Meet unique spirits, people with angles, and creative juice to spare. Adventurers, musicians, and all walks of life are represented.
TSP131 – The Undefinable Spirit: Janet-Lynn Morrison – From 0 to fierce. August 16, 2020 – 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 Morrision: https://www.janet-lynn.com
TSP128 – The Undefinable Spirit: Nicole Wicki – Courage, Conviction and Cure. July 5, 2020 – 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
TSP126 – The Undefinable Spirit: Dr. Claudia Six returns to talk about relationships and sex during COVID-19. June 7, 2020 – 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
TSP124 – The Undefinable Spirit: Sandy Brown, citizen first, Mayor second. May 10, 2020 – 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
TSP116 – The Undefinable Spirit: Richard Mongiat and the big picture. January 20, 2020 – 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
TSP108 – The Undefinable Spirit: Stefan Wiesen – Painting the world green. September 30, 2019 – 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. Stefan Wiesen: https://www.wiesen.ca
TSP106 – The Undefinable Spirit: Michael McCreary – Punching up, never down. September 2, 2019 – 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
TSP101 – The Undefinable Spirit: Andrea Bird – Dancing on the curve of life. June 24, 2019 – Accomplished artist Andrea Bird connects art to love and death. Her theme of ‘holding loosely’ infuses Andrea’s work and positive world view. Andrea Bird: http://andreabird.com
TSP096 – The Undefinable Spirit: Drew Marshall, a red letter agnostic theist. May 13, 2019 – Inveterate seeker, Drew Marshall talks about his quest for truth about 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 about how ‘doubt’ can be an integral and useful tool in discovering your spiritual path.
TSP091 – The Undefinable Spirit: Donna McCaw, Elora’s creative dynamo. April 8, 2019 – Teacher, actor, traveler, activist Donna McCaw shares her passion for creativity, community, and the simple joys of having fun. From poetry to saving our water, she demonstrates compassion and a love for life. Donna McCaw: http://donnamccaw.com
TSP086 – The Undefinable Spirit: The bassoon takes a bow, with Nadina Mackie Jackson. March 4, 2019 – Solo bassoonist, Nadina Mackie Jackson is the most widely recorded Canadian bassoonist in history, with 17 new works for solo bassoon and orchestra written for her in the last decade. Nadina intimately describes her journey. Nadina Mackie Jackson: https://nadinamackiejackson.com
TSP081 – The Undefinable Spirit: Re-imagining Architecture with Robert Arnone. January 28, 2019 – President and owner, Robert Arnone, of R.H. Carter Architects shares the often unseen inner workings of the Architectural world. Spanning a 30 year career, he describes how the ‘doing of architecture’ has, and is evolving. R.H. Carter & Associates: http://www.rhcarter.com
TSP069 – The Undefinable Spirit: Celebrating the spoken word with Valentino Assenza. November 5, 2018 – As host of the popular radio program Howl, Valentino Assenza has interviewed the likes of Nino Ricci and Margaret Atwood among other literary lights. A veteran of the Toronto spoken word scene, Valentino shares his love of language and other word-based art forms.
TSP065 – The Undefinable Spirit: Globetrotting with The Pattons. October 8, 2018 – Have you ever thought about pulling up roots and heading out into the great wide open? Chantal Patton and her family have and did. Growing Up Without Borders: http://www.growingupwithoutborders.com
TSP064 – The Undefinable Spirit: Dr. Claudia Six on her book, Erotic Integrity. October 1, 2018 – A frank and open discussion about one of the most problematic aspects of human life – sexuality. Dr. Claudia Six offers pathways to recognizing, repairing and recovering our sexual soul. Dr. Claudia Six: http://www.drsix.net
TSP057 – The Undefinable Spirit: Nanci Malek, not afraid to ask. August 13, 2018 – Interning at MuchMusic, City TV, YTV, Nanci Malek has spent the last 38 joyful years producing and directing music and film, as well as promoting the Canadian entertainment industry.
TSP055 – The Undefinable Spirit: Readin’ & rollin’ with Lindsay Shaw. July 30, 2018 – From books to rolling on the track and back we talk with Lindsay Shaw, a ‘genetically predisposed’ Librarian, as she recalls her roller derby days and the skills it helped her hone.
TSP051 – The Undefinable Spirit: The greening of hope with Laura Campbell. July 2, 2018 – Mother of two, restauranteur and Dufferin-Caledon Green Party candidate Laura Campbell shares her youthful enthusiasm for all things and her hope for the future.
TSP047 – The Undefinable Spirit: Fearless in the face of misfortune, with Michelle Fruendt. June 4, 2018 – One person’s story about surrendering our demons in the quest for serenity.
TSP045 – Blues & Jazz Bops Into Town: 16 years of musical joy. May 21, 2018 – Peter and Harry talk with Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival founder Larry Kurtz. Orangeville Blues & Jazz: https://orangevillebluesandjazz.ca