melodically challenged

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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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Welcome to another season of melodically challenged! We are excited to launch another semester full of hour-long shows that feature the best contemporary poetry audio available from Fishouse Poems, the Academy of American Poets, Naxos Audio, and poets we have the privilege of recording ourselves. Each show also features new, exciting, copyright-free music from the Free Music Archive. All of our shows revolve around a theme: this semester we'll feature shows about National Parks, The West, Natural Disasters, Noses, and Poems from the Secret of Hoa Sen, a Vietnamese translation show, among others.

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While we write and produce shows for the fall semester, we like to rebroadcast a series of our favorite shows from the past year under a similar theme. Because we are a nationally syndicated show we've decided to move it, move it move it! We’ll begin our journey with our Small Towns show, travel in every kind of vehicle around the world, then to space, then to the future and after that, it’s Bedtime. When we wake up, it will be our new season. Whew!

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Welcome to the Best of melodically challenged Summer of 19. You'll hear some of our favorite shows from the past year featuring poetry and alternative music around a theme. Kick back, relax and enjoy the Best of melodically challenged, where yesterday's poetry comes alive and today's poetry rocks!

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While we write and produce shows for the fall semester, we like to rebroadcast a series of our favorite shows from years past under a similar theme. Because we are a nationally syndicated show we've decided to travel around, and this year we focused on the big cities of Atlanta, New York, and Philadelphia.

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Enjoy our favorite shows that aired in the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017 while we create next season's shows. Because of the special elections happening throughout the country, we will begin by airing our shows featuring poems about the ideas that grip us in the news and in our personal lives. Although the themes are politically charged, our shows are not, and will never take sides or become caustic in any way, they simply consider healthcare, the environment, National Parks, Truth and Lies, and Peace from a poet's perspective. We hope you enjoy them!

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Over the winter break, December 27th through January 17th, we'll broadcast some of our favorite shows from the past year.


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Welcome to another edition of melodically challenged where this week our poets consider building: both buildings themselves and building something...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:03
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Jesse Jackson said, “Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.” ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:01
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Neil deGrasse Tyson said, “Humans aren't as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:03
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AAAAAAAAAARGE! AHOY MATEYS! This week melodically challenged turns into pirate radio with an hour of poetry and music including all things pirate:...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:03
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According to Mentalfloss.com “When you look at clouds and how diverse these billowing formations of atmospheric water are, it’s easy to forget that...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:02
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Clive James said, “People should be stopped from writing poetry. There's far too much of it. And if they're any good, they'll go ahead anyways. Wel...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2019
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Caption: From Infinity Mirrors by YaYoi Kusama, High Museum of Art
Horace said, “A picture is a poem without words,” but this week on melodically challenged, you can have it both ways with an hour of poetry and mus...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:03
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The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi said, “Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” Well, it’s time to get...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
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Welcome to PART TWO of a special edition of melodically challenged called Lanterns Hanging on the Wind: poetry and music from Vietnam. Too many Ame...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2019
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In honor of The National Poetry Day of Vietnam, Welcome to a special edition of melodically challenged called Lanterns Hanging on the Wind: poetry ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:02