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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

Related Material Links: TSP001 – Techno Zeitgeist: Inside the machine.
TSP002 – The Value Crisis: From dollars to democracy, why numbers are ruining our world.
TSP046 – Money, The Root of All Evil?: Is currency the only measure of your wealth?
TSP122 – PH Factor: COVID-19 – What is a life worth?

Duration 52:02

Posted: April 11, 2021

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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.com

Duration 53:38

Credit: Making peace with cannabis | Zachary Walsh | TEDxPenticton

Posted: March 28, 2021

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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

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

Duration – 30:22

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

Music Credit: Belle Starr – This Must Be The Place

Posted: June 24, 2019

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

Duration – 24:56

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – Fry and Laurie sketches

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

Posting: April 8, 2019

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TSP069 - The Undefinable Spirit: Celebrating the spoken word with Valentino Assenza.
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TSP069 – The Undefinable Spirit: Celebrating the spoken word with Valentino Assenza. 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.

Note: Our phone interview with Valentino was intermittently compromised by the quality of our connection.

Duration – 25:54

VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube video – Insider’s view of the 1930s radio studio showing the production of dramatic sound effects

Music Credits: Beatles – The Word

Posted: November 5, 2018

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TSP065 - The Undefinable Spirit: Globetrotting with The Pattons.
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TSP065 – The Undefinable Spirit: Globetrotting with The Pattons. 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: https://www.growingupwithoutborders.com

Duration – 29:48

VoxBox: Steve Martin – Comedy excerpt

Posted: October 8, 2018

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TSP064 - The Undefinable Spirit: Dr. Claudia Six on her book, Erotic Integrity.
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TSP064 – The Undefinable Spirit: Dr. Claudia Six on her book, Erotic Integrity. 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

Explicit Content

Duration – 44:24

VoxBox: Liz Miele – Feminist sex positions

Music Credits: Salt-N-Pepa – Let’s Talk About Sex & Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy

Posted: October 1, 2018

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TSP057 - The Undefinable Spirit: Nanci Malek, not afraid to ask.
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TSP057 – The Undefinable Spirit: Nanci Malek, not afraid to ask. Interning at MuchMusic, CityTV, YTV, Nanci Malek has spent the last 38 joyful years producing and directing music and film, as well as promoting the Canadian entertainment industry.

Duration – 20:37

VoxBox: MP for Wellington-Halton Hills, Michael Chong, opposes Melanchthon Mega-Quarry & The song about the Melanchthon Quarry, by Mr Hobo Wally – Walk With Me, Stop The Quarry.

Music Credits: Gordon Lightfoot – Seven Island Suite and Andy Kim – This Is The Girl

Posted: August 13, 2018

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TSP055 - The Undefinable Spirit: Readin’ & rollin’ with Lindsay Shaw.
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TSP055 – The Undefinable Spirit: Readin’ & rollin’ with Lindsay Shaw. From books to reeling 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.

Duration – 29:54

VoxBox: Women Try Roller Derby For 30 Days – on YouTube

Music Credit: Jimmy Buffet – Life In The Library

Posted: July 30, 2018

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TSP051 - The Undefinable Spirit: The greening of hope with Laura Campbell.
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TSP051 – The Undefinable Spirit: The greening of hope with Laura Campbell. 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.

Duration – 27:11

VoxBox: Jane Goodall on YouTube: To Children on the Environment

Music Credit: Natasha Bedingfield – Hope

Posted: July 2, 2018

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TSP049 - The Undefinable Spirit: Snapshots from the edge, with Pete Paterson.
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TSP049 – The Undefinable Spirit: Snapshots from the edge, with Pete Paterson. One photographer’s graphic journey, from city to country and analogue to digital.

Duration – 28:26

VoxBox: Norm McDonald comedy snippet from YouTube

Music Credit: Paul Simon – Kodachrome

Posted: June 18, 2018

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TSP047 - The Undefinable Spirit: Fearless in the face of misfortune, with Michelle Fruendt.
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TSP047 – The Undefinable Spirit: Fearless in the face of misfortune, with Michelle Fruendt. One person’s story about surrendering our demons in the quest for serenity.

Duration – 24:56

VoxBox: Big Daddy Tazz – The Bi Polar Buddha Set

Music Credit: Tracy Chapman – It’s Ok

Posted: June 4, 2018