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The Slam Idol Podcast

Interview with Stephen Fry

Show Number 58 - October 20th 2005 - Featuring an interview with Stephen Fry about his book 'The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within'.

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Interview with Larry Winfield

Show Number 57 - October 18th 2005 - Featuring an interview with Larry Winfield, a promo for Podcast Paul, and a reminder that the Stephen Fry interview will be on the next show.

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Round-up for Contest 6

Show Number 56 - October 15th 2005 - Featuring excerpts of all 6 poems competing in Contest 6. The contestants are: "4 Days Dead" by Wolf Macfal, "Old Clothes" by Will Brown, "Behind the Mask" by Patricia Irvine, "Drink the Wine" by Larry Winfield, "When Will It Come?" by Steven F. Radzikowski, and "A Sterile And Elegant Room" by Belinda Subraman. Listen to the poems and rate them. Announcing some upcoming interviews. Plus a promo from Clever Little Pod.

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A Sterile And Elegant Room by Belinda Subraman

Show Number 55 - October 11th 2005 - Featuring "A Sterile And Elegant Room" by Belinda Subraman. News: Thursday October 13th, 2005, 8pm, Magnolia Key Club - poetry, Jazz, 1440 East Franklin, Detroit.

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When Will It Come? by S. F. Radzikowski

Show Number 54 - October 9th 2005 - Featuring "When Will It Come?" by S. F. Radzikowski. News: Monday, October 10th, 8pm, SLAM!: Competitive poetry open mic night. Cella @ The Sanctuary, 51-55 Brunswick St. East, Hove, East Sussex. 2. Other links: GypsyMag and Bzoo HomeGrown Radio.

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Drink the Wine by Larry Winfield

Show Number 53 - October 4th 2005 - Featuring "Drink the Wine" by Larry Winfield. News: Poetry Week 2005 - The Poetry Society's National Poetry Day 2005.

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Behind the Mask by Patricia Irvine

Show Number 52 - October 2nd 2005 - Featuring "Behind the Mask" by Patricia Irvine. News: Weekly poetry meeting at the Duke pub, Duke Street, Dublin, every Monday 7.30pm.

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Old Clothes by Will Brown

Show Number 51 - September 27th 2005 - Featuring "Old Clothes" by Will Brown. News: GypsyMag#2 is live. Slam Idol is now streaming on Bzoo HomeGrown Radio.

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4 Days Dead by Wolf Macfal

Show Number 50 - September 25th 2005 - Featuring "4 Days Dead" by Wolf Macfal. News: Thursday, September 29th, 7pm, PoetryFilm in Cardiff.

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Announcing the winner of Contest 5

Show Number 49 - September 21st 2005 - Announcing the winner of Contest 5. News: 29-Sep-05 Over The Edge: Galway City Library. Links: Sundown Lounge; Cloudy Day Art; Podcast Con UK; Hellicane.

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Average mark Individual marks
Lord Patch 5.9 5 5 10 8 6 1 10 5 5 10 3 2 5 7 6 5 10 4 6
Belinda Subraman 6.8 10 10 2 6 9 10 7 4 7 6 4 10 7 8 6 5 5 7 7
Kate Fox 5.4 8 5 3 7 3 4 8 5 7 4 3 3 5 7 5 5 8 7
David Higgins 5.5 6 6 9 5 7 4 4 6 7 7 7 1 3 3 10 3 4 8 4
Al Brenner 7.1 9 7 4 7 10 3 10 9 8 7 5 8 8 8 6 3 9 6
S. F. Radzikowski 5.8 5 5 6 5 3 4 5 4 4 8 10 1 5 9 6 10 2 9 9

Interview with Belinda Subraman

Show Number 48 - September 15th 2005 - Featuring an interview with Belinda Subraman.

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Round-up for Contest 5

Show Number 47 - September 13th 2005 - Featuring excerpts of all 6 poems competing in Contest 5. The contestants are: "Good Violence. d.u.n." by Lord Patch, "Open Your Eyes" by Belinda Subraman, "Emin-8" by Kate Fox, "2 Worms" by David Higgins, "American Dream" by Al Brenner, and "Memories" by S. F. Radzikowski. Listen to the poems and rate them.

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Listen here to Slam Idol Simon interviewed by Will at Cloudy Day Art.
Memories by S. F. Radzikowski

Show Number 46 - September 10th 2005 - Featuring "Memories" by S. F. Radzikowski. News: Monday, September 12th, 8pm, SLAM!: Competitive poetry open mic night. Cella @ The Sanctuary, 51-55 Brunswick St. East, Hove, East Sussex. 2.

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American Dream by Al Brenner

Show Number 45 - September 7th 2005 - Featuring "American Dream" by Al Brenner. News: Friday, September 16th, 9pm, Over The Edge and Poetry Ireland present Alan Jude Moore & Noel Monahan at the Scribbler's Cafe & Wine Bar, Galway.

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2 Worms by David Higgins

Show Number 44 - September 4th 2005 - Featuring "2 Worms" by David Higgins. News: Thursday 8th to Sunday 18th September The 10th Annual Bristol Poetry Festival.

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The Slam Idol podcast received a nice bit of coverage on this page of the web-site of The Guardian newspaper.
Emin-8 by Kate Fox

Show Number 43 - August 31st 2005 - Featuring "Emin-8" by Kate Fox. News: 5-Sep-2005 The Hammer & Tongue Monthly spoken word slam event at The Fringe Bar, 10 Kensington Gardens, North Laine, Brighton BN1 4AL. Tel. 01273 623683. The doors open at 7pm. 3 entry. Confirmed: HKB Finn and Elvis McGonagall.

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Open Your Eyes by Belinda Subraman

Show Number 42 - August 24th 2005 - Featuring "Open Your Eyes" by Belinda Subraman, recently interviewed on Cloudy Day Art.

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Good Violence. d.u.n. by Lord Patch

Show Number 41 - August 22nd 2005 - Featuring "Good Violence. d.u.n." by Lord Patch.

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Announcing the winner of Contest 4

Show Number 40 - August 17th 2005 - Announcing the winner of Contest 4. Thanks to these people for playing the 'vote now' reminder: Richard Vobes, Podcast Paul, Madge Weinstein, Will Brown Cloudy Day Art, and Dan Adinolfi Florn.net podcast.
Dasha Kelly will be performing in Chicago at the Urban Sandbox on Thursday, August 25th.

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Average mark Rank Individual marks
Anthony Maulucci 6.5 5 6 9 7 8 9 7 4 5 7 2 9 7 5
Paul Nicholls 6.9 3 7 9 8 9 8 6 4 7 8 4 8 8 4
Chris Mooney-Singh 6.5 5 4 7 5 7 8 4 8 7 6 8 10 4 7
Aym 6.8 4 8 8 7 8 8 10 3 6 9 1 10 5 5
Dasha Kelly 9.3 1 8 10 8 10 10 8 10 9 9 10 9 10 10
Al Brenner 7.8 2 9 9 9 9 9 8 6 8 7 5 9 7 6

Interview with Chris Mooney-Singh

Show Number 39 - August 10th 2005 - Featuring an interview with Chris Mooney-Singh.

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Interview with Anthony Maulucci

Show Number 38 - August 7th 2005 - Featuring an interview with Anthony S. Maulucci.

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Round-up for Contest 4

Show Number 37 - August 2nd 2005 - Featuring excerpts of all 6 poems competing in Contest 4. The contestants are: Anthony S. Maulucci, Paul Nicholls, Chris Mooney-Singh, Aym, Dasha Kelly, and Al Brenner. Start voting!

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Land Mine Museum by Al Brenner

Show Number 36 - July 31st 2005 - Featuring "Land Mine Museum" by Al Brenner.

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Home by Dasha Kelly

Show Number 35 - July 25th 2005 - Featuring "Home" by Dasha Kelly.

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Up North by Aym

Show Number 34 - July 22nd 2005 - Featuring "Up North" by Aym, and a new podcast called the Rantings of a Northern Bloke. Why not leave a comment on the Britcaster.com Wiki page?

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The Word Must Rock by Chris Mooney-Singh

Show Number 33 - July 18th 2005 - Featuring "The Word Must Rock" by Chris Mooney-Singh.

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Life in a Can by Paul Nicholls

Show Number 32 - July 15th 2005 - Featuring "Life in a Can" by Paul Nicholls.

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We the People are waiting by Anthony S. Maulucci

Show Number 31 - July 11th 2005 - Featuring "We the People are waiting" by Anthony S. Maulucci.

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Interview with Intellect, plus Announcing the winner of Contest 3

Show Number 30 - July 9th 2005 - Featuring an interview with Intellect, plus the announcment of the winner of Contest 3.

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Overall score Rank Individual marks
Intellect 7.5 1 6 7 7 9 10 10 7 5 4 7 7 10 9
Anthony Maulucci 7.3 2 9 4 10 6 10 7 5 5 9 8 7
Drey Monserrat 7.2 3 2 10 10 4 8 7 6 10 7 8
Tichaona Chinyelu 7.1 4 5 7 7 10 8 4 5 8 9 9 6
Roger Smalls 5.5 5 2 5 9 7 5 4 10 2 7 4 5
David Higgins 5.3 6 5 6 5 8 4 6 5 7 4 3

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July 8th 2005

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July 7th 2005

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Round-up for Contest 3

Show Number 29 - June 24th 2005 - Featuring excerpts of all 6 poems competing in Contest 3. Listen to the poems and rate them.

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Interview with Drey Monserrat

Show Number 28 - June 20th 2005 - Featuring an Interview with Drey Monserrat.

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The Stone Heads at Mount Rushmore by Anthony S. Maulucci

Show Number 27 - June 17th 2005 - Featuring "The Stone Heads at Mount Rushmore" by Anthony S. Maulucci.

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Louder Than Oppression by Tichaona M. Chinyelu

Show Number 26 - June 13th 2005 - Featuring "Louder Than Oppression" by Tichaona M. Chinyelu.

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Goodbye dutchess by Roger Smalls

Show Number 25 - June 10th 2005 - Featuring "Goodbye dutchess" by Roger Smalls. Congratulations to the TartanPodcast for getting to the top 10 on PodcastAlley. Keep on voting for Vobes.

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My Girlfriend is So Fat by Drey Monserrat

Show Number 24 - June 6th 2005 - Featuring "My Girlfriend is So Fat" by Drey Monserrat. Vote for Vobes.

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Alone as I cry by David Higgins

Show Number 23 - June 3rd 2005 - Featuring "Alone as I cry" by David Higgins.

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The Spoken Word by Intellect

Show Number 22 - June 1st 2005 - Featuring "The Spoken Word" by Intellect, and you can get the latest promo here.

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Announcing the winner of Contest 2

Show Number 21 - May 26th 2005 - Announcing the winner of Contest 2.

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Overall score Individual marks
Elvis McGonagall 9.3 10 10 10 10 10 10  7 10 5 9 10 10 10
Jan McLaughlin 6.0 7 4 6 10 3
Aym 8.3 10 10 7 5 8 10
Will Brown 6.8 9 8 7 6 4
Rick Lupert 6.9 9 7 9 10 10 2 1
Edwin Wilson 6.8 8 5 7 8 6

Interview with Jan McLaughlin

Show Number 20 - May 21st 2005 - Featuring an interview with Jan McLaughlin, and notice to continue rating the poems, but please take the time to rate all 6 poems.

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Round-up for Contest 2

Show Number 19 - May 19th 2005 - Featuring excerpts of all 6 poems competing in Contest 2. Listen to the poems here and then start rating them at around midnight GMT on Friday night (May 20th).

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First public performance by Yasmin Butt

Show Number 18 - May 16th 2005 - Featuring sound-seeing of a live poetry performance by Yasmin Butt, and an excerpt from The Richard Vobes Radio Show.

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Simba's Song by Edwin Wilson

Show Number 17 - May 13th 2005 - Featuring "Simba's Song" by Edwin Wilson, and a promo for urbanartadventures.com Audio Book podcast of "Lady Chatterly's Lover" by D.H. Lawrence.

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Trout Fishing in Los Angeles by Rick Lupert

Show Number 16 - May 8th 2005 - Featuring "Trout Fishing in Los Angeles" by Rick Lupert.

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Chocolate by Will Brown

Show Number 15 - May 5th 2005 - Featuring "Chocolate" by Will Brown. Plus thanks to Podcast Paul and Richard Vobes.

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Tony Blair by Aym

Show Number 14 - April 30th 2005 - Featuring "Tony Blair" by Aym. If you like the SlamIdol podcast, why not vote for it at podcastalley.com?


Compost Thunder by Jan McLaughlin

Show Number 13 - April 29th 2005 - Featuring "Compost Thunder" by Jan McLaughlin.


I'm A Believer by Elvis McGonagall

Show Number 12 - April 25th 2005 - Featuring "I'm A Believer" by Elvis McGonagall.

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Announcing the winner of contest 1

Show Number 11 - April 24th 2005 - Announcing the winner of the first contest. (Click the graph to enlarge.) Also mentioning the online videos of a recent Poetry Slam in Oxford.


Dan and Tamara

Show Number 10 - April 22nd 2005 - Keep Voting, using the panel on the right of this page! Voting ends Saturday April 23rd at midnight GMT. Show featuring a mail from Tamara Woods and an interview with Dan Adinolfi.


Aym Interview

Show Number 9 - April 21st 2005 - Featuring an interview with AYM.


Keep Voting!

Show Number 8 - April 19th 2005 - This show features a preview of "I'm A Believer" by Elvis McGonagall. Other links: cakefolder, iPodder.


Start Voting!

Show Number 7 - April 17th 2005 - Start Voting, using the panel on the right of this page! Plus feedback from microbie and Chris Boldiston.


Quiet by Tamara Woods

Show Number 6 - April 15th 2005 - Featuring poem "Quiet" by Tamara Woods.


My Town On The Erie Canal by Dan Adinolfi

Show Number 5 - April 12th 2005 - Featuring poem "My Town On The Erie Canal" by Dan Adinolfi.


you gotta fight for your right to latte by Luke Wright

Show Number 4 - April 10th 2005 - Featuring poem "you gotta fight for your right to latte" by Luke Wright.


Hymn by Nii Parkes

Show Number 3 - April 5th 2005 - Featuring a poem called "Hymn" by Nii Parkes, and thanks to the Florn.net Podcast, The MacCast, and Safe Digression for mentioning the SlamIdol podcast.


The Better Beggar by The PodPoet

Show Number 2 - April 3rd 2005 - The second podcast featuring a poem called "The Better Beggar" by The Pod Poet.


Dust 2 Dust by AYM

Show Number 1 - April 1st 2005 - Introductory podcast featuring a poem called "Dust 2 Dust" by AYM.


Listeners

Welcome to the Slam Idol podcast - the poetry slam on your iPod or other MP3 player.

You'll hear performances from a pick of the best up-and-coming performance poets.

Then you'll be able to vote to let us know which performances you preferred the most - and you'll get to hear how the poets feel about the votes you've cast.

When all the votes are in, we'll announce who will be the winner of the Slam Idol contest.


Poets

Would you like your poetry performances to be heard by hundreds of people all over the world? Why not participate in this Internet-based audio Poetry Slam?

There's no cash prize, but then there's no fee to participate!

Submit your MP3 file, CD or cassette of a performance no more than 3 minutes in length. It could be a live recording in front of an audience, or a studio recording. You choose. As people cast their votes, it would be great if we could get your feedback an e-mail, interview or audio diary.

Promote your website, your CD, your gigs. Be heard alongside some of the best up-and-coming performance poets. Maybe you'll be crowned the Slam Idol!

To enter, just send me an e-mail.


   

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