Lean & Hungry
By Lean & Hungry Theater
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Breaking down the classics. Piece by piece. Lean & Hungry is a nonprofit audio theater company that makes classic works entertaining and accessible.
||CleanS2, Ep 5: A Midsummer Night’s Dream - The Power of Theater||Prof. Laura Bates teaches Shakespeare in maximum security prisons and shares the impact it’s had on her students. Jessica discusses the ways that theater can change our lives with our guest co-host Tonya and dramaturg Phaedra. And most importantly,...||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2, Ep 4: A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Dreams||Helena and Hermia’s big fight, quirky Shakespearean insults, and Bottom awakens from his dream a changed man. Host Jessica Hansen talks with Matt, who had a similar experience. We're joined by our Shakespeare power squad—guest co-host Tonya...||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2, Ep 3: A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Potion||This week’s show is all mischief—most of it by Puck. Host Jessica Hansen talks potions, drugs, and altered states of mind with guest co-host Tonya Beckman. At the top of the show, (our guest) Ryan recounts his experiences with ayahuasca, a...||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2, Ep 2: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Crazy For Love||Things start to heat up. Jealousy abounds and Helena wants to be...Demetrius' pet dog?! Good thing Tonya Beckman and Phaedra Scott are here to help us break it all down. We discuss why love makes people so crazy, and hear from Evan, who went to...||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2, Ep 1: A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Elopement||Welcome to the second season of the Lean & Hungry Theater podcast! In this first episode, host Jessica Hansen takes you through our radio adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. With the help of guest co-host Tonya Beckman and dramaturg Phaedra...||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Super Secret Late Night Episode||We talk all things Shakespeare over Green Hat Gin cocktails with special guest Trey Graham, esteemed reporter by day, Shakespeare aficionado by night, and returning guests Kevin Finkelstein, the director of Lean & Hungry’s adaptation of Romeo...||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Romeo & Juliet - The End (or The One with Ryan North)||This week we hear Romeo's side of the story and unpack the famous, tragic ending of "Romeo and Juliet." For this final, star-studded episode we speak to returning guest, Michele Osherow, UMBC professor and Folger Theater dramaturg, James Majewski, the..||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Romeo & Juliet - The Feminist||Romeo comes to Juliet’s bedroom and brings a mess of drama along with him. Our focus this week is Juliet, but host Jessica Hansen also discusses the Friar, gender in Shakespeare’s time, and bad parents with, yep, you guessed it, Director Kevin...||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Romeo & Juliet - The Feud Gets Real||In the third episode of our season-long look at Romeo and Juliet, both angst and comic relief abound as tempers boil over in fair Verona (California, that is). Host Jessica Hansen talks about the Nurse's role, Ratcatchers, galloping apace, and even...||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2.5: Romeo & Juliet - A Midsummer Night's Panel||Well, it's the middle of the summer for us here at Lean & Hungry, which means that we're taking a short break from our podcast this week. But in the meantime, we're bringing you a lovely discussion we had with Sound Designer Roc Lee, Actor James...||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Romeo & Juliet - The Romance||In our second episode, we take a look at two of the most iconic scenes in all of Romeo and Juliet (and probably what you've been waiting for): The Queen Mab speech and the balcony scene. To help us out, we brought back a familiar friend, Director...||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Romeo & Juliet - The Basics||In the inaugural season of the Lean & Hungry Theater podcast, we explore one of our own productions of a Shakespeare classic: Romeo and Juliet. In this first episode, Host Jessica Hansen takes you through our radio adaptation and asks: "What is...||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRomeo & Juliet: Season One Teaser||Introducing the brand-new Lean & Hungry Podcast! In the upcoming weeks, we'll explore William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet from every single angle including feuds, hormones...and who knows what else? Keep on the lookout for our very first...||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
So imaginative and fun. Love the new insights on Romeo and Juliet. Great host.
A lively approach to the classics
With imagination and originality, these people breathe life into Shakespeare's works and help the audience to connect with the timeless ideas that keep these plays relevant. A nice mix of Cliff's Notes and Mr. Peabody & Sherman -- light touch, quick pace, amusing and memorable insights.
Engaging and informative.
A fun and enjoyable listen, a great podcast for anyone who wants to broaden their Shakespearen understanding.