Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"A Capsule Comes to Town" Now Available!

As anticipated, they've added A Capsule Comes to Town to the Oneplace server already! You can listen by clicking here.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Counting Down...

Less than five days remain until A Capsule Comes to Town and potentially fewer if the episode is posted by Tuesday or Wednesday. Here's hoping they do!

A small administrative note to get out of the way... iTunes subscribers, you may have noticed that the latest download was the Feb 20, 2008 edition of the Official Podcast. That was accidentally added when I included a link to the Official Podcast in my earlier blog. I've fixed it now, so the Official Podcast has been removed from the Unofficial Podcast's RSS feed. Those who have it on their iTunes can delete it manually or delete their subscription and re-subscribe to the podcast.

We're nearly there!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

An Unofficial Preview!

With the release of the latest Official Podcast, it's clear that this season will soon prove to be one to remember. In similar fashion to Album 25: Darkness Before Dawn, the episodes in the 50th album will be self-contained, meaning all the shows will be interconnected. It all begins with the discovery of an 100 year-old time capsule buried somewhere in Odyssey. This remarkable find coincides with the town's nomination for the best small town in America. It just so happens that The Best Small Town is also the album title for the upcoming season, as confirmed by the product resource listing available at WhitsEnd.org.

As we heard in the preview and in our interview with Nathan and Marshal, favorite characters from the past are going to be making special appearances, including Jimmy Barclay and... Lucy Cunningham-Schultz?! I can't reiterate it enough--this is going to be an incredible season.

As promised, Sarah and I will be back in March to give our full review on A Capsule Comes to Town. We'll also be launching an exciting season-long contest, so check back for more details!

Only nine more days!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

First Ten Episodes Revealed!

In our interview with Nathan and Marshal, it was mentioned that all of the upcoming spring episodes would tie back to previous shows... not necessarily in terms of content, but definitely with regards to the title. Nathan suggested, "A lot of the stories will evoke memories of past shows." It'll be interesting to see the extent to which these new episodes relate to their historical counterparts. The writers, especially Nathan, have always done a fine job making references to past characters, events, and episodes, but will it go to a new level with these new shows? Well, you can start speculating because we finally have the names of the first ten episodes of the spring season!

March 1: A Capsule Comes to Town
March 8: Suspicious Finds
March 15: A License to Deprive
March 22: Accidental Dilemma, Part 1
March 29: Accidental Dilemma, Part 2
April 5: A Class Reenactment
April 12: The Forgotten Deed
April 19: The Triangled Web, Part 1
April 26: The Triangled Web, Part 2
May 3: Rights, Wrongs, and Winners

Just 17 more days, folks!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Unofficial Podcast Ep. 29

We're a month later than we would've liked, but we finally released our first podcast of 2008! In it, we talk with Odyssey writers Nathan Hoobler and Marshal Younger, as they answer your questions about the past season and the upcoming season. Plus, some groundbreaking news about the future of Odyssey. You won't want to miss it!

Right-click and save here to download.

Running Time: 45:51

Friday, February 8, 2008

The Wait is Almost Over!

It's almost been two months since the last episode aired and I'm getting restless. Perhaps the most highly anticipated season of all-time will finally commence when A Capsule Comes to Town in less than three weeks! In case you haven't noticed, there's been an extreme deficiency in podcasts this year...

Wait, we haven't released one yet?


Anyhow, to whet your appetite, I'll be posting our latest interview with Nathan Hoobler and Marshall younger tomorrow. In it, we discuss episodes from the past season as well as things to look out for in the upcoming season! You won't want to miss this exclusive preview!

Well, you could, but then you'd have to wait another two weeks to hear anything new about the 50th season. That wouldn't be fun now, would it?

Check back this Saturday afternoon for the podcast!