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Decoding Death: The Science and Significance of Near Death Experiences

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The nature of "near death experiences", or NDE's has historically been the territory of religion and philosophy. But now science has staked its claim in the discussion. Ashley Walters explores the science and the meaning of near death experiences.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161207_71952.mp3




The Enright Files on William Shakespeare and James Joyce

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

On this edition of The Enright Files, we mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and the 100th anniversary of James Joyce's great novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161205_56922.mp3




Rear View Mirror: Has the future ever looked like the past?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

It's tempting to think that in order to comprehend the future, we need to know the past, that there are always lessons in history. But is that true anymore? Sailing in the 21st century, perhaps we are in uncharted waters.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161202_78244.mp3




The Orwell Tapes, Part 1 (Encore April 4, 2016)

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

He was one of the most influential writers of our time. His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us 'big brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink', whose name looms so large in this era of mass surveillance?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161201_56232.mp3




Ideas From The Trenches - The Dangerous Game

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

As a teen and then in her 20s, Emma Vosen loved gaming. Now as a PhD candidate, she looks to gamer culture as a microcosm of how sexism is seeded and replicated within broader society.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161130_94968.mp3




It's the Economists, Stupid (Encore Sept 9, 2015)

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Interest rates. Unemployment. GDP. Markets. Austerity measures. Economists tell us what we, as societies, can and can't afford. But how do they decide? What values are at play?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161128_35377.mp3




Is That All There Is? The Challenge of Science

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Science helps us understand ourselves and our own place in the cosmos. But how far does the math take us, and what do science and the humanities tell us when we look at the same questions from different points of view?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161125_32356.mp3




The Matter of Meat: A history of pros and cons

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Eating meat: some say we've evolved to do it. It's in our DNA. It's how we got our big brains. Now -- perhaps more than ever -- when it comes to the matter of meat, clear-cut answers can be hard to come by. Kevin Ball serves up the arguments.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161123_83641.mp3




The Tedium is the Message

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Contributor Peter Mitton examines boredom and discovers a little-understood universal state of mind. From its obvious downsides and unexpected upsides, to its evolutionary origins and the way it's shaping our future -- boredom is anything but dull.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161122_56442.mp3




Wit's End, Part 2 (June 27, 2016)

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

What's it like to go mad and be crazy, living at wit's end? First comes diagnosis, followed by treatment. Then there's stigma and stereotyping. Marilyn Powell talks to those dealing with mental illness with their own truth to tell.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161117_85873.mp3




Wit's End, Part 1 (Encore June 20)

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

What's it like to go mad and be crazy, living at wit's end? First comes diagnosis, followed by treatment. Then there's stigma and stereotyping. Marilyn Powell talks to those dealing with mental illness with their own truth to tell.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161116_52884.mp3




Wachtel On The Arts - Ai Weiwei

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in conversation with Eleanor Wachtel about his beautiful and subversive art and about his fight for freedom and democracy in China.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161114_81254.mp3




The Enright Files on the uncertain future of journalism and why it matters

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Michael Enright explores the mandate of journalism and how to maintain the integrity and craft even while it faces an uncertain future.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161114_52560.mp3




Nominating Leonard Cohen for a Nobel Prize (Encore Oct 4, 2013)

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

This lively open forum was recorded at the 2005 Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal. Panelists include critic, Ed Palumbo; poet, translator and broadcaster, Michel Garneau; jazz singer, Karen Young; and poet George Elliot Clark.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161111_34395.mp3




Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Our wireless world owes thanks to Guglielmo Marconi who went on to win the Nobel Prize and changed how wars were fought. A conversation with McGill Professor Marc Raboy has just published a major biography of Marconi.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161110_70034.mp3




Ideas from the Trenches: Too Dumb for Democracy (Encore OCt 2, 2014)

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Producers Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic meet University of British Columbia student David Moscrop. He argues that modern democracy just isn't built right for our brains and so it dooms us into dumb thinking.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161109_83434.mp3




Making America Great Again

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Highlights from a recent Munk Debate on the U.S. election. The resolution: "Be it resolved, Donald Trump can make America great again." Debaters: Newt Gingrich and Laura Ingraham, arguing for; Robert Reich and Jennifer Granholm, arguing against.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161107_70194.mp3




American Fascism: It Can't Happen Here?

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

What does the Trump campaign, and the voters it's mobilized, have in common with Fascism, not only in Europe but in America's own dark past?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161028_26920.mp3




Generation Mars, Part 2

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The day might well be approaching when humans set foot on Mars. Stephen Humphrey and a crew of authors, astronauts and Mars scholars confront the hazards and challenges of getting humans to Mars, and then of surviving - and living - on the Red Planet.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161027_56887.mp3




Dust to Dust: Notes on rituals for the dead

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

How do we meet the needs of the dead and to our own? Barbara Nichol talks with anthropologists and historians about the role that ritual plays in our attempts to cope with the conundrum of the corpse.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161026_48295.mp3




What's On Our Quarter? The past and future of Canadian Caribou

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

No, it's not a moose, which is what most people think it is. The animal is actually a caribou -- one of the most important but misunderstood species in Canada. Paul Kennedy reports on the past and the future of Canadian caribou.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161025_47290.mp3




The Shadow of Charm City

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

In a bid to instill civic pride forty years ago, Baltimore was officially named "Charm City". Today, some call Baltimore a war zone -over 300 homicides per year amid 16,000 vacant homes. Mary O'Connell takes us inside America's great racial divide.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161024_17224.mp3




Tocqueville's America Revisited, Part 2

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Nearly 200 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville travelled the United States trying to understand its strengths and weaknesses. Less than a month before Americans go to the polls, Paul Kennedy considers the ongoing relevance of Tocqueville's observations.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161021_78772.mp3




Generation Mars, Part 1

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The day might well be approaching when humans set foot on Mars. Stephen Humphrey and a crew of authors, astronauts and Mars scholars confront the hazards and challenges of getting humans to Mars, and then of surviving - and living - on the Red Planet.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161020_19457.mp3




Wachtel On The Arts - Paul Verhoeven

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Dutch-born director Paul Verhoeven is always pushing the limits and challenging audiences. He calls his new movie, "Elle", his most subversive film yet. Verhoeven talks to Eleanor Wachtel at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161018_10246.mp3




Big Data, Part 2 (Encore June 30, 2016)

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

IDEAS, CBC RADIO ONE in partnership with the MUNK School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto weighs the opportunities, the risks -- and the trade-offs -- as the world of Big Data relentlessly changes our lives.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161017_92692.mp3




Tocqueville's America Revisited, Part 1

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Nearly 200 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville travelled the United States trying to understand its strengths and weaknesses. Less than a month before Americans go to the polls, Paul Kennedy considers the ongoing relevance of Tocqueville's observations.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161014_48948.mp3




A Seat at the Table: the future of a pluralist society

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

How do we go about building an equitable society, where the voices - How do we go about building an equitable society, where the voices - and the values - of diverse communities are listened to and respected? A Stratford Festival panel discussion with Nah


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161013_86847.mp3




When Man Becomes God - Yuval Harari

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

In his new book “Homo Deus”, Yuval Harari argues that humankind is on the verge of transforming itself: advances creating networked intelligences will surpass our own in speed, capability and impact. But where will this leave us?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161011_37894.mp3




Big Data, Part 1 (Encore June 23, 2016)

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

IDEAS, CBC RADIO ONE in partnership with the MUNK School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto weighs the opportunities, the risks -- and the trade-offs -- as the world of Big Data relentlessly changes our lives.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161010_50909.mp3




God Wants You To Be Rich

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Why do millions of Christians in the United States believe that their faith, financial status and health are all intertwined? That's the question that Paul Kennedy explores with Kate Bowler, author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161007_19731.mp3




Ideas from the Trenches - The Post-Modern Chimpanzee's Guide to Parenting

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A look at the work of evolutionary anthropologist and University of Toronto PhD student Iulia Badescu who spent a year camped out in a Ugandan jungle to observe chimp parenting.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161006_93643.mp3




Biocentrism: Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Paul Kennedy has his understanding of reality turned-upside-down by Dr. Robert Lanza Dr. Lanza provides a compelling argument for consciousness as the basis for the universe, rather than consciousness simply being its by-product.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161004_14787.mp3




The Enright Files on America's Culture of Violence

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Andrew Solomon, Rebecca Solnit, Saul Cornell, and Patricia Williams in conversation with Michael Enright on America’s culture of violence.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161003_98152.mp3




Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs on loving your enemy into defeat

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Albie Sachs -- longtime freedom fighter and judge on South Africa's Constitutional Court – in conversation with Paul Kennedy about his remarkable life, and what he's learned about building a society.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160930_28298.mp3




Changing the System

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Artists are visionary, and their work often anticipates tectonic shifts in the future social landscape. But what relationship does art have with social change? What obligations, if any, do artists have to foster social justice? An AGO Creative Minds event


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160929_38968.mp3




Darkwave - Underwater languages at the brink of extinction

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Whales are threatened by us. Their language eroding through noise and climate change. Carrie Haber explores how marine scientists around the world are thinking about our evolutionary courtship with these magnificent mammals in the sea.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160928_54381.mp3




Designing Life: The Brave New World of Gene Editing

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

CRISPR is a revolutionary new development in gene editing. It has the potential to eliminate genetically transmitted diseases. But it could also be used to wage biological warfare or for eugenics. A panel discussion hosted by McGill University.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160927_55204.mp3




The Philosopher's Walk with Frédéric Bouchard

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A walk through Jean Talon Market with philosopher Frédéric Bouchard. A fascinating discussion about mushrooms, unpasteurized goat cheese and honey bees, and how they can make you think about humankind's place in the universe in a whole different way.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160923_67851.mp3




Solutions for a Warming World

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Experts on climate change gather for the fourth Muskoka Summit on the Environment and discuss options to offset rising global temperatures caused by the continued use of carbon-based fuels.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160922_13047.mp3




Wachel On The Arts - Thomas Vinterberg

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Danish director Thomas Vinterberg talks to Eleanor Wachtel about growing up in a commune in Copenhagen, how it inspired him to become a filmmaker, and about his touching new film, The Commune.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160920_63738.mp3




The Rabbit and the Giraffe: Jean Vanier, Part 2

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Jean Vanier, who founded the L'Arche movement in 1963 for people with profound disabilities, quickly learned that "normal" people have much to learn about being human by watching those we perceive as weak. Jean Vanier in conversation with Philip Coulter.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160919_87016.mp3




"What did we think we were doing..." with Margaret Atwood

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

… we young writers of Canada?" That's a question Margaret Atwood asked in a recent lecture presented at the Canadian Literature Centre. Highlights from Margaret Atwood’s talk and a conversation with Paul Kennedy.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160916_43028.mp3




First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Paul Kennedy takes a trip back in time to the Ice Age with renowned Canadian archaeologist Genevieve von Petzinger.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160915_77565.mp3




The Illusion of Money, Part 1 (Encore Feb 24, 2016)

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

We think we know what money is. We use it every day and our lives are unimaginable without it. But look more closely and you find that coins and dollar bills aren't "real". They're promises, symbols, ideas.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160914_14925.mp3




Analog Resistance

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

In the 1960s, young Soviet iconoclasts waged a musical battle against the banality of state-sanctioned culture. Simon Nakonechny looks at the phenomenon of Magnitizdat, and ponders its parallels to forms of cultural dissidence in Russia today


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160913_15290.mp3




The Rabbit and the Giraffe: Jean Vanier, Part 1

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Jean Vanier, who founded the L'Arche movement in 1963 for people with profound disabilities, quickly learned that "normal" people have much to learn about being human by watching those we perceive as weak. Jean Vanier in conversation with Philip Coulter.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160912_54707.mp3