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?
Oct 4, 2013 | 53:58Ideas Nominating Leonard Cohen for a Nobel Prize Audio
Ideas Nominating Leonard Cohen for a Nobel Prize Oct 4, 2013 | 53:58In the first of several programs celebrating Paul Kennedy's 15 years as host of IDEAS, he revisits an "old chestnut" from his personal archive. This lively open forum was recorded at the 2005 Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal.
Oct 1, 2013 | 54:00Ideas How We Kill In War Audio
Ideas How We Kill In War Oct 1, 2013 | 54:00What is permissible and what is ethical behaviour in war? The American military's use of drones brings with it uncomfortable moral questions. Journalist Naheed Mustafa visits Pakistan and explores the dilemmas posed by drone warfare.
Sep 30, 2013 | 54:00Ideas The Author as Fiction (Encore May 22, 2013) Audio
Ideas The Author as Fiction (Encore May 22, 2013) Sep 30, 2013 | 54:00In 1994, Dutch novelist Arnon Grunberg won the prize for best first novel in Holland. Six years later, using a different name, he won the same prize once again. He talks about various literary shenanigans with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy.
Sep 25, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Fragile Freedoms - A.C. Grayling Audio
Ideas Fragile Freedoms - A.C. Grayling Sep 25, 2013 | 53:59British philosopher A.C. Grayling surveys the struggles for liberty and rights that formed the modern West. This lecture is presented in collaboration with the University of Manitoba's Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics.