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ep39

 

music – great lake swimmers

Music! Talk! Pondering! Tony Dekker of Great Lake Swimmers and I got together to talk about things that are mostly wordless. Ha! 

 

ep38

 

the great turning

This episode asks whether we are courageous enough to truly see, and feel...what’s happening around us. 

 

ep37

 

Ólafur Arnalds

Hear my conversation with Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds. We talk about creativity, flow and sweat. In that order.

 

ep36

 

From noise to silence

How to talk about what silence does for us in a sound-based medium?
We start with the opposite: noise! This episode moves from noise to silence and from past to present.

 

ep35

 

dan mangan

There’s a bit of everything on this Pondercast - live interview, recorded tracks and a bit of the performance in the round that Dan gave a group of super fans at the Tiny Record Shop in Toronto.

 

ep34

 

Three Questions

Remembering back to that agonizing time of trying to decide what to do with the rest of my life. 

 

ep33

 

music – Ponderbeat 03

Explore new music in the third edition of our collaboration with Killbeat Music.

 

ep32

 

hugh Marsh

Listening Party – It’s all about the violin in this episode.

 

ep31

 

unnatural Selection

Everywhere we go we are asked to register our preference, to make a choice out of an embarrassing number of options available to us.

 

ep30

 

sex

Listen to 8 things I’ve learned about sex.

 

ep29

 

lustrating in 2019

Optimum listening time for this Pondercast is Monday December 31, 2018 at 11:51 PM! Here we are again - wrapping up another year and sending it on its way to the history books. See ya 2018!

 

ep28

 

mothers and daughters

This Pondercast comes from a live performance at The Music Gallery in Toronto, and from the bottom of my heart. Writing about my complicated relationship with my mother was hard - and if you struggle with your mother - you understand why.

 

ep27

 

music – Richard Reed Parry

Really happy to lay this one on you. Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire fame has released a solo album called Quiet River of Dust. Fire up your ears.

 

ep26

 

Be A tree

Something different this episode. I call this a Grounding. If this past week has left you feeling slightly unmoored - midterm elections come to mind - maybe this will be a good reset for you.

 

ep25

 

curiosity

Ah...the smell of a new book. There’s thrill and excitement and anticipation in that intoxicating ink and paper smell.

 

ep24

 

darwin was wrong

…We Came From the Sea. Built for an east coast audience, Laurie fathoms the unfathomable with musician Joshua Van Tassel creating live sea/soundscapes. 

 

ep23

 

music – Ponderbeat 02

Explore new music in the second edition of our collaboration with Killbeat Music.

 

ep22

 

Driving – Night Series pt.3

Let’s go for a drive.
I dunno where… let’s just take a drive.

 

ep21

 

SINGING – Interview

Laurie talks to Choir!Choir!Choir! about their weekly drop-in singing event – listen for a Aretha Franklin covers.

 

ep20

 

MUSIC – ALTERED STATES

In an emergency – break glass and listen to Altered States: the ultimate chill-out Pondercast.

 

ep19

 

CALL OF THE WILD – Interview

A conversation about the sounds of nature with 'Surviorman' Les Stroud.

 

ep18

 

RAGE

Get angry! It seems to be the emotion of the moment.

 

ep17

 

WALKING

(Listening Party) A walk on a dizzying, heart pounding cliff edge.

 

ep16

 

ALONE

Learning how to be OK with being alone may be one of the toughest life skills we grapple with. Michelle Parise of Alone - A Love Story has a story to tell about this.

 

ep15

 

MUSIC – PONDERBEAT 01

We are pretty darn excited to announce our musical collaboration with Killbeat Music, one of Canada’s premier publicity/media companies.

 

ep14

 

MORE DEATH

I ponder my own death, yet again.

 

ep13

 

INSOMNIA

This episode was recorded from my bed at 3:00am

 

ep12

 

flying

FYI – This episode is being edited and is unavailable at the moment, stay tuned.

 

ep11

 

wilderness

Night Series Pt.2 – Let’s head out into the night...

 

ep10

 

wonder

A new Pondercast for your dining and dancing pleasure.

 

ep09

 

Music – The olympic symphonium

Let’s dive into the beauty in the tension

 

ep08

 

reading

Making music from the sounds of books

 

ep07

 

DEATH

Is 2018 the year you will die?

 

ep06

 

winter solstice

The longest night of the year

 

ep05

 

Music - Andrew Judah

Listen to ‘Metanoia’ from Andrew Judah

 

ep04

 

gord downie

Life without Gord Downie

 

ep03

 

music – Find the others

Let’s listen to ‘Empire of Time’ by Find the Others

 

ep02

 

Can’t Sleep –  Hour of the WolF

Pt.1 in our series about the night.

 

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Slow down

Let’s listen to “Slow Volumes One”