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April 10, 2019: Monica Padilla - voice of double "L" Jillian, double "L" Marshall - tells us about auditioning opposite Townsend Coleman, preparation for acting, and (yes) appearing on the TV show Survivor.

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The character of Jillian Marshall has held a variety of unusual jobs - including a sous chef, surfing instructor, and even a professional line-stander. Monica Padilla (the voice behind Jillian) has a variety of unusual life experiences and she shares those with us.

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February 13, 2019: Hear from the new Adventures in Odyssey coordinator about recordings sessions, working with agents, and behind the scenes secrets of the team.

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Our new coordinator has been working on the Adventures in Odyssey for nine months now. She talks about her journey from running a camp for kids in foster care to the Dixie Stampede to moderating comments from fans to now being on the Odyssey team itself.

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January 16, 2019: Why did David Parker change actors? Who are Morrie's parents? Will you bring back the Inspiration Station? The Odyssey team answers your questions!

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Executive producer Dave Arnold, producer Nathan Hoobler, and writer/director Phil Lollar answer fan questions about recent albums and preview the upcoming Album 66. Plus, hear the answers to some pressing questions from way back in Odyssey history.

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January 2, 2019: John Avery Whittaker Award: An Odyssey listener tells how she was welcomed into a new family (Plus! A preview of this month’s Club adventure)

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The John Avery Whittaker Award honors people who have impact on the faith of those around them. Samantha nominated her “mama” Robin Berns. Robin brought Samantha into her family during a difficult time and made a lasting impact on her life. Hear both of them tell their story and hear their advice on how to act like Whit.

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December 19, 2018: FREE EPISODE: "Gone Fishing," a Focus on the Family drama from 1986!

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Merry Christmas! "Gone Fishing," one of the early dramas Focus produced, featured two actors who would later become familiar names on Adventures in Odyssey: Chuck Bolte and Hal Smith. Chuck Bolte was executive producer on the show during the majority of its first decade and Hal Smith, of course, became the first voice of John Avery Whittaker. Hear this drama that helped lay the foundation for Adventures in Odyssey, plus some special memories from Chuck.

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December 5, 2018: Writers Bob Smithouser (yes, Bob Smithouser) and Phil Lollar (plus surprise guest) dive deep into "Out to Sea"

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Three years ago, Bob Smithouser didn’t want to make waves when his boss Dave Arnold asked him to write an Odyssey script, but he felt like a fish out of water. He was green around the gills in the ways of script-writing and it was sink or swim. Over the long voyage of writing the script, Bob weathered the storm to get to final draft with the help of Phil Lollar and others to keep things on course. Don’t rock the boat as we hear the story of how that happened!

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November 7, 2018: VIDEO PODCAST: Writer Marshal Younger and his three-year-old daughter’s breakfast battle inspires a Parker family adventure (Plus: A story of how God is using Odyssey!)

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Many years ago, Marshal Younger’s three-year-old daughter decided she wasn’t going to eat her breakfast. This set off a multi-hour standoff between father and daughter that later inspired the Odyssey episode “The Sandwich Initiative.” Witness the battle of wills as well as an incredible story from one of our listeners.

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October 24, 2018: This weekend's episode features Whittakers, Wooton, and a Washington. Hear from one of those on today's podcast.

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Mark Christopher Lawrence, voice of Ed Washington, returns to Adventures in Odyssey this weekend for the first time in over ten years. Mark tells us what it was like being back in the studio, his advice on stand-up comedy, and all that's happened to him in recent years.

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September 26, 2018: Hear the first chapters of "Young Whit and the Traitor’s Treasure" read by Andre Stojka, voice of Whit himself!

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Something sinister happened decades ago to disgrace the Whittaker name. Can ten-year-old Johnny discover the truth--and find the traitor’s treasure--before they are gone forever? Find in Book 1 of the Young Whit series. Get a preview of the first three chapters in audio form read by Andre Stojka. Plus, hear a preview of October’s Club adventure: "Beyond Repair."

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September 11, 2018: What's the worst thing that could happen when Buddy Norman brings his Bible to Odyssey Middle School?

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Celebrate Bring Your Bible to School Day with the Club story "A Predicament of Biblical Proportions," available for the first time outside the Club on September 22. Hear from writer Bob Hoose and Bring Your Bible to School founder Candi Cushman about the creation of the story. And learn how and why you can bring your Bible to school.

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August 29, 2018: Travel back in time to Whit's childhood in a new book series and learn what inspired Odyssey legends Phil Lollar and Dave Arnold

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Something sinister happened decades ago to disgrace the Whittaker name. Can young Whit discover the truth - and find the traitor's treasure - before it's gone forever? Find out in Young Whit and the Traitor's Treasure, book one in a new series exploring the childhood escapades of the most beloved character in town. And find out more about the series from the authors, Odyssey legends Phil Lollar and Dave Arnold.

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August 15, 2018: "Up in the Air" and "Under the Surface" Avery Awards

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It’s a lovely day at the track and we got a lot of great contenders all vying for Avery Awards gold. And who knows? Maybe this year, one of our racers just might take home the legendary Avery Awards Triple Crown! Hear the competitors raced for "Best B-TV Sketch," "Best Actor," "Best Actress," "Best Scene," "Best Place Wooton and Penny Visited," "Best Villain," "Best Sound Design," "Best Script," and "Best Overall Episode." Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who voted!

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