SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
"The Truth Chronicles"
in case you haven't been watching the
Official Site lately,
I'll go ahead and point out that
Chronicles collection is now available from Focus. This is a
special collection which doesn't fit within the chronological
series of albums, but it's certainly worth the purchase if
you're a collector. Also it may interest you to learn that the
Official Site has also provided a
free download of the episode
I from this collection. While you wait for the new season in
Fall 2009, there's still plenty going on with Odyssey!
SEPTEMBER 24, 2008
Repack of "In Hot Pursuit"
looks like Collection #41, In Hot
Pursuit, is ready for re-release! Be watching
CBD and Christian bookstores
this November to add this repack to your collection. If you're
like me, you like to collect AIO. And if you're also like me,
you'll probably be spotted glancing around the Odyssey section
of your local Christian bookstore in a couple months. Except
this time I won't be as I'm still on campus and don't have as
much time or storage space for AIO. I will admit that I have
dropped by the Adventures in Odyssey album section in the
campus bookstore, but I'll let those albums gather dust until
I'm home near my own collection to make a purchase.
If you're interested in seeing
close-ups of both front and back covers,
SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
Why Can't I Listen Online Anymore?
Wow, I've been getting a lot of
emails (and I do mean a lot!) regarding AIO episodes on
the internet. I'm sure many of you were accustomed to listening
to Adventures in Odyssey online via
Oneplace.com over the past
few years. However, with the launch of the new
Official Site in August,
the option to listen online was removed from Oneplace. Instead,
if you want to listen to AIO online in future days, you'll need
to start tuning in via Focus on the Family's Media Center. Quite
a few episodes will be archived for listening. I know we all
hate changes, especially when it comes to our favorite radio
drama. Yet, in the long run, hopefully the switch will be
beneficial to everyone.
Here's how to listen to AIO online:
Click on "Family Media Center" at the top.
Click on the "Shows" tab (lower right).
Click "Adventures in Odyssey" (lower left).
Select episode. Months of episodes are available.
For a more detailed listing with
SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
A Look Back at the AIO Birthday Bash
It's hard the believe that the Adventures in Odyssey Birthday Bash was held over a month
ago already! Here are some interesting trivia tidbits you may
find interesting regarding this event.
Fun facts about the record-setting
Adventures in Odyssey Birthday Bash
(held Saturday, August 16)…
44 U.S. states were
represented at the
Adventures in Odyssey
including Hawaii and Alaska
Families also came from Bermuda, New Zealand, and five
Approx. 50% of live show attendees came from outside of
August 16 was Colorado Springs’ rainiest day that month…
but that didn’t stop the fans from coming!
4,900 people were on campus that Saturday—more than any
other single day in Focus on the Family’s history
families were present during the Birthday Bash weekend:
the Brown family from Missouri, and the Ortner family
from Maryland (winners of Brio’s Adventures
in Odyssey Look-Alike Contest)
Including the two Saturday shows and all-staff show on
Friday, over 4,000 people participated in the live
Our 4 podcast
hosts (Bob, Jesse, Chris and Sarah) interviewed over 60
fans at the Birthday Bash
Even though our final Saturday autograph session lasted
over an hour past schedule, the actors stayed to sign
for every last fan
list of links… some of which should look familiar! I'm sure
they will keep your occupied for a while.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
AIOwiki Logo Contest
For those of you who visit
AIOwiki often to contribute
to the community or browse what's going on over there, you'll
notice that they have wrapped up their search for a new logo. I
count it a privilege to provide the site with a logo I created
several weeks ago. And for those of you who voted for my logo,
thank you! Now, go enjoy the new look! Contest wrap-up info can
SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
Official Podcast #51
released its 51st episode. In this edition, you'll hear from our
friends over at the Unofficial Podcast. If you're collecting all the podcasts,
you won't want to miss out on another treat from Adventures
SEPTEMBER 6, 2008
Odyssey's Resident Genius Turns Heads
Meltsner, wife of Odyssey's resident genius, told her husband
wasn't a good idea. It wasn't. Apparently, Betsy the cow was way too smart
for Eugene. And boy, could it moo.
Scared Eugene half to death.
"I think I'll stick with souping
up computers, not milking cows," Eugene told Odyssey Times
reporters. To borrow the colloquialism, got milk?" Eugene
also reported that he "didn't quite understand the cliched
concept of naming a herbivore Betsy." Mr. Meltsner prefers the
name Kenneth the Cow any day.
Unfortunately, Katrina didn't get
a photo of Eugene getting attacked with the moo juice squirt
guns as she wisely ran away from the scene.
"It seemed to be the only logical
thing to do," she said.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2008
you take a step over to our episode Schedule,
you'll notice that you can find all episodes airing from
September through November 2008. If you're one of those people
who likes to know what's coming up in the distant future, then
you'll want to check it out. We'll be seeing December someday
soon for your radio planning purposes. During this hiatus with
no new Adventures in Odyssey episodes, I'd recommend that
you continue to tune in to "The Best of AIO" series on the
weekends. You will hear from fans before the show begins!
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
Darkness Before Dawn Repack
I have some news regarding the repack of the collection
Darkness Before Dawn (#25). In
November, this album of the Blackgaard Saga will be re-released
with a chic new design and illustration. I've updated the
product page with higher
resolution previews of the album. I am very pleased with this
album as it is reminiscent of the original release and maintains
the newer artist's style. He sure had a high standard to live up
to, and I believe he succeeded. For a complete list of
redesigned packages, see the right column on the homepage called
"The Packaging Project" so you can begin/continue your
In other news, I've officially
flown down to PCC (Pensacola Christian College) for my fifth and
final year. Time is ticking down and your prayers are greatly
needed. There's a lot to do before graduation! You'll still be
seeing periodic updates here and there. Stay tuned!
SEPTEMBER 1, 2008
in a room full of Eugenes," Bernard mumbled to himself. "When he
mentioned he was taking a journey to himself, he was right."
Yes, we have Bernard and a
multiplicity of Eugenes running around, hanging out together,
and discussing theories.