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Season 3

Feb. 20, 2023

A Call (w/ Roberta Spaghettio)

Dave and Aaron receive a mysterious voicemail from a Ms. Roberta Spaghettio (who is definitely in no way Tiffany M Storrs). Roberta tries to clear up the pronunciation of a certain press to ...some success. Hear the definiti...

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Feb. 13, 2023

Meditation at Callicoon & On the Occasion of Our Tenth Anniversary (w…

For their last guest episode of the season, Dave and Aaron get a master class on the evolution of poems from the amazing Julia Guez. Julia brings two examples of "bad" poems that have evolved over time through edits and …

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Feb. 6, 2023

My Light at Last & Behold the Glory (w/ Jared Beloff)

Dave and Aaron had to do their best not to waste time because they had a precious 40 minutes to speak with the great Jared Beloff during his lunch break. While they would have been thrilled to spend the whole …

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Jan. 30, 2023

The Green Machine & The Disease (w/ Michael VanCalbergh)

From a concrete poem that might have benefited from it's own Hulk Smash to a emo-laced exploration of that thing called "Love," Michael VanCalbergh's high school poems live up to this show's title. Dave and Aaron find anoth...

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Jan. 23, 2023

Analogy of Life Wrap Up

Dave and Aaron breath a sigh of relief after finishing the final typed collection from Aaron's high school years. While there are still more episodes to come it felt like a good time to reflect and wrap up most of …

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Jan. 16, 2023

Untitled (Silence IV)

Just when you thought you had heard the last of the " Silence Saga ", the very end of high school Aaron's third anthology throws one more in the mix. An untitled poem musing on the need and lack of …

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Jan. 9, 2023

My Words (II)

If the Silence Saga wasn't enough Aaron's previous self decided to write a second "My Words" without any acknowledgment of the first. Dave and Aaron work through this poem that seems to be reflecting on the Wolf journal entr...

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Jan. 2, 2023

New Year/Same Ol' Bloopers

Start of 2023 with a new blooper reel! Or maybe don't... We won't judge. Aaron and Dave continue to struggle with all things recording in this collection of gaffes, tangents, and conversations cut for time. Want to enjoy a r...

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Dec. 25, 2022

Blizzard & Three Soap Limericks (Holiday Special)

With the holidays and vacations, Dave and Aaron decided to try their hand at a new format for this special episode. With randomly generated words, chance styles, and five minutes the two co-hosts attempt to write poems for t...

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Dec. 19, 2022

musing & (at) fireworks on the 7th (w/ Matthew E. Henry)

Dr. MEH and us tell each other fairy tales... or really just share some bad poetry. Aaron and Dave are delighted to have Mathew E Henry on the show to share some of his first ever poems which were heavily …

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Dec. 12, 2022

Silence III

When should a writer take the title and theme of their work as the best advice? Perhaps when they continue to work with "Silence." With a recording scheduled that spanned a week, Aaron and Dave return once more to the …

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Dec. 5, 2022

Silence II

In this weeks episode Dave and Aaron talk a while on a perfect topic for an auditory medium like podcasting... silence. Dave channels his inner troll for his starter poem and Aaron's poetry feels like trolling in its own rig...

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Nov. 28, 2022

The Mask & Patron Saints (w/ Frances Klein)

Dave and Aaron break up the silence (and by that we mean the recording of two poems on Silence from Aaron's journals) with another amazing guest episode. Frances Klein not only brings her quick wit and sense of humor to …

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Nov. 22, 2022

A Revelation and Season Four Resolution- Bonus Episode

From the cutting floor of "Realization," comes the shocking revelation on the true tipping point for the show's existence! A moment that Dave is perhaps still reeling from. Hear this truly terrifying and mystifying reveal...a...

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Nov. 21, 2022

Realization

Dave and Aaron have multiple realizations during this episode. 1. Dave should maybe not record with a fever. 2. Aaron doesn't understand commas. 3. This show is so lucky to have guests willing to speak with us. 4. Giving a …

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Nov. 14, 2022

Letters

This week's episode is often in direct conversations with our previous episode 3.7 " Alive. " Aaron's high school self brings his notable style of subtlety to this week's poem. And by that we mean, the title tells you exactl...

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Nov. 7, 2022

Enraptured, Breaking With Reality, & I Want to Believe (w/ Lauren The…

When scheduling conflicts and unseen events prevented a Halloween weekend recording with Lauren Theresa it seems like some of the magic may have been lost to time. Thank goodness for Daylight Savings which gave everyone anot...

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Oct. 31, 2022

Halloween "Special" aka Bloopers

When life got in the way of recording this week, we dove into the crypt of cut pieces to Frankenstein together something "new" for our October 31st episode. While the bloopers aren't necessarily frightening, we hope you enjo...

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Oct. 24, 2022

Alive

Dave and Aaron encounter a poem that may actually be poetic? "Alive" deals a bit more with mental health issues that previous poems so Aaron and Dave attempt to address the topic without ruining the lighthearted vibe. Hopefu...

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Oct. 17, 2022

Success

Aaron and Dave run into an odd "poem" from the Wolf Journal where the concept might not actually be as bad as the poem itself. While the poem itself barely resembles the art, the concepts of oppression and exploitation explor...

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Oct. 10, 2022

Bad Poetry & Airplanes Won't Leave Washington (w/Clifford Brooks)

Aaron and Dave find themselves chatting with the founder of the Southern Collective and editor-in-chief of Blue Mountain Review, Charles Clifford Brooks III. Yet the bad poems he brings to the table prove even editor-in-chie...

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Oct. 3, 2022

Love II

With "Hocus Pocus II" dropping this week, why not revisit a sequel in Aaron's high school poetry collection? Dave could probably provide many reasons why at this point. Nevertheless, Aaron and Dave struggle not to repeat the...

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Sept. 26, 2022

Love (another poem by that name)

Your mind is not deceiving you. There was a poem titled "Love" which the podcast covered back in Season 2 episode 3 but here in Season 3 episode 3 the two hosts have found a poem by that exact same …

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Sept. 19, 2022

Analogy of Life

What does a 16 year old boy have to say about life? Apparently quite a bit! Dave and Aaron try to sort through the opening statements/poems/aphorisms (???) that introduce the third installment of a high school Aaron's poeti...

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