Episodes

Fragile Freedoms - Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is a global thought leader on the subject of the human mind, human nature, and human violence. He recently presented this talk:...

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The Intermittently True Adventures of Moishe"Two-Gun" Cohen

Artful dodger. Edmonton real estate tycoon. Chinese revolutionary. Edmonton writer Paula Simons unravels the unlikely tale of a not-so-nice Jewish boy who went from...

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Ideas from the Trenches - The Education Gap

There are about 50,000 PhD candidates in Canada, toiling away for years in relative obscurity. This is the second of an occasional series which...

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Walking Matters, Part 2

Ever since our ancestors rose to their feet, our species has been defined by walking upright. But the act involves our minds as well...

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The Crooked Path - The Art of Jeff Wall, Part 2

Jeff Wall's striking large-scale, photographic artworks exude complex, dramatic power. Often presented as transparencies in light-boxes, his works are owned by most significant art...

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Fragile Freedoms - Vandana Shiva

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...

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The Science of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago into a period when new ideas about the human body, the earth and the universe were threatening...

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Ideas from the Trenches - The Living Dead

There are about 50,000 PhD candidates in Canada. Most of them toil away for years in relative obscurity. This is the debut of an...

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Walking Matters, Part 1

Ever since our ancestors rose to their feet, our species has been defined by walking upright. But the act involves our minds as well...

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The Crooked Path - The Art of Jeff Wall, Part 1

Jeff Wall's striking large-scale, photographic artworks exude complex, dramatic power. Often presented as transparencies in light-boxes, his works are owned by most significant art...

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Fragile Freedoms - Helena Kennedy

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...

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End of the Dial

Newspapers, publishing and the recording industry may all be in deep trouble from online media. But pronouncements about the death of radio are premature....

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Friedrich Nietzsche

"God is dead. And we have killed him." These notorious words were written by the 19th century German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. Through his brilliant...

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How We Kill In War

With every evolution in military technology comes a shift in military tactics. And each shift in tactics pushes our understanding of what is permissible...

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