May 26, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Vestigial Tale, Part 1 Audio
Ideas Vestigial Tale, Part 1 May 26, 2015 | 54:00Analysing stories is usually territory claimed by writers, critics, and university scholars. But recently, evolutionary psychologists have begun to look at the human propensity for storytelling from a scientific perspective.
May 25, 2015 | 53:58Ideas Shame on You(Tube) Audio
Ideas Shame on You(Tube) May 25, 2015 | 53:58We are watched. Caught on ubiquitous cell phone cameras. Tweeted in real time. Judged by a capricious social media jury. Kelley Jo Burke ponders how we live in a world where everyone might have 15 minutes of shame.
May 19, 2015 | 53:58Ideas The Shape of Thing To Come - T.E. Lawrence Audio
Ideas The Shape of Thing To Come - T.E. Lawrence May 19, 2015 | 53:58T.E. Lawrence -- Lawrence of Arabia -- was one of the most brilliant and enigmatic figures of the 20th Century. Archaeologist, cartographer, military tactician and leader in WW1, he was also uncannily prescient about the shape of the world to come.
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.
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.