May 15, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Rethinking Depression - Part 1 (Mar. 7, 2013 Encore) Audio
Ideas Rethinking Depression - Part 1 (Mar. 7, 2013 Encore) May 15, 2013 | 54:00Depression. It has been called the mean reds. The blue devils. The black dog. And through history, treatments for depression have varied wildly. In the Middle Ages, depressives were caged in asylums. In Victorian England, wealthier patients were sent to seaside resorts for a change of air. In the 1930’s, procedures like lobotomies and electroconvulsive therapy were used. Psychiatry’s tools were crude and limited. No wonder then, when the Age of the Antidepressant arrived, it was considered psychiatry’s triumph. Prozac came onto the market in 1988, followed quickly by many similar drugs. But, since then, the number of people afflicted with depression has soared. Mary O'Connell explores the short and troubling history of the antidepressant.
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.
Nov 28, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Ode to the Organ Audio
Ideas Ode to the Organ Nov 28, 2013 | 54:00It's the world's largest, most complex and powerful musical instrument. The pipe organ lifts us out-of-the-ordinary and fill us with awe. Eitan Cornfield pulls out all the stops to explain why organs still matter in our increasingly secular world.
Nov 27, 2013 | 54:00Ideas BloodLines Audio
Ideas BloodLines Nov 27, 2013 | 54:00Inspired by Lawrence Hill's CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning writers tell their stories. Heart-wrenching and gripping tales about love, family and the challenges posed by kinship, exclusion and belonging.
Oct 25, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Bugs 'R Us Audio
Ideas Bugs 'R Us Oct 25, 2013 | 54:00Is eliminating our exposure to microbes actually bad for us? Microbiologist Dr. Brett Finlay argues that we're entering a golden era in our understanding of microbes, and that new technologies are giving us unprecedented insights into health and disease.
Nov 26, 2013 | 53:58Ideas The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived Audio
Ideas The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived Nov 26, 2013 | 53:58For years, people proclaimed that the Internet was going to completely transform media. In 2013, it actually happened, according to New York Times media columnist David Carr who delivers the 2013 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism.
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.
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.
Nov 6, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox Audio
Ideas Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox Nov 6, 2013 | 53:59Niccolo Machiavelli's name is synonymous with treachery. His book, The Prince, has inspired political leaders around the world. Yet some scholars believe that it's a brilliant satire. Nicola Luksic explores the case for both sides.
Oct 17, 2013 | 54:00Ideas C.S. Lewis and The Inklings, Part 2 Audio
Ideas C.S. Lewis and The Inklings, Part 2 Oct 17, 2013 | 54:00C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Owen Barfield and Charles Williams were the core of the legendary literary group The Inklings at Oxford University. They were united by a love of myth and the belief that it is through the imagination that reality is illuminated.
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.
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.