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Welcome to melodically challenged . Our weekly radio show plays the best in contemporary poetry, traditional and avant-garde poetry, and alternative music revolving around a theme. melodically challenged : where yesterday's poetry comes alive and today's poetry rocks!

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11 Pieces

A series of one-hour poetry shows featuring the best poetry being written today and music gathered around a theme. This year our themes include Beds, Vegetables, Small Towns, Coffee, Toys, The West, Crowds, A Piece of Cake, Schooled, Funerals, and much more.

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9 Pieces

The Summer of 2020 is here and we're ready with the Best of melodically challenged one hour shows. Revolving around a theme, each show features some of the best poetry being written today read by the poets themselves from Fishousepoems.org, the Academy of American Poets, and poets we have had the fortune of recording ourselves. We also feature songs in every genre performed by today's outstanding musicians from the Free Music Archive.

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12 Pieces

Welcome to the fourth year of syndication for melodically challenged! We are a weekly, one-hour radio show that features contemporary, traditional, and avant-garde poetry as well as alternative music. We are written and produced by graduate, undergraduate and graduated college students from Georgia State University and we are sponsored by their English Department. Although we are syndicated by college radio stations, we have been downloaded and played by Public Radio stations across the country off of PRX. Our mission is to make the public aware of the great contemporary poetry being written today, to honor traditional and timeless poetry, and to introduce new and exciting forms of poetry.

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14 Pieces

melodically challenged creates an hour-long syndicated show every week that features poetry and alternative music revolving around a theme (past themes have included cars, death, and the color blue). Sponsored by the English Department of Georgia State University and written and produced by graduate and undergraduate students in the creative writing program there, each Fall and Spring semester melodically challenged offers 17 new and exciting shows. While we post the playlists on melodicallychallenged.org each week and announce each upcoming theme on our Facebook page, each show does not have to be played at that time and can be programmed whenever it fits a station's schedule. Every semester we offer general themes (this semester we'll have shows about memory, beauty, aging, parenting, and trains to name a few) and special educational shows (odes and sonnets). melodically challenged, where yesterday's poetry comes alive and today's poetry rocks!

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2 Pieces

Welcome to the fall semester of melodically challenged, where we bring you the best poetry being written today. Our audio consists of the poets themselves reading their work, and music from the Free Music Archive. Some of the shows you'll hear first are: Reading, Writing, and Doing Math, Sweat Equity, If You Build it They Will Come, You've Got a Friend, Bad to the Bone, and many more. melodically challenged, where yesterday's poetry comes alive and today's poetry rocks!

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10 Pieces

Welcome to this season's roster of melodically challenged podcasts for radio! One -hour shows featuring the best in contemporary poetry, traditional poetry, and avant-garde poetry from The Academy of American Poets, Fishouse Poems, and other audio archives as well as new, fresh music from The Free Music Archive.

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8 Pieces

Welcome to the melodically challenged spring semester of shows. We broadcast the best poetry being written today by the poets themselves reading their poems from The Academy of American Poets, Fishousepoems.org, and other poetry audio archives. We also play music from the Free Music Archive that supports our themes.

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3 Pieces

Winter is a time when you gather together, explore your beliefs, look at the night sky and wonder at it all. At melodically challenged, we've curated a group of shows to help enjoy the winter months inside or outside. It's a Winter Wonderland here at melodically challenged, where yesterday's poetry comes alive and today's poetry rocks!

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9 Pieces

Welcome to melodically challenged, an hour of poetry and music revolving around a theme, and this series focuses on Winter.

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15 Pieces

Welcome to the spring season of melodically challenged! We will have new shows every week throughout the Spring semester and in January we start with shows that have animals scampering throughout the poems and music. We begin with RATS! (poems that feature both the despicable rodent and the adorable squirrel), we’ll follow that with cats: our Purr-etry show, and after that, of course, we’ll be Gone To The Dogs. We’ll also have a Hot Cool Jazz show written and voiced by our new music director and the newest member of our team: Nancy Correro, a PhD student at Georgia State University. Keegan Osburn, who graduated last year with a BA in Audio Engineering, is another new member of our team: a Sound Editor who works on our shows to give us the best audio quality possible. After Nancy’s show, we’ll look at speed with our A Snail’s Pace and Full Speed Ahead shows. Later in the semester, we will feature a special guest editor: Dr. Julia Brock, who is a history professor at the University of West Georgia. We hope to bring you a Vietnamese translation show, and we are working on shows that focus on individual poets we admire and literary journals that feature audio tracks of their poetry.


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Diego Maradona said, “My mother thinks I am the best. And I was raised to always believe what my mother tells me.” Welcome to this week’s melodical...

  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 01:04:07
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Alfred Austin said, “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the bod...

  • Added: May 01, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:06
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I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude. Brene B...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:06
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Frank Zappa said, “You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some n...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:06
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Queen Elizabeth II said, “Grief is the price we pay for love.” Welcome to this week’s melodically challenged when this week we’ll visit the five st...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:06
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Paul Simon says, “Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo.” Welcome to this week’s melodically challenged when we’re going to visit many of t...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:35
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My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth. George Washington. Sadly, George has yet to get his wish, and so in t...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:06
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Emily Dickinson said, “If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.” Welcome to another edi...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:06
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Dean Karnazes said, “The human body has limitations. The human spirit is boundless.” Welcome to another edition of melodically challenged, when thi...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:06
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Kevin Young said, “I think poems return us to that place of mud and dirt and earth, sun and rain.” Welcome to another edition of melodically chall...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:06