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Poems by Heart
40 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
E18 When You Are Old by Yeats
Memorize the sublimely twisted love poem by William Yeats -- When You Are Old. Using an image based memorization technique, we'll memorize this classic poem and discover Yeats' um...unique personal love story.
38 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
E17 Inauguration Day the Poems of Joe Biden and Donald Trump
Welcome our new President Joe Biden by memorizing his favorite poem "The Cure of Troy" along with him. Send off Donald Trump by memorizing his rally favorite "The Snake" with the daughters of the man who wrote it -- Oscar Brown.
55 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
E16 The Journey by Mary Oliver
Memorize Mary Oliver's poem "The Journey." The perfect poem for a New Year's state of mind. Practice reciting with Oliver herself and discover what the poem meant for her as we celebrate Oliver two years after her death.
31 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
E15 The Night Before Christmas V5
Memorize the final stanza of "The Night Before Christmas," the poem that brought us our modern Santa.
38 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
E14 The Night Before Christmas V4
Continue memorizing "The Night Before Christmas" with Verse 4. Christmas music and sound effects will make it easy to memorize the entire poem to recite to your loved ones this Christmas Eve.
24 minutes | Dec 12, 2020
E13 The Night Before Christmas V3
Memorize the world's most famous Christmas poem in time to recite it to your loved ones this Christmas Eve...spices up a Zoom-call Christmas. The episode covers Verse 3 and explores the magic mushroom that may have inspired some of the lore of flying reindeer.
26 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
E12 The Night Before Christmas V2
Memorize verse two of The Night Before Christmas. With the sounds of the Holiday and guitar music by Martin Tallstrom, you'll be able to recite this most beloved Christmas poem for your loved ones by Christmas Eve.
28 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
E11 The Night Before Christmas V1
Memorize "The Night Before Christmas" and recite it to your family, friends, children or grandchildren Christmas Eve. In this episode we memorize the first stanza. We use the immersion memorization technique with bountiful Holiday sounds and music that bring this poem to life.
68 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
E10 Since Feeling is First by ee cummings
Memorize this arousing and short poem with the motion memory technique. Psycho-linguist Dr. Steven Pinker joins us to discuss how reading may help create a more empathetic and peaceful world.
32 minutes | Sep 26, 2020
E9 Review 1
Recall is king in poetry memorization. We review the first seven poems we've memorized together and practice a few recall techniques you can apply to anything you need to remember.
51 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
E8 If by Kipling Part 2
Memorize the second half of poem that is, perhaps, the most loved poem in the U.S. and the U.K. We use the peg memorization technique for the last two stanzas 1. Great family activity.
52 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
E7 If by Kipling Part 1
Memorize the poem that is, perhaps, the most loved poem in the U.S. and the U.K. We use the peg memorization technique to memorize the first two stanzas in part 1. Great family activity.
38 minutes | May 9, 2020
E6 For Earth's Grandsons by Joy Harjo
Memorize a poem by the U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. "For Earth's Grandsons" has a lullaby quality so we're trying the lyrical memorization technique for the first time. Memorize and sing along.
41 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
E5 In Just-by ee cummings
Celebrate spring and banish that feeling of "lock-down" with me the poet who spent time in prison for espionage, studied classical literature and insisted on simply just being himself.
27 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
E4 Tell All the Truth by Emily Dickinson
Dare to memorize this Dickinson poem with the Memory Palace technique.
36 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
E3 Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson
This poet was almost a gutter drunk until a U.S. president stepped in.
36 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
E 2 Invictus by Ernest Henley
Memorize Invictus for a shot of courage during tough times.
27 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
E1 High Flight by John McGee
Memorize the poem created while flying a Spitfire during WW II.
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