Episode #96 – Travel Obelisk

Prophecy Radio episode #96 celebrates Percy Jackson’s birthday with some great fanart, awesome recipes, and a few fun quizzes. How did you celebrate!? We also catch you up on all the latest Rick Riordan news, including some great articles that hint at what’s to come in Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Witchcraft and Mayhem, The Spirit Glass, and even Chalice of the Gods. This week, we also tackle The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid chapter 19 and get to experience a picnic in the sky. New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and we keep our discussions PG-13.

News and Updates (00:01:04)

  • We remind you that we won’t be discussing any news about the forthcoming Disney+ show until the WGA/SAG-AFTRA strikes are over.
  • Happy birthday, Dior Goodjohn!
  • It’s time to meet Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu from Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Witchcraft and Mayhem by Roseanne A. Brown.
  • And not to be left out, we also talk about Corazon from the upcoming The Spirit Glass by Roshani Chokshi.
  • Read Riordan also had a nice little check-in with the goddess Iris, and we got some cool insight into what will happen in Chalice of the Gods.
  • We also now have a release date for the Lightning Thief collector’s edition.
  • Lastly, we talk about AI and art after seeing a tweet on the topic from Victo Ngai.

Happy birthday, Percy Jackson! (00:20:13)

The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid discussion (01:04:48)

  • This week, we’re discussing The Red Pyramid chapter 19.
  • It’s pretty cool that the entirety of the Louvre is a portal.
  • Carter lost his sword, and this is such a foreign concept to us.
  • If you already lost your sword, WHY WOULD YOU THROW YOUR WAND?
  • Bast very helpfully throws the kids through the portal.
  • We discuss the fact that the Washington Monument is the default portal in the U.S.
  • Why can’t anyone read Thoth’s book? Is it because it’s too dangerous?
  • For some reason Bast can’t understand why the kids prefer grilled cheese over Friskies.
  • Did you know what the shape of an obelisk represented?
  • Bast finally tells us more about her time being trapped in the obelisk, and honestly, it sounds horrible.
  • Do we really think the monster didn’t escape?
  • Sadie finally tells Carter about what Iskandar said.
  • If their parents weren’t trying to release Bast, what were they trying to do!?
  • We love Big Brother Carter.

Feedback (01:25:46)

  • Ian shares how he celebrated Percy’s birthday with his kids.
  • Robert makes us crave some blue smoothies.
  • And Rachel shows off her awesome art skills!
  • Thank you, Sarwat, for listening to our discussion of your book and being so supportive of the podcast!
  • JustAMediaGuy wants an RRP crossover as badly as we do.

Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 97, where we’ll do a Deep Dive on Horus before jumping into The Red Pyramid chapter 20!

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

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