That’s how the UK newspaper The Telegraph described the Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast on May 18, 2013, listing it as one of its Top Podcasts.
“The Reduced Shakespeare Company has been creating and touring brilliantly funny condensations of huge topics…for over three decades now; and for the last five years or so they’ve been putting out a weekly podcast as well. It’s to the Company’s great credit that it remains a bright, breezy and entertaining affair, well stocked with interviews, features and excerpts from the shows – even after 350 episodes.”
Read the whole article here.
Professor Peter Holland, the highly distinguished McNeel Family Professor of Shakespeare at Notre Dame University and the former director of the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-upon-Avon, talks about the good, the Bard, and the silly. Featuring outrageous assumptions about Shakespeare professors; the only way to be true to Shakespeare; the real reason that Willy matters; brushes with Cambridge greatness; the foolproof test of knowing whether you’re watching bad Shakespeare; a special appearance by one of the creators of the graphic novel Kill Shakespeare; and the best time to introduce your children to Shakespeare. (SPOILER ALERT! As early as possible.) (Length 22:03)
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Greetings from the future! Historian (and TV writer) David A. Goodman has written Federation: The First 150 Years, the history of the United Federation of Planets, which was assembled as a special exhibit on Memory Alpha (and is available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk). David talks about how he created the book he wanted to own, and reveals what it’s like to have worked with most of the cast of the original series, what Vulcan urination sounds like, the benefits of a rich fan tapestry, why there may or may not be a sequel to this book, and what it’s like to have created the definitive (and highly satisfying) chronicle of the Romulan Wars. For those who listen all the way through (or have read this far), we say: LLAP. (Length 24:27)
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Not all touring vans are equal. Climb inside ‘Titus Vandronicus’ (dubbed by Twitter follower @BenedictTheMad) and discover why it’s probably the best one we’ve ever had. Recorded on April Fools Day 2013 on our first trip in it, Davey Naylor, Matt Rippy, Gary Fannin, and Ben Stratton rhapsodize over Titus’s luxurious amenities and compare him to past touring vans we have loved and loathed. Featuring varying protocols and etiquette, traditional names for SAT-NAVs, exquisite faux-marbling, less-than-authentic Dutch names, standard shotgun rules, dozens of rejected van names, and the value of not rushing important decisions. (Length 18:27)
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A veteran of stage, film, television, radio (and us!), London-based American actor John Schwab talks about living, working, surviving, and thriving in Britain. Featuring gray areas; White House stints; the complicated nature of Hollywood financing; discreet voice doubling; and tales of sharing the stage with (or replacing) Claire Bloom, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Goldblum, and Billy Zane. WARNING: The names dropped herein may shatter a toe. (Length 21:24)
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