Apr 22, 2010 | 54:00Ideas Climate Wars - Part 2 Audio
Ideas Climate Wars - Part 2 Apr 22, 2010 | 54:00Global warming is moving much more quickly than scientists thought it would. Even if the biggest current and prospective emitters - the United States, China and India - were to slam on the brakes today, the earth would continue to heat up for decades. At best, we may be able to slow things down and deal with the consequences, without social and political breakdown. Gwynne Dyer examines several radical short- and medium-term measures now being considered - all of them controversial.
Apr 3, 2012 | 53:59Ideas Solar Dance (Apr. 2012 Encore) Audio
Ideas Solar Dance (Apr. 2012 Encore) Apr 3, 2012 | 53:59Vincent Van Gogh may be the most famous artist of the modern era. For historian Modris Eksteins, he is a symbol for the twentieth century and for today. Eksteins talks to Paul Kennedy about art, forgery, Nazis, truth and certainty.
Jul 1, 2013 | 54:00Ideas The Heart of the Beat (Encore April 22, 2013) Audio
Ideas The Heart of the Beat (Encore April 22, 2013) Jul 1, 2013 | 54:00What is it about rhythm, pattern, and synchronization that fascinate us? How do pacemaker cells in a heart synchronize? How can thousands of people unconsciously walk in step? Filmmaker Tess Girard explores the idea of rhythm and what it means to us.
Oct 31, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Martha Nussbaum Audio
Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Martha Nussbaum Oct 31, 2013 | 53:59American scholar Martha Nussbaum explores how human rights might be best approached on the basis of capabilities. This lecture is part of series of talks called Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for Human Rights.
Oct 22, 2012 | 53:58Ideas The Myth of the Secular - Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Myth of the Secular - Part 1 Oct 22, 2012 | 53:58Western social theory once insisted that modernization meant secularization and secularization meant the withering away of religion. But religion hasn't withered away, and this has forced a rethinking of the whole idea of the secular. IDEAS producer David Cayley talks to Craig Calhoun, Director of the London School of Economics, and Rajeev Barghava of India's Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.
Nov 8, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Street People Understand Garbage Audio
Ideas Street People Understand Garbage Nov 8, 2013 | 53:59From the IDEAS archives, a conversation with Vancouver 'dumpster-diver', Ken Lyotier. His desperate personal attempts to collect deposits on discarded bottles evolved into the largest recycling operation in British Columbia.
Jul 16, 2013 | 54:00Ideas The End of Growth (Encore March 13, 2013) Audio
Ideas The End of Growth (Encore March 13, 2013) Jul 16, 2013 | 54:00Economist Jeff Rubin and environmentalist David Suzuki might seem an unlikely pairing. But they've been touring Canada together, talking about the natural limits to growth from their very different perspectives. We listen in as they try to convince a Calgary audience that we've already exceeded the capacity of the planet.
May 14, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Return to Tripoli Audio
Ideas Return to Tripoli May 14, 2013 | 54:00Libyan novelist Hisham Matar was still a boy when his family fled to Cairo in order to escape the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi. He talks to IDEAS host Paul Kennedy about his recent return to a country that his imagination never left.
May 23, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Dancing In the Dark: The Intelligence of Bees (Jun. 12, 2012 Encore) Audio
Ideas Dancing In the Dark: The Intelligence of Bees (Jun. 12, 2012 Encore) May 23, 2013 | 54:00Bees are remarkable among insects. They can count, remember human faces, and communicate through dance routines performed entirely in the dark. But are they intelligent? Even creative? Bee aficionado Stephen Humphrey, along with a hive of leading bee researchers and scientists, investigates the mental lives of bees.
Apr 26, 2012 | 53:59Ideas The Gender Trap - Part 2 (Apr. 2012 Encore) Audio
Ideas The Gender Trap - Part 2 (Apr. 2012 Encore) Apr 26, 2012 | 53:59In May, 2011, a Toronto family decided not to reveal the sex of their newborn baby. Only nine people in the world know whether baby Storm is a boy or a girl. The parents believe that gender stereotypes can constrict and damage individual identity. When the story of Storm became public, controversy ensued. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell takes up the story and the debate.
Jan 9, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Genius Born of Anguish - Part 1 Audio
Ideas Genius Born of Anguish - Part 1 Jan 9, 2013 | 53:59"The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection," said Henri Nouwen, Catholic priest, teacher and gay celibate. He has been called a psychologist of the soul. A profile by Michael Higgins based on Nouwen's writings, interviews with those who knew him, and archival recordings of Nouwen himself.