Bard Flies

by James A. Smith, William C. Quinn

A podcast full of sound and fury, told by idiots. Dedicated to covering the plays of William Shakespeare in chronological order. 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E29 - King Lear: Lear and Loathing

    S01 E29 - King Lear: Lear and Loathing

    Pro tip from King Lear to parents of all varieties, especially those running hereditary monarchies and dictatorships: retirement ain’t all that it’s cracked up to be! The British ruler’s efforts to step away to enjoy his dotage by...

    56:29
  • S01 E28 - All's Well That Ends Well: Helen of Ploy

    S01 E28 - All's Well That Ends Well: Helen of Ploy

    In a plot worthy of a day-time reality show, All’s Well that Ends Well tells the story of a low-born ward named Helena who cures an ailing king and asks for the hand of a young nobleman who will do just about anything to avoid mar...

    48:42
  • S01 E27 - Othello: It's Called Deception

    S01 E27 - Othello: It's Called Deception

    Lust, jealousy, rage, race, and one very inconveniently misplaced handkerchief lie at the center of Shakespeare’s "Othello," an emotional tour de force that takes manipulation and evil to new levels. Will and James discuss where I...

    01:10:44
  • S01 E26 - Measure for Measure: Ten Times Deranged

    S01 E26 - Measure for Measure: Ten Times Deranged

    In the darkest episode of “Undercover Bosses” of all time, the Duke of Vienna announces he’s taking a vacation and disguises himself as a monk, to see how his seemingly pious deputy Angelo runs the city -- only to find out that he...

    01:08:38
  • S01 E25 - Troilus and Cressida: The Trojan Whores

    S01 E25 - Troilus and Cressida: The Trojan Whores

    Picking up where Homer left off, Shakespeare’s little known Troilus and Cressida tells the story of the Trojan War with contemptuous aplomb. All the heroes are here, in their worst possible lights: the vainglorious Achilles refuse...

    01:02:58