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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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Nothing to Wear

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Tue, Feb 09, 2016


"The apparel oft proclaims the man" - wise words from Polonius in Hamlet, telling his son to be careful about what he wears. But just what does clothing say about the wearer? Philip Coulter prowls the costume archives at the Stratford Festival.

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In the Footsteps of Evangeline - Lyse Doucet

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Thu, Feb 04, 2016


In the 2015 Dalton Camp lecture, Lyse Doucet explores the parallel between Longfellow's poem "Evangeline" and today's refugee crisis, about how human stories give voice and meaning to complex issues.

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The Enright Files on Barack Obama

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Mon, Feb 01, 2016


As the race for President Obama's successor heats up, Michael Enright looks back at his election and early years in office.

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Ideas at 50, Part 1 (Encore Oct 9, 2015)

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Tue, Feb 02, 2016


To help us celebrate this milestone anniversary, we invited those listeners to tell us about programs that inspired them to make major life changes, altered their world-views or simply piqued their intellectual curiosity.

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Ideas from the Trenches - Crazy in Love

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Thu, Jan 28, 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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Underground Rome (Encore March 12, 2015)

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Wed, Jan 27, 2016


Delving into Rome’s past by venturing into what lies below it. Megan Williams goes underground in the city that was once known as the capital of the world. She uncovers the quiet secrets it continues to offer up and the questions that hang unsolved.

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The Oldest Hatred

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Tue, Jan 26, 2016


Anti-semitism has deep roots in France. Recent anti-Jewish demonstrations show that anti-semitism is still a potent force in contemporary France. Philip Coulter talks to scholars, historians and Jewish community leaders in Paris.

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Reconciliation in South Africa - Richard Goldstone

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Mon, Jan 25, 2016


Judge Richard Goldstone presents the 2015 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture. It's been twenty-one years since the end of Apartheid. Goldstone reviews the successes and the failures of the African Truth and Reconciliation Commission in his lecture.

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Contrarians

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Fri, Jan 22, 2016


IDEAS presents some very contrary views from Moses Znaimer's 2015 ideacity conference: Dr. Amy Lehman on aid & development; Dr. Patick Moore on science & environmentalism; and Alex Epstein on the moral case for fossil fuels.

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Making Marco Polo

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Thu, Jan 21, 2016


Almost everything we think we know about Marco Polo - traveller, explorer, the man who brought the wonders of the East to the west - is being questioned. Tony Luppino searches for the real man and story behind the legendary wanderer.

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The Truth About Lying (Encore May 27, 2002)

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Wed, Jan 20, 2016


Everyone agrees that lying is, generally, a bad thing to do. But it's actually quite hard to figure out what's wrong with it! Philosophers Michael Blake, Samantha Brennan, Arthur Ripstein and IDEAS host Paul Kennedy tell us the truth about lying.

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Wachtel on the Arts - Sir Nicholas Hytner

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Tue, Jan 19, 2016


Eleanor Wachtel talks to British theatre director and filmmaker Sir Nicholas Hytner about his new movie, "The Lady in the Van".

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Jane Goodall's Hope (Encore Oct 7, 2015)

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Fri, Jan 15, 2016


Pioneering primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall discusses the evolving relationship between humans and animals, saving the planet and the role the next generation can play in both.

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The Struggle Over Jihad (Encore Sept 16, 2015)

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Fri, Jan 15, 2016


Naheed Mustafa looks at the origins of jihad, how it's been transformed into a narrowly defined call to fight -- and what can be done to reclaim it.

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Born to Lie

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Wed, Jan 13, 2016


No one wants to be called a liar. Or worse, to be caught lying. Yet lying is something we all do, often without even realizing it. Nicola Luksic takes a look at why we lie, how we teach children to do the same - and why it can sometimes be a good thing.

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Global Migration and Finding Home - Pico Iyer (Encore Sept 30, 2015)

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Tue, Jan 12, 2016


In a time of accelerated global migration and communication, lifelong traveller and writer Pico Iyer finds pathways to adventure and connection by making time to sit still.

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The Lady and the Unicorn

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Mon, Jan 11, 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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Doing the Right Thing - Naheed Nenshi (Encore Sept 29, 2015)

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Fri, Jan 08, 2016


In the 2015 Lafontaine-Baldwin Symposium, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi explains why his vision of Canada necessitates confronting ugly realities, as well as celebrating its highest ideals.

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Gun Crazy

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Thu, Jan 07, 2016


Mass shootings in the U.S. have become commonplace. Yet the culture of gun ownership remains stronger than ever. A.J. Somerset, Dr. Taiaiake Alfred, and Christopher Hedges in conversation with Paul Kennedy about gun culture in Canada and the U.S.

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

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Wed, Jan 06, 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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The Enright Files - Understanding the terror attacks in Paris

podcasting@cbc.ca
Mon, Jan 04, 2016


This edition of The Enright Files looks back at some of our conversations from 2015 with people who tried to help us understand the terror attacks in Paris and the questions that flow from them.

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The Almost Annual Ideas Levee

podcasting@cbc.ca
Fri, Jan 01, 2016


Whenever January 1 falls on a weekday, IDEAS host Paul Kennedy convenes a New Year's Levee for producers and contributors. It's a kind of 'sneak preview' of programs you'll soon be hearing on IDEAS.

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Fifty-Fifty

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Thu, Dec 31, 2015


Half-way through IDEAS' Jubilee season, host Paul Kennedy explores the idea of Fifty. 50 is the smallest number that's the sum of two squares; a scoring barricade broken by Rocket Richard and Charles Darwin's age when he wrote On the Origin of Species.

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The Struggle Over Mein Kampf (Encore June 6, 2014)

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Tue, Dec 29, 2015


What should be done with Hitler's autobiography Mein Kampf? Scholars in Munich have just finished a new, heavily annotated version of the book before the copyright expires on December 31, 2015.

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Global Justice, Part 2: Protecting Human Rights in a World of Conflict

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Tue, Dec 22, 2015


Global Justice is rooted in the aspiration to make the world a better place. It seeks to help us understand how human beings – no matter who they are or where they live – can be treated fairly. But who decides what justice really is?

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Global Justice, Part 1: Justice Across Borders

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Mon, Dec 21, 2015


Global Justice is rooted in the aspiration to make the world a better place. It seeks to help us understand how human beings – no matter who they are or where they live – can be treated fairly. But who decides what justice really is?

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The 2015 Sobey Art Award: The New Masters, Part 2

podcasting@cbc.ca
Fri, Dec 18, 2015


The Sobey Art Award celebrates the best in Canadian contemporary art by artists aged 40 and under. Each year a total of $100,000 is awarded to five selected artists -- of which half goes to the winner. IDEAS profiles the five regional finalists

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Democracy and Knowledge

podcasting@cbc.ca
Thu, Dec 17, 2015


How can democracies encourage and utilize the kinds of knowledge necessary to make them sustainable? Is it really possible to speak truth to power? A Royal Society of Canada symposium considers such questions, with a keynote address from Sheila Jasanoff.

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Knowledge and Democracy

podcasting@cbc.ca
Wed, Dec 16, 2015


What kind of knowledge is required to sustain a healthy democracy? How can we guarantee a solid foundation for sound policies and social practices? A Royal Society of Canada symposium considers such questions, with a keynote address from Harry Collins.

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Wachtel on the Arts- Anish Kapoor

podcasting@cbc.ca
Tue, Dec 15, 2015


Sculptor Anish Kapoor is known for his iconic works of 'public' art in major world cities. Eleanor Wachtel speaks to Anish Kapoor about his life, ideas and artistic journey.

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Rumbling and Reckoning - Shawn Atleo

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Mon, Dec 14, 2015


Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo delivers the inaugural Indigenous Speakers Series lecture at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.

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The 2015 Sobey Art Award: The New Masters, Part 1

podcasting@cbc.ca
Fri, Dec 11, 2015


The Sobey Art Award celebrates the best in Canadian contemporary art by artists aged 40 and under. Each year a total of $100,000 is awarded to five selected artists -- of which half goes to the winner. IDEAS profiles the five regional finalists

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The Discovery of Human Rights

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Thu, Dec 10, 2015


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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Line Drawing

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Wed, Dec 09, 2015


Political cartoonists at Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference ponder the role and limits of satirical cartooning. Where do they, and society, draw the line?

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The Enright Files on Lewis Carroll & E.B. White

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Mon, Dec 07, 2015


Lewis Carroll and E.B. White are among the most-read authors in the English language. Their books are considered literary masterpieces. Interviews with: Vanessa Tait, David Day, and Martha White.

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Crossing the Tickle

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Wed, Dec 02, 2015


It's only a 20 minute ride across 'the Tickle", from Bell Island, in the middle of Conception Bay; to Portugal Cove, on the Avalon Peninsula, in eastern Newfoundland, but the Bell Island ferry is both a lifeline, and the bane of every Islander.

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The Discovery of Other Worlds

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Tue, Dec 01, 2015


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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Is France Burning? (Encore May 27, 2009)

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Mon, Nov 30, 2015


From a 2009 IDEAS series about France, Gilbert Reid explores the riots in 2005 that spread from the high rise suburbs outside Paris across the country, leaving thousands of people arrested.

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Ideas from the Trenches - Refuge

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Thu, Nov 26, 2015


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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The End of Capitalism?

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Wed, Nov 25, 2015


Paul Kennedy speaks to Paul Mason, one of Britain's most outspoken critics of neoliberalism, about why he is optimistic that technology and our changing relationship with the state may create societies that are healthier and more just.

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High Culture, Part 3

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Tue, Nov 24, 2015


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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The Best Is Yet To Come?

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Mon, Nov 23, 2015


History suggests that humanity has achieved great things. We live longer, eat better and have a more equitable world than at any other time. But what about the future? Highlights from the most recent Munk Debate on Progress.

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Who Owns Ancient Art? Part 1 (Encore June 12, 2015)

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Mon, Nov 23, 2015


When the Taliban and ISIS destroy ancient artifacts, the world responds with outrage. But where should that outrage lead: taking ancient art out of the country of origin? Or would that amount to what some have called neo-colonialism and cultural genocide?

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Talking Philosophy: War and Peace, Part 2

podcasting@cbc.ca
Thu, Nov 19, 2015


Philosophers Michael Blake, Simone Chambers, Arthur Ripstein and IDEAS Executive Producer Greg Kelly grapple with the nature, the rules, and the challenges of war and peace, yesterday and today.

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Women and Peacemaking (Encore April 29, 2015)

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Wed, Nov 18, 2015


Women are peaceful. On this basis, women have worked for peace as mothers and moral guides to the world. But this stereotype limits women - and their peacemaking - as much as it empowers them.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Corneliu Porumboiu

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Tue, Nov 17, 2015


Eleanor Wacthel in conversation with Romanian filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu, and critic Andrei Tanasescu about new Romanian cinema.

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Heroes and Anti-Heroes

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Mon, Nov 16, 2015


What makes a hero? Five of Canada's top writers share their stories inspired by the theme of this year's CBC Massey Lecture by Margaret MacMillan.

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Going Forward - Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference

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Fri, Nov 13, 2015


At Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference, digital utopians and skeptics tried to figure out whether our wired world is best thing that's happened since the invention of sliced bread....or the absolute worst.

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Peace In Their Time (Encore April 28, 2015)

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Wed, Nov 18, 2015


In 1915, more than a thousand women gathered in The Hague, Netherlands to find a way to end the First World War. Marilyn Powell traces the remarkable story of their achievement and defeat.

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