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YearDateEpisodeTitleDescriptionTime
2017July 10INTROPeter & Harry: Who do they think they are?Brief Bio chat introducing Peter & Harry. This casual exchange was, in part, what led to the creation of 'The Sill'.15:10
2017July 17TSP001Techno Zeitgeist: Inside the machine.Is technology helping, or hindering you?22:59
2017July 24TSP002The Value Crisis: From dollars to democracy, why numbers are ruining our world.As a partial sequel to Episode 1, in Episode 2 Author Andrew Welch (TheValueCrisis.com) joins us to discuss his book,'The Value Crisis: From dollars to democracy, why numbers are ruing our world.’ Andrew Welch: http://thevaluecrisis.com26:31
2017July 31TSP003The Art of Poetry: Poet Laureate Waxes Poetic.Harry Posner discusses his views, plans and ideas, on becoming Dufferin County's first Poet Laureate.24:59
2017August 7TSP004Cracking Codes: What on Earth do you mean?Decoding the language of Art and Technology. Our brain is not binary. Analogue and digital systems, living in today's world.15:51
2017August 14TSP005Analogue to Digital: Our brain is not binary.Do you prefer listening to vinyl records or CDs, or does it matter? Digital technology and it's affect on the quality of our lives.18:41
2017August 21TSP006Cockamaimy: Living with absurdity.Has technology contributed and exacerbated the absurdity we experience, or are exposed to, in our daily living?18:56
2017August 28TSP007Red Alert!: Is your security an illusion?Is the world more secure or have we simply become increasingly numb to, complacent or accepting, about what most of us feel we can't control?18:09
2017September 4TSP008Ch-Ch-Changes: Facing The Strange.Can we adapt to a world seemingly hurtling out of control? The quest for change.24:13
2017September 11TSP009Fade to Black: Are we living too long?Dealing with the inevitable conclusion of life, as we know it. Is there a case to be made for living too long?22:01
2017September 18TSP010Act Your Age: Where’s the manual?Ageism is the new social prejudice, at a time when people over 65 crowd are beginning to outnumber those under 15. Coping with the disadvantages of aging, while cherishing the advantages a long life can bring.23:24
2017September 25TSP011Mentors: Mothers are your first.Who, or what, can influence your creation or vital spirit? Recalling those special people who help shape or completely change the path of your life.16:06
2017October 2TSP012Opinion: The U.S. economy will never have another Golden Age.This episode is based on a published article… Changing technologies impact societal and economic development. This podcast gives voice (almost verbatim) to an article written by MarketWatch columnist, Howard R. Gold, posted on MarketWatch, September 1, 2017.15:06
2017October 9TSP013Temporary Vs. Permanent: It's now or ever.The influence your life experiences, religious and cultural background and philosophical views have on how you choose to live, or the life you end up living. Do you live your life as if every day were your last?19:54
2017October 16TSP014Altered Realities: Is anybody out there?Peter and Harry, on a natural high, discuss the value of wriggling out of our normal skin.23:48
2017October 23TSP015Accepting The Other: Does race matter?What shapes our varied perceptions of ‘Races’ who are different from ours? Should we be focusing on individuals, rather than their ’Race’.23:29
2017October 30TSP016Paranoia: Into your life it will creep.Harry and Peter conspire to enter the world of ‘what if’ and ‘could it be that...?’ From Big Brother to Big Google, they ask the question: should we be looking over our shoulders?21:15
2017November 6TSP017Paris: A Poet’s Perspective - getting Siri-ous in the city of love.Talking about the 'apps' and downs of travel. How technology has impacted travelling and the artistic experience.21:59
2017November 13TSP018Facsmile: Finding authenticity in a simulated world.Is it live or is it Memorex? Sifting through a world of facsimile in a quest for authenticity.20:27
2017November 20TSP019Darkside: Hello darkness my old friend.Exploring the power of darkness in the modern world, from depression to zombies and everything in between.24:35
2017November 27TSP020Black 2 Sugars: Coffee, tea and tech.Exploring the role of tea and coffee in our daily lives and their relative importance to our sense of community and personal rituals. The makings of good tea and coffee.23:43
2017December 4TSP021Freedom’s just another word: Real or BS? EXPLICITUnpacking the idea of freedom in a world seemingly bound by restrictions and limitations. Breaking the shackles.23:08
2017December 11TSP022Averse to Verse: Poetry and the digital self.The case for poetry’s relevance in the age of the Internet. How poetry can revitalize and rejuvenate the human spirit.24:46
2017December 18TSP023Work: Is it doing its job?From the industrial revolution to the digital revolution, a conversation about the nature of work in the modern world.24:44
2017December 25TSP024Automation: Embracing or displacing?Automation’s impact on our everyday life. A wolf in sheep’s clothing?22:45
2018January 1TSP0252017 In Review: Shock culture goes viral.Is shock the new normal? Are we accepting the unacceptable? From Donald Trump’s inauguration to Harvey Weinstein’s exposure, we explore the quakes and vibrations felt in 2017.25:25
2018January 8TSP026Marriage Of Minds: From I. Q. to A. I.Will the ongoing development of Artificial Intelligence impede the evolution of human consciousness? Can we imbue technological form with human intelligence, and to what end?24:43
2018January 15TSP027Shattering Habits: Phoenix rising.Habits are not addictions, so say the experts. In fact some habits are good. Discerning helpful from harmful, and getting off the never ending wheel.25:58
2018January 22TSP028Hi, My Name Is Servizio: I’m your server today.Service from the top down. It’s all about relationships, generosity and community, so say we.25:07
2018January 29TSP029Relevance & Reliance: Reclaiming the invisible everyman.Relevance in the age of reliance and what it means to unshackling the self.26:19
2018February 5TSP030Who's That Knocking At The Door: Do you let’em in?To lock or not to lock, that is the question. How do we use our doors?25:55
2018February 12TSP031Exit Stage Left: Good leavings.Last rights, or last rites? Before the curtain is drawn, somber or joyful, which would you choose?28:39
2018February 19TSP032Do It Yourself Healing: Carrots versus chemicals.Modern western medicine would be wise to embrace and integrate the traditional art of healing.27:53
2018February 26TSP033Fragmented Realities: Has storytelling gone the way of the Dodo?Where have all the stories gone? The way we tell stories has changed. Technology seems to have altered the landscape of time itself.28:42
2018March 5TSP034Still I Rise: Yes or no, do you dare?The power of yes, in a world of no. From diets to neuroplasticity, affirming transformation.27:55
2018March 12TSP035Riffing On Music: Talking about revolution.A hop and a skip across music’s influential landscape, “Songs in the key of life”.33:19
2018March 19TSP036The More Things Change: What did you learn today?How we learn. Are the old educational models relevant today?28:43
2018March 26TSP037Inventiveness: So, what else is new?In search of the next. Probing the creative imagination and what fosters it’s development.27:18
2018April 2TSP038Roger, Copy That: Living in the duplicated world.Individualism in the context of the duplicated world. The one and the many.22:19
2018April 9TSP039My Life Has Value: Rethinking Populism.Examining the relevance of populism in our current world and the challenge confronting the new generation.25:28
2018April 16TSP040The Caged Mouth: Do we really have free speech?From the personal to the social, to the political, how encumbered is free speech in today’s world?21:57
2018April 23TSP041Subterfuge Soup: Who’s pulling your strings?Conspiracies, large and small, infuse the very air we breath. Is our desire to belong and connect influencing our beliefs and choices?25:38
2018April 30TSP042Morality In Flux: Right and wrong in a relative world.Is it even relevant to think of right and wrong in the same way that we used to, and what does that mean for our daily lives?24:44
2018May 7TSP043Machina Memories: Driving stories.From Benz and Ford to Telsa and trending technologies. The personal joys and tribulations of putting the pedal to medal.24:58
2018May 14TSP044Welcome to Slumberland: To dream or not to dream.Given that we sleep away about a third of our lives, it behooves us to explore that world in a deeper way.26:59
2018May 21TSP045The Undefinable Spirit: Blues & Jazz Bops Into Town: 16 years of musical joy.Pete and Harry talk with Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival founder Larry Kurtz. Orangeville Blues & Jazz: https://orangevillebluesandjazz.ca18:22
2018May 28TSP046Money, The Root of All Evil?: Is currency the only measure of your wealth?An exploration into the nature of wealth and the system that it spawns. Is a world without money as we know it, even possible?22:44
2018June 4TSP047The Undefinable Spirit: Fearless in the face of misfortune, with Michelle Fruendt.One person’s story about surrendering our demons in the quest for serenity.24:56
2018June 11TSP048Make It So, Number One: Regaining control of the good ship ‘Self’.Is it in our power to take charge of our own life, in a world rife with controls?25:33
2018June 18TSP049The Undefinable Spirit: Snapshots from the edge, with Pete Paterson.
One photographer’s graphic journey, from city to country and analogue to digital.28:26
2018June 25TSP050Malware: Pop-up spawns metafiction. EXPLICITA discussion of Harry’s novella-in-progress, in which the author gets real about art as an act of defiance.24:38
2018July 2TSP051The 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.27:11
2018July 9TSP05252 Pick-Up: A year of podcasting.From initial concept to uploaded podcast, Peter and Harry chat about the in and outs of podcasting. This one year retrospective, includes snippets from some of our last 51 episodes.33:46
2018July 16TSP053Place Your Bets: Is life predetermined?Is life a ‘casino’ (Italian word for chaos). When it comes to determining our ‘free will’, all bets are off.23:51
2018July 23TSP054You Talkin' To Me?: I couldn't even begin to think about knowing how to answer that question.Beginning near the end of the 18th century, our fascination with Speech Technology has brought us to the age of virtual assistance in the form of Siri, Alexa and others. What does this all mean?26:26
2018July 30TSP055The 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.29:54
2018August 6TSP056You Can Lead A Horse To Water: Consumer con contagion.Have I got a deal for you! Lost in the whirlpool of stuff, decoupling from consumer clutter.25:06
2018August 13TSP057The Undefinable Spirit: Nanci Malek, not afraid to ask.Interning at MuchMusic, City TV, YTV, Nanci Malek has spent the last 38 joyful years producing and directing music and film, as well as promoting the Canadian entertainment industry.20:37
2018August 20TSP058Head and Heart: A tenuous tango.Where thought and emotion intersect is a veritable no-man’s land, on our ongoing search for perspective and empathy. 26:48
2018August 27TSP059Digging Words: UBIQUITOUS - It’s everywhere.Take a word, any word. There’s a world of meaning waiting to be mined. Join Peter and Harry as they dig their vocabulary shovels into the word 'ubiquitous'. 21:39
2018September 3TSP060In My Craw: What’s bugging you?Pet peeves have been exacerbated by, but not limited to, technology. Venting steam, in the face of a world that so often diminishes human values.27:08
2018September 10TSP061The Absence Of Silence: Is technology engulfing us in a world of noise?The short answer is yes… The sonic landscapes through which we move offer us both challenges to, and opportunities for, our general health.25:19
2018September 17TSP062Whose Got The Right Time?: An enigmatic dimension.Why are we obsessed with time? Both art and technology employ and utilize different aspects of this man-made dimension.24:40
2018September 24TSP063Digging Words: ZEITGEIST – The air we breath.How the zeitgeist informs our evolution. Pointing out the varying zeitgeists that underpin our recent history.24:37
2018October 1TSP064The Undefinable Spirit: Dr. Claudia Six talks to us about discovering your sexual soul in her book, Erotic Integrity. EXPLICITA 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.net44:30
2018October 8TSP065The 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.com30:20
2018October 15TSP066The Hippo and The Oxpecker: Repairing the synapses of community.Have you ever thought, from the Humongous Fungus of Oregon to the wave of human migration spreading across our planet, life has become more dependent than ever on a value of connectivity.29:59
2018October 22TSP067Transcendent Tunes: Feeling those ‘Good Vibrations’.In the midst of the turmoil in the mid 60’s, five young Californians surfed the rising musical waves to pop music’s iconic stardom. The pinnacle moment birthed the release of the much loved ‘pocket symphony’, Good Vibrations.26:09
2018October 29TSP068Digging Words: RISIBLE - I amuse you, I make you laugh?In unpacking the word RISIBLE, we discover the importance of humour in helping us deal with our day to day living and life in general. From health benefits to tech humour, the range of risibility is all encompassing.29:29
2018November 5TSP069The 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.25:54
2018November 12TSP070We Don’t Know You Anymore: The deluded self.The eternal question of who we are: Are we a singularity or a multiplicity? The self has been the subject of exploration for Millennia, so who are we now?28:49
2018November 19TSP071Transcendent Tunes: Searing and soulful ‘Strange Fruit’.Billie Holiday’s most iconic and recognized song, has been acknowledged as the harbinger of the civil rights movement in America. The song’s origin may surprise and enlighten even those of us who are familiar with this transcendent tune.28:06
2018November 26TSP072Hook, Line and Sinker: The boy who cried wolf.How do we know what we know? The inner struggle to determine what is real and what is fiction has preoccupied humanity since the emergence of intelligent life.29:57
2018December 3TSP073Digging Words: AMBEDO - Deep diving in the shallows.Human beings have created words for untranslatable experiences since the dawn of language. We explore a brand new word from an unusual new dictionary created by John Koenig.27:38
2018December 10TSP074Transcendent Tunes: Dylan’s Revolutionary Epiphany.Like A Rolling Stone, Dylan's six plus minutes masterpiece defied the expectations of folk music enthusiasts and the music industry itself, inspiring a new generation of balladeers.27:39
2018December 17TSP075Resistance is Futile: Zoomers tackle tech.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.28:44
2018December 24TSP076So, 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.34:44
2018December 31TSP077The Sill Podcast 2018 in Review: Cogent clips.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.28:44
2019January 7TSP078New Year, New Self: I resolve.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?28:06
2019January 14TSP079Time Trek: Spanning the Ages.Arcing back through time, we explore the architectural and social impact of ‘the arch’ over the centuries, on our civilizations, and its symbolic resonance.22:46
2019January 21TSP080Transcendent Tunes: Led Zeppelin’s celestial climb.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.27:54
2019January 28TSP081The Undefinable Spirit: Reimagining Architecture with Robert Arnone.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. R.H. Carter & Associates: http://www.rhcarter.com47:39
2019February 4TSP082Digging Words: BRAGGADOCIO - Bigger, yet often smaller, than life.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.27:29
2019February 11TSP083Time 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.27:34
2019February 18TSP084Transcendent Tunes: Jolson rocks.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.28:49
2019February 25TSP085Lines That Blind: Why Should I Trust You?Can you trust what you can’t see? The ideas of trust and respect have become nebulous concepts in a world of promises and betrayal.28:23
2019March 4TSP086The Undefinable Spirit: The bassoon takes a bow, with Nadina Mackie Jackson. Solo bassoonist, Nadina Mackie Jackson is the most widely recorded Canadian bassoonist in history, with 17 new works for solo bassoon and orchestra written for her in the last decade. Nadina intimately describes her journey. Nadina Mackie Jackson: https://nadinamackiejackson.com38:51
2019March 11TSP087Digging Words: SYMBIOSIS - You scratch my back…From the simple notion of mutual dependence the idea of symbiosis has expanded to include a variety of relationship dynamics, that surrounds us at every turn. Running the gamut from parasitism to mutualism, symbiosis encompasses more than the obvious benevolence.26:13
2019March 18TSP088Time Trek: 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.29:17
2019March 25TSP089Transcendent Tunes: Hey kids, It’s twinkle time.From the simple notion of mutual dependence the idea of symbiosis has expanded to include a variety of relationship dynamics, that surrounds us at every turn. Running the gamut from parasitism to mutualism, symbiosis encompasses more than the obvious benevolence.24:34
2019April 1TSP090PH Factor: What’s up with DST?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.23:45
2019April 8TSP091The Undefinable Spirit: Donna McCaw, Elora’s creative dynamo.Teacher, actor, traveller, 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.com24:56
2019April 15TSP092Digging Words: BUT - Au Contraire.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.20:55
2019April 22TSP093Time Trek: Podcasting, birth and beckoning.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.27:38
2019April 29TSP094PH Factor: Notre Dame, the unmaking of history.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.29:32
2019May 6TSP095Transcendent Tunes: Cole Porter’s Begin the Beguine.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.21:06
2019May 13TSP096The Undefinable Spirit: Drew Marshall, a red letter agnostic theist.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.26:05
2019May 20TSP097Digging Words: PORTMANTEAU - Two’s company.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.28:31
2019May 27TSP098Time Trek: Optics, near and far.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.28:31
2019June 3TSP099Transcendent Tunes: Yesterday, it was scrambled eggs.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.21:06
2019June 10TSP100PH Factor: The little ‘cast’ that could!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.38:13
2019June 24TSP101The 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.com30:22
2019July 8TSP102Time Trek: Encoding, foreboding?Starting with Morse code in the mid 19th century the beginnings of encoding technology eventually evolved into the ubiquitous use of bar codes today. This mini revolution has ramifications well beyond retail convenience and routine record keeping.24:44
2019July 22TSP103Transcendent Tunes: Woody and Arlo on the ‘rails’.Woody Gutherie’s ‘This Land Is You Land’ and his son, Arlo Gutherie’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 statuss quo - ‘God Bless America’ and the second an homage to life on the rails.
33:02
2019August 5TSP104Digging Words: CONSERVATISM - Trapped in AmberThe 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.35:19
2019August 19TSP105PH Factor: Freezing footprints.The impulse to archive has been added 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.23:30
2019September 2TSP106The 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.com35:48
2019September 14TSP107Time 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.22:03
2019September 30TSP108The 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.35:21
2019October 14TSP109Transcendent Tunes: Non, Je Ne Regret Rien - The little sparrow’s anthem.No other singer has as powerfully embodied their music as did Edith Piaf. Rising from her hard scrabbled life, spanning two world wars, she sang her way to international stardom, until her untimely death at 47.26:32
2019October 28TSP110PH Factor: Branding - Look at me, I’m relevant.From the personal to the political, from products to corporate identity, the rise of branding as a way of creating and maintaining relevance is understandable in a world that encourages hubris.23:46
2019November 11TSP111TSP111 - Time Trek: Sapien Signatures - Traces of us.Kilroy was here. The urge to leave our stamp on history seems to be inherent to the nature of homo sapiens. Stepping into the past at a local museum, provides the hosts a context for examining our obsession with legacy. Museum of Dufferin (MOD): https://dufferinmuseum.com38:10
2019November 25TSP112Transcendent Tunes: Harry Chapin’s shot to the heart.Harry Chapin left us too soon, but he left us with compelling stories reflecting the era he lived in. Although not one of his most well known hits, Sniper, is perhaps his most eloquent, timeless comment on humankind’s fragile psyche.29:43
2019December 9TSP113PH Factor: Hunger Reigns - Feast, famine and faith.Nearly a billion people in the world experience hunger, while nearly a billion are obese. Like many challenges confronting society in today’s world the issue is not availability, it is excessive waste and distribution. Our collective hunger and survival is not limited to food. From fasting to spiritual searching, and everything in between, our quest for ‘nourishment’ comes in many forms.28:50
2019December 23TSP114Time Trek: Inside The Pod - Where to, from here?A look at the future of podcasting and its relevance as just another media platform, among many that have been or will be absorbed by the ‘big boys’. The hosts, Peter and Harry, discuss the joys, challenges and purpose of the Sill podcast and its ‘limitless’ possibilities.26:28
2020January 6TSP115PH Factor: Between dog and wolf.The balancing act of our primal instincts versus our domestic existence from children’s stories to the world of cinema, from Paganism to Christianity, the symbol of the wolf has been a central theme, painted in both a positive and negative light.22:26
2020January 20TSP116The Undefinable Spirit: Richard Mongiat and the big picture.On the heels of the last podcast, between dog and wolf, inspired by a painting (Entre Chien et Loup) of the same name, the hosts discuss all things art with painter Richard Mongiat, whose focus and range of activities elevate him beyond the typical one note artist. Richard Mongiat: https://www.richardmongiat.com40:47
2020February 3TSP117Time Trek: Paradise or infogedden?An exploration into the evolution of information gathering, its historical milestones, including moral and ethical implications for the human condition. From Tesla to Touring and beyond, does the expanding data highway offer us more unprecedented challenges than benefits?36:49
2020February 17TSP118PH Factor: Hurry up and wait.We spend an average of 5 years waiting in lines and queues during our lifetime. Is waiting a waste of time, or can we alter our perspective about these (commonly) anxiety-making situations?33:11
2020March 2TSP119The Undefinable Spirit: Sohayla Smith’s peace of the heart.Singer songwriter, music therapist, belly dancer and more, Sohayla shares her very human approach to art and community. Sohayla Smith: https://www.sohaylasmith.com33:11
2020March 16TSP120Time 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.24:45
2020March 30TSP121PH: Factor - COVID-19, tragedy or opportunity?The COVID-19 is proving transformational on a level that has not been seen since 911. Could this be a pivotal paradigm shift in the way we treat each other and all life forms on the planet?47:28
2020April 12TSP122PH Factor: COVID-19 - What is a life worth?At the time of this podcast, the number of global COVID-19 cases has eclipsed the 1,000,000 mark with over 50,000 deaths. We are confronting an unparalleled firestorm of ethical and moral dilemmas, in the face of mushrooming economic turmoil. Over 3 days, and from a distance, these issues and more, inform a time-lapse dialogue.1:05:21
2020April 26TSP123Time Trek: What a difference a day 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.30:53
2020May 10TSP124The 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 Sandy Brown34:22
2020May 24TSP125PH Factor: Necessity is the mother.During the mother of all crises, another mother is stepping up to give birth to plethora of creative responses to the COVID-10 pandemic. Not surprising, in light of other historical upheavals, out of which emerged new and unique technologies and approaches to problem solving.36:14
2020June 7TSP126The 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. Dr. Claudia Six: http://www.drsix.net27:12
2020June 21TSP127PH Factor:It’s A DIY World - Peggy Lee’s Delicious Lips.Do-it-yourself, on the surface a new fad propelled by the COVID crisis, is in fact an age old go to and accepted MO throughout human history. Using the creation of a DIY audiobook - Peggy Lee’s Delicious Lips - as an example, we talk about the process from A to Z.34:25
2020July 5TSP128The Undefinable Spirit: Nicole Wicki - Courage, conviction and cure.Numerous times in her young life, Nicole Wicki, has had the courage to make life changing decisions en route to making a life more connected to nature, balancing body and mind. Swiss born and raised, she currently makes her home on a remote 10 acre farm on ‘Te Waipounamu’ (Maori name for New Zealand’s South Island), striving to live off the grid, while embracing a healthier lifestyle. Nicole Wicki: http://www.wickiwell.com27:32
2020July 19TSP129Time 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.36:47
2020August 2TSP130PH Factor: Every Breath You Take - The body politic.Is it even possible anymore, that human beings can communicate with each other, directly and authentically, given the pandemic of politicization? The challenge to defy categorization is paramount in our attempt to resist the ‘isms’ that have engulfed us. 48:52
2020August 16TSP131The Undefinable Spirit: Janet-Lynn Morrison - From zero to fierce.If there was ever an example of how a world view can impact ones life, Janet-Lynn Morrison is one. Understanding, forgiveness and resiliency resonate throughout our phone conversation with this intelligent and caring soul. Her story of moving ‘from 0 to fierce’ is compelling and inspirational. Janet-Lynn Morrison: https://www.janet-lynn.com45:22
2020August 30TSP132Time Trek: Pasteurization - Don’t cry over ‘spoilt’ milk.The invisible universe of the biome became more visible through the work of many 19th century scientific researchers. One of the preeminent adventurers into the microbial world, Louis Pasteur unveiled the essential role micro-organisms play in the healthy functioning of our ecosystems. Famous for the process of pasteurization, Pasteur was also instrumental in breaking new ground in the vaccine and hygiene domains.35:52
2020September 12TSP133PH factor: Becoming Other - If not now, when?This period of Covid-19, has catalyzed the impulse towards personal and societal change. The question is how capable are we, as individuals and members of society, to realize these changes, given the power of traditional thinking and habits?34:56
2020September 26TSP134The 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 42:32
2020October 11TSP135Time 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.37:14
2020October 25TSP136PH Factor: Muzzling Dissent - Access denied.The right to free speech is not a given. In this day of ‘unfriending’, it is easy to muzzle our fellow human beings, in order to control the narrative. From censorship on campuses to discouraging your children from, “Speaking until spoken to”, the impulse to deny self expression is a social sickness in need of healing.39:41
2020November 8TSP137The Undefinable Spirit: With NYC emergency room doctor and children’s author Joanette Weisse.Inspired by a question about dying from one of her grandchildren, NYC emergency room physician Joanette Weisse talks about and reads from her newly penned and just released picture book - Giggles in my Heart - which deals with the real fears children are experiencing during this time of Covid. Joanette Weisse: https://www.joanetteweisse.com28:22
2020November 22TSP138Time 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.42:51
2020December 6TSP139The 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.com40:40
2020December 20TSP140PH Factor: Silver Linings - The bright side of Covid.In this year of trials and tribulations, of viruses and lockdowns, the resiliency of people across the planet has been nothing short of inspirational. As we navigate forward, maintaining a positive attitude is proving to be an instrumental coping mechanism. We share our views and those of some our listeners.43:07
2021January 3TSP141Time 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. 35:44
2021January 17TSP142PH Factor: Business ’Not’ as usualTwo lockdowns within a year have posed near insurmountable challenges to ‘business as usual’, forcing business owners and entrepreneurs to seek out creative ways of remaining commercially viable. Our conversation includes Tattoo artist and illustrator/author Jayme of Fabled North Tattoo Inc., who shares her broadening perspective in the face of lockdowns imposed due to Covid. Fabled North Tattoo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fabled.north.tattoo35:14
2021January 31TSP143The Undefinable Spirit: Ricky Schaede - Engaging the ethereal.Dedicated Orangeville, Ontario painter/writer Ricky Schaede is a great example of how to creatively carve out a life as a professional artist. Inspired by spiritual experiences on a trip to Guatemala, Ricky has devoted bis young life to fostering the creative process through the teaching and making of art. Website, instagram
Ricky Schaede: https://www.rickyschaede.com
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2021February 14TSP144Time Track: 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.31:59
2021February 28TSP145What’s The Bottom Line? - Conclusion vs Inclusion.Our approach to dealing with the complexities of the modern world is profoundly affected by our decision to take a conclusionary or inclusionary attitude. From our dealings with Covid to child rearing to friendships and spousal relationships, the choice between inclusion and conclusion can make a ‘world’ of difference and a different world.31:55
2021March 14TSP146Time 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.
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2021March 28TSP147The 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.com53:38
2021April 11TSP148The 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.com52:02
2021April 25TSP149The Undefinable Spirit: Andrew Welch - ‘Our Second Chance’, part 2 of 3 - The Gift Economy.
In part 2 of a 3 part interview, Andrew returns to uncover the true meaning of a ‘Gift Economy’ and its practical applications to our society. Surprisingly, a society based on a qualitative gift economy, may be the critical next step in our evolution. Andrew Welch: http://www.thevaluecrisis.com41:39
2021May 9TSP150The Undefinable Spirit: Andrew Welch - ‘Our Second Chance’, part 3 of 3 - A New Dawning.
In part 3 of a 3 part interview, Andrew Welch joins us in our studio to talk about the shape of things to come. 'A New Dawning' would include radical notions such as alternative currencies (demurrage), new approaches to the electoral process and reexamining the whole idea of ownership. Andrew Welch: http://www.thevaluecrisis.com43:25
2021May 23TSP151PH Factor: Who’s in charge? Who do you trust?Are we experiencing a fundamental failure in leadership during this time of Covid? Just as leaders have been judging their populations willingness to comply, we the people have been assessing their level of competence and integrity. Realizing that leaders have been, and are still facing into what is a no-win situation, it’s important to acknowledge the complexities and the profound challenges facing decision makers at every level of society.36:40
2021June 6TSP152PH Factor: Kimberly Van Ryn - The compassionate heart.Kimberly Van Ryn, founder of Branching Out Support Services in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, shares her lifelong passion for helping those less fortunate. Utilizing life lessons from overcoming her own addictions, she brings a unique enthusiasm and humility to the task of supporting the neuro-diverse in the community, emphasizing at the same time the importance of “breathing into the heart”.
Kimberly Van Ryn: https://www.branchingoutsupportservices.ca
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2021June 23TSP153Planetary Postcards: Pietro Noce - Bed & Bike in Southern Italy.Pietro Noce, first cousin of co-host Peter Noce is the proprietor B & B "La Meridiana" - Bed & Bike in Celico, Calabria. In this first foray into globetrotting, The Sill connects us to the cultural life and realities of living in and running a business in a small southern Italian town. B & B " La Meridiana" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bedandbikeinsila50:34
2021July 4TSP154PH factor: Year 5 Begins - A Fond RetrospectiveJuly 10, 2017, marks the beginning of The Sill’s 5th year. With 154 episodes in the can, the audio journey continues to surprise and captivate the imagination, through the art of conversation. The hosts reminisce about favourite episodes and the story’s behind them, as well as share their personal trajectories over the past 4 years. All Podcast Categories: https://thesillpodcast.com/podcasts_categories 45:50
2021July 18TSP155PH Factor: Walls of Bias - Blinding TruthWe are all biased in one way or another. The question is, are we aware of how biased we are and do we need to do anything about it? This conversation is an attempt to explore and dismantle the walls of bias in pursuit of a better solution.
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2021August 1TSP156TSP156 - Planetary Postcards: Bongiwe Dlamini - Eswatini in AfricaIn this episode the hosts shine a light on the tiny Kingdom of Eswatini (the former Swaziland) in Southern Africa. Artist, musician, activist, Bongiwe Dlamini shares her views, both personal and political, on the challenges of growing up and living in one of the few remaining absolute monarchies on the African continent. 43:37
2021August 15TSP157PH Factor: Citizen Engaged - Challenging the status quo. EXPLICIT (only one word in the entire podcast)Co-host Harry Posner shares his motivation and experience from a recent World Freedom rally and march held in Toronto on July 24, 2021. Challenged by co-host Peter Noce to elaborate, the conversation spirals outward to include the many varied layers embedded in, and as a result of, the Covid crisis.36:09
2021August 29TSP158PH Factor: Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog - What brings you joy?Our quest for joy has taken on a whole different dimension during this time of Covid. A conversation exploring the many possible roads leading to euphoric epiphanies, which will hopefully help to rejuvenate our depleted spirits.32:34
2021September 12TSP159PH Factor: We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place - Breaking out.Reaching escape velocity, or breaking out of self, requires intention, energy and direction. There are a multitude of options that may help get us there, as many options as there are individuals. Executing the breakout may be difficult, though potentially life-saving.29:54
2021September 26TSP160PH Factor: Where Do I End And You Begin? – My body, your health. Where do my individual rights end, and your public rights begin?The crux of this moral and societal dilemma revolves around agreeing on a satisfactory answer to this question, which may affect the way we understand ‘the common good’ for the foreseeable future.41:40
2021October 10TSP161PH Factor: Corroding Connections - Are we heading into a societal meltdown?Perhaps even more important than the physical challenge of Covid-19 is the impact brought on by the increasing divisiveness evident in communities, small and large. Do we have enough energy and goodwill left to avoid the potential for a social Chernobyl?38:25
2021October 24TSP162Planetary Postcards: Ansgar Bitterman - Brainstorming in Berlin.Journey to Berlin through the eyes of an AI developer and psychotherapist. Berlin resident Ansgar Bitterman shares his thoughts and feelings about this highly cosmopolitan city steeped in history and culture that spans millennia. Ansgar Bittermann: https://www.pocketguide.ai35:42
2021November 7TSP163PH Factor: John Arnone - Us and Them: Canada, Canadians and The BeatlesJust when you think there’s nothing more to know or learn about The Beatles, a Canadian born writer, whose life-long passion with the band and their music ventures to explore it from his own national connection. The result is a story about the fab four, profound in its purely Canadian perspective. John Arnone: https://www.beatlesandcanada.com41:12
2021November 21TSP164PH Factor: Future Unknown - Us, post Covid. EXPLICIT (two words in the entire podcast)Where are we headed? What will the world, post Covid, look like? From the obvious economic, social, and political changes to the deepening of personal and spiritual awareness, the future though for the most part unknown, is ours to create.42:06
2021December 5TSP165PH Factor: The Forever Moment - What you see, is what you get.Over the last two years living with Covid has profoundly impacted our perception of time. The uncertainties that have enveloped us during this period has served to disconnect us from the flow of time, and our psychological experience of time. Is the 'forever moment' attainable?33:30
2021December 19TSP166PH Factor: Lay Of The Land - Redefining The PandemicAssessing where we are now, globally, relative to the pandemic, goes beyond the evolution of the Covid virus. We are now seeing pandemics of individual and social dis-ease, from increasing tribalism to intimations of potential violence to fear-based compliance. Where are we headed? 38:59
2022January 2TSP167PH Factor: 2021 - Remembering A Year To ForgetAlthough 2021 left us with a plethora of things we’d like to forget, it also gave us plenty of fodder for conversation that resulted in many of the 26 episodes produced this year. From adding a new podcast series - Planetary Postcards - to exploring several new books, to deep-diving into issues central to understanding the pandemic world, The Sill continues to shed light on the human experience.32:23
2022January 16TSP168Planetary Postcards: Erato Alakiozidou - Classically Grooving in GreeceConcert pianist, teacher, and promoter of all things cultural, Erato Alakiozidou shares her love for music, her students and her international family of friends. Born in, and a current resident of, Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη), Greece, Erato’s lifelong commitment to fostering the arts spans over three decades and continues to inspire a new generation of musicians. Erato Alakiozidou: https://www.eratoalakiozidou.com28:25
2022January 30TSP169PH Factor: The Pandemic Narrative - Word To Your Mother
The stories we tell are the stories we live, and the words we use to tell these stories shape what we learn from them. In the time of Covid certain words have become charged and contentious, because their meanings have been altered to support one or another narrative. We zone in on this verbal minefield.40:41
2022Feb 13TSP170The Undefinable Spirit: Just Shrink Bigger - Croc E Moses on the road to home.Poet/Musician instigator Croc E Mosses, shares an account of his journey from Northern Canada to Southern Africa, in his search for the meaning of home. The gift of rhythm inspired by his immersion in South African culture has infused all aspects of his artistic life. Now, back in Canada, he reflects on his ongoing journey and the human condition.43:23
2022Feb 27TSP171PH Factor: Under The Cover Of Darkness – The Light That GuidesWe have been plunged into a kind of psychological darkness precipitated by the Covid pandemic, slowly transitioning towards a hopefully brighter future. This period has shed light upon our blinded consciousness, as well as offering us opportunities for healing and enlightenment.32:54
2022March 13TSP172The Undefinable Spirit: Tony Holtkamp Takes A Walk On The Wild SideTony Holtkamp calls himself a regular guy walking. Except… that this regular guy walking happens to be trekking across about 8,000 kilometres, coast to coast, of the second largest country on the planet. Canadian born to a large family, comprised of twelve children, Tony talks to us from Brampton, Ontario, during a brief pause, sharing an account of his journey so far.28:33
2022March 27TSP173PH Factor: Measured Response - Know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em.In every interaction there is a tipping point or a threshold moment, beyond which it becomes increasingly difficult to stabilize. This tends to hold true for individual relationships or all circumstances where conflict is present. Can focusing on measured responses be a key to de-escalating or defusing potential volatile situations?32:58
2022April 10TSP174PH Factor: Seduction For Sale - Instant Coffee’s Gonna Getcha!The power of persuasion often includes a well crafted and delivered seduction in order to convince another into the need or desire to have whatever is being sold. Speed and convenience, primarily driven by technological advances in the modern world, are just two prime examples of seduction we have collectively bought into.25:34
2022April 24TSP175Planetary Postcards: Paul Denhoed - Talking Washi In TokyoIt’s rare to find an artisan so dedicated to his craft that he or she would choose to immerse themselves in a culture quite foreign to their own. Currently raising a family in Tokyo, Paul Denhoed continues his steadfast pursuit of knowledge regarding the venerable art of handmade papermaking. Paul shares the challenges and joys of a westerner living in Japanese society.34:12
2022May 8TSP176PH Factor: Just Ask Why – Stepping Out Of The HerdWhat is our responsibility when it comes to questioning authority and/or the status quo? When and why is it important for individuals to rise above the collective and engage or challenge accepted norms… and why should we care?32:43
2022May 22TSP177The Undefinable Spirit: The Choice To Homeschool - Stacey DittmanEducation is a choice. In a world preoccupied with structure and performance, the challenge to consider or act on alternatives, when it comes to educating our children, can be its own reward. Stacey Dittman is an excellent example of someone who has successfully taken up this challenge. Her sons, Levi and Jerome, also briefly share their respective experiences.45:02
2022June 5TSP178PH Factor: The Directed Imagination – Are we at a tipping point? Are we at a tipping point, and what are the dynamics playing into this moment of human evolution? From social infantilization to the relentless onslaught of dubious information to our obsession with safety first, we have created a scenario fraught with ambiguity, confusion and anxiety.30:09
2022June 19TSP179PH Factor: Catch and Release - The Art Of Letting GoWe are drowning in stuff. In every life there comes a point when unloading stuff is beneficial to one’s well being. When does it become critical to sometimes break attachments, whether they be objects, ideas and/or relationships?36:04
2022July 3TSP180PH Factor: The Sill 2017-2022 – Oh, the changes we’ve seen! Five years in, The Sill podcast is turning a corner in more ways than one. For starters, Harry and his family are relocating to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. In this nostalgic review Peter and Harry recall the beginnings, the evolutionary process, and reflect on their respective personal experience of producing the podcast.36:12
2022July 17TSP181PH Factor: We resurrect… So, you think you can podcast? You can. For the first time in our five years of doing this podcast, we’ve elected to repurpose a podcast we recorded in 2018. Over the years we’ve had listeners comment or ask us questions on many of our podcasts and, amongst the varying feedback, we’ve also responded to questions about the creative process, equipment used and even our topic selections, so we thought this would make a timely segue from our last podcast TSP180, where we looked back and reminisced about our first 5 years, 2017 to 2022.34:18
2022July 31TSP182PH Factor: Hit The Road Jack - The Covid Catalyst Migrations
Covid induced social distancing protocols and affordability issues have been instrumental in driving Canadians into smaller towns and cottage country, where larger living spaces are available. Working and studying from home has become a reality for many, and one that few wish to give up. Co-host Harry Posner and his partner have joined the ranks of Canadians in this rapidly growing segment.39:23
2022August 14TSP183PH Factor: Network Failure – What are we learning?On July 8, 2022, a major national telecom company experienced a critical network failure that affected an entire nation. It’s not the first time, nor will it be the last, that such an event has occurred or will occur. Are there failsafe mechanisms, technological or societal, that should be put in place in response to these systemic breakdowns?31:59
2022August 28TSP184PH Factor: Citizen Can – Is human transformation possible?From technology to brain chemistry to complacency, we are replete with challenges to transformation. Are we capable of pushing past what holds us back?27:25
2022September 11TSP185PH Factor: The Confucius Way - K.I.S.S. realized. Unusual and unexpected - Confucianism, a 2,500 year old philosophy, hangs out with K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid) a 21st century systems principle. Surprisingly, they have much in common, despite the millennial gap.29:27
2022September 25TSP186PH Factor: Getting Older - Where to from here?From ageism to medical assisted suicide to issues with technology, seniors are now facing unprecedented challenges. Part one, of a two part podcast, exploring the world of aging.34:06

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