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Shift for Brains (say it fast!) is a podcast dedicated to provide a sounding board and an open safe space for people to carry on discussions about difficult and challenging subjects.  It is hoped that these conversations will result in shifts to our thinking that will eventually lead to healthy shifts in our society and culture. Shift for Brains is a podcast for those of us who want to move from our society from apathy to empathy and hype to hope.

EPISODES

“Elder Care”

“Elder Care”

Bill talks with Bob and Norma Silverstein, Cape Breton patient advocates with parents who experienced tragic circumstances in care. Norma's parents, now passed, were married for 70 years and could not be placed in same nursing home, and her father died of sepsis...

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“Ethical Meat?”

“Ethical Meat?”

Part two of our discussion of ethical meat deals with the shift that happens when you change from a meat based diet to a plant based diet. In this episode Bill sits down with David Baxter who, along with his family, is making a transition from raising his own animals...

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“A Simple Matter of Justice”

“A Simple Matter of Justice”

A Simple Matter of Justice. On March 21st, Abdoul Abdi will learn whether he will be deported back to Somalia, a country he has never been to. Born in Saudi Arabia to a Somalian mother, Abdi arrived in Canada at the age of 6, lived in 31 different foster homes...

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“Ethical Meat”

“Ethical Meat”

Bill sits down with Rae Lutz, and her daughter Megan Rand, from Pasture Hill Farms, and Lil MacPherson, food activist and owner of the Wooden Monkey restaurants to talk about ethical meat. They tackle everything from animal rights, to the environmental impact of...

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“The Potcast”

“The Potcast”

Marijuana. The Canadian government is set to legalize it in 2018. Bill sat down with Chris Enns from Farm Assists, and Carl Morgan of Scotia Green Inc. to discuss legalization, recreational use, government control over distribution, and their first hand experiences as...

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THE TEAM

BILL CARR

Bill Carr is a writer, actor, motivational speaker and social entrepreneur and activist. He has been in and out of broadcasting for over thirty years in various media as social commentator, columnist, journalist and interviewer and a social satirist for much of it.

Now, Bill finds himself wondering aloud about the world and asking people who are living in this complex age about issues, topics and considerations that affect us all. He is at various times saddened and optimistic about the fate of the planet and has begun a podcast called Shift For Brains to help move people’s minds in the direction of deep and considered change, understandings and connections.
Bill’s first bad book is called Acting Up: Lessons from the Theatre of Life.

JULIE GUY
Producer

CATHY MACDONALD
Community Liaison

GOLA TARASCHI-CARR
Executive Producer

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