Monday, May 30, 2016

"Would You Like a Muffin?" T-Shirts For Sale

The Summer Celebration continues and have we got something special for you! Almost every AIO fan likes the Novacom Saga. Also, one of the most quoted lines from Odyssey is spoken by Arthur Dent during it. That would be "Operation Think Tank will enslave the human race. Would you like a muffin?"  Now, you can get that very quote on a t-shirt, hoodie, or sticker!

Using Teespring, you can buy any or all of these items for a limited time. June 20th, to be precise. Apparel starts at only $18 and stickers are $4 each. Also, these products can be shipped to any one in the world. It doesn't matter if you live in the US, Canada, or Japan! Any AIO fan anywhere can have them.
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Sticker Front

You can buy these items and more in a variety of sizes on our Teespring page. Make sure to share this with someone who would like this or you could give one of these products as a gift.. Don't wait too long. Remember, you'll only be able to buy these until June 20th.

Disclaimer: This design was not made or endorsed by Adventures in Odyssey. It is merely a fan project.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Official Podcast 252

In the newest episode of the Official Podcast, Bob and Jesse interview Natalie Babbitt, the actress who played Jenny Roberts. Natalie played Jenny, a blind girl, in 12 episodes on the show. In the interview, she shares some stories about her work on AIO, gives some acting advice, and tells us what she's doing now. You can hear it all here.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Winners of The Dropbox Sampler Drawing


It's time to announce the winners of our drawing for The Dropbox sampler giveaway! Three people out of all the entries will each win a copy of the AIO CD sampler, The Dropbox.

The winners are:
Leah H.
Titus H.
Sarah G.

Congratulations, guys! We'll be contacting you shortly to arrange everything to send you your prizes.

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest and spread the word about it. The Summer Celebration has just begun! Don't worry. If you didn't win or didn't get to enter, we'll have another contest later this summer!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Farewell, Jack: RIP Alan Young


It is with heavy hearts that we must share the news of Alan Young's passing. On May 19th, at the age of 96, Alan Young left this world. Alan was known the world over as Wilbur Post from the popular show, Mister Ed. He was also known as the voice of Scrooge McDuck for Disney.

However, for us Odyssey fans, he was the beloved actor who brought the role of Jack Allen to life. Jack, along with Jason, first appeared on the show after Hal Smith died. He brought the grandfatherly and wise persona that was similar to Whit's, but in a way that was all his own. Alan played Jack in over 80 episodes. He also played other roles such as Mystic Mountain Lion and Donovan, Jason old NSA boss.

After an interview, Alan mentioned that the part of his career that he was most proud of was Odyssey. AIO certainly impacted his life as he himself impacted the show and its millions of listeners.

It goes without saying that we will all miss him dearly. Rest in peace, Alan. We love you.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Official Podcast 251

Time for some answers. The latest Official Podcast brings us the writers & producers' answers to questions about Album 60, Jack Allen being a grandfather, what the next 2 albums will contain and be called, and more!

Plus, the Avery Awards are back! It's been a while, because the team has decided to keep Albums 59 & 60 together to have the same amount of episodes (12) part of the nominations and make the awards ceremony just as long as past ones.

You can hear it all here and vote in the Averys here.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Win a Copy of "The Dropbox" Sampler


We're ready to kick off the Summer of Celebration! We're going to give away 3 copies of the CD sampler called The Dropbox. What makes this sampler so special? It includes the only exclusive episode from the Odyssey Adventure Club that had been released to non-members, The Dropbox. It also includes the 2-part episode The Chosen One from Album 47.

Who can enter?

Anyone in the continental United States can enter. However, if you have won one of our contests in the past, you will not be eligible to enter and/or win. Only one entry per household is allowed. If you are under 16 years of age, please get your parents' permission before you enter.

How do I enter?

All you have to do is send us an email at adventuresinodysseyblog@gmail.com. In the email, tell us what you would like for us to do for our birthday celebration this summer. We'll also need your first and last name. We will only use your first name and initial of your last name in the announcement of the winners, if you win. Make sure to put Dropbox Contest in the subject line so we know it is an entry. If you don't have an email address of your own, you may ask your parents to send us your entry for you.

When is the deadline?

You have until May 20th 12:00 AM Central Time to send us your entry. Any email after that will not be eligible to win.

How will the winners be decided?

We'll put all the names of everyone who entered (who are eligible) in a hat and blindly pick 3 names out of it. These 3 people will each win a copy of The Dropbox.

When will the winners be announced?

We will announce the winners shortly after the deadline. Then, we will contact each winner by email to let them know they won and ask for their mailing address so we can send them their prize Don't worry. We won't use your email or mailing address for any other purpose but to get your prize to you. However, if we do not get a response from you within 48 hours, we will draw another name from the other entries to replace yours so someone else can have a chance to win.


That's it. Hurry and get your entry in! Make sure to keep checking back all summer for more great events and surprises. Who knows? We might do one of the things you suggest in your entry!

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?
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