Adventures in Ideology Podcast

Exploring the personal impacts of evangelical childhood indoctrination

29 – Dark Knight of the Soul

Adventures in Odyssey Video #1 – The Knight Travellers

We are so excited to finally have Andrew and Dylan from WodFamChocPod on today’s episode! We reminisce about similar google reviews and dig in to the very first video episode of Adventures in Odyssey. Who knew Eugene was so wirey and hungry? Also who does the snake’s eyelashes, because they are glorious!

Make sure to check out WodFamChocPod for even more Adventures in Odyssey fun!

Shownotes

Crusades Lego Kit: https://www.klickypedia.com/wp-content/uploads/setsimages/4625.jpg

28 – Lucy Settles

Adventures In Odyssey Album 50 Episodes 8 & 9 – The Triangled Web.

It’s time for the epic conclusion of Jack and Lucy! Linda, our favorite Jack and Lucy groupie, is back to talk about the thrilling fight between Jimmy, Curt, and Jack over Lucy’s heart. Do they include her in the conversation? Not really! Does she end up with the best partner for her? Well, you’ll have to decide that for yourself when you listen!

Personally, we are #TeamJimmy all the way!

Patreon Unlocked: For the Love of Todd: Summer Promise Part 3

Candace, Mitch, and Lindsay come together for the exciting climax of Summer Promise. Alyssa gets dumped, Christy continues to idolize her (while also hating her), and Uncle Bob has lots to say about “girls like her”. 

Todd continues to be the worst (so what else is new) and we hit the conclusion of Christy’s summer adventure. Is she changed forever? You’ll have to listen to find out! 

27 – A Swan Song for Hillsong

Charis, Lindsay, and Mitch discuss some of the controversies that have recently come up about Hillsong Church (a global charismatic Christian megachurch based in Australia, but with over 80 churches worldwide).

LINKS

Thanks to David Farrier for his excellent transcription of Hillsong’s recent “damage control” staff meeting. You can find his whole article here: https://www.webworm.co/p/secrethillsong?s=r

Other Hillsong controversies discussed: https://www.grunge.com/795673/the-biggest-scandals-to-hit-hillsong-church/

Patreon Unlocked: For the Love of Todd – Summer Promise Part 2

We know, you’re hooked! We can’t just leave you hanging after all the drama of part 1! Ambulance chasers Candace, Charis, Lindsay, and Mitch join Christy in the Hospital waiting on the news of Sean.

26 – Racism Has It

Adventures In Odyssey Album 3 Episode 2 – Rumor Has It.

Linda is back with us to talk about another Jack and Lucy episode! We discuss racism, gender norms, and some spoilers from Jack and Lucy’s future. Is it true the voice actors married each other in real life? You’ll have to listen to find out!

This is one of the few episodes recreated by Focus on the Family India. The video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noGAbf1jk8Y&ab_channel=ShepherdFILMS

Patreon Unlocked: For the Love of Todd – Summer Promise Part 1

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are excited to share another sneak peek into our wonderful Patreon!

Finally, the content you’ve all been waiting for! Terrible Christian teen romance novels! We promised we would bring the excitement, and boy was there way more than we bargained for. In this exclusive episode, Candace, Charis, Mitch, and brand new guest Lindsay discuss the first half of the first book of the Christy Miller Series (covers below). We dig deep into the ideologies behind Christian dating and discuss some of our own experiences that were highly influenced by these books.

If you want to listen to more exclusive content, subscribe to our Patreon!

25 – Connie with Codi Part 2

Adventures In Odyssey Album 3 Episode 10 – Connie Part 2

Special guest Codi is back for part two of the deep dive into all things Connie, specifically her conversion to Christianity! Even Connie’s conversion story is actually about Eugene as much as Connie. Do women ever get a break on this show?

24 – Connie with Codi Part 1

Adventures In Odyssey Album 3 Episode 9 – Connie Part 1

To end off album 3 we have a special 2-part episode where special guest Codi joins us to discuss the most important origin story of the series, Connie’s! We talk about the similarities between anger and fear, spiritual bypassing, and so many more things!

Stay alert for part 2 coming in 2 weeks!

23 – Thank You, Pod!

Adventures In Odyssey Album 3 Episode 7 – Thank You, God.

We are so excited to start the new year with special guest Shannon, discussing Whit’s origin story. We talk about the many women sacrificed on his road to success and the severely misleading narratives within “white people thanksgiving practices”.

22 – Pardon Me but It’s a Mindf**k

Adventures In Odyssey Album 3 Episode 5 – Heroes

On today’s episode, we are joined by Lois, a Counselor, Somatic Experience Practitioner, and our Aunt! We talk hero worship, interoception, and individual thoughts/experiences. So tell us, is your hero Jesus or are you normal?

21 – #YesHomo

Adventures In Odyssey Album 3 Episode 4 – The Shepherd and the Giant

In today’s episode, we are joined by special guest Leah (who some of you will remember from a previous Patreon episode) as we explore the friendship and romantic relationship of David and Jonathan from the Bible.

Links:

David and Jonathan’s bisexual relationship

Tiktok Video

20 – A Foucauldian in Vaudevillians Clothing

Adventures In Odyssey Album 3 Episode 8 – Karen

There’s been a takeover on today’s episode! Stephen, Mitch, and Elena tackle the complex issue that is cancer and childhood death, within the very flat narrative world of Adventures in Odyssey.

Don’t worry, Candace and Charis will be back for the next episode!

19 – Back to Cruel

Adventures In Odyssey Album 3 Episode 3 – Back to School

Today, with special guest Courtney, we discuss long term and short term friendships, and the ridiculousness of men writing female characters. When will Odyssey get a female writer?!

18 – Testosterone is a Poison

Adventures In Odyssey Album 3 Episode 1 – Mike Makes Right

Candace, Charis, and this week’s guest Mosa (@mosagirl_ig) talk through yet another episode of Adventures in Odyssey that includes only male characters and storyline. Don’t worry, women don’t really matter!

Did you ever experience bullying growing up? Well if you didn’t, I can promise you that this episode will not give you an accurate picture of what it’s like. But I can also promise you that you will laugh. A lot!

17 – All the Single Votes

Adventures In Odyssey Album 3 Episode 5 – A Single Vote

There is a Federal election happening in Canada right now, so it’s the perfect time to talk about voting! Charis and Candace team up with Androids and Assets Co-Host Marshall to talk about how every vote matters, and also doesn’t.

Resources:

The Importance of a Single Vote

Patreon Unlocked: Swipe Right on You

A sneak peek into the Patreon content. Candace and Stephen check out local Christian singles in our area and take a quiz to find out all the ways their relationship is failing. Hear a dark spiritual secret that will push Candace and Stephen to the breaking point.

If you want to listen to more exclusive content, subscribe to our Patreon!

16 – Focus on the Fathers

Adventures In Odyssey Album 2 Episode 12 – The Last Great Adventure of Summer

Welcome to our Season (Album) 2 finale! We have Mitch on with us again to discuss the crazy adventures of a son and his father, who is undercover in the CIA. We also make reference to our latest Patreon episode.

We’ll be taking a break for a month as we prep for the 3rd Album and get some brand new guests to talk about even more crazy and subtly toxic episodes! If you miss hearing us every other week, join our Patreon!

15 – The Jonah Show

Adventures In Odyssey Album 2 Episode 11 – Return to the Bible Room

We are so excited to introduce our special guest Linda! She joins us to talk about Jonah, baptisms and gender politics. Charis talks about her adult baptism party and Candace shares how she tricked god. ACAB forever! Check out Linda and all her amazingness here: instagram.com/taurean_sun/.

14 – Inspect the Uninspected

Adventures In Odyssey Album 2 Episodes 9&10 – The Case of the Secret Room

We are so excited that our special guest, Jeff, joined us today to talk about this episode. He is brand new to the world of Adventures in Odyssey and has a completely different experience with evangelicalism and Christianity. Today’s episode is a 40-year-old cold case solved by an old man (Mr. Whittaker) and a young girl – the most unexpected team around.

Episode 13 – Confessions of a Christian Camp Counsellor

Adventures In Odyssey Album 2 Episodes 7&8 – Camp What-a-Nut

We have invited former Christian Camp Counsellor Mitch onto the pod to discuss summer camp romances, outrageous expectations from Christian organizations, and more!

TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual assault is mentioned in the episode. There is a brief warning immediately before it is discussed.

Articles Discussed in the Episode:

https://onehopecanada.ca/beyond-being-good/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ness-lake-one-hope-bible-camp-under-fire-1.3694245

Episode 12 – The Left-Handed Judge and Other Children’s Stories

Adventures In Odyssey Album 2 Episode 5 – VBS Blues

We are so excited to welcome our special guest Elena onto the podcast. The three of us discuss our previous Vacation Bible School (VBS) experiences, dramas/drymes, and favorite Old Testament Bible Stories.

Notable Moments:

Swingers for Jesus: https://jezebel.com/bodybuilding-swingers-want-you-to-accept-jesus-christ-i-1639642569

Lifehouse “Everything” Drama/Mime (Drime): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFRYdGihOl4

Episode 11 – Pouch Full of Heresy

Adventures In Odyssey Album 2 Episode 4 – Stormy Weather

On this week’s episode, we explore the odd relationship between Connie and the all-knowing, advice-giving Whit.

Episode 10 – Independence Came So Hard

Adventures In Odyssey Album 2 Episode 3 – The Day Independence Came

Is that a sex joke? You’ll have to listen to find out!

We’ve brought back one of our favorite guests, Stephen, from Androids and Assets! He shares a wealth of knowledge about early American History and some of the key characters in its declaration toward independence.

Episode 9 – We Will Forsake Technology and Return to the Land

Adventures In Odyssey Album 2 Episodes 1 & 2 – Family Vacation

For today’s episode, we are happy to welcome our brother Jon back to the show! The three of us reminisce about our own family vacations growing up.

Episode 8 – Whit’s Web

Adventures In Odyssey Album 1 Episode 8 – The Tangled Web

In today’s episode, we talk about white lies and consequences, and reminisce about our younger, trouble-making days.

Episode 7 – Lynnterview

Our mom is back to answer all the questions that you guys submitted! We discuss our journeys within evangelicalism, parenting, and current belief systems, as well as cover some “controversial” topics such as abortion and homosexuality.

Episode 6 – Cherished Memories

Adventures In Odyssey Album 1 Episode 11 – Recollections

In today’s episode, we discuss the origin story of Whit’s end, complete with tragedy and last minute saviorism.

We are so excited to have Stephen back as our special guest! Be sure to check out his podcast, Androids and Assets. You can find them on social media (twitter & instagram) and listen to their podcast just about anywhere (especially apple podcasts and google podcasts)!

Episode 5 – Bringin’ Up Monty

Adventures In Odyssey Album 1 Episodes 9&10 – A Member of the Family Part 1 & 2

Please welcome our special guest, Lynn (our mom)! In today’s episode, we discuss family relationships, parenting styles, and spanking your child. Candace shares some of her experiences being a mother, and we talk a bit about our childhood too.

Bonus Minisode – Cult Town

Enjoy a special bonus episode where we talk about some of the feedback that we’ve received from our beloved listeners! Thanks for all your feedback so far, and please keep listening and sharing your stories and experiences with us!

Episode 4 – Hashtag Not a Bookworm ft. Stevedroids

Adventures in Odyssey Album 1 Episode 6 – Promises, Promises

Today’s special guest is Stevedroids from Androids and Assets, our sister podcast. We chat about what a “promise” really is (spoiler alert: the episode missed the mark), and the difference between setting intentions in your life and just praying harder. Steven shares some fun facts with us about, well, lots of stuff!

Episode 3 – Connie Comes Around

Adventures In Odyssey Album 1 Episode 3 – Connie Comes to Town

In today’s episode, we discuss Connie Kendall as she is introduced to Whit’s End and the community within Odyssey.

Episode 2 – Dismay After Christmas

Adventures In Odyssey Album 1 Episode 5 – The Day After Christmas

For today’s episode, we are happy to introduce our special guest, Jon! He flew in all the way from the west coast to record this episode with us.

Episode 1 – Whit’s Success

Adventures in Odyssey Album 1 Episode 1 – Whit’s Flop

In today’s episode, we discuss and explore the ideologies behind the very first episode of Adventures in Odyssey, Whit’s Flop.