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Oct 12, 2017

Should Malvolio be played by a tarantula or the Dark Lord? What are the similarities and differences between Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and the 2006 romantic comedy She's the Man? Molly and Jack, speaking as completely objective third party observers with absolutely no personal interest in the situation, offer...

Sep 27, 2017

Jack and Molly introduce a new, rotating category of PB episode: Performance! They're talking Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard's sweeping 2015 film version of MACBETH, and discuss some strong adaptation choices, many of which they love. Also, this entire episode might actually be about Harry Potter. Also, don't...

Sep 14, 2017

Molly and Jack do a close reading of Caliban's The Isle is Full of Noises speech from The Tempest. Along the way they find a number of possible candidates for the 2020 election and many reasons to remain very afeared. 

Aug 30, 2017

In their first Character episode, Jack and Molly draw back the curtain on HAMLET's Polonius, terrible royal advisor, and even worse father. And one of the most-quoted characters in Shakespeare, and possibly the English language. We're doing some serious (and not so serious) harping on this dude. 

Aug 16, 2017

Jack and Molly take a stab at their first Scene episode, with the famous assassination in act three of Shakespeare's possibly bro-iest play, Julius Caesar. Brutus and Cassius really messed this one up, folks. Related: Vote for Gretchen Wieners for Spring Fling Queen!