**Shannon's podcast, Stage of Fools: the Unofficial ROyals podcast, airs a new episode every Sunday!**

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Praise for stage of fools:


"Shannon & Zach go over the E! show with more humor and enthusiasm than becomes royalty, in my own estimation. Still, they comport themselves well, befitting their station."

"It suckered me into watching this trashy show. THat's the highest possible praise for this podcast."

"It's super funny and entertaining even though I've never seen the TV show."

podcast guest spots


  • Big Fat Liar. Shannon drinks alongside the hosts of one of Chicago's most popular entertainment podcasts as they break down one of her childhood favorites, the frenetic children's film Big Fat Liar.

Sophomore lit with john McCoy

  • Episode 004: Farenheit 451Shannon provides a reading of an excerpt from the Ray Bradbury classic. Liza Daly also guests.

  • Episode 007: Of Mice and Men. Shannon performs an excerpt from the beloved John Steinbeck novel as "George" and "Lenny." Sports writer David Kalan also guests.

  • Episode 008: Wuthering HeightsHaving previously performed voice excerpts exclusively for Sophomore Lit, Shannon joins John on this episode as a guest co-host to discuss one of her favorite novels, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, as well as the process of adapting the book for the stage. She also performs monologues as "Catherine" and "Heathcliff."

  • Episode 009: The Skin of Our TeethShannon performs one of famed playwright Thornton Wilder's beloved stage monologues as the Fortune Teller. Phil Gonzales of Deep in Bear Country also guests.

  • Episode 015: The Chocolate War. Shannon returns to guest, as she and host John McCoy discuss the disturbing young adult novel The Chocolate War. Dan McCoy, of The Flop House Podcast fame, also guests.

  • Episode 019: Romeo and Juliet. Shannon and her Stage of Fools co-host Zach Powers perform excerpts as the classic tragedy's titular lovers. Stuart Wellington of the Flop House Podcast and Sharlene Frank Wellington of Sharlene's Bar in Brooklyn discuss the play in a special Valentine's Day edition of the podcast.

Loose canon with caroline fulford

  • Episode 2: Little WomenFriends Caroline and Shannon lovingly discuss one of their favorite movies, 1994's "Little Women" starring Winona Ryder, and the book on which it's based. The episode features swooning over young Christian Bale, telling funny childhood anecdotes, and a robust debate about which March sisters Caroline and Shannon are most like.

  • Episode 5: HeathersShannon visits Loose Canon host Caroline Fulford and their friend Natalie Walker for a slumber party and an in-depth discussion of the cult classic, "Heathers," and what it's like to watch the movie as a high schooler versus watching it as an adult.

a talking 'cast?!? (featured on the onion av Club's "podmass" column) 

  • Episode 36: Minute 35. Shannon and host Dylan Reid Miller dissect a minute of the instant bad movie classic "A Talking Cat?!?"

  • Episode 39: Minute 38. Shannon, host Dylan Reid Miller, and Stuart Wellington (of the hit bad movie podcast The Flop House) riff on modern bad movie classic "A Talking Cat?!?" and discuss all things feline.

  • Episode 59: Minute 58. It's A Talking 'Cast's highly anticipated Big Gay Episode. Shannon, host Sarah Kantor, and guest GG Launchbaugh marvel at the most homoerotic scene to appear in a children's movie in recent memory.

  • Episode 72: Minute 71. Shannon's highly-rated guest run on A Talking Cast?!? comes to a close as she, host Sammi Campbell, and delightful Canadian Bob Mann go bad movie mad and re-write "A Talking Cat?!?"

The 'Cast Next Door with Josh Hollis

  • Minute 21: Microchicken. Shannon and fellow guest Tim Fargus join host Josh Hollis to discuss Minute 21 of the so-bad-it's-great erotic thriller The Boy Next Door. 

  • Minute 22: Post-Chicken Sexing. Josh, Tim, and Shannon break down Minute 22 of The Boy Next Door and continue to give listeners advice regarding sexual consent and food preparation safety.

  • Minute 23: No Judgement. Josh, Tim, and Shannon discuss Minute 23 of The Boy Next Door and wonder aloud why they were the guests assigned the sex scene minutes.

  • Minute 24: Baby Got Abs. Josh, Tim, and Shannon discuss Minute 24 of The Boy Next door and expand on their feelings on the film overall, concluding Shannon's first guest run on TCND.

  • Minute 48: TCM Presents the Wiz. Shannon and Natalie Walker join host/producer Darren Hustead for a hungover but surprisingly energetic exploration of a teenaged fistfight in The Boy Next Door. 


  • Episode 14: "An Offer Refused." Shannon provides a fresh, female perspective in this humorous look at an episode of the hit HBO television show, "Entourage."

on your mark, get set, review! with Andrew Schwartz

Shannon guests on a special two-part episode devoted to the best (and worst) television of 2014. Listen as she and fellow guest Dylan Reid Miller share their most unforgettable TV moments of the year and put their knowledge to the test in games created by host Andrew Schwartz.


  • Shannon is featured as her character, Elaine, in the trailer for the upcoming LGBT short film "Me and Marcy."

  • Shannon created this video for an end of the year banquet in honor of the 2011-2012 season. She also appears in it as an actor. 

  • See Shannon as Hermia in this promo for "Bali Dream"-- Butler Theatre's exciting and multi-cultural new vision of A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Shannon was invited to reprise the role when the production premiered in Bali.

  • This "musical theatre" promo for Butler Theatre has several clips of Shannon performing. 

  • In this video, you can see Shannon in her first mainstage role at Butler University. 

Illustrations by Sabina of Klamoty Studio and Melissa Chaib.