Episode #62 – Therapy, Not Murder

Prophecy Radio episode #62 does a Deep Dive on Chiron, trainer of heroes and the wisest of all centaurs! We also talk about the most recent news in the Riordanverse, including the Mark of Athena graphic novel cover reveal and all the latest on the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series coming to Disney+, as well as reread and discuss Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian chapter 16. New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in.

News and Updates (00:01:25)

Deep Dive: Chiron (00:30:30)

  • There weren’t many references to Chiron in Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes and Greek Gods.
  • The Party Ponies are much closer to what actual centaurs are like.
  • Chiron is pretty different because he doesn’t share the same ancestry as the other centaurs.
  • There are several different origin stories for centaurs, and all of them are…weird.
  • Did you know some centaurs are horned!?
  • Why does it always come back to Zeus and Hera?
  • Poor Chiron didn’t have a very nice childhood.
  • How do you teach a horse gymnastics!?
  • We find out what Chiron is REALLY supposed to look like.
  • We get into the age-old debate of how centaurs would wear pants.
  • Who are some of the heroes Chiron trained?
  • Karen discovers a fun fact about Disney’s Hercules!
  • How did Chiron die?
  • What was Chiron like in the Percy Jackson books?
  • More importantly, what did he look like?
  • Why wasn’t he a white stallion in any of the visual adaptations of the books?
  • Chiron has a couple of pretty interesting abilities.
  • What are some Chiron-related fun facts from the series?

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian (00:47:39)

  • This week, we’re reading The Last Olympian chapter 16.
  • Did this chapter make us emotional? Did we find it exciting?
  • Is it believable that Annabeth was able to fly the helicopter?
  • This part is going to be SO exciting in the show.
  • If this is Rachel without any training and focus, imagine what’s coming next!
  • Do we sympathize with Percy about being mad that Rachel told him he’s not the hero?
  • Is it weird that Chiron really wasn’t worried when Rachel showed up with some possible prophetic thoughts and dreams?
  • We’re up to Prophecy Count #31! And Demeter and Persephone definitely stole the show.
  • How do we feel about Nico’s arguments to get Hades to help the Olympians?
  • Seriously, Hades needs some family therapy.
  • Is Ethan purposefully trying to stall Kronos? Is he having regrets?
  • Does Prometheus think he’s smarter than Kronos?
  • That drakon is very large. And very close.
  • Percy’s anger throughout The Last Olympian is totally valid.
  • We’re constantly impressed with how good of a leader and strategist Percy is.
  • Why was Silena the one to lead the charge with the Ares Cabin?
  • We really have to wait until next week to talk about what sort of impact this will have on the book and all these characters.

Feedback (01:21:09)

  • Jessica writes in to tell us she totally agrees with us on the concept of Western Civilization.
  • Phoebe thinks Dionysus is afraid of the Party Ponies, and we find that visual totally hilarious.

Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 63, which will look back on everything that happened in 2022 and all that we accomplished!

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

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