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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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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, 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 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 “dance genius” 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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The Enright Files - Israeli-Palestinian Relations

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Mon, May 04, 2015


Michael Enright in conversation with Ari Shavit, the author of the acclaimed book, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, and the award-winning, but highly polarizing Gideon Levy.

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The 2015 Gelber Prize - Serhii Plokhy

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Thu, Apr 30, 2015


A conversation with the 2015 Gelber Prize winner Serhii Plokhy about his book The Last Empire - The Final Days of the Soviet Union.

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Women and Peacemaking

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Wed, Apr 29, 2015


Women are peaceful. On this basis, women have worked for peace as mothers and moral guides to the world. But this stereotype limits women - and their peacemaking - as much as it empowers them.

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Peace In Their Time

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Tue, Apr 28, 2015


In 1915, more than a thousand women gathered in The Hague, Netherlands to find a way to end the First World War. Marilyn Powell traces the remarkable story of their achievement and defeat.

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Living in the Material World

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Mon, Apr 27, 2015


Making the world a better place is a tough, messy, imperfect business. From the 2014 Stratford Forum series, two people with practical experience in making change: humanitarian and activist James Orbinski, and Muslim scholar Muhammed Robert Heft.

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The New Russian Front

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Wed, Apr 22, 2015


How should the West deal with Putin's Russia? By isolation or by engagement? Highlights from the Munk Debate: The West vs Russia with journalist Vladimir Pozner , historian Stephen Cohen political dissident Garry Kasparov, and historian Anne Applebaum.

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Disposable Youth - Henry Giroux

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Fri, Apr 17, 2015


Drawing on his book, Disposable Youth, scholar Henry Giroux speaks at the SPUR lecture in Toronto about how America is abandoning its youth.

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Ideas from the Trenches - Why We Obey

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Tue, Apr 14, 2015


Serbulent Turan, an emerging political scientist at the University of British Columbia, asks why people willingly put up with oppression and -- on the flip side -- what's needed to spark a revolution.

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Once Upon A Planet (Encore Oct 9, 2013)

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Thu, Apr 09, 2015


Science fiction writers have been dreaming up planets and alien for years. But recently, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets far beyond our solar system. Is there life on those planets, too?

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The Enright Files

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Mon, Apr 06, 2015


Our monthly Monday night feature with Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with some of the most original and influential thinkers of our time.

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St. John Passion

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Fri, Apr 03, 2015


This piece by Johann Sebastian Bach speaks to the heart of the Christian narrative, which itself lies at the heart of Western culture. Ivars Taurins and Robert Harris zoom in on the work from the conductor's perspective.

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Alberto Manguel's Curiosity

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Thu, Apr 02, 2015


Alberto Manguel is a writer who prefers to be known as a reader. In his latest book, Curiosity, he explores his own curiosity about curiosity, in the company of Dante and other great writers.

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Connecting the Dots: The Mystery of Single Personality Disorder

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015


At first glance, a disorder with this name might easily appear ridiculous. Barbara Nichol describes the thinking behind the syndrome -- and the logic which takes SDP from punch-line to paradigm, and an intriguing new model of the human personality.

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A History of Violence

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Fri, Mar 20, 2015


Mass murder, senseless violence, random brutality. The human thirst for atrocity is at the heart of what psychologist Jordan Peterson has to say, in a talk he gave at the Stratford Festival, and in conversation with Paul Kennedy.

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Eureka! Mapping the Creative Mind

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Thu, Mar 19, 2015


Revolutionary ideas don't come out of nowhere. Or do they? Starting with Archimedes' original "eureka" moment, producert John Chipman dissects "aha" moments both big and small, and draws a road map to understanding Big Ideas.

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Learning to Lead

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Wed, Mar 18, 2015


Dr. Joe MacInnis profiles Pearson College- a place where education is a "force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future."

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Wachtel On The Arts - Liv Ullmann

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Tue, Mar 17, 2015


Eleanor Wachtel talks to remember Norwegian actress and director Liv Ullmann about her fascinating career, through all its phases, and the passion that continues to drive her work.

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Climate Hope

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Mon, Mar 16, 2015


News about climate change is almost always alarming, depressing, or both. Tim Flannery is a mammalogist, paleontologist and novelist. He's also world authority on climate. Tim Flannery believes there is qualified hope that things will get better.

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Underground Rome

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Thu, Mar 12, 2015


Delving into Rome’s past by venturing into what lies below it. Megan Williams goes underground in the city that was once known as the capital of the world. She uncovers the quiet secrets it continues to offer up and the questions that hang unsolved.

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Zionism From Within, Part 2 (Encore Oct 25, 2011)

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Wed, Mar 11, 2015


Since appearing on the international stage in the 19th century, Zionism has evoked extreme positions across the political spectrum. Frank Faulk speaks with Zionists about the movement's troubled history and the current struggle over its meaning.

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War-Torn: Conscription 1917

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Tue, Mar 10, 2015


When Parliament passed legislation allowing for conscription during World War 1, it nearly tore the country apart. Historians Jack Granatstein and Serge Durflinger debate whether conscription was worth it,

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On Joking, Tickling and Cracking Up: Humour in Ancient Rome

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Mon, Mar 09, 2015


Paul Kennedy in conversation with world-renowned classicist Mary Beard. Her most recent book is called Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling and Cracking Up.

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Zionism From Within, Part 1 (Encore Oct 24, 2011)

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Wed, Mar 04, 2015


Since appearing on the international stage in the 19th century, Zionism has evoked extreme positions across the political spectrum. Frank Faulk speaks with Zionists about the movement's troubled history and the current struggle over its meaning.

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Sex and the Sisterhood

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Tue, Mar 03, 2015


Feminist and sexologist, Leonore Tiefer in conversation with IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell about women's sexuality and our "hypersexual" culture.

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The Enright Files - Memories of the US Civil Rights Movement

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Mon, Mar 02, 2015


A former leader of the US civil rights movement recalls the 1965 epochal march for black voting rights. And a Toronto filmmaker tells his story going to Mississippi in the 1960s to help the civil rights cause.

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Consent to Harm, Part 2

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Thu, Feb 26, 2015


"Yes means yes. No means no." Giving consent seems straightforward. But what we're allowed to consent to is actually deeply fraught territory. And it gets especially fraught when the question of sex enters the equation. When does the law intervene?

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The Wonder of the World: Frederick II, Part 2

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Wed, Feb 25, 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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Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays?

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Tue, Feb 24, 2015


Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, conducts the trial of the century. An all-star cast of lawyers examine the evidence about an age-old question: did Shakespeare write the plays he’s credited for? And if not him -- then who?

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