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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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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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After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion, Part 2 (Encore May 1, 2012)

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Tue, Jul 01, 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 2: John Caputo

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After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion, Part 1 (Encore, Apr 30, 2012)

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Mon, Jun 30, 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 recent books have charted new paths for religion. Part 1: Richard Kearney

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Just War Theory: So What?

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Fri, Jun 27, 2014


Frank Faulk asks whether Just War Theory has become little more than an intellectual, moral and theological fraud, or whether it's actually provided constraints on an intrinsically violent phenomenon.

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Madness and the Prolonged War

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Thu, Jun 26, 2014


From the Stratford Festival, General John de Chastelain and historian Nick Terpstra discuss the social consequences of war: when there is no longer a centre to hold, what happens to both communities and individuals?

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Wind of Another Planet: Music and the Great War

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Wed, Jun 25, 2014


It's often been said that WW1 created who we are today: geopolitically and culturally. Robert Harris explains how music -- classical and popular -- both prefigured and reflected the war in the years leading up to the unprecedented destruction and after.

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World War One and The Birth of Public Relations

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Tue, Jun 24, 2014


Ira Basen explores how the first global war gave rise to what we'd now call public relations.

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Margaret MacMillan and World War One

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Mon, Jun 23, 2014


Margaret MacMillan is one of the world's leading scholars on World War One. She talks with Paul Kennedy about the origins of the war and what we've learned -- and failed to learn -- from it.

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The Global Eco-Crisis: Diversity, Resilience and Adaptability

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Fri, Jun 20, 2014


Scientist, broadcaster and author David Suzuki looks at the role humans have played in shaping the planet. We must look to biology to find a strategy for survival, according to Suzuki in the 2014 Milton K. Wong Lecture.

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Undoing Forever

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Thu, Jun 19, 2014


In labs around the world, scientists -- using the latest biotechnology -- are trying to bring extinct animals back to life. Britt Wray delves into the science, the ethics, and the implications of de-extinction for all animals, including us humans.

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Inhotim: Visions In Paradise

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Thu, Jun 19, 2014


Inhotim, Brazil, started as the vast estate and art collection of mining magnate Bernardo Paz. But what began as an oasis of beauty has become a laboratory for Paz's vision of a better society. Can one man's dream can become a region's salvation?

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Wachtel On The Arts - Isaac Julien

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Tue, Jun 17, 2014


Eleanor Wachtel talks to British filmmaker and video artist, Isaac Julien. His new documentary film Derek is about Derek Jarman, who is often described as the trailblazer of the New Queer Cinema movement that started in Britain in the 1980s.

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Neuron Therapy

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Mon, Jun 16, 2014


What I.Q. was to the 20th century, self-regulation will be to the 21st. That's the prediction of psychologist and philosopher, Dr. Stuart Shanker. For decades he's been teaching kids how to self-regulate, so tantrums, meltdowns and lack of focus diminish.

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Scrutinizing Roger Scruton

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Fri, Jun 13, 2014


Philosopher Roger Scruton is widely considered one of Britain's leading conservative thinkers. From a conference held in his honour at McGill University he argues that we need a sense of the transcendent to make sense of our lives.

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Behind the Throne

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Thu, Jun 12, 2014


Biographers Jung Chang and Kristie Miller talk about the machinations of women who work 'behind the throne': the Empress Dowager Cixi, who was in effect the ruler of China for decades; and Edith Wilson, wife of U.S President Woodrow Wilson.

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Auroville: The Road to Utopia

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Wed, Jun 11, 2014


People have been dreaming about finding, or creating, Utopia for ages. Ashley Walters travels to India, to the community of Auroville, to see how its utopian ideals have been realized, and sometimes compromised, in this age-old quest.

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Unspeakable Acts

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Tue, Jun 10, 2014


We've known for a long time that torture doesn't work as a way to extract hidden information, but we still do it. A documentary by Philip Coulter based on an interview with Harvard professor Elaine Scarry.

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The Other "God Particle"

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Mon, Jun 09, 2014


Millions of them course through our bodies every minute. Understanding them may help us discover the origins of the universe. They're called neutrinos. Scientist Ray Jayawardhana explains why he has a lifelong passion for this often overlooked particle.

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The Struggle Over Mein Kampf

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Fri, Jun 06, 2014


What should be done with Hitler's autobiography "Mein Kampf"? Scholars in Munich are racing to produce a new, heavily annotated version of the book before the copyright expires in 2015.

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Ideas from the Trenches: The Theatre of News

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Thu, Jun 05, 2014


Producers Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic follow the work of McGill University graduate student Stephen Wittek. He studies how theatrical plays in Elizabethan England fed the growth of modern news culture and the existence of an ongoing public conversation.

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Environment or Economy: At the Muskoka Summit

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Wed, Jun 04, 2014


From the Muskoka Summit: some of the world's most respected ecologists debate one of the crucial questions of our time -- is it possible for economists to understand and appreciate the 'real' value of the environment?

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The Enright Files - World War One

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Mon, Jun 02, 2014


One hundred years ago this month, Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, lighting the fuse that detonated the First World War. Michael Enright talks with Historian Margaret MacMillan, Canadian actor RH Thomson and British

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