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Odyssey Geek

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Join a veteran Adventures in Odyssey fan as he discusses the ins and outs of the popular audio drama series. Listen in to hear the Odyssey Geek (and occasionally some friends) do reviews, live commentaries, lists, and more covering all aspects of the show in a unique way.
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Beyond AIO - Review of Paws and Tales - I'm a Believer
To celebrate Easter, Austin & Michael review the first and only Easter special from Paws and Tales called I'm a Believer. Comparisons to the Imagination Station episodes come up, as well as discussions about CJ's disinterest with the greatest story ever, overreliance on Bible reimaginings, & what great sound effects and music can do for an audio drama. Listen to I'm a Believer Listen to the accompanying song for the episode, May I Not Forget
56:06
April 2, 2021
Chicken, Pizza, & Muffins - Review of The Martyr and the Rooster, The Forever Gift, & Teach a Man
Austin and Ryan finish reviewing Season 7 of the AIO Club with their thoughts on The Martyr and the Rooster, The Forever Gift, & Teach a Man. The discussion leads them into talking about the lack of parental warnings, how to restore Wooton's character, and whether Jay's infatuation with Zoe is okay or not. Find out more about ITEC's flying car Read Austin's article The Three Stages of Wooton Correction: Nate Saint's son that was referred to in this episode is actually named Steve Saint. This podcast uses this sound from freesound.org: Audio Cassette Tape Open Close Play Stop by Bertrof  (http://freesound.org/people/Bertrof)
01:10:42
March 30, 2021
Beyond AIO - Review of Paws and Tales - The Perfect Christmas Gift
Austin and Michael are back to review the first holiday special from Paws and Tales, The Perfect Christmas Gift. Recorded in December 2020, the two talk about the similarities between the sickness in Wildwood & current events, the music of Tim Hosman, and whether or not this episode was prefect. Listen to The Perfect Christmas Gift Listen to Michael and Roy's review of A Christmas Conundrum
01:12:47
February 24, 2021
A Three-Legged Dog & Singing Vegetables - Review of Badges of Honor & A Simple Reminder
Ryan Matlock returns to the show and joins Austin in reviewing Badges of Honor & A Simple Reminder. Along they way, they discuss Buck's character development, Zoom calls in Odyssey, not-so-popular culture references, and much more! Hear Ryan's first appearance on Odyssey Geek Listen to the Kids Corner episode that inspired an AIO episode This podcast uses this sound from freesound.org: Audio Cassette Tape Open Close Play Stop by Bertrof  (http://freesound.org/people/Bertrof)
44:53
February 17, 2021
Beyond AIO - Review of Paws and Tales - Grace to Hugh & To Have and Give Not
The review series of Paws and Tales continues! Austin & Michael talk about the next two episodes: Grace to Hugh & To Have and Give Not. This includes musings on Miss Harbor's teaching (and singing) skills, comparing Gooze to Bridget Perkins, and some deep discussion on generous hearts & living in moderation. Make sure you listen to the entire podcast episode to hear Michael's remix of the song The Scourge of Me! Hear Austin & Michael's review of the first Paws and Tales episode Listen to Grace to Hugh Listen to the accompanying song for the episode, What Would You Do (If You Were Hugh) Listen to To Have and Give Not Listen to the accompanying song for the episode, Share With Others
01:21:57
February 4, 2021
It’s Not All Good - Top 10 Least Favorite AIO Episodes
It’s the longest episode of Odyssey Geek yet! Austin is joined by AIO Wiki Podcast hosts, Michael (Lee Acim) and Allie (Arista Maxwell), to discuss their least favorite episodes of AIO. Don’t worry! They talk about some stuff they liked about some of the episodes, too! Surprises, hot takes, and lots of laughter abound as the three fans react to and discuss each other’s choices. Lee's first Odyssey Geek episode Bethany's Mysterious Flood AIO Wiki Podcast's Review of FFTT This podcast uses this sound from freesound.org: Audio Cassette Tape Open Close Play Stop by Bertrof  (http://freesound.org/people/Bertrof)
02:13:05
January 29, 2021
Beyond AIO: Review of Paws and Tales - A Good Foundation
It's the first episode of Beyond AIO: a new series of bonus episodes from Odyssey Geek! Michael LaFaver joins Austin to talk about the first episode of Insight for Living's Paws and Tales audio drama. Michael gives his thoughts after listening to it for the first time and Austin reflects on the many years he's heard the episode. Of course, the two talk about whether the casting, theme, and song was...good. Listen to A Good Foundation for free Listen to the accompanying song for the episode, Solid Rock
54:27
January 5, 2021
Better Left Unknown - Review of Album 69: Best Kept Secrets
At long last, you can now hear what Austin thinks of Album 69: Best Kept Secrets. Austin reviews all 6 episodes, including The Rydell Revelations, Parts 1-3, For a Song, & California Dreams, Parts 1-2. He dives into the gray areas of the Rydell Saga, the music and meanings of Jules' stories, and the shift in AIO's recent episodes. Michael's discussions on Was Morrie Right? on AIO Audio News Austin's review of Millstones This podcast uses this sound from freesound.org: Audio Cassette Tape Open Close Play Stop by Bertrof  (http://freesound.org/people/Bertrof)
41:06
December 29, 2020
BONUS - Lessons Learned from Christmas Episodes
Austin shares some seasons greetings and some updates about the podcast. Plus, hear what he's learned from all of the Christmas episodes of AIO. Can you tell which episode each lesson came from? Merry Christmas! Watch one of the original videos from Odyssey Geek to find out his Top 10 favorite Christmas episodes It Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3931-it-came-upon-a-midnight-clear License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
04:25
December 21, 2020
Pamela Has Another Problem - Review of Millstones
Austin is once again joined by Lee Acim! This time, they team up to review one of the most controversial episodes of AIO in recent times: Millstones. The two talk about the many thought-provoking points made,  the return of Pamela, and whether or not Connie was acting in character. Get ready for some deep discussions on morality and Austin learning a new word! Lee's Interview with Phil Lollar: Part 1 | Part 2 This podcast uses this sound from freesound.org: Audio Cassette Tape Open Close Play Stop by Bertrof  (http://freesound.org/people/Bertrof)
54:01
October 17, 2020
BONUS - A New Audio Drama Series
Austin is back with a quick update on one of the reasons why he's been gone for awhile. He recently launched a new audio drama podcast! Listen to this special bonus feature to find out more about it.  Make sure to subscribe to FaithFilled Stories wherever you listen to podcasts! Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts
02:00
October 12, 2020
Punch the Highway - Review of Cars, Trains and Motorcycles
Lee Acim returns! This time, he teams up with Austin to review the Club episode Cars, Trains and Motorcycles. They discuss what some of their favorite lines were, the different types of comedy writing in Odyssey, and whether or not the characters remained true to form. Plus, hear the first Odyssey Geek blooper reel. The Three Stages of Wooton article Explanation of Lee's Rating Rubric - AIO Wiki Podcast: Episode 14 AIO tropes script from AIO HQ This podcast uses this sound from freesound.org: Audio Cassette Tape Open Close Play Stop by Bertrof  (http://freesound.org/people/Bertrof)
39:39
August 19, 2020
BONUS - Before the Revelations
Austin shares his final thoughts and hopes for The Rydell Revelations before they come out in the AIO Club.
01:12
July 14, 2020
Perkins' Problems - Review of Bridget, Redefined
The Perkins family and their story arc are focused on in this review of Bridget, Redefined.  Austin talks about the family's faith (or lack of it), Wyatt's funny lines, and why this episode should have been in a mainstream album.  This podcast uses this sound from freesound.org: Audio Cassette Tape Open Close Play Stop by Bertrof  (http://freesound.org/people/Bertrof)
11:11
July 8, 2020
33 Years and Counting - Why Has AIO Lasted So Long?
Adventures in Odyssey is one of the longest-running audio dramas in the world. Since 1987, over 850 episodes have been produced. What is the secret to AIO's longevity? Austin is joined by Christopher Green from the Audio Drama Alliance & Shadows and Daylight to tackle this topic. Austin and Christopher talk about the many strengths of the show, its outreach, the importance of Whit, and the surprising way that Christopher first got introduced to AIO. Hear Christopher on the latest Audio Theatre Central episode Find out more about The ATC Seneca Awards This podcast uses this sound from freesound.org: Audio Cassette Tape Open Close Play Stop by Bertrof  (http://freesound.org/people/Bertrof)
01:08:44
June 22, 2020
BONUS - The Warning We Want and Need
Would Aloha, Oy! and Do or Diet sound better with a parental warning at the beginning?
01:32
June 11, 2020
Revisionist History - Review of Young Whit and the The Revolutionary Secret
Is there too much known about Whit now? Do some AIO episodes get better after more than one listen?  Austin tackles these questions and more as he reviews Young Whit and the Revolutionary Secret. This podcast uses this sound from freesound.org: Audio Cassette Tape Open Close Play Stop by Bertrof  (http://freesound.org/people/Bertrof)
13:25
June 4, 2020
Chemical Reaction - Review of Out of Her Element
Another guest host visits Odyssey Geek! Ryan Matlock from the Odyssey ScoopCast & AIO Audio News joins Austin to review Out of Her Element. They talk about the relationship(?) between Renee & Horus, glue, Rubik's Cubes, and the free* food at Whit's End. And yes, there are puns, too. Hear Ryan on AIO Audio News: Reviews with Ryan Hear Ryan on The Odyssey ScoopCast This podcast uses this sound from freesound.org: Audio Cassette Tape Open Close Play Stop by Bertrof  (http://freesound.org/people/Bertrof)
47:06
May 12, 2020
Morrie Than Meets the Eye - A Look at the Rydell Saga
The story arc of Morrie Rydell looks like it will be coming to a close soon. With The Rydell Revelations on the horizon, the Odyssey Geek goes over his thoughts on what has transpired so far and what he wants to happen in the future. Theories and spoilers abound in this episode, so be prepared! This podcast uses this sound from freesound.org:  Audio Cassette Tape Open Close Play Stop by Bertrof  (http://freesound.org/people/Bertrof)
18:38
April 25, 2020
More Respect Needed - Top 10 Underrated AIO Episodes
Two major events happen in this episode. It's the longest episode to date and it contains the appearance of the first guest on the podcast! Lee Acim from AIO Audio News & the AIO Wiki Podcast joins Austin to discuss what they deem to be the most underrated episodes of AIO. Homeschooling, bags of flowers, COVID-19, and some guy named Ryan are all parts of this laid back conversation. Make sure to let me know which AIO episodes YOU think need more recognition! Things we talked about in this episode: AIO Wiki Podcast AIO Audio News Odyssey Adventure Comparison System Lee's AIO Episode Dispersion Austin's The Three Stages of Wooton article This podcast uses this sound from freesound.org: Audio Cassette Tape Open Close Play Stop by Bertrof  (http://freesound.org/people/Bertrof) Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
01:37:23
April 10, 2020
The Cologne Virus - Commentary on I Slap Floor
Happy April Fools' Day! Today is the 20th anniversary of the best prank from AIO: I Slap Floor.  To celebrate, the Odyssey Geek did a commentary on the episode. It covers the aspects of the sad return of Richard Maxwell, the absence of Walter Shakespeare & Mayor Faye, and the mention of the Strata-Flyer. Grab your own copy of the episode and listen along! Amazon Apple Music FOTF Store This podcast uses this sound from freesound.org: Audio Cassette Tape Open Close Play Stop by Bertrof  ( http://freesound.org/people/Bertrof) Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
24:43
April 1, 2020
The One About the Titanic - Review of Unsinkable
First things first! Odyssey Geek introduces himself and then reviews the first two episodes of the AIO Club: Season 7. Listen as he talks about both parts of Unsinkable, including why it shouldn't have been an Imagination Station adventure instead and the new Odyssey history revealed. This podcast uses this sound from freesound.org: Audio Cassette Tape Open Close Play Stop by Bertrof  ( http://freesound.org/people/Bertrof)       
11:06
March 25, 2020
Trailer
So, what's this podcast all about? Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect in future episodes! First full episode coming soon! Watch the videos from the original Odyssey Geek YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgM35_lklLB97FlGSbGUUlA Carpe Diem by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3478-carpe-diem License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
00:54
March 12, 2020