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    Ideas - Disposable Youth - Henry GirouxApr 17, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Disposable Youth - Henry Giroux Audio
    Ideas Disposable Youth - Henry Giroux Apr 17, 2015 | 53:59Drawing on his book, Disposable Youth, scholar Henry Giroux speaks at the SPUR lecture in Toronto about how America is abandoning its youth.
    Ideas - Climate HopeMar 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.
    Ideas - Ideas from the Trenches - Force of HabitFeb 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.
    Wachtel on the Arts - Film Director Isabel CoixetOct 21, 2014 | 54:00Wachtel on the Arts Film Director Isabel Coixet Audio
    Wachtel on the Arts Film Director Isabel Coixet Oct 21, 2014 | 54:00Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet talks to Eleanor about the ideas, experiences and lifelong passion for film that inspire her work.
    Ideas - Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship - UbuntuNov 13, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship - Ubuntu Audio
    Ideas Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship - Ubuntu Nov 13, 2014 | 53:58Part 4 of the 2014 CBC Massey Lectures by Adrienne Clarkson .“Ubuntu" is a South African concept of reciprocity: living in society demands that we take care of each other - that as it goes for one, so it goes for all of us.
    Ideas - Ideas from the Trenches - Why We ObeyApr 14, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Ideas from the Trenches - Why We Obey Audio
    Ideas Ideas from the Trenches - Why We Obey Apr 14, 2015 | 54:00Serbulent Turan, an emerging political scientist at the University of British Columbia, asks why people willingly put up with oppression and -- on the flip side -- what's needed to spark a revolution.
    Ideas - You Are HereFeb 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.
    Ideas - The Myth of the Secular, Part 1Jul 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.
    Ideas - The Myth of the Secular, Part 7 (Encore Oct 30, 2012)Aug 13, 2015 | 53:59Ideas The Myth of the Secular, Part 7 (Encore Oct 30, 2012) Audio
    Ideas The Myth of the Secular, Part 7 (Encore Oct 30, 2012) Aug 13, 2015 | 53:59David Cayley concludes his series with three thinkers who believe that division of the world into the secular and the religious both oversimplifies and impoverishes political and religious life. He talks to William Connolly, Mark Taylor and Fred Dallmayr.
    Ideas - Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship - The Circle WidensNov 10, 2014 | 53:57Ideas Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship - The Circle Widens Audio
    Ideas Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship - The Circle Widens Nov 10, 2014 | 53:57Part 1 of the 2014 CBC Massey Lectures by Adrienne Clarkson. The story of the village of Eygalières in France: how it got its freedom in medieval times, and how this revolutionized society.
    Ideas - Shackleton's GraveDec 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.
    Ideas - Sapiens - Yuval Noah HarariJan 12, 2015 | 53:58Ideas Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari Audio
    Ideas Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari Jan 12, 2015 | 53:58"There were humans long before there was history," writes Yuval Noah Harari. Professor Harari's book "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" is an international best-seller.
    Ideas - Islam and the EnvironmentOct 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.
    Ideas - Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship - The Cosmopolitan EthicNov 12, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship - The Cosmopolitan Ethic Audio
    Ideas Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship - The Cosmopolitan Ethic Nov 12, 2014 | 53:58Part 3 of the 2014 CBC Massey Lectures by Adrienne Clarkson. In accepting the difference, and the equality of others, we engage in the 'cosmopolitan ethic' - an understanding of the relationship between personal beliefs and public engagement.
    Ideas - The Ballad of Tin EarsMay 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.

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