So much Shakespeare!
Browse our back catalog of episodes and explore the bonus history gems hidden in the show notes for each one. Use the search bar to find specific topics.
Explore the history of apples in Shakespeare’s lifetime with our guests and experts in heritage apples, Nigel and Alison Deacon.
Learn about the science behind the mechanics of the 16th century football discovered at Stirling Castle.
The Great Bed of Ware was famous for Shakespeare’s lifetime and even mentioned in his plays. Learn about this unique furniture history.
Shakespeare has very few artifacts to tell us about his life, but Stanley Wells shares with us how you can know the bard personally.
Expletives, curse words, and profanities. Many from Shakespeare’s lifetime you may recognize, while others may come as a surprise.
Potatoes had just arrived in England as Shakespeare writes about them falling from the sky. Learn the history of 16th C potatoes.
Hear the story of Steve Wadlow and his father, Peter, who collected antiques for years before realizing they may have collected a portrait of Shakespeare himself.
Tewksbury Mustard was sold in balls, not jars, and was so popular in 1597 that Shakespeare uses it as an insult in Henry IV.
Explore what the 1604 canon law said, and how the plot and milieu of Measure for Measure suggests Shakespeare’s keen awareness of how the law affected ordinary Jacobean citizens.
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