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Arts, Books: Review of Poetic Earthling

Arts, Books:  Review of Poetic Earthling

When I initially thought about making this show, I knew that I needed to spread the joy of Poetic Earthlings to any listeners that I would have as this is one of the shows that was on my slate of shows to do in the first season, even before York...


When I initially thought about making this show, I knew that I needed to spread the joy of Poetic Earthlings to any listeners that I would have as this is one of the shows that was on my slate of shows to do in the first season, even before York actually reached out and asked to be reviewed. Now this show is in a constant state of evolution, and I'm always excited to see where it goes.

 

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Number of Episodes at time of recording: 72

Avg length of episode: 20 mins* due to reboot this number is reported on Listen Notes as 5 mins

First Published July 19, 2019* rebooted

Description by host: Poetic Earthlings is a cosmic joyride for your ears. These are short, dark and beautiful stories that will challenge your perspective. Each show is different but they all will take you to unexpected places. If your new you can start with Programable, Better Version Of You, Murder Within the Colour Wheel or the latest episode. Since this is a cosmic joyride for your ears I recommend headphones, and a mug of ginger tea.

Genre: Arts, Books

Frequency: Seasonal ( weekly when season is open with micro episodes)

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FAPA Review Poetic Earthlings
Tim: Your listening to find a podcast about
thank you for hitting play. I'm your host, Timothy Kimo Bryan. And I bring my experience with podcasting since 2006 as a listener and a podcast. I am here to help you outsmart the algorithm and find your next binge-worthy podcast. Here's how the show works. I comb the millions of podcasts currently available for free on various platforms.
And then I come back to you with what I've found. Sure. You can use search engines for recommendations from many podcasts. But I feel that getting a personal recommendation from a real live breathing person is still the best way to find the gems that are out there. The show is broken up into three halves.
Yup. You guessed it. I'm a huge fan of CartONG bear with me. The first half of the show is the stats. This gives you all the details about where to find the show, how many episodes who's hosting the shows. Basically this is for those that just want the stats. The second half of the show, I dig deeper into the show that I'm reviewing and let you know how well the hosts interact.
Talk about their audio quality and let you know what I think about this. Now that last half of the show is where I talk about why the show is binge-worthy where to start your journey. And I'll be reaching out to the hosts to see if they would like to discuss their show a little bit and talk about their podcasting journey.
So. Let's get going on this episode.
In this episode, I will be reviewing poetic earthlings by your Campbell. Now this is one of those podcasts that I'm not too sure how I found it. And you know what, that's been a topic for a bonus episode of this podcast that I've been thinking about doing, but I can tell you that when I found out. I became instantly engrossed with what York was doing.
Now you can reach out to him in a few separate ways. You can go to his website where he has a contact page, which is going to be posted in the show notes. And then he also has a account on Twitter. And that's where you're usually going to find your now the website is poetic earthlings.com and you can find his episodes there as well as your podcast, player of choice.
Now the current version of his show is in its fourth season. At the time of this. And it started way back in July of 2019. Now there's about 72 episodes and that does include micro episodes, but it doesn't include the episodes that you can receive as being part of this inner circle. When you support his show on his, buy me a coffee site where you could donate a one-time gift or a monthly subscription, you can find him@buymeagfi.com slash poetic Kirkland.
Now because the current version is a reboot of his show, which was a daily show. Average time of episodes is a bit skewed. Now, when you check into poly chaser and listen notes, it shows an average length of five minutes. And that's just not the case. Now his aren't three hour epic episodes. They're usually actually around the 20 to 30 minute mark.
 And that doesn't include the micro episodes, which were about five to seven minutes in length. Now, when you look up the description that York has for poetic earth lands, you're going to find him saying that it's a cosmic joy, right? For your ears. These are short, dark and beautiful stories that will change your perspective.
Each show is different, but we'll take you to unexpected places. If you're new, if you're new, you can start with a program. Better version of you murder within the color wheel or the latest episode. And since this is a cosmic joy ride for your ears, he does recommend that you have headphones and a mug of ginger tea.
Now I can tell you that I don't have headphones when I listened to his work, but I have earbuds and I'm usually drinking coffee. So I'll have to try it with ginger. Now this category, the category for this podcast is arts and books and York does his podcast in a seasonal structure. So when the season is active, you usually get an episode about once a week.
Poetic earthlings does have a highly active Twitter and Instagram account, and he's incredibly supportive of the writing communities that exist there. So make it a point to not only to subscribe to his. But also make sure to subscribe to his social media feeds so that you can find something there that may not be in the show.
Now, when looking at list notes, you can see that he's ranked in the top 10% of podcasts in his category. So, you know, he already has a really good following. Are you happy with your podcast app? I know hard question to answer, but let me ask you this. Does your app allow you to rate the podcast? You're listening to great if it does, but does it allow you to rate each and every episode that you listened to, does your app allow you to join a community of other listeners and share and comment on your favorite podcasts?
Now, if you're a podcast. Does the app that your listeners are using, give you a tip jar so that, that way they can support your show directly instead of paying fees to someone else. Well, good pods allows you as a listener and as a podcast or to rate and review all of the episodes of a podcast, as well as joining a community of other podcasts, enthusiasts to discuss that thing.
We all know. Podcasts, give it a shot. You may not go back to your old app and you might find a community that is engaged and excited about the same things you are. Grab it on Google play and the apple app store.
All right, let's get to the point about this show. Now just for full transparency. York was the first person to donate, to find a podcast about. On my, buy me a coffee page and I've lent my voice to York for poetic earthlings on certain episodes. Now, when I initially thought about making this show, I knew that I needed to spread the joy of poetic earthlings to any listeners that I would have as this is one of the shows that was on my slate of shows to do in the first season, even before your actually reached out and asked to be reviewed on this.
Now putting my podcasters ears on for a moment. The sound quality is excellent. In every episode, your creates the soundscapes and inserts, audio clips from other sources, nicely into each episode. Those sound clips don't sound forest whatsoever. They actually support the story that your. Now sometimes it's just fun to listen to an episode and try to figure out where that clip came from and why if you drink, this might be a good drinking game with friends while you listen.
Of course, your does recommend the mug of ginger tea to listen to the show with now. Started bringing other people to handle the vocal parts of some of the characters. I feel that this really improved the show. It's not that York has a bad voice. He's got a very wonderful voice. It's a great voice for podcasting, but you can't do all the characters in the show with just one voice.
I don't think anyways, you know, it does show a great deal of trust that your Caz and the people that listened to and support his. Now as a character in York's episodes, I can say he gives me just enough information on, on each voice that I do, but not too much because he wants me to give an authentic performance for his work.
Now he can pull the authenticity of performing. To any people he brings to the shell, if for all, all of us that have been on his show, he really brings that authenticity out. And he's generous as your credits, those who help him and promote their podcasts, their works, whatever it is at the end of each episode.
Now, some people might say that, you know, then all the sound clips and the sound scrapes could be distracting. But really those sound effects that he's using the soundscapes, the clips, Willie service, the show, you know, I compare his show to to other shows that I really enjoy. One is from Ken nor Dean his word jazz.
And the other is Joe Frank. Now those two men worked in the audio storytelling from the fifties until the deaths in the past, you know, five to 10 years. And those shows had a lot of soundscaping that was inserted to emphasize a point and York continues in this tradition. The two other shows came out before podcasting was a thing, and I'm not sure if they influenced York, but you know, it's going to be a question that I ask in the interview now to demonstrate the evolution of the shell, yours tells us what to expect and how he envisions it in this.
I may 
York: do an episode, one of my earlier shows and in a different way, different timing, different kinds of music, different pattern, different attitude. And then the next show is a completely different show. So if you're listening, you're like, well, what happened? You had this show. I was in the groove. Like really deep down, dive into the groove of things.
And then you have another show where I'm just completely lost my marbles. It's deliberate. I'm trying to find me. I'm trying to figure out what's going on in my own head so I could communicate it to you. I suggest that you do the same as. 
Tim: No yours, isn't afraid to try something new. Even if it may not be a hit or a home run each time, this fearlessness is something that I can really respect in an artist he's willing to break with formulas that others tried to perfect.
He is blazing his own trail. That's right. Now some of the episodes, start out with a space lady introducing the show like this one. Okay. Space 
York: lady. Start the show. 
Tim: Greetings to all sentience life forms in the universe. Welcome to poetic earth. A show that will provoke inspire and alter your perception.
Here's your host from a remote location south of the 49th parallel York Campbell and other episodes you're goes right into the episode. Now for people that are new to the show, this might be a little bit jarring because you don't know exactly what to expect. But it does hook you in and it keeps you in, as long as you're wanting to try to figure out what's happening and how far he's going to go with each episode.
Now, York knows the type of people who listen to this. I found 
York: this really kooky really strange, bizarre show that I think you'll like heads up only strange, bizarre, kooky, crazy people. Listen to the show. 
Tim: Now this shows me that he's very aware of what his audience is interested in and how far he can take each epic.
It also shows me that he's really in tune with his audience. And that's a way to build a faithful, following that any podcaster would want,
if you like what you heard so far, then I'd like to ask you to reach out. You can email me directly Timothy at find a podcast about dot X, Y. Or leave me a voicemail at the website, find a podcast about X, Y, Z. I want to help you find your next binge-worthy podcast. And if you want me to find a you a podcast in any category that you're interested in, let me know.
Now, if you're a podcaster and feel that your podcast would be served by appearing on the show, I want to talk to you as well. Use the same methods to reach. Now I'm on Twitter at find a podcast, Facebook at find a podcast about another thing I'd like to ask is if you found value in this podcast, pass it along to a friend.
Lastly, doing this podcast is a labor of love, but loving cheap. So consider donating to my, buy me a coffee fund right on the web. Or go to buy me a coffee.com/find a podcast about each episode takes about five to seven hours of research and about two to three hours of production time, about 10 hours for each episode.
Let me tell you that's a lot of coffee. And like I said, the best recommendation comes from a real person. So. Bill my coffee cup and I'll help you outsmart the algorithm.
And now here is the point in the show that I turn you from a listener to me into a listener of poetic earthlings. Now this show is in a constant state of evolution, and I'm always excited to see where it goes. As I've lent my voice to the show and have had York on my other podcast, which is create art podcast.
I can tell you first from firsthand experience, that York is a pleasure to work with. And he's very giving to those in the writing community, on his Twitter page and in podcasting. Now in many of his latest episodes, he calls out those who helped him on his journey, on his show and calls out other individuals in the writing community.
As you can hear. It's time for the EarthLink spotlight, where we recognize an independent poet or novelist. This person not only excels in their field, but also moves the industry forward. Your who's it going to be this time? York is very generous. And as even letting a hand in the creation of this show that you're listening to today, now he encouraged me to include clips of shows I review so that you can have a listen to the show being reviewed.
So if you enjoy this aspect of the show, send them a thank you for encouraging me to use clips in the reviews. Now, where should you start your journey with board or. York does give a few examples in his description on where to start. But I think a suitable place is to start right there in episode one, where he talks about his meeting with Oprah.
Now another personal gem of mine is his goldfish suicide letter. And that episode he takes on the character of a goldfish committing suicide due to his owner's lack of action. Now that's a micro episode and it may be the best way to enter in the world of poetic earthlings. And she just about five or seven minutes long, but it gives you a good example of the mind of York and where he's going with his episodes.
Now who's a candidate for listening to a port earthlings. Well, you really need to have an interest in skillful writing, elaborate soundscapes and an appreciation for things. That initially look ordinary and turn out to be something quite extraordinary and the ability to wait for the payoff. And just about every episode I've listened to you, the pay off has happened.
You know, York has me thinking after the episode has done about that episode and how I would do it or how I view it or how I experience. If you're looking for something that breaks with a norm and where you need to find the formula of how it works, then this podcast is for you. I know if you try it with an open mind, you will want to binge on this podcast and share it with your friends.
Just a word of caution, share it with your cool friends and you know who I'm talking about. You know that friend in the group that usually tells your group about things first, the one who's a little bit odd and considered nerdy. Let that friend now about this podcast. Heck they may even found it before you tell them about it.
If that's the case, you two are going to have something to talk about. And then you can send that friend right on over, right over here. So we can have that conversation with that friend.
All right. Welcome everyone. I have the brown privilege to have with me here. Your Campbell from poetic earth lanes. Now folks, before you get too excited, if you've listened to his show, you know, an episode in season three, he passed away in season four, just start it up. So I am talking to somebody from the afterlife.
So your how's the afterlife? 
York: Well, it's kind of weird. Like I've never been outside of my body before. I'm trying to get used to things. I was tempted to haunt the local library and I, and I had to hold myself back and I was tempted to go between walls and visit, visit different people. But you know what, I'm a good podcast or I'm just going to wait until I get my body back, by the way Tiffany C.
Lewis, she's going to be doing the season four premiere because I'm still trapped in limbo somewhere. How. 
Tim: I'm not as bad as you are trapped there. Folks. This is one of the reasons why you need to go check out poetic earth links. You are you've heard the review of the show and I'd like to ask.
Who is your ideal audience? Who is, who is that avatar that you have for the show? And, you know, I have a sneaky suspicion that you have the picture of me next to your microphone, anytime you record. But who do you think is the ideal audience for this show 
York: besides you? Hi, believe that the aisle D audience member is a person that wants to go beyond the status quo.
So once they be thrown into a universe without breadcrumbs or somebody holding their hand, that's my idea 
Tim: audience. And that is perfect. That is perfect. One thing I really intended, and I didn't bring it up in the review, but I do want to tell you right now, is that a lot of times when we're watching a movie or listening to a podcast or reading about.
Things are very formulaic. And one of the things I enjoy about porn earthlings is that, you know, you, you think, you know where the story's going to go, and then you veer off to a different county. A entirely, has that been something that you've always enjoyed? Yeah, 
York: I do. I enjoy doing that. Sometimes I deliberately what I call, break my story.
If the story is too fluid and is too calm and sequential and poetic, if you will, and everything is streamlined, I find that the story is too safe. So what I do is I look at it and say, wow, this is, this is really beautiful. This is two beautiful. These curves are too smooth. I have to make it a little bit bumpy.
I have to add to make it not so beautiful. So I, so, so I intentionally take off some of the rose pedals. I stomp on it a little bit instead of a smooth road. I put some bumps into it, into the road as well, and some curves because F the story, I find it just like, just like music. Sometimes I like when, when you're listening to a song and you you're expecting the other beat or you're expecting the rapper, the singer to come in on this queue and then they don't, they surprise you.
Where did they go? It's sort of like listening to a pink Floyd. Are there some of their songs. So there's one song in particular where you're waiting a very long time for the lead vocalist. Where is he? When is he going to start the song? This is taking forever. And then he starts right here. He's he surprises you.
So I like to catch my audience by surprise, cause I like to be surprised. And I don't like when, when, when the story is to put together, I don't just throw in a curve or a cliffhanger just for the sense of it, but is to wake me up because I have to be entertained. So that's why I do that. 
Tim: Beautiful.
Beautiful. And I am a bit of a pink Floyd fan, so
York: that's cool. 
Tim: Where, where would you like to take a poetic earth lands? You know, w what's in the future here for us? 
York: Well, what I'm, what I really would like to do is as an audio book, and I'm still playing around with the idea. Now poetic Corrlinks itself, it's almost feels like it's an audio book, but, but what I mean by that is to have a story, but short stories, because that's what I like to do.
But all of these short stories they're going to overlap each other. So when you're, when you're listening, it may feel like another story. Altogether, but there's, but there's threats. So that's what I, that's what I like to do. So again, I'm still, there's some ideas that, that, that I'm working with. So for the future, that's what I like also for the future of the podcast.
I like to have different voices. In season five, I'm working with, with other writers, people that you would, that you've never heard of before. And I'm trying to get them onboard into the show so that it will create more dimensions. 
Tim: Perfect. Perfect. And I know I've been a voice on your show before, so 
York: yeah, in a very good voice, very good voice.
Tim: Anything you can do to improve my voice, make me sound like Edward James almost or something like that. Do you have that plugin? I wish I did. So, you know, we talked about where you want to take it. Let's talk about the past a little bit here. What's what's been the hardest part of your podcast journey from episode one until episode 73, let's say, 
York: well, the hardest part of the journey.
It has to be the writing of the story besides all of the technical things. Even though that is a, that is a wall that has to be overcome, know it has to be scaled, but the writing is the heart of the story. Before I add on the music and the sound effects F the F the writing doesn't touch me. If it doesn't grip.
I'm not going to bother adding on music and sound effects and getting everyone else to, to work, to help me with the. So it takes me a very long time. I could sit down for one paragraph, could take me an hour or so to write. I'm a very slow writer, unlike some authors like Tiffany C. Lewis she she's a phenomenal writer and she writes really fast.
I don't, I write really slow because I like to find different elements in my life. Even if it's a very tiny, tiny bit of. Of me into the story. So I'd like to inject some of my real life scenario into what I'm doing. So yeah, it's the writing, the writing is the, is the hardest part.
Tim: Let's talk a little bit about your background to here now. W when you started poetic earthlings and you know, the, the episodes that I'm hearing from, you know, pretty much episode one on out there, there is a lot of great audio engineering. So we're, we're going to go a little bit into the, how the sausage is made, therefore for our listeners here.
Did you have a background in audio engineering or is this just, you know, you're making it happen out of thin air? 
York: Yeah. With the, with the audio engineering part, I was desperate when I started the show, I started the show back in 2017, but it went through a major revisions. I had 400 episodes. I used to record every single time.
Now I didn't have a computer. I didn't have a proper microphone and I don't recommend what I'm about to say to new podcasters, but I was using my phone. I was recording everything on my cell phone or over 400 episodes. But then I said that I need to make this into something different rather than just hearing my voice.
So I thought of different sound effects and music because I come from a musical backup. I used to replace a write songs back in the day for, for different rap groups. And so, so then I started to put in music and, and other voices, and then I did something really crazy. All of the 400 episodes that I had before I said to my wife, I need to scrap those.
And she said that that's, you can't do that. You spent too long, but I convinced her. I said, I want the show to take a different. And so even though I was proud of those 400 episodes, I got rid of them. And, and I started the whole thing over with, with an episode called my meeting with Oprah. And that's the first episode of the revised poetic earthlings.
Tim: And folks, if you want to get any of those 400 episodes, you need to make a huge donation. To a, York's buy me a coffee fund. I it's gotta be worth his time. Otherwise he's not going to give you those 400 episodes. These, these are Primo episodes, folks, Primo, and I only take 10%. 
York: Yeah, thank you for selling it.
Tim: And I haven't even heard any of them. So there we go. Your what we're gonna flip back to the future here. Somebody should make a movie titled back to the. What's, what's coming up for you. You talked a little bit about the audio book, but what projects are you working on? Or are you going to be working on in the future that people need to be aware of?
York: Yeah. Okay. Well, for, for the future, what I really like to see, as I said before is to, is to have the stories even more, even more. More substantial in a way where, where I still like the, the short format, the 15, 20 minutes, the stories that I have coming up for season five, they're going to take a slightly different route where.
It's going to be more of an audio experience, even though it is right now, but there's going to be more, more audio dramas. So I do two things. I do a lot of audio fiction, right. And then there is audio dramas. And I think those, I think, I think there's a difference with it. There there's some where you're just hearing my voice and I'm telling us.
And then there's others where you hearing a whole bunch of other people's voices and, and it feels like you're just listening. You're listening to a movie. There's going to be more of that. More of the second one in, in, in season five. And, and also I would like to work with other artists and help and help them.
 A lot of upper coming authors and poets into, and so that, so that they're recognized for, for their talents. So that's, that's why I like to do 
Tim: perfect. And a, and I want to remind you, cause we were talking about it before the we hit record for the second time. We can find that first recording of this that'll be a bonus.
 But we were talking a little bit before we hit record that you're doing editing for other folks as well. So we want to make sure that, you know, folks can contact you uh, getting get in contact with you for editing services in that way. You can support your and his work.
You're gonna end this interview with two questions. One is what's one podcast that you've been bingeing on. And two, what is a PA, what podcasts should we be listening to? 
York: The podcasts that I've been really into is one called the truth it's been around for, for quite a while. I think since, I don't know, like 2016, I actually it's been around for 10 years.
They just celebrated their 10th year anniversary. I listened to that as first of all, as the. And second as just as a listener, just somebody that wants to be blown away by, by the presentation. I learned so much as an anthology series. So every story is different and it's wonderfully told if you want to laugh, cry, think grown, be educated.
You definitely have to listen to the truth. It's phenomenal. And you mentioned another thing, you said, the podcast that I listened to. And what else do you do say? 
Tim: And while I podcast that you binge with, and then a podcast that we should listen to. 
York: Oh, the podcasts I used to listen to is Tiffany C. Lewis is a new podcast.
I just started editing it. I am the I'm the editor and producer of her. And she has an incredible voice. You, she, she's also on my podcast doing different voice work. Her podcast is called beta reader bits. It's a podcast that helps potential beta readers or beta readers that wants to even improve on, on their style.
So that's beta reader bits. And the first season is that. 
Tim: Perfect. So folks, after you get done bingeing on poetic earthlings, you need to go and take a listen to Tiffany. See Louis's newest one, which is edited and produced by the guy that I have right here. Yours is. I lied. I have one other question for you here.
Is there one idea or one thought that you want people to take away when they hear a poetic earthlings, any of the any of the episodes that you have? 
York: Well, what I want them to even F they, even if they disagree with the content of the show, and sometimes that's my sound strange. Everything that I write.
I don't always agree with. I take, I take the opposite approach. I, I take an approach. That's on PA that's on Poplar, a worldview that I don't even like, but I write about it. And I, and sometimes I'm I'm in that character's head. There's a particular character coming up. She she's a cannibalistic, right?
She she's the villain of pretty much the villain of the story. But I don't make her seem like the villain, even though she is technically the villain. But what I'd like for people to take out from the story is, is to see people in, in a different way, right. We all have our barriers and we all have our labels and the earth is just getting even more divided as we speak.
But if we could put ourselves in somebody else's shoes, just for awhile, just for those 15 minutes, those 20 minutes, then it would change our lives because, because we're, we're going to see the world through this girl. That's this blonde girl that's hooked on crack. That's a story that. We're going to see the world through her eyes.
As she's telling her story, we're going to see the world through this 90, 99 year old Chinese man that lives in the mountains. And that's trying to find alien life forms. We're going to be inside of him. Right. And so, so if we could do that, if we can intent intentionally do that every single day, what does this person.
What is that person about? It's going to make us better humans. We're not going to be inside of our own bubble and inside of our own world. And I think that's what I want to convey with my stories. 
Tim: Beautiful. Thank you so much York for joining me here on find a podcast about, I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much.
York: Thanks. Thank you so much, Tim.
Tim: so that's the episode I want to thank you again for taking a listen. And if you want to outsmart the algorithm and have me review a podcast, email me Timothy at find a podcast about dot X, Y, Z, or go to the website. Find a podcast about dot X, Y, Z, where you can listen to the other episodes and leave me voice.
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