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Extemporaneous discussions about life, death, and the nature and origin of the universe with E. S. Dallaire, a poet-philosopher who is not out to change the world, but instead personify and embody it with studied abandon, with nothing to lose except moments which won't last forever, time slipping through his fingers like the sands of an hourglass.

Topics for episodes include: love, death, beauty, poverty, alienation, self-identity, a search for meaning, dreams, desires, the pursuit of wealth and happiness, war, family, transcendent experience, histories of humankind's time on Earth, and then also all the more obscure and subtle theories which inspire visions of the world of tomorrow.

May 30, 2020

In this episode of 'Metaphor & Reality', writer E. S. Dallaire discusses the thinking which lies behind his philosophical claim that 'understanding is but a phantom', and that what it proposes and constructs is nothing more than a mirage. He references a philosophical text written by Dorothy Emmet, entitled 'The Nature...


May 16, 2020

In this episode of 'Metaphor & Reality', writer E. S. Dallaire takes on a subject which, in this series, has been his most challenging to date, for the fact that he attempts to work with ideas he has not yet fully grasped, and tries to explicate them in real-time for the listener and also for his own sake, to see what...


May 8, 2020

In this episode of 'Metaphor & Reality', writer E. S. Dallaire wonders what objects in the world today, as it presents itself to you when you step outside your front door, hold within themselves a comprehensive vision both of what the modern individual aspires to, and what ties them to the ground of modern...


May 2, 2020

In this episode of 'Metaphor & Reality', writer E. S. Dallaire re-examines his lamentations from the last episode concerning the Yoga practitioner's inability to transfer his or her successes in the Yoga philosophy to the modern urban world, which seemingly opposes the expression of Yoga at every level, be it physical...


Apr 22, 2020

In this episode of 'Metaphor & Reality', writer E. S. Dallaire is led to confront the fact that teachings of the Yogic tradition do not align with life as experienced within the urban landscape of the modern world. He engages with this problem with reference to his own Yoga practice, claiming that one naturally reaches...