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 go through their What If…? season 2 scenarios related to Sea of Monsters, as well as read Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse chapters 3 and 4. New episodes of Prophecy Radio will air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in.
News and Updates (00:01:34)
- Have you heard about the Rainbow Book List?
- Mark Oshiro got two top 10 designations for his books!
- Reyna gives us some fun facts about Pegasus and it got kind of…dark.
- Roshani Chokshi did a wonderful interview with Joe Caramagna and Anu Chouhan for the Aru Shah and the End of Time graphic novel.
- Did you figure out the puzzle on the new Battle of the Labyrinth cover?
- You can read Ballad and Dagger chapter 1.
What If…? season 2: Sea of Monsters (00:06:15)
- Did you listen to Prophecy Radio episode 9, where we did our first What If… scenarios?
- In case you aren’t familiar, we explain what we mean by What If…
- We tried really hard to stick with Sea of Monsters scenarios!
- Karen wants to know…what if Grover had never created the empathy link?
- Is Grover a Hufflepuff?
- How else could Percy have known Grover was missing?
- Would they have even known about the Golden Fleece?
- If you changed Tyson’s introduction, it could all still work.
- Next, Kristen wants to know…what if the sea of monsters was actually in Poseidon’s domain?
- How does Poseidon’s domain actually work?
- Would this quest have been a lot easier?
- Percy might’ve gotten more credit for the quest, at least.
- How exactly do you kill a god? Asking for a friend.
- Karen wants to know…what if Clarisse and Percy didn’t hate each other?
- Would she have to pretend to hate him in order to get intel from Ares?
- Clarisse might also make better decisions if she and Percy weren’t so competitive.
- You wouldn’t even have to change Clarisse’s personality to pull this off.
- Anyone have some good platonic Percy/Clarisse fic to read?
- Kristen wants to know…what if Tyson had never prayed to Poseidon for help?
- Percy would lose a lot of character growth, at least at this point in his story.
- Where would Tyson have ended up and how would he have changed?
- Would Percy have died without Tyson by his side?
- This would definitely change Annabeth, too.
- Now, Karen wants to know…what if Luke had convinced Annabeth to join his side?
- More campers definitely would’ve joined Luke’s side if she had switched.
- Would Annabeth have softened Luke at all? How far would she have let things go?
- Annabeth would’ve been a much darker character throughout the rest of the series.
- Lastly, Kristen wants to know…what if using the Golden Fleece to heal Annabeth drained it too much to heal Thalia?
- At the very least, Camp Half-Blood would’ve been a lot weaker.
- What kind of tree would you be, if you could choose?
- Percy definitely would’ve had plenty more things to worry about.
- And poor, poor Annabeth. She would’ve felt so guilty.
- Would more people have joined Luke if Camp was so weak?
- We got some feedback from Henry.
- What ONE thing would you consider changing in the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles?
Chapter Reviews (00:53:12)
- Let’s get started on Titan’s Curse chapter 3!
- Did Percy make the right call going after Dr. Thorn on his own?
- What do we think about the goddess Artemis?
- The Hunters are awesome but they might need to take it down a notch.
- Zoë Nightshade isn’t making a good first impression.
- Did Zoë manipulate Bianca into joining the Hunters?
- What’s the point of being immortal EXCEPT in battle?
- Is Bianca being irresponsible by joining the Hunters?
- Is this version of Nico different from the one we’re used to seeing?
- Would Riptide be a separate card from the Percy Jackson card?
- Should we give all the Percy Jackson characters Pokésonas?
- Onto Titan’s Curse chapter 4!
- We were so ready for Apollo to show up.
- It’s so interesting to see how Rick explains science in relation to the mythological stories.
- How old is Thalia, exactly?
- It must be tough for Thalia to find her role at Camp and with the team.
- We might have an explanation for all these recent fluctuating temperatures.
- At least Thalia hit the water, right?
- Who wants fish dinner?
Thanks for listening, and be sure to tune in next time for episode 24, where we’ll do a deep dive into Poseidon and who we’d like to see portray him in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians TV show.
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