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arah is my granddaughter. She has a very long relationship with Adventures in Odyssey at several levels. One of our early Christmas presents to her was an audio tape with several episodes. Later she became involved in an unofficial podcast and met several of the involved voice actors.


AIO is an award-winning audio drama series created for kids ages 8-12 and enjoyed by the whole family. Episodes last an average of twenty-five minutes and are perfect for car rides. The episodes teach lasting truths and bring biblical principles to life, with just the right balance of fun, faith and imagination. The stories are brought to life by actors who make you feel like part of the experience and teach kids how to deepen their relationship with Jesus.
Episodes often start with the grandfatherly Mr. Whittaker (“Whit”), who runs an ice cream shop called Whit’s End. Young friends from all over town come to Whit for advice, and his employees (perky Connie Kendall and genius Eugene Meltsner) often learn as much as the kids! And Wooton Bassett, the zany, fun loving mail man, helps the kids in his own unique way.

A little over a year ago Sarah was contacted by Phil Lollar, whom she’d only met through Facebook, about doing an episode based on her eye story cited on my home page. Sarah flew from Virginia and I from Washington to Burbank, CA, a year ago to witness the recording process and meet the voice actors.


Sarah just posted: It’s finally here!!! For those waiting to hear the Adventures in Odyssey episode partially inspired by my eye story, today is the day! Catch “Rightly Dividing” on your local Christian station, or stream it on https://www.whitsend.org/OnTheRadio.aspx.


Pastor Knox (Greg Jbara) becomes concerned about Camilla’s fiery prayer for her soccer team’s victory and Declan consults Lou for advice on dealing with a bully at school.


The album, “More than Meets the Eye” should be available for purchase on CD or digital download soon if it isn’t already. (The album contains a special six and a half minute behind the scenes interview with myself (Sarah) and Phil Lollar about the story behind the episode.)
Sarah also posted, “There’s one more surprise to come, so stay tuned in the next couple of weeks!”

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