The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast

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Bob Smithouser & Jesse Florea

FREE EPISODE: “House Guest,” a Focus on the Family drama from 1985.

Merry Christmas! “House Guest,” one of the early dramas Focus produced, was a sequel to the first drama ever (“Spare Tire”) It was also the first to feature Hal Smith who would, of course, became the first voice of John Avery Whittaker. Hear this drama that helped lay the foundation for Adventures in Odyssey.

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Hal Smith, voice of the Mr. Whittaker from 1987-1994
Hal Smith, voice of the Mr. Whittaker from 1987-1994

144 Responses

  1. I love all of the adventures you all have put out so much. Sometimes it really moves me
    Thank you for doing what you do may God bless everyone

    1. My dad is dying with cancer. I find myself trying too hard to be the “good daughter”,so this really touched me. Thank you. Happy New Year and God bless.

  2. Odyssey, God has blessed you guys through this ministry. Keep up the good work, and God bless you. Love and appreciate you guys! Bye!

  3. Not first! 😀 Happy New year everybody! I sure hope that 2021 turns out better than 2020 did, haha! 2021: *slowly evil grins*

    1. Ha ha. Me too! Hope I can spend more time with friends than I did in 2020! And Happy Late New Year to everyone! I stayed up to 3 a.m. on New Year’s Eve! 🙂

  4. and also, I feel like every time I start to get to know people on one page, a new podcast comes out!!

    1. Yes! I wish people wouldn’t say stuff like “First” or “Hi.” I wish people would post about Bible verses and theological issues.
      😁
      BTW It is good to “see” you, but I haven’t seen a.v. at all in this podcast.

      1. That’s actually a great idea! I’ll do that in the next podcast. Maybe if others see enough people do it, then everyone will start doing it!

        1. Theological:

          Relating to the study of theology, which is the systematic study of the nature of the divine and, more broadly, of religious belief. It is taught as an academic discipline, typically in universities and seminaries.

  5. We’ve enjoyed adventures in odyssey sense our kids were little. They are now grown and we still listen to a episode at night before bed. They help you relax after a busy day.

  6. I have a question. Does focus at home still work for you all, or did they take down the site? I was listening to the young whit thing that Dave Arnold reads, and the site is gone! Anyway, if it is working for you plz tell me lol

  7. I honestly never listened to any AiO episodes as seriously as I did “Living in the Gray” part 1 and 2. It just really related to me, and I hope I can do the right thing soon…

  8. Does anyone else want this to be an artist page? ( doodle/sketch /paint/watercolor ) we can share tips and tricks and stuff.LMK

  9. 🎨✏️🖍🖌 fellow artists! Is anyone doing any art challenge this year? I am doing something where you paint something different each day of the year. Having so much fun !!!

    1. Hey! I LOVE art, and I am doing something similar. I am doing something where you draw a something each day of the month. I also just started bullet journaling this year and it is soooo fun!

    1. Ikr! My sister is OBSESSED with Mitch. I asked her what she would do if he and Connie didn’t get married, and she then, “if they don’t get married…. I WILL MARRY MITCH!!!” 😂

  10. Are any people on this page not Christians? Remember confess with your mouth that Jesus is God and that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

  11. i have a joke: I listen to Odyssey in an Odyssey going to an Odyssey! if anyone can figure this out, Please reply! i will write the answer later.

      1. Lydia Elizabeth: Close, i listen to Odyssey in an Honda Odyssey going to an Adventure. because you know anything could happen if you’re driving. and Odyssey means Adventure.

  12. Eliza: i used to have a friend at my old school and she had a dad who was Muslim, a Mom who was Christian, a Sister who was Mormon and she was a christian.

  13. …remember that it’s only your job to tell others about God and salvation (see comment above by Verse nerd) and let God work in their hearts.
    And believe me I know how hard it is to tell others about my faith. I have kids on my street who are unsaved so believe me I TOTALLY get it.

  14. Today’s quote of randomness: “We came to rescue you!” “Good job.”

    What and who are they from?

    1. I know that one Anakin says that to Obi-Wan Kenobi, but I don’t remember the title of it. ( I know this because I was watching Star Wars while making my card for my parents anniversary.)

  15. Hello everyone, just a quick reminder that our posting guidelines only allow you to use one user name when posting on this site. Have a wonderful day!

  16. My goodness! I used to be so on top of the comments and the commenters, but now I don’t know most of you! I just want to say welcome to all of you new people. We have a writers page set up if any of you are interested. It is the April 22, 2020 podcast page. I can’t figure out how to post links. :-/ I just posted a lesson there today!

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