Feb 6, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Ideas from the Trenches - Force of Habit Audio
Ideas Ideas from the Trenches - Force of Habit Feb 6, 2015 | 53:59Featuring Kristin Rodier, Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Alberta. She studied the way people try to change themselves, and concludes that the force of habit is both more mysterious and more useful than commonly thought.
Mar 16, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Climate Hope Audio
Ideas Climate Hope Mar 16, 2015 | 54:00News about climate change is almost always alarming, depressing, or both. Tim Flannery is a mammalogist, paleontologist and novelist. He's also world authority on climate. Tim Flannery believes there is qualified hope that things will get better.
Feb 23, 2015 | 53:58Ideas You Are Here Audio
Ideas You Are Here Feb 23, 2015 | 53:58...but how do you know exactly where you are? And then how do you know how to get from there...to somewhere else? Dave Redel explores new ideas about why some people are wizards at navigation, while others get completely lost.
Jul 2, 2015 | 53:59Ideas The Myth of the Secular, Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Myth of the Secular, Part 1 Jul 2, 2015 | 53:59Theologians, anthropologists, sociologists and political philosophers talk about why the old map of the religious and the secular no longer fits the territory. And about how it might be redrawn. David Cayley speaks to Craig Calhoun and Rajeev Barghava.
Dec 9, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Shackleton's Grave Audio
Ideas Shackleton's Grave Dec 9, 2014 | 53:59Underwater explorer Dr. Joe MacInnis makes a pilgrimmage to the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton, on remote South Georgia Island, in the extreme South Atlantic Ocean. He pays homage to the man who completely dominated South Pole exploration.
Oct 23, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Islam and the Environment Audio
Ideas Islam and the Environment Oct 23, 2014 | 53:59Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr has a surprising perspective on his own faith: that it's deeply predisposed towards environmental stewardship. In a public lecture and interview, Dr. Nasr explains why Islam may well be seen as a 'green' religion.
May 6, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Ballad of Tin Ears Audio
Ideas The Ballad of Tin Ears May 6, 2014 | 53:59Many of us love to sing, but we're not all good at it. Some of us can't even carry a tune and are told not to sing. Tim Falconer dives into neuroscience, psychology -- and music itself -- to find out why he's a bad singer.