Does Adventures in Odyssey repeat itself? Is it deja vu all over again for some of the stories, places, and characters of the world's most popular radio drama? We've dissected the show in an at-a-glance format to help you see the similarities between stories and the town's situations. With 700+ episodes and storylines, repeating itself just a little inevitable, inevitable.

 

 

Whit's Visitor
Whit takes a leisurely stroll along Odyssey's sidewalks and chats with the listeners of the show.
Welcome to Whit's End
Chris, host of Adventures in Odyssey, takes a leisurely stroll along Odyssey's sidewalks and chats with the listeners of the show.
     
Whit's Flop
Davey Holcomb struggles with feeling like he messes everything up.

The Inspiration Station
When he messes up Whit's greatest invention, Matthew Parker begins to wonder if his interest in tinkering isn't worth it.

     
Lights Out at Whit's End
During a power outage at Whit's End, the Odyssey gang finds ways to entertain themselves.

A Thankstaking Story
After a power failure at Whit's End, the folks at Whit's End entertain each other with a story.

     
Recollections
Whit's wife, Jenny, collapses at a city council meeting while trying to save the land and building that would eventually become Whit's End.
The Ties That Bind
Whit collapses at an Odyssey Business Association Meeting where he is fighting to stay out of the "Let's Get Together Festival."
     
The Day Independence Came
Irwin Spring falls off a chair, hits his head, and finds himself on an exciting, historical adventure.
Someone to Watch Over Me
Jimmy Barclay falls out of the Wonderworld tree house, bonks his head, and experiences an adventure he'll never forget.
     
Return to the Bible Room
Whit tells Jack and Lucy the biblical account of Jonah.
The Final Call
Whit tells the biblical account of Jonah via Kids Radio.
     
Camp What-a-Nut
Whit and Donny McCoy encounter a bear at Camp What-a-Nut.
Flash Flood
Whit, Eugene, Bernard, and Tom encounter a bear on their camping trip.
     
A Single Vote
Chris, host of Adventures in Odyssey, talks to a talking statue of Abraham Lincoln.
A Capsule Comes to Town
Whit and Mandy converse with a talking painting of Abraham Lincoln in the Gallery.
     
Connie
Connie goes through a time of soul searching and reflects back to scenes in her life since moving to Odyssey. Ultimately, she decides to become a Christian.
The Time Has Come
Eugene goes through a time of soul searching and reflects back to events in his life since moving to Odyssey—leading him to become a Christian.
     
And When You Pray...
Jimmy Barclay prays that God will give him a bike and receives one as a gift shortly afterwards.
The Nudge
Grady McKay prays that God will give him a bike and receives one as a gift shortly afterwards.
     
The Imagination Station
Digger Digwillow experiences the story of Jesus' death and resurrection via Whit's new invention, the Imagination Station.
The Imagination Station, Revisited
Kelly experiences the story of Jesus' death and resurrection via Whit's brand-new version of his famous invention, the Imagination Station.
     
The Nemesis
When customers stop coming to Whit's End, Whit and Eugene visit Blackgaard's Castle—a kids' hangout with food and arcade games—to see what's keeping them away from their shop.
The W.E.
When customers stop frequenting Whit's End because they're hanging out at the Novacom Kids Center, Whit and Nick visit to see what the attraction is.
     
Elijah
Jack and Schultz go on an Imagination Station adventure after Whit tells them specifically not to because he is making improvements.
Hide and Seek
Kevin takes a ride in the Imagination Station in spite of Whit's orders not to use the invention.
     
That's Not Fair!
Connie, Donna, and Oscar share stories at Whit's End about how life isn't fair. They meet up later to share what happens in their lives after their initial discussion.
With a Little Help from My Friends
Connie, June, and Sam share stories at Whit's End about their troubles with peer pressure. They meet up later to discuss what happens to them after their first meeting.
     
Bad Luck
Robyn Jacobs digs through Whit's dumpster at Whit's End to find a chain letter.
The One About Trust
Bart and Doris Rathbone digs through Whit's dumpster to find Connie and Eugene's paycheck stubs.
     
Bernard and Joseph
Artie Powell knocks over Bernard Walton's bucket.
Two Brothers...and Bernard
Erica Clark knocks over Bernard Walton's bucket.
     
Suspicious Minds
Whit, Connie, and Eugene discover that money is turning up missing from the cash register at Whit's End.
The Chosen One
Whit, Connie, and Eugene notice that money is missing from the Whit's End cash register.
     
Have You No Selpurcs?
Curt and Lucy visit various locations around Odyssey to find special clues leading to a "fabulous surprise."
The Amazing Loser
Several kids search far and wide around Odyssey to win a prize.
     
Coming of Age
When Jimmy's journal ends up in the wrong hands, he confronts Connie about his crush on her, even though she'd never read it.
...It Ended with a Handshake
Eugene's computer disk with his journal ends up in Katrina's purse. He is quick to assume she read it and confronts her about his feelings for her.
     
Last in a Long Line
Eugene discovers his father's name written on a tombstone in the Odyssey Cemetary.
A Time for Action
Eugene discovers that his name is written on a tombstone in Odyssey Cemetery, along with Hiram, Thelma, and Everett Meltsner.
     
Where There's a Will...
Jimmy Barclay uses his sweater as a fleece to discover God's will and leaves it outside over night.
Aubrey's Bathrobe
Aubrey Shepard uses her bathrobe as a fleece to know God's will.
     
Hold-Up!
Eugene and Connie are forced to open the safe in Whit's office at Whit's End.
A Name, Not a Number
At gunpoint, Jason Whittaker is required to open the safe in Whit's office at Whit's End.
     
The Scales of Justice
Isaac Morton discovers a bag of $2000 in counterfeit money in a plastic bag at Gowers Field.
The Green Ring Conspiracy
Emily Jones discovers thousands of dollars in counterfeit money in a backpack at Gowers Field.
     
The Scales of Justice
Whit holds a special Whit's End court session to determine who should get $2000.

 

Broken Window
Whit holds a special Whit's End court session to determine who broke the front window at Whit's End.
     
The Scales of Justice
Rodney Rathbone gives a sob story to convince the Whit's End kids court that the cash belongs to him.

 

Broken Window
Rodney Rathbone gives a sob story to convince the Whit's End kids court that he did not break the window at Whit's End.
     
The 'No' Factor
Connie takes on a few more projects than she can handle.
Finish What You...
Olivia decides to take on more responsibilities, but soon discovers that she is overwhelmed with things to do.
     
Pen Pal
Melanie Jacobs' visits Odyssey while checking out a school in Connellsville.
Blessings in Disguise
Brenda's pen pal(s) stop in to meet her while participating in a sports game in Connellsville.
     
The Mortal Coil
Whit tests out his new life after death program in the Imagination Station and cries out within seconds for Connie to end the program.
The Black Veil
Whit tests out Novacom's detrimental technology in the Imagination Station and cries out within seconds for Connie to end the program.
     
Treasures of the Heart
George and Mary Barclay go through old junk in their attic to prepare for an attic sale. George doesn't like the idea of parting with his stuff.
Clutter
The Parker family decides to get rid of clutter in their home and sell it at a garage sale, only to discover that it's more difficult than they ever thought.
     
And the Glory
Jimmy Barclay and Lawrence Hodges become announcers for Little League games on Kids Radio and Lawrence receives all the attention and popularity, causing Jimmy to become jealous.
It's All About Me
Robert Mitchell hosts his own advice show on Kids Radio, but is quickly noticed by a jealous Connie. Connie seeks to gain some of the popularity for herself.
     
My Fair Bernard
Bernard Walton discovers that his customers are going elsewhere for their janitorial needs.
Stubborn Streaks
Bernard Walton discovers that his customers are going elsewhere for their janitorial needs.
     
Naturally, I Assumed...
Whit walks into his office to discover that Eugene is delivering a romantic line and gift to Connie. In reality, they are rehearsing for his meeting with Katrina.
Love Is In the Air
Katrina walks into the Kids Radio studio and discovers that Connie and Eugene are sharing an intimate hug. And then it happens a second time later when Jason and Tasha enter the studio.
     
Gone...
Eugene frantically rushes to the airport to say goodbye to John Avery Whittaker.
Welcome Home
Connie races around Odyssey to welcome John Avery Whittaker home.
     
The Fundamentals
Phil and Jimmy Barclay steal Rusty's shoes before a basketball game.
Another Man's Shoes
Jared DeWhite steals Brock's shoes before a soccer game.
     
The Twilife Zone
Kids Radio presents a story about a boy who becomes obsessed with a talking chicken toy and has to follow what it says to do to keep it happy.
My Girl Hallie
Kids Radio presents a story about a boy who becomes a slave to his new computer and has to follow orders to keep it accommodated.
     
The Return
Whit's End is closed down by the Odyssey City Council due to the possible dangers of the soil and grounds beneath the building.
Suspicious Finds
Whit's End is closed down because of structural damage in the tunnels beneath Whit's End.
     
The Time Has Come
Eugene programs the Imagination Station to reveal flashbacks of events in his life since moving to Odyssey.
A Most Extraordinary Conclusion
Eugene uses the Imagination Station to reveal flashbacks of his own life and that of Connie, Katrina, and Bernard.
     
The Final Conflict
Dr. Regis Blackgaard's bomb blows up the tunnel in the basement of Whit's End.
Accidental Dilemma
Demolition explosives go off in the tunnel in the basement of Whit's End.
     
A Question about Tasha
Jason Whittaker and Tasha Forbes decide to make wedding arrangements on short notice, only to cancel the wedding altogether.
Something Blue
Robert Mitchell and Connie Kendall plan a last minute wedding, but the wedding is ultimately cancelled.
     
Chores No More
When some kids in Odyssey organize a chores strike, the parents switch places with their kids to show them responsibility.
Switch
The Washington parents change up roles with their kids, Marvin and Tamika.
     
Best Face Forward
When a bicycling author might be showing up in town to gather insights for his book, Connie decides to put Whit's End's best face forward, starting with the kids. She even stages some of their conversations to make it memorable.
Suspicious Finds
Connie attempts to make a good impression on the judges for the "Best Small Town" contest by making sure the kids at Whit's End are on their best behavior.
     
More Like Alicia
Heather gets a chance to be Alicia, the most popular girl in school.
Another Man's Shoes
In the Transmuter, Jared has an opportunity to be Brock, the school bully.
     
Broken Window
Whit is the unlikely one who committed the "crime" of breaking the window, which is not discovered until the end of the episode.
The Malted Milkball Falcon
Whit is the unlikely one who committed the "crime" of taking the malted milkballs, which is not discovered until the end of the episode.
     
Wooing Wooton
Wooton Bassett gets giddy when he develops a crush on a girl he barely knows: Victoria.
The Green Ring Conspiracy
Wooton Bassett falls head over heels for Penny Wise in an instantaneous crush.

 

Adventures in Odyssey and Other Entertainment
     
Terror from the Skies
Edwin Blackgaard produces a live radio play in which a metor lands in Gowers Field. Edwin presents the drama in simulated "news bulletins."
War of the Worlds (radio drama)
A 60-minute broadcast presents a series of simulated "news bulletins", which suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress on Grover's Mill.
     
It Happened at Four Corners
"Logan Smiler" recklessly speeds past Eugene and Bernard on their road trip, crashes, and inspires the duo (moments before his death) to look for a legendary underground river of gold. Greed overcomes Bernard and Eugene as they race to find the treasure.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (film)
"Smiler" Grogan dangerously passes some vehicles in the winding mountains and crashes. "Smiler" tells his rescuers about $350,000 buried in a box in a state park. The characters in the story find themselves in a mad dash to get to the money first.
     
The Twilife Zone
Kids Radio visits the Twilife Zone, in which the ordinary becomes unordinary.
The Twilight Zone (television)
A sci-fi thriller featuring suspense and unexpected surprises.
     
Blackbeard's Treasure
Jack Allen shares his adventures with Whit as a kid in a small everybody-knows-everybody town near Bath, North Carolina.
The Andy Griffith Show (television)
Small town adventures take place in Mayberry, a fictional town with interesting characters and situations.
     
Hidden in My Heart
Kids Radio presents Star Trip, a story in which a captured princess must be rescued by a team of trained outer space travelers.
Star Trek (television)
The crew of the Starship Enterprise travel through outer space in this sci-fi show.
     
It's a Pokenberry Christmas
When the church in Pokenberry Falls isn't doing so well, George begins re-evaluating his purpose. In fact, he gets to experience what it would be like if he'd never been born.
It's a Wonderful Life (film)
George Bailey is troubled on Christmas Eve and gets to experience what the town would be like if he'd never been born.
     
The Devil Made Me Do It
Kids Radio presents an edition of 20/200, in which investigative reporter Bobby Walker seeks to uncover the truth.

20/20 (television)
Primetime television reporter Barbara Walters investigates national crimes.

     
The Devil Made Me Do It
Kids Radio presents an edition of Guilt Trip Jeopardy and contestants compete for a cash prize.

Jeopardy (television)
Hosted by Alex Trebek, Jeopardy features challenging trivia in its own unique style.

     
The Devil Made Me Do It
Kids Radio presents The Slimy Awards, an awards ceremony for the biggest temptation moments.

The Oscars (television)
Celebrities, producers, and writers are awarded for their work with movies.

     
The Eternal Birthday
Liz Horton gets to experience the same day over and over: her birthday. But is this something really what she wants?

Groundhog Day (film)
Ego-centric weatherman Phil Connor finds himself repeating the same day over and over and over again: Groundhog Day.

     
The Great Wishy Woz
Kids' Radio features a story about a young girl named Dotty who is transported to a strange land where she must find the Great Wishy Woz.

The Wizard of Oz (film)
Kansas farm girl Dorothy ends up in a colorful world with interesting creatures and a search for the wizard of Oz.

     
The Power of One
A promo for "Paul, Apostle Paul" airs on Kids Radio, a parody of James Bond. In this case, Paul is a bondservant of Jesus Christ.

James Bond (multiple works)
Fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond, created in 1953 by Ian Fleming, appears in books, comics, radio, television, film, and more.

     
Odyssey Sings!
The hit TV wonder America Sings arrives in Odyssey to film auditions for their show.

American Idol (television)
One of the most popular reality shows in American television, Americal Idol seeks to find the next big solo recording artist.

 



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