In this podcast, Stephanie Crugnola invites guests to have friendly debates about Shakespeare. In each episode, she presents a superlative, such as “Cruelest Villain”, “Best Burn”, “Best Feminist Icon”, etc., and each person picks a character and play they believe best fits the category. Each person must defend their position, and the listener can vote in a poll for which argument they think is the most compelling. Click here for more information.

Episode Length

20-40 minutes

Selected Episodes

Season 9, Episode 11 – “Feminist Icon” Shannon, Lindsay, Anneliese (Spotify)

Season 2, Episode 1: “Tightest Sibling Pair” Julia W (Spotify)

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Protest Too Much: A Shakespeare Showdown