The Official Average Boy Podcast

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 Nov 9, 2021
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 Mar 27, 2020
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Kids 8 to 12 years old can laugh together and learn about God with this Christian podcast for families. Hosted by Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine editor Jesse Florea and Christian comedian Bob Smiley, each episode is packed with faith-building fun and family entertainment. This family podcast is about forgiveness, God’s love, prayer, respect, self-control, setting goals, volunteering, and finding your worth in Christ. And to make family time super fun, download the Devotions for Super Average Families. Plus lots of other fun resources just for kids.

Episode Date
Official Average Boy Podcast #66
953
Average Boy goes on a beach vacation with his family, but he forgets his flip-flops and burns his feet on the sand. Ouch! But not as ouchy as a crying boy who needs help to find his parents. With no lifeguards around, Bob and his brother, Brian, step up. Beach litter plays a surprising (if not icky) part in the rescue, so does the color orange. Orange you glad the color wasn’t banana. Find out if Jesse’s jokes are better than the last line and if the boy makes it back to his parents in this sandy adventure. Buy the book "Average Boy's Above-Average Year": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/average-boys-above-average-year/ Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jun 24, 2022
Official Average Boy Podcast #65
1078
Average Boy gets a job at Gus’s hardware store. Surprised? He is. He didn’t have the perfect interview. And he did knock over a pile of paint cans. But in the end, Bob shows Gus that he can be confident, respectful, polite and a hard worker—all great qualities for a casual employee. (You’ll have to listen to find out what that is.) Bob and Jesse also answer a question about finding your confidence in Christ. Buy the book "Average Boy's Above-Average Year": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/average-boys-above-average-year/ Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
May 27, 2022
Official Average Boy Podcast #64
975
While Average Boy pays full attention (yeah, right…) to his Sunday school lesson, a new girl enters the room and causes a distraction. How embarrassing! Fortunately, Bob knows all about handling embarrassing situations. Bob makes a mental note to welcome her after the lesson is over and ends up embarrassing himself (big surprise). Speaking of surprises, Bob and Jesse win a major award! They also tackle the hard question of how we can know Jesus is with us, even when we can’t see Him. Buy the book "Average Boy's Above-Average Year": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/average-boys-above-average-year/ Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Apr 29, 2022
Official Average Boy Podcast #63
1016
When Bob’s new book, Average Boy’s Above-Average Year, comes out, he can’t help but be excited about sharing it with his friends. But he didn’t expect them to play a prank on him! Between the librarian telling him to hush to his classmates checking out other books, Average Boy feels pretty sad. When his friends come through, though, his frown turns upside down as he realizes they are just playing with him. He also answers an important question about being a Christian, even when you don’t feel like it. Buy the book "Average Boy's Above-Average Year": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/average-boys-above-average-year/ Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Mar 18, 2022
Official Average Boy Podcast #62
873
Bob and his brother, Brian, get in a pre-Easter power struggle about who can hang out in the garage. As the older brother, Bob tries to be the bigger man. He also discovers that jumping on a pogo stick isn’t hard, unless you care about your body or owning nice things. In the end, Bob manages to mend his relationship with Brian—which is more than can be done for the Easter eggs that may or may not have been broken. Buy the book "Average Boy's Above-Average Year": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/average-boys-above-average-year/ Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Feb 25, 2022
Official Average Boy Podcast #61
947
This veggie tale digs into an epic gardening adventure. Will Bob’s science teacher get the “dirt” on what really happens to the seeds planted in Mr. Polvado’s backyard? Will Bob ever figure out what happens to his baby carrots? These questions and more—including Bob and Jesse’s favorite Australian animals—find answers in time for a harvest of fun. Buy the book "Average Boy's Above-Average Year": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/average-boys-above-average-year/ Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jan 28, 2022
Official Average Boy Podcast #60
981
In this monumental, momentous 60th podcast, a furry, masked substitute teacher visits Bob's music class. Okay, actually Bob lets a racoon into the classroom. When Mrs. Brown returns and greets the ring-tailed intruder, she asks who's responsible ... and Bob knows exactly what to do. Speaking of knowing what to do, a listener wants to know what to do after seeing someone in her class steal something. Buy the book "Average Boy's Above-Average Year": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/average-boys-above-average-year/ Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Dec 24, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #59
1033
Bob explains the joys of Mrs. Fox's cookie mitten – an ooey, gooey cookie that comes out of the oven and oozes into a person's hand in a mitten of deliciousness. Mmmm. Go get the milk! Then hear how AB's bike ride with a big box of Christmas goodies goes downhill ... literally. Fortunately when Bob admits his misfortune, Mrs. Fox surprises him with her response. Jesse and Bob also answer a question from a listener who lives on a duck farm. Their answer and Jesse's joke are certain to quack, er, crack you up! Buy the book "Average Boy's Above-Average Year": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/average-boys-above-average-year/ Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Nov 26, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #58
993
Bob falls asleep in school. That's the bad news. The good news is that he decides to change his habits so he can get more rest! (OK, the truth is ... his dad helps him see there's a time for everything.) With all of his renewed energy, Bob wrangles some chickens, dominates his homework and comes up with a great answer to a listener who asks, "How do we know Jesus is with us when we don't even see Him?" After this action-packed podcast, Bob takes some well-deserved rest. Buy the book "Average Boy's Above-Average Year": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/average-boys-above-average-year/ Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Oct 29, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #57
978
When Bob visits a flea market and spots a metal shake plate, he learns an important lesson. And it's not – Shake plates make your vision blurry. Eventually, Bob clearly sees that listening to his parents always keeps him safe. Speaking of avoiding danger, Jesse and Bob discuss talking to birds and answer a listener question about social media. See the final cover for the "Average Boy" book, "Average Boy's Above-Average Year": https://www.focusonthefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ABAboveAverageYear_salescover.pdf Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Sep 24, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #56
898
Bob’s first day of school – and this podcast – don't go as planned. The bus is early, the students look huge and there's a new bus driver. But that's not the biggest surprise! In the end, Bob finds out smartphones can't rescue us. Family and God are way better. Bees are also good, and they're always buzzzzy. Ha! What is the deal with Jesse and bees? That question may be answered, too. Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Aug 27, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #55
895
Past failures can lead to future success. That's what Bob has discovered. By learning to let go of past flops and flips (did we mention there's waterskiing in this podcast), Bob doesn’t quit and eventually achieves victory. Bob and Jesse discuss how past failures shouldn't stop us from trying new things ... or growing closer to Jesus. Failure is part of life. Instead of being an end, we should see it as a new beginning. Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jul 30, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #54
951
Eating carrots is healthy, so is having a positive attitude in difficult situations. When Bob goes to Camp Last Resort, he quickly realizes the word “resort” is a bit of a stretch. Instead of letting a moss-filled swimming pool ruin his camp experience, Bob chooses to be positive. He also learns that gravity doesn’t work too well on him. And don’t miss Bob’s response to a listener who has a problem of “getting way too mad.” Get a sneak peak of the "Average Boy" book cover: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/AB-sketch.pdf Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jun 25, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #53
860
Bob takes piano lessons ... make that lesson. But he keeps practicing, because that’s the only way he’ll become a famous musician. Bob’s parents and neighbors are so moved by his musical abilities that they move the piano to the barn – right next to his drums. In the end, Bob discovers having people who encourage developing your talents is super important. He also finds out that Jesse knows a lot of jokes about sea life. Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
May 28, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #52
863
Jesse thinks Bob has forgotten his birthday, which leads to a discussion of their favorite holidays. As fun as they are, they also create certain stresses. Whether it's Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Boxing Day or Jesse's birthday, it's always good to show love and be patient with each other. The truth is, the best part of any holiday is being together with family and friends to celebrate the true meaning of the special day. Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Mar 12, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #51
926
Bob and Jesse begin the podcast talking about heaven – there's nothing more positive than that! Then they look at the different elements of positive communication. It's more than just words. Communication includes tone of voice, body language and a bunch of other stuff. As we communicate with people in our lives, it's good to remember Proverbs 16:24, "Kind words are ... sweet to the spirit and bring healing to the body." Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Mar 05, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #50
995
A rest isn't something just used in music. Baseball players need it. Actually, we all need it. Bob and Jesse talk about slowing down, taking time to rest and getting enough sleep. When we rest, we rejuvenate our minds and bodies. A podcast listener calls in with a question about purpose, leading to a discussion about our ultimate purpose being found in knowing, loving and serving Jesus. Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Feb 26, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #49
803
Being isolated isn't healthy. God created us for community. When we connect with people and have real conversations, we build real connections. In this podcast, Bob connects with Mason and Mr. Gribble, the school janitor, in a wild adventure that includes being locked in the school gymnasium. Bob and Jesse also discuss ways to deal with worries. Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Feb 19, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #48
783
A podcast listener asks if Bob has ever been bullied. This leads Bob to talk about several bullies at his school. Sometimes the bullies even bully other bullies. Bob tries to make a difference by showing God's love. Dealing with bullies must be done directly and with the help of trusted adults. By not being fearful and showing sound judgment (2 Timothy 1:7), Bob provides a good example of how bullying can be stopped by bringing it to light. Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Feb 12, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #47
833
Have you "herd" the joke about the zebra? You'll hear plenty of them in this podcast, which also includes some tips for following through on commitments. A good tip can be to make a plan and follow it. Bob shows exactly that kind of intentionality when he watches his neighbors' house. Everything goes perfectly ... except for the flood, the exploding egg and the hungry cat. Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Feb 05, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #46
843
Bob's grades are lagging because his homework skills are lacking. His mom gets him a homework planner, but it's getting filled with doodles – not assignment due dates. After looking at several Bible verses, including Colossians 3:23, Bob commits to being more responsible with his homework. He also talks about the consequences of sin and solves the math equation of 168 divided by 12. Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jan 29, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #45
849
Bob shocks everyone by asking to hear a Jesse joke. After sharing a glorious guffaw, they talk about the different definitions of grace. The most life-changing one being: God's Riches At Christ's Expense. God showed us amazing grace by sending His Son to die for us (Romans 5:8). Bob and Jesse also discuss why it's so important to show each other grace. Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jan 22, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #44
700
Bob tries a new sport where 20 kids run around trying to hit each other with sticks. Using his unique athletic abilities, he surprises the other team with some heads-up play. Bob and Jesse also try to help a listener who has difficulty making friends. Hint: Trying new things and being yourself can help! Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jan 15, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #43
845
Bob doesn't make any apologies for being so good at apologetics. He displays his ability to make a well-reasoned defense of the Christian faith when he talks to a big kid at the rodeo. By asking questions and sharing what he believes, Bob helps this kid to start thinking about God in a new way. As it turns out, defending our faith is like cheesy potatoes – we shouldn't make up our minds that we don't like it, until we try it. Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jan 08, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #42
849
Jesse admits that he's so inflexible that he can't even touch his toes. Bob suggests bending at the knees. Then this duo realizes that the best kind of flexibility is showing perseverance when our plans don't turn out as we'd hope. Instead of remaining rigid and giving up, we need to come up with new ideas to succeed. This proves to be especially true for Bob, who has just started lifting weights. Parents, if you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jan 01, 2021
Official Average Boy Podcast #41
687
What do oxygen, obedience, and getting stuck in a tube all have in common? Listeners find out when Bob's dad takes him and his best friend, Billy, to Henry Hippo's Pizza and Prizes. Bob discovers that God and his dad look at obedience the same way: When we obey, it shows our love for them. Bob and Jesse also answer the question, "Did Jesus disobey His parents when He stayed at the temple instead of returning home?"
Dec 25, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #40
895
Bob buys and plants "potato seeds" in hopes of growing something good for his family. He quickly learns that waiting is the hardest part of gardening, not to mention the hoeing, watering, planting and tending. What sprouts up is quite a surprise – so is the fact that Jesse tells a funny joke! In the end, Bob realizes that he reaps what he sows, and he helps a listener to always trust in God's plan.
Dec 18, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #39
857
Having boundaries in our lives keeps us safe and lets others know what we believe in. If Bob had better boundaries, he probably wouldn’t have gotten stuck in a tree trying to rescue what he thought was a cat. Bob also tells an embarrassing story about what happened when he ignored a boundary that his parents set up about playing video games.
Sep 11, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #38
865
Knowing what to do and when to do it takes common sense. Bob learns that lesson during family movie night. As a normally verbose movie viewer, Bob keeps his mouth shut during an actual bug attack and the results get messy. Bob and Jesse also discuss how Bob’s goal of trying something new every month is going. Bonus: Listeners are encouraged to call in with the best advice they’ve received from their parents.
Sep 04, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #37
777
Bob’s family has been spending more time at home, so they’ve gotten creative with their family activities. By combining different board games, they’ve created new challenges. Like by mixing “Sorry!” and Jenga, they made “I’m sorry your wooden tower fell over!” But they’ve also been creatively reaching out to their neighbors who have been struggling. All in all, the Smileys’ have learned a lot about putting up with each other and forgiving each other—just like it says in Colossians 3:13.
Aug 28, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #36
681
Bob’s brother, Brian, has a problem with listening. He never does what Bob says! On the other hand, with Bob’s big ears, he’s a great listener . . . or is he? This podcast digs into the difference between hearing and listening, and provides some great listening tips, such as: stay focused when someone talks, avoid distractions and never try to have a conversation with a goat.
Aug 21, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #35
813
Bob crashes his friend’s Segway, but that’s not what he’s afraid about. He actually messed up at church and is afraid that he wasn’t a good example of being a follower of Christ. Fortunately, Sarah is there to encourage Bob and save the day. Jesse also finally finishes telling a joke that he started six podcasts ago. Now that’s something to be afraid about!
Aug 14, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #34
617
From parents to pastors to police officers, the list of people who help our lives is pretty long. And don’t forget teachers and doctors and nurses! Bob tells how he tried to thank his youth pastor for helping him, but ended up flattening a gigantic stuffed hippo instead. As a bonus, podcast listeners share their favorite Bible verses. Hint: Sharing encouraging verses and praying for the people who help us are great ways to honor them.
Aug 07, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #33 on Peaceful Conflict Resolution
642
Bob and his brother, Brian, get in a football throwing battle. Instead of getting angry and escalating the situation, Bob’s Mom reminds her boys that “the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (James 1:20). Bob and Jesse discuss how loving others in the way God loves us can help keep the peace and build relationships.
Jul 31, 2020
Official Average Boy Podcast #32 on Chores
641
Bob and his parents develop a chore chart. As his dad always says, “It may be summer, but there’s no break from chores.” For some reason, eating ice cream on Wednesdays doesn’t make the list. Bob and Jesse also talk about when they prayed to receive Jesus as their Savior in response to questions from two listeners.
Jul 24, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #31 on Humility
715
Bob is the best at being humble. Just ask him, he’ll tell you all about it! But seriously, Bob learns an important lesson about humility at his family’s “Showdown at the Better-Than-OK Dessert Corral” that develops after his mom bakes a delicious cherry pie. In the end, the Bible is proven right, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2).
Jul 17, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #30 on Running the Race for God
609
Bob and his best friend, Billy, host the Billy-Bob Olympics in Bob’s backyard. This highly competitive neighborhood competition features a bowling ball toss, long jump and melt-athon. Who wins, and what are those events? Listen to find out. Also, discover what it means to run the race that God has prepared for each of us. Spoiler alert: Endurance plays a big part.
Jul 10, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #29 on Patience
751
Doctors have patients, but everyone should all show patience. Waiting for what we want isn’t easy. Bob discovers life is no cake walk. Plus, listeners receive fantastic pointers from the Bible and Bob’s grandma about the importance of patience. Patience certainly helps the situation when “someone” packs a trumpet to practice playing during a family road trip.
Jul 03, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #28 on Living Uprightly
674
Bob helps his neighbor Mrs. Dodd clean out her garage and get organized. It’s a big job with big consequences when Bob breaks a cherished keepsake. What will he do? What will Mrs. Dodd do? And what will “Charity” do with all the stuff donated from the garage? Find out, and hear a great joke from a podcast listener.
Jun 25, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #27 on Understanding Personality Differences
844
God created people with different personalities. The more we understand about each other, the better we can get along. In this podcast, Bob takes a personality test to discover if he’s a Talker, Leader, Thinker or Peacemaker. The results are surprising . . . so are Bob and Jesse’s response to a listener who asks for tips on being kind.
Jun 19, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #26 on Honesty
666
Honesty truly is the best policy. And honestly, Bob is not a very good pickleball player. (And what exactly is pickleball? Can you squeeze it on a hotdog?) On the other hand, Bob is really good about being honest, which we learn after he and his brother return a lost wallet.
Mar 16, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast #25 on Using Our Brains
477
In this podcast Bob explains the power of logical reasoning. He just learned about it at school and has lots of great, err, good examples that he thought up. God’s Word encourages us to “acquire knowledge” (Proverbs 18:15) and use our brains. Bob and Jesse also share their best pieces of advice.
Mar 09, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 24
755
Sharing your faith can be scary. But the Bible tells us in 1 Peter 3:15 to: “Always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks you about the hope you have. Be ready to give the reason for it. But do it gently and with respect.” Bob talks about ways he tells others about Jesus, including a story about winning a radio contest.
Mar 02, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 23
686
It’s not good to take things for granite. After all, it’s a really hard rock and it might actually be quartz, dolostone or basalt. But seriously, we should express thankfulness to all the people who help us and give us gifts. Bob and Jesse share some of the things they’re thankful for and their favorite Bible verses.
Feb 25, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 22
703
Jesse shares the “Rule of 2’s” for math. Bob talks about volunteering with his family at a food bank and at church. All of this adds up to a podcast filled with tips about helping others and using our time for God’s glory. Bob and Jesse also give encouragement to Daniel—a podcast listener who gave up following God because it was too hard.
Feb 18, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 21
563
Bob’s class just celebrated Valentine’s Day, and Bob wonders why all those candy hearts have the same saying on them—“No way!” (There should be other sayings too, right?!?) Relationships and friendships can be hard, because sometimes people’s feelings change. But God’s love always stays the same. He loves us unconditionally, and we should try to follow His example. This podcast also reveals which pet Bob likes best: Dogs or Cats?
Feb 11, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 20
673
God’s armor can protect and keep us safe—even if someone happens to attack with a giant turkey leg. (You’ll have to hear this story to believe it.) In the end, Bob and Jesse agree that God’s shield of faith is waaay better than Captain America’s shield.
Feb 03, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 19
629
The Bible says to “pray constantly,” but Bob keeps running into things when he prays and walks with his eyes closed. Jesse shares an acrostic to help guide P-R-A-Yers. Then something amazing happens. Jesse tells a funny joke!
Jan 27, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 18
669
Bob shares that he’s really good at shouting out comments during school assemblies. Sometimes the speakers ask for comments . . . but sometimes he shouts things even when don’t ask. Getting laughs is great, but it’s even more important to “Show proper respect to everyone” (1 Peter 2:17). This podcast also tries to answer the question: What’s the deal with Satan?
Jan 20, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 17
620
Bob remembers some historic family vacations and tells how he took his parents to the zoo to show his appreciation for everything they do for him. (Plus, he really wanted to go to the zoo.) Bob admits to not always liking his parents’ rules and punishments. But he knows it’s wise to make his mom and dad happy.
Jan 13, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 16
674
It’s a fruit of the Spirit, and we all need it. In this randomly rhyming podcast, Bob and Jesse explore how showing self-control can help in controlling anger. Bob also unveils his amazing chess-playing abilities. Spoiler alert: He’s especially good at moving those castle-y thingies.
Jan 06, 2020
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 15
737
Bob sets a goal to try something new every month. But what should he do? Brush his teeth every day? Learn new words? Live out his faith in more obvious ways? Bob and Jesse come up with a plan . . . then they ask podcast listeners for additional ideas.
Dec 30, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 14
830
Season Two of the “Official Average Boy” podcast starts off with a slam-dunk! Bob helps Jesse forgive a basketball player who keeps bashing into him on the court. Then Bob shares a cross-country canine encounter that puts him face-to-face with the school bully. Plus, we debut our first listener call-in question.
Dec 23, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 13
613
Free doughnuts are the best! So is using our gifts and talents to help others. In this podcast, Bob explains how he tries to notice the needs of people around him—neighbors, friends, people at church—and how he boldly steps out to serve.
Aug 19, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 12
819
Oh brother, Average Boy talks about his brother. There's never a dull moment around his house with two wild brothers running around. After getting in trouble at church, Bob gives some great tips for getting along with siblings.
Aug 12, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 11
803
Bob and Jesse talk about the most important decision anyone will ever make – believing in Jesus Christ as their Savior. Finding forgiveness in Christ is a lot like saving a turtle during a torrential rainstorm – you'll have to hear it to believe it.
Aug 05, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 10
695
In this podcast, Bob (aka Average Boy) shares about his kickball skills - or lack thereof. Fortunately, because of his faith in Jesus, Bob is on the ultimate winning team. Instead of defining himself by what he does in sports or the classroom, Bob encourages everyone to find their identity in Christ.
Jul 27, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 9
721
Bob tries to start some healthy habits to take better care of his body. But there's a problem – whenever he gets the treadmill above "5," it's hard for him to eat his jelly doughnut. This podcast also dives into juicing, getting enough sleep, and why koala bears are so strong.
Jul 22, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 8
623
Have you ever gone to a store and got stuck behind a line of mannequins? That's what happens to Bob. Fortunately, his youth pastor is there to rescue him – and a lady who's almost crushed by a mannequin. Youth pastors, parents and older adults can be a big help in our lives.
Jul 15, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 7
811
Being responsible takes a lot of responsibility. Average Boy (aka Bob Smiley) learns that fact when he's house-sitting for a neighbor who has some hisss-terical cats. He also finds out that house-sitting has nothing to do with sitting on the roof of a house.
Jul 08, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 6
666
Popularity is overrated. Just ask Bob (aka Average Boy), whose "close friends" at school call him Mark, Timmy, or Jim. Instead of seeking lots of friends, Bob discovers it's best to have good friends who encourage him to grow closer to God.
Jul 01, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 5
641
"Every word of God is perfect." That's what it says in Proverbs 30:5. The Bible is alive and active, changing people's hearts. In this podcast, Bob and Jesse give tips about reading God’s Word … and why it's not acceptable to shout in a library.
Jun 24, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 4
659
There's more to manners than just saying "please" and "thank you." This podcast shows how having good manners shows respect and spreads God's love. Plus, Bob explains why it's not a good idea to have a friend try and throw a Skittles into your nose.
Jun 17, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 3
699
This podcast buzzes with excitement – it's all about bees and being part of God's body. Both can be pretty sweet! Discover how you can use your gifts and talents for God.
Jun 10, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 2
704
Technology is everywhere! It can totally take over your life. This podcast will help you determine if you're a Tech Addict. Bob also shares some high-flying video game insights and reveals his favorite kind of candy.
Jun 03, 2019
The Official Average Boy Podcast Episode 1
753
The "Official Average Boy" podcast starts off big by talking about God's great, big world. Bob and Jesse dig into the importance of recycling and protecting God's creation. Plus, you'll hear a "ribbiting" – er … riveting story about baseball.
May 29, 2019
AVERAGE BOY PROMO 60
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The "Official Average Boy" podcast encourages children and parents to laugh and learn about God together. Hosted by Focus on the Family Clubhouse editor Jesse Florea and Christian comedian Bob Smiley. This podcast joins Focus' already very popular "Official Adventures in Odyssey" podcast as great entertainment and faith-building fun. The 13 episodes of season 1 cover topics such as technology, reading the Bible, handling peer pressure, finding identity in Christ, sibling relationships and being part of God's body. To find out more about Clubhouse and Average Boy books and stories, visit AverageBoy.org.
May 01, 2019