Nov 6, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox Audio
Ideas Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox Nov 6, 2013 | 53:59Niccolo Machiavelli's name is synonymous with treachery. His book, The Prince, has inspired political leaders around the world. Yet some scholars believe that it's a brilliant satire. Nicola Luksic explores the case for both sides.
Dec 10, 2013 | 54:00Ideas The Degrowth Paradigm Audio
Ideas The Degrowth Paradigm Dec 10, 2013 | 54:00Degrowthers 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.
Jan 28, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Ted Talks - The Next Greatest Generation? Audio
Ideas Ted Talks - The Next Greatest Generation? Jan 28, 2014 | 53:59People 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?
Feb 12, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing Audio
Ideas Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing Feb 12, 2014 | 54:00What 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.
Sep 16, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Friedrich Nietzsche Audio
Ideas Friedrich Nietzsche Sep 16, 2013 | 53:59"God is dead. And we have killed him." These notorious words were written by the 19th century German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. Through his brilliant and explosive writings, he became known as a severe critic of religion and conventional morality.
Dec 9, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Stuffed, Part 1 Audio
Ideas Stuffed, Part 1 Dec 9, 2013 | 54:00Jill Eisen explores the politics, economics, and science of overeating. We're eating, on average, 200 calories per day more than we did just 30 years ago. What happened to bring about this sudden change?
Nov 11, 2004 | 54:22Ideas A Short History of Progress - Part 1 Audio
Ideas A Short History of Progress - Part 1 Nov 11, 2004 | 54:22In A Short History of Progress Ronald Wright argues that our modern predicament is as old as civilization, a 10,000-year experiment we have participated in but seldom controlled. Only by understanding the patterns of triumph and disaster that humanity has repeated around the world since the Stone Age, can we recognize the experiment's inherent dangers, and, with luck and wisdom, shape its outcome.
Feb 27, 2013 | 54:00Ideas A Word to the Wise - Part 1 Audio
Ideas A Word to the Wise - Part 1 Feb 27, 2013 | 54:00Times have changed. So has the study of wisdom. Philosophers, make room for the scientists! In this two-part series, Marilyn Powell talks to psychologists, sociologists, neuroscientists - and the wise that dwell among us - about a very old topic. What th
Nov 10, 2003 | 54:22Ideas The Truth About Stories - Part 2 Audio
Ideas The Truth About Stories - Part 2 Nov 10, 2003 | 54:22Beginning with Native oral stories, -winning author and scholar Thomas King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and politics, popular culture and social protest, in an effort to make sense of North America's relationship with its Aboriginal peoples.
Nov 7, 2009 | 53:59Ideas The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World - Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World - Part 1 Nov 7, 2009 | 53:59Anthropologist Wade Davis argues that the myriad of cultures that make up our world are “humanity’s greatest legacy…the product of our dreams, the embodiment of our hopes, the symbol of all we are and all that we have created as a wildly inquisitive and astonishingly adaptive species.” In the 2009 Massey Lectures, Wade Davis takes us on an astonishing journey through some of the great cultures and civilizations on earth, fragile and endangered, yet essential to our survival as a species.
Apr 25, 2012 | 54:00Ideas The Gender Trap - Part 1 (Apr. 2012 Encore) Audio
Ideas The Gender Trap - Part 1 (Apr. 2012 Encore) Apr 25, 2012 | 54:00For the past twenty years we've been hearing the claims from pop psychology to neuroscience: men and women, boys and girls, have different brains. Yet some neuroscientists and psychologists believe this leads to unhealthy gender stereotyping. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell explores the debate
Jan 28, 2014 | 53:59Ideas A Tribute to Pete Seeger Audio
Ideas A Tribute to Pete Seeger Jan 28, 2014 | 53:59To honour the memory of activist and folk-singer Pete Seeger (1919-2014), IDEAS rebroadcasts a tribute that was originally prepared few years back, by Dr. Joe MacInnis and IDEAS host Paul Kennedy. It's an hour of memories and music from a legendary human
May 28, 2013 | 53:59Ideas The Mandela Tapes Audio
Ideas The Mandela Tapes May 28, 2013 | 53:59In this special edition, you'll hear the voice of Nelson Mandela as you've never heard him before. The program draws on 50 hours of recorded conversations with Nelson Mandela.