The Poet (delayed)

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

40 episodes of The Poet (delayed) since the first episode, which aired on May 24th, 2022.

  • Episode 40: The Torchlight of Rescuers…

    July 16th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 32 mins
    authenticity, poetry, self discovery

    In this episode, I was joined by Zach Wheatley. He is a friend, the son of a friend and the nephew of a friend…all at the same time. He works as a Teen Center Coordinator in the newly established Teen Center Program at Viewmont High School which provides him an opportunity to support students who are lacking basic needs. Zach and I discussed his work at the Teen Center in light of a couple of my poems, “Dark Canopy” and “Moab.”

  • Episode 39: Just for today...

    July 9th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  59 mins 50 secs
    authenticity, poetry, self discovery

    My brother, Wil Edgar is a Reiki Master, and joined me to talk about the five precepts of Reiki.

  • Episode 38: Shattered

    July 2nd, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 34 mins
    authenticity, poetry, self discovery

    Lisa Cox joined me and read her poem, "Shattered." Then, through the lens of our personal experiences, we discussed what it means to shatter and how it can be the catalyst to positive transformations in our lives. We discussed why we shatter; What shattering can look like; What happens after we shatter; What we can do with the shattered pieces of us and other “shatter” related issues, including how a kaleidoscope factors into the process.

  • Episode 37: Don’t Worry Baby

    June 25th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 55 secs
    authenticity, carl jung, love, persona, poetry, relationships, safety, self discovery, shadow, vulnerability

    In this episode, I use the Beach Boy’s song, Don’t Worry Baby, to discuss my observations and experiences related to vulnerability, love and safety in relationships, all types of relationships, and how that the lack of those three things contribute to an unfulfilled life.

  • Episode 36: Courage is Found in Failure

    June 18th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 23 mins
    authenticity, poetry, self discovery

    I sat down with Jackie Pack and we discussed courage including what it means and how we recognize it. We also discussed Brene Brown's statement:

    "I don't think we can get to courage without the capacity to deal with uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure."

  • Episode 35: The Traveling Sisterhood

    June 11th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  54 mins 27 secs
    authenticity, empowerment, healing, poetry, self discovery, women supporting women

    Angie is a mother, a photographer, an entrepreneur, a bringer-together of women for healing and a travel addict. She and I sat down and talked about the power of community in healing - especially a community of women for women. We talked about how she started the annual women’s retreats. And we talked about so, so much more. She’s a remarkable woman doing remarkable things amongst other remarkable women.

  • Episode 34: We have art lest we perish of the truth. ~ Nietzsche

    June 4th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 12 mins
    authenticity, poetry, self discovery
  • Episode 33: Nostalgia for Now, Part 2

    May 28th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 37 secs
    authenticity, poetry, self discovery

    Part 2 of my conversation with SAW. See how the cliffhanger turns out and stay for the conclusion of our conversation in which Stephen takes over host duties and starts questioning me.

  • Episode 32: Nostalgia for Now, Part 1

    May 21st, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 32 mins
    authenticity, poetry, self discovery

    I met Stephen in high school in Collinsville, IL in 1988. I moved away after my junior year in 1991 and we have bumped into each other only a few times since, but before I moved away we had some grand times. In part 1, we talked about the grandest time we had together when we took a road trip to the east coast as two 17 year old boys (one with a horrible haircut) armed with fake IDs, a bag of audio cassettes, a rough idea of what we were going to do and…well, that was about it.

  • Episode 31: “i have been a thousand different woman” by emoryhall

    May 16th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 8 mins
    authenticity, poetry, self discovery, transactional love, unconditional love

    I was joined by my friend, Wendi Shavon. I asked Wendi to chose a poem to read and she chose “i have been a thousand different woman” by poet emoryhall. She read the poem and we discussed.

  • Episode 30: “You don’t pass or fail at being a person, dear.”

    April 30th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 8 mins
    authenticity, individuality, may i be i, poetry, self discovery

    I’m joined by Rachel Allen, LCSW. She chose a quote from a favorite book of her, Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, which includes the line, “You don’t pass or fail at being a person, dear.”

  • Episode 29: This Be the Verse by Philip Larkin

    April 25th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  54 mins 21 secs
    authenticity, intergenerational trauma, parenting, poetry, self discovery

    I’m joined by my friend Tyler Mathis who reads Philip Larkin’s poem “This Be The Verse.” We discuss the trauma passed down from generation to generation and ways that we are dealing with it and hopefully breaking the chain.

  • Episode 28: Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

    April 12th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 25 secs
    alignment, authenticity, mary oliver, poetry, self discovery, wild geese

    I’m joined again by Josh Baron and we read Mary Oliver’s poem, Wild Geese, and discuss the idea that “we do not have to be good.”

  • Episode 27: The Capacity of Your Tears

    November 25th, 2023  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 6 mins
    asking for help, authenticity, hope, hopelessness, poetry, self discovery, tears

    We can't do it all alone. Sometimes, we need to reach out for help and that's not always easy. In fact, in my experience, it's rarely easy. In this episode, I discuss three obstacles that get in my way of asking for help.

  • Episode 26: The Burning Comes First

    November 7th, 2023  |  Season 1  |  25 mins 17 secs
    authenticity, be brave, healing, kalen dion, mental health, phoenix rises, poetry, self discovery

    Carl Jung said, “There is no coming to consciousness without pain.” My experience has been that this is true and in this episode, I use a poem by Kalen Dion as a way to introduce Jung’s concept and then discuss my experiences with change.

  • Episode 25: Terrible Potential (redux)

    August 6th, 2023  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 4 mins
    authenticity, childhood trauma, hope, mental health, personal responsibility, poetry, recovery, self discovery

    In this episode, I revisit my poem, Terrible Potential, and talk about ways in which it applies to my recovery.