20 Best Shakespeare Podcasts

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Shakespeare Podcasts

Here are 20 Best Shakespeare Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. The Shakespeare's Globe Podcast | Such Stuf

The Shakespeare's Globe Podcast | Such Stuf London, England, UK
Such Stuff goes behind the scenes at Shakespeare's Globe, sharing the incredible stories and experiences that come through our doors every day. We'll ...be exploring the big themes behind all of the work that we do here and asking: what is Shakespeare's transformative impact on the world?more
206.8K 253.4K 196.3K
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2. SONNETCAST | William Shakespeare's Sonnets Recited, Revealed, Relived

SONNETCAST | William Shakespeare's Sonnets Recited, Revealed, Relived London, England, UK
Sebastian Michael, the author of The Sonneteer and several other plays and books, looks at each of William Shakespeare's 154 Sonnets in the origin...ally published sequence, giving detailed explanations and looking out for what the words themselves tell us about the great poet and playwright, about the Fair Youth and the Dark Lady, and about their complex and fascinating relationships.more
88 712 1 episode / day Avg Length 22 min
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3. Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare Unlimited

Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare Unlimited Washington, District of Columbia, US
Home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare materials. Advancing knowledge and the arts. Shakespeare turns up in the most interesting places... - not just literature and the stage, but science and social history as well. Our 'Shakespeare Unlimited' podcast explores the fascinating and varied connections between Shakespeare, his works, and the world around us.more
126.2K 33.3K 33.9K 1 episode / week Avg Length 33 min
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4. Play On Podcasts

Play On Podcasts Los Angeles, California, US
Play On Podcasts is an epic audio adventure reimagining timeless tales, featuring original music compositions and the voices of extraordinarily gifted... artists. This is where Theatre meets Podcast, combining the modern-day audio phenomenon with the power of live performance.more
2.5K 224 7.8K 3 episodes / month Avg Length 46 min
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5. The Play's the Thing

The Play's the Thing Concord, North Carolina, US
The Play's the Thing is the ultimate resource for lovers of Shakespeare. Dedicating six episodes to each play, this podcast explores the themes, scene...s, characters, and lines that make Shakespeare so memorable. In the end, we will cover every play The Bard wrote, thus permitting an ongoing contemplation and celebration of the most important writer of all time.more
16.7K 3.6K 11.4K 1 episode / day Avg Length 53 min
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6. Twice Blest

Twice Blest Welcome to Twice Blest, a podcast exploring Shakespeare and the Hebrew Bible from the Yeshiva University Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought. ...Hosted by Dr. Shaina Trapedo, Twice Blest brings you conversations with faith leaders, scholars, and writers that bridge the wisdom of Judaic and classical texts so we can live more informed and fulfilling intellectual and spiritual lives on an individual and communal level.more
857 548 355
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7. The Bardcast

The Bardcast Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
A cheeky, irreverent yet informative deep-dive into all things Shakespeare, hosted by two longtime Shakespeare performers, directors, and teachers.
752 44 163 1 episode / day Avg Length 48 min
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8. The Pendant Shakespeare

The Pendant Shakespeare Los Angeles, California, US
'The Pendant Shakespeare aka The Wild Bill Variety Show' is an ongoing presentation of the works of William Shakespeare.
1K 2.7K 2 episodes / month
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9. Sour Beer and Shakespeare

Sour Beer and Shakespeare Our hosts, Juliet Wolfe and Olivia Rose Nathan, explore their lives as actors, twenty-somethings, Shakespeare lovers, and sour beer drinkers. Every we...ek Juliet and Olivia will bring their hot take on a different Shakespeare play while enjoying a new sour beer of the week. The podcast will provide lively literary discussion and drunkenness ensue.more

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10. The State of Shakespeare

The State of Shakespeare New York City, New York, US
The State of Shakespeare is a virtual masterclass featuring in-depth interviews with contemporary Shakespearean actors, directors and teachers. We foc...us on the complex relationship of words and performance, and how individual artists develop unique and often contrasting approaches to the text. We aim to inspire and educate theatre makers, students and educators to discover new ways of bringing Shakespeare to life.more
1.4K 3.3K 1 episode / month Avg Length 30 min
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11. Appreciating Shakespeare with Doctor Rap

Appreciating Shakespeare with Doctor Rap Offering knowledge and tools for appreciating Shakespeare's deep and universal meanings.

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12. The Hurly Burly Shakespeare Show

The Hurly Burly Shakespeare Show Staunton, Virginia, US
The Hurly-Burly Shakespeare Show is an irreverent mix of entertainment and scholarly content suitable for novices and hard-core 'Bardolaters' alike. J...ess and Aubrey discuss the plays of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries, as well as other fascinating aspects of the Early Modern period's lively theatre and print culture.more
1.9K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 67 min
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13. No Holds Bard

No Holds Bard Brooklyn, New York, US
Every other week, you'll get our regular episode featuring a lightning round on several intersections of Shakespeare and the present day, an underused... Shakespearian phrase that you can roll into your everyday conversation. Once a month, we offer SO YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SHAKESPEARE, a half-hour briefing on a specific play to listen to on your commute to the theater that will prepare you to be the best little audience member you can be.more
509 627
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14. Women and Shakespeare

Women and Shakespeare London, England, UK
Women and Shakespeare' features conversations with diverse women directors, actors, writers, and academics who are involved in making and interpreting... Shakespeare. In the conversations, we find out both how Shakespeare is used to amplify the voices of women today and how women are redefining the world's most famous writer.more
2.3K 446 1 episode / week Avg Length 27 min Mar 2020
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15. Shakespeare Sundays with Chop Bard

Shakespeare Sundays with Chop Bard Shakespeare Sundays with Chop Bard, is a practical, and enthusiastic exploration of William Shakespeare's work. Each episode will take on a single sub...ject taken from his words, lines, poetry, themes, or resources, in order to better understand them, and find out what use can be made of them.more
514 357 Jul 2017
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16. What You Will

What You Will Manhattan, New York, US
Brush up your Shakespeare with co-hosts Charlotte Ahlin and Danielle Cohn as we read and review every single play the Bard ever wrote. Every other Wed...nesday we bring you unsolicited opinions, goofs, and in-depth discussions about which Shakespeare characters most resemble beloved cartoon cats.more
51 275 Nov 2018
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17. Breaking Bard

Breaking Bard New York City, New York, US
Breaking Bard aims to break down the mythic image that has been constructed around Shakespeare by having honest conversations about Shakespeare and hi...s plays.more
40 166 162 5 episodes / year Avg Length 28 min
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18. 21st Folio Podcast

21st Folio Podcast The 21st Folio is a podcast about modern Shakespeare productions of stage and screen. In each regular episode, a panel of guests discusses one more pr...oduction of Shakespeare's plays, usually either adapted for the screen or filmed live at the theatre.more
582 204 812 Mar 2018
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19. Podcast Shakespeare

Podcast Shakespeare Stanford, England, UK
A listening tour through 450 years of Shakespeare on stage, in history, in our culture, and in person. We're journeying chronologically, from The Two ...Gentlemen of Verona to The Two Noble Kinsmen, making detours via a range of topics covering William Shakespeare's history, life, and the afterlife.more
180 Aug 2017
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Shakespeare Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering Shakespeare. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
Next Chapter Podcasts ncpodcasts.com 87
Cassidy Cash cassidycash.com 11
Sebastian Michael anchor.fm 9
Folger Shakespeare Library folger.edu 7
Pendant Productions pendantaudio.com 5
Dr Varsha Panjwani womenandshakespeare.com 4
CiRCE Podcast Network shows.acast.com 3
The State of Shakespeare stateofshakespeare.com 2
Varsha Panjwani womenandshakespeare.com 1
Varsha Panjwani , Apurva Kothari, Davis Stephens womenandshakespeare.com 1
Lisa Ann Goldsmith and Owen Thompson feeds.buzzsprout.com 1
Marshall Poe newbooksnetwork.com/category/peoples-places/british-studies 44
Rich Evans And Mark Walsh podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rich-evans9 18
Deep Overstock Fiction Podcast podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/do-fiction-podcast/episodes 14
English Programme podtail.com/en/podcast/steve-rimmer 13
Jason Fraley wtop.com/local/virginia 11
Sjr podtail.com/en/podcast/steve-rimmer 11
Immediate Media cms.megaphone.fm/channel/GLT5697813216 10
Luke Thompson podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id312059190 10
Steve Rimmer podtail.com/en/podcast/steve-rimmer 9
Jacke Wilson / The Podglomerate historyofliterature.com 8
Shakespeare In The Village podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rishabean 8
Audacy omny.fm/shows/a-new-morning 7
New Books Network newbooksnetwork.com/category/african-american-studies 7
Lindsay Mcmahon And Michelle Kaplan cms.megaphone.fm/channel/allearsenglish 6
Teach Different teachdifferent.com/podcast 6
Great Literature redcircle.com/shows/great-audiobooks 5
Howlround Theatre Commons howlround.com/recent-podcasts 5
Nebraska Public Media npr.org/podcasts/381444553/friday-l-i-v-e 5
Renee Ashley Baker Ct Yankee podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/reneeashleybaker 5
Laetitia Perraut onethinginafrenchday.podbean.com 4
Minnesota Public Radio npr.org/podcasts/414688991/art-hounds 4
Prageru soundcloud.com/user-380352436 4
Robots Radio - Jennasis And Toastie cms.megaphone.fm/channel/ROBR7813918510 4
The Times thetimes.co.uk/podcasts/off-air-with-jane-and-fi 4
Wypr 88.1 Fm Baltimore omny.fm/shows/midday 4
Cloud10 And Iheartpodcasts spreaker.com/show/murderish_2 3
David Chadderton, Jimmy Fairhurst, Andrew Butler btguide.libsyn.com 3
Imploding Fictions ameliapodcast.com/listen-now 3
John J. Miller, Adam Carrington nationalreview.com/podcasts/the-great-books 3
John J. Miller, Emma Smith nationalreview.com/podcasts/the-great-books 3
John J. Miller, Laura Bates nationalreview.com/podcasts/the-great-books 3
Kpbs kpbs.org/podcasts/kpbs-midday-edition 3
Lowy Institute soundcloud.com/lowyinstitute 3
M. G. Mcdonough theclassicenglishliteraturepodcast.buzzsprout.com 3
Nick Hennegan podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bohemianbritain 3
Podcast Business News Network podcast-business-news-network-platinum.simplecast.com 3
Rj Young soundcloud.com/woosahrj 3
Ryan Hawk learningleader.com/podcast 3
Sarah Mackenzie readaloudrevival.com/podcasts 3
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