The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast

Hosted By:
Bob Smithouser & Jesse Florea

How do Bigfoot, Jurassic Park, and a howling space cat come together?

The Revenge of Bigfoot
“The Revenge of Bigfoot” is available now in the Club.

Writer Abigail Geiger and sound designer Luke Guenot tell us the creation of “The Revenge of Bigfoot.” (Spoiler warning! It involves a howling space cat.)

Vote in the Avery Awards for Albums 69 & 70!

Avery Awards

Need to catch up on Album 69: Best Kept Secrets or Album 70: Finding a Way?

Read the nominations before you vote

Best Actress

  • Shona Rodman as Jules Kendall in “California Dreams”
  • Cristina Pucelli as Emily Jones in “The Rydell Revelations”
  • April Hong as Suzu Rydell in “The Rydell Revelations” 
  • Keely Marshall as Bridget Perkins in “The Protector”
  • Rebecca Davis as Carla Perkins in “The Protector”


Best Scene

  • Jules confronts Valerie about her blackmail in “For a Song”
  • Whit challenges Morrie to tell the whole truth in “The Rydell Revelations”
  • Wyatt saves his sister from drowning in “Jumping Off, Jumping In”
  • Longfellow’s son regains use of his legs on Christmas morning in “The Christmas Bells”
  • Emily figures out who is really behind the cell phone mystery in “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”


Best Actor

  • Robby Bruce as Buck Oliver in “California Dreams”
  • Andre Stojka as Whit in “The Rydell Revelations”
  • Atticus Shaffer as Morrie Rydell in “The Rydell Revelations” 
  • Gregory Jbara as Wilson Knox in “The Christmas Bells”
  • Tucker Chandler as Wyatt Perkins in “Jumping Off, Jumping In”


Best Sound Design

  • For a Song
  • California Dreams, Parts 1 & 2
  • The Rydell Revelations, Parts 1, 2, & 3
  • Jumping Off, Jumping In
  • Auto Response
  • Unrelatable
  • The Protector
  • The Christmas Bells
  • Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off


Best Surprise

  • Suzu’s involvement in the mysterious events around Odyssey is revealed in “The Rydell Revelations”
  • Tasha Forbes suddenly reappears in Odyssey (and with connections to Morrie and Suzu) in “The Rydell Revelations” 
  • Detective Polehaus reveals that he is, in fact, an adoptee in “Auto Response”
  • Morrie and Suzu Rydell want Emily to join a team in “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”
  • Bridget’s issues with her mother are because she’s now afraid of water in “The Protector”
  • Spencer is actually an escaped convict calling from Connie’s house in “Unrelatable”


Best Script

  • For a Song
  • California Dreams, Parts 1 & 2
  • The Rydell Revelations, Parts 1, 2, & 3
  • Jumping Off, Jumping In
  • Auto Response
  • Unrelatable
  • The Protector
  • The Christmas Bells
  • Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off


Best Song

  • Jules sings “My Grades are Down” in “For a Song”
  • Jules sings her original version of “I’m Just Me” in “California Dreams”
  • Jules sings a pop version of “I’m Just Me” in “California Dreams”
  • Jules and Buck sing “I’m Just Me” together on stage in “California Dreams”
  • Wilson sings “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” in “The Christmas Bells”


Best Overall Episode

  • For a Song
  • California Dreams, Parts 1 & 2
  • The Rydell Revelations, Parts 1, 2, & 3
  • Jumping Off, Jumping In
  • Auto Response
  • Unrelatable
  • The Protector
  • The Christmas Bells
  • Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
  • Voting in the Avery Awards has closed. Stay tuned to hear the results soon!

332 Responses

      1. thanks everyone! I’m still so confused on how I got first I thought I would be in the mid 20’s for sure

    1. For everyone: what/who is your fave:
      Song (or artist)-
      Top or hoodie-
      Clothes brand-

      1. I left you a post on the Bigfoot page. If you want, I can just post it to you on this one.

          1. Ok, so on the last page I said that I was glad you said yes to being friends and I also wanted to know what your favorite color is. Mine is blue.

          1. What books do you like to read? I like animal books and I’m sorta into mysteries.
            I like fantasy epic.

          2. Are you more of a dog person or a cat person or neither? 🐶🐱 Do you have a favorite emoji? I’m a dog person, but I do love cats. I showed my favorite emojis several posts down, but I also like these: 🐆🍕🌸🌹🍩🐬🐟🐇, ok , too many!

        1. I have a couple of fave colors: blue, teal, cyan, (another type of blue), and maybe pink and purple. I love reading, as long as it’s a good book then I like it. But usually the ones that usually work well with me are: historical fiction, realistic fiction, and sometimes mystery/adventure. I’m more of a dog person, but I don’t have a fave emoji. 🙁

    1. Hi Sailor Renee! Have you commented before? I don’t remember seeing you before… If it’s your first time, welcome! btw cute username!!

  1. I’d better be first. I promised myself I would be
    If I’m not 1st, that’s OK. there’s always a second chance

    1. Hi Eden Rose!! I love your name, I know someone named Eden. Yes I agree, aio is awesome! Are you excited for the results of the Avery Awards?

  2. Have you guys voted? I already did, but it was soo hard to choose what to vote for! There’s so much amazing aio things!

      1. Heyyy Bekah!! Wasn’t it so hard?? I had to put my personal feelings of my fave characters behind before judging.

        1. It was a little hard, but not too bad, there was a few times I was like “I’m really not sure, they were both soooo good” .

  3. I forgot that a new podcast was coming out. Congrats on first NF. Congrats on second G.K. Congrats on third God’s not Dead

    1. Thanks 🙂
      I haven’t seen G.K. before, are you new?
      Congrats to you and God’s not dead!

  4. Had a hard time choosing which episode had the best sound design for the voting, in the questions where are you had to fill out the boxes were unexpected.

      1. Maybe, but they must be on a very long break. I haven’t seen any of their comments for at least a month or two.

  5. hi bekah do you remember me

  6. Bekah
    I looked up the songs you suggested to me! The Duck Song was cute. It was funny, because when my neighbors and me were having a lemonade stand a boy named Michael came up to buy some and said “Hey, you got any grapes?” He said it was something from YouTube but then I realized he was quoting that song! Lol 😂

  7. Psalm 9:1
    I don’t know if you’re here or not. But because I 💜 how cute and pretty your name is, would you mind if I named a character in my book after you? I just wanted to ask because after everything that has happened I don’t want to do something like that without your consent. I love your name, I wish it was mine.
    If u don’t want, that’s 👌🏾

    1. My unit was Explorers. What unit were you in. Playing with friends. Kid care and cake decorating. Thank you for being my friend I really need one.

  8. My sis and a friend of mine LOVE Minecraft at MinecrafterMi
    Who all here likes writing? I am very passionate about it. God has blessed me with the gift of writing and I will use my talents for His glory. Oh, and just a little “Whose Am I?” update, it’s going AMAZING! I’m already halfway through and God has been teaching me a lot about him thru it

    1. I don’t like writing for school, but in my free time I like doing it, but I haven’t been doing it as much as I should.

    1. I’m homeschooled! And I live in Alaska on our homestead small farm with horses and goats and cat and dogs and chickens and sheep and big green houses.😊

  9. Has anyone been commenting lately? I guess everyone’s busy with the 4th of July coming up.

    1. Hi Cotton Smit, I don’t have that emoji, but yes, I like watermelon. Do you?

    1. Hi 😎none 😎, yes I remember you. Did you say yes to being friends? If not, that’s okay. I don’t mind. I like your emojis.

  10. I have an idea, how about everyone has one big conversation on this page!

      1. I’m just trying to come up with some commenting ideas, and I thought spider man came up with a good one.

      1. I’m good. Thank you! I don’t look at the comments a lot that is why I am replying 4 days later! 😀

    1. ugh that is such a hard question… I honestly have no clue, they’re my two favorite book series of all time!

    1. Which anonymous post are you talking about, there are quite a few. Are you a boy or girl? You don’t have to answer that if your not comfortable to do so. I’m a girl.

  11. are you ? on the other podcast you said that was me when Anonymous posted

  12. @Gods Not Dead I LOOVE Watermelon. I live on a farm where we grow watermelons so…

    1. How do you like to eat your watermelon? In blocks or slices? I prefer slices . Is watermelon your favorite fruit?

  13. Hello. I posted on the last one but I don’t know if any of you would go back and read it so I’ll just put it here. You guys are so funny. I have been reading your comments since June 15th and I enjoyed them. Also to 😻💜 Hannah U 💜😻

    🙏🏻👭🏼 My sister and I got separated when I was eight.

    1. To Genesis
      Why did you get separated from your sister? Could you please explain what happened?
      You don’t have to if you don’t want to

  14. Where’s Ilovepizza12? I’m his anonymous friend from the Connie and Eugene page.

  15. Happy 4th of July, everyone!
    Freedom is from God.
    Also, 🍉
    Cotton Smit, watermelon sometimes makes me feel sick to my stomach. And now i don’t like eating it because last time I did it was not a pleasant experience. But it’s not bad, I would not mind if you all were to say you like it.

    1. It wasn’t actually my idea, it was spider man’s idea. I just thought we could do it on this page too, I just don’t know what all of us should talk about (that is if everyone agrees to do it) but I don’t mind if know one agrees to it, just a suggestion.

  16. Hi odyssey fan😀I have been very busy so I could not comment for two weeks. How is everyone doing? Post this emoji 👍if you is doing “good”. 😊

    1. Katelynn, I didn’t see your comment earlier but 👍
      I’m doing good I love your name! I known someone named Katelynn who goes by Katie and my friend’s older sisters name is Caitlin and my neighbor’s cousins name is Kaitlyn-you get my point there are a lot of ways to spell that name! My name is Hannah, you can’t spell that name many various ways.

  17. Here’s a TRQ
    If you could pick to vacation at the beach or in the mountains where would you vacation?

    1. Hi Exit. Wannabe my friend. Just lettin’ you know I don’t comment a lot. Every other day. My favorite books are

      The Hardy Boys
      Nancy Drew
      The Thorton Burges books
      The Heartwood Series
      Hank the Cowdog
      Grandma’s Attic
      Sid Fleischman books
      Laura Ingals Wilder(👌) oh yeah!
      Concord Cunningham

      AIO BOOKS!!!!!!! 100% a yes! Instead of listening to

  18. Are the moderators reviewing comments today or are they not because it’s still technically a “holiday”?

  19. I want a video podcast! They haven’t had one in a long time

    1. 😻💜 Hannah U💜😻, could you pretty please be my friend? I don’t have a lot.

      1. Of course!! What things do you like to do? Where do you live? Do you have siblings?

        1. I live in Georgia like you. I’m really sorry if the things I’ve commented and posted aren’t good. Okay.

          How much does Hi (🍕😇)comment. Tell her I said hello. By the way I’m adopted. I know this might sound wierd but if anyone else wants to be my friends post this emoji🐝
          Sorry if I’m making y’all feel pressured. People are just pushing me back.

          1. I don’t think things you’ve commented and posted aren’t good. If you had commented something actually bad the moderators wouldn’t have posted it anyway. What is your real name? (If you can say)
            I hope you feel loved and appreciated

      1. Sorry but I shouldn’t say my real name or I’ll get punished. I’m really sorry.

        1. You’re fine!
          That’s why I said “if you can say” instead of straight up asking for your name. Don’t apologize. I don’t want you to get in trouble 👍🏾 i love you 💜💙💚💛❤️

  20. I won’t be able to vote in the Avery Awards because I don’t have access to the thing you have to go to to vote 😢

      1. Cool, are you camping with your family, or are you going to an organization?

  21. God’s not dead (Natalie)
    Don’t know if you care or not, but my “Whose Am I?” book is almost done!!!!
    I’m so excited! I’m going to give it to some of my friends as birthday presents I hope it touches them.
    Thank you for being encouraging, loving, sweet, and friendly i💜u
    What books have you written?
    “Whose Am I?” has 20 chapters

    1. Right now I’m writing a devotional called Actions of an Aussie, ( it’s basically real stories about my dog and then a short lesson and some bible verses) I’ve also writing another book, but am taking a break from that one.

    2. And yes, I care. Your book sounds inspirational! It sounds like something I would enjoy reading. Happy soon to b birthday to you and 😎none😎!

  22. What did everyone do for the Fourth of July? 🇺🇸
    My dad’s dad and stepmom came down from Alabama and we had a BBQ and we made hand cranked ice cream and I went to watch fireworks at my friend Lillian’s house. My grandparents stayed at an air b & b right next door to us, also I might be in a play and I am going back to American heritage girls!

    1. Some of this wasn’t necessarily for 4th 🇺🇸of July, but on Saturday we visited some friends we hadn’t seen in a while, then some of my family stoped to watched some fireworks on the way home. I was in the other car with one of my brothers, my oldest sister and brother in law. So we were home before them.

      1. On Sunday we had Sunday morning church, then we had a grill out, had lemonade, and ice cream for dessert. Then we relaxed till Sunday night church, after Sunday night church we went to fireworks 15 mins away from us. On Monday evening my sister and brother in law (which live 3 mins away from us) had my family and my brother in law’s family over.

  23. Hi everyone Would y’all pray for me? I have bumps covering both arms and we don’t know what it is.😔

    1. To Cotton Smit
      I’m sorry about your arms, I will pray. You might try and see if it’s not an allergic reaction or anything.
      Jesus loves you! Even if doctors or your parents give you medicine to make you feel better, Jesus is the Great Physician and He heals you.

      1. Thank Hannah U for this. It helps to have a reminder! We think allergic reaction to poison ivy.

    1. I think I’m going to get my ears pierced and I get to pick what meals I get to have, but I haven’t decided yet because there are lots of options. I know I will answer a lot of phone calls because I always get phone calls on my bday. I won’t have to do my summer school, too! I also might have a birthday party that my older sibs are helping me plan!

          1. No , that wasn’t me. I think I would want to get my ears pierced next year, but I’m still not sure.

        1. I’m sorry if me piercing my ears offended you, whoever you are, I really am
          But it’s a family tradition for us girls that when we turn the age that I’m turning we get our ears pierced so we can wear earrings. You don’t have to answer if you don’t want to, but do you have anything against getting your ears pierced?

  24. I wish there were more characters in AIO who are adopted and came from different countries. Like Suzu Rydell is literally the only character I can relate to in that situation. Detective Polehaus was but that’s different. Suzu was adopted from Japan.

  25. Natalie, is Pslam 9:1 commenting?
    Also, do you know the song Trampoline by Kero Kero Benito? Since you have a trampoline u might like it. It’s by the same person who did the Flamingo song that I’ve been raving about. Kero Kero Benito is Japanese and her music doesn’t have language in it or any of the other things you might be concerned about.

  26. Update:We think that the bumps are because I am allergic to poison ivy. 😶😶😱

    1. It’s good that you know what it is. Praise God!
      That’s amazing

  27. Hey Me! Don’t feel bad, we all love you. I don’t think anyone was pushing you back but I’m sorry if you feel that way. I will tell Hi that you said hi. Lol, funny joke. I can’t believe you live in Georgia and are adopted! Do you have siblings? Are u adopted from a foreign country? What is your favorite food, ice cream flavor, and Odyssey episode?

  28. Natalie GUESS WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?
    My “Whose Am I?” book is completed! I’m so excited. I’ve been writing it for almost a month and a half and I’m so thankful to be finished with it. How long does it usually take you to write a full book?

    1. I’ve only finished a book once and that was a very long time ago, so I don’t remember how long it took me to finish it. I’m hoping to finish my devotional by the end of this year.

      1. Sorry, I thought u wouldn’t mind if I just asked that by yeah I’ll quit😔

          1. I was just curious, and I didn’t know how much she was commenting. I’m sorry

  29. @ 😻💜 Hannah u 💜😻

    Are you adopted from a different country? I was adopted from Chicago.

    1. I am adopted from Rwanda, which is a country in Africa
      My birth parents couldn’t take care of me, and in Rwanda it was illegal to put your kid up for adoption so I got sent to an orphanage and got adopted about 2 years later. Can you tell me about your adoption?

  30. @Hannah
    I have not heard the trampoline song, congrats on finishing your book (I wish I could read it, have you ever considered getting it published?) Psalm 9:1 is 1 year older than me gtg

  31. Every time I see no comments on a podcast, I comment, but somehow people steal my spot, and that’s frustrating.

  32. I have a new cousin who is a boy! Also, I am having a birthday party and im so excited
    Y’all probably don’t care tho I love it when my birthday happens

    1. Sorry, I forgot to write my name. Btw my name isn’t actually Galadriel but I’m a Tolkien fan.

  33. Was Monday, July 12th a holiday? I’m just asking because it didn’t seem like the moderators were reviewing comments

    1. Hey Jay mac, I 💜KLOVE! Unfortunately, I can only get it in the mountains, but maybe if I look it up on my tablet, I might be able to get it. What’s your favorite songs on KLOVE?

      1. My favorite song on KLOVE has got to be Almost Home by Micah Tyler.
        They have a website. I love their music.

        1. I don’t think I’ve heard that one. Are you going to be posting on the new page? I like your username, super cool.

  34. sorry if this sounds like a silly question
    But hannah u keeps on calling someone natalie and I know she wasn’t talking to me becuz im new here—-so are their more than one person named natalie?? My name is Natalie

  35. What is everyone’s favorite food? Mine is hotdogs with a LOT of mustard!!!! 🌭🌭🌭🌭🌭🌭🌭🌭🌭🌭

      1. Mine is Acts. I love adventure stories and to think that this book actually happened in real life is incredible!

    1. Mine are: Genesis, Exodus, Ruth, 1+2 Samuel, Matthew, and Acts.

      Do any of you love the story of how Paul the Apostle came to Christ? I love it.😇

  36. Are the comments not open anymore? It seems like the moderators haven’t t been posting many comments if late

  37. Hi, guys what’s up? Is Me commenting 🐝 I would love to be your friend although I don’t comment a lot
    I’m Hannah U’s older sissy

  38. Names anyone?
    U don’t have to share if you’re not comfortable with it
    My name is Eliana

    1. Bekah, and my middle name is Hope.

  39. I picked my username because my favorite song from Veggie Tales is pizza angel lol
    🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇

    1. That’s so funny!!! That was the first thought that came to my head. I absolutely love those kid veggie tales songs.

  40. @ 🍕😇

    Of course I’ll be your friend. I try to post but I didn’t see any of these comments till today, even though I checked yesterday.

    @ 😻💜 Hannah u 💜😻

    My mom died of cancer when I was 2 and my dad died when I was 4. I have 2 older brothers in the military, so I am a foster kid with a really nice Christian family till they come back.

  41. I get to see them sometimes though on holidays. My oldest brother is saved, but my younger one is not. If you guys could pray for him. The military is very dangerous, and him not being saved makes it even more dangerous. It would relieve all of us who know him if he got saved. I live in Wisconsin now. Sorry that was a lot. 😅

    1. Hey, I live in WI too!! That has to be hard, I’ll pray for you and your brother.

  42. To a friend who shared that she’s been having a really hard time: We are praying for you. We hope you will also share your feelings with a parent or trusted adult who loves you. Also, we have counselors available to speak with you for free, just call us at 800-232-6459. Thanks for sharing, friend. Remember God loves you so much and will help you!

  43. hi biblebro i have no idea what lord of the rings is and I’ve never read chronicles of Narnia

  44. ALERT ALERT!! Anyone who wants to talk to me , please comment on the new podcast.
    Thank you!!

  45. Hey guys!! If you want to talk to me, I’m on the next page.😃😄
    Love you!!

  46. Hey guys. I’m commenting again on the new page. So if you want to talk I will be on the new page.📱😃

    Oh and I’m kind of changing my username to this: 🐼Abbi😊
    If you see that, just know it’s me.🤗

  47. Hi😻💜Hannah u 💜😻. Sorry I’ve been busy so I couldn’t reply to you. I love your name too! Yes I get it a lot of people have the name Katelynn😂I have a friend that has the name Katelynn too! What do you do on a hot summer day?

  48. I was in a situation where I needed to leave fast so I sent her to Pacific Garden Mission. I was going to come back a couple weeks later but she wasn’t there. I found her a few years back though. And praise God she’s a Christian. I’m also going to spend a week at camp with her so I can get to know her better.

  49. Whoever wants to be friends with me please post this emoji💜

    Have any of you heard the song Somebody by ZOE WORSHIP?🎤 Have any of you heard Yes I Will by Vertical Worship?🎸

  50. 💜( can’t find right heart)
    @ 🐼 Abbi😊 no I have not heard of any of those songs but I will check it out!
    P.s I would love to be friends

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