The AIO Wiki Podcast, hosted by Lee and Arista, has released a two-part interview with Adventures in Odyssey writer/director Nathan Hoobler and writer Sam Suksiri. They talk about Mr. Whittaker's age, Nathan's role as producer, Sam's initial job as a writer's apprentice, the live show on the upcoming Focus on the Family cruise, and listening to AIO growing up. They also discuss the Album 63 episode Friend or Foe, the return of Valerie Swanson, the relationship between Valerie and Jules, episode 825, the future of Buck and Jules, shelved episode ideas, Richard Maxwell, an upcoming Album 64 episode, and more. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the podcast interview.
The AIO Oddcast, hosted by Devon and Victoria, has released an interview with writer/director Kathy Buchanan. She talks about starting at Focus on the Family, becoming an Adventures in Odyssey writer, how the show has impacted her spiritual life, the difference between writing and directing, and being the only major female writer on the show. They also discuss romantic relationships, the future of Jay Smouse, Wooton's backstory, working on the Novacom Saga, writing AIO Club episodes, foreshadowing the events of Find a Penny in previous episodes, License to Drive and Crash Course, the Parker family, the Pool Boys, and more. You can check out the video interview below.
On today's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse interview writer/director Kathy Buchanan and sound designers Nathan Jones and Christopher Diehl as they go behind the scenes on the recently aired AIO episode, Find a Penny, Part 1. They discuss the creation of the episode and give a preview about what's ahead in Part 2. If you haven't listened to the episode yet, you can hear it on whitsend.org for a limited time. In this episode Wooton Bassett returns to Odyssey from his honeymoon with two problems — Penny is missing and he’s lost his memory! As Wooton slowly remembers, Whit, Connie, and Jason piece together the story of what happened, from singing on stage with the Pool Boys to skydiving over Central America. They soon realize that Penny could be in real danger if they don’t find her soon. But the only clues to her location are buried in the depths of Wooton’s mind. Check out the podcast interview.
On this week's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse interview Earl Boen, the voice of popular AIO villain Dr. Regis Blackgaard, and writer/director Phil Lollar. They talk about the creation of Whit's nemesis, what inspired the character, casting Earl Boen, and the Blackgaard story arc. They also discuss being flexible in the recording studio, developing the Blackgaard Chronicles book series, the research that went into writing the books, how they fit together with the audio drama, how many titles will be in the series, the battle of good versus evil, and much more. Plus, we hear a preview from Album 63: Up in the Air. Check out the podcast interview.
On today's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse interview the creators of the new Adventures in Odyssey Bible. Editor Liz Duckworth and Focus on the Family Vice President of Content and Product Development and Integration Bob DeMoss discuss the vision for this new AIO edition of the Bible, how the characters from Odyssey will be integrated into the pages of the book, working with comic book artist Sergio Cariello on 32 pages of artwork, and the tough deadline they were working with. They also talked about considerations that went into how the Bible would look and feel, experiencing the Bible as kids, where you can find it in stores, and much more. Check out the podcast interview.
The Youtube channel Praise of Folly has recently released a couple of lengthy video interviews with some members of the Adventures in Odyssey team. Host Todd Lewis talks with writers Paul McCusker, Nathan Hoobler and Phil Lollar in separate interviews, totaling nearly three hours. Paul talks about Rodney Rathbone, Eugene, Passages, the Father Gilbert Mysteries, the Chronicles of Narnia, the Lord of the Rings, the new audio drama he's working on, and working with actor John Rhys-Davies. Watch the Paul McCusker interview. Nathan talks about developing the Novacom Saga, Arthur Dent, Mr. Charles, Monica Stone, the Chairman, Officer Harley, and the Room of Consequence. Check out the Nathan Hoobler interview. And Phil discusses Philip Glossman, adapting Bible stories, Star Trek, the new Blackgaard Chronicles books, the Twilife Zone, Jungle Jam and Iliad House. Watch the Phil Lollar interview.
On this week's special video edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse bring us behind-the-scenes footage with the Get in the Show contestants, followed by a celebration of 30 years of the show. Watch as the three contestants record an AIO Club episode, rehearse for the Finale event, and more. This podcast features appearances from former executive producer Chuck Bolte, writer/director Paul McCusker, writer/director Phil Lollar, executive producer Dave Arnold, and actor Katie Leigh. Check out the video below.
Audio Theatre Central has released a new podcast recorded at the 2017 Get in the Show Finale event. It features an interview with Shona Kennedy, the voice of Jules Kendall and the winner of the 2012 Get in the Show contest. Shona talks about meeting the contestants, the future of the character of Jules, and the singing group the Saguaro Sisters. Andre Stojka, the voice of Whit, talks about how being a part of the AIO team has impacted him, recording the three-part episode Life Expectancy, listening to Old Time Radio, and his audio book company. Katie Leigh, the voice of Connie, talks about joining AIO thirty years ago, the upcoming Focus on the Family cruise, and working with Shona. The episode also features interviews with fans, comedian Bob Smiley, and the three Get in the Show finalists. Check out the podcast interviews.
Plus, check out this video from Austin Peachey aka Odyssey Geek, which features photos and video from the Get in the Show Finale event.
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.