melodically challenged

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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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11 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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10 Pieces

The Summer of 2020 is here and we're ready with the Best of melodically challenged one hour shows. Revolving around a theme, each show features some of the best poetry being written today read by the poets themselves from Fishousepoems.org, the Academy of American Poets, and poets we have had the fortune of recording ourselves. We also feature songs in every genre performed by today's outstanding musicians from the Free Music Archive.

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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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Welcome to the fall semester of melodically challenged, where we bring you the best poetry being written today. Our audio consists of the poets themselves reading their work, and music from the Free Music Archive. Some of the shows you'll hear first are: Reading, Writing, and Doing Math, Sweat Equity, If You Build it They Will Come, You've Got a Friend, Bad to the Bone, and many more. melodically challenged, where yesterday's poetry comes alive and today's poetry rocks!

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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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9 Pieces

Welcome to melodically challenged, an hour of poetry and music revolving around a theme, and this series focuses on Winter.

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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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Corrie ten Boom said,  “Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.” Welcome to another edition of melodicall...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:02
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Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family—— in another city.     George Burns Welcome to melodically challenged, where this w...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:02
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Truman Capote, author of In Cold Blood, said, “Imagination…can open any door—turn the key and let terror walk right in.” This week on melodically c...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:03
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Cameron Britton said, “We all just want to live a simple life, but nobody really knows how to do that. Well, this week on melodically challenged, w...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:01
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Socrates said, “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.” Welcome to th...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:01
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Welcome to this week’s melodically challenged, when we’ll hear an hour of poetry and music about husbands: Mr. Right, Mr. Wrong and everyone in-bet...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:02
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Roseanne Barr said,” The day I worry about cleaning my house is the day Sears comes out with a riding vacuum cleaner.” Welcome to this week’s melod...

  • Added: May 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:02
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Welcome to this week’s melodically challenged, when we will shop till we drop in shops, stores, malls, and every possible place to blow your payche...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2020
  • Length: 01:07:16
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Did you know that almost 114,000 people in the United States are currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant? Welcome to melodi...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
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Some say the world will end in fire, / Some say in ice. / From what I’ve tasted of desire/ I hold with those who favor fire. / But if it had to per...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:01