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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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The Truth about "Post-Truth"

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Thu, Jan 19, 2017


The election of Donald Trump has ignited talk that we're now living in a "post-truth" era. But are we? And if we are, what are the origins of this idea that the truth no longer exists, or if it does, that it doesn't matter anymore?

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American Fascism: It Can't Happen Here? (Encore October 28, 2016)

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Wed, Jan 18, 2017


What did the Trump campaign, and the voters it mobilized, have in common with Fascism, not only in Europe but in America's own dark past?

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Wachtel On The Arts - John Neumeier

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Tue, Jan 17, 2017


Choreographer John Neumeier has been at the cutting edge of dance for more than fifty years. He talks to Eleanor Wachtel about how he went from being a tap-dancing kid in Milwaukee to the celebrated Artistic Director of the Hamburg Ballet.

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Screened Off: The dangers of an insular web

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017


Corporate control, and the "tyranny of the popular." Fake news, filter bubbles, and apps as "walled gardens." Have we lost a free and democratic internet? And did we do this to ourselves? Featuring Sue Gardner, Hossein Derakhan, and Brodie Fenlon

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Commute From Hell

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Mon, Jan 09, 2017


Work cant help but be affected when people spend almost as much time commuting as they spend on the job. How can a stressful commute impact a person's professional performance? What does it ultimately do to family life, or social engagements?

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God Wants You To Be Rich (Encore Oct 7, 2016)

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Mon, Jan 09, 2017


Why do millions of Christians in the United States believe that their faith, financial status and health are all intertwined? That's the question that Paul Kennedy explores with Kate Bowler, author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel.

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The Enright Files - Ideas to make a better world

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Mon, Jan 02, 2017


This month on The Enright Files, ideas to improve our communities, our countries and our quality of life. Interviews with Rutger Bregman, Janette Sadik-Khan, Pasi Sahlberg & Karyn McCluskey.

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Fat & Sugar, Part 2 (Encore June 22, 2016)

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Mon, Jan 09, 2017


Jill Eisen explores the complex, and sometimes contradictory, science of nutrition - and tries to find clarity amidst the thicket of studies and ambiguous research.

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Fat & Sugar, Part 1 (Encore June 15, 2016)

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Mon, Jan 09, 2017


Jill Eisen explores the complex, and sometimes contradictory, science of nutrition - and tries to find clarity amidst the thicket of studies and ambiguous research.

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The 2016 Sobey Art Award: The New Masters, Part 2

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Thu, Dec 22, 2016


Conversations with 2016 Sobey Art Award winner Jeremy Shaw and finalist Charles Stankievech.

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The 2016 Sobey Art Award: The New Masters, Part 1

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Wed, Dec 21, 2016


Conversations with three of the 2016 Sobey Art Award finalists - Brenda Draney, William Robinson and Hajra Waheed

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Reflections on Global Affairs: Is the world really falling apart?

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Mon, Dec 19, 2016


IDEAS in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto reflects upon the state of the world. Featuring: Michael Blake, Randall Hansen, Janice Stein, and Stephen Toope.

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Seed Banks: Re-sowing paradise

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Fri, Dec 16, 2016


In the face of climate change and declining biodiversity, one of humanity's oldest cultural practices seed saving has a new urgency. Maria Zytaruk explores how preserving seeds reflects the deepest of human fears and hopes.

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The Orwell Tapes, Part 3 (Encore April 18, 2016)

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Thu, Dec 15, 2016


He was one of the most influential writers of our time. His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us 'big brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink', whose name looms so large in this era of mass surveillance?

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The Sea Women (Encore Oct 18, 2007)

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Wed, Dec 14, 2016


South Korea's "sea women" have been harvesting treasures from the ocean floor since the 4th century. With only a few tools and fishing baskets slung over their shoulders, these sunburnt and wrinkled grandmothers can dive up to 20 metres on a single breath

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Writing in Worried Times

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Tue, Dec 13, 2016


They may be successful writers, but that doesn't mean the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award winners are immune from worry about the world around us. Authors share some brand new work on that theme.

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Cracking the Moral Code

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Mon, Dec 12, 2016


We all have a moral code -- a clear sense of what is right and what is wrong. But the reasons why we make certain decisions can quickly get fuzzy. Producer John Chipman explores why some people stick to their moral codes more stringently than others, and

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The Orwell Tapes, Part 2 (Encore April 11, 2016)

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Thu, Dec 15, 2016


He was one of the most influential writers of our time. His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us 'big brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink', whose name looms so large in this era of mass surveillance?

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Decoding Death: The Science and Significance of Near Death Experiences

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016


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 Enright Files on William Shakespeare and James Joyce

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Mon, Dec 05, 2016


On this edition of The Enright Files, we mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and the 100th anniversary of James Joyce's great novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

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Rear View Mirror: Has the future ever looked like the past?

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Fri, Dec 02, 2016


It's tempting to think that in order to comprehend the future, we need to know the past, that there are always lessons in history. But is that true anymore? Sailing in the 21st century, perhaps we are in uncharted waters.

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The Orwell Tapes, Part 1 (Encore April 4, 2016)

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Fri, Dec 02, 2016


He was one of the most influential writers of our time. His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us 'big brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink', whose name looms so large in this era of mass surveillance?

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Ideas From The Trenches - The Dangerous Game

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Wed, Nov 30, 2016


As a teen and then in her 20s, Emma Vosen loved gaming. Now as a PhD candidate, she looks to gamer culture as a microcosm of how sexism is seeded and replicated within broader society.

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

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Mon, Nov 28, 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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Is That All There Is? The Challenge of Science

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Fri, Nov 25, 2016


Science helps us understand ourselves and our own place in the cosmos. But how far does the math take us, and what do science and the humanities tell us when we look at the same questions from different points of view?

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The Matter of Meat: A history of pros and cons

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Fri, Nov 25, 2016


Eating meat: some say we've evolved to do it. It's in our DNA. It's how we got our big brains. Now -- perhaps more than ever -- when it comes to the matter of meat, clear-cut answers can be hard to come by. Kevin Ball serves up the arguments.

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The Tedium is the Message

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Tue, Nov 22, 2016


Contributor Peter Mitton examines boredom and discovers a little-understood universal state of mind. From its obvious downsides and unexpected upsides, to its evolutionary origins and the way it's shaping our future -- boredom is anything but dull.

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Wit's End, Part 2 (June 27, 2016)

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Tue, Nov 22, 2016


What's it like to go mad and be crazy, living at wit's end? First comes diagnosis, followed by treatment. Then there's stigma and stereotyping. Marilyn Powell talks to those dealing with mental illness with their own truth to tell.

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Wit's End, Part 1 (Encore June 20)

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Tue, Nov 22, 2016


What's it like to go mad and be crazy, living at wit's end? First comes diagnosis, followed by treatment. Then there's stigma and stereotyping. Marilyn Powell talks to those dealing with mental illness with their own truth to tell.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Ai Weiwei

podcasting@cbc.ca
Mon, Nov 28, 2016


Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in conversation with Eleanor Wachtel about his beautiful and subversive art and about his fight for freedom and democracy in China.

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The Enright Files on the uncertain future of journalism and why it matters

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Mon, Nov 14, 2016


Michael Enright explores the mandate of journalism and how to maintain the integrity and craft even while it faces an uncertain future.

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Nominating Leonard Cohen for a Nobel Prize (Encore Oct 4, 2013)

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Fri, Nov 11, 2016


This lively open forum was recorded at the 2005 Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal. Panelists include critic, Ed Palumbo; poet, translator and broadcaster, Michel Garneau; jazz singer, Karen Young; and poet George Elliot Clark.

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Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World

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Thu, Nov 10, 2016


Our wireless world owes thanks to Guglielmo Marconi who went on to win the Nobel Prize and changed how wars were fought. A conversation with McGill Professor Marc Raboy has just published a major biography of Marconi.

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Ideas from the Trenches: Too Dumb for Democracy (Encore OCt 2, 2014)

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Wed, Nov 09, 2016


Producers Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic meet University of British Columbia student David Moscrop. He argues that modern democracy just isn't built right for our brains and so it dooms us into dumb thinking.

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Making America Great Again

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Mon, Nov 07, 2016


Highlights from a recent Munk Debate on the U.S. election. The resolution: "Be it resolved, Donald Trump can make America great again." Debaters: Newt Gingrich and Laura Ingraham, arguing for; Robert Reich and Jennifer Granholm, arguing against.

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American Fascism: It Can't Happen Here?

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Fri, Oct 28, 2016


What does the Trump campaign, and the voters it's mobilized, have in common with Fascism, not only in Europe but in America's own dark past?

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Generation Mars, Part 2

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Thu, Oct 27, 2016


The day might well be approaching when humans set foot on Mars. Stephen Humphrey and a crew of authors, astronauts and Mars scholars confront the hazards and challenges of getting humans to Mars, and then of surviving - and living - on the Red Planet.

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Dust to Dust: Notes on rituals for the dead

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Wed, Oct 26, 2016


How do we meet the needs of the dead and to our own? Barbara Nichol talks with anthropologists and historians about the role that ritual plays in our attempts to cope with the conundrum of the corpse.

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What's On Our Quarter? The past and future of Canadian Caribou

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Tue, Oct 25, 2016


No, it's not a moose, which is what most people think it is. The animal is actually a caribou -- one of the most important but misunderstood species in Canada. Paul Kennedy reports on the past and the future of Canadian caribou.

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The Shadow of Charm City

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Mon, Oct 24, 2016


In a bid to instill civic pride forty years ago, Baltimore was officially named "Charm City". Today, some call Baltimore a war zone -over 300 homicides per year amid 16,000 vacant homes. Mary O'Connell takes us inside America's great racial divide.

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  • Published: 2002
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