Jun 16, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Neuron Therapy Audio
Ideas Neuron Therapy Jun 16, 2014 | 53:59What I.Q. was to the 20th century, self-regulation will be to the 21st. That's the prediction of psychologist and philosopher, Dr. Stuart Shanker. For decades he's been teaching kids how to self-regulate, so tantrums, meltdowns and lack of focus diminish.
Jun 13, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Scrutinizing Roger Scruton Audio
Ideas Scrutinizing Roger Scruton Jun 13, 2014 | 54:00Philosopher Roger Scruton is widely considered one of Britain's leading conservative thinkers. From a conference held in his honour at McGill University he argues that we need a sense of the transcendent to make sense of our lives.
Jun 12, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Behind the Throne Audio
Ideas Behind the Throne Jun 12, 2014 | 53:58Biographers Jung Chang and Kristie Miller talk about the machinations of women who work 'behind the throne': the Empress Dowager Cixi, who was in effect the ruler of China for decades; and Edith Wilson, wife of U.S President Woodrow Wilson.
Jun 11, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Auroville: The Road to Utopia Audio
Ideas Auroville: The Road to Utopia Jun 11, 2014 | 54:00People have been dreaming about finding, or creating, Utopia for ages. Ashley Walters travels to India, to the community of Auroville, to see how its utopian ideals have been realized, and sometimes compromised, in this age-old quest.
Jun 10, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Unspeakable Acts Audio
Ideas Unspeakable Acts Jun 10, 2014 | 53:58We've known for a long time that torture doesn't work as a way to extract hidden information, but we still do it. A documentary by Philip Coulter based on an interview with Harvard professor Elaine Scarry.
Jun 9, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Other "God Particle" Audio
Ideas The Other "God Particle" Jun 9, 2014 | 53:59Millions of them course through our bodies every minute. Understanding them may help us discover the origins of the universe. They're called neutrinos. Scientist Ray Jayawardhana explains why he has a lifelong passion for this often overlooked particle.
Jun 6, 2014 | 53:58Ideas The Struggle Over Mein Kampf Audio
Ideas The Struggle Over Mein Kampf Jun 6, 2014 | 53:58What should be done with Hitler's autobiography "Mein Kampf"? Scholars in Munich are racing to produce a new, heavily annotated version of the book before the copyright expires in 2015.
Jun 5, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Ideas from the Trenches: The Theatre of News Audio
Ideas Ideas from the Trenches: The Theatre of News Jun 5, 2014 | 53:59Producers Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic follow the work of McGill University graduate student Stephen Wittek. He studies how theatrical plays in Elizabethan England fed the growth of modern news culture and the existence of an ongoing public conversation.