Oct 30, 2013 | 53:58Ideas War of the Welles Audio
Ideas War of the Welles Oct 30, 2013 | 53:58R.H.Greene explores the story behind the classic Orson Welles radio drama The War of the Worlds and its amazing impact. This documentary is presented courtesy of Southern California Public Radio. The program is introduced by actor George Takei.
Oct 25, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Bugs 'R Us Audio
Ideas Bugs 'R Us Oct 25, 2013 | 54:00Is eliminating our exposure to microbes actually bad for us? Microbiologist Dr. Brett Finlay argues that we're entering a golden era in our understanding of microbes, and that new technologies are giving us unprecedented insights into health and disease.
Oct 23, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Stealing Home Audio
Ideas Stealing Home Oct 23, 2013 | 53:59It's the start of the 2013 World Series, and Paul Kennedy's 15th season as the host of IDEAS. In celebration we rebroadcast of a 1997 show about how Jackie Robinson broke the infamous colour barrier in Major League Baseball.
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.
Oct 18, 2013 | 53:59Ideas The Grand Dame of Green Design (Encore Nov 8, 2012) Audio
Ideas The Grand Dame of Green Design (Encore Nov 8, 2012) Oct 18, 2013 | 53:59Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is this country's pre-eminent landscape architect. Her love of nature and respect for the environment has guided and inspired her work from the grounds of the National Gallery in Ottawa to the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. IDEAS producer Yvonne Gall profiles the 91-year-old icon, whose career spans six decades and is still going strong.
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.
Oct 14, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Newcomers Audio
Ideas Newcomers Oct 14, 2013 | 53:59British author and playwright Caryl Phillips examines the immigrant experience of identity, place and belonging in a recent lecture for the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies.
Oct 11, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Planning the Unpredictable Audio
Ideas Planning the Unpredictable Oct 11, 2013 | 53:59How can health care professionals anticipate epidemics that seem to emerge from nowhere? How can they minimize the damage when they don't? A conversation with 2013 Friesen Prize winner Dr. Harvey Fineberg.
Oct 9, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Once Upon A Planet Audio
Ideas Once Upon A Planet Oct 9, 2013 | 54:00Science fiction writers have been dreaming up planets - and aliens -for years. But recently, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets far beyond our solar system. Is there life on those planets, too?