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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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The Degrowth Paradigm (Encore December 20, 2013)

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014


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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Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014


Niccolo Machiavelli's name is synonymous with treachery. His book, The Prince, has inspired political leaders around the world. Yet some scholars believe that it's a brilliant satire. Nicola Luksic explores the case for both sides.

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Moses Znaimer's ideacity - Remaking Ourselves

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Fri, Sep 26, 2014


ideacity is a three-day gathering of minds held each June in Toronto, produced and presented by Moses Znaimer. In this episode: speakers ponder how we can start to really understand other people, other cultures and ways of thought.

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Genetic Genius

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Thu, Sep 25, 2014


2014 Friesen Prize Winner Lap-Chee Tsui talks with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy about how a boy who remembers raising tadpoles in Hong Kong became the scientist who ultimately isolated and identified the gene that causes cystic fibrosis.

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Hit Delete

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Wed, Sep 24, 2014


Some neuroscientists believe they are on the verge of being able to delete memories. It could mean a cure for people who suffer from PTSD. But at what cost to the individual and at what cost to society?

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Bioinvasion: Attack of the Alien Species!

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014


Millions of YouTube viewers have seen the jumping silver carp. It's just the newest in a long line of "celebrity alien invaders". Barbara Nichol examines the phenomenon of invasive species: a story as much about human nature as about nature.

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Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference - Augmenting Ourselves

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014


ideacity is a three-day gathering of minds held each June in Toronto, produced and presented by Moses Znaimer. In this episode: Humans love tools, and speakers explore new devices for doing things -- maybe even leaving the earth.

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Beyond Human Rights

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014


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

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Dissolving Borders

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014


What will the world look like in seven years? Journalist and author Diane Francis speaks about the shifting sands of geopolitical realities. From a recent talk presented at the Spur Festival in Calgary.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Julie Taymor

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014


Julie Taymor is a daring and brilliant interpreter of Shakespeare's work. She talks to Eleanor Wacthel about her newest movie, a film version of her stage play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's Taymor's third Shakespeare film.

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Oh Say, Can You See?

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Mon, Sep 15, 2014


In our continuing series about the War of 1812, host Paul Kennedy visits the battlefields at Washington (where the White House was famously torched) and Baltimore (which ultimately inspired the American national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner").

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Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference - Extending Ourselves

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Fri, Sep 12, 2014


ideacity is a three-day gathering of minds held each June in Toronto, produced and presented by Moses Znaimer. In this episode: Higher, faster, stronger, and more daring. Speakers wonder just what are our physical limits.

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The Sorrows of Empire

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Thu, Sep 11, 2014


On the anniversary of 9-11, IDEAS revisits an interview with academic Chalmers Johnson who suggested that failure in Iraq might mark the beginning of the end of the American Empire.

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In Case of Fire in a Foreign Land

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Wed, Sep 10, 2014


On September 11, 1973, Chile was shattered by a military coup. On the eve of the anniversary, noted author Ariel Dorfman reflects on our "common humanity" in conversation with Philip Coulter.

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How To Do Ordinary Things, Part 2

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Tue, Sep 09, 2014


On the 50th anniversary of L'Arche, the now-international organization Jean Vanier started, a celebration of a Canadian humanitarian and visionary.

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The Enright Files - A Tribute to Seamus Heaney

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Mon, Sep 08, 2014


Seamus Heaney was the most famous, and many would say the best poet in the world. In the year since his death, the world is still taking measure of Seamus Heaney. This month on The Enright Files, we pay tribute to the man and his poetry.

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Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference - Inside Ourselves

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Fri, Sep 05, 2014


ideacity is a three-day gathering of minds held each June in Toronto, produced and presented by Moses Znaimer. In this episode: speakers peer deep inside us, examining DNA and organ-banking, and where biology goes.

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How To Do Ordinary Things, Part 1

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Tue, Sep 02, 2014


On the 50th anniversary of L'Arche, the now-international organization Jean Vanier started, a celebration of a Canadian humanitarian and visionary.

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After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion, Part 5

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Mon, Jul 14, 2014


Public discussion of religion tends to polarize between two extremes. But much of what people actually believe falls somewhere in between. David Cayley speaks to five thinkers whose books have charted new paths for religion. Part 5: Roger Lundin.

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After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion, Part 4 (Encore May 3, 2012)

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Tue, Jul 08, 2014


Public discussion of religion tends to polarize between two extremes. But much of what people actually believe falls somewhere in between. David Cayley speaks to five thinkers whose books have charted new paths for religion. Part 4: James Carse.

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After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion, Part 3 (Encore May 2, 2012)

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Mon, Jul 07, 2014


Public discussion of religion tends to polarize between two extremes. But much of what people actually believe falls somewhere in between. David Cayley speaks to five thinkers whose books have charted new paths for religion. Part 3: William Cavanaugh.

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