Episode #2 – Trauma Much?

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 come together to update you on the latest Rick Riordan news (including some new Daughter of the Deep information), discuss the Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities anthology, talk about the Rick Riordan Presents imprint and all its authors, and analyze chapters three and four of The Lightning Thief. New episodes of Prophecy Radio will air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in.

News and Updates

  • There’s SO MUCH news!
  • The U.S. Daughter of the Deep release date has changed.
  • This means Prophecy Radio episode 3 will cover Rick Riordan Presents instead of our DotD review!
  • Please, no spoilers.
  • Check out the new cover reveals for The Last Fallen Moon, Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows, and the Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky graphic novel.
  • City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda is getting a sequel!
  • Tower of Nero is now in paperback!
  • Daughter of the Deep and Cursed Carnival are number one on Amazon!
  • Be sure to check out the profile on Thandiwe from Tristan Strong.
  • Carlos Hernandez did an awesome interview with Nerd Daily.
  • Ashlee Latimer has been doing Rick’s social media for a whole year!
  • Karen watched the Cursed Carnival live video and has some fun facts from the event!

Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities

  • Who wrote Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities?
  • Some of these stories are a bit hefty!
  • Read Karen’s full Cursed Carnival review.
  • Welcome to the Multiverse Mansion!
  • Do the Rick Riordan Presents books exist in the Percy Jackson universe?
  • Karen is still gunning for a crossover series from Rick.
  • Kristen has no prior knowledge of any of the RRP stories.
  • Mythology overload!
  • What’s up with this whole Gum Baby thing?
  • Kristen had a little bit of an easier time with Rebecca Roanhorse’s story.
  • Sawat’s story was full of sarcasm and dry wit. What’s not to love?
  • J.C. Cervantes’ story really hits you with the mythology super fast!
  • Now it’s Karen’s turn!
  • She’s read the books from the authors of the stories covered here.
  • Read “Calamity Juice” first!
  • Suffice it to say there are some Doctor Strange implications here.
  • Not to play favorites, but Aru Shah is really awesome.
  • Yoon Ha Lee’s story was exciting because we’re gonna get another book in this series.
  • We find out why Kristen has trust issues.
  • “The Initiation” has a lot of positive, subtle, natural representation.
  • How could you not love Bruto!?
  • Graci Kim, please give us enchanted baked goods.
  • Last but not least, let’s talk about Rick Riodan’s new story.
  • Will “My Life as a Child Outlaw” be related to anything else?
  • Is this kid-friendly?
  • Do we like the main character?
  • There’s a spinoff here that we’d love to read.
  • Learning how to pronounce all the words was really fun!

Chapter Reviews

  • It’s time to talk about The Lightning Thief chapters 3 and 4.
  • We are now a Grover appreciation podcast.
  • Favorite quotes and moments for chapter 3!
  • Long live blue foods!
  • Gabe is the worst.
  • We’re getting some Hagrid vibes here.
  • Grover has no pants.
  • Prophetic dreams are so fun to analyze.
  • Prophecy Count: 1
  • On to chapter 4.
  • How could you resist reading a book with chapter titles like this??
  • There’s a reason why we made a Percy Jackson podcast.
  • Kristen stole Karen’s favorite moment, but it’s okay, she found another one.
  • We’re SO CLOSE to Camp Half-Blood.
  • Sally Jackson spinoff???
  • Percy must be just a little overwhelmed.
  • Rick Riordan really is a phenomenal writer.
  • We’re having so much fun, and we hope you are, too!
  • Please reach out to us if you have any questions or comments.

Thanks for listening, and be sure to tune in next week for episode 3, which will discuss Rick Riordan Presents in more detail.

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

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