1996

1996 Episodes  Click an episode title for more information.
340: Pokenberry Falls, R.F.D. I
341: Pokenberry Falls, R.F.D. II
342: Welcome Home, Mr. Blackgaard
343: The Pretty Good Samaritan
344: Letting Go
345: B-TV: Compassion
346: St. Paul: Voyage to Rome
347: St. Paul: An Appointment with Caesar
348: With a Little Help from My Friends
349: Blessings in Disguise
350: The Time of Our Lives
351: What Are You Gonna Do with Your Life?
352: Memories of Jerry
353: A Question About Tasha
354: Blind Justice
355: The Search for Whit I
356: The Search for Whit II
357: The Search for Whit III
358: The Secret Weapon
359: The Merchant of Odyssey
360: Three Funerals and a Wedding I
361: Three Funerals and a Wedding II
362: The Right Choice I
363: The Right Choice II
364: Home, Sweet Home
365: Clara
366: Solitary Refinement
367: The Decision
368: The Other Woman
369: It's a Wrap!
370: Christmas Around the World I
371: Christmas Around the World II

 

#340 Pokenberry Falls, R.F.D. I

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Original Air Date: 1/06/96
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Mark Drury, Dave Arnold

Scripture: Romans 8:28, Philippians 1:6

Theme: God's providence


Summary:

The Barclays are presented with a difficult choice when a small church in New England asks George to be their pastor.

 

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#341 Pokenberry Falls, R.F.D. II

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Original Air Date: 1/13/96
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Mark Drury, Dave Arnold

Scripture: Romans 8:28, Philippians 1:6

Theme: God's providence


Summary:

The Barclays are presented with a difficult choice when a small church in New England asks George to be their pastor.

 

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#342 Welcome Home, Mr. Blackgaard

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Original Air Date: 1/20/96
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Matthew 6:14-15; 18:21-22

Theme: Forgiveness


Summary:

Edwin Blackgaard returns to Odyssey to take over the Electric Palace and reopen the Harlequin Theatre.

 

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#343 The Pretty Good Samaritan

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Original Air Date: 1/27/96
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Luke 10:30-37

Theme: Treating others with kindness


Summary:

Charles Edward Thompson's attempt to act like a Good Samaritan is challenged when he meets an annoying boy named Glenn.

 

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#344 Letting Go

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Original Air Date: 2/03/96
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Psalm 147:3

Theme: Dealing with loss


Summary:

Zachary Sellers has a hard time adjusting when his mother starts dating again.

 

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#345 B-TV: Compassion

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Original Air Date: 2/10/96
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Galatians 5:14

Theme: Compassion


Summary:

Bernard Walton, Eugene, and the B-TV crew talk about compassion with the help of Marty the shoemaker.

 

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#346 St. Paul: Voyage to Rome

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Original Air Date: 3/02/96
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Acts 24-28

Theme: The biblical story of the life and ministry of the apostle Paul


Summary:

A young Antonius sets off on a sea journey with his father and a prisoner--the apostle Paul.

 

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#347 St. Paul: An Appointment with Caesar

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Original Air Date: 3/09/96
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Acts 24-28

Theme: The biblical story of the life and ministry of the apostle Paul


Summary:

The apostle Paul arrives in Rome for his appointment with the emperor.

 

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#348 With a Little Help from My Friends

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Original Air Date: 3/16/96
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Romans 12:2

Theme: Peer pressure


Summary:

Sam Johnson, Connie, and her mother, June Kendall, compare stories about giving in to peer pressure.

 

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#349 Blessings in Disguise

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Original Air Date: 3/23/96
Writers: April Dammann, Marshal Younger

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Proverbs 12:19

Theme: Trust, honesty, friendship


Summary:

Brenda Perry's pen pal, Thor Douglas, comes to visit, and Brenda is panicked because she has to live up to all the exaggerations she's written.

 

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#350 The Time of Our Lives

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Original Air Date: 4/13/96
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-17

Theme: Making the most of your time


Summary:

Kids' Radio tells a Twilife Zone sketch of Kathy and Jeremy, two kids who have a propensity for wasting time.

 

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#351 What Are You Gonna Do with Your Life?

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Original Air Date: 4/20/96
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Isaiah 42:16

Theme: God's plans for our lives, career plans


Summary:

As Connie tries to decide on a career, she experiments with several new jobs.

 

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#352 Memories of Jerry

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Original Air Date: 4/27/96
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Psalm 73:23-26

Theme: Doing what's right, courage


Summary:

An old postcard triggers Jason Whittaker's memories about the last weekend he spent with his older brother, Jerry.

 

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#353 A Question About Tasha

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Original Air Date: 5/04/96
Writer: Campbell Freed

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6:14-18

Theme: The importance of Christian marriage


Summary:

Jason Whittaker and Tasha Forbes announce that they're getting married . . . tomorrow!

 

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#354 Blind Justice

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Original Air Date: 5/11/96
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Isaiah 59, Micah 6:8

Theme: Justice, peer pressure


Summary:

Eugene and Bernard wind up on the same jury and must decide the fate of a young boy accused of burglary.

 

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#355 The Search for Whit I

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Original Air Date: 5/18/96
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Dave Arnold, Mark Drury

Scripture: James 1:16-18

Theme: Knowing what you believe, the joy of reunion


Summary:

Jason and Eugene get a cryptic message from Whit in the Middle East, which leads them on a wild investigation that could change Christian history as we know it.

 

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#356 The Search for Whit II

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Original Air Date: 5/25/96
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Dave Arnold, Mark Drury

Scripture: James 1:16-18

Theme: Knowing what you believe, the joy of reunion


Summary:

Jason and Eugene get a cryptic message from Whit in the Middle East, which leads them on a wild investigation that could change Christian history as we know it.

 

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#357 The Search for Whit III

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Original Air Date: 6/01/96
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Dave Arnold, Mark Drury

Scripture: James 1:16-18

Theme: Knowing what you believe, the joy of reunion


Summary:

Jason and Eugene get a cryptic message from Whit in the Middle East, which leads them on a wild investigation that could change Christian history as we know it.

 

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#358 The Secret Weapon

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Original Air Date: 9/21/96
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: John 8:32

Theme: Leadership, believing in the right thing


Summary:

Connie becomes coach of the Odyssey Coyotes baseball team and has a plan for boosting Sam Johnson's confidence.

 

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#359 The Merchant of Odyssey

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Original Air Date: 9/28/96
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Ramsey Drexler

Scripture: James 2:13

Theme: Mercy


Summary:

Edwin Blackgaard has to borrow money from Bart Rathbone to pay his taxes.

 

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#360 Three Funerals and a Wedding I

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Original Air Date: 10/05/96
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Mark Drury, Todd Busteed

Scripture: The book of Ruth

Theme: The biblical story of Ruth, loyalty


Summary:

Connie tells the romantic story of Ruth, who risks all to stay committed to her family.

 

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#361 Three Funerals and a Wedding II

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Original Air Date: 10/12/96
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Mark Drury, Todd Busteed

Scripture: The book of Ruth

Theme: The biblical story of Ruth, loyalty


Summary:

Connie tells the romantic story of Ruth, who risks all to stay committed to her family.

 

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#362 The Right Choice I

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Original Air Date: 10/19/96
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Mark Drury, Todd Busteed

Scripture: Psalm 27

Theme: God's plans for our lives, waiting on the Lord


Summary:

Stopping in Chicago on the way home from the Middle East, Eugene learns that Katrina Shanks may be marrying someone else!

 

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#363 The Right Choice II

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Original Air Date: 10/26/96
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Mark Drury, Todd Busteed

Scripture: Psalm 27

Theme: God's plans for our lives, waiting on the Lord


Summary:

Stopping in Chicago on the way home from the Middle East, Eugene learns that Katrina Shanks may be marrying someone else!

 

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#364 Home, Sweet Home

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Original Air Date: 11/02/96
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Psalm 84:3

Theme: The joy of reunion, the importance of home


Summary:

Whit finally returns to Odyssey—but Connie can't seem to meet up with him.

 

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#365 Clara

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Original Air Date: 11/09/96
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Proverbs 17:17

Theme: Forgiveness, friendship


Summary:

Jack Allen tells Eugene about a shocking incident from his past. Whit gets angry and says that he never wants to see Jack again.

 

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#366 Solitary Refinement

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Original Air Date: 11/16/96
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7

Theme: The importance of solitude


Summary:

Eugene considers joining a monastery to get over the pain of losing Katrina.

 

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#367 The Decision

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Original Air Date: 11/23/96
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6

Theme: Seeking God's will for our lives


Summary:

Whit must decide whether or not to accept an offer to return to the mission field, and so Connie sets out to prove that he is needed in Odyssey.

 

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#368 The Other Woman

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Original Air Date: 11/30/96
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Proverbs 16:28, 1 Peter 3:12

Theme: The danger of spreading rumors, dealing with the mentally ill


Summary:

The Rathbones sniff out a scandal when they catch Tom Riley visiting a mysterious woman at Hillingdale Haven.

 

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#369 It's a Wrap!

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Original Air Date: 12/07/96
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Psalm 118:24, Proverbs 27:1

Theme: God's role in everyday life


Summary:

Lucy Cunningham-Schultz and the Kids' Radio team take an in-depth look at Whit's End and the return of John Avery Whittaker.

 

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#370 Christmas Around the World I

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Original Air Date: 12/14/96
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Dave Arnold, Mark Drury

Scripture: Luke 2

Theme: Christmas


Summary:

The Imagination Station gives Eugene, Tom Riley, Sam Johnson, and Erica Clark a tour of Christmas celebrations around the world.

 

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#371 Christmas Around the World II

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Original Air Date: 12/14/96
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Dave Arnold, Mark Drury

Scripture: Luke 2

Theme: Christmas


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The Imagination Station gives Eugene, Tom Riley, Sam Johnson, and Erica Clark a tour of Christmas celebrations around the world.

 

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