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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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Fragile Freedoms - Vandana Shiva

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Thu, Apr 17, 2014


Physicist Vandana Shiva has become one of the world's leading environmental thinkers. In a lecture presented at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, she explores how "earth rights" are human rights.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Stan Douglas

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014


Eleanor Wachtel interviews award-winning Canadian visual artist Stan Douglas.

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The Science of Shakespeare

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Mon, Apr 14, 2014


William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month, into a period when new ideas about the human body, the earth and the universe were threatening the old medieval worldview. Journalist and author Dan Falk examines the science of the Bard of Avon.

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Unfinished Business

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Thu, Apr 10, 2014


Twenty years after the first free elections in South Africa, the country still struggles. But across the bitter divides of race and class, there is hope. Philip Coulter tells the story of a massacre, and one woman's act of grace and reconciliation.

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Rwanda Reconciliation

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Wed, Apr 09, 2014


The brutality and bloodshed of the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago was unfathomable. And whether we learned enough to prevent it from happening again is questionable. Jean-Paul Samputu tells his story reconciliation with the man who killed his family.

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The Enright Files - Drink

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Mon, Apr 07, 2014


Michael Enright talks to two authors who have written about the bottle and the damage done: Ann Dowsett Johnston, author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, and Olivia Laing, author of The Trip to Echo Spring: Why Writers Drink.

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To Heal A Sick Nation: Martin Luther King, Jr. and IDEAS

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Fri, Apr 04, 2014


In 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the Massey Lectures. They were produced by Janet Somerville. Now -- for the first time -- she reveals the behind-the-scenes story leading to King's message of hope.

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Fragile Freedoms - Helena Kennedy

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Wed, Apr 02, 2014


British scholar and broadcaster Baroness Helena Kennedy explores new human rights challenges emerging in the 21st century. It's part of the special lecture series Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for Human Rights.

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Bioinvasion: Attack of the Alien Species!

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Tue, Apr 01, 2014


Millions of YouTube viewers have seen the jumping silver carp. It's just the newest in a long line of "celebrity alien invaders". Barbara Nichol examines the phenomenon of invasive species: a story as much about human nature as about nature.

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The Degrowth Paradigm

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Wed, Mar 26, 2014


Degrowthers believe we need a more modest and sane alternative to the constant pressures of expansion that are destroying the ecological basis of our existence. Richard Swift explores the degrowth alternative, in theory and in practice.

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Ideas from the Trenches - The Education Gap

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Fri, Mar 21, 2014


Featuring the work of PhD student Kimberley Tavares. A disproportionate number of black male youth disengage from the school system. Her work shows how black women teachers hold important lessons for improving educational outcomes for all students.

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Conflicted Cities

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Thu, Mar 20, 2014


It used to be that countries waged war against each other on a battlefield. But now cities are the new conflict zone. Hassan Ghedi Santur explores what happens when our neighbourhoods become high value targets.

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Walking Matters, Part 2

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Wed, Mar 19, 2014


Ever since our ancestors rose to their feet, our species has been defined by walking upright. But the act involves our minds as well as our bodies. Marilyn Powell explores the world of walking and what it means to us.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Peter Sellars

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Tue, Mar 18, 2014


Eleanor Wachtel speaks to American theatre director Peter Sellars. His production of "Hercules" open in Toronto in April.

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The Great Hunger, Part 2 - Ireland

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Mon, Mar 17, 2014


Hunger and starvation are more often the result of human action rather than nature's caprice. Philip Coulter visits Ireland to tell the story the great famine of the 1840s.

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The Great Hunger, Part 1 - Ukraine

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Fri, Mar 14, 2014


Hunger and starvation are more often the result of human action rather than nature's caprice. Philip Coulter visits Ukraine to tell the story the Holodomor, "hunger extermination”, which took place in the 1930s, an event that shapes Ukraine to this day.

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Reserve Judgement

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Thu, Mar 13, 2014


Katharina and Glenn Patterson decided to get a university degree and then return to their aboriginal community. But when they spoke out about violence and tried to take sexual abusers to court, Katharina and Glenn were met with hostility and even rage.

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Walking Matters, Part 1

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Wed, Mar 12, 2014


Ever since our ancestors rose to their feet, our species has been defined by walking upright. But the act involves our minds as well as our bodies. Marilyn Powell explores the world of walking and what it means to us.

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BloodLines

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Tue, Mar 11, 2014


Inspired by Lawrence Hill's CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning writers tell their stories. Heart-wrenching and gripping tales about love, family and the challenges posed by kinship, exclusion and belonging.

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Fragile Freedoms - John Borrows, First Nations and human rights

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Wed, Mar 05, 2014


John Borrows is an Anishinabe scholar and expert in Indigenous law. He presents a lecture on the connections between First Nations and human rights.

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Wachtel on the Arts - Chuck Close

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Tue, Mar 04, 2014


Eleanor Wachtel talks to American painter and photographer Chuck Close, renowned for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings.

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The Enright Files - PTSD

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Mon, Mar 03, 2014


On this month's edition of The Enright Files, a look at the battles being waged by Canadian soldiers after they return home.

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The Seduction of Scent (Encore Sept 24, 2013)

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Wed, Feb 26, 2014


Scent has been used for millennia to enhance sexual attraction and mask body odour. Cindy Bisaillon examines the psychology and neurology of smell and the fine line between scented sophistication and our own primal animal musk.

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The Crooked Path, Part 2

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Tue, Feb 25, 2014


Jeff Wall's art exudes dramatic power. His large-scale photographic tableaux are in many of the world's most important art collections. Curator Ann Pollock explores with Jeff Wall the trajectory of his remarkable career.

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The Crooked Path, Part 1

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Mon, Feb 24, 2014


Jeff Wall's art exudes dramatic power. His large-scale photographic tableaux are in many of the world's most important art collections. Curator Ann Pollock explores with Jeff Wall the trajectory of his remarkable career.

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In Praise of Ice, Part 2

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Thu, Feb 20, 2014


As glaciers shrink, and ice vanishes from the polar seas, Richard Longley takes us back to our icy roots, rekindling wonder for this alluring frozen water.

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In Praise of Ice, Part 1

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Wed, Feb 19, 2014


As glaciers shrink, and ice vanishes from the polar seas, Richard Longley takes us back to our icy roots, rekindling wonder for this alluring frozen water.

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The Four Seasons of Mavis Gallant (Encore February 15, 2012)

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Tue, Feb 18, 2014


Mavis Gallant died today at the age of 91. Widely acknowledged as a master of the short-story, she wrote dozens of dazzling, sardonic, heart-breaking short stories, for which she was showered with honours. A documentary portrait by Megan Williams.

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Aging by the Book

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Mon, Feb 17, 2014


Baby boomers are identified with youth culture. So who do they think they are when they get old? The answer may be in their stories. Wendy Robbins looks at the growing popularity of a narrative approach to aging, even for individuals with dementia.

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End of the Dial

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Thu, Feb 13, 2014


Newspapers, publishing and the recording industry may all be in deep trouble from online media. But pronouncements about the death of radio are premature. Contributor Garth Mullins believes we're witnessing the dawning of a radio renaissance.

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Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing

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Wed, Feb 12, 2014


What makes a champion? Why do some wilt in high-pressure competition, while others rise to the occasion? Drawing on science, psychology, sports and economics, authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman explore the anatomy of building champions.

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The Unsinkable Silken Laumann

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Thu, Feb 06, 2014


Only weeks before the 1992 Olympics, a brutal rowing accident shattered Silken Laumann's right leg. Twenty-seven days and five operations later, she was back -- and rowed toward one of the greatest comebacks in Canadian sporting history.

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Catching the Game

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Wed, Feb 05, 2014


Why do so many of us devote so much time to watching sports? And why do so many others not seem immune? On the eve of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Paul Kennedy settles into his seat to watch for an answer.

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TED Talks - The Violence Within Us

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Tue, Feb 04, 2014


Why has violence been such a huge part of human history? And why are some people violent, and others aren't? What does it take for an ordinary person to become violent? From TED Radio Hour, featuring speakers from the TED Talks series.

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The Enright Files - Willa Cather/Sylvia Plath

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Mon, Feb 03, 2014


Willa Cather and Sylvia Plath are two of the most influential American women writers of the last century, although they could hardly be more different. Michael Enright speaks with writers and academics about the work and legacy of these two remarkable wri

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Wild Journey: The Anne Innis Story (Encore April 25, 2011)

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Wed, Jan 29, 2014


At the age of 23, Anne Innis was the first person to study African wildlife in its natural habitat. Sandy Bourque’s documentary, told through Anne's eyes, is the story of one woman's courage and determination to study wild giraffe in South Africa.

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Art We Live In

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Wed, Jan 29, 2014


Witold Rybczynski plays architecture tour guide to explore some big questions: What makes buildings work (or not)? What were the architects thinking? And what do buildings tell us about ourselves, our times and what we do?

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Ted Talks - The Next Greatest Generation?

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Tue, Jan 28, 2014


People in their 20s are growing up with the Internet, longer lifespans, and a global economic crisis that seems to have no end in sight. How do they see life from their unprecedented vantage point? And how will they take their role in the world?

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Ted Talks - Haves and Have-Nots

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Mon, Jan 27, 2014


About three billion people live in poverty today. That's almost one out of every two people. How did we get to such a chasm between the rich and poor? And what should we, and shouldn't we, do about it?

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The Great Book of Knowledge, Part 2

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Wed, Jan 22, 2014


We used to need libraries to make the sum of human knowledge available to all. Today we have Wikipedia, where the sum of human knowledge can be shaped by all of us. But can we trust it? Perhaps the collective mind is the best mind we have.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Richard Rogers

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Tue, Jan 21, 2014


Eleanor Wachtel talks to internationally renowned British architect Richard Rogers, co-creator of the Pompidou Centre in Paris. At 80-years-old, Richard Rogers remains engaged in major building projects in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.

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Alone Inside (Encore September 3, 2013)

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Fri, Jan 17, 2014


Prisoners who have lived through solitary confinement say the experience is torturous. Brett Story explores the roots of this practice in North America, and the profound and often devastating impact it has on people who are severed from social contact.

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