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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.
    The Princess and the Puma by O. Henry10/28/2020
    21:39
  2. 2.
    8. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Chapter 4: The Inquiry)10/26/2020
    46:34
  3. 3.
    7. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Ch 3 Summary and A Closer Look)10/26/2020
    44:15
  4. 4.
    6. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Ch 3 "Follow Your Leader")10/19/2020
    52:31
  5. 5.
    5. Benito Cereno By Melville ("Ch 2 Summary" and "A Closer Look")10/19/2020
    55:23
  6. 6.
    4. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Chapter 2: The Gordian Knot)10/12/2020
    1:30:11
  7. 7.
    3. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville ("Ch 1 Summary" and "A Closer Look")10/12/2020
    1:06:13
  8. 8.
    2. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Chapter 1: Ship in Distress)10/11/2020
    52:14
  1. 9.
    1. Benito Cereno By Herman Melville (Introduction)10/11/2020
    30:49
  2. 10.
    Hawthorne, Vonnegut and Griggs - Science Fiction Comparison09/01/2020
    1:10:53
  3. 11.
    Song: Spring by William Shakespeare08/31/2020
    22:53
  4. 12.
    The Beauty of The Nose With Kelsy Landin07/28/2020
    50:07
  5. 13.
    The Ballad of Birmingham by Dudley Randall06/14/2020
    20:54
  6. 14.
    Creating Art in The Time of Quarantine W/ Jeremiah Cobra06/03/2020
    1:51:38
  7. 15.
    Sonnet 129: 'The Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame' by William Shakespeare05/31/2020
    31:28
  8. 16.
    The Practical Value of Reading Literature W/ Deanna Heikkinen05/28/2020
    1:11:48
  9. 17.
    Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day by William Shakespeare05/24/2020
    34:53
  10. 18.
    Surprised by Art! With Luc Travers05/15/2020
    1:04:03
  11. 19.
    The Clod and the Pebble by William Blake05/10/2020
    16:39
  12. 20.
    Songs of Experience 'Introduction' and 'Earth's Answer' By William Blake05/03/2020
    36:41
  13. 21.
    Quarantine Tales: Old Man Traveling04/25/2020
    1:08:28
  14. 22.
    Bonding with Art and Artists W/Luc Travers04/16/2020
    1:08:37
  15. 23.
    A Candid Conversation with Chris De Pretis04/14/2020
    1:32:51
  16. 24.
    On Another's Sorrow by William Blake04/12/2020
    41:03
  17. 25.
    Enjoying Sculptures with Dianne Durante04/06/2020
    1:30:46
  18. 26.
    The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe04/04/2020
    59:42
  19. 27.
    Spiritual Snacks with Alexandra York04/01/2020
    1:22:10
  20. 28.
    The Ebony Clock: A Quarantine Nightmare by Kirk Barbera03/30/2020
    21:03
  21. 29.
    Making Art Personal with Luc Travers03/25/2020
    1:18:43
  22. 30.
    On Dealing With Fear: Motorcycles, The Iliad and Plagues03/24/2020
    1:31:46
  23. 31.
    The American Mind Then and Now with C. Bradley Thompson03/20/2020
    1:42:57
  24. 32.
    Quarantine Nation! A Conversation with Rucka Rucka Ali03/18/2020
    2:28:15
  25. 33.
    A Dream by William Blake03/15/2020
    37:53
  26. 34.
    The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe03/14/2020
    18:43
  27. 35.
    Infant Joy and Infant Sorrow by William Blake03/08/2020
    37:46
  28. 36.
    Nurse's Song by William Blake03/01/2020
    20:43
  29. 37.
    Night by William Blake02/23/2020
    37:48
  30. 38.
    Holy Thursday by William Blake02/16/2020
    47:11
  31. 39.
    A Cradle Song by William Blake02/09/2020
    30:48
  32. 40.
    The Roots of Progress With Jason Crawford02/05/2020
    1:37:35
  33. 41.
    The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe (PT 1)02/03/2020
    48:34
  34. 42.
    The Laughing Song by William Blake02/02/2020
    40:38
  35. 43.
    The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe (Pt 2 - Commentary) 01/28/2020
    1:00:20
  36. 44.
    The Little Boy Lost and The Little Boy Found by William Blake01/26/2020
    22:25
  37. 45.
    The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe (Pt 1) 01/24/2020
    31:02
  38. 46.
    The Pastoral Poems of William Blake01/19/2020
    34:57
  39. 47.
    The Chimney Sweeper by William Blake01/12/2020
    59:31
  40. 48.
    Modern Dating Culture W/ Director Stewart Wade01/08/2020
    1:27:21
  41. 49.
    The Little Black Boy by William Blake01/05/2020
    54:48
  42. 50.
    Response to Yaron Brook's review of The Irishman12/31/2019
    1:31:20
  43. 51.
    The Lamb by William Blake12/22/2019
    36:25
  44. 52.
    The Echoing Green by William Blake12/15/2019
    34:50
  45. 53.
    SMP #30 Introduction to the Songs of Innocence by William Blake12/08/2019
    39:53
  46. 54.
    SMP #29 Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth12/01/2019
    1:41:48
  47. 55.
    SMP #28 The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman by William Wordsworth11/24/2019
    32:50
  48. 56.
    SMP #27 Old Man Travelling: Animal Tranquility and Decay, a Sketch by William Wordsworth11/17/2019
    28:34
  49. 57.
    SMP #26 The Convict by William Wordsworth11/10/2019
    49:05
  50. 58.
    SMP #25 The Female Vagrant by William Wordsworth11/06/2019
    1:24:42
  51. 59.
    SMP #24 The Tables Turned, An Evening Scene on the Same Subject by William Wordsworth11/03/2019
    50:42
  52. 60.
    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge10/31/2019
    1:53:18
  53. 61.
    Conversation with Screenwriter and Poet, Paul Guay10/30/2019
    2:12:01
  54. 62.
    SMP #24 Expostulation and Reply by William Wordsworth10/27/2019
    34:28
  55. 63.
    MM #9 "Air and Angels" By John Donne10/21/2019
    37:43
  56. 64.
    SMP #23 Lines Written near Richmond, Upon the Thames, at Evening, By William Wordsworth10/20/2019
    52:55
  57. 65.
    The Idiot Boy by William Wordsworth10/16/2019
    55:46
  58. 66.
    Metaphysical Mondays #8: The Triple Fool by John Donne10/07/2019
    26:32
  59. 67.
    SMP #22 "The Dungeon" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge10/06/2019
    38:01
  60. 68.
    A Poet for All Times: Quent Cordair Conversation10/01/2019
    1:27:01
  61. 69.
    Metaphysical Mondays #7 The Canonization by John Donne09/30/2019
    33:09
  62. 70.
    SMP #21 The Foster-Mother's Tale by Samuel Taylor Coleridge09/29/2019
    56:54
  63. 71.
    Metaphysical Mondays #6: The Sun Rising by John Donne09/23/2019
    45:08
  64. 72.
    SMP #20 The Last of the Flock09/22/2019
    48:51
  65. 73.
    Metaphysical Mondays #5 The Undertaking by John Donne09/09/2019
    15:49
  66. 74.
    SMP #19: The Thorn by William Wordsworth09/08/2019
    1:03:50
  67. 75.
    Metaphysical Mondays #4: Go! And Catch a Falling Star by John Donne09/02/2019
    21:14
  68. 76.
    SMP #18 Lines Written in Early Spring by William Wordsworth09/01/2019
    58:52
  69. 77.
    Peering At Things: Ayn Rand and The Writer's Process08/28/2019
    1:30:11
  70. 78.
    Metaphysical Mondays #3: Woman's Constancy by John Donne08/26/2019
    21:16
  71. 79.
    SMP #17: We Are Seven by William Wordsworth08/25/2019
    39:03
  72. 80.
    Waiting Around in Hollywood... With Jeff Britting08/21/2019
    1:22:16
  73. 81.
    Metaphysical Mondays #2: The Good Morrow by John Donne08/19/2019
    34:27
  74. 82.
    SMP #16 Anecdote for Fathers by William Wordsworth08/18/2019
    36:29
  75. 83.
    Ballad #4 Thomas The Rhymer08/14/2019
    16:26
  76. 84.
    Science Fiction and Edgar Allan Poe's "A Descent Into the Maelstrom"08/13/2019
    1:08:52
  77. 85.
    Metaphysical Mondays #1 The Flea by John Donne08/12/2019
    33:17
  78. 86.
    SMP #15 Simon Lee by William Wordsworth08/11/2019
    51:30
  79. 87.
    Ballad #3 The WIfe Of Usher's Well08/07/2019
    22:41
  80. 88.
    SMP #14 Lines written a small distance from my house - William Wordsworth08/04/2019
    43:34
  81. 89.
    Ballad #2: Proud Lady Margaret07/31/2019
    29:38
  82. 90.
    SMP #13: Goody Blake and Harry Gill: A True Story by William Wordsworth07/28/2019
    41:50
  83. 91.
    What everyone gets wrong about Game of Thrones07/27/2019
    2:16:16
  84. 92.
    Ballads 1: King John and the Abbott of Canterbury07/24/2019
    14:04
  85. 93.
    SMP #12: The Nightingale by Samuel Taylor Coleridge07/21/2019
    52:05
  86. 94.
    SMP #11 Lines Written Upon a Yew Tree by William Wordsworth07/14/2019
    53:17
  87. 95.
    SMP #10 THE LUCY POEMS by William Wordsworth07/07/2019
    1:07:40
  88. 96.
    4th of July Special: "The Building of the Ship" by Longfellow07/04/2019
    33:13
  89. 97.
    SMP #9 I wandered lonely as a cloud by William Wordsworth06/30/2019
    31:15
  90. 98.
    SMP #9 Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower by William Wordsworth06/23/2019
    58:12
  91. 99.
    SMP #8: "Strange fits of passion I have known" by William Wordsworth.06/16/2019
    52:02
  92. 100.
    Sunday Morning Poetry #7: I Travelled Among Unknown Men - Wordsworth06/09/2019
    39:16
  93. 101.
    Sunday Morning Poetry #6 'She Dwelt Among The Untrodden Ways' - William Wordsworth06/02/2019
    54:41
  94. 102.
    Making Art Personal with Linda Cordair05/29/2019
    1:13:56
  95. 103.
    Sunday Morning Poetry #5: Nutting by William Wordsworth.05/26/2019
    58:06
  96. 104.
    Objectivist Conference 2019 and Art W/Anu Seppala05/22/2019
    53:30
  97. 105.
    Sunday Morning Poetry #4 The Fountain by William Wordsworth05/19/2019
    46:53
  98. 106.
    Sunday Morning Poetry #3: THE MAD MOTHER by William Wordsworth05/12/2019
    39:10
  99. 107.
    Sunday Morning Poetry #2: "The Two April Mornings" by William Wordsworth05/05/2019
    57:13
  100. 108.
    Sunday Morning Poetry #1: To a Butterfly by William Wordsworth04/21/2019
    43:41
  101. 109.
    Comics, Literature and GoT W/Daniel Sherrier04/18/2019
    1:00:47
  102. 110.
    Art and Sex: A Conversation W/Stewart Wade04/16/2019
    1:01:10
  103. 111.
    The Changing Medium of Media W/Chris De Pretis04/11/2019
    1:42:10
  104. 112.
    The Nature of an Artist with Maryam Khawar03/27/2019
    1:14:46
  105. 113.
    How to read great literature when you are busy W/Marco Romero03/22/2019
    57:28
  106. 114.
    Part 4 of Why and How to Watch Netflix's "The Titan"03/16/2019
    32:16
  107. 115.
    Netflix's The Titan Part 3 -- The Mad Scientist!03/15/2019
    53:03
  108. 116.
    Help me Save Netflix's The Titan (part 2) - Who is The Hero?03/14/2019
    57:14
  109. 117.
    Netflix's The Titan is Worth Saving and How to Do It (part 1)03/13/2019
    34:02
  110. 118.
    Hanz's Muse by Georgia L. Bell03/08/2019
    1:49:04
  111. 119.
    Sci Fi as Analogy W/Amy J. Murphy02/06/2019
    1:23:13
  112. 120.
    The Artist of the Beautiful by Nathaniel Hawthorne02/01/2019
    1:10:37
  113. 121.
    Band of Gold by Maddox Herring01/28/2019
    12:04
  114. 122.
    Artful Convo: Wicca, Sci-Fi and more w/Diane Morrison01/25/2019
    1:27:06
  115. 123.
    A Promethean Liver By Maddox Herring01/22/2019
    15:16
  116. 124.
    O. Henry's The Proof of the Pudding01/19/2019
    39:16
  117. 125.
    The Poetry of Walls: Donald Trump and Robert Forst01/18/2019
    11:15
  118. 126.
    Artful Convo: Women's Fiction vs. Men's Fiction W/Shar Lemond01/17/2019
    1:02:44
  119. 127.
    PT 3: Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Birth of Sci-Fi 01/16/2019
    2:53:48
  120. 128.
    Taken or The Equalizer, which is more romantic?01/11/2019
    26:28
  121. 129.
    Random thoughts and a quick reading of "Advertisement" to Lyrical Ballads by Wordsworth and Coleridge01/04/2019
    22:03
  122. 130.
    What We're looking for in Submissions to Troubadour Magazine01/04/2019
    27:25
  123. 131.
    A Conversation on Poetry, Rap, and Art With Jeremiah Cobra01/02/2019
    52:30
  124. 132.
    Ode to Psyche by Keats W/Special Guest Stacey Reay12/29/2018
    1:40:05
  125. 133.
    An Epic Conversation about the Epics of Homer with Patrick Reasonover12/27/2018
    1:39:07
  126. 134.
    Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats12/25/2018
    2:06:14
  127. 135.
    A Conversation with Ayn Rand Institute's CEO Tal Tsfany12/17/2018
    1:13:38
  128. 136.
    A Conversation with Patrick Reasonover12/13/2018
    51:22
  129. 137.
    The Rucka Rucka Ali Conversation and The Role of Comedy in our Life12/12/2018
    3:31:28
  130. 138.
    PT 2: Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Birth of Sci-Fi12/08/2018
    2:42:43
  131. 139.
    I Stood Tip-Toe Upon a Little Hill by John Keats11/29/2018
    20:52
  132. 140.
    Butterflies, Sci-Fi, and Nathaniel Hawthorne11/26/2018
    2:16:11
  133. 141.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Birth of Sci-Fi (Part 1)11/12/2018
    2:32:32
  134. 142.
    Feminism Ruins TV: A Discussion of Veronica Mars11/05/2018
    48:32
  135. 143.
    BLOOM! Poetry10/31/2018
    43:08
  136. 144.
    The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe10/30/2018
    55:34
  137. 145.
    Lost Boys Case File #183692410/25/2018
    32:32
  138. 146.
    Why I Distrust "Studies" Used in Arguments and Articles10/24/2018
    34:55
  139. 147.
    Conversation #2: the evil of "the other side of the aisle"10/17/2018
    2:13:56
  140. 148.
    An Atheist and a Catholic converse on Abortion.10/16/2018
    1:19:40
  141. 149.
    A Nation of Pain: Kavanaugh and #metoo09/28/2018
    41:40
  142. 150.
    Is San Antonio Truly A Good Place to Live?09/25/2018
    2:14:11
  143. 151.
    The Road Not Taken -- With Guest Dan Pontefract08/31/2018
    1:00:30
  144. 152.
    Success Poems #2: The Emigrant Spirit08/26/2018
    1:19:16
  145. 153.
    For Five Minutes I Lived (short story)08/15/2018
    24:05
  146. 154.
    Success Poems #1 The Success Paradox08/14/2018
    1:01:26
  147. 155.
    Jordan Peterson's 12th Rule & Homeric Glory08/05/2018
    2:46:45
  148. 156.
    Jordan Peterson's 11th Rule & Kipling's 37 Conditions for Manliness08/01/2018
    1:59:55
  149. 157.
    Jordan Peterson's 10th Rule & The Lost Jiukiukwe Tribe07/28/2018
    2:48:29
  150. 158.
    The Manhunt by Simon Armitage -- With Guest Stacey Reay07/26/2018
    1:06:22
  151. 159.
    Jordan Peterson's 9th Rule & The Imitation of Socrates06/30/2018
    1:59:09
  152. 160.
    Jordan Peterson's 7th Rule; The Pieta Versus Rizpah06/18/2018
    2:38:17
  153. 161.
    Jordan Peterson's 8th Rule and Pixar Animations06/17/2018
    1:27:42
  154. 162.
    Romantic #6: London by William Blake & 18th Century Progressives06/11/2018
    29:19
  155. 163.
    Romantic #5: The Tyger by William Blake & The Problem of EVIL06/10/2018
    30:06
  156. 164.
    Romantic #4: The Clod and the Pebble by William Blake06/09/2018
    42:59
  157. 165.
    Jordan Peterson's 6th Rule, School Killers, The Pebble and the Clod06/08/2018
    2:00:22
  158. 166.
    Jordan Peterson's 5th Rule, The Socrates Problem, and William Blake05/21/2018
    1:49:07
  159. 167.
    Romantic #3: The Three Minstrels by Thomas Chatterton05/19/2018
    46:36
  160. 168.
    Romantic #2: The Castaway by William Cowper05/15/2018
    40:19
  161. 169.
    Romantic #1: To the Nightingale By William Crowper05/14/2018
    35:37
  162. 170.
    Invictus by William Earnest Henley05/11/2018
    12:04
  163. 171.
    Napoleon Hill's Favorite Success Poems05/10/2018
    15:39
  164. 172.
    Napoleon Hill's Favorite Poem on SUCCESS05/08/2018
    15:07
  165. 173.
    A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow05/08/2018
    26:44
  166. 174.
    Mending Wall by Robert Frost (short)05/07/2018
    20:49
  167. 175.
    Jordan Peterson's 4th Rule, with Robert Frost, Dostoevsky and Rand's esthetics05/06/2018
    3:11:32
  168. 176.
    Business is Business by Berton Braley - With Guest Sean Doherty04/30/2018
    1:30:34
  169. 177.
    2 Poems for Alfie Evans04/29/2018
    1:26:11
  170. 178.
    The Flea by John Donne (Or, Seduce Like a Poet!)04/25/2018
    23:53
  171. 179.
    Reacting to the news of your death with poet John Donne04/24/2018
    20:03
  172. 180.
    Ayn Rand's Favorite Poem: The Westerner by Badger Clark04/22/2018
    1:38:01
  173. 181.
    The Abysmal Dismal Mr. Boomerang04/20/2018
    32:37
  174. 182.
    Jordan Peterson's 3rd Rule, Blake's a Poison Tree and The Elixir of Valor04/17/2018
    1:49:01
  175. 183.
    SMP #5: Ulysses by Tennyson, and The Power of Atheists Praying04/15/2018
    1:50:29
  176. 184.
    SMP #4: Directive" by Robert Frost and breaking a Religious Monopoly04/08/2018
    1:38:06
  177. 185.
    #3. Sunday Morning Poetry: Art as Religion04/01/2018
    1:56:45
  178. 186.
    #2. Sunday Morning Poetry: Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold03/25/2018
    1:46:13
  179. 187.
    Jordan Peterson's 2nd Rule, Prometheus' Gift, And T.S. Eliot's Little Gidding03/20/2018
    4:19:41
  180. 188.
    #1. Sunday Morning Poetry: Humanist Church03/18/2018
    2:17:03
  181. 189.
    I Sing The Body Electric by Whitman -- With Guest Alex Spenser03/15/2018
    2:55:15
  182. 190.
    Kubla Khan by Samuel Coleridge - With Guest Rhys Morgan03/13/2018
    1:45:43
  183. 191.
    A Noiseless Patient Spider by Whitman - With Local Poet Rohn Bayes03/02/2018
    1:41:49
  184. 192.
    Epithalamium by Pablu Neruda - With Guest Cristina Sanchez02/27/2018
    1:52:13
  185. 193.
    Invictus by Henley - With Halelly Azulay02/25/2018
    1:41:53
  186. 194.
    Peterson's 1st Rule, Ayn Rand, and the poem Horatius by Thomas Macaulay02/15/2018
    1:49:44
  187. 195.
    Jordan Peterson's #1 Rule - With Guest Ken Briggs02/04/2018
    2:33:41
  188. 196.
    Reluctance by Robert Frost - With Phone Guest Stephanie Scheller01/31/2018
    1:33:03
  189. 197.
    For You O Democracy by Walt Whitman - With Guest Ken Briggs01/24/2018
    2:10:43
  190. 198.
    Dulce Et Decorum Est - With Guest Aziz Mejia01/22/2018
    3:40:15
  191. 199.
    The New Jerusalem by William Blake - With Guest Eric Robert Morse01/19/2018
    3:05:58
  192. 200.
    Sean Doherty: "I saw a man this morning who did not wish to die"01/15/2018
    1:13:01

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