Nov 7, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Moby Doll Audio
Ideas Moby Doll Nov 7, 2013 | 54:00Thanks to Herman Melville's "Moby Dick", many thought that the only good whale was a dead. In 1964, a whale was harpooned off Saturna Island on British Columbia's west coast. But it didn't die. That's how the tale of Moby Doll began.
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.
Nov 4, 2013 | 53:58Ideas The Enright Files - John F. Kennedy Audio
Ideas The Enright Files - John F. Kennedy Nov 4, 2013 | 53:58U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated fifty years ago. Michael Enright looks at the man, the myth and the assassination. He speaks to Kennedy biographer Robert Dallek, and to legendary prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi.
Nov 1, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Mur-Écran, The Windscreen (Apr. 15, 2013 Encore) Audio
Ideas Mur-Écran, The Windscreen (Apr. 15, 2013 Encore) Nov 1, 2013 | 53:59Fermont, Quebec was designed as the mining community of the future. Its 1.3 kilometre-long windscreen complex was built to shield residents from the sub-arctic climate. Simon Nakonechny heads north to find out what has become of this visionary town.
Oct 31, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Martha Nussbaum Audio
Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Martha Nussbaum Oct 31, 2013 | 53:59American scholar Martha Nussbaum explores how human rights might be best approached on the basis of capabilities. This lecture is part of series of talks called Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for Human Rights.
Oct 30, 2013 | 53:58Ideas War of the Welles Audio
Ideas War of the Welles Oct 30, 2013 | 53:58R.H.Greene explores the story behind the classic Orson Welles radio drama The War of the Worlds and its amazing impact. This documentary is presented courtesy of Southern California Public Radio. The program is introduced by actor George Takei.
Oct 25, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Bugs 'R Us Audio
Ideas Bugs 'R Us Oct 25, 2013 | 54:00Is eliminating our exposure to microbes actually bad for us? Microbiologist Dr. Brett Finlay argues that we're entering a golden era in our understanding of microbes, and that new technologies are giving us unprecedented insights into health and disease.
Oct 23, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Stealing Home Audio
Ideas Stealing Home Oct 23, 2013 | 53:59It's the start of the 2013 World Series, and Paul Kennedy's 15th season as the host of IDEAS. In celebration we rebroadcast of a 1997 show about how Jackie Robinson broke the infamous colour barrier in Major League Baseball.