1. Travis Perry says:

    I don’t believe I’ve ever listened to an entire episode of Adventures in Odyssey. I’m not a huge fan of any form of radio drama and I wasn’t raised in a Christian home and exposed to Christian media as a child. My kids listened to it some, but none of them were huge fans.

    Anyway, since I didn’t really know much about it, thanks for explaining what is good about the show and why it appeal(s)(ed) to you. Because I learned something new today. 🙂

  2. E.F.B. says:

    Welcome back to Odyssey, friend. 😉 I’ve listened to AiO from when I was in my mother’s belly all the way up to present day. While I don’t listen to it every time it’s on the radio like when I was a kid, I never stopped listening entirely. I’d miss it too much. <3 The show has taught me so much about faith, family, and life over the years. It's made me laugh hard and cry hard. Comforted and uplifted me, and overall moved me in so many ways. The "Passages" book series which was in some ways a sort of spin off of the radio show was even one of the things that ultimately inspired me to become a writer. My life wouldn't be the same without Odyssey. I'm so glad it's still alive and well and pray it will continue to be there for generations to come.

  3. When I was little, we had a couple Adventures In Odyssey movies my sister and I watched over and over again. Now and then we listened to the radio show, too, if it happened to be on while we were listening. I liked the shows, though I never became a super dedicated fan. If I had kids I’d probably try to get them into the show, though.

  4. Cap Stewart says:

    I grew up listening to Adventures in Odyssey, as well as other radio dramas (Texas Rangers, Gangbusters, Burns and Allen, etc.). Admittedly, I stopped listening regularly to AiO after a large portion of the original cast left, but I am slowly acquiring CDs from all my favorite albums, and I eagerly anticipate the day when I can introduce my children to these gems.

  5. Zachary N Brown says:

    I still own Albums 36 to 42. A lot of high quality material there. My favorite story was the Novacom arc. I think I remember Novacom so fondly because it was the first macro structure storyline I had ever experienced. Most episodes were episodic, but they were slowly building up the Novacom storyline in the background. It was mindblowing to see all of these seemingly unrelated plot threads tie together as Novacom exploded to the forefront. I was even more impressed when the writers addressed the aftermath of the Novacom story arc years later. (Still never found out what happened to the Chairman…). There were also several great episodes that still hold up today, such as the American Revolution two parter featuring Marvin.

    The animated movies were okay.

  6. Kevin Robinson says:

    Beautifully said. I almost purchased that monthly subscription when it first began too, and now you’ve convinced me that I should have. Guess it’s not really too late. Gonna have to look into that again now. You’ve reminded me of how much I loved listening to those stories with my kids, especially on long road trips. I’ve been away too long, obviously. 🙂

  7. Ben cook says:

    I started listening to adventures in odysseys when I got married to my wife. She introduced me to them. I have now enjoyed adventures in odyssey for over 20 years. I really enjoy and my children enjoy them also(though my children older than 16 quit listening to them but hopefully they will listen to them again someday.

  8. JD Sutter says:

    What a fabulous article! I agree with all your points about what makes the show compelling after all these years. The multi-part club exclusive episode set in WWII Warsaw ghetto from a couple of years ago were some of the best episodes in the show’s history, in my opinion. I’ve been privileged to meet most of the show’s creative team as well as many of the actors and it’s made me appreciate all the more the hard work that goes into making a high-quality production.

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