The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast

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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

194 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. 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! 🙂

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

    1. I was wondering about Focus at Home, too. I can still access the website but when I click on any of the episodes it redirects me to the aio website. I get email updates about it, but didn’t receive anything recently saying it was stopping.

  6. Ha ha. That happened to me too. I thought I was first when I posted my first comment, because I didn’t see any other comments, but then I saw that they have to process all the comments and approve them. 🙂 This is the first podcast I’ve commented on!

  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. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Hey Eliza, I have had people make fun of me before, and I know that nothing I can say will make it better but am going to say anyway that I think red hair is gorgeous. I actually would prefer red hair to my brown hair.
    And God put you in that class for a reason, maybe to make an Christian influence. It’s never easy to make an influence but…

  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!

    Here we will share tips tricks and challenges for any one who enjoys art.
    TIP: this year set a challenge for yourself and something new. January is not yet over so it’s not to late to set a goal. Experiment , try something new, AND HAVE FUN! Maybe try something a bit outside your comfort zone.

  18. challenge for february: do a doodle each day. maybe like a scene that grows a bit each day. try to include at least one heart creature or couple in love ( in honor of valentines day ) make it your own and have fun!

  19. Challenge for today: make a valentine for a family member. Make it cute and sweet and adorable. Do you save bits and bobs? I do! Make a college of some sort . Experiment and be creative.

  20. Great! A cool art project is making feather! 1: Make dots of color down the middle 2: then place a string in the middle of the paint then grab the bottom of the string and pull up and off! Then do step two again!

  21. This isn’t really an art project, but it is something I like to do. I LOVE using colored pencils to draw a sunset, sunrise, underwater, (etc.) It is really fun and if you practice enough, you will start learning how different colors blend together. (Tip: A way to blend colors a little is to use a cotton ball to dab the page with rubbing alcohol)

  22. Hey guys!! What’s your favorite kind of artsy project? I love to work with paper (like making greeting cards and things) and fabric; I’m working on my second quilt! Do any of y’all quilt?

  23. Hi everyone! Thank you all for commenting and making the art page a success!
    Challenge: draw an original leprechaun trap. Be super creative. Have fun!!! Extra points for anyone who actually builds it.
    Double challenge: make a shamrock garland. I made mine out of a mossy green felt and burlap. This is a really fun way to brighten up your home

  24. Hi y’all! It’s nice to be on here again! Here is an art project! It is really fun and and cute, too. So take some paper bags and fold them in half. With double-sided tape or glue, stick them together. Take decorative paper and wrap it around the stack for the cover. Put pictures or doodles inside. For the strap, make two thin pieces of paper…

  25. Stick the first one on the front near the right edge. Tape down the two short sides leaving an open space. Next, take the second piece of paper and tape on short side to the back near the edge. Slip the non-taped side through the open space you made on the front earlier.
    You can do different themes, too: Nature, Yourself, Family, (etc.)

  26. Just a reminder, the deadline for the members magazine is March 31. Make sure to have your stuff sent in by then.

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