Episode #45 – Extravaganza!

Prophecy Radio episode #45 celebrates Percy Jackson’s birthday by discussing the latest news, taking some quizzes, testing the hosts’ trivia skills, and discovering what NOT to gift a demigod. Kristen and Karen also discuss “Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon” as well as “Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades.” They’ll return next week to start rereading Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian. New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in.

News and Updates (00:02:06)

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians was filming a non-book scene on August 8.
  • Make sure you grab a copy of the Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky graphic novel.
  • Not sure if it’s your jam? Check out the preview on Read Riordan.
  • Walker Scobell’s Secret Headquarters is now out on Paramount+.
  • Speaking of Walker, he likes when Percy gets angry.
  • Becky reminds everyone this is not out of character.
  • Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood Impact Report 2022 is out, and it features none other than Walker Scobell!
  • And, of course, Becky has nothing but nice things to say.
  • James Bobin is heading home!
  • The Empire State Building has been cryptic for DAYS.
  • The cover reveal for Graci Kim’s The Last Fallen Realm is STUNNING.
  • Happy birthday, Dior Goodjohn, who turned 16 on August 13!
  • Let’s check out Rick’s August 13 blog post.
  • On-set catering is SUPER important, and we love that Rick thanked them for their hard work.
  • Steph Lurie is a rockstar, and we’re so happy she made it to set.
  • They don’t necessarily film in order, and at any given time, different people are working on different aspects of various episodes.
  • Rick does tell us roughly where they are in the story right now, though.
  • And yes, there are some added scenes, which are Rick Riordan-approved!
  • Apparently Aryan and the dryads and satyrs are hilarious and amazing.
  • Rick even has trouble picturing anyone but these three as the trio now.
  • We catch up on updates about the Daughter of the Deep and Kane Chronicles adaptations.

Happy birthday, Percy Jackson! (00:21:41)

  • Here are the 5 gifts you should NEVER give a demigod.
  • If you want to try your hand at finding some (mostly) natural blue foods, we’ve got a list for you!
  • Which Percy Jackson creature are you?
  • Are you ready for some Percy Jackson trivia?
  • It’s time to read “Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon”!
  • When does this story take place?
  • In most cases, giant ants are not a great sign.
  • So…this is Festus, right??
  • Did you know Greek dragons don’t usually have wings?
  • Do you think the demigods will make use of this newfound anthill?
  • How much of this did Annabeth actually plan?
  • This story had a ton of action, but there was a lot of Percabeth love, too!
  • Let’s talk about “Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades.”
  • When does this one take place?
  • Are Sally and Paul already married!?
  • Why did the Mist turn Mrs. O’Leary into a poodle?
  • The Persephone from this story is very different from her depiction in the movie.
  • Hades’ sword seems like a pretty epic (and dangerous) weapon.
  • We see the return of Ethan Nakamura!
  • Escaping the Underworld and defying death is NOT easy.
  • Could these short stories ever appear in the show?
  • Despite his injuries, Percy remains a total badass the entire time.
  • Will we learn more about Nico’s mom?
  • How amazing is it that Percy has no ghosts!?
  • Hello, Bob!!!
  • Turns out Persephone is a tricky little devil.

Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 46, in which we’ll discuss our What If…? season 4 ideas relating to Battle of the Labyrinth. We’ll also be diving into The Last Olympian, reading one chapter at a time.

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

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