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April 24, 2022

TSP175 - Planetary Postcards: Paul Denhoed - Talking Washi In Tokyo

It’s rare to find an artisan so dedicated to his craft that he or she would choose to immerse themselves in a culture quite foreign to their own. Currently raising a family in Tokyo, Paul Denhoed continues his steadfast pursuit of knowledge regarding...

Planetary Postcards

April 10, 2022

TSP174 - PH Factor: Seduction For Sale - Instant Coffee’s Gonna Getcha!

The power of persuasion often includes a well crafted and delivered seduction in order to convince another into the need or desire to have whatever is being sold. Speed and convenience, primarily driven by technological advances in the modern world,...

PH Factor

March 27, 2022

TSP173 - PH Factor: Measured Response - Know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em.

In every interaction there is a tipping point or a threshold moment, beyond which it becomes increasingly difficult to stabilize. This tends to hold true for individual relationships or all circumstances where conflict is present. Can focusing on...

PH Factor

March 13, 2022

TSP172 - The Undefinable Spirit: Tony Holtkamp Takes A Walk On The Wild Side

Tony Holtkamp calls himself a regular guy walking. Except… that this regular guy walking happens to be trekking across about 8,000 kilometres, coast to coast, of the second largest country on the planet. Canadian born to a large family, comprised of...

The Undefinable Spirit

February 27, 2022

TSP171 - PH Factor: Under The Cover Of Darkness - The Light That Guides

We have been plunged into a kind of psychological darkness precipitated by the Covid pandemic, slowly transitioning towards a hopefully brighter future. This period has shed light upon our blinded consciousness, as well as offering us opportunities...

PH Factor

February 13, 2022

TSP170 - The Undefinable Spirit: Just Shrink Bigger - Croc E Moses on the road to home.

Poet/Musician instigator Croc E Moses, shares an account of his journey from Northern Canada to Southern Africa, in his search for the meaning of home. The gift of rhythm inspired by his immersion in South African culture has infused all aspects of...

The Undefinable Spirit

January 30, 2022

TSP169 - PH Factor: The Pandemic Narrative - Word To Your Mother

The stories we tell are the stories we live, and the words we use to tell these stories shape what we learn from them. In the time of Covid certain words have become charged and contentious, because their meanings have been altered to support one or...

PH Factor

January 16, 2022

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

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...

Planetary Postcards

January 02, 2022

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

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...

PH Factor

December 19, 2021

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

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...

PH Factor

December 05, 2021

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

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...

PH Factor

November 21, 2021

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

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...

PH Factor

November 07, 2021

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

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...

The Undefinable Spirit

October 24, 2021

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

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...

Planetary Postcards

October 10, 2021

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

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...

PH Factor

September 26, 2021

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

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...

PH Factor

September 12, 2021

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

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...

PH Factor

August 29, 2021

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

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...

PH Factor

August 15, 2021

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

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...

PH Factor

August 01, 2021

TSP156 - Planetary Postcards: Bongiwe Dlamini - Eswatini in Africa

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...

Planetary Postcards

July 18, 2021

TSP155 - PH Factor: Walls of Bias - Blinding Truth

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...

PH Factor

July 04, 2021

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

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...

PH Factor

June 20, 2021

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

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...

Planetary Postcards

June 06, 2021

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

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...

The Undefinable Spirit