The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast

Hosted By:
Bob Smithouser & Jesse Florea

“Best Kept Secrets” and “Finding a Way” Avery Awards

Avery Awards

Reliving the glory of Avery Awards past, Bob and Jesse present the awards for Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Surprise, Best Sound Design, Best Script, and more… all while diving under the ocean and meeting a underwater scuba set on launching Jesse into the Scub-all of Fame. You have to hear it to believe it!

Today’s podcast was written and sound designed by Kevin McCreary.

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    1. They so deserved it too! I mean, how can you listen to their duet at the end of California Dreams, and not just love them! (It’s fine if you don’t, I just think it was an AMAZING performance!)

    1. Basically, it is where an actress named Suzu and her brother Mori. Get into mischief and there is a lot of mystery in it! At one point Emily, Matthew, and Mr. Whitaker I believe get trapped in a room with no way out. Definitely one of my favorites!

  1. Aww I really wanted California Dreams to win Best Episode!! But Buck and Jules won sooo much anyways!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

      1. I can! Btw, I LOVE your username!!! My sisters and I and sing that song all the time! We started doing special music at our church recently. We sing a harmonize and my best friend, Aaron, plays guitar

    1. I am still a child, and I have a few favorite books and series. These are not in an order of liking. One, Little women, two, Anna Green Gable‘s, three, wing feather saga, and four, The green ember.

      1. Hi Odyssey fan. I am also still a child. I also like Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, and the Green Ember. I have not heard of the Wing Feather Saga. I am homeschooled and my mom found a live zoom creative writing course based on Anne of Green Gables.(Since she is SO creative)

        1. That’s amazing 🤩 you would probably like The wing feather saga. It is by Andrew Peterson, who is a Christian song artist and author. It is a story about four kids and some creatures called fangs of Dang. It sounds a little bit strange, and it is, but it is really good!

      1. Have you read a little men? It comes after Little women, and I like that book as well, although Joe’s boys, which comes after a little men, it’s not as good, and at least four times short!

    1. Yeah… I looked down to see if anyone had commented, and it ruined it because I knew that Rydell revelations won.😢

  2. anyone struggle with assurance? Or Willful sinning? Cuz I’ve been struggling with this a lot!!!! 🙁 but I’ve been encouraged, because I talked to my parents about it, and they said, that if I’m actually worried about It, that’s a signal that my hearts hasn’t been completely hardened. So I’ve been dealing with that! How about you all?

    1. Yeah I’ve kinda been going through the same thing. Along with insecurity, sometimes. It’s hard to deal with assurance. A lot of sad ( and happy ) things have happened this year, so I’ve been dealing with a lot of things.
      I’m glad I got to meet all of you all though.😂😆💜😊😎😝😀😏😛😍😃

    1. Hi! I am a teen, but my favorite when I was littler was the boxcar children, Anne of green gables, the hobbit/Lotr, and narnia. I just started a new book series called the mysterious Benedict society (there is also a movie series on Disney plus). It is a really good book for younger readers and I highly recommend

      1. I love how y’all are saying you love Anne of Green Gables, I’m in Anne of Green Gables the musical this fall! 🙂
        those books are so good!

        1. That is so amazing! Post👩🏽‍🦰or📚if if you have read the hall, or more than just the first book of an of Green Gables. I love rainbow valley!

      2. I have read some of the boxcar children series as well! Have any of you read anything by George McDonald? I have read at the back of the north wind, which was strange, and the wise woman, which is also strange. I didn’t like his writing though.

  3. I went to great Wolf Lodge, for two days with my classical conversations community. It was so fun!🐺🐾 Great wolf lodge is a water park where you can spend the night. One of my favorite slides is a green one which I was too scared to go on in the beginning. The door closes on you, and the floor shoots out from underneath you!

    1. Oh, sure! I would love to! What did you vote for as your favorite overall episode? I voted for Rydell revelations, but I loved most all of the episodes! Are you homeschooled?

  4. @Nighthawk
    How are you? My fav flower is Hydrangeas. I don’t really have “a” favorite food, I like almost everything that doesn’t have mushrooms, pickles, or onions. My fav singers are Tauren Wells, Phil Wickam, NF, Tobymac, All Creatures, Newsboys, Ryan Stevenson, Aaron Cole, and For King & Country.

    1. My favorite flower is Hydrangeas too. But I like food that have mushrooms, pickles, or onions in them.I love For King & Country and Newsboys do you like Matthew West?

  5. TBC
    I named all my fav animals on the last podcast( it’s very long and I don’t have room to write all of them). If you don’t have time to read it, I’ll name 4: lions, dogs, horses, and dolphins.Just summary of my book: It’s a book about a girl who helps an agency save a lot of Americans and who tries to bring her broken family back together.😃😍💜

    1. Do you like writing?? I love writing books! I’m currently working on a mystery about a teen girl trying to find a her friends missing aunt. I haven’t figured out all the details yet. It’s hard to write a mystery. I might turn the book, into part of a series.
      BTW, my name is Esther, I’m a tween, and I LOVE dogs.😄💖

      1. Esther are you new at commenting I love dogs as well. I also enjoy writing but I have not actually wrote a book I have started a few books but not get them finished. I do it sometimes in my free time but mostly I just read. I do more like pen pale stuff. I have 5 pen pals. One of my pen pals is named Esther too. ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      2. My name is Hadassah, which in the Bible was Esther‘s real name! Also, I am a tween, and I love dogs! I also like creative writing, although I have not done a lot of it, and not in a long time. Definitely have it I need to get back into! I often write poetry though. I will share a poem of mine at the bottom. It is one of my funnier ones!

    2. Hi! Your book sounds like something I’d enjoy reading. Sorry this is late, I’ve been pretty busy. I saw your one comment and I think we are allowed to say if we are a kid or teen, but I don’t know for sure. GTG

  6. Hello everyone! Hope that you are having a great week. Love listening to AIO episodes…thanks to the team and staff for all of their work.

    Trust in the Lord with ALL of your heart!

    1. I do as well, but more than a southern accent, I like a British one. I live in Georgia, but I do not have a southern accent and my parents were from Indiana, and Washington state.

  7. Esther are you new at commenting I love dogs as well. I also enjoy writing but I have not actually wrote a book I have started a few books but not get them finished. I do it sometimes in my free time but mostly I just read. I do more like pen pale stuff. I have 5 pen pals. One of my pen pals is named Esther too. ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. What is everyone’s dream house? Mine would have like 5 or 6 bedrooms because I want to have a lot of kids like 8 to 12. It would have a pond, 100 acres, lots of animals, basically a big farm with lots of animals and kids. Also for the house I want it to have a full basement 2 or 3 stories, 2 kitchens, a large living room, and kitchen.What about U!

  9. My last comment was at the max of words but I wanted to ask how many siblings does everyone(have if that is allowed). I have 8. So that maybe explains my last idea for house.

    1. That’s amazing! I have three younger brothers, and my mom is pregnant with a baby sister! I have prayed so long for a sister!

  10. My dream house would be three stories tall with like eight bedrooms and a lot of land
    I would want dogs sheep goats and HORSES! A huge horse barn and a pool a golf course
    And a giant playhouse with a swing set and trampoline and an indoor pool!😍😍😍

  11. Oh and a large room for homeschool and Bible studies an orchard .And a diving board
    and water slide for the pool! I know it’s a lot but that’s my dream home .

  12. Once I saw a hamburger, he looked good from a far, but when I saw him closer I said “yuck, whatever you are!“ I am a vegetarian, the hamburger said with a grin, and I’ve never seen a hamburger like him again!
    That is a piece of poetry that I wrote and I have it memorized!

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