“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
(Upright Citizens Brigade, Veep)
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, CEO of Twitter)
Ken Marks (Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark)
Tim Kazurinsky (Saturday Night Live, Police Academy)
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


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)
Anthony Clarvoe (Ctrl+Alt+Delete)
Sara Gmitter (In The Garden: A Darwinian Love Story)
Russ Lees (Nixon’s Nixon)
Brett Paesel (Mommies Who Drink)
Jennifer Lee Carrell (The Shakespeare Secret, The Shakespeare Curse)
Matthew Croke (The Widow’s Voice)
Adam Long (Dickens Unplugged, Satan Sings Mostly Sondheim)
Scott Simon (Windy City)
Phil Abrams (Autistic Parents Workbook)
David Goodman (Family Guy)
Brian Stack (Conan)
Bridget Fonger (Lazy Woman’s Guide)
Jess Winfield (My Name Is Will)
Gary Rudoren (Comedy By The Numbers)
Mark Nutter (The Bicycle Men)
Ron West (Trial of Friar Tuck)
Dee Ryan (DeeConstruction)
Will Durst (All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing)
Andrew Price (Jeopardy!, Star Trek: Voyager)
Bruce Goldstone (Great Estimations)
AJ Mass (How Fantasy Sports Explains The World)


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
Matt Walker – Artistic Director, Troubador Theatre Company
Leila Gordon – Presenter – Reston, VA
Charles Robin – Presenter – St Louis, MO
Sam Woodhouse – Artistic Director, San Diego Repertory Theatre
Max Woodward – Vice-President for Theatre Programming, Kennedy Center
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
Tom Gabbard – Presenter – Charlotte, NC
Carey Perloff – Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theater, SF
Kathy Panoff – Presenter – Richmond, VA
Margaret Lawrence – Presenter – Dartmouth College
Rick Lombardo – Artistic Director, San Jose Repertory Theatre
Charles Towers – Artistic Director, Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Donald Jordan – Founding Artistic Director, Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre
William Matson – Theatre Manager, Terrace Theatre, Kennedy Center
Ted Pappas – Artistic Director, Pittsburgh Public Theater
Damian Cruden – Artistic Director, York Theatre Royal


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

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