# 195 - Philip Shepherd - New Self New World

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Philip Shepherd and Allyson Woodrooffe on Ward's Island

Philip Shepherd is an eloquent speaker, actor and author of New Self, New World: Recovering Our Senses in the Twenty First Century

Photo of Philip Shepherd with his wife Allyson Woodrooffe and one of their golden dogs.

In early October 2012, Lynn Thompson visited Philip and his family on Ward's Island, a short passenger ferry ride from the Toronto waterfront. They recorded a longer conversation there, followed by this shorter recording once they had journeyed back to the Toronto waterfront. The many sounds of the waterfront environment (gulls, voices, air traffic, breeze) surround them as Philip speaks of the roots of his book, which began at age 18 when he chose to take a certain fork in the road, and set off on a quest by bicycle to Japan.

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