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Pride and Compassion

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Psychology prof Jessica Tracy says we should celebrate pride because it's the most human emotion and the key to human success. And scholar Karen Armstrong says the solution to violence is laid out in every one of the world's major religions: compassion.

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Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Robert Waldinger reveals insights from the world's longest study on human happiness. Chade-Meng Tan gives practical advice on how you can experience joy in mere seconds. And Michael Dawson on his attempt to go 21-days straight without complaining.

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Educating Omar Khadr

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

When Omar Khadr was imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, he received a postcard from an English professor in Edmonton. Through letters and book reports, Arlette Zinck became Khadr's teacher and friend. It was a profound spiritual experience that changed her life

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Away from Home

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Susan Matt presents the strange and surprising history of homesickness (it used to be taken *very* seriously). Kristiina Montero reveals what it's like to be a refugee child in a Canadian classroom. Plus a doc about sponsoring refugees over the long haul.

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Keeping Connected

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Lisa Genova, author of the novel Still Alice, on how to have a meaningful emotional connection with somebody with Alzheimer's disease. Plus a documentary about a special pilgrimage two parents made to honour their daughter.

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Finding the Sacred in Unexpected Places

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Canadians are turning away from organized religion in droves -- they just can’t connect. In the vacuum, people are turning to unexpected sources for spiritual exploration. In this episode: finding the holy in Harry Potter and HGTV.

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Living Outside the Box

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The surprising stories of three people who resist classification: "Friends in Toronto" founder Antonius Clarke, photographer Angela Fama, and journalist Daliah Merzaban.

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Tapestry podcasts during the summer

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A special message from Mary Hynes about Tapestry podcasts during the summer.

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Faith Tested: stories from Fort McMurray and Birmingham, Alabama

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Lucas Welsh serves Fort McMurray as both a firefighter and a pastor. What he witnessed in one job made him question the other. And a feature conversation with Dr. Willie Parker, an obstetrician in the southern United States who believes he has a moral dut

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Reclaiming Indigenous Spirituality

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Papal decrees, poisoned water, and a look at reclaiming indigenous spirituality.

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Recommending Love Me

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Host Mary Hynes recommends the new CBC original podcast Love Me.

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Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Musician Snatam Kaur talks about the healing power of sacred chants and Lauretta Santarossa gives us a tour of her secret garden dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

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Stories of Perseverance and Grit That Go Way Off Script

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Paralympian John Maclean on his journey to walk again, and musician David Newland on his search for his birth father.

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New Truths from Old Books

Fri, 27 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A second look at ancient texts dispels myths about Mary Magdalene and provides new insight into ancient Egyptian beliefs about life and death.

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Stories from the battlefield and the ballpark PODCAST Version

Fri, 13 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Stories from the battlefield: what Harjit Sajjan, Canada's Minister of Defence has learned about life, and Stacey May Fowles on the healing properties of baseball.

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This Party Has Soul

Fri, 06 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The spiritual sides of four musicians: Prince, Kanye West, Beyonce and Shad.

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Behind the headlines

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Tapestry looks more deeply at two stories that made the news. Timothy Schmalz talks about his 'homeless Jesus' statue. Jeff Goodes looks at how Peterborough reacted to the fire-bombing of its only mosque.

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