Euripides, Eumenides: A Theatre History Podcast

Euripides, Eumenides: A Theatre History Podcast

The Theatre History podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. For each episode, Aaron Odom hosts a guest from the worldwide theatre community to talk about a bizarre, fascinating and humorous story from theatre history. One catch, the guest has no idea what they’ll be discussing. Plus, guests return to the program to share ”Theatre Horror Stories,” moments when theatre artists maintain that old adage: ”The show must go on.” From events an audience might never realize affected the show to the wheels falling off a production completely, these stories just make for great listening.

Episodes

April 17, 2024 50 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and Instructor Tracy Burns discuss the origins of Willy Loman on Broadway, and the many actors who have played the role on Broadway since.

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Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and actor Suzanne Cotsakos study and dissect the truly enigmatic play "The Homecoming" by Harold Pinter.

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Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) welcomes back returning Guest, LA-Based TV and Film Producer Brand Birtwistle, to discuss Orson Welles' love letter to possibly his favorite Shakespeare character Falstaff with his epic film "Chimes at Midnight."  **SPOILERS AHEAD**

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March 6, 2024 58 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and friend Aaron Linden discuss the history of the Actor-Manager system of theatre management in the UK.

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February 21, 2024 69 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) meets the remaining members from the cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show '23:

Michael Sandvig - Riff Raff

David Britton - Eddie

Asia Stockwell - Janet

Taly Duenow - Dr. Scott

Serena Laird & Jeremiah Young - Frank's party attendants

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February 7, 2024 68 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) meets with several members from the cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show '23:

JJ Reign - Brad

Valeri Hovland - Columbia

Laura Thorne - Magenta

Rachael Trueblood - Rocky

Dan Richard - Criminologist

Breahna Jackman - Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Aristele Johnson & Kristina Sharpski - Frank's party attendants

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January 24, 2024 69 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and returning guest Karen Knappenberger describe the ensuing events after women were first allowed to publicly perform on stage in England in 1660.

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January 10, 2024 73 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) invites 3 guests to discuss modern adaptations of Shakespeare's popular tragedy, Romeo and Juliet:

  • First guest: Aaron's son Ethan, to discuss the plot of R&J
  • Second guest: Dr. Paul Gagliardi, to discuss if R&J is the grand love story it's hyped to be
  • Third guest: Lindsay Robert, to discuss two successful major motion picture adaptations

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Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) invites author Dr. Paul Gagliardi to discuss some entries in Paul's new book, "All Play and No Work," all about the comedies presented by the Federal Theatre Project in the 1930s.

Buy "All Play and No Work" from Temple University Press

Buy "Gas Money for Austin" by The Barefoot Band, including the "Euripides, Eumenides" theme song, "The Apocalypse Song"

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December 13, 2023 69 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) welcomes back returning guest David Britton, and the two discuss the successes and shortcomings of King Kong - The Musical.

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Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) welcomes back returning guest Seattle-based Theatre artist Robert Bogue to discuss a Seattle production designed to curb a lurid epidemic.

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November 15, 2023 80 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) welcomes back guest Brian Michael Jones to discuss some of the street performers seen on the Great White Way.

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November 1, 2023 77 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) invites author Susan Blumberg-Kason on the show to reverse the format, and tell him a story of Bernardine Szold Fritz.  Bernardine is known for many things in 1930s Shanghai, but gave a fresh life and a sense of national identity to a play: "Lady Precious Stream."

Get your copy of Susan's book: "Bernardine's Shanghai Salon"

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October 18, 2023 58 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) replays a favorite episode from the past: discussing American actor, theatre producer and innovator Laura Keene with high school theatre instructor Zach Schneider

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October 4, 2023 84 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) records this episode before a live audience at the Community College of Denver.  Featuring a panel including actor and comedian Mary E. Kennedy ("Shameless"), CCD Technical Theatre Coordinator Keylee Anderson, and comedy producer Chuck Roy, Aaron and the panel discuss if the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats" is worth the awards or the disdain.

Mary E. Kennedy - Official Website

Mary E. Kennedy - I...

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September 20, 2023 70 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) invites former guest Jenni Reed back to the show to discuss the truly horrible behind-the-scenes behavior of stage and screen star Rex Harrison.

Live in-person episode at CCD!

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September 6, 2023 83 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) welcomes back returning guest Jason Roy Gaston, and the two discuss the many Broadway Actors who have been hired to be TV Game Show Hosts, and why they fit the genre so perfectly.

Jason Roy Gaston on TikTok: @jasonroygaston

Jason Roy Gaston on Instagram: @jasonroygaston

Jason Roy Gaston on YouTube: @jasonroygaston

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August 23, 2023 44 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) visits with comedian and podcast host Keb Pound of The Stupid History Minute podcast to conclude their discussion about the life and death of the promising British playwright Joe Orton, and the strange circumstances of his death.

Pre-order The Stupid History Book, Vol. 1

Mary E. Kennedy - Official Website

Mary E. Kennedy - IMDb Page

 

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August 9, 2023 46 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) visits with comedian and podcast host Keb Pound of The Stupid History Minute podcast to discuss the life and death of the promising British playwright Joe Orton, and the strange circumstances of his death.

Pre-order The Stupid History Book, Vol. 1

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July 26, 2023 45 mins

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) welcomes guest Erin Butler, Executive Director of the WYO Theater Performing Arts and Education Center, and the two discuss a fascinating occupation in theatre history: The Master of Revels.

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