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Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast

74 EpisodesProduced by Brobdingnagian Bards, Marc Gunn, Andrew McKeeWebsite

Scottish and Irish folk songs combined with the Lord of the Rings music and a wee bit o’Celtic fun. The Brobdingnagian Bards (pronounced brob-din-nahg-EE-en) were The Original Celtic Renaissance music duo from Austin, Texas. Their unique brand of folk music on the autoharp, recorder, and mandolin ma… read more

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February 22nd, 2024


An important message from RadioPublic


January 27th, 2024


“Exclamations” is a parody of “Interjections” from Schoolhouse Rock. You’ll learn the story behind this fun song.

It’s all on the Brobdingnagian …

Jedi Drinking Song, Dragon Con 2023

September 27th, 2023


May the Bards Be With You! Who slammed what at Dragon Con? Join Brobdingnagian Bards as they share their favorite moments at Dragon Con and throughout the summer. You’ll also learn the little known story about their hit …

Rattlin' Bog

May 24th, 2023


Brobdingnagian Bards are The Original Celtic Renaissance music duo. A Bard by any other name… would have a …

Old Dun Cow, Patreon and Sherwood

May 3rd, 2023


What crazy things happened at Sherwood Forest Faire. Patronage takes a big turn for the better. Why Old Dun Cow still blows audiences minds 20 years after we started playing it.

It’s all on the Brobdingnagian Bards …

Jedi Mickey, Bards with ChatGPT

March 1st, 2023


Everyone is talking about AI with sites like ChatGPT, Midjourney, and DALL-E. What does the future hold?

We may be just musicians but we started …

Do Virgins Taste Better?

January 25th, 2023


Do groundhogs taste better than than those that do not? We talk a wee bit bit about the movie. We also dig deep into the "Do Virgins Taste Better Medley". We can't help but compare what is funny now versus what used to …

Christmas Time in Texas

December 7th, 2022


Christmas time in Texas is a very different experience from traditional motifs. Perhaps you too can relate to some of these things. We talk about the song from our Christmas EP.

It’s all on the Brobdingnagian Bards …

Top 5 Bards Songs for Dungeons & Dragons

November 15th, 2022


What are your Top 5 Brobdingnagian Bards songs that you play during your Dunegons & Dragons Campaign? We conducted a ranked-choice voting poll. …

Happily Ever After...with Banned Books

September 21st, 2022


It’s a modern fairy tale based on a great book by Robert Munsch. The Paperbag Princess turns the classic knight saves the princess story on its end. Find out how the song was written on the next Brobdingnagian Bards …

A Fairy Story

August 24th, 2022


We're taking a flashback look and listen to A Fairy Story" on this new episode of the Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast show #70. Is this song still PC?

Seven Sisters

July 30th, 2022


Seven sisters turn to stone in solidarity for true love. It’s a new song in the works on the Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast #69.


Writing Another Faire to Remember

April 20th, 2022

We were considering what songs we should include on our next album, Another Faire to Remember. Our most-popular songs are our originals. In this …

Even Sean Connery Can't Save it!

March 2nd, 2022


How long is a Brobdingnagian Minute? It's between here aaaaand here... You'll have watch and listen to find out for sure.

Get an ETD for Andrew's, not one but two, CDs. Find out why Marc is so happy with his brand new …

Clawing Up from Obscurity #66

October 20th, 2021


What does it take to go from a no name band to a “legend”? You probably won’t find out in this episode. But you will hear about the Bards new CD, catch up on how Dragon Con and Gen Con went. Learn about Andrew’s promise …

Songs that Get Stuck in Your Head

August 5th, 2021


Some songs just get stuck in your head. It can be a joyous experience or torture. Marc Gunn and Andrew McKee explore some of those songs. We also announce the next CD that is coming. We talk about reunion shows and …

A Very Cunning Plan with Bard Coins... or Ducats

May 19th, 2021


Marc and Andrew catch up with each other in Texas where they performed together at Sherwood Forest Faire. They talk about the faire, masks, and vinyl records. Andrew explains what cryptocurrency is and why it sucks. …

Banned at Renaissance Faires

April 15th, 2021


Marc grills Andrew about what kind of precautions Sherwood Forest Faire is taking during the continued spread of COVID-19. Learn what's new with the Bards. And we pick some fun show titles.

Are you missing the visual …

Old Dun Cow Radio #62

March 15th, 2021


Enjoy some of your favorite Brobdingnagian Bards songs from Jedi to burning pubs and virgins. It's all right here, on show #62.

If you're not already subscribed, you can do so at You can also post a …

Bards on Bards (But Not in a Sexual Way)

February 10th, 2021


Andrew and Marc are back to talk about the Sherwood Forest Faire, Dragon Con, an online internet concert, plus individual podcasts, upcoming shows, …

Bards talk about their Year!

December 9th, 2020


We talk about our ups and downs from the year as well as our methods of adjusting to the changing climate of music and performance.


This is Patreon Episode number 20 and overall Episode 60.


Bards at Dragon Con 2020

September 2nd, 2020


Dragon Con 2020 is virtual this year. We have lots of shows and workshops we will do this weekend. But it also starts on Wednesday, September 2 with the Filk Music Track Pre-Show.

You can find our complete Dragon Con …

Bog Off!

May 7th, 2020


“Bog Down in the Valley” aka “Rattlin' Bog” is a musical staple of the Brobdingnagian Bards. The Bards also perform it separately. In April, Marc Gunn challenged Andrew McKee to a Bog Off! Andrew narrowly won that …

Facing Crisis with Change...the Bardic Way

April 1st, 2020


We talk about what's going on with music in this crisis, what gigs we still have, and what are new projects are!  In this episode.... What we are going to do to keep getting music to you, how we are helping others, and …

Back to Sherwood Forest Faire 2020

February 28th, 2020


We have projects new and old, upcoming gigs together, and new equipment! In this episode.... We talk about Sherwood Forest Faire, Marc's Kickstarter, …

Groundhog Day Release of I Will Not Sing Along CD

January 29th, 2020


It's time for a new year, new gigs, new news, and a NEW CD! In this episode.... We talk about our new CD, Groundhog Day, the Chemistry of Unicorns, …

Christmas Memories

December 14th, 2019


As we close out this momentous year, here is another update with the Brobdingnagian Minute! In this episode.... We talk about Christmas, our own …

How Ridiculous Is Thanksgiving?

November 7th, 2019


Here is another update with the Brobdingnagian Minute!  In this episode.... We talk about Halloween, Thanksgiving, our upcoming schedule and upcoming …

Dragon Con 2019 Reflections

September 25th, 2019


Dragon Con 2019 is over. It will go down in the record books as one of the best. We share with you our thoughts of this year's convention. Were these the best shows ever at Dragon Con?

As always, this show is brought to …

Good Enough to STEAL

May 22nd, 2019


We are gearing up to launch a Kickstarter for our first studio album in over ten years. How do you stand out in a world where streaming rules? How do …

Marked By Great Size

May 8th, 2019


Here is another update with the Brobdingnagian Minute!  The last time we heard the Bards, they talked about how they got started.  In this podcast, …

I Will NOT Sing Along

March 27th, 2019


Brobdingnagian Bards are back for the 10th season of Sherwood Forest Faire. That means were are once again in the same vicinity of each other. That means craziness will ensue.

Andrew McKee is a little hoarse in this …

20 Years of Playing Music

February 22nd, 2019


2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the Brobdingnagian Bards. To celebrate this amazing milestone, we are releasing a LOT of cool new content every …

2019 Brings A Brobdingnagian Minute Back!

February 20th, 2019


Last year, this podcast became patron-only as part of the Nagians Only Club on Patreon. That is now changing!

You see, January marked the 20th anniversary of the Brobdingnagian Bards. It seemed a shame to hide all of …

Last Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast… Sort of… Plus Oscar Picks

February 23rd, 2018


Welcome to show #40 of the Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast. Yup. This is the last one. In our public feed. That’s because we have decided to relaunch A Brobdingnagian Minute into a monthly podcast exclusively available for …

Origin Story of Brobbdingnagian Bards: We Made Lemonade

November 29th, 2016


We’re gonna step back in time to see how our first CD, “Marked By Great Size” came to be. You’ll hear never-before-told-stories about the how we …

Top 5 Movie Round Table of Seven

November 7th, 2016


Andrew and I are performing separately at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. We thought it would be nice to record a podcast. But people kept …

10 Things to do with Worn Out Brobdingnagian Bards CDs

March 8th, 2016


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As we prepare for our reunion show at Sherwood Forest Faire, wandering through the grounds, we record a podcast for the world to hear!

And our theme is: What you can do with worn out Bards CDs? …

Drive to Dragon Con 2015, Brainstorming a Podcast

September 6th, 2015


Here’s our improvised podcast while driving to DragonCon 2015!

The first question that raises it’s head is “What is the purpose of a podcast?”

In the past, we’ve done brainstorming, as well as just chatting about what’s …

Brainstorming Hobbit Drinking Songs at DragonCon 2015

July 11th, 2015


Brobdingnagian Bards were officially invited to DragonCon this year. We’re already planning this year’s shows. One of which is a Sunday evening …

The Bards Review Geek TV Shows

April 15th, 2015


It’s time for another edition of the podcast formerly known as A Brobdingnagian Minute, now known as Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast. Marc got an itch to do another Bards podcast. So he crank called Andrew and now you get …

April Fool’s and The Autoharp That Could’ve Saved Rome

April 1st, 2015


Let us start with apologies to everyone who got excited about yesterday’s April Fool’s joke. Yes, it was another bad joke brought to you by …

Reunited and It Feels So Good!

April 1st, 2015


You heard that right, the Brobdingnagian Bards are back together and planning our 2015-2016 World Tour. It’s gonna be amazing. You can find out all of the exciting news, including the name of our next album and all 17 …

Announcing Sherwood Celtic Music Festival Reunion

July 9th, 2012


It always helps when you’re announcing big news that you do it in a timely fashion. Alas, this show was recorded a month ago after said news was …

Merry Celtic Christmas Soap Opera

December 22nd, 2011


The Brobdingnagian Bards Christmas Soap Opera episode with special guests, Blu, the Teddy Bear, and a whole bunch of Christmas movies.

  • Google …

Now With More Virgins

August 19th, 2011


Live from GenCon 2008 in Indianapolis

August 21st, 2008


Every venue has its work. GenCon is “Freebird”. We made the mistake of playing it in the pre-show last year at Friday Night Live and ended up with a standing ovation before our actual show started. Sadly, we succumbed …

Chatting About our Vacation Tour of Ireland

July 15th, 2008


We’re back from another brilliant time visiting Ireland with our fans. The trip was all too brief, but in this podcast, we take some time to share …

Getting Political on Yo’ Arse

May 15th, 2008


This podcast was recorded at the end of March, and lookie, I’m just now getting around to posting it. W00t! Well, at least we’ll be caught up to record a new show very soon. And more once we get to Ireland. Enjoy!

Show …

The Bards Win THIRD Austin Music Award Win

April 5th, 2008


Welcome to Season 3 of A Brodingnagian Minute. We’re back with more zany bardic goodness… whatever that may be. This month, we’re happy to say we WON in the Austin Music Awards, plus lots of rambling on the usual bardic …

Explicit Writer’s Strike

January 31st, 2008


Welcome to Season 3 of A Brodingnagian Minute. We’re back with more zany bardic goodness… whatever that may be. This month, we’re talking about Wil Wheaton, the Ireland tour, our presidential nomination, and a …

3 Steps to DragonCon

September 5th, 2007


This weeks Brobdingnagian Bards podcast was recorded on the drive to DragonCon 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Show Notes:

  • Marc’s fancy sports car
  • Lots …

Live from Lisdoonvarna, Ireland

July 19th, 2007


Recorded live in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland while on the Brobdingnagian Bards Tour of Ireland.

Songs This Week:

Live from Cliffs of Moher in Ireland 2007

June 14th, 2007



International Bards of Mystery

June 6th, 2007



Hoaxes, Flubs, Parodies and Ren Faires

April 19th, 2007



  • The World’s Biggest Flubs by the Brobdingnagian Bards,
  • The Hoax,
  • Based on a True Story,
  • Splash with Tom Hanks,
  • George Lucas and the …

Real Men, Real Kilts at Austin Music Awards 2007

March 16th, 2007



New Season: Bards of Terror!

February 1st, 2007



  • First Show of the Second Season
  • Winner of “Best Ineligible Band” in the Renaissance Festival Awards
  • How we decide songs to play in the podcast

End of Season, Non-Traditional Scottish Music

January 13th, 2007



Happy Halloween Music, Concluding the Story of How We Started Playing Music Together

October 26th, 2006



  • The William Shatner Bards
  • The story of the Brobdingnagian Bards cont.
  • Coming up with the Band Name
  • The first songs we played at faire

Live from DragonCon 2006

September 9th, 2006



Songs This Week:

Star Wars Drinking Songs, How Bards Got Started

June 30th, 2006


Where did our “Jedi Drinking Song” come from? What was the first album we recorded on together? You’ll learn that and more in the Brobdingnagian …

Complaints Against Scottish Music

April 10th, 2006



  • Complaints against Scottish music,
  • Song request for Oor Hamlet from Casey in Kansas City,
  • How many episodes should we do in each season of A …

St. Patrick’s Day Music Parties in Brobdingnag

March 15th, 2006


It’s that happy time of year for everyone who is Irish–St. Patrick’s Day. We recorded our first ever St Patrick’s Day special edition of A …

Trip to Ireland and DVD Review

February 23rd, 2006



Radio Serials?

February 8th, 2006



  • Should we do a Brobdingnagian Bards Radio Serial? – Got an idea for a Bards radio serial, write a one-page script and send it to us.
  • Radio …

A New Year, Sleeping Habits of Musicians

January 27th, 2006




Tribute to the Irish Dragoon Pub

August 24th, 2005


Our apologies for the popping sound that shows up throughout the podcast. We can’t seem to fix that.

The Irish Dragoon Pub closed last week. So this …

Live at Andrew’s

August 14th, 2005



Songs this week:

  1. Mari Mac
  2. Follow Prince Charlie
  3. Wild Mountain Thyme
  4. The Mermaid Song
  5. Sellinger’s Round


Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales Hits #1

August 5th, 2005




Real Men Wear Kilts

June 30th, 2005


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