Dec 8, 2013 | 57:39Writers and Company Amy Tan Interview Audio
Writers and Company Amy Tan Interview Dec 8, 2013 | 57:39Eleanor speaks with Amy Tan about her gripping new novel "The Valley of Amazement", her first in eight years. The book revolves around the world of the courtesan in early 20th century Shanghai.
Dec 7, 2013 | 25:43WireTap This Is What You Get Audio
WireTap This Is What You Get Dec 7, 2013 | 25:43Stories of getting what you deserve. “If you swallow a watermelon seed, a watermelon will grow in your stomach". "If you cross your eyes, they'll get stuck that way". Plus, writer Chuck Klosterman on people who don't get what they deserve: villains.
Dec 6, 2013 | 53:59Ideas The Revolution Will Be Extruded Audio
Ideas The Revolution Will Be Extruded Dec 6, 2013 | 53:59There's a lot of buzz about 3-D printers -- guns! skin grafts! But as Regina computer scientist David Gerhard discovers, these machines, and the people who use them, are about to revolutionize the way we think about manufacturing, and how we get stuff.
Dec 5, 2013 | 54:59Rewind The Dumbells Audio
Rewind The Dumbells Dec 5, 2013 | 54:59A troupe of Canadian entertainers called The Dumbells. In 1917 the First World War had been grinding on for three years, and the troops wanted nothing more than to come home. The Dumbells made them forget, at least for awhile, the horrors of war.
Nov 29, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry It Goes Both Ways: When God Talks Back Audio
Tapestry It Goes Both Ways: When God Talks Back Nov 29, 2013 | 53:59Many years ago, the anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann set out to understand how god becomes real for some people. Professor Luhrmann was fascinated by religious believers who experience god talking to them, either through visions, or a voice they can hear.
Dec 4, 2013 | 53:58Ideas Is Race a Fiction? Audio
Ideas Is Race a Fiction? Dec 4, 2013 | 53:58The scientific consensus is that we're all a soup of DNA, and that race is indeed a fiction. But where does that leave us? Lawrence Hill, Priscila Uppal, Hayden King, and Karina Vernon have a go at a very modern, age-old question.