Dec 2, 2014 | 53:58Ideas The Motorcycle is Yourself Audio
Ideas The Motorcycle is Yourself Dec 2, 2014 | 53:58Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has been called the most widely read book of philosophy ever written. Forty years after its publication, Tim Wilson revisits an extraordinary interview he did with its author.
Aug 4, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Crossing the Line Audio
Ideas Crossing the Line Aug 4, 2015 | 53:59When does a joke go too far and actually cross 'the line'? And what defines the line: individual taste or social convention? Writer and performer Mark Leiren-Young delivers the 2014 Harvey Stevenson Southam Lecture at the University of Victoria.
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.
Mar 19, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Walking Matters, Part 2 Audio
Ideas Walking Matters, Part 2 Mar 19, 2014 | 53:59Ever since our ancestors rose to their feet, our species has been defined by walking upright. But the act involves our minds as well as our bodies. Marilyn Powell explores the world of walking and what it means to us.
May 6, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Ballad of Tin Ears Audio
Ideas The Ballad of Tin Ears May 6, 2014 | 53:59Many of us love to sing, but we're not all good at it. Some of us can't even carry a tune and are told not to sing. Tim Falconer dives into neuroscience, psychology -- and music itself -- to find out why he's a bad singer.
Mar 20, 2015 | 53:58Ideas A History of Violence Audio
Ideas A History of Violence Mar 20, 2015 | 53:58Mass murder, senseless violence, random brutality. The human thirst for atrocity is at the heart of what psychologist Jordan Peterson has to say, in a talk he gave at the Stratford Festival, and in conversation with Paul Kennedy.