Hermes and Hekate: divine problem solvers. One's the god of thieves; the other, the lady of the crossroads. They show up anywhere there's a deal to be closed, a bet to be laid, or a choice to be made. Now they will have to put their skills to use to find the stolen objects sacred to the gods of fertility and agriculture--without which humankind, and possibly the gods themselves are doomed. Part road trip, part mythology, the Hermes and Hekate Road Show takes the gods of ancient Greece, puts them on the back of a pair of motorcycles, and sets them loose on America's highways. Series 2 of the Hermes and Hekate Road Show is currently in production.

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Hermes & Hekate Road Show, Series 2 coming soon!

Hello Road Show listeners! Golly, it's been awhile--though if you're following our Facebook page then you already know that we've begun recording Series 2 of The Hermes & Hekate Road Show. Series 2 will have seven episodes instead of five and will features a whole bunch of new characters, as well as some favorites from Series 1. (Who, you ask? Well, as a hint, the subtitle for Series 2 is The War Gods.)

We've been hard at work with an improved recording setup, courtesy of our intrepid producer, Erik Banach, who also gets the fairly tedious but extremely important job of mixing down the voice tracks and adding sound effects and music. It's been a challenging spring for many of our voice talent and we really appreciate their willingness to keep working on this project, particularly since we are paying them in snacks and booze.

Recording of Series 2 should wrap up in the next few weeks, then we'll be working on post-production this summer. Expect an announcement regarding when we'll begin releasing new episodes very soon! And thank you for your support!

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The Hermes & Hekate Road Show would like to thank a few special people for helping us get the word out about the show:

Jeff Harris at Fanboy News Network

Mur Lafferty at I Should Be Writing

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And extra extra special thanks to Patricia Snyder for promotional photography!

Onward! To series 2!

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And now, the series 1 finale of The Hermes & Hekate Road Show! Thank you for listening--and keep your iTunes and feed readers peeled for series 2!

Direct download: Hermes__Hekate_Roadshow_EP5.mp3
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Hermes and Hekate have identified the hiera thief: none other than Eris, goddess of chaos, strife, and discord, who led them on a wild goose chase and blew up the Grand Canyon behind her. But where is she now? How will they get the hiera back? And where will they have lunch? Find out in the season finale of The Hermes & Hekate Road Show!

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Looks like two separate journeys, doesn't it? Well, Google Maps doesn't really represent teleportation-by-angry-thunder-god yet, so you'll just have to imagine the trip to Mount Olympus between Oakland and Seattle. Our intrepid adventurers are now at the Grand Canyon--why? Clearly you haven't listened to episode 4 yet.


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Hermes & Hekate have caused an international incident, angered a Cyclops, and incited a bar brawl. Even Zeus has found it necessary to intervene. But they're no closer to finding the missing objects--or are they? And what's this donut that Hermes is so excited about? Find out in episode 4 of The Hermes & Hekate Road Show!

Direct download: Hermes__Hekate_Roadshow_EP4.mp3
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Coming soon: episode 4!

Hermes & Hekate have caused an international incident, angered a Cyclops, and incited a bar brawl. Even Zeus has found it necessary to intervene. But they're no closer to finding the missing objects--or are they? And what's this donut that Hermes is so excited about? Find out in episode 4 of The Hermes & Hekate Road Show!

(Image credit: Robert Weigand.)

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Meet the moderately skewed intelligences behind The Hermes & Hekate Road Show.

Direct download: Hermes__Hekate_Roadshow_QA_Session_1.mp3
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Thank you for your questions and comments on the first three episodes of the Hermes & Hekate Road Show! Our Q&A is ready to go and you'll be able to hear it tomorrow--followed in due course by the final two episodes of our first season!

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The Hermes & Hekate Road Show has been downloaded almost 1000 times! Wow! We're so happy you're listening and enjoying it.

Have questions about the Road Show? Post a comment here, or to one of our accounts below, or send us an email at hhroadshow@gmail.com. We'll feature your question, and our answer, in a future episode.

We'd love it if you'd tell others about our podcast, or leave us a review. Here are a few ways you can do it:

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What is the last argument of bar brawls? What other divine objects are missing, and why is Zeus so concerned about their being found? And how did Athena get her hands on an iPhone 5S? Answers to these questions and more in episode 3 of The Hermes & Hekate Road Show!

Direct download: Hermes__Hekate_Roadshow_EP3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EST
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What is the last argument of bar brawls? What other divine objects are missing, and why is Zeus so concerned about their being found? And how did Athena get her hands on an iPhone 5S? Answers to these questions and more in episode 3 of The Hermes & Hekate Road Show--coming soon!

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The origins of the Hermes & Hekate Road Show

Have you heard the second episode yet? If not, it's available right here at hhroadshow.libsyn.com, or find it on iTunes Podcasts. Episode 3 is coming soon!

Greek gods in the modern world is kind of a thing recently, and a few people have asked us: what's the origin of The Hermes & Hekate Road Show?

In 2007 the writers of this podcast were cast as Hermes and Hekate in a festival held every Easter weekend.  And during the course of the weekend, the running subject of conversation amongst the cast was:  What would each of the Olympians drive?

Sports cars, SUVs, and motorcycles topped the list. 

But it started us thinking.  What would happen if Hermes and Hekate were turned loose on the freeways of US and Canada?  Actively interacting with mortals along the way—or interfering, as the case may be.  We decided to write a series of short stories about the adventures of Hermes and Hekate set in the modern day.  We tossed many ideas around but nothing really started to come together until 2009.

Then we were tapped to write a festival script, the script took over our writing time, and again the Road Show ideas got shelved.

We finished the script, and revised it for the following year.  During some much needed non-script time, we decided to create a podcast.  We tossed around a few ideas and chose a story of epic proportions.  Full cast, sound effects, original music created and performed by local musicians all combined into a serialized old school radio drama.  We drafted a storyline and placed the action in a unique setting combining magic and mythos.

This is NOT that story. 

We realized that we were in way over our heads for a first try at a podcast.  So we looked again at the Hermes and Hekate ideas and ran with them.

It started out nearly twice its final length and had a huge cast of characters.  We fleshed it out and it grew and expanded beyond our original idea.

At this point we realized we had over extended ourselves again.  For those of you that know us, shocked faces.  We know.

So we edited the story and moved some of the characters to future seasons, should you all decide you like this craziness.  (Feedback please! And tell your friends!)

We called upon a few veteran festival performers and local actors to cast the show.  Our Mythical Spouses, so called because no one ever sees them but us, also stepped in—much of the show’s actual production and art is their work. 

We truly hope you enjoy the fruits of our efforts.  We are trying to build a community with this project and we welcome the participation of those who feel the call to create modern mythology. 

Thank you for listening.

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Now that Hermes and Hekate have Hephaestus's anvil back, what are they going to do with it? What does Herawant with the pair of them, and what does it have to do with Santa Cruz? And what is Hermes's favorite thing to do in San Francisco? Answers to these questions and more in episode 2!

Direct download: Hermes__Hekate_Roadshow_EP2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:27pm EST
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Now that Hermes and Hekate have Hephaestus's anvil back, what are they going to do with it? What does the Queen of Heaven want with the pair of them, and what does it have to do with Santa Cruz? And what is Hermes's favorite thing to do in San Francisco? Answers to these questions and more in episode 2 of The Hermes & Hekate Road Show, coming soon to an RSS feed or iTunes subscription near you!

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We'd love it if you'd tell others about our podcast, or leave us a review. Here are a few ways you can do it:

Category:general -- posted at: 6:01pm EST
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It's here! It's here! Listen now to the very first episode of the Hermes & Hekate Road Show! We hope you like it. Please leave feedback and tell your friends!

And remember, the show is also available on iTunes!

Direct download: SZ1_Hermes__Hekate_Roadshow_EP1.mp3
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That's right, point yer iTunes at the iTunes store and get each episode (total of 7) as it's released!

We'll also post episodes here on the website. In addition, please do check out our Facebook page, and sign up for updates on Twitter.

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What is the Hermes & Hekate Road Show?

The Hermes & Hekate Road Show is a radio-serial-style audio drama with full cast and sound effects. We plan to release the first episode in early March, with subsequent episodes every two weeks thereafter. We hope you enjoy it!

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Hermes & Hekate Road Show Teaser

Hermes and Hekate: divine problem solvers. One's the god of thieves; the other, the lady of the crossroads. They show up anywhere there's a deal to be closed, a bet to be laid, or a choice to be made. Now they will have to put their skills to use to find the stolen objects sacred to the gods of fertility and agriculture--without which humankind, and possibly the gods themselves are doomed. Part road trip, part mythology, the Hermes and Hekate Road Show takes the gods of ancient Greece, puts them on the back of a pair of motorcycles, and sets them loose on America's highways.

Direct download: Teaser.mp3
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