Mar 16, 2013 | 53:58Tapestry When in Rome Audio
Tapestry When in Rome Mar 16, 2013 | 53:58Habemus Papam! - We have a pope! With those words, Pope Francis became the leader of the Catholic Church. On this episode, we explore what it was like to be in Rome, what we can expect from the pontiff, and the story behind St. Francis of Assisi.
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 22, 2013 | 54:00Tapestry Keeping the Doubt Audio
Tapestry Keeping the Doubt Feb 22, 2013 | 54:00We take a look at how doubt and skepticism can be essential ingredients to faith. Mary meets Rabbi Rami Shapiro - a rabbi who says he isn't religious, but rather a curious, holy rascal. She also talks to Michael Shermer, the founder of Skeptic Magazine. He's held his own against Deepak Chopra in a go round on consciousness and quantum physics.
Feb 15, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry What is the World Made of? Audio
Tapestry What is the World Made of? Feb 15, 2013 | 53:59All through the ages, the question has been asked by everyone from the toddler to the philosopher: What is the world made of? What is the stuff of the universe? On this week's show, we delve into fire, earth, and water.
Michael Winter starts us off with story about fire. You get too close to it and it might change who you are. One minute, the Newfoundland author was heaving a pile of garbage into a raging incinerator and the next, well, he was going down the chute.
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 25, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry Lessons for Living Audio
Tapestry Lessons for Living Jan 25, 2013 | 53:59What can the old teach the young about living a good life? This week on Tapestry, we hear wisdom from the elders on everything from marrying the right person, to raising happy children, to staying connected with the people you love.
Jan 18, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry It Goes Both Ways: When God Talks Back Audio
Tapestry It Goes Both Ways: When God Talks Back 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 'Worshipping at the altar of vodka and cocaine' Audio
Tapestry 'Worshipping at the altar of vodka and cocaine' 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 | 54:00Tapestry Prayer: the small but mighty Audio
Tapestry Prayer: the small but mighty Jan 4, 2013 | 54:00For Hindus, Buddhists and other eastern faiths it's the single-syllabled Om. For Jews it's the six words of the Shema. The Jesus Prayer is beloved by many Christians. 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.