WildTrekker is a fluid kind of sound art. In this series of regular podcasts, George presents a writer’s notebook: audio chapters from ongoing works, soundscapes, adventures, interviews, reflections, original plays, stories-behind-stories, jam sessions with musicians, and more…
A Crazy, Funny Novel
In this episode, George presents chapter one of the award-winning audiobook of his magical-realist coming-of-age novel An Almost Impossible Story.
The Human Machine VII
For Paul-Henri Dietrich d'Holbach, human beings and all of Nature are essentially matter in motion.
The Human Machine VI
For Julien Offray de La Mettrie, the human being is a clock-like organic machine, although there is no clock-maker.
The Human Machine V
For Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the human being is a metaphysical machine, mirroring God's harmonious universe.
The Human Machine IV
This episode is devoted to Thomas Hobbes, who considered human society ought to be like a well-regulated machine.
The Human Machine III
This episode is devoted to René Descartes, whose mechanistic philosophy likened the biology and intellect of humans to clockwork.
The Human Machine II
This episode is devoted to William Harvey, who discovered the mechanism of the heart, and the circulation of the blood.
The Human Machine I
This episode is devoted to Andreas Vesalius, the founder of Renaissance anatomy and a pioneer of the scientific revolution.
In this episode, George explores the historical quest to locate Eden – that is, Earthly Paradise.
Intuition, Myth and Metaphor
George takes a historical tour of myth and metaphor, both in science and in the public persona of scientists.
A New Beginning
Science is sometimes seen as a new religion, opening the way to a technological Eden.
Grenfell of Labrador
In this episode, George looks at the mixed legacy of medical missionary Sir Wilfred Grenfell.
In this last episode of a seven-part series, George explores the largely Latin American genre of magical realism.
This latest episode of Dreamworld is devoted to John Steinbeck's epic novel The Grapes of Wrath.
Part five of Dreamworld is devoted to the USA trilogy by American novelist John Dos Passos.
Part four of Dreamworld is devoted to writing about Nature, and discovering the wild side within us.
This episode of Dreamworld looks at writing as transformation, and writing about transformation.
WildTrekker presents episode two of Dreamworld - a seven-part series devoted to writing about dreams.
WildTrekker presents episode one of Dreamworld – a seven-part series devoted to writing and the imagination.
The Making of The Blinding Sea
George shares what it was like making his feature film about polar explorer Roald Amundsen
Identity and Control
George interviews philosopher Charles Taylor about human identity and the challenges of organizational control.
The Human Genome
In this archival interview, George accurately predicts the very day Sir John Sulston wins the Nobel Prize.
In this archival interview, George meets author, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil.
Across the Sands
George meets writer, conservationist and explorer John Hare, who crossed the Sahara riding a camel.
Music of the Wilderness
Composer Emily Doolittle tells George why blackbird and humpback whale songs fascinate her.
The Arrow of Time – 3
In this final episode of a three-part series, George explores the Arrow of Time
The Arrow of Time – 2
In this second episode of a three-part series, George explores the Arrow of Time.
The Arrow of Time – 1
In this first episode of a three-part series, George explores the Arrow of Time.
The Secret World of Whales
Marine biologist Richard Sears shares insights into the whales of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The Meaning of Compassion
Holocaust survivor Nechama Tec has devoted her life to studying the meaning of compassion.
The Shadow of H. G. Wells
The science fiction and prophecies of H. G. Wells bring together the good, the bad and the ugly.
Beyond the Ends
In the sound poem "Voyage Beyond the Ends of the Earth", an Arctic supply ship plunges into the supernatural.
Freedom in the Wilderness
Author and former hostage Brian Keenan tells George about his captivity in Lebanon and subsequent healing in Patagonia.
Welcome To My Time Machine
George invents a hyperspace time machine, to revisit his first years as a journalist.