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.


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
Theatre Horror Story - Dustin Hebert

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

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

Jan 14, 2022
John Dennis’Thunder

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

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.

My Favorite Murder Ep. 299

Preview of "Shakespeare Uncovered" on PBS, S3E6

Dec 29, 2021
Is Nothing Sacred?

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

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

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

Nov 17, 2021
Snippets from Richard

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

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Nov 03, 2021
Private Lives 1983

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Aug 25, 2021

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

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Aug 11, 2021
Can Seymour Be Hot?

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."

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Jul 28, 2021
William Terriss

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.

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Jul 14, 2021

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

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

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.

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

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

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


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May 05, 2021
The Quarrel of Le Cid

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.

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Jon Dryden Taylor - Agent page with CV

Streaming Tickets for "The 39 Steps"

Apr 21, 2021
Laura Keene

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.

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Apr 07, 2021

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

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Mar 24, 2021
The Era of "-isms"

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

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Mar 10, 2021
The Deuce

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

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North American Drama Therapy Association Website

Feb 24, 2021
The Authorship Question

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


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Feb 10, 2021
The Consequences of the Inter Regnum

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

Jan 28, 2021