The Slowdown is a podcast where host Ada Limon delivers a poem and a moment of reflection each weekday. The show aims to help listeners find a deeper connection to the world around them.
Something is happening to the pace of our lives. People are in a state of constant busyness, and it's taking a toll on health, relationships, and sanity. The Slowdown is providing a way to help try and change this.
Limon is an award-winning poet who has taken on the role of hosting the third season of the show. She follows previous host Tracy K. Smith. The new format allows her to tackle a wide range of relevant topics. Each episode sees the host share a poem from a different writer that reflects on a relevant theme. Authors include Ashley M. Jones, Danny Caine, and E.E. Cummings.
The podcast offers listeners a chance to slow down and appreciate the simple things in life. American Public Media, in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, produces this podcast.
In a world that is fast-paced and stressful, The Slowdown offers a much-needed respite. The podcast's calming tone and relaxing music make it the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day.