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  1. I’m looking through the Bob Smithouser and Dave Arnold Q&A screenshots I took. Here are a few interesting things I failed to mention before:
    * To quote Bob Smithouser, “There’s someone interesting in Morrie’s world who we haven’t met yet.”
    *Bob Smithouser said Camilla is canonically 10 years old. (I guess that means two years have passed since album 51.)
    *When asked if the Parker family is going to continue to appear, Dave Arnold said, “Some of them, at least.” There are episodes in production that feature Olivia and Eva Parker.
    *Jillian does not have any family around Odyssey.
    *We will see more of Penny’s sister, Charlotte, in the future.
    *The team planned to record episodes in late April, but it will likely be postponed for obvious reasons.
    *Declan, from “Rightly Dividing” will likely not appear again.
    *A fan asked if we’ll see Zoe’s family, and Dave Arnold said, “I think we will!”

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  2. Q+A Answer!!
    Are Morrie family details going to be revealed in the next album? “Pretty much everything will be revealed! It’s gonna be good…..”. -Dave Arnold

    I suspected that the 3-parter would be the end since it has “Revelations” in its name, but this confirms it!

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      1. it was actually Whitsend.org. The website mentions upcoming club episode “The Martyr and the Rooster”. Odyssey usually says upcoming club episode when it is next months club episode.

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  3. A surprise album has been released in the AIO Club, called, “Hope in Trying Times,” and features a collection of 24 episodes about, quote, “how to overcome fear, put faith in the Lord, and serve others when the going gets tough.”

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      1. It also says that there will be a Jones & Parker Collection, but I’m sure you already knew that.
        Also, it says that there will be a “Degrees of Kelvin” (a favorite comic among Clubhouse readers) graphic novel with the entire saga in it. On May 26, there will be an early look. It will be called, “Degrees of Kelvin: Good News for the Galaxy and Beyond!”

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        1. Description for “Bridget, Redefined”………….

          “Having a dad in the military isn’t easy for the Perkins kids.
          That’s why folks in Odyssey are being extra gracious toward them-maybe too gracious. What happens when Wyatt’s teenage sister, Bridget, gets sick of the special treatment? And who will get caught in the crossfire?

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  4. Abigail Geiger’s episode, “For a Song” was directed by Nathan Hoobler and will feature a song in it! I got this information via Facebook.

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  5. The Degrees of Kelvin graphic novel cover is on Amazon! It will be released on June 9, 2020, and it’s available for pre-order. https://www.amazon.com/Degrees-Kelvin-Good-Galaxy-Beyond/dp/1646070062/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Degrees+of+Kelvin&qid=1588508251&s=books&sr=1-1
    Also, on Whitsend.org, it says that the Radio Theater Chronicles of Narnia series will be coming soon to Focus at Home.
    I know that the interview that happened on the Adventures in Odyssey Club when Dave Arnold and Bob Smithouser asked the fan’s questions is old news, but there are a few questions I found interesting that weren’t mentioned in your posts.

    A fan asked if there would be another get in the show contest. Dave Arnold responded, “We don’t have any plans right now, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we do it some time.”

    When someone asked if there is a plan to have a deeper storyline for Jay, Dave Arnold replied, “Not at the moment. I personally really like Jay’s character a lot though. Maybe at some point we’ll do a story arc with him. He’s just really good in smaller doses.”

    When someone asked if they can make episodes about Wooton as a kid, Dave Arnold said, “Fun idea. We’ll have to think about that.”

    A lot of questions were asked about characters returning to Odyssey. Bob Smithouser and Dave Arnold answered these and said that they don’t have any plans to bring back Agent Bourland, Monty Whittaker, Jellyfish, Two-Bits, Nelson Swanson,or Mr Skint anytime soon. When asked if Aubrey Shepard was going to return to Odyssey, Dave Arnold said, “Probably not.”

    Both confirmed that they might continue to have Horace, Luella, and Nelson in episodes. Dave Arnold confirmed that we would hear from Valerie again outside of the club episodes. Bob Smithouser said, “We’ve even talked about possibly having Mrs. Randolph return in a Club episode next year.”

    Someone asked if Paul McCucker would write any episodes. Dave Arnold said, “Paul is busy working for another company right now, so I don’t see him writing anything for us soon. Someday maybe?”

    I think they completely destroyed theories about the Rydell Saga being connected to Novacom and Blackgaard. A fan asked, “will we ever meet up with him or any of the Novacom folks again?” Dave Arnold said, “no plans at this point, but you never know.” To follow that up, Bob Smithouser said, “Morrie is in no way connected to Dr. Blackgaard who, may I reiterate once again, is 100% dead.”

    Dave Arnold said that they can’t do episodes about the Narnia stories and Tolkien stories because they, “are owned by estates and they have to grant rights to do anything with them. We’ve already done all of the Narnia stories for Radio Theatre. But the Tolkien estate won’t give us permission.”

    When asked about the Young Whit Books, Dave Arnold said, “Just finishing up book four and book five is already plotted out and ready to begin. If they sell well enough, we’ll continue the series. If not, that could be the last. So buy them and read them!” He later said, “By the way, if we continue the books past this first series, I have ideas for Young Whit to go visit his relative on the ranch.”

    The last question which was answered I think, was a fan saying to please answer about Connie getting married. Dave Arnold replied with, “Only God knows that answer.”

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  6. In the AIO Blog’s interview with him, Jared DePasquale said he is doing the music for “The Rydell Revelations, Parts 1-3”!

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  7. Whit’s End.org has been updated! The domain, instead of whitsend.org, is adventuresinodyssey.com. On the site, the release date for the fourth Young Whit book has been revealed: April 2021.

    On the latest podcast, (https://www.adventuresinodyssey.com/podcast/what-is-the-name-of-album-70-can-you-give-a-preview-of-the-rydell-revelations-and-more-questions-for-the-team/), the preview of The Rydell Revelations was played again…but with one extra line after Morrie says, “It’s all on Emily’s phone, here.” Whit replies, “Hm. Interesting. It’s not password protected.”

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  8. I don’t think you ever mentioned the upcoming episode “A Simple Reminder”. It is a remotely recorded episode that was recorded on May 18. It was from Phil Lollar’s Facebook page, and is written and directed by Phil Lollar and includes Connie, Whit, and Jason.

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  9. July’s Club episode is “Millstones”.
    The description in the magazine says, “Some choices are easy, But knowing the right thing to do isn’t always black and white. In “Millstones,” Connie’s good intentions lead to trouble when a fundraiser gets out of hand. Meanwhile, Renee faces a truth-telling dilemma in the Room of Consequence. Is it ever OK to lie? Join us this month at aioclub.org for an important lesson on motives and moral decision making.”

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  10. Album 69 was removed from the Club, and in the comments section under Cut-And-Fold Wyatt, a user called ModeratorNaomi said, “We’re sorry for the confusion with the new album, friends! We hope you’ll be encouraged to know it’s scheduled to post on July 7th!”

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  11. ….which was a rumor. Bob Smithouser commented, “Hey everyone, Bob here. Apparently there’s been some confusion about the Club debut of Album 69, Best Kept Secrets. A technical glitch caused the album to appear in the library early — just the cover and track listings, no audio. That was corrected earlier today. Then I saw a rumor that Album 69 would begin rolling out on July 7. Not true. As promised, Club members will be the first to hear episode one, “The Rydell Revelations, Part 1,” on Tuesday, July 14. I hope that clears things up. I can’t wait to hear what you think of that three-parter!!”

    (Sorry for the unnecessary comments)

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  12. August’s exclusive Club episode is called “Badges of Honor”.

    “American Heritage Girls Olivia Parker and Zoe Grant try to earn as many badges as they can.”

    It is written and directed by Kathy Buchanan with sound design by Nathan Jones and Luke Guenot and music by John Campbell. Cast information on the aiowiki.

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  13. “Search for a Sunflower” was recorded today (July 30) at Salami Studios. It was written by Abigail Geiger, directed by Nathan Hoobler and engineered by Christopher Diehl. Connie and Penny are in the episode, along with Phil Proctor assumedly as Don Polehaus. Altogether they are recording 6 episodes this week. (Credit – Phil Lollar Facebook)

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  14. There is a Christmas episode being recorded today at Salami Studios featuring Gregory Jbara as Wilson Knox. Directed by Nathan Hoobler and engineered by Christopher Diehl. (From Phil Lollar – Facebook).

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  15. “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” is the next episode in the Rydell Saga and was recorded last week. It will appear in Album 70 and includes Emily, Suzu, Morrie, and some unexpected people.

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  16. I’m sure you have probably already heard this but, I got confirmation on the rest of the episodes in album 70 from Nathan Hoobler, here they are:
    “Jumping Off, Jumping In”
    “Auto Response”
    “The Protector”
    “The Christmas Bells”
    Mind you, these are in no particular order.

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  17. Not exactly newsworthy, but due to a glitch on the AIO Club app, we now know that the next Offical Podcast will be with Abigail Geiger over “For a Song,” and presumably will cover her joining the team and all of that awesome stuff.
    So does this mean there will be no Phil Lollar interview about the Rydell Revelations? I hope not.

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    1. That podcast reveals that two new episode that were written by Abagail Geiger were recorded in July, titled “If I Never Told You” (description: When Penny invites a long lost aunt to her Christmas vacation, it nearly causes a family crisis; cast: Penny Bassett, Wooton Bassett, Aunt Bassett), and “The Revenge of Bigfoot” (description: Jay and Buddy take on a mythical primate and learn an important lesson on revenge; cast: Jay Smouse, Buddy Norman). The description for Search for a Sunflower was also released: Connie and Penny become detective, and go searching for Penny’s paintings.

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  18. The AIO team has been recording again this week. I asked Phil Lollar about the titles to some of them and he gave me this list of episodes being recorded this week and next.

    Make Snow Mistake,
    Snow ‘Em Who’s Boss
    Sew on and Snow Forth
    The Snow Must Go On
    Voice of Freedom 1 & 2
    A Dickensian Dilemma

    He also said they are all Club episodes.

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  19. Nathan Hoobler revealed the Album 70 episode orders to me, here they are.

    Jumping Off, Jumping In
    Auto Response
    Unrelatable
    The Protector
    The Christmas Bells
    Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

    He also said this:

    “Looks like the first episode will release on the Club on December 15. They will release in a slightly different order on the Club than elsewhere.”

    I think that means that they Christmas episode will air on the 22nd, instead of the mid January date.

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  20. Also, Jules and Wooton will appear in either
    Make Snow Mistake,
    Snow ‘Em Who’s Boss
    Sew on and Snow Forth
    The Snow Must Go On
    Voice of Freedom 1 & 2
    A Dickensian Dilemma

    I assume Jules is going to be the ones with the “snow” puns, since the last snow title is “The Show Must Go On”
    Source: Katie Leigh Facebook

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  21. Clubhouse December arrived today, and the tagline for the album 70 “column” is “Multiple Mysteries” with this text below: “What happened to Connie’s car? Who’s behind an elaborate cellphone scheme? And why did Wyatt pull a crazy stunt that landed him in the hospital?…”

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  22. My first time revealing new info! It’s been confirmed that Phil Lollar co-wrote “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” with Bob Hoose. I’m happy this is true since Bob wrote or co-wrote 4 of the 9 episodes in the saga so far. Source: Phil Lollar via Facebook

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  23. According to aiowiki, there is a new compilation album called “The Fruits of the Spirit” which will be released on June 8, 2021, and will contain 12 episodes. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon and CBD.

    https://www.christianbook.com/the-fruits-the-spirit-episodes-grow/9781646070244/pd/070240?event=ESRCGL

    Katie Leigh and Will Ryan have just released a bonus edition of their book, “Adventures in Oddity”. It contains 58 more pages of back and forth dialogue between Katie Leigh and Will Ryan and more new original drawings by Will Ryan. It can be ordered on Amazon and Katie Leigh’s website.

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  24. This info has been out for a while but it’s newsworthy nonetheless. The Leonard Melstner Saga was released as a compilation album in the club. It features all 15 episodes about Eugene’s search for his father and the events after. The first episode is “Last in a Long Line” and the Last episode is “A New Era, Part 3”

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  25. Marshal Younger is now the showrunner for Adventures in Odyssey and he has been since October of last year. His new role consists of approving scripts and the directions of all the storylines on odyssey (taking over in part from Dave Arnold). Source: Official Podcast

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  26. The official summary for album 70 is out on the club.

    In adventures in Odyssey volume 70 finding a way the Perkins Family experiences high drama, everyone’s a suspect when Connie’s car goes missing, and Emily finds herself in detention… with Morrie and Suzu! Album 70 finding a way features all of that and more including the first episodes recorded with the actors in their own home studios.

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  27. The unofficial episode summaries (according to the writers and album description) are as follows..

    Auto Response- Everyone’s a suspect when Connie’s car goes missing (also Bucks storyline will be continued here)

    The Christmas Bells- Stories from the life of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

    The Protector- Continues Wyatt’s story from “Jumping Off, Jumping In” where Wyatt finds and learns to use his “super power”

    Unrelatable- A mysterious caller stirs up Connie’s show on live radio! Who’s behind a phone scam?

    Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off- Emily finds herself in detention with Morrie and Suzu!!

    Source: AIO Club, Official Podcast, Clubhouse Magazine

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  28. A new special album has been released on the club with a set release for 2021. It’s titled “Daily Bible Readings” and includes a 30 day Bible reading plan with scripture read by Katie Leigh as Connie, Andre Stojka as Whit, and Townsend Coleman as Jason.
    Source: AIO Club

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  29. Another preview of album 70 was released during the daily radio broadcast yesterday. A clip from “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” included Suzu talking to Jay, for some reason monkeys are mentioned and the music is lighthearted (things aren’t looking good for the episode). Hence, Jay will be in the episode and it seems it will have a lighter tone than “TRR, Pt. 1-3” (at least for part of it).

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  30. In the episode “True Calling” Whit shows Mandy a “cosmos bipinnatus” flower, and says that they’re located “all throughout the state. Further research showed me that the following list of locations have sitings of this flower Auburn, Alabama

    Dothan, Alabama

    Peoria, Arizona

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    Concord, California

    Magalia, California

    Merced, California

    Murrieta, California

    Oak View, California

    San Jose, California

    Stockton, California

    New Haven, Connecticut

    Lewes, Delaware

    Seaford, Delaware

    Clermont, Florida

    Gainesville, Florida

    Keystone Heights, Florida

    Lake City, Florida

    Vero Beach, Florida

    Braselton, Georgia

    Douglasville, Georgia

    Hawkinsville, Georgia

    Lawrenceville, Georgia

    Stone Mountain, Georgia

    Kailua, Hawaii

    Kaneohe Station, Hawaii

    Maunawili, Hawaii

    Lewiston, Idaho

    Itasca, Illinois

    Nilwood, Illinois

    Peoria, Illinois

    Washington, Illinois

    Columbus, Indiana

    Norwalk, Iowa

    Lansing, Kansas

    Hebron, Kentucky

    North Billerica, Massachusetts

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Webberville, Michigan

    Ypsilanti, Michigan

    Deer River, Minnesota

    Florence, Mississippi

    Madison, Mississippi

    Berlin, New Hampshire

    Greenville, New Hampshire

    Munsonville, New Hampshire

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Fletcher, North Carolina

    Massillon, Ohio

    Reynoldsburg, Ohio

    Springfield, Ohio

    Ashland, Oregon

    Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

    Scranton, Pennsylvania

    Rock Hill, South Carolina

    Greeneville, Tennessee

    Abilene, Texas

    Austin, Texas

    Broaddus, Texas

    Fort Worth, Texas

    Houston, Texas

    Lewisville, Texas

    San Antonio, Texas

    Santa Fe, Texas

    Tremonton, Utah

    Danville, Virginia

    Kalama, Washington

    Olympia, Washington

    Spokane, Washington

    Black Earth, Wisconsin

    Madison, Wisconsin

    More research showed me that in Ohio there is more commonly the white asters, but this specific species is located throughout Illinois, prompting me to conclude that Odyssey is in fact in Illinois.

    “There is a tendency for the flowering stems to sprawl across the ground during the autumn. Range & Habitat: The native Drummond’s Aster is common in central and northern Illinois, while in the southern section of the state it is occasional to locally common”

    Sources: illinoiswildflowers.info and midwestgardening.

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      1. I was wondering since I remembered that AIO brought back Davey Holcomb from Whit’s Flop (Album 1) into Stars in our Eyes (Album 43), where the gang is trying to write up a commercial about Whit’s End

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  31. On the latest official podcast Atticus Schafer, voice of Morrie, revealed that “The Team” would show a better side of Morrie and Suzu and put them in a situation where they help her face a new antagonist.

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  32. From the AIO Club: another Drake the Cosmic Copper episode was recently recorded. It’s called “Drake and the Aberrant Automaton” and will be a Club episode released in 2022.

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  33. I know why Connie won’t get Married it is a backup plan if Connie has to be written off the show. Also, I do not want Connie to get married though.

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  34. The AIO Facebook page just announced that sound designer Jonathan Crowe will be retiring after nearly 24 years of working with Adventures in Odyssey. This week will be his final recording session.

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  35. The AIO Team recently finished recording episodes for AIO Club Season 9.

    “Knox on Love” was recorded on July 26, 2021 and will feature Eugene Meltsner, Connie Kendall, Wilson Knox, and Penny Bassett. It is written and directed by Phil Lollar.

    “Results May Vary” was recorded on July 26, 2021 and will feature the characters Cooper, Joseph, and Trey Calhoun, Lucia Ortega and Wilson Knox. The writer and director is unknown. The episode’s featured charity is Global Health Outreach. There’s also a clip from it on the AIO Facebook page.

    “In For A Penny” was recorded July 27, 2021 and is written by Abigail Geiger and will feature the characters Penny Bassett, Connie Kendall, Juan Reyes, and a new person named Kyle. The summary is, “When Penny’s art class at the hospital gets cut, she takes her paints and brushes to the juvenile detention center…with mixed results.” There’s also a clip from it on the AIO Facebook page.

    “Fishing For Gold” was recorded on July 28, 2021. It is written by Bob Hoose. It will feature the characters Detective Don Polehaus and Molly (played by Tessa Espinola), his granddaughter.

    “The Way of the Comic Book” was recorded on July 28, 2021. It will feature the characters Buddy Norman, Wooton Bassett, and Jay Smouse. The writer and director are unknown. This episode is scheduled to release in the Adventures in Odyssey Club on April 1, 2021. It will be the 100th Club exclusive episode. The summary is, “After Jay criticizes Buddy’s story ideas, Buddy asks Wooton to mentor him in comic book creation.”

    There’s also an episode called “Judge Me Tender”, which will feature Bridget Perkins and Jules Kendall meeting for the first time. This episode was recorded on July 27, 2021. It is written and directed by Marshal Younger. The characters it features include Bridget and Wyatt Perkins, Connie, and Jules Kendall. It wasn’t specified if this was a mainstream or AIO Club exclusive episode. A page from the script is available from the AIO Facebook page.

    Upcoming Episodes: AIO Club Season 9 Being Recorded

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  36. The title and summary for Album 72 have been revealed!

    And all the episodes for the second Megapack album have also been revealed, and Book 28 of the Imagination Station book series will be titled “Islands and Enemies”, and the summary has also been revealed.

    https://odysseyobsessors.wordpress.com/2021/09/14/album-72-title-and-summary-revealed/

    https://odysseyobsessors.wordpress.com/2021/09/12/megapack-2-episodes-revealed-and-other-things/

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  37. The official Adventures in Odyssey website has a huge banner declaring “A Whole New Club Experience Coming 2022” so maybe after years of gripes and complaints they’re changing how they release episodes or revamping how the club works or simply adding more bonus features.

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