Hollerin Poets Podcast

Hollerin Poets Podcast

By josh mozug
Each season, we delve into a spoken word poet's album, track by track.
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Season 05 - Egypt Speaks - ep. 08: Don't Meet Your Heroes
Egypt shares about the discomfort she's experienced when people have looked at her as a hero, as a role model. "It's never what I set out to do... I would rather have friends than fans." "There had been instances where I had idolized figures in music and I met them and it crushed me."
17:11
October 15, 2019
Season 05 - Egypt Speaks - ep. 07: How Are You?
We talk about the struggle of being open and honest with others in a way that invites them to share about how they truly are.
13:17
October 13, 2019
Season 05 - Egypt Speaks - ep. 06: Kitchen Fires
Egypt shares about the importance of being open and transparent with those areas of our lives that are embarrassing and shameful. 
14:06
October 11, 2019
Season 05 - Egypt Speaks - ep. 05: Pawn Shop Poem
"A pawn shop isn't a place where dreams go to die, it's a spot where those things that symbolize those defeats and those valleys that you've been through have a chance to be used again, to be whole again, to be new again... I want anyone hearing it to know that there is still hope for them."
10:58
October 9, 2019
Season 05 - Egypt Speaks - ep. 04: Wanderer
"I'm talking in this poem, about wandering with intent and a purpose" Egypt sets the tone of the album with the title track, sharing about the struggle of finding purpose while on the road, trying to find a sense of home while being away from home.
11:16
October 7, 2019
Season 05 - Egypt Speaks - ep. 03: October 1, 2014
"If I am gonna write a record talking about wanting to find home, I needed to start from the place that I left. And if I didn't leave home, where did I start from, and why am I doing this?" The first track from Egypt's album "Wanderer" was recorded 5 years before its release. "October 1, 2014" was recorded on a phone by one of Egypt's friends. It's served as a reminder of why Egypt started writing and where she hopes to head with her art.
10:16
October 5, 2019
Season 05 - Egypt Speaks - ep. 02: Wanderer album
" none of the situations had changed, but I had..this record forced me to - you can't write something like this and not change as a person." Egypt shares about her writing process for this album and how she grew through the process.
12:07
October 3, 2019
Season 05 - Egypt Speaks - ep. 01: Writing since elementary school
"I learned protest poetry simply by trying to get out of doing chores" Egypt shares about how she starting to write poetry in elementary school and how that has led to her current pursuits with poetry today.
15:01
October 1, 2019
Season 04 - Micah Kimber - ep. 09: Home.
"Home." closes out the album "Create" and Micah shares about a time period of crashing on friends' couches and finding a sense of Home and identity. MicahKimber.bandcamp.com Intro music - "I Believe It" by Flatfoot 56
14:26
September 25, 2019
Season 04 - Micah Kimber - ep. 08: Adoption
"Make sure you're celebrating people around you." Micah shares some of his story involving being part of the family of Christian brothers and sisters. MicahKimber.bandcamp.com Intro music - "I Believe It" by Flatfoot 56
08:48
September 22, 2019
Season 04 - Micah Kimber - ep. 07: The Last Son
Micah's comic book influence takes center stage with the poem "The Last Son." This poem reflects on what was in the face of trauma and loss. MicahKimber.bandcamp.com Intro music - "I Believe It" by Flatfoot 56
13:17
September 19, 2019
Season 04 - Micah Kimber - ep. 06: Golem
"Golem" is inspired by Psalm 139 and Micah talks about our uncreated form devoid of life. Micah dives into themes of identity and where our true identity comes from with this poem. MicahKimber.bandcamp.com Intro music - "I Believe It" by Flatfoot 56
10:32
September 16, 2019
Season 04 - Micah Kimber - ep. 05: Ancients
"Ancients" was inspired by the idea that much of what is around us - the dirt, the air, water - is ancient, is timeless. MicahKimber.bandcamp.com Intro music - "I Believe It" by Flatfoot 56
08:14
September 13, 2019
Season 04 - Micah Kimber - ep. 04: Create
Micah shares about his poem "Create," the title track from his debut album. In this poem Micah explores the creative process and the deep need to create. MicahKimber.bandcamp.com Intro music - "I Believe It" by Flatfoot 56
09:09
September 10, 2019
Season 04 - Micah Kimber - ep. 03: Passionate
Micah shares about the first track on his album called "Passionate." He shares about the decision to begin the album with this track and about desiring to create in a passionate way. MicahKimber.bandcamp.com Intro music - "I Believe It" by Flatfoot 56
09:24
September 7, 2019
Season 04 - Micah Kimber - ep. 02: Create EP
Micah gives an overview of his album "Create" and the themes contained throughout the structure of the album. MicahKimber.bandcamp.com Intro music - "I Believe It" by Flatfoot 56
07:58
September 4, 2019
Season 04 - Micah Kimber - ep. 01: Micah Kimber Poetry
Micah shares about how he began writing poetry and some of his inspirations. Check out Micah's debut album "Create" at the link below! MicahKimber.bandcamp.com
09:58
September 1, 2019
Season 03 - Janelle Maree - ep. 12: 1P57
The last poem on the album, "1P57" is the encapsulation of hope alluded to in each previous poem.  Janelle shares about how far she has come and how some everyday tasks are indicators to her of how far she has come.  JanelleMaree.bandcamp.com TWLOHA.com/find-help
24:53
August 12, 2019
Season 03 - Janelle Maree - ep. 11: Post-It Notes As A Form Of Coping
We discuss healthy coping vs. unhealthy avoidance of very real life issues.  Janelle shares the importance of reminding herself of simple truths about her identity.  JanelleMaree.bandcamp.com TWLOHA.com/Find-help
14:45
August 11, 2019
Season 03 - Janelle Maree - ep. 10: It's A Shame
Shame lies to us and attempts to use our honesty against us.  This is Janelle's declaration that even when shame strikes, she will continue fighting back.  JanelleMaree.bandcamp.com TWLOHA.com/find-help
12:14
August 10, 2019
Season 03 - Janelle Maree - ep. 09: Shock Trauma
"Shock Trauma" is Janelle's redemption story - many of the things that were once triggers and reminders of pain in the past have been redefined as symbols of hope and healing.  JanelleMaree.bandcamp.com TWLOHA.com/find-help
11:41
August 9, 2019
Season 03 - Janelle Maree - ep. 08: The Great Quake Of 2018
Being present with friends in their most difficult times is important, but what about in the aftermath? Janelle shares her desire to be the type of friend who intentionally reaches out to those experiencing hurt and pain and allowing others space to heal in their timing.  JanelleMaree.bandcamp.com TWLOHA.com/find-help
15:04
August 8, 2019
Season 03 - Janelle Maree - ep. 07: Hope Will Know My Name
Janelle's story may have been marked by trauma, mental illness, depression, and despair - but HOPE will win out in the face of what threatened to destroy her.  JanelleMaree.bandcamp.com TWLOHA.com/find-help
11:52
August 7, 2019
Season 03 - Janelle Maree - ep. 06: This Poem Is An Apology
In this self-reflective and honest poem, Janelle takes responsibility for the ways in which she held herself back. We discuss taking personal responsibility while not beating ourselves up for not being in the past, where we are now.  JanelleMaree.bandcamp.com TWLOHA.com/find-help
23:07
August 6, 2019
Season 03 - Janelle Maree - ep. 05: Grieving By Numbers
The grieving process often takes many different forms and sequences. "Grieving by Numbers" approaches the stages of grief and conveys that grieving may repeat and hit us in unexpected ways.  It's always worth it to keep going and start over, and start over again and again.  JanelleMaree.bandcamp.com TWLOHA.com/find-help
17:26
August 5, 2019
Season 03 - Janelle Maree - ep.04: The Last Word
With this powerful and real poem, Janelle shares about starting to write a suicide note and in the midst recognizing that there is much to live for and hope for.  JanelleMaree.bandcamp.com TWLOHA.com/find-help
13:26
August 4, 2019
Season 03 - Janelle Maree - ep. 03: Welcome Home
"Welcome Home" is the first poem from "The Valley is Not Your Home" and Janelle shares about it setting the tone for the album as a whole.  This poem establishes the trajectory of the album in a way that tells the listener where we're headed - opening up about pain and trauma does not need to result in commiseration - there is hope.  JanelleMaree.bandcamp.com TWLOHA.com/find-help
15:57
August 3, 2019
Season 03 - Janelle Maree - ep. 02: The Valley Is Not Your Home
This season we are breaking down 10 of the 24 tracks from Janelle's album "The Valley is Not Your Home."  Janelle shares about the themes of the album and about what the poems have meant to her.  JanelleMaree.bandcamp.com TWLOHA.com/find-help
10:20
August 2, 2019
Season 03 - Janelle Maree - BONUS EPISODE
Janelle shares about some very deep and heavy experiences on this season of the podcast and we discuss some resources for people who have had similar experiences. Please reach out if that's you, you are not alone.  JanelleMaree.bandcamp.com TWLOHA.com/find-help
05:46
August 1, 2019
Season 03 - Janelle Maree - ep. 01: Janelle the poet
Poet Janelle Maree shares about what poetry means to her and what form it has taken in her life! JanelleMaree.bandcamp.com TWLOHA.com/find-help
12:31
August 1, 2019
Season 02 - Chris Bernstorf - ep. 11: One
Chris shares about going through a very difficult time over the past couple of years and finding healing and joy in things that had been very broken.  ChrisBernstorf.com Intro and outtro: "Tables" and "Trinity" by Kevin Schlereth KevinSchlereth.bandcamp.com
10:29
July 11, 2019
Season 02 - Chris Bernstorf - ep. 10: Dirt
Chris shares about his poem "Dirt" and dives into the fact that Jesus taught a lot of difficult messages that are unpalatable. Each piece is important even if we can't contextualize or find resolve in it.  ChrisBernstorf.com Intro and outtro: "Tables" and "Trinity" by Kevin Schlereth KevinSchlereth.bandcamp.com
11:47
July 10, 2019
Season 02 - Chris Bernstorf - ep. 09: Sci-Fi
"Sci-Fi" explores the awe Chris experiences in the undeserving love of God and of his wife.  ChrisBernstorf.com Intro and outtro: "Tables" and "Trinity" by Kevin Schlereth KevinSchlereth.bandcamp.com
05:29
July 9, 2019
Season 02 - Chris Bernstorf - ep. 08: Paris
Chris shares about his first trip to France and how that experience shaped the poem "Paris." ChrisBernstorf.com Intro and outtro: "Tables" and "Trinity" by Kevin Schlereth KevinSchlereth.bandcamp.com
04:00
July 8, 2019
Season 02 - Chris Bernstorf - ep. 07: Doing This
Chris shares more about the story behind the poem. "Doing This" is a display of a husband's love for his wife in a time of great difficulty (in particular, Chris's parents when his mother was losing her sight when he was a child). ChrisBernstorf.com Intro and outtro: "Tables" and "Trinity" by Kevin Schlereth KevinSchlereth.bandcamp.com
09:26
July 7, 2019
Season 02 - Chris Bernstorf - ep. 06: Geography
 "There's been a lot of turmoil and a lot of pain... but God has stayed the same." ChrisBernstorf.com Intro and outtro: "Tables" and "Trinity" by Kevin Schlereth KevinSchlereth.bandcamp.com
02:54
July 6, 2019
Season 02 - Chris Bernstorf - ep. 05: County Government
In Josh's opinion, this poem "makes town meetings sexy." A love poem from the album, "County Government" explores the concept of continuing the process of learning the person you love.  ChrisBernstorf.com Intro and outtro: "Tables" and "Trinity" by Kevin Schlereth KevinSchlereth.bandcamp.com
06:52
July 5, 2019
Season 02 - Chris Bernstorf - ep. 04: The Facts
Chris shares that love is a fact - "it just IS, like gravity." We talk about the particular facts Chris chose for the poem and if all of the facts in the poem are in fact, well, facts.  ChrisBernstorf.com Intro and outtro: "Tables" and "Trinity" by Kevin Schlereth KevinSchlereth.bandcamp.com
03:47
July 4, 2019
Season 02 - Chris Bernstorf - ep. 03: Swing
 "Joy can't be quantified." Chris shares that many of the joys of life can't be explained through logic or easily quantifiable means.  ChrisBernstorf.com Intro and outtro: "Tables" and "Trinity" by Kevin Schlereth KevinSchlereth.bandcamp.com
08:23
July 3, 2019
Season 02 - Chris Bernstorf - ep. 02: It's All Joy
Chris shares about his most recent album "It's All Joy." ChrisBernstorf.com Intro and outtro: "Tables" and "Trinity" by Kevin Schlereth KevinSchlereth.bandcamp.com
08:07
July 2, 2019
Season 02 - Chris Bernstorf - ep. 01: poetry origins
Chris Bernstorf shares about how he started writing poetry, his main inspirations, and about the form his poetry takes now.  ChrisBernstorf.com Intro and outtro: "Tables" and "Trinity" by Kevin Schlereth KevinSchlereth.bandcamp.com
09:40
July 1, 2019
Season 01 - Tirades of a Timid Tongue - ep. 11: The interludes and conclusion
 The interludes on the album (produced by Andrew Alojipan from Kept on Hold) tie the poems together with the concept of the album.  TiradesofaTimidTongue.bandcamp.com  hollerinpoets.bandcamp.com  https://open.spotify.com/artist/6syFODvq7dRZv4DKylnSdm 
04:21
May 19, 2019
Season 01 - Tirades of a Timid Tongue - ep. 10: Dream or Nightmare?
When our eyes are opened to our failures, we can either be defeated by our lack or let it push us forward to change.  TiradesofaTimidTongue.bandcamp.com  hollerinpoets.bandcamp.com  https://open.spotify.com/artist/6syFODvq7dRZv4DKylnSdm 
03:06
May 16, 2019
Season 01 - Tirades of a Timid Tongue - ep. 09: His Voyage to Our Depths
The poem " His Voyage to Our Depths" explores the struggle between urging people to change and letting them get to a point where they recognize their need for help.  TiradesofaTimidTongue.bandcamp.com  hollerinpoets.bandcamp.com  https://open.spotify.com/artist/6syFODvq7dRZv4DKylnSdm 
03:40
May 13, 2019
Season 01 - Tirades of a Timid Tongue - ep. 08: Branch
 The poem "Branch" is in some ways a more healthy approach to the themes involved in "Greener Grass." In this episode Josh contrasts the two poems and shares about what perspectives they were written from.  TiradesofaTimidTongue.bandcamp.com  hollerinpoets.bandcamp.com  https://open.spotify.com/artist/6syFODvq7dRZv4DKylnSdm 
02:24
May 10, 2019
Season 01 - Tirades of a Timid Tongue - ep. 07: Sheep of the Same Pen
 Josh shares that his poem "Sheep of the Same Pen" is, in many respects, an apology to those who have been hurt by community and a focus on the unfailing love of God.  TiradesofaTimidTongue.bandcamp.com  hollerinpoets.bandcamp.com  https://open.spotify.com/artist/6syFODvq7dRZv4DKylnSdm
03:48
May 7, 2019
Season 01 - Tirades of a Timid Tongue - ep. 06: Greener Grass
 Josh sees his poem "Greener Grass" as an appeal to those who are squandering life away to become rooted in what matters.  TiradesofaTimidTongue.bandcamp.com  hollerinpoets.bandcamp.com  https://open.spotify.com/artist/6syFODvq7dRZv4DKylnSdm 
02:38
May 4, 2019
Season 01 - Tirades of a Timid Tongue - ep. 05: Fully Empty
  Josh shares about his poem "Fully Empty," exploring our tendency to fill our lives with things that lack substance and meaning.  TiradesofaTimidTongue.bandcamp.com  hollerinpoets.bandcamp.com  https://open.spotify.com/artist/6syFODvq7dRZv4DKylnSdm 
03:01
May 1, 2019
Season 01 - Tirades of a Timid Tongue - ep. 04: Your Crap in OUR Fan
Josh shares about his poem "Your Crap in OUR Fan" - a poem that began as an angry rant has become a poem admitting frailties and weaknesses.  Matthew 7:5 - (the words of Jesus)  How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.  TiradesofaTimidTongue.bandcamp.com  hollerinpoets.bandcamp.com  https://open.spotify.com/artist/6syFODvq7dRZv4DKylnSdm 
03:11
April 28, 2019
Season 01 - Tirades of a Timid Tongue - ep. 03: Hell's Prodigal
 Josh shares about his poem "Hell's Prodigal" - that writing from a different perspective can often offer insight to your own struggles and be a valuable source of self-reflection.  TiradesofaTimidTongue.bandcamp.com  hollerinpoets.bandcamp.com  https://open.spotify.com/artist/6syFODvq7dRZv4DKylnSdm 
04:23
April 25, 2019
Season 01 - Tirades of a Timid Tongue - ep. 02: You're the Reason I Hate Losing Sheep
Josh shares about the inspiration behind his most recent album "You're the Reason I Hate Losing Sheep." TiradesofaTimidTongue.bandcamp.com hollerinpoets.bandcamp.com https://open.spotify.com/artist/6syFODvq7dRZv4DKylnSdm
03:56
April 22, 2019
Season 01 - Tirades of a Timid Tongue - ep. 01: Tirades origins
Josh shares some history of how he started writing poetry.  TiradesofaTimidTongue.bandcamp.com hollerinpoets.bandcamp.com https://open.spotify.com/artist/6syFODvq7dRZv4DKylnSdm
04:39
April 19, 2019
Hollerin' Poets Podcast intro - season one coming soon!
  Each season will focus on one poet's album.  The first season will center on the Tirades of a Timid Tongue album "You're the Reason I Hate Losing Sheep."  Check out our spoken word poetry compilations - hollerinpoets.bandcamp.com tiradesofatimidtongue.bandcamp.com https://open.spotify.com/artist/6syFODvq7dRZv4DKylnSdm
02:22
April 16, 2019
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