Adventures in Odyssey albums have had many iterations of cover artwork over the years. In more recent times artist Gary Locke has taken over, redoing the art for all the old albums and giving the AIO a consistent look. This has kept the album art looking fresh, despite the fact that the show has been running for over thirty years now. But sometimes it takes a few tries to get the art just right. For example, Gary Locke has done multiple versions of Album 2: The Wildest Summer Ever and Album 5: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes. In our latest editorial, A Change of Art, we discuss a number of album covers that could be updated to better reflect the albums they represent. What would make the perfect cover for Album 1: The Adventure Begins? What about something to replace the random swimming pool party that shows up on Album 55: The Deep End or something good to introduce the beginning of the Novacom Saga on Album 35: The Big Picture? Check out our ideas in Editorial 36.
Adventures in Odyssey is an audio drama about a small midwestern town where the grandfatherly character of John Avery Whittaker entertains the kids of Odyssey with flashy inventions, sage advice, and plenty of ice cream. But in the world of AIO there's more excitement going on under the surface. Secret agents roam around behind the scenes, seeking to foil the plots of nefarious villains, from Novacom to the Green Ring conspirators. Spies like Jason Whittaker get themselves involved in some pretty dark situations as they fight for justice. But can we reconcile that with the other messages AIO teaches? What about the importance of telling the truth? That's what we discuss in our latest editorial, which is entitled The Spy Who Lied to Me. Can you be a Christian and a spy at the same time? How has Adventures in Odyssey dealt with this issue? Check out the editorial and then leave your thoughts down in the comments below.
Renee D. Carter, named after famed philosopher Rene Descartes, is a new character on Adventures in Odyssey. She's a Campbell College student interning at Whit's End and she's already appeared in eight AIO Club episodes. She's definitely a great addition to the world of Odyssey, but she has yet to appear in the regular albums. But does that really matter? Do non-club listeners need to hear from Renee as well? We address these and other questions in our new editorial entitled The Case of the Missing Carter. Is Renee an important character? Check out our thoughts on the character of Renee Carter and then let us know your opinion in the comments below.
Fantasy stories such as C.S. Lewis's classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe are celebrated in Christian homes because of their ability to present biblical truth in a new light. Believe it or not, Adventures in Odyssey has its own fantasy series where kids from Odyssey are swept up into the world of Marus. Does Marus really exist or not? That's all part of the mystery. The series is called Passages and all the novels are now available for sale in two sets: Volume 1 and Volume 2. In 2009 the first Passages novel, Darien's Rise, was adapted as an audio drama on 3 CDs. These were the first Adventures in Odyssey episodes to feature the new voice of Mr. Whittaker, Andre Stojka. Should the rest of the novels finally be adapted after ten years of waiting? It seems about time. In the latest editorial from the AIO Update, entitled In a Kingdom Nearby, we discuss one possible way to revive the Passages series. Perhaps you have some ideas of your own too. Check out this editorial and then join the conversation in the comments section.
Adventures in Odyssey is an audio drama that is still going strong after over 30 years. It's produced some epic adventures during its long run, including Novacom's attempted takeover of the world and Dr. Blackgaard's long rivalry with Mr. Whittaker. Now with the recent release of two new book series, The Blackgaard Chronicles and Young Whit, it seems fans and writers alike are getting nostalgic for the past. We miss the good old days when Richard Maxwell was still wandering the halls of Campbell College and Philip Glossman was still up to his schemes. From time to time the AIO Update releases opinion pieces called editorials. In this latest editorial, titled The Nostalgia Factor, we take a look at the influence this focus on the past may be having on Adventures in Odyssey today. What does this mean for the future? Check out the editorial and then let us know your thoughts in the comments.
With all the epic adventures that have occurred on Adventures in Odyssey over the years, there can be little doubt that the town of Odyssey is an exciting place. Despite some characters' assertions that nothing ever happens there, you only have to look at the past few albums before you realize the opposite. From the Green Ring Conspiracy to The Ties That Bind, it seems like fans of the show get to enjoy one epic saga after the next. In the AIO Update's latest editorial, called A Time for Aftermath, we take another look at some of Odyssey's dramatic action sequences and focus on what happens next: how characters deal with and live in the midst of the consequences. After reading this editorial, you can head over to our editorials page to browse the archives of past opinion pieces that we've posted.
As Adventures in Odyssey moves on from its 30th anniversary celebration and looks ahead to the next 30 years, we thought it was high time we released our 30th editorial. In addition to news and episode reviews, on this website we also post opinion pieces in the form of editorials. These pieces often deal with the direction Odyssey is going and also reflect on the past. This latest editorial is called Shows to Remember and, as you might be able to guess, it looks at a number of memorable episodes from past years. To celebrate AIO's 30th birthday, Focus on the Family recently released a special collection of episodes called Fan Favorites. It includes 24 episodes chosen by the listeners. Similarly, this editorial discusses 24 episodes that didn't make the cut into that collection, but still deserve recognition from the fans. You can read that editorial here and then head over to our editorials page to browse the different opinion pieces we've published over the years.
If you're a fan of Adventures in Odyssey then you're obviously familiar with the concept of audio drama. AIO is a show you can listen to on CD, cassette, digital download, online, on the AIO Club, and it's still going strong on the radio after it originally debuted there over thirty years ago. Today there are plenty of different audio dramas to listen to, but that wasn't the case when AIO first began in 1987. So why did the creators of the show decide to make an audio drama of all things? This new editorial, titled On Solid Sound, looks at that very question. We hope you enjoy. You can find more opinion pieces to read on our editorials page.
With Adventures in Odyssey getting ready to celebrate its 30th anniversary, we thought it would be wholly appropriate to post an editorial celebrating a character who's been with us from the very beginning, Connie Kendall. The editorials page is a section on the AIO Update where we post opinion pieces about everyone's favorite audio drama, Adventures in Odyssey. This latest editorial is entitled My Girl Connie and explores Connie's longtime role on the show. We hope you enjoy! After you've read it, join in the candid conversation by writing your own Connie-related comment below.
It's about time to add to the editorials page at the AIO Update, a section in which we post original opinion pieces about Adventures in Odyssey. This latest editorial discusses a recent trend that has arisen in the world of AIO, and looks back to some of the different types of episodes that were produced when the show was just getting started. The editorial is entitled A Classic Act and it lists nine ideas from the past that could be integrated into modern AIO. After you've read it, let us know what you thought in the comments section below.
The next editorial from the AIO Update is now available. It serves as a tribute to writer Paul McCusker, who first joined the Adventures in Odyssey team all the way back in 1988. Paul has recently moved on from Focus on the Family to work as the Senior Director of Content Creation at the Augustine Institute. This latest editorial is entitled All-Star Writer and discusses a wide variety of topics regarding Paul's writing career as an important part of the Odyssey team. After you've taken the time to read this editorial, you can give it a rating out of 10 and then head over to the site's contact page to submit ideas for future opinion pieces.
Lately the AIO Update has been adding some new features, such as the Catch Up on Adventures in Odyssey section and a page for Free Downloads. But that of course doesn't mean other features such as news, episode reviews and editorials are going to slow down. A new episode review was just posted last Monday, and today it's time to unveil the website's 25th editorial. This latest opinion piece is entitled An Odyssey Conundrum and it discusses a few unanswered questions about AIO that have arisen as a result of some of the behind-the-scenes information provided to fans in the Official Guide. It lists four main areas of interest, but this is by no means a complete list and please feel free to come up with your own and write them down below in the comments section. After you've read this editorial you can also give it a rating out of ten and you can even send in your ideas for future opinion pieces via the AIO Update's contact page.
Besides posting news and episode reviews, the AIO Update also posts opinion pieces in the form of articles called Editorials. It was about time to release a new editorial, so today the wait is now over. This latest piece is entitled Meanwhile, in Another Part of Marus and as you might expect deals with the Passages series by Paul McCusker. I give some background on the series' creation, talk about its integration with Adventures in Odyssey, and then give my thoughts on the future of Passages audio adaptations. It was two years ago this month that I last wrote an editorial on Passages, so it seems fitting to return to the topic now. After you've read it, please leave feedback by rating the piece out of 10. You can also write a comment at the bottom of this post. Thanks for visiting the AIO Update and please enjoy this new editorial.
In Adventures in Odyssey's very first album, The Adventure Begins, the show began and the three major characters of Whit, Connie and Tom were introduced. Now over 25 years later, the AIO team has produced almost 60 regular albums and told hundreds of entertaining and uplifting stories. But what's next for the show? In this new editorial from AIO Update called The Adventure Continues, we come up with twenty ideas for future Odyssey albums. Each has a title and deals with a particular set of themes or storylines. To avoid spoilers, you will want to have first listened to Album 58. After reading the editorial, you can give it a rating out of 10. You can also let us know what you thought of it by leaving a comment on this news article, and you can even submit your own suggestions for other editorials you think we should write. Thank you so much for visiting this website and leaving valuable feedback.
It's the new year and that means the Odyssey Adventure Club is already celebrating its first anniversary this month. And just in time for the occasion, the AIO Update has released an editorial called The Perfect Club. This latest opinion piece offers some more reflections on the OAC and its impact on Adventures in Odyssey fans. It builds on what we've said in our previous editorials while at the same time offering a fresh perspective on the subject. After you've read this editorial, feel free to give it a rating out of 10. You can also leave a comment on this news post and even submit your own suggestions for editorials that we should write in the future. A big thanks to everyone who keeps returning to the AIO Update for our new content. It's great to know people are enjoying the site.
This next editorial from the AIO Update is called The Family Chronicles and discusses some of the themes which connect the special collection called The Truth Chronicles with Adventures in Odyssey's latest release, Album 58: The Ties That Bind. The last part of Album 58 just finished airing on the radio and online last Saturday so if you have not yet finished listening to it, you may want to do so to avoid any potential spoilers. After you've read this editorial, you can leave your feedback by either commenting on this post or giving a rating out of 10. You can also submit your own suggestions for future editorials. Thank you for taking the time to share your ideas!
Besides posting Adventures in Odyssey news updates, poll questions, and episode reviews, the AIO Update also creates editorials. These are articles that deal with all kinds of issues about the past, present and future of the show. Our latest editorial is about Bible stories on AIO and is called Into Revelation. In this instance the word revelation refers to the scriptures, which is God's revelation to us. The Bible reveals God's character and his design for humanity. This editorial discusses a few stories from the Bible that have not been told on Odyssey before, but that I think deserve to be made into episodes. After you've read it, please leave a rating out of 10. You can also submit your own suggestions for future editorials. Your ideas are always welcome on this site.
If you haven't checked out our editorials section before, it's where the AIO Update posts original, opinionated articles about your favorite audio drama, Adventures in Odyssey. Our latest editorial is called Triple Trouble. It discusses the three new bullies that have been added to the show since the 2010 Relaunch beginning with Album 51 and compares them to the show's classic bully, Rodney Rathbone. This editorial makes no reference to Album 58 so you will not encounter any spoilers if you have listened up to Album 57: A Call to Something More. You can rate the editorial out of 10 after you've read it. You can also submit suggestions for future editorials. Your input is much appreciated.
This next editorial from the AIO Update is a little different from the ones we've released in the past. It is called Mistaken for Gandalf. It deals with the similarities that exist between Mr. Whittaker from Adventures in Odyssey and the character Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings. If you are familiar with both topics, you may find this editorial an interesting read. After you've done that, don't forget to give it a rating out of 10. You can also submit suggestions for future editorials.
It's been about two months since we released an editorial on the AIO Update and we thought we'd do it again. This latest editorial is called Take It from the Flop. It talks about Album 1 and Album 51 and where you should start listening to Adventures in Odyssey. Don't forget to rate it out of 10 after you've read it. You can also submit ideas and suggestions for future editorials on our contact page.