Live from Mount Olympus

Publisher:
Onassis Foundation, PRX

Live from Mount Olympus

4.8/5

Critic Rating

An adventure for tweens and listeners of all ages, Live from Mount Olympus weaves timeless Greek myths with the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers and the imaginative power of audio. Hermes, god of storytellers, travelers, and thieves (Tony Award-winner André De Shields) is our host. Season Four: Prometheus: You’d think being able to see the future would be a gift – but Prometheus’s visions are never completely clear, and he quickly learns that not everyone wants to see what lies ahead.  When he glimpses a coming war that will threaten the whole world, Prometheus knows he must forge an unlikely...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.8

Sam McDonald • The Audiophile Aug 10, 2023

"(Season 3) I had previously speculated that we might see the story Atalanta get adapted as a season of Live From Mount Olympus. We spend a lot of time getting to know Atalanta’s adoptive family of bears. In fact, we spend more time with the bears than we do with her human family. We also get a closer look at Hermes’ godscast. It was just a framing device in pervious seasons. Season three, by contrast, makes it feel more like Hermes is actually producing a podcast. There’s a running theme throughout this season about nature vs. civilization, or put another way, chaos vs. order. I like that neither is portrayed as being better than the other."

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Score: 4.8

Sam McDonald • The Audiophile Aug 8, 2022

"(Season 2) Live From Mount Olympus is all about filling in the gaps. The original myths don’t offer much in the way of introspection. Characters will do things, but we don’t really get insight into their inner thoughts, and there’s not much in the way of dialogue. Point being, there’s a lot of wiggle room, and room for creativity, when it comes to adapting myths. Persephone is also more assertive, and isn’t just some damsel in distress like in the original myth. She has adventures exploring the underworld on her own, and this is a big part of her character arc."

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Score: 4.8

Sam McDonald • The Audiophile May 19, 2021

"(Season 1) The production team went with colorblind casting, and the cast is racially diverse. I think that this is really great. Greek Mythology is for everyone. Live From Mount Olympus retells the myth of Perseus as an adventure of Olympic proportions. It is aimed at kids, but can be enjoyed by listeners of all ages. You do not want to miss this audio drama is you love Greek Mythology, or mythology in general."

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