Go Advanced Search
 

Subscribe to this:

Podcast
Podcast
iTunes Podcast




Podcasts in These Categories
Find More Titles by

CBC's The Best of Ideas Podcast

CBC's The Best of Ideas Podcast

Product Details

Running Time
53 Min.
Offered
Weekly

Description

Ideas is all about ideas ľ programs that explore everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues.


People Who Liked CBC's The Best of Ideas Podcast Also Liked:
  Broke
by Glenn Beck

  Tulia
by Nate Blakeslee

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

Podcast Episodes




If this Podcast isn't working, please let us know by emailing us and we will try to fix it ASAP:

Podcast Feed URL:

 Podcast Website:
http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/

After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion, Part 5

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion, Part 4 (Encore May 3, 2012)

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion, Part 3 (Encore May 2, 2012)

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



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

podcasting@cbc.ca
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

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



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

podcasting@cbc.ca
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

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Just War Theory: So What?

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Madness and the Prolonged War

podcasting@cbc.ca
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?

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Wind of Another Planet: Music and the Great War

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



World War One and The Birth of Public Relations

podcasting@cbc.ca
Tue, Jun 24, 2014


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

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Margaret MacMillan and World War One

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



The Global Eco-Crisis: Diversity, Resilience and Adaptability

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Undoing Forever

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Inhotim: Visions In Paradise

podcasting@cbc.ca
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?

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Wachtel On The Arts - Isaac Julien

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Neuron Therapy

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Scrutinizing Roger Scruton

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Behind the Throne

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Auroville: The Road to Utopia

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Unspeakable Acts

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



The Other "God Particle"

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



The Struggle Over Mein Kampf

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Ideas from the Trenches: The Theatre of News

podcasting@cbc.ca
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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Environment or Economy: At the Muskoka Summit

podcasting@cbc.ca
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?

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



The Enright Files - World War One

podcasting@cbc.ca
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

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Presenting the Killam Winners

podcasting@cbc.ca
Fri, May 30, 2014


Every year the Governor General hosts a gala to celebrate the recipients of the Canada Council Killam Prize. Five prizes for five individuals who have contributed significantly to their field of study. Each individual receives $100,000. Paul Kennedy inter

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



In Rehearsal: Becoming Lear

podcasting@cbc.ca
Thu, May 29, 2014


Philip Coulter goes behind the scenes at the Stratford Festival to watch director Antoni Cimolino work with Colm Feore and the other cast members of King Lear, and to ask some questions: How do you put a character together; how do you become Lear?

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Fragile Freedoms - Germaine Greer

podcasting@cbc.ca
Wed, May 28, 2014


Germaine Greer is perhaps the most provocative feminist thinker in the world. In the final lecture from the series, Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for Human Rights, Germaine Greer explores women and human rights.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Green Growth: Can Profits Help the Planet?

podcasting@cbc.ca
Tue, May 27, 2014


It's widely acknowledged that unfettered economic growth is impossible. Yet our reliance on fossil fuels and a growth-based economy seem intractable. Is the notion of "green growth" the answer?

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Historic Montreal in Fact and Fiction

podcasting@cbc.ca
Mon, May 26, 2014


In a public forum at Montreal's Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, Paul Kennedy speaks with -- Elaine Kalman Naves, Mark Lavorato and Susan Doherty Hannaford -- who have recently written about the storied past of the city in which they live.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Voyage of the "Undesirables": Remembering the Kamagata Maru

podcasting@cbc.ca
Fri, May 23, 2014


They were Canada's first boat people: 100 years ago, the freighter Komagata Maru, carrying 376 Punjabi immigrants from British India, was prevented from landing in Vancouver. Yvonne Gall tells the story of this shameful chapter in our history.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Say No To Happiness (Encore June 20, 2011)

podcasting@cbc.ca
Wed, May 21, 2014


Life is about being happy, right? But are we losing something else along the way: the need for meaning in our lives? Frank Faulk examines the tension between our desire for happiness and our need for meaning.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Wachtel On The Arts - Kara Walker

podcasting@cbc.ca
Tue, May 20, 2014


Eleanor Wachtel talks to American artist Kara Walker. She's best known for her wall-sized tableaux of silhouette cut-outs. Her latest work is a gigantic sphinx-like figure made out of sugar, now on exhibit at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Onjaki!

podcasting@cbc.ca
Mon, May 19, 2014


At the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal, Paul Kennedy talks to writer Ndalu de Almeida (aka Ondjaki) about growing up in newly-independent Angola, and how he got his name--which means "he who faces challenges".

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Stuffed, Part 2 (Encore Dec 16, 2013)

podcasting@cbc.ca
Fri, May 16, 2014


We're eating, on average, 200 calories per day more than we did just 30 years ago. We're eating larger portions, and we're eating more often. Jill Eisen explores the politics, economics and science of overeating.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Stuffed, Part 1

podcasting@cbc.ca
Thu, May 15, 2014


We're eating, on average, 200 calories per day more than we did just 30 years ago. We're eating larger portions, and we're eating more often. Jill Eisen explores the politics, economics and science of overeating.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



A Just Life

podcasting@cbc.ca
Wed, May 14, 2014


McGill University law professor Roderick A. Macdonald has influenced generations of legal minds. His work paved the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage, and inspired Canada's apology to residential school survivors.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



The Godforsaken Sea

podcasting@cbc.ca
Tue, May 13, 2014


The Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica is the most dangerous and least understood of our great oceans. A few solo sailors and an historian join Philip Coulter on a radio expedition to find out about those giant waves and fearsome storms.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Golf

podcasting@cbc.ca
Mon, May 12, 2014


Some practitioners consider it to be a 'test of character' -- more than a mere game played with tees, clubs, and sand traps. Cynics simply complain that it's a 'good walk, spoiled'. Paul Kennedy delves into the rich traditions of Scotland's sporting gift

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



State Surveillance: The Munk Debate

podcasting@cbc.ca
Thu, May 08, 2014


Is state surveillance a legitimate defence of our freedom or not? Former head of the NSA and CIA Michael Hayden, lawyer Alan Dershowitz, Alexis Ohanian founder of the reddit, and privacy advocate Glenn Greenwald debate the issue.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Death Becomes Us, Part 2

podcasting@cbc.ca
Wed, May 07, 2014


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.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



The Ballad of Tin Ears

podcasting@cbc.ca
Tue, May 06, 2014


Many of us love to sing, but we're not all good at it. Some of us can't even carry a tune and are told not to sing. Tim Falconer dives into neuroscience, psychology -- and music itself -- to find out why he's a bad singer.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



The Enright Files - Great Canadian Poets

podcasting@cbc.ca
Mon, May 05, 2014


A rare conversation with the late Richard Outram, considered by some to be the greatest Canadian poet of his time; award-winning biographer Sandra Djwa on PK Page; and Margaret Atwood talks about the irascible and beloved Al Purdy.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Fragile Freedoms - Steven Pinker

podcasting@cbc.ca
Fri, May 02, 2014


Steven Pinker is a global thought leader on the subject of the human mind, human nature, and human violence. His lecture -- A History of Violence and Humanity -- was presented at the Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for Human Rights lecture series.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



Born That Way?

podcasting@cbc.ca
Thu, May 01, 2014


Pedophilia conjures up the most unspeakable crimes. Is it a psychiatric disorder that can be treated, or is it innate and unchangeable? We speak with ex-offenders and doctors on both sides of the debate.

Download File - 0.0 MB (Click to Play on Mobile Device)
Listen To This Podcast (Streaming Audio)



More Details

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