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Podcast Shakespeare

A listening tour through the works, life, and afterlife of William Shakespeare.

Jul 25, 2018

"Truly, the tree yields bad fruit."

Meet William McGonagall, the worst poet in the English language, and his exquisite Address to Shakespeare.

You can listen to the podcast at iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or download direct from Libsyn.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, or by email at You can subscribe to our Spotify playlist, which will be updated each week as we work through the plays. And if you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review at the iTunes store; it really does help bring new listeners!

The website for the podcast is On the website, you can find an evolving bibliography.

Links mentioned:

McGonagall Online: A one-stop shop for the life and poets of this second Bard"

The real Tay Bridge Disaster chronicled on Wikipedia

McGonagall on Twitter


Sergei Prokofiev, "Montagues and Capulets", from Romeo and Juliet (ballet), 1935

Claude Debussy, Prélude #11 - La danse de Puck played by Daniel Barenboim