Euripides, Eumenides: A Theatre History Podcast

By Aaron Odom

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Karen Schlecht
 Jun 28, 2021
Aaron Odom does a great job with creating a fun enjoyable atmosphere while giving really good insight to theater history. Very similar to Behind the Bastards podcast.

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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.

Episode Date
Play Spotlight - Fuente Ovejuna
01:08:40

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and Seattle-based improviser and educator Leona Partridge deep dive into one of the best plays you may have never heard of: "Fuente Ovejuna" from the Spanish Renaissance.

Nov 30, 2022
The Strange Ghosts of the Peacock Theatre
51:54

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and guest Valeri Hovland discuss the odd phenomenon of the ghosts that haunt London's Peacock Theatre.

Nov 16, 2022
Flatulists
51:22

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and returning guest Ashley Daniels of Dogbone Entertainment discuss a very niche theatrical market that has surprising rewards: professional performing farters.

 

"Le Pétomane" - 1979 bioipic

Nov 02, 2022
Comstockery
01:04:07

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and Seattle Improviser and Actor Dan Posluns discuss censorship of two plays written by George Bernard Shaw, all stemming from the political efforts of Anthony Comstock, one of America's most prevalent enemies of vice.

Oct 19, 2022
Misguided Advertising
58:21

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and returning guest Brian Michael Jones discuss some unfortunate advertising decisions made by major corporations that seemed to disparage the performing arts.

Oct 05, 2022
InEVITAble, Pt. 2
44:09

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and Seattle-based actor Robert Bogue continue their discussion about the creation of the iconic Broadway debut of Evita, and the legendary actor who best brought her to light in the modern age, Patti LuPone.

Sep 21, 2022
InEVITAble, Pt. 1
01:03:31

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and Seattle-based actor Robert Bogue discuss the creation of the iconic Broadway debut of Evita, and the legendary actor who best brought her to light in the modern age, Patti LuPone.

Sep 07, 2022
Repo! The Genetic Opera vs. Repo Men
01:11:19

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and TikTok celebrity Jason Roy Gaston discuss the development of a strange but lovely modern opera, its fanbase, and an unfortunate incident when that fanbase felt threatened.

Aug 24, 2022
Daniel Radcliffe in Equus
01:38:23

For the first episode in front of a live audience, host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) hosts guests photojournalist Matt Gaston and returning guest and Theatre Instructor Dustin Hebert, in which they discuss nudity in theatre, and the first stage appearance of one of the most iconic pop culture actors of all time.

Aug 10, 2022
Daniel Day-Lewis and Hamlet
51:37

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) welcomes back returning guest Zach Schneider to discuss the final stage appearance of the iconic actor Daniel Day-Lewis.

Jul 27, 2022
Theatre Horror Story: Dalen and Ashley O’Connell
20:39

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) welcomes back Dalen and Ashley O'Connell for their horror stories involving raw meats, wardrobe malfunctions, and unfortunate weather effects on stage.

Jul 14, 2022
Shakespeare and Starlings in America
43:37

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) brings back to the show producer Brand Birtwistle of The Brand Productions to discuss a plague unleashed upon North America out of respect for William Shakespeare.

Jul 13, 2022
Artaud and The Theatre of Cruelty
01:19:33

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and guest Shannon Corder (@shannonsboobs) discuss Antonin Artaud, one of the oddest and most influential characters in 20th century theatre, and his Theatre of Cruelty

Jun 29, 2022
Colossal Flops, Pt.2
46:10

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and guest Laurel Rockall of the Hightailing Through History podcast continue their discussion about  some of the most significant flops in commercial theatre history.

Jun 15, 2022
Colossal Flops, Pt. 1
45:24

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and guest Laurel Rockall of the Hightailing Through History podcast begin to discuss some of the most significant flops in commercial theatre history.

Jun 01, 2022
Post-Mortem: The Book of Mormon, Pt. 2
42:19

Host Aaron Odom of Trident Theatre and London-based theatre producer Richard Jordan continue their discussion from episode 34, about why the musical "The Book of Mormon" worked so well, despite a pitch that could have producers, investors, and potential audience members scratching their heads.

May 18, 2022
Post-Mortem: The Book of Mormon, Pt. 1
53:01

Host Aaron Odom of Trident Theatre and London-based theatre producer Richard Jordan discuss why the musical "The Book of Mormon" worked so well, despite a pitch that could have producers, investors, and potential audience members scratching their heads.

May 04, 2022
Theatre Horror Story - Dawn Brodey
19:40

Dawn Brodey of the H.I.L.F (History I'd Like to F**k) Podcast returns to discuss a formative moment when a van going off the road forced some theatrical ingenuity.

Apr 23, 2022
The Banning of Tartuffe
01:07:41

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and fellow podcaster, comedian, actor and historian Dawn Brodey of the H.I.L.F. (History I'd Like to F**k) Podcast discuss the most famous and most scandalous play by beloved French playwright, Moliere.

Apr 20, 2022
Theatre Horror Story - John Rotellini
14:04

Illusionist John Rotellini - our guest from episode 32, "Passion Plays in America" - returns to regale us with a horror story from his first big magic show.

Trident Theatre

Apr 11, 2022
Passion Plays in America
01:03:19

Host Aaron Odom of Trident Theatre and illusionist John Rotellini discuss some of the many staged retellings of the last week of the life of Jesus Christ, as performed in America.

Follow John Rotellini on Social Media

Apr 06, 2022
Theatre Horror Story - Francesca Mintowt-Czyz
16:20

Francesca Mintowt-Czyz (from episode 31, "Are Vampires Broadway Poison?") joins us again to discuss how not to behave on tour, and an unfortunate incident in outdoor theatre.

Mar 28, 2022
Are Vampires Broadway Poison?
01:12:03

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and Actor and Movement Specialist Francesca Mintowt-Czyz discuss a subject that just can't seem to succeed in Broadway musicals: Vampires.

Trident Website

Mar 23, 2022
Theatre Horror Story - Brian Michael Jones
19:51

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) welcomes back Brian Michael Jones - guest from episode 12 - to discuss many horror stories, including the re-write of something of an American Classic.

Mar 14, 2022
Box Seats
54:01

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) discusses the connotation of theatre patrons in Box Seats with his son, Ethan.

Trident Theatre

Mar 09, 2022
Theatre Horror Story - Keylee Anderson
18:40

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) welcomes Keylee Anderson - guest on episode 5, "Secrets" - to tell a horror story about the design and construction of a production. See? It's not always ON stage, friends.

Mar 02, 2022
Theatre Horror Story - Christine Shaw
18:03

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) hears theatre horror stories from the career of Christine Shaw (guest from episode 23), ranging from the innocent and naive to the utterly debauched.

Feb 26, 2022
Rocky Horror ’21, Pt. 2
01:20:04

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) conducts one-on-one interviews with remaining cast and crew members from Trident's annual production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show; a follow-up to episode 28.

Feb 23, 2022
Rocky Horror ’21, Pt. 1
01:09:27

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) interviews cast members from Trident's annual production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the excitement of the evening, how the show was put together, and the incredibly positive results for both cast and audience.

Feb 09, 2022
Theatre Horror Story - Brittanie Chafe
21:49

Returning guest Brittanie Chafe discuss nightmare-inducing stories, as well as stage interruptions of gastric proportions.

Brittanie on TikTok

Spiderwoman Theater

LaMama Experimental Theatre Club

Feb 07, 2022
Theatre Horror Story - Ricky Coates
19:04

Ricky Coates of Matheatre gives us his horror story, spanning the globe to bring excitement about math and science to perhaps the wrong audience.

Matheatre

History Science Theatre Podcast from Matheatre

Mind of a Snail - Shadow Puppetry from Vancouver, BC

Feb 04, 2022
Theatre Horror Story - Jenni Reed
20:20

Returning guest Jenni Reed discusses a time when safety probably should have been more of a concern during performance.

Jan 30, 2022
3D in the Italian Renaissance
01:05:08

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and Ricky Coates of Matheatre discuss the lengths to which Italian Renaissance thinkers and artists went to achieve 3D perspective on stage.

Matheatre

Trident Theatre

Jan 26, 2022
Theatre Horror Story - Zach Schneider
15:08

High School Theatre Educator Zach Schneider shares his tale of the unexpected with a surprise cameo.

Jan 24, 2022
Theatre Horror Story - Dustin Hebert
14:56

Dustin Hebert, the guest from episodes 17 & 18 "The Trials of Oscar Wilde" reminisces about his personal experiences of when theatre went awry.

Jan 18, 2022
Theatre Horror Story - Lisa Viertel
08:51

Lisa Viertel, guest from episode 26 "John Dennis' Thunder" shares her horror story.

Jan 14, 2022
John Dennis’ Thunder
01:03:06

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and Seattle-based Actor Lisa Viertel discuss the circumstances around a particularly scandalous performance at the Drury Lane Theatre in 1709.

Jan 12, 2022
The Bottled Spider
01:07:23

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and guest Patrick Cossel of the 307 RPG Podcast discuss one of the most legendary performances to have ever graced the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

307rpg.com

My Favorite Murder Ep. 299

Preview of "Shakespeare Uncovered" on PBS, S3E6

Dec 29, 2021
Is Nothing Sacred?
49:10

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) enters a discussion with Aaron's son Ethan, returning guest Jenni Reed, and Jenni's daughter Izzy.  The discussion centers around the what types of musicals are appropriate for kids, and what previously "clean" musicals may not have stood the test of time.

Dec 15, 2021
Lone Star Love
01:06:13

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and Seattle-based actor Christine Shaw discuss the events surrounding the play that resulted in the only occurrence of an actor being banned for life from Actor's Equity Association

Dec 01, 2021
Theatre Superstitions
55:06

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and guest Mary Jo Johnson discuss the many oddities regarding Superstitions in Western Theatre.

Nov 17, 2021
Snippets from Richard
38:32

Host Aaron Odom (@Trident Theatre) constructs a mixtape of sorts from his discussion with Richard Jordan, when they recorded episodes 9 and 10 of "Euripides, Eumenides."

History of European Theatre Podcast

History Defeats Itself Podcast

Trident Theatre Website

Nov 03, 2021
Private Lives 1983
01:01:19

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and Film and TV producer Brand Birtwistle of The Brand Productions discuss the single on-stage partnership of doomed couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the 1983 production of Noel Coward's classic comedy "Private Lives."

 

Oct 20, 2021
Rebecca - The Musical
01:10:10

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and returning guest Jon Dryden Taylor dissect the failure of the Broadway Musical adaptation of the classic Hitchcock film "Rebecca."

Rebecca - Musical number

The Normal Heart

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Trident Theatre Website

Oct 06, 2021
The Trials of Oscar Wilde, Pt. II
39:43

Host Aaron Odom (@tridenttheatre) and Drama Instructor Dustin Hebert continue their discussion of the Trials of Oscar Wilde.

Sep 22, 2021
The Trials of Oscar Wilde, Pt.I
49:55

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and drama instructor Dustin Hebert discuss the events leading up to the three trials of Oscar Wilde

Sep 08, 2021
The Stunts of David Merrick
01:12:52

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and theatre student David Britton discuss the most outlandish exploits of Broadway Titan David Merrick.

 

Trident Website

Aug 25, 2021
Dansemania
58:54

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and dancer Stephanie Koltiska discuss the plague of unstoppable dancing that occurred in Strasbourg, France in 1518.

Trident Theatre Website

Aug 11, 2021
Can Seymour Be Hot?
01:11:26

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and Brittanie Chafe (@brittaniebritt.uh.knee on Tiktok) discuss the public debate of casting hot dudes in the roles of nerds, specifically Seymour Krelbourn in "Little Shop of Horrors."

Trident Theatre Website

Jul 28, 2021
William Terriss
01:10:52

Host Aaron Odom (@tridenttheatre) and returning guest James Stress (@dianacarfire) discuss the life, death, and beyond of one of the most popular actors of the Victorian era.

Trident Theatre Website

Jul 14, 2021
Phallus
01:03:28

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and guest Natalie Lander (Natalie Lander on IMDb) discuss the inclusion of a certain part of the male anatomy into Ancient Greek theatre and culture.  WARNING - Sexually Explicit Material!  You've been warned!

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Jun 30, 2021
The Rites of Dionysus
01:14:13

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and Brian Michael Jones (Insta: @Brianmichaeljones, Twitter: @Brian_MJones) discuss some of the origins of theatre, and the rites associated in the festival to the God of Theatre, Dionysus

Jun 16, 2021
Post-Mortem: Turn Off the Dark, Part II
01:18:01

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and producer Richard Jordan continue their dissection of the single Broadway outing of one of the world's most popular superheroes.

Trident Theatre Website

Jun 02, 2021
Post-Mortem: Turn Off the Dark, Part I
01:15:31

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and Producer Richard Jordan dissect the singular broadway outing of one of the world's most popular superheroes.

May 19, 2021
The Incident at Astor Place
01:07:38

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and guest Jenni Reed discuss the culmination of one of the most bitter actor rivalries in American theatre history.

 

Trident Theatre Website

May 05, 2021
The Quarrel of Le Cid
01:04:39

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and guest Jon Dryden Taylor (@jondrytay) discuss the establishment of the French Academy in the 17th century, and its first major ruling: whether Pierre Corneille's play "Le Cid" could actually be considered a play.

Trident Theatre

Jon Dryden Taylor - Agent page with CV

Streaming Tickets for "The 39 Steps"

Apr 21, 2021
Laura Keene
01:03:46

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and guest Zach Schneider explore the contributions of one of the greatest producers America has ever seen ... whose career is overshadowed by one fateful night.

Trident Theatre Website

Apr 07, 2021
Secrets
01:11:29

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and guest Keylee Anderson explore the spectacle involved with special effects in medieval theatre.

Trident Theatre Website

Mar 24, 2021
The Era of "-isms"
01:10:18

Host Aaron Odom (@tridenttheatre) and guest Ashley Daniels discuss the Avant-Garde movements of the early twentieth century.

Trident Theatre Website

Mar 10, 2021
The Deuce
01:28:45

Host Aaron Odom (@tridenttheatre) and Drama Therapist Karen Knappenberger discuss The Deuce, and what cleaned it up.

Trident Theatre Website

North American Drama Therapy Association Website

Feb 24, 2021
The Authorship Question
01:24:14

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and guests Dalen O'Connell and Ashley O'Connell discuss the authenticity of the canon of a great playwright.

 

Trident Theatre website

Feb 10, 2021
The Consequences of the Inter Regnum
01:11:58

Host Aaron Odom (@TridentTheatre) and guest James Stress (@DianaCarfire) discuss the British Inter Regnum.

Jan 28, 2021