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Children of the Fatherland: The Rise of the Extreme Right in France, Part 1

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Philip Coulter explores the rise of the right-wing Front National party as France gets ready to elect their next president.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170421_13428.mp3




The Rise of the Anti-Establishment: Where do we go from here?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at University of California at Berkeley, details how understanding the circumstances that led to the election of Donald Trump can help shape a new democratic political sensibility


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170420_34786.mp3




Globalized Anger: The Enlightenment's Unwanted Child

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Trumpism. Hindu nationalism. ISIS. People everywhere seem fed up with the status quo, and their anger and intolerance are finding political expression. Pankaj Mishra thinks the globalized anger is the legitimate offspring of the Enlightenment itself.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170418_98678.mp3




Bread: salvation or damnation?

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Bread is life. But for some, it represents a wrong turn in our species' evolution. Through conversation with bakers, religious leaders, historians and bread aficionados, producer Veronica Simmonds asks whether bread has led us to salvation or damnation.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170414_14016.mp3




Islamist Persistence: The Rise and Reality of Political Islam, Part 2

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Was Islam founded on political principles? Is the rise of Islamism, after the Arab Spring, a natural evolution in Muslim-dominated countries? Author Shadi Hamid, an American Muslim and self-described liberal, says the rise of Islamist parties is inevitabl


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170412_80960.mp3




Biocentrism: Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death (Encore Oct 4, 2016)

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Robert 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_20170411_85946.mp3




Vimy at 100: Myth vs. Reality

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

It's been a century since Canada's bloody victory at Vimy Ridge during World War One. Historian Tim Cook, author of Vimy: The Battle and the Legend, peels back the layers of myth-making around Vimy to reveal its complex, at times contradictory, history.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170407_61125.mp3




Islamist Persistence: The Rise and Reality of Political Islam, Part 1

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Was Islam founded on political principles? Is the rise of Islamism, after the Arab Spring, a natural evolution in Muslim-dominated countries? Author Shadi Hamid, a self-described liberal American-Muslim, says the rise of Islamist parties is inevitable.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170405_29147.mp3




Ireland 1916: how 800 years of British rule led to violent rebellion

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, the streets of Dublin were transformed into a war zone. This edition of The Enright Files revisits highlights of a two-hour special commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170404_16795.mp3




The Return of History: Your Questions

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The CBC Massey Lectures inspire a lot of provocative questions. In this episode, the best of audience and listener questions put to Jennifer Welsh about her 2016 CBC Massey Lectures: The Return of History.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170403_21588.mp3




Saving Syria: keeping war-torn culture alive

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Destruction and displacement -- that's the story of Syria today. Paul Kennedy talks with three Syrians who believe in other Syrias, with stories about love, and laughter, and smell of jasmine and tarragon.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170324_39089.mp3




Return of the Michif Boy: Confronting Métis trauma

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

By reconnecting with his birth mother PhD student Jesse Thistle came to understand the effects of intergenerational trauma. His award-winning research shines a light on the struggles and the resilience of Métis communities in northern Saskatchewan.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170323_11886.mp3




A Peasant vs The Inquisition: Cheese, Worms and the Birth of Micro-history

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Celebrated historian Carlo Ginzburg uncovers the past by telling the stories of the marginalized, the forgotten, and the suppressed.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170321_18358.mp3




Expletive Repeated: Why Swearing Matters

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Profanity was once considered rude and crude -- a linguistic last resort. Not so these days. Younger generations use swearing as everyday slang, and academics study it as an ever-evolving form of creative and cultural expression.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170316_65873.mp3




The Immigrants: The rise of the extreme right in the Netherlands, Part 2

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An immigrant story with a happy ending, but it's not a track most new immigrants might be able to follow -- the Dutch are struggling with a rise of right-wing, anti-immigrant sentiment on the eve of national elections.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170314_13280.mp3




The Night Watch: The Rise of the Extreme Right in The Netherlands, Part 1

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Approaching this year's national elections, the Netherlands -- like many countries -- is experiencing an explosion of right-wing populism, fuelled by the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Geert Wilders. And the nation is torn.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170309_71556.mp3




The Lives of Women, Readers and Alice Munro

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

On a cold, autumn night a group of women gather for their regular book club. Over snacks, wine and tea, they discuss Alice Munro's work, and how her stories illuminate some of the deepest issues in their own lives.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170308_55093.mp3




How Existentialist and Conservative Philosophers Think About Freedom

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

On this month's edition of The Enright Files, conversations about, and with, existentialist and conservative philosophers.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170306_37262.mp3




Beyond the Huddled Masses

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Where we come from, and how we got here from there, shapes who we are. From the 2016 Stratford Festival, three fighters for human rights share their experiences.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170302_87504.mp3




Ideas from the Trenches - Refuge

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

PhD students Kiran Banerjee and Craig Damian Smith propose a radical re-thinking of the institutions that shape how nations respond to the voices of refugees.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170227_77698.mp3




Downloading Decision: Could machines make better decisions for us?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Humans like to let others make decisions for them. But what happens when those decisions are made by machines or artificial intelligence? Can we trust them to make the right choices?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170223_72286.mp3




The Proper Role of Science: Peter Gluckman

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The Harper government muzzled scientists. Donald Trump's administration is now doing the same. But a better relationship between science and government is possible. Highlights from a talk by Sir Peter Gluckman.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170222_88803.mp3




From Tolerance to Tyranny

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together in relative harmony in medieval Spain. Then the Spanish Inquisition came along with its use of terror and racism, turning a pluralistic society into a police state


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170221_90012.mp3




Wachtel On The Arts - Phyllis Lambert

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Eleanor Wachtel speaks to Canadian architectural activist, Phyllis Lambert, in celebration of her exceptional career on her 90th birthday.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170221_31520.mp3




The Rabbit and the Giraffe, Part 1 (Encore September 12, 2016)

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 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_20170217_70762.mp3




The Marriage of True Minds, Part 2

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Can marriage be a source of inspiration, creativity, mutual influence, and intellectual support? A look at the relationships of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir; and Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170215_57172.mp3




The Marriage of True Minds, Part 1

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Can marriage be a source of inspiration, creativity, mutual influence, and intellectual support? A look at the relationships of Abelard and Heloise; Percy Bysse Shelley and Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley; and Georges Sand and Frederic Chopin.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170214_94015.mp3




Surviving Post-Capitalism: Coping, hoping, doping & shopping

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

In conversation with Paul Kennedy about his book How Will Capitalism End?, Wolfgang Streeck makes the unnerving case that capitalism is now at a point where it cannot survive itself.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170209_12536.mp3




The Challenge of Peace

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

We have the best communications in history, except for the kind that matters -- nations and states understanding each other. Jennifer Welsh, Paul Heinbecker, Peter Boehm and Arne Kislenko in conversation from the Stratford Festival.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170208_21918.mp3




The Enright Files on humanizing Canada's penal system

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

a hard look at Canada's penal system, exploring ideas about how prisons can keep society safe in the long run. Michael Enright speaks with some remarkable people who serve prisoners, and society, in special ways.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170206_60401.mp3




Ecology of Sound: Hildegard Westerkamp

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Paul Kennedy joins sound ecologist Hildegard Westerkamp on a sound-walk through Vancouver's downtown eastside, and explores how opening our ears to our surroundings can open our minds.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170202_85141.mp3




After Guantanamo

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

From the Stratford Festival, Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr’s lawyer, talks with Paul Kennedy about a life-changing experience that contains a challenge for us all.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170201_10912.mp3




Media in the Age of Terrorism: Mohamed Fahmy

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

For 438 days, journalist Mohamed Fahmy was locked away in an Egyptian jail, including solitary confinement in the brutal Scorpion wing of Cairo's Tora Prison. He reflects on the experience in the 2016 Dalton Camp Lecture.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170131_87330.mp3




The importance of being ethical with Dr. Janet Rossant

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Winner of the 2016 Friesen International Prize for Health Science Research, Dr. Janet Rossant argues that recent revolutions in genetic medicine demand comparable advances in our understanding of the underlying morality and ethics.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170130_45956.mp3




The Causes and Consequences of Brexit: Timothy Garton Ash

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Some have called it the unravelling of Europe, while others claim it may signal the end of liberalism. Brexit both surprised and confounded experts who never thought it would happen. Timothy Garton delivers the Donner Canadian Foundation Lecture.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170126_51668.mp3




Darkwave - Underwater languages at the brink of extinction (Encore Sept 28, 2016)

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:00:00 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_20170124_19778.mp3