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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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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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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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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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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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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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Welcome to the Best of melodically challenged Summer of 19. You'll hear some of our favorite shows from the past year featuring poetry and alternative music around a theme. Kick back, relax and enjoy the Best of melodically challenged, where yesterday's poetry comes alive and today's poetry rocks!

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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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The character, Jud, from Stephen King’s Pet Semetary, said, “sometimes dead is better,” and we couldn’t agree more. Today’s program of Melodically ...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
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Carroll Shelby said, “I’ve always been asked, 'What is my favorite car?' and I've always said 'The next one.' Welcome to another edition of melodic...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
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Jim Morrison said, “Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one th...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2019
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goodnet.com asks us, Have you ever felt a rush after doing a good deed? Were you more relaxed after volunteering? If you answered ‘yes’ to these qu...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
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Terence said, “I hold this as a rule of life: too much of anything is bad.” Except poetry and this week We’ve Got It Bad to bring you great poetry ...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
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The word "circle" comes from the Greek "kirkos," which means ring. Aside from its importance in geometry, the circle is also used as a symbol of in...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
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Tahar Ben Jelloun said, “Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare - and precious as a pearl.”Welcome to melodically challenged when thi...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
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Welcome to another edition of melodically challenged where this week our poets consider building: both buildings themselves and building something...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
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Jesse Jackson said, “Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.” ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
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Neil deGrasse Tyson said, “Humans aren't as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
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