Paul McCusker has written hundreds of episodes for
Odyssey. He has also directed countless episodes and served as
executive producer for the series.
What do you like most
about working with Adventures in Odyssey?
The creative teamwork among the
writers, engineers and actors.
How did you end up on the
Back in 1987, Chuck Bolte, who was
consulting with Focus On The Family, asked me if I had any interest in writing scripts for
a new radio drama they were producing. I said, sure, why not?
How did you like playing one of
the bad guys, Phillip Glossman?
In your opinion, what is your
best Passages book?
The first six.
What episode do you think is
the best overall?
I'm sorry, but there are nearly 450
episodes to consider. I think I did a list of 10 favorites in our Odyssey Guide. That's a
good place to start, if you're interested.
Those Episodes Include:
What episode, that you wrote,
do you like best?
I'm going to have to defer to my
previous answer. Honestly, it's nearly impossible for me to say.
Would you ever give up working
I would if and when God asked me to.
(It's worth bearing in mind that while I was living in England from 1997 to 2000 that I
had minimal input about Odyssey: working on an occasional script, etc.)
What is your opinion on the new kids in the series?
I like them. But we need more new
What thing do you wish you
could change about the way you write, direct, etc.?
Now you're REALLY getting into
impossible territory. It's not a question I can answer in a few lines (if I could answer
it at all).
Who has been your favorite
character on Adventures in Odyssey and why?
I don't have a favorite character. I
like all of them, for various reasons.
What is your favorite AIO
Yours, since you're interviewing me
right now. If you weren't interviewing me, then I'd have to say the official website from
Focus. (What else would you expect me to say?)
What is it like being popular
in all AIO fans' eyes?
I don't know. Am I popular in all AIO
What did you think of the split
I think there were some good ideas and
stories during that time. The drawback for me was that they didn't leave enough time for
character development, or to deal with themes at a deeper level.
Do you have any last comments,
Keep up the good work!
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