No Holds Bard

The Shakespeare Podcast Shakespeare Would Have Listened To.*

NHB 200 - Two Hundreds For Two Hundred

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; operators are standing by.

NHB 195 - Shakespeare Basketball Association

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.

NHB 190 - Sonnet Exploder (#116)

Inspired by the hit podcast Song Exploder, Kevin and Dan spend this episode breaking down and analyzing Shakespeare's Sonnet #116.

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
     If this be error and upon me proved,
     I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

NHB 185 - Poison His Delight

This week we’ll poison delight, compare deaths, and lead the #Bardflies on a guided tour of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s recent Virtual Reality production of Hamlet, which they’re calling “Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit”

NHB 184 - Pity 'Tis 'Tis True

In this Very Special Episode, we are joined by Ben Crystal as we pity truly, rep the Canon (boom), and break down the recently released short film Squad Leader 73028, where a storm trooper recites Hamlet's soliloquy on a desert planet for some reason.

Special thanks to Ben Crystal for joining us for this episode. You can follow Ben on Twitter @bencrystal.

This episode is dedicated to Sir Theodore Freebish Beaulieu III.