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Reconciliation Before Reconciliation with Dr. Tracey Lindberg

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Dr. Tracey Lindberg explores the importance of reconciliation with self, with community, and with Indigenous peoples in advance of reconciliation with Canada.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170123_17309.mp3




The Truth about "Post-Truth"

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The election of Donald Trump has ignited talk that we're now living in a "post-truth" era. But are we? And if we are, what are the origins of this idea that the truth no longer exists, or if it does, that it doesn't matter anymore?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170119_52893.mp3




American Fascism: It Can't Happen Here? (Encore October 28, 2016)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

What did the Trump campaign, and the voters it 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_20170118_97680.mp3




Wachtel On The Arts - John Neumeier

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Choreographer John Neumeier has been at the cutting edge of dance for more than fifty years. He talks to Eleanor Wachtel about how he went from being a tap-dancing kid in Milwaukee to the celebrated Artistic Director of the Hamburg Ballet.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170117_25676.mp3




Screened Off: The dangers of an insular web

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Corporate control, and the "tyranny of the popular." Fake news, filter bubbles, and apps as "walled gardens." Have we lost a free and democratic internet? And did we do this to ourselves? Featuring Sue Gardner, Hossein Derakhan, and Brodie Fenlon


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170116_47658.mp3




Commute From Hell

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Work can’t help but be affected when people spend almost as much time commuting as they spend on the job. How can a stressful commute impact a person's professional performance? What does it ultimately do to family life, or social engagements?


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170109_16942.mp3




God Wants You To Be Rich (Encore Oct 7, 2016)

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 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_20170106_37397.mp3




The Enright Files - Ideas to make a better world

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

This month on The Enright Files, ideas to improve our communities, our countries and our quality of life. Interviews with Rutger Bregman, Janette Sadik-Khan, Pasi Sahlberg & Karyn McCluskey.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170102_58547.mp3




Fat & Sugar, Part 2 (Encore June 22, 2016)

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Jill Eisen explores the complex, and sometimes contradictory, science of nutrition - and tries to find clarity amidst the thicket of studies and ambiguous research.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161230_31806.mp3




Fat & Sugar, Part 1 (Encore June 15, 2016)

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Jill Eisen explores the complex, and sometimes contradictory, science of nutrition - and tries to find clarity amidst the thicket of studies and ambiguous research.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161223_13811.mp3




The 2016 Sobey Art Award: The New Masters, Part 2

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Conversations with 2016 Sobey Art Award winner Jeremy Shaw and finalist Charles Stankievech.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161222_10676.mp3




The 2016 Sobey Art Award: The New Masters, Part 1

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Conversations with three of the 2016 Sobey Art Award finalists - Brenda Draney, William Robinson and Hajra Waheed


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161221_34122.mp3




Reflections on Global Affairs: Is the world really falling apart?

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

IDEAS in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto reflects upon the state of the world. Featuring: Michael Blake, Randall Hansen, Janice Stein, and Stephen Toope.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161219_54302.mp3




Seed Banks: Re-sowing paradise

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

In the face of climate change and declining biodiversity, one of humanity's oldest cultural practices – seed saving – has a new urgency. Maria Zytaruk explores how preserving seeds reflects the deepest of human fears and hopes.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161216_50145.mp3




The Orwell Tapes, Part 3 (Encore April 18, 2016)

Thu, 15 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_20161215_89800.mp3




The Sea Women (Encore Oct 18, 2007)

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

South Korea's "sea women" have been harvesting treasures from the ocean floor since the 4th century. With only a few tools and fishing baskets slung over their shoulders, these sunburnt and wrinkled grandmothers can dive up to 20 metres on a single breath


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161214_90639.mp3




Writing in Worried Times

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

They may be successful writers, but that doesn't mean the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award winners are immune from worry about the world around us. Authors share some brand new work on that theme.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161213_83247.mp3




Cracking the Moral Code

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

We all have a moral code -- a clear sense of what is right and what is wrong. But the reasons why we make certain decisions can quickly get fuzzy. Producer John Chipman explores why some people stick to their moral codes more stringently than others, and


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20161212_62698.mp3




The Orwell Tapes, Part 2 (Encore April 11, 2016)

Thu, 15 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_20161208_83769.mp3




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