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  • EXCLUSIVE: Adventures in Odyssey releasing new animated series

    It’s finally time for a solid post! And not satire, but a perfect scoop of news. “What is this news” you, the imagined reader, may be asking. Well, let’s break it down. Adventures in Odyssey, according to the Focus Times (a newspaper published by FotF and found in their bookstore, is currently producing a brand new 3D animated series. According to Focus themselves, the original animated series seemed not to their liking, almost as much as with most fans. While the original series is animated in classic-Disney style, this new series is intended to be “2D graphics rendered to look like 3D similar to the lighting and shading found on Netflix’s original film KLAUS”. The first three episodes are set to cost 1.8 million. The imagery for the new series on page three is interesting at best and reminds me of the original art for Paul McCusker’s books. A sneak peek on page three shows Lucy as one of the upcoming characters. I believe it is either a re-dramatization of past episodes or a revival of previous ones. I’ll cover Lucy’s appearance another time. As for Focus’ thoughts, they seem to be excited about this. Nathan Hoobler and the rest of the team want to expand their reach. “All kids need to learn about honesty, integrity, responsibility, respect of authority, and other life lessons-but how they learn those lessons changes.” This may explain the constant transition of media over the years, including the recent changes to the Adventures in Odyssey Club. Since this print edition is labeled 2021-2022, I expect this series to come out this year or the next. It will be exciting to see what Adventures in Odyssey comes up with, but strange at the same time. In the meantime, I’ll hopefully share my thoughts in another post and will update as more information provides itself.

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Too Lazy, Didn’t Write

    TL;DW That is to say, I have been keeping up with the latest album and comics and everything else, but my thoughts are all up in my head and it honestly would take a lot of time to write an individual post on each topic. So…I’m trying to do a little of everything. Basically a buffet of my opinions on selected topics. Elsewhere in Odyssey Well, you’ve seen some of my thoughts on this through Comic Critique. Regarding the little Christmas arc that happened November-December, I posted some of my thoughts on the Soda Shop, so I’ll reiterate some of that. Bernard was amazing! I loved his artwork and all his dialogue. I am a bit wary of the Leonard Meltsner return. I don’t like the idea of the team bringing back characters in the comic that could feasibly return in the audio series. Because then when fans ask about bringing Leonard back “for real,” there’s a chance that the team might say, “We brought him back in the comic!” And also because they consider the comic as canon. The series felt super jarring because of Buck’s artwork. He looked WAY too young. He looked like (and kind of acted like) he was a 12-year-old. As for the current arc that is going on… Glossman returns?? I’m not sure what to think about it. Mostly intrigued. Will this be in any way connected to 28 Hours stuff? If so, how will that work? I really hope they don’t bring back Richard Maxwell in this series for the reason I mentioned above: “Oh, he doesn’t need to come back in the audio series, he came back in the comic!” AIO FaceBook Content Things such as their Twilife Zone, Fine Art Friday, Wooton’s House, Jason’s Jargon, Whit’s Weekly Challenge…. The AI Fine Art is hit or miss. Whit and Bernard’s were creepy if you ask me. Just the concept of the official AIO team posting AI art for AIO characters is a bit strange… Tour of Wooton’s House is fun. It’s cool to see some of the old stuff in Twilife Zone. Overall, it’s great that AIO is being so active on social media, but I do wish that their artwork could be better than photoshop/AI. If they are going to go all-out with Byte-Sized adventures and actually make artwork for every episode, I think they should hire Gary Locke to do original pieces instead of photoshopping. If anything is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Album 74: Buckle Up This album was interesting to say the least. I won’t comment on every episode. Game Night – interesting and valid implications of Jillian’s undercover personality. I have a feeling that more people are going to unintentionally get in on the secret. Overall, I thought the episode premise was a bit strange. I think that’s more of a personal opinion. For some reason, holding a formal game night feels really weird to me (especially with formal invitations with formal rules). I was looking over my old initial reaction and saw that I wrote, “Everyone is in a bad mood in this episode.” Which I still kind of agree with, but lesson was learned at the end, so why am I complaining? Renee Renewed – they changed Renee’s voice actress! I noticed as soon as the episode started and I am pretty sad about it. As for the episode, Horus’ invention is a bit concerning. I wonder if the Personality Enhancer and Astan Lebernis will connect to the 28 Hours arc. Value in the Process – Um… a relatively sane Rydell episode? Maybe? It was definitely better than “The Team.” But whiny Morrie was a bit annoying, and poor Trey has been through a lot in this album… King of My Heart – first off, I really dislike the title. It works, but somehow with Buck and Jules being non-Christians, the title implied something faith-related. Nope. Just an episode making Buckles official. I wrote more about this on the Soda Shop, but the bottom line of my thoughts on this is that I’m worried about having the only official teen dating relationship on the show being between two non-Christians because of how much younger listeners love their characters and (to paraphrase a comment I once read) “use them as an example” for their own relationships. All that being said… Thanks for reading my rambling opinions. I might do this again sometime.

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Tom Riley: Mr. Glossman has a lot of bright ideas on how to modernize this city so it can make more money. But there's some of us here who like the old things, Mr. Whittaker, who don't want our town to become all chrome and glass, and your wife was one of those people.
    “Recollections”
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  • Richard Hudson: You are grounded, and I mean grounded! No phone, no nothing!
    “A Different Kind of Peer Pressure”
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  • Connie: God doesn't make mistakes.
    Nick: Mmm, I don't know. Putting testicles on the outside didn't seem like such a good idea.
    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • John Whittaker: Use your imagination, and anything can happen!
    “500”
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  • “King of My Heart” Thoughts and Predictions

    Greetings and salutations. Happy New Year, everyone! Before I start, I should issue a spoiler warning: SPOILER ALERT FOR ALBUM 74: BUCKLE UP! DO NOT READ THIS POST IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE EPISODES “Tough Call” AND “King of My Heart”!!! Okay, you have been warned. Read at your own risk. This is going to be a pretty short post, but I thought I should write it anyway so that I can have my thoughts out there after listening to “Tough Call”, a good episode that was not what I expected it to be. Why was it not what I expected it to be? Well, I had predicted that the episode “King of My Heart” would be the next part of Olivia’s arc. However, this was not the case; it turned out to be “Tough Call” that was the next one, completely destroying my expectations of the next Buck and Jules episode, which evidently is not “Tough Call”. Thanks to Clubhouse Magazine, we got a summary for the episode “King of My Heart”. Three’s A CrowdHomecoming’s coming. But before Buck can invite Jules to the big banquet, someone else does. Uh-oh! Clubhouse Magazine So, it looks like the Buck and Jules episode is about Odyssey High School Homecoming… and the episode is called “King of My Heart”. Uh, I am unsure of what to think about this… Buck and Jules have been shipped together, being declared as a couple by lots of Odyssey fans. Their ship names include “Buckles”, or “Juliver”. It has been theorized that the album references them, since after all, this album is called “Buckle Up”.I should probably give my opinion on Buck and Jules, but I’d like to save that for another post. I’ll just say for now that I am personally not in favor of Buck and Jules together. So, with all this in mind, where does this put us in regards of what to expect in “King of My Heart”? The album summary gave a general statement on this episode. Elsewhere in town, friendships are at stake when Buck and Jules hit a rough patch that could endanger theirs Album Summary Before, I had just said that I was not feeling very interested in this episode because I thought that Buck and Jules are generally always having disagreements and that this would be no different. But now with Clubhouse Magazine’s very specific summary, I can see how this is something a little more major than other disagreements they’ve had. SO, what are my predictions? Well, my question is who is it that asks Jules to the banquet? I really can’t think of anyone else who would before Buck could. Perhaps the guy, Devan, from “For A Song”? Would the episode be about Buck’s reaction to Jules going with someone else? My guess is that Buck’s side will be shown, his reaction of someone else invited her to the banquet. The album summary says that they hit a “rough patch” in their friendship, endangering it. It would be interesting if the phrase “king of my heart” is used in the episode and Buck overhears it and thinks it is Jules referring to the person who asked her to the banquet and starts overreacting. I’m going to guess that this invite creates tension between them, but that something dramatic will happen that will make them sort out their feelings and realize that they are overreacting over nothing. And I guess someone will be declared Homecoming King. Maybe Buck. I have not been keeping up with the Official Podcast, specifically the episode where they discuss Buck and Jules, so I am unsure of what was said in that episode in regard to the two characters as a couple. But I think that “King of My Heart” will end with them in the same place as they have been because I don’t think the AIO Team will actually pursue this idea. Well, this was pretty short, but those are all the thoughts I have for now. I’ll be listening to this episode as soon as I can. -Signed, Polehaus53

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Simeon: Do not grieve for him, Connie. He found the peace and hope you and I know.
    Eugene Meltsner: Even though it means death?
    Simeon: My son, he found a reason to live that was worth dying for.
    “The Star, Part 2”
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  • Fan Letter Contest Winners Announced

    It's time to officially announce the three winners of the Fan Letter Contest. Thank you to everyone who entered. It was so fun reading your entries about what you love about Adventures in Odyssey. It's amazing see the positive impact the show has made in the lives of fans. You'll get to read those entries in an upcoming editorial. After a random draw of the entries received, here are our winners:Ruth P.Callie B.Melanie K. Winners are being contacted via email. All winners will receive a copy of the Novacom Saga collection on CD. It includes all 28 Novacom episodes, plus some special behind-the-scenes features. Thank you again to everyone who entered! As a reminder, even those not selected as winners in the random draw will get to see their submission included in a future editorial on the AIO Update. You can look for that in the coming months.

    From AIO Update

  • Walter Shakespeare: Help! Get your oily tentacles off of me. Help! Ed, it's got me! The rumors are true!! The rumors are-!
    “Terror from the Skies”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Tom Riley: There's a... hole in the bottom of the sea!
    Jessie Morales: Hey!
    Robyn Jacobs: Don't even THINK about it, Jessie.
    “All's Well With Boswell”
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  • Eugene Meltsner: This is curious.
    John Whittaker: What is it?
    Eugene Meltsner: It looks like a thistle bush, but I've never thought of a thistle bush as a sign of suffering—unless you fall into one.
    “The Search for Whit, Part 3”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Richard Maxwell: Well, do I get a kiss good night?
    Donna Barclay: Get lost, Richard!
    “An Encounter with Mrs. Hooper”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Reviewing Split Episodes: “The Eternal Birthday”

    Greetings and salutations! This is Polehaus53 from the Odyssey Obsessors blog. Jay contacted us a while ago and offered that we join forces. It is an honor to be part of such a reputable site. Today I shall be reviewing the split episode “The Eternal Birthday”, which is paired with “Bethany’s Imaginary Friend”. Before I start, let’s talk about the Split Episodes. Yeah, I know, split episodes are a very controversial topic. What a great subject to start my first post with. A lot of fans dislike them. They were first created when Albums 33 and 34 were releasing. The Official Guide also states the response: Virtua

    From Adventures in Opinions

  • Jules: Connie, there's a stranger in our back yard.
    Connie: Who is it?
    Jules: You do know what stranger means, don't you?
    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • The Odyssey ScoopCast Reviews “Higher than Our Ways”

    Has it really been a year? With 2022 behind us and 2023 standing ahead of us, some exciting things are happening behind the scenes of The Odyssey ScoopCast! Stay tuned in the days ahead for more podcasts and announcements. Higher than Our Ways in ReviewNext up is “Higher than Our Ways” from Adventures in Odyssey […]

    From The Odyssey Scoop

  • John Whittaker: Really, Eugene, you've been reading too many detective stories.
    Eugene Meltsner: I don't read them at all!
    John Whittaker: Maybe you should. Then you wouldn't come up with such silly ideas. What are you going to do next, set up bear traps?
    Eugene Meltsner: Well, as a matter of fact, I—
    John Whittaker: And you, Connie, crawling around like Rambo through the house plants—in camouflage grease-paint!
    “Suspicious Minds”
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  • Another anniversary, I guess?

    I’m almost entirely sure that one of my New Year Resolutions for 2022 was to ‘post more,’ and boy, what a joke that was. This goes on record as our most underperforming year in content and content viewership, but it didn’t go without a few noticeable successes. Today marks the second anniversary of AIO Writer’s Block, which as the most dedicated readers of this website should know, started out as “The New AIO Blog” in late 202o. So grab your hot chocolate as I go over the biggest accomplishments of 2022. The exceeding 10k views in May of this year Thanks to all our readers, we superseded 10,000 views on the webpage this year and are now passing 12,000. I know we can make 15,000 in the coming year, and thank you so much for this. Unfortunately, due to a lack of posts, we barely scraped the number of views achieved last year, but I believe this is still an accomplishment. The acquisition of two websites Though I’ve kept this quite quiet over the past several months, two websites (Adventures Happening in Odyssey and Odyssey Fiction) have now joined what is dubbed the AIO Writer’s Block family. Hopefully, we can expand and develop this over the coming year, and I’m very excited to see what I envisioned for this site coming to fruition. Now for the stats: Obviously, 2022 was worse in terms of viewership, which strangely seemed the case around the board for AIO fan content. It may also have been the prime opportunity for creators (myself included); it appeared as though a sharp decline occurred, even though lives were resuming and content was being produced at a normal rate. In 2022, our most popular post was: Mr. Whittaker In Trouble After Details Of His Life Before Moving To Odyssey Emerge …garnishing a spectacular 131 views before the close of 2022. It also pulled in 1,008 views for April 2022, making it our most successful month this year and our second most successful month in history, just missing December 2021’s 1,457. The site also received 75 Likes 20 Comments And now has a total of 32 Followers Congratulations and thank you to our readers and John, without whom none of this would have been possible, and who gets full credit for that post. We now turn to social media, whose stats are significantly more impressive. We broke 100 followers early on in the year on both pages. Let’s take a look at the main page, which has a whopping 118 Followers A number that will certainly increase in the coming year and will hopefully break 150 and possibly even 200. We’ll see. The SONN page now has 116 Followers a surprising figure as it previously superseded the number on the head page, and hopefully will again, with all the goals previously mentioned. It’s almost 2023, and also time to stop looking back on the year and begin looking forward. I’m sure I had a clever way I was going to wrap up this post. But for now, thank God for another year, drink some sparkling cider, and get ready for the best content ever! For AWB, you know who I am; good morning.

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Two Years Ago…

    Happy two-year anniversary to Odyssey Obsessors! Two years of AIO news, reviews, and randomness. It’s been fun at times, and at other times stressful. Thank you to everyone who contributes, comments, likes, and follows TheOO! Our Favorites From 2022 Obscure AIO References Odyssey’s Dogs in Real Life Not as Obscure as I Thought… The Best Editions of the Avery Awards The Odyssey Websites Over the Years My Hopes for the Blackgaard Chronicles Book Series As for the future…I looked back on our one-year anniversary post and found it ironic that the things I wanted to do this year, I never did. So, I’m not really keen on making a list for “coming up next year.” I do know I have a post similar to “Odyssey’s Dogs in Real Life” that deals with Odyssey’s horses. Which has been in the works for a little too long. And also, maybe putting my general thoughts on the new AIO Comics in a post. Or maybe I won’t get to do any of the above. I am really pressed for time these days. I’ll do what I can, but it’s sadly been very hard for me to be consistent in my posts because of life. Life is a thing nowadays, apparently. It’s been a great year, and I’ve enjoyed interacting with you all on this site, the Soda Shop, and…Discord. See you all in 2023!

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Upcoming Episodes: AIO Club Season 10 Being Recorded

    Greetings and salutations! The AIO Team was recently recording episodes for season 10 of the Adventures in Odyssey Club. Photos, episode titles and descriptions were being posted on the AIO Facebook Page. Similar to what we did last year, I am going to be going through each episode, share the information that we know about it, and give my thoughts. Spoiler warning to those who don’t want to know the titles or descriptions of these upcoming episodes; read at your own risk.All the links on the episode titles will lead to their respective AIOWiki page. The Ark’s the Thing: What We Know So Far The post on the AIOFacebook Page According to its AIOWiki page, this episode was recorded on October 25, 2022. Its writer and director are unknown. The characters it will feature are Kristen and Keegan. It is scheduled to release in the Adventures in Odyssey Club in 2023. COMMENTARY So, it looks like Kristen from “Judge Me Tender” will be returning. we’ll be hearing at least one of the siblings! Aside from that, we really do not know much about what this episode is about. The title is quite interesting. It refers to an ark. I automatically think ”ark” refers to Noah and the ark he built in Genesis, but that doesn’t tell us anything about this episode. Is this an episode about an Imagination Station adventure to Noah’s ark? It could be that “ark” refers to something else, perhaps the concept of something large, like what Noah built. If this episode is about Kristen and her many siblings, it could be that the title references the large family. But that might be a stretch. It would be most interesting if we had a scene with all of the siblings together. Overall, I have no idea what to expect from this episode, but I am interested in what it will hold. Mile 151: What We Know So Far Post from AIO Facebook Page Another post was made announcing that Chris will be playing Mrs. Randolf again in this episode! According to the AIOWiki page, “Mile 151” was written and directed by Marshal Younger and was recorded on October 26, 2022. It will feature the characters Zoe Grant, Buddy Norman, Jay Smouse, and Mrs. Randolf. It is scheduled to release in the Adventures in Odyssey Club in 2023. We’ve also got a summary. Zoe, Buddy and Jay adopt a highway in Odyssey . . . and get a bit carried away. AIOWiki COMMENTARY So, we’ve got another Zoe, Buddy, and Jay episode! I enjoyed their interactions in “Please Adjust Your Frequency”, so I’m excited to hear more in this episode. Oh, and Mrs. Randolf will be returning as well! Her last appearance in Odyssey was in the episode “Fast As I Can” back in Album 52: Cause and Effect, which released twelve years ago! I hope that she plays a big role in this episode. I’m wondering if this episode will be featuring a ministry, since the idea of adopting a highway is a real program which I have heard a lot about. I’m curious how the three of them get carried away; sounds like it could be a conflict between them or perhaps they go too far with the idea. Either way, I’m very interested in this episode! The Fast and the Ridiculous: What We Know So Far In “The Fast and the Ridiculous,” Jules buys an unusual car. AIO Facebook Page According to its AIOWiki page, this episode was written and directed by Jesse Kellum IV. A character it will feature is Jules Kendall. It is scheduled to release in the Adventures in Odyssey Club in 2023. We’ve also got a summary. Jules buys an unusual car. AIOWiki COMMENTARY I am very interested in this episode. Speaking of which, what does the summary mean by “unusual car”? It looks like Jules buys a car (I guess she has finally got her License to Drive), but there’s something abnormal about it. I think “unusual” refers more to something strange, rather than a major problem such as engine problems. the word “ridiculous” being in the title also makes me think the problem is something silly. So, what is it about Jules’ car that makes it uncommon? Is it painted a weird color? Does the radio play the same song on repeat? Does the horn make an obnoxious sound? Do bubbles come out of the exhaust pipe? What could be unusual about a car? Perhaps the episode will be about Jules becoming humiliated by her odd car. Since we don’t know much else about the episode, I’m going to randomly guess that other characters who will appear will include Connie, Buck, Cooper, and Jay Smouse. I’ll also randomly guess that it’ll release in the Club in June 2023. We’ll see if I’m right. Overall, I’m very interested in this episode and look forward to hearing it! The Show Must Go On (And On): What We Know So Far “Then, after being promised the lead in a school musical, Jules is disappointed to learn that the production has been canceled.” “Can Connie save the day in “The Show Must Go On (And On)”?” Two sentences about this episode in a post on the AIO Facebook Page According to its AIOWiki page, this episode will feature the characters Connie and Jules Kendall and will be released in the Adventures in Odyssey Club in 2023. We do not know who the writer or director is. We’ve also got a summary. After being promised the lead in a school musical, Jules is disappointed to learn that the production has been canceled. AIOWiki COMMENTARY We have very minimal information for this episode. I’m wondering if, since this episode was described in the same post as “The Fast and the Ridiculous”, there will be any connection between this and “The Fast and the Ridiculous”. The two storylines of Jules’ car and her part in the play could connect with each other. How does this school musical being cancelled connect to Jules’ ridiculous car? My guess is that her car will somehow come into it and either save the school musical or maybe provide an alternative. I’m also wondering how Connie would save the day. Perhaps she figures something out that allows the musical to go on. If this episode is about a school musical, I think that we’ll be hearing some more singing from Jules. I’m sure those who like hearing Jules’ songs will appreciate that. ADDITIONAL NOTES: The Illegible Script Also, on a side note, the photograph below was included in the Facebook post. It shows the actress for Jules, Shona Rodman, with several pages of a script of an episode in front of her. I was going to do what I did last year and zoom in on the script to see what other information I could find. However, when I tried to zoom in on it, I found that the pages in the photo are half blank. What is left on the pages on the bottom are completely blurred and illegible. It seems as though whoever posted this photo made some edits and erased the text on the pages of the script in the picture. Very smart. I guess the AIO team is no longer going to take any chances of letting information about upcoming episodes leak out without their consent. I’ve been having great difficulty trying to read what we do have here, so I’ll just wait until the AIO Team is ready to give us more details about whatever episode this script is for. But if anyone reading is able to make anything out on this page, feel free to let us know! It looks like the picture was edited to remove the text on the script The AIO Team finished up their recording session sometime at the end of October. The episodes recorded will be released in 2023 in the Adventures in Odyssey Club. Well, that’s all the news for now. There has been other AIO News that has been revealed recently, but due to time constraints I have been pretty busy and unable to get them reported. There are lots of other posts that I have in the works, but other commitments have kept me pretty busy. Not to worry, though; I plan to get the posts published as soon as I can. I look forward to hearing these episodes when they release in 2023! If you have any thoughts on these upcoming episodes, this post, or anything else, feel free to leave a comment! -Signed, Polehaus53

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Isaac Morton: You know, dad, we live in a real den of impurity.
    “Isaac the Pure”
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  • Jana Whittaker-Dowd: It [the bird alarm clock] sounds like a dying moose!
    “Silent Night”
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  • Bernard: Do you really think I’d ruin Whit’s milestone birthday?

    Connie: Milestone? He’s 88.

    Bernard: Right. After 80 every year without a headstone is a milestone.

    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • Jillian: I just learned that baked Alaska can be made locally.

    Jason: Jillian, I have an even bigger scoop for you. Mars bars are made right here on Earth.

    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • Kanye West Joins The Bones of Rath After Learning They Are Enemies With The Israelites

    ODYSSEY, USA – Today, popular rapper Kanye West announced his support of and involvement in the local gang “the Bones of Rath.” According to Kanye, “I found out the Bones are fightin’ some rival gang called the Israelites. I just gotta help them out.” The Bones of Rath is a gang run by Rodney Rathbone, the son of Odyssey businessman Bart Rathbone. According to our sources, Rodney’s gang has been responsible for much havoc that has been created around Odyssey in recent days. This shocking new development means that this mayhem is quite possibly being funded by a millionaire. Despite the wrongdoing of those like the Bones of Rath, and Kanye West, Jason Whittaker assured us that “the battle of good versus evil will go on no matter the opponent.”

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • My Hopes and Theories for Album 74

    Well, it is December and the Odyssey fans are listening to the currently-releasing Album 74: Buckle Up. “Game Night” was released on December 15, and the fans are anticipating the release of the rest of the album. In this post, I’ll be going through the things I hope will happen in this album and my predictions for each episode. But first off, I’ll issue a spoiler warning! Do not read this post if you do not want to know the summaries for the episodes in this album! You have been warned. Episode BreakdownI’m now going to go through what we know about each episode in the album and discuss what I think will be happen in each one. The information that I have here is from their AIOWiki pages. It is likely that we have further information from other sources somewhere, but if this is so, I missed it, since I have been behind in the Odyssey News lately. Since “Game Night” has been released already, I will be leaving it out. King of My Heart So, we have no summary for this episode, but based on the title, I’m going to assume that it is the next episode of Olivia’s faith arc. Olivia gives her testimony at church and big questions are raised that she can’t answer. Album Summary According to AIOWiki, this episode’s writer and director are unknown, and it has no release date nor characters listed. I am assuming that Olivia will appear in this episode. My Thoughts I am assuming that this episode is the continuation of Olivia’s arc. We see that she is now about to give her testimony. A testimony which will likely include what she had experienced in her last few episodes. As the summary says, there are big questions raised that she cannot answer. What are these questions? More doubts? Questioning herself of why she did what she did? Will Leonid Sebanov make another appearance? I am very interested in seeing how this goes. Since no characters are listed on the page, I am going to guess that in addition to Olivia, Zoe, Wilson, Whit and Eva will also appear. Those are reasonable characters to assume, I think. Overall, I’m interested in what this aftermath episode will hold. Legally Wooton Wooton faces a courtroom struggle that pits him against an old friend. Album Summary According to AIOWiki, this episode is written by Jesse Kellum IV and it features Wooton and Penny Bassett. There is no release date listed. My Thoughts Out of all the episodes in this album, I am most intrigued by this episode. What legal problem is Wooton facing? Why is he in court? Who is this old friend that he is in conflict with? I am wondering if this old friend will be a character who has appeared before, but I cannot think of who it could be. Also, it looks like there’s a new writer who has written this episode; Jesse Kellum IV. I’m very interested in seeing what he does with this episode. Renee Renewed Renee and Horus have a scientific breakthrough of monumental proportions. But there’s a catch: the technology is based on Mr. Whittaker’s Imagination Station and he didn’t give them permission to use it! Will Renee risk her friendship with Whit in the name of science? Album Summary According to its AIOWiki page, this episode is written and directed by Phil Lollar and the characters it features include Renee, Horus, and Whit. It has no release date listed. My Thoughts So, we have Renee Carter making her first appearance outside of the AIO Club! And this will be the second time Horus has appeared outside of the AIO Club. He appeared in Album 66: Trial by Fire in the episode “B-TV: Trinity” during the Did You Know segment, but it was very brief. It is about time that these two characters started playing major roles in the mainstream albums. Back in 2019, AIO Update wrote an article about how Renee Carter should not be limited to the AIO Club. We are finally getting her introduction into the mainstream albums, and I cannot be happier. However, a small critique I have is that those who are not in the AIO Club and have not heard Renee before might be confused on who she is and what her story is. It has been confirmed that this episode will bring the listeners up to date on Renee’s story. But I’m wondering how in depth it will go. I guess we’ll see. But I do have other questions: What exactly is this scientific breakthrough that Horus and Renee have made? It’s something that is based on Whit’s Imagination Station technology, so it must be something important. I’m going to guess that they will end up using it without permission in the name of science. But the episode title is what is interesting. Renee Renewed? Why is it called that? Will this episode feature Renee’s salvation? I would be surprised if this is the case. Tough Call We have no summary for this episode and very minimal information, but through the process of elimination, I’m going to assume that this is the Buck and Jules episode. Elsewhere in town, friendships are at stake when Buck and Jules hit a rough patch that could endanger theirs Album Summary According to its AIOWiki Page, this episode is written and directed by Marshal Younger. It has no characters nor release date listed. I am assuming that this episode will feature Buck and Jules. My Thoughts So, Buck and Jules hit a rough patch that can endanger their friendship. If I’m honest, I’m not feeling very interested in this episode because I think that Buck and Jules are generally always having disagreements. We’ve already been through this in the episode “California Dreams” where they have a falling out. What is it that makes this episode different? It had better be something major that happens between them. I have seen some theories saying that this album’s title, “Buckle Up”, is a reference to Buck and Jules as a couple, since one of their shipping names is “Buckles”. However, I’m not sure if this episode will get into that. I have opinions in regard to whether Buck and Jules should be together, but that’s another post for another time. My predictions for this episode are that Buck and Jules will have a major disagreement, will stop talking, and then something drastic will happen that will either make them realize that their disagreement was petty or will force them to work out their conflict. Hmmm. But then again, the summary saying “rough patch” makes me think that this is referring to an external thing and maybe something not necessarily of their own creation. We shall see. Results May Vary Meanwhile, Morrie and Suzu try to find a healthy path toward making new friends Album Summary According to its AIOWiki page, this episode is written and directed by Phil Lollar and will feature Morrie and Suzu Rydell and John Whittaker. It has no release date listed. My Thoughts So, we have the next installment of the Rydell Saga. This episode has been mentioned quite a few times on the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast. I was not a big fan of the last Rydell episode, “The Team”, but I am interested in seeing Morrie and Suzu at Whit’s house and his interactions with them, since we have not heard directly from Whit since “The Rydell Revelations”. It seems as though Morrie and Suzu want to make frieds. I am curious how they will go about doing this. Note that the summary says new friends. So, I guess that they will be taking to characters other than Emily. That would be nice, since I do not think that they should continue trying to pursue Emily’s friendship; she clearly does not want it. If they really are going to be talking to other people, I wonder which ones. I would be interested if they were to talk to Bridget and Wyatt Perkins. The summary says they are looking for a “healthy” path toward making friends. I predict that they are going to do something unethical and manipulative to make new friends but will think that they are doing it in a healthy helpful fashion and will not stop until Whit intervenes. That actually sounds interesting; we shall soon see if this will be the case. I am looking forward to hearing the rest of Album 74: Buckle Up! I’m sure it will be a fun ride. I like that this album’s episodes are focusing on multiple storylines and characters, rather than limiting itself to just a few. Here we’ve got a continuation of Album 73: 28 Hours, a continuation of the arc with Olivia’s faith, a Buck and Jules episode, a Rydell episode, and also a Renee episode. That’s a good distribution of the stories. I wasn’t a fan of the episodes in Album 69: Best Kept Secrets partly because it only included the storylines about two sets of characters: The Rydells and the Kendalls. I am complaining a bit, but I am particular with the episodes that are in these small albums. With six-episode albums, the AIO Team has limited space to tell the stories that they want of each set of characters, so I think that they need to use this space wisely. I am very happy that Album 74 is including a wide variety of different episodes about the different characters in Odyssey. My biggest hope is that each episode advances the story of its respective characters and leaves us with either a good conclusion or a good setup for the stories to continue in future episodes. Well, those are my thoughts and theories for Album 74: Buckle Up! What are your thoughts on my thoughts? Feel free to leave a comment! And be on the lookout for some more posts this month during this holiday season! -Signed, Polehaus53

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • David Harley: Oh, hi, Whit! Caught this suspect committing a 414.
    John Whittaker: What's a 414?
    David Harley: Grand Theft Mozzarella!
    “Addictions Can Be Habit-Forming”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Fanfiction from Christmas 2021

    Hello, readers. I found this story that I wrote during Christmas last year, featuring a character who I believe (correct me if I’m wrong) has only featured in three fanfic stories across the internet. Until now. Lots of headcanon embedded in this story since this character only appeared in three episodes and not very much at that. So, enjoy. Or not. Second Thought Bah humbug. That was the attitude towards Christmas, held by myself and most other delinquents at the JDC – sure, I had seen the stunning trees in hotels and houses, heard Christmas music, and heard of brats getting toys on the 25th, but I was never part of it. So I made fun of it. Most of my jail-mates agreed: Nah, Christmas is for the rich, we’re too cool for that, yada yada. That was obvious on December 24th, when the visitors started to arrive. I slunk to the back of the room to avoid hearing the arguments that would inevitably break out. Silent Night was playing over the speakers in the lobby. I considered laughing. The stale scent of sweat penetrated the air. Someone flipped on the ceiling fan. Chin resting in my palm, I watched dust bunnies dance in a circle under the battered red plastic chairs. When an officer stepped into the room, I hardly looked up. Another day, another enforcer. I never got any visitors. Sometimes, I wished I did, even if it meant getting chewed out for half an hour like the others. At least they cared enough to make the journey. Which is why I jumped to attention when the officer yelled, “Two sixteen! Come with me!” A double take followed when I saw it was Monty Whittaker. I followed as he maneuvered through the crowd, not allowing my hopes to get up. For a moment, I did expect to see a visitor, but instead, he headed for the exit. With a loud buzz that was lost in the shouting, the doors opened. But he didn’t stop there. He led me outside to the parking lot before finally coming to a stop. What?? I sized up the situation. “What’s keeping me from bashing your brains out and getting away?” I asked Whittaker. “Oh, I’m not stopping you. That way, you’ll never find out what I was going to tell you,” he said with an annoying grin. I stared at a couple of curious bystanders, not bothering to answer. For a moment, I seriously considered running. Knock him…grab his gun and keys…get away… The idea died before I could complete it. “How’d you even get clearance to do this? I thought I was dangerous or something,” I snapped. Whittaker kept smiling. “Let’s just say I convinced them we’ve got a mutual respect. I trust you’ll make good on that.” I wanted to slam that smirk off his face. My mind flashed back to the high-speed Long End chase in which I crashed the truck into a dumpster and managed to bang up several of Whittaker’s agents before they could train their guns on me. Eventually, I was dragged to the police station where a little audio theatrics took place. “Congratulations,” Monty said when it was over and all the officers were laughing and hi-fiving. “You did in a few minutes what our whole team tried to do in two years. You should be proud.” I wasn’t. I was furious and probably would’ve headed down to the jail to say a few words to Mr. Skint had I not been handcuffed to a table. Blinking back into reality, I muttered, “Yeah, yeah. Well, what is it?” “I’ve got a message for you,” Monty replied, digging in his pocket. “From Buck Oliver.” I was genuinely surprised as he handed me an envelope. “What does he want?” Inside was a Christmas card – go figure – filled with writing. Hey, he wrote. I know it’s been a while since we last talked. That’s because I wanted to forget about the whole thing with the Long End. Then I realized that you were kinda going through the same thing I had. I remember how hard it was. I know I have no right to say we’re the same, but… word has it that you’ll be out of there soon – “What?” I said incredulously. Whittaker seemed to know what I was talking about. “Read on,” he smirked. -and I know that freedom presents a choice. You could keep on with “the life,” or you could make an effort to change the way you see yourself. You’re not who people say you are. You’re not a hardened criminal unable to change. I know because that’s who I thought I was. And yet now I have changed. Anyway, I hope you make the most of it. I guess I’ll see you soon. Merry Christmas. A small picture was tucked inside the envelope. It was of Buck holding a blue Cocker Spaniel. I gave Whittaker an icy glare. “So, when did they randomly decide to let me off early?” Whittaker shrugged. “They didn’t. It was the Meltsners who pulled the strings. And don’t get too excited – it’s more of a conditional release, in partnership with a ministry run by Juan Reyes. I’m sure you’ve met.” I kept glaring. Unfortunately, we had. He wasn’t real popular among the guys because we were forced to attend his Sunday ‘services’ every week. Monty laughed at my expression. “I don’t know why you’re complaining. So long as you aren’t here…” “Huh.” Inwardly, I was electrified, but still suspicious. “I don’t believe it. Don’t they have orphanage kids in Africa to support? Charities to dump money on?” Something that looked like sorrow flashed on Monty’s face for a split second. “They care about you, Tom.” (I shuddered inwardly at that name) “They see your potential. Your value. You can turn this around. You’re getting a second chance, but as Buck said, it’s entirely up to you what you do with it.” I snorted. It sounded like the typical preachy junk they would spout. My first thought was that since they’re giving a second chance, they expect me to be all reformed and groveling at their holy feet. Ha! “Don’t believe me? It’s Christmas. Haven’t you heard that nothing is impossible with God?” I had. As Whittaker took me back inside, my second thought was whether or not to believe it.

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • More Funny AI Generations about AIO

    I’m just going to dump some funny and interesting ChatGPT results talking about AIO here: Here’s a joke about Adventures in Odyssey that touches on the theme of doing the right thing: Why did Morrie’s parents always have to punish him? Because he was always getting into “trouble” for doing the wrong thing!

    From Adventures in Opinions

  • Company with app that doesn’t work mad when people share content outside of it*

    COLORADO- A corporation came under fire last week after users were banned from social media platforms when they disclosed they had bootlegged episodes off the broken application. Fans’ defense was that the app was broken and they could not use it. PR team’s had this to say in response: I can’t believe fans would subvert our authority like this. This is exactly what our episodes try and teach them not to do. This is entirely their fault. The app works completely fine! This “everything is broken” stuff is hogwash and balderdash. The team who’d worked on advertising the features of the app no one asked for were equally flabbergasted, declaring the public needed to be thankful for all the hard work put into the app and not complain. In unrelated news, Focus on the Family has another protest going on outside their doors, likely because of some political reasons. *This publication nor its parent or owners endorse ripping from the Club. It’s illegal, so y’know, don’t do it.

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Tom Riley: That’s about the biggest chicken I have ever seen.
    John Whittaker: Yeah, or is it a turkey?
    “Pranks for the Memories”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Katrina Shanks: Eugene, Connie thinks a kiss hello would be appropriate behavior.
    Eugene Meltsner: Connie wants me to kiss her hello?
    Katrina Shanks: No, me.
    Eugene Meltsner: She wants you to kiss her hello?
    Katrina Shanks: No, Eugene.
    Eugene Meltsner: We should all kiss hello? One big, sloppy smooch fest?
    Bernard Walton: Well, when you put it like that...
    “Wrapped Around Your Finger”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • An AI Wrote this Blog Post

    Here is an introduction to a blog post titled “An AI Wrote this Blog Post” containing a poem: Have you ever wondered what it would be like if an AI wrote a blog post? Well, wonder no more! In this post, we will explore the fascinating world of AI-generated text, and how it can be used to create unique and interesting content. We will also share a poem that was entirely written by an AI, showcasing the creative possibilities of this technology. Whether you’re a fan of AI or just curious about this rapidly-evolving field, this post is sure to provide some interesting insights and inspiration. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of AI-generated text! There once was a man named Jason, Whose mind was quite sharp as a scissor, He dis

    From Adventures in Opinions

  • Editorial 49: Nova Falling

    The original Novacom saga, from its beginnings in Opportunity Knocks to its explosive finale in Exit, was broadcast over a period of eighteen months. It remains today as the most ambitious saga in Adventures in Odyssey history. And now with Album 73: 28 Hours, the Chairman of Novacom is back. So the question is, what happens next? This month's editorial is entitled Nova Falling and looks ahead to the future of the Chairman. Who is he? What kind of scheme is he planning next? And what different elements should the writers include in future Chairman episodes? Check out our speculations in Editorial 49: Nova Falling. Then, share your own ideas in the comments section!

    From AIO Update

  • Regis Blackgaard: Mwahahaha!
    “500”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Annie McNeal: I don’t like it back here. It smells bad.
    Tommy: It’s an alley — it’s supposed to smell bad.
    “The Day After Christmas”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Connie Kendall: Yeah, but you're different. You can hug a computer and feel loved. Most people can't do that. Actually, nobody else can do that.
    “Idol Minds”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Yo lo

    Wazzup people? Sorry I haven’t posted, but I am alive. I’ve been really busy with school, church and sports, but I will get back to posting soon. I have things planned, i just haven’t haven’t put them into action. I will try though! Thank you for everyone who has read my stuff and still do!

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

  • Not as Obscure as I Thought…

    So, this is an embarrassing AIO-fan story, which is sort of related to a post I did a while back called “Obscure AIO References.” In that post, I discussed the difference between un-obscure and obscure references: the former being plain jargon to someone who doesn’t listen, and the latter blending in like an everyday statement. So. This story is about how I made an un-obscure reference that could be interpreted as an obscure reference. Earlier last week, I was sitting with some friends. They started talking about the great and sometimes new clothes you could find at thrift stores. Two of them were wearing puffy jackets. One was wearing a sweatshirt underneath the puffy jacket, which did make him larger than usual. They started to compare the thrift-store jacket to the new one. “This one’s pretty nice,” my overstuffed friend said, motioning to his own. “It makes you look fat,” I said without thinking. Let’s just say that I am lucky we usually tease each other. I was so shocked at what I just said that I burst out laughing. The best part was that none of them listen to AIO. It was the perfect place for that iconic Jared DeWhite quote, but missing the most important part: the AIO-fan recipient! His response was better than I expected… protesting that he was wearing two jackets and that he goes to the gym nearly every day. In any case, I don’t think I’m going to live this one down, because when he left, he said, “If I ever want to know if I’m fat, just ask Mia cuz she’ll be honest.” Heh. Anyway, if that incident comes up again, I’ll explain that I was making a reference. If it comes up again. Let this be a warning to all who love the opening lines of “Split Ends.” Be careful who you quote to!

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Elon Musk Reinstates Those Who Want Connie Kendall Married On His Newly Aquired Site “FaceBase”

    Austin, Texas – Today, billionaire Elon Musk announced that he will be reinstating a large group of people that had previously been removed from the social media site FaceBase. Former CEO Phil Lorsey had reportedly been censoring and suspending the accounts of these people who held some beliefs he disagreed with.  Musk made headlines last month after the acquisition of FaceBase. The purchase reportedly cost him 35 Billion dollars. The new CEO has been making large cuts at the company and this included many ideologues who agreed with the former CEO Phil Lorsey. They seemed to routinely ban accounts that wanted Connie Kendall to get married. Musk claims to be for more free speech which includes reinstating accounts that may have been wrongly suspended.  We reached out to one such person that recently got her account back. Julia Cowan who goes by @Connie+Mitch4Eva online responded to our journalist, “I think it is so great what Elon is doing for us! We once again have a voice on this platform and can spread our message far and wide even when people are tired of hearing it! I have poured my life into arguing with people on the internet about the fate of Connie Kendall and I’m so happy to be able to do this again!” Our journalist also reached out to Phil Lorsey for comment who responded with a concise, “No.”

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Comic Critique #2

    Life has been busy. I would have really liked to post about 28 Hours – maybe I will at some point – but quite honestly, I don’t have the time to sit down and re-listen and write about the album. So, here’s another rant, this time about one of the free “Elsewhere in Odyssey” comics. This one was about Odyssey’s heat wave. Sadly, I have some issues with it. (so did the people on the AIO FB group) #1. How Old is Connie, Anyway?? Connie the Teenager Is it just me, or did she look a little too young for her current AIO status? #2. What Happened to Eugene?! What? Ah! The hair! Was this an attempt to comic-ize the old art of Eugene with the huge hair and no eyes? If so, that is a bit disorienting. Since Eugene had a haircut and new look with the relaunch, it makes me wonder when this comic takes place. New information confirms this theory that this was a “retro” AIO comic, set in the old days of Odyssey. The October free comic features Eugene again – but he looks like the relaunch Eugene. Yes! They fixed the hair! So yeah. Not a bad comic content-wise. Some didn’t like the characters in shorts, but I don’t really mind. Another thing I don’t get is how they are making Whit look exactly the same in all the comics. Connie and Eugene looked younger, so why doesn’t Whit? Unless you count them making Whit overweight in the present-day comics “aging.” I have many thoughts and questions about the comics and their Facebook page content. Hopefully I will get to post about that, as well.

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Brenda: If I go back now and tell him the truth, he'll think I'm a liar.
    Connie: Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to tell a fib.
    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • AIO Update launches the Fan Letter Contest

    Today is the big day! Today the AIO Update launches the Fan Letter Contest. Adventures in Odyssey has made such a difference in so many people's lives over the years, and we want to showcase that on our fansite. For this contest your task will be to write a fan letter explaining how Adventures in Odyssey has impacted you. How has the show positively influenced you, inspired you, or supported you? How has it strengthened you in your Christian faith? Is there an episode or saga that has a special meaning for you? Is there a character you especially love and connect with? Everyone who submits an entry by December 31, 2022 will be entered into a draw to win a prize of their very own copy of the Novacom Saga CD collection. Three winners will be chosen. In addition to that, even if you don't win the draw you still have a chance to have your entry featured on the website in an upcoming editorial. We have plans to release an editorial sometime next spring about the positive impact Odyssey has had on us fans. How to Enter: Write a paragraph answering this question: How has Adventures in Odyssey impacted you? For your answer, write between 75 and 150 words.Along with your entry, include your first name and the initial of your last name.Submit your entry to aioupdate@live.com before or by the deadline: December 31, 2022.Winners will be announced sometime in the new year. More Details: Open to people worldwideOne entry per personOne prize winner per household (If you and another member of your household are submitting separate entries, please specify this information in your entries)Three prize winners will be chosen in a random drawPrize winners will be contacted to provide their mailing address so that they can receive their prizeEntries to be included in the upcoming editorial are entirely up to the editor's discretion and will be judged on relevance of content, resonance, originality, writing, etc. Entries might not be included in fullNot all prize winners may see their entries featured in the editorialEditorial may include entries from participants who did not win the draw or receive a prize Prizes: There will be three prize winners chosen via a random draw. Each winner will receive one copy of the Novacom Saga CD set. This collection includes the 28 episodes of the Novacom Saga on 10 CDs, over one hour of behind-the-scenes special features with the cast and crew, a 16-page booklet detailing Novacom's master plan, and a behind-the-scenes video of the actors in the recording studio. This special collector's set is a must-have for diehard Adventures in Odyssey​ fans. Writing Tips: Be specific. Include relevant details. If one episode really impacted you, just focus on talking about that experience.Make it personal. Write about your own personal experience, which will be different from everyone else's. (Just make sure not to include personal info that could be used to identify your location)Check for grammar mistakes and areas that could be smoothed out. If you have any questions, post them below in the comments. Good luck to everyone and make sure to share this contest with your friends!

    From AIO Update

  • Editorial 48: 175,200 Hours

    Album 73: 28 Hours has finally finished airing on the radio and online, and what a wild ride it was! Every episode except the final one ended with a dramatic cliffhanger. And now it's time to talk about it. If you haven't listened to Album 73 and want to avoid spoilers, read no further. You can find the album on the AIO Club, CBD, Amazon, FOTF, or iTunes. Our latest opinion piece, Editorial 48, is all about Album 73. We celebrate our favorite parts, discuss the album's connection to past episodes, and talk about its implications for the future of Adventures in Odyssey. What did you think of Album 73: 28 Hours? Check out Editorial 48: 175,200 Hours and then share your thoughts in the comments.

    From AIO Update

  • November Odyssey Content

    Let me start off by saying how sorry I am for failing to come through on this blog’s anniversary last month, but it’s been a busy month and really a busy year, so I haven’t had time to deliver on posts like I should. Anyway, it’s all in the past now, and it’s time for some real business. November is a great month to listen to seasonal episodes; with all the holidays finally starting to roll around and with me not posting a November Episodes post, it’s about time I made a list of all the Odyssey content to listen to this month. Sunday Morning Scramble This is a solid episode and aligns with the “fall back” time change that happens every November. It also serves as a great reminder of what church is all about and has the best end scene in AIO history. The Election Deception The most corrupt time of year is finally here, and that, of course, is elections. With politicians hammering at each other, it’s nice to have a toned-down take on the season. This episode is also above average, as most episodes are. The Price of Freedom With so much controversy about the value of the United States, compared with the price people paid to birth it and defend its freedom, it hurts to see it denounced so easily. This episode reminds us that soldiers paid the price for the nation’s freedom and serves as a perfect Veterans’ Day episode. East Winds, Raining, and The War Hero Another great set of episodes to listen to this Veterans’ Day Weekend as we remember the sacrifice of people here, abroad, and no longer with us. I like to put these in the Joe Finneman double since they match up in format and character. Other Veterans’ Day Episodes Here are some other Veterans’ Day episodes to listen to for the remembrance day. Rescue from Manatugo Point Operation Digout Memories of Jerry Sergeant York Thanksgiving Episodes Thanksgiving week is only two weeks away, and there are a whole slew of classic and new episodes focused on this holiday. (Canadians need not apply) Here’s a list of Thanksgiving Episodes: Thank You, God B-TV Thanks Thanksgiving at Home A Thanksgiving Carol A Thankstaking Story Great episodes, especially the last two being Christmas spinoffs, a great creative choice. Anyway, let’s move on. Stepping Stones This special Truth Chronicles episode is available in the Club. Though I haven’t listened to it in a while, I know it’s a great one and still is related to the topic of thanksgiving and the early Puritans moving to America. Problems in Plymouth Moving on to non-audio content now. This is the first Imagination Station book I ever read, and this is the book I read in 2020 when I found the AIO Club ad on the back and got the free trial and, yeah, I think you know the story (<<if you don’t there’s a shameless plug). Anyway back to the matter at hand, this is an easy read (unless you’re under the age of eight, apparently), but it’s a cool adventure and has a tinge of suspense with the whole Hugh storyline going on. Elsewhere in Odyssey No doubt, the AIO Club will pump out another comic on the first Monday of November, which will likely be Thanksgiving-related. These are nice little side hustles outside of the audio timestream that also don’t have too much bearing on the plot of the show are actually pretty nice. Anyways, here’s the final anyway. If I missed anything, don’t feel shy to leave it in the comments. I can edit these things too, So if I missed something, you can always tell me to add it too. So here’s my post, as usual I always hope to post more often, and have a great thanksgiving!

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • AIO Update contest coming soon

    We're excited to announce that we have a contest in the works for fans of Adventures in Odyssey and readers of the AIO Update. We've never done something like this before, and we can't wait to tell you about it! So make sure you don't miss out. Check back later this month on November 16 for the launch of the contest to find out how you have a chance to win!

    From AIO Update

  • The News Report

    Editor's note: Okay, so I was too lazy to properly format this post and also wanted to do the news a bit differently. Let me know how you like it. The reporter Polehaus53 stood in front of the camera. Behind him stood a large poster of the Odyssey Obsessors logo. Camera operator ASmouseInTheHouse gave him the thumbs up that they were ready to film the latest Odyssey news roundup. The website had been slacking lately in consistent posts and major news items, so a video would hopefully make it up to the followers. He took a deep breath, referred to his notes, and began to speak. “Milk. Butter. Eggs. Cheese. Rice. Onions. Bread… These are the latest news items which have come up…wait, what?!” He stared at the paper. “What is this?” “That would be our shopping list,” ASmouseInTheHouse called from behind the camera. “Whoops.” He picked up another piece of paper. “We do need to go to the store, though. And come to think of it, there’s also a ton of other things going on that we need to do.” “No kidding. So hurry up and try again.” Polehaus53 cleared his throat and looked at the camera. “Greetings and salutations! A few news items have come up, so I’ll be going through them in this video. First of all, the title, artwork, summary, and Club release date for Album 74 was revealed by the AOI Team themselves! It’s a picture of Eugene, Whit, Connie, Renee, Buck, Jules and Wooton on a rollercoaster screaming. AIOWiki has also given us the episode titles for the album. And the official cover art, you know, the one with the border for the album, has been revealed. It’s purple and it says “six stories on growth and maturity.” You can preorder it on CBD. Secondly, the Mulligan family will be getting their own book series in the near future! ASmouseInTheHouse made a post about that, so be sure to check that out.” Long pause as he stared at the note paper. “Oh, and finally, the next book in the Imitation Station book series has been revealed. Its cover art is a picture of Patrick and Beth riding a mammoth and being chased by Goliath. It will be titled “Land of the Lost” and will be released on April 4, 2023. Uh, be sure to pre-order it from Amazon and CBD. That’s all the latest news!” he gasped for breath and scanned the paper again. “Uh, yeah, stop recording. I think that’s everything. Was there anything else?” ASmouseInTheHouse shrugged and stopped the video. “Don’t ask me, Mr. Newsman.” “Oh. Well, I think that’s mostly everything. The problem is that if we release this video, we can’t go back and make any edits or add details–“ “Forget adding details, that was terrible!” “What?!” Polehaus53 yelled. “Why, what did I do?” “You said ‘A-O-I’ team.” “It was a verbal typo.” “You also called the Imagination Station ‘the Imitation Station’.” “Whoops.” “And that was a terrible description of the book’s cover art! Being chased on a mammoth by Goliath?” “Well, I didn’t have a picture, so I had to describe it.” “Not to mention you stopping for thirty seconds to read the notes.” “You expect me to memorize all that?!” “Well, at least try to show some more enthusiasm. And you talked so fast I couldn’t understand most of it.” Polehaus53 groaned. “And this is why we don’t have a podcast. Anything else I could do differently?” “You could get a haircut, and maybe change–“ “Do we want to redo it?” he interrupted. “Will you get it right?” “Maybe after thirty more takes.” “And how are we supposed to include links in a video with our terrible technical skills?” There was a silence. It was only broken when a gust of wind caused the poster of the Odyssey Obsessors logo to fall over with a crash. “This isn’t going to work, is it?” Polehaus53 asked. ASmouseInTheHouse shrugged. “I mean, it could, it would just take a while.” “Yeah, but we don’t have time. That settles it. Looks like we’re back to typing up posts on the site. This was fun.” “The camera battery is dead, anyway.” After picking up their mess, the two website authors went on their way to the store. They accidentally brought the news notes instead of the shopping list, so they tried unsuccessfully to find AIO albums for sale at the supermarket. They were, however, able to find plenty of Fizzy Cola, Greasly Chips, and birdhouses; all of which were a great deal. Well, there you have it. How did you like this thing I wrote? Would you be interested in seeing more posts like this in the future? Feel free to leave a comment! Oh, and here are the links for everything reported here: Pre-order Album 74 from CBD! Pre-order the next Imagination Station book from CBD and Amazon! The post about the Mulligan family book series. We'll hopefully be doing a few more consistent posts soon, so stay tuned! -Signed, Polehaus53

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Penny: I have a question for you, strictly hypothetical. Let’s say a man wants to take you out on a date.

    Connie: Why is that hypothetical?

    Penny: Check your calendar.

    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • Editorial 47: With a Little Help from My Books

    The cast of characters involved with Adventures in Odyssey is quite extensive. Hundreds of kid and adult characters have appeared since the show was created thirty-five years ago. These characters come and go, each bringing their unique personalities to the stories we love so much. This month's editorial, entitled With a Little Help from My Books, discusses an idea for a new character that could appear on the show. It makes the case for why the next new character to be introduced to ​Odyssey should be a lover of all things books and fictional stories, ie. a bookworm. Check out Editorial 47 and then share your thoughts in the comments.

    From AIO Update

  • Young Whit Books 4 and 5 Revealed!

    Greetings and salutations! We’ve got some news. It has been a while since our last post, but hopefully we will be posting consistently again in the coming weeks. The title and summary and covert art for the next two books in the Young Whit book series have been revealed! So, here I’ll issue the usual SPOILER WARNING, so read at your own risk. The summary of book five has some details which may be considered spoilers for some. Book 4 of the Young Whit book series is titled: Young Whit and the Phantasmic Confabulator And here’s the summary: In Young Whit and the Phantasmic Confabulator, the fourth book in the series, Young Johnny Whittaker tries to save Duke University basketball, unravel a kidnapping, and begin to develop his most-famous invention! He also learns more about the amazing cloth left to him by his mother. Amazon And here’s the cover art: The book will be released on August 8, 2023. Be sure to pre-order it from Amazon! Book five of the Young Whit series is titled: Young Whit and the Cloth of Contention Here’s the summary: In Young Whit and the Cloth of Contention, the fifth book in the series, Young Johnny Whittaker’s friend Huck is still in jail. The Confederate gold stolen from the bank is still missing. And Professor Mangle is still determined to get his hands on Johnny’s special cloth, which seems to have the power to heal. What will Johnny and his father do? Amazon Oh, and the cover art is available for this one! Book 5 of the Young Whit book series is also to be released on August 8, 2023. Be sure to pre-order it on Amazon! I am very excited about this!! It has been a very long wait for the Young Whit book series to release, so I’m glad to see that we won’t be waiting for very much longer. August 2023 is going to be here before we know it. I’m probably going to be rereading the three Young Whit books while I wait for these to release next year. I assume that there’ll be a preview on the AIO Club for these books at some point, so be sure to keep an eye out for that. Well, that’s the latest news for now. What are your thoughts on the upcoming Young Whit books? Feel free to leave a comment! Hopefully we’ll be posting again consistently in the coming weeks. -Signed, Polehaus53

    From Odyssey Obsessors

  • Richard: So I’m just supposed to forgive Dr. Blackgaard?!

    Whit: We are pretty big on forgiveness here.

    Richard: Well, can you recommend a church that’s big on revenge? Because I want to go there.

    From Incorrect AIO Quotes
  • Whit Cheerfully looks at the Events of the World While Saying, “that kind of thing never happens in Odyssey!”

    WHIT’S HOUSE- Whit took a look at the shopping mall televisions while downtown shopping at the mall after another near death experience involving innocent civilians and children when he saw all the terrible news out in the world. He stopped for a while, then carried on nonchalantly. This afternoon, he was asked on the radio to give a comment on the events in the world today. “It’s sad to see all the hurt and fighting in the world, as well as the current thing. I’m also so glad, we don’t have to worry about any of that happening in Odyssey. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have an appointment with the mayor, we’re discussing lowering crime rates in the city.” In other news, Phil Lollar is considering writing a special episode about how Connie and Whit fight off the forces of inflation. We asked for a statement, but simply got a no.

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Welcome.

    Hey there, AWB readers! Welcome to the 2022 AIO Writer’s Block 2nd Anniversary Celebration, or if you hadn’t figured out, the ‘2’ event. This event will last from today, obviously, the creation date of the blog in 2020, to October 22, which nobody knows, but it was the intended release date of my first post. I’m excited for these 2 weeks as it will be a chance to get out some new content and get to some things I’ve put off in previous years, namely the podcast, the website upgrade, and the release of a new project I’ve been drafting up. I think this is one of my more creative ideas in the past few months, and although I don’t have too much in this year’s report, I still feel this can be a great anniversary. Get ready!

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Wooton Bassett: Step right up to Wooton the weight guesser! If I get it right, you'll be amazed... so will I... if I get it wrong, you win a prize!
    “The Mailman Cometh”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Dale Jacobs: Congratulations, Rusty.
    Rusty Gordon: Thanks. And thank you all. Because without you, there would've been no one to clap for me.
    “The Fundamentals”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Album 73: 28 Hours airs on the radio and online

    It's finally here! The first episode of Album 73: 28 Hours premieres today on the radio and online at adventuresinodyssey.com. This six-part series, widely anticipated by Adventures in Odyssey fans, promises a wild, action-packed ride full of twists and turns. The whole series takes place over a period of twenty-eight hours, hence the album name. Here's the summary for episode one, entitled Morning: It’s a typical morning in Odyssey. Jason needs to jumpstart a car, Connie’s giving relationship advice, and Jillian is late to her job at Triple J Antiques. But when Whit discovers an injured doctor, events are set in motion that lead to the longest day in the small town's history.​All six episodes are already available on the AIO Club, on CD, and as a digital download from a variety of platforms. As the full album has yet to air on the radio, let's avoid posting spoilers in the comments at this time. For now, sit back and enjoy listening to the beginning of 28 Hours.

    From AIO Update

  • Video: I Remade Google, but it’s Eugene

    This video is a demonstration of a project I’ve been working on for a while now, Eugene Search–inspired by the WODFAMCHOCPOD’s t-shirt design. This is a simple website with a look similar to that of Google’s own search pages that redirects you to the Google results for your query while using a fun Adventures in Odyssey theme. Video

    From Adventures in Opinions

  • Eugene’s Puzzles 2022

    Greetings and salutations! Can you solve these perplexing puzzles? October 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. 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! September 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. August 2022 Puzzle by Mary H., 10, from Minnesota Puzzle by Cameron M., 13, from Pennsylvania Bonus Puzzle by Nevena P., 12, from North Carolina July 2022 June 2022 May 2022 April 2022 March 2022 February 2022 January 2022 The post Eugene’s Puzzles 2022 appeared first on Focus on the Family.

    From Clubhouse Magazine

  • Borealis Walton: I'll sic the dogs on him!
    Bernard Walton: We don't have any dogs.
    Borealis Walton: Then I'll sic the cat on him!
    “Feud for Thought”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Editorial 46: The Buck Stops Here

    The end of Album 72: The Long Road Home brought with it the end of a long-running story arc on Adventures in Odyssey. Buck Oliver, who first appeared as the sidekick of the conniving Mr. Skint in Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy, is now Buck Meltsner, the adopted son of Eugene and Katrina.What an adventure it's been over the last ten years since Buck's first appearance in 2011. This month's editorial is entitled The Buck Stops Here and features a look back at Buck's journey so far, the end of his initial story arc, and looks ahead to what the future could have in store. What do you think is next for Buck? Check out Editorial 46 and then share your thoughts in the comments.

    From AIO Update

  • Bernard Walton: All those brains, he doesn't have the sense God gave a rabbit.
    “Last in a Long Line”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Nathaniel Graham: Can't we continue our debate like two adults?
    Eugene Meltsner: We could, but we're one adult short.
    Nathaniel Graham: How droll.
    “The Tower”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Traci Mulligan: Well, Winona, it looks like it's just you and me, girl. Oh sure, come on up. Oh, and pass the mashed potatoes, will you please. No, no—oh. Actually, I was hoping you'd pass them in the bowl. N-no, I'll get the gravy myself. No, really, but thanks.
    “Leap of Faith”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • David Harley: Freeze! Police! Back away slowly, go for the cheese and you'll have it!
    “Addictions Can Be Habit-Forming”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Sam Johnson: You're throwing away your Disney Read-A-Long records? You think they're impure?
    Isaac Morton: I don't know. Better safe than sorry, I figure.
    Sam Johnson: Bambi?!
    Isaac Morton: Who knows how this stuff might influence me at weak moments.
    “Isaac the Pure”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • AHiO ep. 002 (ft. Thad)

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

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

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

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

    From Adventures in Opinions

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

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

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

  • We are now doing a podcast!

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

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

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

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

    From AIO Update

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

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

    From AIO Writer's Block

  • Alex Jefferson: Are you crazy? Come back here! We could get arrested or shot or something!
    Cal Jordan: Cool!
    “Red Herring”
    From AIOWiki Random Quotes
  • Results May Vary Reaction

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

    From Adventures in Opinions

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

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

    From Adventures in Opinions

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

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

    From AIO Insider

  • Album Art for Album 74 Revealed

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

    From AIO Insider

  • Two Episode Titles From Album 74

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

    From AIO Insider

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

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

    From AIO Insider

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

    Connie: Because he brings it back.

    Jules: Oh, so now there are rules?

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

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

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

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

    Connie: No

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

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

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

    From AIO Update

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

    Eugene: You mean intimidated by my vocabulary?

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

    Bart: You are completely overlooking bankruptcy and insurance fraud.

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

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

    From AIO Writer's Block

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

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

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

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

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

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

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

    From Adventures in Odyssey

  • 👀 haven’t been active?

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

    From Adventures Happening in Odyssey

  • Sneak Peek of the New AIO Club Experience

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

    From Whit's End Podcast

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