35 Burst results for "Odyssey"
Questioning God's Plan Is Unique to the West
"The problem of the Odyssey, the problem of why would a omniscient and omnipotent and a just any benevolent God allow not just allow suffering an evil, but so much suffering and evil in the world. This is a problem unique to the west and it's also unique to Christianity. In other religions of problem just does not exist. Let's look at the ancient Greeks and Romans, the ancient Greeks and Romans were not atheists. In fact, on the contrary, they believed in many gods. They were polytheists, and they tended to identify gods with nature. There is the thunder God, and there's the river God, and of course later those gods were personified into the goddess of love becomes Aphrodite. And there's a God of the sea and that's Poseidon and on and on and Zeus is kind of the great the greatest of all the gods. And the Greeks didn't bother to defend the justice of these gods. Or even their compassion. On the contrary, the Greeks kind of almost bluntly admitted, you know, these gods have their own concerns. We humans are far from their immediate concern. Now, sometimes they take an interest in us, but very often that's a playful interest. And sometimes even a malicious interest, these gods can be capricious. They can be angry, they can be cruel, and so human suffering doesn't really need an explanation to the degree that the gods are causing it at all. It's because they're bad guys. It's because they, although very powerful, and these gods are although they are not omniscient, they know a lot, much more than humans, but they don't know everything. And the Greek and Roman gods are not omnipotent either. They have a lot of power, but they don't have unlimited power. And so in a sense, the Greeks created, you might say, gods who are larger than life, but were not the same as the monotheistic God of the Jews and the Christians and the Muslims.
The Battle of Monteverdi explained
"And what I want to do in this segment is complete my discussion of the terrace of pride and in the next segment I want to talk about the terrorists the next terrace, which is the terrace of envy. Now these are very big and bad sins and part of the part of what we learned from Dante is why they are so bad. What is it that makes pride the deadliest of the deadly sins? What is it that makes envy so destructive and so corrosive? Now, in the terrace of pride, we've met a politician named umberto, as well as an artist named Odyssey, both in a sense being purged and cleansed of the sin of pride. And now we're going to meet a third man and this guy's name is salvani. Now province I'm sylvani. Was the great Victor at the battle of. If you remember back to canto 5 of the inferno, we met this imperious character. Florentine, named farinata, and what he did was he betrayed his own city, Florence, and he made allies with Siena. And together, the ghibellines of Florence and the sienese army invaded Florence defeated the guelphs. That was the battle of Monty parity in the late 13th century.
Russian space chief: Sanctions could imperil space station
"The the head head of of Russia's Russia's space space program program said said Saturday Saturday the the future future of of the the international international space space station station hangs hangs in in the the balance balance because because of of sanctions sanctions against against his his country country over over their their war war against against Ukraine Ukraine the the U. U. S. S. E. E. U. U. N. N. Canadian Canadian space space agency's agency's all all missed missed a a deadline deadline to to meet meet Russian Russian demands demands for for lifting lifting sanctions sanctions Dmitry Dmitry Rogozin Rogozin says says that that could could disrupt disrupt the the operation operation of of Russian Russian spacecraft spacecraft servicing servicing the the space space station station this this past past week week a a U. U. S. S. astronaut astronaut caught caught a a ride ride back back to to work work from from the the station station with with the the Russians Russians also also use use M. M. S. S. nineteen nineteen begins begins the the journey journey home home to to complete complete a a yearlong yearlong Odyssey Odyssey for for mark mark Vander Vander high high after after Gazans Gazans comments comments he he wrote wrote on on social social media media he'd he'd received received responses responses from from his his western western counterparts counterparts vowing vowing to to promote promote further further cooperation cooperation the the head head of of Russia's Russia's space space agency agency has has made made similar similar comments comments in in the the past past warning warning the the U. U. S. S. it it would would have have to to use use broomsticks broomsticks to to fly fly into into space space after after the the country country said said it it would would stop stop supplying supplying rocket rocket engines engines to to the the U. U. S. S. I'm I'm Julie Julie Walker Walker
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
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"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"Joseph i in the two part refugee drama in sun-scorched land and then cooper and then kayla and trae how much of the family was in your mind when joseph showed up in the sun. Scorch land episode. I knew i wanted him to be the father of a family like I don't think i knew exactly at that. Point how many kids and all that but I really loved that character. And when the actor came in phil morris who we've worked with numerous times he's just a warm and he person and He really loved that story. And he had kind of a background that he was very familiar with that type of Of story and It just he seemed like a perfect fit To be to be in that family and to build that family around him but he was the original start to that. So let's talk about the other members of the family and how they arrived at just the right time. Well cooper showed up in patron the playbook and then trey and kayla Were introduced in the show. Good job now. Trae at that point was played by an actor that ended up not really working just because he sounded too old for that part yet. She sounded even older than his brother once. We did a playback of it so we ended up recasting. That part with a wonderful actor. Paul mccall williams and We've just. I've just loved how the family has melded together. And i love each actor that plays a part in that so is it true that kayla was not kayla at the beginning she was. She had a different name. Well when i first. When i wrote the first draft she was named kalisz sta and i started having second thoughts about so i actually sent dave arnold a whole list of names that we could use instead and we settled between callisto and kayla and i liked kayla. Just a bit better. He liked callisto. Just a little bit better so we asked the actress in the studio and said which one do you like better. And she said kayla. That's where it came from. That's where we landed very good. So how did you decide what each of the other family members was going to be like. Did you write about family history. Even though they entered a different places well.
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"This day. This is what's happening ninety and ten. Am okay. The snow starts at three three pm. You know and the vehicle get stuck at this time because he sort of realized that we're talking it through well this vehicle can't get stuck if it hasn't snowed yet and this person gonna go missing if you know and the calhoun. When are the dr. Calhoun wouldn't have had to get to the hospital until somebody gets hurt. You know and so we had to figure out what was happening Basically every hour of this twenty four hour period and you did have one element that shows up in all the shows. Was that kind of the hub and you worked out from there. So there's one point all the stories that takes place at the same time and that is kayla. Calhoun is doing a report. And it's heard all four shows and so by that you can kinda tell where it connects with. All the other shows so with three different writers working on these shows there had to be some bumps along the way what were those bumps. And how did you fix them. Yes there were bumps You know you in the writers meeting you all have basic ideas and then as you're working on your thinking well that doesn't really work and maybe should try this. And so we had to kind of keep going back and forth with each other Have a few zoom meetings and figure out how we're going to make this all fit. There was one thing specifically that i had tried to implement into my show with the The bicycle getting the phone to start working again and i had. I really wanted the entire family to be a part of this. Like something that they really worked together on using their strength and And so the initial idea had been a potato that 'cause you know you can make energy out of a potato right or electricity out of a potato and And so i needed. I needed trae to find some lizard. Which are you know. And so i'm like. Hey marshall could somebody drop potato and your show you my understanding that you know like just kind of random things and then nathan blur lord of all detail and logic says well. You can't even make enough energy to a cell phone with potato anyway so he didn't say it like that. He said it much nicer. But so then we had to kind of go back to the drawing board and i don't remember if it was ham or somebody else or of i figured out. We could do it with the bike. I think he sent me like a list of like fifteen ways to make electricity. And so and so i just use one of those but then yeah so there is things that you know. We had to change around but the writers on our team if nothing they're flexible. I mean you guys are always giving each other ideas and fine tuning things we are we are trying to. Wow i think so we. I mean i'm really thankful that we work on a team so we can you know just bounce ideas off each other and help each other brainstorm. That's always helpful thing. Well when you think about the creative process we've talked to marshall about creating the perkins family. He's largely the one who's behind that you were the one who came up with kowloon's Which is kinda cool of really enjoyed them. I think the fans have to from the things i've read. No some of these families on odyssey have been introduced fully formed the barclays the parkers the washington. The all show up together in the same episode. Not the kala's we met..
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"Fans. I'm bob producer of the adventures in odyssey club. And i'm jesse editor focus on the family clubhouse magazine welcome to our fall equinoxes celebration on the official adventures in odyssey podcasts. Remind me what is the equinoxes again. It's halfway between the longest shortest day of the year and it means day and night are the same length or close enough but more importantly it's today september twenty second. So what are we doing to celebrate. Well i could get out my kazoo again. That was a real hit on the avery's or or we could take a moment to baskin the wonder of god's creation and how he set up the season so perfectly sounds grace and speaking of seasons this month on the club. We heard a story about a blizzard with the calhoun family. That's not your usual september fair true but there's a good reason see this month and the next three club adventures all deal with this blizzard and odyssey. It's not a multi-party exactly but all four shows are happening at the same time. That is unusual. It sounds like an odyssey. I it certainly is today on the podcast. I'm talking with writer. Director kathy buchanan. She wrote the first adventure as well as the fourth and final episode in the saga. And while you do that. I'm going to step outside and celebrate god and his awesome equinoxe some more seeing a little bit. Have fun kathy. Let's rewind to.
Michele Moro Reviews Marvel's Midnight Suns
"Michelle you our guests. You get first pick of stories. What would you consider to be your story of the week. Well i think the These away the marvels midnight suns game play. We're talking about well could they. If if that's your choice. I think that's a great one to pick. I personally think that went like that. Looks like my speed of game for sure. And by the way that was a really long Amount of gameplay that they show too. Yeah yeah this week. We had kind of had their exclusive reveal of the of the game play of midnight sons last week. We were talking about the cg announcement trailer of midnight sons. And i got all excited about doing a marvel property and this kind of cool vampiric you know marvel marvel characters but done in this kind of cool. Yeah a different take on the marvel universe well and it's like it's a card game you know so it's gotta be how combat but it's it's like a full on rpg two where you can you know. Every hero in the game has different abilities. And whatever like you can be defensive or protective whatever. And they're going to be lots of costumes and whatever but one of the things they've really honed in on his. You have these little side stories that you can do with like the different avengers like you take a walk with tony stark. In like get to know him better. I just think it's kind of like appreciate the fact that this like. Rpg hard name has like this extra layer of actual like role playing involved. But
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"Because we don't wanna draw unnecessary attention to ministries were to christians in actual countries that maybe doing great work but have to be very very careful and discreet about the way that they're talked about right. Yeah you never. You never know who's listening. And what how they might react and so yeah we. We did have to be careful about that. You know another reason that we don't use the actual countries name as political climate changes and and situations change and we want the show to be timeless. So it's it's sometimes easier to come up with the country name so that you can apply this to different situations and then still be able to use a story yeah. It's a good point. Chris because these shows will be listened to decades from now. I mean we're celebrating. What thirty five years of odyssey next year so The these are universal truth. A biblical truths that That don't change. So i think that's a great point You know marshall this script like so many other. The shows that are releasing now was recorded during cova and chris and marshall would there have been any differences..
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"But you wish you had That one i ca. I really feel backs. I don't want wanna duck that question. But i wouldn't really ever want to name something because not friends with all the people who do voices that i have such great admiration for and i wouldn't want to name something they do in the be like. Yeah i want their job like that. what i will say in response to. That is every single person who i know who who Does who does their day. They have tremendously elastic voices. Or they have incredibly intense voices or they have they can make extremely strange alien or the'real or Sounds of animals. They knew all of these different things. I actually just have a tremendous amount of admiration for them Not only for just the physical aspect of being able to do those things but more so from the just the incredible respect. I have for their gift. It's always fun. I have a big thing words. It's whether i'm watching football. Or whether i'm you know watching a baking show or whether i'm you know it could be literally anything It's always to me at least incredibly engrossing to watch somebody do something that they're really good at because no matter. What the discipline. You always see that person's zone out. Like i remember was there was a show. I mean it's one of those sort of you know. Very i think they're referred to as gentle british shows but it was it. Was this show about these guys who restore furniture like the most pedestrian thing you could ever think of. And everyone's very calm. They're like Storing this victorian settee is his one of the most challenging things. Alastair has ever done. You know that's right but it's watching somebody the look on their face completely zone out and and refinished this item and lose track of time. And you're like that is really engaging in the same way when i'll watch football and watch somebody run route or hit a block and i'll be like man they are right in the zone and that's very fast and very physical but you can tell when someone's hitting stride and they are fully in control of how they're moving and they've they've it's almost like they've lost the sense of time of movement they're simply the up now. I agree. There are so many talented people in your field. And you're definitely one of them and and we're blessed to to work with so many of them haired adventures in odyssey. So thank you andrew. So much for taking your time to talk with us today. thank you. You can hear andrew as ji-ho invoice a freedom part one in the club right now or you can hear a little bit of him right now. In the preview this month the adventures in odyssey club wit receives a surprising visitor. May i ask what we're going to be talking about did to save my life. What destroy it and listens to an incredible story until six months ago. I had never left my country. Our leaders ordered us not to on my count. One two three against the wall can feed us cert. Weapons don't miss this month on the adventures in odyssey club. Join the club today at a i. O club dot org and don't forget the api awards the nominations for album sixty nine and seventy are up and waiting for your votes visited ventures odyssey dot com to vote today and stay tuned for our every words. Podcast later this summer. That's all for this edition of the official adventures. Odyssey podcast a presentation of focus on the family. Our website again is adventures in odyssey dot com. You can join the club at i. O club dot org or call us at one eight hundred eight family. I'm bob and jesse reminding you that with god in your life every day's an adventure..
Royal Caribbean Summer Cruises From Florida Fully Booked, Line Says
"They've been saying for the past year. Pent up demand. So we're very definitely seeing this in our bookings royal caribbean group. Ceo richard fain there. Royal caribbean has announced that all of its july and august twenty twenty. One ceilings from florida are fully booked. The cruise line has five ships sailing from the sunshine. State this summer freedom odyssey allure symphony and mariner of the seas summer voyages from galveston nassau in seattle. Do still have availability later on today. Freedom of the seas set sail on its first revenue crews from port. Miami
Euan Ashley and Stephen Quake on the Genome Odyssey
"So. I want to start out by saying. I've read the book doctor. Actually that you wrote called the genome odyssey and it was such a fantastic reebok creek. And i kind of just talking about how great of a writer you are before we hopped on the call here and that really reads like a story so i just wanted to thank you for writing such an engaging book that really goes through just the history that we're gonna talk about between you and you're really special project but also just really cool cases that you've brought up and really honoring the patient perspective in patient advocacy so fantastic job with the block. I'm excited to get into part of it today. Well thanks so much cure really very kind of you to say you know. I really inspired by the kinds of scientific stories that Steve leads day out also by just the lives and the journeys of our patients. And so i hope to try. And tell those and we've the must say unexcited to the chat little bit more than with you today so little background for those that may be haven't read the book yet back in twenty ten. Dr ashley you led the team that carried out the first clinical interpretation of a human genome or at least one of the first and that genome was dr quakes. that come to be. How did you end up coming together. What was it about. Dr quakes genome. That this would be a good one to explore and dive into well. What wasn't planned. Actually i mean i. Basically we were meeting one day about something else. We know each other that well to be honest at the time and i was you know just just meeting trying to plan a little. I think it was and i waited. My way ryan stanford to try to get myself to steve's office and then find him in there surrounded by journals As as we see them actually. You're watching just just right there. I sat myself on one of those years in the back and we started talking seminar but before we really got to that. He's like hey come over at look at look at this on the screen on the screen. I saw one of these old. Html tables early website and a bunch of as ts recognize as ts cs and a bunch of gene names. And i'm like okay. That's genetic data. His and i'm like what is that and he's like well. That's my genome.
Royal Caribbean Postpones Odyssey of the Seas' Sailing Date Delayed
"Royal caribbeans. Odyssey of the seas will now sale later than planned from port everglades the vessel. I arrived into the us on june fourth in port canaveral to begin crew. Vaccinations at that time. Fourteen hundred crew members were pcr tests and for co before being vaccinated the crew then tested again on june tenth and eight tested positive. A statement from royal caribbean reason. Part quote an abundance of caution. We have made the decision to ask for all crew members to quarantine for fourteen days to ensure the health and safety of everyone. On board odyssey's inaugural voyage will now be on july thirty first instead of july third
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"Here's another one about album. Seventy a very specific moment album seventy and this one is also from preston again. So let's hear preston's final question here. How come suzhou sounded so suspicious. And let's call the whole thing off when she said that she had called. Mrs medo once preston. You're full of good questions. yeah It's a great question. We do have a slight correction for you. She didn't say mrs medo i. If it sounded like that it was not mrs medo. It was mrs maes. Let's actually here a little clip of this episode. So we can kind of talk about it in context. If the three phones you have really are stolen. I probably talked to the school secretary. Mrs maes would know if any phones were reported missing. Good point okay. I'll use my phone. If i can find her number seven five six six five four seven. I called her one. My sister's got a great memory so you see susan actually never says mrs maes or mrs medo at all there. That was actually emily. Who says mrs maes in that clip. But when when susan was talking about calling her she did say. I called her once. So why did she kinda paused their well. She's she was really more of the the pause and the suspicious part of it was really more because of the fact that she has such a prodigious memory. Everybody this is the. This is the thing about audio drama. Of course is that you can't see the expressions on every faces but The idea behind it was that everybody was looking at her like. How do you just have this number memorized. so well. and there wasn't anything really Nefarious about it. She just is very very good with numbers and she's also got a photographic memory if you will and so she can recall numbers very very quickly as everybody is looking at her like. She did something wrong but she wasn't really doing anything wrong. She just has a really good memory so fell. When might we hear more about sue special abilities. Well we have a bunch of episodes lined up where we're going to We're going to reveal those special abilities. The sues who has not only assu sue but maury and emily and and other folks as well odyssey. We've got a lot of plans for them as a as a group together. I don't wanna. I don't wanna give anything away because you know it's the title of the episodes and stuff like that and i don't want to give too much away just Rest assured we have plans for maurice..
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"I honestly fans. I'm bob producer of the adventures in odyssey club. And i'm jesse editor focus on the family clubhouse magazine who welcome to the official adventures in odyssey podcast. Well it's happened again jesse. We've come to the end of another album on adventures. In odyssey album. Seventy finding away was memorable in so many ways. Yeah it had the episode jumping off jumping in a worldwide saved. His sister from drowning twice on his car was stoned in the most unlikely way in auto response the ominous story. Arc began with wilson hearing from god in the christmas bells and the right l. saga continued with. Let's call the whole thing off. There was plenty going on in the episodes themselves. But behind the scenes this was the first album to feature shows affected by the covid nineteen pandemic including the first odyssey episode in history. Recorded remotely ha. So there's plenty to talk about with album. Seventy fans have sent in their questions for the odyssey team. Let's hear those answers Right after we issue a big spoiler warning if you haven't heard album seventy stop now and comeback after you're up to speed and now over to the qa. Everybody.
Maxine Bdat's Denim Odyssey
"Maxine. Beta welcome to american fashion. Podcast for having well thanks Let's start with zedi what is ad. And where did the idea for that. Come from so Xavi was a fashion company and we got started in Which is no longer. I should probably make that housing shutdowns eighty to start the new standard institute. Which is the organization. I run now. I can kind of just walk through that. Trajectory also explains the the book but basically zedi was. It was meant to be at the outset. Kind of the whole foods of fashion. It was supposed to be before hosted by amazon. Of course it was supposed to tell the story behind. Beautiful product in. What ended up happening is as we tried to tell the story behind beautiful product which is why like you. I was asking a trade shows where the product team from I quickly realized the quickly realized on eighty team that there wasn't a company that we could turn to that really knew its entire supply chain And so that then adds eighty led us to start down this path of creating our own products our own garments and we went on to the actual supply chain and understood what it meant to farm what it meant to ranch what it meant to die to spin to we to cut into so And through that process at eighty we would put out these kind of vary like hid pick super user friendly diagrams about the impact of the industry. And we would get brands much much larger than ours reaching out to say like thank you so much. This information is so helpful for me in my tea. Not that saito's like what you don't you don't know this stuff And it shouldn't like now of course. In retrospect they shouldn't have been surprised. But i wasn't the time and what i really realized is If i really wanted to make an impact in the industry it wasn't going to be through the creation of more clothing as low as much as we were working to reduce the impact on. If i really wanted to create impact it was gonna be through clear information and education And really bringing the scientists that i was getting to engage with on bring bring them kind of front and center in the conversation because you know up until very recently And i would still argue today. That sustainability has really been a conversation led by brands. And so that's meant something very specific and hasn't necessarily meant You know he been in line with planetary boundaries in which people are parody fit fairly
Do I Need a Website if I Don't Have a Product Yet?
"Patties questioned about selling products. Just off social media. Not having a website is a brilliant one because there are many people that start out this way and don't know really if it's necessary or win to move to an actual website. I very very strong opinions about this topic. And the best way for me to explain why i believe you should have. A website is through an analogy. And then i'm gonna ask you a question to really get you thinking so the analogy i can think of. Is you know you can buy a home and move in and sleep in the home and have as sheltered your place of residence or you can buy a tent and you can pitch the tent on somebody else's property or even you know a public park in the moment you might think. Hey this works. The tent is giving me shelter. The weather's nice. I'm okay but the weather not always going to be nice and right now. No one's complaining but that land that you're pushing her tent on it's not yours and anybody can kick you out anytime they can kick you off that land versus home own. That's built on agree foundation that no matter what the weather is still going to hold now the reason why give this metaphor metaphors because when you build your business on social media. That's exactly what it is. You're building on somebody else's property. You don't own instagram instagram. Changing algorithm can kick you off can do whatever they want. And maybe unlikely but it's possible and you'll have the ability to do anything you want in your corner of the internet. You're limited to what instagram for example allows and by the way anything that you put on. Instagram is instagram's property those images. You put up there not copyrighted anymore. Part of their terms and services at all the continents there. They can do what they want with your on their servers odyssey most of us don't read these terms and conditions but give it a read if you want to. You will see. And i don't want to be too harsh about this because i do think it's good 'cause you're getting started with it and it gives them traction. You're getting some sales and is a good place to start. But now they have some buyer's it's time for you to move to a website.
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"Defy character Especially in terms of like animation radio dramas etc were. Voiceover is so so. So key alongside with visuals. Well we've talked to a number of actors that have come from the world of either tv film stage and they realized that to do voice over work. They lose a lot of the tools that they were using in their toolbox for the other gigs that they had. He can't use facial expressions. And you can't use gestures and you've got to convey all of that through your voice so you may have taken some ribbing from people who don't think it's a real job boy those who've done both a lot of them say that the harder job is voiceover indeed on the note of facial expressions and everything to actually Not to say you can't use them because If you actually look at to actors use one versus. Who doesn't you can definitely tell the difference in quality of voice. I've taught taught that like smiling. Even when it doesn't rule procreate a smile absolutely changes the behavior and how your voice can base itself and how you stand and how you move around the booth so it all it all is there. You just can't readily see it. You have to find a way to incorporate that and use that to your advantage. Yeah first acting job for odyssey was not in fact playing buddy norman. Some people in the know that members will recall that you did. The voice of laszlo farnsworth a bully from wits passed in the journal of john. Avery whittaker tell us what it was like at your first odyssey session. Yes now i. I love coming in and reading with the cast. First and foremost. I'm a big fan of more round robin style of voiceover when you're working with other people and just doing all the banter and just kind of Passing the script back and forth to one another and adjusting it in response to how they say like well. He said it like this. So how would i really say in response to that versus. Just kind of like imagining what they might say in your head and giving response to that so it feels a lot more cohesive. I feel and i was really really appreciative of that. And it just it made the whole experience more genuine and then just also was fun to come in and play over the top. See why she okay. So how did that role lead to you getting the character of buddy in a predicament of biblical proportions. I started with just as i do all. I remember auditioning for it. I got the scripts..
Amazon to Buy MGM Studios for $8.45 Billion
"MGM for a $0.45 billion MPR's mentally Del Barco reports. It's a second largest acquisition for the company after purchasing whole foods. Amazon already runs a film studio, prime video streaming service and a video game streaming site. But the MGM deal is its biggest move into entertainment. Amazon will assume MGM is debt, and it will also get the rights to the Golden Age Studios, film and television library. With its mascot Lion roaring logo, MGM made such movie classics as singing in the Rain and 2001. A Space Odyssey. MGM also owns the epics Cable Channel and runs a TV studio that produced the Handmaid's Tale and Fargo. Bond. James Bond. MGM also shares the James Bond movie franchise with a family that controls the double. Oh seven movies. Mandali del Barco. NPR News
Three Years of Grind to Six Figures
"Tony chan welcome to start for the rest of us. Thanks for having me. It's kind of full circle. We've been listening to you all for the last two and a half years three years. We've submitted questions just to get our name out there. As well and i should remember back in two thousand eighteen francois submit of few questions so very honored. That can be part of this show and be a guest here. Yeah man. it's it's great to have you on what you and francoise with cloud. Forecast is is really impressive. In your story. I was telling off. Line your story on. Its own is really interesting in that. Tends to be unusual. Oftentimes have to bounce into pieces of the story joined in the middle because there's just a lot of grinding. That isn't that interesting. There aren't enough highs or lows and your story has a lot of those built into it. Yeah and when you're in the middle of it it's becomes normal life to you and francoise and i were joking saying that morgan. His wife was talking about. Oh yeah things are going great going. They're closing customers and friends. I was like yeah. That's all true but all that was really really hard. So i think you don't really get a good context and you share it with other people and you know hopefully can help other people as well. I think that's what we really enjoy doing absolutely so folks want to check out your app. It's cloud forecast dot. Io your h. One is surprised by your monthly. Aws cost club. Forecast helps companies monitor and eliminate wasted aws costs without spending significant engineering time and resources. Veasley a sas app with your hacker. Plan a growth plan enterprise plan. You want to give folks idea where you are in terms of revenue customer base. Whatever you and francoise are full time and have been fulltime on it and you're profitable company but what what can you give folks in terms of size. Yeah absolutely i think. We're about two and a half years in working fulltime. We started as a side project. We past six figures last year. And after i think working about on this about your and a half little bit maybe a little bit over that we started paying ourselves so that was a huge milestone for us when we started seeing cashable interbank but odyssey we couldn't have done with our wives supporting us so they've been a big cheerleader financially and also emotionally as well. So that's where we're at at the moment and customers. Yeah we work with a lot of startups. Mid market sized companies anywhere from companies that are ten fifteen employees to two thousand employees.
Targeting Demographics in Podcasting With Jay Green
"Targeting demographics in podcasting can get a bit tricky. Data can tell you who is in the digital household you're targeting but not necessarily in that household is listening. I wrote about this in my article. Can you target podcast listeners. By demographic which all lincoln the description. I spoke with jay green cadence. Thirteen a division of odyssey. I worked with j. A few times was working at barometric claratyne metaphor. He get the gist. We got a chance to speak about demographics and how podcasting is new avenues to use them. What you don with cadence thirteen has been really cool. Like you guys have been one of the first people that i've worked with to really focus on demographic targeting and interesting ways so demographic targeting is the mindset that we're looking for the individual right or looking for the household or taken the information instead of focusing on what show there at we're gonna instead focus on who is accessing it Which is a neat way to target when you guys use that. Is that how you focus every campaign or is it an additive thing for specific campaigns at that. That's a great question. You know kind of backing up a little bit the mediums. Come off it's evolved in so many different ways One of the big pieces. As i know you wrote about it today dynamic insertion and what it can bring to the table there. This is kind of the next evolution of that You have your direct responsibility. Performance players they want to be part of the episodic you have brands. Who want to be able to your brands. Who want to run across series and networks. This is that next iteration. So i don't wanna say it's the go-to because they really isn't one go to Y pigeonhole yourself that way but what this does allow for. It allows for extensions of campaigns and allows for larger budgets allows for tickets. Created a synergy if you will so if you have client x. who's buying episodically in they're buying and shows that are geared towards female eighteen to thirty four. You can pick those select shows and have your host reads and Have your personal endorsements any personal experiences and now what you can do also as you can target take that target. Say okay i also wanna create this This campaign that is demo targeted to females eighteen to thirty four. And i'm just going to run across the
The Music of World Showcase in EPCOT
"If i say the music of epcot what's the first song that comes to mind. Probably something from future world and as we covered extensively back on show six nine six ten future world has background scores and attraction and so show themes that not only. I think resonate with us but are enjoyed by us beyond just our time in the parks. They are on our playlists and in our ears when we drive run exercise. I'm obviously like reaching and assuming those last two or whether we're just relaxing at home but why which is my favorite word. And i think it's probably because so. Many of these songs were created by disney for disney they are original themes built around the theme using the time-tested recipe of what makes disney music so memorable but for the other half of the world. Showcase much of the music is not only traditional but helps to set the stage and represents the culture of the participating nation. And these aren't songs. I think that we would normally associate with a theme park experience. Either that is like if we're talking about walt disney world But some of my favorite songs. That dizzy songs are found in many of these background. Loops of not just future world. But some of these world showcase pavilions and they always seem to bring a smile to my face as they hear them. Whenever or wherever i am and i said on the intro to the epcot show that that the music is very much a melting pot of so many cultures ideas ideals technology and different flavors. And it's a place that you can hear music that is as diverse as the pavilions and cultures and speaking of diverse. I want to continue our musical journey from future world to world showcase once again with friends who helped kick off this musical odyssey so i'd like to welcome back to the show. Lisa denote glasner from the castle. Run and core memory candles dot com to be back. Jason connect from here with the magic and the after our show on the facebooks. Hello it's good to be back with you guys and the one and only zac brown from the one and only the zac brown show. Everybody excited to be here. So i am excited for this. And i'm curious to one because i want to see if hopefully we can beat or not break record long. Our future world discussion was. But i think and i'm curious because we don't talk about this ahead of time how this may differ. Because i think again so many of those future world songs and themes are ones that we can mention by name. Papillon came up again. I think exactly you know if it was a drinking game and papillon was your word. You're in some serious trouble but so much of world showcases different because one. We can't pronounce many of the names the songs they don't necessarily roll off the tongue and they're not one that we might necessarily know by name but we know in terms of how they make us feel and they are there are some pavilions that have themes or some that. Just have background music that we enjoy very quickly. When and they'll round in the same order. When you think of world showcase when you think of world showcase music what is the first song idea pavilion. Thought that comes into your mind for me. I remember when we sat down to do or when was sitting down to prep for the future world. Show i joked that. I've never felt so prepared and so unprepared at the same time for a topic because it was like it was a topic. That's just sort of ingrained in my soul but at the same time i didn't know quite how i was going to articulate it and This show said hold by juice because like the rest of disney right is supposed to sort of insulate you from the rest of the world and i think the unique thing about showcases that it has the opposite job. It's supposed to transport you into the rest of the world. And so while you know so much of the music throughout disneyworld otherwise as supposed to sort of encapsulate you and bring you into this place. You know. the imaginary kind of didn't do their job right right if they did. If that's the result of in world showcase because the point of showcases to make you feel like you're not in central florida. It's supposed to make you feel like you're traveling around the world. As you're walking around world showcase so i don't know if i have a quick good answer to like what song first comes to mind. it i mean i could say something. Easy like golden dream of course. Which is you know sure. We'll talk about that more But now i think it's it's like background stuff. Like le vian rose and like the stuff that green and like that. The the the music that i just associate. Because i'm here. So much with walking around world showcase but at the same time you know like you said in the intro. It's not necessarily music that you're supposed to associate with a theme park. Don't you have a green sleeve. The greens leave story to which will have to get to. Because i remembered crossing the bridge an international gateway with you and i said isn't the screen sleeves using it yet and then you told me a story from your childhood is i am. I am right. I mean who doesn't have a green sleeve story like there's a green sleeve story and i want to don't jump ahead of ourselves but that really from my childhood i whistle. Inslee leaves all the time and it makes my mother crazy. Maybe i was just hoping it was from your childhood. Okay i i mean to answer the question. What's the first song pavilion jumps to mind. It's gotta be mexico and it's got to be the three cobb heroes right like that's got to be no actually. It's not that i think. The the for me world showcase had an anthem and no it can't be eliminations but it had an anthem. It would be basically the soundtrack to impress his france. Of course which. I am super excited about francine far away i know he s- t and wonderful. We'll get there For me it's kind of an unfair answer. I think about the international gateway. It's kind of this. Great little collaboration of everything that you're going to experience it's kind of the coming attractions. You know like lisa said you've got le vian rose and you've got a little bit of music piping in from like the china pavilion and everything just kind of blends and it just sets the overall tone and of prepares you for the pallet. That is in front of you whether it be musical or food you kind of preps you and gets you in the mindset that is world showcase and for me you know if i was to close my eyes and just say world showcases a couple of songs that jumped right to the top but one of them and this is actually a great way for us to begin. I think is. There is a world showcase background loop and being disney enthusiasts that you are. I'm pretty sure. It exists on your iphone or ipod your spotify playlist because this is one of the ones that i think people do have an play when their home or even in their cars or when they're working or walking or just relaxing and while you might not necessarily know the names of the songs if you were to listen through it and serbia following along this. This item list of the music yelich like. Yes inca dance by cousteau. That's my favorite song. Although you wouldn't walk into sam goody's not that there's a sam goodies but go with me here. You wouldn't walk in goodies and say i need incan dance on forty five guys have that. But i love the world showcase loop that you can hear on both entrances to where you could. We'll talk about some of the changes that came about relatively recently but those are some of the songs that i hear that like the future world entrance mentally
Royal Caribbean Announces New Cruise Course Between Israel, Greece, and Cyprus
"For the first time a royal caribbean should be importing in israel beginning in may the odyssey the sees will cruise from haffey israel sailing round trip voyages to greece and cyprus. The decision was made to move odyssey to israel because of the country successful vaccine roll out for the cruises all passengers over sixteen. We'll be required to be vaccinated. Other health and safety measures will be announced at a later date
How a Chicago Artist is Working to Help Musicians in Need
"Chicago artist is working to make sure no musician is left behind with a community organization dedicated to black musicians in chicago arts correspondent angel edo shares how that mission has quickly expanded to serve anyone in need. It was god sent to me to be able to do something for some musicians. Can't play they can't say they can't appear in clubs. They know how their fields because of the that being able to sing for two years. I was homeless eight out of garbage cans and i just decided that because life music has been my life. I know how these musicians feeling something. It was on her birthday last october. One chicago artists the maxwell decided to create black musicians matters with help from community partners like guardian interest security company. The group delivers food on a weekly basis. They won't reach out because we have so much fried. So what i do is i just go and call and them. Do you need something. I need musicians chicago musicians to know. Please get in touch with us. We will come to you if you can't get out. We covered the west side. We went to melrose park. We went to ole part all year. We go to the hundreds with donations from go. Fund me the group is also able to provide monetary support for artists. Like bass guitar player. Joe pratt who was the band director at the east odyssey lounge before the pandemic hit a big box food i was given money and then came in handy at the time. I really really needed it. Because bills need to be paid musicians. Charles crane and burns have also support fema silvio in a. It was right on time. Take my word on it. And i love apples. They gave me a fresh apples. Yes is what's going on. It's been tremendously mason. Beef stew of the night and the organization primarily serves black artists but they worked to help anyone in need whether they be homeless older adults or even single parents. We had one girl was the name. Britney britney that's that's she had four kids and was homeless while chicago musician. Ronnie baker brooks has not received a he seen its impact. Firsthand is inspirational. And if you get so disgusted how can you be creative or is so negative all the time. That's all you're gonna talk about. That's all you're going to sing about so it's very important that we support each other inspire but it doesn't stop there. I didn't form this organization just for food. And just for money iphone his organization because i have a dream i have the vision. I want to put up a building in brownsville. That will house musicians if they get on bad. Look this is my dream there for chicago tonight. I'm angel ito and food. Pickup is now available every friday from ten. Am to one pm at the east odyssey lounge for anyone who needs it. There's more information on our
Ubisoft says they are moving away from a reliance on AAA video games
"Let's talk about ubisoft recent financial results where they revealed they're going to be moving away more alliance on aaa releases and instead look more closely at free to play games and it's back catalogue to make money. I'm gonna read over some quotes here. plans for fiscal twenty. Twenty two. which will go from this april two april or through march twenty twenty two includes three trivia a game releases so i guess we can speculate a little bit on what we think those might be But in the future you have doesn't want aaa games to the focus of its business model quote. We said for a number of years. That are normal template is to come with either three or four aaa games. So we'll stick to that plan for fiscal twenty twenty two twenty twenty two but we see that. We are progressively continuously moving from a model. That used to be only focused on aaa releases to a model or you have a combination of strong releases from aaa and strong back catalogue dynamics but also complementing our program of new releases with three to play and other premium experiences you wanted to specify the company had a number of aaa titles in the pipeline otherwise like six ramos quarantine skull and bones. They actually mentioned skull and bones as republic. The prince of persia says the time remake and roller champions. No mention of yongan evil to on the call. There was not a single mention of their battle. Royale higher scape. Finally you besides financial indicate. The games like mario puts reds far. Cry five the crew to anno eighteen hundred older. Just dance games and assess discreet. Odyssey are still doing meaningful numbers. How rock band still makes a lot of money. Based off of new music licenses like super lucrative if it if it works why fix it.
India Turns Off the Internet
"Imagine a huge news event. Maybe the protests in the street after george floyd staff your first instinct is to pull out your phone and look for more information but you can't. That's what was happening in delhi. I asked for not what it was like to try to find out more about the former protests after republic day depending on where in the were specifically in parts of the city where writing broke out you would not have been able to access internet on your cell phone which is how most people in the country access the intimate yard. So when you got people's internet on their cell phones use sort of leave them with not many other ways to find out what's happening. I was struck by a statement from the ministry of home affairs saying that turning off the internet was and i'm quoting here in the interest of maintaining public safety and averting public emergency. But what were they trying to prevent. The government's were always be one to prevent rumors from spreading. We want to prevent fake news. We want to turn off the internet to control the situation. That's the government's were and on the other hand. The people for whom the internet is docked off saying that this is done so that we can't get information we can't collaborate in like what's up groups. We can't access twitter. We got access youtube or we. We don't have any alleged ways to find out what's happening around us and it will be homs anybody who's trying to come together and protest. It's not just about turning off the internet in those specific places that you mentioned where there were riots or where there were a lot of farmers gathering but it was also blocking specific content. I'm thinking specifically about some twitter accounts that were blocked ones. That mentioned the farmers multiple journalists. What happened so a lot of us. Woke up on tuesday morning and yet i am and realize that a bunch of accounts and at that time. It wasn't possible to know how many there were. Some very prominent recounts one of which belonged to the caravan. Which is an investigative journalism magazine that frequently right stories sort of whole powerful people in corporations to account. I've heard it compared to the new yorker of india. People say yes. It's sort of the only magazine in india that does that kind of journalism so one of the accounts that you couldn't access from india anymore. On was the caravans account. There were other accounts of the really belong to people who were very vocally critical of the government really and the notice that you got on twitter when you tried breakfast and you'll these accounts was this account has been withheld in india in response to a legal demand and everybody would the caravans down the stone and all these guys were down for about six hours. If you're listening to this in the us it may seem almost incomprehensible that in a democracy the government could just turn off the internet but in india. There's a law on the books from the british colonial era that allows the government to do just that to tell the providers to shut things down. And that's not all there's another law more recent that lets the government block some internet content like those twitter accounts and this is a controversial law. That sort of gives the government power to ask these platforms to take off any content that they deem is a threat to national security. Our national integrity. It's really broad terms like that because it could be applied to any pain really and one of the most controversial things about this law. Is that a platform. Who is the noticed. using this law is not allowed to disclose the not so we try ask twitter. Hey like wanted to odyssey. And they said we can show you because we would be loss so not only. This is a lot of allows the government do take off things on the internet it also mandates the people who receive the order to like not what the actual odyssey's platforms like twitter are caught between the government and the huge number of users in india. Who are key to growing their business. Twitter i took the magazines a countdown than six hours later. Put it back up deciding not to comply with the government's order. This is a very large bucket. They have serious business interests. They have bought in a substantial amount of money to sort of bring all these millions and billions of indians online. And you know hopefully he their services but also they are increasingly faced with the government that is just becoming more and more authoritative than finding that they have to sort of do the line and do this. Balancing act between how they operate in the. Us how they operate. Cure with local laws. That may not live up to like freedom of speech and human rights standards in the us.
A Father's Fight
"Spastic paraplegia fifty or spg. Fifty is a neurodegenerative disorder that progresses slowly from infancy patients experienced developmental delays specificity and paralysis in the lower and upper limbs and microcephaly among other symptoms. It's an autosomal recessive disorder. Which means that. The child inherits the disease causing genetic mutation from both parents. I'm joined today by terry. Pure volek s whose son. Michael was diagnosed. This ultra rare condition. Terry and his wife georgia founded the organization cure. Pg fifty in order to find gene therapy treatment for michael and all other children affected by this disease. He will tell us his family's story and give us an update on how research is going for his son. Welcome terry thank you so much for being here. We really appreciate being able to share your journey with you. So can you tell us about your family's journey with this disease. So on december seventeen two thousand seventeen michael. Our youngest son was born. It was pretty much uneventful. We went to the hospital mill the night. My wife said her you know her. Water broke our third child so we were prepared. We got there. The midwife is there and michael came out in pretty much like an hour and a half. We were home within three hours so it was. It was very quick. It was completely uneventful and he was a perfect little kid he was you know he was quiet. He was the perfect child. Around six months of age we noticed that he wasn't raising his hands and he wasn't following the milestones are other children. Were following in. My wife said know. Something's up so he brought him to the doctor in the noticed that his head was starting to fall off. The charter wasn't growing as expected. And he he had something called low muscle tone to that kind of fell into the odyssey of finding out what was wrong with him. And i think it's important to note here especially for any parents that have gone through this themselves. How agonizing this step can be especially when it turns out that it's this sort of rare disease. I imagine there were all kinds of tests and all kinds of doctors. Who were just telling you that. They didn't know what it was. And how heartbreaking. That can be for parents obviously are. I thought you know what he has. Low muscle tone as you know. It looks like he's head is smaller but don't worry about it. He'll he'll catch up. And then you know that kind of lasted three months and then we were like okay. Will he still not progressing therapies and he is improving but you know his head still isn't growing. What's going on so then we went to sick. It's hospital in toronto. And we went to infectious disease. Because i was traveling at the time to latin america and he thought maybe he adds zeka so we went down the path of siyavizy ca testing. And all the other infectious diseases. What you didn't have any of them obviously and then we moved into neurology. Team did an ira. And they found that they they saw few. You know things that were not normal but nothing major. And that's when they started doing you know the panel testing which came back all negative and then finally let. We were very lucky that they did the genetic testing and then on april second of of twenty nine thousand nine. He was diagnosed with this. You know terrible disease. And how did you find doctors that were able to tell you more information about this disease. We were really lucky. That won't april second. We were told to go home. Love michael that there was nothing really the can do for him that he will most likely be completely paralyzed with limited brain function and As parents we were absolutely devastated by drove home that night. And i honestly i don't remember how even got home. Allie member his crying on the street in the car. But we found a family 'cause we're hearing the paper. I don't know what happened. I think i lost it but denied the emailed us what the disease was in the diagnosis and we found a family that had spg forty seven out of boston and call them up that night in a panic and the as she walked us through the disease and and who are the specialists and they took care of us for the next two weeks while we mourned this significance piece of our lives. It was almost like a while. It is like a piece of our soul was taken away from us. That's a really amazingly lucky to be able to find a family and have them be so willing to help you out especially in those early days will not just not the lucky that there are. She already going in the path of gene therapy. So not only do they tell us what the disease prognosis was. But they were telling us what they were doing for their disease and for their gene therapy program and spg. Forty-seven is part of a protein complex called ap four and under that ap four there's four genes their ap for eight before and one s one g one and be one in ours was the same essence. We all have the same disease so we were very fortunate. Karachi went on that path and and and kind of guided us for the next two weeks on what we should be doing and we took it on and did it ourselves from
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"By this point Jesse. I think I've heard just about all the adventures and Odyssey episodes but I have to admit that I've never heard sounds of life before I hadn't heard it either. You know it definitely felt like Odyssey but also didn't feel like Odyssey or we had a chance to talk with writer. Paul mccusker back in Nineteen ninety-two. He was producer of adventure ventures modesty and also the writer of sounds of life. Let's hear about the creation of this unique drum Hey Paul Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas guys. Good to see you as always and we're glad you're in studio with US pleasure so listen Paul sounds of life came out in nineteen. Eighteen ninety two which was after Odyssey was already in production. Where did the idea come from to do? A drama specifically for the focus broadcast well adventures in Odyssey. If everybody remember is is part of the Audio Department at Focus on the family and so Family portraits the other. Things we had done came out of that department and Dave and I were working on Odyssey. Of course I think we were three years into it and we had heard that Some other guys in the department not Odyssey. They were beginning to work on an audio drama for the broadcast. We were intrigued because we kind of thought of ourselves as the audio drama guys but it was fair enough somebody else was playing with some ideas and that was good. Well then we begin to hear rumors that Things weren't going very well. They were working on this thing and it wasn't coming together they they weren't quite fixed on what it was gonNA be And how they were handling it so They asked David Nye to engage and saw. I remember having a meeting meeting with that team trying to discern what it was they were after and what came up was the sort of sounds of life. We thought is an audio drama. It would make sense that we're gonNA basis thing around sounds somehow and then chronicle the life of family beginning with Say the birth of a child all the way through and that sort of thing so these were the ideas that were being thrown around and So Dave and I said well if you want us to engage will you you know will jump into it but We're probably going to have to make it our own We're GONNA have to figure out how to do it and I remember In hindsight site that they gave us what they had written in of that original script I think we only kept maybe four lines of one scene because because it was a good scene it was actually the scene where the David the little boy comes in for his birthday and they tell him if he comes in before nine o'clock then he the fourth birthday. I remember Johnny so we kept that but I think the rest of it we started from Scratch Lau so what we did then in starting thing from scratch was Come up with a rather than scenes. We came up with sounds and I've got a whole list of the kinds of sounds that we thought would be quintessential for most people in their lives. Everything from toy horns. I've got a carnival. I've got fire crackling summer. Camp Sounds The sound of the Father Hammering Everything was attached to a sound and then that sound took us into quintessential life experiences. We thought I'm not only sounds like the writing process a little bit different but adventures not as episodes our listeners know are recorded in southern California. That's where the actors live makes sense to go to them but it sounds like this one might have been recorded in Colorado. It was actually. That was different. It's funny it sounds of life and looking back on. It was experiment on a lot of levels So Odyssey fans might recognize that with a a show we did call peace on Earth we had written. It is had written that with Dave Arnold. We went through all these sound ideas right of what would be. The quintessential sound year. At Christmas. Sounds of life was the same thing except based around a family family. So the other part of the experiments since focus on the family had moved to Colorado was can we record in Colorado What kind of base of talent we have here It would be handy to have a base of talent in Colorado since we were going out to burbank all the time and I remember we did some auditions. We had to set up a proper recording facility here in Colorado so that we could record them and at least at the level of sound of listeners would be used to from Odyssey so we did all of that here so is unusual on a lot of respects not only in terms of how it was created but also the way we put it altogether including the talent now so obviously took the writing upon yourself after somebody else get a shot of how is writing this drama different different from what you would do to create adventures episode. Well for me as a writer it was. It was in continuity with the kind of writing that I did before four Odyssey when I was writing dramas for churches and doing sketch based stuff and And this was what sounds of life was going to be if it was going to be a a sequence of quintessential moments in the life of a family as best as we could do in the amount of time we had I was going to get those snippets and just try to capture these moments so that they would go one after the other so for me. It didn't have the flow of an Odyssey episode with the traditional. It'll beginning middle and end right. This was more of a a hodgepodge that had an emotional through line to it in terms hopefully coming to a dramatic conclusion inclusion. But the way we did it was different from Odyssey Novi senior right right well something that was similar odyssey where some of the voices that were in the program Longtime Odyssey listeners. Probably Recognize Bob. Husson Chuck Bolt these voices in their Joe Colorado former Voice of Oscar was in there too and of course Dave Arnold Son Landon who voice cousins scrub in cody? Carper was in the program too. So would there be any other voices that our listeners would be recognized. Well it's funny because some of them They might recognize as secondary or voices in the background and Odyssey episodes because we recorded using Focus on the family employees. We did some auditions locally. And so There were two brothers FISK brothers who came in to do a couple of the roles and a handful of others from the staff. And I'm actually looking is. We're sitting here. I'm looking at pieces of paper with names and phone numbers of of all these people who are at least worked at focus on the family at one time or another and would've showed up an odyssey episodes background voices yes I recognized your voice in the the opening scene. You were delivering really forgotten about that. I could hear myself in the back room to go. This is why don't act shouldn't be ever. But what's Philip glossman something nefarious going on with his birth. I got emotional when I was listening to when HP London and of course passengers HP. London passed away just a little over a year ago with the Lord now but when I worked plugged in was Was My boss for a number of years and he actually married my wife in me so to hear him officiating. That wedding brought to you by is it was real. Flashback for me was sound of life for me well and it's very sweet. I have A note from from him in my files saying Hi Paul. It was fun doing radio again. Thanks for including me and it was lovely to hear his voice again. So did you direct the actors any differently because again. Maybe they weren't at the maybe professional quality that the actors from from Hollywood and Burbank are in the studio. How how did the recording go? well as I recall it was much the same as as we would We're just trying to get the lines. Yeah I think there might be a degree of coaxing that you have to do to To try to get the line readings that you want at the level that you want them and of course Some of it especially being land and Arnold Dave Arnold Son Yeah Dave was always involved in those anytime. We had landed in David's usually nearby. Especially if you listen. You'll hear the bouncing in the bed scene which I believe Dave recorded at home with land and bouncing on the bed so Dave was very important to how this whole thing came together. And it's interesting because when you get good people who know what they're doing and even if they're an experienced I was listening to the show again thinking that we got really good performances all in all I mean sometimes you can listen and hear something in the tone that tells you it's not a very experienced actor. They pulled somebody you you know a secretary from somewhere to do but I would say all in all the performances held up in this after hearing all these years. Well Yeah. This program has not aired in years years And like you said you look back with hindsight. Is there anything else that was maybe special and personal to you and you listen to it again. Well personal for me is that I. I didn't have kids when I wrote it. In fact I would have been early thirties so to write scenes like the hospital scene and even the birth. I've seen in fact I noticed one little thing that I would have done differently in the writing and that is The overuse of names. They actually call their son. I'm David quite a bit and I know we did that to help identify. WHO's talking because it is audio drama but at the same time I'm aware that I actually? It rarely ever used my son's name. I call him son. I'm we have certain nicknames are certain things we might use but to actually call him by his name. Is this unusual for me. And I think if I were to write it over again bringing what I know now to the script and to the life span now them Twice that age almost It was interesting to me that there are some things I might change subtly but I was also surprised at at how little I would change because somehow maybe through the guidance of collective input from people like Dr Dobson an end of variety of people who have lived out. Some of these things We got it I think we. We got the gist of it right. Yeah Yeah we'll greet you always great great to have the multi-talented mccusker in studio with us. Thanks for joining.
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"By odyssey fans i'm a producer of these ventures in odyssey quote and i'm jesse editor focus on the family clubhouse magazine welcome to the official adventures in odyssey podcast so were all finished album sixty six trial by fire every award voting for this album an album sixty five expect the unexpected is still underway but it soon coming to a close so if you haven't cast a vote for your favorite actor actress seen script episode in a way that david parker tried to tell his kids about the sandwich in the backyard visit our website before the polls close there's a lot to vote on because these were eventful albums just we got to know julian marshall we had more surprises with maureen sue the parkers moved out of their house because of mold we saw different side of detective pulled out of course we finally saw the return of jeopardize skin and everything that's happened with the melts new book ends joel's hopefully you walked away from these episodes satisfied but in the day sent you heard them you might have had a few questions about these adventures themselves what's ahead for the characters in their story and we have just the people the answer those questions it's time for another day with theocracy team let's hear the answers to your your questions about everything odyssey god i'm nathan to blurt a.
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"The. How do you ventures? Not as he fans, I'm Jesse editor focus on the family, clubhouse magazine. And I'm Bob producer of the adventures in odyssey club. Welcome to the official adventures odyssey podcast today on the podcast. We'll be hearing about a character who has had a variety of unusual jobs from an actress who's had a variety of unusual jobs. Oh, you must be talking about Monica Padilla voice of double Jillian Marshall, also double I am Jillian I showed up in album sixty five, but she was back in the recent much ado about jealousy who we're getting a lot of questions about this character. But first, here's the latest news. The blogger chronicles book three crosscheck is now available for your reading pleasure. The blogger chronicles book series is based on the Blackbird audio dramas some of our most popular adventures now the episodes, but it's so much more than that. That's right. You know, if you've only heard the audio version of these stories, you haven't heard everything that's going on crosscheck is based on the episodes, the nemesis parts one and two where Dr blog is trying to open his shop laggards Kasa, but this book ties into several other storylines, and there's even a connection to the young wit books here. That's right. Pick up your copy today at our website and start reading and now, let's turn our attention. To today's interview. We're talking to Monica Padilla voice of Jillian Marshall. That's double Jillian double Marshall. We talked with her about additioning opposite Townsend Coleman her preparation for acting and believe it or not a reality TV show. I can't wait to hear this. Lamonica? It's awesome. Having you on the show today? Thanks for joining us. Here. You don't adventures in odyssey has big plans for Jillian. So we did something unusual with the addition where Townsend Coleman acted opposite you on the phone. So what was it like doing? An addition like that. Really interesting. It really felt like I was on the phone with a cartoon character. It was a lot of fun because you know, his voice is so warm, and and and just really friendly, and I felt like I was watching a movie of sorts, you know, about super duper animated. But it helped me get into character to and interact with him in that respect have you ever dishes that way before? I'm never on the phone before. I I should say that never on the phone. It was pretty cool to be on the line of all producers, I'm with and we'll destroy out for a lot of different roles additions. It's part of the job still think that the process can be nerve wracking at times, do you ever get anxious over auditions and nervous for this question. Okay. So ask for dishes. I mean, there are definitely some really nervous for because they're really important to you really resonate with two character. And so for me, they're definitely instances where I didn't know this other times where I really feel in the group of love it. But the biggest part is just stepping into it and being yourself and having fun with it. Because if you're not having fun with it, and you're strapping out about it too much, then it will be hard for you to portray that character. Right. So so how do you do with those stresses? Sometimes do you have any tricks like deep breathing or picturing yourself on a beach, like what works, you know? I have a couple of techniques that I do keep my anxiety bay. So I love to keep a gratitude journal and every morning I try to jot down two or three things that I'm grateful for. And I find the days, I don't do that. I definitely feel off. And those are things that I do to keep me centered and and really keeping focus. Cool one aspect of acting especially on adventures is the chemistry with how the actors worked together in the studio. So as an actor, do you feel that it's important to have that kind of chemistry? I do I do. And you know, I think the first couple of gigs that I had I was in the booth, and I wasn't really making contact with some of the other actors, and then I realized that when you make eye contact you connect, and you actually have that interaction you'll have to get this going on there. So it's really important when you're in the room with the other cancers and the other actors that you actually take a look at what's going on their face. So that you can actually react genuinely authentically keep hopeful thinking back too much ado about jealousy de remember any scenes that were especially challenging because in voice acting. They're probably something that would make a scene easier or harder to place at right? Yes. Absolutely. And sometimes when you're just sitting there headphones on and you have to be climbing a ladder or doing something racing. Someone raising the door you have to kind of paint that picture with your voice. And so one of the things that I on challenging was be face facemasks with the mucus because when you're talking have Nukus on your feel a little bit restraint on what you could say. And so the men me loans, but soon you will understand the sane was a little tricky at times. Will it just seems like your character Gillian is just so much fun and has so much life. So what do you do to bring that kind of energy to the character? Jillian into she really herself. She they're really well in character. And I would argue that she's when it's most fun characters on the show. I have so much fun playing her. I love seeing all of choices and Oliver random comments, and you know, I think Gillian can come off a little bit as ditzy at times. But she is actually pretty smart and pretty sharp, and she's just walking around having fun with life and figuring things out that way. And I think about something that's really Gillian, and I just love playing or she's really playful, and I was forward to seeing where else. Join and takes us. We talked to a lot of the actors on odyssey and some of them don't read the script before they're like sitting right there in the room in front of the microphone, but you do read this. So how do you balance that of having maybe too little preparation versus too much preparation? Question is how do you know that I read the script? A little bird told us, right? I love to read the script beforehand because I want to get creative with my choices and the best time to release it with your script. And let it thinking inside yourself with a Cup of tea hanging out and making notes and figuring out what's going on in the scene. I'm really getting into the character in the booth is not my time to realize something that happened pivotal in the senior total my character. If there's a Bill that wanna make sure that I'm contributing to that Bill telling the story, but if I don't know the story, it's hard to develop the character, in my opinion. Thank you can win it. And I think that's great for me. Personally. I like to go in be prepared and have listened to everything have read through the script and thought of all my different options that we get in there. I can play D ever find. Maybe you get to the end of the script, and you're thinking, well, I know this about where this is going, and I'm gonna have to forget about that. When I go back and play it because my character, listen know, where it's going. So for me, even though I know. Where the script is going after reading it. I put myself in the moment of the script of which I'm reading though in the beginning. I try and just limit. What I'm thinking about to? What is in front of me, not to what I know is going to happen and react to the other people in that respect if that makes them you'll absolutely Kathy Buchanan has written and directed all of your episodes. So far, what is Kathy do to help your performance in the studio? No, Cathy is so crazy because it's a really fun environment. It's really relaxed environment. And she lets you play. She let's take your stab at it out. What you wanna do with it? And if she has any tweaks and wants you to play with it in a different fashion than she told you, but she at least lets you get in there play what your interpretation to it. And if she loves it, and, you know, move on if she thinks, hey, let's try a couple of different things. And we'll see what six that's what's really fun about. It is being able to place your that. And have a good time with the dialogue. Maybe an example of a time when you went in thinking it should go under action and she had different idea. Funny. They're they're moments at the end of scenes where she sometimes like econo- live, or if it's a bunch of people in the scene, and I didn't think that that would be a moment for me just throw in or say something seem and she let us he's really cool. We just said whatever came to mind, and we're just in the moment interacting with each other to the scene of and I really enjoyed that. That was a lot of fun. We'll if you happen to be in scenes with will Ryan or just you'll find out that that's pretty much for for. The course.
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"The. Hey, there ought to see fans, I'm Jesse editor focus on the family clubhouse magazine. And I'm Bob producer of the adventures in odyssey club. Welcome to the official adventures in odyssey podcast today. We're talking to someone whose name our listeners probably haven't heard before. But she's a vital member of the team and a huge part of getting each and every episode recorded and her name is something we're going to hear after the latest news. Oh. Valentine's Day is just around the corner. And if you've put off buying or making cards, don't despair adventures odyssey has you covered at our website. You can download odyssey theme cards for your friends and family each card. Even includes a link to a free episode. Download plus you can download a cut and fold Wooten mailbag the perfect way to hold all your Valentine's. That's right. And it's all at wit's end dot org slash Valentine's and speaking of downloads album Sixty-six trial by fire is now available for download at our focus store and elsewhere fine links that our website, you can listen to the whole album in the club to and if you haven't checked out the club yet you can join now free for fourteen days. And remember the club includes a clubhouse magazine subscription, which featured new odyssey Valentine's this month. And lots of exclusive adventures not as he content comes in every issue. Okay. Now, it's time to talk to that person. Who's really critical to the creation of every episode name? We can't mention because we wanna. Keep you in suspense for ten. More seconds. Write let's talk to the about to be named odyssey coordinator. Jennifer England, glad you could be with us on the podcast. Thank you. You've been in this role of coordinator for more than nine months. Now, what has surprised you most about this job? One of the most interesting things, I found about this job has been how different voice acting is from other types of acting. So as we'll probably cover later, I've had some experience in theater, and I've been around a lot of actors, but not that many voice actors, and I really enjoyed getting to study the art of waste acting. It is really difficult in facts. I've performed a lot of ways I've been a dancer of missing her been an actress, I would never wanna be voice actor it is really hard. What is it about the intimidating? So they're communicating everything they're walking. They're standing there motions. Everything comes out just through their voice. You have a really good vocal range. You've got to be able to make your voice sound older or younger. Doing accents. There's a lot of different things that you need to be able to do with your voice that doesn't always come into play and other types of acting. Well, let's talk right now about your background in theater. What did you do exactly in? How does that affect your job now? Well, I started in theater in the great space of my living room. All right. Young kid. So I was the oldest of six kids. I was the director the writer and the star of every theatrical production that we did a full cast right there. I mean, my vice siblings still talk about how I made them being these plays. But they enjoyed it. I'm sure and we would just perform for anyone we could. But we would actually charge. Our parents to come watch us like they would have to buy tickets from us to see these wonderful performances, and then I actually cut going in theater in high school. And that's where I met my husband's the two of us met doing place together. We were both home schooled, so shutouts all the home schoolers out there, and we were in a performing arts. Center for home schoolers we did the inter throughout high school. And then after we were married, we started directing also a choreographer. And then once we started having kids, I started moving to behind the scenes and really that was really great preparation for the job. I have now because I got to see theater from all aspects. Will you also started and ran a camp for kids in foster care? You must have a dozen stories from the time there is there anything that. Maybe stands out you can share with us. Yes. So I started actually there's a camp called Royal family kids camps. It's a camp across the United States and worldwide. These camps will bring in kids who have a record of abuse or neglect. My world was changed. And so as a nineteen year old I'm getting to hang out with kids who've had a much more difficult life than I have. And so from that time now is nineteen I just kinda got hooked on sharing. This love of God with Kim. Kids that may not have ever heard this story. My goal was to just come back. Every summer I was gonna come in. I was going to be a counselor, and I was going to work there. Instead got called me and led me to start my own can't. And really this is to me was testament of what God can do. And he puts a call on your heart. This was never something. I thought oh, I'm gonna go direct a big ministry someday. But I just took each little step as it came in as God put something on my heart. I just cut moving and this camp actually has still been going on even though I'm no longer a part of it and hundreds of kids have been able to come through to learn about the love of God's there's people that love them. And it's just been such a wonderful part of my life that I just never saw coming. Cool. You've got some other interesting jobs to haven't you? I have. So we were talking earlier about my funds. I used to work at Dixie stampede in Branson, Missouri. And if you've never heard of it, it's very similar to medieval times and the servers take part in the show. So during regular season, you are a civil war soldier either on the north or south side. And then when you hit Christmas season, you're eight elf either on the North Pole or the south pole. And so you actually get to go down into the arena where the performances are in your we have a dance that we do in the way come up, and we serve and we just play characters kind of fits in with my theater training. Then another job that doesn't really seem like it fits, but was one of my dream jobs as I've worked as a researcher for historian that we researched the founding fathers, and that was a dream job. Because most of my day, I just sat around reading in a library and. Got to learn all sorts of new facts about our founding fathers about the time of our country. What their thoughts were what their beliefs were in also got two edits in work with words, which is where I found I have a love for editing and writing it does seem like I have a lot of click dick jobs in my background. But surprisingly, they've all kind of brought me here into this new role that I have ga- you said it perfectly. It's very eclectic work background, and you also have an interesting educational background because you've degrees in both English and psychology. Now, I totally get how the English degree make sense with ATI. But how do you apply your psychology training to the job? Actually, my psychology training is more helpful in my job. Majority of my job is interacting with people. And it's interacting with people that don't know much about focus on the family don't know much about adventures in odyssey. And so my job is to. To be able to gracefully negotiate with agents in Hollywood with actors to work with other departments in the ministry. And so understanding people understanding how to communicate with people has been an invaluable skill before joining our team you worked in focus on the family's constituent response area. Those folks are great I mean, they work so hard answering phone calls and emails letters. And so on how is odd ac- part of your work there. So the people that work in that area are heroes to me because they are on the front lines. And they're really handling a lot of difficult situations. A lot of hurt that's out there. But odyssey was a really fun part of what we did. Because we are the blog monitors for the adventures and odyssey club. So we get to see all the comments that come through every comment is monitored and read before it's approved. So we would go through and read everything make sure that it fit in with the guidelines that we had and. We also get some fun phone calls from odyssey fans or people having some fun odyssey. Questions will take us to that next step in your journey haired, focus going from considering response and joining the odyssey team. Yes. So I really don't know. How happens I think God just kind of opened the door and I walked through it. I never really thought. Oh, I'm gonna work for adventures and odyssey Sunday. And when that job became available. I actually wasn't going to apply and my husband was like, oh, you would be perfect for that. Just try it. So it's like all right. Yeah. I'm never going to get this job. So I applied for it. It's one of those things where I blink. And I was like, oh, I know work for. And I really was not part of my life plan that got sometimes and throughout my life. He's always kind of thrown my plan out the window. So I've just kind of followed where he leads me. And sometimes it's crazy places. Were you the first odyssey coordinator longtime maybe ever to have children who are in the target audience of adventures odyssey? You want to give them a quick shout out? Yes. So I have Daniel Arianna in kyri off three of them listened to odyssey and both of my girls became Christians listening to odyssey. Cool. It's also, well, how does being a mom impact? How you approached the work? You do for the show. I think one of the things that really helps with is that I have specific people in my mind's when I'm listening to a new episode when I'm trying to make judgment call and something I can actually think. Okay. Do I wanna have to discuss this issue with my daughter? Do I want to bring this up with my son? And so that really helps me to know whether or not this is the right target for listening. Episode. And this isn't really for me. It helps me to know. Okay. So what do we need to do differently? Next time. I've really valued your contribution vetting comments. She talked about doing it for the blog. You've been doing it for the club as well on the message boards and having a mom and your sensitivities speak into that. I think it's probably a very comforting for parents know, that another parent is sitting at the controls there as we speak. The team is actually getting ready to fly to California to record new episodes. So I'm guessing this has got to be a crazy busy time for you right now. So just talk us through what goes on right before a recording session. So this is definitely my busiest times the right before recording session week record sessions usually about four times a year, and we all not all but most of our team flies out to Burbank to record it because that's where all our actors are. So my job is coordinator is to make sure that everyone is where they're supposed to be when they're supposed to be there, and that can get really complicated because of the way we record our. Shows we record them family style. So it's very similar to theater, and whenever I put on a show, you would have to have all the actors. They're obviously the same way when you record something for odyssey is you have to have all the actors there for that episode at the same time that can get really complicated when you're working with busy actors who also are often on television shows or doing other voice over work are sometimes flying to New York to do voice over there. So I work really closely with all the agents that represent these actors and make sure that we have their schedule have their availability. So the closer we it's the session the more emails that are flying back and forth. I will have hundreds of e mails coming in and out each day. Just making sure and confirming we've got the right people right place the right studio at the right time because a lot of times we have different people going to different studios, and we need to make sure that each person knows where they're going what? Rip. They're doing what roller doing if it's different from normal as all that communication lies at my feet. And so if something is not to happen next week, it would be my fault. So it's always spent a lot of hours just making sure we have all the details. Taking care of no matter how hard you try is usually something that flies in from left field. Right. That you've got to navigate at the last minute. You've done a great job of that. You recently attended your first odyssey recording session and during that time you met with a number of the agents. How did it help to get face to face with them? And what did you learn from them about adventures odyssey? It was really helpful to be out there. So I didn't get to see as much of the recording session as I would've liked but the agents were amazing, and we work with some really great people. And that was really nice to just put a face with the name because I'd been working with them for over six months by the time. I met them. They really hold odyssey in high regard, mostly because of how their interactions with us go, they think. That we are very kind. They think that we know that we have. They know that we're they also really think that the show is high quality. So they're actors enjoy working with us because the scripts are high quality, and so that's a feedback. I got quite frequently from a lot of different agents that the actors really enjoy working with us most fleece over the actor will show up in the studio by themselves, though, read all their lines by themselves, and then the leave because we record family style the actors get to know each other they kind of become a little family, and they have a lot of camaraderie. They enjoy coming into the studio they enjoy the interaction. And so if we are making the actor's happy that agents are happy as well. You know, we've we've learned a lot about you, so far, but cursed me, maybe kind of fun for our listeners to get a piece of trivia about the odyssey team that maybe they don't know so start with Bob here because he's in the studio, and maybe give us a little piece of trivia. So in my opinion, writers should all late coffee. I mean, all writers all creatives light coffee. Right. Bob does not like coffee. I've tried many times to get him to order. Starbucks drink, and he will not do it. He uses to do it. So it's very confusing to me because he's also early riser. I don't understand how he can weaken. And. Okay. Enough about me talk about somebody else. Well, I'm gonna go on the coffee theme. So Nathan who were also does not drink coffee. I don't understand this because he's also extremely energetic and does not drink coffee. However, Dave Arnold, really likes. Good coffee is very particular about his coffee, which I appreciate because I am the same way. Like, I really like good coffee. And if it's not good, I won't drink it. So I feel like we have some camaraderie there. But I feel like Nathan Bob need to work on their writer Lee, creative coffee skills here. I love it. Serious, again, how has this job affected, your spiritual life because so many of the shows have that deeper spiritual meeting, and maybe what has got Tachi during your time with the show so far. So there are moments right before a session where everything seems out of control. And you just think there is no way this is coming off whenever I get to that moment. That's when I step back, and we need to spend some time with God's. So I sit and I pray. I pray over the entire session. I pray over the actors I pray over our team. And usually after that, that's when things start coming together, and it starts to flow. And I really realized because this job can be extremely demanding stressful that if I ever get to the point where I think will I need to work harder. I just need to try more. That's the point where I'm getting out of line with God. And I need to get back to God's this guide show. And this is what God's putting together. And I'm just the tool, so I need let him be the one in charge. And just step back and let him start putting the details together. So it's one of those things that you put your faith in action a lot on the show because you are called to do a lot of different things and a lot of different ways. My job is so different that I'll be doing something different from minute to minute some days, and it just really helps to make sure that I'm aligned with God. I if I'm not I can really start to see I'm getting frazzled or I'm letting the stress get to me or I'm letting these issues get in. That's this is the time I need to step back and let God take over again. It's so true. I say it all the time. But we're not that good. Right. I mean, it's God that brings it all together. And and really through the power Holy Spirit. Just has it make that impact that that ac- his head for over thirty years. We'll just as you can tell from our conversation today when we hire Jennifer, we knew you're adding somebody very special to our team. And she's lived up to the expectations every step of the way. You know, you're not allowed to leave. Now. Right. Jennifer, thanks for giving our fans of chance to get to know your little bit today for having me. I really appreciate it. We really are blessed to have Jennifer on our team. Oh, yeah. No. So great talking with her today. But that's all for this edition of the official adventures. Not as podcast a presentation of focus on the family. You can join the club at a club dot org or download those Valentine's cards at Whitsun dot org slash Valentine's and stop by podcast page to let us know what you think of today's episode or just to say, hi, we're at wit's end dot org slash podcast. You can call us at one eight hundred family or send us an Email at questions at Whitsun dot org. As always so many ways to keep in touch. I'm Bob, and I'm Jesse reminding you that with God in your life. Every days in adventure.
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"The. Hi odyssey fans, I bought producer of the adventures in odyssey club. And I'm Jesse editor focus on the family clubhouse magazine. Welcome to the official adventures in odyssey podcast, so album, sixty five expect the unexpected finished airing late last year, and like all of our albums this one answered some questions while raising others rebel sixty six trial by fire available in the club right now. And just around the corner downloaded on the radio. Our listeners had a lot of questions about what's going on in odyssey. So then means you guessed it. It's time for another QNA with the odyssey team. Let's hear from the team about odyssey past present. And future. Hi, phil. Dave good to be on the podcast again with you. Always a pleasure. Always joy, always a pleasure. Very good faith. And thank you for having us on course. And unfortunately, some of their team members, Cathy, Bob who's couldn't be here today. So we're missing them. Kathy has the lame excuse that she is far far overseas. Come on a lovely vacation in Thailand or come on answering questions for the fan. I know which one I'd choose think, she could at least call in or something, you know. I mean, come on the three of us will try our best in their absence to answer these questions that we have from our listeners. This is always fun to hear from listeners. I love hearing their questions and their voices, south me to absolutely let's start it off with EJ from Buffalo New York who asks I would like to know. If the twenty fifth anniversary live show will ever be made available in the adventures odyssey club. Well, EJ. It's very interesting that you ask that because we just recently had that conversation as a team, and we have decided yes that we would indeed release the video on the club a little bit later this year. Have we decided I don't remember who decided to date Nathan, I think it's supposed to be this summer. So the plans are anyway that you'll be able to see that alongside several other live shows in the club this year. So thanks that you asked. Yeah. Well done. All right. Well, that was an easy answer. We didn't op the skate or skirt around at all we just gave an answer usual. I know. Let's take that over again. And try it one more time tell you could tell you, but I'm not going to which is what we usually do. So all right. Let's try and find a question we can office gate, and let's go to Levi from Stillwater Minnesota. Your hardest episode at it in the new album. And by the way, I love venture. I've seen those to it all the time. So thanks for doing it. You're welcome. And thank you for asking. The question Levi. We love you too. Well, it's an interesting question. I don't think I've ever gotten that before hardest episode to edit a really the fact that you ask that question being as such behind the scenes sort of thing. And it's in the Adelaide has it's very interesting. Well, I'd say from a from a voice editing perspective, I'm not sure if that's what you're talking about. But from a voice at perspective the episode the sandwich initiative was pretty challenging because it had a lot of physical action in particular the scene where they were playing frisbee and you had to get all the right grunts. And sounds of people throwing frisbees and what made it difficult to this. I don't know if we've revealed this yet. But the actress who plays a Levy was not there for that session. We had a scheduling conflict she wasn't able to be there. And so we had to record her after the fact and get her grunting and catching the fridge. Be and throwing it and reacting to everyone else catching the frisbee who had to line those up. Just right. So that one was probably the most difficult from a voice at perspective. Thanks for asking people. Don't usually ask about that. Next up keeping in the vein of album, sixty five here's a question from the as our from Orlando, Florida. I wanted to know what was your inspiration to make the ever showed the toy? Well, that's a that's a really great question. The inspiration. Came writers, always try to do a lot of research. I use the internet. I scroll through try to find anything that would be interesting to turn into a script. And I came across a little article, it was a picture actually with the little caption underneath it. And the picture was of a stuffed animal toy. And I I don't even remember exactly what the toy was what the animal was. But the caption underneath it said, according to this caption. This this stuffed animal was found. After the World Trade Center towers fell and they were digging through the rubble, and they found this stuffed animal, and it is now in the museum that is on that site. And so I thought how can we how can we turn this into a story for odyssey, and that is what eventually became the toy? The thing that I was thinking was what if you were a person who visited that museum now, and you saw that toy and you were one of the people who actually worked in the factory where that toy was made. And you think your job is meaningless. I'm just a cog in a wheel. I mean, we make hundreds of these toys, we make hundreds of these stuffed animals, and I just I just add the is to it or I just saw up the back or I just, you know, I don't really do much of anything here. And so I've got this sort of meaningless job. I thought how remarkably profound it would be for you to be a worker and see that you contributed to comforting child in. What was? Most probably the most terrifying moments of that child's life, and it really is Lester tiv- of the grand tapestry of humanity that we are all part of the grand story how were woven together that even the most seemingly insignificant acts on our part have can have a remarkable effect on other people. Yeah. Okay. So the next question comes from Orissa and Chloe from Bremond and Hobart Indiana the actor change for David album, sixty five. Yeah.
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"And I just taught me a lot because the past like, I with what I went through as a child like I was I let it like affecting bigoted in DC her dealing with that and dealing with it in a positive way by just out reteach and helping other people and schilling God's love and being at the cycle. And just giving me love that. I need it in a hard turn even when she was going with that show here. Right. But I should be the same as well. Robin you and your husband had nine children already you. I'm sure that some have left the nest at this point some are still there describe a day in your home. I read that question and on my Email. I'm like, you don't want to know day in my home. Why Nate could be what smell is this. And you get five dollars to finding out. What Mel is this? Kerry's bed. Loud home Christmas is almost here. Jesus birthday. And it's going to be louder there the door our door doesn't lack just won't. So it's just open people kids. You know, this is the house that's the mess to house. That's the home. It's it's full of love and full of laughter, and you usually can stick to the floors because it's not clean. But it's it is it's a good place. There's no blood that's day. Beautiful in honest, description of your home, and it sounds a lot like wit's end. I mean, sticky, followers and kids being encouraged to follow God and an open door where everybody is loved and and and spoken wisdom into their lives and truth. What a great great description of your house. It sounds like a a place yada. See, right. Depends on which room you want. Most of the rooms you don't want out of. So same. How did you hear about the John Avery Whittaker ward? And what made you think that you had to nominate Robin? Earn. I was just pulling episode Wednesday on the at the odyssey at that. I have for cake, STAN. And just I mean, nobody really immoral life that really stands out such its own vomit bird. Did you tell Robin that you'd nominated her? No. Told me after they called you or she actually didn't get ahold of each hold on my daughters, and they're all like mom, call Sam and mass stinker. So why not why did you decide to keep it a secret? I wasn't really wasn't trying to keep it. Like trying to win San you. Didn't think we'd? Really?.
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"Plus her name is engraved on a plaque at the welcome center. Here at focus on the family, Robin was nominated by Samantha a young woman who was going through a really difficult time. Enter entry Samantha told us how Robin changed her life. Let's meet Samantha and Robin now. Samantha robin. Thanks so much for joining us on the podcast today. For having us. Well, I was Samantha you've been listening to adventures not as he since you're young. And you've correspondent with the odyssey team a little bit in the past. So can you describe your relationship with odyssey and how the program has impacted your life? Yes, I started. It was saying to odyssey when I was younger. Oh, it's just was something that was very down to earth all the characters and their fought that just was something that you could in everyday life. And it was relatable to me will Robin came into your life at a very difficult point. Can you tell us what was going on when you met, Robin? This long story short. I was pregnant, and I was just really cock sick environment. And she was definitely like a guardian angel that helped me get out of a really bad situation. Without even knowing me. Wow. Samantha in your entry. You did mention that the family did not know you from a can of paint. Which I thought was a very interesting analogy. So how did you make the connection? How did the relationship develop I met with her husband at a restaurant, and we spoke for a little bit. I guess he was just trying to feel me out and everything he did ask like personal classes to get to know me. Because obviously they're bringing a straighter their household, and he's got kids. So they don't want to bring anybody in there. So he was like I me is I'd ever been in trouble with the law which had when I was younger. I would call a seeing as a highly. No, he's not gonna let you know. Because sometimes people do you? Is still like embarrassing sometimes that yes, I've been trouble stuff like that. Right. So robin. How will you brought into the loop? We have always had in our home and open door policy with our children. We have always wanted them to have that same servant heart. We have had taken in children before that were maybe struggling, and I am a pretty good judge of character. And my husband came to me around and I wanna re reach out to her..
"odyssey" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"The. Hi odyssey fans. I'm Jesse editor focus on the family clubhouse magazine dime. Bob, producer of the adventures in odyssey club. Welcome to the official adventures in odyssey podcast and here. We are in twenty nineteen just twelve months away from the year twenty twenty remember when twenty twenty seem like very far away. Yeah. Years ago. Twenty twenty though supposed to be the year, we'd all be eating breakfast in pill form while driving are flying cars and listening to the nine hundred adventures odyssey episode one out of three isn't bad. You know, I did drive my old fashioned earthbound car to work and my breakfast was on a plate, bud. Yes. Jesse Lord willing. We'll record the nine hundred episode of odyssey by the end of this year for release in twenty twenty mazing, you know, and we'll be hitting a thousand before you know, it. But of course, even better than the number of episodes is the impact that we see every day from the show, we love reading listener mail about how the show is made a difference. And we love to hear about the. Packed listeners are having on each other. You know, one of the ways that we get to hear about that kind of impact through the John Avery Whittaker ward. This award was created honor people who've impacted the faith of those around them just like wait impacts, his friends and honesty last fall was our fourth year. And we heard some great stories about some great people. In fact, we had hundreds of submissions. Our grand prize winner, Robin. Burns was announced last November Robbins prize was a package of focus on the family resource, including a one year membership to the club..