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Perspectives on Art & Technology… From Canada, with Peter Noce & Harry Posner, talking about things related to our vocational pursuits, life experiences and social views. Harry, lives in Caledon and is Dufferin County's first Poet Laureate. Peter lives in Orangeville and is an AV media producer and computer 'technology' trainer, tutor, and trouble shooter. We are a couple of baby boomers that grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada, graduated University, but neither of us ultimately pursued our respective field of studies. Together, we share our interests and passions with you, on 'The Sill'. The original concept of our podcast was to bridge and/or explore areas relating to, but not necessarily limited to, Art and Technology. Neither of us are experts, nor profess to be. Our challenge with each podcast is to bring a unique perspective to the topic at hand. We are on the same level as the listener, offering up ideas and thoughts that come from our life experiences, inviting listeners to eavesdrop on what we hope is an enjoyable and interesting dialogue. We discuss artificial intelligence, the power of poetry in the digital age, explore the worlds of tea and coffee, aging, death and dying, and interview a range of fascinating people. The whole point is to both educate and entertain, and to re-enliven the art of conversation.

Perspectives on Art & Technology… From Canada, with Peter Noce & Harry Posner, talking about things related to our vocational pursuits, life experiences and social views. Harry, lives in Caledon and is Dufferin County's first Poet Laureate. Peter lives in Orangeville and is an AV media producer and computer 'technology' trainer, tutor, and trouble shooter. We are a couple of baby boomers that grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada, graduated University, but neither of us ultimately pursued our respective field of studies. Together, we share our interests and passions with you, on 'The Sill'. The original concept of our podcast was to bridge and/or explore areas relating to, but not necessarily limited to, Art and Technology. Neither of us are experts, nor profess to be. Our challenge with each podcast is to bring a unique perspective to the topic at hand. We are on the same level as the listener, offering up ideas and thoughts that come from our life experiences, inviting listeners to eavesdrop on what we hope is an enjoyable and interesting dialogue. We discuss artificial intelligence, the power of poetry in the digital age, explore the worlds of tea and coffee, aging, death and dying, and interview a range of fascinating people. The whole point is to both educate and entertain, and to re-enliven the art of conversation.
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Perspectives on Art & Technology… From Canada, with Peter Noce & Harry Posner, talking about things related to our vocational pursuits, life experiences and social views. Harry, lives in Caledon and is Dufferin County's first Poet Laureate. Peter lives in Orangeville and is an AV media producer and computer 'technology' trainer, tutor, and trouble shooter. We are a couple of baby boomers that grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada, graduated University, but neither of us ultimately pursued our respective field of studies. Together, we share our interests and passions with you, on 'The Sill'. The original concept of our podcast was to bridge and/or explore areas relating to, but not necessarily limited to, Art and Technology. Neither of us are experts, nor profess to be. Our challenge with each podcast is to bring a unique perspective to the topic at hand. We are on the same level as the listener, offering up ideas and thoughts that come from our life experiences, inviting listeners to eavesdrop on what we hope is an enjoyable and interesting dialogue. We discuss artificial intelligence, the power of poetry in the digital age, explore the worlds of tea and coffee, aging, death and dying, and interview a range of fascinating people. The whole point is to both educate and entertain, and to re-enliven the art of conversation.

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English


Episodes

TSP097 - Digging Words: PORTMANTEAU - Two’s company.

5/20/2019
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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

Duration:00:28:27

TSP096 - The Undefinable Spirit: Drew Marshall, a red letter agnostic theist.

5/13/2019
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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

Duration:00:26:01

TSP095 - Transcendent Tunes: Cole Porter’s Begin The Beguine.

5/6/2019
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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.

Duration:00:21:03

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

4/29/2019
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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

Duration:00:29:28

TSP093 - Time Trek: Podcasting, birth and beckoning.

4/22/2019
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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

Duration:00:27:34

TSP092 - Digging Words: BUT - Au Contraire.

4/15/2019
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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

Duration:00:20:52

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

4/8/2019
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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

Duration:00:24:52

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

4/1/2019
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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

Duration:00:23:41

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

3/25/2019
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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

Duration:00:24:30

TSP088 - Time Trek: Ikebana - Time for reflection.

3/18/2019
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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

Duration:00:29:13

TSP087 - Digging Words: SYMBIOSIS - You scratch my back…

3/11/2019
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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. Duration: 26:13 VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube - Elvis Presley, Ted Talk & Cheers segments Music Credit: James Brown - It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s, World

Duration:00:26:09

TSP086 - The Undefinable Spirit: The bassoon takes a bow, with Nadina Mackie Jackson.

3/4/2019
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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. Duration: 28:23 VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube - March 2014 - Trumpet virtuoso Guy Few and bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson. The Canadian duo stopped by the Classic 107 studio to talk with host Bill Richardson. Music Credit: Nadina Mackie Jackson and Guy Few -...

Duration:00:38:45

TSP085 - Lines That Blind: Why should I trust you?

2/25/2019
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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. Duration: 28:23 VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube - Esther Perel - Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater? Music Credit: Beyonce - Trust In Me

Duration:00:28:19

TSP084 - Transcendent Tunes: Jolson rocks.

2/18/2019
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‘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. Duration: 28:49 VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube - Al Jolson, Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Jr., Jerry Lewis & Aretha Franklin Music Credit: Al...

Duration:00:28:45

TSP083 - Time Trek: Degeneracy trumps Fascism.

2/11/2019
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Out of the ashes of the Wiemar 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

Duration:00:27:30

TSP082 - Digging Words: BRAGGADOCIO - Bigger, yet often smaller, than life.

2/4/2019
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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. Duration: 27:29 VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube - Muhammad Ali clips, The Braggarts Dilemma & Donald Trump clips. Music Credit: Carly Simon - You’re So Vain

Duration:00:27:25

TSP081 - The Undefinable Spirit: Reimagining Architecture with Robert Arnone.

1/28/2019
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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. Duration: 47:39 VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube - Comedy Sans Frontieres - Francesco De Carlo - Architecture & Monty Python - Architecture Comedy Sketch Music Credit: Bruce Springsteen - 10th Avenue Freeze Out & The National - Blood Buzz Ohio

Duration:00:47:32

TSP080 - Transcendent Tunes: Led Zeppelin’s celestial climb.

1/21/2019
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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. Duration: 27:54 VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube - Robert Plant on Writing Led Zeppelin's ‘Stairway To Heaven’ (Radio.com Minimation). The podcast opening features a BBC segment with Jimmy Page on how Stairway To Heaven was written. Music Credit: Led Zeppelin - Stairway To...

Duration:00:27:50

TSP079 - Time Trek: Spanning the Ages.

1/14/2019
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Arcing back through time, we explore the architectural and social impact of ‘the arch’ over the centuries, on our civilizations, and its symbolic resonance. Duration: 22:46 VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube - Ancient History: Rome If You Want To, The Pantheon (EP2) - Drive Thru History Music Credit: Licensed & Royalty Free by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Crossing the Chasm

Duration:00:22:43

TSP078 - New Year, New Self: I resolve.

1/7/2019
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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? Duration - 28:06 VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube - Terence McKenna: Trust Yourself Music Credit: Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Express Yourself

Duration:00:28:02