Saturday, July 26, 2008

Unofficial Podcast Ep. 46

07.26.08. The live show is in three weeks! In this podcast, we talk about the latest Odyssey news, read your letters, and announce the winner to our season-long contest. Tickets for the 10:30am show are nearly sold out, but there are still plenty available for the 3:00pm show. If you haven't reserved seats yet, get them while you can!

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Running Time: 24:13

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Truth Chronicles

With just over three weeks to go until the live show, it seems like the Odyssey updates are coming in fast and furious! Those of you who heard our recent interview with producer Marshal Younger may remember his reference to The Truth Project, a Christian worldview curriculum for adults taught by Dr. Del Tackett. What some of you may not realize is the fact that The Truth Project is a product of Focus on the Family. To be honest, I missed the connection when Marshal first mentioned it!

Ignorance notwithstanding, it's worth noting that Focus decided to create a special series of Adventures in Odyssey episodes in conjunction with The Truth Project. While The Truth Chronicles will not represent the fifty-first album, it will include characters like Whit, Connie, Wooton, and the Kidsboro kids. But don't mistake this for a regular album. The Truth Chronicles were designed to teach The Truth Project lessons for kids, and as such the morals and messages in this particular album will be more overt than "normal" Odyssey episodes. Regardless, I'm definitely looking forward to this special set. Aside from the three Kidsboro episodes, all of which are included in this album, the remaining eight episodes were written by Paul McCusker. Take a look at the cover art!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Live Show Flyer

Only 25 days until the live event! I don't know about you, but I love this new promotional flyer. Check back this Saturday for a new podcast. :D!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Countdown is On!

I've been waiting for this event for five long months, but at long last I can finally say we're only one month away from the live show! In a mere thirty days, thousands of fans will assemble at the Focus campus to partake in this exhilarating opportunity. Actually getting to watch some of our favorite actors and actresses do their thing on stage will be a breathtaking experience. There are few words to describe my excitement and anticipation for this event. For me, it will undoubtedly be the highlight of the year.

Don't worry, I'll be bringing along my camera for the ride... no guarantees of photos from the actual live recording, but hopefully something from the meet and greet!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Unofficial Podcast Ep. 45

07.12.08. Exactly one month until I leave for Colorado Springs and the excitement continues to escalate! In this podcast, I speak with producer Marshal Younger to talk about Kidsboro, the future of Odyssey, and the live show. Only five weeks to go until the birthday bash, so guarantee your seats now while they're still available! In other news, our brand new logo makes it debut today... if you'd like to update the artwork for the rest of our podcasts, you can do so by downloading the newest logo here.

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Running Time: 32:20

Friday, July 11, 2008

A New Look!

It is with great pleasure that we present to you our brand new look!

Many thanks to Jacob Isom for sharing his creative talents with us! If you like what you see, check out the Odyssey Scoop. You'll find a lot of neat information scattered throughout, including exclusive interviews with several actors and actresses! It's definitely a website worth bookmarking.

As promised, the interview with Marshal Younger will be available tomorrow morning. Plus, if you have subscribed to our podcast on iTunes, you may notice a brand new logo appearing on all future podcasts. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

New Album Cover Art!

Tyndale has released the updated album artwork for Album 19: Passport to Adventure. Unlike the original artwork, this new version illustrates one of the best three-parters ever written... Aloha, Oy! It's interesting seeing Rodney headline the cover, since he's only had one previous appearance on an album cover. (Bonus points for the first person who can tell me where Rodney first showed up!)

What do you think?

Thanks to Boswell from the Town of Odyssey for the heads-up!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Two Surprises!

Okay, I admit it... I lied when I said I had "a special surprise." Truth be told, I have two surprises! The first surprise pertains to the design of our podcast.

As you know, the Official Podcast has its own logo. Pretty simple stuff...

Way back when the Unofficial Podcast started, I had a fellow Odyssey fan create our current podcast logo. It was great for the first year, but then I started thinking about getting something new and fresh. But I didn't have the creativity or photoshop skills to design anything with which I'd be satisfied. Well... not too long ago, Jacob Isom of the Odyssey Scoop kindly offered to create a new look for the Unofficial Podcast. You'll see the product of his efforts next weekend!

Now for the second surprise.

Over the last month or so, several of you have asked when Sarah and I will be reviewing Kidsboro. That's probably not going to happen. However, I recently had the opportunity of speaking of writer Marshal Younger about Kidsboro. We talked about Kidsboro, the Official Guide, and the upcoming live event! Remember that survey I asked you guys to do a little while ago? I was able to ask some of those questions you had for Marshal! This is another podcast you won't want to miss. Come back next Saturday to listen and download!

Oh, and a belated happy July 4th to all our American listeners. I hear you guys had a holiday down there? ;)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Unofficial Podcast Ep. 44

07.01.08. Happy Canada Day, everyone! Today is a day for celebration, not only because it's Canada's national holiday... but because we're releasing the podcast for which you've all been waiting! In this podcast, we talk with Katie Leigh (voice of "Connie Kendall") about her acting career and memorable experiences working on Adventures in Odyssey. Enjoy!

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Running Time: 58:31