Episode 305. Casting The Candidates
”Who cares whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney would make a better president? The important question is, which one would make a better member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company? Reed Martin, Dustin Sullivan, and Austin Tichenor discuss the candidates (and all their presidential predecessors) in terms of how well they would succeed onstage, backstage, or in the van of a touring theatre company. Featuring concerns about the effect of false teeth on articulation, the value and liabilities of political magnetism, and a loving appreciation of Dolley Madison’s cakes. (Length 29:20)
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austin · December 3, 2012 at 11:00 pm
Damn. You make a compelling point, sir. And his name has the word “hard” in it, too! We blew it. As twere.
John T. · December 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm
You skipped Warren G. Harding!! He was popular with the ladies, so perhaps the RSC could use him to woo groupies. He was elected in 1920, the first election in which women voted (he came between Wilson and Coolidge). If he’s not America’s favorite philandering president, he’s at least on the list. And he died in bed with his mistress, while on tour!
KG · October 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm
I think you missed a chance to use the title “All the Presidents — (RSC) Men”. Oh, and while Adams may not have a memorial in Washington DC, he’s got a lot of elementary schools named after him (including my son’s).