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Don't Quill the Messenger: Shakespeare Authorship Explored

Was the name signed to the world's most famous plays and poems a pseudonym? Was the man from Stratford that history attributed the work to even capable of writing them? Join Theatrical Actor/Writer/Director and Shakespeare connoisseur Steven Sabel as he welcomes a variety of guests to explore literary history's greatest mystery… Who was the writer behind the pen name "William Shakespeare?"Part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network.

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What Bloody Tragedy is That?

Dr. Earl Showerman returns to the show to discuss with Steven the influences of classic Greek Literature as source material for the popular (and rumored to be cursed) Macbeth!... er... sorry, "The Scottish Play." Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 16mins

19 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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More of the 100 Reasons

Steven welcomes Hank Whittemore back to the show for the first of a two-part series of episodes exploring further entries in Whittemore's book, "100 Reasons Shake-Speare Was The Earl of Oxford." In this episode, they discuss reasons #3, #14, #23, #30, and #46, touching on topics such as stage directing, "Beowulf," falconry, poetry, and commedia dellarte. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 15mins

9 Dec 2020

Rank #2

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The Italian Job

Steven welcomes prominent real estate lawyer Dorothea Dickerman to the show to discuss her tactic of actually touring the sites of Italy found in Shakespeare's plays as a means to expose her lawyer husband to the evidence that the author must have toured Italy. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 16mins

11 Nov 2020

Rank #3

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Epistemic Injustices

Steven and University of Winnipeg Librarian Michael Dudley talk about Dudley's application of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education from the Association of College and Research Libraries to analyze and critique standard Stratfordian rhetoric aimed at dismissing and marginalizing the SAQ, and using those standard of scholarly soundness to establish that this rhetoric is profoundly unscholarly and a threat to academic freedom. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 8mins

25 Nov 2020

Rank #4

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Shakepeare Authorship Symposium

Dr. Earl Showerman returns to join host Steven Sabel to highlight the details of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship's virtual online Shakespeare Authorship Symposium scheduled for Oct. 2-3, 2020. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 11mins

16 Sep 2020

Rank #5

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Shakespeare Auteur

Filmmaker Cheryl Eagan-Donovan returns to update host Steven Sabel on the global release of her Oxfordian documentary, and share information about her next projects, including a new book titled, "Shakespeare Auteur." Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 5mins

25 Jul 2020

Rank #6

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Oxfordian 22

Dr. Earl Showerman and host Steven Sabel record a DQTM episode during the SOF livestream online Shakespeare Authorship Symposium. The focus of their discussion if the research of Ramon Jimenez, who has a featured piece in the 22nd annual peer reviewed The Oxfordian 22, just recently released. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

49mins

17 Oct 2020

Rank #7

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Prince of the Oxfordian Revolution : Remembering Tom Regnier

Steven is joined by his wife, Annie, and Dr. Earl Showerman to honor the passing of colleague, friend, and Prince of the Oxfordian Revolution, Tom Regnier who we lost this month from complications due to Covid-19. Also, fellow Oxfordians share their thoughts and pay respects to the former president of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship, and past Oxfordian of the Year.

1hr 9mins

29 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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Oxfordian Actors Bucket List

Steven welcomes his wife, Annie, back to the program to discuss some of the roles they both hope to play on stage some day, and the Oxfordian connections to those roles which make them more attractive to an actor's sense of the autobiographical nature of them. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 17mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Shakespeare's Sexuality

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship President John Hamill joins Steven for a discussion about Shakespeare's sexuality and aspects of the plays and poems some view as homoerotic or bisexual in their themes. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 16mins

24 Jun 2020

Rank #10

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Shakespeare Suppressed

Steven is joined by historian Katherine Chiljan, author of "Shakespeare Suppressed," in an intriguing discussion about the suppression of the works of Shakespeare, and the reasons behind it. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 5mins

27 May 2020

Rank #11

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Evidently Evidenceless

Steven welcomes guest Alex McNeill to the podcast to discuss his nearly three decades of involvement with the Oxfordian movement, McNeill's analysis of the Shakespeare Authorship Question as a trained lawyer, and how much the absence of evidence can reveal to an objective enquiring mind. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 8mins

28 Oct 2020

Rank #12

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Shakespeare's Political "Dream"

Dr. Earl Showerman returns to the program to discuss with Steven the various and very dangerous political aspects of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 19mins

1 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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Into the Breach

Actor, fight coordinator, and Society for Creative Anachronism combat veteran, Jesse Durant, joins Steven to talk about medieval and Renaissance combat in connection with the Shakespearean canon. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 9mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Physics of an Oxfordian

Former physics teacher, now thespian of the stage and converted Oxfordian, native Brit Tom Woosnam, shares his story with with Steven. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 14mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #15

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Stratfordian Intolerance

Dr. Roger Stritmatter, full professor of humanities at Coppin State University and leading Oxfordian, returns to the series to discuss dealing with the Oxfraudsters and other Stratfordian orthodox communities who can react with virulence against the Shakespeare Authorship Question. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 18mins

2 Sep 2020

Rank #16

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Beggar's Books & Noble's Blood

Steven is flying solo in this very unique episode of Don't Quill the Messenger to discuss his personal library and the books within in that he feels are the most important to the Oxfordian movement. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

58mins

7 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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A Journalist's Curiosity

Steven welcomes retired Washington Post journalist and president emeritus of the National Press Foundation, Robert Meyers, to discuss how a journalist's curiosity led to discovery of Edward de Vere as the true "Shake-Speare." Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 13mins

10 Jun 2020

Rank #18

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Shakespearean Leading Man

Shakespearean leading man, Christopher Karbo, joins host Steven Sabel to discuss tackling the canon in a 52-week process from live readings to virtual meetings and everything in between for 2020. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 20mins

8 Jul 2020

Rank #19

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Even More of the 100 Reasons

Steven welcomes Hank Whittemore back to the show for the second of back-to-back episodes exploring further entries in Whittemore's book, "100 Reasons Shake-Speare Was The Earl of Oxford." In this episode they discuss reasons #53, #61, #69, #85, and #99, touching on topics such as Oxford and Southampton, astronomy, royal suitors, truth, and daughters. Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/dontquillthemessenger  and picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com Don't Quill the Messenger is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network. For more great podcasts visit www.dragonwagonradio.com

1hr 23mins

23 Dec 2020

Rank #20