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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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The Myth of the Secular, Part 5 (Encore Oct 26, 2012)

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Thu, Jul 30, 2015


In his book Political Theology: Four New Chapters, American legal theorist Paul Kahn argues that the foundations of the American state remain theological. He explores this theme with David Cayley.

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Visions of Fire, Part 2 (Encore Nov 25, 2008)

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Tue, Jul 28, 2015


Ideas about fire, domesticated and wild, past and present, bringer of life and death and life again. This "fire opera" by Max Allen features fire historian Stephen Pyne with a chorus of fire enthusiasts and fire fighters.

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Visions of Fire, Part 1 (Encore Nov 24, 2008)

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Mon, Jul 27, 2015


Ideas about fire, domesticated and wild, past and present, bringer of life and death and life again. This "fire opera" by Max Allen features fire historian Stephen Pyne with a chorus of fire enthusiasts and fire fighters.

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The Myth of the Secular, Part 4 (Encore Oct 24, 2012)

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Thu, Jul 23, 2015


"The Fundamentals" was a series of books published between 1910 and 1915, which tried to set the basics of Christianity in stone. Fundamentalism now refers to any back-to-basics movement. Malise Ruthve in conversation with David Cayley.

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Chris Hedges: War is a drug (Encore Feb 9, 2015)

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Tue, Jul 21, 2015


Pulitzer Prize winner Christopher Hedges spent decades as a war correspondent before the suffering he witnessed became too much to bear. In the fall of 2014, he gave a lecture at Ryerson University in Toronto. He later joined Paul Kennedy in conversation.

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The Wonder of the World: Frederick II, Part 2 (Encore Feb 25, 2015)

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Fri, Jul 24, 2015


He was a monarch like no other: he was a poet, a lover of science, and in his court multicultural collaboration and innovation were a matter of policy. A look at the life of Frederick II.

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The Myth of the Secular, Part 3 (Encore Oct 23, 2012)

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Thu, Jul 16, 2015


Early in the post-colonial era, politics in most Muslim countries were framed in secular and nationalist terms. During the last thirty years, the Islamic revival has dramatically changed this picture. David Cayley talks to anthropologist Saba Mahmood.

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Selkirk's Grant (Encore Sept 4, 2012)

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Wed, Jul 15, 2015


In the fall of 1812, the Earl of Selkirk established a small colony in what would become southern Manitoba. The tiny settlement changed Canada, introducing new ideas of what the west could be, including an early version of a multicultural Canada.

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The Wonder of the World: Frederick II, Part 1 (Encore Feb 18, 2015)

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Fri, Jul 24, 2015


He was a monarch like no other: he was a poet, a lover of science, and in his court multicultural collaboration and innovation were a matter of policy. A look at the life of Frederick II.

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The Myth of the Secular, Part 2 (Encore Oct 23, 2012)

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Thu, Jul 09, 2015


The secular is often defined as the absence of religion, but secular society is in many ways a product of religion. David Cayley in conversation with British sociologist David Martin.

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Scaling the Heights (Encore October 8, 2012)

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Wed, Jul 08, 2015


Paul Kennedy revisits Queenston, Ontario, where a large monument now towers over the battlefield where Major General Isaac Brock, along with many others, lost his life while leading combined British, Canadian and Aboriginal forces during the War of 1812.

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Recognizing Grey

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Tue, Jul 07, 2015


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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Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays? (Encore Feb 24, 2015)

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Mon, Jul 13, 2015


Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, conducts the trial of the century. An all-star cast of lawyers (and a few actors) examine the evidence about the Man from Stratford. Did Shakespeare write the plays he's credited for?

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The Myth of the Secular, Part 1

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015


Theologians, anthropologists, sociologists and political philosophers talk about why the old map of the religious and the secular no longer fits the territory. And about how it might be redrawn. David Cayley speaks to Craig Calhoun and Rajeev Barghava.

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Who Started the War of 1812?

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015
GMT,


It was a war that nobody really wanted, although both sides ultimately claimed to win. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy considers the causes and the consequences of the War of 1812-14, from both sides, and includes an "Indian" perspective that is all too frequentl

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The Bugle and the Passing Bell, Part 5 - The Push to Victory

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Fri, Jun 26, 2015


In the spring of 1918 allied troops were told to fight to the last man as the Germans launched a massive offensive. The attack was repelled and now for the first time in years Canadian soldiers sang as they went up to the front lines.

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The Bugle and the Passing Bell, Part 4 - The war in the air/Vimy Ridge & Passchendaele

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Thu, Jun 25, 2015


Canada's early aviators fought and died in their flimsy unreliable planes; the average combat life of a pilot was three weeks. At Vimy Ridge Canadian losses were enormous, but Vimy was a victory and a high point in Canada's involvement in WW1.

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The Bugle and the Passing Bell, Part 3 - Siege warfare/Newfoundland's day of the dead

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Wed, Jun 24, 2015


Stories from those who lived to tell them. This series draws on the testimony of 200 Canadians who fought in WW1, recorded by CBC Radio in 1964. The men's stories are supplemented by letters, war diaries, military reports and poetry.

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The Bugle and the Passing Bell, Part 2 - Baptism of fire and deadly stealth

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Tue, Jun 23, 2015


Stories from those who lived to tell them. This series draws on the testimony of 200 Canadians who fought in WW1, recorded by CBC Radio in 1964. The men's stories are supplemented by letters, war diaries, military reports and poetry.

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The Bugle and The Passing Bell, Part 1 - Canada answers the call

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Mon, Jun 22, 2015


Stories from those who lived to tell them. This series draws on the testimony of 200 Canadians who fought in WW1, recorded by CBC Radio in 1964. The men's stories are supplemented by letters, war diaries, military reports and poetry.

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Who Owns Ancient Art, Part 2

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Mon, Jun 29, 2015


When the Taliban and ISIS destroy ancient artifacts, the world responds with outrage. But where should that outrage lead: taking ancient art out of the country of origin? Or would that amount to cultural genocide? Just who owns ancient art?

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Miss Understanding and Miss Behaviour

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Thu, Jun 18, 2015


Is drag a mockery of femininity, an earnest tribute, or something else entirely? Willow Yamauchi, a drag queen's daughter, unpacks her father's gowns, secrets, and illusions, and works through his little black book to find his answers - and her own.

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Wachtel On The Arts - SebstiĆ£o Salgado

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Wed, Jun 17, 2015


For SebastiĆ£o Salgado, photography is his work, his life, his lens on the world. Eleanor talks to the celebrated Brazilian photojournalist who has spent a lifetime in the field, documenting human experience in troubled places around the globe.

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Wachtel On The Arts - SebstiĆ£o Salgado

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Wed, Jun 17, 2015


For SebastiĆ£o Salgado, photography is his work, his life, his lens on the world. Eleanor talks to the celebrated Brazilian photojournalist who has spent a lifetime in the field, documenting human experience in troubled places around the globe.

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Much Ado About Magna Carta, Part 2

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Tue, Jun 16, 2015


It's been hailed as the cornerstone of our justice system. From property rights to women's rights, the rule of law, equality before the law and defined roles for judges: all roads seem to lead us back to Magna Carta Libertatum. But is this entirely true?

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Much Ado About Magna Carta - Part 1

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Mon, Jun 15, 2015


It's been hailed as the cornerstone of our justice system. From property rights to women's rights, the rule of law, equality before the law and defined roles for judges: all roads seem to lead us back to Magna Carta Libertatum. But is this entirely true?

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Who Owns Ancient Art? Part 1

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Fri, Jun 12, 2015


When the Taliban and ISIS destroy ancient artifacts, the world responds with outrage. But where should that outrage lead: taking ancient art out of the country of origin? Or would that amount to cultural genocide? Just who owns ancient art?

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Two Days in June

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Wed, Jun 10, 2015


In June 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave two speeches that led to the 1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A discussion about what those two days in June tell us about Kennedy as a president and his legacy.

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Science Under Siege, Part 3

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Fri, Jun 05, 2015


Scientists around the world are increasingly restricted in what they can research, publish and say -- constrained by belief and ideology from all sides. What happens to societies which turn their backs on curiosity-driven research?

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Science Under Siege, Part 2

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Thu, 04,
2015 Jun, 04:00:00


Scientists around the world are increasingly restricted in what they can research, publish and say -- constrained by belief and ideology from all sides. What happens to societies which turn their backs on curiosity-driven research?

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Science Under Siege, Part 1

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Wed, Jun 03, 2015


Scientists around the world are increasingly restricted in what they can research, publish and say -- constrained by belief and ideology from all sides. What happens to societies which turn their backs on curiosity-driven research?

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Brother West

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Tue, Jun 02, 2015


Political activist, author, provocative intellectual and self-described 'jazz man of ideas', Cornel West talks about righteous anger and the fight for social justice, the lack of integrity in American political office, and his passion for John Coltrane.

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The Enright Files - John Cleese/Dick Cavett

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Mon, Jun 01, 2015


Michael Enright revisits interviews with two of the funniest people in show business: Monty Python's John Cleese and legendary talk show host Dick Cavett.

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Deep Down Dark - Hector Tobar

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Fri, May 29, 2015


Thirty-three Chilean miners were trapped underground for sixty-nine days, before being rescued, back in 2010. Hector Tobar describes their collective experience in conversation with Paul Kennedy.

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Fire and Blood: The Paris Commune of 1871

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Thu, May 28, 2015


The Paris Commune of 1871 was a model for the revolutions of the 20th century -- freedom, liberty, equality. But the violence it unleashed foreshadowed the abuses of state power to come -- in the 20th century until today.

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Vestigial Tale, Part 2

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Wed, May 27, 2015


Analysing stories is usually territory claimed by writers, critics, and university scholars. But recently, evolutionary psychologists have begun to look at the human propensity for storytelling from a scientific perspective.

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Vestigial Tale, Part 1

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Tue, May 26, 2015


Analysing stories is usually territory claimed by writers, critics, and university scholars. But recently, evolutionary psychologists have begun to look at the human propensity for storytelling from a scientific perspective.

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Shame on You(Tube)

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Mon, May 25, 2015


We are watched. Caught on ubiquitous cell phone cameras. Tweeted in real time. Judged by a capricious social media jury. Kelley Jo Burke ponders how we live in a world where everyone might have 15 minutes of shame.

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Dante: Poet of the Impossible. Part 3 (Encore May 15, 2002)

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Fri, May 22, 2015


On the 750th anniversary of his birth, a celebration of the life and work of poet Dante Alighieri

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Dante: Poet of the Impossible, Part 2 (Encore May 8, 2015)

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Thu, May 21, 201
5 GMT 04:00:00,


On the 750th anniversary of his birth, a celebration of the life and work of poet Dante Alighieri

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Dante: Poet of the Impossible, Part 1 (Encore May 1, 2002)

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Wed, May 20, 2015


On the 750th anniversary of his birth, a celebration of the life and work of poet Dante Alighieri.

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The Shape of Thing To Come - T.E. Lawrence

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Tue, May 19, 2015


T.E. Lawrence -- Lawrence of Arabia -- was one of the most brilliant and enigmatic figures of the 20th Century. Archaeologist, cartographer, military tactician and leader in WW1, he was also uncannily prescient about the shape of the world to come.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Crystal Pite

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Tue, May 19, 2015


Eleanor Wachtel talks to Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite. She's been called a ā€œdance geniusā€ for her risky, imaginative, and emotionally compelling work.

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The 2015 Killam Prize

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Fri, May 15, 2015


Every year the Governor General presents the Canada Council Killam Prize to top academics in recognition of the tremendous contribution these scholars have made in their respective fields. Paul Kennedy meets the 2015 winners.

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Ideas from the Trenches - Too Dumb for Democracy (Encore Oct 2, 2014)

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Fri, May 15, 2015


University of British Columbia student David Moscrop argues that modern democracy just isn't built right for our brains, and that it dooms us into dumb thinking. He's got an idea for fixing that.

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Why Money Isn't Everything

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Tue, May 12, 2015


The world over, alternative currencies are helping societies solve key issues. Sheetal Lodhia explores how healthy communities can be built without money.

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Literary Amphibuim - Nancy Huston

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Thu, May 07, 2015


Paul Kennedy talks to the writer Nancy Huston, winner of the 2015 Blue Metropolis Grand Literary Prize.

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The Monster At The End

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Wed, May 06, 2015


In a lecture at the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta and in interview with Paul Kennedy, novelist Lynn Coady explores what happens if we separate the idea of 'the book' from the experience they've traditionally provided.

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Life in the Public Square

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Tue, May 05, 2015


The life and thought of Richard John Neuhaus with Randy Boyagoda, Michael Higgins and Molly Worthen.

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  • Published: 2002
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