An evening with George Takei

I live in a town of about 50,000 in the Midwest, but because it’s a college town, I’m grateful to have access to unique experiences I might not otherwise encounter in a town of this size. Last night, I got to hear actor and author George Takei speak on the

Looking Backwards and Forward – Soul Forge Podcast 258

Looking Backwards and Forward Everything you want is on the other side of fear. There are a few things I have learned after podcasting about myself for the last 5 years. When you take a good hard look at your life, you should see areas where you can improve; areas

Is It Poutine or Putin – Soul Forge Podcast 249

Is it poutine or putin? Comparing and contrasting my 2 main homes or cities. I was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie (the Soo), went to university in North Bay, and moved to Timmins at the age of 26. Five and a half weeks ago I moved back to


Hoetry Poetry with Darin Lee – Soul Forge Podcast 188

Hoetry. It’s poetry about women, sex, connection and pain. Poet Darin Lee stops by the Soul Forge to talk about his latest book, Hoetry. Who is Darin Lee? He just might be your new favourite poet. Darin has been many things in his life. Besides dabbling in digital marketing, Darin

The Monster Scifi Show – Hamilton

Alas, Hamilton!!!  This is not the normal podcast as musicals are not in my wheelhouse. However, while doing research, I suddenly remember I’ve seen and listened to a bunch of musicals over the years.

Throwback review: ‘John Adams’ HBO miniseries (2008)

When you hear the phrase “founding fathers of the United States,” what name first comes to mind? George Washington? Benjamin Franklin? Thomas Jefferson? While these three are arguably the most famous members of the American Revolution, they certainly didn’t act alone. The first U.S. secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton,


The 42cast Episode 81: Just the Facts (Better than Braveheart)

How much does it matter to you whether a movie gets the facts right; whether it is in science, history, or something else? In this episode we dive down into the psychology of wanting “just the facts”. At what point does a movie “getting it wrong” pull you out? Can

Movie review: ‘Harriet’ tells true story of real-life hero from history

While “Terminator: Dark Fate” was billed as the must-see big-budget blockbuster in theaters this past weekend (interestingly, it ended up under-performing), it wasn’t the new movie that most caught my attention. I saw a trailer for the historical biopic “Harriet” — about American icon and freedom fighter Harriet Tubman —

Time Slice Witnesses – Soul Forge Podcast 105

Time travel of the mind! Be a time slice chrononaut…. What if you could send your mind through history and witness a slice of time? Where would you go? What would you see? On this episode of the Soul Forge, Shawn and Stephanie use this thought experiment to discuss their

Avengers assemble! Celebrating 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

It’s strange to think that 10 years ago, when the original Iron Man film premiered in theaters, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was by no means a “sure thing.” Although the franchise has earned billions and billions of dollars at this point and become a beloved part of pop culture, in

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