“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some end up on the Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast….”
William Shakespeare

Over the years, we have been joined on the Podcast by people of genuine achievement: Actors & Comedians, Writers & Authors, Broadcasters & Podcasters, and assorted Dignitaries & Mucky-Mucks. As we meet more distinguished folks in our travels (and if they’re willing to talk to us) we’ll add them to the list. Click on the hyperlinks below to hear our conversations!


Brian Dennehy
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Enterprise)
J.K. Simmons (Spiderman, Oz)
Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Rushmore)
George Wendt
Adrian Scarborough (Upstairs/Downstairs, Gavin & Stacey, Vera Drake)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Elizabeth Dennehy (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Phil Proctor (Firesign Theatre)
Matt Walsh
(Veep, Upright Citizens Brigade)
Mark Dold (Freud’s Last Session)
Brad Oscar (The Producers, Something Rotten!)
Heidi Blickenstaff (Something Rotten!)
Dennis Parlato (One Life To Live, Chess)
Ian Gomez (Felicity, Cougar Town)
Brian Gallivan (The Sassy Gay Friend)
James Morrison (24, Revenge, Showing Up)
Tom Schall (Macbeth; Broadway fight choreographer)
Brian Stack (Conan)
Jon Glaser (Delocated)
David Koechner (Anchorman)
Rich Fulcher (The Mighty Boosh, Modern Problems in Science)
Dick Costolo (Modern Problems in Science, former CEO of Twitter)
Ken Marks (Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark)
Tim Kazurinsky (Saturday Night Live, Police Academy)
Scott Parkinson (Hamlet, Julius Caesar)
The Flying Karamazov Brothers (Sam Williams)
The Q Brothers (Bombitty of Errors, Othello: The Remix)
Baby Wants Candy (Tim Sniffen)
Rachel Parris (Austentatious)
Andy Zaltzman (The Bugle podcast)
Anne Heche
Vicki Lewis (NewsRadio)
Joel Murray (Mad Men, God Bless America)
Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory)
Peter Bergman (Firesign Theatre)
Steven Weber (Wings)
Debi Derryberry (Jimmy Neutron)
Wil Wheaton (Stand By Me; Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Neil Flynn (Scrubs, The Middle)
Rachel Dratch (SNL)
Ken Campbell (Baby Bob)
Rachel Hamilton (30 Rock)
Mike Bunin (My Boys)
Adam Felber (Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me!, Real Time with Bill Maher)
Donald Faison (Scrubs)
Improvised Shakespeare Company


Jennie Maizels (Pop-Up Shakespeare, Pop-Up London)
Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy For You)
Jasper Fforde (The Eyre Affair)
Christopher Moore (Fool, The Serpent of Venice, Lamb)
John Cariani (Almost, Maine)
Aaron Posner (Stupid F*cking Bird)
Nicole Galland (I, Iago)
Ben Crystal (Shakespeare on Toast, Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary)
Anthony Clarvoe (Ctrl+Alt+Delete)
Sara Gmitter (In The Garden: A Darwinian Love Story)
Jennifer Lee Carrell (The Shakespeare Secret, The Shakespeare Curse)
Matthew Croke (Yes, And: A Journey of Hope Through Tragedy)
Adam Long (Dickens Unplugged, Satan Sings Mostly Sondheim)
Scott Simon (Windy City)
Phil Abrams (Autistic Parents Workbook)
David Goodman (Family Guy, Autobiography of James T. Kirk)
Brian Stack (Conan, Late Show with Stephen Colbert)
Jess Winfield (My Name Is Will)
Gary Rudoren (Comedy By The Numbers)
Andrew Price (Jeopardy!, Star Trek: Voyager)
AJ Mass (How Fantasy Sports Explains The World)
Tom Coash (Veils)
Tim Sniffen (Baby Wants Candy; Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf)
Russel McLean (And When I Die)
Kevin Douglas (Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure)
James Finn Garner (Politically Correct Bedtime Stories)
Louis Bayard (Mr. Timothy, Lucky Strikes)
Mya Gosling (Good Tickle Brain)
Quintin Peterson (The Shakespeare Guardian)
John Schwab (Curtain Call)
Russ Lees (Nixon’s Nixon)
Brett Paesel (Mommies Who Drink)
Mark Nutter (The Bicycle Men)
Ron West (The People v. Friar Laurence)
Dee Ryan (DeeConstruction)
Will Durst (All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing)
Bruce Goldstone (Great Estimations)
Bridget Fonger (Lazy Woman’s Guide)


Cory Booker — U.S Senator, New Jersey
Dick Costolo — former CEO of Twitter
Michael Witmore — Director, Folger Shakespeare Library
Howard Sherman — former Executive Director, American Theatre Wing
Cynthia Rider — Executive Director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Jennifer King — Artistic Director, Napa Valley Conservatory Theatre
Mary Rose Lloyd — Artistic Director, New Victory Theatre
Gail Paster — former Director, Folger Shakespeare Library
Michael Halberstam, Founder & Artistic Director, Writers Theatre
Matt Walker – Artistic Director, Troubador Theatre Company
Sam Woodhouse – Artistic Director, San Diego Repertory Theatre
Max Woodward – former Vice-President for Theatre Programming, Kennedy Center
Tom Gabbard – Presenter – Charlotte, NC
Rick Lombardo – former Artistic Director, San Jose Repertory Theatre
Charles Towers – former Artistic Director, Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Donald Jordan – Founding Artistic Director, Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre
William Matson – former Theatre Manager, Terrace Theatre, Kennedy Center
Ted Pappas – Artistic Director, Pittsburgh Public Theater
Damian Cruden – Artistic Director, York Theatre Royal
Jessica Thebus – Chair, Directing Department, Northwestern University
Kate Powers – Rehabilitation Through The Arts
Janet Alexander Griffin – Artistic Director, Folger Theatre
Heather Wolfe – Curator of Manuscripts, Folger Shakespeare Library
Christy Burgess – Director, Robinson Shakespeare Company
Leila Gordon – Presenter – Reston, VA
Charles Robin – Presenter – St Louis, MO
Debra Zane – Casting Director (Indiana Jones, Dreamgirls)
Timothy Near – Former Artistic Director, San Jose Rep, CA
Michael Butler – Artistic Director, CenterRep, CA
Charna Halpern – Founder, ImprovOlympic (IO), Chicago
Carey Perloff – Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theater, SF
Kathy Panoff – Presenter – Richmond, VA
Margaret Lawrence – Presenter – Dartmouth College


Scott Simon – NPR
Bob Mondello – NPR
Paul Harris – CBS Radio/Podcaster
Frank Mallicoat – KTVU, Oakland/San Francisco
John Horn — KPCC’s The Frame
Andy ZaltzmanThe Bugle podcast
Robert Siegel – NPR
Susan Stamberg – NPR
Nina Totenberg – NPR
Corva Coleman – NPR
Neal Conan — NPR
Sedge Thomson – West Coast Live
Peter Finch – KGO, San Francisco
Lauren Laverne – UK Media Superstar
Hawke & Dove Political Punditry Podcast
Janice Long – BBC Radio 2
Michael Rice – CoolAsHell Theatre Podcast
Dave Morey – KFOG, SF
Inexplicable Dumb Show Podcast
The Word Nerds Podcast

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