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Cry Havoc! Ask Questions Later takes place two years after Julius Caesar failed to beware the Ides of March and got stabbed to death by a band of well-wishers. Now the assassins have been rounded up and slaughtered in battle, so we can all breathe a sigh of relief. But who’s in charge now? With things on the verge of absolute collapse, the cool and calculating Cleopatra, the Queen of the Nile, has swung by for an extended visit. She’s eager to renew an alliance with Rome by any means necessa ...
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The History Quill Podcast is all about writing and publishing historical fiction. Brought to you by The History Quill and hosted by historical fiction authors Julia Kelly and Theodore Brun, each episode features a special guest sharing their insights and experiences. Some are bestselling historical fiction authors, others are aspiring writers sharing their journey so far, and others are industry insiders and experts. We cover writing craft, research, traditional publishing, self-publishing, ...
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Outliers is an historic fiction podcast that explores how big events filter down and are viewed and shaped by the people in the shadows. Themes of otherness, change, gender and the meaning of power are explored through the eyes of characters who have not traditionally held the historic limelight. Enjoy this anthology of stories from award-winning contemporary writers as they reveal the people hiding in the shadows of real events, at some of the greatest palaces ever built. Historic Royal Pal ...
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Was the name signed to the world's most famous plays and poems a pseudonym? Was the man from Stratford that history attributed the work to even capable of writing them? Join Theatrical Actor/Writer/Director and Shakespeare connoisseur Steven Sabel as he welcomes a variety of guests to explore literary history's greatest mystery… Who was the writer behind the pen name "William Shakespeare?" Part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network.
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Bad Planning

Quill & Audrey

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Welcome to Bad Planning, where Quill & Audrey show up on recording day and try their damndest to bring good vibes, questionable life advice, and funny shit, Barbara.
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Iroquois History and Legends

Andrew Cotter and Caleb Cotter

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The Iroquois Confederacy. An Indigenous North American civilization with equal rights and representative government that left Europeans in bewilderment. Their influence affected the American free spirit and the modern day woman's rights movement. This show covers the culture, histories and legends of the Haudenosaunee. The People of the Longhouse. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Pour yourself a glass and get ready to dive into the captivating world of Portuguese history! Discover the stories, and forgotten tales of unsung heroes, Kings and Queens, revolutionaries, and everything in between! Each season, we revisit a different era, theme, or historical event, challenging prevailing narratives and exploring the rich tapestry of Portugal's heritage through a modern lens. We invite you to be a part of the conversation. So grab a glass, raise it high, and hit that play b ...
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Alpha Xi Delta's Podcast

Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity

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Alpha Xi Delta's 125th anniversary podcast honors the past, celebrates the present and inspires the future of Alpha Xi Delta. Join us for a chat as we dive into all the things that make us love our dear Sisterhood.
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Join bestselling novelist and writing coach Katherine Clements as she discusses the deep, human connection between reader and characters that distinguishes historical fiction from history. This episode also takes in topics including how to remain teachable as a writer, following your gut, and what a meaningful and bold writing career looks like. Th…
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Steven welcomes novelist, playwright, director Ted Bacino to this episode to discuss his novel and script of the same name, "The Shakespeare Conspiracy." Together, they explore some mysterious details surrounding the life and recorded death of Christopher Marlowe and certain theories that Marlowe was involved in writing the works of Shakespeare. Su…
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Things are heating up in Rome as murder, mayham, and malcontent run rampant. This week we look at how to find the humor in the macabre. Content Notes: Spoiler for Episodes 16 and 18 SFX: crowds Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producers Alexander J Newall & April Sumner Featuring David K Barnes, Grace Knight, Rob Vale…
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This week, we analyze the many talents of our voiceactors playing multiple parts in one production. Content Notes: SFX: crowds Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producers Alexander J Newall & April Sumner Featuring Ryan Hopevere Anderson, Karim Kronfli, Tom Crowley, and Lowri Ann Davies Dialogue Editor – Lowri Ann Davi…
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Steven welcomes New Zealander Dean Bradley from the Antipodes to discuss his foray into the world of debate with the Oxfraudsters; how he approached the fray; what he gleaned from the exchange; and a new theory he has developed regarding the Shakespeare Authorship Mystery. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandis…
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This week, we chat with writer Grace Knight and creator David K Barnes about writing the Triumvirs and their particular fictional flavours Content Notes: SFX: crowds Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producers Alexander J Newall & April Sumner Featuring David K Barnes and Grace Knight Dialogue Editor – Lowri Ann Davies…
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This week, we continue getting to know the cast. This time we discuss listeing to your own work, the differences from the start to the end of the series, and the difficult parts of recording Content Notes: SFX: crowds Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producers Alexander J Newall & April Sumner Featuring Lara Sawalha, …
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In this spicy behind the scenes, we talk with Amani and David about the historical and political context of orgies in Ancient Rome and the practical difficulties of desgining "the orgy episode" Content Notes: Discussions of sex and sexuality SFX: crowds Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producers Alexander J Newall & A…
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For the first episode of season two, returning hosts Theo and Julia are joined by bestselling author of Lancelot, Camelot and the Raven and Sigurd trilogies, Giles Kristian. Although best known for writing bloodthirsty but heartfelt, lyrical tales set in the Dark Ages, the former pop star is a renaissance man. His many talents have seen him collabo…
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This week we chat with Sarah Shachat and David K Barnes to talk about writing historical fiction Content Notes: Discussions of: Historical medical procedures, homophobia, misogyny, classism Mentions of: Covid-19 pandemic, quarantine, spiders, transphobia, sexual abuse, enslavement SFX: Crowds, beeps Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Da…
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Steven and Jake sit down to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Don't Quill the Messenger! They read listener reviews and emails, share most popular episodes, talk about the future of the podcast, the quiller event, project and show ideas and so much more. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquil…
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This week Lowri and Amani discuss directing such a large and in depth series Content Notes: SFX: crowds Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producers Alexander J Newall & April Sumner Featuring Lowri Ann Davies and Amani Zardoe Dialogue Editor – Lowri Ann Davies Sound Designer - Lowri Ann Davies and Catherine Rinella Mas…
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This week, we sit in with David K. Barnes, Octavia Bray, and Tom Crowley to discuss the making of the Pirate Arc! Content Notes: SFX: crowds Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producers Alexander J Newall & April Sumner Featuring Lowri Ann Davies, David K Barnes, Tom Crowley and Octavia Bray Dialogue Editor – Lowri Ann …
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Steven welcomes Italian-Australian Michael Curtotti to this episode to discuss Michael's recent new translastion of Bandello's original Italian novella, "Romeo and Juliet." Steven and Michael discuss Bandello's influence on the Bard and discover original Italian passages that are directy connected to lines from the play. Michael shares some of Band…
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This week, we hear a selection of cast members talk about the dream roles, the challenges of working in the audio medium, and what they love about their characters Content Notes: SFX: crowds Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producers Alexander J Newall & April Sumner Featuring Lara Sawalha, Sarah Lambie, Andy Secombe,…
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Join the Lowri Katie and Cathy team for a peak into the specific challenges of editing together a large cast and sound design project like Cry Havoc! Content Notes ● SFX: Crowds Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producers Alexander J Newall & April Sumner Featuring Lowri Ann Davies, Katie Seaton and Catherine Rinella D…
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Steven welcomes Michael Dudley back to the series to help Michael launch his new book, "The Shakespeare Authorship Question and Philosophy." This audio recording of the Facebook Live event is a special episode that bespeaks more live episode recordings to come! Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.don…
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This announcement from CEO Alexander J Newall includes RQ Network shows to check out, a review of RQ Originals, including the brand new Neon Inkwell and the now fully released Cry Havoc! Ask Questions Later, as well as a summary of the exciting new merchandise partnerships from this year (in case you need some last minute gifts!) There is also a Sp…
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We took a long time making sure we had just the right talent to bring Rome to life, April and Amani talk about the process! Content Notes ● SFX: Crowds Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producers Alexander J Newall & April Sumner Featuring Lowri Ann Davies, Amani Zardoe, and April Sumner Dialogue Editor – Lowri Ann Dav…
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Cry Havoc! Ask Questions Later is our first scored project, sit with us in a chat with the composer Sam Jones and director Amani Zardoe to hear how it happens! Content Notes ● SFX: Crowds Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producers Alexander J Newall & April Sumner Featuring Lowri Ann Davies, Amani Zardoe, and Sam Jone…
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Steven welcomes YouTube super sleuth, John Anthony, to this episode to discuss his video series on cracking Rosicrucian codes within the works of Shakespeare and other publications that point to Edward de Vere as a great pseudonymous writer. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com…
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Today we dicuss the real drama of Roman history: the theatre Content Notes: Discussions of: Historical Sexism Mentions of: slavery SFX: Crowds Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producers Alexander J Newall & April Sumner Featuring Lowri Ann Davies, David K Barnes, Rafaella Marcus, Dr Emma Southon Dialogue Editor – Lowr…
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Hi Linda, It's Thanksgiving and this file corrupted so I had to edit it again! But honestly I deserve it as a descendant from colonists on a holiday that literally celebrates colonialism??? Like come on you guys. Anyway, enjoy this last full episode before we do our traditional reflection episode next week! We talk about everything under the sun an…
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Today we dicuss cults and the history of religions in Ancient Rome, in particular Mithras! Content Notes: Cults & Rituals Alcohol & Alcohol Use Knives Discussions of: Human Sacrifice, fraternities SFX: Crowds Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producers Alexander J Newall & April Sumner Featuring Lowri Ann Davies, David…
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Steven welcomes his wife, Annie, back to the series to discuss her take on Tina Packer's book, "The Women of Will." Annie shares her experience reading the book through the lens of the authorship mystery and analysis an actress who has performed many of the greatest female roles in the Shakespeare canon. Support the show by picking up official Don'…
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Today we continue chatting with Dr. Emma Southon about the history of Rome, in this case the famous entertainment of Gladitorial competition Content Notes: Murder Violence & Injury Enslavement Dehumanising Animal Cruelty Disscusions of: Weaponry, inc. knives, swords, javelins, enslavement, prisoners of war, death, blood, suicide Mentions of: Execut…
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Today we meet Dr. Emma Southon, a brilliant historical consultant, and every historical audio drama needs a brilliant historical consultant. Even if those audio dramas then go on to take occasional liberties with the facts provided.... Content Notes: Discussions of: Alcohol Mentions of: Murder, political corruption, food SFX: Crowds Directed by Ama…
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Steven welcomes Jon Foss back to the series to discuss his involvement in sponsoring and planning the Quiller event that will occur April 11-14, 2024, in Minneapolis. "William Shakespeare, Esquire: Was the Bard the Greatest Legal Mind of All Time?" will take place at the world-renowned Guthrie Theater. Steven and Jon take some time to discuss the d…
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This week, we hear a selection of cast members talk about the dream roles, the challenges of working in the audio medium, and what they love about their characters Content Notes: SFX: crowds Directed by Amani Zardoe Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producers Alexander J Newall & April Sumner Featuring Lara Sawalha, Sarah Lambie, Andy Secombe,…
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Hi Kevin, Welcome to the first episode of #NO(THEME)BER, the month where we free ourselves from thematic cages and do whatever the hell we want. Fuck ya. It's also the month of brevity, so here are the cameos: The tenuous dynamics between the ego, id, and superego of Quill's local coffee shop The dire need to look crusty, dusty, and musty in your c…
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Welcome to the first instalment of Backstage at Cry Havoc! In this weekly companion series we'll be going backstage with the cast and creatives of Cry Havoc! Ask Questions Later to find out more about the creation of the show. This week, host Lowri Ann Davies talks to director Amani Zardoe and writer David K. Barnes about the origins of the show, t…
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Hi Saturn, What a cute celestial name. Anyway, it's hell week for both of us so here are the cameos from the episode where we talk about spooky art to close out #OCTOOKY: Audrey’s love for scary children’s book illustrations She lost 30 lbs but it's because she's been trapped in a trunk dead for 30 years #whatsthatsmell Us figuring out how shadows …
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Get ready to step back in time with our latest episode of "Cork out History Invites"! This week, we're delving into the exciting world of historical reenactment and sword fighting with our special guest, João Gregório. Join us as we sit down with João, a passionate historical reenactor with a decade of experience under his belt. He also wears the h…
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Steven welcomes the celebrated screenwriter, John Orloff, to this episode to discuss his famous film, Anonymous, the writing of the script, the making of the film, the critical response, and John's other works, such as Band of Brothers. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com and …
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All roads lead to Rome and the stage is set for a mighty comeback. Everyone has their part to play – whether they’re aware of it or not… Content Notes: Violence Mass murder Sexual Reference/Innuendo Classism Explicit Language Discussions of: Financial Insecurity, murder Mentions of: Drowning, strangulation SFX: Mobs, loud vocalisations, loud noises…
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Hi Matt...................... First of all, fuck you. Second of all welcome to the penultimate episode of OCTOOKY!! In today's episode, Quill and Audrey shoot the spooky shit and talk about everything under the full moon, including gossip, machetes, and punchable offenses. Honestly, it's a great social commentary and you should be so lucky to get a…
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Everything’s gone wrong and it’s going to get even wronger. Can Mark and Gaius save the Roman Republic and – far more importantly – keep their jobs? Content Notes: Decapitation Sexual Reference/Innuendo Classism Explicit Language Discussions of: Financial Insecurity, murder Mentions of: Drowning, strangulation SFX: Mobs, loud vocalisations, loud no…
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Hi Stella. Whatever you do… don’t break into the basement of that old fucking mansion in your culdesac, take the book that is bound in human skin, and then be surprised when reading it kills all your closest family and friends. This is 2023. Anyway, welcome back to #OCTOOKY! In this episode, Quill and Audrey dive into the movie adaptation of what t…
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Steven welcomes mathematician and author David Roper to this episode to discuss his work on using math to help identify the true author of the works of Shakespeare, and some of David's other work on the Shakespeare Authorship Mystery. Support the show by picking up official Don't Quill the Messenger merchandise at www.dontquillthepodcast.com and be…
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