Posted in Album 72

The Lost One, Parts 1 and 2 to Release Early

According to an article published in the Adventures in Odyssey Club, The Lost One, Part 1 will be releasing early in the club, on October 26th. Part 2 will release the next day.

That’s all for now.

Posted in Miscellaneous, News from the Fan World

Odyssey Central to Launch November 1st

We’re back again for the second time today with another short tidbit of news.

As some of you may know, an AIO fan who goes by the name of Eugene has worked on The Town of Odyssey message boards. What you may not know is that he’s also been at work on a website to tie together all of an Odyssey fan’s essentials. It’s called Odyssey Central, and, from what we here at the AIO Insider know about it, it will list links to AIO blogs along with their RSS feeds as well as letting you listen to Odyssey fan (and official) podcasts in the web app! This feature has not been officially announced, but we’d love to see it connecting to the Club API and allowing Club subscribers to log into their account and listen to AIO episodes inside of Odyssey Central.

Today the website, located at odysseycentral.com, displays a message announcing that it will (re-)launch November 1st. This is exciting news, so keep checking back.

Jay: It’s me here again. I definitely want to cover this website more in-depth, perhaps in one of my fan content reviews, on Adventures in Opinions.

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EXCLUSIVE: ScoopCast to Return

On Sunday, October 10th of 2021, Michael LaFaver reported that he planned to bring back The Adventures in Odyssey ScoopCast. Weekly episodes are to begin releasing this Sunday, according to a message the AIO Insider team received from LaFaver early this morning. Episodes are scheduled to release every week, something that the ScoopCast has rarely managed to achieve with episodes often releasing late due to the high level of production that goes into them compared to other Odyssey podcasts.

The podcast will be hosted by Timmy Baze, Michael LaFaver, and Ryan Matlock. After questioning Michael as to whether previous hosts would come back to make regular appearances we were told that only the aforementioned people planned to take part in the podcast. Of course, if Kevin McCreary or one of the other former hosts wanted to make a one-off appearance on the show, they would probably be welcomed. We have yet to receive word on whether or not Garrett Vandenberg plans to join for these weekly episodes.

Jay: Stay tuned for a post on Adventures in Opinions; I have something in the works. If you want a post with more opinions on the ScoopCast‘s return, I could write something on there about this topic as well.

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Episode Summaries and Club News

The episode summaries, along with the actual full episodes, for The Team and Please Adjust Your Frequency have been released on the Adventures in Odyssey Club.

When Emily Jones discovers that Cooper Calhoun is being blackmailed by a faceless hacker, she reluctantly recruits two people who she knows could help – Morrie and Suzu Rydell.

The Team

Buddy Norman, Zoe Grant, and Jay Smouse create a radio play for a school project, but each of them has a wildly different idea about how the story should end.

Please Adjust Your Frequency

In other news, a new mini devotional has been released on the Adventures in Odyssey Club. I goes along with the episodes in the special collection “Camp on It” and is titled Full Speed Ahead!.

With guidance from Whit and the gang, you’ll learn about repentance, prayer, Bible study, the resurrection, God’s will, and a whole lot more. 

AIOC Blog Post

In more Club releases, a small colouring book going with the “Fruit of the Spirit” collection has been released on the AIOC Blog. It features colour-in versions of Club episode artwork, as well as a colouring sheet based on the cover of the “The Blackgaard Chronicles” compilation album and some art never before seen on album covers.

yay, I’ve reached day 30 of consecutive posts on Adventures in Opinions!

Posted in Miscellaneous, Uncategorized

Some (Slightly Outdated) News

Since this is the AIO Insider, we should be more up to date with our news. But better late than never, as Robyn Jacobs would say. Right?

  • A new Last Chance Detectives book is coming out titled Terror from Outer Space. It’s supposed to be coming out October 5th, this year!
  • The rest of the Grant family is supposed to be appearing in future episodes, according to an Adventures in Odyssey Club blog post
  • A second Megapack compilation album is set to be released on the 14th of September, 2021
  • Album 71: A Slippery Slope has begun releasing in the Adventures in Odyssey Club with the debut of The Team (please, no spoilers about that episode as I have not listened to it yet!)
  • The Fruit of the Spirit compilation album has been released on the Adventures in Odyssey Club
  • Rumour has it that there will be more Get in the Show contests, just none planned yet
  • This is pretty old now, but we have artwork for Trey Calhoun. He appeared on the front cover of the February 2021 Clubhouse magazine
  • The theme for Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off has been found out to be “The Importance of a Good Reputation” as stated on the back cover of Album 70
  • A Captain Absolutely compilation comic book is set to release January 11th, next year
  • There is also an Average Boy book coming out. This book is coming out February 8th, next year
  • FaceBase, marketed as “a gathering place for the AIO community” has opened the site to anyone willing to take part in beta testing. For more information, see my companion post on Adventures in Opinions. If you didn’t know, I’ve been posting every day for the past 25 days on Adventures in Opinions.
  • Sign up for beta testing here: https://aiopinions.home.blog/2021/07/16/news-and-facebase-update#facebase

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Join our Discord Server (Permanent Link)

Join The AIO Hangout Discord server for fun conversations about everyone’s favourite family-friendly serial audio drama, Adventures in Odyssey.

Here’s the link to join the server: https://discord.gg/r8a3N9wGUC

In case you don’t know, Discord is a free online internet-messaging platform that allows you to create group chats, or servers, that anyone can join via a link like the one I shared above.

Posted in Extras

AIO Discord Server

Just incase you have not seen the post I made before this, (and that link was outdated) I made a new one.

Here is the link:

https://discord.gg/cnfGJAfp

It will expire in a week I’m trying to figure out how to make a permanent invitation.

~ Riley

Posted in Extras, Miscellaneous

Q&A With Jaysmouse (I’m back)

First off this is not another “I’m inactive again” Post!!! 🎉

Secondly I have some excuses reasons for being inactive. First of all I was finishing school and have been pretty busy, and I forgot my username for the club. I know those aren’t the best reasons ever…. but I’m back now, and I will most likely be posting every week. If I don’t spam me on discord until I give in. (my username is Cyroze#7904 if you want to add me lol)

Anyways lets get to the actual post now.

So I decided to check my email for once in a few months, which was probably a good decision because I saw a email from JaySmouse about a Q&A I asked him to do like a half a year ago. Thanks for reminding me because I completely forgot.

I have done a Q&A before, but this one should have different questions I think..

1: What is the first episode or album you remember listening to?

I believe it was the Green Ring Conspiracy when it was just released, but I’m not sure about what first episode I listened to. Probably one of these, but I’m not sure.

2: When did you first hear AIO and when did you start listening consistently?

First started around 2013 and started listening consistently around 2018 (maybe 2017)

3: What is your least favourite episode and why?

That’s hard….. I honestly have no idea. I might make a separate post on it once I think about it more.

4: When did you first get involved in the AIO community?

Around 2019 when I started my blog, then I met all of you wonderful people

5: What or who inspired you to start the AIO Insider?

I was reading all of the blogs around 2018 and I was just like, “that would be fun to try” and here I am

6: What goals did you have in mind when you started your blog?

Not to become inactive. 😭

7: How have your goals for the AIO Insider changed?

My goal now is to not be a lazy person and make a post every week.

8: What do you have planned for the future of the AIO Insider?

Reviews, interviews, podcasts, competitions, and more.

Anyways yaaaaaaaaaa

According to wordpress statistics, only a small percentage of viewers are followed, so if you would, Hit the follow button! 😂

~ Riley

Posted in Extras

Guest Post From ASmouseInTheHouse

Thank you ASmouseInTheHouse for sending me this! He was the winner of the fan art contest and gets to make a guest post

The Blackgaard Chronicles Book Series

Warning: Major spoiler alert for all the books in this series!

It all started in August 2017, when the first book of a new AIO series called “The Blackgaard Chronicles” was released, written by Phil Lollar. The book was titled Opening Moves and was said to contain a behind-the-scenes perspective on the events of the Blackgaard Saga. Opening Moves specifically covered….well…opening moves that set the stage of the beginning of the most epic and legendary sagas in the history of Adventures in Odyssey.

But why, some might ask, would you read the book series when there are actual episodes?
I thought the same thing when the books started coming out. I read them on the Club when they were availible….
And was surprised.
I might have expected a word-for-word echo of the scenes from the episodes, but that was not the case.
When reading any book from the Blackgaard Chronicles, readers find out things that were not mentioned in the audio episodes. Everything from added lines, insightful descriptions of the setting and characters, extended scenes, and best of all, entirely new scenes!

I was amazed upon reading the first few books. Who knew the ridiculous scheming and manipulating that had gone into obtaining the building for Blackgaard’s Castle? Who knew how Richard Maxwell had been caught up in Blackgaard’s team? Who knew the story of why Whit was in Chicago for Waylaid in the Windy City?
Not only do readers learn about the behind-the-scenes workings, they also get a fresh perspective on scenes that are heard in AIO. We suddenly learn more specific descriptions of characters, their thoughts, or their favored facial expressions. We learn of Phillip Glossman’s backstory in the opening of the series. We learn that Blackgaard had more plans that we ever realized. We learn why Maxwell left Whit’s End to speak of his plan with Lucy, and that his cologne actually is a thing (not confined to the whimsical I Slap Floor!).
Sometimes, readers notice that a scene continues even after the audio scene would have ended. Sometimes it continues in description. Other times in dialogue. No matter which, this additional information is always interesting to devour.
In addition, we sometimes get the extra bonus of added humor to seen and unseen scenes.

“Glossman stewed in anger and in rank-smelling cologne. He had no building, no way to get the building, and no good news for Blackgaard. And to top it all off, he was going to have to sell his car and burn his clothes because they smelled like Richard Maxwell. This was not a good day.” -Book 2, chapter 3.

“I am not cleaning your litter box.” -Book 4

“And your name is really…Pinky?” -Book 5

“Alright, nobody move!” “That’s my water gun.” -Book 5

…to name a few of my favorites.

I gobbled up Pawn’s Play, Cross-Check, and Rook’s Ruse. Recently, I got Knight’s Scheme.
I’m not sure which book I’d say is my favorite. It’s safe to say that I enjoyed every single one and am looking forward to reading the rest! I did particularly enjoy Cross-Check and Rook’s Ruse. If you ask me, they are definitely worth reading.
Oh, and by the way, check out the Young Whit books too. These two book series are starting to connect in some interesting ways! But that’s another story for another time… maybe I’ll post an article about that on my new AIO blog, the Odyssey Obsessors! www.odysseyobsessors.wordpress.com
Have any of you read the Blackgaard Chronicles? If so, how did you like them?

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Blog Post

Finally. it’s here.

Again sorry for not posting 😂 I have been busy, but I hope to post.

If you guys have any suggestions for the blog, please say in the comments! In the coming weeks I WILL be posting more. I promise