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The Shakespeare podcast Shakespeare would have listened to!* This weekly podcast comes in several flavors. Every other week, you'll get our regular episode features a lightning round on several intersections of Shakespeare and the present day, an underused Shakespearian phrase that you can roll into your everyday conversation to impress/annoy your friends, and a homework assignment currently being blown off by a lazy high school student from the internet. 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. And in the fourth week of the month, Dan and Kevin will provide some Shakespearian wildcard programming that will almost certain result in them swearing at each other. (*we assume.)

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The Shakespeare podcast Shakespeare would have listened to!* This weekly podcast comes in several flavors. Every other week, you'll get our regular episode features a lightning round on several intersections of Shakespeare and the present day, an underused Shakespearian phrase that you can roll into your everyday conversation to impress/annoy your friends, and a homework assignment currently being blown off by a lazy high school student from the internet. 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. And in the fourth week of the month, Dan and Kevin will provide some Shakespearian wildcard programming that will almost certain result in them swearing at each other. (*we assume.)

iTunes Ratings

222 Ratings
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218
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To Listen or Not To Listen...

By lady_alk - Nov 13 2019
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Now that's a silly question. I was looking for a good podcast and found this one. Shakespeare? And a pun is the title?! Double yay. From the forst episode, I was having a blast! These are just two average guys with an above average love of Shakespeare, whom they often refer to as "Will", "Bill", or "Billy", depending on the context. The whit and jokes and very occasional mis-quotes makes this the best podcast I've heard featuring the Bard. They aren't stuffy and make Shakespeare fun, especially if you are a novice. Thanks, guys, for the fun.

Funny, smart, favorite podcast

By fairfaxreader - Jun 15 2019
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I always enjoy Dan and Kevin’s banter, highly recommend for all Shakespeare fans!

iTunes Ratings

222 Ratings
Average Ratings
218
1
1
0
2

To Listen or Not To Listen...

By lady_alk - Nov 13 2019
Read more
Now that's a silly question. I was looking for a good podcast and found this one. Shakespeare? And a pun is the title?! Double yay. From the forst episode, I was having a blast! These are just two average guys with an above average love of Shakespeare, whom they often refer to as "Will", "Bill", or "Billy", depending on the context. The whit and jokes and very occasional mis-quotes makes this the best podcast I've heard featuring the Bard. They aren't stuffy and make Shakespeare fun, especially if you are a novice. Thanks, guys, for the fun.

Funny, smart, favorite podcast

By fairfaxreader - Jun 15 2019
Read more
I always enjoy Dan and Kevin’s banter, highly recommend for all Shakespeare fans!
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No Holds Bard

Latest release on Oct 24, 2019

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The Shakespeare podcast Shakespeare would have listened to!* This weekly podcast comes in several flavors. Every other week, you'll get our regular episode features a lightning round on several intersections of Shakespeare and the present day, an underused Shakespearian phrase that you can roll into your everyday conversation to impress/annoy your friends, and a homework assignment currently being blown off by a lazy high school student from the internet. 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. And in the fourth week of the month, Dan and Kevin will provide some Shakespearian wildcard programming that will almost certain result in them swearing at each other. (*we assume.)

Rank #1: NHB 040 - So You're Going To See A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

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Are you on the way to see a production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

Mar 09 2016

33mins

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Rank #2: NHB 058 - So You're Going To See TROILUS AND CRESSIDA

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Are you on the way to see a production of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

Jul 13 2016

35mins

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Rank #3: NHB 049 - So You're Going To See THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

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Are you on the way to see a production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

May 11 2016

34mins

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Rank #4: NHB 192 - So You're Going To See MACBETH

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Are you on the way to see a production of MACBETH? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast

Apr 11 2019

34mins

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Rank #5: NHB 114 - So You're Going To See RICHARD III

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Are you on the way to see a production of RICHARD III? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast

Aug 09 2017

32mins

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Rank #6: NHB 203 - So You're Going To See THE WINTER'S TALE

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Are you on the way to see a production of THE WINTER'S TALE? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast

Jul 10 2019

36mins

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Rank #7: NHB 097 - So You're Going To See TITUS ANDRONICUS

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Are you on the way to see a production of TITUS ANDRONICUS? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be. noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast

Apr 13 2017

34mins

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Rank #8: NHB 067 - So You're Going To See OTHELLO

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Are you on the way to see a production of OTHELLO? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

Sep 15 2016

34mins

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Rank #9: NHB 004 - And Thus The Whirligig Of Time Brings In His Revenges

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Apr 22 2015

31mins

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Rank #10: NHB 079 - So You're Going To See TWELFTH NIGHT

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Are you on the way to see a production of TWELFTH NIGHT? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be. noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast

Dec 14 2016

33mins

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Rank #11: NHB 132 - So You're Going To See HAMLET

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Are you on the way to see a production of HAMLET? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast

Dec 13 2017

30mins

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Rank #12: NHB 150 - What Madness Rules In Brainsick Men

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This week we’ll be brained madly, explore gateway Shakespeare, and dig in on the text of the eighth Shakespearian Star Wars adaptation, Jedi the Last, which came out this month.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast

Apr 18 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #13: NHB 119 - So You're Going To See HENRY V

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Are you on the way to see a production of HENRY V? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast

Sep 14 2017

30mins

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Rank #14: NHB 071 - So You're Going To See KING LEAR

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Are you on the way to see a production of KING LEAR? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

Oct 14 2016

35mins

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Rank #15: NHB 205 - Will, Actually: AS YOU LIKE IT

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Dan and Kevin return to everyone's favorite Shakespeare party game, WILL, ACTUALLY, to discuss the most obvious themes in AS YOU LIKE IT.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jul 25 2019

18mins

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Rank #16: NHB 163 - Shakespeare's Canon Power Rankings, Part I

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Dan and Kevin go through the top fifty Shakespeare characters (based on line load) and create their individual Top 25 power rankings of which roles are the most impressive to play.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jul 26 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #17: NHB 128 - So You're Going To See MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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Are you on the way to see a production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast

Nov 15 2017

36mins

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Rank #18: NHB 061 - There Is A World Elsewhere

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This week we'll explore other worlds, sympathize with He Who Shall Not Be Named, and examine the similarities between Ted Cruz's comments on Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention and Mark Antony's comments on Brutus at Julius Caesar's funeral.

Aug 03 2016

46mins

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Rank #19: NHB 169 - Anon, Anon

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This week we’ll get to it anon, search for sympathy, and bring in our crack legal team to dissect the newly found documents that show Will’s father John Shakespeare was harassed by Crown informers, which very well may have influenced Will’s attitude towards power and class (aka that dang gub’mint).

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Sep 19 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #20: NHB 194 - You Have Stayed Me In A Happy Hour

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This week we’ll stay you, share our favorite reprieves, and see what kind of deal we can get to rent a “flat” on the site of the recently confirmed spot in London where Shakespeare lived while writing at the Globe.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

May 02 2019

1hr 3mins

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NHB 214 - Ask A Groundling #2

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Dan and Kevin return with our new favorite recurring Wildcard episode where we go into the field and ask civilians a series of increasingly difficult Shakespeare trivia questions. 

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Oct 24 2019

25mins

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NHB 213 - So You're Going To See ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

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Are you on the way to see a production of ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast

Oct 04 2019

32mins

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NHB 212 - The Shakespearian Quidditch Team

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This week, 'cha boys put on their sorting hats as they select Quidditch teams from each of Shakespeare's character houses - Tragedies, Comedies, and Histories.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Sep 26 2019

36mins

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NHB 211 - I Have An Ill Divining Soul

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This week we’ll divine souls, tackle advice, and break down the recent article from TheLeafDesk,com claiming that South African forensic scientists have concluded that Shakespeare was an avid user of marijuana.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Sep 19 2019

46mins

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NHB 210 - Sonnet Exploder (#113)

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Inspired by the hit podcast Song Exploder, Kevin and Dan spend this episode breaking down and analyzing Shakespeare's Sonnet #113.

Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind; And that which governs me to go about Doth part his function and is partly blind, Seems seeing, but effectually is out; For it no form delivers to the heart Of bird, of flower, or shape which it doth latch: Of his quick objects hath the mind no part, Nor his own vision holds what it doth catch; For if it see the rud'st or gentlest sight, The most sweet favour or deformed'st creature, The mountain or the sea, the day or night, The crow, or dove, it shapes them to your feature.Incapable of more, replete with you,My most true mind thus maketh mine eye untrue.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Sep 12 2019

14mins

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NHB 209 - So You're Going To See THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN

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Are you on the way to see a production of THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast

Sep 06 2019

32mins

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NHB 208 - Uncover, Dogs, and Lap

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This week we'll uncover and lap, sing a song for seven ages, and defend Patriots defensive end Chase Winovich who captioned a recent Instagram post with a quote from Julius Caesar and had six-time Super Bowl champion and greatest quarterback of all time Tom Brady reply by writing, "Study your playbook." 

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Aug 22 2019

52mins

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NHB 207 - Ask A Groundling #1

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Dan and Kevin debut what will hopefully be a recurring Wildcard episode where we go into the field and ask civilians a series of increasingly difficult Shakespeare questions. 

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Aug 15 2019

29mins

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NHB 206 - Sonnet Exploder (#60)

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Inspired by the hit podcast Song Exploder, Kevin and Dan spend this episode breaking down and analyzing Shakespeare's Sonnet #60.

Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end; Each changing place with that which goes before, In sequent toil all forwards do contend. Nativity, once in the main of light, Crawls to maturity, wherewith being crown'd, Crooked eclipses 'gainst his glory fight, And Time that gave doth now his gift confound. Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth And delves the parallels in beauty's brow, Feeds on the rarities of nature's truth, And nothing stands but for his scythe to mow:      And yet to times in hope my verse shall stand,      Praising thy worth, despite his cruel hand.www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jul 31 2019

26mins

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NHB 205 - Will, Actually: AS YOU LIKE IT

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Dan and Kevin return to everyone's favorite Shakespeare party game, WILL, ACTUALLY, to discuss the most obvious themes in AS YOU LIKE IT.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jul 25 2019

18mins

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NHB 204 - Bear This, Bear All

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This week we’ll bear all, end Mackers, and provide a detailed review of the inaugural “Cage in the Park” presentation of a Shakespearian theatrical version of the 1999 movie Face/Off presented in Prospect Park in Brooklyn last weekend.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jul 18 2019

47mins

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NHB 203 - So You're Going To See THE WINTER'S TALE

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Are you on the way to see a production of THE WINTER'S TALE? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast

Jul 10 2019

36mins

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NHB 202 - Shakespeare League Soccer

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With World Cup fever in full swing, 'cha boys break out their football kits and pull together Shakespeare's soccer starting eleven.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jun 26 2019

48mins

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NHB 201 - O All You Host Of Heaven

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This week we’ll investigate a new kind of theme, host Heaven (for real this time), and offer our services to be adjunct professors for UC Irvine’s new online coursed, cleverly titled “English 9: Shakespeare.”

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jun 20 2019

57mins

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NHB 200 - Two Hundreds For Two Hundred

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To celebrate two hundred episodes of NO HOLDS BARD (!), Dan and Kevin take an hour to inform artistic and casting directors around the globe about the ideal cameo roles to cast these two Shakespearian social-media influencers in order to really pump up those subscription sales. All acting offers for both Dan and Kevin can be directed to noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com; operators are standing by.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jun 20 2019

1hr 1min

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NHB 199 - [Pause In An Irregular Line]

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This week we'll host heaven, criticize society, and take a long hard look at ourselves and what it means that a Microsoft researcher has created a program that uses artificial intelligence to map out emotions in Shakespeare's text.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jun 06 2019

54mins

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NHB 198 - So You're Going To See PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE

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Are you on the way to see a production of PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE? This episode will get you up to speed on the play in a variety of ways to insure that you'll be the best little audience member you can be.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast

May 31 2019

35mins

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NHB 197 - The Bug Which You Would Fright Me With I Seek

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This week we’ll take time with Time, bug you, and finally weight in with a well-considered take on the Shakespeare authorship question that has kicked up once again over the past month or so.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

May 23 2019

1hr 4mins

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NHB 196 - The Shakespeare Casino

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This week, 'cha boys put the "card" in "Wildcard" as they populate Shakespeare's casino.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

May 16 2019

1hr 5mins

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NHB 195 - Shakespeare Basketball Association

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After populating the hockey team (episode 17), boys baseball team (episode 42), girls baseball team (episode 94), fantasy football team (episode 64), and casting this year's musical production of 1776 (episode 56) at Shakespeare High, Dan and Kevin cap off their March Madness excursion into the hardwood by recruiting Shakespeare High's basketball team.

www.noholdsbard.com noholdsbardpodcast@gmail.com patreon.com/NoHoldsBard @NoHoldsBardCast facebook.com/NoHoldsBardCast   Kevin Condardo c/o No Holds Bard P.O. Box 170004 Brooklyn, NY 11217

May 08 2019

29mins

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iTunes Ratings

222 Ratings
Average Ratings
218
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To Listen or Not To Listen...

By lady_alk - Nov 13 2019
Read more
Now that's a silly question. I was looking for a good podcast and found this one. Shakespeare? And a pun is the title?! Double yay. From the forst episode, I was having a blast! These are just two average guys with an above average love of Shakespeare, whom they often refer to as "Will", "Bill", or "Billy", depending on the context. The whit and jokes and very occasional mis-quotes makes this the best podcast I've heard featuring the Bard. They aren't stuffy and make Shakespeare fun, especially if you are a novice. Thanks, guys, for the fun.

Funny, smart, favorite podcast

By fairfaxreader - Jun 15 2019
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I always enjoy Dan and Kevin’s banter, highly recommend for all Shakespeare fans!