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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

TSP168 - Planetary Postcards: Erato Alakiozidou - Classically Grooving in Greece

1/16/2022
Concert 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.com Duration - 28:25 Photo Credit: Podcast image - Photo by Leuteris Tectonididis...

Duration:00:28:23

TSP167 - PH Factor: 2021 - Remembering A Year To Forget

1/2/2022
Although 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. Duration - 32:23

Duration:00:32:21

TSP166 - PH Factor: Lay Of The Land - Redefining The Pandemic

12/19/2021
Assessing 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? Duration - 38:59 Confusion Sample: Possible confusion related messages - https://youtu.be/cd4Q3Tw1Pmc

Duration:00:38:58

TSP165 - PH Factor: The Forever Moment - What you see, is what you get.

12/5/2021
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? Duration - 33:30 Credits: From William Shatner’s 2002 album 'Has Been'

Duration:00:33:28

TSP164 - PH Factor: Future Unknown - Us, post Covid.

11/21/2021
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. Explicit Content (two words in the entire podcast) Duration - 42:06 Credits: Jordan Peterson’s Warning To The World

Duration:00:42:04

TSP163 - The Undefinable Spirit: John Arnone - Us and Them: Canada, Canadians and The Beatles

11/7/2021
Just 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.com Duration - 41:12 Credits: John Lennon & The Beatles interview segments

Duration:00:41:10

TSP162 - Planetary Postcards: Ansgar Bittermann - Brainstorming in Berlin.

10/24/2021
TSP162 - Planetary Postcards: Ansgar Bittermann - Brainstorming in Berlin. Journey to Berlin through the eyes of an AI developer and psychotherapist. Berlin resident Ansgar Bittermann shares his thoughts and feelings about this highly cosmopolitan city steeped in history and culture that spans millennia. Ansgar Bittermann: https://pocketguide.ai Duration - 35:42 Credits: John F. Kennedy's Speech at the Berlin Wall

Duration:00:35:41

TSP161 - PH Factor: Corroding Connections - Are we heading into a societal meltdown?

10/10/2021
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? Duration - 38:25 Credits: Harry Posner - ‘Prayer For Healing’ Brown eyes and blue eyes Racism experiment Children Session - Jane Elliott https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGvoXeXCoUY Jane Elliott on her "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise" and...

Duration:00:38:19

TSP160 - PH Factor: Where Do I End And You Begin? - My body, your health.

9/26/2021
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. Duration - 41:40

Duration:00:41:34

TSP159 - PH Factor: We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place - Breaking out.

9/12/2021
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. Duration - 29:54 Music Credit: Playing in the background is ‘The Animals - We Gotta Get out of This Place’

Duration:00:29:50

TSP158 - PH Factor: Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog - What brings you joy?

8/29/2021
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. Duration - 32:34 Music Credit: Playing in the background is ‘Three Dog Night - Joy To The World’

Duration:00:32:29

TSP157 - PH Factor: Citizen Engaged - Challenging the status quo.

8/15/2021
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. Explicit Content (only one word in the entire podcast) Duration - 36:09

Duration:00:36:04

TSP156 - Planetary Postcards: Bongiwe Dlamini - Eswatini in Africa

8/1/2021
In 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. Duration - 43:37 Music Credit: Bongiwe Dlamini - ’Strange Ways’ Photo Credit: Qibho Intalektual

Duration:00:43:31

TSP155 - PH Factor: Walls of Bias - Blinding Truth

7/18/2021
TSP155 - PH Factor: Walls of Bias - Blinding Truth We 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. Duration - 31:21

Duration:00:31:16

TSP154 - PH factor: Year 5 Begins - A Fond Retrospective

7/4/2021
July 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 Duration - 45:50

Duration:00:45:43

TSP153 - Planetary Postcards: Pietro Noce - Bed & Bike in Southern Italy.

6/20/2021
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/bedandbikeinsila Duration - 50:34

Duration:00:50:27

TSP152 - The Undefinable Spirit: Kimberly Van Ryn - The compassionate heart.

6/6/2021
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 Duration - 37:55

Duration:00:37:50

TSP151 - PH Factor: Who’s in charge? Who do you trust?

5/23/2021
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. Duration - 36:40 Credit: Diana Ross - The Boss

Duration:00:36:35

TSP150 - The Undefinable Spirit: Andrew Welch - ‘Our Second Chance’, part 3 of 3 - A New Dawning.

5/9/2021
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.com Related Links: TSP001 – Techno Zeitgeist: Inside the machine. TSP002 – The Value Crisis: From dollars to democracy, why numbers are ruining our world. TSP046 –...

Duration:00:43:49

TSP149 - The Undefinable Spirit: Andrew Welch - ‘Our Second Chance’, part 2 of 3 - The Gift Economy.

4/25/2021
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.com Related 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...

Duration:00:41:33