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CBC's The Best of Ideas Podcast

CBC's The Best of Ideas Podcast

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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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Rear View Mirror: Has the future ever looked like the past?

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Fri, Dec 02, 2016


It's tempting to think that in order to comprehend the future, we need to know the past, that there are always lessons in history. But is that true anymore? Sailing in the 21st century, perhaps we are in uncharted waters.

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The Orwell Tapes, Part 1 (Encore April 4, 2016)

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Fri, Dec 02, 2016


He was one of the most influential writers of our time. His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us 'big brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink', whose name looms so large in this era of mass surveillance?

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Ideas From The Trenches - The Dangerous Game

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Wed, Nov 30, 2016


As a teen and then in her 20s, Emma Vosen loved gaming. Now as a PhD candidate, she looks to gamer culture as a microcosm of how sexism is seeded and replicated within broader society.

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It's the Economists, Stupid (Encore Sept 9, 2015)

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Mon, Nov 28, 2016


Interest rates. Unemployment. GDP. Markets. Austerity measures. Economists tell us what we, as societies, can and can't afford. But how do they decide? What values are at play?

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Is That All There Is? The Challenge of Science

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Fri, Nov 25, 2016


Science helps us understand ourselves and our own place in the cosmos. But how far does the math take us, and what do science and the humanities tell us when we look at the same questions from different points of view?

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The Matter of Meat: A history of pros and cons

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Fri, Nov 25, 2016


Eating meat: some say we've evolved to do it. It's in our DNA. It's how we got our big brains. Now -- perhaps more than ever -- when it comes to the matter of meat, clear-cut answers can be hard to come by. Kevin Ball serves up the arguments.

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The Tedium is the Message

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Tue, Nov 22, 2016


Contributor Peter Mitton examines boredom and discovers a little-understood universal state of mind. From its obvious downsides and unexpected upsides, to its evolutionary origins and the way it's shaping our future -- boredom is anything but dull.

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Wit's End, Part 2 (June 27, 2016)

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Tue, Nov 22, 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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Wit's End, Part 1 (Encore June 20)

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Tue, Nov 22, 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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Wachtel On The Arts - Ai Weiwei

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Mon, Nov 28, 2016


Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in conversation with Eleanor Wachtel about his beautiful and subversive art and about his fight for freedom and democracy in China.

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The Enright Files on the uncertain future of journalism and why it matters

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Mon, Nov 14, 2016


Michael Enright explores the mandate of journalism and how to maintain the integrity and craft even while it faces an uncertain future.

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Nominating Leonard Cohen for a Nobel Prize (Encore Oct 4, 2013)

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Fri, Nov 11, 2016


This lively open forum was recorded at the 2005 Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal. Panelists include critic, Ed Palumbo; poet, translator and broadcaster, Michel Garneau; jazz singer, Karen Young; and poet George Elliot Clark.

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Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World

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Thu, Nov 10, 2016


Our wireless world owes thanks to Guglielmo Marconi who went on to win the Nobel Prize and changed how wars were fought. A conversation with McGill Professor Marc Raboy has just published a major biography of Marconi.

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Ideas from the Trenches: Too Dumb for Democracy (Encore OCt 2, 2014)

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Wed, Nov 09, 2016


Producers Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic meet University of British Columbia student David Moscrop. He argues that modern democracy just isn't built right for our brains and so it dooms us into dumb thinking.

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Making America Great Again

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Mon, Nov 07, 2016


Highlights from a recent Munk Debate on the U.S. election. The resolution: "Be it resolved, Donald Trump can make America great again." Debaters: Newt Gingrich and Laura Ingraham, arguing for; Robert Reich and Jennifer Granholm, arguing against.

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American Fascism: It Can't Happen Here?

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Fri, Oct 28, 2016


What does the Trump campaign, and the voters it's mobilized, have in common with Fascism, not only in Europe but in America's own dark past?

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Generation Mars, Part 2

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Thu, Oct 27, 2016


The day might well be approaching when humans set foot on Mars. Stephen Humphrey and a crew of authors, astronauts and Mars scholars confront the hazards and challenges of getting humans to Mars, and then of surviving - and living - on the Red Planet.

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Dust to Dust: Notes on rituals for the dead

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Wed, Oct 26, 2016


How do we meet the needs of the dead and to our own? Barbara Nichol talks with anthropologists and historians about the role that ritual plays in our attempts to cope with the conundrum of the corpse.

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What's On Our Quarter? The past and future of Canadian Caribou

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Tue, Oct 25, 2016


No, it's not a moose, which is what most people think it is. The animal is actually a caribou -- one of the most important but misunderstood species in Canada. Paul Kennedy reports on the past and the future of Canadian caribou.

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The Shadow of Charm City

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Mon, Oct 24, 2016


In a bid to instill civic pride forty years ago, Baltimore was officially named "Charm City". Today, some call Baltimore a war zone -over 300 homicides per year amid 16,000 vacant homes. Mary O'Connell takes us inside America's great racial divide.

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Tocqueville's America Revisited, Part 2

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Fri, Oct 21, 2016


Nearly 200 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville travelled the United States trying to understand its strengths and weaknesses. Less than a month before Americans go to the polls, Paul Kennedy considers the ongoing relevance of Tocqueville's observations.

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Generation Mars, Part 1

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Thu, Oct 20, 2016


The day might well be approaching when humans set foot on Mars. Stephen Humphrey and a crew of authors, astronauts and Mars scholars confront the hazards and challenges of getting humans to Mars, and then of surviving - and living - on the Red Planet.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Paul Verhoeven

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Tue, Oct 18, 2016


Dutch-born director Paul Verhoeven is always pushing the limits and challenging audiences. He calls his new movie, "Elle", his most subversive film yet. Verhoeven talks to Eleanor Wachtel at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Big Data, Part 2 (Encore June 30, 2016)

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Tue, Oct 18, 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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Tocqueville's America Revisited, Part 1

podcasting@cbc.ca
Fri, Oct 14, 2016


Nearly 200 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville travelled the United States trying to understand its strengths and weaknesses. Less than a month before Americans go to the polls, Paul Kennedy considers the ongoing relevance of Tocqueville's observations.

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A Seat at the Table: the future of a pluralist society

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Thu, Oct 13, 2016


How do we go about building an equitable society, where the voices - How do we go about building an equitable society, where the voices - and the values - of diverse communities are listened to and respected? A Stratford Festival panel discussion with Nah

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When Man Becomes God - Yuval Harari

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Tue, Oct 11, 2016


In his new book “Homo Deus”, Yuval Harari argues that humankind is on the verge of transforming itself: advances creating networked intelligences will surpass our own in speed, capability and impact. But where will this leave us?

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Big Data, Part 1 (Encore June 23, 2016)

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Tue, Oct 18, 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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God Wants You To Be Rich

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Fri, Oct 07, 2016


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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Ideas from the Trenches - The Post-Modern Chimpanzee's Guide to Parenting

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Thu, Oct 06, 2016


A look at the work of evolutionary anthropologist and University of Toronto PhD student Iulia Badescu who spent a year camped out in a Ugandan jungle to observe chimp parenting.

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Biocentrism: Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death

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Tue, Oct 04, 2016


Paul Kennedy has his understanding of reality turned-upside-down by Dr. Robert Lanza Dr. Lanza provides a compelling argument for consciousness as the basis for the universe, rather than consciousness simply being its by-product.

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The Enright Files on America's Culture of Violence

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Mon, Oct 03, 2016


Andrew Solomon, Rebecca Solnit, Saul Cornell, and Patricia Williams in conversation with Michael Enright on America’s culture of violence.

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Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs on loving your enemy into defeat

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Fri, Sep 30, 2016


Albie Sachs -- longtime freedom fighter and judge on South Africa's Constitutional Court – in conversation with Paul Kennedy about his remarkable life, and what he's learned about building a society.

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Changing the System

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Thu, Sep 29, 2016


Artists are visionary, and their work often anticipates tectonic shifts in the future social landscape. But what relationship does art have with social change? What obligations, if any, do artists have to foster social justice? An AGO Creative Minds event

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Darkwave - Underwater languages at the brink of extinction

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Wed, Sep 28, 2016


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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Designing Life: The Brave New World of Gene Editing

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016


CRISPR is a revolutionary new development in gene editing. It has the potential to eliminate genetically transmitted diseases. But it could also be used to wage biological warfare or for eugenics. A panel discussion hosted by McGill University.

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The Philosopher's Walk with Frédéric Bouchard

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Fri, Sep 23, 2016


A walk through Jean Talon Market with philosopher Frédéric Bouchard. A fascinating discussion about mushrooms, unpasteurized goat cheese and honey bees, and how they can make you think about humankind's place in the universe in a whole different way.

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Solutions for a Warming World

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Thu, Sep 22, 2016


Experts on climate change gather for the fourth Muskoka Summit on the Environment and discuss options to offset rising global temperatures caused by the continued use of carbon-based fuels.

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Wachel On The Arts - Thomas Vinterberg

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016


Danish director Thomas Vinterberg talks to Eleanor Wachtel about growing up in a commune in Copenhagen, how it inspired him to become a filmmaker, and about his touching new film, The Commune.

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The Rabbit and the Giraffe: Jean Vanier, Part 2

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Mon, Sep 19, 2016


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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"What did we think we were doing..." with Margaret Atwood

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Fri, Sep 16, 2016


… we young writers of Canada?" That's a question Margaret Atwood asked in a recent lecture presented at the Canadian Literature Centre. Highlights from Margaret Atwood’s talk and a conversation with Paul Kennedy.

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First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols

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Thu, Sep 15, 2016


Paul Kennedy takes a trip back in time to the Ice Age with renowned Canadian archaeologist Genevieve von Petzinger.

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The Illusion of Money, Part 1 (Encore Feb 24, 2016)

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Wed, Sep 14, 2016


We think we know what money is. We use it every day and our lives are unimaginable without it. But look more closely and you find that coins and dollar bills aren't "real". They're promises, symbols, ideas.

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Analog Resistance

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Tue, Sep 13, 2016


In the 1960s, young Soviet iconoclasts waged a musical battle against the banality of state-sanctioned culture. Simon Nakonechny looks at the phenomenon of Magnitizdat, and ponders its parallels to forms of cultural dissidence in Russia today

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The Rabbit and the Giraffe: Jean Vanier, Part 1

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Fri, Sep 23, 2016


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 Sorrows of Empire (Encore Sept 11, 2014)

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Fri, Sep 09, 2016


The American Empire has been called everything from a "reluctant empire" to "a colossus with attention deficit disorder". A discussion with academic Chalmers Johnson and historian Alfred McCoy.

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Ibrahim's Story: One Man, One Country

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Thu, Sep 08, 2016


Monarchies and Dictatorship. Coups and Colonialism. War and civil conflict. The road through 20th-century Iraq is littered with seismic upheavals like these. Mary O'Connell traces the untold story of someone who lived through it all.

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Homework Ban

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Wed, Sep 07, 2016


Nicola Luksic marks the history of homework and what it would mean if it was banned all together.

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The Enright Files - Conversations about Canadian Art

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Tue, Sep 06, 2016


Conversations with and about great Canadian artists. Featured guests: actor/comedian Steve Martin on Lawren Harris, former Art Gallery of Ontario director and CEO Matthew Teitelbaum on Alex Colville, and Newfoundland painter Mary Pratt.

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Ideas Labour Day Levee

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Mon, Sep 05, 2016


At the start of a brand new broadcast season, Paul Kennedy convenes an IDEAS Levee, to talk with producers and freelancers about shows that are scheduled for the days and weeks and months to come.

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