May 15th, 2019 | 30 mins 31 secs
aviation, history, military, science, technology
An old idea for which the best years may still lay ahead.
May 1st, 2019 | 28 mins 55 secs
aviation, life lessons, memories, reflections, storytelling
A labour of love — and hate — 23 years in the making.
April 17th, 2019 | 21 mins 38 secs
culture, golf, life lessons, sports, tiger woods
Thankfully, things didn’t turn out the way many expected.
April 3rd, 2019 | 18 mins 20 secs
history, journalism, media, news, newspapers
The future of newspapers may lie in their past.
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.
March 6th, 2019 | 24 mins 1 sec
alberta, aviation, calgary, canada, history, mosquito, world war ii
It wasn't supposed to end this way.
February 20th, 2019 | 18 mins 57 secs
marketing, opinion, podcast, startup, tech
They didn't ask me but here's what I think anyway.
February 6th, 2019 | 20 mins 48 secs
advertising, filmmaking, marketing, storytelling
We need the willing suspension of disbelief to sell shoes?
January 23rd, 2019 | 24 mins 20 secs
aviation, canada, essay, history, military
The path not taken 60 years ago has a nation still wondering what might have been.
January 9th, 2019 | 16 mins 22 secs
Why you should probably make your child play a musical instrument.
December 17th, 2018 | 16 mins 57 secs
I really hope this isn't the one thing for which Canada is known.
November 21st, 2018 | 22 mins 43 secs
aviation, history, science, space, space exploration
Inspired by its feature role in ‘First Man’, a closer look at the first aircraft to fly into space.
October 11th, 2018 | 21 mins 52 secs
Some say you spend your entire life preparing for the inevitable moment when you have to speak at your father’s memorial service. Given that lifetime of preparation, I hope you’ll indulge me — grant me the luxury of a little of your time — as I take you on a ride through Dad’s life as seen from the perspective of his younger son.
April 30th, 2018 | 16 mins
career advice, life lessons, nonfiction, retirement
A conversation over breakfast about long-lived parents triggers some thoughts on a new life plan.
March 8th, 2018 | 22 mins 55 secs
calgary, canada, cold climate, plus 15, urban planning
In 1970 the city of Calgary, Alberta embarked on an ambitious plan to interconnect all of its downtown buildings into one integrated network using walkways elevated 15 feet above the street. The Plus 15, as it’s called, has shuttled downtown workers around the core for nearly 50 years to their considerable delight. It’s success, however, has been at the expense of the streetscape below. Some thoughts on the past, present and future of this ambitious project.
February 13th, 2018 | 17 mins 27 secs
change, ibm, memories, podcast, technology
I am grateful for the observation perch I had for the arrival of the most recent generation of the Information Age. I’m also grateful to have felt, first hand, the shockwave and the seismic tremor of its arrival, and to be smart enough to know what it was.