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October 7, 2020: Hear the true story behind “The Martyr and the Rooster”

"The Martyr and the Rooster" episode art
“The Martyr and the Rooster” episode art

Writer/director Phil Lollar separates literal truth from literary truth in the latest Club adventure based on a story from Voice of the Martyrs. Plus: a preview of “The Martyr and the Rooster” — this month’s exclusive Club adventure.

Knight's SchemeThe Blackgaard Chronicles: Book 5 — Knight’s Scheme

The scheming Dr. Regis Blackgaard continues his fevered pursuit of the Applesauce program and access to Whit’s End. This time, on a trip to Chicago, Whit and Connie get caught up in a dangerous mystery involving a stolen laptop, the Department of Defense, and some familiar (but not very friendly) faces. This fifth book of The Blackgaard Chronicles series introduces more of the story beyond the Adventures in Odyssey audio dramas.

Author: Phil Lollar

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285 Responses

        1. Wow!! I’ve never had 3rd before!!! That’s the closest I’ve EVER gotten! (Sorry, I don’t wanna brag, just….)

  1. The artists that illustrate all those episode cover pictures are SUPER talented, it’s mind blowing how they can capture the emotion and scene so well!

    1. I know! I LOVE art and my favorite part of the club episodes (when I used to have the club), was the thing where it shows the art design process

  2. Definitely are going to listen to this month’s club now, especially since Phil Lollar couldn’t give out any spoilers. Which episodes do you guys prefer? Historical (biblical or U.S), or present Odyssey?

    1. Ooo… that is hard. I don’t think there are ones that I prefer, but I really like the historical episodes and a lot of the older odyssey episodes

      1. I agree about liking older odyssey episodes. The newer ones are not as good in my opinion. I mean I still like to listen to them but the older ones are better.

  3. I love listening to odyssey when I go to bed!!!!!
    Thanks to everyone who gets odyssey out their every night and Saturday morning!!!

  4. Cool I didn’t think I was into podcasts now I LOVE THEM thx adventures in odyssey

      1. ok um this might sound weird but…
        are you the rachel from the odessey club?😬😬😬
        if so this is captiansparrow1

  5. I can not seem to download this episode. The wheel just keeps turning and turning. What am I doing wrong?

    1. Hi Jesse, oh boy! I don’t know how to answer that… I would say, “look it up on some sort of search engine”. Hope this helps!

  6. Ummm… I’m confused but I LOOOOVE Adventures in Odyssey. It’s the best and the only podcast that I ever listened to. Thnx. Adventures in odyssey is the best.😁👍

      1. Lol! So not fair! : ) I am assuming that you bought the album? I hate having to wait until the next Saturday!! : )

          1. @av, same! I have the club so I’ve listened to the entire thing! I love all the suspenseful music! But seriously, Lydia I used to have to wait too every Saturday! That was SOOO stressful! Ugh! But now I have the club!

          1. @LiaCupcake, ive only heard if you want love, let you down,and i was about to listen to real, but decided to listen to therapy session.

  7. I know it looks weird that I said I’m new here twice,actually I said it because I didn’t know if my comment would be seen or not.

  8. yesterday I had to wake up at 5:00 in the morning and two weeks ago i even had to wake up at 3:00 in the morning(cause my family and i had to go to a prayer march) and guess what I saw Mike Pence!!

  9. when i left for Washington, family and i were about to go to our parking space, while another car was driving across the road and when we were just about to drive the car almost hit my family. I’m glad that the car didn’t hit us.

        1. I have only watched the 2002 Spiderman, and i really liked it but i still think that Captain America is the best Marvel superhero

    1. I love Horses!
      I wish I could ride. That would be my dream to learn to ride horses.
      We live right next to some but we are not allowed to ride them.

      1. I want to learn to ride as well!🐎🐎🐎I don’t have horses across the street,but I do have some friends that have a lot of them in their area.

    2. No way guys!!! ChocolateRocks and Alayna what are your favorite breeds? Mine is Friesans. 🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🏇🏇🏇🏇🏇🏇

      1. Have you ever read The Black Stallion series? OrBlack Beuty? Or Misty of Chincoteague? Marguerite Henry writes a lot of good horse books!

  10. I like the way they tell you to review your comment as Mr. Whittaker or Connie would.
    Also, comment on this if you think that Connie and Mitch should have gotten married.

    1. I think that if they did get married there relationship would have lots of ups and downs. SO I don’t know how it would workout! It could get really crazy!

    2. Definitely agree. But if that’s not what the characters/actors/directors had planned then that’s ok
      They still make amazing works of art and I love it so muchhh❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    3. Definitely agree. But if that’s not what the characters/actors/directors had planned then that’s ok
      They still make amazing works of art and I love it so muchhh❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  11. hellooooo!!!!! lol

    How long does it take for you to see your own comment or for your comment to show up??

  12. Hey everyone. One of our friends died suddenly this morning from an accident. Please pray for his family. Thanks.

      1. Hey @CountryGirl, do you live in the country on a farm? Cause I do. I’m a farm girl! #luvFARMLIFE

          1. Really?!?! That’s SOO neat! I live in a small town in Ontario, Canada. I never knew anyone who lived in Alaska!

    1. Hey Anonymous. I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. I’ll definitely be praying! I hope you and your family and friends get through this.

    1. Hey AV, it might just depend on the moderator. It could take up to 3 days. Hope this helps!
      😁 Smile

  13. Hi! I love❤listening to Odessey while doing my chores in the morning. I love the new series. The mysterious way they make it feel. Comment on this if you think they should make more long mystery ones like The one with Nova Com and Andromida! I think they should!!!! ❤

  14. Does anyone else write books? I have written three in a secret agent series and I am working on a third. 📚 📖 ✍️

  15. Adventures in Odyssey is the best radio program ever! I always wait for a new episode with my sister 😁

  16. I didn’t know there was an AIO WEBSITE!! I am a club member but my app isn’t working 🙁

  17. This isn’t related to the podcast, it’s about the Rydell Revelations,
    I found it strange for AIO to have Whit break the law and lie to the authorities about not knowing what the Rydell kids were doing, and for it to be acceptable. Does anybody have a different take on this that makes it acceptable?

    1. Hmm, I never though about it that way…. this is just me guessing, but maybe its that way, never mind! I get completely what you mean! Thats Soo confusing!!! I’m going to have to think on that one. BTW, do you have the aio club?

    2. Yes, agree! I liked the episodes but felt like it came to an unsatisfactory ending! There was a lot of suspense build up throughout the Rydell Saga and then the climax of the show didn’t equal out or surpass the suspense! I liked the older episodes better than these. Also, I didn’t feel satisfied with Trial by Fire. They needed something else.

    3. But I still love AiO and will probably listen until I die, lol! I thought Whit was just, well, not Whit if you know what I mean! Which Whit is your favorite? Hal Smith (1987-1994), Paul Herlinger (1996-2008), or Andre Stojka (2009-present)? My favorite is Paul Herlinger! Also, NovaCom is so great! It is one of their best Sagas.

  18. Hello Everyone! I am listening to this podcast as I am writing this. This my first Adventures and Odyssey podcast. It’s awesome! I hope you’re all doing well. Bye!

  19. I love Adventures in Oddasy I listín to it every day after school I’ve and over again.🙂🙂

  20. Yeah, his explanation was a little stretched. Like they made it up as they went along instead of having a plan for the episode.

  21. Shona Rodman (hopefully you’ll read this) I just wanted to say that you’re my fav actor on adventures in odyssey I’m always so excited when the new episodes come out. Especially if you’re in them!
    Your most loyal fan,

  22. I got to go back to church again! 😍 So happy! Although, we had to be at church by 8:30am… least we could go!

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