Mount Olympus University is a weekly audio drama podcast from the mind of Raeanna Nicole Larson. It's a little bit of fantasy, a touch of supernatural, and a lot about what it feels like to grow up with no idea what's going on
Pandora Wordsworth's college career is not off to a great start. First, she learns that all of her college applications have vanished in a “freak internet accident” (which she is pretty sure isn’t a real thing), then she discovers that her parents spent her college savings joining a yacht club (notably, they do not own a yacht.) It is just when all hope of going to school is gone that Pandora receives a letter of admission from Mount Olympus University. The only problem? She has no recollection of applying to this particular school.
It turns out that Mount Olympus University is the choice college for figures of mythology, legend, and lore. Students with intense powers roam the halls, and Pandora is the only one among them who is, well, just a person. Now, on top of papers and tests, she's skirting Minotaur in the halls, sharing a dorm with love-expert Aphrodite, sparking rivalry with Arthur Pendragon, and avoiding the irritating come-ons from fellow student Zeus. Add one mysteriously broadcasting radio room that Pandora can't seem to escape, and MOU's one human student may be in over her head.
Designed by Jess Reed
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Schedule: Mount Olympus University releases every Tuesday at 9am American EST
Typical Run Time: 10 - 15 minutes per episode
Rating: Mount Olympus University features mild language and explores mature themes
Raeanna Nicole Larson: Creator and writer
Luuk Van Hoomissen: Editor
Teddy McKrell: Musician
Jess Reed: Script consultant, cover designer
Cast (in order of appearance)
Raeanna Nicole Larson as Pandora Wordsworth
Sydney Rose Hover as Aphrodite
Jess Reed as Athena
Ariel Therkiel as President Gaia
Dakota Bryant as Arthur Pendragon
Adriana Emiliana as Isolde
Mark Lamont as Hades
Arthur Maurici as Persephone
Erin King as Artemis
James Anderson as Apollo
About the Creator
Raeanna Nicole Larson is a professional actor who wrote her first story the moment she could hold a pencil. It was about a group of animals trying to find out who stole the sun, and it will not be getting an audio drama adaptation.
Raeanna is primarily a stage actor who harbored a long-time desire to get into voice work. At the beginning of 2018, she decided to combine her love of writing and performing to make her own audio drama. Mount Olympus University was first conceptualized while she was in high school and stuck with her to adulthood. She is several years out of college now, but hopes that this fish out of water story resonates with people of all ages.
Currently, Raeanna resides in the Northern Virginia/DC area where she forces her roommates' cats (Happy and Luka) to love her.