Mile High Poetry Slam Podcast

Mile High Poetry Slam Podcast

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We discuss all things Poetry Slam in the Denver metro area. Mercury Cafe, Slam Nuba, Minor Disturbance, Hear Here.


18 - Marilyn Megenity and NPS preview
Aug 3, 2017 • 55 min
This week, we break down the open mic and slam at the Mercury Cafe, give a preview of the National Poetry Slam, and interview the owner of the Mercury Cafe, Marilyn Megenity! Topics include: Day events, night events, and bouts to see at NPS, history of…
17 - Kate Makkai
Jul 27, 2017 • 72 min
This week, we review the open mic and slam that took place at the Mercury Cafe the past week, and we interview co-founder of the Denver poetry slam, Kate Makkai! Topics include: The early years of Denver poetry slam, 2000-2002 National Poetry Slam,…
16 - Hakeem Furious
Jul 20, 2017 • 85 min
This week, we review the Minor Disturbance team sendoff show, discuss what happened with the youth slam, bring back the Hard Truth, and interview the hardest hustling poet in Denver, Hakeem Furious! Topics include Cap 6, what it takes to make it as a…
15 - Toluwa
Jul 13, 2017 • 89 min
This week, we interview co-slam master and current competing member of Slam Nuba, Toluwa! Also, since there was no slam at the Mercury Cafe, I answer some of your questions about slam’s past and its people. Topics include: Times when people got boo-ed off…
14 - Mary McDonough
Jul 6, 2017 • 103 min
This week, we review the annual Slaughterhouse Slam at the Mercury Cafe, and interview the amazing Mary McDonough! The Slaughterhouse Slam is an annual big money slam that has been a staple of Denver poetry since 2006. Mary McDonough is one of only three…
13 - Panama Soweto
Jun 29, 2017 • 124 min
This week, we review the open mic and slam from the Mercury Cafe, and talk some Denver Slam history with national slam champion, one of the founders of Slam Nuba, and one half of the Dynamic Duo, Panama Soweto! Topics include: The 2005 national Denver…
12 - Jen Rinaldi
Jun 22, 2017 • 97 min
This week, we break down the open mic and slam from the Mercury Cafe, review the feature set from Joy Young, and interview Denver slam legend, Jen Rinaldi! Jen opens up about what lead her to the Mercury Cafe, her 2006 national championship, coaching…
11 - Lucifury
Jun 15, 2017 • 87 min
This week, we review the youth slam from 6/11/17, discuss the hard truth of poetry as therapy, and interview Slam legend, Theo “Lucifury” Wilson! Topics include avoiding cliche with familiar themes, 2007, 2011, and 2014 Slam Nuba teams, what it takes to…
10 - Katherine Grace Scott
Jun 8, 2017 • 62 min
This week, we review the open mic and slam at the Mercury Cafe. We break down the AMAZING features, RJ Walker and Jose Soto from Salt Lake City, and discuss the roles of feminism, research, and silliness in slam with Katherine Grace Scott. Topics include…
9 - Wheeler Light
Jun 1, 2017 • 78 min
This week, we review Slam Nuba and the Mercury Cafe, talk a hard truth about losing a venue to gentrification, and Wheeler Light and I fix all the problems with poetry slam! Topics include growing up in the 90’s, mental illness, fighting against the…
8 - Connor Marvin
May 25, 2017 • 76 min
This week, we debut a new segment in the podcast: The Hard Truth. We also break down the open mic, slam, and feature - Ashe Vernon. Our interview is Mercury Cafe venue champ, Connor Marvin! Topics include gender identity, depression’s role in art, open…
7 - Franklin Cruz
May 18, 2017 • 69 min
This week, we review the Minor Disturbance youth slam, and interview a member of all three Denver-Metro area slam teams, Franklin Cruz. Topics include audience interpretation of public art, well-meaning but offensive poets, imagery without thematic…
6 - Jozer
May 11, 2017 • 74 min
This week, we break down the open mic and slam from the Mercury Cafe, discuss when it’s time to walk away from slam, I issue a challenge to all the poets out there, and interview the 4-time Slam Nuba champion, Jozer Guerrero. Topic include point of view…
5 - Suzi Q. Smith
May 4, 2017 • 103 min
This week, we break down the team selections for both Slam Nuba and the Mercury Cafe, discuss strategy for a team selection slam, and we interview PSI Executive Director, Suzi Q. Smith. Topics include: Reclaimation and assertion of identity, Redemption,…
4 - Paulie Lipman
Apr 28, 2017 • 48 min
This week, we review the last chance slam at the Mercury Cafe, preview the team selection slams for both Slam Nuba and the Mercury Cafe, and interview local legend, Paulie Lipman. Topics include the up’s and down’s of touring, being a competing member of…
3 - Jill Karno
Apr 21, 2017 • 59 min
This week, we review the Mercury Cafe slam from 4/16/17, discuss the fallout from the CUPSI17 final’s stage, Marc Smith, the evolution of Slam, and interview current Slam Master, Jill Karno. Topics include National Poetry Slam 2017, Marc Smith, the…
2 - Piper Mullins
Apr 13, 2017 • 56 min
This week, we review the Minor Disturbance team selection and youth slam the week of 4/9/17 and interview former slam master, competing member of the 4th place finishing Mercury Cafe national team in 2015, and holder of space, Piper Mullins. Topics…
Ep. 1 - Ian Dougherty
Apr 7, 2017 • 73 min
On our first episode, we review the slam from 4/2/17 at the Mercury Cafe and interview local poetry legend, Ian Dougherty