The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP183 - PH Factor: Network Failure - What are we learning?
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TSP183 – PH Factor: Network Failure – What are we learning? On July 8, 2022, a major national telecom company experienced a critical network failure that affected an entire nation. It’s not the first time, nor will it be the last, that such an event has occurred or will occur. Are there failsafe mechanisms, technological or societal, that should be put in place in response to these systemic breakdowns?

Duration31:59

Posted: August 14, 2022

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The Sill Podcast
TSP182 - PH Factor: Hit The Road Jack - The Covid Catalyst Migrations
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TSP182 – PH Factor: Hit The Road Jack – The Covid Catalyst Migrations Covid induced social distancing protocols and affordability issues have been instrumental in driving Canadians into smaller towns and cottage country, where larger living spaces are available. Working and studying from home has become a reality for many, and one that few wish to give up. Co-host Harry Posner and his partner have joined the ranks of Canadians in this rapidly growing segment.

Duration39:23

Featuring: Kaitlan Klein of Century 21 Millennium Inc. Real Estate in Brampton, Ontario

Posted: July 31, 2022

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The Sill Podcast
TSP181 - PH Factor: We resurrect... So, you think you can podcast? You can.
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TSP181 – PH Factor: We resurrect… So, you think you can podcast? You can. For the first time in our five years of doing this podcast, we’ve elected to repurpose a podcast we recorded in 2018. Over the years we’ve had listeners comment or ask us questions on many of our podcasts and, amongst the varying feedback, we’ve also responded to questions about the creative process, equipment used and even our topic selections, so we thought this would make a timely segue from our last podcast TSP180, where we looked back and reminisced about our first 5 years, 2017 to 2022.

Duration34:18

Posted: July 17, 2022

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP180 - PH Factor: The Sill 2017-2022 - Oh, the changes we’ve seen!
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TSP180 – PH Factor: The Sill 2017-2022 – Oh, the changes we’ve seen! Five years in, The Sill podcast is turning a corner in more ways than one. For starters, Harry and his family are relocating to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. In this nostalgic review Peter and Harry recall the beginnings, the evolutionary process, and reflect on their respective personal experience of producing the podcast.

Duration36:12

Posted: July 3, 2022

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The Sill Podcast
TSP179 - PH Factor: Catch and Release - The Art Of Letting Go
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TSP179 – PH Factor: Catch and Release – The Art Of Letting Go. We are drowning in stuff. In every life there comes a point when unloading stuff is beneficial to one’s well being. When does it become critical to sometimes break attachments, whether they be objects, ideas and/or relationships?

Duration36:04

Credit: George Carlin talks about ’Stuff’ on YouTube

Posted: June 19, 2022

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP178 - PH Factor: The Directed Imagination - Are we at a tipping point?
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TSP178 – PH Factor: The Directed Imagination – Are we at a tipping point? Are we at a tipping point, and what are the dynamics playing into this moment of human evolution? From social infantilization to the relentless onslaught of dubious information to our obsession with safety first, we have created a scenario fraught with ambiguity, confusion and anxiety.

Duration30:09

Credit: The Matrix 4 “Red / Blue Pill Teasers” (2021) on YouTube

Posted: June 5, 2022

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP177 - The Undefinable Spirit: The Choice To Homeschool - Stacey Dittman
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TSP177 – The Undefinable Spirit: The Choice To Homeschool – Stacey Dittman Education is a choice. In a world preoccupied with structure and performance, the challenge to consider or act on alternatives, when it comes to educating our children, can be its own reward. Stacey Dittman is an excellent example of someone who has successfully taken up this challenge. Her sons, Levi and Jerome, also briefly share their respective experiences.

Duration45:02

Posted: May 22, 2022

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The Sill Podcast
TSP176 - PH Factor: Just Ask Why - Stepping Out Of The Herd
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TSP176 – PH Factor: Just Ask Why – Stepping Out Of The Herd What is our responsibility when it comes to questioning authority and/or the status quo? When and why is it important for individuals to rise above the collective and engage or challenge accepted norms… and why should we care?

Duration32:43

Credits: YouTube – Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and The Importance Of Asking Good Questions

Posted: May 8, 2022

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP175 - Planetary Postcards: Paul Denhoed - Talking Washi In Tokyo
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TSP175 – Planetary Postcards: Paul Denhoed – Talking Washi In Tokyo It’s rare to find an artisan so dedicated to his craft that he or she would choose to immerse themselves in a culture quite foreign to their own. Currently raising a family in Tokyo, Paul Denhoed continues his steadfast pursuit of knowledge regarding the venerable art of handmade papermaking. Paul shares the challenges and joys of a westerner living in Japanese society.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pauldenhoed

Duration34:12

Posted: April 24, 2022

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP174 - PH Factor: Seduction For Sale - Instant Coffee’s Gonna Getcha!
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TSP174 – PH Factor: Seduction For Sale – Instant Coffee’s Gonna Getcha! The power of persuasion often includes a well crafted and delivered seduction in order to convince another into the need or desire to have whatever is being sold. Speed and convenience, primarily driven by technological advances in the modern world, are just two prime examples of seduction we have collectively bought into.

Duration25:34

Credit: Jordan Peterson – ‘Things more meaningful than happiness’ on YouTube

Posted: April 10, 2022

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The Sill Podcast
TSP173 - PH Factor: Measured Response - Know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em.
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TSP173 – PH Factor: Measured Response – Know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em. In every interaction there is a tipping point or a threshold moment, beyond which it becomes increasingly difficult to stabilize. This tends to hold true for individual relationships or all circumstances where conflict is present. Can focusing on measured responses be a key to de-escalating or defusing potential volatile situations?

Duration32:58

Posted: March 27, 2022

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The Sill Podcast
TSP172 - The Undefinable Spirit: Tony Holtkamp Takes A Walk On The Wild Side
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TSP172 – The Undefinable Spirit: Tony Holtkamp Takes A Walk On The Wild Side Tony Holtkamp calls himself a regular guy walking. Except… that this regular guy walking happens to be trekking across about 8,000 kilometres, coast to coast, of the second largest country on the planet. Canadian born to a large family, comprised of twelve children, Tony talks to us from Brampton, Ontario, during a brief pause, sharing an account of his journey so far. Tony Holtkamp: https://www.tonyholtkamp.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tony_holtkamp
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nagevi69

Duration – 28:33

Posted: March 13, 2022

Tony Holtkamp’s Walk Across Canada

Began in St John’s, Newfoundland on January 3/22 with a plan to end in Victoria, British Columbia

Monday, March 28/22
Sunday, April 3/22
Sunday, April 10/22
Sunday, April 17/22
Thursday, April 28/22
Tuesday, May 10/22
Tuesday, May 23/22
Tuesday, June 11/22

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The Sill Podcast
TSP171 - PH Factor: Under The Cover Of Darkness - The Light That Guides
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TSP171 – PH Factor: Under The Cover Of Darkness – The Light That Guides We have been plunged into a kind of psychological darkness precipitated by the Covid pandemic, slowly transitioning towards a hopefully brighter future. This period has shed light upon our blinded consciousness, as well as offering us opportunities for healing and enlightenment.

Duration – 32:54

Posted: February 27, 2022

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP170 - The Undefinable Spirit: Just Shrink Bigger - Croc E Moses on the road to home.
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TSP170 – The Undefinable Spirit: Just Shrink Bigger – Croc E Moses on the road to home. Poet/Musician instigator Croc E Moses, shares an account of his journey from Northern Canada to Southern Africa, in his search for the meaning of home. The gift of rhythm inspired by his immersion in South African culture has infused all aspects of his artistic life. Now, back in Canada, he reflects on his ongoing journey and the human condition. Croc E Moses: https://crocemoses.bandcamp.com/track/emergency-mercy (the complete track is featured in this podcast)

Rhythm is our mother tongue: Croc E Moses at TEDxTableMountain – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOsfnGmnhTA&t=72s

Duration – 43:23

Posted: February 13, 2022

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The Sill Podcast
TSP169 - PH Factor: The Pandemic Narrative - Word To Your Mother
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TSP169 – PH Factor: The Pandemic Narrative – Word To Your Mother The stories we tell are the stories we live, and the words we use to tell these stories shape what we learn from them. In the time of Covid certain words have become charged and contentious, because their meanings have been altered to support one or another narrative. We zone in on this verbal minefield.

Duration – 40:41

Posted: January 30, 2022

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP168 - Planetary Postcards: Erato Alakiozidou - Classically Grooving in Greece
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TSP168 – Planetary Postcards: Erato Alakiozidou – Classically Grooving in Greece Concert pianist, teacher, and promoter of all things cultural, Erato Alakiozidou shares her love for music, her students and her international family of friends. Born in, and a current resident of, Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη), Greece, Erato’s lifelong commitment to fostering the arts spans over three decades and continues to inspire a new generation of musicians. Erato Alakiozidou: https://www.eratoalakiozidou.com

Duration – 28:25

Photo Credit: Podcast image – Photo by Leuteris Tectonididis – https://www.facebook.com/lefteris.tektonidis
Artworks by Kostas Kochaimidis – https://www.facebook.com/kostas.kochaimidis

Posted: January 16, 2022

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The Sill Podcast
TSP167 - PH Factor: 2021 - Remembering A Year To Forget
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TSP167 – PH Factor: 2021 – Remembering A Year To Forget Although 2021 left us with a plethora of things we’d like to forget, it also gave us plenty of fodder for conversation that resulted in many of the 26 episodes produced this year. From adding a new podcast series – Planetary Postcards – to exploring several new books, to deep-diving into issues central to understanding the pandemic world, The Sill continues to shed light on the human experience.

Duration – 33:23

Posted: January 2, 2022

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP166 - PH Factor: Lay Of The Land - Redefining The Pandemic
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TSP166 – PH Factor: Lay Of The Land – Redefining The Pandemic Assessing where we are now, globally, relative to the pandemic, goes beyond the evolution of the Covid virus. We are now seeing pandemics of individual and social dis-ease, from increasing tribalism to intimations of potential violence to fear-based compliance. Where are we headed?

Duration – 38:59

Confusion Sample: Possible confusion related messages – https://youtu.be/cd4Q3Tw1Pmc

Posted: December 19, 2021

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP165 - PH Factor: The Forever Moment - What you see, is what you get.
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TSP165 – PH Factor: The Forever Moment – What you see, is what you get. Over the last two years living with Covid has profoundly impacted our perception of time. The uncertainties that have enveloped us during this period has served to disconnect us from the flow of time, and our psychological experience of time. Is the ‘forever moment’ attainable?

Duration – 33:30

Credits: From William Shatner’s 2002 album ‘Has Been

Posted: December 5, 2021

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The Sill Podcast
TSP164 - PH Factor: Future Unknown - Us, post Covid.
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TSP164 – PH Factor: Future Unknown – Us, post Covid. Where are we headed? What will the world, post Covid, look like? From the obvious economic, social, and political changes to the deepening of personal and spiritual awareness, the future though for the most part unknown, is ours to create.

Explicit Content (two words in the entire podcast)

Duration – 42:06

Credits: Jordan Peterson’s Warning To The World

Posted: November 21, 2021

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP163 - The Undefinable Spirit: John Arnone - Us and Them: Canada, Canadians and The Beatles
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TSP163 – The Undefinable Spirit: John Arnone – Us and Them: Canada, Canadians and The Beatles Just when you think there’s nothing more to know or learn about The Beatles, a Canadian born writer, whose life-long passion with the band and their music ventures to explore it from his own national connection. The result is a story about the fab four, profound in its purely Canadian perspective. John Arnone: https://www.beatlesandcanada.com

Duration – 41:12

Credits: John Lennon & The Beatles interview segments

Posted: November 7, 2021

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The Sill Podcast
TSP162 - Planetary Postcards: Ansgar Bittermann - Brainstorming in Berlin.
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TSP162 – Planetary Postcards: Ansgar Bittermann – Brainstorming in Berlin. Journey to Berlin through the eyes of an AI developer and psychotherapist. Berlin resident Ansgar Bittermann shares his thoughts and feelings about this highly cosmopolitan city steeped in history and culture that spans millennia. Ansgar Bittermann: https://pocketguide.ai

Duration – 35:42

Credits: John F. Kennedy’s Speech at the Berlin Wall

Posted: October 24, 2021

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP161 - PH Factor: Corroding Connections - Are we heading into a societal meltdown?
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TSP161 – PH Factor: Corroding Connections – Are we heading into a societal meltdown? Perhaps even more important than the physical challenge of Covid-19 is the impact brought on by the increasing divisiveness evident in communities, small and large. Do we have enough energy and goodwill left to avoid the potential for a social Chernobyl?

Duration – 38:25

Credits: Harry Posner – ‘Prayer For Healing’

Jane Elliott – Brown eyes and blue eyes Racism experiment Children Session
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGvoXeXCoUY Jane Elliott on her “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise” and Fighting Racism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws the famous experiment with school kids (re: how easy it is to persecute those who are different). Jane Elliott (née Jennison; born November 30, 1933) is an American diversity educator. As a schoolteacher, she became known for her “Blue eyes/Brown eyes” exercise, which she first conducted with her third-grade class on April 5, 1968, the day after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.)

Posted: October 10, 2021

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The Sill Podcast
TSP160 - PH Factor: Where Do I End And You Begin? - My body, your health.
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TSP160 – PH Factor: Where Do I End And You Begin? – My body, your health. Where do my individual rights end, and your public rights begin? The crux of this moral and societal dilemma revolves around agreeing on a satisfactory answer to this question, which may affect the way we understand ‘the common good’ for the foreseeable future.

Duration – 41:40

Posted: September 26, 2021

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The Sill Podcast
TSP159 - PH Factor: We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place - Breaking out.
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TSP159 – PH Factor: We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place – Breaking out. Reaching escape velocity, or breaking out of self, requires intention, energy and direction. There are a multitude of options that may help get us there, as many options as there are individuals. Executing the breakout may be difficult, though potentially life-saving.

Duration – 29:54

Music Credit: Playing in the background is ‘The Animals – We Gotta Get out of This Place’

Posted: September 12, 2021

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The Sill Podcast
TSP158 - PH Factor: Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog - What brings you joy?
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TSP158 – PH Factor: Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog – What brings you joy? Our quest for joy has taken on a whole different dimension during this time of Covid. A conversation exploring the many possible roads leading to euphoric epiphanies, which will hopefully help to rejuvenate our depleted spirits.

Duration – 32:34

Music Credit: Playing in the background is ‘Three Dog Night – Joy To The World

Posted: August 29, 2021

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The Sill Podcast
TSP157 - PH Factor: Citizen Engaged - Challenging The Status Quo
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TSP157 – PH Factor: Citizen Engaged – Challenging The Status Quo. Co-host Harry Posner shares his motivation and experience from a recent World Freedom rally and march held in Toronto on July 24, 2021. Challenged by co-host Peter Noce to elaborate, the conversation spirals outward to include the many varied layers embedded in, and as a result of, the Covid crisis.

Explicit Content (only one word in the entire podcast)

Duration – 36:09

Posted: August 15, 2021

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP156 - Planetary Postcards: Bongiwe Dlamini - Eswatini in Africa
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TSP156 – Planetary Postcards: Bongiwe Dlamini – Eswatini in Africa. In this episode the hosts shine a light on the tiny Kingdom of Eswatini (the former Swaziland) in Southern Africa. Artist, musician, activist, Bongiwe Dlamini shares her views, both personal and political, on the challenges of growing up and living in one of the few remaining absolute monarchies on the African continent.

Duration – 43:37

Music Credit: Bongiwe Dlamini – ’Strange Ways’

Photo Credit: Qibho Intalektual

Posted: August 1, 2021

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The Sill Podcast
TSP155 - PH Factor: Walls of Bias - Blinding Truth
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TSP155 – PH Factor: Walls of Bias – Blinding Truth. We are all biased in one way or another. The question is, are we aware of how biased we are and do we need to do anything about it? This conversation is an attempt to explore and dismantle the walls of bias in pursuit of a better solution.

Duration – 31:21

Posted: July 18, 2021

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP154 - PH factor: Year 5 Begins - A Fond Retrospective
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TSP154 – PH factor: Year 5 Begins – A Fond Retrospective. July 10, 2017, marks the beginning of The Sill’s 5th year. With 154 episodes in the can, the audio journey continues to surprise and captivate the imagination, through the art of conversation. The hosts reminisce about favourite episodes and the story’s behind them, as well as share their personal trajectories over the past 4 years.
All Podcast Categories: https://thesillpodcast.com/podcasts_categories

Duration – 45:50

Posted: July 4, 2021

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP153 - Planetary Postcards: Pietro Noce - Bed & Bike in Southern Italy.
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TSP153 – Planetary Postcards: Pietro Noce – Bed & Bike in Southern Italy. Pietro Noce, first cousin of co-host Peter Noce is the proprietor B & B “La Meridiana” – Bed & Bike in Celico, Calabria. In this first foray into globetrotting, The Sill connects us to the cultural life and realities of living in and running a business in a small southern Italian town.
B & B ” La Meridiana” on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bedandbikeinsila

Duration – 50:34

Posted: June 20, 2021

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP152 - The Undefinable Spirit: Kimberly Van Ryn - The compassionate heart.
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TSP152 – The Undefinable Spirit: Kimberly Van Ryn – The compassionate heart. Kimberly Van Ryn, founder of Branching Out Support Services in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, shares her lifelong passion for helping those less fortunate. Utilizing life lessons from overcoming her own addictions, she brings a unique enthusiasm and humility to the task of supporting the neuro-diverse in the community, emphasizing at the same time the importance of “breathing into the heart”.
Kimberly Van Ryn: https://www.branchingoutsupportservices.ca

Duration – 37:55

Posted: June 6, 2021

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The Sill Podcast
TSP151 - PH Factor: Who’s in charge? Who do you trust?
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TSP151 – PH Factor: Who’s in charge? Who do you trust?. Are we experiencing a fundamental failure in leadership during this time of Covid? Just as leaders have been judging their populations willingness to comply, we the people have been assessing their level of competence and integrity. Realizing that leaders have been, and are still facing into what is a no-win situation, it’s important to acknowledge the complexities and the profound challenges facing decision makers at every level of society.

Duration – 36:40

Credit: Diana Ross – The Boss

Posted: May 23, 2021

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP150 - The Undefinable Spirit: Andrew Welch - ‘Our Second Chance’, part 3 of 3 - A New Dawning.
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TSP150 – The Undefinable Spirit: Andrew Welch – ‘Our Second Chance’, part 3 of 3 – A New Dawning. In part 3 of a 3 part interview, Andrew Welch joins us in our studio, to talk about the shape of things to come. A new dawning would include radical notions such as alternative currencies (demurrage), new approaches to the electoral process, and reexamining the whole idea of ownership. Andrew Welch: http://www.thevaluecrisis.com

Book Purchase: https://thevaluecrisis.com/OrderBook2.htm

Related Links:

Duration 43:55

Posted: May 9, 2021

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP149 - The Undefinable Spirit: Andrew Welch - ‘Our Second Chance’, part 2 of 3 - The Gift Economy.
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TSP149 – The Undefinable Spirit: Andrew Welch – ‘Our Second Chance’, part 2 of 3 – The Gift Economy. In part 2 of a 3 part interview, Andrew returns to uncover the true meaning of a ‘Gift Economy’ and its practical applications to our society. Surprisingly, a society based on a qualitative gift economy, may be the critical next step in our evolution. Andrew Welch: http://www.thevaluecrisis.com

Book Purchase: https://thevaluecrisis.com/OrderBook2.htm

Related Links:

Duration 41:39

Posted: April 25, 2021

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP148 - The Undefinable Spirit: Andrew Welch - 'Our Second Chance', part 1 of 3 - Universal Basic Income.
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TSP148 – The Undefinable Spirit: Andrew Welch – ‘Our Second Chance’, part 1 of 3 – Universal Basic Income. In part 1 of a 3 part interview, we revisit Andrew’s his first book, The Value Crisis, and explore the soon to be published sequel – Our Second Chance, focusing on universal basic income (UBI), as one example how of a shift in our value system can produce a profound change in the way our society operates. Andrew Welch: http://www.thevaluecrisis.com

Book Purchase: https://thevaluecrisis.com/OrderBook2.htm

Related Links:

Duration 52:02

Posted: April 11, 2021

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The Sill Podcast
TSP147 - The Undefinable Spirit: Getting casually baked with Johanna Nuding.
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TSP147 – The Undefinable Spirit: Getting casually baked with Johanna Nuding. Storyteller and experiential marketing maven Johanna Nuding, enlightens us about the cannabis lifestyle and wellness. Her edutainment ‘potcast’, Casually Baked, explores the medicinal and responsible sides of cannabis and its enhancement of everyday experiences. Her commitment to educating the public is inspiring. EXPLICIT CONTENT Johanna Nuding: https://www.casuallybaked.com & https://www.mjskinrelief.comAdditional Recommended Episode: https://casuallybaked.com/blog/potcast-205-surviving-the-american-healthcare-system

Duration 53:38

Credit: Making peace with cannabis | Zachary Walsh | TEDxPenticton

Posted: March 28, 2021

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP146 - Time Trek: Exiting The Cave - The quest for self awareness.
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TSP146 – Time Trek: Exiting The Cave – The quest for self awareness. From the great religions to modern psychology, the journey towards self awareness and self improvement has been an integral part of human evolution. This has all been accentuated and accelerated by the strains and stresses produced by the Covid pandemic, personally and societally. Ultimately, the greater good requires both the realization and actualization of the self.

Duration 29:56

Posted: March 14, 2021

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP145 - PH Factor: What’s The Bottom Line? - Conclusion vs Inclusion.
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TSP145 – PH Factor: What’s The Bottom Line? – Conclusion vs Inclusion. Our approach to dealing with the complexities of the modern world is profoundly affected by our decision to take a conclusionary or inclusionary attitude. From our dealings with Covid to child rearing to friendships and spousal relationships, the choice between inclusion and conclusion can make a ‘world’ of difference and a different world.

Duration 31:55

Posted: February 28, 2021

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP144 - Time Trek: Pinocchio - A tale of two puppets.
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TSP144 – Time Trek: Pinocchio – A tale of two puppets. The relevance of this world renowned, classic children’s story about the transformation of a marionette, points to the fictionalized culture that we live in, in which we choose the stories that agree with our worldview. A look at two versions of Pinocchio, the original published in 1883 and the Disney film version of 1940, reveals the malleable nature of storytelling.

Duration 31:59

Posted: February 14, 2021

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The Sill Podcast
TSP143 - The Undefinable Spirit: Ricky Schaede - Engaging the ethereal.
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TSP143 – The Undefinable Spirit: Ricky Schaede – Engaging the ethereal. Dedicated Orangeville, Ontario painter/writer Ricky Schaede is a great example of how to creatively carve out a life as a professional artist. Inspired by spiritual experiences on a trip to Guatemala, Ricky has devoted bis young life to fostering the creative process through the teaching and making of art. Ricky Schaede: https://www.rickyschaede.com

Duration 32:17

Posted: January 31, 2021

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP142 - PH Factor: Business ‘Not’ as Usual.
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TSP142 – PH Factor: Business ‘Not’ as Usual. Two lockdowns within a year have posed near insurmountable challenges to ‘business as usual’, forcing business owners and entrepreneurs to seek out creative ways of remaining commercially viable. Our conversation includes Tattoo artist and illustrator/author Jayme of Fabled North Tattoo Inc., who shares her broadening perspective in the face of lockdowns imposed due to Covid. Fabled North Tattoo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fabled.north.tattoo

Duration 35:14

Posted: January 17, 2021

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The Sill Podcast
TSP141 - Time Trek: Hindsight is 2020.
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TSP141 – Time Trek: Hindsight is 2020. Beyond the obvious stresses and suffering brought on by Covid, 2020 has been a year of significant change. In this episode we review the past 12 months, discussing and highlighting some memorable audio clips from some of the 26 episodes we recorded throughout the year, including exchanges with 8 different guests on ‘The Sill’ podcast. EXPLICIT CONTENT

Duration 35:44

Posted: January 3, 2020

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP140 - PH Factor: Silver Linings - The bright side of Covid.
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TSP140 – PH Factor: Silver Linings – The bright side of Covid. In this year of trials and tribulations, of viruses and lockdowns, the resiliency of people across the planet has been nothing short of inspirational. As we navigate forward, maintaining a positive attitude is proving to be an instrumental coping mechanism. We share our views and those of some our listeners.

Duration 43:07

Posted: December 20, 2020

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP139 - The Undefinable Spirit: Lest We Forget - With historian/writer Hugh Brewster.
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TSP139 – The Undefinable Spirit: Lest We Forget – With historian/writer Hugh Brewster. Writer/historian/theatre artist Hugh Brewster is truly a man of many hats. In this interview, Hugh shares fascinating stories, from meeting Jacqueline Onassis and James Cameron, to working with Robert Ballard, the discoverer of the Titanic.
Hugh Brewster: http://www.hughbrewster.com

Duration 40:40

Posted: December 6, 2020

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP138 - Time Trek: From promise to disaster.
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TSP138 – Time Trek: From promise to disaster. Disaster has befallen humanity countless times throughout history, From the Titanic to The Great Depression to the failed revolution of the 1960’s, the hosts, along with Canadian historian Hugh Brewster, explore the promise that preceded the calamity. Hugh Brewster: http://www.hughbrewster.com

Duration 42:51

Posted: November 22, 2020

The Sill Podcast
The Sill Podcast
TSP137 - The Undefinable Spirit: With NYC emergency room doctor and children’s author Joanette Weisse.
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TSP137 – The Undefinable Spirit: With NYC emergency room doctor and children’s author Joanette Weisse. Inspired by a question about dying from one of her grandchildren, NYC emergency room physician Joanette Weisse talks about and reads from her newly penned and just released picture book – Giggles in my Heart – which deals with the real fears children are experiencing during this time of Covid. Joanette Weisse: https://joanetteweisse.com

Duration 28:22

Posted: November 8, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP136 - PH Factor: Muzzling Dissent - Access denied.
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TSP136 – PH Factor: Muzzling Dissent – Access denied. The right to free speech is not a given. In this day of ‘unfriending’, it is easy to muzzle our fellow human beings, in order to control the narrative. From censorship on campuses to discouraging your children from, “Speaking until spoken to”, the impulse to deny self expression is a social sickness in need of healing.

Duration 39:41

YouTube excerpt with Brendan O’Neill – ‘Freedom of Speech and Right to Offend’

Posted: October 25, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP135 - Time Trek: It’s the apocalypse and Armageddon outta here!
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TSP135 – Time Trek: It’s the apocalypse and Armageddon outta here! “It’s the end of the world as we know it.”, has been a refrain heard many times before in human history. From the cult of Christianity to Nostradamus’s prophecies to the tragedy of Jonestown to the Covid-19 crisis, the challenge to avert disaster has been a catalyst for change.

Duration 37:11

YouTube excerpt with Rod Serling – Twilight Episode ‘Obsolete Man’

Posted: October 11, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP134 - The Undefinable Spirit: Simran Bhamu - From India with love.
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TSP134 – The Undefinable Spirit: Simran Bhamu – From India with love. From Delhi to Canada, Simran Bhamu’s journey has taken her through poverty, immigration, racism, politics, and ultimately a fulfilling life in a country she now calls home. Simran Bhamu is the definition of a very capable, compassionate and enlightened soul. Simran Bhamu: simran.bhamu@gmail.com

Duration 42:32

Posted: September 27, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP133 - PH factor: Becoming Other - If not now, when?
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TSP133 – PH factor: Becoming Other – If not now, when? This period of Covid-19, has catalyzed the impulse towards personal and societal change. The question is how capable are we, as individuals and members of society, to realize these changes, given the power of traditional thinking and habits?

Duration 34:56

Posted: September 13, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP132 - Time Trek: Pasteurization - Don’t cry over ‘spoilt’ milk.
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TSP132 – Time Trek: Pasteurization – Don’t cry over ‘spoilt’ milk. The invisible universe of the biome became more visible through the work of many 19th century scientific researchers. One of the preeminent adventurers into the microbial world, Louis Pasteur unveiled the essential role micro-organisms play in the healthy functioning of our ecosystems. Famous for the process of pasteurization, Pasteur was also instrumental in breaking new ground in the vaccine and hygiene domains.

Duration – 35:52

YouTube excerpts with comic Orny Adams – ‘I Was Raised on Germs’ & comic George Carlin – ‘Fear of Germs’

Posted: August 30, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP131 - The Undefinable Spirit: Janet-Lynn Morrison - From 0 to fierce.
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TSP131 – The Undefinable Spirit: Janet-Lynn Morrison – From 0 to fierce. If there was ever an example of how a world view can impact one’s life, Janet-Lynn Morrison is one. Understanding, forgiveness and resiliency resonate throughout our phone conversation with this intelligent and caring soul. Her story of moving ‘from 0 to fierce’ is compelling and inspirational. Janet-Lynn Morrison: https://www.janet-lynn.com

Duration 45:22

Posted: August 16, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP130 - PH Factor: Every Breath You Take - The body politic.
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TSP 130 – PH Factor: Every Breath You Take – The body politic. Is it even possible anymore, that human beings can communicate with each other, directly and authentically, given the pandemic of politicization? The challenge to defy categorization is paramount in our attempt to resist the ‘isms’ that have engulfed us.

Duration 48:52

Two additional YouTube segments featuring Esther Perel on ‘The communication error we all make, and how it intensifies conflict’

Posted: August 2, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP129 - Time Trek: F’ Me, F’ You - The history of pejoratives.
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TSP129 – Time Trek: F’ Me, F’ You – The history of pejoratives. The history of pejoratives touches on religion, social mores and political correctness, vividly expressing strong emotions or sentiments. The use of swear words was well accepted up until the Renaissance, after which these so-called ‘dirty’ words became ostracized, litigated, and otherwise suppressed. EXPLICIT CONTENT

Duration 36:47

Additional YouTube segment featuring swear words in different languages.

Posted: July 19, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP128 - The Undefinable Spirit: Nicole Wicki - Courage, conviction and cure.
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TSP128 – The Undefinable Spirit: Nicole Wicki – Courage, Conviction and Cure. Numerous times in her young life, Nicole Wicki, has had the courage to make life changing decisions en route to making a life more connected to nature, balancing body and mind. Swiss born and raised, she currently makes her home on a remote 10 acre farm on ‘Te Waipounamu’ (Maori name for New Zealand’s South Island), striving to live off the grid, while embracing a healthier lifestyle. Nicole Wicki: http://www.wickiwell.com

Duration 27:32

Additional segment featuring interviewee Nicole Wicki, with the second segment featuring New Zealand’ s Current Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.

Posted: July 5, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP127 - PH Factor: It’s A DIY World - Peggy Lee’s Delicious Lips
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TSP127 – PH Factor: It’s A DIY World – Peggy Lee’s Delicious Lips Do-it-yourself, on the surface a new fad propelled by the COVID crisis, is in fact an age old go to and accepted MO throughout human history. Using the creation of a DIY audiobook – Peggy Lee’s Delicious Lips – as an example, we talk about the process from A to Z.

Duration 34:25

Segment with author Harry Posner narrating a section from his newly released audiobook, Peggy Lee’s Delicious Lips

Posted: June 21, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP126 - The Undefinable Spirit: Dr. Claudia Six returns to talk about relationships and sex during COVID-19.
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TSP126 – The Undefinable Spirit: Dr. Claudia Six returns to talk about relationships and sex during COVID-19. In our second interview with Dr. Six we explore changes to relationships in the face of a global pandemic. Surprisingly, when it comes to the world of our primal instincts, our sexual life has remained for the most part remained unchanged during this period of personal and social upheaval. Claudia Six: http://www.drsix.net

Duration 27:12

Posted: June 7, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP125 - PH Factor: Necessity is the mother.
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TSP125 – PH Factor: Necessity is the mother. During the mother of all crises, another mother is stepping up to give birth to a plethora of creative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not surprising, in light of other historical upheavals, out of which emerged new and unique technologies and approaches to problem solving.

Duration 36:14

YouTube segment – Family invents ‘Hug Glove’ so they can cuddle their Grandma on Mother’s Day.

Posted: May 24, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP124 - The Undefinable Spirit: Sandy Brown, citizen first, Mayor second.
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TSP124 – The Undefinable Spirit: Sandy Brown, citizen first, Mayor second. A down to earth conversation with the Mayor of Orangeville, a small town in Southern Ontario Canada, as the community responds to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. From Zoom coffee chats to encouraging support for small business, Mayor Sandy Brown offers a very candid and grounded perspective. Sandy Brown: Orangeville Mayor

Duration 34:22

VoxBox: YouTube segment – ‘My Corona’ by Chris Mann

Posted: May 10, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP123 - Time Trek: What a difference a year makes.
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TSP123 – Time Trek: What a difference a year makes. We hop in our time machine and come out Sept 11, 2021, a year after the all clear was given on the COVID-19 Pandemic and we have witnessed numerous changes for the better, and some for the worse. From the micro to the macro, we’ve undergone a variety of transformations on a scale previously unimagined.

Duration 30:53

VoxBox: YouTube Segment – Corona Lockdown! Can Anything Positive Come From This? with Russell Brand

Posted: April 26, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP122 - PH Factor: COVID-19 - What is a life worth?
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TSP122 – PH Factor: COVID-19 – What is a life worth? At the time of this podcast, the number of global COVID-19 cases has eclipsed the 1,000,000 mark with over 50,000 deaths. We are confronting an unparalleled firestorm of ethical and moral dilemmas, in the face of mushrooming economic turmoil. Over 3 days, and from a distance, these issues and more, inform a time-lapse dialogue.

Duration 1:05:21

Featuring author Andrew Welch, “Save the people, save all of the people, and we’ll save the economy – Hammer vs. Paint Roller” https://thevaluecrisis.blogspot.com

Posted: April 12, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP121 - PH Factor: COVID-19, tragedy or opportunity?
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TSP121 – PH Factor: COVID-19, tragedy or opportunity? The COVID-19 is proving transformational on a level that has not been seen since 911. Could this be a pivotal paradigm shift in the way we treat each other and all life forms on the planet?

Duration 47:28

Poems by: Harry Posner – Ode To A Virus – written on January 29, 2020 and Father Richard Henrick, OFM – Lockdown – March 13, 2020

Music by: Erin Bolton – erinboltonmusic.com – ‘World Speaking’ and ‘Quarantine’

Posted: March 30, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP120 - Time Trek: Hagia Sophia - Church of the holy wisdom.
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TSP120 – Time Trek: Hagia Sophia – Church of the holy wisdom. For almost fifteen hundred years, the largest basilica in the world, Hagia Sophia, was at the spiritual centre of both the Christian and Muslim worlds. An architectural wonder, it inspired builders and designers of sacred spaces for centuries.

Duration 24:45

Includes: NPR excerpt – The Sound Of The Hagia Sophia, More Than 500 Years Ago.

Posted: March 16, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP119 - The Undefinable Spirit: Sohayla Smith’s peace of the heart.
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TSP119 – The Undefinable Spirit: Sohayla Smith’s peace of the heart. Singer songwriter, music therapist, belly dancer and more, Sohayla shares her very human approach to art and community. Sohayla Smith: http://www.sohaylasmith.com

Duration 34:29

VoxBox: Sohayla Smith’s – For A Moment and Oh The Day Medley

Posted: March 2, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP118 - PH Factor: Hurry up and wait.
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TSP118 – PH Factor: Hurry up and wait. We spend an average of 5 years waiting in lines and queues during our lifetime. Is waiting a waste of time, or can we alter our perspective about these (commonly) anxiety-making situations?

Duration 33:11

VoxBox: Harry Posner – “Wait for it.”

Posted: February 17, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP117 - Time Trek: Paradise or infogedden?
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TSP117 – Time Trek: Paradise or infogedden? An exploration into the evolution of information gathering, its historical milestones, including moral and ethical implications for the human condition. From Tesla to Touring and beyond, does the expanding data highway offer us more unprecedented challenges than benefits?

Duration 36:49

VoxBox: You Tube excerpts from 1970 – IBM Vintage Computers Promo Film – Historical Data Processing and The Myths of Big Data/Science Comedian Vince Ebert

Posted: February 3, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP116 - The Undefinable Spirit: Richard Mongiat and the big picture.
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TSP116 – The Undefinable Spirit: Richard Mongiat and the big picture. On the heels of our previous podcast, between dog and wolf, inspired by a painting of the same name, the hosts discuss all things art with painter Richard Mongiat, whose focus and range of activities, elevates him beyond the typical one note artist. Richard Mongiat: https://www.richardmongiat.com

Duration – 40:47

VoxBox: CBC digital archives – Excerpt from ‘Gallery patrons shocked by Prent sculptures’ – Broadcast March 12, 1973

Posted: January 20, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP115 - PH Factor: Between dog and wolf.
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TSP115 – PH Factor: Between dog and wolf. The balancing act of our primal instincts versus our domestic existence from children’s stories to the world of cinema, from Paganism to Christianity, the symbol of the wolf has been a central theme, painted in both a positive and negative light.

Duration – 22:26

VoxBox: Audiobook excerpt from White Fang, by Jack London – DBS Audio Books

Posted: January 6, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP114 - Time Trek: Inside The Pod - Where to, from here?
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TSP114 – Time Trek: Inside The Pod – Where to, from here? A look at the future of podcasting and its relevance as just another media platform, among many that have been or will be absorbed by the ‘big boys’. The hosts, Peter and Harry, discuss the joys, challenges and purpose of the Sill podcast and its ‘limitless’ possibilities.

Duration – 26:28

Opening Segment: Beau York on Ted Talks – The Power of Podcasting

VoxBox: Excerpt from The BBC Academy Podcast – Podcastology episode six: Future directions

Posted: Dec 23, 2019

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The Sill Podcast
TSP113 - PH Factor: Hunger Reigns - Feast, famine and faith.
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TSP113 – PH Factor: Hunger Reigns – Feast, famine and faith. Nearly a billion people in the world experience hunger, while nearly a billion are obese. Like many challenges confronting society in today’s world the issue is not availability, it is excessive waste and distribution. Our collective hunger and survival is not limited to food. From fasting to spiritual searching, and everything in between, our quest for ‘nourishment’ comes in many forms.

Duration – 28:50

Included Segment: Harry Posner recites his poem ‘We Of The Full’

Posted: Dec 9, 2019

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The Sill Podcast
TSP112 - Transcendent Tunes: Harry Chapin’s shot to the heart.
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TSP112 – Transcendent Tunes: Harry Chapin’s shot to the heart. Harry Chapin left us too soon, but he left us with compelling stories reflecting the era he lived in. Although not one of his most well known hits, Sniper, is perhaps his most eloquent, timeless comment on humankind’s fragile psyche.

Duration – 29:43

VoxBox: YouTube – Harry Chapin questions and answers (Soundstage)

Music Credit: Harry Chapin – Sniper & Cats In The Cradle.

Posted: November 25, 2019

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The Sill Podcast
TSP111 - Time Trek: Sapien Signatures - Traces of us.
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TSP111 – Time Trek: Sapien Signatures – Traces of us. Kilroy was here. The urge to leave our stamp on history seems to be inherent to the nature of homo sapiens. Stepping into the past at a local museum, provides the hosts a context for examining our obsession with legacy.

Museum of Dufferin (MOD): https://dufferinmuseum.com

Duration – 38:10

VoxBox: YouTube PBS interview on ‘Internet history is fragile. This archive is making sure it doesn’t disappear’

Music Credit: Al Stewart – Time Passages

Posted: November 11, 2019

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The Sill Podcast
TSP110 - PH Factor: Branding - Look at me, I’m relevant.
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TSP110 – PH Factor: Branding – Look at me, I’m relevant. From the personal to the political, from products to corporate identity, the rise of branding as a way of creating and maintaining relevance is understandable in a world that encourages hubris.

Duration – 23:46

VoxBox: YouTube interview with Yuval Harari

Music Credit: k. d. Lang – Constant Craving

Posted: October 28, 2019

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The Sill Podcast
TSP109 - Transcendent Tunes: Non, Je Ne Regret Rien - The little sparrow’s anthem.
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TSP109 – Transcendent Tunes: Non, Je Ne Regret Rien – The little sparrow’s anthem. No other singer has as powerfully embodied their music as did Edith Piaf. Rising from her hard scrabbled life, spanning two world wars, she sang her way to international stardom, until her untimely death at 47.

Duration – 26:32

VoxBox: YouTube interview on Je Ne Regret Rien

Music Credit: Edith Piaf – Je Ne Regret Rien

Posted: October 14, 2019

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The Sill Podcast
TSP108 - The Undefinable Spirit: Stefan Wiesen - Painting the world green.
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TSP108 – The Undefinable Spirit: Stefan Wiesen – Painting the world green. Dufferin – Caledon federal Green Party candidate Stefan Wiesen says, quote, “We must take a holistic approach to build a modern state that leaves nobody behind.” His obvious passion and commitment for the environment and people is evident in his clear-headed and grounded approach to the issues we all face.

Duration – 35:21

VoxBox: On YouTube, 2 clips from ‘This Hour Has 22 minutes’

Music Credit: Louie Armstrong – Wonderful World

Posted: September 30, 2019

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The Sill Podcast
TSP107 - Time Trek: The Yo-Yo - Spinnin’ wheel got to go round.
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TSP107 – Time Trek: The Yo-Yo – Spinnin’ wheel got to go round. Surprisingly, the modern toy called the Yo-yo has a long venerable history. From ancient China, to Napoleon’s France, to Richard Nixon at the Grand Ole Opry, this toy for all ages continues to fascinate and entertain.

Duration – 22:03

VoxBox: On YouTube, Doctor Lucky Meisenheimer – Inside The World’s Biggest YoYo Collection

Music Credit: Blood, Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel

Posted: September 16, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP106 - The Undefinable Spirit: Michael McCreary - Punching up, never down.
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TSP106 – The Undefinable Spirit: Michael McCreary – Punching up, never down. Brampton born and Orangeville raised Michael McCreary is an ‘aspie’ of a different colour. With a mind as agile as a whippet, Michael navigates his life with humour and humility, bestowing on us a deeper understanding of what it means to be autistic. Michael McCreary: https://www.aspiecomic.com

Duration – 35:48

VoxBox: Compilation of Michael McCreary bits and clips

Music Credit: Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing

Posted: September 2, 2020

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The Sill Podcast
TSP105 - PH Factor: Freezing footprints.
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TSP105 – PH Factor: Freezing footprints. The impulse to archive has been aided and abetted by the exponential advance in recording technologies, which begs the question: What have we sacrificed in pursuit of our never ending desire to preserve memories?

Duration – 24:06

VoxBox: YouTube segment with comedian Norm MacDonald on the Evolution of Photography

Music Credit: Fastball – G.O.D. (Good Old Days)

Posted: August 19, 2019

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The Sill Podcast
TSP104 - Digging Words: CONSERVATISM - Trapped in amber.
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TSP104 – Digging Words: CONSERVATISM – Trapped in amber. The nature of conservatism is more complicated than current polarized thinking would suggest. From its political beginnings after the French Revolution to populist America and Britain, the impulse to remain true to inherited tradition is both a stabilizing force and one prone to ossification.

Duration – 35:19

VoxBox: Rowan Atkinson – excerpt from Conservative Conference on YouTube

Music Credit: The Kinks – Well Respected Man

Posted: August 5, 2019

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The Sill Podcast
TSP103 - Transcendent Tunes: Woody and Arlo on the ‘rails’.
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TSP103 – Transcendent Tunes: Woody and Arlo on the ‘rails’. Woody Guthrie’s ‘This Land Is Your Land’ and his son, Arlo Guthrie’s ‘City Of New Orleans’ (written by the under appreciated Steve Goodman) can be considered anthems of a nation. The first being a response to the status quo – ‘God Bless America’ and the second an homage to life on the rails.

Duration – 33:02

VoxBox: Compilation of various artists performing ‘This Land Is Your Land’ and the ‘City Of New Orleans’

Music Credit: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – This land Is Your Land & Arlo Guthrie – The City Of New Orleans

Posted: July 22, 2019

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The Sill Podcast
TSP102 - Time Trek: Encoding, foreboding?