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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Socrates said that wisdom begins in wonder, and that is what this week’s show is all about: wonder. This week we’re working wonders on melodically...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:03
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Ogden Nash said, “A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.” Welcome to anothe...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:02
Caption: from Infinity Mirrors by YaYoi Kusama, High Museum of Art
George Carlin said, “Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.” We're not sure we believe in...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:03
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Henny Youngman said, “If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” And that is what this week’s ...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:06:33
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Someone asked Steven Wright, if he was stranded on a desert island, what book would he bring. He replied, “How to build a boat.” Welcome to another...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
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Scottish poet Alexander Smith wrote that “the sea complains upon a thousand shores.” We hope you’ll have no complaints about this week’s melodicall...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2018
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Rainer Maria Rilke said, “Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” Welcome to this week’s edition of melodically challenge...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
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Joel Salatin said, “Outrageous behavior, also known as the lunatic fringe, is the seed bed of innovation and creativity.” And that’s what we have t...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2018
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Alexander Pope wrote in his 1711 poem An Essay on Criticism “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” Not much has changed in 300 years because t...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
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James Thurber said, “All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.” And that’s what our poets strive...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
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