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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

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 Songs of Experience 'Introduction' and 'Earth's Answer' By William BlakeMay 03, 2020 Episode artwork Quarantine Tales: Old Man TravelingApril 25, 2020 Episode artwork Bonding with Art and Artists W/Luc TraversApril 16, 2020 Episode artwork A Candid Conversation with Chris De PretisApril 14, 2020 Episode artwork On Another's Sorrow by William BlakeApril 12, 2020 Episode artwork Enjoying Sculptures with Dianne DuranteApril 06, 2020 Episode artwork The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan PoeApril 04, 2020 Episode artwork Spiritual Snacks with Alexandra YorkApril 01, 2020 Episode artwork The Ebony Clock: A Quarantine Nightmare by Kirk BarberaMarch 30, 2020 Episode artwork Making Art Personal with Luc TraversMarch 25, 2020 Episode artwork On Dealing With Fear: Motorcycles, The Iliad and PlaguesMarch 23, 2020 Episode artwork The American Mind Then and Now with C. Bradley ThompsonMarch 20, 2020 Episode artwork Quarantine Nation! A Conversation with Rucka Rucka AliMarch 18, 2020 Episode artwork A Dream by William BlakeMarch 15, 2020 Episode artwork The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan PoeMarch 14, 2020 Episode artwork