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Dave Stephens

I started a Podcast

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Hello All:

For me, the link between Literature and bladesmithing is not something I can sever. Many of you might not know that I was once an English professor teaching Literature to college students. It's been nearly 20 years since I left the University to become a capitalist heretic, but I miss teaching.

So, I've started a podcast about poetry and literature. I thought I'd share it with my brothers in this craft, because I know enough about the type of people who are drawn to this work to know that you're all warrior poets at heart.

The first two episodes are up. My goal is to produce one a week. You can subscribe on Itunes, the podcast app on your phone, Stitcher, Alexa, Spotify, most of the podcast services. Just search for "Belletrist."

Anyway, below is a link to the podcast. Hope you enjoy it. If you do, I'd appreciate it if you'd drop it a rating, subscribe, etc. Like this forum, I'm not doing this to make money. No advertising or anything. Just a labor of love.

Cheers!

Dave

http://www.BelletristPodcast.com

 

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That was a great listen.

I am a complete novice to poetry, but I find myself liking it more and more lately.

Your voice is very pleasant, and I really aprecciate that you talk about the poem and the beauty it holds inside itself, instead of making it about the author, religion or politics. 

In the literature lessons that I´ve had I´ve always been dissapointed that they were so analytical, and so little about meaning and beauty.

 

 

 

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I do have a long list, but I'd be happy to take suggestions, Joel. 

I do have to be cognizant of copyright, however, so old stuff is fine (anything older that 1919 is generally non-copyright).

I can do selections of copyrighted works under fair use doctrine, but would need permission to recite the whole work.

Episode 3 will be released in a couple of days. I'm reading a short story by John Steinbeck in this one.

Thanks!

Dave

 

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I just saw this and listened to the first three episodes back to back. I do not, by choice, spend time listening to podcasts, or reading blogs, or watching vlogs. My time online is limited to this forum, the ABS forum, and browsing my FB feed for items that enrich my life (it's a short read really)

That being said, I could very easily become addicted to this. Well done Mr. Stephens, and thank you very much.

My only regret is that I do not have any of the apps to share with. (sigh)

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Hi Dave

Finally got round to start listening. Didn’t know the void in me was there to fill. Thanks for doing this. Looking forward to many more to come. 

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