Semi-Intellectual Musings

Podcast on social sciences, humanities and arts. Join Matt and Phil as they embark on Semi-Intellectual Musings from social theory to how to cook with wine.

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There comes a moment in time when the things that we could once do, the things that we did easily and without much effort, become more difficult. Maybe even impossible. It is in those moments that the...
April 18, 2018
This is a podcast mini-series on chronic pain and Illness. Over the course of this mini-series, you will hear the real stories of folks living with chronic pain and chronic illness. We have over 20 h...
April 2, 2018
Games of chance have long been a part of societies. From dice, spinning tops, or playing cards, we have always wanted to win big on luck. The modern casino, however, offers an interesting perspective ...
March 25, 2018
On this episode we talk about teaching practices and the idea that social media has a place in the classroom. We discuss our views of pedagogy (the art, science, and even craft of teaching), classroom...
March 11, 2018
Guest co-host Anthony Von Dessauer, creator of the popular podcast The Curse of Silverlake, joins Phil to discuss music preservation, art, the potential impacts of technology, and the stratified chara...
March 3, 2018
This week we deep dive into the world of resilience. From Francis Bacon’s musings of how sound bounces off walls, to the proposal that colouring can help block the nasty world around us: we explore ...
February 19, 2018
Who is Rob Kristoffersen? Do we really know? Can we say with any certainty? Is he a Canadia-phile (someone who loves Canada)? Does he actually live in the woods (probably, but maybe not)? Many, many q...
February 16, 2018
We get all up in the art on this episode. Matt visited the National Art Gallery in beautiful Ottawa, ON. We get a walkthrough, you get one of our most cynical takes yet. From First Nations, Métis &am...
January 30, 2018
In this episode we offer up our resolutions and predictions for 2018. Matt is determined to make this year his most focused ever and Phil doesn’t think the world will end, yet. With a heartfelt roun...
January 11, 2018
On this episode we review 2017, a year punctuated with the bad, the ugly & the awkward. From Trump and #MeToo to the Phoenix pay system catastrophe and no more Sears holiday catalogues, we talk ab...
January 3, 2018

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