Episode #109 – Long Distance Hippocampi

Nov 27, 2023, 08:48 PM

Prophecy Radio episode #109 tackles Chalice of the Gods chapters 15-17, in which we head to the River Elisson and meet the Man Bun of Doom! We also discuss the latest news from the Riordanverse, but it’s a pretty light week because of the holiday. At least we have some new photos to discuss thanks to the Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief tie-in edition. New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and we keep our discussions PG-13.

News and Updates (00:06:20)

  • We spend a good amount of time talking about…volcanoes.
  • Be sure to check out PJO Pod’s interviews from NYCC!
  • We also discuss the photos that came out with the Lightning Thief tie-in edition.
  • We all want a Yancy Academy sweatshirt.
  • Is that second picture outside of Yancy Academy?
  • How does everyone feel about Luke’s scar?
  • Have we seen a bigger photo of Percy and Annabeth in the bathroom?
  • We can’t wait to see Percy trying out all the different activities to see what he’s good at.
  • Will we see anyone who could be Beckendorf?
  • Dior Goodjohn is really convincing Kristen that she’s gonna be an amazing Clarisse.
  • Look at Grover’s little horns!!
  • That box has got to be the shoes…right??
  • We’re obsessed with Medusa’s whole look.
Chalice of the Gods discussion (00:14:14)

  • This week, we’re starting off with Chalice of the Gods chapter 15.
  • Reader, she flushed Percy Jackson all the way out to Yonkers.
  • Applying to college is SO confusing.
  • Ellison sounds grumpy and Eudora does NOT want to make him any angrier.
  • Luckily, she finds a way to send him where he needs to go.
  • Maybe we figured out how kids get all their gold drachmas?
  • Did you know they paved over a lot of streams in New York City?
  • The river is really, REALLY dirty downstream.
  • Percy has to come back later with the staff and some backup.
  • In Chalice of the Gods chapter 16, Grover busts out some snake songs—though, unfortunately, none of them are from Taylor Swift.
  • Kristen is SO Annabeth and Karen is SO Grover.
  • The bioluminescent moss scene was soooo cute.
  • We loved every second Grover decided to take the lead and how far he’s come.
  • Shockingly, Annabeth brings up both Luke Castellan and his flying shoes.
  • They’ve got a pretty solid plan until they hear the panpipes, then Annabeth shoves Percy off the cliff!
  • In Chalice of the Gods chapter 17, they meet the Man Bun of Doom.
  • Somehow Percy loves the fact that Annabeth shoved him off a cliff.
  • Did you see the Read Riordan article about the River Elisson?
  • We’re kind of obsessed with how sarcastic Elisson is.
  • No demigods, no shoes, and absolutely NO using his headwaters!!
  • Who hurt Elisson? We really need to know.
  • He clearly has an inferiority complex, and Percy hits a nerve.
  • How long DOES it take for a child of Poseidon to drown?
  • Can your dreams determine who your godly parent is!?
Feedback (00:51:30)

  • Shannon wrote in about Sally Jackson’s age and some great moments in this week’s chapters.
Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 110, in which we’ll discuss Chalice of the Gods chapters 18-20!

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

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