Decoding Desire
From preening peacocks to promiscuous primates, what do animals reveal about our own sexual behaviour? Explore how sexual diversity and the experience of pleasure itself may be the key to species survival.
Thursday, July 2 at 8 PM
A TV Renaissance
In the online age, the death of television has been widely predicted. But guess what? TV is going through a renaissance and Canadians at home and abroad are in the thick of it. From HBO to Netflix, TV has never been more popular.
Thursday, July 2 at 9 PM
Art of Darkness
An intimate look at controversial painter and performance artist Bryan Lewis Saunder - renowned for his commitment to producing a self portrait every day, which, to date, number well over 10,000.
Friday, July 3 at 8 PM ET
The Pope & The Mafia
He excommunicated all Mafiosi – but can Pope Francis’ crusade against the Mafia effect change? Historian & Mafia Expert John Dickie investigates the long & complicated relationship between organized crime & the Catholic Church.
Sunday, July 5 at 10 PM ET/PT

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The Nature of Things

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Sex and Desire in the Animal World

Which species is the sexiest? The deadliest? And the most faithful? Find out here.

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TV in Canada: A History

From television's first appearance at the CNE in 1938 to the recent talks about its future in Canada.

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Celebrate the music of one of Canada's most iconic artists, k.d. lang, and follow the creation of a ballet based on her work.

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Beware the(se) Creepy Crawlies

Meet four micro-sized threats that are causing nightmares around the world.

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The Great Human Odyssey

Meet the cousins! New studies have shown that 1 to 3 per cent of our DNA comes from Neanderthals, close cousins who disappeared roughly 39,000 years ago.

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