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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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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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Death Becomes Us, Part 2 (Encore May 7, 2014)

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015


Over the last century we pushed death from our collective mind by outsourcing our dead to mortuary professionals. But with the rise of death cafes, death doulas, and the beginnings of a green funeral movement, our thinking about death may be changing.

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The Trouble with Tolerance, Part 1 (Encore Feb 26, 2007)

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015


Is Canada too tolerant for its own good? Should we tolerate intolerant people? Michael Blake, Genevieve Chornenki, Sunny Yi and producer Sara Wolch tackle the nature and meaning of tolerance in our diverse and seemingly tolerant society.

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The 2014 BBC Reith Lectures by Dr. Atul Gawande, Part 2

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Tue, Jan 27, 2015


In the 2014 BBC Reith Lectures, surgeon, professor and author Atul Gawande dissects a field defined by what he calls "the messy intersection of science and human fallibility.

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The 2014 BBC Reith Lectures by Dr. Atul Gawande, Part 1

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Mon, Jan 26, 2015


In the 2014 BBC Reith Lectures, surgeon, professor and author Atul Gawande dissects a field defined by what he calls "the messy intersection of science and human fallibility.

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The Battle of New Orleans

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Fri, Jan 23, 2015


The concluding episode of IDEAS' commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 takes us 'down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico', for the Battle of New Orleans.

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Death Becomes Us, Part 1 (Encore April 30, 2014)

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Wed, Jan 21, 2015


Over the last century we pushed death from our collective mind by outsourcing our dead to mortuary professionals. But with the rise of death cafes, death doulas, and the beginnings of a green funeral movement, our thinking about death may be changing.

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From Tolerance to Tyranny

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Wed, Jan 21, 2015


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. Writer Erna Paris calls what happened in Spain

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Wachtel On The Arts - Leon Fleisher

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Tue, Jan 20, 2015


Eleanor Wachtel talks to celebrated San Fransico-born musician Leon Fleisher. He talks about his inspiring personal journey and lifelong passion for music.

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Tapping into Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Mon, Jan 19, 2015


A feature inteview with Harry Belafonte talking about his close friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At 87, Harry Belafonte remains one of America's most eloquent and impassioned voices for human rights and social justice.

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Not With The Eyes

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Fri, Jan 16, 2015


Psychoanalyst Adrienne Harris and Shakespeare scholar M.J. Kidnie discuss the politics of gender and love in Shakespeare's time and ours.

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Last Rights - Peter Singer

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Thu, Jan 15, 2015


In a Halifax lecture and interview with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy, moral philosopher Peter Singer argues that ethical end-of-life laws are not just possible, but necessary.

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C.S. Lewis and The Inklings, Part 2

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Wed, Jan 14, 2015


C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Owen Barfield and Charles Williams were the core of the legendary literary group The Inklings at Oxford University. They were united by a love of myth and the belief that it is through the imagination that reality is illuminated.

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Consent to Harm, Part 1

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Tue, 1,
3 2015 Jan, 05:00:00


When it comes to risk of bodily harm, what we are allowed to consent to is fraught territory. The general rule of thumb is that it's okay if a person exposes themselves to risk for a greater social good. But where does a society draw the line?

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Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari

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Mon, Jan 12, 2015


"There were humans long before there was history," writes Yuval Noah Harari. Professor Harari's book "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" is an international best-seller.

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Stuffed, Part 2

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Fri, Jan 09, 2015


We're eating 200 calories per day more than we did just thirty years ago. We're eating larger portions, and we're eating more often. What happened to bring about this sudden change? Jill Eisen explores the politics, economics and science of overeating.

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C.S. Lewis and The Inklings, Part 1 (Encore Oct 9, 2013)

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Wed, Jan 07, 2015


C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Owen Barfield and Charles Williams were the core of the legendary literary group The Inklings at Oxford University. They were united by a love of myth and the belief that it is through the imagination that reality is illuminated.

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Beyond Human Rights (Encore Sept 17, 2014)

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Tue, Jan 06, 2015


In the 2014 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture, Payam Akhavan argues that our world needs more than laws and legal niceties: it has to be built on empathy.

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The Enright Files - Bibliotherapy

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Mon, Jan 05, 2015


Bookstores are full of self-help books but many of the best ones are not on the self-help shelves, they're in the literature section. Interviews with writers: Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin, Kim Rosen, Sarah Churchwell, Elizabeth Winder and Lorna Crozie

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Stuffed, Part 1 (Encore December 9, 2013)

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Fri, Jan 02, 2015


We're eating 200 calories per day more than we did just thirty years ago. We're eating larger portions, and we're eating more often. What happened to bring about this sudden change? Jill Eisen explores the politics, economics and science of overeating.

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Enemies and Angels

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Tue, Dec 23, 2014


When Najah Aboud got wounded during the Iran-Iraq war, he crawled into a bunker to die. He was found by Iranian medic, Zahed Haftlang who made a decision to save his enemy's life. Years later they would be reunited halfway across the world.

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The New Masters: The Sobey Art Award, Part 2

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Mon, Dec 22, 2014


A profile of the five regional finalists of the 2014 Sobey Art Award. From the West Coast and Yukon: Evan Lee. Prairies and the North: Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber. Ontario: Chris Curreri. Quebec: Nadia Myre. The Atlantic: Graeme Patterson

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The Secret Lives of Children

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014


IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell explores the idea that a child's imagination may be the strongest shield against the confines of technology and achievement.

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The Sharing Economy and The Public Good, Part 2

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Thu, Dec 18, 2014


Is a Sharing Economy sustainable for the economy, for us and for the planet? A public event in collaboration with the Munk School of Global Affairs. Featuring Jeremy Rifkin, Bob Rae, Anita M. McGahan, and moderator Janice Stein.

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Bottom's Dream

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Wed, Dec 17, 2014


Director Peter Sellars turned A Midsummer Night's Dream on its head at the Stratford Festival. For him, the play is not so much a comedy, as a vision that speaks to the depths of human experience.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Suzy Lake

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Tue, Dec 16, 2014


Eleanor Wachtel talks to visual artist Suzy Lake. The Art Gallery of Ontario is saluting Suzy Lake's career in an exhibition of her most famous works from the past 40 years

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The New Masters - The Sobey Art Award, Part 1

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Mon, Dec 15, 2014


A profile of the five regional finalists of the 2014 Sobey Art Award. From the West Coast and Yukon: Evan Lee. Prairies and the North: Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber. Ontario: Chris Curreri. Quebec: Nadia Myre. The Atlantic: Graeme Patterson

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Sense and Social Anthropology (Encore May 22, 2014)

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Fri, Dec 12, 2014


With a slight nod to Jane Austen who wonderfully articulated the emotional impact of cultural presumptions, Maureen Matthews explores the anthropology of sensory perception.

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The Sharing Economy and The Public Good, Part 1

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Thu, Dec 11, 2014


Who wins, who loses and what's destined to change if a sharing economy is sustainable: business, society or the state? Featuring economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, and panelists Bob Rae, Anita M. McGahan, and Janice Stein.

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Shakespeare's Web

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Wed, Dec 10, 2014


In a talk presented at the Stratford Festival, Peter Sellars speaks about Shakespeare, theatre, and the importance of art in our lives.

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Shackleton's Grave

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Tue, Dec 09, 2014


Underwater explorer Dr. Joe MacInnis makes a pilgrimmage to the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton, on remote South Georgia Island, in the extreme South Atlantic Ocean. He pays homage to the man who completely dominated South Pole exploration.

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Rwanda Reconciliation (Encore April 9, 2014)

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Mon, Dec 08, 2014


The brutality and bloodshed of the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago was unfathomable. Rwandan musician Jean-Paul Samputu tells his story of heartbreaking loss and breathtaking reconciliation with the man who killed his family.

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The Sharing Economy

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Thu, Dec 04, 2014


Anne Wright-Howard examines how the sharing economy challenges 20th century notions of ownership, commerce, government regulation, wealth and personal identity.

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The Science of Shakespeare (Encore April 14, 2014)

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Wed, Dec 03, 2014


William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago into a period when new ideas about the human body, the earth and the universe were threatening the old medieval worldview. Dan Falk examines the science of the Bard of Avon.

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The Motorcycle is Yourself

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Tue, Dec 02, 2014


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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Recognizing Grey

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014


Director, author, actress and journalist Nelofer Pazira peels back the layers of the western media's simplified black-and-white coverage of the Middle East in the 2014 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism.

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Letters from the Front

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014


Soldiers from Perth County in Southern Ontario went to the First World War and sent letters home to their loved ones, writing about their daily experiences: what they were seeing and doing, as well as their fears of dying.

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Rewilding

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014


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.

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The Munk Debates: A More Dangerous Place?

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Fri, Nov 21, 2014


Is American foreign policy making the world a more dangerous place? That's the question participants discuss in the most recent Munk Debates. On the "yes" side: Bret Stephens and Robert Kagan. On the "no" side: Fareed Zakaria and Anne-Marie Slaughter.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Rem Koolhaas

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Tue, Nov 18, 2014


Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas is admired as much for his radical ideas about buildings and cities as for his daring designs. He talks to Eleanor Wachtel about the interests and experiences that have informed his work in all its various dimensions.

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Belonging - Canada Writes

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Mon, Nov 17, 2014


Where do I belong? How do I belong? Inspired by Adrienne Clarkson's CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning writers -- Rawi Hage, Teresa Toten, Susin Nielsen, and Priscila Uppal share personal stories that reveal the complexity of belonging.

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Lost Innocence, Part 5 - Scars of the Second Generation

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Fri, Nov 07, 2014


The story of six extraordinary people . Three are the children of Jewish Holocaust survivors; three, the children of German Nazis. We hear about their struggle with the legacy of their parents' wartime experience.

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Coming Home

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Thu, Nov 06, 2014


In this IDEAS classic from 1995, Seth Feldman, an American by birth and tells the story of his initiation and integration into the Canadian way of life: the culture, the climate, the rituals and the politics.

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Being Canadian, Part 2

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Wed, Nov 05, 2014


Ideas, stories, and reflections on being Canadian. Filmmaker Sun-Kyung (Sunny) Yi explores the concerns, the questions, and the challenges of living together in a multicultural and diverse society.

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Being Canadian, Part 1

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Tue, Nov 04, 2014


Ideas, stories, and reflections on being Canadian. Filmmaker Sun-Kyung (Sunny) Yi explores the concerns, the questions, and the challenges of living together in a multicultural and diverse society.

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The Enright Files - The Giller Effect

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Mon, Nov 03, 2014


The Scotiabank Giller Prize is one of the most prestigious of literary prizes. In this episode, conversations with three writers who have been part of the Giller Prize over the years: Claire Messud; American novelist Jonathan Lethem; and Esi Edugyan.

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