May 192016
 

I Married A Monster From Outer Space

Topics:
00:03 May Day M’aider Mayday: May Day celebrations of oppression, organized labour is organized violence, business as the organizer of labour, no celebration of the mind, celebration of labour, Les Miserables, sinister heroes of the labour movement, socialist admiration of totalitarian thugs, Karl Marx, socialism’s dismal record,
14:50 Un-mutual society: perpetuating class struggles, creating barriers for socialism, workers vs industrialists, capitalism destroys barriers, false classifications of people, class struggles depend on hatreds, eco-terrorists vs the majority, the struggle against reality, destroying the concept of the individual
22:30 First science – then fiction: the birth of science fiction, science fiction’s status of legitimacy, sci-fi pioneer Hugo Gernsback, 1958 movie recommendation – I Married A Monster From Outer Space
47:33 Science friction with science fiction: lunar landing denials and rebuttals, science fiction movie review selections of the 1950s-1960s: I Married A Monster From Outer Space (1958), 12 To The Moon (1960), Cat Women On The Moon (1954), Horrors Of Spider Island (1962), IT – The Terror From Beyond Space (1958), Invaders From Mars (1953), The Thing From Another World (1951), The Wild Wild Planet (1965), Voyage To The Planet Of Pre-Historic Women (1968 / 1962), Visit To A Small Planet (1960) 59:42 END

Mar 102016
 

Scott Williams-Oakes

Topics:
00:03 Love letter: Happy Trails by Scott Williams-Oakes, crushing political correctness, story first – message second, Happy Trails – the book, pre-dystopian environment, how bad things have to get, a vision of the future – or the present, failed expectations, deteriorating economic conditions, collapse of government, love letter to Ontario
17:30 Re-set: the Ontario of our future, how bad can bad get, violence no solution, Happy Trails – a story overview (no spoilers), a canary in the coal mine, a happy ending with unresolved issues
33:50 Up against the Brick Wall: a brief history of ‘the Brick Wall’, using satire to criticize, pushing the envelope on the Brick Wall blog, every issue open to comment, a man with a mission, staring too long into the abyss, the jester, pointing out that the emperor wears no clothes, watching Rome burn
47:25 End of the story: Atlas Shrugged – a Happy Trails parallel, pessimistic future, rising again from the ashes, filling the vacuum, a bleak future, operation of the machine requires freedom, the terrifying world of comedy, upcoming screen play 59:02 END — Promo to 59:42

Dec 312015
 

telephone
Topics:
00:03 Opening the line to public discourse: influence of open line talk shows, spoken word vs talk, Andy Oudman on cross border shopping, promoting the general welfare through self interest, wealth creation, will Trudeau get elected?
11:10 It’s in the mail…: taxes, jobs, Canada Post’s mail monopoly, ending door to door delivery, technology the challenge to Canada Post, privatize mail delivery, Kellogg’s survival, biting the hand that feeds, community mail boxes
24:20 Officially complacent: reconciling Islamist terrorism with Muslim immigration, Tarek Fatah, Salim Mansur, vigilance not intolerance, appropriate response to Montreal attack, political Islam’s open and stated objectives, avoid political correctness, a war has been declared upon the West, ideological conversions, radicalization of Islamist terror, Western society penetrated by Muslim Brotherhood
42:00 Triple play on governance-voting-democracy: fining or rewarding the vote, voting is not democracy, voting a right-not a duty, obtaining a false sense of consent through the forced vote, democracy about equality under the law, informed voter responsibility, buying your vote through advertising, purpose of political advertising, government expanding beyond governance 59:42 END

Dec 102015
 

playing computer games

Topics:
00:03 Feedback… : feedback from our listeners, voting with a clear conscience, CHRW suspension of Just Right, UWO university environment, WBCQ, shortwave radio, cultural appropriation, Donald Trump
20:45 …and forth: freedom of speech, God, the Jewish religion, shortwave radio, the Grundig incident
31:50 Hunger for games: on-line game addiction, value of game play, time spent playing games, computer game experiences, Intellivision, Advent, interactive games, dangers and attractions of games
47:15 All women’s daze: Big Bang Theory, memorable experiences on campus radio, All Women’s Voices Day, Balkanizing Canadians through sexism and racism, too much Hitler, more feedback on: the collective evil, shortwave as the voice of freedom, QSL cards, University universality 59:42 END

Aug 202015
 

Black Sails

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Power in the telling: too much scripted TV, scripted TV programs, fixed audience, finding good television shows, TV listings, 300-400 scripted TV shows currently in production, no fixed markets, the power of scripted television, editorializing by script, TV recommendation – Black Sails
18:40 Sailing from anarchy to self-government: Black Sails – the TV series, masterful storytelling, review samplings, adult content, story-driven plot and theme
36:20 Some things are black and black: Black Sails – a story of power, piracy, voting, turning plunder into trade and profit, law, order, establishment of legal authority, monarchy, libertarian ideal, no governance vs good governance
50:25 Courting the public court: latest Bill Cosby allegations, Gloria Allred’s call for a public debate, three more women make allegations against Cosby, Cosby’s philosophy on sex
59:16 END

Jul 022015
 

Jason and the Argonauts

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 It’s all Greek to me – from philosophy to crisis: Greece’s debt default, Greek referendum, issues in bailout deal
14:10 Shared roots, different branches – Europeans and the Greeks: Ancient Greece, discovery of philosophy, slavery, history of Europe’s relationship with Greece, Greece’s options, symbolism of inclusion, psychological issues
27:00 Greece’s unhealthy health care philosophy: Greece as a bad example to the rest of the world, Greek health care crisis, Greek prescription drug crisis, Greek currency crisis, no European recovers, beware of Italy
45:40 The Greek gods – religiously secular: Greek mythology and legends, separation of the heavens and earth, not religion but a story, Jason and the Argonauts (2000), the Greek gods, reason as the weapon to resist the gods
59:51 END