April 30, 2020
Shawn and Julie celebrate 150 episodes of the Soul Forge Podcast!
Podcasts are evolving entities. What was originally intended for a show can, and often does, change over time. On this episode, Shawn takes his girlfriend Julie on a tour of the Soul Forge. They talk about the original intention behind the podcast. And they talk about some of the episodes that mean the most to them. Has the podcast served its original intent? How has it changed over the course of its existence?
Join us for introspection, laughter, cussing and so much more on this 150th episode!
This week's podcast promo: Earth Station Who
April 23, 2020
Robin left home a year ago. He moved from Sault Ste. Marie to Timmins, Ontario. This is about a 6 hour car ride away from his home. The idea was to move into his older brother's house. As the older brother, Shawn felt it was his duty to take care of his youngest sibling.
The idea was for Robin to take stock of his life. The time had come to put everything in order. Robin felt as though he had used up all the goodwill that his hometown had to offer. Would Timmins be any different? Would he be able to abandon his toxic behaviours and put right what once went wrong?
Listen in as Shawn and Robin discuss the entire situation. You will learn exactly what brought Robin to this point in his life. You will also find out how far he has come.
This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One
April 16, 2020
What if you could return a dead celebrity back to life? Would you do that? This week the Soul Forge tries out a thought experiment based on this very idea. Here we present to you, The Dead Celebrity Resurrection Project!
Your mission: pick 3 dead celebrities. Divide 50 years of life between the 3 of them in whichever way you see fit. The catch: the death must have been accidental such as a plane crash or a heart attack. Therefore, older celebrities dying from cancer or similar are not included. The game is not as easy as it sounds. Who will you bring back, and how many years of life will they get? It's the Dead Celebrity Resurrection Project!
Some of our dead celebrities include: Aaliyah. Elivs, John Ritter, Jesus, George Michael, Jessi Combs, Jack Layton, Steve Jobs, Shakespeare, Vincent Van Gogh, Robin Williams, and Heath Ledger. We also have a wish to give Betty White 50 bonus years right now.
Grab some friends and try this little thought experiment for yourself. It can provide hours of fun!
This week's podcast promo: Dr Geeks Lab
April 9, 2020
Paul joins us via Skype to talk about his son's recent attempt at suicide.
Our friend Paul lives in the UK with his wife and two sons. I have known Paul for approximately 6 years. Although we have never met in person, i consider him a close friend. He has been with me on my podcast journey for quite some time. He's been a guest on Soul Forge Podcast, and has contributed many times to my other show, The Rusted Robot Podcast.
This week, Paul shares his recent experiences with his youngest son. Dominic is quite intelligent. He has been tested for autism, but is so near the bottom of the spectrum that it does not really qualify. However, he is somewhat socially awkward and is immersed in the world of online gaming. A short time ago, Dominic made an attempt to take his own life. Paul shares this story with us. We learn what lead up to the attempt, and everything that came after. It is an emotional story, but luckily one that has a positive outcome.
This week's podcast promo: Doulbe Edge, Double Bill
April 2, 2020
All about my mother.
The 3 brothers sit down for a chat and talk about their mother who passed away 6 years ago as of this week.
Remembering mom's angry face and her punishment style.
Mom's sense of humour and love of life.
The things we miss about her now that she's gone.
Mom was the historian of the family.
Rusted Robot Podcast link for episode 18: https://therustedrobot.podbean.com/e/episode-18-for-mom/
Support the podcast at https://ko-fi.com/rustedsoul
This week's podcast promo: Cigar Nerds