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Each week a current Royal Shakespeare Company actor or creative interviews another RSC artist who has inspired them. Grab your interval drink, sit back and find out more. Interval Drinks is sponsored by Darwin Escapes. The music is ‘Oberon’s Theme – King of Shadow’, originally composed by Sam Kenyon for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2016).
 
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Episode #49 has the special distinction of being the longest episode we've ever produced without featuring a special guest! That's right, it's just Miles and MeganBob covering the episode of NXT that originally aired on April 24th, 2014, and we fill the time with a myriad of conversations about all manner of subjects, including: The trolling of Rus…
 
Bo and esteBAM twitch handle: estebam_979 brainstorm a possible continuation for the "Edward Scissorhands" franchise Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American fantasy romance film[4] directed by Tim Burton. It was produced by Burton and Denise Di Novi, and written by Caroline Thompson from a story by her and Burton. Johnny Depp plays an artificial hum…
 
We've never had a return guest before now, but we just had to bring back the very first guest we ever had to help us cover the episode of NXT that originally aired on April 17th, 2014. Lucas Brown of The Math of You is back and ready to tell us about how Godzilla vs. Kong can be viewed from a pro wrestling perspective! Really, that should be enough…
 
Because our Patrons are incredibly wonderful, we reached our $150 goal...and because our Patrons are ever-so-slightly sadistic, they voted for us to watch the 2013 animated film Scooby Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery. Regardless of what we might think of the movie's quality (Bob has a much higher tolerance than Miles for this sort of thing, surprising no…
 
We didn't expect the episode of NXT that originally aired on April 10th, 2014 to take this big a place in our hearts, but dammit, we can't help but appreciate long-term storytelling with a fantastic payoff! That's right, it is once again time to talk about how much we love Bo Dallas, as he completes the arc of NXT's most compelling character by fal…
 
Miles and MeganBob had different experiences with the episode of NXT that originally aired on April 3rd, 2014, but there is agreement on the important things, like how much they appreciate baffling costume choices. Join the ride as they also discuss: Meta-Wrestling in women's action That one Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar commercial Medieval Minute (TM…
 
In the last episode of the series, Avita Jay talks to fellow actor Adjoa Andoh. They talk about Shakespeare, casting, fairness and why theatre and creativity matter. Adjoa is currently best known for her role as Lady Danbury in Netflix’s original series Bridgerton, but has appeared in multiple TV series, including Silent Witness, Death in Paradise,…
 
Actor Kemi-Bo Jacobs meets Juliet Gilkes Romero, who won the prestigious Alfred Fagon Best Play Award for The Whip in 2020. Over a glass of her favourite red wine, Juliet talks about slavery, storytelling and knowing her characters. Each week we bring together current Royal Shakespeare Company actors with RSC artists who have inspired them. Interva…
 
Prepare to be charmed by our coverage of a little hidden gem that is the episode of NXT that originally aired on March 27th, 2014. You'll have to take our word on that for now, at least until Peacock uploads NXT all the way back to 2014, but until then, enjoy this episode! In our journey we cover topics such as: The family cheering section The hear…
 
Hal Chambers (Assistant Director for the RSC's The Comedy of Errors) interviews Unicorn Theatre Artistic Director Justin Audibert. They talk about theatre for young people, how they would change UK theatre for the better and which of Shakespeare's characters Justin would like to meet for an interval drink. Justin has directed plays for the RSC and …
 
Actor Bea Webster interviews actor Charlotte Arrowsmith in the RSC's first vodcast. Charlotte became the first Deaf actor to understudy for a principal hearing actor in 2019, stepping in as ‘Vincentia’ in The Taming of the Shrew. She is also an RSC Associate Artist. In the RSC's first vodcast, Bea interviews Charlotte in British Sign Language, with…
 
We hope you're ready for some unvarnished optimism, because Miles and MeganBob really enjoyed the episode of NXT that originally aired on March 20th, 2014! Well, maybe slightly varnished, but only slightly! It's not like there was nothing we didn't like, but for the most part we were thoroughly delighted. Topics of conversation include: Sheamus goe…
 
Actor Greg Haiste meets Olivier-nominated British Iranian actor Paul Chahidi. On screen, Paul has a recurring role as a vicar in BBC comedy series This Country. He also played defence minister Nikolai Bulganin in Armando Ianucci’s historical comedy The Death of Stalin. Paul has played numerous roles at the RSC and is a Royal Shakespeare Company Ass…
 
Actor Mogali Masuku meets actor, playwright, and political activist Dr John Kani, who wrote and performed in Kunene and the King in 2019, and co-wrote Tony Award-winning plays Sizwe Banzi is Dead and The Island. John talks about growing up in South Africa, translating Shakespeare into Xhosa language and the moment he knew that acting is what he was…
 
Actor and comedian Miles Jupp talks to composer/lyricist, musician, comedian, actor, writer, producer and director Tim Minchin, who wrote the music and lyrics for Matilda The Musical. They share an interval drink and talk about music, ideas, writing Matilda, performing comedy all over the world and keeping your emotions close to the surface. Each w…
 
It's time for MeganBob and Miles to tackle the episode of NXT that originally aired on March 13th, 2014, and while we have mixed feelings on the show itself, our discussion of it is as pure as the driven Bo. Which is to say, we talk about Bo Dallas. A lot. Because he is a normal human man from Earth, and we love him. Also on this episode: A bunch o…
 
Bob's fourth roundup of points meant that they had to think about what would win Miles back after the wintery embrace of Ice Planet Barbarians. Bob decided to reach for one of Cat Sebastian's newest books, A Duke in Disguise, and Miles gets to reap the benefits of this radically political and brilliantly crafted romance. Along the way we explore: B…
 
Coming off the amazing high that was our NXT Arrival coverage, we are back with Episode #42, aka "the meaning of life episode." And indeed, we learn so many things from the episode of NXT that originally aired on March 6th, 2014, including: Wrestlers operate under the same rules as faeries Adam Rose = Leo Kruger after acquiring drugs, an identity c…
 
We made it! The NXT Wrestling Fan has finally arrived at NXT Arrival, the very first NXT live special, which originally aired on February 27th, 2014! And joining us on this special Mason-Ryan-sized episode is Lindsey Kelk of the Tights and Fights podcast! We have so much to go over, including: Lindsey is a wrestling fan AND a romance author, so as …
 
The NXT Wrestling Fan has officially hit the forties, but we're still very much in our primes! Not sure we can say the same for whoever decided to have Emma announce that she had "some things to say to Paige," "next week," even though next week is NXT Arrival and Emma never actually does say any of those things, but that's not important right now. …
 
It's Episode #39, and Miles and MeganBob are back to talk about a show with lots of talking, namely, the episode of NXT that originally aired on February 12th, 2014. Seriously, the main event is a promo. Also in this episode: Sami Zayn and Cesaro are characters in a romance novel. Like, textually. WWE isn't quite okay with acknowledging that other …
 
The world is slightly crazy right now, but if you're anything like us, you could probably do with a break from doomscrolling! Allow us to assist you in that endeavor via Episode #38, in which we have lots to say about the episode of NXT that originally aired on February 5th, 2014, including: The material makeup of Corey Graves' perineum, because th…
 
Thanks to those of you who contributed to our raffle to benefit the Democratic Senate campaigns in Georgia, and specifically to that raffle's winner, David Waters, The NXT Wrestling Fan presents a special bonus episode about vampires, local politics, and the banality of every day existence! That's right, we're talking about the the utterly brillian…
 
The show doesn't typically go over an hour unless we have a guest on, but here we are! There's a ton going on here in Episode #37, which is appropriate, because there's a ton going on in the episode of NXT that originally aired on January 29th, 2014. Some of these extremely going-on things include: Serious Bo Dallas is kind of terrifying Corey Grav…
 
As a special holiday gift to our listeners, The NXT Wrestling Fan is proud to present “Lucky Tiger," written by sanidine and, with their permission, adapted to podfic form by Miles Schneiderman and featuring: Dan Mulkerin as Bo Dallas MeganBob as Bayley Miles Schneiderman as Bray Wyatt and the narrator Ben Kessler as William Regal Read the original…
 
Episode #36 is a special one, as Miles and Bob are joined by a true titan of podcasting, a stalwart defender of pro wrestling, and just an overall awesome person. Hub from Titan Up The Defense is here to help us cover the episode of NXT that originally aired on January 22nd, 2014. Highlights include: Hub's roundabout journey to pro wrestling via th…
 
Miles wasn't wild about the second book in the Ruby Dixon authored Ice Planet Barbarians series, Barbarian Alien, so MeganBob rounded up a few friends and dove in to give it the thorough working over it so richly deserves. Joining MeganBob on this ride to find out why we resonate for these delicious books are Marissa Bond, David Waters, and Josh Va…
 
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