117 episodes

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.

The Sill Peter Noce & Harry Posner

    • Society & Culture

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.

    TSP116 - The Undefinable Spirit: Richard Mongiat and the big picture.

    TSP116 - The Undefinable Spirit: Richard Mongiat and the big picture.

    On the heels of the last podcast, between dog and wolf, inspired by a painting (Entre Chien et Loup) of the same name, the hosts discuss all things art with painter Richard Mongiat, whose focus and range of activities elevate him beyond the typical one note artist. Richard Mongiat: https://www.richardmongiat.com

    Duration - 40:47

    VoxBox: CBC digital archives - Excerpt from ‘Gallery patrons shocked by Prent sculptures’ - Broadcast March 12, 1973

    • 40 min
    TSP115 - PH Factor: Between dog and wolf.

    TSP115 - PH Factor: Between dog and wolf.

    The balancing act of our primal instincts versus our domestic existence from children’s stories to the world of cinema, from Paganism to Christianity, the symbol of the wolf has been a central theme, painted in both a positive and negative light.

    Duration - 22:26

    VoxBox: Audiobook excerpt from White Fang, by Jack London - DBS Audio Books

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

    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 ‘limitless’ possibilities.

    Duration - 26:28

    Opening Segment: Beau York on Ted Talks - The Power of Podcasting

    VoxBox: Excerpt from The BBC Academy Podcast - Podcastology episode six: Future directions

    • 26 min
    TSP113 - PH Factor: Hunger Reigns - Feast, famine and faith.

    TSP113 - PH Factor: Hunger Reigns - Feast, famine and faith.

    Nearly a billion people in the world experience hunger, while nearly a billion are obese. Like many challenges confronting society in today’s world the issue is not availability, it is excessive waste and distribution. Our collective hunger and survival is not limited to food. From fasting to spiritual searching, and everything in between, our quest for ‘nourishment’ comes in many forms.

    Duration - 28:50

    Included Segment: Harry Posner recites his poem ‘We Of The Full’

    • 28 min
    TSP112 - Transcendent Tunes: Harry Chapin’s shot to the heart.

    TSP112 - Transcendent Tunes: Harry Chapin’s shot to the heart.

    Harry Chapin left us too soon, but he left us with compelling stories reflecting the era he lived in. Although not one of his most well known hits, Sniper, is perhaps his most eloquent, timeless comment on humankind’s fragile psyche.

    Duration - 29:43

    VoxBox: YouTube - Harry Chapin questions and answers (Soundstage)

    Music Credit: Harry Chapin - Sniper & Cats In The Cradle.

    • 29 min
    TSP111 - Time Trek: Sapien Signatures - Traces of us.

    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): https://dufferinmuseum.com

    Duration - 38:10

    VoxBox: YouTube PBS interview on ‘Internet history is fragile. This archive is making sure it doesn’t disappear’

    Music Credit: Al Stewart - Time Passages

    • 38 min

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