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Welcome to melodically challenged . Our weekly radio show plays the best in contemporary poetry, traditional and avant-garde poetry, and alternative music revolving around a theme. melodically challenged : where yesterday's poetry comes alive and today's poetry rocks!

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13 Pieces

A series of one-hour poetry shows featuring the best poetry being written today and music gathered around a theme. This year our themes include Beds, Vegetables, Small Towns, Coffee, Toys, The West, Crowds, A Piece of Cake, Schooled, Funerals, and much more.

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12 Pieces

Welcome to the fourth year of syndication for melodically challenged! We are a weekly, one-hour radio show that features contemporary, traditional, and avant-garde poetry as well as alternative music. We are written and produced by graduate, undergraduate and graduated college students from Georgia State University and we are sponsored by their English Department. Although we are syndicated by college radio stations, we have been downloaded and played by Public Radio stations across the country off of PRX. Our mission is to make the public aware of the great contemporary poetry being written today, to honor traditional and timeless poetry, and to introduce new and exciting forms of poetry.

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14 Pieces

melodically challenged creates an hour-long syndicated show every week that features poetry and alternative music revolving around a theme (past themes have included cars, death, and the color blue). Sponsored by the English Department of Georgia State University and written and produced by graduate and undergraduate students in the creative writing program there, each Fall and Spring semester melodically challenged offers 17 new and exciting shows. While we post the playlists on melodicallychallenged.org each week and announce each upcoming theme on our Facebook page, each show does not have to be played at that time and can be programmed whenever it fits a station's schedule. Every semester we offer general themes (this semester we'll have shows about memory, beauty, aging, parenting, and trains to name a few) and special educational shows (odes and sonnets). melodically challenged, where yesterday's poetry comes alive and today's poetry rocks!

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5 Pieces

Winter is a time when you gather together, explore your beliefs, look at the night sky and wonder at it all. At melodically challenged, we've curated a group of shows to help enjoy the winter months inside or outside. It's a Winter Wonderland here at melodically challenged, where yesterday's poetry comes alive and today's poetry rocks!

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15 Pieces

Welcome to the spring season of melodically challenged! We will have new shows every week throughout the Spring semester and in January we start with shows that have animals scampering throughout the poems and music. We begin with RATS! (poems that feature both the despicable rodent and the adorable squirrel), we’ll follow that with cats: our Purr-etry show, and after that, of course, we’ll be Gone To The Dogs. We’ll also have a Hot Cool Jazz show written and voiced by our new music director and the newest member of our team: Nancy Correro, a PhD student at Georgia State University. Keegan Osburn, who graduated last year with a BA in Audio Engineering, is another new member of our team: a Sound Editor who works on our shows to give us the best audio quality possible. After Nancy’s show, we’ll look at speed with our A Snail’s Pace and Full Speed Ahead shows. Later in the semester, we will feature a special guest editor: Dr. Julia Brock, who is a history professor at the University of West Georgia. We hope to bring you a Vietnamese translation show, and we are working on shows that focus on individual poets we admire and literary journals that feature audio tracks of their poetry.

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Welcome to another season of melodically challenged! We are excited to launch another semester full of hour-long shows that feature the best contemporary poetry audio available from Fishouse Poems, the Academy of American Poets, Naxos Audio, and poets we have the privilege of recording ourselves. Each show also features new, exciting, copyright-free music from the Free Music Archive. All of our shows revolve around a theme: this semester we'll feature shows about National Parks, The West, Natural Disasters, Noses, and Poems from the Secret of Hoa Sen, a Vietnamese translation show, among others.

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7 Pieces

While we write and produce shows for the fall semester, we like to rebroadcast a series of our favorite shows from the past year under a similar theme. Because we are a nationally syndicated show we've decided to move it, move it move it! We’ll begin our journey with our Small Towns show, travel in every kind of vehicle around the world, then to space, then to the future and after that, it’s Bedtime. When we wake up, it will be our new season. Whew!

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3 Pieces

While we write and produce shows for the fall semester, we like to rebroadcast a series of our favorite shows from years past under a similar theme. Because we are a nationally syndicated show we've decided to travel around, and this year we focused on the big cities of Atlanta, New York, and Philadelphia.

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Enjoy our favorite shows that aired in the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017 while we create next season's shows. Because of the special elections happening throughout the country, we will begin by airing our shows featuring poems about the ideas that grip us in the news and in our personal lives. Although the themes are politically charged, our shows are not, and will never take sides or become caustic in any way, they simply consider healthcare, the environment, National Parks, Truth and Lies, and Peace from a poet's perspective. We hope you enjoy them!

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4 Pieces

Over the winter break, December 27th through January 17th, we'll broadcast some of our favorite shows from the past year.


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Welcome to PART TWO of a special edition of melodically challenged called Lanterns Hanging on the Wind: poetry and music from Vietnam. Too many Ame...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2019
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In honor of The National Poetry Day of Vietnam, Welcome to a special edition of melodically challenged called Lanterns Hanging on the Wind: poetry ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
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Socrates said that wisdom begins in wonder, and that is what this week’s show is all about: wonder. This week we’re working wonders on melodically...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
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Ogden Nash said, “A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.” Welcome to anothe...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:02
Caption: from Infinity Mirrors by YaYoi Kusama, High Museum of Art
George Carlin said, “Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.” We're not sure we believe in...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:03
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Henny Youngman said, “If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” And that is what this week’s ...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:06:33
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Someone asked Steven Wright, if he was stranded on a desert island, what book would he bring. He replied, “How to build a boat.” Welcome to another...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
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Scottish poet Alexander Smith wrote that “the sea complains upon a thousand shores.” We hope you’ll have no complaints about this week’s melodicall...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2018
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Rainer Maria Rilke said, “Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” Welcome to this week’s edition of melodically challenge...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
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Joel Salatin said, “Outrageous behavior, also known as the lunatic fringe, is the seed bed of innovation and creativity.” And that’s what we have t...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2018
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