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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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




The Sorrows of Empire (Encore Sept 11, 2014)

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The American Empire has been called everything from a "reluctant empire" to "a colossus with attention deficit disorder". A discussion with academic Chalmers Johnson and historian Alfred McCoy.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160909_94728.mp3




Ibrahim's Story: One Man, One Country

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Monarchies and Dictatorship. Coups and Colonialism. War and civil conflict. The road through 20th-century Iraq is littered with seismic upheavals like these. Mary O'Connell traces the untold story of someone who lived through it all.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160908_59072.mp3




Homework Ban

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Nicola Luksic marks the history of homework and what it would mean if it was banned all together.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160907_37089.mp3




The Enright Files - Conversations about Canadian Art

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Conversations with and about great Canadian artists. Featured guests: actor/comedian Steve Martin on Lawren Harris, former Art Gallery of Ontario director and CEO Matthew Teitelbaum on Alex Colville, and Newfoundland painter Mary Pratt.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160906_47620.mp3




Ideas Labour Day Levee

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

At the start of a brand new broadcast season, Paul Kennedy convenes an IDEAS Levee, to talk with producers and freelancers about shows that are scheduled for the days and weeks and months to come.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160905_36218.mp3




Similes and Science Part 2 (Encore September 17, 2015)

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Central to the quest of understanding the universe is the role that the imagination plays. Physicists Dr. S. James Gates and Sonali Mohapatra discuss the vitality and centrality of the scientific imagination.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160830_30732.mp3




Line Drawing (Encore December 9, 2015)

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Political cartoonists at Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference ponder the role and limits of satirical cartooning. Where do they, and society, draw the line?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160826_45856.mp3




Reimagining Ecology

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Three experts in urban and environmental conservation discuss an ecological approach to the restoration and preservation of both wilderness and cityscapes.


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160825_63906.mp3




Similes and Science Part 1 (Encore September 10, 2015)

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Central to the quest of understanding the universe is the creation of images through simile and metaphor. Four prominent physicists join host Paul Kennedy in conversation about the vitality and centrality of the scientific imagination.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160823_62735.mp3




Going Forward (Encore November 13, 2015)

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

We like to believe we're moving steadily forward, progressing as a species, thanks to technology and human ingenuity. But at Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference, digital utopians and skeptics debate the benefits of our wired world.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160819_67434.mp3




Vestigial Tale, Part 2 (Encore May 27, 2015)

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Analysing stories is usually territory claimed by writers, critics, and university scholars. But recently, evolutionary psychologists have begun to look at the human propensity for storytelling from a scientific perspective.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160818_83543.mp3




All in the Family, Part 3 (Encore April 21, 2016)

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Trauma is not a story about the past - it lives in the present. Left untreated, it has no expiration date, whether it's trauma arising from childhood abuse or PTSD suffered as an adult. Mary O'Connell the causes and consequences of trauma.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160817_15799.mp3




The Ultimate Simplicity of Everything (Encore Mar 14, 2016)

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Neil Turok, Director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics believes that the universe "invites" us to figure it out, by giving us clues about its composition. And when we follow its clues, we discover that it's ultimately quite simple.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160816_62334.mp3




Citizen Mel, Part 2 (Encore June 23, 2011)

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

For almost fifty years, Mel Hurtig was a prominent voice in any discussion about the country that he loved. Kathleen Flaherty traced Mel Hurtig's lifelong quest to shape a Canada that he passionately believed in.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160812_24581.mp3




Vestigial Tale, Part 1 (Encore May 26, 2015)

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Analysing stories is usually territory claimed by writers, critics, and university scholars. But recently, evolutionary psychologists have begun to look at the human propensity for storytelling from a scientific perspective.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160811_67026.mp3




All in the Family, Part 2 (Encore April 14, 2016)

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Truancy. Drug use. Failing grades. Academic failure has often been explained as a function of poverty, class, even poor nutrition. But now, childhood trauma is increasingly being seen as a major factor in academic under-achievement.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160810_25693.mp3




Citizen Mel, Part 1 (Encore June 22, 2011)

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

For almost fifty years, Mel Hurtig was a prominent voice in any discussion about the country that he loved. Kathleen Flaherty traced Mel Hurtig's lifelong quest to shape a Canada that he passionately believed in.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160805_80257.mp3




All in the Family, Part 1 (Encore April 7, 2016)

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Cardio-vascular disease. Obesity. Alcoholism. Diabetes. These conditions may have one surprising factor in common: childhood trauma -- according to a massive study called "Adverse Childhood Experiences", or ACE. Mary O'Connell investigates.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160803_41919.mp3




Tinctor's Foul Manual (Encore May 13, 2013)

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Our ideas about witches and witch hunts may come from a manuscript found in the University of Alberta Library. It's one of only four known copies. Written in the 1400s and now being re-translated from medieval French.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160802_58939.mp3




Undoing Forever (Encore June 19, 2014)

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

From passenger pigeons to woolly mammoths, Britt Wray delves into the science, the ethics, and the implications of de-extinction for all animals, including us humans.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160727_75117.mp3




The Shape of Things to Come (Encore May 19, 2015)

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

T.E. Lawrence -- Lawrence of Arabia -- was one of the most brilliant and enigmatic figures of the 20th Century. A groundbreaking archaeologist and cartographer, to say nothing of his legendary skills as a military tactician and leader in the First World W


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160727_62249.mp3




Peace and Justice - A Celebration of Ursula Franklin

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

To commemorate the recent death, and to celebrate the remarkable life of Ursula Franklin, we turn to the IDEAS archives, and sample over forty years of appearances by the public intellectual who delivered the 1989 CBC Massey Lectures -- "The Real World of


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160725_55125.mp3




The Eminent Dr. Nurse (Encore Feb 17, 2016)

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

British geneticist Sir Paul Maxime Nurse recently discovered some fascinating secrets about his own hereditary background, long after he made the discoveries that won him a Nobel Prize in 2001. On the occasion of being honoured with the 2015 Henry Frie


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160722_70095.mp3




Rewilding (Encore Nov 24, 2014)

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

After centuries of negative human impact on our landscapes, some people are calling for rewilding: allowing landscapes to revert back to a natural state. Anik See takes a look at rewilding efforts in Canada and in the Netherlands.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160720_71145.mp3




Ideas from the Trenches - Undoing Linguicide

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Lorena Fontaine is completing her PhD at the University of Manitoba and is battling to revive aboriginal languages. She argues that Canadian indigenous communities have a legal right to the survival of language.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160719_31973.mp3




Reconciliation in South Africa: Has it Succeeded?

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

It's been twenty-one years since the end of Apartheid. Goldstone reviews the successes and the failures of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission in his lecture.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160715_25575.mp3




The Discovery of Human Rights (Encore Dec 10, 2015)

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The modern concept of human rights has profoundly changed our world: genocide, slavery, famine and the oppression of women are no longer acceptable. But what exactly have we achieved, and how do we move forward?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160714_64191.mp3




Coyotl's Song (Encore Dec 26, 2001)

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

One of nature's success stories, coyotes have expanded from the Great Plains to most of North America, even living happily in urban parks. IDEAS producer Dave Redel reflects on the science and mythology of the wily coyote.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160713_82373.mp3




Ideas from the Trenches - Crazy In Love (Encore Jan 28, 2016)

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Falling in love. Over the moon. Love-struck. These tropes are embedded in both high and popular culture. PhD student Elissa Gurman finds that the crazy-woman-in-love narrative captured in 19th century novels ended in two ways: thankless marriage or death.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160712_94106.mp3




The Ballad of Tin Ears (Encore May 6, 2014)

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Many of us love to sing, but we're not all good at it. Some of us can't even carry a tune and are told not to sing. Tim Falconer dives into neuroscience, psychology -- and music itself -- to find out why he's a bad singer.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160712_11940.mp3




The Dream of Brother XII (Encore March 22, 2016)

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The story about Edward Wilson, better known as the infamous religious cult leader Brother XII, a wayward 1920s Theosophist at the centre of one of the most bizarre interludes in Canadian history.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160712_15632.mp3




The Discovery of Other Worlds (Encore Dec 1, 2015)

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

How does the inner science of ourselves intersect with the outer science of the universe? A Stratford Festival Forum on the theme of discovery with Janice Gross Stein, Dr. Joe MacInnis, and Jay Ingram.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160707_87060.mp3




Wise Guys (Encore March 22, 2010)

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Crows can reason, solve problems, and have long memories. They know more about us, and our habits, than we know about them. IDEAS producer Yvonne Gall explores the world of the urban crow and reveals how crows are a lot like us.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160706_50840.mp3




Ideas from the Trenches - Just Trying to Help (Encore Sept 15, 2015)

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic meet Western University PhD graduate Marylynn Steckley. She spent six years in Haiti, learning about the effects of slavery, colonialism and racism, and finding inspiration in an emerging peasant movement.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160705_35056.mp3




The Lady and the Unicorn (Encore Jan 11, 2016)

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

In the Musée de Cluny hang six stunning and enigmatic medieval tapestries. Known collectively as "The Lady and the Unicorn", the tapestries feature a lion, a unicorn, and a beautiful young woman. Philip Coulter investigates a 600-year-old mystery.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20160704_55579.mp3