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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 Chimney Sweeper by William BlakeJanuary 12, 2020 Episode artwork Modern Dating Culture W/ Director Stewart WadeJanuary 08, 2020 Episode artwork The Little Black Boy by William BlakeJanuary 05, 2020 Episode artwork Response to Yaron Brook's review of The IrishmanDecember 31, 2019 Episode artwork The Lamb by William BlakeDecember 22, 2019 Episode artwork The Echoing Green by William BlakeDecember 15, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #30 Introduction to the Songs of Innocence by William BlakeDecember 08, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #29 Tintern Abbey by William WordsworthDecember 01, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #28 The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman by William WordsworthNovember 24, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #27 Old Man Travelling: Animal Tranquility and Decay, a Sketch by William WordsworthNovember 17, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #26 The Convict by William WordsworthNovember 10, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #25 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