Episode #11 – Hot Satyr Summer

Welcome to Prophecy Radio, a Percy Jackson podcast dedicated to all of Rick Riordan’s past, present, and future projects! Co-hosts Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz discuss the latest news in the Percy Jackson/Rick Riordan Presents fandom, then they bring on a special guest, Irvin, to talk about the Lightning Thief Musical in all its glory, as well as analyze chapters 21 and 22 of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. New episodes of Prophecy Radio will air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in.

News and Updates (00:01:25)

  • We discuss Rick’s December 9 blog post.
  • The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series has been on the NYT children’s series bestselling list for 600 weeks!
  • We found out who won the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Middle Grade and Children’s category.
  • Kristen also does a fantastic impression of Rick.
  • Rick has a huge legacy, and it’s obvious he’s aware of his pull in the industry.
  • Who wants another update on the Percy Jackson television show!?
  • Everything is on schedule and we won’t learn more for a while, but…
  • Pause for drama.
  • Karen puts Kristen on the spot.
  • Be sure to check out the open casting call for Annabeth and Grover.
  • Wouldn’t it be cool if one of our listeners auditioned!?
  • We also get a pretty good Solangelo book update!
  • How big is this book gonna be!?
  • We’re so ready for the next steps.
  • Karen and Kristen have a difference of opinion.

Lightning Thief Musical (00:23:10)

  • We introduce our very first guest on Prophecy Radio, Irvin!
  • He wrote a book called Dumbledore: The Life and Lies.
  • And he’s also a huge musical theater fan, so it’s no surprise we wanted him on to talk about the Lightning Thief Musical.
  • Irvin tells us which Percy Jackson book is his favorite.
  • And then we scandalize him with an opinion of our own.
  • Are you ready to learn the history of the Lightning Thief Musical?
  • Bet you can’t guess how many times Irvin has seen it!
  • But how amazing is it to see the show grow and evolve?
  • We relive the experience of seeing this show again for the first time.
  • Why was the musical so much more well-received than the movies?
  • We relive our favorite moments. And trust us, there are a lot.
  • All of the Easter eggs landed really well with us.
  • And we were all definitely those kids.
  • Who doesn’t love a dark reprise?
  • Thank goodness for the cast album.
  • But why did Karen suggest we try to pick ONE song as our favorite!?
  • Don’t forget to check out Irvin’s previous Lightning Thief Musical coverage.
  • Irvin shares some final fun facts and lingering thoughts with us.
  • Check out Rob Rokicki’s Monstersongs.
  • Irvin can #KeepTheSecrets.
  • You can also find him @DarkLordOfDance as well as on the podcast Alohomora.
  • Plus, he’s giving away at least one copy of Dumbledore: The Life and Lies! Answer the question he poses at the end of his segment by using #DemigodDumbledore on Twitter. You have until December 20 at 11:59 PM ET to submit your answers for a chance to win!

Chapter Reviews (01:04:13)

  • Kristen doesn’t like endings.
  • Let’s talk about Lightning Thief chapter 21!
  • Once again, we’re wondering *exactly* how the Mist works.
  • That flight is LONG.
  • We try to figure out which Harry Potter book the guard was reading.
  • Rick did the research! He knows what he’s talking about.
  • Karen keeps getting emotional about Hades.
  • Kristen wipes a lot of imaginary tears away.
  • The gods are a little scary.
  • Zeus really should be the god of drama. Seriously.
  • Gabe really is the worst.
  • Onto chapter 22!
  • Is it tradition to make a burial shroud or do the other campers just have no faith?
  • Grover really had a glow-up.
  • Backbiter is kind of an awesome weapon… Bad, but awesome.
  • Luke is totally on the naughty list this year.
  • Get a hobby, Zeus!
  • We’re so happy Percy actually gets to go home to his mom now.
  • That’s it for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief!

Thanks for listening, and be sure to tune in next week for episode 12, in which we’ll discuss the The Lightning Thief movie.

This episode’s hosts are: Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz.

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