May 28, 2013 | 53:59Ideas The Mandela Tapes Audio
Ideas The Mandela Tapes May 28, 2013 | 53:59In this special edition, you'll hear the voice of Nelson Mandela as you've never heard him before. The program draws on 50 hours of recorded conversations with Nelson Mandela.
Dec 9, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Stuffed, Part 1 Audio
Ideas Stuffed, Part 1 Dec 9, 2013 | 54:00Jill Eisen explores the politics, economics, and science of overeating. We're eating, on average, 200 calories per day more than we did just 30 years ago. What happened to bring about this sudden change?
Dec 4, 2013 | 53:58Ideas Is Race a Fiction? Audio
Ideas Is Race a Fiction? Dec 4, 2013 | 53:58The scientific consensus is that we're all a soup of DNA, and that race is indeed a fiction. But where does that leave us? Lawrence Hill, Priscila Uppal, Hayden King, and Karina Vernon have a go at a very modern, age-old question.
Nov 25, 2013 | 53:58Ideas The Witness Trees Audio
Ideas The Witness Trees Nov 25, 2013 | 53:58Are our forests fiber mines or recreational playgrounds? Are they an economic engine or necessary for our environmental health? And are they essential to our mental well being? Dick Miller re-imagines the forest of the future.
Dec 6, 2013 | 53:59Ideas The Revolution Will Be Extruded Audio
Ideas The Revolution Will Be Extruded Dec 6, 2013 | 53:59There's a lot of buzz about 3-D printers -- guns! skin grafts! But as Regina computer scientist David Gerhard discovers, these machines, and the people who use them, are about to revolutionize the way we think about manufacturing, and how we get stuff.
Nov 20, 2013 | 53:58Ideas The Munk Debate - The End of Men Audio
Ideas The Munk Debate - The End of Men Nov 20, 2013 | 53:58"Be it resolved, men are obsolete." After millenia of social dominance, men appear to be losing their lead. Women are fast emerging as more successful in education, employment, personal health, and even political leadership. Four writers take up the debat
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.
Dec 10, 2013 | 54:00Ideas The Degrowth Paradigm Audio
Ideas The Degrowth Paradigm Dec 10, 2013 | 54:00Degrowthers believe we need a more modest and sane alternative to the constant pressures of expansion that are destroying the ecological basis of our existence. Richard Swift explores the degrowth alternative, in theory and in practice.
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 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.
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.
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.