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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

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 SMP #16 Anecdote for Fathers by William WordsworthAugust 18, 2019 Episode artwork Ballad #4 Thomas The RhymerAugust 14, 2019 Episode artwork Science Fiction and Edgar Allan Poe's "A Descent Into the Maelstrom"August 13, 2019 Episode artwork Metaphysical Mondays #1 The Flea by John DonneAugust 12, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #15 Simon Lee by William WordsworthAugust 11, 2019 Episode artwork Ballad #3 The WIfe Of Usher's WellAugust 07, 2019 Episode artwork Lines written a small distance from my house - William WordsworthAugust 04, 2019 Episode artwork Ballad #2: Proud Lady MargaretJuly 31, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #13: Goody Blake and Harry Gill: A True Story by William WordsworthJuly 28, 2019 Episode artwork What everyone gets wrong about Game of ThronesJuly 27, 2019 Episode artwork Ballads 1: King John and the Abbott of CanterburyJuly 24, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #12: The Nightingale by Samuel Taylor ColeridgeJuly 21, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #11 Lines Written Upon a Yew Tree by William WordsworthJuly 14, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #10 THE LUCY POEMS by William WordsworthJuly 07, 2019 Episode artwork 4th of July Special: "The Building of the Ship" by LongfellowJuly 04, 2019 Episode artwork SMP #9 I wandered lonely as a cloud by William WordsworthJune 30, 2019 Episode artwork