Oct 14, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Newcomers Audio
Ideas Newcomers Oct 14, 2013 | 53:59British author and playwright Caryl Phillips examines the immigrant experience of identity, place and belonging in a recent lecture for the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies.
Oct 11, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Planning the Unpredictable Audio
Ideas Planning the Unpredictable Oct 11, 2013 | 53:59How can health care professionals anticipate epidemics that seem to emerge from nowhere? How can they minimize the damage when they don't? A conversation with 2013 Friesen Prize winner Dr. Harvey Fineberg.
Oct 9, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Once Upon A Planet Audio
Ideas Once Upon A Planet Oct 9, 2013 | 54:00Science fiction writers have been dreaming up planets - and aliens -for years. But recently, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets far beyond our solar system. Is there life on those planets, too?
Oct 4, 2013 | 53:58Ideas Nominating Leonard Cohen for a Nobel Prize Audio
Ideas Nominating Leonard Cohen for a Nobel Prize Oct 4, 2013 | 53:58In the first of several programs celebrating Paul Kennedy's 15 years as host of IDEAS, he revisits an "old chestnut" from his personal archive. This lively open forum was recorded at the 2005 Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal.
Oct 1, 2013 | 54:00Ideas How We Kill In War Audio
Ideas How We Kill In War Oct 1, 2013 | 54:00What is permissible and what is ethical behaviour in war? The American military's use of drones brings with it uncomfortable moral questions. Journalist Naheed Mustafa visits Pakistan and explores the dilemmas posed by drone warfare.
Sep 30, 2013 | 54:00Ideas The Author as Fiction (Encore May 22, 2013) Audio
Ideas The Author as Fiction (Encore May 22, 2013) Sep 30, 2013 | 54:00In 1994, Dutch novelist Arnon Grunberg won the prize for best first novel in Holland. Six years later, using a different name, he won the same prize once again. He talks about various literary shenanigans with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy.
Sep 25, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Fragile Freedoms - A.C. Grayling Audio
Ideas Fragile Freedoms - A.C. Grayling Sep 25, 2013 | 53:59British philosopher A.C. Grayling surveys the struggles for liberty and rights that formed the modern West. This lecture is presented in collaboration with the University of Manitoba's Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics.
Sep 24, 2013 | 53:59Ideas The Seduction of Scent Audio
Ideas The Seduction of Scent Sep 24, 2013 | 53:59Scent has been used for millennia to enhance sexual attraction and mask body odour. Cindy Bisaillon examines the psychology and neurology of smell and the fine line between scented sophistication and our own primal animal musk.
Sep 23, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Dostoevsky's Gambler Audio
Ideas Dostoevsky's Gambler Sep 23, 2013 | 54:00Fyodor Dostoevsky was one of the world's most celebrated writers, and he had a debilitating gambling problem. Sociologist Lorne Tepperman examines Dostoevsky's life to understand what led to this addiction and draws comparisons to problem gamblers today.