Poems for People

R.R. Noall

Human stories turned into poetry.

This new poetry podcast by poet R.R. Noall is making waves. Listeners say it's "incredibly creative," "relaxing," and that "hearing a poem created in real-time is am

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When the internet gods do their thing, it can be pretty cool. Sarah Selchert joins me in the studio for episode 35. I met Sarah on Twitter - she's been a supporter of so many of my projects, and I have been so thankful for her! When she came to Denver, I knew we had to meet.  In this episode, we talk about coming out, discovering passions, and chasing happiness.   Find Sarah's photography here.   Contact R.R. Noall at poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com

Apr 3

31 min

The 9-5 can grind you down when you have more to offer the world. Kim Carlisle is the owner of A Plus Assistants. She broke away from corporate America, knowing she could find more balance and value in working for herself.   Learn more about Kim's amazing journey in this week's episode, and who knows, maybe you'll start your own business in quarantine...  Learn more about A Plus Assistants.   Contact R.R. Noall at poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com  

Mar 25

31 min

Ariana Bryant brings amazing energy to the studio for episode 33. Bryant talks about being a 1st generation college student, uncovering and celebrating her identity, and life as a new business owner.  There are so many lessons to be learned in this episode.   Learn more about her new company, Moss & Blue Creative.   Contact R.R. Noall at poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com   

Mar 21

31 min

The creators of Denver's newest guide, @new2towndenver (on Instagram) joined me in the studio.  Monica and Alex have created a thriving, adventurous, and informative community around the cool happenings around Denver. Whether you're just visiting for the weekend, or just moved to the Mile High City, you'll find excellent recommendations.  Find them on Instagram.   Find Poems for People Contact R.R. Noall: poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com

Mar 11

24 min

Ready for a change-up? This week, Poems for People is guest-hosted by Sean Waldron, the host of Tension Theory podcast.  Sean and I dive more into the motivations behind Poems for People and most importantly, the concepts of empathy and human connection.   If you're looking for some insights into life and poetry, stick around for this episode.  www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com Contact R.R. Noall at: poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com  

Mar 4

41 min

I met James by chance at a podcasting event. Of course, I told him about my poetry podcast, and he immediately agreed to join me for an episode of Poems for People.  James Lane is an actor, entertainer, musician, podcaster, and radio host talk show host at Met Radio and Denver Open Media's 92.9FM/89.3HD3. He's got some serious wisdom to share. Be sure to tune into what he's up to. Find him on Instagram and Twitter.   www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com   Contact R.R. Noall at: poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com  

Feb 26

32 min

Robyn Shipton is the wonderful human behind Dreamstalk Podcast. She's also a fellow House of Pod member, and she agreed to sit down with me to talk podcasting, her amazing interview style, and of course, dreams.   At the end, Robyn reads her typewriter poem aloud. Be sure to check out Dreamstalk Podcast where you listen to podcasts!   www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com  Contact R.R. Noall at: poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com 

Feb 19

33 min

Denver-based Singer/Songwriter Rob Drabkin joins me in the studio this week. We talk about his journey to music, his new album, titled Two Left Feet, new music videos, and so much more!  You'll even get a sneak peek at his new single, 'Love Letters,' which will be released on Valentine's Day.   Get ready for music, a typewriter poem, and a glimpse of the creative process!   Ask Rob questions by tweeting at @poems4peoplepod Learn more about Rob Drabkin.   www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com  Contact Rachel at: poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com

Feb 12

27 min

Thomas "Detour" Evans is a Denver-based multi-disciplinary artist.  In this episode, listeners will get to learn more about his recent exhibits, his artistic process, and his upcoming book, Be the Artist.   At the end, R.R. Noall writes Detour a typewriter poem!  Learn more about Detour on his Instagram and website.   Poems for People was just named one of the Top 30 Poetry Podcasts to watch in 2020!  www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com   Contact Rachel at poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com   

Feb 5

36 min

Leo Sideras and Rachel Noall have known one another for a long time - about 18 years. Now, they're both in Denver!   Leo, the Operations Manager at Strava Craft Coffee, joins Rachel in the studio for an episode of Poems for People. Learn about Leo's journey to coffee and about his other creative projects in this episode.  Get yourself some delicious Strava Craft Coffee.   www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com  Contact: poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com 

Jan 29

28 min

A year ago, Ian's life was pretty different. But, he adjusted and persisted, and some pretty rad things happened as a result of his great attitude and adventurous spirit.   Get excited for his typewriter poem at the end of the episode.  Learn more about Denver-based Reel Mobile Photo Booth.  www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com Contact: poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com 

Jan 22

31 min

Musician, actor, and all-around Renaissance Man Christopher Romero joins me in the studio in episode 24 of Poems for People.   If you're interested in music at all, you know a bit about how much the scene has changed over the last two decades. While we heard about it, Christopher Romero was living it.  Now, with years of perspective and a solo album under his belt, Romero has some wisdom to share.  Learn more about Christopher here.   www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com  Contact: poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com 

Jan 15

32 min

Ryan Shankle is the founder of Etio Fit, which focuses on functional fitness. He's passionate and uses his knowledge to help his clients achieve their goals in sustainable ways.   As an athlete as well, Ryan's story speaks to me. I was thrilled to meet him and write him a poem about his journey.  Learn more about Etio Fit here.  www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com Contact: poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com   

Jan 8

27 min

I met Meatloaf in a bar on my 27th birthday. His energy was infectious, and when I learned he was an artist, I wasn't surprised at all. Almost exactly one year later, Meatloaf joins me in the studio for an episode of Poems for People. We discuss his artistic beginnings, plans for the future, and artistic process.  Follow Meatloaf on Instagram and check out his website.   www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com Contact: poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com 

Jan 1

39 min

I am ever-thankful for the Poems for People community. I wanted to talk a moment to express my gratitude and take a moment to write a holiday poem for everyone.  Enjoy the holiday season. Treat yourself and one another kindly.  Fondly,  Rachel 

Dec 2019

3 min

It's been a long time coming.  Francesca and Weston join the host in an exciting 1st ever roommate edition of Poems for People.  Francesca is Rachel's fiance. Weston is Rachel's brother. Both have had reservations about appearing on the podcast.  We discuss living together, the dynamic of having a new family member, and our goals for 2020.  Want another Roommate Edition? Message me on Twitter and tell me why!   www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com

Dec 2019

31 min

What is Poetry?  R.R. Noall goes into the studio and attempts to examine the origins of poetry and how it has evolved. Lastly, she considers what this all means for the modern-day poet.    Sources:  "Athena Visits Telemachus." Penguin Random House CA. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/329524/the-odyssey-by-homer/9780141192444/excerpt. Accessed December 4th, 2019  "Poet." Online Etymology Dictionary. https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=poet. Accessed December 4th, 2019.   "Poetry." Online Etymology Dictionary. https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=poetry. Accessed December 4th, 2019.    "Siduri's Advice." Epic of Gilgamesh. http://spot.pcc.edu/~rflynn/HST_101/Online%20Readings/Epic_of_Gilgamesh.html. Accessed December 4th, 2019. 

Dec 2019

10 min

Tom Kelly is an audio-extraordinaire. He's 1/2 of Reminiscent, a pop-punk and indie emo music podcast, and a podcast producer. Tom wears a lot of hats, but it's his passion that drives everything he does.  In this episode, we discuss his love of all things audio, music, his podcast, and how podcasting and entrepreneurship collide.   Learn more about Tom and his projects here.   Chat with R.R. Noall about this episode on Twitter!      

Dec 2019

30 min

Megan O'Brien is a new friend, who I met through a very old friend, Dennis. Megan's energy and zest for life caught my eye immediately, and before she headed out of town, I asked her to come into the studio.  There are many Conservation Corps and organizations around the country. Check them out with a quick google search!  Contact the host at poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com 

Dec 2019

33 min

I met Adriana Giorgetti at a women's event in Denver. Her energy and love of her work were infectious - I knew I had to have her on Poems for People.  In this episode, we discuss her moving to the US, her family, and her business, Posting Bee.   www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com   Contact: poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com

Nov 2019

28 min

Cat Jaffee is the founder of House of Pod. In addition to being an all-around badass, she's a lover of exploration, community, and audio. Right before taking a huge trip, Cat takes the time to sit down with me to share her story.  Learn more about Denver's House of Pod.   Follow Cat's journey here.   Email us at poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com  www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com   

Nov 2019

36 min

Brian Davis is a teacher out of Denver, Colorado. He's been on a journey as he sought to find his "forever thing." We often forget that these journeys look different for everyone and that when you embrace them, some special things can happen.  At the end, R.R. Noall writes Brian his typewriter poem.  www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com  Contact: poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com

Nov 2019

32 min

Episode 13 features a very special guest, Leave Note Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Ailsa Walsh, their Communications Coordinator, explains the organization's mission, upcoming events, and goals for the future. Stick around to hear the typewriter poem!  Who's going to #OptToAct this November?   To learn more about Leave No Trace, visit lnt.org  Contact Rachel at poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com

Nov 2019

28 min

Amanda Aldridge is a passionate teacher out of Denver, Colorado. Her desire to improve her craft and serve her students is inspirational.  We discuss teaching, challenges in the classroom, and ultimately how the education field can transform you as an individual.  At the end of the episode, Amanda reads her typewriter poem!  Questions, Comments, Stories to Share? Email Rachel at poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com Website: www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com 

Oct 2019

36 min

When I met Jan, I knew immediately that we'd be friends. Learn more about Jan, and her desire to learn about humans through their stories and how she puts good energy out into the world.  www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com Contact: poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com

Oct 2019

30 min

The 31st National Coming Out Day was celebrated last week on October 11th.   In the 10th episode of Poems for People, host R.R. Noall talks about her own coming out process as well as a poetry book she's been working on.  Closet Haikus is a collaborate coming out poetry collection. The Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded in the spring of 2019. As the publication date (December 2019) approaches, she wanted to share the project with the Poems for People community and give listeners a chance to participate. Lastly, Noall writes a "Closet Haiku" on her typewriter.  Learn more about the Closet Haikus project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rrnoall/closet-haikus   Website: www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com  Social media: @poems4peoplepod  Contact: poemsforpeoplepodcast@gmail.com

Oct 2019

12 min

Life changes, and as humans, we have to adjust, embrace transition, and be vulnerable. Ali Hause is an engineer based in Boulder, Colorado. This week, she shares with us not only her passions for family, friends, and her work, but provides us with a glimpse into a journey she's on right now.    Sit back, and enjoy this episode of Poems for People.        

Oct 2019

31 min

From her career to her desire to explore Colorado and her love of all things human, Ashley Barrett is on many adventures, one could say. As a DPT now pursuing her MBA, she is driven to create equitable health care systems that increase a patient's quality of life. In the same vein, she's all about living life to the fullest and passing that legacy onto her nephew.  If you're looking for some inspiration, it's right here.   www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com  @poems4peoplepod 

Oct 2019

27 min

Poems for People is something special. As the host, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what brought this poetry podcast into existence. I take a moment, reflect, and write myself a poem, which I don't get to do very often.   www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com @poems4peoplepod    

Sep 2019

14 min

Sustainability activist and consultant Beth Birchfield joins me on episode 6 of Poems for People.   We discuss the small steps that individuals and businesses can take to help themselves and the planet. Additionally, Beth shares how she came to see this problem for what it is and the role that loss has played in fueling her desire to give back to mother earth.  At the end of the podcast, Beth reads her poem aloud.  Learn more about Beth's company EcoShyft. You can learn more about it on Instagram at @ecoskyft and at www.ecoshyft.org.   

Sep 2019

29 min

Alison Bozic, the mom of host R.R. Noall, goes into the studio for an impromptu recording of Poems for People. That being said, this episode won't disappoint.  We discuss big life changes, like moving across the country, self-discovery, and newfound passions.  At the end of the episode, Alison reads her poem aloud!   www.poemsforpeoplepodcast.com  @poems4peoplepod 

Sep 2019

29 min

Denver-based tattoo artists Jon Hanna and Kelly Mitchell join R.R. Noall in the 4th episode of Poems for People.  They discuss the process of becoming a tattoo artist, nightmare clients, and the satisfaction of seeing art on skin.   At the end of the episode, they read their typewriter poem!   Find Jon and Kelly on Instagram: @jonhannatattoo and @kellymitchelltattoos       

Sep 2019

25 min

Real Estate Agent and Bar Instructor Megan Lamb joins poet R.R. Noall on episode 3. We discuss personal growth, letting go, and being open to the universe.   At the end of the episode, Megan reads her poem aloud!  Get ready for a few tears, folks.    

Aug 2019

27 min

Screenwriter and MFA student L.R. Camacho joins me on Poems for People this week. We discuss screenwriting, creative collaboration, and poetry! 

Aug 2019

19 min

Therapist Lindsay McCary joins me on the 1st episode of Poems for People.  We discuss self-care, wedding planning, graduate school, and of course, poetry.  Lindsay reads her poem out loud at the end of the episode! 

Aug 2019

16 min

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