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Lend Me Your Ears | A Podcast About Shakespeare and Modern Politics

By Slate Magazine

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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

Customer Reviews


Exciting concept!

Real Shakespeare scholarship

This is a pretty incredible show. It takes a Shakespeare play, talks about its political themes, situates then in the politics of today and Shakespeare’s day, and includes performances of speeches as well as analysis of them. It’s the humanities at its bests, and it’s a high production narrative show! Slate is getting into some seriously heady territory!

PLEASE extend the series!

I need more Shakespeare in my podcast feed!!