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From Canada, with Peter Noce, a media producer and technology trainer/tutor and Harry Posner, a writer, author and Dufferin County’s first Poet Laureate; sharing our interests and passions with you, on 'The Sill'. The original concept of our podcast was to explore areas relating to Art and Technology, evolving into a virtually ‘no limits’ conversation. Neither of us are experts, nor profess to be. 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.

From Canada, with Peter Noce, a media producer and technology trainer/tutor and Harry Posner, a writer, author and Dufferin County’s first Poet Laureate; sharing our interests and passions with you, on 'The Sill'. The original concept of our podcast was to explore areas relating to Art and Technology, evolving into a virtually ‘no limits’ conversation. Neither of us are experts, nor profess to be. 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.

Location:

Canada

Description:

From Canada, with Peter Noce, a media producer and technology trainer/tutor and Harry Posner, a writer, author and Dufferin County’s first Poet Laureate; sharing our interests and passions with you, on 'The Sill'. The original concept of our podcast was to explore areas relating to Art and Technology, evolving into a virtually ‘no limits’ conversation. Neither of us are experts, nor profess to be. 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.

Language:

English


Episodes

TSP142 - PH Factor: Business ‘Not’ as Usual.

1/17/2021
TSP142 - PH Factor: Business ‘Not’ as Usual. Two 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:...

Duration:00:35:09

TSP141 - Time Trek: Hindsight is 2020.

1/3/2021
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

Duration:00:35:39

TSP140 - PH Factor: Silver Linings - The bright side of Covid.

12/20/2020
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. Duration - 43:07

Duration:00:43:01

TSP139 - The Undefinable Spirit: Lest We Forget - With historian/writer Hugh Brewster.

12/6/2020
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

Duration:00:40:34

TSP138 - Time Trek: From promise to disaster.

11/22/2020
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

Duration:00:42:45

TSP137 - The Undefinable Spirit: With NYC emergency room doctor and children’s author Joanette Weisse.

11/8/2020
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.com Duration - 28:22

Duration:00:28:18

TSP136 - PH Factor: Muzzling Dissent - Access denied.

10/25/2020
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. Duration - 39:41 YouTube excerpt with Brendan O'Neill - ‘Freedom of Speech and Right to Offend’

Duration:00:39:35

TSP135 - Time Trek: It’s the apocalypse and Armageddon outta here!

10/11/2020
“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’

Duration:00:37:09

TSP134 - The Undefinable Spirit: Simran Bhamu - From India with love.

9/27/2020
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

Duration:00:42:33

TSP133 - PH factor: Becoming Other - If not now, when?

9/13/2020
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? Duration - 34:56

Duration:00:34:51

TSP132 - Time Trek: Pasteurization - Don’t cry over ‘spoilt’ milk.

8/30/2020
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. Duration - 35:52 YouTube excerpts with comic Orny Adams - ‘I Was Raised on...

Duration:00:35:47

TSP131 - The Undefinable Spirit: Janet-Lynn Morrison - From 0 to fierce.

8/16/2020
If there was ever an example of how a world view can impact one’s 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.com Duration - 45:22

Duration:00:45:16

TSP 130 - PH Factor: Every Breath You Take - The body politic.

8/2/2020
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. Duration - 48:52 Two additional YouTube segments featuring Esther Perel on ‘The communication error we all make, and how it intensifies conflict’

Duration:00:48:45

TSP129 - Time Trek: F’ Me, F’ You - The history of pejoratives.

7/19/2020
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.

Duration:00:36:42

TSP128 - The Undefinable Spirit: Nicole Wicki - Courage, Conviction and Cure.

7/5/2020
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.com Duration - 27:32 Additional segment featuring interviewee Nicole...

Duration:00:27:28

TSP127 - PH Factor: It’s A DIY World - Peggy Lee’s Delicious Lips.

6/21/2020
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. Duration - 34:25 Segment with author Harry Posner narrating a section from his newly released audiobook, Peggy Lee’s Delicious Lips

Duration:00:34:20

TSP126 - The Undefinable Spirit: Dr. Claudia Six returns to talk about relationships and sex during COVID-19.

6/7/2020
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

Duration:00:27:08

TSP125 - PH Factor: Necessity is the mother.

5/24/2020
During the mother of all crises, another mother is stepping up to give birth to a plethora of creative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not surprising, in light of other historical upheavals, out of which emerged new and unique technologies and approaches to problem solving. Duration - 36:14 VoxBox: YouTube segment - Family invents ‘Hug Glove’ so they can cuddle their Grandma on Mother’s Day.

Duration:00:36:08

TSP124 - The Undefinable Spirit: Sandy Brown, citizen first, Mayor second.

5/10/2020
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. Mayor Sandy Brown: https://www.orangeville.ca/council-1/members-of-council/sandy-brown-mayor Duration - 34:22 VoxBox: YouTube segment - 'My Corona' by Chris Mann

Duration:00:34:17

TSP123 - Time Trek: What a difference a year makes.

4/26/2020
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

Duration:00:30:48