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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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Yes and No: The problem of bad referendums

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Mon, May 22, 2017


Leah Trueblood is a PhD student at Oxford University. She warns that ill-conceived referendums are actually dangerous for democracies. The latest episode in our series Ideas from the Trenches

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The Myth of Victory

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Fri, May 19, 2017


How do we know when we've won? Some people argue that World War I was just the opening act for the World War II, and perhaps World War III is just around the corner. Stephen Toope, Janice Stein and Hugh Segal in conversation.

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How Art Shapes History

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Thu, May 18, 2017


A panel discussion with architect Sir David Adjaye, visual artist Christi Belcourt, author Junot D?az and filmmaker Paul Gross. Their focus: current global politics and how art shapes our understanding of place, history and progress.

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Why Buffyworld still matters

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Wed, May 17, 2017


It's been 20 years since a midriff-baring California cheerleader leapt onto our television screens and became a riveting woman warrior. Buffy the Vampire Slayer remains the most-studied show in television history. A look at the legacy of "Buffyworld".

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The Self-Taught Philosopher: How a 900-year-old Arabic Tale Inspired the Enlightenment

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Tue, May 16, 2017


Naheed Mustafa tells the story of philosopher-physician Ibn Tufayl who wrote the first Arabic novel "Hayy ibn Yaqzan". It may be the most important story you've never heard.

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Decoding Death: The science and significance of near death experiences

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Wed, May 17, 2017


The nature of "near death experiences", or NDE's has historically been the territory of religion and philosophy. But now science has staked its claim in the discussion. Ashley Walters explores the science and the meaning of near death experiences.

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The Munk Debates on the decline and fall of the liberal international order

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Tue, May 09, 2017


Is this the beginning of the end of the liberal international order? In a head-to-head Munk Debate, historian Niall Ferguson says Yes, the old order is collapsing, while commentator Fareed Zakaria argues No, there's life yet in liberal ideals.

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Yesterday and Tomorrow: the rise of the extreme right in France, Part 3

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Fri, May 05, 2017


The loudest people supporting Marine Le Pen are the young. Unemployed and disaffected, they're rejecting the elites that have failed them. What that means, and what it will mean to be French in the future, is what this election is about.

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Liberty Leading the People: the rise of the extreme right in France, Part 2

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Tue, May 02, 2017


As the French pick a new president, it's the extreme right and the Front National with their candidate Marine Le Pen, which might well lead the French out of Europe and shut the door to immigrants. Philip Coulter reports.

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The Enright Files: Fifty years after the Six-Day War

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Mon, May 01, 2017


As the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War approaches, The Enright Falls revisits interviews about that war and the way it and the fallout from Israel’s other conflicts still weigh on the state of Israel today.

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Don't Shoot the Messenger: the value of whistleblowing

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Mon, May 15, 2017


Recorded at Ryerson University's Centre for Free Expression, Paul Kennedy hosts a panel on why whistleblowers are vital to the public interest...and how their exposure of wrongdoing can ultimately be helpful, even to their workplace.

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Chernobyl Remembered, Part 2

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017


An encore presentation of Philip Coulter’s 2007 documentary, “The Zone of Absolute Exclusion” about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occurred on April 26, 1986. Thirty-one years later, it remains the worst nuclear accident in history.

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Chernobyl Remembered, Part 1

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017


An encore presentation of Philip Coulter’s 2007 documentary, “The Zone of Absolute Exclusion” about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occurred on April 26, 1986. Thirty-one years later, it remains the worst nuclear accident in history.

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The Motorcycle is Yourself: revisiting 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'

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Tue, Apr 25, 2017


Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has been called the most widely read book of philosophy ever written. Forty years after its publication, Tim Wilson revisits an extraordinary interview he did with its author.

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Children of the Fatherland: The Rise of the Extreme Right in France, Part 1

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Fri, Apr 21, 2017


Philip Coulter explores the rise of the right-wing Front National party as France gets ready to elect their next president.

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The Rise of the Anti-Establishment: Where do we go from here?

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Thu, Apr 20, 2017


Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at University of California at Berkeley, details how understanding the circumstances that led to the election of Donald Trump can help shape a new democratic political sensibility

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Globalized Anger: The Enlightenment's Unwanted Child

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Tue, Apr 18, 2017


Trumpism. Hindu nationalism. ISIS. People everywhere seem fed up with the status quo, and their anger and intolerance are finding political expression. Pankaj Mishra thinks the globalized anger is the legitimate offspring of the Enlightenment itself.

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Bread: salvation or damnation?

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Fri, Apr 14, 2017


Bread is life. But for some, it represents a wrong turn in our species' evolution. Through conversation with bakers, religious leaders, historians and bread aficionados, producer Veronica Simmonds asks whether bread has led us to salvation or damnation.

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Islamist Persistence: The Rise and Reality of Political Islam, Part 2

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Wed, Apr 12, 2017


Was Islam founded on political principles? Is the rise of Islamism, after the Arab Spring, a natural evolution in Muslim-dominated countries? Author Shadi Hamid, an American Muslim and self-described liberal, says the rise of Islamist parties is inevitabl

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Biocentrism: Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death (Encore Oct 4, 2016)

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Thu, Apr 13, 2017


Dr. Robert 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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Vimy at 100: Myth vs. Reality

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Fri, Apr 07, 2017


It's been a century since Canada's bloody victory at Vimy Ridge during World War One. Historian Tim Cook, author of Vimy: The Battle and the Legend, peels back the layers of myth-making around Vimy to reveal its complex, at times contradictory, history.

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Islamist Persistence: The Rise and Reality of Political Islam, Part 1

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Wed, Apr 05, 2017


Was Islam founded on political principles? Is the rise of Islamism, after the Arab Spring, a natural evolution in Muslim-dominated countries? Author Shadi Hamid, a self-described liberal American-Muslim, says the rise of Islamist parties is inevitable.

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Ireland 1916: how 800 years of British rule led to violent rebellion

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Tue, Apr 04, 2017


On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, the streets of Dublin were transformed into a war zone. This edition of The Enright Files revisits highlights of a two-hour special commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

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The Return of History: Your Questions

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Mon, Apr 03, 2017


The CBC Massey Lectures inspire a lot of provocative questions. In this episode, the best of audience and listener questions put to Jennifer Welsh about her 2016 CBC Massey Lectures: The Return of History.

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Saving Syria: keeping war-torn culture alive

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Fri, Mar 24, 2017


Destruction and displacement -- that's the story of Syria today. Paul Kennedy talks with three Syrians who believe in other Syrias, with stories about love, and laughter, and smell of jasmine and tarragon.

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Return of the Michif Boy: Confronting M?tis trauma

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Thu, Mar 23, 2017


By reconnecting with his birth mother PhD student Jesse Thistle came to understand the effects of intergenerational trauma. His award-winning research shines a light on the struggles and the resilience of M?tis communities in northern Saskatchewan.

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A Peasant vs The Inquisition: Cheese, Worms and the Birth of Micro-history

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Tue, Mar 21, 2017


Celebrated historian Carlo Ginzburg uncovers the past by telling the stories of the marginalized, the forgotten, and the suppressed.

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Expletive Repeated: Why Swearing Matters

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Thu, Mar 16, 2017


Profanity was once considered rude and crude -- a linguistic last resort. Not so these days. Younger generations use swearing as everyday slang, and academics study it as an ever-evolving form of creative and cultural expression.

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The Immigrants: The rise of the extreme right in the Netherlands, Part 2

podcasting@cbc.ca
Tue, Mar 14, 2017


An immigrant story with a happy ending, but it's not a track most new immigrants might be able to follow -- the Dutch are struggling with a rise of right-wing, anti-immigrant sentiment on the eve of national elections.

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The Night Watch: The Rise of the Extreme Right in The Netherlands, Part 1

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Thu, Mar 09, 2017


Approaching this year's national elections, the Netherlands -- like many countries -- is experiencing an explosion of right-wing populism, fuelled by the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Geert Wilders. And the nation is torn.

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The Lives of Women, Readers and Alice Munro

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Wed, Mar 08, 2017


On a cold, autumn night a group of women gather for their regular book club. Over snacks, wine and tea, they discuss Alice Munro's work, and how her stories illuminate some of the deepest issues in their own lives.

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How Existentialist and Conservative Philosophers Think About Freedom

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Mon, Mar 06, 2017


On this month's edition of The Enright Files, conversations about, and with, existentialist and conservative philosophers.

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Beyond the Huddled Masses

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Thu, Mar 02, 2017


Where we come from, and how we got here from there, shapes who we are. From the 2016 Stratford Festival, three fighters for human rights share their experiences.

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Ideas from the Trenches - Refuge

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Mon, Feb 27, 2017


PhD students Kiran Banerjee and Craig Damian Smith propose a radical re-thinking of the institutions that shape how nations respond to the voices of refugees.

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Downloading Decision: Could machines make better decisions for us?

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017


Humans like to let others make decisions for them. But what happens when those decisions are made by machines or artificial intelligence? Can we trust them to make the right choices?

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The Proper Role of Science: Peter Gluckman

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017


The Harper government muzzled scientists. Donald Trump's administration is now doing the same. But a better relationship between science and government is possible. Highlights from a talk by Sir Peter Gluckman.

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