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Time Trek Episodes

Unpack a ‘moment’ in time with Peter and Harry. How does what we’ve created in the past reverberate into the present and future?

March 26, 2023

TSP199 - Time Trek: Renaissance Redux - Culture’s Quantum Leap

TSP199 - Time Trek: Renaissance Redux - Culture’s Quantum Leap The dynamics of the late Middle Ages, which included the Black Plague, famine and religious wars, paved the way for the historical period most commonly referred to as the Renaissance. Are...

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November 20, 2022

TSP190 - Time Trek: Revealing Tomorrow Today - The illuminating power of Science Fiction.

Working with the themes of time travel, science gone wrong, alien contacts, and others, the genre of science fiction has reflected back to us the state of our humanity. What draws us to science fiction, and what can learn from it? Duration: 33:49...

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March 14, 2021

TSP146 - Time Trek: Exiting The Cave - The quest for self awareness.

From the great religions to modern psychology, the journey towards self awareness and self improvement has been an integral part of human evolution. This has all been accentuated and accelerated by the strains and stresses produced by the Covid...

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February 14, 2021

TSP144 - Time Trek: Pinocchio - A tale of two puppets.

The relevance of this world renowned, classic children’s story about the transformation of a marionette, points to the fictionalized culture that we live in, in which we choose the stories that agree with our worldview. A look at two versions of...

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January 03, 2021

TSP141 - Time Trek: Hindsight is 2020.

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...

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November 22, 2020

TSP138 - Time Trek: From promise to disaster.

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....

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October 11, 2020

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

“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...

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August 30, 2020

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

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...

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July 19, 2020

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

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...

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April 26, 2020

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

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...

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March 16, 2020

TSP120 - Time Trek: Hagia Sophia - Church of the holy wisdom.

For almost fifteen hundred years, the largest basilica in the world, Hagia Sophia, was at the spiritual centre of both the Christian and Muslim worlds. An architectural wonder, it inspired builders and designers of sacred spaces for centuries....

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February 03, 2020

TSP117 - Time Trek: Paradise or infogedden?

An exploration into the evolution of information gathering, its historical milestones, including moral and ethical implications for the human condition. From Tesla to Touring and beyond, does the expanding data highway offer us more unprecedented...

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December 23, 2019

TSP114 - Time Trek: Inside The Pod - Where to, from here?

A look at the future of podcasting and its relevance as just another media platform, among many that have been or will be absorbed by the ‘big boys’. The hosts, Peter and Harry, discuss the joys, challenges and purpose of the Sill podcast and its...

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November 11, 2019

TSP111 - Time Trek: Sapien Signatures - Traces of us.

Kilroy was here. The urge to leave our stamp on history seems to be inherent to the nature of homo sapiens. Stepping into the past at a local museum, provides the hosts a context for examining our obsession with legacy. Museum of Dufferin (MOD):...

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September 16, 2019

TSP107 - Time Trek: The Yo-Yo - Spinnin’ wheel got to go round.

Surprisingly, the modern toy called the Yo-yo has a long venerable history. From ancient China, to Napoleon’s France, to Richard Nixon at the Grand Ole Opry, this toy for all ages continues to fascinate and entertain. Duration - 22:03 VoxBox: On...

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