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On a Dark, Cold Night is the ideal podcast for horror-lovers with insomnia; a creepy friend to tell you bedtime/ghost stories. The podcast involves Your Narrator telling you a spine-chilling yet soothing ghost story every week. Launched in January, 2018, the show is written, performed and produced by Kristen Zaza. Follow Your Narrator on Twitter at @ADarkColdNight, and on Instagram at darkcoldnightpodcast.
 
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Step aside, Billy Shakes — it’s your buddy J. Fletch’s day to shine! This week we’re washing out the bad taste the Taming left in our mouths with John Fletcher’s semi-sequel THE WOMAN’S PRIZE aka THE TAMER TAMED. We detour to 80s British children’s TV stars, Bill & Ted, and Chumbawumba. Did Fletcher really do it better? Listen to find out! Content …
 
On today’s episode, we’re drinking wine to help us get through Shakespeare’s domestic violence comedy, The Taming of the Shrew! We detour to water voles and garden pests, James loses track of who’s who, and we test the limits of the misogynometer. Content note: Be aware that this episode (and this play) touches on domestic / intimate partner violen…
 
“Let not the world witches or devils condemn / They follow us, and then we follow them.” Along with witches, devils, murders and Morris dancing, our spooky Halloween special features a list of James’s favourite witches, the only Dog Nora doesn’t love, a woman disguised as a boy (of course), and some casual bigamy. If you love this episode, follow u…
 
What do Mean Girls, James Bond, and baguettes all have to do with Richard II? Join James, Nora, and special guest Dr Ambereen Dadabhoy to find out! We’ve got scheming uncles, familiar castles, and improbable timelines galore in our first foray into Shakespeare’s history plays. Ambereen is an Associate Professor of Literature at Harvey Mudd College.…
 
We’re back for Measure for Measure, Part 2!! Join us for the epic conclusion to this deeply messed up play as we call Shakespeare out for his blatant pirate erasure, speculate on whether for fornication can occur in a garden, and invent a new superhero Content note: Be aware that this episode (and this play) deals with sexual violence and wrongful …
 
We’re back! Season 2 kicks off with a two-part Measure for Measure episode. We’ll explore the play that Nora’s been researching for years, with a detour to the Mr Men (again), and a pitch to get Fiat to sponsor us. Is Angelo’s dick actually made of ice? Will we finally crank the misogynometer up to 11? Tune in to find out! Content note: Be aware th…
 
In our last Summer Bonus Episode, we answer the important lingering questions from Season 1 and discuss alternate endings for the plays we’ve covered so far. Special guests include Mr Bump and Jigglypuff. We always earn our “E” tag, but this one’s explicit even for us. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! If you love this episode, follow us on social medi…
 
Join James, Nora, and special guest Kristen Zaza on a journey to answer life’s most essential question: what if the Muppets did Shakespeare? That’s right! We’re playing the timeless game of casting a classic work of literature with Muppets and one human actor. Daniel Day Lewis bonds with Beaker, Ernie and Bert find true love, and Sam the Eagle step…
 
In the first of our three summer Bonus Episodes, Nora assigns James the same Shakespeare quiz she gives her students. We cover King Charles II's feminist credentials (questionable) and Shakespeare's lifelong quest to achieve ad sponsorship from Italy. Special appearances from Boyz II Men, Will.i.am, and Celine Dion. Will we have a feminine ending? …
 
In the first instalment of our epic, two-part season one finale, we learn that murder can sour a marriage, the witches give a two-for-one prophecy discount, Macbeth talks to his psychic penis, and James makes a surprising Tolkien connection. If you love this episode, follow us on social media @NAShaxPodcast and subscribe to get notified about new e…
 
Nora’s favourite and arguably Shakespeare’s weirdest play takes us to Roman Britain, where we meet a crusty jumper, Jupiter calls an Uber, and for some reason all roads lead to Milford Haven. What’s a love token? You’ll wish you’d never asked… Content Note: Be aware that this play (and this episode) contains depiction and discussions of sexual assa…
 
We pivot away from Shakespeare this week to explore a Jacobean tragedy by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley. What does Diet Fanta have to do with a bed trick? WTF even is a bed trick?? How many boo ghosts will there be??? Listen to find out! Content Note: Be aware that this play (and this episode) contains depiction and discussions of sexual hara…
 
We’re back in the Forest of Arden for Part 2 of our As You Like It double episode extravaganza. Join Nora & James to meet the second son of Sir Rowland, a random lion, the god Hymen (yes, really), and a very persuasive hermit. How many weddings will there be? Listen to find out! If you love this episode, follow us on social media @NAShaxPodcast and…
 
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