Master Storyteller, Author, Musician and Educator

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A world of mp3 stories for all ages...

Legends, folktales, fairytales and epic myths told with voices, sound effects and music. For ages 4 to forever. Plus songs. Audio samples for everything! Listen before you buy.

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Odds travels across America and internationally performing and offering story-related programs and author visits. Invite him to your school or university, festival, museum or organization.

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Learn how storytelling helps kids learn civility...

Learn about GOLDEN RULE: World Stories About Empathy for K-2 and 3-5 audiences...


Instruments and Sound Effects

Learn about the instruments and sound effects that Odds weaves into his stories.

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Original Instrumental Music

Explore Odds Bodkin's original music composed on a panoply of instruments...



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Programs & Education

Odds Bodkin provides a wide variety of programming for all audiences. Click on any of the icons below to get more information:

Empathy Shows
Elementary School
Middle & High School


College & University
The Odyssey
Festivals & Story Science

Performance Calendar

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from Odds Bodkin’s original epic poem, The Water Mage’s Daughter:

“Faith is a magic, small but strong.
It eddies near the edge of Fate,
That vast current that flows along
In whorling fortunes, never straight.
Unstoppable as Fate may be,
It sometimes senses Faith’s small charm
Aswirl at its periphery,
And for its use breaks off some harm
That otherwise stood in our way.”


Sample Instrument Sounds

Click on any of the following instruments to hear how they sound. Note: to stop playing, just move your mouse off the instrument.

Mastering the art of storytelling has been a lifelong pursuit for Odds and he has become a storyteller like no other. Not only does he tell captivating stories, but he sets them to music from multiple instruments (see the live instruments right here on this page!) but he also incorporates a wide variety of sound effects. His performances dazzle children, teens & adults alike. We hope to see you at a performance soon!