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History Derailed: Understanding the Messy Middle East

Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

American journalist Robert F. Worth joins Paul Kennedy in conversation about his book, A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS. Worth is this year's winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize.


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Does public broadcasting have a future?

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A panel discussion on the challenges faced by public broadcaster with James Harding from the BBC; Jennifer McGuire from the CBC and Michael Oreskes from NPR. Simon Houpt moderates the conversation.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170526_19470.mp3




Writing in Worried Times: GG Award winners share their anxieties (Encore Dec 13, 2016)

Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170525_28785.mp3




Yes and No: The problem of bad referendums

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Leah Trueblood is a PhD student at Oxford University. She warns that ill-conceived referendums are actually dangerous for democracies. The latest episode in our series Ideas from the Trenches


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The Myth of Victory

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

How do we know when we've won? Some people argue that World War I was just the opening act for the World War II, and perhaps World War III is just around the corner. Stephen Toope, Janice Stein and Hugh Segal in conversation.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170519_14414.mp3




How Art Shapes History

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A panel discussion with architect Sir David Adjaye, visual artist Christi Belcourt, author Junot Díaz and filmmaker Paul Gross. Their focus: current global politics and how art shapes our understanding of place, history and progress.


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Why Buffyworld still matters

Wed, 17 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

It's been 20 years since a midriff-baring California cheerleader leapt onto our television screens and became a riveting woman warrior. Buffy the Vampire Slayer remains the most-studied show in television history. A look at the legacy of "Buffyworld".


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The Self-Taught Philosopher: How a 900-year-old Arabic Tale Inspired the Enlightenment

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Naheed Mustafa tells the story of philosopher-physician Ibn Tufayl who wrote the first Arabic novel "Hayy ibn Yaqzan". It may be the most important story you've never heard.


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Decoding Death: The science and significance of near death experiences

Wed, 17 May 2017 04:00:00 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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170512_31725.mp3




The Munk Debates on the decline and fall of the liberal international order

Tue, 09 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Is this the beginning of the end of the liberal international order? In a head-to-head Munk Debate, historian Niall Ferguson says Yes, the old order is collapsing, while commentator Fareed Zakaria argues No, there's life yet in liberal ideals.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170509_60083.mp3




Yesterday and Tomorrow: the rise of the extreme right in France, Part 3

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The loudest people supporting Marine Le Pen are the young. Unemployed and disaffected, they're rejecting the elites that have failed them. What that means, and what it will mean to be French in the future, is what this election is about.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170505_87514.mp3




Liberty Leading the People: the rise of the extreme right in France, Part 2

Tue, 02 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As the French pick a new president, it's the extreme right and the Front National with their candidate Marine Le Pen, which might well lead the French out of Europe and shut the door to immigrants. Philip Coulter reports.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170502_97208.mp3




The Enright Files: Fifty years after the Six-Day War

Mon, 01 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War approaches, The Enright Falls revisits interviews about that war and the way it and the fallout from Israel’s other conflicts still weigh on the state of Israel today.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170501_13549.mp3




Don't Shoot the Messenger: the value of whistleblowing

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Recorded at Ryerson University's Centre for Free Expression, Paul Kennedy hosts a panel on why whistleblowers are vital to the public interest...and how their exposure of wrongdoing can ultimately be helpful, even to their workplace.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170428_58404.mp3




Chernobyl Remembered, Part 2

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An encore presentation of Philip Coulter’s 2007 documentary, “The Zone of Absolute Exclusion” about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occurred on April 26, 1986. Thirty-one years later, it remains the worst nuclear accident in history.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170427_75071.mp3




Chernobyl Remembered, Part 1

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An encore presentation of Philip Coulter’s 2007 documentary, “The Zone of Absolute Exclusion” about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occurred on April 26, 1986. Thirty-one years later, it remains the worst nuclear accident in history.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170426_47348.mp3




The Motorcycle is Yourself: revisiting 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has been called the most widely read book of philosophy ever written. Forty years after its publication, Tim Wilson revisits an extraordinary interview he did with its author.


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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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/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.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/ideas_20170302_87504.mp3