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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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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, Since appearing on the international stage in the 19th century, Zionism has evoked extreme positions across the political spectrum. Frank Faulk explores the movement's troubled history and th

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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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You Are Here

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Mon, Feb 23, 2015


...but how do you know exactly where you are? And then how do you know how to get from there...to somewhere else? Dave Redel explores new ideas about why some people are wizards at navigation, while others get completely lost.

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Allison's Brain

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Thu, Feb 19, 2015


In 2011, Allison Woyiwada was told that she had a giant brain aneurysm. After surgery, she experienced severe cognitive and physical defects. But then she began a programme of music therapy: this is the remarkable story of her brain's recovery.

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The Wonder of the World: Frederick II, Part 1

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Wed, Feb 18, 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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Wachtel On The Arts - Sophie Calle

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Tue, Feb 17, 2015


Eleanor Wachtel speaks with French artist Sophie Calle, known for her detective-like explorations of life and love. Sophie Calle's work is now on show at Montreal's Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Aging by the Book (Encore Feb 17, 2014)

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Mon, Feb 16, 2015


Ottawa librarian Wendy Robbins looks at the growing popularity of a narrative approach to aging, even for individuals with dementia.

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The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived - David Carr

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Fri, Feb 13, 2015


New York Times media columnist David Carr died suddenly yesterday, on the floor of the newsroom, at the age of 58. In 2013, Mr. Carr delivered the Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism. We're repeating that lecture today, in memory of David Carr.

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The Trouble with Tolerance, Part 3 (Encore Feb 28, 2007)

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Wed, Feb 11, 2015


Is Canada too tolerant for its own good? Should we tolerate intolerant people? Michael Blake, Genevieve Chornenki, Sunny Yi and producer Sara Wolch tackle the nature and meaning of tolerance in our diverse and seemingly tolerant society.

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The Comeback

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Tue, Feb 10, 2015


In the wake of the Idle No More protest movement, John Ralston Saul decided to write a book about Canada's difficult relationship with the First Nations. Paul Kennedy explores the thesis with Saul and Hayden King of Ryerson University.

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Chris Hedges: War is a drug

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Mon, Feb 09, 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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Ideas from the Trenches - Force of Habit

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Fri, Feb 06, 2015


Featuring Kristin Rodier, Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Alberta. She studied the way people try to change themselves, and concludes that the force of habit is both more mysterious and more useful than commonly thought.

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Death Becomes Us, Part 3

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Thu, Feb 05, 2015


Mary O'Connell concludes her three-part series with a look at the burgeoning green burial movement and its message of de-corporatizing death.

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The Trouble with Tolerance, Part 2 (Encore Feb 27, 2007)

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Wed, Feb 04, 2015


Is Canada too tolerant for its own good? Should we tolerate intolerant people? Michael Blake, Genevieve Chornenki, Sunny Yi and producer Sara Wolch tackle the nature and meaning of tolerance in our diverse and seemingly tolerant society.

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Dark Powers: Camille Paglia

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Tue, Feb 03, 2015


Cultural historian Camille Paglia explores some of Shakespeare's hard-to-like women characters, from King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. A grand tour through ideas about art, education and myth -- and how art teaches us how to live.

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The Enright Files - James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison

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Mon, Feb 02, 2015


Michael Enright talks with Bill T. Jones and Timothy Parrish about two of the past century's greatest African-American writers, James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison. Their writing is as resonant now as when it inspired civil rights activists five decades ago.

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Death Becomes Us, Part 2 (Encore May 7, 2014)

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015


Over the last century we pushed death from our collective mind by outsourcing our dead to mortuary professionals. But with the rise of death cafes, death doulas, and the beginnings of a green funeral movement, our thinking about death may be changing.

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The Trouble with Tolerance, Part 1 (Encore Feb 26, 2007)

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015


Is Canada too tolerant for its own good? Should we tolerate intolerant people? Michael Blake, Genevieve Chornenki, Sunny Yi and producer Sara Wolch tackle the nature and meaning of tolerance in our diverse and seemingly tolerant society.

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The 2014 BBC Reith Lectures by Dr. Atul Gawande, Part 2

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Tue, Jan 27, 2015


In the 2014 BBC Reith Lectures, surgeon, professor and author Atul Gawande dissects a field defined by what he calls "the messy intersection of science and human fallibility.

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The 2014 BBC Reith Lectures by Dr. Atul Gawande, Part 1

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Mon, Jan 26, 2015


In the 2014 BBC Reith Lectures, surgeon, professor and author Atul Gawande dissects a field defined by what he calls "the messy intersection of science and human fallibility.

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The Battle of New Orleans

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Fri, Jan 23, 2015


The concluding episode of IDEAS' commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 takes us 'down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico', for the Battle of New Orleans.

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Death Becomes Us, Part 1 (Encore April 30, 2014)

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Wed, Jan 21, 2015


Over the last century we pushed death from our collective mind by outsourcing our dead to mortuary professionals. But with the rise of death cafes, death doulas, and the beginnings of a green funeral movement, our thinking about death may be changing.

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From Tolerance to Tyranny

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Wed, Jan 21, 2015


Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together in relative harmony in medieval Spain. Then the Spanish Inquisition came along with its use of terror and racism, turning a pluralistic society into a police state. Writer Erna Paris calls what happened in Spain

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Wachtel On The Arts - Leon Fleisher

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Tue, Jan 20, 2015


Eleanor Wachtel talks to celebrated San Fransico-born musician Leon Fleisher. He talks about his inspiring personal journey and lifelong passion for music.

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Tapping into Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Mon, Jan 19, 2015


A feature inteview with Harry Belafonte talking about his close friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At 87, Harry Belafonte remains one of America's most eloquent and impassioned voices for human rights and social justice.

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Not With The Eyes

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Fri, Jan 16, 2015


Psychoanalyst Adrienne Harris and Shakespeare scholar M.J. Kidnie discuss the politics of gender and love in Shakespeare's time and ours.

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Last Rights - Peter Singer

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Thu, Jan 15, 2015


In a Halifax lecture and interview with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy, moral philosopher Peter Singer argues that ethical end-of-life laws are not just possible, but necessary.

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C.S. Lewis and The Inklings, Part 2

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Wed, Jan 14, 2015


C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Owen Barfield and Charles Williams were the core of the legendary literary group The Inklings at Oxford University. They were united by a love of myth and the belief that it is through the imagination that reality is illuminated.

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Consent to Harm, Part 1

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Tue, Jan 13, 2015


When it comes to risk of bodily harm, what we are allowed to consent to is fraught territory. The general rule of thumb is that it's okay if a person exposes themselves to risk for a greater social good. But where does a society draw the line?

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Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari

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Mon, Jan 12, 2015


"There were humans long before there was history," writes Yuval Noah Harari. Professor Harari's book "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" is an international best-seller.

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Stuffed, Part 2

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Fri, Jan 09, 2015


We're eating 200 calories per day more than we did just thirty years ago. We're eating larger portions, and we're eating more often. What happened to bring about this sudden change? Jill Eisen explores the politics, economics and science of overeating.

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C.S. Lewis and The Inklings, Part 1 (Encore Oct 9, 2013)

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Wed, Jan 07, 2015


C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Owen Barfield and Charles Williams were the core of the legendary literary group The Inklings at Oxford University. They were united by a love of myth and the belief that it is through the imagination that reality is illuminated.

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Beyond Human Rights (Encore Sept 17, 2014)

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Tue, Jan 06, 2015


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

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The Enright Files - Bibliotherapy

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Mon, Jan 05, 2015


Bookstores are full of self-help books but many of the best ones are not on the self-help shelves, they're in the literature section. Interviews with writers: Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin, Kim Rosen, Sarah Churchwell, Elizabeth Winder and Lorna Crozie

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Stuffed, Part 1 (Encore December 9, 2013)

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Fri, Jan 02, 2015


We're eating 200 calories per day more than we did just thirty years ago. We're eating larger portions, and we're eating more often. What happened to bring about this sudden change? Jill Eisen explores the politics, economics and science of overeating.

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Enemies and Angels

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Tue, Dec 23, 2014


When Najah Aboud got wounded during the Iran-Iraq war, he crawled into a bunker to die. He was found by Iranian medic, Zahed Haftlang who made a decision to save his enemy's life. Years later they would be reunited halfway across the world.

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The New Masters: The Sobey Art Award, Part 2

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Mon, Dec 22, 2014


A profile of the five regional finalists of the 2014 Sobey Art Award. From the West Coast and Yukon: Evan Lee. Prairies and the North: Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber. Ontario: Chris Curreri. Quebec: Nadia Myre. The Atlantic: Graeme Patterson

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The Secret Lives of Children

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014


IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell explores the idea that a child's imagination may be the strongest shield against the confines of technology and achievement.

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The Sharing Economy and The Public Good, Part 2

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Thu, Dec 18, 2014


Is a Sharing Economy sustainable for the economy, for us and for the planet? A public event in collaboration with the Munk School of Global Affairs. Featuring Jeremy Rifkin, Bob Rae, Anita M. McGahan, and moderator Janice Stein.

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Bottom's Dream

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Wed, Dec 17, 2014


Director Peter Sellars turned A Midsummer Night's Dream on its head at the Stratford Festival. For him, the play is not so much a comedy, as a vision that speaks to the depths of human experience.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Suzy Lake

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Tue, Dec 16, 2014


Eleanor Wachtel talks to visual artist Suzy Lake. The Art Gallery of Ontario is saluting Suzy Lake's career in an exhibition of her most famous works from the past 40 years

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The New Masters - The Sobey Art Award, Part 1

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Mon, Dec 15, 2014


A profile of the five regional finalists of the 2014 Sobey Art Award. From the West Coast and Yukon: Evan Lee. Prairies and the North: Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber. Ontario: Chris Curreri. Quebec: Nadia Myre. The Atlantic: Graeme Patterson

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Sense and Social Anthropology (Encore May 22, 2014)

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Fri, Dec 12, 2014


With a slight nod to Jane Austen who wonderfully articulated the emotional impact of cultural presumptions, Maureen Matthews explores the anthropology of sensory perception.

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The Sharing Economy and The Public Good, Part 1

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Thu, Dec 11, 2014


Who wins, who loses and what's destined to change if a sharing economy is sustainable: business, society or the state? Featuring economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, and panelists Bob Rae, Anita M. McGahan, and Janice Stein.

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Shakespeare's Web

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Wed, Dec 10, 2014


In a talk presented at the Stratford Festival, Peter Sellars speaks about Shakespeare, theatre, and the importance of art in our lives.

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Shackleton's Grave

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Tue, Dec 09, 2014


Underwater explorer Dr. Joe MacInnis makes a pilgrimmage to the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton, on remote South Georgia Island, in the extreme South Atlantic Ocean. He pays homage to the man who completely dominated South Pole exploration.

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Rwanda Reconciliation (Encore April 9, 2014)

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Mon, Dec 08, 2014


The brutality and bloodshed of the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago was unfathomable. Rwandan musician Jean-Paul Samputu tells his story of heartbreaking loss and breathtaking reconciliation with the man who killed his family.

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