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.
    Homer’s Iliad W/Literary Canon Club Guests
    1:52:14
  2. 2.
    'Shane' by Jack Schaefer W/Guest Nikos Sotirakopoulos
    1:11:56
  3. 3.
    Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie W/Guest Rucka
    2:11:41
  4. 4.
    "Macbeth" by Shakespeare W/Guest Ann Ciccolella
    55:22
  5. 5.
    "Boule de Suif" by Guy de Maupassant W/Guest Chris DePretis
    1:51:05
  6. 6.
    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury W/Luc Travers
    1:17:04
  7. 7.
    'Cyrano de Bergerac' by Edmond Rostand W/Guest Eric Robert Morse
    1:28:56
  8. 8.
    'The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass' W/Guest Jesse McCarthy
    1:01:22
  1. 9.
    'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger - and the psychology of conspiracy theorists
    51:50
  2. 10.
    'Oedipus The King' by Sophocles W/Guest Timothy Sandefur
    1:14:06
  3. 11.
    'We the Living' by Ayn Rand - With Guest Jon Hersey
    1:09:33
  4. 12.
    Five Reasons to Read Daniel Defoe's "Moll Flanders."
    47:46
  5. 13.
    The Prelude by William Wordsworth (Boat Stealing Scene)
    43:41
  6. 14.
    The Little Girl Lost by William Blake
    40:09
  7. 15.
    The Princess and the Puma by O. Henry
    21:39
  8. 16.
    8. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Chapter 4: The Inquiry)
    46:34
  9. 17.
    7. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Ch 3 Summary and A Closer Look)
    44:15
  10. 18.
    6. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Ch 3 "Follow Your Leader")
    52:31
  11. 19.
    5. Benito Cereno By Melville ("Ch 2 Summary" and "A Closer Look")
    55:23
  12. 20.
    4. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Chapter 2: The Gordian Knot)
    1:30:11
  13. 21.
    3. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville ("Ch 1 Summary" and "A Closer Look")
    1:06:13
  14. 22.
    2. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Chapter 1: Ship in Distress)
    52:14
  15. 23.
    1. Benito Cereno By Herman Melville (Introduction)
    30:49
  16. 24.
    Hawthorne, Vonnegut and Griggs - Science Fiction Comparison
    1:10:53
  17. 25.
    Song: Spring by William Shakespeare
    22:53
  18. 26.
    The Beauty of The Nose With Kelsy Landin
    50:07
  19. 27.
    The Ballad of Birmingham by Dudley Randall
    20:54
  20. 28.
    Creating Art in The Time of Quarantine W/ Jeremiah Cobra
    1:51:38
  21. 29.
    Sonnet 129: 'The Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame' by William Shakespeare
    31:28
  22. 30.
    The Practical Value of Reading Literature W/ Deanna Heikkinen
    1:11:48
  23. 31.
    Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day by William Shakespeare
    34:53
  24. 32.
    Surprised by Art! With Luc Travers
    1:04:03
  25. 33.
    The Clod and the Pebble by William Blake
    16:39
  26. 34.
    Songs of Experience 'Introduction' and 'Earth's Answer' By William Blake
    36:41
  27. 35.
    Quarantine Tales: Old Man Traveling
    1:08:28
  28. 36.
    Bonding with Art and Artists W/Luc Travers
    1:08:37
  29. 37.
    A Candid Conversation with Chris De Pretis
    1:32:51
  30. 38.
    On Another's Sorrow by William Blake
    41:03
  31. 39.
    Enjoying Sculptures with Dianne Durante
    1:30:46
  32. 40.
    The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
    59:42
  33. 41.
    Spiritual Snacks with Alexandra York
    1:22:10
  34. 42.
    The Ebony Clock: A Quarantine Nightmare by Kirk Barbera
    21:03
  35. 43.
    Making Art Personal with Luc Travers
    1:18:43
  36. 44.
    On Dealing With Fear: Motorcycles, The Iliad and Plagues
    1:31:46
  37. 45.
    The American Mind Then and Now with C. Bradley Thompson
    1:42:57
  38. 46.
    Quarantine Nation! A Conversation with Rucka Rucka Ali
    2:28:15
  39. 47.
    A Dream by William Blake
    37:53
  40. 48.
    The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
    18:43
  41. 49.
    Infant Joy and Infant Sorrow by William Blake
    37:46
  42. 50.
    Nurse's Song by William Blake
    20:43

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