The Slowdown

Weekdays at 9:45 AM

The Slowdown encourages audiences to take five minutes out of their busy days to think deeply about the world around them. Hosted by former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, the weekday program is welcomed by poetry readers – and introduce those new to the craft a broader and more diverse perspective than is commonly presented.

The tone of the show is reflective, inquisitive and thought-provoking. As Smith wrote, “Poems call our attention to moments when the ordinary nature of experience changes—when the things we think we know flare into brighter colors, starker contrasts, strange and intoxicating possibilities." Smith will serve as a knowing guide, elevating a diverse range of voices, and providing clarity in a chaotic world. The Slowdown will help busy-but-still-curious audiences better understand themselves and each other.