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Ideas - The Scapegoat - Part 1Mar 1, 2011 | 53:59Ideas The Scapegoat - Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Scapegoat - Part 1 Mar 1, 2011 | 53:59Human beings, according to French thinker René Girard, are fundamentally imitative creatures. We copy each other's desires and are in perpetual conflict with one another over the objects of our desire. In early human communities, this conflict created a permanent threat of violence and forced our ancestors to find a way to unify themselves. They chose a victim, a scapegoat, an evil one against whom the community could unite. Biblical religion, according to Girard, has attempted to overcome this historic plight. Girard's ideas have influenced social scientists over his long career as a writer and teacher. IDEAS producer David Cayley introduces this seminal thinker to a wider audience.
Ideas - The Scapegoat - Part 2Mar 2, 2011 | 53:58Ideas The Scapegoat - Part 2 Audio
Ideas The Scapegoat - Part 2 Mar 2, 2011 | 53:58Human beings, according to French thinker René Girard, are fundamentally imitative creatures. We copy each other's desires and are in perpetual conflict with one another over the objects of our desire. In early human communities, this conflict created a permanent threat of violence and forced our ancestors to find a way to unify themselves. They chose a victim, a scapegoat, an evil one against whom the community could unite. Biblical religion, according to Girard, has attempted to overcome this historic plight. Girard's ideas have influenced social scientists over his long career as a writer and teacher. IDEAS producer David Cayley introduces this seminal thinker to a wider audience.
Ideas - Say No To Happiness (Jun. 2011 Encore)Jun 20, 2011 | 54:00Ideas Say No To Happiness (Jun. 2011 Encore) Audio
Ideas Say No To Happiness (Jun. 2011 Encore) Jun 20, 2011 | 54:00Life is about being happy, right? Just ask the Dalai Lama...or any of the best-selling authors on the subject...or the scientists who study the benefits of being happy. But are we losing something else along the way: the need for meaning in our lives? IDEAS producer Frank Faulk examines the tension between our desire for happiness and our need for meaning.
Ideas - An Evening With Irshad ManjiJun 29, 2011 | 54:00Ideas An Evening With Irshad Manji Audio
Ideas An Evening With Irshad Manji Jun 29, 2011 | 54:00IDEAS host Paul Kennedy moderates a discussion with Irshad Manji, the critically acclaimed author of The Trouble With Islam, on the impact of individual rights on social integration and Canadian society. How do responsibilities play into the process of integration within a diverse society? How should we address rights that are in conflict?
Ideas - Empire of Illusion (Nov. 2011 Encore)Nov 30, 2011 | 53:57Ideas Empire of Illusion (Nov. 2011 Encore) Audio
Ideas Empire of Illusion (Nov. 2011 Encore) Nov 30, 2011 | 53:57Writer Chris Hedges argues that North American culture is dying because it has become transfixed by illusions about literacy, love, wisdom, happiness and democracy. Jim Brown explores Hedges' ideas about the mechanisms that keep us diverted from confronting the collapse around us.
Ideas - It's A Girl's World - Part 1Jan 6, 2011 | 54:00Ideas It's A Girl's World - Part 1 Audio
Ideas It's A Girl's World - Part 1 Jan 6, 2011 | 54:00What does the social world of girls look like? At first glance, it's about sharing secrets, giggling over boys and carefree fun. But lurking underneath this facade of niceness is a hidden culture of nastiness that pits one friend against another. Lynn Glazier examines the tumultuous nature of female relationships from girlhood to adulthood; from the playground to the office.
Ideas - Homo (Sapiens) Neanderthalensis - Part 1May 20, 2011 | 53:58Ideas Homo (Sapiens) Neanderthalensis - Part 1 Audio
Ideas Homo (Sapiens) Neanderthalensis - Part 1 May 20, 2011 | 53:58More than 150 years after the first Neanderthal was discovered, we still can't agree on whether they were a separate species. Scientists excavate caves, chip flint to make stone tools, and use the very latest DNA sequencing techniques to try to understand them. IDEAS producer Dave Redel digs into the mysteries of the Neanderthals and discovers that knowing them is really about knowing ourselves.
Ideas - It's A Teen's World - Part 1Jan 29, 2011 | 54:00Ideas It's A Teen's World - Part 1 Audio
Ideas It's A Teen's World - Part 1 Jan 29, 2011 | 54:00Kids today are active players in a sexually-charged popular culture, fuelled by media and personal technology. But at what cost? Whether it's posting sexy photos and raunchy video on the net, bum grabbing in the school hallway or spreading explicit gossip that shatters high school lives, harassment is commonplace, even acceptable. Journalist Lynn Glazier gives three diverse groups of teens in Toronto an unprecedented opportunity to examine their provocative and high-tech culture more carefully and thoughtfully. For some, it's been a life-changing experience. In this program, teens from Central Toronto take us on this journey with candid personal diaries, though computer screens, behind the ipod ear buds and in their own short films on sexual pressures. Be advised that this program contains mature themes and coarse language.
Ideas - It's A Teen's World - Part 2Feb 5, 2011 | 53:58Ideas It's A Teen's World - Part 2 Audio
Ideas It's A Teen's World - Part 2 Feb 5, 2011 | 53:58Teen girls may be the biggest losers when it comes to navigating a popular culture that is high-tech and hyper-sexualized. They are bombarded by media messages telling them they have to put themselves out there sexually in order to be popular and cool – a generation pushed to flaunt its sexuality without grasping the consequences. It has fostered a climate of sexual harassment and bullying among youth. In this program, an all female and culturally diverse teen group from East Toronto decode the pitfalls of pursuing popularity at the expense of being true to themselves. Produced by journalist Lynn Glazier. Be advised that this program contains mature themes and coarse language.
Ideas - Being Canadian - Part 1Feb 8, 2011 | 54:00Ideas Being Canadian - Part 1 Audio
Ideas Being Canadian - Part 1 Feb 8, 2011 | 54:00Ideas, stories, and reflections on being Canadian: who we are, what we are, and what it means to be a citizen of Canada today. From east to west, public intellectuals and private citizens (both new and old Canadians), tell film-maker Sun-Kyung Yi about the concerns, the questions, and the challenges of living together in a multicultural and diverse society.
Ideas - It's A Girl's World - Part 2Jan 14, 2011 | 53:59Ideas It's A Girl's World - Part 2 Audio
Ideas It's A Girl's World - Part 2 Jan 14, 2011 | 53:59What does the social world of girls look like? At first glance, it's about sharing secrets, giggling over boys and carefree fun. But lurking underneath this facade of niceness is a hidden culture of nastiness that pits one friend against another. Lynn Glazier examines the tumultuous nature of female relationships from girlhood to adulthood; from the playground to the office.
Ideas - It's A Girl's World - Part 3Jan 21, 2011 | 53:59Ideas It's A Girl's World - Part 3 Audio
Ideas It's A Girl's World - Part 3 Jan 21, 2011 | 53:59What does the social world of girls look like? At first glance, it's about sharing secrets, giggling over boys and carefree fun. But lurking underneath this facade of niceness is a hidden culture of nastiness that pits one friend against another. Lynn Glazier examines the tumultuous nature of female relationships from girlhood to adulthood; from the playground to the office.
Ideas - Original Strange Spare (Dec. 2010 Encore)Dec 2, 2010 | 54:00Ideas Original Strange Spare (Dec. 2010 Encore) Audio
Ideas Original Strange Spare (Dec. 2010 Encore) Dec 2, 2010 | 54:00Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins embraced the ecstatic in nature. Conflicted by a repressed homosexuality, he entered the priesthood and adopted the rigours of Jesuit celibacy. He wrote highly original poetry, and produced some of the greatest poems of faith and doubt in the English language. A portrait by Cindy Bisaillon.
Ideas - The Idea of Genius - Part 2 (Feb. 2011 Encore)Feb 22, 2011 | 53:59Ideas The Idea of Genius - Part 2 (Feb. 2011 Encore) Audio
Ideas The Idea of Genius - Part 2 (Feb. 2011 Encore) Feb 22, 2011 | 53:59We live in awe of genius, of those few individuals capable of producing Hamlet, the Fifth Symphony, or the Theory of Relativity. Genius is more than talent, but what exactly is it? A gift? The result of extreme perseverance? Can anyone become a genius just by putting in enough hours? And why does genius so often border on madness? In this two-part series, science journalist Dan Falk explores our obsession with those who achieve greatness.
Ideas - The Scapegoat - Part 3Mar 3, 2011 | 53:59Ideas The Scapegoat - Part 3 Audio
Ideas The Scapegoat - Part 3 Mar 3, 2011 | 53:59Human beings, according to French thinker René Girard, are fundamentally imitative creatures. We copy each other's desires and are in perpetual conflict with one another over the objects of our desire. In early human communities, this conflict created a permanent threat of violence and forced our ancestors to find a way to unify themselves. They chose a victim, a scapegoat, an evil one against whom the community could unite. Biblical religion, according to Girard, has attempted to overcome this historic plight. Girard's ideas have influenced social scientists over his long career as a writer and teacher. IDEAS producer David Cayley introduces this seminal thinker to a wider audience.

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