Straight from the Bend
Season Finale - Final words

Season Finale - Final words

May 3, 2021

We are calling this our season finale because we are putting the podcast on pause for a while, we hope to be back once we feel the energy to do it again.  In today's episode, Al and I discuss a variety of topics, some current events and things that lead to us putting the podcast on hold for while.  Thank you for listening!

Jason Cyrus - Hypnotist

Jason Cyrus - Hypnotist

March 31, 2021

We had the pleasure of having an insightful conversation with Jason Cyrus about his road to hypnosis, hypnotherapy and putting positivity into the world.  In the divisive times that we find ourselves today, this was such a refreshing conversation. Hope you enjoy.

Maritime Life

Maritime Life

March 17, 2021

As promised we have a few new changes to our little podcast and in our renewed state we wanted to talk about being Maritimers, what that means to us, how others see us and what we feel the maritimes have to offer.  Hope you enjoy!

We Are Back

We Are Back

December 18, 2020

Yes we are finally back with another episode after a long absence and this episode Al and I get caught up on the top subjects of the past 10 months.  Covid-19 and the US presidential elections.  Stay tuned at the end of the episode for an exciting change we are bringing to the podcast for 2021!

Unreal Reality TV

Unreal Reality TV

March 8, 2020

In today's conversation, we have a shallow discussion about everyone's guilty pleasure ... reality TV.  Is it a true depiction of reality? Is it a problem for society?  Does it create a false sense of reality for most?  These are all questions that we talk about, plus we talk about a few reality shows in particular.  Al is quite a fan!  Hope you enjoy.

A Little Thing Called Democracy

A Little Thing Called Democracy

March 1, 2020

Al and I have a casual discussion about democracy, giving our thoughts and opinions.  Nothing more nothing less.

Mark Black - Inspirational Speaker

Mark Black - Inspirational Speaker

February 23, 2020

There are so many titles I could give Mark because he's done so much and continues to press on and live life to the fullest and that is the main theme of his message.  We had a very fruitful discussion with Mark about his challenges as a youth, having gone through a double lung and heart transplant, then becoming the first man in history (as far as we know) to run a marathon with another person's heart and lungs.  But I think more importantly we focused on the message Mark is trying to put forth in the world today and that is ... well you have to listen to find out.  Hope you enjoy!

Let’s Talk about Love

Let’s Talk about Love

February 16, 2020

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Al and I have a discussion about Love.  If you think two middle aged men talking about love sounds like awkward discussion to have ... well you'd be right.  Regardless we had fun and we hope you will enjoy.

Take time to Smell the Roses

Take time to Smell the Roses

February 9, 2020

In this episode, Al & I have a conversation about living in the moment.  In today's world, surrounded by technology and information, with the constant battle for our attention, we don't often take the time to stop and just admire what is right in front of us.  Our discussion today revolves around that very topic.  Hope you enjoy and please take the time to enjoy the present.

Afterthoughts - Education

Afterthoughts - Education

February 2, 2020

This is a new segment we are trying out, after our last conversation with Armand Doucet, we were inspired and felt like we had some more to say, so in this segment we have a conversation between us about our thoughts on education.  Hope you enjoy!

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