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.
Dec 14, 2012 | 54:25Tapestry When the Stranger Calls Us Home Audio
Tapestry When the Stranger Calls Us Home Dec 14, 2012 | 54:25Mary 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.
Dec 10, 2012 | 53:56Tapestry Revelation: the most psychedelic book in the Bible Audio
Tapestry Revelation: the most psychedelic book in the Bible Dec 10, 2012 | 53:56Some believe it's a roadmap to the end of days. Others say it's one big hallucination. It's The Book of Revelation and, for a very long time, it has fuelled Christian fears of a judgement day literally full of fire and brimstone. The story from Elaine Pagels,the woman who wrote the book on The Book.
Nov 30, 2012 | 53:59Tapestry Apocalypse Soon Audio
Tapestry Apocalypse Soon Nov 30, 2012 | 53:59How is it that we find ourselves here once again with Doomsday close at hand? This time around it's the Maya calendar and the fact that some interpretations say it predicts the end will come on December 21, 2012. This week on Tapestry, Mary investigates the latest cultural obsession with the Apocalypse.
Nov 23, 2012 | 53:59Tapestry Checking the Box Marked 'None' Audio
Tapestry Checking the Box Marked 'None' Nov 23, 2012 | 53:59There was a time, not so long ago, when Canada's census form didn't offer "no religion" as an option. The category simply didn't exist. Now, those who tick that box are so numerous they have their own nickname: the 'nones.' They include atheists and agnostics, but also a lot of people who describe themselves as "spiritual but not religious."