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These poems are written for and read aloud on the Texas Standard radio program. They're topical, typed on an actual typewriter and created by members of the Typewriter Rodeo.

Texas Standard airs Monday through Friday on more than 20 public radio stations across Texas. Visit texasstandard.org/listen to find when it airs where you are. Texas Standard is hosted by David Brown, and infrequently by Laura Rice from KUT Radio in Austin, and Lauren Silverman from KERA Radio in Dallas.

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http://kutpodcasts.org/category/typewriter-rodeo
Description
Poems written by the Typewriter Rodeo about all matters from a uniquely Texas perspective.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-11-15 22:45
last episode published
2019-11-15 16:55
publication frequency
7.2 days
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Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
246
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Episodes

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The New Vocabulary

The impeachment inquiry hearings going on this week have been a reminder that many of us are using different words — including some Latin ones — than we have in the past. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Soup Weather

A cold front has cooled much of Texas — at least temporarily. One way to celebrate the fall temperatures is with a bowl of soup. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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The Horror

Halloween costumes often reflect the news cycle. When that happens, the results can be disturbing. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Looking For Fossils

Fossils might be right under your feet. It’s just a matter of looking in the right place at the right time. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Small Town Festivals

Almost every Texas town has at least one — and they happen almost any time of the year. So, really, it’s always “festival season” in the Lone Star State. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Dog Parks

Going to a dog park can be a singular experience for a human — let alone a dog. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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The Thieves of Delight

The last crops of the season are being plucked from gardens across Texas — at least if human gardeners can get to them before the other creatures! That’s the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Brisket

Not all meat dishes can inspire a poem. Brisket has no trouble.
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Second Hand Boots

A lot of boots have life left in them after they’ve been grown out of, discarded, or left behind by their original owners. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Outdoor Summer Weddings

Did you get married outdoors in the Texas heat? Have you attended an outdoor wedding in the Texas summer months? This Typewriter Rodeo poem is for you.
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Summer Living

The heat is still on for much of Texas. For those of us with indoor jobs or school, it can be surprising how warm it remains even late in the day. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Summer Electric Bills

The kids may be back in school — but both the calendar and the temperatures still say summer. That was the inspiration of this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Sea Turtles Hatching

The public releases of Kemp’s ridley sea turtle hatchlings just wrapped up for the year. The annual ritual draws many to the Texas Gulf Coast. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Back To School Supplies

It’s that time of the year — students are heading back to class and so is their stuff. That’s the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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El Paso

The deadly shooting at an El Paso Walmart devastated that community, Texas, and the country as a whole. El Pasoan Oscar Garcia requested this poem.
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Cicadas

They are a sound of summer for many Texans and they were the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Slow Down Summer

It is already almost August?! Didn’t summer just begin?! That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Apollo 11 (50th Anniversary)

July of 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon. It’s an accomplishment many still can’t fully comprehend. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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The Mysteries Of Space

Do you ever see a headline about a new discovery in space? It seems so exciting — so extraordinary — but is your mind even capable of really understanding? That’s the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Armadillo Poem

A Texas road trip often isn’t without at least one sighting of these mileposts of sorts. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Theatre In The Park

Summer theatre, despite the heat, is a tradition in many parts of Texas. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Falling

Summer storms can be quick and devastating. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Bag Help

Sometimes you get a bagger at the grocery store who seems to read your mind and put things exactly where you want them. Sometimes you don’t. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Take This Dog For A Walk

It’s hot. Texas hot. But Fido doesn’t seem to care. That’s the inspiration of this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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The Game Is Over

This Typewriter Rodeo poem is for all the ‘Game Of Thrones’ fans who just don’t know what they’re going to do with themselves on Sunday nights now that the show has concluded.
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A Catalog Of Collections

Have you ever looked at a list of animal group names? Animal scientists clearly had so much fun coming up with them! That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Texas Roadkill

No matter how careful you are, it can be an inevitability on Texas roads. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Standards

The Texas Legislature is considering changes to school standards. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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The Easter Egg We Didn’t Find

You boiled the egg, you dyed the egg, you hid the egg — and you didn’t find the egg for a week. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Prom

It’s the time of year when many high schoolers are donning suits and dresses to attend the big dance. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Springtime & Shaving

The days are getting warmer and the attire is getting shorter. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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STAAR Testing (Again)

Students across Texas are prepping for the statewide standardized test known as the STAAR. That was the inspiration for this poem.
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Running For Office

It seems every week a new candidate is announcing plans to seek office in 2020. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Delicious Irritant

Something got you itching? Could be a bug, an allergy — or perhaps it’s just that person over there. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Inbox Zero

My inbox is currently showing 525 unread messages. What’s yours? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Grocery Store Grackles

You’re in the deli department and you hear a tweet — but not the king that came from a phone. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Sticky Notes

Sometimes you just need to write yourself a little reminder — or two — or two dozen. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Bless You

It’s the season for sneezin’ — and that was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Urban Coyote

A couple weeks back, Texas Standard did a story on urban coyotes. The story was about the animal but, for some, it also prompted a few images of hipsters — that was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Valentine’s Day

Chocolate is nice, wine is great — but what do most folks really want for Valentine’s Day? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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The Lege Is Back

Texas lawmakers have reconvened at the State Capitol Building for the start of the 86th Legislative Session. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Government Shutdown

The ongoing partial government shutdown is causing frustration on both sides of the aisle and causing major problems in the lives of many. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Scooters

Dockless scooters: like ’em or hate ’em, they’re everywhere these days, and are likely here to stay because tech companies refuse to stop “disrupting” the way we get around. While they can be fun for a quick whirl around town, they also go faster than ...
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Long Distance Fan

Do you sometimes feel like a strawberry in a sea of burnt orange? Or a golden nugget in a crowd of blue and silver? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Quitting Facebook

Many of us threaten to do it, but most don’t go through with quitting Facebook. Leaving the social media site that connects us virtually with so many people can sometimes leave us feeling even more isolated, but it just might be what we need to feel mo...
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New Year’s Eve

How do you celebrate? Or do you? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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Family During The Holidays

It’s the time of the year when families get together across the miles, across the generations, and across the political spectrum. For better or for worse, that was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
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The Cone

We think they’re good for our pups, protecting them from their own urges to lick or scratch. But plastic cones are far less fun – and let’s face it, they’re confusing – for those pooches who have to don them after a visit to the vet.
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Vintage Cameras

Instagram and iPhones have made everyone a photographer. But some folks, and one Texas Standard listener in particular, get more pleasure out of the old ways of taking photos. This Typewriter Rodeo poem is for Rick.
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Still. SNEEZING

For many folks around Texas, allergies are a year-round problem. This Typewriter Rodeo poem is for them.
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