Radio Archive by Tag

Poetry

  • Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace.

    389: Frenemies 09.11.2009

    David Rakoff demonstrates—in rhyme—how to make a wedding toast for people you never wanted to ...FunnyPoetryWeddings

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  • A Small Taste Of The Big Sleep.

    361: Fear of Sleep 08.08.2008

    For some people, the fear of sleep is linked to the fear of death. We hear from some of them. In ...DeathHealth Care/MedicinePoetry

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  • You’re Willing To Sacrifice Our Love.

    354: Mistakes Were Made 04.18.2008

    There's a famous William Carlos Williams poem called "This is Just to Say". It's about, among ...FunnyPoetry

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  • Twas The Morning After.

    305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular 12.23.2005

    A Christmas poem from David Rakoff, about holidays in The Big City. Rakoff's the author of, most ...AlcoholFunnyHolidays

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  • Prologue.

    93: Valentine's Day '98 02.13.1998

    Richard Klein of Cornell University explains that the way we view love really began with love ...HistoryPoetryRomance

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  • Without.

    93: Valentine's Day '98 02.13.1998

    Poet Donald Hall reads about his wife Jane Kenyon, who contracted leukemia, went through ...CancerDeathHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Reverb.

    73: Blame It on Art 08.22.1997

    Ellery Eskelin never met his father but always heard he was a musical genius. Years after his ...DeathFamilyFathers

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  • Prologue. Kaddish.

    60: Business of Death 04.18.1997

    An Allen Ginsberg poem and Ira Glass. (2 minutes)DeathPoetry

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  • Haiku at the Scrimmage Line

    35: Fall Clearance Sale 09.06.1996

    Scott Carrier's Haiku stories. Scott is the author of Running After Antelope. (13 minutes)FictionPoetry

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  • Chicago, In The 1960s.

    14: Accidental Documentaries 02.21.1996

    Nora Moreno with tapes of her father, a pioneer in Spanish-language broadcasting in America. Her ...FathersParentsPoetry

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  • Yearning.

    13: Love 02.07.1996

    Artist Julie Laffin talks about the inspiration for her "kissing projects." Jessica Yu's film ...ArtFilm/Film MakingPoetry

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  • Act Four

    7: Quitting 12.29.1995

    Dwight Okita reads the poem "Farewell Samba" from his book Crossing with the Light. Ira Glass ...Poetry

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  • Act Three.

    3: Poultry Slam 1995 12.01.1995

    A poultry-themed poem by Luis Rodriguez. (4 minutes) AnimalsPoetry

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  • Act Two.

    2: Small Scale Sin 11.24.1995

    Poet Michael Warr talks with Ira and reads some of his poems inspired by his childhood. Warr ...PoetryReligion

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