Monday, May 2, 2016

A Summer of Celebration


2016 marks 8 years that we've been running this website. We don't always do a lot for every one of our anniversaries, but this year we are! 

Leading up to and after our birthday, July 30, we'll be doing several special events and projects including some contests, interviews, and giving a new look to the blog! This is only a partial list. We have ideas for some other stuff, but this is what we know we'll be doing for sure. Stick with us all summer long and make sure to subscribe to the blog and follow us on our social networks so you won't miss anything. When you see the hashtag #AIOBSummerCelebration, you'll know it's a part of our anniversary celebration.

Here's to summer and everything it holds for us!

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Ultimate Road Trip: Family Vacation Collection

Summer is almost here and you know what that means: vacation! Of course that means lots of miles on road trips and other forms of travel. With that in mind, Focus on the Family have re-released one of the older AIO special albums, Drive Time, into a repackaged collection with a larger number of episodes and including newer episodes in it. It's called The Ultimate Road Trip.

Fasten your seat belts and settle in for a road trip adventure with the folks from Odyssey. Whether it’s surfing with Rodney Rathbone in Hawaii, running from a mad bull with Eugene Meltsner in Mexico, or chasing down a family fortune with Wooton Bassett in Alaska, you never know what will happen next! Along the way, the Barclay family learns about family togetherness on their best vacation ever, the Washingtons solve a mystery while stranded in a long-forgotten ghost town, and Bernard Walton discovers a map to an underground river of gold! Don’t miss the on-ramp to more than six hours of nonstop action and character-building fun for the whole family in our Ultimate Road Trip collection!

This album contains 18 episodes including:

Family Vacation, Parts 1 & 2
Camp What-A-Nut, Parts 1 & 2
Our Best Vacation Ever
The Barclay Family Ski Vacation
Train Ride
The Cross of Cortes, Parts 1 & 2
Feud for Thought
Aloha, Oy!, Parts 1, 2, & 3
It Happened at Four Corners
Bassett Hounds
The Mystery at Tin Flat
Black Clouds
The Champ of the Camp

You can now buy the CDs and the digital download. You can also find it as a playlist in the Odyssey Adventure Club.

CDs:
Focus on the Family
Amazon

Digital Download:
Amazon
iTunes

Where will you be taking AIO this summer? What are your favorite episodes to listen to while traveling?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Tour and Review of the Odyssey Adventure Club


The Odyssey Adventure Club has been running for over a year now. There's been some changes and additions to it since it started. If you haven't joined yet and are wondering whether or not it's something you would enjoy, we did a tour of the website so everyone can see everything it has and give our overall opinion of the service.




Have you joined the club yet? If so, what's your favorite part about it?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Free Episode of Witnesses - A Tax Collector's Invitation

Remember when we told you about a new radio drama series called Witnesses? Tracy Lyn Holland of the Adventures in Editing YouTube channel created a unique series spotlighting the people who had experiences with Jesus when He was here on Earth. The first episode was called A Shepherd's Encounter starring Phil Lollar.

Now, Tracy has released the next episode of the series...for free!
This one is called A Tax Collectors Invitation. It stars Nathan Carlson in the title role. Nathan is the talented actor who is best known as Richard Maxwell on Odyssey and Jungle Jam's narrator and a host of other characters.

You can hear it below or download it here. If you like it, scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out how to help Tracy make more of these shows.


If you enjoyed this and would like to hear more, we encourage you to donate on the show's Patreon page. By becoming a supporter, you can set it up to make a donation whenever production starts on a new episode. Plus, you'll get rewards like free copies of future episodes and being a part in choosing titles, artwork, etc.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

What We Know About Album 61

Caution! Potential spoilers ahead!

Album 60 finishes its airing on the radio this Saturday. Many of the fans have already listened to it on the OAC or CD/digital download. Now, we look forward to the next album. Below is a collection of everything we know so far about Album 61: Without a Hitch. We also got an exclusive reveal of the last episode title in the album to be revealed!


Summary:
In this Adventures in Odyssey volume, wedding bells are finally ringing for Penny Wise and Wooton Bassett, but the journey to the altar takes several unexpected side roads. Meanwhile, the Jones and Parker Detective Agency faces its most perplexing case yet, Olivia and Matthew compete against each other for student body president, and Whit finds himself in the middle of a feud between two warring clans. Celebrate marriage, family, and friends in Odyssey with this hilarious six-episode collection!


Episodes:
Old Tricks (previously unknown) 
The Feud of Mason County
Parker for President
The Key Suspect
 A Very Bassett Wedding, Parts 1 & 2

Release:
Summer 2016: Odyssey Adventure Club
??? 2016 : Digital download
October 2016: CD version
??? 2016: Radio airings

Preorder:
Focus on the Family (CBD)
Amazon

We will update this post when more information is known, but what do you think about it so far? Are you excited to hear Wooton and Penny's wedding? Which way will you be listening?

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Audiobook Now Available for Adventures in Oddity

Last year, Katie Leigh and Will Ryan released Adventures in Oddity, a book that they wrote together about their acting together and AIO. The book was written in dialogue style with illustrations and other fun stuff. Now, they've released an MP3 audiobook version of it. Katie & Will read the book in the same dialogue fashion with some extra material that wasn't in the printed book. Also, Phil Lollar and singer Ian Whitcomb make appearances. Not only that, there's also a fun song from Will Ryan. You can buy the audiobook download on Bandcamp and you can buy the paperback book itself (including autographed copies!) on Katie Leigh's website. You're in for a real treat!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Official Podcast 247

We were recently introduced to Penny Wise's parents in the latest album. On the latest Official Podcast, Bob & Jesse interviewed the actors behind those characters: Victor Brandt and Carol Mansell. They talked about their first recording sessions together, becoming their characters, and more. You can hear it on the OAIOP website now.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Official Podcast 241

New Year's Eve, Live was AIO's first live show and definitely a classic holiday episode. Today, the OAIOP team is giving away that episode away for free! Not only that, they also released some never before heard deleted scenes from the performance, including another song from Eugene. Even better, Phil Lollar and Dave Arnold tell us some behind the scenes stories about what went on during the writing and the sound design for the show. You can hear it all the latest Official Podcast.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Interview with Christi Lynn

We have one more interview to share with you before the end of 2015. This time, we talked with Christi Lynn, the marketing manager for AIO. She shares how she came to work at Focus on the Family, what she does to bring AIO to us, what new products are coming out next year (including Album 61 and its title!), her favorite Christmas episode, and a whole lot more!

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