The Process Podcast

TBT# Episode ?. Romeo and Juliet 2

I don't remember what number this episode is, but it's a good one. Jack and Mat talk about what would have happened to R&J if their relationship had lasted more than a week. Than they map out the possibilities for a comic sequel to this star crossed tragedy. 

TBT# Episode 8 Originally titled -Here and Back Again

Well it's time to open the vault and share with you a very special episode of the Process Podcast. We only had one special episode, so why not get the most out of it. A lot of laughs are had on this one. Enjoy.

Episode 52- Death & Perception

Mat and Jeremy discuss putting together a concept for a duel production of Hamlet and R & G are Dead. A real inside look into the early stages of putting together a theatre production. 

Episode 51- Short Forms

Episode 51 is a celebration of a the Process Podcast. Giving all new listeners a little slice of different episodes. We touch on Merchant, Coriolanus, King John and Hamlet. 

Episode 50- What’s Up

A short look into whats been going on with the Process Podcast crew.

Episode 49 -Arcadia

A discussion between the cast members and director of WCT's production of Tom Stoppard' Arcadia.

Episode 48 - Dancing at Lughnasa

The cast of Dancing at Lughnasa at the Wilton Playshop discuss the play and just scratch the surface of this incredible in an intimate and fun discussion.

Episode 47 - Henry the 4th

Ok we did jam both parts of Henry 4 into one episode but lets be honest we barely talk about either of them. It's an exciting episode where we somehow discuss casting for the Di Vinci Code. How? Listen and find out.

Episode 46- Othello

No other podcast will give moments of former NFL sensation Shannon Sharp doing Othello. Well we are just tasteless enough to do just that. Othello, 10 mins, awesomeness!!!!!!

Episode 45 - Merchant of Venice

Mat, Kevin, 10 mins, Anti-Semitsium....what more can you ask for? Mat and Kevin discuss the problems of producing this play for a modern audience. As well as what makes a villain. 

Episode 44 - Richard III

The ten minute format continues with this delicious look into Richard III. Its everything you ever wanted to know about Richard III, and we even talk about the play a little bit. Barely.

Episode 43 -Much Ado

Keeping with the shorten format, Kevin and Mat basically plug Joss Whedon's new movie.

Episode 42 -Coriolanus

Back to the ten minute format. Mat and Kevin discuss the tragedy of Coriolanus...and other stuff. Mostly other stuff.

Episode 41 -Is Hamlet Nuts?

The craziest and most bizarre podcast we have done. I can't even explain it to you. You just have to listen.

Episode 40 - Epilogue pt2

Here is the finale of our discussion that began with our Shakespeare Madness bracket whatever. It was a fun talk, hope you enjoy it.

Episode 39 - Epilogue pt1

Here is our round up discussion on the debate we had about which is Shakespeare's greatest play.

Episode 38 - Shakes Madness Pt 2

Here it is the second half of our battle royal. We pick through the comedies and decide which one is the most dominate. Then we have a face off between the two winners and find out who is the supreme leader. Or most dominate Shakespearean play. We have a lot of fun pinning play versus play and finding out who we think is the winner. Now you can decide.

Episode 37- Shakespeare Madness PT.1

In honor of March Madness we have designed our own bracket challenge pining Shakespeare's greatest plays against Shakespeare's greatest plays. There can be only one winner. Who will it be. In part 1 we take on the Tragedies and the History. Who will win each bracket and then who will be supreme. The only way to find out is to listen to Episode 37.

Episode 36 - Titus

This is Shakespeare's only culinary play. If you want to learn how to bake the perfect pie for your ex wife, then this episode is for you.

Episode 35 -Julius Caesar

JC is more then just a play, it's an opportunity to talk about anything, and thats what we did. Mat's is joined this week by the Shakespearean Rain Man Jeremy Funke. We talk about the Pope, Christianity, Peanut Butter Sandwiches and even a little bit about the Romans and Caesar himself.

Episode 34 - Anthony & Cleopatra

Who can ignore the charm of a sexy political thriller that ends in a double suicide?!! Isn't that everything Shona Rhimes ever wrote?

Episode 33 -Love’s Labors Lost

What's funnier then celibacy? Nothing else needs to be said. Kevin McGuire and Mat Young discuss this important topic in Episode 33.

Episode 32 -Cymbeline

Mat and Italian Adventurer Kevin McGuire discuss at short length the small similarities of Cymbeline and Cinderella. And more then they both start with a C.

Episode 31 - Romeo & Juliet II

As we reached our 1 year anniversary The Process Podcast's Jack Mason and Mat Young take a little time to answer life's most important question. What would happen if Romeo and Juliet actually had to spend eternity together. It's an interesting look into the brain storming process. You don't want to miss Romeo and Juliet II.

Episode 30 - Henry the 6th

Episode 30 is jammed full of delicious goodness. We have three episodes packed into one and all in our ten minute format. All the info you'll need and in just ten minutes. Henry the 6th part 1, 2, & 3 all for the price of one, which is free, and entertaining. Like three jelly donuts smushed into one delicious enormous donut that is only ten calories.  Enjoy this sweet treat.

Episode 29 All’s Well That Ends Well

We return to our shorten format for some of the plays that deserve a little less love. Mat and Kevin discuss All's Well that Ends Well, quickly.

Episode 28 Chicago New Year

As we begin our venture into 2013 I sat down with a group of young artists from the University of Chicago. They are passionate, inspiring and full energy and excitment about the process they are involved in. We also talk about the year that was and whats to be excited about. All in the classic loose fashion of the Process Podcast.

Episode 27 -MacBeth

Ok, so we started out our discussion talking about MacBeth, then it took some weird turns, and in the end the something even stranger happened. Is Macbeth cursed? We try to answer that question in episode 27.

Episode 26 -Richard II

After Thanksgiving the gang is back to discuss the sad sorry of Richard II. We actually have a real discussion this time before realizing we are being too serious, and the train soon comes off the tracks as only the Process Podcast can do when talking about Shakespeare.

Episode 25 -The Winter’s Tale

The Silver episode of the process podcast is here -The Winter's Tale. But it's much more than that. You name it and we talked about it. What exactly? Listen and find out. I with tell you, we did hear a little bit about when little Kevin McGuire discovered his first-

Episode 24 - Two Noble Kinsman

So if Midsummer and Antigone had a baby it would be called Two Noble Kinsman.

Episode 23 -Henry the 8th

The only thing this podcast is missing is a huge turkey leg to devour while listening. Enjoy another five minutes of important information you shouldn't live without.

Episode 22 - Two Gentleman

Two Gents is one of Shakespeare's early comedies. Um........yeah so, enjoy.

Episode 21 The Merry Wives

Because of our relentless pursuit of entertaining you, we bring another Episode in our 5 minute series. The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Episode 20 Timon of Athens

What can we say? I bet you'll learn something this time, because who really knows anything about Timon of Athens. You will after this Podcast.

Episode 19 Troilus and Cressida

The experiment continues with Shakespeare's Greek classic Troilus and Cressida.

Episode 18 Pericles

The Process Podcast is always in search of new and cutting edge technolgy and ideas. Our Experiment begins with Pericles. I think you'll appreicate our efforts.

Episode 17 Comedy of Errors

Our first real tribute to ADD radio is here. The Process welcomes newcomer Jake Presson to the show to discuss in depth Comedy of Errors. Along with many many many other things, thus making it ADD radio. The Process is happy to welcome Jake to the show for episode 17.

Episode 16 - Quo Vadimus

Ever wonder to yourself self what a Method actor is? Or what the Method of acting actually is? Well The Process Podcast delves a little deeper into the actual process of acting in Episode 16 Quo Vadimus. "Where are we going" is the English translation and should be the mantra of all creative experiences. If you're lucky it will be a Process.

Episode 15 - Dream Again

We try our hardest to take on A Midsummer Night's Dream. We had a new perspective for a Bottom himself Chris Kozlowski. After delving into the process a little Kevin, Chris, Matt and Mat get side tracked. Well isn't that always the case when it comes to the Process....Podcast.

Episode 14 - Dream

Episode 14 revisits the work Dessert 1st is doing on 12th Night as well as discussing A Midsummer Night's Dream a little. We'll definitely come back to that one.  We also welcome Matt Gutierrez  to the podcast. Matt will be playing Sir Andrew in 12th Night. A lot a laughs and even an interesting story about sniffing cognac. Thats just the start of it. Enjoy Episode 14 Dream.

Episode 13 -Summer Shakespeare

The gang gets back together to discuss the upcoming Dessert 1st project Twelfth Night. we talk about where we all start in the process and our excitement about what's to come. We will be bringing you different members of the cast each giving their own insight into their experience with their own process.

Episode 12 - The Speeches

Ok so this is a weird one. It's starts off with my dazzling improv skills, which could be compared to that of a shoe. Actually a shoe is more creative. The good news is it's a very silly podcast. I'm not alone this time either. We have spared no expense. Actually we've used no expense to bring in guest artists like Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and even the dead Sir Laurence Olivier. Yeah we have brought in a zombie for you. Only on the Process.

Episode Eleven - The Tempest

Something different has arrived to the Process Podcast. This week I am joined by an old friend Julie Thaxter-Gourlay and her wood sprite. We go deep into the storm that is Shakespeare's last play The Tempest. I am positive that you can learn something from this Episode and still laugh a lot. After all, it ain't nothin but a Process.

Episode Ten-The Fools

Happy April everyone. To kick off this spring time weather The Process Podcast has decided to bring you a special we called AprIl Shakespearean Fools. No it's not about the tricks that take place in Shakespeare's plots, but his favorite simpletons- The Fools. Well not all are simple, but Kevin and I are. So join us for THE FOOLS.

Episode Nine - The Adaptation Contest

Mat's on his own for this one. In Episode Nine he discusses the Contest. The Process is holding a contest for the best Shakespearean adaptation on film. Mat goes through a list of 30 movies Rotten Tomatoes deemed the best Shakespearean adaptations. The reason The Process is doing this because we want your opinion on what you think the best adaptation is. Just email your best argument for your film and you may win a Blu Ray copy of Shakespeare in Love as well as having a private performance by Kevin McGuire. You choose the speech and Kevin will recite it on the next Podcast. It's that simple. Email us your best argument for why your film is the best Shakespearean adaptation at

Episode Eight- On a Very Special Episode of…

In this very special episode we step away from our shakespearean exploration and delve into the life of a very simple but large man, myself. Recent events in my life have caused me to use this platform as a way to share my own thoughts on these events.  I address what I've been told, what some of the rumors are, and even have a little fun while I do it. No, I haven't committed a crime, I just lost my job. But that's life and it's a process.

Episode Seven -Hamlet Part Two

For the second half of our discussion on Hamlet, I brought the girls back to help me get to the bottom of this popular tragedy. They all had a lot to say about their experience with the play and how it will forever be the defining moment of their lives!!!!!!!! Well, not really, but their proud of their work, as they should be. In the end I hope that we can all understand a little more about the process.

Episode Seven -Hamlet Part One

A whole new group of experts are brought in to discuss the difficulties in mounting a production of Hamlet. This Episode is so big it couldn't be contained in one episode. Enjoy Part One of Episode Seven Hamlet Prince of Denmark.

Episode Six Twelfth Night or What You Will

You guessed it. Kevin and Mat are back to bring you rambling insight into another of Shakespeare's identity play, Twelfth Night. They also establish a new drinking game as well as discuss why bad guys are sometimes good and good guys are sometimes bad. No it's not a dating show, it's just the process.

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