TSP107 – Time Trek: The Yo-Yo – Spinnin’ wheel got to go round.

 
 
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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

TSP106 – The Undefinable Spirit: Michael McCreary – Punching up, never down.

 
 
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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.

Duration – 35:48

VoxBox: Compilation of Michael McCreary bits and clips

Music Credit: Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing

TSP105 – PH Factor: Freezing footprints.

 
 
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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)

TSP104 – Digging Words: CONSERVATISM – Trapped in amber.

 
 
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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

TSP103 – Transcendent Tunes: Woody and Arlo on the ‘rails’.

 
 
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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

TSP102 – Time Trek: Encoding, foreboding?

 
 
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Starting with Morse code in the mid 19th century the beginnings of encoding technology eventually evolved into the ubiquitous use of barcodes today. This mini revolution has ramifications well beyond retail convenience and routine record keeping.

Duration – 24:44

VoxBox: Youtube segment with comedian James May rambling about barcodes and supermarkets

Music Credit: The Five Americans – Western Union

TSP101 – The Undefinable Spirit: Andrea Bird – Dancing on the curve of life.

 
 
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Accomplished Artist Andrea Bird connects art to love and death. Her theme of ‘holding loosely’ infuses Andrea’s work and positive world view.

Duration – 30:22

VoxBox: William Shatner – from the CD ‘Has Been’

Music Credit: Belle Starr – This Must Be The Place

TSP100 – PH Factor: The little ‘cast’ that could!

 
 
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Our special celebratory milestone moment where we reminisce across 2 years of podcasting and what led up to it. Our conversation includes podcast excerpts, special moments, joys and challenges along the way.

Duration – 38:13

VoxBox: Compilation of interview snippets from our ‘Undefinable Spirit’ series of podcasts

Music Credit: John Denver – The Little Engine That Could

TSP099 – Transcendent Tunes: Yesterday, it was scrambled eggs.

 
 
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A Lennon/McCartney classic covered by more artists than any other song in music history. A simple sentiment turned musical treasure, cherished by young and old.

Duration – 21:06

VoxBox: Youtube audio segment of video with Paul McCartney in live performance singing Yesterday, spliced together with another Youtube audio segment of Daffy Duck’s partial version of Yesterday

Music Credit: Beatles – Yesterday

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