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.

Episodes Date

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
We all celebrate the holiday season differently. That’s a good thing. On this episode Matt & Phil share their holiday traditions. From savory meat pies, to sugary cookies, to cups filled with ru...
December 23, 2017
Matt & Phil chat on a cross-country check-up this week. Phil opens up about his life as an aspiring PhD, Matt tells us how to travel with a young one, and we debate the merits and demerits of comp...
December 19, 2017
  Matt & Phil have been physically disconnected lately. That means their neural nets are out of alignment. Rough times. Luckily they had the chance to talk with Megan, co-host of Oh No! Lit Class...
December 10, 2017
While Matt & Phil yearn for longer summers their special guests would like some of the soft, fluffy, sticky, cold, frozen, lifeless substance we sometimes call snow. To be honest, most of the time...
November 19, 2017
We have yet to fully understand or realize the breadth and depth of Gord Downie’s influence. Musically, poetically, socially, personally, Gord Downie was always more than the frontman for The Tragic...
November 13, 2017

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