Live From Mount Olympus Podcast

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Live From Mount Olympus is a new audio adventure that dramatizes Greek Mythology for young audiences. The TEAM co-produces this podcast in partnership with TRAX and the Onassis Foundation, and the series was created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. In a Critics’ Pick review for The New York Times, Maya Phillips called the series “delightful[…] Between the rivalries and the affairs, it’s everything tweens catch between the morning bell and sixth period, with the added bonus of fantastical landscapes and magical happenings. But there is also heft to these stories.”

Live From Mount Olympus premiered on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.  The most recently released season, Season 3, tells the story of Atalanta. It was written by Nathan Yungerberg and co-directed by Rachel Chavkin, Keenan Tyler Oliphant, Zhailon Levingston, and Ahmad Simmons.  Live From Mount Olympus has featured the talents of André De Shields, 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, Nedra Marie Taylor, Kimberly Marable, Ahmad Simmons, Eric Berryman, Joanne Hernandez, and more. The TEAM casts the show in collaboration with Epic Theatre Ensemble. 

LFMO has reached teens across the country at home and in classrooms. Since its first season in 2020, it has exceeded one million downloads, won the 2022 Bullhorn Award for best kids’ podcast, and received a Webby Award nomination. This year, the series has been educationally licensed with inquirED, an organization committed to introducing inquiry-based learning to classrooms, and is now accessible in 1,600 schools across the US.

Live from Mount Olympus was commissioned by the Onassis Foundation, where Karen Brooks Hopkins is the Executive Producer. We are currently recording Season 4 and 5. To learn more about the work, please visit the Onassis Foundation Website.