No Holds Bard

The Shakespeare Podcast Shakespeare Would Have Listened To.*

NHB 138 - The Fantasy Shakespeare Season Draft II

For this month's Wildcard, we are joined by four of our nearest and dearest to draft five institutional Shakespeare theater seasons from the canon - with each play being pulled from everyone else's board once it is selected. We tried this for the first time back in Episode 90 - so here we go for round two!

Special thanks to our brave and brilliant guests:
Jenn Deon (
Brett Elliott (
Mya Gosling (
Lesley Schisgall Currier (

NHB 137 - There's Small Choice In Rotten Apples

This week, we'll like them apples, explore if there is a second thing to talk about in Midsummer, and await our royalty check from the Silicon Valley Shakespeare Company who just last week put on a 48-hour play festival called ShakesSports, an event with the teaser: "The MacBeths playing hockey? Midsummer Fairies having a hand at a tennis match? King Lear playing quidditch? Our writers will explore what happens when sports gets thrown into a Shakespeare classic." 

NHB 136 - Is't Real That I See

This week we’ll see is’t real, get drummers drumming, and plot how we’re going to squeeze our way into the relationship between Second Sight Spirits and Froghammer Shakespeare, who just collaborated to release a hazelnut liqueur called “Queen Mab” that we don’t understand why we haven’t received a courtesy bottle of yet.

NHB 127 - Man Is A Giddy Thing

This week we’ll get giddy, see Lear better, and give our unbiased ear to Alexander Waugh’s recent assertation that he can prove that William Shakespeare was actually Edward de Vere based on encryptions in the title and dedication pages of Aspley’s edition of Shakespeare’s sonnets of 1609.

NHB 124 - The Shakespeare High Sorting Hat

For this month's Wildcard episode, Dan and Kevin take all the characters that have been selected to Shakespeare High to date via The Shakespearian Hockey League (episode 17), Shakespeare League Baseball (episode 42), 177Shx (episode 56), Shakespeare Fantasy Football (episode 64), and the All-Shakespeare Girls Professional Baseball League (episode 94) and sort them into their respective Hogwarts houses. 

NHB 121 - The Sepia Sessions: THE WINTER'S TALE

For this month's Wildcard episode, Dan and Kevin invite all the #Bardflies to join them at their neighborhood bar as they share a pitcher and discuss the Seven Stages Shakespeare Company's upcoming production of THE WINTER'S TALE that Dan will be directing this fall. 

(And if this is your first episode - NHB promises there's much less background noise, though not necessarily any more sobriety, in the rest of the catalogue.)