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The Troubadour Podcast

By Kirk j Barbera

"It is the honourable characteristic of Poetry that its materials are to be found in every subject which can interest the human mind." William Wordsworth The Troubadour Podcast invites you into a world where art is conversation and conversation is art. The conversations on this show will be with some living people and some dead writers of our past. I aim to make both equally entertaining and educational.In 1798 William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge published Lyrical Ballads, which Wordsworth called an experiment to discover how far the language of everyday conversation is adapted to the purpose of poetic pleasure. With this publication, he set in motion the formal movement called "Romanticism." 220 years later the experiment is continued on this podcast. This podcast seeks to reach those of us who wish to improve our inner world, increase our stores of happiness, and yet not succumb to the mystical or the subjective.Here, in this place of the imagination, you will find many conversation with those humans creating things that interest the human mind.

  1. 1.
    SMP #30 Introduction to the Songs of Innocence by William Blake12/8/2019
    39:53
  2. 2.
    SMP #29 Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth12/1/2019
    1:41:48
  3. 3.
    SMP #28 The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman by William Wordsworth11/24/2019
    32:50
  4. 4.
    SMP #27 Old Man Travelling: Animal Tranquility and Decay, a Sketch by William Wordsworth11/17/2019
    28:34
  5. 5.
    SMP #26 The Convict by William Wordsworth11/10/2019
    49:05
  6. 6.
    SMP #25 The Female Vagrant by William Wordsworth11/6/2019
    1:24:42
  7. 7.
    SMP #24 The Tables Turned, An Evening Scene on the Same Subject by William Wordsworth11/3/2019
    50:42
  8. 8.
    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge10/31/2019
    1:53:18
  1. 9.
    Conversation with Screenwriter and Poet, Paul Guay10/30/2019
    2:12:01
  2. 10.
    SMP #24 Expostulation and Reply by William Wordsworth10/27/2019
    34:28
  3. 11.
    MM #9 "Air and Angels" By John Donne10/21/2019
    37:43
  4. 12.
    SMP #23 Lines Written near Richmond, Upon the Thames, at Evening, By William Wordsworth10/20/2019
    52:55
  5. 13.
    The Idiot Boy by William Wordsworth10/16/2019
    55:46
  6. 14.
    Metaphysical Mondays #8: The Triple Fool by John Donne10/7/2019
    26:32
  7. 15.
    SMP #22 "The Dungeon" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge10/6/2019
    38:01
  8. 16.
    A Poet for All Times: Quent Cordair Conversation10/1/2019
    1:27:01
  9. 17.
    Metaphysical Mondays #7 The Canonization by John Donne9/30/2019
    33:09
  10. 18.
    SMP #21 The Foster-Mother's Tale by Samuel Taylor Coleridge9/29/2019
    56:54
  11. 19.
    Metaphysical Mondays #6: The Sun Rising by John Donne9/23/2019
    45:08
  12. 20.
    SMP #20 The Last of the Flock9/22/2019
    48:51
  13. 21.
    Metaphysical Mondays #5 The Undertaking by John Donne9/9/2019
    15:49
  14. 22.
    SMP #19: The Thorn by William Wordsworth9/8/2019
    1:03:50
  15. 23.
    Metaphysical Mondays #4: Go! And Catch a Falling Star by John Donne9/2/2019
    21:14
  16. 24.
    SMP #18 Lines Written in Early Spring by William Wordsworth9/1/2019
    58:52
  17. 25.
    Peering At Things: Ayn Rand and The Writer's Process8/28/2019
    1:30:11
  18. 26.
    Metaphysical Mondays #3: Woman's Constancy by John Donne8/26/2019
    21:16
  19. 27.
    SMP #17: We Are Seven by William Wordsworth8/25/2019
    39:03
  20. 28.
    Waiting Around in Hollywood... With Jeff Britting8/21/2019
    1:22:16
  21. 29.
    Metaphysical Mondays #2: The Good Morrow by John Donne8/19/2019
    34:27
  22. 30.
    SMP #16 Anecdote for Fathers by William Wordsworth8/18/2019
    36:29
  23. 31.
    Ballad #4 Thomas The Rhymer8/14/2019
    16:26
  24. 32.
    Science Fiction and Edgar Allan Poe's "A Descent Into the Maelstrom"8/13/2019
    1:08:52
  25. 33.
    Metaphysical Mondays #1 The Flea by John Donne8/12/2019
    33:17
  26. 34.
    SMP #15 Simon Lee by William Wordsworth8/11/2019
    51:30
  27. 35.
    Ballad #3 The WIfe Of Usher's Well8/7/2019
    22:41
  28. 36.
    SMP #14 Lines written a small distance from my house - William Wordsworth8/4/2019
    43:34
  29. 37.
    Ballad #2: Proud Lady Margaret7/31/2019
    29:38
  30. 38.
    SMP #13: Goody Blake and Harry Gill: A True Story by William Wordsworth7/28/2019
    41:50
  31. 39.
    What everyone gets wrong about Game of Thrones7/27/2019
    2:16:16
  32. 40.
    Ballads 1: King John and the Abbott of Canterbury7/24/2019
    14:04
  33. 41.
    SMP #12: The Nightingale by Samuel Taylor Coleridge7/21/2019
    52:05
  34. 42.
    SMP #11 Lines Written Upon a Yew Tree by William Wordsworth7/14/2019
    53:17
  35. 43.
    SMP #10 THE LUCY POEMS by William Wordsworth7/7/2019
    1:07:40
  36. 44.
    4th of July Special: "The Building of the Ship" by Longfellow7/4/2019
    33:13
  37. 45.
    SMP #9 I wandered lonely as a cloud by William Wordsworth6/30/2019
    31:15
  38. 46.
    SMP #9 Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower by William Wordsworth6/23/2019
    58:12
  39. 47.
    SMP #8: "Strange fits of passion I have known" by William Wordsworth.6/16/2019
    52:02
  40. 48.
    Sunday Morning Poetry #7: I Travelled Among Unknown Men - Wordsworth6/9/2019
    39:16
  41. 49.
    Sunday Morning Poetry #6 'She Dwelt Among The Untrodden Ways' - William Wordsworth6/2/2019
    54:41
  42. 50.
    Making Art Personal with Linda Cordair5/29/2019
    1:13:56

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