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.

TSP094 – PH Factor: Notre Dame, the unmaking of history.

 
 
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The tragic fire at Notre Dame de Paris on the 15th of April, 2019, sparked a slew of social, political, and religious reactions. 850 years of history gone up in flames, provides the backdrop for a lively discussion about this historic event.

Duration – 29:32

VoxBox: Harry Posner quoting Victor Hugo and Youtube audio segment from the movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Music Credit: Edith Piaf – Notre Dame de Paris

TSP093 – Time Trek: Podcasting, birth and beckoning.

 
 
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15 years into the podcasting evolution has seen an exponential rise in both programming and popularity, not the least of which is due to the rise and constant upgrading of smartphone technology, as well as corporate interest and acquisitions.

Duration – 27:38

VoxBox: Youtube segment from Saturday Night Live (SNL) radio interview with Alec Baldwin – Schweddy balls.

Music Credit: David Foster – You’re The Voice

TSP092 – Digging Words: BUT – Au Contraire.

 
 
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One of the unsung workhorses of the English language, the word ‘but’ is frequently overused. But, this seemingly insignificant three letter word packs a whole lot of punch.

Duration 20:55

VoxBox: Harry Posner – Ode To But

Music Credit: Lewcinda Williams – Everything But The Truth

TSP091 – The Undefinable Spirit: Donna McCaw, Elora’s creative dynamo.

 
 
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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.

Duration –24:56

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – Fry and Laurie sketches

Music Credit: George Jones – Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair

TSP090 – PH Factor: What’s up with DST?

 
 
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The pros and cons of Daylight Saving Time have been the subject of an ongoing debate since the late 19th century. There’s validity on both sides of the argument, despite the lack of general agreement as to its efficacy.

Duration: 23:45

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – George Carlin on ‘Time’

Music Credit: Bill Hayley & His Comets – (We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock

TSP089 – Transcendent Tunes: Hey kids, It’s twinkle time.

 
 
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For millennia, lullabies have lulled children into slumberland. From ancient Egypt to modern day, tunes like Twinkle,Twinkle, Little Star and their relative importance often goes unnoticed or unappreciated.

Duration – 24:34

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – Various artists and performers.

Music Credit: Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole – Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

TSP088 – Time Trek: Ikebana – Time for reflection.

 
 
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The birth of Ikebana, or the Japanese art of flower arranging, dates back to the 7th century. Combining the mindfulness of the Buddhist traditions with Shinto’s connection to nature, this refined art form can offer the West unexpected insights into the essence of life.

Duration – 29:17

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – Kung Fu episode

Music Credit: Kingston Trio – Where Have All The Flowers Gone