We take pride in our characters here at
The Ceiling Fan, from the interns serving
Ethan his coffee, to the little ones who only
make one appearance. We try to add a little
character to every situation.
Characters Featured in Odyssey with Ethan
Host, The Ceiling Fan
Ethan Daniels is your typical
15-year-old Adventures in Odyssey
fan...meaning he is everything but your
typical 15-year-old. When he was younger,
his grandmother bought him a kids meal at
Chick-fil-A, which contained his first
exposure to Adventures in Odyssey.
From that moment on, Ethan began proclaiming
himself as the biggest fan of the show, or,
"the biggest Odyssey fan." At the age of 14,
Ethan discovered the avenue of podcasting.
He knew that this was the only way he would
have the chance to proclaim to the world the
truth about his fandom. Ethan is known for
his undying crush on longtime Odyssey voice
actress Katie Leigh. He also has a tendency
to be a bit overbearing. When he grows up,
Ethan hopes to be a voice actor and play
kids voices on the world's #1 audio drama...
Adventures in Odyssey of course!
Host, The Ceiling Fan
Phil is a nice guy, but a very lazy one
at that. So lazy, in fact, that he hasn't
taken the time to write up a thorough bio
for himself, but had Ethan do it instead.
That pretty much sums up who he is and
everything he stands for. Oh, and he's 24
years old. According to Ethan, "he's the
coolest guy ever. He's 24, but acts more
like his shoe size than his age. He plays
video games and knows about all the
'coolest' comic books, and he almost knows
as much about Adventures in Odyssey
as I do! He also gets all the free pop and
nacho chips he wants from his job at the
James Carlisle ("Intern James")
James is actually your typical cool college
dude. He's always good for a laugh, and even
though he gets into trouble sometimes, he is
still a fun guy to hang around. Before
college he was a bit different, but hey,
weren't we all? James grew up in Ohio, but
moved to Shipshewana, Indiana with his
family when he was 16. James grew up on
Adventures in Odyssey and learned about
the show through a Chic-fil-A kids meal he
received when he was 8. When he heard about
the internship program that The Ceiling
Fan offered, he decided to join up with
the team to learn a bit more about Odyssey
(from the biggest fan, Ethan) and also to
nurture his hobbies in audio production.
Little did he know what craziness he was
headed for, hanging out with this goofy
Intern Aaron Wiley
Aaron and Ethan had been going to the same
church for quite a while, but never really hit it
off until the Christmas of 2010. Now, He interns for
The Ceiling fan, helping out in any way
possible. He isn't especially outgoing, except when
he's playing music. As a child he used whatever he
could find to make a beat. Eventually his family got
tired of him pounding on everything and decided to
buy him a drum set... and hide that drum set in the
attic. Aaron soon became a master of the sticks and
helped Ethan and Phil rekindle their love for music
through their Odyssey fan band, McAllister Park.
Ethan's mom has been Ethan's mother for as long
as anyone can remember. She gave birth to him in
college while working two full time jobs, but loves
Ethan in spite of that jerk that ran off to
California. She doesn't know a lot about Odyssey,
but still loves her son and (at least sometimes)
supports him in his podcasting hobby. She's usually
just glad to have him out of her hair.
James' dad works as a big time stage comedian!
Or at least, that's what he dreamed of doing as a
child, but as time took it's toll on him, he came to
the realization that he really wasn't that funny.
He now works as an advertising consultant at a small
local restaurant, as well as doing freelance work
for "The Daily Slinger".
James' mom, Carol Carlisle, is just your average
house wife and mother. She loves and nurtures her
during the week and dominates the bowling alley on
the weekends. Having her son recently head off to
college was a difficult challenge for her, but being the
loving supporting mother that she is, she's happy to
see her son getting a good education.
posing as Phil's uncle, is the band manager for
M'Kalister park. He seems nice enough, but is there
more to this guy than meets the ear?
used to hang around Ethan and Phil back in the early
days, but as he grew older, he started hanging out
with a different crowd. He committed a few minor
crimes and played some harmless pranks. Although
there are a variety of rumors floating around about
his disappearance from town, none have ever been
proven at this point.
Fred only made one appearance in the show, only
to complain about not getting on the show. He met an
unfortunate end, after jumping out the two story
window of Ethan's own home.
"Freezy" the Snowboy is
a character that originally made his debut in some
of Kevin's ancient radio productions created only
for himself and the few family members that could
put up with listening to them. In the Christmas
Special of '09 he made an enemy of Ethan when he
kept singing his stupid song and wouldn't leave his
mom alone. Fortunately, with the help of Phil's
"time machine", the guys were able to return to a
time before Freezy had been created. We can only
hope not to hear from this abominable monstrosity in
Featured in Odyssey News Segment
John Watsenburger hosts The CFNN
(Ceiling Fan News Network), and has been as
such ever since the launch of the show. Some
people think that he sounds a bit like one
of our producers, but that's obviously just
some sort of rumor.
Intern Robert Skeed
Robert was a scrawny high school kid who was
in desperate need of some sort of internship
to top off his community service hours. But
that was over a year ago. Now he seems to be
planning on turning this job into a career.
is a CFNN veteran. He's been reporting for
us since the beginning. For almost 3 years
now, Tom has been out standing right in the
middle of the action. Always ready to
fabricate a story on the most frivolous
events, and (as John Watsenburger has said
in the past) getting paid way too much.
Minor News Reporters:
Jimmy Kent - Loren Crisp (Episode 33,
Trish Leslie - Arial Seppela (Episode
Henry Manadu - Mark Jones (Episode 4)
Daniel Withe - Garrett Vandenberg
(Episode 35, 36, 37)
Jeffory Sumner - Garrett Vandenberg
"Tom" - Charlie Roth (the original
Tom from episode 1)
"Maria" - Ivanna Gorla (From episode
Hank Conway - Loren Crisp (Episode