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CBC's The Best of Ideas Podcast

CBC's The Best of Ideas Podcast

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53 Min.
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Weekly

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Ideas is all about ideas – programs that explore everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues.


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

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Tue, Mar 21, 2017


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

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Expletive Repeated: Why Swearing Matters

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Thu, Mar 16, 2017


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

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Tue, Mar 14, 2017


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

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Thu, Mar 09, 2017


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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The Lives of Women, Readers and Alice Munro

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Wed, Mar 08, 2017


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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How Existentialist and Conservative Philosophers Think About Freedom

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Mon, Mar 06, 2017


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

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Beyond the Huddled Masses

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Thu, Mar 02, 2017


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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Ideas from the Trenches - Refuge

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Mon, Feb 27, 2017


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.

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Downloading Decision: Could machines make better decisions for us?

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017


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?

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The Proper Role of Science: Peter Gluckman

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017


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.

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From Tolerance to Tyranny

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017


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

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Wachtel On The Arts - Phyllis Lambert

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017


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

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

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017


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.

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The Marriage of True Minds, Part 2

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Wed, Feb 15, 2017


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.

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The Marriage of True Minds, Part 1

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Tue, Feb 14, 2017


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.

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

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Thu, Feb 09, 2017


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.

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The Challenge of Peace

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Wed, Feb 08, 2017


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.

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The Enright Files on humanizing Canada's penal system

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Mon, Feb 06, 2017


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.

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Ecology of Sound: Hildegard Westerkamp

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Thu, Feb 02, 2017


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.

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After Guantanamo

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Wed, Feb 01, 2017


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.

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Media in the Age of Terrorism: Mohamed Fahmy

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Tue, Jan 31, 2017


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.

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The importance of being ethical with Dr. Janet Rossant

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Mon, Jan 30, 2017


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.

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The Causes and Consequences of Brexit: Timothy Garton Ash

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Thu, Jan 26, 2017


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.

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

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Thu, Jan 26, 2017


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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Reconciliation Before Reconciliation with Dr. Tracey Lindberg

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Mon, Jan 23, 2017


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

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The Truth about "Post-Truth"

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Thu, Jan 19, 2017


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?

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

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Wed, Jan 18, 2017


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?

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Wachtel On The Arts - John Neumeier

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Tue, Jan 17, 2017


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.

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Screened Off: The dangers of an insular web

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017


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

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Commute From Hell

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Mon, Jan 09, 2017


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?

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

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Mon, Jan 09, 2017


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.

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The Enright Files - Ideas to make a better world

podcasting@cbc.ca
Mon, Jan 02, 2017


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.

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

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Mon, Jan 09, 2017


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

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

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Mon, Jan 09, 2017


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

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: C018754