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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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We're back! After a brutal year, (we don't have to tell you) we are back on PRX with the best of the shows that we've produced over the 2020-2021 academic year. (Our college radio affiliates have received 25 new shows, one per week, during the academic year through Dropbox.)

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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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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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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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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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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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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 most of us are in a constant rush to get things done, Aesop’s fable of the tortoise and the hare taught us that slow and steady wins the race...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2016
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Leonardo DaVinci wondered why the eye can see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake. Welcome to another edition of melodic...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2016
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Samuel Butler said, “The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will m...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Louis Armstrong once said “Hot can be cool, and cool can be hot, and each can be both. But hot or cool, man, jazz is jazz.” Welcome to another edit...

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
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Albert Schweitzer said, “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” Welcome to another edition of melodically challe...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2016
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A.E.Housman said, “I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.” Welcome to another edition of melodically challenged, where this...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Ecclesiastes 8:15 says “Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for th...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 17, 2015
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Of roads, Ayn Rand once said, “Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2015
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The 1920s was a decade of economic prosperity following World War I. It is remembered as the golden age of jazz, the days of bootlegging and speake...

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
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According to Rabindranath Tagore, “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” But human beings do count moments and months,...

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1