Dec 10, 2013 | 54:00Ideas The Degrowth Paradigm Audio
Ideas The Degrowth Paradigm Dec 10, 2013 | 54:00Degrowthers believe we need a more modest and sane alternative to the constant pressures of expansion that are destroying the ecological basis of our existence. Richard Swift explores the degrowth alternative, in theory and in practice.
Jan 28, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Ted Talks - The Next Greatest Generation? Audio
Ideas Ted Talks - The Next Greatest Generation? Jan 28, 2014 | 53:59People in their 20s are growing up with the Internet, longer lifespans, and a global economic crisis that seems to have no end in sight. How do they see life from their unprecedented vantage point? And how will they take their role in the world?
Feb 12, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing Audio
Ideas Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing Feb 12, 2014 | 54:00What makes a champion? Why do some wilt in high-pressure competition, while others rise to the occasion? Drawing on science, psychology, sports and economics, authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman explore the anatomy of building champions.
Sep 16, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Friedrich Nietzsche Audio
Ideas Friedrich Nietzsche Sep 16, 2013 | 53:59"God is dead. And we have killed him." These notorious words were written by the 19th century German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. Through his brilliant and explosive writings, he became known as a severe critic of religion and conventional morality.
Dec 9, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Stuffed, Part 1 Audio
Ideas Stuffed, Part 1 Dec 9, 2013 | 54:00Jill Eisen explores the politics, economics, and science of overeating. We're eating, on average, 200 calories per day more than we did just 30 years ago. What happened to bring about this sudden change?
Feb 27, 2013 | 54:00Ideas A Word to the Wise - Part 1 Audio
Ideas A Word to the Wise - Part 1 Feb 27, 2013 | 54:00Times have changed. So has the study of wisdom. Philosophers, make room for the scientists! In this two-part series, Marilyn Powell talks to psychologists, sociologists, neuroscientists - and the wise that dwell among us - about a very old topic. What th
Apr 25, 2012 | 54:00Ideas The Gender Trap - Part 1 (Apr. 2012 Encore) Audio
Ideas The Gender Trap - Part 1 (Apr. 2012 Encore) Apr 25, 2012 | 54:00For the past twenty years we've been hearing the claims from pop psychology to neuroscience: men and women, boys and girls, have different brains. Yet some neuroscientists and psychologists believe this leads to unhealthy gender stereotyping. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell explores the debate
Jan 28, 2014 | 53:59Ideas A Tribute to Pete Seeger Audio
Ideas A Tribute to Pete Seeger Jan 28, 2014 | 53:59To honour the memory of activist and folk-singer Pete Seeger (1919-2014), IDEAS rebroadcasts a tribute that was originally prepared few years back, by Dr. Joe MacInnis and IDEAS host Paul Kennedy. It's an hour of memories and music from a legendary human
May 28, 2013 | 53:59Ideas The Mandela Tapes Audio
Ideas The Mandela Tapes May 28, 2013 | 53:59In this special edition, you'll hear the voice of Nelson Mandela as you've never heard him before. The program draws on 50 hours of recorded conversations with Nelson Mandela.
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?
Dec 12, 2013 | 53:59Ideas The Fool's Dilemma Audio
Ideas The Fool's Dilemma Dec 12, 2013 | 53:59Recent research in psychology suggests that our confidence often exceeds our competence. Our brains take shortcuts and jump to conclusions that flatter us. Can we accurately assess what we know, or are we all subject to the fool's dilemma?
Feb 4, 2014 | 54:00Ideas TED Talks - The Violence Within Us Audio
Ideas TED Talks - The Violence Within Us Feb 4, 2014 | 54:00Why has violence been such a huge part of human history? And why are some people violent, and others aren't? What does it take for an ordinary person to become violent? From TED Radio Hour, featuring speakers from the TED Talks series.
Mar 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.
Oct 21, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Generation Porn Audio
Ideas Generation Porn Oct 21, 2013 | 53:59Thirty years ago, a peek at a Playboy centrefold was a rite of passage for teenage boys. Today kids as young as ten can view pornography on smart phones. Hassan Ghedi Santur explores the long-term consequences of this burgeoning exposure to pornography.