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Camp Half-Pod: A Percy Jackson Podcast

Camp Half-Pod: A Percy Jackson Podcast

By Camp Half-Pod

Just two demigods who love Percy Jackson. Join Erin and Manasa as we dive into the canon of the Percy Jackson universe, a few chapters at a time. We'll be going through not only Percy Jackson and the Olympians, but also Heroes of Olympus, Trials of Apollo, and the companion books. Get ready for lots of speculating and dorky jokes!
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84: Is Delphi A Dolphin Girl? (HIDDEN ORACLE Ch 9-12)
84: Is Delphi A Dolphin Girl? (HIDDEN ORACLE Ch 9-12)
Meg and Apollo continue their trek to Camp Half-Blood - but not without encountering some evil trees and mysterious voices. Apollo gets to meet his children, whom he is now the same age as. Will is STILL the only medical professional around. We get to see more of Nico and Will being adorable. We realize, for the second time, that Chiron has a white stallion horse butt (not brown!). Chiron fills us in on Delphi, the Oracle that has ceased communication, and how children have been disappearing at camp. Then, with a stroke of genius, he suggests that instead of dealing with the problem of missing children, it's time for a three legged death race! This episode is not sponsored by Bug Juice. But it should be…. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://www.speakpipe.com/Camphalfpod
54:12
February 06, 2023
83: Don’t Drive Like Percy (THE HIDDEN ORACLE Ch 5-8)
83: Don’t Drive Like Percy (THE HIDDEN ORACLE Ch 5-8)
It’s time for Percy’s few cameo chapters!! Sally feeds and clothes everyone and we love her. Percy drives like the fire sign that he is. Manasa makes some predictions about Meg’s godly parent. We discover that these plague spirits were actually the cause of cov!d. Thanks, Apollo. Then Percy abandons us to go study like a good boy. We request that you all drive safely and not like we did in high school. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://www.speakpipe.com/Camphalfpod
43:18
January 30, 2023
82: Apollo Dumpster Dives and Sally Thrives (THE HIDDEN ORACLE Ch 1-4)
82: Apollo Dumpster Dives and Sally Thrives (THE HIDDEN ORACLE Ch 1-4)
It’s time to begin our Trials of Apollo journey! We discuss our breaks and Manasa tells us all the spoilers she knows for ToA (skip ahead like a minute at that part if you don’t want any!). We remind everyone that this podcast is rated E, for Erin. You’ve been warned. We then get to know Apollo/Lester and his feral child companion, Meg! Rick hooks us once again by name dropping Percy. We catch up with Sally and are very proud of her and her journey. Manasa makes some predictions for the rest of the book. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://www.speakpipe.com/Camphalfpod
39:37
January 23, 2023
BONUS: The Lightning Thief Musical ft. Kristin Stokes!
BONUS: The Lightning Thief Musical ft. Kristin Stokes!
We are joined by the AMAZING Kristin Stokes, aka Annabeth Chase in The Lightning Thief Musical, to talk about her experience with the musical! Y’all have been asking for this one for a while, and we’re so excited we got to chat about it with Kristin herself! We answer some questions y’all sent in and also learn a very fun fact about the littlest Minotaur. We talk all things musical and how you can engage with it if you’ve never listened to it or seen it! Thanks to Kristin for joining us, you can follow her on Instagram @chitty_balone ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://www.speakpipe.com/Camphalfpod
51:15
December 12, 2022
81: We Finish Heroes Of Olympus (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 57-58 + FINALE!)
81: We Finish Heroes Of Olympus (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 57-58 + FINALE!)
It’s here - the end of Heroes of Olympus and our season 2! We get the final Piper chapter where she has more chemistry with Reyna than Jason, and then, surprise surprise! Leo is alive! We recap our favorite moments and thoughts from Heroes of Olympus as a whole, and then we spend some time celebrating with messages from you all. Thank you to all who have sent in messages via Instagram, email, and voice memos! We love all of you! You’ve all made this podcast so amazing. We’re so excited to start season 3 soon for Trials of Apollo, and keep your eye out for a SUPER exciting bonus episode coming soon! (Hint: a particular musical with a particular special guest ;)) ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://www.speakpipe.com/Camphalfpod
01:02:18
November 28, 2022
80: Bye, Octavian! (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 48-56)
80: Bye, Octavian! (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 48-56)
It’s our SECOND TO LAST episode of Blood of Olympus! How did we get here? Gaea has risen, and everyone is back at Camp Half Blood thanks to a big ole slap from Zeus. Leo’s plan goes off without a hitch, unless you count him dying as a hitch (rip Leo… or not???). They defeat Gaea surprisingly easily. Piper gaslight Gaea to sleep. Meanwhile, Nico and Will are complicit in murder. We, too, would be complicit in murdering Octavian. Also, Percy is shocked to learn that Nico had a crush on him. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://www.speakpipe.com/Camphalfpod
01:00:08
November 21, 2022
79: Bees? (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 41-48)
79: Bees? (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 41-48)
It’s time for the titular blood of Olympus to be spilled - but not before Percy and Annabeth make out in the Acropolis! The 7 make it to Athens and face off against a bunch of giants. Frank turns into bees and Erin loses her mind about it a bit. Thanks to an unfortunate nosebleed, Gaea rises. Nico makes it to Camp Half Blood and banters a bunch with Will. We’re obsessed with the Solangelo dynamic. Also, Mellie the cloud gives birth. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://www.speakpipe.com/Camphalfpod
55:32
November 14, 2022
78: The Official Horse Friend (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 33-40)
78: The Official Horse Friend (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 33-40)
The 7 are still following the breadcrumbs to their next destination - first they make a stop to chat with Apollo and Artemis, where we learn that Leo plans to sacrifice himself. Leo also makes an instrument that plays beautiful music which he ruins by naming it the "Valdezinator." Then, they had to Asclepius, where we find out the reason Jason keeps getting hit in the head with a brick - he needs glasses! Asclepius also violates HIPAA. Meanwhile, Reyna, Hedge, and Nico make it to the USA and find the Roman army. Lucky for Reyna, she still has friends in the Roman army, as well as friends with the Greeks, including Tyson and Rainbow! Orion shows up and Reyna faces off with him. She fights him in the most badass way possible. We would risk it all for Reyna. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://www.speakpipe.com/Camphalfpod
52:58
November 07, 2022
77: The Spooky Trauma Episode (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 25-32)
77: The Spooky Trauma Episode (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 25-32)
Happy Halloween! It’s our Halloween episode! And what could be more spooky than trauma? Jason and Percy spend some time underwater. They bond, but not too much, because they are Men. Percy says “bro” one too many times. Polybotes shows up and loses to Percy again, and to be honest, we feel bad for him. Meanwhile, Reyna opens up to Nico about what happened to her dad. Then, Bryce Lawrence finds them, and Nico unleashes all his rage and trauma to turn Bryce into a ghost! Nico learns that people can and do accept and love him, and it’s really beautiful. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
51:26
October 31, 2022
76: Welcome Home, Reyna (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 17-24)
76: Welcome Home, Reyna (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 17-24)
Reyna and Piper chapters! Girlboss chapters! Jason’s girlfriends chapters? Together, Piper and Annabeth team up and face their fear. We can totally see the Pipabeth ship in these chapters. Reyna, Nico, and Hedge end up in Puerto Rico, in the town Reyna grew up in. We get a visit from not one but TWO badass girl groups - The Hunters and The Amazons. Reyna reunites with her sister Hylla, and they face off against Orion. Also, Manasa smack talks Denver. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
49:29
October 24, 2022
75: Pro-Participation Trophy Podcast (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 9-16)
75: Pro-Participation Trophy Podcast (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 9-16)
It’s time for our first ever Nico chapters! But first, we’ve got to take a deep dive into Leo’s ~yearning~. Percy and Leo finally bond and the team has to subdue the goddess Nike. We get to see some fun Argo 2 crew time. Their chaperone is now a talking table. Meanwhile, Nico follows a ghost and meets up with his dad. We get more insight into Nico’s mind and how left out he’s felt at camp. Then, they’re attacked by some wolves. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
55:43
October 17, 2022
74: Reyna Adopts Nico (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 1-8)
74: Reyna Adopts Nico (BLOOD OF OLYMPUS Ch 1-8)
This week we start the fifth and FINAL book of Heroes of Olympus - we’re diving in with Jason and Reyna’s POVs. Jason comes face to face with his mother and all his trauma. He gets a ton of development in these chapters! It’s refreshing! Trauma makes characters interesting. We get our first ever Reyna POV and are reminded, yet again, how cool she is. Reyna considers adopting Nico. Move aside Percy and Annabeth - Reyna and Jason are Nico’s new parents. They’re divorced and co-parenting Nico beautifully. It’s the new modern family. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
53:40
October 10, 2022
BONUS: Fan Theories & Lightning Bolt Questions ft. Avelaka
BONUS: Fan Theories & Lightning Bolt Questions ft. Avelaka
This week we’re joined by our friend Avelaka to chat about the fan theories you all have sent in, and answer a few of our many fan lightning bolt questions! Topics include: nuerodiversity in PJO and HoO, Jason’s sexuality, Aphrodite’s appearance, Manasa bullying Frank in a fight, being a demigod with no powers, and of course, Luke. Tune in to get to know Vel and hear all our thoughts on your fan theories! ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
55:05
October 03, 2022
73: We Say Goodbye To Percy’s POV (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 73-78)
73: We Say Goodbye To Percy’s POV (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 73-78)
These are the LAST PERCY CHAPTERS EVER. We are feeling emotional! But first, it’s time to chat about Hazel’s battle with Pasiphae (and Clytius). These chapters are super cool. Hazel has such a great character arc in these! The gang defeats the bad guys (for now) and all gets out safely. We love seeing them work together. We then get to say goodbye to Percy - these chapters, while not long enough, are also a really lovely ending to his POV and make us feel hope for him and Annabeth. Also… what does the “…” mean?! Check out our episode where we talk about Pasiphae on the Monstrous Women podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Xc8cV3h4TofRJJX5Q1mK9?si=oRrLZTZOSEufBgIYHqJQZg ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
01:05:31
September 26, 2022
72: The Best Giant And The Best Titan (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 65-72)
72: The Best Giant And The Best Titan (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 65-72)
Did somebody say promotion? The above ground crew isn’t above ground anymore, as they’ve descended into the House of Hades. We also get a very odd moment in which Coach Hedge reveals that he knocked up Mellie. Frank is feeling like a real praetor, newly promoted by Jason and in command of a nice ghostly army. And in Tartarus, it’s time for the final battle, complete with elevators and Escape (The Pina Colada Song). We say goodbye to the two purest characters in this book - Bob and Tartarus Shrek. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
49:51
September 19, 2022
71: Horse Girls of Ancient Greece (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 57-64)
71: Horse Girls of Ancient Greece (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 57-64)
It’s time for Jason’s most pointless chapters yet. He decides to choose Greek. Again. Thus he becomes son of Zuepiter. He harnesses some wind and actually becomes a horse girl. All Greek demigods are horse girls. They reunite with Leo and Erin decides to ship Leo and Jason. Down below, Percy and Annabeth are in the heart of Tartarus and approaching the Doors of Death. But they get stopped by the man, the myth, the legend, Tartarus himself!!! Tartarus has the actual coolest outfit ever. We discuss Italian food vs. Greek food. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
49:49
September 12, 2022
70: Enemies To Lovers Done Well (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 49-56)
70: Enemies To Lovers Done Well (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 49-56)
We made it to Manasa’s favorite chapters - Leo and Calypso! It’s the return of cottage core queen Calyspo. These four chapters show enemies to lovers done well. We talk about the best enemies to lovers, which is Bridgerton season 2. Kanthony 4ever. Down below, Annabeth and Percy meet the embodiment of night, Nyx. Manasa claims that Nyx is a MILF. Jumping off of things with your SO is a good bonding experience. Please don’t sue us. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
48:52
September 05, 2022
69: Nice (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 41-48)
69: Nice (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 41-48)
We’ve made it to episode 69. Nice. Podcast over. (Just kidding!!) This week, Piper uses the power of loooooooooove to defeat Khione. Erin somehow references the Santa Clause 3, AGAIN. There are also SpongeBob references. Rick copied the SpongeBob Movie. In Tartarus, Dark Percy emerges!! Percy fights Akhlys. We discuss blood bending. Manasa likes that Percy can bend poison. We talk about all our thoughts on Dark Percy… most of which are actually quite positive! Yes Percy, go off! ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
57:46
August 29, 2022
68: Tummy Ache Survivors (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 33-40)
68: Tummy Ache Survivors (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 33-40)
God gives his strongest warriors the weirdest tummy aches. Nico and Jason are in Split. Erin has been to Split once, so can be annoying about it. Rick introduces us to the existence of gay characters. Jason literally didn’t know you could be gay before this chapter. Manasa decides Jason is actually very funny now. We discuss the outing Nico scene. In Tartarus, Annabeth and Percy meet up with Damasen, aka, Tartarus Shrek. We get some very deep reflections from Bob and Damasen. Freud would have a field day with Damasen’s Mommy/Daddy issues. We advocate for locking Freud up. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
01:00:10
August 22, 2022
67: Don’t Wash Unfamiliar Feet (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 25-32)
67: Don’t Wash Unfamiliar Feet (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 25-32)
Above ground, Gale returns and the kids meet Poseidon’s weird pirate son. Hazel figures out magic! And potentially curses Jason forever (oops!). Don’t wash people’s feet for them. We actually really like this side quest. And down below, Percy fights the Arai, and we get our first taste of Dark Percy. We love to see heroes facing consequences for their actions. These are very good chapters! ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
51:46
August 15, 2022
66: We Spread The Good Word Of Farming (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 17-24)
66: We Spread The Good Word Of Farming (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 17-24)
Up on land, the team is having a rough time without MVP Annabeth. Nico acts incredibly emo and mysterious, but loses his emo card when he brings up Mytho Magic. Frank goes on an extremely weird side quest and meets the creator of Farmers Only. He also murders a bunch of fuzzy cows to save his girlfriend. And gets hot in the process of it. Nature is healing. Down below, Percy learns that riptide can WRITE! Mind blowing. Annabeth saves their butts with an idea to get a message to Rachel. And then, we meet the Curses! ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
57:45
August 08, 2022
65: Tartarus Skin Care (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 9-16)
65: Tartarus Skin Care (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 9-16)
This week, Leo and the team end up in Bologna (vocabulary word #1) and he has some spooky dreams about Clytius (vocabulary word #2). We lose our minds over the pronunciation of Clytius. Manasa also brings up a goat that keeps burning down. Leo has to fight some demon monkey dwarves. Meanwhile, in Tartarus, Annabeth and Percy confront Kelli, and then are saved by Bob, formerly known as Iapetus. We discuss whether Percy thinks Iapetus was hot. Lots of fun callbacks to PJO in this one. Enjoy! ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
45:18
August 01, 2022
64: The Sex Lives Of Weasels (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 1-8)
64: The Sex Lives Of Weasels (HOUSE OF HADES Ch 1-8)
We’re back with House of Hades!!! This book is already so good. Hazel gets an incredible horse girl moment. She also meets Hecate. Erin has a new favorite Greek myth - Gale the Witch. Gale was a Bad Bladder B!tch. We give you some weasel facts you didn’t ask for. Percy and Annabeth, meanwhile, are not having a good time. They take a bath in some sad water and then drink some spicy water. Manasa wonders how spicy it really is. We find an old enemy in tartarus - Kelli, who has apparently been gossiping about Percy all this time. Girl knows how to hold a grudge!  Link to the weird weasel article: https://www.thedailybeast.com/christianitys-most-bizarre-creature-the-sex-weasel ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
45:15
July 25, 2022
63: Is Tartarus A Girlboss? ft. SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 48-52)
63: Is Tartarus A Girlboss? ft. SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 48-52)
IT'S TIME!!!! The final chapters are here, and they're just as great as we remember. We talk about Annabeth and her fatal flaw, and how both Annabeth and Percy's fatal flaws are what lead to their, literal, downfall. Tartarus emanates rage, which sounds like a girlboss to us. Annabeth defeats Arachne, but at what cost? Percy and Annabeth begin their very, very long fall (also, there's a Leo chapter). Huge shout out to Erica from Seaweed Brain Podcast (@seaweedbrainpodcast) and Robert (@thedammemepage) for helping us add some drama to this episode and bringing one of the most iconic scenes to life! And huge shout out to everyone who sent in questions for this book. We'll talk in a few weeks and begin HOUSE OF HADES!! ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
54:50
June 27, 2022
62: Hot Nymph Summer (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 40-48)
62: Hot Nymph Summer (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 40-48)
Percy, Jason, and Piper face some battles of their own in this one. First, we deal with Piper's vision coming true, and also a whole chapter about a flood that is pointless. We discuss the Flood Myth and how it permeates a lot of religions, which is cool (link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flood_myth). They then find Nico in a jar! But it's not that easy - first they must fight two stupid giants. Bacchus/Mr. D shows up but doesn't help much. Percy and Jason defeat the giants with the power of ~teamwork~! We are in AWE of Nico for surviving Tartarus on his own. Manasa decides to ask about the worst way to die as a nice, fun lightning bolt question. —————————————————————  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod  Circus Theme (Entry of the Gladiators) – Trap Version by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted on https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/ Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
57:00
June 20, 2022
61: Big Mommy Meets Spider Mommy (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 33-40)
61: Big Mommy Meets Spider Mommy (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 33-40)
Things are getting intense for Annabeth this episode!! She beats some (kind of dumb) ghosts and earns the esteemed title of Big Mommy. We both flex our hubris muscles and claim that the Mark of Athena challenges don’t seem that hard. Annabeth finally meets the big boss of this book, Arachne, a gatekeeping queen. Arachne’s myth is real messed up and not a good look for Athena. We also get some Leo chapters were he uses the power of Technology to defeat robots. Public school has failed both Frank and Hazel because they don’t know what pi is. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
57:05
June 13, 2022
60: Dolphin Pirates!!! (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 25-32)
60: Dolphin Pirates!!! (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 25-32)
We start off this one with some Piper chapters that are more about Jason than Piper, which is disappointing. They meet Hercules, who has a story that is so fun and family friendly. Piper becomes Food Boy (please look up that movie). Percy has a lot of feelings about letting Annabeth go on her quest alone. They meet dolphin pirates, which are very exciting for Erin!!! Annabeth goes off on her own to meet spider lady…. things are finally getting very, very real. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
59:23
June 06, 2022
59: Not All Romans (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 17-24)
59: Not All Romans (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 17-24)
Manasa gets stuck with the big chapters this time. Annabeth and the girls have a girls trip to have tea with Aphrodite. Jason tries to defend the Romans for being confederate soldiers. Annabeth finds a special map to guide her on the Mark of Athena quest. We discover that eagles actually don’t have noses, so this book has at least one major plot hole. Leo, Frank, and Hazel have a whole underwater side quest that’s kind of pointless and is just to resolve some of the weirdness between them. Mermaids are actually not hot because they would smell like fish. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
53:56
May 30, 2022
58: Our New Favorite Character (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 13-16)
58: Our New Favorite Character (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 13-16)
It’s time for an all about Percy episode! Rick makes a return to demigod dreams, and we meet our favorite giants thus far. We create a new character in the Riordanverse, the villain hairstylist. Nico is in a jar. Pomegranates are not like the other fruits. Annabeth and Percy have some ~alone time~ in the stables. Percy has clearly already named all their future children. Coach Hedge is kind of pointless. Percy and Frank go on a side quest and meet some random villains who run an evil aquarium. Frank turns into Large Fish. We discuss horse sized ducks. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
50:47
May 23, 2022
57: The Quest For The Brain Cell (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 5-12)
57: The Quest For The Brain Cell (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 5-12)
This week we’re returning to Leo and Piper for our narration, and they’re both insecure! Leo doesn’t know how to be around women. Brick x Jason begins. We meet Nemesis! Piper is constantly worried about Jason. Katoptris gives us visions now. Jason and Percy have a Fight, and the eidolons are honestly much scarier than any of the giants. We discuss spoons and pitch an idea for a new movie, The Haunted Spoon. We talk about exacting revenge and Manasa’s feminist revenge fantasy. We also reveal our childhood nicknames.————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
55:41
May 16, 2022
56: Annabeth Can Judo-Flip Me Any Day (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 1-4)
56: Annabeth Can Judo-Flip Me Any Day (MARK OF ATHENA Ch 1-4)
Time for a new book!!! We adore this book. This episode is ALL about Annabeth, as all good things should be. Manasa is still trying to marry off Reyna. Percy and Annabeth reunite and we both just want to scream and cry about it. We discuss the judo-flip and the online discourse about it. Can you tell Erin works in relationships education? We get two (count ‘em!) prophecy recitations and finalize the magical 7. Since we’re all going to Greece the Mamma Mia references are only gonna get worse from here. Reyna and Annabeth bond over liking the same dumb boy. Percy makes an inside joke with himself. We laugh when people die, apparently. This book is so fun and we are so excited! ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
52:42
May 09, 2022
BONUS: PJO Disney+ Trio Casting Announcement!
BONUS: PJO Disney+ Trio Casting Announcement!
Popping in here to give y’all a quick little bonus episode where we talk about how excited we are for this casting! Congrats to Walker, Leah, and Aryan! And keep being the supportive and welcoming community we know the PJO fandom is capable of. Also, we are now all your legal guardians.
26:45
May 07, 2022
55: Sounds Like A Vacation To Greece! (SON OF NEPTUNE Ch 45-52)
55: Sounds Like A Vacation To Greece! (SON OF NEPTUNE Ch 45-52)
It’s time to finish Son of Neptune! We both really like this book. Frank embraces his morphing powers and impresses Hazel with them. Frank burns his stick and frees Thanatos. They beat up Alcyoneus (without a god??? SOMEHOW). Percy gets his memories all the way back, and is rightfully pissed at Hera. We wrap up this book with a battle and then a message from Leo - the Argo II is coming to New Rome! AND if you’re looking for the godly parent quiz Manasa made, take it here: https://uquiz.com/quiz/Og9a1f/who-is-your-godly-parent ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
01:03:28
April 25, 2022
54: Hot Death Daddy (SON OF NEPTUNE Ch 37-44)
54: Hot Death Daddy (SON OF NEPTUNE Ch 37-44)
We begin this episode by freeing ourselves from pronouncing Gaea the way the Google told us to. The gang makes it to Alaska, and Percy continues to get his memories back. Also, he FINALLY calls his mom. They make it to Hubbard Glacier and discover that death is actually kinda hot. We spent a really weird amount of time trying to decide if wings are hot. Alcyoneus makes a dramatic entrance and we hope he gives an evil villain monologue soon. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod MUSIC FROM: https://freemusicarchive.org/genre/Jazz
54:12
April 18, 2022
53: Why DID The Minotaur Cross The Road? (SON OF NEPTUNE Ch 29-36)
53: Why DID The Minotaur Cross The Road? (SON OF NEPTUNE Ch 29-36)
In which Rick doesn’t tell us why the Minotaur crossed the road. It was probably to see Erin. Or to get away from the female ogres wearing leather bikinis (why, Rick? WHY?). We talk about burden-sharing in friendships and how sometimes we gotta take on burdens for each other and that’s okay! The gang goes to home of CEO Entrepreneur Jeffrey Bezos. The Amazon headquarters is full of men chained up by hot women, which would be Leo’s personal paradise. Hazel adopts a rabid horse. Frank goes home, and finally learns about his morphing powers. Neither of us want to be a main character anymore, because we are old and tired. ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
01:01:12
April 11, 2022
52: Frank’s Evil Little Stick (SON OF NEPTUNE Ch 21-28) ft. Robert (@TheDamMemePage)
52: Frank’s Evil Little Stick (SON OF NEPTUNE Ch 21-28) ft. Robert (@TheDamMemePage)
This week we are joined by Robert from TheDamMemePage to talk chapters 21-28 of Son of Neptune! Erin starts spiraling about Frank’s Animorphing powers. Robert curses our brains about Frank’s stick. The gang goes to meet Ferb’s brother, Phineas. Manasa reveals herself to actually be Ferb. We don’t know how to pronounce all these words. Percy does the most Percy thing - winging it and risking his life! Ella is cute. We love Ella. Protect Ella. ————————————————————— Follow Robert @TheDamMemePage on IG, Twitter, and Tik Tok, and check out their podcasts, Into the Riordanverse and Entering Storybrooke! ————————————————————— SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
59:12
April 04, 2022
51: The Edgiest Toga Ever (SON OF NEPTUNE Ch 13-20)
51: The Edgiest Toga Ever (SON OF NEPTUNE Ch 13-20)
Nico is coming in hot with a black, goth, special toga. Thanatos is likened to border patrol, and we think it might be better if he’s chained then. The gang gets approved for a quest. The Romans have a navy. That navy is a single boat. We get more of Hazel’s backstory, and it is very sad (how much trauma can Rick fit in one girl???). Hazel is attacked by grain. We pronounce EVERYTHING wrong in this one. Manasa has invented a new ship. Erin hard disagrees. We both like this book a lot more than The Lost Hero. //////////// SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
53:21
March 28, 2022
50: Give Nico An Oscar (SON OF NEPTUNE Ch 5-12)
50: Give Nico An Oscar (SON OF NEPTUNE Ch 5-12)
We open up this episode with an impeccable performance by Nico, the boy with a secret family. All the new characters have Secrets. Hazel makes cool cursed rocks. We imagine Pluto as Pluto the dog. Frank ALSO has a curse, but it’s not as cool. Manasa wants to play war games. Percy refuses to bow to a god, like the bad boy he is. We love to see it. //////////// SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
51:36
March 21, 2022
49: Furries of New Rome (SON OF NEPTUNE Ch 1-4)
49: Furries of New Rome (SON OF NEPTUNE Ch 1-4)
Drumroll please…. It’s PERCY TIME!!! We are thrilled to once again be reading about our beloved Percy Jackson, our favorite cop car stealing boy (Jason could never). Percy gives us a bag tour. We get emotional about Percabeth. We wonder if our parents are secretly deities. Manasa makes the bold statement that all Romans are furries and, in a twist of events, comes down in defense of Freud. We learn about Camp Jupiter, meet some new friends, and talk lots about Percy. //////////// SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
52:16
March 14, 2022
48: The Argo II: Electric Boogaloo (THE LOST HERO Ch 49-56)
48: The Argo II: Electric Boogaloo (THE LOST HERO Ch 49-56)
WE ARE FINALLY DONE WITH THIS BOOK. The actual final battle occurs. There are like 3 separate villain monologues in these 8 chapters. Evil Elsa strikes again. Jason fights the large green man. Chiron is a dick for never telling anyone about the bunker. We’re both really really ready for the next book. //////////// SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
55:06
February 28, 2022
47: Step On Me, Porphyrion (THE LOST HERO Ch 43-48)
47: Step On Me, Porphyrion (THE LOST HERO Ch 43-48)
There are a lot of battles in this book. Jason gets all the good fight scenes, but somehow they are also lame. We miss the dramatic villains like Kruke, and think Gaea should take some acting classes. Zeus zaps Enchilada man. Piper and her dad have a nice moment. Rick says if you have trauma you should just forget it. Leo flies a plane! Hera is coming out of her cage, and she is (not) doing just fine. Also, we realize that the OG Trio is actually Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona. //////////// SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
42:38
February 21, 2022
46: Piper Slices Up Shrek (THE LOST HERO Ch 37-42)
46: Piper Slices Up Shrek (THE LOST HERO Ch 37-42)
Both of us have fully lost our minds in this one. Manasa has an enemy now. This quest is honestly kind of confusing. Hedge and Mellie have a meet-cute. Aphrodite is a good parent for like one second. We don’t like the way Gaea is pronounced. The Greeks hate human legs. Rick loves knocking people out. Shrek and his family are slaughtered. We are in mourning. Also Shrek does NOT have a last name. //////////// SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
51:42
February 14, 2022
45: Werewolves And Worm Facts (THE LOST HERO Ch 31-36)
45: Werewolves And Worm Facts (THE LOST HERO Ch 31-36)
There are a lot of side quests in this one. Like, a LOT. They meet Midas, whose curse is the worst. Jason gets lit with Lit. We wonder if Jason could be cool if he wasn’t boring. We meet the first ever werewolf, let’s go Team Jacob. Jason has a reunion with his long lost sister, our girl Thalia. Leo continues to be a trauma towel. Neither one of us wants Midas’s curse, not even a bit. Manasa is haunted by accidentally telling someone she hated them. Erin turns into a worm. ///////// SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
56:47
February 07, 2022
44: Medea, Girlboss Extraordinaire (THE LOST HERO Ch 25-30)
44: Medea, Girlboss Extraordinaire (THE LOST HERO Ch 25-30)
Everyone take a seat, it’s the Medea episode. Erin comes down in support of our murdering queen Medea. Manasa is not so sure. Jason is pretty dumb in these chapters. Piper does the MOST and is the only one with the brain cell. We say goodbye to our unhinged king, Festus. You may not have lived a long life, but it was very unhinged, and now you are free. We also discuss malls and how they’ve become evil. We entered the Bad Place when Limited Too became Justice. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
54:20
January 31, 2022
43: Be Brave! Commit Arson! (THE LOST HERO Ch 19-24)
43: Be Brave! Commit Arson! (THE LOST HERO Ch 19-24)
Lots of chaos in these chapters, folks. For some reason, we take a stance against the French language. We wish Boreas was cool like the Ice King from Adventure Time. White men should stop trying to write about the experiences of women of color. Piper breaks her ankle. Leo has a lot of trauma still. We wish he got friendship instead of a girlfriend. Manasa supports arson. Erin was once called vanilla and will forever hold a grudge against [name redacted] [jk his name was Ian] [stupid boy] ///// SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
59:16
January 24, 2022
42: The Original She-Wolf (THE LOST HERO Ch 13-18)
42: The Original She-Wolf (THE LOST HERO Ch 13-18)
The original She-Wolf! The It Girl! Lupa! We find out that Jason was raised by wolves. Erin’s brain is cursed to forever associate wolves with Omegaverse. Piper and Drew have a charmspeak battle. Charmspeak is actually the coolest power. Leo falls in love the second a woman is mean to him. They really should all forgo the quest and drop Leo off at therapy. Also here is the hour long video that cursed Erin’s brain: https://youtu.be/zhWWcWtAUoY ///// SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
50:43
January 17, 2022
41: A Good Name For A Dragon (THE LOST HERO Ch 7-12)
41: A Good Name For A Dragon (THE LOST HERO Ch 7-12)
Prophecies galore! Jason is called upon by Hera, and as usual, he’s confused. He’s the weird dude at camp that speaks Latin. Rachel works overtime with her prophecy delivery. Piper finds out she is, in fact, just like other girls. It’s Trauma Time with Leo, and he finds a dragon. Festus is a weird name for a dragon. We decide that Keith is a much better name. ///// SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
54:30
January 10, 2022
40: Jason Sticks To The Status Quo (THE LOST HERO Ch 1-6)
40: Jason Sticks To The Status Quo (THE LOST HERO Ch 1-6)
Kicking off season 2 with 6 chapters of a brand new series! We meet Jason, Piper, and Leo. We have a lot of opinions about them, and we address the “Jason in the room.” It is our god given right to make fun of him. Turns out Jason is actually Troy Bolton. Piper isn’t like other girls. Rick struggles to write from the POV of a woman of color. Leo has an evil babysitter. We miss Beckendorf, and we love the bronze dragon’s whole vibe. We’re excited to kick off season 2! //// SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/camphalfpod?fan_landing=true SEND US AN AUDIO MESSAGE: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
01:07:17
January 03, 2022
BONUS: Take The Fatal Flaw Quiz With Us!
BONUS: Take The Fatal Flaw Quiz With Us!
Another bonus episode? Hell yes. Manasa made a quiz, and we wanna share it with you all! Find out your fatal flaw with us, and hear us (gently) roast all the fatal flaws. We also spend way too long dissecting Taylor Swift lyrics, happy RED autumn. Thanks for listening and we’ll talk to you in season 2! TAKE THE QUIZ: https://uquiz.com/kuzFdw
47:10
November 22, 2021
BONUS: We Read The Demigod Files
BONUS: We Read The Demigod Files
Join us for this special episode where we read the three short stories in the Demigod Files! We talk about fanfiction for a while, discuss how Rick is bad at timelines, and make a stance against ants. Erin’s weird crush on Flick from Bugs Life is exposed. We’re sad about Beckendorf. We meet Bob, who will make a big return in House of Hades, and we talk ghost stories. Yay! Tune in in two weeks to hear us dive into our fatal flaw quiz.
01:15:09
November 08, 2021
39: Season 1 Finale + What’s Next?
39: Season 1 Finale + What’s Next?
Come celebrate finishing PJO with us! We answer your Lightning bolt questions, we talk season superlatives, favorite episodes, and… *drumroll, please* we drop some merch!! We also fill you in on what’s next with Heroes of Olympus and a couple of pre-season bonus episodes coming your way. MERCH: https://www.zazzle.com/store/camphalfpod SEND A VOICE MEMO: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod
49:36
October 25, 2021
38: It’s What We Deserve (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 22-23)
38: It’s What We Deserve (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 22-23)
That’s right folks, we made it through the ENTIRE PJO series!! This episode, we get to hear Manasa’s new theory on fatal flaws. We talk about the best “they finally kissed!” moments. We discuss our favorite things from this book and fill you in on our plans for the next season! Tune in next week to hear our season finale! And if you’d like to submit an audio message, please do so here: https://anchor.fm/camp-half-pod/message
52:54
October 18, 2021
37: Luke, I Am Your Kronos (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 19-21)
37: Luke, I Am Your Kronos (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 19-21)
MARJOR MARK OF ATHENA SPOILER FROM 04:10 - 05:10. Please forward through if you haven’t read!! You’ve been warned. We have reached the ultimate climax of this book, and while some of these chapters may be short, we have PLENTY to talk about. Mostly, Luke, and our favorite SAT vocab word, nuance. We adore the gods’ theatrics. Kronos (Kruke?) is still a frat boy. We make a case for throne insurance. We finally get some very romantic passages after four books of ignoring feelings. We throw up a little when Luke confesses his love. We’re so excited to be at the end of this book with you all, and hope you enjoy the episode! // content warning: unsupportive relationships in the context of Luke //
01:02:20
October 11, 2021
36: Hades Makes An Entrance (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 16-18)
36: Hades Makes An Entrance (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 16-18)
// CONTENT WARNING: Unsupportive relationships in the context of discussing Luke and Annabeth // Here we are, once again, hating Luke. We’re nearly at the end, and in these chapters, things aren’t looking so good for Percy and the gang. Rachel shows up with some major main character energy. Persephone’s fatal flaw is “being a bitch.” We get angry at Clarisse. Luke sucks. Like, really really sucks. Yet somehow, we all have a little Luke on the inside. Hades and Nico definitely choreographed their entrance to the battle. We get in our feels and over-analyze Annabeth, as usual. Percy puts the P in PTSD. It’s great!
01:01:30
October 04, 2021
35: Kruke The Crook (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 13-15)
35: Kruke The Crook (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 13-15)
New nickname alert!! Manasa gets tired of saying Kronos/Luke. Thus, Kruke is born. Erin vows to name her firstborn child Kruke. Erin reads a lot of dialog in this one. Prometheus is the titan of being a little bitch. The party ponies save the day! The battle is really swinging in this episode, and we’re excited to go through it with you all! Follow us on social @camphalfpod
01:05:37
September 27, 2021
34: Percy’s First Flirt (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 10-12)
34: Percy’s First Flirt (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 10-12)
The battle has begun! Percy and Annabeth wake up some statues. Percy is having a Hot Boy Summer. He also has his first flirt. Erin’s boyfriend the Minotaur makes a return, and he’s gotten a look upgrade (another trip to Claire’s?). Annabeth takes a knife for Percy, which leads to the hurt/comfort situation of our dreams. We finally learn about Nico’s mom, and it makes us sad and also angry.
55:53
September 20, 2021
33: Betrayed By My Goth Son (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 7-9)
33: Betrayed By My Goth Son (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 7-9)
This week, we finally learn about Nico’s plan to help Percy fight Luke - but not without a nice betrayal from Nico! Percy takes a dip in the River Styx, and one of THE most romantic paragraphs happens. All the campers are preparing for battle, and surprise surprise, the gods aren’t going to be any help. Will they make it? Will they defeat Luke? The stakes are high!
49:52
September 13, 2021
32: You’re A Coward, Percy Jackson! (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 4-6)
32: You’re A Coward, Percy Jackson! (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 4-6)
The angst is these chapters is…*chef’s kiss.* Percy and Annabeth have some intense moments. Percy, ultimate lover boy, brings up Annabeth’s dad when he’s uncomfortable. Then, Nico and Percy team up to journey into Luke’s past and learn about his family. May Castellan is the ultimate tragedy of this series and we get very sad about her. Also, Sally Jackson writes steamy romance novels. Follow us on social @camphalfpod!
57:51
September 06, 2021
31: Kronos’s New Bling (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 1-3)
31: Kronos’s New Bling (LAST OLYMPIAN Ch 1-3)
Annnnnd we begin the final book of the Last Olympian! We start off strong with Percy making a promise that Beckendorf will live, and we all know how well Percy’s promises turn out. Percy sees Luke/Kronos again, and he has a charm bracelet. Percy goes down into Poseidon’s palace and meets Dad’s other family. Then, when Percy returns to camp, he finally gets to hear the Big Prophecy…
52:25
August 30, 2021
30: Get In Line, Paul (BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH Ch 19-20)
30: Get In Line, Paul (BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH Ch 19-20)
That’s right, somehow, we’re at the end of this book. Grover becomes an organizer, we discuss the difference between a forest and a wood, and we have a lot of feelings for Annabeth. Also, we all want to propose to Sally Jackson. Truly, how is Paul the first one since Gabe? Join us as we finish out this incredible book and get ready to start the final one of this series!
50:46
August 23, 2021
29: Reduce, Reuse, Revolutionize (BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH Ch 16-18)
29: Reduce, Reuse, Revolutionize (BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH Ch 16-18)
In which we reach the climax of the book, and Erin has a lots of thoughts on Jeff Bezos. This episode, Luke and Kronos become one, they find Pan (and he promptly dies), and the namesake of this book finally happens - the battle of the labyrinth! Or rather, the battle near the labyrinth. Buckle up, folks, we got a lot to discuss. Follow us on social @camphalfpod! Music for today's episode:  I Will Find You by Darren-Curtis | https://soundcloud.com/desperate-measurez Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
45:32
August 16, 2021
28: The Wrath of Jealous Annabeth (BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH Ch 13-15)
28: The Wrath of Jealous Annabeth (BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH Ch 13-15)
Percy faces the most terrifying monster yet - a jealous Annabeth. Percy returns to Camp Half-Blood and acquires a new mortal guide. Erin’s favorite line in the whole series occurs. Percy has to fight a half-brother in a giant arena. The gang meets Daedalus and he’s…disappointing, to say the least. Follow us on social and be sure to rate and review! @camphalfpod
01:01:53
August 09, 2021
27: Return Of The Seadog (BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH Ch 10-12)
27: Return Of The Seadog (BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH Ch 10-12)
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. THE KISSSSSSS!!! Also other stuff happens but… THE KISS. We talk about the proper attire for grieving, Telkhines (aka Manasa’s seadogs), now or never kisses, and cottage-core Calypso. It’s a long one, and we’re here for it. Follow us on social @camphalfpod!
01:03:56
August 02, 2021
26: It’s Not About You, Percy (BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH Ch 7-9)
26: It’s Not About You, Percy (BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH Ch 7-9)
This week we’re deep, deep in the labyrinth for chapters 7-9. We meet some weird creatures at Alcatraz, go to the strangest ranch ever, and mostly importantly…. Percy scoops poop. Percy uses the stupidest Rock Paper Scissors maneuver ever. Manasa learns what a scimitar is. We mispronounce a lot of Greek monsters. It’s fun. Follow us on social @camphalfpod!
55:17
July 26, 2021
25: Nico’s New Look (BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH Ch 4-6)
25: Nico’s New Look (BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH Ch 4-6)
The moment we’ve all been waiting for - Nico goes goth. Annabeth gets a prophecy, Percy has too much Main Character Energy, and Nico is an icon. They begin their quest and immediately get lost. Erin and Manasa spend a lot of time discussing Hera and portrayals of female villains. Be sure to follow us on social @camphalfpod!
57:51
July 19, 2021
24: The Hard Metal Donkeys (BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH Ch 1-3)
24: The Hard Metal Donkeys (BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH Ch 1-3)
Who's excited to start Battle of the Labyrinth? (Answer: We are!!!!). We are starting off with chapters 1-3 of BotL - which means we're reunited with our favorite redhead, and it's time to meet some evil cheerleaders. We talk about jealousy, poor camp leadership, strange Greek monsters, and more. Be sure to follow us on social media @camphalfpod, and email us camphalfpod@gmail.com!
52:45
July 12, 2021
BONUS: We Answer Your Lightning Bolt Questions! Ft. Fatal Flaw
BONUS: We Answer Your Lightning Bolt Questions! Ft. Fatal Flaw
This week we’re joined by Molly and Maddy from Fatal Flaw to answer all your best lightning bolt questions!! Spoiler warning: we discuss some characters from Heroes of Olympus (but no major spoilers, just which characters we hate/love). We talk about what monsters we'd date, Erin and Manasa's high school play, Linkin Park, and much more. You can find Molly and Maddy's podcast Fatal Flaw on all listening platforms. Shoutout to the following people for submitting questions: @2jaehatesstrawberryyoghurt, @mykindofmaddy, @damsnackbarpod, @molly_thal, @j.a.kielczewska, @quinnmillsap8, and Dominque P.!  Remember, next week there will be no episode since it's a holiday in the U.S., and then after that we're starting Battle of the Labyrinth! Follow us on social media @camphalfpod. 
54:03
June 28, 2021
23: Save The Spicy Cow! (TITAN’S CURSE Ch 19-20)
23: Save The Spicy Cow! (TITAN’S CURSE Ch 19-20)
It’s here - the final episode for Titan’s Curse! We talk the last two chapters of the book, get to see an Olympian party, some great Percabeth moments, and the beginnings of edge-lord Nico. Artemis is the only b!tch in this house we respect. Also, we’re still mad that Bianca didn’t get a proper funeral. Follow us on social @camphalfpod, and tune in next week for a bonus episode in which we answer all your Lightning Bolt questions!
53:20
June 21, 2021
22: Holding Up The Sky (TITAN'S CURSE Ch 16-18)
22: Holding Up The Sky (TITAN'S CURSE Ch 16-18)
These few chapters are heavy hitters. Get ready to dive into the climax of this book, chalked full of monsters, metaphors, and grief. We finally meet our favorite dragon, Landon. Zoe confronts her dad, Artemis fights Atlas, we reunite with Annabeth, and Percy holds up the sky. We say goodbye to a complex and incredible character, we get emotional, and we possibly use this podcast as a miniature therapy session.  CW: Mentions of suicide, grief, and cancer from 54:00-01:01:00 Highly recommend the essay Erin references, especially if you're feeling like lately, you've been holding up the sky. "The Sycamore Tree" by John Green. You can listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zbQ--rpa04 Be sure to follow us on social media @camphalfpod.  Send in any questions to camphalfpod@gmail.com.
01:07:25
June 14, 2021
21: This Dam Episode (TITAN’S CURSE Ch 13-15)
21: This Dam Episode (TITAN’S CURSE Ch 13-15)
Phew. This episode is a heavy one. We reach our first major death in the series, and Erin has a lot of thoughts on it, and we wish said character had gotten more time and a better arc. There are also a lot of dam good jokes (or dam annoying jokes, depending on your perspective). We both hate Zeus. Percy attacks a homeless person. Manasa makes a case for bronze dragons. There’s a lot going on in this episode, and somehow, we fit it all into an hour!
55:53
June 07, 2021
20: We Tell You Cool Stuff (TITAN’S CURSE Ch 10-12)
20: We Tell You Cool Stuff (TITAN’S CURSE Ch 10-12)
In this episode, we are getting into the meat of the quest. Percy defeats a Nemean lion with space food. Apollo goes incognito as Tom Hanks from the Polar Express movie. Percy is honestly kind of annoying in these chapters. We finally get some background for Bianca and begin to like her. And then, things get Wild. Social: @camphalfpod // Email: camphalfpod@gmail.com
55:54
May 31, 2021
19: The Seadog and The Seabear (TITAN’S CURSE Ch 7-9)
19: The Seadog and The Seabear (TITAN’S CURSE Ch 7-9)
We’re on chapters 7-9 this week, which means we’re diving into a quest - or are we? Zoe says No Boys Allowed. Nico is adorable. Luke looks like a mess. We get to meet The General, who honestly, sounds kind of hot. Bessie is the MVP, and we create our own disturbing sea monsters. And, most importantly, we talk about the iconic movie Ice Age. 
51:47
May 24, 2021
18: Hey There, Pinecone Face (TITAN’S CURSE Ch 4-6)
18: Hey There, Pinecone Face (TITAN’S CURSE Ch 4-6)
Today we’re talking chapters 4-6 of Titan’s Curse. What did we come up with for our own villain names? Manasa attacks people via song. We make fun of Grover. We make fun of Percy’s name calling ability. We discuss our own Capture the Flag tactics, which would realistically just end up with us letting the Hunters step on us. The Oracle shows up, and she’s full of spite, which we love. Be sure to follow us @camphalfpod! 
52:26
May 17, 2021
17: A Monster With A PhD (TITAN’S CURSE Ch 1-3)
17: A Monster With A PhD (TITAN’S CURSE Ch 1-3)
It’s time for book 3, The Titan’s Curse! We’re starting off strong with new characters, new places, and new villains. In chapters 1-3, we’re talking all about the Hunters of Artemis and also middle school dances. We, too, would bring missile launchers to a middle school dance. We speculate about Dr. Thorn’s academic background. Resident Eldest Daughter Erin gives a Hot Take on the Hunters and Bianca. We get emotional about Nico. Be sure to follow us @camphalfpod!
56:06
May 10, 2021
BONUS: We Suffer Through The Sea of Monsters Movie
BONUS: We Suffer Through The Sea of Monsters Movie
The worst and final movie review episode! We forced ourselves to watch this so you don’t have to. You’re all welcome. We spend a weird amount of time talking about monster stomachs. Movie Clarisse is hot, Movie Annabeth sucks, Pierce Brosnan peaced out on the role of Chiron to shoot Mamma Mia 2, obviously. Follow us on social @camphalfpod!
53:35
May 03, 2021
16: That’s One Fast Horse (SEA OF MONSTERS Ch 19-20)
16: That’s One Fast Horse (SEA OF MONSTERS Ch 19-20)
In the penultimate episode of Sea of Monsters re-read, we are reading chapters 19-20 and giving you all our thoughts on this book as a whole! How fast do the party ponies travel? Don’t worry, we calculate it for you. Does Thalia have tree dreams? Tree friends? Make sure to follow on social @camphalfpod
55:58
April 26, 2021
15: Luke’s Best Performance Yet (SEA OF MONSTERS Ch 16-18)
15: Luke’s Best Performance Yet (SEA OF MONSTERS Ch 16-18)
Join us as we approach the end of Sea of Monsters - our favorite heroes escape Polyphemus, but run into Luke, who gives an award winning Evil Villain performance. Follow us on social @camphalfpod
01:06:03
April 19, 2021
14: We Expose Our Fatal Flaws (SEA OF MONSTERS Ch 13-15)
14: We Expose Our Fatal Flaws (SEA OF MONSTERS Ch 13-15)
This week, we are talking sirens, Cyclopes, and the wedding of the year. Will Percy and gang crash the wedding and save Grover? Will Erin and Manasa spend an absurd amount of time analyzing their own personal flaws? Tune in to find out! Social: @camphalfpod Email: camphalfpod@gmail.com
56:13
April 12, 2021
13: The Anatomy of a Hydra (SEA OF MONSTERS Ch. 10-12)
13: The Anatomy of a Hydra (SEA OF MONSTERS Ch. 10-12)
In which we spend WAY to much time talking about the anatomy of the hydra, and also Zoobooks. We are heading into the Sea of Monsters, and there’s no going back! Social: @camphalfpod Email: camphalfpod@gmail.com
56:59
April 05, 2021
12: The Worst Place For An Evil Lair (SEA OF MONSTERS Ch 7-9)
12: The Worst Place For An Evil Lair (SEA OF MONSTERS Ch 7-9)
Buckle up, because this week, we’re starting a new quest! In chapters 7-9 of Sea of Monsters, Percy and gang begin their quest to save camp and Grover, and Erin and Manasa spend a lot of time talking about Spongebob and cruise ships. Social: @camphalfpod Email: camphalfpod@gmail.com LINK about Spongebob and the Odyssey: https://allusionstotheodyssey.weebly.com/films.html
53:51
March 29, 2021
11: Chiron’s Spotify Wrapped (SEA OF MONSTERS Ch 4-6)
11: Chiron’s Spotify Wrapped (SEA OF MONSTERS Ch 4-6)
This week, we’re talking chapters 4-6 of Sea of Monsters - which means we get three whole chapters at Camp Half-Blood! We’ll be discussing Tantalus, Cyclopes, and what in Hades Chiron listens to in his free time. Social: @camphalfpod Email: camphalfpod@gmail.com
54:50
March 22, 2021
10: What’s Up With Dodgeball? (SEA OF MONSTERS Ch 1-3)
10: What’s Up With Dodgeball? (SEA OF MONSTERS Ch 1-3)
In which we answer the age old question: why are all gym teachers so obsessed with dodgeball? Join Erin and Manasa as they start Sea of Monsters and explore chapters 1-3. Social media: @camphalfpod
46:57
March 15, 2021
BONUS: We Watch The Terrible Lightning Thief Movie
BONUS: We Watch The Terrible Lightning Thief Movie
We decided to do it - we watched the movie, so you don’t have to. In this bonus episode, we’re talking about all the most atrocious book to movie changes, the awful script, and why the heck so many famous people signed up for this.
45:09
March 08, 2021
9: We Endorse Murder (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Ch 21-22)
9: We Endorse Murder (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Ch 21-22)
In this episode, we’re wrapping up our read through of The Lightning Thief with the final chapters, 21-22. Tune in to hear our final thoughts on this book and all the best Lightning bolt questions (like, which god is the hottest??). Follow us on social @camphalfpod and email questions or comments to camphalfpod@gmail.com!
01:00:39
March 01, 2021
8: Elysium Is Rigged (THE LIGHTNING THIEF CH 19-20)
8: Elysium Is Rigged (THE LIGHTNING THIEF CH 19-20)
This week, we’re tackling chapters 19 and 20 of The Lightning Thief. We’re talking all things Underworld, Hades, and evil villain monologues. Follow us on social media @camphalfpod and email us at camphalfpod@gmail.com
58:27
February 22, 2021
7: Into The Underworld (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Ch 16-18)
7: Into The Underworld (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Ch 16-18)
This week, we’re diving into chapters 16-18 of The Lightning Thief. This episode is full of Percabeth bonding, our first glimpse of the Underworld, and also us getting very distracted debating how to pronounce Thalia’s name. Follow us on social media @camphalfpod and send your Lightning Round questions our way! Camphalfpod@gmail.com
48:59
February 15, 2021
6: Percy Yeets Himself (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Ch 13-15)
6: Percy Yeets Himself (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Ch 13-15)
This week, we’re discussing chapters 13-15 of The Lightning Thief - we are getting into the meat of this quest! We’ll be talking all about Percy’s crush on Luke, Ares, and Erin’s Rollercoaster tycoon trauma. Follow us on social media @camphalfpod and send all your Lightning round questions our way camphalfpod@gmail.com
48:53
February 08, 2021
5: Furies, Not Furries (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Ch 10-12)
5: Furies, Not Furries (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Ch 10-12)
This week, we’re discussing chapters 10-12 of The Lightning Thief - we’re chatting all about the furies (not furries), strange Freudian Medusa theories, and nature gods. CONTENT WARNING: mention of rape and assault in the context of discussing Medusa’s myth. Follow us on social media @camphalfpod and send all your Lightning round questions our way camphalfpod@gmail.com
55:32
February 01, 2021
4: Percy, Son of Sally Jackson (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Ch 7-9)
4: Percy, Son of Sally Jackson (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Ch 7-9)
In today's episode, we're discussing chapters 7-9 of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. AKA, the capture the flag episode! Join us as we relive the Percy Jackson series and ask all the questions that we have now as adults. Follow us on social media @camphalfpod and if you have any lightning round questions, please send them our way! camphalfpod@gmail.com
58:41
January 25, 2021
3: The Minotaur Went To Claire's (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Ch 4-6)
3: The Minotaur Went To Claire's (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Ch 4-6)
Hey campers! In today's episode, we're discussing chapters 4-6 of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. We're heading to camp (finally!). Join us as we relive the Percy Jackson series and ask all the questions that we have now as adults. Follow us on social media @camphalfpod and if you have any lightning round questions, please send them our way! camphalfpod@gmail.com
51:03
January 18, 2021
2: Is There A Mr. Dodds? (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Ch 1-3)
2: Is There A Mr. Dodds? (THE LIGHTNING THIEF Ch 1-3)
Hey campers! In today's episode, we're starting off with Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Chapters 1-3. Join us as we relive the Percy Jackson series and ask all the questions that we have now as adults.  Follow us on social media @camphalfpod and if you have any lightning round questions, please send them our way! camphalfpod@gmail.com
53:15
January 11, 2021
1: Meet Your Head Counselors!
1: Meet Your Head Counselors!
For our introductory episode, we're spending the time chatting about our favorite things - Percy Jackson and ourselves. Get to know Erin and Manasa, your head counselors, and all their favorites about the Percy Jackson universe. We'll also give you a rundown of how each episode is going to look.  Follow us on social media @camphalfpod!
26:54
January 04, 2021
Camp Half-Pod TRAILER!
Camp Half-Pod TRAILER!
Hey there! Welcome to Camp Half-Pod. Join us for weekly episodes in which we go through all the Percy Jackson books and discuss all our favorite (and least favorite) things. Our first episode is dropping January 2021! Follow us on social media @camphalfpod Email us at camphalfpod@gmail.com
00:40
December 21, 2020