The Sill Podcast
TSP146 - Time Trek: Exiting The Cave - The quest for self awareness.
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TSP146 – Time Trek: Exiting The Cave – The quest for self awareness. From the great religions to modern psychology, the journey towards self awareness and self improvement has been an integral part of human evolution. This has all been accentuated and accelerated by the strains and stresses produced by the Covid pandemic, personally and societally. Ultimately, the greater good requires both the realization and actualization of the self.

Duration 29:56

Posted: March 14, 2021

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TSP144 - Time Trek: Pinocchio - A tale of two puppets.
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TSP144 – Time Trek: Pinocchio – A tale of two puppets. The relevance of this world renowned, classic children’s story about the transformation of a marionette, points to the fictionalized culture that we live in, in which we choose the stories that agree with our worldview. A look at two versions of Pinocchio, the original published in 1883 and the Disney film version of 1940, reveals the malleable nature of storytelling.

Duration 31:59

Posted: February 14, 2021

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TSP141 - Time Trek: Hindsight is 2020.
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TSP141 – Time Trek: Hindsight is 2020. Beyond the obvious stresses and suffering brought on by Covid, 2020 has been a year of significant change. In this episode we review the past 12 months, discussing and highlighting some memorable audio clips from some of the 26 episodes we recorded throughout the year, including exchanges with 8 different guests on ‘The Sill’ podcast. EXPLICIT CONTENT

Duration 35:44

Posted: January 3, 2020

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TSP138 - Time Trek: From promise to disaster.
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TSP138 – Time Trek: From promise to disaster. Disaster has befallen humanity countless times throughout history, From the Titanic to The Great Depression to the failed revolution of the 1960’s, the hosts, along with Canadian historian Hugh Brewster, explore the promise that preceded the calamity.

Duration 42:51

Posted: November 22, 2020

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TSP135 - Time Trek: It’s the apocalypse and Armageddon outta here!
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TSP135 – Time Trek: It’s the apocalypse and Armageddon outta here! “It’s the end of the world as we know it.”, has been a refrain heard many times before in human history. From the cult of Christianity to Nostradamus’s prophecies to the tragedy of Jonestown to the Covid-19 crisis, the challenge to avert disaster has been a catalyst for change.

Duration 37:11

YouTube excerpt with Rod Serling – Twilight Episode ‘Obsolete Man’

Posted: October 11, 2020

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TSP129 - Time Trek: F’ Me, F’ You - The history of pejoratives.
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TSP129 – Time Trek: F’ Me, F’ You – The history of pejoratives. The history of pejoratives touches on religion, social mores and political correctness, vividly expressing strong emotions or sentiments. The use of swear words was well accepted up until the Renaissance, after which these so-called ‘dirty’ words became ostracized, litigated, and otherwise suppressed. EXPLICIT CONTENT

Duration 36:47

Additional YouTube segment featuring swear words in different languages.

Posted: July 19, 2020

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TSP123 - Time Trek: What a difference a year makes.
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TSP123 – Time Trek: What a difference a year makes. We hop in our time machine and come out Sept 11, 2021, a year after the all clear was given on the COVID-19 Pandemic and we have witnessed numerous changes for the better, and some for the worse. From the micro to the macro, we’ve undergone a variety of transformations on a scale previously unimagined.

Duration 30:53

VoxBox: YouTube Segment – Corona Lockdown! Can Anything Positive Come From This? with Russell Brand

Posted: April 26, 2020

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TSP120 - Time Trek: Hagia Sophia - Church of the holy wisdom.
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TSP120 – Time Trek: Hagia Sophia – Church of the holy wisdom. For almost fifteen hundred years, the largest basilica in the world, Hagia Sophia, was at the spiritual centre of both the Christian and Muslim worlds. An architectural wonder, it inspired builders and designers of sacred spaces for centuries.

Duration 24:45

Includes: NPR excerpt – The Sound Of The Hagia Sophia, More Than 500 Years Ago.

Posted: March 16, 2020

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

Posted: September 16, 2020

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TSP102 - Time Trek: Encoding, foreboding?
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TSP102 – Time Trek: Encoding, foreboding? 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

Posted: July 8, 2019

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TSP088 - Time Trek: Ikebana - Time for reflection.
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TSP088 – Time Trek: Ikebana – Time for reflection. 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

Posted: March 18, 2019

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TSP083 - Time Trek: Degeneracy trumps Fascism.
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TSP083 – Time Trek: Degeneracy trumps Fascism. 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

Posted: February 11, 2019