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Lend Me Your Ears
A Podcast About Shakespeare and Modern Politics
Readers and audiences have turned to Shakespeare’s greatest plays for their insights into power and performance, sex and religion, demagoguery and populism. Every month, Slate’s Isaac Butler takes listeners deep into a different play to find out what Shakespeare has to say about politics in our troubled age. This podcast is made possible by Slate Plus members, who will get full-length bonus episodes. Find out more at slate.com/shakespeare.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 441 ratings
Fascinating and insightful
Excellent look at these key plays and how they remain relevant to our society. I wish Slate would make another season.
Avieira781 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/20
I feel 10x smarter
Wow—I feel like I can talk about Shakespeare and Politics with confidence now. Entertaining and fascinating podcast—please have another season!
Chuckles The Birthday Bear via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/27/20
More please!!
This podcast is so fantastic, please do another season!!
612user via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/20
Recent Episodes
In this sixth and final episode of Lend Me Your Ears, host Isaac Butler talks to the Public Shakespeare Initiative’s Michael Sexton, Villanova professor John-Paul Spiro, Brooklyn College professor Roy Tsao, and theater critic Helen Shaw about the themes of populism, political authenticity, and...
Published 10/09/18
Othello isn’t just a play about race, toxic masculinity, and the nature of identity—it’s a play that has influenced our own views on race throughout the centuries. But what did race mean in early 17th-century London? In this fifth episode of Lend Me Your Ears, host Isaac Butler talks to Queen...
Published 09/11/18
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