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The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast

Get the latest news and go behind-the-scenes of the world's #1 family audio drama, 'Adventures in Odyssey'! In 'The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast', you'll hear fun stories straight from the show's actors -- and 'Adventures in Odyssey' producers regularly answer fan questions submitted at WhitsEnd.org/Podcast. New editions available every other Wednesday. Subscribe now to get each new edition right when it releases!

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December 19, 2017: FREE EPISODE: "Spare Tire," the first drama Focus on the Family produced

Merry Christmas! As the year draws to a close, we listen to the very first radio drama ever produced by Focus on the Family. "Spare Tire" released on the daily Focus on the Family broadcast on December 17, 1983 and it paved the way for "Family Portraits" and - ultimately - Adventures in Odyssey. Hear this drama, plus an interview with Odyssey co-creator Steve Harris.

23mins

19 Dec 2017

Rank #1

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Dec. 30, 2009: FREE episode: "Snow Day," plus interview with John Fornof and Rob Jorgensen

Enjoy a free episode from "The Encore Collection," plus hear writer John Fornof and sound designer Rob Jorgensen discuss the production of this popular show.

37mins

30 Dec 2009

Rank #2

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Sept. 05, 2012: FREE EPISODE: "Happy Hunting"

In this episode from album 56, Penny Wise embarks on a frantic search to find happiness, but in the process she makes everyone around her miserable.

26mins

5 Sep 2012

Rank #3

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Dec. 28, 2011: FREE EPISODE: The Barclay Family Ski Vacation, plus an interview with writer and co-star Jeff Parker

In this episode from 1989, Donna gets a crush on her ski instructor while on a vacation with her family. Her dad realizes that his young daughter is quickly growing up. After the show, writer and co-star Jeff Parker talks about this episode and his cameos on Adventures in Odyssey over the years.

29mins

21 Dec 2011

Rank #4

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May 13, 2015: FREE EPISODE: "First Things First" (plus interview with writer/director Paul McCusker)

In the first episode of Album 59: Taking the Plunge, Penny considers Wooton's proposal by asking what it means to be married while he deals with a setback in re-building his house.

29mins

13 May 2015

Rank #5

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December 23, 2015: FREE EPISODE: "New Year's Eve, Live!" (plus never-before-heard bonus scenes and song!)

In the very first Odyssey live show, the gang from Whit's End hosts a wacky New Year's eve celebration. Hear how the show came together from writer/director Phil Lollar and executive producer Dave Arnold. Plus, hear never-before-heard scenes and songs from the performance.

48mins

21 Dec 2015

Rank #6

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December 19, 2018: FREE EPISODE: "Gone Fishing," a Focus on the Family drama from 1986!

Merry Christmas! "Gone Fishing," one of the early dramas Focus produced, featured two actors who would later become familiar names on Adventures in Odyssey: Chuck Bolte and Hal Smith. Chuck Bolte was executive producer on the show during the majority of its first decade and Hal Smith, of course, became the first voice of John Avery Whittaker. Hear this drama that helped lay the foundation for Adventures in Odyssey, plus some special memories from Chuck.

27mins

19 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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August 21, 2013: FREE EPISODE: "Wonderworld"

In this episode from "A Place of Wonder," Jimmy Barclay decides he's too old for Whit's End and the Imagination Station, but comes to a new discovery through an imaginative boy named Lawrence. Plus, hear an interview with writer/director Phil Lollar and voice actor Gabriel Encarnacion.

38mins

21 Aug 2013

Rank #8

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December 24, 2014: FREE EPISODE: "A Lamb's Tale"

In this classic adventure from Album 43, the Odyssey crew is involved in six interwoven stories about Christmas. It all begins when Tamika gives away her toy lamb for Christmas.

24mins

23 Dec 2014

Rank #9

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Dec. 26, 2012: FREE EPISODE: Family Portraits: "You're Not Gonna Believe This…"

Hear a free episode of the original Family Portraits drama series. This series launched Adventures in Odyssey 25 years ago and it's now available for digital download.

20mins

21 Dec 2012

Rank #10

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Feb. 6, 2008: FREE Adventures in Odyssey episode - "East Winds Raining"

Hear "East Winds Raining," a popular Adventures in Odyssey history episode, plus a behind the scenes look at the creation of this episode.

30mins

6 Feb 2008

Rank #11

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Oct. 8, 2008: FREE Adventures in Odyssey episode - "BTV: Obedience"

The Biblical story of Elisha comes alive in B-TV: Obedience, a FREE half-hour drama from the new Adventures in Odyssey CD set Bible Eyewitness: Hall of Faith. Plus: do not miss an exclusive interview at the end with actor Dave Madden, voice of "Bernard."

33mins

8 Oct 2008

Rank #12

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FREE EPISODE! "The Sounds of Life" a Focus on the Family drama from the Adventures in Odyssey team

Merry Christmas! The team behind Adventures in Odyssey produced "The Sounds of Life" in 1992. Writer Paul McCusker and sound designer Dave Arnold produced this drama between their responsibilities for Odyssey. Originally released on the Focus on the Family broadcast, this touching drama illustrates some of life's most precious moments.

35mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Jan. 28, 2009: FREE Adventures in Odyssey episode: "Called On in Class"

First up, enjoy the full-length episode "Called on in Class"... when Trent DeWhite has to present in front of his whole class, the mayhem he imagines is earth-shattering! Then, writer/director Bob Hoose joins us to discuss how Trent got his name, his experiences working with Adventures in Odyssey actors, and lots more.

33mins

28 Jan 2009

Rank #14

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September 7, 2011: FREE EPISODE: "Someone to Watch Over Me," plus interview with Odyssey co-creator Phil Lollar

In this Odyssey classic, Jimmy Barclay goes on his most incredible adventure ever when meets a gentleman named Mr. Nagle on a World War II bomber.

44mins

7 Sep 2011

Rank #15

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May. 20, 2009: FREE Adventures in Odyssey episode: "Into Temptation" plus an interview with Bob Luttrell

Enjoy a free episode from "On Earth As It Is In Heaven" (album 17), plus hear Bob Luttrell talk about bringing actors to the show and stepping behind the microphone himself.

34mins

20 May 2009

Rank #16

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Sept. 19, 2007: FREE Adventures in Odyssey episode - "Welcoming Wooton"

Odyssey's favorite mailman comes to town in this hilarious half-hour adventure. At the end, don't miss out as comedian Torry Martin--who helped create Wooton--talks with producer Marshal Younger about Wooton's origin and other little-known facts.

31mins

19 Sep 2007

Rank #17

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December 11, 2013: FREE EPISODE: "The Pilot, Part 1" (plus interviews with Brock Eastman and Jim Mhoon)

In this episode from the recent "A Call to Something More," an old friend of Connie’s tells her the incredible story of a mission trip to a remote village. It's a story of medical mystery, daring plane flights, and even...love. Plus, hear interviews with producer Brock Eastman and Focus Vice President Jim Mhoon.

38mins

11 Dec 2013

Rank #18

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December 25, 2013: FREE EPISODE: "The Pilot, Part 2" (plus an interview with Dave Arnold)

In Part 2 of this episode from the recent "A Call to Something More," Connie's old friend continues the incredible story of a mission trip to a remote village. It's a story of medical mystery, daring plane flights, and even...love. Plus, hear an interview with executive producer Dave Arnold about the upcoming Odyssey Adventure Club.

40mins

19 Dec 2013

Rank #19

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Dec. 3, 2008: FREE Adventures in Odyssey episode: "You Go to School Where?"

Not released since first airing in 1989, "You Go to School Where?" features Robyn Jacobs switching places for a day with her home-schooled friend Esther - with hilarious results! Plus, get details on this year's Adventures in Odyssey iPod Contest.

29mins

3 Dec 2008

Rank #20