The Verb

The Verb

116 episodes

Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance

Podcasts

Writing at Home - Experiments in Living

Published: March 19, 2021, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 23 seconds

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The Great Gatsby

Published: March 12, 2021, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 25 seconds

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Gratitude - Experiments in Living

Published: March 5, 2021, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 11 seconds

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Language, Fashion and Textiles - Experiments in Living

Published: Feb. 26, 2021, 10 p.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 44 seconds

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Crime

Published: Feb. 19, 2021, 10:45 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 15 seconds

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The Walk

Published: Feb. 5, 2021, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 15 seconds

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T.S. Eliot Prize

Published: Jan. 29, 2021, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 16 seconds

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Writing the Weather - Experiments in Living

Published: Jan. 22, 2021, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 17 seconds

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The Verb on Deep Time

Published: Jan. 15, 2021, 10 a.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 31 seconds

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Optimism in Stories for Children - Experiments in Living

Published: Jan. 8, 2021, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 23 seconds

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Christmas Lights Verb - Experiments in Living

Published: Dec. 18, 2020, 10 p.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 45 seconds

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Brazil - Experiments in Living

Published: Dec. 11, 2020, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 24 seconds

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Margaret Atwood - Experiments in Living

Published: Dec. 4, 2020, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 30 seconds

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Zero-Growth Writing - Experiments in Living

Published: Nov. 27, 2020, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 20 seconds

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Jan Morris

Published: Nov. 20, 2020, 5:20 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 27 seconds

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Green Memoir - Experiments in Living

Published: Nov. 13, 2020, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 24 seconds

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The Changing Language of Veganism: Experiments in Living

Published: Nov. 6, 2020, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 31 seconds

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Comedy writing in difficult times: Experiments in Living

Published: Oct. 30, 2020, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 25 seconds

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The Poetry of Walls: Inside Out at the Southbank Centre

Published: Oct. 23, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 17 seconds

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Oil Stories - Experiments in Living

Published: Oct. 16, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 38 seconds

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Claudia Rankine - Experiments in Living

Published: Oct. 9, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 15 seconds

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Landscape & Language: Experiments in Living

Published: Oct. 2, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 34 seconds

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Wordsworth: Experiments in Living at Contains Strong Language

Published: Sept. 25, 2020, 8:38 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 31 seconds

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Nature Poetry: Experiments in Living

Published: Sept. 18, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 25 seconds

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Salman Rushdie

Published: July 17, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 18 seconds

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Domestic Violence - in language, myths, and fairy stories

Published: July 10, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 40 seconds

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The Ledbury Festival

Published: July 3, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 34 seconds

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The Octopus Verb

Published: June 19, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 19 seconds

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Writers of the Caribbean diaspora

Published: June 12, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 46 seconds

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Language Lockdown

Published: June 5, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 30 seconds

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Woods, Weeds and Wildflowers: Nature Poetry

Published: May 29, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 18 seconds

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Virtual Hay Festival

Published: May 22, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 16 seconds

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Birdsong

Published: May 15, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 53 minutes 44 seconds

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Mirrors

Published: April 24, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 41 seconds

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17/04/2020

Published: April 17, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 36 seconds

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Social

Published: April 10, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 43 seconds

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African Writing

Published: April 3, 2020, 9 p.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 19 seconds

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Uncertainty

Published: March 28, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 41 seconds

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Obsolete

Published: March 21, 2020, 6:39 p.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 23 seconds

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Poetry and philosophy

Published: March 6, 2020, 10 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 41 seconds

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The Language of Leaving

Published: Feb. 28, 2020, 10 p.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 33 seconds

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Hotel

Published: Feb. 21, 2020, 10 p.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 22 seconds

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Native American Writing

Published: Feb. 7, 2020, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 19 seconds

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Goodness

Published: Jan. 31, 2020, 10 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 45 seconds

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Puns and Wordplay

Published: Jan. 24, 2020, 10 p.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 52 seconds

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The World of Poetry Publishing

Published: Jan. 10, 2020, 10 p.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 59 seconds

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Christmas Nonsense

Published: Dec. 20, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 41 seconds

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Sports Writing

Published: Dec. 6, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 16 seconds

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To the Circus

Published: Nov. 29, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 32 seconds

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German poetry after the Berlin Wall

Published: Nov. 15, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 23 seconds

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Novels that Shaped Our Language

Published: Nov. 8, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 31 seconds

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Alone

Published: Nov. 1, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 43 seconds

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The Verb

Published: Oct. 18, 2019, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 17 seconds

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The Moon Verb

Published: July 19, 2019, 9 p.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 18 seconds

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The Sound of Translation

Published: July 12, 2019, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 45 seconds

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The Common or Vulgar Verb

Published: July 5, 2019, 9 p.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 28 seconds

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Aldeburgh

Published: June 8, 2019, 5:58 p.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 38 seconds

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The Hay Festival

Published: May 31, 2019, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 19 seconds

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America

Published: May 24, 2019, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 14 seconds

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Along The River

Published: May 17, 2019, 9 p.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 11 seconds

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Speaking of Violence

Published: May 10, 2019, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 12 seconds

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Insects and Language

Published: May 3, 2019, 9 p.m.
Duration: 52 minutes

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Writing the Gap

Published: April 26, 2019, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 13 seconds

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Michael Ondaatje

Published: March 22, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 43 seconds

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Myths Re-imagined

Published: March 15, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 23 seconds

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How to write out sexism

Published: March 8, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 1 second

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Between Two Countries

Published: March 1, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 13 seconds

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Nightclubs

Published: Feb. 15, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 36 seconds

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John Ruskin

Published: Feb. 8, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 22 seconds

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The Subjunctive Verb

Published: Feb. 1, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 53 seconds

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Don Paterson

Published: Jan. 25, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 3 seconds

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W.S. Graham

Published: Jan. 18, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 11 seconds

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TS Eliot Prize Readings

Published: Jan. 14, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 59 minutes 24 seconds

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Synesthesia

Published: Jan. 11, 2019, 10 p.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 43 seconds

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The Christmas Verb

Published: Dec. 21, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 52 seconds

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Sleepless Nights

Published: Dec. 14, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 14 seconds

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07/12/2018

Published: Dec. 7, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes

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What's in a name?

Published: Nov. 30, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 6 seconds

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Unwritten Poems - Verb Podcast Extra

Published: Nov. 9, 2018, 11 p.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 36 seconds

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Unwritten

Published: Nov. 9, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 59 minutes 4 seconds

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Writing The Midlands

Published: Nov. 2, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 56 seconds

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Instagram Poetry

Published: Oct. 26, 2018, 9 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 44 seconds

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Into The Forest

Published: Oct. 19, 2018, 9 p.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 29 seconds

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Failure for Writers

Published: Oct. 12, 2018, 9 p.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 33 seconds

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Young Poets

Published: Oct. 5, 2018, 9 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 28 seconds

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Contains Strong Language festival

Published: Sept. 29, 2018, 7:57 a.m.
Duration: 53 minutes 30 seconds

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Latitude Festival

Published: Sept. 21, 2018, 9:01 p.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 27 seconds

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The Verb at the Proms

Published: Sept. 14, 2018, 9:01 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 1 second

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The NHS at 70

Published: July 6, 2018, 9 p.m.
Duration: 53 minutes 59 seconds

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Northern Rocks

Published: June 29, 2018, 9 p.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 50 seconds

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The Verb at the Hay Festival.

Published: June 1, 2018, 9 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 16 seconds

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The Festival Verb

Published: May 25, 2018, 9 p.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 12 seconds

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Autism: poetry, language and writing

Published: May 4, 2018, 9 p.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 3 seconds

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Night Meetings - Japan

Published: April 27, 2018, 9 p.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 9 seconds

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Algorithms

Published: April 20, 2018, 9 p.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 28 seconds

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Writing and Psychoanalysis

Published: March 30, 2018, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 1 second

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The Local Verb

Published: March 2, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 53 seconds

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Notes on The Verb

Published: Feb. 23, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 45 seconds

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The Verb on Return

Published: Feb. 16, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 43 seconds

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Poetry Book Club with Douglas Dunn

Published: Feb. 9, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 53 seconds

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Fighting Talk

Published: Feb. 2, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 56 seconds

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The Wellbeing Verb

Published: Jan. 26, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 20 seconds

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Kerry Andrew, Danez Smith, Hollie McNish and Jenni Fagan

Published: Jan. 19, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 39 seconds

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Lord Fox, David Crystal and Jenny Colgan

Published: Jan. 12, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 59 seconds

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Chest of Drawers

Published: Jan. 5, 2018, 10 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 13 seconds

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The Verb's 'Out of this World' Christmas Special

Published: Dec. 29, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 7 seconds

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The Scrolling Verb

Published: Dec. 8, 2017, 10 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 10 seconds

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How do you choose a mentor?

Published: Dec. 1, 2017, 10 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 17 seconds

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The Verb Celebrates 35 Years of Spoken Word

Published: Nov. 24, 2017, 10 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes 15 seconds

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The Stoic Verb

Published: Nov. 10, 2017, 10 p.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 28 seconds

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The Tense Verb

Published: Nov. 3, 2017, 10 p.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 21 seconds

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Tim Minchin

Published: Oct. 27, 2017, 9 p.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 20 seconds

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The Society of the Spectacle

Published: Oct. 20, 2017, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 44 seconds

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The Memory Verb

Published: Oct. 13, 2017, 9 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 55 seconds

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The Verb at the Contains Strong Language Festival of poetry and performance

Published: Oct. 6, 2017, 9 p.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 12 seconds

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The Verb Live from Contains Strong Language

Published: Sept. 29, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 45 seconds

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