• Listen>

    As It Happens | Dec 19, 2014

    Words of the wise. A young couple in love, wanting to buy each other the perfect present. Fireside Al reads the O. Henry Christmas classic, "The Gift of the Magi."

  • Listen>

    The Current | Dec 23, 2014

    Brian Little is a Canadian psychologist who's been studying the science of personality for decades . His guide to if you're an introvert or extrovert pre-dates Buzzfeed. His new book helps answer the question of whether your personality is your destiny.

  • Listen>

    Living Out Loud | Dec 21, 2014

    A fresh cut tree, gifts from a rich uncle, a Christmas pudding recipe from Charles Dickens PLUS stories and music from the Exultate Chamber Singers.

  • Listen>

    Writers and Company | Dec 21, 2014

    Eleanor Wachtel spoke with Zadie Smith, onstage in front of a sold-out audience, at Harbourfront in Toronto. They talked about her new book "NW", set on her home turf in London.

  • Listen>

    As It Happens | Dec 22, 2014

    Iroquois Falls closes, tape: De Blasio on police killings, warbler study, script: parrot headline/**music removed online due to copyright**

  • Listen>

    White Coat Black Art | Dec 23, 2014

    On this holiday edition and season finale of White Coat, Black Art: Dr Brian Goldman's conversation with Nikhil Joshi, physician and cancer survivor.

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
Definitely Not the Opera - "Why do small gestures carry so much meaning?"Oct 23, 2010 | 1:10:06Definitely Not the Opera "Why do small gestures carry so much meaning?" Audio
Definitely Not the Opera "Why do small gestures carry so much meaning?" Oct 23, 2010 | 1:10:06A wave, a wink, a certain finger extended in your direction... they're all "small gestures" that can carry a lot of meaning. Why?
Definitely Not the Opera - "What makes us trust one person and not another?" (Trust)May 1, 2010 | 1:12:52Definitely Not the Opera "What makes us trust one person and not another?" (Trust) Audio
Definitely Not the Opera "What makes us trust one person and not another?" (Trust) May 1, 2010 | 1:12:52But what happens when we get it wrong? In [your name here] we trust!
Definitely Not the Opera - Why do bugs bug us? (Bugs)Apr 24, 2010 | 1:08:22Definitely Not the Opera Why do bugs bug us? (Bugs) Audio
Definitely Not the Opera Why do bugs bug us? (Bugs) Apr 24, 2010 | 1:08:22This week, DNTO looks into our relationship with the insect world, and explores why these tiny creatures have such a powerful effect on us.
Definitely Not the Opera - DNTO looks into what makes a great story (Storytelling)Apr 17, 2010 | 1:20:38Definitely Not the Opera DNTO looks into what makes a great story (Storytelling) Audio
Definitely Not the Opera DNTO looks into what makes a great story (Storytelling) Apr 17, 2010 | 1:20:38And why we love hearing (as well as telling) tales.
Definitely Not the Opera - "Does your name make you who you are?" (Names)Apr 10, 2010 | 1:19:06Definitely Not the Opera "Does your name make you who you are?" (Names) Audio
Definitely Not the Opera "Does your name make you who you are?" (Names) Apr 10, 2010 | 1:19:06This week, we explore the power your name has to determine your destiny, why your nickname might be your real name, and how you can avoid ever forgetting a name again.
Definitely Not the Opera - "What do we gain when we give something up?" (Sacrifice)Apr 3, 2010 | 1:11:34Definitely Not the Opera "What do we gain when we give something up?" (Sacrifice) Audio
Definitely Not the Opera "What do we gain when we give something up?" (Sacrifice) Apr 3, 2010 | 1:11:34This week, we look into the nature of sacrifice, and why we voluntarily let something go.
Definitely Not the Opera - "Why does a touch mean so much?" (Touch)Mar 27, 2010 | 1:16:15Definitely Not the Opera "Why does a touch mean so much?" (Touch) Audio
Definitely Not the Opera "Why does a touch mean so much?" (Touch) Mar 27, 2010 | 1:16:15From hugs to healing touches, we explore why even a simple touch can convey a lot.
Definitely Not the Opera - "Why do we dance?" (Dance)Mar 20, 2010 | 1:14:24Definitely Not the Opera "Why do we dance?" (Dance) Audio
Definitely Not the Opera "Why do we dance?" (Dance) Mar 20, 2010 | 1:14:24At one point or another, just about everyone moves rhythmically to music. This week we look into the reasons we get up and get down.
Definitely Not the Opera - "What do your birthday rituals say about you?"May 22, 2010 | 1:04:05Definitely Not the Opera "What do your birthday rituals say about you?" Audio
Definitely Not the Opera "What do your birthday rituals say about you?" May 22, 2010 | 1:04:05Everyone has one... but we mark them in different ways. We're shedding some light (via birthday cake candles, of course) on it this week.
Definitely Not the Opera - "What do you gain when you give up control?"May 29, 2010 | 1:17:10Definitely Not the Opera "What do you gain when you give up control?" Audio
Definitely Not the Opera "What do you gain when you give up control?" May 29, 2010 | 1:17:10We'll find out this week. It can be terrifying.
Definitely Not the Opera - "What time is your internal clock set to?" (The Internal Clock)Jun 5, 2010 | 1:02:03Definitely Not the Opera "What time is your internal clock set to?" (The Internal Clock) Audio
Definitely Not the Opera "What time is your internal clock set to?" (The Internal Clock) Jun 5, 2010 | 1:02:03Ever notice how some people are always late? Or how there are moments where time seems to stop completely?
Definitely Not the Opera - "What makes a real friend?" (Friends)Jun 12, 2010 | 1:13:46Definitely Not the Opera "What makes a real friend?" (Friends) Audio
Definitely Not the Opera "What makes a real friend?" (Friends) Jun 12, 2010 | 1:13:46In elementary school you had one "best friend." Now, some of us have hundreds (or thousands) of "friends" on Facebook. So what makes a real friend? We're getting friendly with that question this week.
Definitely Not the Opera - "Where is your bike taking you?"Jun 19, 2010 | 1:11:38Definitely Not the Opera "Where is your bike taking you?" Audio
Definitely Not the Opera "Where is your bike taking you?" Jun 19, 2010 | 1:11:38Two wheels good! One wheel probably also okay. For many of us our bicycles are more than just a method of getting from Point A to Point B. So this week we're asking: where is your bike taking you?
Definitely Not the Opera - "Why must the show go on?" (On With the Show)Jun 26, 2010 | 1:08:01Definitely Not the Opera "Why must the show go on?" (On With the Show) Audio
Definitely Not the Opera "Why must the show go on?" (On With the Show) Jun 26, 2010 | 1:08:01It's show biz gospel... and also the approach we often take to our own lives. But as Noel Coward said, "why must the show go on?" This week we'll hear from people who pressed on with the show... and others who decided to call it quits.
Definitely Not the Opera - "How often do we stop to listen?" (Encore)Jul 3, 2010 | 36:12Definitely Not the Opera "How often do we stop to listen?" (Encore) Audio
Definitely Not the Opera "How often do we stop to listen?" (Encore) Jul 3, 2010 | 36:12And when we're supposed to be listening are we?

1 of 3