Podcast 86: Much Ado About… Bawdiness


WARNING: as it concerns the bawdiness of Much Ado About Nothing, the following podcast contains mature subject matter, adult language, and adolescent humor… if you’re quickly offended or blush too easily… just stop listening now. No. Really, this one isn’t for you.

This week’s podcast continues our two month-long discussion of Much Ado About Nothing, with a deep, oh so deep dive, thrusting as it were, into the well of bawdy in the play.

Some of the definitions presented here owe a debt of gratitude to Eric Partridge’s book Shakespeare’s Bawdy (Partridge, Eric. Shakespeare’s Bawdy. New York: Routledge Classics, 2001.), a work that no self-respecting dirty-minded Shakespeare fan should be without.



7:15 — “She says that she believes that Benedick is in the sea of dancer…”

Sound Effect

rimshot.mp3 — archive.org


Podcast Credits

This podcast was recorded using a Blue Snowball microphone onto an ASUS laptop, using Audacity recording software. It was then edited in Adobe Audition Creative Cloud on a Dell Inspiron 3847 computer.

The bumper music (Loop 90) and the segue music (Morning Show Segue) are courtesy of Royalty Free Music.com, which offers a comprehensive music library of production music for your various royalty free music needs including full albums, tracks and free music clips, loops, and beats available for download.

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