Welcome to the first episode of Mike Schubert's new Percy Jackson podcast, The Newest Olympian! Jackson Bird (author of Sorted, host of Kottke Ride Home) joins to break down the first two chapters of The Lightning Thief. Topics include: Name pronunciation, Chris Columbus, Rick Riordan: The Anti-JK Rowling, Lemony Snicket, Captain Underpants, podcast growth, Art Slobs, elbow patches, Acronym Land, Boba Fett, God of War, learning, cool jackets, marble friezes, middle school insults, and more!

--Find The Newest Olympian Online--
• Website: https://www.thenewestolympian.com
• Patreon: https://www.thenewestolympian.com/patreon
• Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/NewestOlympian
• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/NewestOlympian

--Production--
• Creator, Host, Producer, Social Media, Web Design: Mike Schubert (https://www.schub.es)
• Editor: Sherry Guo
• Music: Bettina Campomanes and Brandon Grugle
• Art: Jessica E. Boyd

--About The Show--
Is Percy Jackson the YA series we should’ve been reading all along? Join Mike Schubert as he reads through the books for the first time with the help of longtime PJO fans. Whether you're looking for an excuse to finally read these books, or want to re-read an old favorite with a digital book club, grab your blue chocolate chip cookies and listen along. New episodes of The Newest Olympian every Monday!

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