May 22, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Sense and Social Anthropology Audio
Ideas Sense and Social Anthropology May 22, 2014 | 53:58With a slight nod to Jane Austen who wonderfully articulated the emotional impact of cultural presumptions, journalist and anthropologist Maureen Matthews explores the anthropology of sensory perception.
May 20, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Kara Walker Audio
Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Kara Walker May 20, 2014 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to American artist Kara Walker. She's best known for her wall-sized tableaux of silhouette cut-outs. Her latest work is a gigantic sphinx-like figure made out of sugar, now on exhibit at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn.
May 19, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Onjaki! Audio
Ideas Onjaki! May 19, 2014 | 54:00At the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal, Paul Kennedy talks to writer Ndalu de Almeida (aka Ondjaki) about growing up in newly-independent Angola, and how he got his name--which means "he who faces challenges".
May 16, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Stuffed, Part 2 (Encore Dec 16, 2013) Audio
Ideas Stuffed, Part 2 (Encore Dec 16, 2013) May 16, 2014 | 53:59We're eating, on average, 200 calories per day more than we did just 30 years ago. We're eating larger portions, and we're eating more often. Jill Eisen explores the politics, economics and science of overeating.
May 15, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Stuffed, Part 1 Audio
Ideas Stuffed, Part 1 May 15, 2014 | 54:00We're eating, on average, 200 calories per day more than we did just 30 years ago. We're eating larger portions, and we're eating more often. Jill Eisen explores the politics, economics and science of overeating.
May 14, 2014 | 54:00Ideas A Just Life Audio
Ideas A Just Life May 14, 2014 | 54:00McGill University law professor Roderick A. Macdonald has influenced generations of legal minds. His work paved the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage, and inspired Canada's apology to residential school survivors.
May 13, 2014 | 53:58Ideas The Godforsaken Sea Audio
Ideas The Godforsaken Sea May 13, 2014 | 53:58The Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica is the most dangerous and least understood of our great oceans. A few solo sailors and an historian join Philip Coulter on a radio expedition to find out about those giant waves and fearsome storms.
May 12, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Golf Audio
Ideas Golf May 12, 2014 | 54:00Some practitioners consider it to be a 'test of character' -- more than a mere game played with tees, clubs, and sand traps. Cynics simply complain that it's a 'good walk, spoiled'. Paul Kennedy delves into the rich traditions of Scotland's sporting gift
May 8, 2014 | 53:58Ideas State Surveillance: The Munk Debate Audio
Ideas State Surveillance: The Munk Debate May 8, 2014 | 53:58Is state surveillance a legitimate defence of our freedom or not? Former head of the NSA and CIA Michael Hayden, lawyer Alan Dershowitz, Alexis Ohanian founder of the reddit, and privacy advocate Glenn Greenwald debate the issue.
May 7, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Death Becomes Us, Part 2 Audio
Ideas Death Becomes Us, Part 2 May 7, 2014 | 54:00Over the last century we pushed death from our collective mind by outsourcing our dead to mortuary professionals. But with the rise of death cafes, death doulas, and the beginnings of a green funeral movement, our thinking about death may be changing.
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.
May 5, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Enright Files - Great Canadian Poets Audio
Ideas The Enright Files - Great Canadian Poets May 5, 2014 | 53:59A rare conversation with the late Richard Outram, considered by some to be the greatest Canadian poet of his time; award-winning biographer Sandra Djwa on PK Page; and Margaret Atwood talks about the irascible and beloved Al Purdy.
May 2, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Steven Pinker Audio
Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Steven Pinker May 2, 2014 | 53:59Steven Pinker is a global thought leader on the subject of the human mind, human nature, and human violence. His lecture -- A History of Violence and Humanity -- was presented at the Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for Human Rights lecture series.