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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 Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger - and the psychology of conspiracy theoristsMarch 04, 2021 Episode artwork 'Oedipus The King' by Sophocles W/Guest Timothy SandefurMarch 03, 2021 Episode artwork 'We the Living' by Ayn Rand - With Guest Jon HerseyFebruary 25, 2021 Episode artwork Five Reasons to Read Daniel Defoe's "Moll Flanders."February 09, 2021 Episode artwork The Prelude by William Wordsworth (Boat Stealing Scene)December 30, 2020 Episode artwork The Little Girl Lost by William BlakeDecember 16, 2020 Episode artwork The Princess and the Puma by O. HenryOctober 28, 2020 Episode artwork 8. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Chapter 4: The Inquiry)October 26, 2020 Episode artwork 7. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Ch 3 Summary and A Closer Look)October 26, 2020 Episode artwork 6. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Ch 3 "Follow Your Leader")October 19, 2020 Episode artwork 5. Benito Cereno By Melville ("Ch 2 Summary" and "A Closer Look")October 18, 2020 Episode artwork 4. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Chapter 2: The Gordian Knot)October 12, 2020 Episode artwork 3. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville ("Ch 1 Summary" and "A Closer Look")October 12, 2020 Episode artwork 2. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Chapter 1: Ship in Distress)October 10, 2020 Episode artwork 1. Benito Cereno By Herman Melville (Introduction)October 10, 2020 Episode artwork Hawthorne, Vonnegut and Griggs - Science Fiction ComparisonSeptember 01, 2020 Episode artwork Song: Spring by William ShakespeareAugust 31, 2020 Episode artwork The Beauty of The Nose With Kelsy LandinJuly 28, 2020 Episode artwork The Ballad of Birmingham by Dudley RandallJune 14, 2020 Episode artwork Creating Art in The Time of Quarantine W/ Jeremiah CobraJune 03, 2020 Episode artwork Sonnet 129: 'The Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame' by William ShakespeareMay 31, 2020 Episode artwork The Practical Value of Reading Literature W/ Deanna HeikkinenMay 28, 2020 Episode artwork Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day by William ShakespeareMay 24, 2020 Episode artwork Surprised by Art! With Luc TraversMay 15, 2020 Episode artwork The Clod and the Pebble by William BlakeMay 10, 2020 Episode artwork