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The Slowdown
Host Ada Limón delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. In just one turn of phrase, poetry can anchor us, or shift a moment, a day, or even a whole life. Join us for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by American Public Media in partnership with The Poetry Foundation.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 1,111 ratings
Guest host Shira Erlichman
I’m a longtime listener of The Slowdown, so when consummate host and poet Ada Limon announced she’d be going on vacation this August, I found myself dreading her upcoming absence. Turns out, however, there was nothing but delight in store as Shira Erlichman stepped in as guest host. Her soulful...Read full review »
jaywasheldc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/22
My Take
The intros to poems are poetic as well!
question things via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/22
Poems first.
I would enjoy each listen - hearing the poem, first! I do enjoy Ms. Limon’s voice, explanations, etc - it would all work best, after hearing the poems. MSS/España, EU
al's shadow via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/22
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