Episode #24 – Call Your Mother, Percy

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 do a deep dive on the god Poseidon and wonder who they’d like to see portray him in the show, as well as read Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse chapters 5 and 6. New episodes of Prophecy Radio will air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in.

News and Updates (00:02:12)

Deep Dive: Poseidon (00:18:50)

  • We have an ulterior motive for doing this episode now.
  • Reminder that Melissa Ponzio would make a perfect Sally Jackson.
  • Isn’t it a little weird that Poseidon made horses?
  • Oh yeah, Poseidon does have a thing about bulls.
  • His golden chariot sounds pretty cool, too.
  • We’re not going to go through ALL the myths, just the ones that are more relevant.
  • Like most gods, he has a complicated family tree and definitely has some issues with his dad.
  • Rick had his work cut out for him talking about some of these nastier myths.
  • Sometimes we don’t know things, and that’s okay.
  • You might love your siblings, but you probably don’t want to live with them.
  • Why do telkhines sound so familiar!?
  • Amphitrite just wanted to be her own person, but Poseidon wasn’t too bad of a husband.
  • If Poseidon had his own city, what would it be called?
  • Poseidon is the patron god of never getting the city he wants.
  • The Trojan Horse makes a lot more sense now that we know more about Poseidon.
  • Poor Demeter. She really got the short end of the stick here.
  • At least Hestia got off okay?
  • Let’s get into the Poseidon we know and love from Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
  • Who holds the record for the most demigod children?
  • Now that we’re refreshed on Poseidon’s physical attributes and his personality, let’s discuss who we want to portray Percy’s dad in the television show.
  • Karen’s first pick is none other than the Winter Soldier himself, Sebastian Stan.
  • Let’s be real, a defining characteristic is whether the person can rock long hair.
  • Kristen’s next pick might be a little out of left field, but Zac Efron would be a GET.
  • Shame on Karen for never having seen A High School Musical.
  • We’re stuck on the age thing a little bit—how old should the gods appear to be?
  • If Momoa wants to play Poseidon, we’re not going to complain, but it’s low-hanging fruit.
  • Karen tried to avoid picking her go-to actor, but he’d be such a good catch that she couldn’t do it.
  • Because who doesn’t love Idris Elba and want him in everything!?
  • What would Poisedon’s godly outfit look like?
  • Okay, next up is another major player who’s also been in Game of Thrones, and that’s none other than…Kit Harrington!
  • Plus, he’s done some Greek-inspired movies before.
  • Again, long hair is very important.
  • Which means we have to include Keanu Reeves on this list.
  • And we already know he’d be down to do a movie or show for kids!
  • Karen and Kristen both feel pretty strongly about this last choice for Poseidon.
  • Chris Hemsworth has already played a god, after all!
  • Let. Him. Keep. His. Accent.
  • One of our listeners also had a great suggestion!

Chapter Reviews (00:59:39)

  • It’s time for Titan’s Curse chapter 5.
  • There’s a lot going on in BOTH of these chapters. Strap in.
  • We’re super glad Percy stood up to Mr. D, even though that was a dangerous gamble.
  • Why is Mr. D so awful sometimes??
  • Nico is turning into a rebellious teenager before our very eyes.
  • Shouldn’t Nico be having a larger reaction to the news that Bianca is a Hunter now?
  • There are a lot of conversations we wish we’d been privy to.
  • Is Nico fully aware of what it means for Bianca to be a Hunter now?
  • At least Percy and Thalia had that heart-to-heart.
  • We really appreciate that Rick isn’t afraid to explore some difficult family dynamics.
  • Your mother is definitely worried about you, Percy.
  • What’s this secret quest Clarisse is on?
  • Prophecy Count: 12
  • We’re getting Atlas vibes here.
  • We love Tyson AND peanut butter.
  • Kristen is a professional.
  • Now it’s time for Titan’s Curse chapter 6!
  • If Artemis were truly lost, what would happen to the Hunters?
  • What do we think about Annabeth contemplating an oath to Artemis?
  • Did the Oracle actually grin at Percy?
  • And what’s going on with that scarf? We can’t remember.
  • How do official CBH-sanctioned quests actually work?
  • We’re learning all kinds of things today.
  • Would the Campers have won capture the flag if Annabeth was there?
  • Isn’t Pinecone Face a little…low?
  • Prophecy Count: 13
  • Who’s the goddess in chains?
  • We have a ton of feedback this week!

Thanks for listening, and be sure to tune in next time for episode 25, where we’ll discuss our favorite Greek mythology-inspired movies.

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

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