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December 19, 2018: FREE EPISODE: “Gone Fishing,” a Focus on the Family drama from 1986!

Merry Christmas! “Gone Fishing,” one of the early dramas Focus produced, featured two actors who would later become familiar names on Adventures in Odyssey: Chuck Bolte and Hal Smith. Chuck Bolte was executive producer on the show during the majority of its first decade and Hal Smith, of course, became the first voice of John Avery Whittaker. Hear this drama that helped lay the foundation for Adventures in Odyssey, plus some special memories from Chuck.

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September 14, 2016: Wayback Wednesday: Sage and Erin Bolte

Sage and Erin Bolte argued and fought as siblings Robyn and Melanie Jacobs on Adventures in Odyssey, modeling their performances after their real-life squabbles. As daughters of then-executive producer Chuck Bolte, they saw the inside story of Odyssey and of Chuck himself.

June 19, 2019: Farewell to our friend Jim Custer.

Jim Custer — the voice of young John Avery Whittaker among others — passed away on May 5, 2019. Former executive producer Chuck Bolte, writer/director Bob Hoose, and actor Gary Reed (voice of Jeff Lewis) knew Jim for a collective period of over one hundred years. The three of them share memories and stories from Jim‚’s life — and his time on Adventures in Odyssey.

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Family Portraits

In 1987, Focus on the Family aired an experimental radio drama called “Family Portraits.” It featured the first adventures of John Avery Whittaker, Tom Riley, and many others in the small town of Odyssey. After receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback, Focus decided to launch into full-scale production on what became Adventures in Odyssey. You can now enjoy all twelve episodes in this exclusive collection of the first family audio dramas by Focus on the Family. As you join Whit and his friends in Odyssey for the very first time, timeless truths will be revealed about sibling rivalry, the consequences of lying, peer pressure, parent-child relationships, and the effects of divorce. Also included: A half-hour roundtable discussion with Chuck Bolte, Phil Lollar, and Steve Harris about the creation of the series.

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August 31, 2016: Goodbye, Alan Young and Janet Waldo — the voices behind Jack and Joanne Allen.

The Adventures in Odyssey cast and crew remember our friends Alan Young (voice of Jack Allen) and Janet Waldo (voice of Joanne Allen), who passed away this year. Featuring: Dave Arnold (executive producer), Paul McCusker (former executive producer), Phil Lollar (writer/director), Chuck Bolte (former executive producer), Katie Leigh (voice of Connie), Will Ryan (voice of Eugene), Townsend Coleman (voice of Jason), Mark Drury (sound designer), Marshal Younger (writer/director), Bob Luttrell (sound designer), Rob Jorgensen (sound designer), Nathan Hoobler (writer/director), and John Fornof (writer/director)

History

Ever Wonder How Adventures in Odyssey Got Started? Check Out Our Timeline to See the Rich History of Our 50 Year Audio Series.