6 episodes

When young Perseus makes a rash promise to save his mother from the clutches of an evil king, he has to strike out on a dangerous quest.  Hermes, god of luck and thieves (Hadestown's André De Shields), is our host for this tale of terrifying monsters, powerful gods, and a brave girl who will change our hero’s life forever.

Combining the talent of contemporary theater with the power of Greek myths, Live from Mount Olympus is an audio adventure for audiences of all ages. This podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation. The richly imagined audio drama is co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer.

Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus

Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes.

Our production team includes sound design and audio production by David Schulman; episodes 1-4 written by Alexie Basil with story editor Nalini Jones; episodes 5 and 6 written by Nathan Yungerberg; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

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    • 4.8 • 92 Ratings

When young Perseus makes a rash promise to save his mother from the clutches of an evil king, he has to strike out on a dangerous quest.  Hermes, god of luck and thieves (Hadestown's André De Shields), is our host for this tale of terrifying monsters, powerful gods, and a brave girl who will change our hero’s life forever.

Combining the talent of contemporary theater with the power of Greek myths, Live from Mount Olympus is an audio adventure for audiences of all ages. This podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation. The richly imagined audio drama is co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer.

Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus

Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes.

Our production team includes sound design and audio production by David Schulman; episodes 1-4 written by Alexie Basil with story editor Nalini Jones; episodes 5 and 6 written by Nathan Yungerberg; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

    The Cavern of Serpent Doom

    The Cavern of Serpent Doom

    Like big brothers and sisters everywhere, Hermes and Athena enjoy scaring their little brother Perseus with tales of warriors and monsters. They also help prepare him for what he must do to save his mom. But to become a hero, he must face Medusa on his own.

    Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. 

    Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus 

    Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes. 

    Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Alexie Basil; story editor Nalini Jones; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein. 

    • 18 min
    I Smell Fear

    I Smell Fear

    Hermes flies Perseus to the Island of Cisthene, where the Gray Sisters live. They’re three very old ladies — how hard could it be for Perseus to get what he needs? Plenty hard, as he quickly finds out.

    Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer.

    Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus

    Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes.

    Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Alexie Basil; story editor Nalini Jones; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

    • 15 min
    We're Related???

    We're Related???

    Perseus meets two powerful half-siblings he never knew he had, and confronts his mother Danae about the secrets she’s kept his whole life.

    Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer.

    Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus

    Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes.

    Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Alexie Basil; story editor Nalini Jones; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

    • 22 min
    Bonus — The Trickster

    Bonus — The Trickster

    Hermes is barely out of his cradle when he comes up with a tricky plan to join the other gods on Mount Olympus. Annoying his big brother Apollo is the first step.

    Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer.

    Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus

    Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes.

    Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Alexie Basil; story editor Nalini Jones; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

    • 7 min
    A Question and a Quest

    A Question and a Quest

    A fisherman named Dictys finds a big wooden crate caught in his nets. Inside are a mother and her baby. Dictys takes them back to his simple little hut and cares for them as if they were his own family. As baby Perseus grows into a young man, he wonders where he came from and who he really is, and makes a crazy vow to save his mom from an evil king.

    Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer.

    Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus

    Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes.

    Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Alexie Basil; story editor Nalini Jones; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

    • 21 min
    The Prophecy

    The Prophecy

    Locked up in a tall stone tower by her father the king, Princess Danae is terribly lonely. But she has a big secret. When it’s revealed she has to face her father’s rage. What will happen to her next?

    Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer.

    Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus

    Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes.

    Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Alexie Basil; story editor Nalini Jones; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Olympian Godess ,

Amazing all the way! 🤩🌟

Ok, I’ll admit it, this is a great podcast! It goes really deep into the story, and also uses some words such as, “Oh my gods,” to catch a young readers attention. It connects and uses the words of current time to help make it seem like a real life situation(which it is not). This is amazing all the way! But please, make some more, I’ve listened to them all in 2 days. If your interested in learning more about Greek mythology, I recommend Greeking Out from National Geographic! They are both a great way to get a child(like myself) learning!

Eleanor for life!!😄 ,

It’s pretty good

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lplay another episode please ,

Love this podcast

I saw this podcast on The Week Junior magazine and I love it now

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