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Tapestry with Mary Hynes

CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.

  • 36:34
    Reverend Daniel Brereton says a rich spiritual life, can mean expressing who you really are, even on social media. "I think there's something within us that wants to test our connection by saying do you see me? Do you recognize something of yourself in me? ....and helps us to recognize that oneness that I think our souls deep within suspect is there."
    Jun 22, 2018
  • 13:37
    Art historian Anne Higonnet, on the 'Heavenly Bodies' exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. She describes how three aspects of the Catholic tradition - the magnificent, the monastic and the angelic - have all influenced the world of high fashion.
    Jun 22, 2018
  • 54:43
    How self-expression nourishes the soul and a new exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum in New York examines how Catholic clothing can be chic.
    Jun 22, 2018
  • 28:17
    Reverend Yolanda Norton says Beyoncé-themed mass sent the real message of God: love.
    Jun 15, 2018
  • 21:14
    Artist and activist Persephone Pearl on why - and how - to honour the creatures whose time on Earth is over.
    Jun 15, 2018
  • 54:36
    Reverend Yolanda Norton, a Christian minister and an unapologetic Beyoncé fan, organized a "Beyoncé Mass" in San Francisco, a service that drew close to 1000 people. Persephone Pearl runs a unique annual event : "Remembrance Day for Lost Species", a memorial to species and places forever lost to us.
    Jun 15, 2018
  • 11:47
    Lindy Wilkins identifies as a cyborg. They are in the process of modifying their body to include several implants. "I don't know that I would feel a loss if I didn't have a body. Let's say if you were to take me and put me on a USB stick I would be just as happy in a robot body."
    Jun 8, 2018
  • 54:43
    Consciousness - depending on your point of view - is either the mysterious thing that makes you human - or a quality you will one day share with artificial intelligence. David Deutsch is widely regarded as the father of quantum computing, and says consciousness is sort of like a piece of software, running on your brain. It's just a matter of figuring out the code. And giving the human body new ways to explore the world. What you gain - and what you might lose - when you're a cyborg.
    Jun 8, 2018
  • 37:39
    David Deutsch, a professor of physics at Oxford University, says evolution is far from finished. He says AGI - artificial general intelligence, a more sophisticated version of existing AI - will reinvent human capabilities, possibilities and life-spans.
    Jun 8, 2018
  • 54:44
    Quaker worship is rooted in silence. There’s no minister to guide the service. Instead, they meet in small groups and sink into an hour-long silence which Paul Parker says “can be the most gripping 60 minutes of the week.” And Pearce Carefoote is an Anglican priest and librarian, takes us on tour of sacred books in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto.
    Jun 1, 2018
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