On today's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse interview writer/director Nathan Hoobler and sound designer Jonathan Crowe about the recently-released two-part AIO Club episodes Swept Away. They talk about the challenges of having rain sound effects for an entire show, creating the scuba diving scene, and isolating the actors in the recording studio. They also discuss the musical score, the sound effects included in the flood scene without dialogue, Connie crashing through the garage door, the water sloshing sound effects, taking natural disasters seriously and more. Check out the podcast interview.
Audio Theatre Central has released a new interview with Adventures in Odyssey writer and director Phil Lollar. He talks about his view of John Avery Whittaker, the role of the new character Renee Carter, and Jungle Jam. Phil also discusses the crew behind his audio drama Iliad House, the meaning behind some of the character's names, the recording and editing process, the importance of good directing, the episode lengths, creating the catchphrase Jupiter's Moons, the future of Iliad House and much more. Listen to the podcast interview.
On today's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse interview new writer Sam Suksiri. He talks about listening to AIO as a kid before he went to sleep, his interest in architecture, becoming a writer, studying at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre and starting at Odyssey as a writer apprentice. He also discusses teaching robotics, doing research on the show, winning competitions, cartooning, writing for audio drama, the idea behind the episode The Perfect Testimony, a sneak peek at the upcoming Album 63 episode B-TV: Revenge and more. Check out the podcast interview.
The Odyssey ScoopCast has now released the third and final part of their interview with Phil Lollar, Adventures in Odyssey writer, director and co-creator. He talks about writing on the current issues he's passionate about, being influenced by Star Trek, the post-modern culture, changing views, and conversion. Phil also discusses The Ties that Bind, the lost homeschooling episode, staying true to the Bible, good quality storytelling, upcoming episodes exploring basic Christian concepts with the character Renee Carter, redemption, wisdom from The Lord of the Rings, and more. Listen to the podcast interview.
The Odyssey ScoopCast has just released the second part of their new interview with Adventures in Odyssey writer and director Phil Lollar. In this edition of the podcast he talks about directing episodes written by other people, his strategy of going into the studio prepared, recording the songs for the Album 62 episode Legacy, and working with composer John Campbell. Phil also discusses the Saguaro Sisters, Shona Kennedy, Will Ryan, live performances and more. Listen to the podcast interview.
On this week's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, the AIO team is here to answer questions from the fans. Writers and directors Nathan Hoobler, Dave Arnold, Kathy Buchanan, Bob Hoose and Phil Lollar gather together to discuss the idea behind The Grass is Always Greener, recording Legacy in the studio, the return of Tom Riley's sister Becky, Mr. Whittaker's step-sister Charlotte, and Album 63. They also talk about the future of Wooton and Penny, the upcoming episode Crash Course, the Blackgaard Chronicles book series, upcoming villains, the writing process, the Get in the Show contest, and more. Check out the podcast.
The Odyssey ScoopCast has released a new podcast interview with writer/director Phil Lollar. He talks about leaving Adventures in Odyssey, going back to school to acquire some university degrees, returning to the AIO team after a long absence, and his perspective on the character Mr. Whittaker. Phil also discusses working with other writers, creating new characters, the animated video series, listening to the AIO episodes that were created during his absence, Whit's similarities to Aslan from Narnia, introducing the new character Renee D. Carter, and much more. Check out the podcast interview .
On this week's edition of the Official Adventures in Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse interview Kendre Berry, the voice of Marvin Washington. For this month's exclusive AIO Club episode, Unfair Game, Kendre returns to play Marvin. They discuss the character of Marvin aging and maturing, watching the AIO videos, the difference between voice acting and onscreen acting, and how his family experiences compare to the popular episode Sunday Morning Scramble. Kendre also talks about the influence his mom has had on him and his faith, how his parents met, his leap of faith and move to Los Angeles, and more. Plus, cast your vote in the Avery Awards. Check out the podcast interview.
On today's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse interview Gregory Jbara, the voice of Wilson Knox, Mr. Whittaker's brother-in-law. Gregory talks about his first acting job, how his brothers also joined the entertainment industry, his awards, and auditioning for Odyssey. He also discusses recording family style with the whole cast, his appearance on the upcoming AIO Club three-parter There and Back Again, and more. You can check out the podcast interview.
The AIO Blog has released an interview with composer Jared DePasquale, who has done the music for multiple FOTF Radio Theatre productions, Adventures in Odyssey episodes, and more. He talks about playing the guitar when he was young, writing his own music in high school, and being influenced by John Williams' Star Wars soundtrack and Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings music. He also discusses his favorite instrument to play, how scoring audio drama differs from film, working with producer Dave Arnold, doing the music for the AIO Club's Middle Eastern episode When One Door Closes, his favorite score so far, his interest in fantasy, and much more. Check out the audio interview below.
On today's edition of the Official Adventures In Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse return to their interview with sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nathan Jones, who worked on the new three-part historical episode on the AIO Club, called One More Name. They discuss creating the sound of a deserted ghetto, the ending of the first episode, creating an intimate setting with sound, and how they select which takes from the actors to use in a scene. They also discuss music cues and their interactions with composer John Campbell, the sewer system scene, what was used to create the sound effect of the manhole cover, and more. Check out the podcast interview.
On this week's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse interview sound designers Christopher Diehl and Nathan Jones, who worked on the new three-part AIO Club episode One More Name. They discuss creating historically accurate sounds for automobiles and weapons, using reverb, using sound to transition from one place to the next, and creating the sound of different environments. They also talk about how the tone of the episodes affected the sound design and the various techniques they used. Head over to whitsend.org to check out the podcast interview.
On today's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse interview writer/director Kathy Buchanan about the new three-part AIO Club episodes One More Name. She talks about coming across the story of Irena Sendler online, her historical research, crafting the script for younger listeners, talking about the Holocaust with her kids, and her writing routine. They also discuss the outlining process, writing the first draft, being an avid reader, Irena's journey as a character, things she couldn't fit into the story, the powerful performances in the recording studio, a cut scene, her daughter's acting part and much more. Check out the podcast interview.
On this week's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse interview Cristina Vee, the voice of Irena Sendler in the three-part AIO Club historical episodes One More Name. She talks about working as a Jungle Cruise skipper at Disneyland, her interest in animation, English-dubbing for anime, cold reading for video games, recovering after recording screaming, and being a director. She also discusses her Holocaust research in preparation for her AIO role, getting into the Polish accent, vocal Foley, portraying difficult emotional scenes, doing multiple takes, and much more. Check out the podcast interview.
On today's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse bring on executive director and writer Dave Arnold, producer and writer Nathan Hoobler, writer/director Kathy Buchanan, and writer/director Bob Hoose to talk about Album 61: Without a Hitch, Album 62: Let's Put on a Show! and even Album 63. They discuss Morrie and Suzu's unfolding story arc, Connie's half-sister Jules Kendall, the Album 62 two-parter called Legacy, a Novacom-related Easter egg, why Barrett and Priscilla are no longer on the show, Jay Smouse's return, Buddy Norman, Buck Oliver, the 30th anniversary celebration of the show, the new and updated AIO Bible, the Blackgaard Chronicles book series, the young Whit book series, the next Get in the Show contest, and more. Check out the podcast interview.
On this week's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse announce the winner of the John Avery Whittaker Award, Coach Larry Stuckey. They interview Larry and the athlete who nominated him, Carri Deckers. They talk about listening to AIO, coaching various sports, the high jump, training in the off-season, trying out for the Olympics, the rodeo, God's timing and much more. You can check out the podcast interview.
On this week's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, we get to listen to a free episode, For Trying Out Loud from Album 39. In this episode Wooton Bassett wants to help Edwin Blackgaard with an upcoming production. Meanwhile, Liz Horton tries to find something—anything—she can do better than others. After the episode, hosts Bob and Jesse interview sound designer Allen Hurley. He talks about working with Dr. James Dobson at Focus on the Family, doing various voice acting parts for AIO, recording sound effects in a dumpster, and much more. Check out the podcast interview and free episode.
The AIO Blog has released a new interview with writer Phil Lollar, the co-creator of Adventures in Odyssey. Phil talks about his brand-new audio series Iliad House, Austin Peachey's acting role, the twenty-year journey it took to get the show off the ground, the recording process, the sound effects used for the train travelling through time, and his ideas for future episodes. They also discuss the new book series based on the Blackgaard saga, another book series coming out about young John Avery Whittaker, Phil's recent return to Adventures in Odyssey, the character of Dale Jacobs, B-TV episodes without Bernard Walton, the upcoming Focus on the Family cruise, letters from the fans, his work on other shows, and much more. You can check out the interview below.
On today's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse interview writer Kathy Buchanan and sound designer Jonathan Crowe, who worked on the finale of Album 61, A Very Bassett Wedding, Parts 1 and 2. They talk about coming up with ideas for the show, the early planning stages with Paul McCusker, wedding traditions, and humorous moments between Penny's parents. They also discuss the sound design process, building the sound effects of a scene, the future of Wooton and Penny's marriage, and more. Check out the podcast interview.
On this week's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse interview writer Bob Hoose and sound designer Nathan Jones, both of whom worked on the latest Album 61 episode, The Key Suspect. They talk about the new character Suzu from Japan, how her personality and detective skills differ from Emily and Matthew, doing research for writing the show, and an upcoming two-part mystery. They also discuss microphone placement in the recording studio, creating the feel of space with sound, the musical score, crafting the sound effects for this episode, and more. Plus, we hear a preview of Wooton and Penny's wedding. Check out the podcast interview.