Nearly 10 years after his creation, Wooton Bassett's full face is revealed.

New Odyssey characters:
the Parker family

Early Whit sketches


AIO logo with yellow frame, "in" moved to top line for better readability.

Same AIO logo without frame

Spring 2010
Adventures in Odyssey logo is refreshed with a new look to Odyssey characters Whit, Connie, and Eugene; new characters introduced.

February 2, 2010
Paul Herlinger, voice of John Avery Whittaker (1996-2008), passes away. Unlike Hal Smith, Paul resigned from his role due to health reasons.

"Paul's voice gave him special distinction. He was called upon to narrate regional and national documentaries, had numerous commercial clients, appeared in radio dramas, and for more than 10 years, until recently, played the leading role of John Avery Whittaker in the radio drama series "Adventures in Odyssey", earning him fans worldwide."
     - Obituary of Paul Herlinger

For God and Country, the first Adventures in Odyssey collection to visit outer space.

Artist Gary Locke's rendition of
Col. Terry Virts

February 8, 2010
Adventures in Odyssey travels to outer space with astronaut Terry Virts. A copy of For God and Country goes up to the International Space Station via the space shuttle Endeavor.

March 2010
51st album released: Take It from the Top.


A much thinner John Avery Whittaker, circa 2010 and beyond. (artist Gary Locke)



March 6, 2010
After a nearly two-year hiatus, Adventures in Odyssey starts anew with Whit introducing his new invention in "The Inspiration Station"; Take It from the Top; Andre Stojka appears for the first time as Whit in the numbered audio series.


April 2010
First Passages bookDarien's Riseis re-released, landing a third edition.


Prior to the Avery Awards, fan sites hosted their own "End of Season Awards" each season (see here).

June 16, 2010
The Official Podcast releases its first-ever edition of the Avery Awards, an awards show to determine Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Sound Design, Best Script, etc. from current Adventures in Odyssey seasons.

July 29, 2010
The Official Podcast celebrates its 100th episode after nearly four years of podcasting.


 Podcast host Jesse Florea shows off a card sent in by a devoted AIO fan.

Focus on the Family's Adventures in Odyssey download store.

October 2010
52nd album released: Cause & Effect. The entire Adventures in Odyssey audio series is officially made available for download in the Family Store.

Nathan Hoobler (left) poses with a team of talented professionals.

November 2010
Adventures in Odyssey reaches new audiences. Whit's Flop is recorded in Miami, Floridaone of many episodes to premier for Spanish-speaking audiences.




November 27, 2010
A Thankstaking Story airsa special holiday musical episode of Adventures in Odyssey, unlike any done in the past.


December 22, 2010
The Odyssey Scoop, one of the longest standing Adventures in Odyssey fan sites, celebrates a decade of AIO promotion. (Okay, so we fit somewhere in Odyssey's timeline, don't we?)



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