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Return to Odyssey

Return to Odyssey

By Rachel Strnad
Husband and wife duo take a deep dive into the beloved Focus on the Family radio series Adventures in Odyssey one episode at a time. No topic is off limits; from story structure to theology, we talk about it!
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07 Of Mice And Menace
Thanks for joining us once again! Today, we're halfway through "The Adventure Begins," discussing the Odyssey episode "Nothing to Fear." Along the way, topics of conversation include rodent leashes, horror movie theme music, and the ambiguous ages of these child characters. If you'd like to listen along with us, you can check out the full album "The Adventure Begins" through our affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2HiYOXO This episode is sponsored in part by Audible. Claim your one month free trial and two free audio books through this link: https://amzn.to/303FDYJ If you'd like to get in touch with us, send us an e-mail at serpentanddovespecfic@gmail.com. Artwork courtesy of Focus on the Family. Adventures in Odyssey Theme by John Campbell, re-recorded by Wesley Burchell.
49:51
September 23, 2020
06 "Bad" Pop Psychology
Hey, we're back! This week, Josh and Rachel bring you another Connie Kendall episode titled "Promises Promises," which explores the reality of sin nature and still manages to be a lighthearted romp. We delve into airport panhandlers, classic riddles, and the importance of the gospel for Christians as well as those not saved. There may or may not also be a serenade from the eighties. If you'd like to listen along with us, you can check out the full album "The Adventure Begins" through our affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2DH9vC2 This episode is sponsored in part by Audible. Claim your one month free trial and two free audio books through this link: https://amzn.to/2FlJRmK If you'd like to get in touch with us, send us an e-mail at serpentanddovespecfic@gmail.com. Artwork courtesy of Focus on the Family. Adventures in Odyssey Theme by John Campbell, re-recorded by Wesley Burchell.
52:55
September 9, 2020
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Hi Everyone! We recently collaborated with Lee Acim of AIO Audio News to review the episode "Light's Out at Whit's End." Check it out here: https://aioaudionews.com/2020/08/29/review-lights-out-at-whits-end/
00:40
September 2, 2020
05 Who's Afraid of the Crazy Cat Lady?
They can't all be winners, we suppose. In this episode, Josh and Rachel encounter the first Odyssey episode they've truly disliked, "The Day After Christmas." Along the way they discuss toy fads from the '80s, the danger of stereotypes, and the importance of character motivation. If you'd like to listen along with us, you can check out the full album "The Adventure Begins" through our affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3leQXKx This episode is sponsored in part by Audible. Claim your one month free trial and two free audio books through this link: https://amzn.to/3lp0Vcq If you'd like to get in touch with us, send us an e-mail at serpentanddovespecfic@gmail.com. Artwork courtesy of Focus on the Family. Adventures in Odyssey Theme by John Campbell, re-recorded by Wesley Burchell.
54:19
August 26, 2020
04 His and Hair Gifts
Thanks for your patience, everyone. We had a crazy couple weeks. But, we're back to critique another episode: "Gifts for Mage and Guy," a personal favorite in both Josh and Rachel's memory. Will it stand the test of time? Subjects covered include principles of comedy writing, hastily abandoned characters, and discrepancies within Biblical genealogies. If you'd like to listen along with us, you can check out the full album "The Adventure Begins" through our affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2CIl8IA This episode is also sponsored in part by Audible. Claim your one month free trial and two free audio books through this link: https://amzn.to/327laCf If you'd like to get in touch with us, send us an e-mail at serpentanddovespecfic@gmail.com. Artwork courtesy of Focus on the Family. Adventures in Odyssey Theme by John Campbell, re-recorded by Wesley Burchell.
53:36
August 19, 2020
03 Bus Fare and Bible Bowls
Welcome back! In this episode, Josh and Rachel look at "Connie Comes to Town," the beloved teenager's introduction to the series. They explore a wacky fan theory involving an elephant puppet, learn what the minimum wage was in 1987, and discuss how characters evolve over the course of a series.  Don't forget, if you'd like to listen along with us, you can check out the full album through our affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2CBRPHL Also, for the curious, here's the link to the Defunctland episode on "Dumbo's Circus," so you can have an idea what we are talking about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP1fh9aLL1c Artwork courtesy of Focus on the Family. Adventures in Odyssey Theme by John Campbell, re-recorded by Wesley Burchell.
50:42
July 29, 2020
02 The Great Freezer Conundrum
It's episode two! To listen along with us, you can purchase the album through our affiliate link: The Adventure Begins: The Early Classics (Adventures in Odyssey Golden Audio Series No. 1) We're still working through The Adventure Begins. Josh and Rachel analyze "The Life of the Party." Subjects touched on include the economy of storytelling, vaudeville, the Mighty Men of Odyssey, and contextual exegesis. Josh might also sing The Beatles. Artwork courtesy of Focus on the Family. Adventures in Odyssey Theme by John Campbell, re-recorded by Wesley Burchell. "The End" by Paul McCartney. We'd love to hear your thoughts! E-mail us at serpentanddovespecfic@gmail.com. To listen along with us, you can purchase the album through our affiliate link: The Adventure Begins: The Early Classics (Adventures in Odyssey Golden Audio Series No. 1)  
39:30
July 15, 2020
01 The Rube Goldberg Easy Bake
Welcome to the inaugural episode! Josh and Rachel talk about their memories of Adventures in Odyssey and why they started this podcast before diving in to episode 1, Whit's Flop, from the album The Adventure Begins. Along the way, they cover sketch comedy, training montages, and the many voice talents of Hal Smith. Artwork courtesy of Focus on the Family. Adventures in Odyssey Theme by John Campbell, re-recorded by Wesley Burchell. To listen along with us, you can purchase the album through our affiliate link: The Adventure Begins: The Early Classics (Adventures in Odyssey Golden Audio Series No. 1)
50:16
July 2, 2020