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20 minutes | Jan 31, 2023
Hi. There is nothing new we can say about the month of January... or is there? There are two phrases that came to me in the grey gloom and they are: 1) soft and alive 2) rich and steady Work with me. Yours in January solidarity, Laurie and Joshua
69 minutes | Dec 13, 2022
Ponderbeat December 2022
Our quarterly collboration with Killbeat Publicity featuring some of the fall's most exicitng new releases, curated by the discerning and eclectic ear of Laurie Brown.
17 minutes | Dec 2, 2022
Chances are, if you live in Canada, you have already seen some snow this season….but..have you had a perfect snowfall yet?
22 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
121 - Lists
Chances are you have a list kicking around your place right now. Maybe a shopping list – or a ‘to do’ list? Do you make a list of pros and cons when faced with a big decision? We humans love our lists because they offer a placebo effect to the complex chaos of our world.
21 minutes | Sep 12, 2022
Pondercast is taking a high dive this fall for our 6th season. Our new motto: Expect the unexpected...unexpectedly. This episode is our first step to a new, more immersive, embodied experience for you. Climb the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia lighthouse with me..and dive down into the cold waters of The Bay of Fundy. An antidote to that all too familiar ‘back to school’ feeling.
11 minutes | Aug 25, 2022
Summer Rain Reigns
Pondercast is on a small summer break, but here's 10 minutes of a beautiful summer rain to help wash away some stress.
47 minutes | Jul 24, 2022
118. Ponderbeat July 2022
Our quarterly collaboration with Killbeat Music featuring some of the summer's best new music, curated by the discerning and eclectic ear of Laurie Brown
26 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
117. Inside Story: Roe v Wade
We have a guest contributor this time around - coming to you from deep inside Laurie with the inside scoop on the Roe vs Wade decision.
22 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
116. Character Count
What was the combination for your first high school locker? I bet you remember it. That combination was the ONLY thing I was sure of when I stepped into school that year. Character Count is about the life long process of getting to know yourself. It starts with recognizing yourself in the mirror. Where it ends depends on how closely you are willing to scrutinize what you see. Here’s looking at you kid!
27 minutes | May 20, 2022
115. Home and Away
What would you be willing to do to find a home for your family?
16 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
114. Sounding Off
We start this Pondercast with a field trip to my pond to hear the spring peepers and then head off into an exploration of how our seasons are not sticking to their lane anymore.
24 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
113. Time Sensitive
Spring is here. Huzzah! Tax time. Whatever. I started thinking about this episode while I was on hold with Canadian Revenue Agency. Let’s think about time and how it comes to us in a 100 different flavours. Warning: When you ponder time deeply – it turns into space. This will be a journey: forwards and backwards. Tempus fugit.
48 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
112. Ponderbeat 11
Oh boy…spring is almost here! Let’s celebrate with a Ponderbeat episode – our quarterly collaboration with Killbeat Music! An entire episode of new and about to be released music. Settle in and feast yourself on some fresh music. Thanks to Killbeat! As always, if you hear an artist you love here – BUY THEIR MUSIC!! Kyla Charter - Qwyn Jordan Klassen - Ash Wednesday Scott Hardware - Summer Helena Deland - Swimmer Yves Jarvis - Prism Through Which I Perceive Katie Tupper - How Can I Get Your Love Donovan Woods - Leave When You Go Cassidy Mann - Election Night The Weather Station - Marsh Sam Weber - Money Ears up! Laurie, Ty and Joshua
30 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
“It's taken us 5 years, but we finally managed to have a robot reading a whole list of curses, followed by a Sun Ra free jazz drum freak out. Great work team, this episode will be DIVISIVE” – Joshua Van Tassel
19 minutes | Feb 4, 2022
110. Attics and Basements
Beyond being places where we put stuff to get it out of our way, attics and basements are the perfect metaphor for the stuff in our heads. Both the things we run away from and what we want to return to. Personally, I prefer attics to basements…but I know there’s something here for everyone.
21 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
109. I've Come Back From Worse
This episode is a report from deep inside the limbic system of the brain. Also known as the paleomammalian cortex (if you want to get fancy), or the emotional brain. Perhaps you’ve been there before? I’m calling it ‘I’ve Come Back from Worse’, because shit has been going down in my world. Yours too? If so, how about something you can hang on your wall to acknowledge that? The phrase “I’ve come back from worse” has earned a reputation in my family, and my niece has created this tea saucer and sends them out into the hurting world from her shop in Peterborough, Ontario. Pondercastronauts get a 10% discount! Type in the code IVECOMEBACKFROMWORSE and you can join this illustrious club of survivors. https://www.watsonandlou.com/collections/altered-vintage-plates You will also hear about a program I took called The Grief Recovery Method. Here’s a link to find out more about that. https://www.griefrecoverymethod.com/ If you are looking for grief support, contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll put you in touch with someone who can guide you through the course. Phew! Lots of big stuff happening. And...life goes on. May you be well. Look out for the ice.
18 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
108. Please Feel Secure
Happier New Year! We are all adjusting constantly these days, so taking a look at what it takes to feel secure is a good way to start 2022 here on Pondercast. Is that even possible? We discuss.
17 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
107. Solstice Re-release
Happy solstice, we're re-releasing an episode from our very first season.
21 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
You made it through another November. You are to be congratulated. Why is November so hard? (I can hear you listing reasons). I think it deserves a word all its own: viscerable. Join me on this ‘romp’ through November and right out the back end of it!
21 minutes | Nov 26, 2021
What happens when you start a conversation with ‘I don’t know’... where do you go from there?
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