TSP098 – Time Trek: Optics, near and far.

 
 
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Man’s quest to explore beyond the limits of the senses led to the evolution of optical theory and eventual development of telescopic and microscopic devices. Enhancing our vision, both outer and inner, profoundly changed our perspective of our universes, large and small.

Duration – 26:41

VoxBox: Youtube segment on the ‘Life of Galileo Brecht’

Music Credit: Joni Mitchell – Woodstock

TSP097 – Digging Words: PORTMANTEAU – Two’s company.

 
 
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Packing more into less is the basis for the creation of portmanteau words. From motel to hazmet to liger and beyond, these linguistically blended words, pro or con, have become part of our lexicon.

Duration – 28:31

VoxBox: Youtube segment featuring Norm Crosby on the Dean Martin Show

Music Credit: Men At Work – People Just Love To Play With Words

TSP096 – The Undefinable Spirit: Drew Marshall, a red letter agnostic theist.

 
 
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Inveterate seeker, Drew Marshall talks about his quest for truth on God, life, death, and faith. Among other self discoveries made during his journey, which has included living in Australia, the deserts of Israel and walking the El Camino trail in Spain, he talks to us how ‘doubt’ can be an integral and useful tool in discovering your spiritual path.

Duration – 26:05

VoxBox: Youtube segment with Rowan Atkinson telling the ‘Gospel of John’

Music Credit: Bruce Cockburn – The Soul Of A Man

TSP095 – Transcendent Tunes: Cole Porter’s Begin The Beguine.

 
 
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A signature of the big band era, Begin The Beguine, exemplifies the versatility of Swing music. The lyrics embody the joy of a sudden but temporary love, the melody of which was made famous by one of the greatest big band leaders, Artie Shaw.

Duration – 21:06

VoxBox: Various artists’ renditions of Begin The Beguine, featuring Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mario Lanza, Ella Fitzgerald, Eve Becke, Pete Townsend and Juglio Iglesias.

Music Credit: Artie Shaw – Begin The Beguine.