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A short weekly poetry and ideas podcast

A short weekly poetry and ideas podcast
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Location:

Ireland

Description:

A short weekly poetry and ideas podcast

Twitter:

@peterwduff

Language:

English

Contact:

00353876791439


Episodes

Came the Dawn

4/21/2018
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Humankind’s enlightenment was not something that began and ended within that period from the late Eighteenth Century to the early Nineteenth Century that we now call the Enlightenment. It is an ongoing process that seems to progress more quickly during some periods than in others.

Duration:00:04:03

Light Verse

4/14/2018
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All about light.

Duration:00:00:52

Nightlife

4/7/2018
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The strangeness of dreams

Duration:00:00:46

Sleep

3/31/2018
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Struggling to stay awake and avoid the mini-death of sleep.

Duration:00:01:17

Peace

3/26/2018
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The joy of napping outdoors in warm sunshine.

Duration:00:01:39

Half-Man Half-Goldfish

3/17/2018
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“Mindfulness” - a means of emptying the mind and appreciatinig “the now.” “What now?”, you might ask? This now, as opposed to the past and future ones - now, in other words.

Duration:00:02:29

It Makes Me Anxious When I Hear the Phone

3/3/2018
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Anxiety in the wake of parental grief.

Duration:00:01:41

Banned Substance

2/24/2018
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Hatred is frequently based on fear. It is a like a performance enhancing drug for conflict.

Duration:00:01:15

Eden in Shade

2/17/2018
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A disturbing encounter with the Ku Klux Klan.

Duration:00:01:12

Brittas Revisited

2/11/2018
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About growinig up.

Duration:00:01:23

Brittas Bay

2/4/2018
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Franck Barcellini’s evocative theme music for the Monsieur Hulot films was mistitled.

Duration:00:01:30

Buyers’ Remorse

1/27/2018
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Remembrances of a rite of passage: buying and smoking cigarettes on the Cliff Path in Greystones, aged eleven.

Duration:00:01:13

Now and Then

1/20/2018
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Youth viewed from the perspective of middle age on a train journey from Bray to Greystones.

Duration:00:01:47

Dublin Bay

1/13/2018
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The view from Westminster Bridge is indeed impressive but can you ever tire of lookinig over Dublin Bay?

Duration:00:02:24

Summer 1974

1/6/2018
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Doing the deliveries with Godforgimmie Jimmy.

Duration:00:02:01

Hope

12/30/2017
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A poem to mark the end of 2017 and the start of 2018.

Duration:00:00:56

Christmas Present

12/23/2017
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A Poem for Christmas

Duration:00:01:53

A Peculiar Privilege

12/9/2017
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Is Human thought no more than an accidental bi-product of brain activity: what David Hume described as “this little agitation of the brain?”

Duration:00:03:12

The Great Enigma

12/2/2017
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Even more puzzling than the mystery of how thought becomes action and how actions cause thoughts is “the hard problem” - that great enigma we call consciousness.

Duration:00:02:21

Mind and Matter

11/25/2017
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How do thoughts cause actions and how can “real world” events prompt perception and thought? This is the enigma that philosophers call the “mind body problem.” Descartes postulated that the necessary mediation between mental and material activity occurs in the pineal gland at the front of the brain, but as an explanation this was speculative, implausible and inadequate. To-date nobody has proposed a satisfactory answer to the mind body problem.

Duration:00:03:50

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