Mar 8, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry High Anxiety Audio
Tapestry High Anxiety Mar 8, 2013 | 53:59The ruminations, the worry, the fretting, the unshakable conviction that the worst is about to happen. If this doesn't sound familiar to you, congratulations, you well-adjusted soul. If it's ringing a few bells - welcome to the club.
Mar 1, 2013 | 54:00Tapestry Lamenting the Road Not Taken Audio
Tapestry Lamenting the Road Not Taken Mar 1, 2013 | 54:00It's only human to assess one's life and ponder what might have been. Everyone from John Lennon to Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront has tried to express the mix of regret and foggy optimism that our hearts associate with the roads not taken. Author Adam Phillips put it this way: We're "haunted by the myth of our own potential." He talks about it to Mary this week.
Feb 1, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry Crossing the Line Audio
Tapestry Crossing the Line Feb 1, 2013 | 53:59As a journalist, Kevin Cox covered it all, including tragedies like the Westray mining disaster and the Swissair crash near Peggy's Cove. But he often felt that he was standing on the wrong side of the police tape. Instead of reporting the news, Cox wanted to be with the families, helping them cope with their loss. After 35 years, he left journalism and is now training to be a minister.
Jan 18, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry "When God Talks Back" with author Tanya Luhrmann Audio
Tapestry "When God Talks Back" with author Tanya Luhrmann Jan 18, 2013 | 53:59The anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann is fascinated by religious believers who experience god talking to them, either through visions, or a voice they can hear. She is the author of "When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God."
Jan 11, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry "Distilled Spirits" with author Don Lattin, and Street Philosophy Audio
Tapestry "Distilled Spirits" with author Don Lattin, and Street Philosophy Jan 11, 2013 | 53:59This week on Tapestry, Mary Hynes talks to Don Lattin about his new memoir, Distilled Spirits: Getting High, Then Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk. Later in the show, Mary meets a Montreal professor who's taking the subject of philosophy out of the classroom and into the streets.
Jan 4, 2013 | 53:58Tapestry Prayer, Small but Mighty Audio
Tapestry Prayer, Small but Mighty Jan 4, 2013 | 53:58For Hindus, Buddhists and other eastern faiths, it's the single-syllabled Om. For Jews, it's the six words of the Shema. This week we look at prayers of few words - the small-but-mighty sayings that inspire and sustain millions.
Dec 21, 2012 | 53:58Tapestry Do You Hear What We Hear? Audio
Tapestry Do You Hear What We Hear? Dec 21, 2012 | 53:58This week Tapestry reconsiders the Christmas carol in three different ways. There's the mysterious back-story of a beloved tune; a professional singer on what many consider the show-stopper of midnight mass; and a meditation on one tune fit for the midwinter blues of life.
Dec 14, 2012 | 54:25Tapestry When the Stranger Calls Us Home Audio
Tapestry When the Stranger Calls Us Home Dec 14, 2012 | 54:25Dr. Mary Jo Leddy is woman of letters and recipient of many honours. The founder of one of Canada's most respected refugee aid groups says anyone can live a life of importance and consequence. You only need to say yes to someone who needs your help.