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The Troubadour Podcast

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.

Recent Episodes

The Convict by William WordsworthNovember 10, 2019 Episode artwork The Female Vagrant by William WordsworthNovember 06, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #24 The Tables Turned, An Evening Scene on the Same Subject by William WordsworthNovember 03, 2019 Episode artwork The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor ColeridgeOctober 31, 2019 Episode artwork Conversation with Screenwriter and Poet, Paul GuayOctober 30, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #24 Expostulation and Reply by William WordsworthOctober 27, 2019 Episode artwork MM #9 "Air and Angels" By John DonneOctober 21, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #23 Lines Written near Richmond, Upon the Thames, at Evening, By William WordsworthOctober 20, 2019 Episode artwork The Idiot Boy by William WordsworthOctober 16, 2019 Episode artwork Metaphysical Mondays #8: The Triple Fool by John DonneOctober 07, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #22 "The Dungeon" by Samuel Taylor ColeridgeOctober 06, 2019 Episode artwork A Poet for All Times: Quent Cordair ConversationOctober 01, 2019 Episode artwork Metaphysical Mondays #7 The Canonization by John DonneSeptember 30, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #21 The Foster-Mother's Tale by Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSeptember 29, 2019 Episode artwork Metaphysical Mondays #6: The Sun Rising by John DonneSeptember 23, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #20 The Last of the FlockSeptember 22, 2019 Episode artwork Metaphysical Mondays #5 The Undertaking by John DonneSeptember 09, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #19: The Thorn by William WordsworthSeptember 08, 2019 Episode artwork Metaphysical Mondays #4: Go! And Catch a Falling Star by John DonneSeptember 02, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #18 Lines Written in Early Spring by William WordsworthSeptember 01, 2019 Episode artwork Peering At Things: Ayn Rand and The Writer's ProcessAugust 28, 2019 Episode artwork Metaphysical Mondays #3: Woman's Constancy by John DonneAugust 26, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #17: We Are Seven by William WordsworthAugust 25, 2019 Episode artwork Waiting Around in Hollywood... With Jeff BrittingAugust 21, 2019 Episode artwork Metaphysical Mondays #2: The Good Morrow by John DonneAugust 19, 2019 Episode artwork