown be suitable at this time?
    “Love is in the Air, Part 1”
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  • John Whittaker: Far be it from me to compare any of my measly inventions to the brilliance of Zapazoids.
    “Lincoln, Part 1”
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  • Introducing: Odyssey Central

    Today we are happy to share with you a brand new AIO site from our very own Matthew Bird. It’s called Odyssey Central. Here is what Matthew had to say about the site. “Odyssey Central is meant to be the front page of the internet for Adventures in Odyssey fans, providing a portal to the online Odyssey community. The whole idea is to bring together all the fan sites, podcasts, and more into one place for easy discovery and sharing among the community. In fact, one of the key features is a full directory of those fan-made Odyssey resources, but there’s also a lot more! Top Features: Mega Feed of new posts, quotes, podcast episodes, and more. Mega Search to hunt through all of the Odyssey-related sites out there. Quick Links to official and top fan sites that are frequently visited. Directories of fan sites, official resources, podcasts, fan fiction, and more. Odyssey Player to listen to episodes of Adventures in Odyssey. Adventure Comparison System to rate episodes relative to one another. And more coming soon, including a web radio station! We’re not trying to reinvent the Odyssey fan site wheel. But we are trying to improve it and bring everyone with us.” We hope you will head over and check out this great site as well as showing Matthew some love. The post Introducing: Odyssey Central appeared first on The Whit's End Podcast.

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  • Odyssey Central Launched

    I’ve looked around Odyssey Central a little bit, and it’s amazing! It’s launched today at http://odysseycentral.com. I’m looking forward to the Odyssey Player

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  • Eugene Meltsner: How old are you, Nicholas?
    Nicholas Adamsworth: Eleven years, three months, 2 days, ten hours and 54 minutes old, not counting daylight savings.
    “Eugene's Dilemma”
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  • Mystery Decoder 2021

    A good detective knows how to keep a secret. Crack these codes, then write secret messages with your friends! Code #2021-11 If the triangle points down, move backward in the alphabet the number of letters written above. That means that the first letter goes from M back to G. If the triangle points up, count forward that many letters. Read the new letters left to right to reveal the secret word. Code #2021-10 Each point on the crown has a specific value, from left to right, of 16, 8, 4, 2, 1. To crack this code, add up the crown points with jewels on them. For example, the first crown totals 19. Convert each crown’s number to a letter, where A is 1, B is 2, etc. You can also check the full alphabet below. Code #2021-07 To crack this code, think about a traffic light. Green means go, red means stop. So stop and read each letter inside a red circle, going row by row to uncover the secret word. Code #2021-05 Find the red X on each row. It will show you which cluster to read. Red A: A, B, C, D, ERed B: F, G, H, I, JRed C: K, L, M, N, ORed D: P, Q, R, S, TRed E: U, V, W, X, Y/Z Once you’ve identified the correct cluster, count across until you reach the pencil shade. For example, on the first row you’d use the third letter of the B cluster, which is H. Read the decoded letters row by row to find the secret word. Code #2021-03 Starting at the top, count the stitches until you reach the black stitch on each baseball. For example, the baseball below is 20. Hint: Both arcs have 13 stitches, so if the black stitch is on the bottom half, count from the left and add 13. Once you have all six numbers, replace the numbers with letters using basic substitution. A = 1, B = 2, C = 3, D = 4, E = 5F = 6, G = 7, H = 8, I = 9, J = 10K = 11, L = 12, M = 13, N= 14, O = 15P = 16, Q = 17, R = 18, S = 19, T = 20U = 21, V = 22, W = 23, X = 24, Y = 25, Z = 26 Read all six letters from left to right to crack the code! Code #2021-02 To crack this code, only read the brown letters. Ignore the blue letters. Starting with the tallest fry, read the brown letters from highest to lowest. The post Mystery Decoder 2021 appeared first on Focus on the Family.

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  • Lucy Cunningham-Schultz: I mean a flag is just a piece of cloth. And the First Amendment does guarantee free expression.
    Curt Stevens: It does?
    Lucy Cunningham-Schultz: <beat> Yes, Curt.
    “By Dawn's Early Light”
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  • Eugene’s Puzzles 2021

    Greetings and salutations! Can you solve these perplexing puzzles? December 2021 Fill in the grid below so each row, column and colored shape includes the numbers 1 to 5. That means no repeats, either horizontally or vertically. If you think you have the answer, click on the puzzle. This second puzzle is even harder. Complete the grid so that each row, column and three-by-three colored box contains the numbers 1 to 9. When you finish the puzzle, click on the image to see the answer. Proverbs 3:13 says, “Happy is a man who finds wisdom.” These puzzles will get easier with practice, so try your best and have fun! November 2021 Complete the grid so each row and column contains every digit from 1 to 4. The number pairs in the shaded rectangles form simple equations. The total is shown in the top-left corner, along with the mathematical operation involved—addition +, subtraction –, multiplication x or division /. If you think you have the answer, click on the puzzle. Now try the bigger puzzle, using numbers 1 to 6. Again, you cannot use the same number twice in any row or column. When you finish the puzzle, click on the image to see the answer. October 2021 If you think you have the answer, click on the puzzle. When you finish the puzzle, click on the image to see the answer. September 2021 If you think you have the answer, click on the puzzle. When you finish the puzzle, click on the image to see the answer. July 2021 Fill in the grid below so each row, column and colored shape includes the letters O, P, R, S and T. That means no repeats, either horizontally or vertically. The second row will reveal a secret word! If you think you have the answer, click on the puzzle. This second puzzle is even harder. Complete the grid so that each row, column and three-by-three colored box contains the letters A, C, H, I, M, N, O, P and S. The sixth row will reveal a secret word! When you finish the puzzle, click on the image to see the answer. June 2021 If you think you have the answer, click on the puzzle. When you finish the puzzle, click on the image to see the answer. May 2021 If you think you have the answer, click on the puzzle. When you finish the puzzle, click on the image to see the answer. April 2021 If you think you have the answer, click on the puzzle. When you finish the puzzle, click on the image to see the answer. March 2021 If you think you have the answer, click on the puzzle. When you finish the puzzle, click on the image to see the answer. February 2021 If you think you have the answer, click on the puzzle. When you finish the puzzle, click on the image to see the answer. January 2021 If you think you have the answer, click on the puzzle. When you finish the puzzle, click on the image to see the answer. The post Eugene’s Puzzles 2021 appeared first on Focus on the Family.

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