Shakespeare Unlimited

When British radio listeners voted William Shakespeare their "British Person of the Millennium," the honor was entirely understandable. Shakespeare and his works are woven throughout not only English-speaking culture, but global culture. As you'll hear in the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast, Shakespeare turns up in the most interesting places—not just literature and the stage, but science and social history as well. Join us for this "no limits" podcast tour of the fascinating and varied connections between Shakespeare, his works, and the world around us.

Shakespeare Unlimited is produced for the Folger by Richard Paul, an award-winning public radio documentary producer and author. Garland Scott, who heads up communications and marketing for the Folger, is the associate producer. Esther Ferington, who writes for Folger Magazine and has developed online, print, and other projects for the Folger and other institutions, and Gail Kern Paster, editor of Shakespeare Quarterly and director emerita of the Folger, edit the series. The team first worked together on the Folger’s three-part documentary for public radio, Shakespeare in American Life. Esther French is the web producer. Shakespeare Unlimited hosts include Barbara Bogaev, Neva Grant, and Rebecca Sheir, with introductions by Folger Director Michael Witmore.