TSP084 – Transcendent Tunes: Jolson rocks.

 
 
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‘Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody’, a transcendent tune from a transcendent performer. Russian born singer Al Jolson rocked the world with his African-American inspired jazz singing style. Spanning five decades of musical and audio evolution, as the “greatest entertainer” of his day, he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.

Duration: 28:49

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – Al Jolson, Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Jr., Jerry Lewis & Aretha Franklin

Music Credit: Al Jolson – Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody

TSP083 – Time Trek: Degeneracy trumps Fascism.

 
 
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Out of the ashes of the Weimar Republic, Hitler’s National Socialist Party rose to absolute power, and immediately set out to cleanse the nation, of all “anti-Aryan” culture. The Degenerate Art Show of 1937, exemplified this highly calculated program.

Duration: 27:34

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – Doug Stanhope on nationalism & Ursonate – Kurt Schwitters – ARTE Creative

Music Credit: Dogcatmouse Singers – Der Kommisar

TSP082 – Digging Words: BRAGGADOCIO – Bigger, yet often smaller, than life.

 
 
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First used in 1590, the word ‘Braggadocio’ has come to represent the epitome of human vanity. Our history and our modern world is replete with examples of this rarely used and archaic word.

Duration: 27:29

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – Muhammad Ali clips, The Braggarts Dilemma & Donald Trump clips.

Music Credit: Carly Simon – You’re So Vain

TSP081 – The Undefinable Spirit: Reimagining Architecture with Robert Arnone.

 
 
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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.

Duration: 47:39

VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube – Comedy Sans Frontieres – Francesco De Carlo – Architecture & Monty Python – Architecture Comedy Sketch

Music Credit: Bruce Springsteen – 10th Avenue Freeze Out & The National – Blood Buzz Ohio

TSP080 – Transcendent Tunes: Led Zeppelin’s celestial climb.

 
 
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One of the greatest rock bands of all time creating one of the most, some would say, earth shattering and lasting songs in music history. A timeless and evocative tune, shared and enjoyed by generation after generation.

Duration: 27:54

VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube – Robert Plant on Writing Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’ (Radio.com Minimation). The podcast opening features a BBC segment with Jimmy Page on how Stairway To Heaven was written.

Music Credit: Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven

TSP079 – Time Trek: Spanning the Ages.

 
 
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Arcing back through time, we explore the architectural and social impact of ‘the arch’ over the centuries, on our civilizations, and its symbolic resonance.

Duration: 22:46

VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube – Ancient History: Rome If You Want To, The Pantheon (EP2) – Drive Thru History

Music Credit: Licensed & Royalty Free by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) – Crossing the Chasm

TSP078 – New Year, New Self: I resolve.

 
 
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In the face of the inevitability of accelerating change, how in the world can we positively integrate these shifts, while maintaining a true sense of self?

Duration – 28:06

VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube – Terence McKenna: Trust Yourself

Music Credit: Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Express Yourself

TSP077 – The Sill Podcast 2018 In Review: Cogent clips.

 
 

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Our first full year of podcasting spanned a diverse landscape of ideas, interlacing the large and serious with the profane and fun, as reflected in the excerpts included in this podcast.

Duration – 27:48

VoxBox: Podcast clips from ‘The Sill’ episodes recorded in 2018

Music Credit: Frank Sinatra – It Was a Very Good Year

TSP076 – So You Think You Can Podcast: You can.

 
 
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TSP076 – So You Think You Can Podcast: You can.

The reality of podcasting is a bit more complicated than talking into a microphone. Taking an initial idea to a finished product, entails a variety of considerations, from topics to technical requirements to content delivery.

Duration – 34:44

VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube – On podcasting

Music Credit: Bonnie Raitt – Something To Talk About

TSP075 – Resistance is Futile: Zoomers tackle tech.

 
 

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Seniors are tackling the challenges of technology to remain connected and relevant. Overcoming fears and learning obstacles have become part of yet another phase of life.

Duration – 28:44

VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube – Woody Allen

Music Credit: Jimmy Durante – Young At Heart