On this week's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse appear in a Star Trek spoof to announce the latest Get in the Show contest to find the next AIO voice. Evan Reedall, Brock Eastman and Shona Kennedy also get involved. Make sure you take a look at the contest details. And don't forget to check out this latest video podcast.
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 appear as scientists, following in the footsteps of the famed inventor and ice cream emporium owner John Avery Whittaker, and work tirelessly to push the boundaries of audio drama for the sake of pure science. After years of relentless research, they are ready to announce their latest breakthrough. Watch the video podcast below, and stay tuned to the end to hear yet another exciting announcement.
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.
Adventures in Odyssey has been around for nearly 30 years and one of its latest initiatives is the Odyssey Adventure Club, where you can stream any episode on-demand. Austin Peachey of the AIO Blog has put together a video tour of the OAC for fans of the popular audio drama. For those AIO listeners not already in the club, you'll get a chance to see the many exclusive episodes that are now available on the OAC, plus all the hours of extra content. You can watch that video tour below. The AIO Blog has also just announced a contest where you can win a free copy of a sampler CD called The Dropbox, which features an exclusive OAC episode, as well as The Chosen One, Parts 1-2 from Album 47. Find out how to enter when you check out the contest details.
The folks at Lamplighter Theatre have just released a video online where they discuss what's been going on behind-the-scenes, including preparation for this year's Lamplighter Guild where the keynote speaker will be former Adventures in Odyssey writer, director and producer Paul McCusker. They also discuss Finnian Jones and his backstory, how the production Frozen Fire came together, future audio dramas and much more. Check out the video below.
The AIO Blog has just released an audio interview with the director of kids and culture marketing at Focus on the Family, Christi Lynn. She talks about first listening to Adventures in Odyssey, her career in radio, and how she originally came to FOTF. She also discusses the marketing and retail process, working with artist Gary Locke, developing AIO packaging, advertising, setting up contests, the Odyssey Adventure Club and much more. Plus, you'll be excited to hear that Christi makes an important announcement about the future of Adventures in Odyssey. Next year Album 61 is coming out, and now we already have a title. It will be called Without a Hitch and releases in October. You can check out the full audio interview below.
Great Christian audio drama like Adventures in Odyssey and Focus on the Family Radio Theatre are perfect for the whole family. Right now fans listening on the radio are anticipating the finale of Album 59: Taking the Plunge this Saturday, but after that we'll all be waiting in between albums for the next part of the story. But here's the good news. There's another fantastic family friendly ministry out there called Lamplighter Theatre, which over the years has released 17 productions. Their next drama is entitled Frozen Fire and is now available for preorder. It releases on November 13th on both CD and via digital download. Check out the audio drama's summary below, as well as an inspiring behind-the-scenes video trailer. Are you a fan of Lamplighter Theatre stories? Leave a comment below. And don't forget to preorder Frozen Fire.
You are about to become acquainted with a young girl who changed the world! The events that lead up to Betty’s pivotal decision demonstrate the true meaning of humility, servanthood, and love. Inspired by a true story, Betty must come face-to-face with a dreaded foe. Facing myriad trials, including abandonment and the death-grip of a terrifying blizzard, her love for her devoted servant trumps all. You will fall in love with Betty, whose loyalty is demonstrated through tremendous courage and sacrifice. Frozen Fire will keep you on the edge of your seat! Great for the entire family.
The Adventures in Odyssey Oddcast, a fan podcast on YouTube dedicated to in-depth AIO analysis, summaries, episode reviews, headcanons, interviews, and more, has just released a video interview with Will Ryan and Katie Leigh, the voices of Eugene Meltsner and Connie Kendall. They talk about putting together the newly released book Adventures in Oddity, the return of Jeff Lewis, the recent introduction of Buck Oliver into the Meltsner family, the future of Connie's half-sister Jules, and much more. You can watch the full video interview below.
On this week's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jessie unveil Album 59: Taking the Plunge on CD. We get to watch a behind-the-scenes video from a recording session featuring Wooton and Mrs. Kramer, plus we hear writer and director Paul McCusker answer a few questions about this latest release. He talks about the themes of the album and how they continue on from Album 58, his favorite scene to write, and more. Watch the full video podcast.
Fans of the show Adventures in Odyssey will probably be familiar with the Odyssey Adventure Club, which gives members access to unlimited streaming of every album. At around 800 episodes that amounts to a retail value of $1,500. On top of that it adds twelve new exclusive AIO episodes every year that can't be heard anywhere else, as well as early access to regular album releases. If you've tried out the OAC, you may be interested in hearing some exciting news about Lamplighter Theatre, which are high-quality Christian audio dramas similar to Odyssey and Radio Theatre. A brand new initiative called myLamplighter Book & Audio Club has just been launched. Unlike the digital library the OAC provides, this new club offers members a discounted way to get Lamplighter products delivered in the mail. Whether you want to grow your collection of Lamplighter's rare books or audio drama CD sets, this Book & Audio Club offers a variety of different plans you can choose from. Plans start at $21 a month and allow you to receive whichever book or audio titles you want. And for whatever monthly rate you choose, you'll always get free shipping to addresses in the U.S. You can find out more about the club here and by watching the promo video below.
The AIO Blog has just released an interview with actor Townsend Coleman, the voice of Jason Whittaker on Adventures in Odyssey. Townsend talks about wanting to be a voice actor growing up, working in theater, his move to Los Angeles, and which actors he looks up to. He also discusses having fun in the studio recording Odyssey, voicing the character the Stiletto in Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy, what he hopes Jason will do in the future and much more. You can listen to the full interview below.
This year the Odyssey Adventure Club released twelve exclusive episodes to its members. And now Adventures in Odyssey fans who aren't currently part of the club have a chance to hear what they've been missing. A new sampler CD set for release in May 2015 will include The Chosen One, Parts 1 & 2, from Album 47, as well as the exclusive OAC adventure called The Drop Box, which aired in November of this year. In this episode Whit and Eugene meet a local pastor in South Korea whose home is overflowing with children. What on earth is going on? Why are women abandoning their babies? And how can Whit and Eugene help? Based on the amazing true story of Pastor Lee Jong-rak, The Drop Box will pull at your heartstrings as it celebrates one man’s courage and the value of each and every life. This dramatic story has also been made into an upcoming documentary film. You can watch the trailer below.
On this week's video edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse take us behind the scenes to the production side of Album 58: The Ties That Bind. The sound designers Christopher Diehl, Nathan Jones, and Rudy Haerr talk about creating a crowd of zombies, the train room scene, and the part when Vance's friends beat up Buck Oliver. Plus, we hear from the AIO actors who share what family means to them. You can check out the video podcast.
The upcoming Christian film, Beyond the Mask, now has a release date. It will come out in theaters on April 6th, 2015. The film, scripted by Adventures in Odyssey writer Paul McCusker, follows Will Reynolds, a former assassin for the British East India Company, as he seeks to redeem his past by thwarting a plot against a young nation's hope for freedom. It promises to be a revolutionary new family friendly movie that brings history to life in a faith-filled adventure celebrating grace, liberty, and the true freedom that can only be found in Christ. You can head over to the website beyondthemaskmovie.com to find out how to become a theater captain in your local area so you can host your own screening of the movie when it comes next year. You can also follow updates on the film's Facebook page.
Last year we told you about the first audio drama in The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty series, Under Drake's Flag, and now we have news that the next production in the series is available for preorder. In Freedom's Cause follows the story of the Scottish hero William Wallace and, though not affiliated with Focus on the Family, it was contributed to by Adventures in Odyssey crew members such as recording engineer Mark Drury, sound designer Rob Jorgensen, composer John Campbell, writer John Fornof and casting director Philip Glassborow. And its cast features some people you might recognize as well. It stars actors such as Billy Boyd (Pippin from The Lord of the Rings), Joanne Froggatt (Anna from Downton Abbey), Skandar Keynes (Edmund from The Chronicles of Narnia), and James Cosmo (Campbell from Braveheart). In Freedom's Cause comes out in early November. You can preorder your own digital download or CD set of the two-hour audio drama here.
The Trent Show, the podcast brought to you by the AIO Fansite, has just released the second part of their audio interview with actor Shona Kennedy, the voice behind Jules Kendall on Adventures in Odyssey. As we've said before, in order to avoid spoilers it would be advisable to first listen to The Ties That Bind, Part 1, before hearing this interview.
The AIO Blog has released their interview with Adventures in Odyssey writer, director, producer, and actor Marshal Younger. Marshal has been writing AIO episodes since 1992 and continues to do so despite no longer living in Colorado. In the interview they talk about how Marshal became a writer, playing the young Jack Allen, his favorite sport, how he feels a bit disconnected from the new characters and what happened to the world of Kidsboro. He also discusses the inspiration for some of the episodes he's written, how he got involved with Lamplighter Theatre, as well as the other projects that he's been working on. You can listen to the audio interview below.
On today's edition of the Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast, hosts Bob and Jesse talk to artist Gary Locke, the man behind the illustrations of all your favorite Odyssey characters. You can see his work on AIO's many albums, books and magazines. You'll also find his drawings on the Odyssey Adventure Club. Watch the video podcast below.
The Trent Show, a podcast from the AIO Fansite, has released the first part of their new audio interview with Adventures in Odyssey actor Shona Kennedy, the voice of Jules Kendall in Album 57. If you have not yet heard The Ties That Bind, Part 1, you may want to do so you can avoid potential spoilers in this interview.