May 3, 2013 | 53:58Ideas Vasari's Most Eminent Lives (Encore Jan 21, 2013) Audio
Ideas Vasari's Most Eminent Lives (Encore Jan 21, 2013) May 3, 2013 | 53:58In the mid-1500s, Giorgio Vasari's short biographies created art history, the artist as genius and even the "Renaissance". Although rife with inaccuracies and outright lies, his book is still the source on Leonardo, Michelangelo, and many others. Tony Luppino leafs through Vasari's Lives to see how it still shapes our ideas of art.
Jun 24, 2011 | 54:00Ideas Burqas and Bans: Freedom or Oppression Audio
Ideas Burqas and Bans: Freedom or Oppression Jun 24, 2011 | 54:00The outspoken and controversial women's rights activist Farzana Hassan explores whether the niqab, the face-covering veil traditionally worn by Islamic women, is a symbol of religious expression or a tool of oppression. IDEAS recorded her delivering the 2011 UBC/Laurier Institution Multiculturalism Lecture in Vancouver.
Jan 23, 2012 | 54:00Ideas Left Behind, Part 1 (Encore January 23, 2012) Audio
Ideas Left Behind, Part 1 (Encore January 23, 2012) Jan 23, 2012 | 54:00Over the past 30 years, the benefits of economic growth in Canada, the US and much of the rest of the world, have gone increasingly to the top one percent of the population. For the majority of families, however, incomes have stagnated. This rise in inequality coincided with a sea change in government policy. Beginning in the 1980s, governments in much of the English-speaking world embarked on what has been called the neoliberal revolution - deregulation, privatization and tax cuts, aimed at liberating markets and stimulating the economy. The rising tide was supposed to lift all boats, but it didn't. Jill Eisen explores what happened.
Apr 3, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Revising History, Part 1 Audio
Ideas Revising History, Part 1 Apr 3, 2013 | 53:59What happens when historians go searching for new evidence about the nation's past? Historian Robert Johnson looks at what happens when Russians begin to examine Stalin's vaunted role as a leader during World War II.
Mar 13, 2013 | 54:00Ideas The End of Growth Audio
Ideas The End of Growth Mar 13, 2013 | 54:00Economist Jeff Rubin and environmentalist David Suzuki might seem an unlikely pairing. But they've been touring Canada together, talking about the natural limits to growth from their very different perspectives. We listen in as they try to convince a Calgary audience that we've already exceeded the capacity of the planet.
Apr 10, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Genius Born of Anguish, Part 1 (Encore Jan 9, 2013) Audio
Ideas Genius Born of Anguish, Part 1 (Encore Jan 9, 2013) Apr 10, 2013 | 53:59"The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection," said Henri Nouwen, Catholic priest, teacher and gay celibate. He has been called a psychologist of the soul. A profile by Michael Higgins based on Nouwen's writings, interviews with those who knew him, and archival recordings of Nouwen himself.
May 7, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Stretching The Canvas (Encore September 24, 2012) Audio
Ideas Stretching The Canvas (Encore September 24, 2012) May 7, 2013 | 53:59Calgary artist John Will's greatest work of art may be John Will himself. He is a trouble-maker, scamp, and rapscallion. Jim Brown takes us on a guided tour of Will's latest: the first-ever visual art show created for radio.... through the life of a bohemian extraordinaire.
May 8, 2013 | 53:59Ideas My Brother's - And My Sister's - Keeper, Part 2 Audio
Ideas My Brother's - And My Sister's - Keeper, Part 2 May 8, 2013 | 53:59Anything you can do to make someone's life better, you must do. Right? But how much do you owe to other people, and who should you help? In this series, we consider the limits and the extent of our obligations to others, as individuals and as a society.
Apr 8, 2013 | 53:58Ideas Sailing Alone Around The World Audio
Ideas Sailing Alone Around The World Apr 8, 2013 | 53:58In 1895 Joshua Slocum set off to sail alone around the world. It had never been done, and it took 3 years. Since then, fewer than 200 people have sailed in his wake. Philip Coulter explores this greatest challenge sailors set for themselves.
Sep 28, 2010 | 53:59Ideas The Next Big Question, Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Next Big Question, Part 1 Sep 28, 2010 | 53:59What are the biggest questions facing our world today? Listen in as some of the brightest minds and leading researchers from a variety of disciplines debate The Next Big Question, in a national series of public meetings sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research--CIFAR. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy moderates
Apr 26, 2013 | 53:59Ideas York In Flames Audio
Ideas York In Flames Apr 26, 2013 | 53:59Two hundred years ago, on April 27th, 1813, an invading American army attacked the muddy little town of York - which is now Toronto. Paul Kennedy revisits the battleground, as part of IDEAS continuing coverage of the War of 1812 bicentennial.
Oct 22, 2012 | 53:58Ideas The Myth of the Secular, Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Myth of the Secular, Part 1 Oct 22, 2012 | 53:58Western social theory once insisted that modernization meant secularization and secularization meant the withering away of religion. But religion hasn't withered away, and this has forced a rethinking of the whole idea of the secular. IDEAS producer David Cayley talks to Craig Calhoun, Director of the London School of Economics, and Rajeev Barghava of India's Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.