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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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Peace and Justice - A Celebration of Ursula Franklin

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Mon, Jul 25, 2016


To commemorate the recent death, and to celebrate the remarkable life of Ursula Franklin, we turn to the IDEAS archives, and sample over forty years of appearances by the public intellectual who delivered the 1989 CBC Massey Lectures -- "The Real World of

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Rewilding (Encore Nov 24, 2014)

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Thu, Jul 21, 2016


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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Reconciliation in South Africa: Has it Succeeded?

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Fri, Jul 15, 2016


It's been twenty-one years since the end of Apartheid. Goldstone reviews the successes and the failures of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission in his lecture.

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The Discovery of Human Rights (Encore Dec 10, 2015)

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Fri, Jul 15, 2016


The modern concept of human rights has profoundly changed our world: genocide, slavery, famine and the oppression of women are no longer acceptable. But what exactly have we achieved, and how do we move forward?

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Coyotl's Song (Encore Dec 26, 2001)

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Wed, Jul 13, 2016


One of nature's success stories, coyotes have expanded from the Great Plains to most of North America, even living happily in urban parks. IDEAS producer Dave Redel reflects on the science and mythology of the wily coyote.

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Ideas from the Trenches - Crazy In Love (Encore Jan 28, 2016)

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Tue, Jul 12, 2016


Falling in love. Over the moon. Love-struck. These tropes are embedded in both high and popular culture. PhD student Elissa Gurman finds that the crazy-woman-in-love narrative captured in 19th century novels ended in two ways: thankless marriage or death.

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The Ballad of Tin Ears (Encore May 6, 2014)

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Tue, Jul 12, 2016


Many of us love to sing, but we're not all good at it. Some of us can't even carry a tune and are told not to sing. Tim Falconer dives into neuroscience, psychology -- and music itself -- to find out why he's a bad singer.

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The Dream of Brother XII (Encore March 22, 2016)

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Tue, Jul 12, 2016


The story about Edward Wilson, better known as the infamous religious cult leader Brother XII, a wayward 1920s Theosophist at the centre of one of the most bizarre interludes in Canadian history.

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The Discovery of Other Worlds (Encore Dec 1, 2015)

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Tue, Jul 12, 2016


How does the inner science of ourselves intersect with the outer science of the universe? A Stratford Festival Forum on the theme of discovery with Janice Gross Stein, Dr. Joe MacInnis, and Jay Ingram.

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Wise Guys (Encore March 22, 2010)

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Wed, Jul 06, 2016


Crows can reason, solve problems, and have long memories. They know more about us, and our habits, than we know about them. IDEAS producer Yvonne Gall explores the world of the urban crow and reveals how crows are a lot like us.

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Ideas from the Trenches - Just Trying to Help (Encore Sept 15, 2015)

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Tue, Jul 12, 2016


Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic meet Western University PhD graduate Marylynn Steckley. She spent six years in Haiti, learning about the effects of slavery, colonialism and racism, and finding inspiration in an emerging peasant movement.

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The Lady and the Unicorn (Encore Jan 11, 2016)

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Mon, Jul 04, 2016


In the Musée de Cluny hang six stunning and enigmatic medieval tapestries. Known collectively as "The Lady and the Unicorn", the tapestries feature a lion, a unicorn, and a beautiful young woman. Philip Coulter investigates a 600-year-old mystery.

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Big Data, Part 2

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Thu, Jun 30, 2016


IDEAS, CBC RADIO ONE in partnership with the MUNK School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto weighs the opportunities, the risks -- and the trade-offs -- as the world of Big Data relentlessly changes our lives.

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MacBrexit

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Wed, Jun 29, 2016


Artists, says James Shapiro, tell us more about the meaning of the news than CNN. Shakespeare's Macbeth is a moral tale for every one of us, and also for great nations. In conversation with Stratford Festival artistic director Antoni Cimolino, Shakespeare

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The Human Factor - Hannah Arendt (Encore April 23, 2014)

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Tue, Jun 28, 2016


Fifty years ago, the political philosopher Hannah Arendt published a famous book that created an instant uproar that has never ended. Roger Berkowitz, Adam Gopnik, Rivka Galchen and Adam Kirsch debate the reality behind Hannah Arendt and her ideas.

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Wit's End, Part 2

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Mon, Jun 27, 2016


What's it like to go mad and be crazy, living at wit's end? First comes diagnosis, followed by treatment. Then there's stigma and stereotyping. Marilyn Powell talks to those dealing with mental illness with their own truth to tell.

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Big Data, Part 1

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Thu, Jun 23, 2016


IDEAS, CBC RADIO ONE in partnership with the MUNK School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto weighs the opportunities, the risks -- and the trade-offs -- as the world of Big Data relentlessly changes our lives.

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Fat and Sugar, Part 2

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Wed, Jun 22, 2016


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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Wachtel On The Arts - Jacques Herzog

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Tue, Jun 21, 2016


From his home base in Basel, internationally renowned architect Jacques Herzog talks to Eleanor Wachtel about how architecture reflects a city -- and also changes it.

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Wit's End, Part 1

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Tue, Jun 28, 2016


What's it like to go mad and be crazy, living at wit's end? First comes diagnosis, followed by treatment. Then there's stigma and stereotyping. Marilyn Powell talks to those dealing with mental illness with their own truth to tell.

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Fat and Sugar, Part 1

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Wed, Jun 15, 2016


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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Public Poet - Richard Blanco

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Tue, Jun 14, 2016


Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco talks with Paul Kennedy at the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal.

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Counting in Colour with Daniel Tammet

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Mon, Jun 13, 2016


Daniel Tammet is a synesthetic savant. He possesses uncanny mathematical abilities, because he understands numbers as both colours and shapes. He’s also an internationally best-selling author of an autobiography called "Born on A Blue Day".

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No Man's Land, Part 2

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Thu, Jun 09, 2016


Philip Coulter visits a refugee camp on the outskirts of Calais -- city of dreams and lost hopes to ask the question: what do we owe our neighbour?

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The Degrowth Paradigm (Encore Dec 10, 2013)

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Wed, Jun 08, 2016


Degrowthers believe we need a more modest and sane alternative to the constant pressures of expansion that are destroying the ecological basis of our existence. Richard Swift explores the degrowth alternative, in theory and in practice.

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The Enright Files - The Donald Trump Phenomenon

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Mon, Jun 06, 2016


Conversations about the Donald Trump phenomenon and what it says about the GOP and the American polity.

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Education for Transformation

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Thu, Jun 02, 2016


From the Stratford Festival, writer Marina Nemat, actor Maev Beaty, historian Natalie Zemon-Davis and social activist Samantha Nutt talk about the possibilities for global change when we level out the playing field of gender.

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Imprisoned by Profit: Media & Democracy - Palagummi Sainath

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Fri, May 27, 2016


A conversation with Saint Francis Xavier University's Coady Chair in Social Justice for 2015, along with excerpts from Palagummi Sainath's lecture, Media and Democracy.

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High Culture, Part 3 (Encore Nov 24, 2015)

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Thu, May 26, 2016


LSD. MDMA. Magic Mushrooms. The demonized drugs of the 1960’s, some of them banned over four decades ago, are back. But now they’re on the front-lines of medicine, as scientists around the world explore their healing properties.

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No Man's Land, Part 1

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Wed, May 25, 2016


Philip Coulter visits a refugee camp on the outskirts of Calais -- city of dreams and lost hopes to ask the question: what do we owe our neighbour?

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Humour in Ancient Rome with Mary Beard (Encore Mar 9, 2015)

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Mon, May 23, 2016


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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The 2016 Killam Prize

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Fri, May 20, 2016


They are considered academic Titans. Their research challenges conventions and creates new ways of thinking. Once a year, the Governor General of Canada awards five scholars with the Canada Council Killam prize, recognizing their outstanding contributions

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High Culture, Part 2 (Encore Oct 29, 2015)

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Fri, May 20, 2016


LSD. MDMA. Magic Mushrooms. The demonized drugs of the 1960’s, some of them banned over four decades ago, are back. But now they’re on the front-lines of medicine, as scientists around the world explore their healing properties.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Katie Mitchell

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Tue, May 17, 2016


Eleanor Wachtel speaks with Katie Mitchell, an innovative theatre director committed to feminism, surrealism, and following stage directions that were meant to be impossible.

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World On Fire

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Mon, May 16, 2016


Adrienne Lamb explores the factors altering how we have to live with wildfire. New technology and new ways to think about fire and its behaviour could save lives.

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High Culture, Part 1 (Encore Oct 22)

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Fri, May 20, 2016


LSD. MDMA. Magic Mushrooms. The demonized drugs of the 1960’s, some of them banned over four decades ago, are back. But now they’re on the front-lines of medicine, as scientists around the world explore their healing properties.

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Objective Troy - Scott Shane

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Wed, May 11, 2016


Paul Kennedy in conversation with author and New York Times journalist Scott Shane about his Gelber Prize winning book "Objective Troy: A Terrorist, A President, and the Rise of the Drone"

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Taking the Leap - Naomi Klein

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Tue, May 10, 2016


From the Paris Summit to Parliament Hill, climate change is creating a seismic shift in how Canadians think we should deal with the global crisis. Author and activist Naomi Klein warns this is no time for small steps.

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Catalogues of Culture - Wade Davis (Encore Sept 23, 2015)

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Tue, May 10, 2016


In the Milton K. Wong Lecture, anthropologist Wade Davis explores some of the diversity of human culture, and considers what knowledge and expertise we lose by obliterating, or at best ignoring, traditional cultures.

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The Discovery of The Empty Space

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Thu, May 05, 2016


What exactly does a director do? The four Shakespeare directors from last season's Stratford Festival -- Antoni Cimolino, John Caird, Chris Abraham and Scott Wentworth -- get together to talk about the art and craft of interpreting a play and putting it o

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Ideas from the Trenches - The Open Mind

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Wed, May 04, 2016


Philosophy PhD student Andrew Peterson is embedded with scientists at the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University and considers the ethical and moral questions emerging from this cutting edge research.

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The Enright FilesThe Enright Files on Reconciliation, Redress & Restitution for Canada's First Nations

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Mon, May 02, 2016


Some prominent Indigenous Canadians discuss the wounds still afflicting First Nations people, the ways they need the government and Canadians at large to make amends, and the hopes they have for the future.

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Give Us Your Tired - Give Us Your Tired - The Munk Debate on the Global Refugee Crisis

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Fri, Apr 29, 2016


Highlights from The Munk Debate on the global refugee crisis. Louise Arbour and Simon Schama argue in favour of the resolution "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” While Nigel Farage, Mark Steyn argue against.

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To Be or Not To Be: the Prince of Denmark Meets Katherine Minola

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Thu, Apr 28, 2016


A play is really only complete when it's produced on the stage: director, actors, designers all add new levels of meaning. What makes one production of a play different from another? What are the different challenges the actors face?

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Genetics and Poetics

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Wed, Apr 27, 2016


Christian Bök has done something no other writer has ever done: as part of his recent project, "The Xenotext", he's enciphered a poem into a micro-organism, which then "rewrote" that poem as part of its biological response.

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