Not There Yet

Eclectic essays podcasted from the third decade of the 21st century.

About the show

The Not There Yet podcast is a ongoing series of short essays covering a wide range of subjects from the perspective of the third decade of the 21st century. They are intended to be thought provoking, challenging, skeptical and hopefully funny once in a while. They are sometimes conventional in nature and others are a little more experimental. They cover science, history, sports, technology, philosophy or just about whatever subject comes to mind. Sometimes they look forward, other times they look back. They will not, however, take up a lot of your time and will be told in an interesting and accessible way.

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  • The Return of the Golden Age of Air Travel

    October 25th, 2020  |  23 mins 27 secs
    airlines, memories, society, transportation, travel

    Getting back on a plane may look more like the past than the future.

  • Shooting Craps with the Grandkids’ Cash

    August 21st, 2019  |  20 mins 2 secs
    calgary, cities, city governance, olympics, urban planning

    Some thoughts on a failed Olympic bid and what it tells us about the shocking randomness of how we build our cities.

  • Amy Johnson

    August 8th, 2019  |  29 mins 43 secs
    aviation, biography, conspiracy theories, history, world war ii

    A remarkable life and the enduring mystery of her tragic death.

  • Champion of Something

    July 24th, 2019  |  17 mins 26 secs

    Dad did his fair share of dreaming big. Particularly when it came to his kids.

  • Alas, Kawhi, We Hardly Knew Ye

    July 10th, 2019  |  18 mins 9 secs
    basketball, nba, opinion, sports, toronto raptors

    The blessing and the curse of capturing lightning in a bottle.

  • Twitter+

    June 26th, 2019  |  18 mins 40 secs
    accountability, social media, society and culture, tech, twitter

    Some unsolicited—and probably unwelcome—advice on where Twitter should go from here.

  • Framing John DeLorean

    June 12th, 2019  |  23 mins 32 secs
    business, cars, culture, film, movies

    It’s a three-fer: biopic drama, documentary and the-making-of all rolled into one.

  • The Tao of Kawhi Leonard

    May 29th, 2019  |  28 mins 9 secs
    basketball, character, nba, sports, toronto raptors

    His approach to the game is an example we need in these troubled times.

  • Jack Northrop's Flying Wings

    May 15th, 2019  |  30 mins 31 secs
    aviation, history, military, science, technology

    An old idea for which the best years may still lay ahead.

  • RV-6

    May 1st, 2019  |  28 mins 55 secs
    aviation, life lessons, memories, reflections, storytelling

    A labour of love — and hate — 23 years in the making.

  • The Return of Tiger Woods

    April 17th, 2019  |  21 mins 38 secs
    culture, golf, life lessons, sports, tiger woods

    Thankfully, things didn’t turn out the way many expected.

  • The Last, Best Reason for Newspapers

    April 3rd, 2019  |  18 mins 20 secs
    history, journalism, media, news, newspapers

    The future of newspapers may lie in their past.

  • The Comet

    March 20th, 2019  |  20 mins 20 secs
    aviation, history, stories, technology, transportation

    The MacRobertson Air Race of 1934 marked the beginning of modern air travel and the beginning of the end of the Golden Age of Aviation.

  • 'F' for Freddie

    March 6th, 2019  |  24 mins 1 sec
    alberta, aviation, calgary, canada, history, mosquito, world war ii

    It wasn't supposed to end this way.

  • How Himalaya Should Spend the $100 Million

    February 20th, 2019  |  18 mins 57 secs
    marketing, opinion, podcast, startup, tech

    They didn't ask me but here's what I think anyway.

  • Story First, Everything Else Last

    February 6th, 2019  |  20 mins 48 secs
    advertising, filmmaking, marketing, storytelling

    We need the willing suspension of disbelief to sell shoes?