Apr 27, 2015 | 53:58Ideas Living in the Material World Audio
Ideas Living in the Material World Apr 27, 2015 | 53:58Making the world a better place is a tough, messy, imperfect business. From the 2014 Stratford Forum series, two people with practical experience in making change: humanitarian and activist James Orbinski, and Muslim scholar Muhammed Robert Heft.
May 6, 2015 | 53:58Ideas The Monster At The End Audio
Ideas The Monster At The End May 6, 2015 | 53:58In a lecture at the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta and in interview with Paul Kennedy, novelist Lynn Coady explores what happens if we separate the idea of 'the book' from the experience they've traditionally provided.
Apr 22, 2015 | 53:58Ideas The New Russian Front Audio
Ideas The New Russian Front Apr 22, 2015 | 53:58How should the West deal with Putin's Russia? By isolation or by engagement? Highlights from the Munk Debate: The West vs Russia with journalist Vladimir Pozner , historian Stephen Cohen political dissident Garry Kasparov, and historian Anne Applebaum.
May 15, 2015 | 54:00Ideas The 2015 Killam Prize Audio
Ideas The 2015 Killam Prize May 15, 2015 | 54:00Every year the Governor General presents the Canada Council Killam Prize to top academics in recognition of the tremendous contribution these scholars have made in their respective fields. Paul Kennedy meets the 2015 winners.
Mar 19, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Eureka! Mapping the Creative Mind Audio
Ideas Eureka! Mapping the Creative Mind Mar 19, 2015 | 53:59Revolutionary ideas don't come out of nowhere. Or do they? Starting with Archimedes' original "eureka" moment, producert John Chipman dissects "aha" moments both big and small, and draws a road map to understanding Big Ideas.
Feb 9, 2015 | 53:57Ideas Chris Hedges: War is a drug Audio
Ideas Chris Hedges: War is a drug Feb 9, 2015 | 53:57Pulitzer Prize winner Christopher Hedges spent decades as a war correspondent before the suffering he witnessed became too much to bear. In the fall of 2014, he gave a lecture at Ryerson University in Toronto. He later joined Paul Kennedy in conversation.
Dec 23, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Enemies and Angels Audio
Ideas Enemies and Angels Dec 23, 2014 | 54:00When Najah Aboud got wounded during the Iran-Iraq war, he crawled into a bunker to die. He was found by Iranian medic, Zahed Haftlang who made a decision to save his enemy's life. Years later they would be reunited halfway across the world.
Nov 7, 2009 | 53:59Ideas The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World - Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World - Part 1 Nov 7, 2009 | 53:59Anthropologist Wade Davis argues that the myriad of cultures that make up our world are “humanity’s greatest legacy…the product of our dreams, the embodiment of our hopes, the symbol of all we are and all that we have created as a wildly inquisitive and astonishingly adaptive species.” In the 2009 Massey Lectures, Wade Davis takes us on an astonishing journey through some of the great cultures and civilizations on earth, fragile and endangered, yet essential to our survival as a species.