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Season 5

May 27, 2024


For the Season 5 finally, Dave and Aaron reach the final page of Aaron's high school Wolf Journal. From Truth to a random line about running ice, they have covered it all. And it only took 100 some episodes with …

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May 20, 2024

Regret & Better off Friends

Aaron dug back through his old external harddrive to find an audio recording he knew existed and found more than he bargained for. This unplanned sequel to "Bad Songs Giving" provides listeners with even more high school wine...

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May 13, 2024

Three Day Girl & But, Mortals

A grammatical error misses the mark in more than one way this week as Aaron's old Wolf Journal entries finally try a rhyme. Dave and Aaron go off the rails towards the end with tangents on owls and salads, but …

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May 6, 2024

He Sat Alone

Dave and Aaron edge ever nearer to the end of the Wolf Journal this time with a prose poem that perhaps wasn't as celebratory as previous Aaron would have wanted for the page. Dave also brings back the potty humor …

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April 29, 2024

One Calculus & The Only Island (w/ Richard Blanco)

Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco comes on the show to bring his less than stellar work. From "Emily’s Recurring Dream of a Failed Bridge" which was too long for the show title that is full of "—" in honor of …

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April 22, 2024

The Awakening Sun

Dave tries to redeem his French in this weeks hastily written poem, but may have offended the entire language. Aaron tries to start a beef with Swifties?? Dave and Aaron discuss a brief word of relationship advice from high s...

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April 15, 2024

To My Dearest Love

After an incredible streak of amazing guests, Aaron and Dave dive back into the pages of Aaron's high school Wolf Journal for what may be described as an Epistolary poem if one were generous. Dave brings "nothing" to the tabl...

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April 8, 2024

Doppelganger, Scenes..., & Hibernation (w/ Frances Klein)

Frances Klein makes such an amazing return to the show that she may have out hosted the hosts. With three "new" bad poems from her past, Frances brings us through the stylings of a dictionary and thesaurus, with an uninhibite...

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April 1, 2024

Spring Break Bloopers!

Co-Hosts Aaron and Dave took the week off to focus on their day jobs. Enjoy a compilation of the tangents, distractions, and strange takes that just didn't make the cut for a "normal" episode. This episode features the vocal ...

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March 25, 2024

Both Things are True...North of the Eiffel Tower (w/ Kelli Russell Ag…

Kelli Russell Agadon makes her triumphant return to the show after nearly two years since she became the first true guest of the show. This time around, Kelli brings three poems from three different eras in her writing career...

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March 18, 2024

World, Ambiance..., & Making Love... (w/Darrell Parry)

The Stick Figure Poet himself joins Dave and Aaron to share an eclectic collection of bad poetry from the 90s. From cocky self assurance, to shy kid in the corner, to kissing death, the twists and turns will keep the …

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March 11, 2024

Miscellaneous & You wake up at five in the morning (w/ Court Ludwick)

When a poet reaches out to the show with the phrase "I am willing to dive into the old, Sad Boi notebooks and unleash all the Cringe" one cannot say no. Court does not disappoint with her selections. Warning, some …

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March 4, 2024

Untitled Wolf Journal Entry (Obsession Redux)

Dave and Aaron banked an odd episode in case the weekend got busy. Here the co-hosts return to Aaron's high school Wolf Journal with the sad realization that Aaron often dwelled on the same topics and styles. They take this …

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Feb. 26, 2024

Pumpkin King ... Decreasing Functionality (w/ L.M. Cole)

From dark tendrils to spotted slugs and briars of prongs, L.M. Cole's draft folder is full of some strange images. Aaron and Dave dive into the draft folder with L.M. to find the less than subtle cries for help in …

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Feb. 19, 2024

Playground & Have you ever seen [...]? (w/ jason b. crawford)

Dave and Aaron find themselves in the presence of the 2023 Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Prize winner, jason b. crawford! That being said the poems they share on the show aren't ones that made the cut for Yeet! or Year of …

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Feb. 12, 2024

Confinement, Silk Road, & Adynaton (w/ Madeleine Corley)

While Dave is unable to make it, Aaron and Madeleine carry on a cosmic journey over a silk road to a ocean of plastic. From 2017 and 2018 archived documents Madeleine finds evidence of unrequited love and odd artistic choices...

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Feb. 5, 2024

Ode to My Pal, John & La Reine du Déguisement (w/ Nicole Tallman)

Nicole returns to My Bad Poetry with a high school poem and a college assignment (that earned an A). The only thing these two poems share? Nicole thinks they are bad. Since Dave and Aaron have no clue how to …

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Jan. 29, 2024

The Jail I Enrolled Into, The Fallen god, & Chocolate Cake (w/Shiksha…

Shiksha wants to make it clear that these are the poems of a 16 year old so listeners beware. From "school is a prison," to a personified Death, Shiksha takes Dave and Aaron through the ringer of cliche high school …

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Jan. 22, 2024

Untitled & Desperation (w/ Raegen Pietrucha)

Dave and Aaron welcome back the Gorgan writer herself, Raegen Pietrucha. Raegen has done her due diligence and dug up two old poems from her own high school journal (covered with suns and moons no less). Along with one hold …

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Jan. 15, 2024

Hello, Babies & Slaying It (w/ Trapper Markelz)

Dave and Aaron return from their holiday breaks with new guest on the show Trapper Markelz. From questionable interpretations of salt formations to interesting fisher slang, this conversation takes many unexpected turns, much...

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Dec. 31, 2023

Winter Vacation Bloopers/Outtakes Season 5

For our podcast's "proof of life" during this extended holiday season, enjoy some bloopers and outtakes from the first six episodes of Season Five. Special features include: technical difficulties, general distractions, tired...

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Dec. 31, 2023

My Bad Poetry Presents: Board Games with Luke Wortley

Though originally cut for time, this boardgame conversation seemed to interesting to leave on the cutting room floor. So during this extended winter break My Bad Poetry decided to drop this special bonus mini Boardgame episod...

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Dec. 18, 2023

Forty Ounce Magnum (w/ Lannie Stabile)

CW: Some references to abuse made throughout the episode. Lannie Stabile makes her triumphant return to the podcast as its "secret third co-host" with more rabbit holes as well as physical proof of future material (seven jour...

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Dec. 11, 2023

Shemjaza, [...], Glass, & Misiones (w/ Luke Wortley)

Content Warning: The final "bad" poem does deal with a death by suicide. Covering 34'-40'. _____ Luke Wortley tries a bold strategy coming on the show, which is exploring tangents long enough to never actually get to any of ...

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