Jan 22, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Death Becomes Us, Part 1 (Encore April 30, 2014) Audio
Ideas Death Becomes Us, Part 1 (Encore April 30, 2014) Jan 22, 2015 | 53:59Over the last century we pushed death from our collective mind by outsourcing our dead to mortuary professionals. But with the rise of death cafes, death doulas, and the beginnings of a green funeral movement, our thinking about death may be changing.
Jan 20, 2015 | 53:58Ideas From Tolerance to Tyranny Audio
Ideas From Tolerance to Tyranny Jan 20, 2015 | 53:58Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together in relative harmony in medieval Spain. Then the Spanish Inquisition came along with its use of terror and racism, turning a pluralistic society into a police state. Writer Erna Paris calls what happened in Spain
Jan 19, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Tapping into Martin Luther King, Jr. Audio
Ideas Tapping into Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan 19, 2015 | 54:00A feature inteview with Harry Belafonte talking about his close friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At 87, Harry Belafonte remains one of America's most eloquent and impassioned voices for human rights and social justice.
Jan 14, 2015 | 54:00Ideas C.S. Lewis and The Inklings, Part 2 Audio
Ideas C.S. Lewis and The Inklings, Part 2 Jan 14, 2015 | 54:00C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Owen Barfield and Charles Williams were the core of the legendary literary group The Inklings at Oxford University. They were united by a love of myth and the belief that it is through the imagination that reality is illuminated.
Jan 13, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Consent to Harm, Part 1 Audio
Ideas Consent to Harm, Part 1 Jan 13, 2015 | 54:00When it comes to risk of bodily harm, what we are allowed to consent to is fraught territory. The general rule of thumb is that it's okay if a person exposes themselves to risk for a greater social good. But where does a society draw the line?
Jan 9, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Stuffed, Part 2 Audio
Ideas Stuffed, Part 2 Jan 9, 2015 | 53:59We're eating 200 calories per day more than we did just thirty years ago. We're eating larger portions, and we're eating more often. What happened to bring about this sudden change? Jill Eisen explores the politics, economics and science of overeating.