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We aim to raise awareness on topical issues, health, lifestyle, art, literature, socio-economic conditions and philosophical viewpoints to name a few. Our focus is to traverse the tangent route and visualize the diametrically opposite by exploring untrodden cognitive paths. The contextual framework of our discussions will resonate powerfully with a wider global audience due to the interchange of contemporary discourse and the connectivity of diverse belief systems. To achieve this requires a sense of balance, a mirrored connection between the two parts. We are intertwined with our audience, one cannot exist without the other. The show will re-form and reshape fragmented narratives by offering content that alters one’s existing scope of vision. Our goal is to create a forum for you to rethink mainstream discourse by balancing linkages between source and audience. We hope to inspire a global listening audience and speak directly to the untapped potential within us all.

We aim to raise awareness on topical issues, health, lifestyle, art, literature, socio-economic conditions and philosophical viewpoints to name a few. Our focus is to traverse the tangent route and visualize the diametrically opposite by exploring untrodden cognitive paths. The contextual framework of our discussions will resonate powerfully with a wider global audience due to the interchange of contemporary discourse and the connectivity of diverse belief systems. To achieve this requires a sense of balance, a mirrored connection between the two parts. We are intertwined with our audience, one cannot exist without the other. The show will re-form and reshape fragmented narratives by offering content that alters one’s existing scope of vision. Our goal is to create a forum for you to rethink mainstream discourse by balancing linkages between source and audience. We hope to inspire a global listening audience and speak directly to the untapped potential within us all.

Location:

United States

Description:

We aim to raise awareness on topical issues, health, lifestyle, art, literature, socio-economic conditions and philosophical viewpoints to name a few. Our focus is to traverse the tangent route and visualize the diametrically opposite by exploring untrodden cognitive paths. The contextual framework of our discussions will resonate powerfully with a wider global audience due to the interchange of contemporary discourse and the connectivity of diverse belief systems. To achieve this requires a sense of balance, a mirrored connection between the two parts. We are intertwined with our audience, one cannot exist without the other. The show will re-form and reshape fragmented narratives by offering content that alters one’s existing scope of vision. Our goal is to create a forum for you to rethink mainstream discourse by balancing linkages between source and audience. We hope to inspire a global listening audience and speak directly to the untapped potential within us all.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Exorcism of Rehabilitation and the Rise of Mass Incarceration

2/24/2021
The growth of incarceration rates in the United States have reached unprecedented levels since the 1970s giving rise to a broad range of commentary regarding its possible causes. Of equal importance are the consequences for those individuals imprisoned, their families, the wider communities and ultimately the implications for US society. In this episode we examine the main causes and consequences of high rates of incarceration in the United States. But more importantly, the transformation of...

Duration:00:57:45

In search of the undying flame: Robert F Kennedy’s abiding legacy

2/10/2021
As one of the most complex, charismatic and controversial figures of our times, Robert F. Kennedy occupies a remarkable and paradoxical place in the American imagination. His admirers say he represented the last hope of revitalizing the liberal tradition while his detractors point to his personal ruthlessness, his total dedication to President John F. Kennedy’s political career and his involvement with the McCarthy Committee. But who was Robert Kennedy? What kind of human being was he? How...

Duration:00:57:13

The JFK Conspiracy Theory and The Curious Incident of the Dog

1/27/2021
In this episode we provide a brief account of the day in 1963, when President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. We focus on the Kennedy assassination discovering that doubt is often the root cause of conspiracy theory, based on human biases and enduring a traumatic experience. We explain how conspiracy theories become established due to a concept known as agency panic. We provide a brief account of November 22 starting with the infamous Zapruder film, which is the focus of debate between...

Duration:00:56:26

Follow the yellow journalistic road – We’re off to see the wizard

1/20/2021
Mainstream media is able to shape news stories and mould opinion, to influence policy framework and the passing of legislation at a global level. It follows that national leaders of various political colours, who are able to mobilize the media can influence what their citizens see, how they think and also determine the way they act. In this episode we plot the rise of mass media from the early 20 century to the present day and explore the complex power relations between political & corporate...

Duration:00:57:13

A tale of Eight Sprinters: Two got away, One Hero, One Villain and the Dubious Taste of Shame

1/13/2021
In this episode we focus on the stark contrast in fate between two Olympic arch rivals in the 1988 Mens Olympic 100m final. The epic showdown between Ben Johnson & Carl Lewis brought mass media attention to the hidden problem of performance enhancing drugs (PED’s) at the highest level of competitive sport. It was made famous for all the wrong reasons such as scandal, cheating and a probe into sporting ethics. However what is often forgotten is the human tragedy of Ben Johnson’s story, as he...

Duration:00:55:32

COVID-19:The New Abnormal. A blip in humanity’s course or has a more disturbing precedent been set?

1/6/2021
The COVID-19 crisis scenario is definitely the elephant in the room in terms of topical discussion and appears to be the only show in town devouring all media space and airtime. We have already witnessed signs of a structural breakdown in relation to the existing social fabric such as stress, anxiety depression as well as the impending threat of an economic downturn. However more worrying are the long term threats to wider society, catalyzed by recent events such as stay at home orders,...

Duration:00:57:08

The Vampire - Revenants of the past or Reflections of the Future?

12/30/2020
Since the dawn of time, the vampire has evoked fascination among cultures as a dark and hideous creature preying on victims while striking fear and enthrallment into people. The legend of the vampire is a terrifying tale of a night-stalker which feeds on human blood and exists in the shadow world of the Undead, neither living or dead. Vampire fiction has captivated literary & cinematic audiences over the years, as early stories of this mythical creature evolved into more modern reflections...

Duration:00:57:03

Seeking the Spirit of Christmas within the shelves of materialism

12/23/2020
When we envisage Christmas it usually brings forth a host of romanticized thoughts in our mind such as decorations, trees or the nativity. This means participating in Pagan traditions that stretch back thousands of years, long before Christianity entered the equation. In this episode we explore the underlying structures which form the festival of Christmas and various issues which arise from its history. We suggest, Christmas occupies a less significant role in people’s life due to...

Duration:00:56:08

The Diana Events – A myth of compassion? Or a myth of violence?

12/16/2020
“Diana Events” refers to the story surrounding the death of Princess Diana in the early hours of 31 August 1997. In this episode we explore various aspects of the widespread mourning which followed her death, in particular the processes which gave rise to an overwhelming outpouring of public grief, both in Britain and globally. We explore the historical shifts in Western attitudes towards death and dying and the premise that western societies are indeed death-denying societies by...

Duration:00:56:53

The stargazer’s looking glass and the path to Toronto’s homeless

12/9/2020
In recent decades homelessness has become a stark reality for a growing number of people in Canada, despite the country ranking #1 country in the world for quality of life in 2020. Although housing is seen as a basic human right and requirement for good health, approximately 35,000 people remain homeless each night in Canada. Two major trends are largely responsible for this scenario since the mid-1980s; a growing shortage of affordable rental housing and a simultaneous rise in poverty. A...

Duration:00:49:51

Can the era of Americana offer hope amid recent global turmoil?

12/3/2020
When remembering cultural icons of the 1960s, we think of Elvis Presley, JFK, Jackie Kennedy to name a few. The 1960s gave rise to popular culture in film and music which reflected the decade's social upheavals. This period influenced American society and culture, defining what we now understand as Americana. It was also a decade of revolution, protest and change in politics and society leaving an indelible mark on the American psyche. Indeed the city of Memphis is unique in music history...

Duration:00:55:17

Toronto’s condominiums - Through the looking glass of doom

11/25/2020
Over the past few decades, condominiums have become a highly popular real estate choice in Toronto because of their modern amenities and a multitude of personalized facilities. Their ability to attract an upwardly mobile, urban client makes them an ideal choice for individuals wishing to locate in prime, downtown Toronto spots with easy access to transits and shopping centres. In this episode we examine the spatial transformation of Canada’s largest housing market, Toronto. We review the...

Duration:00:55:33

Empowerment, a prismed connection or refraction of silent voices?

11/18/2020
The word empowerment refers to gaining freedom and power to do something, in relation to gender or the social/economic sphere. However we focus on its meaning of individual renewal in circumstances such as grief or loss. In particular, what does it mean to possess a voice? Is it a connection which links humanity? or a medium for directing self-compassion? Can self-advancement be derived from positive thinking, optimism and advocacy? We submit these questions to singer/song-writer Emme...

Duration:01:01:08

Is Halloween a blurring boundary between two worlds? Or a deviant mask of multiple identities?

10/28/2020
In this episode we explore the history and origins of Halloween, its rituals and customs such as carving pumpkins, trick-or-treating & fancy dress. We examine how it developed from a pagan event (Samhain) with Celtic spiritual tradition to the multi-billion dollar commercial juggernaut it represents today. We examine the psychology of fear behind Halloween and why so many people enjoy being frightened. Also, what are the reasons for people to act so out of character on Halloween. We delve...

Duration:00:54:21

The Spectre of Thanksgiving - An illusion of colonial past, consumerist present & equinox future

10/21/2020
Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays in the United States, forming a time honoured tradition where families come together over a turkey feast and give thanks for all the blessings they’ve received over the past year. The innocuous story told to generations of Americans is of the bold, pioneering settlers welcoming indigenous people to a celebratory feast to honour a successful harvest in Plymouth Colony,1621. However this conventional account which is propagated each year has been...

Duration:00:52:52

Reviewing the model of multiculturalism in Canada – Is it a mosaic of colours or a colourful mirage?

9/30/2020
Canada has one of the highest number of immigrant flows from various ethno-cultural backgrounds across the world. The consensus around Canada’s immigration system has remained largely positive because immigration is viewed as beneficial to both the economy and society at large. The Canadian Multiculturalism Act is an ambitious piece of legislation which has not been repeated anywhere else in the world. It allows Canada to recognize different cultures by accepting cultural differences as part...

Duration:01:00:00

Social Isolation – Are we embarking on a journey towards eternal silence?

9/23/2020
In this episode we focus on the enduring and harrowing effects of social isolation. In today’s world we are witnessing an unprecedented rise in people living alone. It represents one of the most important social changes of the millennial age. We explore the concepts of solitude and loneliness by focusing on a unique form of social isolation which originated in Japan known as Hikikomori. It appears that human contact is regressing because online interactions are “cheaper” and transitory,...

Duration:01:00:00

The rise of the “influencer”- Reviewing the model of authenticity around which social media is built

9/16/2020
The unparalleled growth of social media platforms over the past decade has led to the rise of the “Influencer” within the marketing industry. They are public figures used by brands and marketing agencies to engage with target groups to gain social influence and build brand loyalty. We review the origins which gave rise to the influencer industry from a cultural perspective highlighting its complex and often checkered past. We examine how the meaning of social influence is constructed, not...

Duration:01:00:00

How the concept of forgiveness improves health and well-being - Going beyond apologies & animals

9/9/2020
Forgiveness is seen as unique mark of character and individual strength which when put into effect creates a sense of well being and improved emotional health in the long run. It’s beneficial in protecting against negative psychological outcomes but regrettably misunderstandings still exist about forgiveness. This is because it’s commonly mistaken as a sign of weakness and a tacit acceptance of offender dominance. But equally, the benefits of forgiveness are empowering for those who have...

Duration:00:58:00

The practice of skin lightening: A fair fantasy or a foul fallacy?

9/2/2020
On a global level the practice of skin whitening is considered to be an important social and cultural element of building ideals of female beauty. However many unregulated products contain toxic ingredients and are recognized as health concerns due to the risks of skin discolouration or scarring. It is a multi-billion dollar industry and has been criticized for perpetuating ideas about racial inequality and social inequity. We examine the rationale behind skin lightening based on factors...

Duration:00:55:10