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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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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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Do all the ups and downs in life leave you feeling de-feeted? Well, this week melodically challenged has you covered with an hour of poetry and mus...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
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There are 9,956 species of birds on the planet. Unfortunately, there aren't poems about all of them, but we're going to play as many as we can this...

Bought by 'The Sea', KUNM, and KTSW 89.9


  • Added: Mar 03, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Pedro Caleron de la Barca said, "Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." Welcome to another edition of m...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
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It's the home of the oldest US cattle ranch, the world's smallest church, and 58 species of wild orchids. It was also home to the first public brew...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Frederico Garcia Lorca claimed that in Spain the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world. Well, we're not sure about th...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Feb 14, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:01
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Although refrains from Spain stay mainly on the plain, this week we are bringing them to melodically challenged when we broadcast our first show of...

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
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It's about the size of your two hands clasped together, but every day it creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles: it's the heart and it...

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
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There are times when we have to start fresh, either to begin a new chapter in our lives or to mark a significant change, and that’s what this week’...

Bought by KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Jan 30, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the ho...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2015
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Anne Morrow Lindbergh said, “The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceles...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2014
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